SEC. 16-622.  SCHEDULE OF VEHICLE OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   The table on the following pages contains the minimum vehicle off-street parking requirements.  Special requirements for each use are provided under the “Notes” columns where appropriate.
   (B)   The parking requirement for uses not specifically listed in the table shall be determined by the approval body for the proposed use on the basis of requirements for similar uses, and on any traffic engineering and planning data that is appropriate to the establishment of a minimum requirement.
   (C)   Several uses listed in the table require that the parking be determined by the approval body for the proposed use.  An applicant proposing to develop or expand one of these uses must submit four copies of a parking study to the development services department which provides justification for the parking requirement proposed.  The approval body for the proposed use will review this study along with any traffic engineering and planning data that is appropriate to the establishment of a parking requirement for the use proposed.
   (D)   In situations where a combination of uses are developed on a site, parking shall be provided for each of the uses on the site according to this article unless a reduction is granted pursuant to sections 16-650 and 16-651.
   (E)   (1)   An applicant may propose to provide tandem parking spaces for a proposed use, but tandem parking spaces, whether or not in garages, and whether for residents, visitors or customers of the proposed use, shall not be counted toward satisfaction of the parking requirement for the proposed use.
      (2)   The amount, configuration, design and location of proposed tandem parking shall be subject to the approval of the director.
   (F)   The following table lists the minimum off-street parking requirements for the city.
 
Uses
Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements
Notes
Residential:
Detached single-family units:
 
Detached single-family units on separate lots
Two garage spaces for up to five bedrooms
Three garage spaces for six bedrooms; four garage spaces for seven bedrooms; five garage spaces for eight or more bedrooms
Administrative review and approval is required for single-family additions resulting in a requirement for four or more garage spaces.  No more than three garage spaces may face any public street.  All garage spaces shall be provided onsite.
Detached single-family dwelling with either (1) detached accessory dwelling unit or (2) the construction of additional square footage to accommodate an attached accessory dwelling unit
Same as above for the single family dwelling.
For accessory dwelling units: In addition to the required parking for the single family dwelling, there shall also be a number of vehicle parking spaces equal to the greater of : (a) one; or (b) the number of bedrooms in the accessory dwelling unit.
The vehicular access to the parking area for the accessory dwelling unit shall be at least ten feet wide and paved. The required parking space(s) for an accessory dwelling unit are not required to be covered.
Parking for accessory units may be provided either as (1) tandem parking on an existing driveway or in an existing garage; or (2) in a setback area.
The accessory dwelling unit parking space(s) may not be located in the required front yard setback.
The parking shall be located on the same lot as the  primary residential dwelling unit.
The director may, however, disapprove such tandem/setback parking if the director finds that the tandem/setback parking is not feasible based upon specific site or regional topographical or fire and life safety conditions, or that it is not permitted anywhere else in the jurisdiction.
The accessory dwelling unit parking space(s) may not be located in the front yard.
The parking shall be located on the same lot as the primary residential dwelling unit.
Note:   To the extend required by Cal. Govt’ Code, Section 65852.2, as it may be amended from time to time, none of the following accessory dwelling units require additional parking for the accessory dwelling unit:
      (1)   The accessory dwelling unit is located within one-half mile of public transit;
      (2)   The accessory dwelling unit is located within a city-recognized historic district;
      (3)   The accessory dwelling unit is constructed entirely within legally existing primary residence or a legally existing accessory structure;
      (4)   When on-street parking permits are required by not offered to the occupant of the accessory dwelling unit;
      (5)   When there is a car share vehicle located within one block of the accessory dwelling unit.
Townhouses
Two garage spaces
 
Apartments:
Garage for second unit may not be in an arrangement with garage for primary residential unit.  All required garages shall be assigned to a specific unit.  Covered spaces are not permitted.  All visitor spaces shall be striped “Visitors Only.”  Developments having three units or less may count driveway parking as required visitor spaces.
 
Developments having four or more units may count driveway parking as required visitor spaces provided not more than 50% of the required visitor spaces are provided in this manner and all units counting driveway parking have individual driveways.
Studio and one bedroom
One garage space per unit
Two or more bedrooms
Two garage spaces per unit
Visitor spaces
One visitor space per unit which need not be covered for the first 30 units; after the 31st unit, 0.5 visitor space per unit required
 
 
Uses
Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements
Notes
Multi-family cluster development including units with at least one common wall such as condominium, stock cooperative or townhouse condominium developments on lots less than 6,000 square feet:
All required garages shall be assigned to a specific unit.  Covered spaces are not permitted.  All visitor spaces shall be striped “Visitors Only.”
 
