In an effort to improve the ease of doing business in the City and promote sustainable communities, the Sacramento City Council approved changes to its parking zoning requirements on October 30. New zoning rules will take effect on December 30, 2012.
Bruce Monighan, AIA says: “[This is] advocacy in action. This was a program that as a Chapter we helped shape, lobbied for and testified for. It passed the City Council unanimously with no notable opposition (much to the surprise and delight of the Council) and now goes into effect December 30th. This is a major boom for development opportunity in the City and is reflective of sustainable design policies that we are all working towards.”
What this means for the City
These ordinance changes, coupled with some of the parking management strategies being considered by the City’s Parking Division, will encourage economic development, help the City maximize the use of existing parking opportunities citywide, reduce impacts to neighborhoods, and promote alternative modes of transportation and sustainable building.
Want more information?
Below is the link to a new webpage that includes:
- The adopted ordinance
- Maps of the parking districts by community plan
- A summary sheet of changes
- The City Council staff report
Click here to access these documents.