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A. At the time of the erection of a structure or the establishment of a use, there shall be provided and thereafter maintained off-street parking facilities to accommodate the motor vehicles used by the occupants, customers, clientele, and employees of such structure or use as provided in this article. Such off-street parking spaces shall be used exclusively for off-street parking purposes. For any structure or use enlarged or increased in capacity, additional parking facilities shall be required only for such enlargement or increase. However, any interior alteration or interior enlargement of an existing structure or use, other than a dwelling, shall not require additional parking to be provided if the alteration or enlargement does not increase the total parking requirement for all uses in the structure by more than two (2) spaces above the amount of parking required for the entire structure on May 22, 1970.
B. The aggregate amount of required parking space for each type of use shall be not less than the following:
Type Of Use
Type Of Use
1 space per rentable room or unit
2. Theaters, auditoriums, and public assembly areas with fixed seats, including, but not limited to, churches and schools above the elementary level
1 space per 4 seats
3. Elementary schools and childcare uses other than family daycare homes
1 space per classroom
4. Public assembly areas without fixed seats
1 space per 28 square feet of such area
5. Eating and bar facilities located in the Business Triangle
1 space per 350 square feet of floor area
6. Eating and bar facilities located outside the Business Triangle that are less than 3,000 square feet
1 space per 350 square feet of floor area
7. Open air dining on public property and on privately owned portions of the Robertson Boulevard sidewalk
No additional parking required
8. Open air dining on private property
Parking shall be provided as required for indoor dining pursuant to this section except that the planning commission may establish parking requirements for open air dining areas that are different than those set forth in this section if the planning commission determines that the open air dining area will generate a need for parking different than the amount of parking required by this section or the planning commission determines that parking demand will be met by means other than those means specified in this section
9. Eating and bar facilities not governed by subsections B5 through B7 of this section
1 space per 350 square feet of floor area for the first 3,000 square feet of such area and 1 space per 100 square feet of floor area in excess of 3,000 square feet. However, 25 percent of the spaces required to be provided for a building or structure by subsections B1 and B10 of this section may also be applied toward the requirements of this subsection
10. Commercial uses not otherwise specified in this section
1 space per 350 square feet of floor area
11. Medical offices as defined in section 10-3-100 of this chapter, including all areas devoted to administrative or reception purposes
1 space per 350 square feet of floor area; provided buildings constructed before December 6, 1989, that received building permits before December 16, 2005, to restripe parking areas to increase the number of parking spaces and permit additional medical floor area in the building, shall maintain on site free validated valet parking for all medical patrons and maintain posted signage in the parking garage and in or adjacent to all medical offices indicating the availability of free validated valet parking for medical office patrons as required by the zoning code at the time such projects were permitted. Any building area converted to medical use on or after December 16, 2005, which relies on a valid restripe permit shall also comply with the above requirements.
12. Manufacturing uses
1 space per 500 square feet of floor area
13. Warehouse uses
1 space per 1,500 square feet of floor area
14. Exercise club
1 space per 100 square feet of floor area
15. Private training centers
For private training centers located in the Business Triangle: 1 space per 350 square feet of floor area for private training centers with up to 3,000 square feet of floor area. 1 space per 200 square feet of floor area beyond 3,000 square feet.
For private training centers located outside the Business Triangle: 1 space per 200 square feet of floor area.
For all private training centers: Provided, however, that if a private training center of more than 3,000 square feet of floor area is located in a building which has at least 1 parking space per 350 square feet of floor area, then the planning commission, as part of the issuance of a conditional use permit, may reduce the amount of required parking for a private training center to an amount no less than 1 parking space per 350 square feet of floor area. The planning commission shall not, however, approve any reduction in the required parking unless the planning commission determines that such reduction will not unreasonably burden the parking supply of the building.
16. Medical laboratories as defined under section 10-3-100 of this chapter
1 space per 350 square feet of floor area. Buildings constructed on or after July 1, 1999, may provide parking for medical laboratory uses at a ratio that is less than 1 space per 200 square feet of floor area upon the granting of a minor accommodation pursuant to the minor accommodation requirements set forth in this subsection and provided the parking ratio for the building is at least 1 space per 350 square feet of floor area. Buildings constructed before July 1, 1999, which have an existing parking ratio that satisfies the city's parking requirements in effect on February 21, 1961, may satisfy the 1 space per 200 square feet of floor area requirement for any new medical laboratory use by any combination of tandem and compact spaces and restriping provided an on-site parking attendant is present at all times during which access to the site is permitted. Any building constructed before July 1, 1999, which has an existing parking ratio that satisfies the city's parking requirements in effect on February 21, 1961, but cannot satisfy the 1 space per 200 square feet of floor area requirement as provided by this subsection may convert commercial space to medical laboratory space upon the granting of a minor accommodation pursuant to the minor accommodation requirements set forth in this subsection.
