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File #: 2020-0198    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 3/6/2020 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 8/26/2020 Final action: 10/13/2020
Enactment date: 10/13/2020 Enactment #: 33
Effective date: 10/16/2020    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine: Zoning Code, Article VI: Development Standards, Chapter 914: Parking, Loading, and Access in order to eliminate minimum parking requirements for single-family attached dwellings. (Public Hearing held 9/30/20)
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 09 - ZONING
Attachments: 1. 2020-0198 Cover Letter, 2. Summary 2020-0198, 3. 2020-0198 Parking Amendments PC Report, 4. 2020-0198 PC minutes 6-30-20

Title

Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine: Zoning Code, Article VI: Development Standards, Chapter 914: Parking, Loading, and Access in order to eliminate minimum parking requirements for single-family attached dwellings.

(Public Hearing held 9/30/20)

 

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh wishes to eliminate minimum parking requirements for the development of single-family attached dwellings in order to improve pedestrian safety in our neighborhoods, reduce the number of curb cuts on neighborhood sidewalks, and limit removal of on-street parking spaces; and,

 

WHEREAS, the removal of minimum parking requirements for development of single-family attached dwellings furthers the City’s goals of improving pedestrian safety, enhancing neighborhood walkability, and promoting non-vehicular mobility.

 

The Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby enacts as follows:

 

Section 1.  The Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine: Zoning Code, Article VI: Development Standards, Chapter 914: Parking, Loading, and Access, Section 914.02 Off-Street Parking Schedules is hereby amended as follows:

 

914.02.A  Schedule A

Off-street parking spaces shall be provided in accordance with the minimum and maximum standards included in Parking Schedule A. In lieu of complying with the standards of Parking Schedule A, an applicant may request approval of an Alternative Access and Parking Plan, pursuant to Sec. 914.07. The Zoning Administrator may require an Alternative Access and Parking Plan to be submitted for uses allowed in residential district. The parking schedule in this section shall not apply to the Bicycle Parking Requirement of Section 914.05.D.

 

 

Use Type

Minimum Off-Street  Automobile Spaces   Required

Maximum Off-Street  Automobile Spaces   Allowed

Residential Uses

Single-Unit, Detached

1 per unit

4 per unit

Single-Unit Attached

1 0 per unit

4 per unit

Two-Unit

1 per unit

2 per unit

Three-Unit

1 per unit

2 per unit

Multi-Unit

1 per unit

2 per unit

Group Residential

1 per 4 residents

No maximum

Housing for the Elderly

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Non-Residential Uses

Adult Entertainment

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 150 s.f.

Amusement Arcade

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 150 s.f.

Animal Care

1 per 400 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

 

Art or Music Studio

1 per 800 s.f.

1 per 300 s.f.

Assembly, Public

Parking Demand Analysis Required, See Sec. 914.02.B

Bank or Financial Institution

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 300 s.f.

Bed and Breakfast

See Bed and Breakfast Regulations, Sec. 911.04.A.7-9

Basic Industry

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Car Wash

4 queuing spaces per bay for automatic wash; 2 queuing spaces per bay for self-service

 

Cemetery

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Check Cashing

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 175 s.f.

Child Care

1 per 800 s.f.

1 per 400 s.f.

Club

One (stall) per 125 square feet above the first 2,400 square feet

 

Community Center

1 per 500 s.f.

1 per 200 s.f.

Correctional Facility

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Cultural Services

1 per 800 s.f.

1 per 300 s.f.

Educational Institution not otherwise listed

1 per 800 s.f.

1 per 300 s.f.

Freight Terminal

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Funeral Home

4 per viewing room

 

Gaming Enterprise

Parking Demand Analysis required, see 914.02.B

Golf Course

2 spaces per hole, plus 1 space per 800 s.f. in clubhouse

4 per unit

Grocery Store, up to 10,000 s.f.

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 200 s.f.

Grocery Store, over 10,000 s.f.

1 per 150 s.f.

1 per 100 s.f.

Hazardous Operations

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Heliport, Helistop, Helipad

1 per 1,000 s.f. of operational area

 

Hospital

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Incinerator, Solid Waste

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Institutional Facility not otherwise listed

1 per 800 s.f.

1 per 300 s.f.

Laboratory/Research Service

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 200 s.f.

Laundry Service

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Library

1 per 600 s.f.

1 per 200 s.f.

Manufacturing and Assembly

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Medical Office

1 per 400 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

 

Office

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

 

Parks and Recreation

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Pawn Shop

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 175 s.f.

Post Office

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Recreation/Entertainment, Outdoor

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Recreation/Entertainment, Indoor

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f. or 1 per 5 seats, whichever is greater

Recycling Processing Center

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Religious Assembly

1 per 5 seats

 

Restaurant, Fast Food

1 per 75 s.f. of customer service/dining area or 1 per 200 s.f. if no customer service area, plus 6 queuing spaces per service window

 

Restaurant

1 per 125 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 75 s.f.

Retail Sales and Services

1 per 500 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f.

1 per 175 s.f.

Safety Service

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Salvage Yard

1 per 1,000 s.f. above first 2,400 s.f., plus 1 per 10,000 s.f. of lot

 

School, Elementary or Secondary

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Service Station

2 per service bay

 

Transit Facility

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Utility, Public

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Vehicle/Equipment Repair

2 per service bay

 

Vehicle/Equipment Sales

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Vocational or Trade School

1 per 500 s.f.

 

Warehouse

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

Warehouse, Residential Storage

1 space, plus 1 per service bay

Welding or Machine Shop

Parking Demand Analysis Required, see Sec. 914.02.B

 

Section 2. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine: Zoning Code, Article VI: Development Standards, Chapter 914: Parking, Loading, and Access, Section 914.11 Exceptions to Off-Street Parking, Loading and Access Standards is hereby amended as follows:

 

914.11.B.4  Exception to Off-Street Parking Requirements for Infill Housing

The Zoning Administrator may authorize an exception to the off-street parking requirements for Single-Unit Detached and Two-Unit residential uses provided that the following conditions are met:

(a)The lot size is less than two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet;

(b)Off-street parking cannot be provided on-site without violation of the setback requirements;

(c)The Administrator determines that the location, configuration and design of the parking area would be undesirable for the development of the structure and the adjacent and abutting properties; and

(d)The Administrator determines that there is sufficient on-street parking to address the demand of the proposed use.