ARTICLE 25. BURBANK CENTER OVERLAY ZONE

DIVISION 1. PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS

10-1-2501: PURPOSE:

This Article creates an overlay zoning area, called the Burbank Center (“Burbank Center”) which contains a series of zoning classifications for the Burbank Center. This zone incorporates a number of transportation demand management goals and strategies, including the reduction of traffic impacts of future development by decreasing the dependency of future employees on private vehicles by providing viable public transit alternatives.

The Burbank Center overlay zone regulates commercial and industrial land located within the boundaries of the Burbank Center in relation to land use, density, height, and setbacks, as well as specific aspects of parking, landscaping and signs. The Overlay Zone is intended to supplement and override the existing zones; in the event that a development standard is not provided for in the Burbank Center Overlay Zone Ordinance, the development regulations of the Burbank Municipal Code for the underlying or specified zone shall apply. Parcels which retain non-overlay zoning (i.e., all property without a BC prefix to zone except for the Commercial Manufacturing (“CM”) Zone) shall comply with applicable development standards of this Article. The boundaries of the Burbank Center are delineated as follows:

[Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2502: DEFINITIONS:

For the purposes of this article, the following definitions shall apply. Words or phrases not defined in this section shall be construed as defined in the Burbank Municipal Code. This section only includes words or phrases which are not defined elsewhere in this Chapter.

CIVIC CENTER: Encompasses a six (6) block area bounded by San Fernando Boulevard, north to Palm Avenue, east to Glenoaks Boulevard, south to Angeleno Avenue, then west to San Fernando Boulevard.

TRANSIT CENTER: As defined by the 1993 Congestion Management Plan (CMP) for Los Angeles County, and as it may be amended, is a fixed facility that consolidates and supports passenger loading, and includes Passenger rail stations such as those along the Metro Red Line, Blue Line and Metrolink, and Major bus transfer centers served by at least eight (8) bus lines, including fixed route shuttles, and providing a sheltered waiting area, signage with a listing of bus routes to the Center, and bus bays restricted to bus use. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

DIVISION 2. BURBANK CENTER COMMERCIAL RETAIL-PROFESSIONAL (BCC-1) ZONE (DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL)

10-1-2503: PURPOSE:

The Burbank Center Commercial Retail Professional (BCC-1) Zone allows for commercial retail and office uses geared towards a downtown village concept, including an allowance for residential uses above commercial uses on the same property. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2503.5: GENERAL PLAN CONSISTENCY:

In the BCC-1 Zone, all uses shall be consistent with the maximum FAR and maximum residential density, as prescribed in the General Plan, as follows:

General Plan Land Use Designation

Maximum FAR

Maximum Residential Density1

Corridor Commercial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Regional Commercial

1.25 FAR

58 units/acre

Downtown Commercial

2.5 FAR

87 units/acre

South San Fernando Commercial

1.25 FAR

43 units/acre

North Victory Commercial/Industrial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Rancho Commercial

0.6 FAR

20 units/acre

Media District Commercial

1.1 FAR

58 units/acre

Golden State Commercial/Industrial

1.25 FAR

27 units/acre

Institutional

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Open Space

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Airport

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

1 with discretionary approval

[Added by Ord. No. 3839, eff. 5/24/13.]

10-1-2504: USES IN THE BCC-1 ZONE:

In the BCC-1 Zone, uses are allowed as set forth in Section 10-1-502. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97; Amended by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]

10-1-2505 AND 2506:  

[Deleted by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]

10-1-2507: PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS:

Except as modified by Division 7 of this Article, all development shall comply with the standards of the C-1 Zone, specifically Section10-1-705 et seq. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

DIVISION 3. BURBANK CENTER COMMERCIAL LIMITED BUSINESS (BCC-2) ZONE

10-1-2508: PURPOSE:

The Burbank Center Commercial Limited Business (BCC-2) Zone is intended for the development of retail centers and commercial and professional office complexes in the Burbank Center Plan area serving the shopping and personal service needs of both the surrounding residential areas and the region. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2508.5: GENERAL PLAN CONSISTENCY:

In the BCC-2 Zone, all uses shall be consistent with the maximum FAR and maximum residential density, as prescribed in the General Plan, as follows:

General Plan Land Use Designation

Maximum FAR

Maximum Residential Density1

Corridor Commercial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Regional Commercial

1.25 FAR

58 units/acre

Downtown Commercial

2.5 FAR

87 units/acre

South San Fernando Commercial

1.25 FAR

43 units/acre

North Victory Commercial/Industrial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Rancho Commercial

0.6 FAR

20 units/acre

Media District Commercial

1.1 FAR

58 units/acre

Golden State Commercial/Industrial

1.25 FAR

27 units/acre

Institutional

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Open Space

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Airport

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

1 with discretionary approval

[Added by Ord. No. 3839, eff. 5/24/13.]

