§ 17.24.060  NUMBER OF SPACES REQUIRED—NONRESIDENTIAL USES.
   The number of spaces required shall be as follows for the various types of buildings and uses. The requirement for a use not specifically mentioned shall be the same as for a use specified which has similar traffic generating characteristics.
 
USE
REQUIRED NUMBER OF SPACES BASED ON GFA1
Auto repair   (Light)
(Heavy)
1 per 250 square feet
1 per 250 square feet + 1 per 1,000 square feet
Bars, adult entertainment establishments
1 space for every 2.0 people calculated for occupant load of lounge (based on U.B.C.)
Bowling alleys
6 spaces for each alley
Child care centers
1 per staff member + 1 per 20 children
Churches, theaters, auditoriums and similar places of assembly
1 per 5 seats in the principal assembly room2
Fast food or drive-through restaurant
1.5 spaces for every table or minimum ten spaces, whichever is greater 3,4
Food establishments dealing in quickly consumed food items with seating of 8 or less
No additional parking required in multiple-tenant buildings
Hospitals
1 per room
Hotels and motels
1 per room
Manufacturing, industrial, warehouse and storage buildings
1 per 500 square feet or 1 per 1,000 square feet with a CUP
Medical and dental offices, clinics, massage parlor
1 per 200 square feet
Retail
  Up to 25,000 square feet GFA
  Over 25,000 square feet GFA
1 per 200 square feet
1 per 250 square feet
Restaurants, restaurants and bars in combination
1 per 2.3 people calculated for occupant load of dining area + 7% of occupancy load for employee parking (based on U.B.C.) or minimum of five spaces, whichever is greater 3,4
Office and financial institutions
1 per 250 square feet
Storage yards, nursery sales, lumber yards and public utilities services
1 per 500 + 1 per 2,000 square feet
1   Gross floor area need not include duct and elevator shafts, stairs, telephone, electrical and mechanical rooms, rest rooms, janitor rooms and corridors.
2   Twenty inches of seating space on a bench shall count as one seat. In cases where temporary or moveable seats are provided, there shall be one space for every forty square feet of area within the assembly room.
3   For retail centers developed before 1990, the allowable amount of square footage devoted to restaurants or fast food establishments shall be determined by the committee based on location, available parking and mix of uses.
4   For retail centers developed after 1990, restaurants or fast food establishments can occupy a maximum of 20% of the retail space in a shopping center/multi-tenant building.
 
(`83 Code, § 17.24.060)  (Ord. 94-03 § 6, 1994; Ord. 95-02 § 3, 1995; Ord. 97-08 § 8, 1997; Ord. 2000-11 § 8, 2000; Ord. 2005-08 § 6, 2005 )