§ 154.118  PARKING LOT ORIENTATION.
   (A)   (1)   Parking areas should provide safe, convenient and efficient access. They should be distributed around large buildings in order to shorten the distance to other buildings and public sidewalks and to reduce the overall scale of the paved surface.
      (2)   If buildings are located closer to streets; the scale of the complex is reduced, pedestrian traffic is encouraged and architectural details take on added importance.
   (B)   (1)   No more than 50% of the off-street parking area for the lot, tract or area of land devoted to the large retail establishment shall be located between the front facade of the large retail establishment and the abutting streets (the “front parking area”).
      (2)   Curbed islands of no less than 600 square feet shall be allowed in parking lots in lieu of several smaller islands.
      (3)   A landscaped perimeter or buffer strip of at least ten feet wide shall be provided between all parking areas, the public sidewalk or street and property lines in accordance with the performance standards in §§ 154.060 through 154.074 of this chapter.
 
(Ord. passed 3-20-2002, § 24, Art. I, 4)