Here are some excerpts from municipal codes that demonstrate different ways to remove or decrease parking minimums. We hope these are helpful examples that you might be able to utilize in your own towns:

From the Borough of Phoenixville, PA

[Ord. 2227, 12-10-2013]

1. 

Off-street parking shall be provided to meet the demand for the proposed land use. The applicant shall calculate this demand based on accepted standards, such as published in the Institute of Transportation Engineer's Parking Generation Reports. Mixed-use projects shall provide parking according to a shared parking analysis that projects parking needs based on the peak hour of parking demand. For example, a building with first-floor retail and office space and upper-floor residential will be able to adjust total parking demand to address the fact that peak residential parking demand will occur in the evening, while peak office parking demand will occur during the day. This analysis shall be based on accepted methodologies, such as the Urban Land Institute Shared Parking Study.

[Amended by Ord. 2235, 7/8/2014]

2. 

Mixed-use projects shall provide parking according to a shared parking analysis that projects parking needs based on the peak hour of parking demand. For example, a building with first-floor retail and office space and upper-floor residential will be able to adjust total parking demand to address the fact that peak residential parking demand will occur in the evening, while peak office parking demand will occur during the day. This analysis shall be based on accepted methodologies, such as the Urban Land Institute Shared Parking Study.

3. 

The parking demand projections and methodologies shall be subject to approval by the Borough.

4. 

Town Center Zoning District. Parking is not required for buildings fronting Main Street, Gay Street, and Bridge Street east of Church Street.

[Added by Ord. 2235, 7/8/2014]

Read about how Phoenixville got rid of its parking minimums here.


Read about how Decatur lowered its parking minimums here.

HEAD OVER TO OUR DISCUSSION FORUM TO GET IDEAS AND ADVICE FOR SOLVING PARKING ISSUES IN YOUR COMMUNITY.


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