Parking for use by persons with physical disabilities, cited in this section as “accessible parking,” shall be provided for both residential and nonresidential uses as set forth in this section.
   (A)   Standards.  The number of accessible parking spaces and their design and signage shall be as required by Cal. Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 2.
   (B)   Building construction.  Accessible parking shall be provided at the time of the erection of any main building or when an existing building is altered or enlarged by the addition of dwelling units or guest rooms, residential condominium conversions, or where the use is intensified by the addition of floor space, seating capacity or seats.
   (C)   Existing parking areas—maintenance of accessible parking.  Accessible parking shall be maintained in conformance with the code under which installed. All signage, striping and other identifying markings shall be maintained legible.
   (D)   Accessible parking added.  A reduction in the number of required parking stalls is herein permitted in order to encourage the installation of accessible parking within existing parking areas. Whenever accessible parking is to be provided for an existing parking area, the number of spaces may be reduced below the number required by this chapter subject to the following limitations:
      (1)   The total number of accessible parking stalls to be provided shall not exceed the number of spaces required by Cal. Code of Regulations Title 24, Part 2;
      (2)   The design of the parking area shall comply with the provisions of this chapter;
      (3)   The reduction permitted herein is not applicable for projects addressed in division (B) of this section.
(`83 Code, § 17.24.080)  (Ord. 94-03 § 6, 1994)