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In computing the number of parking spaces required by this chapter, the following definitions and computation rules shall apply:
(1) "Access drive." A paved strip, which provides a vehicular connection between off-street parking spaces and a public street.
(2) "Commercial vehicle." Any motor vehicle or trailer, including but not limited to a truck, bus, trailer and/or moving van, used for business, industrial, office or institutional purposes; or having painted thereon or affixed thereto a sign identifying a business, industry, office or institution, or a principal product or service of such.
(3) "Cross access." A service drive providing vehicular access between two or more adjacent properties so the driver need not enter the public street system.
(4) "Fleet vehicle." Any car, truck, van, and other vehicle, including motorized equipment which is used as part of the operation of a retail, commercial, industrial or other use, but not including a privately-owned customer or employee vehicle.
(5) "Loading space, off-street." An area located completely outside of any public right-of-way and on the same lot with a building or contiguous to a group of buildings, for the temporary parking of vehicles entering the premises for loading or unloading merchandise or materials.
(6) "Parking lot, public." A surfaced area which is used for the parking of vehicles, and which does not serve any specific main use but, rather, a number of uses open to the general public, and where a parking fee may or may not be charged.
(7) "Parking lot." An outdoor paved area made up of marked parking spaces where motor vehicles may be stored for the purpose of temporary off-street parking. Also known as a "parking area."
(8) "Parking space." An area, exclusive of drives, defined by painted lines, raised curbs or a combination thereof, outside the public street right-of-way that is used for the parking or temporary storage of a motor vehicle. It may be either open land or within a structure, partially or wholly enclosed.
(1) Unless clearly specified otherwise, where floor area is designated as the standard for determining parking space requirements, gross floor area shall be used, and shall be the sum of the gross horizontal area of all the floors measured from the exterior faces of the exterior walls of a building or from the center line of a common wall separating two or more units of a building, including accessory storage areas located within selling or working space, but not including space in cellars or basements, space in machinery penthouses or floor space used for accessory off-street parking. However, if the cellar or basement is used for business or commercial purposes, it shall be counted as floor area in computing off-street parking requirements.
(2) Where "floor area" references floor area devoted to a specific use, such as "area used by customers" or "area used for dancing, skating or assembly," area shall be the total floor area used or intended to be used for such activity.
(3) Where seating capacity is the standard for determining parking spaces, the capacity shall be the number of seats installed or indicated, or one seat for each 24 linear inches of benches or pews; when fixed seats are not indicated, the capacity shall be determined as being one seat for each 20 square feet of floor area of the assembly room.
(4) The parking spaces required for mixed uses and uses that have components with separate requirements (such as but not limited to hotels with meeting room space) shall be the sum of the parking required for each use or use component considered separately.
(Ord. 14-18. Passed 11-26-18.)