§ 16-36.020. Off-street parking and loading requirements  


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  • In addition to the provisions of subsection 16-28.008(7), which shall apply and are incorporated herein the following parking requirements shall apply to all permitted uses. (See also sections 16-28.013 and 16-28.014.)

    1. Minimum parking: The number of off-street parking spaces required shall be as follows:

    a. For residential uses: One space per dwelling unit.

    b. For non-residential uses: Determined by the underlying zoning except in such cases where the underlying zoning has no minimum parking requirement whereas the minimum parking required shall be one space per 300 square feet of floor area.

    2. Maximum parking: No development, unless granted a special exception by the board of zoning adjustment, shall have parking in excess of:

    a. For residential uses:

    i. 1.25 spaces per each one-bedroom unit.

    ii. 2.00 spaces per each two or greater bedroom unit.

    b. For non-residential uses: The greater of the following either:

    i. Ten spaces greater than the minimum parking required; or

    ii. 25 percent of the minimum parking required.

    3. Minimum loading: The number and size of off-street loading spaces required shall be determined by the underlying zoning.

    4. Shared parking and loading:

    a. Reduction of on-site parking required may be granted by administrative variation subject to evidence of a shared parking arrangement within 600 feet of the property and not located either:

    i. Within districts R-1 through R-5, RLC or PDH; and

    ii. Immediately adjacent to single family dwellings in districts RG-1, RG-2, MR-1 and MR-2.

    iii. Said evidence of a shared parking arrangement shall include the following:

    a) A to-scale map indicating location of proposed parking spaces; and

    b) Written consent of property owners agreeing to the shared parking arrangement; and

    c) Copies of parking leases. Renewed leases shall be filed with the bureau of planning. Failure to file or lapse of such required lease agreement with the bureau of planning shall terminate said shared parking arrangement.

    b. Reduction of on-site loading required may be granted by administrative variation subject to evidence of a shared loading arrangement that avoids conflicting loading demands and not located either:

    i. Within districts R-1 through R-5, RLC or PDH; and

    ii. Immediately adjacent to single family dwellings in districts RG-1, RG-2, MR-1 and MR-2.

    5. Off-street surface parking lots:

    a. Shall be accessory to a permitted principal use only, provided that parking spaces serving another principal permitted use may use such facility for shared parking during non-normal business hours by compliance with the parking requirements of the underlying zoning.

    b. Shall not be located between a building and the street without an intervening building.

    c. No portion of any parcel on which a building has been demolished, destroyed, or otherwise removed shall be utilized for an independent primary park-for-hire surface parking lot.

    6. For office uses:

    a. All developments shall reserve and designate at least five percent of the employee parking spaces "Carpool Only." Such spaces shall be located near the building's employee entrance or other preferable locations within the employee parking areas as approved by the director of the bureau of traffic and transportation.

    b. All new parking structures shall be built to accommodate vanpool access at entry level. The minimum ceiling height for vanpools is eight feet two inches.

(Ord. No. 2007-09, § 1(Att. A), 2-28-07)