(A)   Off-street loading berths may be open to the sky, covered or enclosed in a building. In any instance where a building is constructed or used for loading, it shall be treated as any other major structure and subject to all requirements thereof.
   (B)   All open off-street loading areas shall be paved with concrete, or improved with a compacted macadam base, and surfaced with an asphaltic surface to adequately provide a durable and dust-free surface which shall be maintained in good condition and free of weeds, dirt, trash and debris; except that:
      (1)   A gravel surface may be used for a period not exceeding one year after the loading area is opened for use where ground conditions are not immediately suitable for permanent surfacing as specified above; and
      (2)   A gravel surface in the area of storage or handling may be used permanently in association with industries that handle liquids or chemicals which create a potential hazard if containment should be lost and where absorption into the ground through a loose surface material would eliminate on or alleviate such hazard.
   (C)   The surface shall be graded and drained in such a manner that there will be no detrimental flow of water onto adjacent properties or public sidewalks.
   (D)   When lighting facilities are used to illuminate a loading area, they shall be so located, shielded and directed upon the loading area that they do not create glare or reflect onto adjacent properties or interfere with street traffic.
(2004 Code, § 7-906)