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Revised Backyard Infill Petition

(filed by Councillor Kathy Born)

Amend the text of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Cambridge by creating a new Section 3.14 to read as follows:

3.14 - Further Limitations on new Construction and Installation of Additional Accessory Parking Spaces in Residence A-1, A-2, B, C and C-1 Districts

Notwithstanding the provisions of this Ordinance affecting the above referenced residential zoning districts, the following further limitations with regard to the construction of additional gross floor area on a lot and the addition of new parking spaces on a any lot occupied by an existing residential structure shall apply in these districts until June 30, 1998:

(a) For any lot having one or more existing residential dwelling units, no additional gross floor area that extends beyond the existing footprint shall be permitted on the lot, in a separate detached structure or as an addition to an existing structure, that has the effect of creating one or more additional dwelling units; the inclusion of both a kitchen and a bathroom in said new gross floor area shall be deemed to be the creation of a new dwelling unit.

(b) For any lot baring one or more existing residential dwelling units, no additional accessory parking spaces shall be permitted that brings the total number of accessory spaces on the lot to three or more.

The provisions of this Section 3.14 shall not apply to the construction of affordable dwelling units sponsored by the Cambridge Housing Authority, a non-profit housing agency, the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust, or any other entity assisted by city, state or federal governments housing assistance programs meeting the objectives of Section 11.200 of the Zoning Ordinance.