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(a) The amount of required off-street parking spaces for new uses or buildings, additions thereto, and additions to existing buildings shall be determined in accordance with the table set forth in Section 10.04, no more or less may be approved except under the flexibility provisions found in Section 10.03(e) below. Parking requirements listed in Section 10.04 shall not include off-street stacking spaces for drive-through facilities that are listed in Section 10.07.
(b) Similar Uses and Requirements. When a use is not specifically mentioned, the requirements of off- streetparking for a similar use shall apply.
(c) Collective Provisions. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent collective provisions of off-street parkingfacilities for two (2) or more buildings or uses, provided such facilities collectively shall not be less than the sum of the requirements for the various individual uses computed separately in accordance with Section 10.04 of this article.
(d) Parking Exemption. As of the effective date of this Ordinance, buildings and uses located within the CBD, Central Business District shall be exempt from providing off-streetparking, with the exception of new residential construction. Additionally, all existing off-street parking areas constructed prior to the effective date of this Ordinance shall remain.
(e) Flexibility in Application. The City recognizes that, due to the specific requirements of any given development, inflexible application of the parking standards set forth in Section 10.04 may result in development with inadequate parking or parking far in excess of that which is needed. The former situation may lead to traffic congestion or unauthorized parking on adjacent streets or neighboring sites. The latter situation may result in excessive paving and storm water runoff and a waste of space that could be left as open space.
The Planning Commission may permit deviations from the requirements of Section 10.04 and may require more or less parking based upon a finding that such deviations are more likely to provide a sufficient number of parking spaces to accommodate the specific characteristics of the use in question. The Planning Commission may also grant deviations in the instance where two (2) or more buildings or uses collectively provide the required off-street parking. In the case where collective parking may be permitted, the Planning Commission shall consider the hours of operation of the respective uses. The Planning Commission may attach conditions to the approval of a deviation from the requirement of Section 10.04 that bind such approval to the specific use in question. Where a deviation results in a reduction of parking, the planning Commission may further impose conditions which ensure that adequate reserve area is set aside for future parking, if needed. Where an area is set aside for reserve parking, it shall be easily developed, not devoted to a use other than open space, and shall be designed to accommodate attendant facilities such as maneuvering lanes and drainage.
Where a deviation results in a reduction of parking, the Planning Commission may require that an adequate usable reserve area is set aside for future parking. Where an area is set aside for reserve parking, it shall be easily developed, not devoted to a use other than open space and be designed to accommodate attendant facilities such as maneuveringlanes and drainage.