San Diego moving to remove minimum parking requirements for new housing

The San Diego City Council voted to remove minimum parking requirements for new housing developments, reports Times of San Diego.

Current city law requires a minimum of at least one parking space per housing unit or bedroom. The mandate can increase development costs by as much as $90,000 per parking space.

If approved on second reading, the new parking requirements will apply to developments in “transit priority areas” which are defined by the San Diego Association of Governments as sitting within one half-mile of a current or planned transit stop.

“The city will also mandate that developers include certain transit resources and amenities for new housing developments in transit priority areas. Tenants in the new developments will have access to things like bike storage areas, discounted and subsidized regional transit passes and on-site daycare facilities,” according to the Times published report.


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