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Zoning plan reduces parking lot size, adds greenery

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus zoning plan reduces parking lot size, adds greenery
BY ROBERT VITALEParking lots in Columbus could be getting leaner and greener. City officials proposed a new set of rules last night that would allow developers to provide as few as half the number of parking spaces currently required outside some stores.

They’d be required, though, to landscape the equivalent of one space — with a tree included — for every 10 paved over.

“We see this as a significant green step forward,” said Mark Dravillas, manager of the Department of Development’s neighborhood-services division. “Most cities have suburban parking standards that are being applied to their urban areas.”

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