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On the same premises with every building, structure, or part thereof, involving the receipt or distribution of vehicles, materials or merchandise, there shall be provided and maintained on the lot, adequate space for standing, loading, and unloading in order to avoid undue interference with public use of a dedicated right-of-way. Such space shall be provided as follows:
(a) Off-street loading spaces shall be provided in size and quantity sufficient to prevent interference with adjacent streets or required off-street parking areas.
(b) Required loading spaces shall not be included in the county of off-street parking spaces.
(c) Loading space shall not use any portion of any public right-of-way.
(d) Maneuvering space for trucks using the loading spaces shall be provided on premise, and shall not necessitate the use of public right-of-way.
(e) The design, location, and screening of off-street loading areas shall be reviewed at the same time of site plan approval to ensure adequate protection is afforded adjacent properties, especially residential districts.
(f) Off-street parking loading spaces shall be no closer than 50 feet to any residential zone unless such space is wholly within a completely enclosed building or enclosed on all sides by a wall or uniformly painted solid board or masonry fence of uniform appearance not less than six feet in height.
(g) No off-street loading space or dock in the B-3 and I-1 Zoning Districts shall be located in a required front yard areas within the required 30-foot setback. However, off-street loading space or dock may be located in a front yard area provided the front setback is increased to 60 feet. Should the 60-foot setback be met, the front yard area shall be screened from view from all adjacent streets or side yard areas. The screening location shall be at a point 30 feet from the front property line for the area affected by the front yard loading space or dock.
(1975 Code § 5.126) (Ord. 518. Passed 3-3-15.)