13-452 Additional Parking Spaces for Health Care, Arts or Public Assembly Uses
The City Planning Commission may permit a parking facility listed in paragraph (a) of Section 13-45 (Special Permits for Additional Parking Spaces), where such parking facility would serve the parking needs of a health care, arts or public assembly use, provided that, in addition to the conditions and findings set forth in Section 13-45, the Commission shall find that:
(a) the proposed parking facility is either in close proximity to or on the same zoning lot as one or more of the following uses :
(1) a hospital or related facility, as listed in Use Group 4;
(2) a museum, as listed in Use Group 3;
(3) a theater, as listed in Use Group 8, or other performing arts venue; or
(4) an arena, auditorium, trade exposition or stadium, as listed in Use Group 12 or, where permitted by special permit, pursuant to Section 74-41 or other government agency approvals;
(b) an increased number of permitted off-street parking spaces in such proposed parking facility is essential to the operation of such health care, arts or public assembly use; and
(c) reasonable measures to minimize parking demand have been identified. For existing or enlarged health care, arts or public assembly uses, such measures shall have been implemented, where feasible, prior to application, and a commitment by the applicant shall be made, in a form acceptable to the Commission, to continue and, where necessary, improve upon and supplement such measures. For new health care, arts or public assembly uses, such measures shall be committed to in a form acceptable to the Commission.
The Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.