(9)   Underground Accessory Parking. 625
(a)   Criteria.
A floor area bonus may be earned by providing underground accessory parking, regardless of whether that accessory parking is required by Chapter 14-800 (Parking Design Standards). The intent of this section is not to expand the supply of parking in the RMX-3, CMX-4, or CMX-5 districts, but to encourage parking permitted by this Zoning Code to be constructed underground rather than at surface level or above ground. The bonus is available if the project meets the following standards:
(.1)   At least seventy-five percent (75%) of the accessory parking constructed shall be for the use of residents or occupants of the project, and no more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the spaces shall be rented on a daily, weekly, monthly, long-term, or any other term to any non-resident or non-occupant of the premises. This shall not prohibit the building owner from billing building residents and occupants for parking spaces separately from rent or other expenses.
(.2)   All of the accessory parking constructed shall be located below grade.
(.3)   The underground parking constructed must contain a gross floor area (including ramps) equal to at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross floor area of the ground floor of the primary building on the property where the underground parking is located.
(.4)   None of the bonus space gained from underground parking may be used to construct additional parking. 626
(b)   Bonus Floor Area. 627
The additional gross floor area earned by providing underground accessory parking is:
 
Additional Gross Floor Area, as Percentage of Lot Area
RMX-3
CMX-3
(within /TOD only)
CMX-4
CMX-5
100%
50%
200%
200%
 

 

Notes

625
   Amended, Bill No. 130764 (approved December 18, 2013).
626
   Added, Bill No. 190443 (approved July 24, 2019). See note 297 for sunset provision. Subsection (.5) deleted, Bill No. 210075 (approved March 29, 2021).
627
   Amended, Bill No. 170162 (approved July 11, 2017); amended, Bill No. 170498 (approved August 1, 2017).