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AB-1139 Development permits: commercial shopping centers: pedestrian accessibility.(2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 65964.2 is added to the Government Code, to read:

65964.2.
 (a) As a condition of approving of an application for a permit for a development project a commercial shopping center, or for improvements to an existing commercial shipping center, a city or county shall require that the commercial shopping center include pedestrian accessibility improvements to make the commercial shopping center accessible to pedestrians, if both of the following apply:
(1) The site of the proposed or existing commercial shopping center is adjacent to another commercial shopping center or a residential area. For purposes of this paragraph, a commercial shopping center shall be considered to be adjacent to another commercial shopping center or a residential area if it is separated only by a public right-of-way.
(2) The proposed or existing commercial shopping center is otherwise inaccessible to pedestrians from that adjacent other commercial shopping center or residential area.
(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply:
(1) “Commercial shopping center” means a group of two or more stores that maintain a common parking lot for patrons of those stores.
(2) “Improvements to an existing commercial shopping center” means a project to develop or modernize a commercial shopping center or a project related to stormwater mitigation. “Improvements to an existing commercial shopping center” does not include any work done by a commercial tenant in a commercial shopping center.
SEC. 2.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.