§ 157.047  OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   In all zoning districts, in connection with every industrial, commercial, institutional, recreational, residential or any other use, there shall be provided, at the time any building or structure is erected or enlarged or increased in capacity, or any other use is established, off-street parking spaces for automobiles in accordance with the requirements in the “parking spaces required” column in the table of permitted uses. Parking space used in connection with an existing and continuing use or building on the effective date of these regulations up to the number required by these regulations shall be continued and may not be counted as serving a new structure or addition; nor may a parking space be substituted for a loading space or a loading space substituted for a parking space.
   (B)   Off-street parking space may be a part of the required open space associated with the permitted use and shall not be reduced or encroached upon in any manner.
   (C)   The off-street parking lot shall be located within 200 feet, exclusive of street and alley widths, of the principal use and shall have direct access to a street or alley.
   (D)   Whenever two or more uses are located together in a common building, shopping center or other integrated building complex, the parking requirements may be complied with by providing a permanent common parking facility, cooperatively established and operated, which contains the requisite number of spaces for each use. The total number of spaces provided shall not be less than the sum of the individual requirements.
   (E)   The size of a parking space for one vehicle shall consist of a rectangular area having dimensions of not less than 9 feet by 20 feet, plus adequate area for ingress and egress.
   (F)   Off-street parking and loading facilities shall be provided in all districts in accordance with figures shown in § 157.032 and as shown below:
      (1)   Commercial establishments not otherwise classified:  one parking space for each 150 square feet of floor space used for retail trade in the building and including all areas used by the public;
      (2)   Industrial establishments:  one off-street parking space for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area or one off-street parking space for each three employees, whichever is greater, and one loading or unloading berth for each 25,000 square feet or fraction thereof of gross floor area.
   (G)   All off-street parking areas, including parking and loading spaces, driveways and aisles, shall be surfaced with concrete, asphalt or double bituminous asphalt in accordance with the Oklahoma State Department of Transportation specifications for materials and construction methods and approved by the City Engineer or other designee appointed by the City Manager.
      (1)    Paving Exemption. Storage of farm implements, industrial tractor/trailer parking not including dock parking, equipment, containers or other similar products in Convenience Commercial District (C-1), Highway Commercial and Commercial Recreation District (C-2), General Commercial District (C-3), Central Business District (CBD), Light Industrial District (I-1), and Medium Industrial District (I-2) zones, as an accessory use to their sales, service or rental, shall not be required to pave that portion of the lot devoted to storage as mentioned above. The business shall still meet number and quality of paved parking spaces, aisles, drives, loading dock, customer and employee parking, as otherwise provided by ordinance. The provisions of this section will not apply to properties having General Agricultural District (A-1) zoning classification and specifically used for agricultural purposes such as framing, dairying, pasturage and etc.
      (2)   Any commercial or industrial facility in existence before the date of approval of this ordinance, which is in violation hereof, shall be deemed a non- conforming use. Such non-conforming uses shall not in any manner be enlarged, extended, altered or rebuilt except that such use may be changed so as to comply with the provisions of this section. Existing non-conforming uses shall be permitted to continue in their present configuration and use unless such use is terminated for any reason whatsoever for a period of 30 days or more, thereafter such non-conforming use shall be permanently terminated or come into compliance.
      (3)   Compliance. The sealed surface of parking areas, loading space, driveways and aisles will be completed at the time of a certificate of occupancy for the building. If the sealed surface is not completed upon occupancy, a plan for compliance is to be filed with the Community Development Department for administrative review and action.
   (H)   Whenever off-street parking lots for more than six vehicles are to be located within or adjacent to a residential district, the following provisions shall apply:
      (1)   No parking shall be permitted within a front yard setback line whenever the parking lot is located in a residential district or immediately abuts the front yard of a residential unit. In all other cases, a minimum five-foot setback shall be required;
      (2)   Driveways used for ingress and egress shall be confined to and shall not exceed 25 feet in width, exclusive of curb returns;
      (3)   All of the lot used for parking and driveway purposes shall be paved with a sealed surface pavement. Self-service storage facilities will have a sealed surface for the paved area in the front of the building line to the curb;
      (4)   Whenever lighting is provided, it shall be arranged so that all light is deflected from adjoining residential uses; and
      (5)   No sign of any kind shall be erected except information signs used to guide traffic and to state the condition and terms of the use of the lots. Only nonintermittent white lighting of signs shall be permitted.
   (I)   The following off-street parking requirements shall be used when referenced in the "parking spaces required" column in the table of permitted uses:
      (1)   Parking #1 - Parking requirements for manufacturing and wholesaler land uses:  Four spaces per 1,000 square feet GFA devoted to office use, plus 0.5 spaces per 1,000 square feet GFA devoted to warehousing and storage use, or 1.2 spaces for every employee on maximum shift, whichever is greater.
      (2)   Parking #2 – Parking requirements for restaurant land uses:  One space for every three seats to be provided in areas allocated to table seating, plus two spaces for every three employees on the maximum shift, plus one space for every 12 square feet allocated to a queuing or waiting area (including enclosed vestibules, air lock areas between entry doors, areas allocated to food service waiting lines, and areas allocated to order taking and delivery), plus all applicable parking standards for areas of the establishment which are allocated to bar and drinking areas.
      (3)   Parking #3 – Parking requirements for drinking places:  One space for every two seats provided in areas allocated to table seating, plus two spaces for every three employees on the maximum shift, plus one space for every four lineal feet of bar frontage, plus one space for every four lineal feet of bar rail applied along interior walls or columns, plus one space for every standing-type cocktail table, plus one space for every 12 square feet of open area where patrons may stand, plus one space for every 12 square feet allocated to a queuing or waiting area (including enclosed vestibules, air lock areas between entry doors, areas allocated to food service waiting lines, and areas allocated to order taking and delivery).
   (J)   Stacking.  Six stacking spaces shall be required for the first drive-in/through window and four stacking spaces for each additional window.
(`93 Code, § 12-233)  (Ord. 1040, passed 4-12-83; Am. Ord. 1233, passed 9-10-96; Am. Ord. 1470, passed 9-13-05; Am. Ord. 1562, passed 8-14-07)