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15.56.130. Improvement and maintenance of parking area.
   Every lot or parcel of land used as a public or private parking area shall be developed and maintained in the following manner:
   A.   Surface of parking area:
   Any off-street driveway or parking areas shall be constructed with an all weather paving material such as asphalt, masonry, or concrete. Another type of paving material such as gravel or turf block may be permissible for a parking area, subject to the approval of the Director of Development Services and the Fire Department. The parking area shall be constructed to dispose of all surface water and no such drainage shall be permitted across sidewalks.
   B.   Border barricades and landscaping:
   Every parking area that is not separated by a fence or landscaped planter from any street or alley property line upon which it abuts, shall be provided with a suitable concrete curb or barrier not less than six inches in height located not less than two feet from such street or alley property lines and such curb or barrier shall be securely installed and maintained. However, no such curb or barrier shall be required across any driveway or entrance to such parking area.
   C.   Entrances and exits:
   The location and design of all entrances and exits from a public street or alley shall be subject to the approval of the Director of Engineering.
   D.   Landscape requirements:
      1.   All street setbacks as required by the underlying zoning classification shall be landscaped except for pedestrian and vehicular access ways, parking areas, or other non-irrigated areas designed for non-development (e.g. existing native vegetation).
      2.   Alt open parking areas (e.g. non-structured) shall be landscaped such that:
         a.   Planters with a total landscaped area equaling a minimum of 25 square feet per parking space, or 8% of the square footage of the open parking area, whichever is greater, shall be provided and distributed throughout the open parking area; and
         b.   Trees with a total shaded area (e.g. the area under the tree canopy or dripline 15 years after installation) equaling a minimum of 50% of the square footage of the open parking area shall be provided and distributed throughout the open parking area.
      3.   Landscaping and irrigation shall be provided for landscaped areas pursuant to Chapter 15.50 for the following:
      a.   Installation of new landscaped areas; or
      b.   Rehabilitation of existing landscaped areas where affected landscaped area is equal to or greater than 2,500 square feet; or
      c.   Installation of a new landscape area or areas less than 2,500 sq. ft. in aggregate may opt to comply instead with the prescriptive measures contained in Chapter 15.50 Appendix A.
      d.   New or rehabilitated projects using treated or untreated graywater or rainwater captured on site, any lot or parcels within the project that has less than 2,500 square feet of landscape area and meets the lot or parcel’s landscape water requirement (Estimated Total Water Use) entirely with the treated or untreated graywater or through stored rainwater captured on site is subject only to Appendix A Section (5).
(Ord. 3226 (part), 2016; Ord. 3134 (part), 2009; Ord. 2982, 2001: Ord. 3026, 2003).