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(a) Purpose and intent. Parking should be convenient but not dominate the cityscape. To the greatest degree possible, parking facilities should be part of the designed environment, function safely and smoothly for uses, and minimize negative impacts and provide for the best stormwater management practices. Due to the unique characteristics of residential districts, a separate section for general conditions for residential parking is found in § 160.553 of this chapter.
(b) Permits required.
(1) It shall be unlawful to construct, reconstruct, or add parking spaces or parking lots, unless a permit is obtained by the department of planning and building services in accordance with § 160.705.
(2) All work conducted on nonstandard parking lots constructed prior to 2014 requires a permit.
(c) Permits not required. Seal coating, restriping, overlay, and other minor surface work does not require a permit unless the parking lot is nonstandard.
(d) Location. Parking spaces shall be located according to the following standards. All required parking spaces shall be provided on the same lot as the use for which they are required, except as otherwise provided in the list below:
(1) Required off-street parking spaces may be located within 250 feet of the lot for which it is required if an accessory permitted special use permit has been obtained in conformance with the standards set in all forms except DD1, DD2, DD3, DD4, DD5, and DD6 forms.
(2) Required off-street parking spaces may be located further than 300 feet of the lot for which it is required in any PUD based upon an approved initial development plan.
(3) No parking spaces are allowed to be located in the required front yard setback except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(4) No parking spaces are allowed to be located in any required side yard except as otherwise provided in this chapter.
(5) Parking spaces may be located in any required rear yard except as otherwise provided by this chapter.
(e) Access to parking spaces. Each parking space shall be directly accessible via a driveway providing necessary vehicular maneuvering to provide ingress or egress to and from the parking space. Driveways are not considered parking spaces.
(1992 Code, App. B, § 15.55.010) (Ord. 42-83, passed 6-27-1983; Ord. 53-87, passed 7-7-1987; Ord. 72-88, passed 8-1-1988; Ord. 46-90, passed 5-21-1990; Ord. 02-08, passed 1-7-2008; Ord. 9-13, passed 3-19-2013; Ord. 34-18, passed 5-2-2018; Ord. 16-21, passed 2-2-2021)
Traffic code, see title VII