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(A) Requirements. In all districts, in connection with all uses permitted by this chapter, there shall be provided, at any time any building or structure is constructed, enlarged, or increased in capacity, off-street parking spaces for automobiles in accordance with the following requirements.
(B) General provisions.
(1) Each off-street parking space shall have an area of not less than 171 square feet (9 ft. x 19 ft.), exclusive of access drives or aisles, and shall be paved with asphalt or concrete.
(2) Except in the case of dwelling units, no parking area shall be smaller than five spaces with the necessary and corresponding aisle or drive.
(3) Drives or aisles in support of parking spaces shall have the following widths based upon the angle of the spaces.
Aisle Width (Feet)
(4) There shall be adequate provision for ingress and egress to all parking spaces. Where a lot does abut on a public or private alley or easement of access, there shall be provided an access drive not less than eight feet in width for a dwelling and not less than 22 feet in width in all other cases, leading to the parking, storage or loading spaces required by this section.
(5) Signs, at or within parking areas, shall be limited to those necessary for the direction of traffic or designation of handicapped parking. Directional signs shall be limited to four square feet and one sign per access point of the lot or area.
(6) No repair work or any other service shall be offered or conducted in any parking area.
(7) Requisite landscaping and screening of all parking lots shall conform to the provisions of § 154.39.
(8) The provision of handicapped parking shall be in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 150, Building Code.
(9) Any lighting shall, at a minimum, be located, designed, and directed so that light will not flow onto adjoining premises or public streets.
(10) Two or more nonresidential uses may jointly provide and use parking spaces when their hours of operation do not normally overlap. The joint use shall be reported to the designated staff to verify compliance with all pertinent regulations.
(11) Any building or use existing at the effective date of the chapter may continue with the spaces provided. However, when such building or use is changed, remodeled, enlarged, or altered, the building or use shall come into compliance with all provisions of this section.
(12) Parking requirements for Levee District existing non-conforming uses and structures that do not have adequate space to provide off-street parking and off-street loading may be altered or waived by designated staff during the site plan review process.
(13) All drive and access isles, parking spaces, parking lots, loading areas, storage lots and display areas shall be paved with asphalt or concrete.
(C) Required spaces. The number of off-street parking spaces to be provided shall no be less than the following:
Number of Spaces
Assembly or exhibition hall (without fixed seats)
1 per each 100 square feet of floor area
Automobile dealer, service garage
1 per each 100 square feet
Bed and breakfast inn
3 spaces plus 1 per each sleeping room or suite
5 per each lane, plus 1 per each 100 square feet for eating, drinking or other recreational area
Church or other place of worship
1 per each 4 seats in main auditorium
Convalescent home, nursing home and the like
1 per each 4 beds
2 per each 3 residents
Dwelling, multi family
2 unenclosed per unit and landscaped
Dwelling, single family
1 enclosed, 1 unenclosed
Dwelling, two family
1 enclosed per unit, 1 unenclosed per unit
Golf, swim or tennis club
1 per each 5 members
High school or university
1 per each 3 seats in main auditorium or 3 for each classroom, whichever is greater
1 per each 4 beds
5 spaces, plus 1 per each sleeping room or suite
Library, museum, art gallery, community center
10 for the first 2000 square feet plus 1 for each 300 square feet over 2000
Number of Spaces
1 per each 150 square feet
Mortuary or funeral home
1 per each 50 square feet in each parlor
Private club or lodge
1 per each 50 square feet of assembly room
1 per each 300 square feet
Restaurant, café, nightclub
1 per each 100 square feet
1 per each 200 square feet up to 25,000 square feet and 1 per each 250 square feet for any amount over 25,000 square feet
1 per each sleeping room or suite
School, other than high school or university
1 per each 4 seats in main auditorium or 2 for each classroom, whichever is greater
Theater or auditorium (other than one associated with a school)
1 per each 4 seats
Wholesale commercial, warehousing, manufacturing and industrial uses
1 per each 3 employees on largest shift, or per each 3,000 square feet, whichever is greater
(D) Interpretation of units of measurements. The following interpretations shall govern all parking requirement determinations.
(1) In the case of offices, merchandising or service types of uses, “floor area” shall mean the gross floor area used or intended to be used by tenants or for service to the public as customers, patrons, clients or patients, including areas occupied by fixtures and equipment used for the display or sale of merchandise. It shall not include areas used principally for non-public purposes such as storage, incidental repair, processing or packing of merchandise; for show window; for office(s) incidental to the management or maintenance of stores or buildings; for toilet or rest rooms; for utilities; or for dressing rooms, fitting or alteration rooms.
(2) In places of public assembly in which patrons or spectators occupy benches, pews, or other such seating facilities, each 20 inches of such seating facilities shall be counted as one seat.
(3) The parking space requirement for a use not specifically mentioned herein shall be the same as required for a use of similar nature.
(4) In the cases of mixed uses, the parking spaces required shall equal the sum of the requirements of the various uses computed separately.
(E) Off-street loading requirements.
(1) In any district in connection with any building or part thereof hereafter erected or altered, which is to be occupied by industrial, warehousing, wholesale commercial, retail commercial, service or other uses requiring the receipt or distribution by truck of materials or merchandise, there shall be provided and maintained off-street loading spaces in accordance with the following schedule:
Floor Area of Building (Square Feet)
Required Number of Off-Street Loading Spaces
Less than 10,000
10,000 to 19,999
20,000 to 39,999
40,000 to 59,999
60,000 to 79,999
80,000 to 99,999
Where the floor area of the building is 100,000 square feet or more, the number of off-street loading spaces shall be determined by the body having responsibility for final determination of the application.
(2) Each loading space shall no be less than 12 feet in width, 40 feet in length, and 14 feet in height.
(3) No loading space shall be located closer than 50 feet to any other lot in any residence district, unless wholly within a completely enclosed building or unless enclosed on all sides by a wall or solid board fence not less than six feet in height.
(F) Curb cuts.
(1) Only one curb cut shall be permitted per lot or development. The City Engineer may allow additional curb cuts and/or establish curb cut restrictions for a specific lot or development when, in his or her opinion, it will improve public safety and/or the safe, efficient movement of traffic.
(2) Curb cuts for nonresidential and multi family lots and developments shall be no greater than 35 feet in width, measured at the throat of the curb cut.
(3) Curb cuts for residential lots shall be no greater than 24 feet in width, measured at the throat of the curb cut.
(Ord. 99-14, passed 12-20-99; Am. Ord. 26-2002, passed 11-18-02; Am. Ord. 16-2003, passed 11-17-03; Am. Ord. 16-2005, passed 9-19-05) Penalty, see § 154.19