10-1-2509: USES IN THE BCC-2 ZONE:

In the BCC-2 Zone, uses are allowed as set forth in Section 10-1-502. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97; Amended by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]

10-1-2510, 2511 AND 2512:  

[Deleted by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]

10-1-2513: PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS:

Except as modified by Division 7 of this Article, all development shall comply with the standards of the C-2 Zone, specifically Section10-1-712 et seq. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

DIVISION 4. BURBANK CENTER COMMERCIAL GENERAL BUSINESS (BCC-3) ZONE

10-1-2514: PURPOSE:

The Burbank Center Commercial General Business (BCC-3) Zone is intended for limited types of general business establishments, mixed use commercial/office/residential development, and other commercial uses in the Burbank Center Plan area which are compatible with mixed-use residential projects and which rely on the traffic on abutting arterials, and on residents living in mixed-use projects in this zone and in adjacent residential areas, for patronage. [Added by Ord. No. 3466, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2514.5: GENERAL PLAN CONSISTENCY:

In the BCC-3 Zone, all uses shall be consistent with the maximum FAR and maximum residential density, as prescribed in the General Plan, as follows:

General Plan Land Use Designation

Maximum FAR

Maximum Residential Density1

Corridor Commercial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Regional Commercial

1.25 FAR

58 units/acre

Downtown Commercial

2.5 FAR

87 units/acre

South San Fernando Commercial

1.25 FAR

43 units/acre

North Victory Commercial/Industrial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Rancho Commercial

0.6 FAR

20 units/acre

Media District Commercial

1.1 FAR

58 units/acre

Golden State Commercial/Industrial

1.25 FAR

27 units/acre

Institutional

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Open Space

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Airport

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

1 with discretionary approval

[Added by Ord. No. 3839, eff. 5/24/13.]

10-1-2515: USES IN THE BCC-3 ZONE:

In the BCC-3 Zone, uses are allowed as set forth in Section 10-1-502. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97; Amended by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]

10-1-2516, 2517 AND 2518:  

[Deleted by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]

10-1-2519: PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS:

Except as modified by Division 7 of this Article, all development shall comply with the standards of the C-3 Zone, specifically Section10-1-718 et seq. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

DIVISION 5. AUTOMOBILE DEALERSHIP (AD) ZONE

10-1-2519.1: PURPOSE:

The Automobile Dealership (AD) Zone is intended to provide within the City an area devoted primarily to new car sales. For the purposes of this AD Zone, the primary permitted use is the sales of new automobiles. Used car sales, automobile repair, incidental retail, and restaurants that serve the dealership are permitted as ancillary uses only. [Added by Ord. No. 3522, eff. 8/10/99.]

10-1-2519.1.5: GENERAL PLAN CONSISTENCY:

In the AD Zone, all uses shall be consistent with the maximum FAR and maximum residential density, as prescribed in the General Plan, as follows:

General Plan Land Use Designation

Maximum FAR

Maximum Residential Density1

Corridor Commercial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Regional Commercial

1.25 FAR

58 units/acre

Downtown Commercial

2.5 FAR

87 units/acre

South San Fernando Commercial

1.25 FAR

43 units/acre

North Victory Commercial/Industrial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Rancho Commercial

0.6 FAR

20 units/acre

Media District Commercial

1.1 FAR

58 units/acre

Golden State Commercial/Industrial

1.25 FAR

27 units/acre

Institutional

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Open Space

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Airport

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

 

1 with discretionary approval

[Added by Ord. No. 3839, eff. 5/24/13.]

10-1-2519.2: USES IN THE AD ZONE:

In the AD Zone, uses are allowed as set forth in Section 10-1-502. [Added by Ord. No. 3522, eff. 8/10/99.]

