An Ordinance of the City of San Jose Amending Title 20 of the San Jose Municipal Code (The Zoning Ordinance)
The proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (Title 20) would allow certain types of land uses and development that are located near transit and that include Transportation Demand Management (TDM) measures to have a reduction in the required number of off-street vehicle parking spaces on-site.
In 2013, San Jose, California amended its zoning ordinance to allow certain types of land uses and development located near transit and that include Travel Demand Management (TDM) measures to have a reduction in required number of off-street vehicle parking spaces. This regulation is an example of the type of transit oriented development (TOD) zoning that is becoming more common in communities around the country. The regulation allows a 15 to 50 percent reduction in minimum parking requirements for development projects with TDM programs. Qualified TDM programs include carpooling, vanpooling, on-site carshare parking, transit passes, electric vehicle charging, alternative fuel vehicle priority parking, guaranteed ride home, telecommuting, parking cash out, education and programmatic support, emergency transportation, on-site childcare and other services, transit shuttles, bicycle commuter facilities, and parking pricing unbundled from occupancy. San Jose’s regulations also require a minimum number of bicycle parking spaces depending on use that can range from one per site, one for every ten employees, or up to one per dwelling unit.
Effective 4/5/2013. Citation: Ordinance #29217