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(a) Required Number of Disabled Parking Spaces. For multi-family residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, and public uses, State law establishes the required number of disabled parking spaces, which are reflected in Table 83-17.
Required Number of Parking Spaces for Disabled
Total Number of Parking Spaces
# of Parking Spaces for the Disabled
1 - 25
26 - 50
51 - 75
76 - 100
101 - 150
151 - 200
201 - 300
301 - 400
401 - 500
501 - 1,000
2 percent of total
1,001 and over
20 plus 1 for each 100 or fraction, over 1,001
(b) Size of Parking Space for the Disabled.
(1) Dimensions. Except as provided below, each parking space for the disabled shall be 14 feet wide and outlined to provide a nine foot parking area and a five foot loading/unloading area on the passenger side. When more than one space is provided, two spaces may be provided within a 23-foot wide area lined to provide a nine foot parking area on each side of a five foot loading and unloading area in the center. The minimum length of each parking space shall be 19 feet.
(2) Van Accessibility. One in every eight parking spaces for the disabled, but not less than one, shall be served by an access aisle 96 inches wide and shall be designated van accessible. This means that when only one space is required, it shall be 17 feet wide and outlined to provide a nine-foot parking area and an eight-foot loading/unloading area on the passenger side. When only two spaces are required, they may be provided within a 26-foot wide area lined to provide a nine-foot parking area on each side of an eight-foot loading/unloading area in the center. These spaces may be grouped on one level of a parking structure.
(3) Less than Five Spaces. When only four parking spaces are required for a specific project, the parking space for the disabled shall be 17 feet wide, but does not need to be marked or reserved exclusively for the disabled.
(c) Arrangement and Identification. The arrangement and design of these spaces shall be subject to the Code of Regulations Title 24, Chapter 2-71, and they shall be identified as required in Vehicle Code § 22511.8.
(d) Additional Spaces Based on Actual or Anticipated Usage. Additional spaces shall be provided where usage indicates a greater need, or where a higher than normal percentage of disabled persons is anticipated to use the parking facility.
(e) Location of Spaces. Parking spaces for the disabled shall be located as near as practical to a primary entrance to a single structure, or shall be located to provide for safety and optimum proximity to the entrances of the greatest incidence of use when more than one structure is served by the parking lot. The spaces shall be located to ensure that a disabled individual is not compelled to wheel or walk behind parked cars other than their own.
(f) Walkways and Ramps. Pedestrian walkways that are accessible to the physically disabled shall be provided from each disabled parking space to related facilities, including curb cuts or ramps as needed. Ramps shall not encroach into parking spaces.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)