All off-street loading facilities shall conform to the following standards:
Unless otherwise specified in these zoning regulations, berths required shall be at least forty-five (45) feet in length and all loading berths shall be at least twelve (12) feet in width and fourteen (14) feet in height, exclusive of aisle and maneuvering space.
Such space may occupy all or any part of any required yard space, except front and side yards, and shall not be located closer than fifty (50) feet to any lot in any residential zone unless separated from such zone by a screening wall with a height of eight (8) feet, a twenty (20) foot landscape buffer with at least fifty (50) percent of the view obscured by evergreen plant material, or a combination of the above as ap-proved by the Zoning Administrator or the Commission.
1.   Sufficient room for turning and maneuvering vehicles shall be provided on the site so that vehicles shall cross a property line only by driving forward. Driving over curbs or pavement rails is prohibited.
2.   Each loading berth shall be accessible from a street or alley or from an aisle or drive connecting with a street or alley, without traversing a residential district.
3.   Off-street loading facilities for a single use shall not be considered as providing required off-street loading facilities for any other use.
a.   If more than one use is located on a site, the number of loading berths provided shall be equal to the sum of the requirements prescribed in this Ordinance for each use.
b.   If more than one use is located on a site and the gross floor area of each use is less than the minimum for which loading berths are required but the aggregate gross floor area is greater than the minimum for which loading berths are required, off-street loading berths shall be provided as if the aggregate gross floor area were used for the use requiring the greatest number of loading berths.
The loading area, aisles, and access drives shall be paved and maintained so as to provide a durable, dustless surface and shall be so graded and drained so as to dispose of surface water without damage to private or public properties, streets, or alleys.
1.   Bumper rails shall be provided, and maintained in a useable condition, at locations where needed for safety or to protect property.
2.   The loading area is to be illuminated and lighting shall be deflected away from abutting residential site so as not to cause glare.
1.   Off-street loading facilities shall be located on the same site with the use for which the berths are required.
2.   At the time of initial occupancy, major alterations or enlargement of a site, or of completion of construction of a structure or of a major alteration or enlargement of a structure, there shall be provided by the owner a report of off-street loading berth requirements. The number of loading berths provided for a major alteration or enlargement of a site or structure shall be in addition to the number existing prior to the alteration or enlargement.
3.   Space allocated to any off-street loading berth shall not be used to satisfy the space requirements for any off-street parking facility.
4.   No regular repair work or servicing of vehicles shall be conducted in a loading area.
(Ord. 06-678, passed 11-9-2006)