The amendment will provide short-term and long-term bicycle racks for commercial and multifamily uses. It will also provide regulations on the dimension, material and location of bicycle racks.
Commissioner Rick Williamson, who opposed the amendment change, said the standards were not descriptive enough for developers who may find some challenges meeting the new requirements.
Chairman Bill Woodward said if it ever did become a challenge for a developer, the director of development services could have some say an allowing an exception to the developer.
According to the ordinance, short-term racks are placed closer to the main entrance of a building and intended for parking for less than three hours. Long-term racks are placed farther away and are intended for parking for more than three hours.
According to the standards, the bicycle racks will provide at least two bike spaces and be four feet wide by six-feet long.
The commission first called a for public hearing for the zoning amendment to take place in February. The commissioners later tabled the item for further review from the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and the development community.
Some of the concerns from the chamber and the development community ranged from the proximity of the bicycle racks to the primary building entrance to the necessity of a bicycle rack ordinance when the city has few bicycle lanes.
According to city staff, the need for a bicycle ordinance stems from the city implementing a hike and bike master plan. City staff also said the proximity requirement from the main entrance has been reduced to allow developers greater flexibility in finding an adequate location for bicycle racks.