(A)   Spaces.
      (1)   Each required parking space shall be at least ten feet wide and 20 feet long, and shall have at least seven feet of vertical clearance. Every space shall be situated so that no part of any parked vehicle overhangs the public right-of-way.
      (2)   For multi-family, business and industrial uses, markings shall be laid and restored as often as necessary to clearly delineate each parking space.
   (B)   Interior aisles. Aisles within parking lots in business and industrial districts shall be sufficiently wide to permit safe and efficient vehicular movement in the aisles, and into and out of parking spaces. Aisles designed for two-way traffic shall be at least 22 feet wide. One-way aisles designed for 60 degree parking shall be at least 18 feet wide.
   (C)   Access way.
      (1)   Parking areas in the business and industrial districts shall be designed so that ingress to and egress from a parking space is from an aisle or driveway, not directly from the public right-of-way.
      (2)   No access way to any parking area shall be located within 30 feet of any corner formed by the intersection of the rights-of-way of two or more streets. At intersections where traffic-control devices are installed, the Administrator may increase this requirement as necessary to prevent traffic hazards.
      (3)   Parking lot access ways (as well as residential driveways) and public streets shall be aligned to form, as closely as feasible, right angles.
      (4)   The access way to every parking lot located in any business and industrial zoning district shall be at least 24 feet wide unless two one-way drives, each 12 feet wide, are provided.
      (5)   The access way to every parking area located in any residential zoning district shall be at least ten feet wide; but if the parking area contains more than eight parking spaces or if the access way is longer than 100 feet, access shall be provided either by one two-way drive at least 20 feet wide or by two one-way drives, each at least ten feet wide.
   (D)   Surfacing. Parking lots shall be graded and improved with a compacted stone base at least seven inches thick, surfaced with at least two inches of asphaltic concrete or approved comparable material. Parking lots used exclusively for employees are hereby exempt from these requirements, but shall be constructed of an approved dustless surface. These requirements shall not apply to single-family residential. (Note: “oil and chip” is not comparable material.)
   (E)   Lighting. Any light(s) used to illuminate any parking lot shall be arranged or shielded so as to confine direct light rays within the lot lines of the parking lot to the greatest extent possible and in no case, shall the light(s) shine on or into nearby residences.
(1999 Code, § 40-7-3)  (Ord. 5/9/2000-1, passed 5-9-2000)  Penalty, see § 155.999