VIDEO: Planning Commission on Parking and CodeNEXT

One of the CodeNEXT recommendations that FAN’s membership voted to support was the elimination of minimum parking requirements citywide:

Vote Language:

Eliminate off-street parking requirements from all zones. Allow owners to choose the appropriate amount of parking for their circumstances.


In May 16 special meeting, Planning Commission voted to direct CodeNEXT staff to work towards zero minimum parking requirements, while paying special attention to ADA compliance, emergency vehicle access, availability of residential parking, and pedestrian safety. Watch and listen:

The conversation leading up to the Planning Commission vote was surprising (pleasantly so, for those of us who oppose minimum parking requirements), because the conventional wisdom has been that the goal of eliminating parking requirements is political fantasy.

It was gratifying to hear Commissioners @fastmole and Greg Anderson cite the arguments from FAN’s resolution.