Columbus creates EV parking ordinance with neighborhoods and businesses in mind

A recent amendment to the Columbus Zoning Code will encourage electric vehicle (EV) charging stations “at commercial and residential developments,” according to a post on smart.columbus.gov. Columbus City Council passed the ordinance that “off-street parking spaces dedicated to EV charging and located outside special parking areas will count as a required parking space and not count toward the maximum number of parking spaces” developers are required to include based on a business’s industry, location and size, according to the article. Prior to this ordinance, dedicated EV parking spaces did not count toward parking space calculations. The goal is to avoid “too few or too many parking spaces that could impede other businesses and residents.” For more, read the full article.

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