§ 159.144  PARKING SPACES ACCESSIBLE TO THE DISABLED.
   The City of Noblesville encourages all development which serves the public to provide facilities which are accessible to people with disabilities as defined by this chapter and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.  In accordance with this goal and pursuant to the ADA, accessible parking shall be provided by any building or use initiated after the effective date of this chapter according to the following minimum requirements and any further requirements hereafter adopted by federal, state, or local law.
   (A)   Required Accessible Spaces.  Accessible parking spaces shall be provided according to Table 11.  In addition, accessible patient parking at outpatient facilities must equal no less than 10% of the total required parking spaces, and facilities which specialize in treatment or services for persons with mobility impairments must provide for patient use accessible parking equaling no less than 20% of the total required parking spaces.
Table 10.0.5
Accessible Parking Spaces Required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Total Spaces in Off-street Parking Area
COLUMN A
Total Minimum Accessible Spaces (Van Accessible + Accessible)
Minimum Van Accessible Spaces (96" wide access aisle)
Minimum Accessible Spaces
Table 10.0.5
Accessible Parking Spaces Required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Total Spaces in Off-street Parking Area
COLUMN A
Total Minimum Accessible Spaces (Van Accessible + Accessible)
Minimum Van Accessible Spaces (96" wide access aisle)
Minimum Accessible Spaces
1-25
1
1
0
26-50
2
1
1
51-75
3
1
2
76-100
4
1
3
101-150
5
1
4
151-200
6
1
5
201-300
7
1
6
301-400
8
1
7
401-500
9
2
7
501-1000
Two percent (2%) of total
1/8 of COLUMN A
7/8 of COLUMN A
1001 +
20, plus 1 for each 100 spaces over 1000
1/8 of COLUMN A
7/8 of COLUMN A
 
   (B)   Calculating Required Accessible Spaces.  The required number of mobility impaired accessible parking spaces shall be calculated prior to any applied reduction in parking requirements otherwise approved by the Director of Planning and Development or provided pursuant to Table 9.
   (C)   Design and Layout of Accessible Parking Lots.
      (1)   Access Aisles.  Access aisles shall be provided next to each accessible parking space and shall measure at least five feet in width when adjacent to an automobile accessible space and at least eight feet in width when adjacent to a van accessible space.  For each access aisle which is eight feet or wider, bollards shall be placed at the driveway end of the aisle so as to prevent vehicles from parking in the aisle illegally.
      (2)   Accessible Routes.  Each access aisle shall abut an accessible route to the building entrance. The minimum width of said accessible route shall be three feet.
      (3)   Maximum Slope.  Accessible parking spaces, access aisles, and accessible routes shall not exceed a slope of 1:50, and the ramp from the access aisle to the sidewalk or other transition to the principal use shall not exceed a slope of 1:12.
   (D)   Signage And Marking.  All accessible spaces shall be designated by the international access symbol.  Van accessible spaces will be labeled by both the international access symbol and an additional sign indicating that the space is accessible for vans.  Signs shall be placed a minimum of 5.5 feet above ground level so as not to be obscured by parked vehicles.  The mobility impaired symbol shall also be painted on the ground to the rear of the parking space.
(Ord. 62-12-95, passed 1-22-96; Am. Ord. 10-03-13, passed 4-9-13)  Penalty, see § 159.999