Proposed Updates to Off-Street Parking Requirements
The City working on updating its off-street (parking lot) standards and requirements. The process, which began in 2019, included receiving feedback from developers and business owners; reviewing both local and national trends and best practices; and staff research.
Proposed changes are meant to modernize Burnsville’s off-street parking requirements to become more pedestrian and transit friendly; update development policies so that they no longer result in large and often underutilized parking lots; and provide flexibility for new uses on current underutilized parking.
Goals of the Update
Bring an outdated parking ordinance in line with current and modern best practices
Reduce regulatory and administrative barriers to development
Offer increased flexibility with development requirements when they align with City goals and policies
Work toward the City’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan priority of reducing paved surfaces within the City while still meeting user demand for parking
The City has created a story map to help describe the proposed off-street parking ordinance changes and goals.