Parking areas and access driveways shall be designed, graded, constructed, altered and maintained as follows:
   (a)   Grading and Pavement.  Parking areas and access driveways shall be graded and drained so that surface water shall not be allowed to flow onto adjacent properties. Parking areas and driveways shall be improved with asphaltic concrete or Portland cement pavement, in accordance with the standards established in the Subdivision Regulations of the City.
   (b)   Design.  Parking areas shall be arranged and marked to provide for orderly and safe parking and storage of vehicles in accordance with the aforesaid parking area design standards, and shall be improved with a poured concrete curb or precast concrete barrier to define parking bays or limits of paved areas, except at entrances and exits.  The Planning Commission shall also require landscape features, such as a compact evergreen hedge, shrubs or screening by a substantially solid fence, between such parking areas and a side or rear lot line of a Residential District, in accordance with standards established in other sections of this Zoning Code.
   (c)   Traffic Circulation Signing and Markings.  Directional signs and arrows and appropriate pavement marking shall be installed to control the direction of traffic flow, when deemed necessary by the Planning Commission.
   (d)   Maintenance of Parking Facilities and Equipment.  All paving, directional devices and protective equipment, landscaping, and other equipment furnished or required on the parking facility shall be maintained to ensure safe pedestrian movement, vehicular operation, adequate protection of adjoining properties, and to present a neat and attractive appearance of the facility. Any parking facility found to be in need of maintenance and/or repair, shall be repaired by the owner.
   (e)   Delineation of Parking Spaces.  All parking spaces shall be delineated by appropriate fixed curbing, painted lines (a minimum of four inches wide), or other fixed markers. Compact parking stalls or groups of parking stalls shall be individually signed or marked. Any curb painting or fixed markers used indicate specific use or time limits of parking spaces shall be expressly approved by the Planning Commission.
   (f)   Physical Barriers.  Fixed physical barriers shall be installed to protect public and private property adjacent to the parking facility as well as buildings, landscaping and appurtenances within the development which could be damaged by vehicles using the parking facility. These barriers shall be designed and constructed to facilitate easy cleaning of the parking surface. A solid masonry wall shall be constructed when required by the Zoning Code or the Planning Commission. When no masonry wall is required, wheel stops in the form of a six-inch high concrete curb or other approved fixed barrier, placed a minimum distance of five feet from the property line, or the building to be protected, shall be installed. Landscaping shall be adequately protected to avoid damage by vehicles. The fixed physical barrier will be placed five feet from the property line, or the building to be protected; however, this distance must be a minimum of seven feet if the vehicles are permitted to back into the parking stalls.
   (g)   Landscaping.  Landscaping shall be required for all off-street parking areas. Such landscaping shall be designed by a registered landscape architect, architect or professional design engineer. Such landscape plan shall be submitted for approval of the Planning Commission.
      (1)   Landscape irrigation.  All landscaped areas shall be provided with mechanical irrigation systems, such systems shall be designed so as not to interfere with traffic on any public right-of-way.
(Ord. 08-111.  Passed 9-2-08; Ord. 13-152. Passed 2-4-14.)