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File #: 21-187    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/19/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of Proposed Text Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to Establish Requirements for EV Charging Stations PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to consider a draft ordinance to amend the Land Use Ordinance that would add new requirements for EV charging stations and EV ready infrastructure to the existing parking standards in Article XVIII. A revised draft ordinance has been provided.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Consistency Resolution (EV Charging)_05-25-2021, 2. Attachment B - Draft Ordinance EV Charging Stations_05-21-2021_, 3. Attachment C - Resolution for Report, 4. Attachment D - Draft Ordinance EV Charging Stations_05-18-2021_tracked(2)
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Consideration of Proposed Text Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance to Establish Requirements for EV Charging Stations
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to consider a draft ordinance to amend the Land Use Ordinance that would add new requirements for EV charging stations and EV ready infrastructure to the existing parking standards in Article XVIII. A revised draft ordinance has been provided.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325, cmoon@townofcarrboro.org; Marty Roupe - 919-918-7333, mroupe@townofcarrboro.org; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327, pmcguire@townofcarrboro.org; Nick Herman - 919-929-3905, gnherman@broughlawfirm.com

INFORMATION: On May 18, 2021, the Town Council held a public hearing on a draft ordinance to amend the LUO by adding new requirements for EV charging stations and EV ready infrastructure for developments with more than 50 required parking spaces, and for EV infrastructure for parking in the common areas in residential developments with 15 or more dwelling units (Town of Carrboro - Meeting of Town Council on 5/18/2021 at 7:00 PM (legistar.com)).

Discussion at the public hearing resulted in four changes to the draft ordinance:

1) The word "circuit" was replace with the word "panel" in the EV Ready definition;
2) The threshold number of parking spaces to require EV infrastructure was reduced from more than 50 spaces to more than 35 spaces;
3) The requirement for an EV charging station to be placed in an ADA parking space was modified with additional language to clarify that this space shall be in addition to whatever ADA spaces are otherwise required on the site.
4) The language regarding the prohibition on non-EV vehicles parking in EV designated parking spaces was reworded for clarification.

A revised draft ordinance showing the changes in tracking is provided as Attachment D.

After the public hearing was closed, staff was directed to b...

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