the owners of 6695 Dobbin Road
want to reduce the setback from Dobbin from the existing 25 feet to the county
minimum of 7 feet in order to accommodate 20 new parking spaces. Anyone who has
ever tried to get a parking space at the Frisco Grille can attest to the need
for more spaces. This is indicative of the changing nature of the Dobbin Road
corridor, originally conceived for more industrial type uses which
generally required fewer parking spaces.
Howard Hughes is seeking to reduce the number of parking spaces at the former
Rouse Company headquarters building. As part of the buildings redevelopment the
developer proposes to reconfigure the existing parking lots which will result in a
reduction of 98 parking spaces. Part of this reduction is due to mitigation of
storm water runoff. The reconfigured parking lot will treat “50% of the
existing impervious area for water quality within Micro-bioretention facilities
within the parking islands.”
This is a huge improvement over existing conditions that offers no storm water mitigation.
In both instances the parking ratios will remain in compliance with county zoning regulations for the new uses.