1282.14  LOADING FACILITIES.
   Accessory loading and unloading facilities shall be provided as a condition precedent to occupancy of all business, service and industrial buildings hereafter erected and altered, and shall be maintained as long as such a building is occupied or unless equivalent facilities are provided in conformity with this chapter.
   (a)   Allocation of Use.  Space required and allocated for any off-street loading facility shall not, while so allocated, be used to satisfy the space requirements for off-street parking.  An off-street loading space shall not be used for repairing or servicing motor vehicles.
   (b)   Location of Facility.  All required accessory loading facilities shall be related to the building and use to be served to provide for loading and unloading of delivery trucks and other service vehicles, and shall be so arranged that they may be used without blocking or otherwise interfering with the use of accessways, parking facilities, public streets or sidewalks.  A required loading space shall not face or be visible from the frontage street and shall not be located in a required front yard, or in a required side or rear yard if adjoining a Residential District, unless entirely enclosed and approved by the Planning Commission.
   (c)   Access Driveways.  Each required off-street loading space shall be designed for direct vehicular access by means of a driveway or driveways to a public street in a manner which will least interfere with adjacent traffic movements and interior circulation.  The access drive of an off- street loading facility shall be located so that the driveway centerline shall be not less than 50 feet from the nearest intersecting street right-of-way line.
   (d)   Improvements.  All accessory off-street loading spaces shall be improved as required for parking areas as set forth in Section 1282.10.
   (e)   Minimum Size Criteria.  A required off-street loading space shall be at least 12 feet wide by at least 40 feet in length.  The above area shall be exclusive of the maneuvering space, and each loading facility shall have a vertical clearance of at least 15 feet.  Buildings of less than 5,000 square feet of floor area shall be provided with receiving platforms or other commensurate facilities.
   (f)    Truck Loading Spaces.  A truck loading space shall be an accessible rectangle having a width of 12 feet and a length of 40 feet. Any overhead obstruction shall have a vertical clearance of 15 feet.
   (g)   Schedule of Required Loading Facilities.  Accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required herein for the following uses:
 
Use
Gross Floor Area of Building (sq. ft.)
Required No. of Spaces
Retail stores, all types
Under 20,000
1
20,000 to 50,000
2
50,001 to 100,000
3
 
 
Use
Gross Floor Area of Building (sq. ft.)
Required No. of Spaces
Printing and/or publishing warehouses or storage establishments
Under 40,000
1
40,000 to 100,000
2
Servicing, cleaning, repairing, testing or manufacturing establishments
Under 40,000
1
40,000 to 100,000
2
Each additional 100,000
1 additional space
 
(Ord. 08-111.  Passed 9-2-08.)