The Redlands Planning Commission voted to recommend City Council approve amendments that modify residential density and parking requirements for developments.
On Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Planning Commission approved Ordinance Text Amendment No. 360. The proposal amends Redlands Municipal Code Title 18 (Zoning Regulations) by modifying Chapter 18.92 to allow residential density with the existing provisions of Measure U and modifies on-site parking requirements for mixed-use development and multifamily attached residential development projects within one-half mile of a train station.
The commission also approved Specific Plan Amendment No. 22 to the Downtown Specific Plan. The proposal amends the Downtown Specific Plan (Specific Plan No. 45) to modify the on-site parking requirements for mixed-use development and multifamily attached residential development projects located within one-half mile of a train station.
The Planning Commission reviewed project plans for Village Partners Ventures and its proposal to redevelop the Redlands Mall. The commission took no action. The project proposal will return to the Planning Commission for a public hearing at a later date.
Zoning ordinance for parking
1. Residential attached units (apartments, condominiums, townhomes)
a. Units up to 999 square feet: One space per unit
b. Units 1,000 to 1,499 square feet: 1.5 spaces per unit
c. Units 1,500+ square feet: Two spaces per uni
d. Guests: 0.25 space per unit
e. Live/Work units up to 1,499 square feet: One space per unit.
f. Live/Work units 1,500+ square feet: See commercial.
2. Commercial uses (retail, restaurant, office, personal services and neighborhood-serving uses) within mixed-use multi-tenant buildings:
a. Ground floor: One space per 300 square feet of gross ground floor building area.
b. Upper floors: One space per 350 square feet of gross upper floor building area.
3. For mixed-use projects on property not within a one-half mile radius from a train station, required parking for the residential units is provided on-site in addition to commercial requirements. Up to 50% of the required guest parking spaces for the residential units can jointly use the required parking spaces for commercial use.
Amendment to the Downtown Specific Plan
Town Center and the Town Center-Historic Districts and Service Commercial District within the Downtown Specific Plan:
● Off-street parking is provided except for mixed-use projects and multifamily attached residential projects within a one-half mile radius of a train station. These are subject to the parking requirements in the Redlands Municipal Code.