King Street Zoning Proposals 11-05-2010

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King Street Zoning Proposals 11-05-2010

  1. 1. , I CHAMBER PROPOSAL , ! -- !NDIJS1RIAL lA~K ALTERNATIVE PROPOSAL %"IDI-'I1I fA.....
  2. 2. 1 Current Zoning OPD / Chamber Proposal Alternative Proposal Central Business From Main St to Trumbull No Change Max. Height 55' 65' Min. Rear Setback 6' to 30' No required setback except 15' buffer to residential Open Space 5% None Parking 1/500 sf or payment in lieu None Uses Various regulations Eliminate most special permits Signs Special permit for some wall signs Replace some special permits with by right stds Entranceway Business GB/URC from Trumbull to Summer/North From Trumbull to Bike Path From Trumbull to Bike Path AND from the Damon/Bridge Intersection South, up to and including Cole Morgan on the north Side and nearly to Barret Street on the south side, as indicated on map. Considerations: Could take out properties directly on the Damon / Bridge intersection and begin the district just to the south of that point; Which district does Cole Morgan belong in? Min. Front Setback Zero 8' from sidewalk, 13' from property line with 5' sidewalk. ("An 8' buffer zone should be required, with plantings, benches, etc.") 0' from sidewalk, 5' from property line with 5' sidewalk required Rear Setback 6'/30' 0'/15' Develop design standards for buffering from residential behind. Max. Height 50' 65' Min. Height None 20' (second story not required) 20' with second story required? Open Space 5% None, replace with landscaping requirments in setback area Same, but also provide Design Standards for Stormwater Management that encourage use of Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Techniques, such as rain gardens and cisterns. Parking Contains parking minimums. Allows reduction by Special Permit. Does not allow parking in front of building. Allow any % reduction by site plan review Allow any % reduction by site plan review AND continue to require parking to the side or rear. Add bicycle parking requirements: 2 bicycle spaces minimum (1 loop rack). 1 addtl bicycle space required for every 3 car parking spaces. Also, extablish maximum parking regulations to limit excess parking. Uses Varius regulations. Nearly all residential uses are not allowed by right. Eliminate special permits for many All multifamily dwellings and townhouses by right - Do not require all residential units to be located above the first floor as in GB and HB. Allow assisted living residences by right. Allow multifamily residential development on ground floor (i.e. apartment buildings). Signs Special Permit for all ground signs By right regs for ground signs up to a given height Design Standards None? None Design Standards. At minimum, require a front door to face King Street and provide pedestrian path to front door. Require cut outs with doors set back or other measures to break up façades. Relief by Special Permit Special permit provision to allow relief from requirements where they do not fit particular charactaristics of a parcel, consistent with the overall intent of the district. Provision should be detailed to explain the conditions under which Special Permits may be granted, versus a catch-all that can be used by anyone who does not like a particular zoning provision. Max. Front Setback None None None, so long as parking is not allowed in front of buildings.
  3. 3. 2 Current Zoning OPD / Chamber Proposal Alternative Proposal Highway Business North of Summer/North St North of Bike Path Bounded by Bike Path on south and proposed Smart Growth District at Barret Street on the north, EXCEPT for Hill and Dale - the proposed HB district goes behind Smart Growth District on north side of King St to include Hill and Dale. Purpose is to constrict HB to the area that is least likely to generate pedestrians and cyclists (the area couched between the Barrett Street Marsh to the south and the Industrial Park to the north), and least likely to serve the high density residential populations along Barret Street and further up King St. Min. Front Setback None 30' (setback needed to meet tree belt, multi-use path and buffer requirements) 18' (setback needed to meet tree belt and multi-use path requirements) Min. Front Setback from Sidewalk None 8' 0' - Allow buildings to be sited up to sidewalk. In order to minimize setback distances along corridor, to bring development closer to pedestrians and cyclists and encourage slower automobile speeds, and to severely limit curb cuts to make multi-use path work safely, this proposal determines max. setback distance and curb cut allowance based on frontage. Because there is a certain amount of parcel uniformity within blocks of parcels along King Street, some blocks would be, on the whole, set closer to the street than other blocks or the few large parcels along King. Larger properties are allowed larger setback and more parking in front by right. Curbcuts: Properties are not granted a King St curbcut by right if they have access to another public way at the back or side of the parcel. If they have no other public access, they are strongly encouraged through the Site Plan Review Process to seek access through existing private easemements or adjacent properties. All new developments are encouraged to