October 12, 2017

ARTICLE V-STREETS,PARKING,ACCESS AND OFF-STREET LOADING AND UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS

Article V

STREETS, PARKING, ACCESS AND OFF-STREET LOADING AND UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS

SECTION

5-1 OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS

5-1.1 Certification of Minimum Parking Requirement

5-1.2 Combination of Required Parking Spaces

5-1.3 Requirements for Design of Parking Lots

5-2 OFF-STREET LOADING AND UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS

5-1 OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS

Off-street automobile storage or standing space shall be provided on each lot upon which any of the following uses are hereafter established. One (1) vehicle space shall be one hundred sixty-two (162) square feet in size (9 feet x 18 feet) and such space shall be provided with vehicular access to a street or alley. The number of parking spaces provided shall meet the minimum requirements for the specific uses as set forth below:

A. Single Detached Dwelling and Duplex: Not less than two (2) spaces for each dwelling unit.

B. Apartment, Townhouse, and Condominium: Not less than two (2) spaces per dwelling unit.

C. Boarding Houses and Rooming Houses: Not less than one (1) space for each (1) room to be rented.

D. Other Dwelling Units: Not less than two (2) spaces per dwelling unit.

E. Hotels, Motels and Other Tourist Accommodations: Not less than one space for each room to be rented plus one (1) additional space for each two (2) employees.

F. Any Auditorium, Church, Stadium, or Other Place of Public Assembly: Not less than one (1) space for each four (4) seats provided in such places of assembly. For places of public assembly where seating is not a measure of capacity, such as clubhouses, funeral parlors, etc., at least one (1) space for each two hundred (200) square feet of floor space devoted to that particular use shall be provided.

V-1

G. Manufacturing, Industrial or Wholesaling Use: Not less than one (1) space for each two (2) employees anticipated during maximum production, with a minimum of five (5) spaces provided for any establishment. For establishments maintaining space for the sale of products at retail, there shall be provided one (1) parking space for each five hundred (500) square feet of floor area devoted to retail sales.

H. Office and Professional Buildings: Not less than one (1) parking space for each two hundred-fifty (250) square feet of office space, or fraction thereof.

I. Retail Sales and Service Establishments: Not less than one (1) parking space for each two hundred (200) square feet, or fraction thereof, of floor space.

J. Medical or Dental Clinic: Not less than four (4) spaces per doctor, plus one (1) additional space for each employee.

K. Service Stations: Not less than five (5) spaces for each grease rack or service bay, or one (1) space for each fifteen hundred (1,500) square feet of lot area of fraction thereof, whichever is greater.

L. Restaurants: Not less than one (1) space per one hundred fifty (150) square feet of floor area, plus one (1) space for each two (2) employees. For drive-in restaurants, one (1) space per one hundred (100) square feet of floor area, plus one (1) space for each two (2) employees.

M. Shopping Centers: Five and one-half (5 1/2) parking spaces for each one thousand (1,000) square feet of gross floor area.

N. Other Structures or Uses Customarily Requiring Automobile Storage Areas: For buildings and uses not listed, the off-street parking requirements shall be determined by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

5-1.1 Certification of Minimum Parking Requirement

Each application for a building permit shall include information as to the location and dimensions of off-street parking spaces and the means of ingress and egress to such space. This information shall be in sufficient detail to enable the building commissioner to determine whether or not the requirements of this section are met.

5-1.2 Combination of Required Parking Spaces

The required parking space for any number of separate uses may be combined in one lot, but the required space assigned to one use may not be assigned to another use, except that the parking spaces required for churches, theaters, or assembly halls whose peak attendance will be at night or on Sundays may be assigned to a use which will be closed at night or on Sundays.

V-2

5-1.3 Requirements for Design of Parking Lots

A. Except for parcels of land devoted to one and two-family residential uses, all areas devoted to off-street parking shall be so designed and be of such size that no vehicle is required to back into a public street to obtain egress.

B. Each parking space shall be no less than one hundred sixty-two (162) square feet in area.

C. Entrances and exits for all off-street parking lots shall comply with the requirements of Section 3.090, of this resolution.

D. The parking lot shall be designed in such a manner as to provide adequate drainage and to eliminate the possibility of stagnant pools of water.

E. A parking lot for commercial or industrial uses containing ten (10) or more spaces shall be suitably paved with an all weather wearing surface or dustless material.

5-2 OFF-STREET LOADING AND UNLOADING REQUIREMENTS

Every building or structure hereafter constructed and used for industry, business, or trade involving the receiving or distribution of vehicles, materials, or merchandise shall provide space for the loading and unloading of vehicles off the street or public alley. Such space shall have access to a public or private alley, or if there is no alley, to a public street. The minimum required spaces for this provision shall be based on the total usable floor area of each principal building according to the following table:

Total Usable Floor Area Spaces Required for Principal Building 
(See Article II, for Definition)

0 to4,999 sq. ft. One (1) space

5,000 to 9,999 sq. ft. Two (2) spaces

10,000 to 14,999 sq. ft. Three (3) spaces

15,000 to 19,999 sq. ft. Four (4) spaces

over20,000 sq. ft. Four (4) spaces, plus

one (1) space for each

additional 20,000 sq. ft.

The Board of Zoning Appeals may reduce or increase this requirement in the interest of safety where unusual or special conditions are due consideration.

 

V-3