§ 15.13  CONSTRUCTION OR MODIFICATION OF PARKING AREAS.
   (a)   Where required. A parking lot permit is required prior to constructing, enlarging, replacing or resurfacing a parking area or changing the parking space or drive aisle dimensions of a parking area.
   (b)   Exemptions. A parking lot permit is not required for patching of up to 20% of a parking surface. All patching within a two year period is considered one project for the purposes of determining compliance with the 20% limit.
   (c)   Reviews. The proposed parking lot will be reviewed for compliance with city, state and federal requirements including but not limited to storm water management, wetlands protection (see city code Chapter 16), accessibility to the physically disabled, parking space and drive aisle dimensions and lighting. Modifications to any parking space and drive aisle dimensions requires approval by the City Engineer or designee. Modification in the public right of way requires a separate right of way permit.
   (d)   Storm water management. Storm water management pursuant to the requirements of city code Chapter 16 and the Comprehensive Surface Water Management Plan is required when at least 50 cubic yards or 5,000 square feet of subgrade is disturbed.
   (e)   Lighting code compliance. Removal or replacement of less than 50% of the parking lot surface on a site within a two year period requires that portion of the parking area to be brought into compliance with lighting standards (see city code § 21.301.07). Removal or replacement of 50% or more of the parking lot surface on a site within a two year time period requires all parking lot surface on the site to be brought into compliance with lighting standards. Removing parking lot surface material down to the stone base constitutes removal.
   (f)   Surfacing. The requirements for off-street parking areas and driveways are set forth in § 21.301.06 of this code. The requirements for driveway approaches are set forth in Chapter 17, Article I of this code.
(1958 Code, § 35.12)  (Ord. 73-69, passed 10-1-1973; Ord. 92-65, passed 12-7-1992; Ord. 2006-54, passed 12-18-2006; Ord. 2009-1, passed 1-26-2009; Ord. 2010-7, passed 3-22-2010; Ord. 2015-28, passed 11-2-2015)