Solar Zoning Ordinance Staff Hearing Presentation

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Copy of the slideshow presented at August 17, 2011 staff hearing on the proposed Solar Zoning Ordinance. No decisions were made at this meeting. The proposed ordinance is anticipated to go before the City Planning Commission on October 27, 2011.

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Solar Zoning Ordinance Staff Hearing Presentation

  1. 1. Solar Zoning Ordinance Case CPC-2011-1853-CA City Pl Cit Planning Commission i gC i i Thursday, July 14, 2011
  2. 2. Background• CF 10‐1153; Councilmen Garcetti and Reyes CF 10 1153; Councilmen Garcetti and Reyes• Streamline permitting of structures • G Green the region, increase green jobs h i i j b• Structures solely supporting solar energy  y ( systems (structures)) – California Government Code Section 65850.5
  3. 3. Outline1. Parking Spaces1 Parking Spaces2. Building Height3. Conditional Use Permit3 C di i l i
  4. 4. Pa r k i n g S p a c e s
  5. 5. Pa r k i n g S p a c e s
  6. 6. H e i g h t : “A ” a n d “ R ” Z o n e sCurrent Proposed• May build rooftop structure  • May only build 3’ above  up to height limit, no Zoning  building height, even if  Code setbacks required Code setbacks required building is at height limit building is at height limit – 3’ setback per LAFD (fire  • 3’ setback per LAFD, whether  access) g built above or below height • Up to 5’ above height limit limit – 5’ setback
  7. 7. Current – Within Height Limit
  8. 8. Current - Exception
  9. 9. Proposed
  10. 10. Proposed
  11. 11. Height:”C”, “M”, “PF” andR3 and R4 with flat roofsCurrent Proposed• May build rooftop structure  • 10’ above building height up to height limit, no Zoning  • 4’ setback per LAFD p g , g 4 setback per LAFD Code setbacks required • 3’ Residential, 4’  nonresidential setback per  nonresidential setback per LAFD • Up to 5’ above height limit • 5’ setback
  12. 12. http://solarpowerpanels.ws/solar-panels/solar-tracking-technology-from-envision-solar
  13. 13. http://www.engadget.com/2008/05/26/designer-proposes-veil-solar-shades-to-power-schools/
  14. 14. C o n d i t i o n a l U s e Pe r m i tStructures solely supporting solar energy  systems not otherwise permitted t t th i itt d• Zoning Administrator • In excess of height lot coverage within a location otherwise In excess of height, lot coverage, within a location otherwise  not allowed, or outside another similar regulation in any zone• 500’ notification• Required public hearing• Findings 
  15. 15. Next StepCity Planning Commission Hearing October 27th, 2011 After 8:30am Room 350 City Hall, Downtown Deborah Kahen (213) 978 – 1202 deborah.kahen@lacity.org

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