Developments having three units or less may count driveway parking as required visitor spaces. 
 
Developments having four or more units may count driveway parking as required visitor spaces provided not more than 50% of the required visitor spaces are provided in this manner and all units counting driveway parking have individual driveways.
Studio and one bedroom
One garage space per unit
Two or more bedrooms
Two garage spaces per unit
Visitor requirement
One visitor space per unit which need not be covered for the first 30 units; after the 31st unit, 0.5 visitor space per unit required
Boarding homes, etc.:
Rooming, boarding homes, clubs or fraternity-type housing with sleeping facilities
One off-street space for each bedroom or boarder, whichever is more
The official building occupancy load shall be used to determine the number of boarders permitted. 
 
 
Uses
Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements
Notes
Mobile home park:
These requirements may be modified by the commission in order to provide a better design of the mobile home park
Mobile home space
Two off-street spaces per mobile home space; one space shall be covered
Visitor parking
One space for every five mobile home pads;  visitor parking must be in centralized bays located no further than 150 feet from mobile homes being served
Community recreation facilities
One space for every 15 mobile homes
 
Recreational vehicle parking
Centralized storage areas for recreational vehicles shall be provided at ratio of one storage space for each four mobile home spaces
 
Group quarters style facility
One off-street space for every four farm workers.
One space for every four facility employees, up to four maximum.
The official building occupancy load shall be used to determine the number of farm workers permitted.
Single and multi-family housing units
The same as required elsewhere in this table
 
 
Uses
Minimum Off-Street Parking Requirements
Notes
Commercial:  Commercial and service uses located in independent structures or independent parcels shall provide parking according to the following standards.
Auto repair, automobile service station and auto parts sales
Three spaces for each service bay, plus one space for every 300 square feet of retail parts sales areas
Automobile repair facilities providing service bays may count the service bays towards the parking requirement when the areas conform to these sections of the code and adequate parking on-site and adequate circulation is provided.  If towing service is provided, space shall be provided to accommodate the tow truck.
All required customer spaces shall be striped “Customers Only.”
Auto sales
One customer space per 400 square feet of gross floor area for automobile sales area
Auto washing (self-service or coin-operated)
Two spaces for each washing stall exclusive of vacuum unit space
 
Barber shop or beauty parlor
Two spaces for each barber chair; three spaces for each beautician station
 
