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(A) At the time any building or structure generally occupied by persons (employees, guests, customers, residents, tenants, or other such persons) incident to the purpose for which the building or structure (manufacturing facility, hotel or motel, wholesale or retail sales facility, office building, commercial facility, multi-family or single-family dwelling--detached or attached, or other such use) is constructed or such building or structure is enlarged or increased in capacity by adding dwelling units, guest rooms, or floor area, the site plan, plat, development agreement, or other such document setting forth development requirements for the initial construction or enlargement or increase in capacity shall be required to have a minimum number of off-site parking spaces or off-site parking space with adequate provisions for ingress and egress as hereinafter set forth.
(B) For all uses, an off-street parking space shall consist of a minimum net area of 171 feet with a minimum width of nine feet, and a minimum length of 19 feet, exclusive of access drives or aisles, driveways for ingress and egress, pedestrian walkways, landscape breaks, landscape buffers, and drainage retention facilities.
(1) Stalls for parking 90 degrees to centerline of aisle may be a minimum of 17 feet in length to face of curb with the provision of an additional two feet of grassed or mulched area beyond the curb. Any spaces which are less than 19 feet in length must be curbed. This additional two feet of open space shall not count toward the fulfillment of open space or buffer requirements.
(2) All plantings six inches or higher shall be restricted to areas a minimum of two feet back from the face of the curb where the parking stalls are less than 19 feet deep.
(C) Dwelling structures.
(1) Single, duplex, and townhouse. Four spaces for each dwelling unit. Two of the spaces shall be within a garage attached to the primary structure; two of the spaces shall be within the driveway. Any provided driveway shall be designed in a manner that cars can be parked without blocking an adjacent sidewalk. Townhouses shall provide an additional .25 spaces per dwelling unit for guests. Guest parking may be provided on-street or in an off-street parking lot, if approved by the Zoning Administrator.
(a) A variance to the number of required parking spaces may be granted by the City Commission from the above requirement through the process and standards set out in § 154.06(A), if the following additional findings are made:
1. There is adequate public or private right-of-way available whereby vehicles that may be parked within the road right-of-way would not impede the two-way passage of a public safety vehicle. The determination of adequacy shall be made by the Development Review Committee based on engineering drawings provided by an applicant.
2. A dwelling unit has two or less bedrooms.
3. The project directly abuts a mass-transit stop. This includes but is not limited to a bus stop or train station.
4. Permanent parking is available from an abutting property via a cross-access easement or a lease. The application must include proof of availability in the form of a notarized letter from the abutting property owner. Before approval of the request, the applicant must submit the executed easement or lease.
(b) If the project is zoned PUD, or is proposed to be zoned PUD, the applicant must meet the parking requirements of this section, unless the applicant demonstrates that the criteria in division (a) are met.
(c) Appeals from the City Commission's decision will be to the Circuit Court.
(2) Multi-family (apartments). Two spaces per unit.
(3) Mobile homes. Two spaces for each mobile home.
(4) Hotels, motels, and hotel apartments.
(a) 1.05 spaces for each guest room/rental unit; plus
(b) Seventy-five percent of the required parking for restaurants as specified in section 2(C)(3) of this appendix if food and beverage facilities including, but not limited to, restaurants, family restaurants or bars are provided on site; plus
(c) Fifty percent of the required parking for general business as specified in section 2(C)(1) of this appendix for other commercial uses provided on site; plus
(d) One space per 60 square feet of meeting/conference/banquet area in excess of 2,000 square feet.
(4) Rooming and boarding houses or dormitories. One space for each bedroom.
(5) Retirement centers. One space per dwelling unit, plus parking as may be required for accessory uses, in accordance with established standards.
(1) General business or personal service establishments. One space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area.
(2) Office uses.
(a) General office and medical uses. One space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area.
(3) Restaurants or other eating establishments. One space for each two and one-half seats. Plus one space for each employee on the largest shift.
(4) Furniture and appliance stores. One space for each 200 square feet of gross floor area up to 10,000 square feet, and one space for each 600 square feet over 10,000 square feet.
(5) Convenience stores. One space for each 100 square feet of gross area.
(6) Service stations. Three spaces for each bay.
(7) Commercial not catering to the retail trade. One space for each two employees on the largest shift, plus one space for each company vehicle operating from the premises.
(8) Bowling alleys. Five spaces for each alley.
(9) Commercial recreation (skating rinks, miniature golf, go-cart tracks, and the like). One space for each employee plus one space for each three persons the facility is designed to accommodate.
(10) Flea markets. Three spaces for each table, counter, or booth.
(11) Shopping centers. One space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area.
(12) Personal storage facilities/mini-warehouses. Six spaces, including one handicapped space to be located in the vicinity of the office.
(E) Manufacturing. One space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area.
(1) Construction-related storage material and equipment. One space for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(2) Commercial/industrial high stack/ dead storage. One space for each 4,000 square feet of gross floor area.
(G) Hospitals, sanitariums, and convalescent homes. Two spaces for each bed.
(H) Kennels and animal hospitals. Four spaces, plus one space for each 600 square feet of covered area over 3,000 square feet.
(I) Schools and public buildings. One space for each four seats in the main auditorium or place of assembly.
(J) Theatres. One space for every three persons based on maximum occupancy load as load as established by Fire Marshal, plus one space for every two employees.
(K) Stadiums and arenas. One space for each five seats.
(L) Child care centers. One space for each employee, plus one space for each ten clients.
(M) Libraries and museums. One space for each 200 feet of area open to the public.
(N) Churches, temples, or places of worship. One space for every three seats in the main auditorium
(O) Country, golf, and gun clubs. One space for each five members.
(P) Private clubs or lodges. One space for every three members.
(Q) Parking requirements for properties within the Downtown Development District which have a zoning category of DC, Downtown Centre, are outlined in § 154.67, and not this section.
(Ord. 241, passed 11-27-85; Am. Ord. 364, passed 4-7-88; Am. Ord. 448, passed 8-17-89; Am. Ord. 493, passed 3-15-90; Am. Ord. 555, passed 8-15-91; Am. Ord. 576, passed 11-21-91; Am. Ord. 583, passed 1-16-92; Am. Ord. 635, passed 3-4-93; Am. Ord. 823, passed 1-23-97; Am. Ord. 836, passed 4-3-97; Am. Ord. 870, passed 2-19-98; Am. Ord. 1618, passed 3-5-20) Penalty, see § 154.04