The required minimum street from a that is designated a major or route on the MS&R Map shall be the same as the for the base in accordance with Section 6.3.4, Dimensional Standard and Exceptions Tables, and other related sections if the is not a designated on the MS&R Map. Along a that is designated a , the required is regulated in accordance with Section 5.3.4.A, Buffer Area.
   B.   Adjustment
   An adjustment to the amount of required for nonresidential is permitted to compensate for the setting aside of property for eventual use as part of an MS&R improvement in accordance with Section 5.4.5.F. The amount of adjustment depends on the individual situation. To determine the amount, an adjustment factor is applied and calculated as provided below.
   C.   Applying Adjustment Factor
   The adjustment factor (percentage) is utilized to accomplish one of the following:
      1.   To lower the ratio of required spaces to the square footage of use;
      2.   To increase the square footage of use for the amount of provided; or,
      3.   To increase the seating capacity of a use for the amount of provided.
EXAMPLE 1: Application of Adjustment Factor
•   Required Parking Ratio:  One space for every 200 square feet of .
•   Adjustment Factor:  11.2 percent. (Refer to Section 5.4.6.C)
•   Proposed Square Footage:  30,440 square feet.
Application 1. Adjustment to the Parking Ratio. If the adjustment factor is applied to the parking ratio, then the ratio (200) is multiplied by the adjustment factor (0.112). The result (22.4) is added to the normally required ratio (200) to provide the new adjusted ratio (222.4) that would be applicable.
Application 2. Adjustment to Size. If the adjustment factor (11.2%) is applied to the (30,440), first the parking would be calculated on the 30,440 square feet that, at one space per 200 square feet, would equal 152 parking spaces that shall be provided. Then, the 30,440 square feet is multiplied by the adjustment factor (0.112). The result (3,409) is then added to 30,440 square feet to provide a total square footage of 33,849 that could be placed on the property.
Application 3. Adjustment to Seating Capacity. To apply the adjustment factor in a situation where the required is calculated by the number of seats, such as one space for every five seats, the adjustment factor (0.112) is multiplied by the number of seats (5). The result (0.56) is added to the number of seats (5) to provide the new adjusted ratio of one space for every 5.56 seats that would be applicable.
   D.   Calculation of Adjustment Factor
      1.   The adjustment on each is based on the amount (by percentage) of that is within the (A). This adjustment factor is calculated by dividing that area (A) by the gross that includes area A. The adjustment factor is calculated to the nearest thousandth as shown below. (See Figure 5.4-C.)
Figure 5.4-C: Adjustment of Requirements
   Formula:  A  ÷   (A + B) = Adjustment factor
   A = within MS&R
   B = outside the MS&R
   A + B = or gross
EXAMPLE 2: Utilization of Formula
A = 15,000 square feet
B = 75,000 square feet
A ÷ (A + B) = Adjustment factor (percentage)
15,000 ÷ (15,000 + 75,000) = Adjustment factor
15,000 ÷90,000 = Adjustment factor
.167 = 16.7% = Adjustment factor
EXAMPLE 3. Adjustment Utilizing Section 5.4.5.H.1.d.
If area A were to the , then area A would be allowed to count at one and one-fourth its size in the adjustment calculation as provided in Section 5.4.5.D.1.d. For example, utilizing the conditions in Example 1, where A is equal to 15,000 square feet utilizing the provision of Section 5.4.5.D.1.d, area A would now be equal to 18,750 square feet (15,000 multiplied by 1.25). The calculation would be as follows with B = 75,000 square feet:
A ÷ (A + B) = Adjustment factor
18,750 ÷ (18,750 + 75,000) = Adjustment factor
18,750 ÷ 93,750 = Adjustment factor
0.20 = 20% = Adjustment factor
(Am. Ord. 11171, 5/20/2014)