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File #: 2021-1085    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/15/2021 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 1/19/2021 Final action: 5/4/2021
Enactment date: 5/4/2021 Enactment #: 13
Effective date: 5/5/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine: Zoning Code, Article VI: Development Standards, Chapter 914: Parking, Loading, and Access by adding a new section 914.09.J: Parking Access for Single-Unit Attached Residential Uses to require rear or side access to off-street parking spaces for single-family attached dwellings. (Public Hearing held 4/21/2021)
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 09 - ZONING
Attachments: 1. 2021-1085 Cover Ltr-Parking Access Ordinance Mayor Letter, 2. Summary 2021-1085, 3. 2021-1085 Cover Ltr CB 2021-1085 Cover Letter, 4. 2021-1085 914.09 Parking Area Location and Design, 5. 2021-1085 CB 2021-1085 PC Report, 6. 2021-1085 PC minutes 2-23-21, 7. 2021-1085 Council Presentation
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Ordinance amending and supplementing the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine: Zoning Code, Article VI: Development Standards, Chapter 914: Parking, Loading, and Access by adding a new section 914.09.J: Parking Access for Single-Unit Attached Residential Uses to require rear or side access to off-street parking spaces for single-family attached dwellings.
(Public Hearing held 4/21/2021)

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WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh recognizes that the growing number of curb cuts being installed along sidewalks can negatively impact safety and quality of life for residents and visitors in our neighborhoods; and,

WHEREAS, the City wishes to require rear or side access to integral garages and parking spaces for single-family attached dwellings where possible; and,

WHEREAS, in instances where front access to off-street parking spaces is the only option, developers of single-family attached dwellings will be encouraged to install a single shared driveway with 1 curb cut; and,

WHEREAS, these proposed changes to the Zoning Code will reduce the number of curb cuts along neighborhood sidewalks, improve safety for pedestrians, individuals with disabilities, and other users of our streets and sidewalks, limit the removal of on-street parking spaces, and maintain the historic character of our neighborhoods.


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 914.09 Parking Area Location and Design is hereby amended as follows:

914.09. - Parking Area Location and Design.
The location, design and improvement standards of this section shall apply to all off-street parking areas containing five (5) or more parking spaces, except that 914.09.J shall apply to the location of parking access for Single-Unit Attached Residential Uses.

914.09.A General Design Principles
914.09.A.1 Location
Off-street parking areas shall be locat...

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