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(a) Size and Access of Spaces. Each off-street parking space shall have an area of not less than 180 square feet, exclusive of access drives or aisles, and be in usable shape and condition. Except in the case of dwellings, no parking area shall contain less than three spaces. Parking area shall be designed to provide sufficient turn-around area so that vehicles are not required to back into major roads or collector or arterial roads. The parking and turn-around area of a parking lot shall contain 300 square feet for each vehicle and/or parking space. Where a lot does not abut on a public or private alley or easement of access, there shall be provided an access drive leading to the parking or storage area or loading spaces. Such access drive shall not be less than ten feet wide. Access to off-street parking areas shall be limited to several well defined locations, and in no case shall be the length of a street or alley.
(b) Number of Parking Spaces and Area Required. The number of off-street parking spaces required is set forth below. Where the use of the premises is not specifically mentioned, requirements for similar uses shall apply. The parking lot shall contain 300 square feet for each parking space.
OFF-STREET PARKING SPACE REQUIREMENTS
Required Parking Spaces
1. Automobile laundry
5 for each wash lane
2. Automobile sales and service garages
1 for each 400 sq. ft. of floor space
3. Banks or professional offices
1 for each 100 sq. ft. of floor space
4. Churches and schools
1 for each 3 seats in an auditorium or 1 for each 17 classroom seats, whichever is greater
5. Bowling alleys
8 for each alley
6. Community buildings and social halls
1 for each 50 sq. ft. of floor area
2 for each family or dwelling unit, including space in a garage
8. Food supermarkets
1 for each 100 sq. ft. of floor area
9. Funeral homes, mortuaries
10 for first parlor and 5 for each additional parlor
10. Furniture or appliance
1 for each 200 sq. ft. of floor space
11. Hospitals, nursing or convalescing homes
1 for each bed for visitors and 1 for each 1.5 employees (including staff) based upon the peak shift
12. Hotels and motels
1 for each living or sleeping unit*
13. Manufacturing plants, research or testing laboratories, bottling plants
1 for each 500 sq. ft. of floor area
14. Medical offices
7 for each doctor
15. Dental offices
4 for each dentist
16. Restaurants, taverns and night clubs
1 for each 2 seats
17. Retail stores and shops
1 for each 100 sq. ft. of floor area
18. Rooming houses and dormitories
1 for each 2 bedrooms
19. Service stations
3 for each pump
20. Sports arenas, assembly halls, auditoriums and theaters
1 for each 3 seats
21. Trailer or monument sales
1 for each 2,500 sq. ft. of lot area
22. Wholesale establishment or warehouses
1 for each 1,500 sq. ft. of floor area
NOTE: Because of public parking facilities, off-street parking requirements will not be required in the C-2 General Business District.
*If a motel has restaurant facilities included, it must also comply with the off-street parking provisions for the same as set forth in paragraph (b)16. hereof.
(c) Location of Parking Spaces. Required parking spaces shall be located on the same lot with the principal use. The Zoning Hearing Board may permit parking spaces to be located not more than 100 feet from the lot of the principal use if they are located in the same zoning district as the principal use and the Zoning Hearing Board finds that it is impractical to provide parking on the same lot with the principal use.
(d) Screening. Off-street parking areas for more than five vehicles, and off-street loading areas, shall be effectively screened on each side which adjoins or faces any Residential District.
(e) Minimum Distance and Setbacks. No off-street loading or parking area for more than five vehicles shall be closer than ten feet to any adjoining premises that contain a dwelling, school, hospital or similar institution in accordance with Section 1272.02(d).
(f) Surfacing and Drainage. With the exception of one-family and two-family dwellings, all parking areas and access drives shall be paved with concrete or asphaltic surfaces and approved by the Borough Engineer. The surface shall be graded and drained to dispose of water in a manner approved by the Borough Engineer.
(g) Lighting. Any lighting used to illuminate off-street parking or loading areas shall be arranged so as to reflect the light away from adjoining premises in any Residential District and away from roads or highways.
(Ord. 2210. Passed 4-21-97.)