Maintain zoning regulations that protect Piedmont residents!

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Maintain zoning regulations that protect Piedmont residents!

This petition had 28 supporters

Miguel DeAvila started this petition to Piedmont Planning Commission and Piedmont City Council

We, residents of Piedmont, want to provide specific guidance to the Planning Commission and City Council as to how the City can encourage mixed-use development, but in a way that balances the impact on local city residents and homeowners. (This petition is a summary of this letter shared with Piedmont residents.)

Based on extensive discussion with residents, Planning Commission, and developers, we ask that Planning Commission adopt the following,

  1. Accept the Planning Director’s recommendations regarding minimum lot size, street frontage, subdivision, landscaping minimum, minimum floor-to-floor height, and side setbacks. 
  2. Encourage some front/rear setbacks rather than accept the Planning Director’s recommendation to eliminate front and rear setbacks entirely.
  3. Set the maximum lot coverage at 80% of total square footage of the lot, rather than accept the Planning Director’s recommendation of unlimited lot coverage.
  4. Maintain the current maximum building height of 35 feet, rather than accept the Planning Director’s recommendation of increasing maximum building height to 40 feet. 
  5. Maintain the current regulations regarding both commercial and residential parking rather than accept the Planning Director's recommendations that reduce parking requirements for both commercial and residential use (ie. the first 3000 square feet of commercial use would not require any off-street parking at all).
  6. Request an analysis by Planning Commission staff on the impact of Governor Brown’s "By-Right" Housing Proposal. (**See the update**)

Piedmont residents, and the City, can certainly encourage the goals of the General Plan, while respecting the fundamentally residential nature of the City. Let's work together! 

 

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This petition had 28 supporters