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All driveways, parking areas, waiting areas, and loading/unloading areas shall be constructed in accordance with standards established by the Municipal Engineer and the following:
(a) The improvements herein regulated shall conform to the requirements, Chapter 1151 (General Requirements for Improvements).
(b) Parking lots, loading and unloading areas and their associated improvements shall be planned, designed and constructed in accordance with the Planning and Zoning Code, Municipal Standards and Specifications for Storm Sewers, accepted land planning and engineering practices and standards and such other adopted regulations and requirements of the Municipality as may be applicable.
(c) Intersection of Driveways and Streets. The streetat its intersection with the apron of an access driveway shall be flared as set forth below:
(1) For one and two-family dwellings, the flair of the driveway shall begin a minimum of ten feet from the street pavement and shall be a minimum of three (3) feet plus one and one-half feet for curb transition on each side of the driveway at the street pavement.
(2) For all other uses, the flair of the driveway shall begin a distance from the street pavement equal to the width of the driveway and shall be a minimum of one-half (1/2) the width of said driveway plus one and one half feet for curb transition on each side of the driveway of the street pavement. No driveway flair shall be less than three (3) feet plus the required curb transition.
(d) Driveway Widths.
(1) A driveway for one and two family dwellings shall be at least nine (9) feet wide for each dwelling unit served. The maximum width shall be twenty (20) feet.
(2) For all other uses, the minimum driveway width shall be twenty (20) feet. The maximum driveway width shall be thirty-five (35) feet, unless otherwise approved by the Planning Commission.
(e) Installation of Improvements. Parking lot and loading areas and their associated improvements shall be installed by the developer, at the developer's expense, in accordance with the requirements set forth herein.
(f) Paving Specifications.
(1) All parking lots, including one and two family dwelling parking areas, loading areas, and the associated improvements and means of ingress and egress shall be constructed with concrete or asphalt paving.
(2) Paving materials to be used within public right-of-way or easement shall conform to the specifications in the Municipal Standard Specifications for Paving of Parking Lots, Loading Areas and Driveways (hereinafter referred to as the Municipal Paving Standard.)
(3) Specifications for paving outside the public right-of-way shall be approved by the Municipal Engineer for conformance to the Municipal Paving Standard, as applicable with accepted engineering practices and standards as well as the Planning and Zoning Code and use.
(4) Alternate specifications equal or superior to the Municipal Paving Standard may be approved by the Municipal Engineer.
(5) When in the opinion of the Municipal Engineer, and in accordance with accepted engineering practice a specification superior to those set forth in the Municipal Paving Standard is necessary.
(g) Grading and Drainage.
(1) The minimum permitted driveway grade shall be not less than 0.5% and the maximum permitted grade shall be no more than 12%.
(2) No parking lot shall be constructed, maintained, or used which diverts or changes the natural flow of water there from unless the drainage plan is first approve by the Municipal Engineer.
(3) All parking lots, loading and unloading areas, means of ingress and egress, and associated improvements shall be designed and constructed to contain storm water upon the use and provide connectors to the Municipal storm sewer system to drain the contained storm water. Excepting unusual circumstances, parking areas for one and two family dwellings shall not require storm sewers, but shall be graded to drain storm water to the Municipal storm sewer system.
(4) Storm sewers shall conform to the Municipal Storm Sewer Regulations (S.U. & P. S. Chapter 929), the Municipal Specifications for Storm Sewers.
(5) All grading and surface drainage shall conform to the Grading and Surface Water Drainage Regulations, Title Five, Chapter 1153.
(h) Street Curb Cuts. Cutting street curbs for driveways shall be done in accordance with the municipal specifications for curb cuts (See Municipal Specifications for Streets).
(i) Driveway Culverts. On existing streets where street drainage ditches are utilized for storm water management, driveway culverts pipes shall be required at the intersection of the driveway and the drainage ditch. The minimum culvert pipe requirement is 12 inch (I.D.) reinforced concrete pipe. The proposed pipe material, pipe size, and associated installation details shall be adequate to meet the storm water management and traffic needs of the particular location and shall be approved by the Municipal Engineer.
(j) Construction Inspection and Testing. Work within the scope of this Chapter is subject to Municipal inspection before, during, and after construction for compliance with the approved plans, municipal specification, and applicable regulations. The work and materials are subject to testing by the Municipality for compliance with the municipal specifications and applicable engineering standards. The cost of inspections and testing shall be paid by the project developer in accordance with the Schedule of Fees.
(k) The minimum number of off-street parking spaces, waiting spaces and loading and unloading spaces required for a use shall be maintained at all times and shall not be used for another purpose, unless specifically permitted otherwise.
(1) No person shall use an off-street parking space, waiting space or loading and unloading space for the storage of wrecked, junk, inoperable or unregistered vehicles.
(2) No person shall repair or service a vehicle in an off-street parking space, waiting space or loading and unloading space.
(l) Illumination in Open Areas. A Parking area shall be illuminated whenever necessary for security and public safety. Lighting shall comply with the regulations in Section 1147.19, Lighting Regulations.
(m) Curbs and Wheel Blocks/Bumper Guards. Appropriate bumper guards or barrier curbs shall be provided to contain the cars on sloping a surface, to prevent vehicle over-hang and other encroachment into required yards, walkways, sidewalks, aisles, parking spaces, landscaping or adjacent property. A curb, wheel block and bumper guard is material subject to the municipal specifications and standards and construction shall be by the Municipal Engineer.
(n) Marking. An off-street parking area for 5 or more parking spaces and all waiting spaces shall indicate by painting upon the surface, by raised directional signs, by marking or by other similar devices placed in the surface the location of each parking or waiting space, the location of a parking space, and the location and direction or movement along the aisles and access drives providing access thereto.
(o) End Islands. End islands shall be provided at the termination of parking aisles to insure adequate turn radius for drive aisles. End islands shall be designed in accordance with Figure 1155.29 and the International Traffic Engineers "Guidelines for Parking Facilities Location and Design".
(q) Maintenance. All parking areas, waiting spaces and loading spaces shall be maintained to keep it free from rubbish, paper and other loose particles. Signs, markers or other devices used to direct traffic movement and the location of parking and loading spaces shall be maintained to be visibile. Walls, trees, shrubbery, and the parking lot surface, shall be maintained in good condition. The property owner shall maintain parking lots and loading areas in good condition and repair to provide a continuous, hard, dustless surface, properly drained, and free of obstructions. (Ord. 2635. Passed 1-13-11.)