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Gas Stations, Other Car-Centric Uses Banned From Transit-Oriented Areas in Sacramento

The city of Sacramento has implemented one of the most aggressively transit-oriented land use regulation schemes in the country.
December 14, 2018, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"New gas stations, drive-through restaurants and warehouses will soon be banned within a quarter-mile of Sacramento’s 23 light-rail stations under a new ordinance passed Tuesday by the City Council," reports Theresa Clift.

"The ordinance will also eliminate parking requirements for new housing developments within a quarter mile of a station, and require cannabis cultivation and manufacturing businesses and certain types of other operations opening within a half-mile of a light rail station to apply for conditional use permits with the city," adds Clift.

The city's hope with the new ordinance is to increase transit ridership, create incentives for housing development near transit stations, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle trips. The article includes more details on the new ordinance, as does an announcement published by the Mayor's Office of Civic Engagement and earlier coverage on the ordinance, when originally proposed in May 2018.

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Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in The Sacramento Bee
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