17-10-0900  Accessible parking (for people with disabilities).
   17-10-0901 Applicability. The accessible parking standards of this section apply to all new parking lots and to changes, improvements and maintenance of existing parking lots, including but not limited to sealcoating, resurfacing, remarking, fencing, curbs, walks and landscaping.
   17-10-0902 Required Parking Spaces and Passenger Loading Facilities.
      17-10-0902-A Nonresidential Occupancy. Unless otherwise expressly stated, accessible off-street parking spaces must be provided to serve nonresidential occupancies as follows:
Total Off-Street Parking Spaces Provided [1]
Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces Required
Total Off-Street Parking Spaces Provided [1]
Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces Required
1 to 25
1
26 to 50
2
51 to 75
3
76 to 100
4
101 to 150
5
151 to 200
6
201 to 300
7
301 to 400
8
401 to 500
9
501 to 1,000
2% of total
More than 1,000
20 plus one for each 100 over 1,000
 
[1] Motorcycle and bicycle spaces are not required to be counted in the total number of spaces provided.
      17-10-0902-B Residential Occupancy. When off-street parking is provided to serve residential occupancies that are required by the Chicago Building Code to have Type A or Type B accessible dwelling units, accessible parking spaces must be provided as follows:
Total Off-Street Parking Spaces Provided [1]
Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces Required [2]
Total Off-Street Parking Spaces Provided [1]
Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces Required [2]
1 to 50
1
51 to 100
2
101 to 150
3
151 to 200
4
201 to 250
5
251 to 300
6
301 to 350
7
351 to 400
8
401 to 450
9
451 to 500
10
More than 500
2% of total
 
[1] Motorcycle and bicycle spaces are not required to be counted in the total number of spaces provided.
[2] In addition, at least one accessible parking space each must be provided for a minimum of 5% of the units required by Section 18-11-1107.5.5 that receive HUD Section 504 federal funding (see Section 18-11-1106.2).
      17-10-0902-C Medical Facilities. Parking at outpatient facilities, rehabilitation facilities and outpatient physical therapy facilities must be provided as follows:
         1.   Outpatient Facilities. At least 10% of patient and visitor parking spaces provided to serve hospital outpatient facilities must be accessible.
         2.   Rehabilitation Facilities and Outpatient Physical Therapy Facilities. At least 20% of patient and visitor parking spaces provided to serve rehabilitation facilities and outpatient physical therapy facilities must be accessible.
   17-10-0903 Layout and Design.
      17-10-0903-A Vehicle Spaces. Car and van parking spaces must be at least 11 feet in width, except that car and van parking spaces serving residential buildings with 19 or fewer Type B units may be 8 feet in width.
      17-10-0903-B Access Aisle. Access aisles serving accessible parking spaces must comply with the following standards:
         1.   Width. Access aisles must be at least 5 feet in width. Access aisles serving diagonal parking spaces must be located at the passenger side of the parking space served, based on the vehicle moving forward into the space.
         2.   Length. Access aisles must extend the full length of the accessible parking spaces they serve.
         3.   Marking. Access aisles must be marked to prohibit parking in them.
      17-10-0903-C Floor or Ground Surfaces. Parking spaces and access aisles must have surface slopes no steeper than 1:48. Access aisles must be at the same level as the parking spaces they serve.
      17-10-0903-D Vertical Clearance.
         1.   Parking spaces for vans and the vehicle routes leading to such spaces must have a vertical clearance of at least 8 feet 2 inches.
         2.   For every 6 accessible parking spaces, and fraction of 6 when there are 7 or more accessible parking spaces, at least one must provide the vertical clearance required for vans.
      17-10-0903-E Signs and Identification. Accessible parking spaces required by Sec. 17-10-0902 and accessible passenger loading zones must be identified by signs. Such signs must comply with U.S. Department of Transportation R7-8 standards and include the words “$150 Fine”. The sign must be vertically mounted on a post or wall no more than 5 feet from the front of the parking space. The distance from finished grade to the bottom of the sign must be at least 5 feet. The sign must be centered on the width of the parking space and located so that the sign will not be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space. Required signs must include the International Symbol of Accessibility.
      17-10-0903-F Location.
         1.   General. Accessible parking spaces must be located on the shortest accessible route of travel from adjacent parking to an accessible building entrance. When parking serves more than one accessible entrance, parking spaces must be dispersed and located on the shortest accessible route to the accessible entrances. In parking facilities that do not serve a particular building, accessible parking spaces must be located on the shortest accessible route to an accessible pedestrian entrance to the parking facility. When buildings have multiple accessible entrances with adjacent parking, accessible parking spaces must be dispersed and located near the accessible entrances.
         2.   Administrative Adjustments.
            (a)   In multilevel parking structures, van-accessible parking spaces may be consolidated on a single level.
            (b)   The total number of accessible parking spaces may be distributed among parking lots if greater accessibility is achieved, considering such factors as anticipated usage, user convenience, number and location of entrances and level of parking areas.
   17-10-0904 Passenger Loading Zones.
      17-10-0904-A Medical Facilities. A passenger loading zone must be provided at an accessible entrance to licensed medical and long-term care facilities where people receive physical or medical treatment or care and when the period of stay exceeds 24 hours. A passenger loading zone must be incorporated at the weather-protected entrance required by Chicago Building Section 18-11-1105.3.
      17-10-0904-B Valet Parking. A passenger loading zone must be provided at valet parking services. If accessible at-grade parking is available, at least one space for self-parking of a vehicle must be provided.
(Added Coun. J. 5-26-04, p. 25275; Amend Coun. J. 3-9-05, p. 44391)