10-1-2519.3: PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS:

All development in the AD Zone shall comply with the development standards of the BCC-3 Zone. [Added by Ord. No. 3522, eff. 8/10/99.]

10-1-2519.4: DEVELOPMENT REVIEW:

Unless specifically exempted by Section 10-1-1914 of this Code, no structure shall be erected in the AD Zone, nor shall any permits related thereto be issued until an application for Development Review has been submitted to an approved by the Director, as provided in Division 2, Article 19 of this chapter. These permits include but are not limited to site preparation permits such as demolition permits and grading permits. [Added by Ord. 3522, eff. 8/10/99.]

DIVISION 6. BURBANK CENTER COMMERCIAL MANUFACTURING (BCCM) ZONE

10-1-2520: PURPOSE:

The Burbank Center Commercial Manufacturing (BCCM) Zone is intended to combine selected provisions of the C-4 Commercial Zone and the M-1 Industrial Zone to provide for the development of mixed commercial and light industrial uses, such as office/industrial parks. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2520.5: GENERAL PLAN CONSISTENCY:

In the BCCM Zone, all uses shall be consistent with the maximum FAR and maximum residential density, as prescribed in the General Plan, as follows:

General Plan Land Use Designation

Maximum FAR

Maximum Residential Density1

Corridor Commercial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Regional Commercial

1.25 FAR

58 units/acre

Downtown Commercial

2.5 FAR

87 units/acre

South San Fernando Commercial

1.25 FAR

43 units/acre

North Victory Commercial/Industrial

1.0 FAR

27 units/acre

Rancho Commercial

0.6 FAR

20 units/acre

Media District Commercial

1.1 FAR

58 units/acre

Golden State Commercial/Industrial

1.25 FAR

27 units/acre

Institutional

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Open Space

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

Airport

Max. floor area determined by Zoning

--

1 with discretionary approval

[Added by Ord. No. 3839, eff. 5/24/13.]

10-1-2521: USES IN THE BCCM ZONE:

In the BCCM Zone, uses are allowed as set forth in Section 10-1-502. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97; Amended by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]]

10-1-2522 AND 2523:  

[Deleted by Ord. No. 3504, eff. 12/26/98.]

10-1-2524: PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS:

Except as modified by Division 7 of this Article, all development shall comply with the standards of the C-4 Zone, specifically Section10-1-724 et seq. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

DIVISION 7. PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR BURBANK CENTER PLAN AREA

10-1-2525: APPLICABILITY OF STANDARDS:

All development of industrially or commercially zoned properties shall comply with the development standards of the respective division of Article 7, except as specified in this Division. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2526: M-1 RESTRICTED INDUSTRY:

The following additional development standards shall be required for M-1 property:

1.    All properties abutting or adjacent residentially-zoned property shall maintain a 150 foot buffer area on-site, measured from the industrial property line, within which no hazardous materials as defined by the Burbank Fire Department may be used or stored.

2.    A five (5)-foot landscaped setback shall also be provided for those portions of the property fronting a public right of way adjacent to residentially zoned property. Landscaping for this area shall be provided as required by Section 10-1-806 of the BMC. In addition, a six (6) foot high masonry wall shall be constructed along the industrial property line behind the aforementioned five (5)-foot setback along the entire length of the property abutting or adjacent to the residential zone, except for those points necessary for ingress and egress.

3.    For all industrial properties abutting or adjacent to residentially-zoned property, no deliveries or pick-ups of products and supplies may be conducted during nighttime hours, as defined in Section 9-3-202 of this Code.

4.    All loading zones and docks must be located as far as possible from the residential property line. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2527: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT AS PART OF A COMMERCIAL MIXED USE PROJECT:

In the BCC-1, BCC-2 and BCC-3 zones, residential uses shall be permitted by Conditional Use Permit on the levels above the ground floor, with an allowable density based on the R-4 Zone. All R-4 development standards shall apply, with the exception of setbacks and landscaping of setbacks, which shall conform to the development standards of the respective C-1 or C-2 Zone classification. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2528: RESIDENTIAL-ONLY DEVELOPMENT IN COMMERCIAL ZONES:

