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File #: 23-048-O    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2023 In control: Planning and Economic Development
On agenda: 11/20/2023 Final action: 12/11/2023
Title: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 50-18.5, HIGHER EDUCATION OVERLAY; 50-19.8, PERMITTED USE TABLE; 50-20.1, RESIDENTIAL USES; 50-20.3, COMMERCIAL USES; 50-20.5, ACCESSORY USES; 50-24, PARKING AND LOADING; AND 50-41, DEFINITIONS; RELATED TO OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER.
Attachments: 1. Attachment 1, 2. Attachment 2, 3. Attachment 3, 4. Attachment 4
Title
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 50-18.5, HIGHER EDUCATION OVERLAY; 50-19.8, PERMITTED USE TABLE; 50-20.1, RESIDENTIAL USES; 50-20.3, COMMERCIAL USES; 50-20.5, ACCESSORY USES; 50-24, PARKING AND LOADING; AND 50-41, DEFINITIONS; RELATED TO OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS IN THE UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT CHAPTER.

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CITY PROPOSAL:

The city of Duluth does ordain:
Section 1. That Section 50-18.5.C, Higher Education Overlay Development Standards, be amended as follows:
1. General.
(a) Vehicle ingress and egress shall be located in a manner that avoids or minimizes impacts to residents in adjacent R-1 districts and that reduces the potential for pedestrian-vehicular conflicts;
(b) Primary buildings shall adhere to a build-to zone of five feet to 20 feet along primary streets. This requirement shall supersede building setbacks in Section 50-14.6 and 50-15.2. Alternatively, if the land use supervisor determines that site conditions such as existing buildings or topography make this unfeasible, pedestrian walkways can be used to connect people from public sidewalks along primary streets to businesses and residences. These walkways shall:
* Include pedestrian-scaled lighting;
* Be raised or otherwise designed to encourage run-off and limit ponding during wet weather;
* Be visually recognizable to both pedestrians and motorists;
* Include trees and other landscaping along the length of the walkway; this landscaping can also be used to meet parking lot landscaping requirements in Section 50-25.4;
* Be at least five feet wide;
* Include well-marked crossings where the walkway intersects with private vehicle drives;
(c) Unless lighting meets exception criteria in Section 50-31.1.B, the maximum height of any light pole is 20 feet;
2. Residential.
(a) Required resident parking spaces shall be provided at the ratio of 0.7 space per bedroom, with a minimum of one space per dwelling unit;
(b) Visitor parking spaces shall be provided at the rate of 15 percent of required reside...

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