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Minimum Parking Requirements

Concerning parking requirements within metropolitan planning organizations.
2024 Regular Session
Local Government
Bill Summary

The bill prohibits a county or municipality, on or after January 1, 2025 June 30, 2025 , from enforcing minimum parking requirements for real property that is within a metropolitan planning organization. This prohibition does not prohibit a county or municipality from:

  • Lowering the protections provided for persons with disabilities;
  • Preventing a county or municipality from enacting or enforcing a maximum parking requirement; or
  • Enforcing any agreement made in connection with a land use approval to provide regulated affordable housing in exchange for reducing minimum parking requirements;
  • Being awarded funding for affordable housing that requires a ratio of a certain number of parking spaces;
  • Preventing a county or municipality from enacting or enforcing a minimum parking requirement for bicycles; or
  • The bill also allows a municipality or county, on or after January 1, 2025 December 31, 2025 , to impose Imposing the following requirements on a motor vehicle parking space that is voluntarily provided in connection with a development project:
  • That the owners of such a motor vehicle parking space charge for the use of the space;
  • That the owner of such a parking space contribute to a parking enterprise, permitting system, or shared parking plan; and
  • That such a motor vehicle parking space allow for electric vehicle charging stations in accordance with existing law.

Corresponding to this prohibition, the bill prohibits a local government from qualifying for a state gift, grant, or award on the basis of reducing a parking requirement or eliminating a minimum parking requirement.

The bill requires a county or municipality that is subject to the bill, on or after June 30, 2025 December 31, 2025 , to submit a report to the department of local affairs detailing the county or municipality's compliance with the requirements of the bill. The bill provides a process for the review of such a report. Lastly, the bill requires the department of local affairs, in consultation with the department of transportation, and the Colorado energy office, to develop and publish best practices and technical assistance materials concerning optimizing parking supply and managing parking.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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