Planning Board Staff Report

 

 

PLANNING BOARD HEARING

Miami Shores Village Town Hall  Council Chambers  10050 NE 2nd Avenue  Miami Shores

Hearing Date

July 28, 2011

 

Subject

Amendment of Miami Shores Village Code of Ordinances, Appendix A Zoning, Article V. Supplementary Regulations, Division 5. Off-Street Parking Requirements* To Add: Section 521.6 University Parking Master Plan.

Action Required

Recommendation to the Village Council

Staff Report

David A. Dacquisto AICP, Director, Planning and Zoning

Report Date

June 29, 2011

           

 

 

The Planning Board considered amendment of the zoning code to provide universities’ with an alternative process for determining parking requirements.

 

The board asked staff to prepare two different amendments that would allow university parking requirements to be determined by a university parking master plan.

 

The first option is a simple option to prepare a university parking master plan.

 

The second option contains detailed  regulation to govern the university parking master plan.

 

Should the Planning Board consider amendment of the code of ordinances to allow an alternative to the parking requirements for universities under Sec. 521. Required off-street parking, the following language is provided as an addition to the language contained within Appendix A ZONING contained in the Miami Shores Village Code of Ordinances, DIVISION 5. OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS*.

 

Sec. 521.6.  University Parking Master Plan. is a new section and is an addition to the code, no existing language is modified or deleted, proposed language is underlined:

 

 

 

OPTION #1

 

Sec. 521.6.  University Parking Master Plan.

 

Purpose and applicability.  Institutions of higher education constitute a unique mix of land uses, facilities and activities and the Village recognizes the desirability of establishing procedural and substantive regulations to govern off-street parking  on the campus to ensure that sufficient parking is provided on campus to meet the needs of students, staff and visitors, and to prevent parking issues from affecting abutting residential areas or other off-campus areas as a result of inadequate campus parking.

 

 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Miami Shores Code of Ordinances, the parking requirement for universities may be established by a University Parking Master Plan, approved by the Planning Board as set forth for site plans in  ARTICLE VI SPECIAL APPROVALS  Sec. 600:

 

(a)   The university shall prepare a University Parking Master Plan.

 

(b)   University Parking Master Plan to govern.

 

(1)   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Miami Shores Code of Ordinances, and in the schedule and zoning map which form a part thereof, the adopted University Parking Master Plan, shall establish the parking requirement and parking provision for the university for which it is approved.

 

(c)   Modifications to adopted University Parking Master Plan.

 

(1)   Modifications to the adopted University Parking Master Plan may be approved by the Planning Board as provided for site plans in Article VI SPECIAL APPROVALS, Sec. 600.

 

 

 

OPTION # 2

 

Sec. 521.6.  University Parking Master Plan. is a new section and is an addition to the code, no existing language is modified or deleted, proposed language is underlined:

 

Sec. 521.6.  University Parking Master Plan.

 

Purpose and applicability.  Institutions of higher education constitute a unique mix of land uses, facilities and activities and the Village recognizes the desirability of establishing procedural and substantive regulations to govern off-street parking  on the campus to ensure that sufficient parking is provided on campus to meet the needs of students, staff and visitors, and to prevent parking issues from affecting abutting residential areas or other off-campus areas as a result of inadequate campus parking.

 

 Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in Miami Shores Code of Ordinances, and in the schedule and zoning map which form a part thereof, the parking requirement for universities may be established by a University Parking Master Plan, approved by the Planning Board as set forth for site plans in  ARTICLE VI SPECIAL APPROVALS  Sec. 600:

 

(a)        The university shall prepare a University Parking Master Plan consistent with the University’s Campus Master Plan:

 

(1)   The University Parking Master Plan shall include the following information or documentation:

 

a.      A site plan.

 

b.       Location and quantity.  The location of off-street parking shall be shown on the University Parking Master Plan, and shall be provided in such amounts and areas within the development so that students, faculty, employees, and visitors will not park in or otherwise detrimentally impact abutting residential areas or other off-campus areas as a result of inadequate campus parking. In projecting parking needs, standard traffic engineering methods shall be used and consideration shall be given to daily regular users of the university, auto driver visitors, persons arriving by mass transportation, and persons being served by the university shuttle system.

 

c.      Vehicular access and circulation. Vehicular traffic flow shall be designed and oriented so that it will not detrimentally affect nearby residential neighborhoods.

 

d.      A development chart shall be provided which identifies the square footage of all existing and planned buildings and structures, the number of classrooms in each building, the number of beds in each dormitory, and the number of students and staff.  Students and staff may be further broken down to differentiate between day time and evening classes if applicable.

 

e.      A Mobility Plan as defined in Sec. 521.6. (e).

 

f.        A traffic impact study.

