(8)   Adjustments and Alternatives.
The minimum parking requirements listed in this Chapter 14-800 may be adjusted as follows:
(a)   Sharing of Parking Spaces. 678
(.1)   Where two land uses listed in separate use categories in § 14-601 (Use Categories) share a parking lot, parking lots, or structure, the total off-street parking required for those uses may be reduced by the factors shown in Table 14-802-6. Total off-street parking required shall be the sum of the two parking requirements for the two uses divided by the factors in Table 14-802-6. For example, where a development includes both (a) public, civic, and institutional uses and (b) retail sales uses, the amount of parking required is the sum of the parking required for the two uses divided by 1.3.
(.2)   Only those use categories shown in Table 14-802-6 shall be eligible for a reduction under § 14-802(8)(a)(.1).
(.3)   Where more than two land uses shown in Table 14-802-6 share a parking lot, parking lots, or structure, only the two uses with the greatest off-street parking requirement shall be eligible for a reduction under § 14-802(8)(a)(.1).
Table 14-802-6: Shared Parking Reduction Factors
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Add the two parking requirements and divide by these factors
 
Property Use
(as stated in § 14-601 (Use Categories))
Multi-Family or Group Living
Public, Civic, and Institutional
Eating & Drinking, Assembly & Entertainment, or Visitor Accommodation
Retail Sales
Office or Commercial Services
Multi-Family or Group Living
1.1
1.1
1.2
1.3
Public, Civic, and Institutional
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.3
Eating & Drinking, Assembly & Entertainment, or Visitor Accommodation
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.7
Retail Sales
1.2
1.3
1.3
1.2
Office or Commercial Services
1.3
1.5
1.7
1.2
 
(b)   Auto-Share Parking Spaces.
The required minimum number of off-street parking spaces for a residential use may be reduced by four spaces for each automobile parking space reserved as an auto-share parking space, up to a maximum of a forty percent (40%) reduction in the required minimum number of parking spaces in any one surface parking lot or parking garage. The calculation of maximum surface parking spaces shall not be affected by this reduction.
(c)   Reduced Need Populations.
(.1)   The required minimum number of off-street parking spaces may be reduced by thirty-three percent (33%) for any group living use or multi-family use in which occupancy of at least eighty percent (80%) of the units is restricted for use by those 60 years of age or older. In making the determination as to whether this reduction is available, L&I may rely on an affidavit from the applicant as presumptive evidence, absent evidence to the contrary. 678.1
(.2)   The required minimum number of off-street parking spaces may be reduced by fifty percent (50%) for any group living use or multi-family use in which occupancy of more than eighty percent (80%) of the units is restricted for use by those meeting the definition of "handicapped" individuals under the federal Fair Housing Act Amendments
(d)   Proximity to Transit. 679
In addition to the parking adjustments permitted in subsections (a) through (c), above, a reduction in the required minimum number of off-street parking spaces is available under § 14-513 (/TOD, Transit-Oriented Development Overlay District).
(e)   Provision of Bicycle Parking.
For every five Class 1 bicycle parking spaces that are provided on a lot, the number of required off- street automobile parking spaces may be reduced by one space, up to a maximum reduction of ten percent (10%) of the required automobile parking spaces, provided that the bicycle parking spaces comply with § 14-804(2) (Location of Bicycle Parking Spaces) and § 14-804(3) (Security).

 

Notes

678
   Amended, Bill No. 150264 (approved June 16, 2015); amended, Bill No. 150766 (approved December 8, 2015).
678.1
   Amended, Bill No. 210075 (approved March 29, 2021).
679
   Amended, Bill No. 120774-A (approved January 14, 2013).