Sec. 27-347.  Required off-street spaces.

 

Off-street parking spaces shall be provided as follows:

 

(1)        Dwelling and lodging uses:

 

a.         Boarding/ rooming houses:  One parking space per each three (3) sleeping rooms;

 

b.         Dormitories, fraternities, sororities:  Two (2) parking spaces for each three (3) occupants, based on the maximum design capacity of the building;

 

c.         Hotels and motels:  One space per each rental unit, plus one space per each two (2) employees in the largest working shift and such spaces as are required for restaurants, assembly rooms, and other affiliated facilities provided;

 

d.         Manufactured home parks/Mobile home parks:  Two (2) parking spaces per each manufactured home dwelling/mobile home;

 

e.         Nursing homes, rest homes and convalescent homes:  One parking space for each four (4) beds, based on the designed maximum capacity of the building, plus one parking space for each employee or staff member;

 

f.          Single-family residential uses:  Two (2) spaces per dwelling unit;

 

g.         Two-family and multiple-family residential uses:  Two (2) spaces per dwelling unit.  Two-family and multiple-family dwelling units designed specifically for the elderly or disabled, one space per two (2) dwelling units.

 

(2)        Commercial and industrial uses:  All business and commercial establishments, except those specified hereafter:  At least one parking space for each three hundred (300) square feet of floor area.

 

a.         All uses located in the agricultural district:  One parking space for each six hundred (600) square feet devoted to retail uses;

 

b.         Automobile, truck, recreational vehicle and mobile home sales and rental lots:  One parking space for each two thousand (2,000) square feet of open sales lot area devoted to the sale, display and rental of said vehicles, plus one parking space for each employee;

 

c.         Automobile salvage yards:  One parking space for each employee, plus one parking space for each ten thousand (10,000) square feet of storage area;

 

d.         Automobile wrecking yards:  One parking space for each two (2) employees, plus one space for each ten thousand (10,000) square feet of storage area;

 

e.         Automobile laundries:  Four (4) parking spaces for each stall in a self-service establishment, and three (3) parking spaces for each twenty (20) linear feet in attendant-operated establishments;

 

f.          Automobile service stations:  Two (2) parking spaces for each service bay, plus one for each employee, but not less than five (5) parking spaces;

 

g.         Automobile wash:  Five (5) holding spaces for each car washing stall plus two (2) drying spaces for each car washing stall;

 

h.         Bowling alleys:  Five (5) parking spaces for each alley, plus such additional space as may be required herein for affiliated uses, such as restaurants and the like;

 

i.          Cartage, express, parcel delivery and freight terminal establishments:  One parking space for each two (2) employees in the largest working shift in a twenty-four hour period, plus one parking space for each vehicle maintained on the premises;

 

j.          Dental and medical clinics:  Three (3) parking spaces for each examination or treatment room, plus one for each doctor and employee of the building;

 

k.         Establishments handling the sale and consumption on the premises of food, beverages, and refreshments:  One parking space for each three (3) persons, based upon the maximum number of persons that can be accommodated at designated capacity.  Drive-in restaurants shall have a minimum of ten (10) parking spaces;

 

l.          Financial, banks, business and professional offices:  One parking space for each two hundred (200) square feet of usable floor area;

 

m.        Funeral homes and mortuaries:  One parking space for each four (4) seats, based upon the designed maximum capacity of the parlor, plus one additional parking space for each employee and each vehicle maintained on the premises;

 

n.         Furniture stores, appliance stores, mobile home and recreational vehicles sale lots or showrooms, motor vehicle showrooms and new and used car lots:  One parking space for each four hundred (400) square feet of enclosed floor area and one parking space for each three thousand (3,000) square feet of open lot area devoted to the sale and display of motor vehicles;

 

o.         Manufacturing, production, processing, assembly, disassembly, cleaning, servicing, testing or repairing of goods, materials, or products:  One space per two (2) employees based upon the largest working shift in any twenty-four hour time period;

 

p.         Retail stores and shops:  One space per two hundred (200) square feet of usable floor area;

 

q.         Theaters, auditoriums, and places of assembly with fixed seats:  One parking space for each four (4) people, based upon the designed capacity of the building;

 

r.          Theaters, auditoriums, and places of assembly without fixed seats:  One parking space for each four (4) people, based upon the designed capacity of the building;

 

s.          Warehouse, storage, and wholesale establishments:  One parking space for each two (2) employees, as related to the working period when the maximum number of persons are employed on the premises.

 

(3)        Other uses:

 

a.         Hospitals:  One parking space for each two (2) hospital beds, plus one parking space for each two (2) employees (other than doctors), plus one parking space for each doctor assigned to the staff;

 

b.         Laundromats:  One space for each two (2) washing machines;

 

c.         Nursery schools and day care centers, public or private:  One parking space for each employee;

 

d.         Elementary, junior high and equivalent parochial and private schools:  Two (2) spaces for each classroom;

 

e.         High schools, colleges, universities and other similar public or private institutions of higher learning:  Eight (8) parking spaces for each classroom, plus one space for each two (2) employees; in addition, one space for each ten (10) seats in the main auditorium, stadium, or place of public assembly shall be provided.

 

(4)        Conditional uses:

 

a.         Districts permitted:  In order to provide off-street parking areas, the planning commission may, after public notice and hearing, grant, as a conditional use, the establishment of parking areas in any zoning district under the provisions further set forth in this section;

 

b.         Location:  Parking provided under this section must be within three (300) feet (along lines of public access) from the boundary of the use for which the parking is provided;

 

c.         Use:  The parking area shall be used for passenger vehicles only (nine (9) passengers or less), and in no case shall it be used for sales, repair work, storage, dismantling or servicing of any vehicles, equipment, materials, or supplies.  Only such signs as are necessary for the proper operation of the parking lot shall be permitted;

 

(5)        Loading and unloading regulations:  Loading and unloading space shall be provided off-street and on the same premises with every building, structure or part thereof hereafter erected, established or enlarged and occupied for goods display, retail operation, department store, market, hotel, mortuary, laundry, dry cleaning, office uses, warehousing, manufacturing, or other uses, involving the receipt or distribution of materials or merchandise by motor vehicle.  The loading and unloading space or spaces shall be so located to avoid undue interference with public use of streets, alleys and walkways.

 

(6)        Spaces required:

 

a.         For all uses in the O-D, C-1, C-2A, and C-3 Business Districts, loading facilities shall be provided in accordance with the following table:

 

Gross Floor Area of
Establishments in
Thousands of Square Feet

Required Number and
Size of Loading Berths
 1 -  10 1 - (10' x 25')
10 -  25 2 - (10' x 25' each)
25 -  40 2 - (10' x 70' each)
40 - 100 3 - (10' x 70' each)

 

b.         For all uses in the B-P, I-1, I-2 and I-3 Industrial Districts, loading facilities shall be provided in accordance with the following table:

 

Gross Floor Area of
Establishments in
Thousands of Square Feet

Required Number and
Size of Loading Berths
 1 -  10 1 - (10' x 25')
10 -  40 1 - (10' x 60')
40 - 100 2 - (10' x 70' each)

 

c.         For each additional one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet of gross floor area or any fraction thereof over one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet of gross floor area, one additional berth shall be provided.  Each such additional berth shall be at least ten (10) feet in width by seventy (70) feet in length. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 5052, 1, 2-17-09