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Off-street parking and loading facilities shall conform to the following regulations:
(A) The area shall be permanently paved and maintained and shall have adequate and safe ingress and egress. Parking spaces required in connection with one- or two-family dwelling uses need not be permanently paved. For the purposes of this section, the term PAVING shall mean a uniform, hard, smooth covering which will bear travel by vehicles or by pedestrians in all seasons, which includes concrete, bituminous concrete, oil-penetrated gravel, brick and paving stone but shall not include such materials as gravel, crushed clamshells or any other similar material. The use of porous pavements, space paving blocks or similar pavements which provide for infiltration of ground water are permitted, provided they will result in a durable and dust-free surface.
(B) Where an off-street parking or loading area adjoins or lies within a residential district or abuts a residential use in any zoning district, a landscaped buffer strip of not less than 20 feet in width containing a double row of compact evergreen vegetative screening not less than four feet in height shall be erected and maintained between such area and the adjoining residential district or use. This screening requirement shall not apply to parking places required in connection with dwelling uses, except motels or hotels.
(C) Lighting fixtures used to illuminate the parking or loading area shall reflect the light away from adjoining property and away from adjacent streets and shall not exceed one foot candle projection onto abutting property.
(D) No off-street parking facility shall be located closer than ten feet to any front lot line, street line, rear lot line or side lot line in any commercial or industrial zoning district.
(E) Access driveways serving any required parking lot from a street shall not be less than 12 feet in width for one-way traffic, and not less than 24 feet in width for two-way traffic.
(F) Individual parking stalls shall be no less than nine feet wide and 18 feet in length and in no case shall the gross area of parking space including aisles be less than 162 square feet per car. Aisles between rows of parking stalls shall not be less than 12 feet for one-way traffic, and not less than 24 feet for two-way traffic.
(G) All parking areas shall be landscaped in accordance with the Rules and Regulations Regarding the Subdivision and Development of Land. Design of landscaping area(s) as bio-retention cells to accept and infiltrate stormwater runoff is encouraged whenever site conditions allow.
(H) Handicapped parking spaces accessible to disabled persons shall be provided as may be applicable under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and any federal or state regulations promulgated thereunder.
(I) All off-street parking and loading facilities shall be suitably sloped and drained to eliminate standing water and prevent damage to abutting property and/or public streets and alleys, so as not to cause any nuisance to adjacent or public property. The design of all parking lot drainage shall conform to the Rules and Regulations Regarding the Subdivision and Development of Land and Chapter 153 of this code.
(J) All off-street parking and loading facilities shall maintain distances from buildings, fire hydrants, post indicator valves and emergency access ways as required by the applicable Fire Code.
(K) No motor vehicle repair work or service of any kind shall be permitted in conjunction with parking or loading facilities provided in commercial districts, except emergency repair service necessary to start vehicles.
(L) Any parking area and loading space as defined in this chapter shall be continually maintained in satisfactory condition so as to be safe and attractive and free of hazard, nuisance, weeds, overgrown grass or other unsafe condition.
(Ord. passed 10-30-06)