Raleigh, NC

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Summary

On 3/15/2022 Raleigh City Council voted 7-1 to eliminate parking mandates citywide and impose parking maximums on many uses. In June 2021, Raleigh City Council directed staff to develop an ordinance to eliminate parking mandates and implement parking maximums. On February 8th, 2022 the Planning Commission unanimously approved the zoning change and it will now go on to city Council. Raleigh currently has no parking minimum requirements in the Downtown District and in the Transportation Overlay District.


Implementation Status
Implemented
Reform Type
Eliminate Parking Minimums, Parking Maximums
Land Uses
All Uses
Scope of Reform
Citywide
Requirements
By Right
Reporter
Keegan McDonald

Citation 1

Source Description
Article - Planners Working on Parking Reform Legislation in Raleigh
Type
Media Report
URL
https://www.planetizen.com/news/2021/06/113551-planners-working-parking-reform-legislation-raleigh
Notes
"The Raleigh City Council voted 6-to-1 Tuesday to begin a process to remove parking minimums and change parking maximums throughout the city," reports Anna Johnson...

Citation 2

Source Description
Raleigh Zoning Code regarding Downtown District and Transit related minimums waivers.
Type
City Code
URL
https://user-2081353526.cld.bz/UnifiedDevelopmentOrdinance
Notes
Sec. 7.1.3. Specialized Vehicle Parking Requirements A & B also see Sec. 7.1.4. Vehicle Parking Reductions A. Proximity to Transit -

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Citation 3

Source Description
Agenda and Materials for January 18th Text Change Hearing
Type
Other
URL
http://go.boarddocs.com/nc/raleigh/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CAKQ466473F0
Notes
http://go.boarddocs.com/nc/raleigh/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CAKQ466473F0

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Citation 4

Source Description
Planning Commission Hearing Video
Type
Other
URL
https://youtu.be/79HC_zBHJEo?t=1807
Notes
Removal of parking mandates is early on the agenda and the motion vote happens right around minute 30.

Citation 5

Source Description
City Council Meeting Agenda and Minutes
Type
Other
URL
http://go.boarddocs.com/nc/raleigh/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CBHQ4A636E3A
Notes
http://go.boarddocs.com/nc/raleigh/Board.nsf/goto?open&id=CC5KXL52207F

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Citation 6

Source Description
Type
City Code
URL
Notes
Staff Report and draft ordinance (which was passed on 3/15)

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