a. Minor Accommodation:
Where specified reduced parking for medical laboratory uses may be authorized under this subsection through the granting of a minor accommodation, the director of planning and community development may, pursuant to the provisions of article 36 of this chapter, permit such reduced parking provided the director of planning and community development finds that the number of parking spaces in the building has been maximized to the extent feasible and that the proposed reduction in parking will not have a significant adverse effect on traffic and parking in the area due to any of the following:
(1) The size or configuration of the building or portion thereof housing the proposed medical laboratory;
(2) The number and size of the loading areas on the site;
(3) The nature and number of deliveries for the proposed medical laboratory;
(4) The proximity of the proposed medical laboratory to schools and parks;
(5) The proximity of the proposed medical laboratory to neighboring residential areas;
(6) The existing concentration of other commercial operations in the vicinity of the proposed medical laboratory;
(7) The hours of the operation for the proposed medical laboratory.
b. General Prohibition:
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this subsection B16, under no circumstances shall a building located within 100 feet of a public school or active park be permitted to provide parking at a ratio of less than 1 regular stall size space per 200 square feet of floor area.
The Business Triangle area is defined for purposes of this code section as: the area bounded by the centerline of Santa Monica Boulevard North Roadway, the centerline of Crescent Drive, the centerline of Wilshire Boulevard west of Beverly Drive, and the first lot line north of Wilshire Boulevard for that area east of Beverly Drive.
C. For uses not mentioned, except a use requiring a special use permit, the requirement for off street parking for a use which is so mentioned and to which such use is similar shall apply but shall be not less than one parking space per five hundred (500) square feet of floor area. For uses requiring a special use permit, the requirements for off street parking shall be specified in connection with any special use permit which may be granted.
D. For mixed uses, that is a combination of the uses specified by this section, the total requirements for off street parking shall be the sum of the requirements for the various uses.
E. The determination of the type of use and the requirements for each use, or combination thereof, shall be an administrative function of the planning official, subject to the provisions of this section.
F. The planning commission may authorize the joint use of parking facilities under the following conditions:
1. Up to fifty percent (50%) of the parking facilities of a use considered to be primarily a daytime use may be used to satisfy the parking facilities required by this article for a use considered to be primarily a nighttime use.
2. A covenant as described in section 10-3-2734 of this chapter shall be recorded in the office of the county recorder, which covenant may include such reasonable conditions as the planning commission may impose.
G. Notwithstanding any other provisions regarding parking location and assignment of spaces set forth in this chapter, if an eating and bar facility requires more parking spaces than are provided on-site, the additional parking requirement may be satisfied through the use of off-site parking within seven hundred fifty feet (750') of the use site, provided that at a minimum the required parking spaces are secured through a lease that makes such parking spaces available from six o'clock (6:00 ) P.M. to ten o'clock (10:00) P.M. on weekdays and during operating hours of the eating and bar facility on the weekends. Additionally, on-site parking that is otherwise encumbered may be used to satisfy the required parking for a restaurant use as long as the required parking spaces are secured through a lease that makes such parking spaces available from six o'clock (6:00) P.M. to ten o'clock (10:00) P.M. on weekdays and during operating hours of the eating and bar facility on the weekends. (1962 Code § 10-743; amd. Ord. 1195, eff. 3-4-1965; Ord. 1256, eff. 11-1-1966; Ord. 1261, eff. 2-16-1967; Ord. 69-O-1371, eff. 1-15-1970; Ord. 70-O-1385, eff. 5-22-1970; Ord. 73-O-1473, eff. 7-19-1973; Ord. 73-O-1483, eff. 9-6-1973; Ord. 76-O-1601, eff. 4-15-1976; Ord. 84-O-1935, eff. 10-11-1984; Ord. 84-O-1937, eff. 11-1-1984; Ord. 89-O-2072, eff. 10-19-1989; Ord. 89-O-2082, eff. 12-7-1989; Ord. 92-O-2146, eff. 8-14-1992; Ord. 92-O-2149, eff. 9-11-1992; Ord. 93-O-2184, eff. 12-3-1993; Ord. 94-O-2205, eff. 8-5-1994; Ord. 95-O-2239, eff. 7-7-1995; Ord. 95-O-2247, eff. 11-10-1995; Ord. 96-O-2264, eff. 8-16-1996; Ord. 96-O-2266, eff. 10-18-1996; Ord. 99-O-2333, eff. 10-15-1999; Ord. 05-O-2489, eff. 12-16-2005; Ord. 11-O-2602, eff. 2-11-2011; Ord. 11-O-2615, eff. 12-16-2011; Ord. 14-O-2661, eff. 6-20-2014; Ord. 19-O-2789, 10-22-2019; Ord. 19-O-2796, 12-10-2019; Ord. 20-O-2798, 1-9-2020; Ord. 20-O-2824, eff. 11-10-2020; Ord. 20-O-2826, eff. 11-17-2020; Ord. 20-O-2831, eff. 12-8-2020; Ord. 21-O-2846, eff. 11-12-2021; Ord. 21-O-2852, eff. 10-26-2021; Ord. 22-O-2864, eff. 10-21-2022)