Banks and commercial savings and loan institutions
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Special design requirements apply if drive-through facilities are proposed.
Hotel/motel
One space for each room where no cooking facilities are provided; living units with cooking facilities shall provide two spaces per each unit
When banquet or convention facilities are to be provided in addition to room facilities, they shall be considered separately in determining the required number of spaces at the ratio of one space per five seats or one space per 35 square feet of gross floor area.
Lumberyards and plant nurseries
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area for indoor retail area and one space per 1,000 square feet of outdoor area devoted to displays and storage
Offices
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Non-fast-food restaurants
One space per 75 square feet of gross floor area up to 6,000 square feet of gross floor area; thereafter, one space per 180 square feet of gross floor area
Restaurant facilities which contain dance floor areas shall provide additional parking spaces based upon one space per 35 square feet of dance floor area.
Fast-food restaurants
One space per 50 square feet of gross floor area
Special design requirements are required if a drive- through facility is proposed.  Stacking credit in drive through lane may count toward the required parking at basis of one auto per each 23 lineal feet of striped stacking line.  A maximum credit not to exceed 30 percent of total requirement or no more than 20 spaces may be applied for stacking credit, whichever is less.
Retail, general merchandising which is not located in a shopping center
One space per 300 square feet of gross floor area
Retail, furniture and appliance
One space per 300 square feet of gross floor area display and one space per 800 square feet of warehouse storage area
Shopping centers
The following additional parking spaces are required when the described uses are located in shopping centers.
Neighborhood
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Cinemas:  A center with less than 100,000 square feet of gross floor area requires three additional parking spaces for every 100 cinema seats for cinemas occupying up to 10 percent of the total gross floor area. 
Centers having 100,000 to 200,000 square feet of gross floor area can accommodate up to 450 cinema seats without providing additional parking.  For every 100 seats above the initial 450 seats, three additional spaces per 100 seats are required.
A shopping center with over 200,000 square feet of gross floor area can accommodate up to 750 seats without providing additional parking spaces.  For every 100 seats above the initial 750 seats, three additional spaces are required.
Office spaces comprising up to 10 percent of the total gross floor area can be accommodated without increasing the parking spaces required to serve the center.  Office space exceeding 10 percent of the center will require additional parking based on the professional office service standards.
District
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Community
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Regional
One space per 225 square feet of gross floor area for regional shopping centers not exceeding 600,000 square feet of gross floor area; one space per 200 square feet of gross floor area for shopping centers exceeding 600,000 square feet of gross floor area
Educational:
Libraries
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area
Day-care preschool and nursery schools
One space per staff member, plus one space per five children or one space per ten children if adequate drop-off facilities are provided
Drop-off facilities must be designed to accommodate a continuous flow of passenger vehicles to safely load and unload children.  The adequacy of drop-off facilities shall be determined by the approval body for the proposed use.
Private elementary and junior high schools
One space for each classroom, plus one space for each five fixed seats of any area utilized for auditorium purposes or for each 35 square feet of seating area where there are no fixed seats in any area utilized for auditorium purposes
Private high schools
Five spaces for each classroom, plus one space for each five fixed seats of any area utilized for auditorium purposes or for each 35 square feet of seating area where there are no fixed seats for areas used as an auditorium
Private colleges and universities
Seven spaces for each classroom, plus one space for each five fixed seats of any area utilized for auditorium purposes or for each 35 square feet of seating area where there are no fixed seats for areas used as an auditorium
Professional business or trade schools, including beauty colleges and dance schools
One space for each 75 square feet of gross floor area of classroom, plus one space for each 250 square feet of office space or other floor area
Health Services:
Assisted living
One space for every two units plus one shuttle van parking space.
Convalescent and nursing homes
One space per three beds for nursing and convalescent homes which do not contain separate living quarters containing individual kitchens, plus one space for every two employees required on largest shift.
Hospitals
1.75 spaces per each bed
A parking study may be required.  Adequacy of facilities shall be determined by the approval body for the proposed use.
Medical and dental offices and clinics
One space per 200 square feet of gross floor area
Veterinarians, animal and veterinary hospitals
One space per 250 square feet of gross floor area exclusive of kennel boarding area
Industrial:
Light and limited industrial manufacturing
One space per 500 square feet of gross floor area devoted to manufacturing, plus the required parking for gross floor area devoted to other uses
Research and development
One space per 350 square feet of gross floor area, plus the required parking for gross floor area devoted to other uses
Heavy industrial manufacturing
One space per 500 square feet of gross floor area, plus the required parking for gross floor area devoted to other uses
Warehousing
One space per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area for the first 20,000 square feet devoted to warehousing, plus the required parking for square footage devoted to other uses; one space per 2,000 square feet for the second 20,000 square feet; one space per 4,000 square feet for floor area in excess of 40,000 square feet
No conversion of any portion of a warehouse use to any other use shall be permitted unless the parking requirement for such other uses are met.
Exterior industrial uses in only approved industrial area
One space per 2,500 square feet of open area being utilized for storage area exclusive of access, landscaping, etc.
Calculation of parking for industrial use
 
The number of parking areas required by these schedules may be reduced or increased as a condition of a development permit procedures if it can be demonstrated through a parking study that the proposed use would have a parking demand less than or in excess of the requirements stated in this article.
Entertainment and Recreation:
Arcades, including video and electronic games
One space per 175 square feet of gross floor area
 
Bowling alleys and billiard halls
Five spaces per alley and two spaces for each billiard table, plus requirements for ancillary uses (restaurants, etc.)
 
Commercial stables
One space per five horses boarded on-site
 
Golf courses
Six spaces per hole, plus ancillary uses
Ancillary uses such as a pro shop and coffee shop are included in this parking ratio.
Miniature golf with amusement rides and similar uses
Three spaces per hole, plus one space per five fixed seats of all amusement rides, plus required parking for ancillary uses
 
Driving range (golf)
One space per tee, plus ancillary uses
 
Skating rinks
One space per 100 square feet of skating rink, plus required parking for ancillary uses
 
Tennis, handball and racquetball facilities
Three spaces per court, plus required parking for ancillary uses
 
Theaters and movies; single screen and multi-screen
One space per three seats, plus five spaces for employees
 
Health spas and gymnasiums
Ten spaces are required for each spa health club, plus an additional one space for every 200 square feet of gross floor area in excess of 1,000 gross square feet
 
Miscellaneous:
Churches and other places of public assembly, including mortuaries, banquet facilities and convention facilities
One space per five seats within the main auditorium or one space per 35 square feet of gross floor area. Where pews or benches are provided, one space required for every ten lineal feet of pew or bench
Twenty-four inches shall be considered one seat where pews or benches are provided.  Ancillary uses such as offices shall provide additional parking spaces as required.
 
(Ord. No. 2021, 2026, 2513, 2695, 2713, 2914, 2925, 2928)