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File #: 21-0374    Version: 1
Type: PC/DRC New Items Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/24/2021 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/19/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Comprehensive Citywide Parking Code Update and Related Administrative Revisions
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment 1 - Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 16-21 Including the Recommended Parking Ordinance Update, 3. Attachment 2 Proposed Comprehensive Parking Code Update Summary, 4. Attachment 3 IBI Group Recommended parking Zoning Standards Update Analysis
TO: Chair and Members of the Planning Commission

THRU: Anna Pehoushek, Assistant Community Development Director

FROM: Chad Ortlieb, Senior Planner


1. SUBJECT
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Public Hearing: Comprehensive Citywide Parking Code Update and Related Administrative Revisions
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2. SUMMARY
The City of Orange has prepared a comprehensive update of parking rates and standards for non-residential uses to reflect practical and appropriate parking requirements for non-residential uses and single-family residences for the City of Orange, thereby supporting economic development and quality site planning.
3. RECOMMENDED ACTION
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Adopt Planning Commission Resolution No. PC 16-21 entitled:
A Resolution of the Planning Commission of the City of Orange recommending that the City Council adopt an ordinance amending Title 17 of the Orange Municipal Code (Zoning Code) to add definitions, update code references, and amend Chapter 17.34 relating to off-street parking and loading.
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4. AUTHORIZING GUIDELINES
Orange Municipal Code (OMC) Section 17.10.020 establishes procedures by which the Planning Commission reviews ordinance amendments and makes recommendations to the City Council.
5. PROJECT BACKGROUND
The City's off-street parking and loading requirements were last updated comprehensively in 1995 in conjunction with a general update to the Zoning Ordinance under Ordinance No. 12-95. In addition, a targeted update, not addressing commercial parking standards, was completed in 2008. Hence, the City's parking ratios have generally remained the same since the advent of the internet. Business practices and parking behaviors have evolved over the years and many of the City's parking ratios have become antiquated and stifled economic development and property reinvestment. Parking generation rates have generally declined for most land uses and some new rates are merited for uses previously not contemplated. In response, the City has drafted an update to its Parki...

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