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File #: O-403-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 7/16/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Title: Amending Toledo Municipal Code (TMC), Part Eleven, Subsection 1103.0207(B) and 1103.1519 regarding Downtown Parking Lot Fence Materials; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Plan Commission Report
Label
Zoning & Planning Committee

Title
Amending Toledo Municipal Code (TMC), Part Eleven, Subsection 1103.0207(B) and 1103.1519 regarding Downtown Parking Lot Fence Materials; and declaring an emergency.

Summary
SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
This request is a text amendment to clarify the materials used for decorative fence columns within the Downtown Overlay and within the Warehouse District Urban Neighborhood Overlay. The current text, which was reviewed via M-8-19 and approved via Ord. 355-19, is appropriate except that it offers the name of one manufacturer and product as an acceptable material. Plan Commission staff and the Law Department have concerns about a section of the Toledo Municipal Code that endorses a product by name. Also, Plan Commission has updated its Building Materials and Color standards since the passage of this text amendment to clarify the standards for building materials including brick. Staff recommends removing the reference to one product and simplifying the language to say that brick fencing in the Warehouse District and Downtown Overlay shall meet the requirements for brick outlined in our updated "Building Materials and Color" standards.

History and Context

The 2012 Warehouse District Plan proposed requirements for trees, shrubs, fences, and walls surrounding parking lots within the district. The plan outlined Standards for fences and walls: "All walls and fences used as part of visual screen shall be of uniform appearance and shall be set in a concrete base. Required ornamental metal fences shall be of actual or simulated wrought iron construction. Walls shall be of reinforced masonry construction, including decorative concrete masonry units." The 2017 Warehouse District Plan followed suit. In spring, 2019, the Department of Economic and Business Development representatives engaged in public and private meetings with stakeholders in the Downtown Overlay District and the Warehouse District, as well as city council, and provided u...

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