of Ann Arbor is considering amending Chapter 55, the Unified Development Code (UDC) to require Electric
Vehicle (EV) charging facilities for proposed development projects that
request a Site Plan for City Council approval.
intent of the proposed amendments is to encourage the use of electric vehicles
which generate lower carbon emissions than gasoline powered automobiles. By
requiring that new Site Plans for City Council approval provide EV charging
facilities, the proposed amendments will result in an increasing number of
charging stations throughout the City of Ann Arbor.
proposed amendments include:
the terms: Electric Vehicle, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Electric
Vehicle Supply Equipment, Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment
System, Electric Vehicle Charging System, EV Capable, EV
Ready, EV Installed, and EV Parking Space.
Section 5.19 Parking Standards to include: language on
applicability, EV charging levels and configurations, distribution of EV
stations, and barrier free parking requirements for the installation
of new EV facilities.
Off-street Parking Space Requirements Table to show how
many EV parking spaces will need to be installed for a proposed Site Plan
for City Council.
Readiness Draft Ordinance (PDF)
Readiness Draft Parking Table (PDF)
Report for July 7, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting (PDF)
These proposed amendments also include a section called “Renewable
Electrical Supply” which encourages developers to attempt to source their
electric power from renewable energy sources.