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Every required parking area and garage for residential uses shall be designed and maintained in accordance with the following requirements:
(A) Each enclosed garage shall not have an internal dimension of less than 18 feet in width and 20 feet in depth with no physical obstructions and shall be independently accessible with a minimum of 25 feet of unobstructed space provided for the maneuvering vehicle. The minimum required garage door width shall be 16 feet for a two-car garage and eight feet wide for a one-car garage.
(B) For residential purposes, each open parking space shall be not less than nine feet in width and 20 feet in depth, and shall be independently accessible with a minimum of 25 feet of unobstructed space provided for the maneuvering of vehicles.
(C) Every parking stall adjoined on one or both sides of its length by a curb, fence, wall, partition, column, post or similar obstruction, that is located less than four feet from an access aisle measured along the length of the stall or continues to form the end of an access aisle, shall add a minimum of two feet to the width of the end stall.
(D) Carports or unenclosed spaces shall be screened from all property lines, except those abutting an alley by a combination of landscaping and a minimum five-foot high permanent decorative barrier. Carports are allowed only after required parking is already provided or when specifically permitted per this chapter.
(E) Striping and car stops or bumpers shall be as required in this chapter.
(F) Driveways and parking spaces shall be paved with concrete or an approved alternative. Asphalt driveways and parking spaces are prohibited. Paved parking spaces shall not be permitted in the front yard or a street facing side yard.
(G) Required parking for all residential uses shall be considered an inseparable part of a residential unit or development, and required parking shall not be rented or sold.
(H) Turning radii may be reduced by one foot for each additional foot that is added to the width of the garage space, provided that:
(1) The garage door width is widened by an equal amount; and
(2) The depth of each parking space is expanded by six inches for each foot of reduced turning radius.
(I) Tandem parking shall not be permitted to meet required parking for residential uses.
(`83 Code, § 17.24.050) (Ord. 94-03 § 6, 1994; Ord. 2004-11 § 10, 2004; Ord. 2016-08 § 33, 2016)