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File #: ORD. 2022-245    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 8/17/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action: 9/26/2022
Title: To amend and reordain City Code ?? 30-451.1, concerning the intent of the RP Research Park District, 30-451.2, concerning principal and accessory uses, 30-451.5, concerning yard requirements, 30-451.6, concerning screening requirements, 30-451.7, concerning requirements for areas devoted to parking or circulation of vehicles, 30-451.8, concerning height limits, 30-522, concerning sign regulations for the RP Research Park District, 30-630.1, concerning required yards on lots having more than one street frontage, 30-698.2, concerning emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing regulations, and 30-710.2:1, concerning special off-street parking requirements in the RP Research Park District; and to amend ch. 30, art. IV, div. 27.1 of the City Code by adding therein new ?? 30-451.2:1, 30-451.7:1, and 30-451.9.
Patrons: Mayor Stoney
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2022-245, 2. Staff Report, 3. Presentation, 4. Public Comment
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To amend and reordain City Code ?? 30-451.1, concerning the intent of the RP Research Park District, 30-451.2, concerning principal and accessory uses, 30-451.5, concerning yard requirements, 30-451.6, concerning screening requirements, 30-451.7, concerning requirements for areas devoted to parking or circulation of vehicles, 30-451.8, concerning height limits, 30-522, concerning sign regulations for the RP Research Park District, 30-630.1, concerning required yards on lots having more than one street frontage, 30-698.2, concerning emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing regulations, and 30-710.2:1, concerning special off-street parking requirements in the RP Research Park District; and to amend ch. 30, art. IV, div. 27.1 of the City Code by adding therein new ?? 30-451.2:1, 30-451.7:1, and 30-451.9.
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THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That sections 30-451.1, 30-451.2, 30-451.5, 30-451.6, 30-451.7, 30-451.8, 30-522, 30-630.1, 30-698.2, and 30-710.2:1 of the Code of the City of Richmond (2020) be and are hereby amended and reordained as follows:

Sec. 30-451.1. Intent of district.
Pursuant to the general purposes of this chapter, the intent of the RP Research Park District is to encourage development of [a technology research park] an innovation district with mixed-uses including residential, ground floor activation, and unlimited height and density as envisioned in the [downtown plan] City Center Innovation District Small Area Plan, approved by the Council by Ordinance No. 2022-010, adopted January 24, 2022. The area will become an engine for expanding life sciences industries within the Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical Area. The district regulations are intended to [promote an environment that is conducive to continued development of the research park and to accommodate the unique needs of research, development and laboratory facilities related to the medical, biotechnology and other life sciences indu...

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