Planning Commission Considers Parking Reductions Near Streetcar

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From this week’s Soapbox:

A proposed revision of the City of Cincinnati’s Zoning Code would add an allowable reduction of parking for residential buildings located within approximately two blocks of a streetcar stop.  Presently, the City’s Zoning Code has similar reduced parking options for properties with close proximity to public parking facilities, housing for the elderly and persons with disabilities, and on development sites with multiple uses.

The proposal would allow for the Director of Buildings & Inspections to grant a 50% reduction in the number of required parking spaces for any “permanent residential” use located within 800 feet of a streetcar stop.  For residential buildings where a 50% reduction equates to less than five required spaces, no spaces will need to be provided.

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3 thoughts on “Planning Commission Considers Parking Reductions Near Streetcar

    Dan said:
    May 25, 2010 at 8:12 am

    they’re already proposing to take away all the street parking that lines washington park once it is completed

      CincyStreetcar responded:
      May 25, 2010 at 8:20 am

      The proposed parking reductions for the streetcar would relate to off street parking for permanent residential uses, not on-street parking.

    5chw4r7z said:
    May 25, 2010 at 9:25 am

    knocking off 50% off parking space requirements at around $15-20,000 a space is huge news, who wouldn’t want a condo for 20k less? this should put some more developments within reach of college grads and first time buyers.

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