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(A) Dimensions. Each off-street loading facility shall have a minimum dimension of 12 feet in width, 40 feet in length, and shall have a vertical clearance of not less than 14 feet in height.
(1) Where adjacent to non-residential districts or uses, loading spaces shall not be located in the front yard.
(2) Where adjacent to residential districts or uses, loading spaces shall not be located in the front, side, or rear yard unless it is entirely enclosed. The Planning Commission may approve a loading space in the side or rear yard.
(3) All required loading facilities shall provide for the loading and unloading of delivery trucks and service vehicles, and shall be arranged that they may be used without blocking or otherwise interfering with access drives, parking areas, public streets, and sidewalks.
(4) The access drive of an off-street loading facility shall be located at least 50 feet from the nearest intersecting street right-of-way.
(5) All off-street loading facilities shall be designed such that any vehicle leaving the premises shall be traveling forward.
(C) Screening. In addition to the setback requirements specified above, screening shall be provided on each side of an off-street loading space that is visible from any residential district or public right-of-way. Screening shall provide 100 percent opacity up to ten feet in height and include walls (same material and color as principal structure), landscaping, mounds, or any combination thereof.
(D) Paving and drainage. Any off-street loading area and its access drive(s) shall be graded and drained so that the natural flow of surface water shall not be changed or concentrated onto adjacent property by means other than a designated drainage course. Off-street loading areas and access driveways shall be improved with asphalt, concrete, pavement, or an acceptable pervious pavement as approved by the City Engineer.
(E) Lighting. Lighting fixtures shall be in conformance with the Outdoor Lighting section.
(F) Allocation of use. Off-street loading spaces may not be used for off-street parking purposes or the repairing or servicing of motor vehicles.
(G) Number of off-street loading spaces required.
(1) Off-street loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the schedule set forth in Table 303-1: Off-Street Loading Requirements for all commercial and industrial uses. For the purposes of this section office uses shall not be considered commercial uses and shall not be required to provide loading spaces.
(H) Modification. The Planning Commission may authorize a modification, reduction, or waiver of the foregoing requirements if they should find that there is an exceptional situation or condition that justifies such action.
(Ord. 4-2016, passed 3-2-16)