§ 13.5  LOADING AREA STANDARDS.
   13.5.1   Minimum number of spaces required. Unless otherwise expressly stated in this section, loading areas shall be provided in accordance with Table 13-3, Loading Area Standards.
Table 13-3 Loading Area Standards
Use Type
Gross Floor Area (sq. ft.)
Minimum Number of Spaces
Table 13-3 Loading Area Standards
Use Type
Gross Floor Area (sq. ft.)
Minimum Number of Spaces
Offices
10,000 or more
1
Retail Sales and Service
3,000 - 14,999
1
15,000 - 49,999
2
50,000 - 99,999
3
100,000 or more
4 + 1 per every additional 100,000 sq. ft.
Wholesale and Manufacturing
Up to 15,000
1
15,000 - 49,999
2
50,000 or more
3 + 1 per every additional 50,000 sq. ft.
All other industrial uses except self storage)
Up to 15,0000
1
15,000 - 49,999
2
50,000 - 124,999
3
125,000 - 249,999
4
250,000 or more
5 +1 per every additional 125,000 sq. ft.
 
   13.5.2   Design standards.
   (A)   Minimum dimensions.
      (1)   Each loading berth or space required by this division 13.5.2 shall be at least ten feet wide by 60 feet long (or deep), with at least 15 feet of overhead clearance. Each off-street loading space shall have adequate, unobstructed paths for the ingress and egress of vehicles.
      (2)   Uses with less than 5,000 square feet of floor area which are required to provide an off-street loading space may provide a space which is ten feet wide by 30 feet long (or deep), with at least 15 feet of overhead clearance.
   (B)   Location. Where possible, loading areas shall be located to the rear of the use they serve. In addition, the loading area shall be located adjacent to the buildings loading doors, in an area that promotes their practical use.
   (C)   Delineation of loading spaces. All loading spaces shall be delineated by signage, striping, and labeling of the pavement.
   (D)   Access to a street. Every loading area shall be provided with safe and convenient access to a street, but in no case shall the loading space extend into the required aisle of the parking lot.
   (E)   Paving. The ground surface of loading areas shall be paved with a durable, dust free, and hard material, such as surface and seal treatment, bituminous hot mix or Portland cement, concrete, or some comparable material. Such paving shall be maintained for safe and convenient use at all times.