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The following standards are the minimum requirements for parking areas:
(A) Backing out onto a public street or sidewalk from a parking space shall be permitted only for a single-family residence and for a multi-family development of four units or less.
(B) When a parking stall allows vehicles parked there to overhang an adjacent sidewalk, a clear area of 48 inches must be provided. When because of right-of-way restrictions, natural barriers, or other existing conditions, the development services department determines that providing 48 inches of clear sidewalk would create unreasonable hardship, the clear sidewalk area may be reduced to 36 inches. Vehicles may not intrude into or onto a public sidewalk or public right-of-way.
(C) A vehicle may overhang a landscaped planter area a maximum of two feet provided the landscape planter has a minimum width of five feet measured from the inside curb face.
(D) Curbs and wheel stops shall be located in such a position as to:
(1) Stop a parked vehicle within a distance that complies with vehicle overhang standards; and
(2) Protect the adjacent property from damage by the vehicle.
(E) All properties shall provide attractive, direct and safe pedestrian access to parking. The layout of the parking areas shall relate to building entrances or important architectural elements.
(F) For parking lots with 40 or more parking stalls, a 40-foot deep driveway “throat” shall be provided (measured from the property line) for all principal driveways to or from major or minor thoroughfares.
(G) Parking lots for commercial or industrial uses shall be designed to provide for internal circulation that allows each parking space to be accessible to all other parking spaces without using a public street or alley.
(`64 Code, Sec. 36-7.1.17) (Ord. No. 2021, 2132, 2642)