§ 159.148  REQUIRED OFF-STREET LOADING.
   (A)   Purpose.  On the same premises with every use involving the receipt or distribution by vehicle of material or merchandise, there shall be provided and maintained on the lot adequate space for standing, loading, and unloading in order to avoid undue interference with public use of the street or alley.
   (B)   Number of Loading Berths Required.  The number of loading berths required shall conform to the requirements set forth in Table 13.
   (C)   Berth Size.  Loading berths shall have a minimum width of ten feet, a minimum length of 50 feet, and a minimum height clearance of 14 feet.
   (D)   Access and Maneuverability.  Each required off-street loading berth shall be designed with appropriate means of vehicular access to a street or alley in a manner which will least interfere with traffic movement,  and which  will not restrict the access of surrounding uses, and shall be subject to approval by the Director of Planning and Development.  At a minimum, the following areas for access and maneuvering shall be provided:
      (1)   Maneuvering Apron.  A maneuvering apron of 55 feet shall be provided.
      (2)   Access Aisles.  A width of at least 18 feet shall be provided for one way aisles and 24 feet for two way aisles.
   (E)   Design and Improvement Standards.  Off-street loading areas shall be developed in accordance with the standards in § 159.144(C), except that paving of loading areas shall be capable of bearing a live load of 200 pounds per square foot.
   (F)   Central Loading.  Central loading facilities may be substituted for loading berths on individual zoning lots provided the following conditions are fulfilled:
      (1)   Each zoning lot served shall have direct access to the central loading area without crossing streets or alleys at-grade.
      (2)   No zoning lot served shall be more than 500 feet removed from the central loading area.
      (3)   Total area of off-street loading berths provided shall meet the minimum requirements herein specified, based on the sum requirements of the several types of uses served.
Table 13
Schedule of Off-Street Loading Requirements
Use
Gross Floor Area (square feet)
Number of Berths
Table 13
Schedule of Off-Street Loading Requirements
Use
Gross Floor Area (square feet)
Number of Berths
Residential Uses
Hotel, Motel, Assisted Living or Nursing Home
12,000 - 120,000
1
Multi-Family
40,000 - 120,000
each additional 120,000
1
1 additional
Office and Institutional Uses
Banks, Government Buildings, Offices, Business Services, Hospitals
12,000 - 120,000
each additional 120,000
1
1 additional
Commercial Uses
Personal Services
Under 12,000
12,000 - 25,000
1
2
Restaurants
Under 25,000
25,000 - 40,000
40,000 - 120,000
each additional 200,000
1
2
3
1 additional
Retail sales
5,000 - 15,000
15,000 - 40,000
40,000 - 100,000
each additional 50,000
1
2
3
1 additional
Educational/Cultural/Entertainment Uses
Primary or Secondary School, College or University, Theater or Assembly Hall, Amusement Establishment
12,000 - 120,000
each additional 120,000
1
1 additional
Industrial Uses
Assembly/Manufacturing/Packaging, Warehousing and Distribution Plants
5,000 - 12,000   
12,000 - 30,000
30,000 - 120,000
each additional 120,000
1
2
3
1 additional
Research and Development
30,000 - 120,000
each additional 120,000
2
1 additional
NOTE: Gross Floor Area refer to all buildings and structures on premises. 
(Ord. 62-12-95, passed 1-22-96; Am. Ord. 30-08-13, passed 9-10-13)  Penalty, see § 159.999