1288.13  LOADING AND UNLOADING SPACE REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)   Purpose.  In order to prevent undue interference with public use of streets and alleys, every manufacturing, storage, warehouse, department store, wholesale store, retail store, hotel, hospital, laundry, dairy, mortuary and other use similarly and customarily receiving or distributing goods by motor vehicle shall provide space on the premises for that number of vehicles that will be at the premises at the same time on an average day of full use.
   (b)   Additional to Parking Space.  Loading space required under this section shall be provided as area additional to off-street parking space as required under this chapter and shall not be considered as supplying off-street parking space.
   (c)   Space Requirements.  There shall be provided adequate space for standing, loading and unloading services not less than twelve feet in width, twenty-five feet in length and fourteen feet in height, open or enclosed, for all uses indicated in subsection (d) hereof for uses listed in the following table, or for similar uses similarly involving the receipt or distribution by vehicles of materials or merchandise.
 
Use
Floor Area
Required No. of Spaces
(1)   Commercial uses, such as retail stores, personal services, amusement, automotive service fraction thereof
First 2,000
Next 20,000 or fraction thereof
Each additional 20,000 or
0
1
1
(2)   Hotels, offices
First 2,000
Next 50,000 or fraction thereof
Each additional 100,000 or fraction thereof
0
1
1
(3)   Wholesale and storage, including building and contractor's yards
First 20,000
Each additional 20,000 or fraction thereof
1
1
(4)   Manufacturing uses
First 20,000 or fraction thereof
Each additional 20,000 or fraction thereof
1
1
(5)   Funeral homes and mortuaries
First 5,000 or fraction thereof
Each additional 10,000 or fraction thereof
1
1
(6)   Hospitals
First 10,000
Next 100,000 or fraction thereof
Each additional 200,000 or fraction thereof
0
1
1
(7)   Schools, churches, clubs, public assembly buildings
For each building
1
(8)   Similar uses not listed
For each building 5,000 or over
1
 
   (d)   Access.  Access to a truck standing, loading and unloading space shall be provided directly from a public street or alley and such space shall be so arranged to provide sufficient off-street maneuvering space, as well as adequate ingress and egress to and from a street or alley.
   (e)   Site Requirements.  Off-street loading spaces and access drives shall be paved, drained and lighted and shall have appropriate bumper or wheel guards where needed.  Any light used for illumination shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from adjoining premises and streets.  Where any off-street loading space adjoins or abuts a lot or premises used for residential, educational, recreational or religious purposes or abuts a Residential District, there shall be provided a masonry wall or solid fence, not less than four feet in height, between the off-street loading space and said residential, educational, recreational or religious premises or Residential District.
(Ord. 89.  Passed 4-10-72; Ord. 2005-4.  Passed  10-10-05.)