Parking Requirements Subcommittee
In April 2016, the Planning Commission began the process of working with Planning and Development Department staff to review parking capacity and demand, parking space requirements by use, and parking waiver legislation, fees and practices in an effort to make recommendations for Code amendments based on their findings. Since the initial meeting on April 5, 2016, the Commission discussed the parking study at three regularly scheduled Planning Commission meetings on May 3, 2016, January 3, 2017, and May 2, 2017, and held two public workshops on September 19, 2016 and March 21, 2017. At its January 3, 2017 meeting, the Commission narrowed the focus of the study to the primary topic of revisions to zoning-mandated parking requirements.
Formation of Subcommittee
At its meeting on May 2, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended in favor of the formation of a Parking Requirements Subcommittee for the purposes of carrying out the study of zoning-mandated parking requirements for downtown developments and uses. The recommendation was concurred with by the City Manager on May 17, 2017.
Participants of the subcommittee include two Planning Commissioners and representatives from the local development community, University of Delaware administration, a University of Delaware student, a downtown merchant, and a non-profit organization conducting business downtown.
The Parking Requirements Subcommittee will meet for six months, after which it will make its recommendations to the Planning Commission. All meetings will be posted and open to the public. Meeting minutes will be taken and posted on the City website.