By Brandon Brown | Phoenix Business Journal
The city of Chandler is looking at changing its zoning codes to be more favorable to ride share and autonomous vehicles, hoping it will bring more of these businesses to its streets.
On Thursday night, Chandler’s City Planning staff introduced an ordinance to amend parking and loading regulations in the city’s zoning code during the weekly city council meeting. With the increase use of ride-share services, the city said it would like to reduce parking demand and increase drop-off and pick-up areas.
“These zoning code amendments have many positive implications from increasing the amount of property available for revenue-generating activity, demonstrating to the AV industry that Chandler is ‘open for business’ and further reinforcing Chandler’s brand recognition as the Innovation and Technology Hub of the Southwest,” Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, said in a statement.