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The following rules apply when calculating off-street parking requirements.
7.06.02 Fractions. When measurements of the number of required spaces result in a fractional number, any fractional result of 0.5 or more must be rounded up to the next consecutive whole number. Any fractional result of less than 0.5 may be rounded down to the previous consecutive whole number. For example, if a minimum ratio of two spaces per 1,000 square feet is applied to a use with 1,900 square feet of floor area, the result (3.8) must be rounded up to four spaces.
7.06.03 Area Measurements.
(A) Unless otherwise expressly stated, all area-based (square feet) parking standards must be computed on the basis of gross floor area, which is to be measured as the sum of the gross horizontal area devoted to such use, including accessory storage areas located within sales or working spaces, such as counters, racks, or closets and any basement floor area devoted to retailing activities, to the production or processing of goods, or to business or professional offices. Except as noted in the preceding sentence, "floor area" for purposes of calculating off-street parking requirements does not include: floor area devoted primarily to storage purposes; floor area devoted to off-street parking or loading facilities, including aisles, ramps, and maneuvering space.
(B) For outdoor areas, calculations will be based on the portion of the lot actually being used for the specified purpose.
7.06.04 Occupancy- or Capacity-Based Standards. For the purpose of calculating parking requirements based on employees, students, or occupants, calculations are to be based on the greatest number of persons working on any single shift, the maximum enrollment or the maximum occupancy load as determined by the building code, whichever is applicable and whichever results in the greater number of spaces.
7.06.05 Bench Seating. When seating consists of benches, pews, or other similar seating facilities, each 30 linear inches of seating space counts as one seat.
7.06.06 Unlisted Uses. Upon receiving a permit or development application for a use not specifically addressed, the Zoning Administrator must apply the off-street parking standard specified for the use that the Zoning Administrator deems most similar to the proposed use or require that the applicant follow the requirements of § 7.05.
(Ord. O-37-06, passed 8-15-06)