Open Space & Parkland

Posted by ewise23 Oct 05th 10:36 PM

The amount of open space required may not to exceed 1,000 square feet.

Wording error “may not to exceed”


Posted by ewise23 Oct 05th 10:39 PM

Common open space that is located above ground level may be covered if, at least one exterior side is open and unobstructed. A side is not obstructed if railings or balustrades are installed.

Is there a section in the build code that mandates “railings or balustrades” for raised open spaces? If so what is the section. If not, it should be mandated.


Posted by info Oct 05th 10:35 PM

the director may require that a reasonable portion of the total impervious cover permitted on the site be allocated to the dedicated parkland

This language has been brought forward from the current code. However, “a reasonable portion” is unclear – staff should consider developing a more definite limit on the amount that can be required (for instance, based on average impervious cover provided in city parks today).