Interim changes to the Administrative Rule for Private Rights-of-Ways (Streets, Alleys, Shared Courts, Common Greens and Pedestrian Connections) went into effect on August 1, 2021. The interim changes are focused on implementation of the Residential Infill Project which also went into effect on August 1. In general, the amendments remove or broaden references to specific housing types to be consistent with new allowances in single-dwelling zones and address the need for pedestrian facilities in relation to increased development potential. Key amendments include:
- Clarification of roadway width requirements based on fire apparatus access and on-street parking requirements (Section III.E and Appendix A, Figure 3).
- Standardized on-street parking requirements for single and multi-dwelling residential zones (Section III.G).
- Sidewalk required on one side of street in most situations (Section III.H).
- Clarification of when exceptions to providing street trees is allowed (Section III.I).
Notice and an opportunity for public comment will be provided prior to the permanent rule adoption in late January 2022.