§ 7.03  OFF-STREET PARKING EXEMPTIONS.
   7.03.01   CBD, Central Business District, PI Public and Institutional, and CG-P.   Due to the unique characteristics of the central business district, including higher land values, service by public transportation, and the presence of municipal parking lots, allowed nonresidential uses in the CG-P (p suffix, pedestrian), PI zones and CBD zones are exempt from providing off-street parking.
   7.03.02   Historic Districts.   No off-street parking or loading spaces are required for rehabilitation or reuse of existing structures within locally designated historic districts.
   7.03.03   Chapter 99 Development Plan Areas. The minimum off-street parking ratios established in § 7.04 do not apply to redevelopment projects occurring within boundaries of development plan areas, where the city has acquired the property and has contractual agreements for redevelopment with a preferred developer. In these cases, the number of parking spaces required will be governed by the approved redevelopment plan.
   7.03.04   "P" Suffix (Pedestrian-Oriented) Commercial Zones.
   (A)   Existing Buildings.  When the intensity of use in any existing building in a commercial zone with a "P" suffix (pedestrian-oriented character) is increased, additional off-street parking is not required if:
      (1)   Vacant land area is not available on the subject site or on an abutting site under common ownership to accommodate additional parking and circulation areas;
      (2)   Existing vacant land on the subject site or on an abutting site under common ownership is not accessible from any adjoining streets, roads, or alleys; or
      (3)   Parking is allowed on the street upon which the building fronts.
   (B)   New Construction.  For new construction, in any commercial zone with a "P" suffix (e.g., CN-2P) the first 2,400 square feet of floor area devoted to nonresidential uses is exempt from off-street parking requirements. This means that nonresidential uses with a floor area 2,400 square feet or less are exempt from providing any off-street parking spaces and that nonresidential uses with a floor areas of more than 2,400 square feet are required to provide parking spaces only for the amount of floor area in excess of 2,400 feet. This provision applies only to uses that have a required off-street parking ratio that is based on floor area.
   7.03.05   "M" Suffix (Mixed-Character) Commercial Zones.   When the intensity of use in any existing building in a commercial zone with an "M" suffix (mixed [auto-oriented/pedestrian-oriented] character) is increased, additional off-street parking spaces is not required if:
   (A)   Vacant property under common ownership and adjoining the building does not exist;
   (B)   Existing vacant property under common ownership and adjoining the building is not accessible from any adjoining streets, roads, or alleys; or
   (C)   On-street parking, with or without parking meters, is available on the street on which the building fronts, or if the street is not open to vehicular traffic, on the nearest street that is open, within the same zone.
(Ord. O-37-06, passed 8-15-06; Am. Ord. O-29-12, passed 9-4-12; Am. Ord. O-15-13, passed 5-7-13)