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Off-street parking and loading facilities shall be required for all permitted and accessory uses in M1 Light Industrial Park Districts in accordance with this chapter. All parking and loading facilities on any site, whether required as minimums or optionally provided in addition to minimum requirements, shall comply with the regulations and design standards as set forth in this chapter.
(a) Required Off-Street Parking. Minimum parking requirements for selected uses permitted in the M1 Light Industrial Park Districts shall be as follows:
(1) For medical, professional and general business offfices, the minimum parking requirement shall be one space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area.
(2) For research and development, manufacturing and distribution services, the minimum parking requirement shall be one space for each 400 square feet of gross floor area.
(3) For storage and warehousing uses, the minimum parking requirement shall be one space for each employee on the largest shift for which the building is designed. One space shall be provided for each business vehicle.
(b) Design of Off-Street Parking Areas. The design and maintenance of off-street parking areas shall be as follows:
(1) Setback from street right of way. The minimum setback for parking areas that abut arterial streets is fifteen feet. The minimum setback for parking areas that abut industrial roads is thirty feet.
(2) Setback from side lot lines. The minimum setback for parking areas that adjoin nonresidential districts is ten feet.
(3) Setback from rear lot line. The minimum setback for parking areas that adjoin nonresidential districts is ten feet.
(4) Drainage. Driveways shall not exceed a grade of four percent (4%) and all parking lots shall be graded according to a drainage plan approved by the City Engineer.
(5) Lighting. Any lighting used to illuminate an off-street parking area shall be shaded or diffused so as to reflect the light away from the adjoining property and away from abutting traffic.
(6) Distance of vehicles from property line. All off-street parking areas shall be so designed and constructed that no part of any vehicle parked therein shall be nearer than ten feet from the property line.
(7) Landscaping. All off-street parking areas shall be landscaped and screened in accordance with Section 1143.06 .
(8) Driveways. Access driveways shall not be closer than sixty feet between centerlines. The centerline of a driveway on a corner lot shall not be closer than forty feet to the intersecting street line.
The junction of the driveway with the street pavement shall be extended on each side at a radius of at least fifteen feet to form an apron. The maximum curb cut shall be limited to the width of the driveway plus the radii of the apron. The intersection between the driveway and all sidewalks shall be designed so that there is no difference in the elevation between them.
(9) Parking space measurement standards. Each parking space shall be directly accessible from a drive or aisle and shall have a minimum rectangular dimension of not less than ten feet in width and eighteen feet in length for ninety degree parking; nine feet in width and twenty-two feet in length for parallel parking; ten feet in width and eighteen feet in length for sixty degree parking; and twelve feet in width and eighteen feet in length for forty-five degree parking, exclusive of all drives, aisles, ramps and other circulation areas and determined from an accurate plan of the area.
(c) Off-Street Loading and Unloading Areas. The design, required number and maintenance of off-street loading and unloading areas shall be as follows:
(1) Size. A required loading berth shall be not less than ten feet in width, sixty-five feet in length and fourteen feet in height, exclusive of aisle and maneuvering space.
(2) Access. Each required loading berth shall be located with appropriate means of vehicular access to a street or public alley in a manner that will least interfere with traffic.
(3) Surfacing. All loading berths and accessways shall be surfaced with concrete or asphalt.
(4) Accessory use. No space allocated as a loading berth or access drive so as to comply with the terms of this chapter shall be used for the storage of goods or inoperable vehicles or be included as part of the space requirements necessary to meet the off-street parking area standards.
(5) Required loading berths. The required number of loading berths shall be as follows:
A. Offices, research and development laboratories and testing offices having 5,000 to 10,000 square feet of floor area shall have one off- street loading berth, plus one additional berth for each additional 10,000 or fraction above 5,000 square feet of floor area.
B. Manufacturing, fabrication, processing, warehousing, storage, servicing or similar establishments having 5,000 to 30,000 square feet of floor area shall have one loading berth sixty-five feet in length, plus one additional sixty-five foot berth for each 20,000 square feet of additional floor area or fraction thereof.
(Ord. 2008-153. Passed 11-3-08.)