grant a public alleyway easement behind (or, could develop similar incentive mechanism to that proposed for the multi-use trail easement), in order to create long-term potential to limit curbcuts along King and to develop a finer grained urban fabric. No more than one curbcut to King St granted under any circumstances. If <100' frontage, 8' max setback from sidewalk with landscaping, no parking in front. Total max setback 26'. If 100 - 150' frontage, previous option applies OR one row of parking in front of bldg with a 10' landscaped buffer between sidewalk and parking AND parking can occupy no more than 100' of street frontage. Total max setback = 66' If 150 - 200' frontage, previous options apply OR up to two rows of parking in front of bldg with 20' landscaped buffer between sidewalk and parking AND parking can occupy no more than 100' of street frontage. Total max setback = 94' If >200' frontage previous options apply, but can apply for a Special Permit for more than 2 rows of parking or for siting parking to occupy more than 100' of street frontage. This Special Permit provision requires the development to meet additional requirements that enhance street presence and provide additional pedestrian and bicycle amenities, and requires an additional "public" open space at least 60' wide along street by 50' deep along frontage. Side and Rear Setbacks 10' Side Setback, 20' Rear Setback 0' Side Setbeck; Rear: 0'/15' as noted in CB/GB Min. Lot Size 20,000 sf 0 Max. Front Setback and Curb Cut Regulations 55' max. setback for some properties, none for others. Planning Board tries to limit curb cuts through Special Permit negociations None
  4. 4. 3 Current Zoning OPD / Chamber Proposal Alternative Proposal Min. Frontage 60' 0 Min. Height Monetary penalty for not building 2 story, applies to 30,000 sf retail only 20' minimum (no mandated 2nd floor) Max. Height 35' or 40' 65' Open Space 5% - 40% depending on various factors None, change zoning to exclude site and parking standard layouts from grandfathering None, but provide Design Standards for Stromwater Management that encourage use of Low Impact Development Stormwater Management Techniques, such as rain gardens and cisterns. Enforce through Site Plan Review. 10' tree belt, 8' path. Up to 150' frontage = 8' max. buffer. If 100 - 150' frontage, 8' or 10' max. buffer. If 150' to 200', 8', 10' or 20' max. buffer. If >200' frontage, same as 150'-200' but if Special Permit option, then must also provide additional 60' wide by 50' deep public open space. For all landscaped buffer areas, including islands in first row of parking (see below), landscaped areas to include "rain gardens" that detain runoff and to include native tree, shrub and herbacious species to maximum extent practicable. Implement Stormwater Design Standards (see below). Buffer islands in first row of parking to include a tree, as well as multilayer shrubs and herbaceous plants. Uses Varius regulations. Nearly all residential uses are not allowed by right. Eliminate special permits for many Allow multifamily dwellings and assisted living residences in buildings above 3 stories by right - In this specific case, do not require all residential units to be located above the first floor. Parking Contains parking minimums and allows reduction by special permit Allow any % reduction by site plan review Allow any % reduction by Site Plan Review AND include maximum parking regulations to limit excess parking. No more than 40' (4 spaces) of uninterrupted parking along a lot's frontage (in first row of parking) - must puncuate with 10' landscaped buffer island. Add bicycle parking requirements: 2 bicycle parking spaces minimum (1 loop rack). 1 additional bicycle parking space required for every 3 parking spaces. Design Standards None? None. Develop standards to be enforced through Site Plan Review. At minimum, require a front door to face King Street and provide pedestrian path to front door. Relief by Special Permit Special permit provision to allow relief from requirements where they do not fit particular charactaristics of a parcel, consistent with the overall intent of the district. Provision should be detailed to explain the conditions under which Special Permits may be granted, versus a catch-all that can be used by anyone who does not like a particular zoning provision. "Smart Growth District" Currently have one district established at Village Hill For mixed-use commercial node at Barret St. To include design standards and to allow and encourage commercial uses and high density residential uses. Use Entranceway Business requirements BUT require buildings to be built to sidewalk. Establish a Tax Increment Financing District in this area to promote redevelopment by granting a property tax exemption of up to 100% of the tax increment. Redevelopment at this node will promote redevelopment in the Entranceway Business district to the north, where the city will continue to capture 100% of property taxes. Highway Business Current landscaping requirementsLandscaping (Buffer) 10' tree belt, 12' multi-use path, 8' planted area to buildings or 20' planted area to parking lot/paved area. Exemptions by SP. 60' heavily vegetated buffer if opts out of dedicating right of way for 12' path.

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