Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, parking for mixed use developments located in the M-PD-5 zone shall be provided in accordance with this section.
   A.   Except as provided otherwise in this article, parking for all uses in a mixed use development shall be provided in accordance with the applicable provisions of this chapter. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the planning commission may modify the parking requirements for a mixed use development, as part of a planned development, if it finds that such modifications would advance the objectives of the M-PD-5 zone as set forth in this article.
   B.   Notwithstanding any other provision in this chapter, up to five percent (5%) of the parking spaces provided in a mixed use development in the M-PD-5 zone may be compact spaces and up to thirty percent (30%) of the total number of parking spaces provided for the residential units in a project may be provided through the use of tandem parking spaces.
   C.   Tandem spaces permitted by this section may only be provided for residential units requiring two or more spaces, and each set of tandem spaces shall only be assigned to a single residential unit. The dimensions of each tandem space shall comply with the parking standards adopted by the city council and on file in the community development department-building and safety.
   D.   All parking spaces in a mixed use development in the M-PD-5 zone shall be provided below grade. This provision does not prohibit above-grade truck loading areas and residential drop off and valet areas. (Ord. 20-O-2801, 2-18-2020)