Parking requirement change takes step forward.

Parking requirement change takes step forward

Minimum parking requirements for most non-residential buildings in Columbia could be in the past very soon.

Columbia City Council on Tuesday gave second reading to an ordinance that will reduce the number of off-street parking spaces required for non-residential buildings.

Council initially approved the changes with a 5-1 vote in September and the ordinance's second reading passed with a 6 to 1 vote Tuesday. It must pass one more round of approval before going into effect and will likely be considered at the next city council meeting in November.

The proposed ordinance would amend city zoning regulations to eliminate minimum parking requirements for nonresidential structures of 7,500 square feet or less. It would also completely eliminate minimum parking requirements for five zoning districts: NAC (neighborhood activity center/corridor district), CAC (community activity center/corridor district), RAC (regional activity center/corridor district), MU-1 and MU-2 (mixed use).

Supporters of the ordinance say it will reduce cost burdens on new and existing businesses...

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