Residential-only development shall be permitted by Conditional Use Permit exclusively in areas zoned BCC-3, located on the west side of Glenoaks Boulevard between Verdugo and Cypress Avenues, and on the east side of San Fernando Boulevard between Verdugo Avenue and Alameda Avenue if more than 300 feet from any intersections of two (2) arterial roadways. Residential-only development shall not be permitted in the BCC-3 Zone located on the west side of Victory Boulevard between Chandler Boulevard and Clark Avenue. Any residential-only development shall comply with all R-4 Residential Zone development standards, including setbacks and landscaping of setbacks. The allowable density is based on the R-4 Zone. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2529: RESIDENTIAL DENSITY BONUS:

A residential density bonus of up to 25 percent shall be permitted (up to the maximum density permitted under the General Plan) for low and moderate income housing, as specified in Section 10-1-635. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2530: STRUCTURE HEIGHT:

1.    The maximum allowable height for all structures within the BCP area shall be as follows:

Distance from R-1 or R-2 Zoned Lot Line

Maximum Allowable Height

0-25 feet

1 foot height for each 1 foot of distance from R-1 or R-2 lot line for any part of structure

25-50 feet

25 feet (roof and architectural features may exceed the maximum height, up to 35 feet, if a 45 degree is maintained)

50-150 feet

35 feet

150-300 feet

50 feet

Greater than 300 feet

70 feet (90 feet within the Civic Center Area)

Greater than 500 feet

164 feet (or 12 stories) via Conditional Use Permit

Greater than 500 feet

205 feet (or 15 stories) via Planned Development

2.    Height shall be measured from the average of the natural grade elevations of the corners of the property. For buildings up to 70 feet (90 feet in Civic Center), maximum height shall be measured to the ceiling height of the highest room permitted for human occupancy. For all other buildings, height shall be measured to the highest portion of the structure.

3.    Rooftop mechanical, storage and building circulation facilities are excluded from height limits, provided that these facilities do not occupy more than one-third (1/3) the area of the roof and are located in the interior of the roof area.

4.    A Conditional Use Permit is not required for buildings in the Burbank Center Plan area to exceed 35 feet in height up to a maximum height of 70 feet, if in compliance with the above distance requirements from R-1 and R-2 zoned properties. Properties within one -quarter (1/4) mile of the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center (RITC) and more than 500 feet from an R-1 or R-2 property may exceed the 70 foot height limit if approved through the Conditional Use Permit process up to 15 stories or 205 feet in height.

5.    Properties within one-quarter (1/4) mile of a regional intermodal transit center and more than 500 feet from an R-1 or R-2 zoned property may exceed the 12-story (164 foot) height limit up to a height of 15 stories or 205 feet through the City’s Planned Development process if the goals of the Plan, such as exceptional pedestrian linkages to passenger rail stations, are met (see definition of “transit center” under Section 10-1-2502). Exceptions to the above stairstep height limits may be specifically requested through either a Variance or a Planned Development. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2531: BUILDING SETBACKS:

A.    All structures shall provide the setbacks established in the respective C-1, C-2, C-3, M-1 and M-2 Zone. Structures in the BCCM Zone shall provide the setbacks established in the C-4 Zone.

B.    Uses Within Setbacks within commercial zones (including BCCM Zone).

The entire setback may be used for an open air restaurant, or half the required setback may be occupied by a one story structure reserved exclusively by covenant for retail uses. Open air seating may be located on top of this single story retail structure.

C.    Parking Lot Design Standards.

The required setback shall not be used for surface parking. Surface parking shall not be located between the structure that it serves and any primary or secondary pedestrian route. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/96.]

10-1-2532: LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE IN REQUIRED SETBACK AREAS:

Any required front setback area shall have an automatic irrigation system and the planted material required by Code shall be continuously maintained. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2533: DEVELOPMENT REVIEW:

Unless specifically exempted by this Code, no structure shall be erected within the Burbank Center Plan Area until plans have been submitted for Development Review and approved by the Director as provided in Division 2, Article 19 of Title 10 of the Burbank Municipal Code. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

DIVISION 8. TRANSPORTATION DEMAND MANAGEMENT

10-1-2534: PURPOSE AND DEFINITIONS:

A significant number of the work trips projected in the Burbank Center will be accommodated not by increasing the capacity of the street system, but by reducing the demand for additional street capacity through Transportation Demand Management (TDM). TDM is defined as “measures designed to reduce peak-hour vehicle trips, including ridesharing, carpooling, work hour changes, and use of public transportation.”

