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2023-4467 - Ordinance - 09/14/2023ORDINANCE NO. 2023-4467 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX A “UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE,” ARTICLE 5.2 “RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT DIMENSIONAL STANDARDS,” ARTICLE 7.3 “OFF-STREET PARKING STANDARDS,” AND ARTICLE 7.4 “ACCESS MANAGEMENT AND CIRCULATION,” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, REGARDING PARKING AND ACCESS STANDARDS FOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MH MIDDLE HOUSING ZONING DISTRICT; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; DECLARING A PENALTY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS: PART 1: That Appendix A “Unified Development Ordinance,” Article 5.2 “Residential Zoning District Dimensional Standards,” Article 7.3 “Off-Street Parking Standards,” and Article 7.4 “Access Management and Circulation,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, be amended as set out in Exhibit “A,” Exhibit “B,” and Exhibit “C,” attached hereto and made a part of this Ordinance for all purposes. PART 2: If any provision of this Ordinance or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid or unconstitutional, the invalidity or unconstitutionality does not affect other provisions or application of this Ordinance or the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, that can be given effect without the invalid or unconstitutional provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this Ordinance are severable. PART 3: That any person, corporation, organization, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, association and any other legal entity violating any of the provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punishable by a fine of not less than twenty five dollars ($25.00) and not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or more than two thousand dollars ($2,000) for a violation of fire safety, zoning, or public health and sanitation ordinances, other than the dumping of refuse. Each day such violation shall continue or be permitted to continue, shall be deemed a separate offense. PART 4: This Ordinance is a penal ordinance and becomes effective ten (10) days after its date of passage by the City Council, as provided by City of College Station Charter Section 35. ORDINANCE NO. 2023-4467 Page 2 of 6 PASSED, ADOPTED, and APPROVED this 14th day of September, 2023. ATTEST: APPROVED: _____________________________ _____________________________ City Secretary Mayor APPROVED: _______________________________ City Attorney ORDINANCE NO. 2023-4467 Page 3 of 6 Exhibit A That Appendix A “Unified Development Ordinance,” Article 5.2.B “Middle Housing Product Types and Dimensional Standards Table,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, is hereby amended to read as follows: B. MH Middle Housing Product Types and Dimensional Standards Table. The following table establishes dimensional standards that shall be applied within the MH Middle Housing zoning district unless otherwise identified in this UDO. MH Middle Housing Product Types and Dimensional Standards KEY: SF = square feet Product Type Live-Work Townhouse Reduced Setback Single- Family Single- Family Courtyard Houses Split-Lot Duplex Duplex Small Multiplex Medium Multiplex Min. Lot Area per Dwelling Unit 2,250 SF 2,250 SF 2,250 SF 3,200 SF 4,000 SF 2,250 SF 2,250 SF 1,500 SF 800 SF Min. Lot Width 25' 25' 25' 40' 40' 25' 50’ 60' (a) 80' Min. Lot Depth 90' 90' 90' 80' 80' 90' 90' 100' 100' Max. Number of Attached Units N/A 6 N/A N/A N/A 2 2 4 12 Min. Front Setback 15' (b) 15' (b) 15' (b) 15' (b) 5' 15' (b) 15' (b) 15' (b) 15' (b) Max. Front Setback 25' 25' 25' 25' 15' 25' 25' 25' 25' Min. Side Setback 5' 5' 5' (c) 5' 5' 5' 5' 10' 10' Min. Side Street Setback 5' 5' 5' 5' 15' (b) 5' 5' 5' 5' Min. Setback between Structures 10' 10' 10' 10' 10' 10' 10' 10' 20' Min. Rear Setback (d) (e) 40' 40' 40' 40' 20' 40' 40' 40' 40' Max. Impervious Cover 55% (g) 55% (g) 55% (g) 55% (g) 55% (g) 55% (g) 55% (g) (f) (f) Max. Height (h) (i) (j) 35' 35' 35' 35' 35' 35' 35' 35' 35' ORDINANCE NO. 2023-4467 Page 4 of 6 Min. Number of Stories 2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 Max. Dwelling Units/Acre (Subdivision Gross) 16 16 16 12 16 20 20 24 24 Parking Front/Rear (k) Front/Rear (k) Front/Rear (k) Front/Rear/ Side (k) Rear Front/ Rear (k) Front/ Rear (k) Rear Rear Notes: (a) For small multiplex products, lot width may be reduced to thirty (30) feet if the building is two (2) stories or taller. (b) The Administrator may decrease the minimum setback to less than fifteen (15) feet, but not less than five (5) feet, with an administrative adjustment if there are no utility or right-of-way constraints. (c) For zero lot line development, refer to the Lots Subsection of the General Requirements and Minimum Standards of Design for Subdivisions within the City Limits Section of Article 8, Subdivision Design and Improvements of this UDO. (d) The rear setback shall be increased by the width of the required landscaping buffer when abutting Suburban Residential, Estate Residential, or Rural land uses as depicted in the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use & Character Map. (e) The rear setback can be reduced to twenty (20) feet if abutting an alley or front or side parking is provided. (f) Maximum impervious cover shall be determined by an engineered drainage analysis performed in conjunction with the Drainage Section of the Bryan/College Station Unified Design Guidelines and approved by the City Engineer or their designee. (g) Additional impervious cover may be allowed as determined by an engineered drainage analysis performed in conjunction with the Drainage Section of the Bryan/College Station Unified Design Guidelines and approved by the City Engineer or their designee. (h) Public, civic, and institutional structures shall have a maximum building height of fifty (50) feet in this district. (i) Refer to the Easterwood Field Airport Zoning Ordinance regarding height limitations. (j) Shall abide by the Low-Density Residential Height Protection Subsection in the General Provisions Section of Article 7, General Development Standards of this UDO. (k) Front parking shall be allowed only when four (4) or fewer parking spaces are required on the lot. ORDINANCE NO. 2023-4467 Page 5 of 6 Exhibit B That Appendix A “Unified Development Ordinance,” Article 7.3.C. “Dimensions, Access, and Location,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, is hereby amended by amending Subsections 5 and 6, to read as follows: C. Dimensions, Access, and Location. 5. In the MH Middle Housing zoning district, single-family, duplexes, townhouses, and live-work units may locate parking in front of the structure as long as four (4) or fewer parking spaces are required, and the parking area does not exceed a size equivalent of fifty (50) percent of the front area as described above. 6. In the MH Middle Housing zoning district, courtyard houses and multiplexes shall locate parking between the rear plane of the primary structure and the rear property line. ORDINANCE NO. 2023-4467 Page 6 of 6 Exhibit C That Appendix A “Unified Development Ordinance,” Article 7.4.B.1.e “Shared Driveways,” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of College Station, Texas, is hereby amended to read as follows: e. Shared Driveways. The Development Engineer may require a shared driveway at the time of platting, development, or redevelopment of the affected lots. When MH Middle Housing lots take access from a public street to provide rear parking, one (1) driveway shall be allowed for every two (2) lots, unless a rear alley is provided. The Administrator may approve up to three (3) lots to take access from a single driveway for rear parking if a shared access easement is provided. See the example diagram below: MH Middle Housing Shared Driveways