Cincinnati Revival Gets Boost With Parking Requirement Reform

Recognizing the obstacle to redevelopment and livability presented by its outdated parking requirements, Cincinnati leaders have reduced parking minimums in the central business district and historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, reports Randy Simes.

Pleas by urban advocates to reform Cincinnati's outdated parking policies have found a welcome reception within the city's leadership, as "an amendment to the city’s zoning code that eliminates parking requirements for many residential developments and substantially reduces them for others," was approved by Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory (D) earlier this month. 

“The goal of the ordinance is to encourage development in the urban core by permitting developers to determine their own parking needs for downtown developments,” explained [city council member Yvette] Simpson, who is vice chair of council’s Livable Communities Committee. 

“This ordinance will encourage private investment by reducing the amount of government regulation,” she continued. “This also encourages a walkable, pedestrian-friendly urban core, which is more attractive to residents and visitors.”

Full Story: City tosses out residential parking requirements

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