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(a) Minimum Parking Space Sizes and Lot Dimensions.
(1) Each required parking space shall be at least nine feet wide by 19 feet long, with adequate provisions for ingress and egress by a standard full size passenger vehicle. This standard shall be apply to all uses, including single-family residential, except where noted in Subdivisions (2), (3), (4) and (5) below. Parking spaces in parking lots shall comply with the minimum dimension requirements in Table 83-18 (Minimum Off-Street Parking Dimensions) and as illustrated in Figure 83-16 (Off-Street Parking Dimensions). The Director shall not reduce these requirements.
Angle of Parking (in degrees) (A)
Space Width (in feet) (B)
Space Length (per vehicle) (C)
Space Depth (from curb) (D)
Driveway Width (in feet) (E)(1)
Parallel (0 degrees)
(1) Also, see § 83.11.070(h)(3) for additional requirements relative to fire access aisles.
(2) If wheel stops or curb with overhang area are installed in parking spaces, the distance from the end of the space to the rear of the wheel stop/curb shall not exceed two feet. For parallel parking spaces (i.e., spaces where vehicles park in a line, front to rear, next to a curb or side of a road), each space shall be separated from the next space by a distance of four feet.
(3) Enclosed parking spaces (i.e., residential garages) shall be ten feet in width and 20 feet in length.
(4) Mobile home parking spaces shall be at least ten feet wide by 20 feet long, with adequate provisions for ingress and egress by a standard full size passenger vehicle.
(5) Tractor trailer parking spaces shall be at least 12 feet wide by 50 feet long.
(b) Circulation Requirements. The parking area shall be designed so that a car entering the parking area shall not be required to enter a public street to move from one location to any other location within the parking area or premises.
(c) Forward Entry into Right-of-Way. Parking and maneuvering areas shall be arranged so that vehicles entering a vehicular right-of-way can do so traveling in a forward direction only.
(d) Head-in Parking. Where curbs and gutters do not exist and where barriers do not restrict vehicular access to the private property, head-in parking shall not be allowed.
(e) Driveway Access. Off-street parking facilities shall be designed to limit access to private property from streets and highways to a minimum number of standard driveways in compliance with the Department of Public Works specifications.
(f) Lighting. Parking area lighting and glare shall reflect away from public thoroughfares and adjacent residences and shall comply with Chapter 83.07 (Glare and Outdoor Lighting).
(g) Maintenance. Individual parking stalls shall be clearly striped and permanently maintained with double or hairpin lines on the surface of the parking facility, with the two lines being located an equal nine inches on either side of the stall sidelines. Arrows shall be painted on paving to indicate direction of traffic flows.
(h) Minimum Aisle Widths.
(1) One-Way Traffic. One-way access driveways leading to aisles within a parking area shall be a minimum width of 12 feet, and driveways within the parking aisles shall be as shown in Table 83-19 (Minimum Aisles):
(2) Two-Way Traffic. The aisles and the two-way access drives leading to aisles within a parking area shall be a minimum width of 24 feet.
(3) Fire Access Aisles. The aisles adjacent to nonresidential structures shall be a minimum width of 26 feet to accommodate fire emergency vehicles and shall be located so that the vehicles can park within 150 feet of all sides of the structures. Aisles adjacent to structures that are greater than two stories in height shall be a minimum width of 30 feet.
(4) Truck Aisles. Access aisles for multiple-axle trucks in commercial and industrial projects shall be a minimum width of 40 feet for projects with a gross floor area of 10,000 square feet or greater or where the design of the project includes a loading dock. Truck movement templates (i.e., turning radii elements including wheel paths, which define the needed width of pavement, and the front overhang, which is the zone beyond the pavement edge that must be clear of obstructions above curb height) shall be included on the site plan design to indicate turning conditions.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007; Am. Ord. 4043, passed - -2008)