Shared parking is allowed between two or more parcels to satisfy a portion of the minimum off-street parking requirement provided that it complies with the following provisions:
   (a)   A written agreement recorded at the office of the Ashtabula County Recorder which includes a valid legal description, provides for the shared use of parking, guarantees access to, use of, and management of designated spaces and is binding upon the heirs, successors and assigns of the parties. This Agreement shall be executed by the owners of the properties involved and approved as to form by the City Law Director and the Planning and Zoning Manager Sharing privileges shall continue in effect only as long as the agreement, binding on all parties, remains in force. If the agreement is no longer in force, parking shall be provided as otherwise required by this chapter. A shared parking agreement shall not be modified or terminated without the prior written consent of the City.
   (b)   Parking spaces may be considered for sharing when located within the required distance from the proposed use as noted below:
            (1)    Shared spaces for residential units must be located within 300 feet of the dwelling unit entrances they serve.
            (2)    A minimum of 80% of the shared spaces for nonresidential units must be located within 500 feet of the principal building entrances of all sharing uses. A maximum of 20% of the spaces may be located greater than 500 feet but not less than 800 feet from the principal entrances.
            (3)    Clearly delineated and direct pedestrian connections shall be provided from the shared parking areas to the building entrances.
      (4)    Pedestrians shall not be required to cross an arterial street to access shared parking facilities except at a signalized intersection along a clearly delineated pedestrian pathway.
      (5)    The Planning and Zoning Manager may require an applicant requesting shared parking to submit a shared parking plan showing the parking spaces proposed for sharing and their proximity to the uses they will serve.
         (Ord. 14-18. Passed 11-26-18.)