1270.06   PARKING AND LOADING.
   (a)   Minimum Number of Off-Street Parking Spaces Required.
      (1)   Business and professional offices, banks. One for each 200 square feet, or fraction thereof, of floor area, plus one space for each two employees.
      (2)   Churches and school auditoriums. One per three seats in the principal auditorium, based on the maximum seating capacity.
      (3)   Private clubs.  One per 200 square feet, or fraction thereof, of floor area plus one for each  three seating spaces in the assembly room.
      (4)   Dwelling.  Two enclosed spaces for each dwelling.
      (5)   Hotels and motels.  One parking space for each one sleeping room.
      (6)   Medical and dental offices and clinics.  Five for each physician or dentist plus one for each two other employees.
      (7)   Restaurants.  One for each two seats.
      (8)   Retail stores and personal service shops, etc.  One for each 100 square feet, or fraction thereof, of floor area.
      (9)   Schools.
         A.   Elementary, middle and junior high. Two per classroom and one for every eight seats in the auditorium.
         B.   Senior high schools.  One per ten students plus one per teacher or other employee, plus one for every eight seats in the auditorium.
         C.   Kindergarten, child care center, nursery school, etc.  Two per classroom but not less than six.
         D.   Business, technical or trade school. One per each two students plus one for each employee.
   (b)   General Regulations.
      (1)   Floor area.  For purposes of this chapter, “floor area” in offices, merchandising and service types of uses shall mean the area that is held open to the general public and is used as an area to conduct commercial transactions or render services. This excludes area used principally for non-public purposes, such as storage, incidental repair, processing, show windows, restrooms and dressing rooms.  In measurement for parking space, fractions of required floor area over one-half shall require one parking space.
      (2)   Parking space.  Off-street accessory parking areas shall provide parking spaces, each of which shall be not less than nine by 18 feet in area, exclusive of access drives or aisles.
      (3)   Parking area design.  Such parking areas shall be of useable shape, improved with bituminous, concrete or equivalent surfacing, and so graded and drained as to dispose of all surface water accumulation within the area.  All lighting used to illuminate such parking areas shall be so arranged as to direct the light away from adjoining premises or streets, and no open light sources, such as the stringing of light bulbs, shall be permitted. Wheel guards, where there is a sidewalk or landscaped area, shall be provided in connection with any off-street parking area of five cars or more and shall be constructed so as to confine storm water surface drainage to the premises, to contain cars on sloping surfaces and to prevent bumper overhang.
      (4)   Entrances and exits.  Entrances and exits shall be located to minimize traffic congestion and avoid undue interference with pedestrian access at street intersection corners. If there are more than two accessways abutting on any one street, such access ways shall have an average minimum distance of 100 feet between them.  Such accessways shall not be less than 20 feet in width at the sidewalk line nor more than 30 feet at the curb cut line of the street.  Residential uses may have access ways of not less than eight feet.
      (5)   Parking lot location yard restrictions.  The following regulations shall apply to parking lots:
         A.   Property owners shall provide and maintain a landscaped strip, as required in Section 1270.07, with a minimum width of ten feet between any front yard parking area and adjacent street right-of-way lines.
         B.   Parking areas adjacent to a residential use may be no closer than 15 feet to the adjoining property line of the residentially used property and shall be landscaped as required by Section 1270.07.
         C.   Where feasible and practical, neighboring parking areas of adjoining uses shall be connected to one another via a paved access road to promote traffic circulation between and among parcels.
      (6)   Off-street loading spaces.  Off-street loading spaces shall be required for those commercial uses that have frequent truck deliveries.  No portion of any truck that is loading or unloading shall be in a public street. Loading areas shall be exclusive of areas designated for parking or for on-site circulation aisles and shall not be used for repair or servicing of vehicles. Any such loading space shall be screened from view as required by Section 1270.07.
(Ord. 2013-01. Passed 2-5-13; Ord. 2019-04.  Passed 4-2-19.)