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(A) Loading spaces required - All commercial and industrial uses shall provide and maintain off-street loading spaces as provided herein.
Use (gross floor area)
Loading Spaces Required
Commercial and Industrial
0 - 15,000
15,001 - 40,000
40,000 - 90,000
90,000 - 150,000
150,000 and over
Hospitals and Institutions
0 - 50,000
50,001 - 100,000
100,000 and over
Hotels, motels, and restaurants
(B) General provisions -
(1) Loading spaces shall be at least 12 feet wide, 40 feet long, and have 14 feet in vertical clearance. Loading zone requirements may be modified by the planning commission or the director in special circumstances based on the nature of the use or combination of uses, as well as the specific design characteristics of the project.
(2) When the lot upon which loading spaces are located abuts an alley, the loading spaces shall have access from the alley. Where the loading area is parallel to the alley and the lot is 50 feet or less in width, the loading area shall extend across the full width of the lot.
(3) Loading spaces shall be located so commercial vehicles shall not back into a public street or alley.
(4) Industrial developments shall include at least one driveway approach capable of accommodating a 48-foot wheel track turning radius and at least one on-site maneuvering area which provides a 48-foot wheel track turning radius through the parking area.
(5) Loading doors in industrial developments shall not be visible from a public street.
(C) Industrial service and loading area requirements -
(1) Loading facilities shall be located either on the rear or side of the industrial structure to alleviate unsightly appearances often created by loading facilities. Where this is not feasible, loading docks and doors shall be screened from the street by landscaping or walls.
(2) Each industrial site shall be self-contained and capable of handling its own truck maneuvering and docking requirements. The use of public streets for commercial vehicles staging and/or maneuvering is prohibited.
(3) Warehouse-type operations shall provide an area at least 85 feet deep for commercial vehicle docking and maneuvering. Truck terminals using larger vehicles (45-foot trailer length) shall provide a vehicle docking and maneuvering area at least 130 feet deep.
(`64 Code, Sec. 36-7.1.26) (Ord. No. 2021)