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File #: 15-0383    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 11/17/2015 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 11/24/2015 Final action: 11/24/2015
Title: Continuation of the June 23rd Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments to Modify the Presumptive Parking Requirement for Restaurants with Outdoor Seating PURPOSE: The purpose of item is for the Board of Aldermen to adopt a resolution to continue its consideration of amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to modify the presumptive parking requirements for restaurants with outdoor seating in the B-1(c), B-1(g) and B-2 zoning districts to a future date.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution, 2. Attachment B - Draft Outdoor Seating LUO Amendment - 6-10-15, 3. Attachment C - Excerpt from the Board's 6-23-15 Minutes
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Continuation of the June 23rd Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments to Modify the Presumptive Parking Requirement for Restaurants with Outdoor Seating

PURPOSE: The purpose of item is for the Board of Aldermen to adopt a resolution to continue its consideration of amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to modify the presumptive parking requirements for restaurants with outdoor seating in the B-1(c), B-1(g) and B-2 zoning districts to a future date.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org

INFORMATION: At the June 23rd regular meeting, the Board of Aldermen opened a public hearing to consider text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance relating to parking requirements for restaurants with outdoor seating. The ordinance under consideration, if adopted, would modify the parking standards from one space per four outdoor seats to one space per eight outdoor seats within the three downtown zoning districts: B-1(c), B-1(g) and B-2 (Attachment B). Agenda materials are available at the following link:
https://carrboro.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=388585&GUID=F75209F2-5E07-4F85-A309-5D9B50F8D7DB&Options=&Search=. Meeting minutes, also available at the link above, are included as Attachment C.

Following the presentation of the ordinance and discussion, the Board of Aldermen requested additional information relating to travel mode behaviors and directed staff to prepare and distribute questionnaires to restaurants with outdoor seating to determine if outdoor diners are more likely to walk or bicycle to a restaurant than their indoor counterparts. Staff delivered outdoor dining surveys to twenty-one restaurants in the downtown area and received more than three hundred completed responses. During conversations with restaurant owners, staff identified another metric which may provide additional insight...

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