Piqua, OH asked in Land Use & Zoning for Ohio

Q: As the City, could I require that any newly developed parking lots require cross access easements and shared parking?

I'm interested in applying this standard to prevent erosion of the downtown area into a sea of parking, with landowners possessively protecting their empty parking lots rather than sharing the resource. Ideally, landowners would pay each other for the shared resource, but other than parking minimums and maximums, I am wondering if I can require sharing or if there may be some other route to managing parking demand.

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Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: Direct that question to your city attorney. It would have to be added by an ordinance approved by city council, amending the local zoning and building code, and could get opposition from property owners and developers.

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