§ 153.346  GENERAL PROVISIONS.
   (A)   Reduction of existing off-street parking space. Off-street parking spaces and loading spaces existing upon the effective date of this chapter shall not be reduced in number unless the number exceeds the requirements set forth herein for a similar new use.
   (B)   Gross leasable area. The term GROSS LEASABLE AREA is the total floor area designed for tenant occupancy, including both owned and leased areas, and excluding common space and utility space.
   (C)   Use of parking facilities. Off-street parking facilities accessory to residential use shall be utilized solely for the parking of vehicles. Under no circumstances shall parking facilities accessory to residential structures be used for open storage of commercial vehicles nor for open air parking of vehicles belonging to employees, owner, tenant or customers of business or manufacturing establishments. Required off- street parking space in all districts shall not be utilized for open storage of goods or for the storage of vehicles that are inoperable, for lease, rent or sale.
   (D)   Location of parking facilities. Required off-street parking in the R Districts shall be on the same lot as the principal building. Within all districts, all vehicles normally owned or kept by the occupants on the premises must be parked in a private garage, stall, parking space or driveway on the lot. All parking areas and driveways must comply with § 153.347(D), requiring concrete-type or asphalt surface. In addition:
      (1)   In an R District no parking shall be permitted in a front yard, unless the vehicle is located in a driveway;
      (2)   Parking may be located in a rear yard; and
      (3)   In an R District, no more than 30% of the front or rear yard may be used for parking or driveway purposes
   (E)   Joint parking facilities. Off-street parking facilities for a combination of one or more uses may be provided collectively in any district except the R-1 and R-2 Districts, provided the total number of spaces provided shall equal the sum of the separate requirements for each use.
   (F)   Control of off-street parking facilities. When required accessory off-street parking facilities are provided elsewhere than on the lot on which the principal use served is located, written authority for using the property for off-street parking shall be filed with the city so as to maintain the required number of off-street parking spaces during the existence of the principal use. No such parking facility at its closest point shall be located more than 100 feet from the premises.
   (G)   Proof of parking. All required parking must be shown on the final site and building plan, however, if approved by the City Council, a portion of required parking may be provided by showing proof of parking availability.
(Ord. passed 10-11-1963)