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Off-street parking facilities for motor vehicle shall be provided for all uses in the nonresidential districts in accordance with the following regulations:
(A) Minimum parking space dimensions. A required off-street parking space shall be at least ten feet in width and at least 20 feet in length, exclusive of access drives or aisles, ramps, columns, or office or work areas.
(B) Access to and from parking areas.
(1) Each required off-street parking space shall open directly upon an aisle or driveway of such width and design as to provide safe and efficient means of vehicular access to such parking space.
(2) All off-street parking facilities shall be designed with appropriate means of vehicular access to a street or alley in such a mariner as to minimize interference with traffic movement.
(3) No driveway extending into the street right-of-way (between the lot line and street pavement) shall exceed a width of 25 feet. Provided, however, two driveways, not exceeding 25 feet in width each, may constitute a single entrance-exit.
(C) Location and setback.
(1) All parking spaces required to serve buildings or uses erected or established after the effective date of this chapter shall be located on the same lot as the building or use served. Buildings or uses existing on the effective date of this chapter which are subsequently altered or enlarged so as to require the provision of additional parking spaces under the requirements of this chapter may be served by parking facilities located on land other than the lot on which the building or use served is located, provided such facilities are within 200 feet of a lot line of the use served.
(2) The required parking area shall not be used for the storage of any commercial vehicles.
(3) Buildings or structures shall be permitted for shelters for guards, attendants or watchmen; however, any such structure shall not occupy required off-street parking space.
(4) All open off-street parking areas shall be paved with concrete or improved with a compacted macadam base, and surfaced with an asphaltic pavement to adequately provide a durable and dust-free surface which shall be maintained in good condition free of weeds, dirt, trash, and debris, except that:
(a) A gravel surface may be used for a period not exceeding one year after the parking area is opened for use where ground conditions are not immediately suitable for permanent surfacing as specified above;
(b) A gravel surface in the area of storage or handling may be used permanently in association with industries that handle liquids or chemicals which create a potential hazard if containment should be lost and where adsorption into the ground through a loose surface material would eliminate or alleviate such hazard.
(5) The surface shall be graded and drained in such a manner that there will be no free flow of water onto either adjacent properties or public sidewalks.
(6) The parking area(s) shall be so lined or designated where abutting a required yard that no part of the parked vehicles shall extend beyond the boundary of the established parking area into any minimum required yard or into adjoining property.
(7) When lighting facilities are used to illuminate the parking area(s) they shall be so located, shielded, and directed upon the parking area that they do not create glare or reflect onto adjacent properties or interfere with street traffic. In no instance shall bare incandescent bulbs be used for such illumination.
(D) Amount of parking area required. For any use not specified in this section, the requirements for off-street parking for a specified use to which the use is most similar, as determined by the Plan Commission, shall apply. The parking spaces requirements set out in this section may be modified or waived by the Plan Commission.
Required Parking Spaces
Required Parking Spaces
Automobile or Trailer Sales Area
1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of retail area
Automobile Sales and Repair (Indoor)
1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area
Banks, Business Offices, Professional Services, and Similar Service Uses
1 per 300 sq. ft. of floor area
Clinic, Medical or Dental
1 per 100 sq. ft. of floor area
Commercial Recreational Use
1 per 1 employee plus 1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area
1 in addition to residence requirement
Hotels, Motels or Motor Hotels
1 per employee plus 1 per sleeping room
Kindergarten or Day Nursery
1 per employee plus 1 per 5 children
Police or Fire Station
1 per 1 employee on a shift
Private Club or Lodge
1 per six active members
Private Recreational Development
1 per customer plus 1 employee per shift
Public Library or Town Buildings
1 per 200 sq. ft. of floor area
Residential Use, including apartments
2 per dwelling unit
Retail Stores - Heavy Traffic Generators, including but not limited to: Supermarkets and Other Food Stores, Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Ice Cream Parlors, Bakery, Drug Stores, Beauty and Barber Shops, Discount Stores
1 per 150 sq. ft. of floor area for an individual use or a combination of 2 or more uses in 1 structure or a shopping center of comparably integrated uses where all uses included do not exceed 50,000 sq. ft. of floor area
Retail Stores - Light Traffic Generators, including but not limited to: Furniture, Jewelry, Hardware, Appliance Stores and the like, Personal Service Shops, Household or Equipment Repair Shops, Clothing and Shoe Repair Shops, Wearing Apparel
1 per 300 sq. ft. of floor area for an individual use or a combination of 2 or more uses in 1 structure or a shopping center of comparably integrated uses where all uses included do not exceed 50,000 sq. ft. of floor area
Veterinary Hospital for Small Animals, Kennel
1 per 3 animal spaces (cages or pens)
(Ord. 172, §§ 7-900 - 7-905, passed 4-5-90)