§ 159.140  PURPOSE.
   (A)   The regulations of this section are designed to alleviate or prevent congestion of streets by establishing minimum requirements for on-site storage, loading, and/or unloading of motor vehicles in accordance with the use by which a property is occupied.  Accessory off-street parking and loading facilities shall be provided and maintained for all buildings, structures, or premises used for purposes permitted by this chapter in accordance with the provisions of this subchapter, except for uses in the Core Central Business District (CCBD) which shall be exempt from the applicable parking ratio requirements as outlined in Ordinance 45-11-92 and any amendments thereto.
   (B)   These regulations also recognize that stormwater runoff from impervious areas, including off-street parking and loading areas, can result in increased flooding and property damage, degradation of streams, less groundwater recharge, impaired water quality, increased water temperatures in streams, loss of habitat, and decreased recreational opportunities. The impact of stormwater runoff from off-street parking and loading areas shall be addressed as part of this subchapter.
   (C)   It is a further purpose of this subchapter to ensure that parking is not excessive for the associated use, and that the design and construction of parking areas minimizes their impact on the city's water resources by utilizing "Low Impact Development (LID)" to manage stormwater and reduce the urban heat island effect.
(Ord. 62-12-95, passed 1-22-96; Am. Ord. 41-9-09, passed 10-13-09; Am. Ord. 22-06-13, passed 7-9-13)  Penalty, see § 159.999