 

g.      Such other materials as the Planning Director or Planning Board shall determine may be required to support and demonstrate compliance with the parking standard proposed by the University Parking Master Plan.

 

h.      An amendment to the University Parking Master Plan shall be accompanied by either a traffic impact study or a justification why a traffic study is not warranted.

 

(b)   University Parking Master Plan to govern.

 

(1)   Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Miami Shores Land Development and zoning Code, and in the schedule and zoning map which form a part thereof, the adopted University Parking Master Plan, shall establish the parking requirement and parking provision for the university for which it is approved.

 

(2)   No building permit will be issued for any development that is inconsistent with the University Parking Master Plan and that will increase parking demand on campus or reduce available parking.

 

(3)   Approval of a building permit application for new development shall not be granted unless the university demonstrates that required parking and traffic capacity for each phase of development would be available prior to or concurrent with such development.

 

(c)   Modifications to adopted University Parking Master Plan.

 

(1)   Modifications to the adopted University Parking Master Plan may be approved by the Planning Board as provided for site plans in Article VI SPECIAL APPROVALS, Sec. 600.

 

(2)   The University shall prepare an amended University Parking Master Plan with site plan and development chart identifying all new development and changes to the approved University Parking Master Plan, the parking demand generated, and the provision of parking or other actions to meet the new parking demand.

 

(d)   Development that may be approved without amendment of the University Parking Master Plan.

 

(1)   The Planning Board may approve a new building or structure on campus, or any modification, relocation or reconfiguration of any building or structure included in the adopted University Parking Master Plan or Campus Master Plan as provided for site plans in Sec. 600 without amendment of the University Parking Master Plan provided the new development, modification, relocation or reconfiguration does not involve an increase in intensity that would raise parking demand beyond what is projected in the adopted University Parking Master Plan and provided for on campus.

 

(2)   A building permit may be issued for any development approved through site plan approval upon issuance of a development order.

 

(e)   Mobility Plan:

 

(1)   Mobility Plan. The Mobility Plan shall be consistent with the transportation element of the Village’s Comprehensive Plan and the Campus Master Plan. The Mobility Plan shall identify specific programs to promote the use of alternative modes of transportation other than the single occupant automobile including walking, bicycles, intercampus shuttles, transit, van pools, car pools, parking management strategies and programs designed to reduce external trips and shorten trips lengths wherever possible. The Mobility Plan shall provide for management programs for on-campus parking. The Mobility Plan shall establish measurable targets for various modes of travel and identify sources and means for achieving those targets.

 

(f)     Required Reports:

 

(1)   Annual report.  On an annual basis, on or before June 1, the university shall submit an annual report to the Village setting forth any changes to the adopted Campus Master Plan that would affect the University Parking Master Plan or changes to the University Parking Master Plan and any actual development which has occurred in the prior calendar year or development that is planned for the next five (5)  years. The level of detail provided in the annual report is a function of the changes proposed to the Campus Master Plan or University Parking Master Plan  and the progress in implementing the plans.

 

(2)   Parking capacity monitoring. The University shall monitor the capacity and utilization of its off-street parking facilities and perform a supply/demand analysis to assess the level of utilization, availability and appropriateness of location of campus parking facilities. The analysis shall also indicate the type of user and the extent to which parking is used jointly by different components of the campus. The results of the monitoring and analysis shall be incorporated in a Parking Impact Analysis Report prepared by a certified traffic planner or engineer to be provided by September 1, 2016, and every five (5) years thereafter as part of the Annual report for that year.

 

(3)   Annual Mobility Plan implementation report. The University shall annually submit a Mobility Plan to the Village as part of the Annual report identifying any changes from the previous years Mobility Plan and describing the progress in implementation of the Mobility Plan with reference to the measurable objectives set out in the Mobility Plan. The level of detail provided in the annual report is a function of the changes proposed to the Mobility Plan and progress in implementing the plan.

 

(4)   Independent Review. The village shall contract with a traffic engineer to review the Parking Impact Analysis Report under Sec. 521.6. (f)(2). The cost of the independent review is to be covered by the university.

 

 

Recommendation

 

Sec. 521.6.  University Parking Master Plan. is a new section and is an addition to the code, no existing language is modified or deleted, proposed language is underlined.

 

Should the Planning Board determine that it is in the best interests of the community to amend the Miami Shores Village, Code of Ordinances, Appendix A ZONING, the Planning Board may make a motion recommending to the Village Council APPROVAL of the amendment to ARTICLE V. SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS, DIVISION 5. OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS*;  adding Sec. 521.6.  University Parking Master Plan.  Providing for the regulation of University parking, Providing for Conflicts, Providing for Severability; and, Providing for an Effective Date.  If the Board votes to recommend APPROVAL of the amendment, staff recommends that the amendment include one of the options for which the language is provided above.