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(A) These regulations are so written to discourage on-street parking on all land except Type I land. The Planning Commission shall have the power to increase the number of off-street parking spaces, where deemed necessary, in order to fulfill this intent.
(B) Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with the zoning code where the zoning code is in effect.
(C) Where the zoning code is not in effect, off-street parking space shall be provided with vehicular access to a street or alley. Parking space shall be provided on the premises so that there will be no generation of automobile parking on any street. For the purpose of this division, an off-street parking space shall consist of a space adequate for parking an automobile with room for opening doors on both sides, together with properly related access to a public street or alley and maneuvering room. Required off-street parking areas for three or more automobiles shall have individual spaces marked, and shall be so designed, maintained, and regulated that no parking or maneuvering incidental to parking shall be on any public street, walk, or alley, and so that any automobile may be parked and unparked without moving another. For purposes of rough computation, an off-street parking space and necessary access and maneuvering room may be estimated at 400 square feet, but off-street parking requirements shall be considered to be met only when actual spaces meeting the requirements above are provided and maintained, improved in a manner appropriate to the circumstances of the case.
(D) Parking standards. The following standards comprise the minimum off-street parking requirements for several common types of buildings and uses listed. These standards shall be followed where the zoning code is not in effect.
Building or Use
Parking Spaces Required
Two spaces per unit.
Auditorium, theater, stadium, or similar use
One parking space for each five seats available at maximum capacity.
Boarding houses and rooming houses
One space each for the first two rooms and one space for each additional two rooms.
One space for each five seats available at maximum capacity.
Four spaces for the first 1,000 square feet of floor space used and usable in the sale of merchandise, plus one space for each additional 250 square feet of floor space.
Hotels and motels
One space per unit plus one space for every three employees. If a restaurant comprises part of the use, restaurant parking standards shall be required in addition to the above.
Manufacturing and warehousing
One parking space for every two employees at maximum employment on a single shift, plus one space for each truck operated by the business. The Planning Commission may require additional space if it deems necessary.
One space for each employee employed or expected to be employed in the office building. This standard shall also apply to office buildings which are part of another use.
One space for every three seats available at maximum capacity. Employee parking shall be provided at a ratio of one space for every three employees.
Single-family residences and townhouses
Two spaces per dwelling unit.
(E) Location of parking facilities. Where the zoning code is not in effect, the arrangement of off-street parking space shall be as follows. Off-street parking space required for any building or use may be located within 400 feet from the premises it serves, but detached therefrom, or may be consolidated into a large parking area serving other buildings and uses. Either arrangement must be approved by the Planning Commission. This off-premises parking space, if allowed, shall be deemed required space associated with the permitted use and shall not hereafter be reduced or encroached upon in any manner. The Planning Commission may require a plat, deed, and any other proof necessary to show that required parking space, if located off the premises it serves, is controlled by and available to the applicant prior to the granting of a building permit.
(F) Parking spaces, and the access thereto, shall be hard-surfaced asphalt or concrete.
(Ord. 930.1, passed 3-15-71) Penalty, see § 155.99