The purposes of requiring TDM efforts to reduce employee dependency on single occupancy automobile transit and the related impacts, are as follows.

A.    Minimize private vehicle peak-hour commute trips from new and existing employer development.

B.    Reduce the traffic impacts within the community and region with a reduction in the number of vehicles and total vehicle miles traveled.

C.    Reduce the vehicular emissions, energy use and ambient noise levels by a reduction in the number of vehicular trips, total vehicle miles traveled, and traffic congestion through a decrease in peak-hour commute trips, as well as maintain a level of service (LOS) D or better on streets, arterials and highways.

D.    Minimize the percentage of employees traveling to and from work at the same time and during peak-hour schedules by encouraging modified work schedules.

E.    Promote or increase work-related transit use, ridesharing, and bicycling to minimize parking needs and to keep critical intersections from severe overload.

F.    Decrease the governmental economic costs of transportation improvements.

G.    Maximize the use of commute modes other than single occupancy vehicle through use of TDM, transportation systems management (TSM), and transportation facilities development (new and existing).

H.    To assist employers in meeting the requirements of Rule 2202 of the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and any subsequent federal, state or regional requirements, which mandate a diversion of employee dependency on the automobile. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2535: TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION:

Transportation Demand Management programs are largely implemented through the combined effort of members in an area-wide non-profit transportation management organization (“TMO”), a proactive organization formed so that employers, building owners, local government representatives and others can work together and collectively establish policies, programs and services to address local transportation problems. All developments and employers subject to the trip reduction requirements of this Plan shall be members of a non-profit TMO. The TMO would provide:

Promotion of shuttle service

Metrolink ticket and pass sales

Computerized rideshare matching services

Vanpool coordination

Guaranteed ride home program

Rule 2202 compliance assistance

The TMO shall work with its membership to achieve the trip reduction goals of this plan. The TMO shall report to the Community Development Director at least annually on the status of the programs and strategies of the TMO and its membership, and on p.m. peak-hour trip generation for all employees and developments subject to the TDM goals of this Plan, all to the satisfaction of the Director of Community Development. In addition to reporting the results of the trip reduction efforts of individual employers, the TMO shall report cumulative p.m. peak-hour trip generation for all employers and development subject to the TDM requirements of this plan to the satisfaction of the Director of Community Development.

Multi-family residential dwelling unit owners shall not be included in a TMO, unless units are contained within a mixed-use commercial residential project, in which the commercial development is subject to the TDM requirements of this plan. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2536: TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES:

The following paragraphs describe some of the transportation management strategies which may be used by the TMO and Burbank Center developers and firms located within the Burbank Center Plan area to reduce peak-hour commute trips as required by this plan.

A.    FLEX TIME AND MODIFIED WORK SCHEDULES.

Employers in the Burbank Center may set up programs to modify work schedules that require commuter travel between 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. An analysis of office requirements should be undertaken to determine what staff functions are best served before 8:00 a.m. and those that are needed after 5:00 p.m. to handle deliveries, late mail-outs, contact with the public, etc.

B.    VANPOOL PROGRAMS.

Employers located within the Burbank Center Plan area, with possible assistance from the TMO, can implement vanpool programs. Van procurement, vanpool matching, and vanpool fare subsidies are all examples of incentives and services employers could offer employees in their vanpool programs.

C.    CARPOOLS.

Employers may actively foster and monitor carpool formation. To encourage carpooling among its employees, the employer could provide matching information, free parking or preferential parking locations and other incentives to its employees who carpool. The TMO can also assist employers in this effort. All employers who operate a carpool program shall report program results to the TMO for its annual report to the City.

D.    TRANSIT RIDERSHIP AND BUS OPERATIONS.

Employers and/or the TMO may choose to promote programs to increase public transportation ridership. Such programs can include: transit route and schedule information, individual route planning and on-site transit pass sales.

Employers may also provide transit shelters or actual shuttle connections to various public transportation centers to make commuting by public transportation more convenient.

