(a) No parking in any parking areas for more than five vehicles shall be closer than ten feet to any dwelling, school, hospital or other institution for human care located on an adjoining lot, unless screened by an unpierced masonry wall. If in a residence district or adjoining a residence district, that part of the parking area within 25 feet of any residence district shall not be located within the front or side yard setback, as established by the adjoining structure, but shall not exceed 25 feet. This setback area shall be developed as a planting buffer area and shall not permit drives or other paving. In commercial or industrial districts, no paving shall be closer than seven feet to the street right-of-way line, except for necessary entrances and exits. In residential districts no paving shall be closer than ten feet to the street right-of-way line, except for necessary entrances and exits.
(b) Any off-street parking area for more than five vehicles shall be surfaced with an asphaltic or portland binder pavement, so as to provide a durable and dustless surface; shall be so graded and drained as to dispose of all surface water, as required by the City Plumbing Code, accumulated within the area; and shall so be arranged and marked as to provide for orderly and safe loading or unloading and parking and storage of self-propelled vehicles. The foregoing requirements with respect to surfacing shall not apply to a parking area in an E, F or G district if more than 200 feet from any residence district, except that a dustless surface shall be provided in any case.
(c) Any lighting used to illuminate any off-street parking shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from adjoining premises in any residence district. See also Appendix, Illustration 50-133 – 50-142, “Typical parking regulations abutting residence districts.”
(Ord. 2046, passed 4-11-1968; Ord. 2845, passed 7-26-1982)