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Every parcel of land used or maintained for residential parking, public parking, private parking, new car sales lots, used car sales lots, mobile home, camper or trailer sales lots, boat sales lots or other uses of a similar nature, shall be improved as follows, including loading spaces and access drives.
(a) Loading Spaces. Every institutional, commercial, industrial, or special use established or erected on land that abuts a street or an alley shall have one permanently maintained loading space of not less than ten feet in width, 20 feet in length, and 14 feet clear in height, for each 5,000 square feet of structure floor area provided. However, not more than four loading spaces shall be required for each use. An approved Use Permit may allow adjoining uses to share loading areas where appropriate.
(b) Surface Requirements in Desert Region. In the Desert Region, where the parcel abuts a paved street or road, the required off-street parking and loading areas and access drives shall be surfaced with a minimum of two inches of asphaltic concrete paving except as follows:
(1) For residential uses on parcels of 18,000 square feet or larger, the required off-street parking, loading areas and access drives shall be dust-proofed with materials that may include slag, gravel, or other similar materials, or fully paved.
(2) For commercial, industrial, or institutional uses with less than 4,000 square feet of structure area in rural areas, the required off-street access driveway parking for the disabled and loading area(s) shall be surfaced with a minimum of two inches of asphaltic concrete paving. The remaining parking may be either asphaltic concrete paving or dustproofed with materials that may include slag, gravel, or other similar materials. Areas that are dustproofed shall be required to be maintained with periodic dustproofing as necessary to minimize the creation of airborne dust. The non-paved area(s) of the parking shall have a positive barrier to prevent direct access onto the adjacent paved road.
(c) Surface Requirements in Mountain Region. In the Mountain Region, where the parcel abuts a paved street or road, the required off-street parking and loading areas and access drives shall be surfaced with a minimum of two inches of asphaltic concrete or road-mixed surfacing, in compliance with County Department of Public Works Specification No. 38.
(d) Surface Requirements in Valley Region. In the Valley Region, the required off-street parking and loading areas and access drives shall be surfaced with a minimum of two inches of asphaltic concrete paving or plant-mix surfacing, in compliance with County Department of Public Works Specification No. 38.
(e) Dust-Proofing. Truck terminals or yards and motor vehicle storage/impound facilities shall be provided with a dust-proofed surface of slag, crushed rock, or an equivalent measure.
(f) Parking Areas for Nonresidential Uses Abutting Residential Uses. Nonresidential parking areas that abut residential land use zoning districts shall be separated and buffered by a six-foot high solid fence or masonry wall. The solid fence or masonry wall shall be four feet in height within the required residential setback for residential uses.
(g) Parking Areas Abutting Streets. Where a boundary of a parking area abuts a street, a suitable concrete curb or barrier not less than six inches in height shall be securely installed and maintained where there is no solid fence or masonry wall.
(h) Hours of Operation. Except as otherwise provided by this Code, the required parking area shall not be used for a purpose other than the temporary parking of motor vehicles, during the operating hours of the supporting primary land use.
(i) Parking Area Notices. Parking area signs may be located in all land use zoning districts at the entrance or exit of a parking area, but shall not exceed six square feet in area and five feet in height. The signs may contain the name of the owner or occupant of the property and a combination of the following words and symbols only: “Parking,” “Park Here,” “Entrance,” “Exit,” “Do Not Enter,” “Stop,” “Private Parking,” “Public Parking,” “Customers Only,” “Handicap Parking,” no parking directional arrow, and “Tow Away” notice.
(Ord. 4011, passed - -2007)