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The following standards for design and maintenance of parking facilities shall apply to all zoning districts in the city.
(A) Open and enclosed parking spaces. Accessory parking spaces may be open to the sky or enclosed in a structure.
(B) Screening and landscaping.
(1) All parking facilities shall conform to the requirements of § 153.50.125, Landscape and Tree Preservation.
(2) All open vehicle parking areas containing more than four parking spaces shall be effectively screened on each side abutting any property in a residential zoning district by a wall, fence, berm or densely planted hedge, each not less than three feet nor more than seven feet in height. The required screening shall conform with the front yard requirements of the zoning district in which the parking is located.
(C) Base course construction and surfacing. The construction design of off-street parking facilities shall be reviewed and approved by the City Engineer to determine that:
(1) Every parking space, and access to it, shall have an all-weather, dust-free surface, and shall be graded and drained to dispose of surface water accumulation by means of a positive storm water drainage system connected to a public drainage way;
(2) Parking areas shall be constructed in accordance with § 153.50.070, Street Pavements, of the development code.
(D) Design. Lighting or other equipment shall meet the following criteria.
(1) Any lighting used to illuminate off-street parking areas shall be directed or shielded away from residential properties and public streets such that the light source is not visible from the property line (so as to eliminate glare).
(2) All lighting should minimize glare by using recessed, shielded or cut off fixtures, with a cut-off angle of 90 degrees or less as shown below.
(3) In no case shall lighting measured at any property line exceed zero foot candle.
(4) No lighting used to illuminate off-street parking areas shall create a nuisance.
(5) All lighting system designs shall be part of the site and development plan review process.
(F) Repair and service. No motor vehicle repair work of any kind shall be permitted in conjunction with accessory, open, off-street parking facilities.
(G) Gasoline and oil sales. No gasoline or motor oil may be sold in conjunction with accessory off-street parking facilities in any residential district.
(H) Curbing. The perimeter of all parking areas providing space for five or more vehicles shall provide vehicular barriers. The vehicular barriers of these parking areas shall be continuous barrier curbing.
(I) Striping. The pavement surface of off-street parking facilities shall be striped to define each parking space. Striping shall be a minimum of four inches in width for the length of each space, and shall be thermoplastic white. Striping for all areas designated as fire lanes or no parking areas shall be thermoplastic yellow.
(J) Maintenance. The owner and tenant shall be jointly and severally responsible for the maintenance of all components comprising an off-street parking area, including pavement, stall striping, lighting and signage. Parking areas shall be maintained in good condition to present a neat and orderly appearance, and shall be kept free from broken pavement, potholes, refuse and debris. Striping shall be visible and clearly define all parking spaces, including handicapped signage. Lighting fixtures and standards shall be operational and free of damage or rust. Signage shall be readable and properly maintained and located for their respective purpose in accordance with city signage requirements. An owner shall address any maintenance issue identified within 20 days after receiving written notification from the city.
(K) Extraction uses. The standards of this section shall not apply to extraction uses for which the City Council may establish specific conditions.
(Ord. 21-016, passed 8-18-21)