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RESIDENTIAL PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT

 Summary of New RequirementsProject Background | Parking Policies "At a Glance" |  Previous Residential Parking and TDM Regulations | Council and Commission Meetings |Contact|

New residential parking regulations and Transportation Demand Management (TDM) requirements are now in effect for new residential projects that receive a Building Permit after Friday, March 19th, 2021.  For projects currently under review, please contact your case planner for more information or with any questions.  

The following DRAFT documents are available to assist applicants and the general public understand the new regulations.  A Summary of the changes is also available below. 

Please direct any questions or suggestions to Justin Horner, Associate Planner, at TDMProgram@cityofberkeley.info

SUMMARY OF NEW REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

The following is a summary of the new regulations and requirements passed by the City Council on February 9th, 2021 regarding residential parking and Transportation Demand Management (TDM).  Please contact the Planning Department to confirm their applicability to your proposed project or property.

  • Minimum Residential Parking Requirements: There are no off-street residential parking requirements for residential projects (or mixed-use projects that include residential units) of any size. However, if the project is located in the Environmental Safety--Residential (ES-R) zoning district, or is located on a street narrower than 26 feet in the Hills overlay district, off-street parking requirements still apply.  Those requirements can be reduced with an Administrative Use Permit (AUP).
  • Residential Parking Maximums: For projects of two or more units located on a parcel wholly or partially located within 0.25 miles of a high-quality transit corridor, off-street residential parking cannot be offered at a rate of more than 0.5 spaces per unit.  Single-family homes, projects where 50% or more of the units are deed-restricted affordable, projects in the ES-R zoning district, and projects located on a street narrower than 26 feet in the Hills overlay district  are exempt from parking maximums.  The parking maximums can be exceeded with an Administrative Use Permit (AUP).
  • Transportation Demand Management (TDM): For projects of ten or more units, the following TDM measures are required: 
    1. Off-street and on-street bicycle parking;
    2. Real-time transportation information displays in project common areas;
    3. "Unbundling" of any off-street parking (unbundled parking is sold or rented separately from a dwelling unit); and
    4. Free monthly transit passes for building residents, offered for the first ten years of the project's life.
     
        The following are exceptions to the TDM requirements above:
    • Projects of five or more units must provide off-street and on-street bicycle parking;
    • Projects located in the C-DMU district are subject only to the C-DMU's specific TDM measures;
    • Projects located in the Southside Plan Area do not need to offer transit passes;
    • Projects where 50% or more of the units are deed-restricted affordable are exempt from all TDM requirements
     

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please send an email to Justin Horner, Associate Planner, at jhorner@cityofberkeley.info.

PARKING POLICIES "AT A GLANCE"

For background on the parking policies mentioned above, take a look at these “At a Glance” handouts:

COUNCIL AND COMMISSION MEETINGS

The meeting agendas and materials for meetings regarding Residential Parking Regulation and Transportation Demand Management can be found below:

January 26, 2021
  City Council

  Public Hearing

     Agenda 

Dec 1, 2020

 

  City Council

  Public Hearing

Agenda  

 

 March 4, 2020

  Planning Commission

  Public Hearing to Recommend Zoning Ordinance Amendments to City Council

Agenda 

Minutes

February 20, 2020 

  Transportation Commission

  Presentation on Parking and Transportation Demand Management

Agenda  

  

January 15, 2020 

 City Planning Commission 

  Parking Maximums

Agenda 

  

Minutes

 

December 14, 2019 

  City Planning Commission

  Transportation Demand Management and Parking Minimums

Agenda

Minutes

October 2, 2019 

  City Planning Commission

  Transportation Demand Management

Agenda

Minutes

July 17, 2019 

  City Planning Commission

  Transportation Demand Management and Parking Requirements

Agenda

Minutes

May 1, 2019 

  City Planning Commission

  Parking Referrals

Agenda

Minutes

February 6, 2019 

  City Planning Commission

  Green Affordable Housing Referrals

Agenda

Minutes 

 

CONTACT

For questions or comments about the project, please contact Justin Horner, Associate Planner at TDMProgram@cityofberkeley.info.

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