(A)   Each off-street parking space shall consist of a rectangular area not less than nine feet wide by 18 feet long, together with drives, aisles, turning and maneuvering areas and having access at all times to a public street or alley. All parallel parking stalls shall be a minimum of eight feet by 24 feet.
   (B)   Each off-street parking area shall provide an area or areas landscaped equivalent to ten square feet for each parking space. Such landscaping shall be provided along the periphery of the parking area and shall consist of trees and plant material; provided, however, that, such landscaped area shall include at least one minimum 15- gallon tree for each ten parking spaces. In addition, one minimum 15-gallon tree shall be provided in the interior portions of the parking area for each 10,000 square feet of parking area. Required landscaped yard or setback areas shall not be construed as satisfying any portion of the landscaped area required by this section unless authorized and accepted by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
   (C)   Any unused space resulting from the design of the parking area shall be used for landscape purposes.
   (D)   All required landscaped areas shall be provided with a permanent and adequate means of irrigation and shall be adequately maintained.
   (E)   All off-street parking areas, except for single-family dwellings and two-family dwellings, shall be constructed and maintained to provide the following:
      (1)   Grading, drainage and a minimum of two inches of asphaltic concrete paving over a four-inch aggregate base or other acceptable paving design prepared by a registered professional engineer to the specifications of the town staff unless a paving waiver is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission or a variance is granted by the Hearing Officer;
      (2)   Internal spacing, circulation and dimensions as indicated on the sample parking lot plan at the end of this section;
      (3)   Bumpers, wheel stops, stall markings and other vehicular controls to the specifications of the Town Manager or designee;
      (4)   Lighting may be required to the specifications of the Town Manager or designee. In all cases, such lighting shall be arranged and shielded so that direct rays do not shine onto adjacent property and so that no light is projected above the horizontal;
      (5)   Drainage shall be provided to the specifications of the town staff; and
      (6)   Parking lot turn-outs shall be a minimum of 100 feet from the nearest street intersection.
   (F)   Parking area design dimensions shall be as follows. (See sample parking lot plan.) In the event practical difficulties and hardships result from the strict enforcement of the following standards due to existing permanent buildings or an irregularly shaped parcel, an administrative variance by the Town Manager may be given for Standards Nos. 1 through 4 inclusive, not to exceed 10%. Note: The number in the left-hand column of the following listing refers to the numbers on the attached sample parking lot plot plan.
30 degrees
45 degrees
60 degrees
90 degrees
16 feet
17 feet
18 feet
18 feet
14 feet
16 feet
19 feet
24 feet
46 feet
50 feet
55 feet
60 feet
14 feet for one-way traffic; 24 feet for two-way traffic (2-way aisles shall be permitted only on 90-degree parking designs).
Islands shall have a maximum length of 180 feet.
Islands shall have a minimum width of 5 feet. The minimum average width of islands at the extremities of 90-degree parking islands shall be 5 feet.
Curbs shall be installed at a minimum of 5 feet from walls, fences, buildings or other structures. This requirement excepts driveways that are not a part of the maneuvering area for parking. A curb shall be installed a minimum of 3 feet from the edge of driveways that are parallel to block walls or fences.
Curb radius shall be 3-foot minimum.
Driveway widths shall be 24 feet minimum and constructed to town standards.
First parking space shall be 10 feet minimum distance from front and street side property lines.
Walk openings 4 feet wide shall be permitted in the island every 5 spaces.
Parking stall length may include allowance for vehicle overhang of a curb or planter area up to a maximum of 3 feet.
All parallel parking stalls shall be a minimum of 8 feet x 24 feet.
   (G)   Where off-street parking facilities are provided, but not required by § 15, such facilities shall comply with the development standards of this section.
   (H)   Loading spaces shall be provided to the specifications of the Town Manager or designee.
   (I)   Parking for the handicapped shall be provided in accordance with the requirements of A.R.S. § 34-405-C.
   (J)   At the discretion of the Town Manager or designee, designated bus parking may be required for uses subject to tour bus traffic. Where required, minimum dimensions for bus parking spaces shall be 12 feet by 42 feet for angle parking and ten feet by 48 feet for parallel parking.
   (K)   At the discretion of the Town Manager or designee, off-street parking facilities providing more than 40 parking spaces may contain an on-site traffic circulation and parking plan to accommodate both full-size and compact car spaces. Said optional parking plans shall meet the following criteria.
      (1)   Not more than 40% of the total number of parking spaces shall be designed for compact and sub-compact vehicles.
      (2)   Compact spaces must be designed for 90-degree parking and located opposite a 45-degree or 30-degree full-sized aisle and parking stall.
      (3)   Compact car parking spaces shall measure at least eight feet by 15 feet in size.
(Ord. 2012-04, passed 12-5-2012)