E.    SATELLITE PARKING.

Employers and/or the TMO may choose to provide required parking outside of the Burbank Center at satellite locations linked to the Burbank Center by a reliable shuttle service. The Community Development Director will process applications for satellite parking according to procedures prepared by the Director. The Director’s decision shall be appealable according to the provisions of the Development Review section of the Burbank Municipal Code.

The land costs to create satellite parking lots and structures could pose a significant hurdle to the use of this option. Consequently, a portion of the transportation fees charged to future development may assist in the funding of land acquisitions at transit centers in Burbank’s downtown and in the Golden State project area in order to assist those employers who can assign their employees to park at these locations and take the shuttle around the Burbank Center.

F.    NON-VEHICULAR COMMUTING.

Employers may encourage their employees to walk or bicycle to work by providing secure bike storage facilities, showers, lockers and offering monetary and other incentives for those non-vehicular means of commuting. Such other incentives include bicycle safety seminars, helmets, bicycle lights, free bicycle maintenance checks, and bicycle magazine subscriptions.

G.    PARKING MANAGEMENT.

Parking management includes various strategies in which parking policies and management are used as an incentive to rideshare or disincentive to commute alone. One of the simplest strategies is to provide carpools and vanpools with the most desirable parking spaces at a reduced rate or for free. A more comprehensive parking management plan, however, might discourage driving alone through relatively high parking fees. Furthermore, instead of directly subsidizing parking costs, employers could offer an equivalent cash incentive if employees use another form of commuting, such as carpooling, vanpooling or public transportation.

Reductions in the amount of on-site parking required by Code may be permitted through the Conditional Use Permit process, with the applicant demonstrating sufficient vehicle trip reduction measures incorporated into the project to justify a decrease in required on-site parking including the use of satellite parking as discussed above.

H.    MERCHANT TRANSIT INCENTIVES.

Burbank Center merchants can offer merchandise discounts, parking validation, transit coupons, valet parking for ridesharers, secure bike parking or other incentives to customers who arrive by public transportation, in carpools, vanpools or by non-vehicular modes.

I.    TELECOMMUTING.

Burbank Center Plan area employers can institute telecommuting programs which allow certain employees to work at home or from off-site work centers at least one (1) or two (2) days a week. The Southern California Air Quality Management Plan proposes that telecommuting even one (1) or two (2) days a week could account for significant work trip reductions in the near future. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2537: EXISTING DEVELOPMENT:

As of July 1, 1998, firms employing more than 25 employees shall report to the TMO at least once per year the efforts made to reduce P.M. peak employee trips and the actual reduction achieved. For the purpose of the Burbank Center Plan, PM peak hour is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The goal for all firms of 25 or more employees shall be a 2.2 percent reduction from the base rate in the peak hour employee trips by the year 2015. The base rate is the generation rate which corresponds with the appropriate land use in the City’s Development Fee Ordinance. Applicants may also propose base trip generation rates using the procedure found in BMC 10-1-2221. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2538: NEW DEVELOPMENT:

The goal of the Burbank Center Plan is for new developments containing one (1) or more firms with 25 or more employees to achieve a reduction in peak hour (4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) trip generation required of pre-overlay zone development in the year the building is occupied. For example, ten (10) years after adoption of the Overlay Zone, existing firms should have reduced peak hour trips by 2.2 percent annually for a total peak hour trip reduction of 22 percent. Therefore, any new development of a 25-employee or greater firm must achieve a peak hour reduction in employee trip generation 22 percent lower than the base rates in the first year of occupancy. Thereafter, these new developments shall achieve the average 2.2 percent annual employee trip reduction in order to meet the 38 percent reduction goal by the year 2015. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2539: APPLICABLE DEVELOPMENTS:

Firms which employ fewer than 25 employees which are located in a single development owned and occupied by firms with over 25 employees will be considered as part of the larger firm and subject to the trip reduction and reporting requirements of this plan.

Buildings receiving a building permit after the effective date of this plan shall be subject to the same trip reduction and reporting requirements as any firm of 25 or more people. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]

10-1-2540: TDM COORDINATOR:

All employers or developments subject to the requirements of this plan should have an on-site, trained transportation coordinator. This coordinator will be responsible for implementing all trip reduction efforts. [Added by Ord. No. 3467, eff. 7/19/97.]