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File #: 170831.    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 2/15/2018 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 4/5/2018 Final action: 4/5/2018
Title: TEXT CHANGE - AMENDING SIDEWALK REGULATIONS IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (B) Ordinance No. 170831; Petition PB-18-15 TCH An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Land Development Code (Chapter 30 of the City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances) relating to sidewalk regulations; by amending Section 30-3.36. Minor Subdivisions; by amending Section 30-3.37. Subdivisions; by amending Section 30-4.11. Generally; by amending Section 30-4.13. Building Form Standards; by amending Section 30-4.21. Design Standards; by amending Section 30-6.3. Level of Service Standards; by amending Section 30-6.18. Sidewalks and Shared-Use Bicycle Paths; by amending Section 30-6.19. Access Management; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an immediate effective date.
Attachments: 1. 170831_Staff report w Appendix A_20180222.pdf, 2. 170831A_draft ordinance_20180315.pdf, 3. 170831B_Staff report w Appendix A_20180315.pdf, 4. 170831C_Staff PPT_20180315.pdf, 5. 170831_Ordinance_20180405
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TEXT CHANGE - AMENDING SIDEWALK REGULATIONS IN THE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE (B)

Ordinance No. 170831; Petition PB-18-15 TCH

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending the Land Development Code (Chapter 30 of the City of Gainesville Code of Ordinances) relating to sidewalk regulations; by amending Section 30-3.36. Minor Subdivisions; by amending Section 30-3.37. Subdivisions; by amending Section 30-4.11. Generally; by amending Section 30-4.13. Building Form Standards; by amending Section 30-4.21. Design Standards; by amending Section 30-6.3. Level of Service Standards; by amending Section 30-6.18. Sidewalks and Shared-Use Bicycle Paths; by amending Section 30-6.19. Access Management; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an immediate effective date.

recommendation
The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
DEPARTMENT OF DOING STAFF REPORT

This ordinance will amend an array of sidewalk regulations in the Land Development Code (LDC). The intent of the changes is to improve and enhance the public sidewalk area throughout the City and to recognize the need for wider sidewalks within the core areas of the City currently undergoing redevelopment. Subsequent to the adoption of the LDC, the Department of Doing has received significant input regarding the need to expand minimum sidewalk dimensions within areas of the City with high volumes of pedestrian activity. This issue has been discussed by the City Plan Board at several public hearings and by the City Commission and members of the public during hearings regarding the work of the Urban Standards Team. Additionally, the Department of Doing has had several meetings with transportation engineers from the FDOT District 2 office to discuss ways the City and FDOT can better coordinate the streetscape design along University Avenue and 13th Street.

The revisions include:
- Increasing the minimum widt...

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