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File #: 2022-0223    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: In Standing Committee
File created: 3/25/2022 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 3/29/2022 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Effective date:    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article IV, Planning Districts, 908 Public Realm Districts and 909.01 Specially Planned Districts and Article V, Use Regulations, Chapter 911, Primary Uses, Section 911.02, Use Table, and Section 911.04, Use Standards, to remove the review of Sidewalk Cafes from the Zoning Code. (Public Hearing held 5/24/22)
Indexes: PGH. CODE ORDINANCES TITLE 09 - ZONING
Attachments: 1. 2022-0223 Cover Letter-City Council Cover Letter Sidewalk Cafe Ordinance, 2. 2022-0223 -Sidewalk Cafe Staff Report, 3. Summary 2022-0223
Title
Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article IV, Planning Districts, 908 Public Realm Districts and 909.01 Specially Planned Districts and Article V, Use Regulations, Chapter 911, Primary Uses, Section 911.02, Use Table, and Section 911.04, Use Standards, to remove the review of Sidewalk Cafes from the Zoning Code.
(Public Hearing held 5/24/22)

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

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article V, Use Regulations, is hereby amended at Chapter 908, Section 908.03, Oakland Public Realm, as follows:

908.03. Oakland Public Realm District.

908.03.A General Boundaries

Specific boundaries of the Oakland Public Realm District are mapped on the City's Zoning District Map.

908.03.B Objective

Oakland is a place of unusual density and concentrated public activity due to the lively environment of highly mixed uses, monumental and grand civic buildings, and large educational and medical institutions. The intent of the Oakland Public Realm District (OPR) is to provide regulations for the development and growth of Oakland in an effort to preserve the mixed use nature of the community while enhancing the sense of place within Oakland's public areas. The Oakland Improvement Strategy, A Comprehensive Strategy for the Development, Improvement and Zoning of Oakland's Public Corridors, Housing and Commercial Areas, identified the need to create zoning standards reflective of the vast areas of Oakland used and seen by the general public. Four (4) sub-districts have been designed to accentuate the positive attributes of each area, and to protect and enhance the fine qualities of Oakland.
Specifically, the intent of the Oakland Public Realm District is:
To enact and implement new zoning districts to enhance and protect Oakland's special character;
To protect the character of less intensive uses from impacts of more intensive uses;
To provide a guide to non-re...

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