§ 7.13  OFF-STREET LOADING.
   7.13.01   Loading Schedule.  Off-Street loading spaces must be provided in accordance with the minimum ratios of the following table:
 
USE
BUILDING FLOOR AREA (GROSS SQ. FT.)
REQUIRED LOADING SPACES
SPACE SIZE (FEET)
Public and Civic
1 - 9,999
None
N/A
10,000 +
1 + 1 per 50,000 sq. ft. above 50,000 sq. ft.
10 x 25
Commercial (except Retail Sales, General)
1 - 9,999
None
N/A
10,000 +
1 + 1 per 50,000 sq. ft. above 50,000 sq. ft.
10 x 25
Retail Sales, General
1 - 4,999
None
N/A
5,000 +
[1]
[1]
 
Industrial
1 - 4,999
None
N/A
5,000 +
1 up to 40,000 sq. ft. + 1 additional up to 100,000 sq. ft. + 1 per 100,000 sq. ft. above 100,000
10 × 25; 10 × 50 for building over 20,000 square feet
 
   [1]   The following standards apply:
 
Building Floor Area (square feet)
Required Loading Spaces
Space Size (feet)
5,000 to 10,000
1
10 × 25
10,001 to 25,000
2
10 × 25
25,001 to 40,000
3
10 × 50
40,001 to 100,000
4
10 × 50
100,001 to 250,000
5
10 × 50
+250,000
1 per 200,000 above 250,000
10 × 50
 
   7.13.02   Location.  All loading or unloading spaces must be located on the same lot as the use served. However, permitted uses located in industrial zones may provide parking areas for the storage of trucks waiting to be loaded or unloaded within 600 feet from each lot served on the approval of the Zoning Administrator, provided that the off-street storage of trucks are unable to be provided on the same lot or contiguous to the same lot as the use being served and further provided that the storage of trucks are located in the same zone as the use being served. Loading or unloading areas may be located in the side and minimum required rear setbacks, provided that all loading or unloading facilities must be set back a minimum of ten feet from the rear lot line and minimum side setback clearances are maintained.
   7.13.03   Driveways.  Entrances, exits, or driveways may not be computed as any part of a required loading or unloading space.
   7.13.04   Use of Off-Street Loading Space.
   (A)   Any loading or unloading space must be used for loading or unloading only. Any other use of such space, including repair work or servicing of any kind other than in an emergency or the requirement of any payment for the use of such space, will violate the provisions of this article.
   (B)   No building of any kind may be erected in any off-street loading or unloading space.
   7.13.05   Design and Layout.
   (A)   Loading or Unloading Plan Approval Required.  Plans for all loading or unloading facilities must be submitted to the Zoning Administrator for review and for compliance with the provisions of this article and such other pertinent ordinances of the legislative body. Such plans must show the number and location of loading or unloading spaces, including necessary maneuvering of trucks and dock and apron approaches, and arrangements of access aisles, location of access points onto adjacent streets, provisions for truck circulation, location of curbs on or adjacent to the property, utilities, location of signs, typical cross sections of pavement, including base and subbase, proposed grade of lot, storm drainage facilities, location and type of lighting facilities, and such other information or plans as the circumstances may warrant. Where such loading or unloading plans include provisions for access points to adjacent streets, then the plans must also be prepared in accordance with the requirements of this article.
   (B)   Access.
      (1)   Each required off-street loading or unloading space must be designed with direct access via an approved access drive to a deeded right-of-way that offers efficient ingress, egress, and safety for trucks. Access drives or aisles must be laid out with a width of at least 12 feet for one-way circulation and at least 22 feet for two-way circulation with intersection radii not to be less than 50 feet.
      (2)   Off-street loading or unloading space must be designed and constructed so that all maneuvering for loading or unloading can take place entirely within the property lines of the premises being served. Such off-street loading or unloading space must be located so as not to hinder the free movement of pedestrians and vehicles over a sidewalk or street.
   (C)   Other Design Features.  Docks are to be designed to facilitate efficient loading or unloading. Platform heights should be 44 inches for light pickup and delivery trucks and 48 to 52 inches for heavy trucks and trailers. The dock area should be at least twice the total body floor area of the largest number of trucks that can be docked at one time. Minimum dock overhead clearance (including pipes and lights) should be 12 feet.
   (D)   Paving of Off-Street Loading or Unloading Areas.  All off-street loading or unloading areas, including spaces, maneuvering, and storage areas for truck parking must be paved with asphalt concrete or Portland cement concrete.
   (E)   Lighting.  Any lighting used to illuminate off-street loading or unloading areas may not glare on any right-of-way or adjacent property.
   (F)   Screening and Landscaping.  All loading or unloading areas, including storage of parked trucks, must be effectively screened on each side adjoining or fronting on any property situated in a residential zone, as regulated by § 8.01. Ground cover shrubs and trees must be located and maintained so as to not interfere with vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the property or with sight distance clearance at entrances and exits.
(Ord. O-37-06, passed 8-15-06)