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(1) Off-street vehicle loading and unloading areas must be provided for any new proposed public/ civic, commercial or industrial use or building expansion that would result in a building with a floor area of 20,000 square feet or more.
(2) Off-street vehicle loading and unloading areas must be provided for any new proposed residential use or building expansion that would result in project containing 50 or more dwelling units.
(B) Plans required. Off-street loading plans must be submitted with site plans, building permits and zoning certificates involving any use required or proposing to provide off-street loading facilities. Plans must accurately designate the required or proposed off-street loading spaces, dimensions and clearance, and access to the loading spaces. Plans for the design of loading areas are subject to approval by the county.
(C) Location and design. The following location and design regulations apply to all off-street loading facilities regardless of whether they are required to be provided by this zoning ordinance.
(1) Required off-street loading facilities must be located on the same lot as the use served.
(2) All loading areas adjacent to residential zoning districts must be screened from view of the residential zoning district in accordance with the ground-mounted equipment screening standards of § 155-12.80(A)(1).
(3) No loading spaces may be located within 30 feet of the nearest point of intersection of any two streets.
(4) Loading spaces may not be located in a required street setback.
(5) Loading areas and access drives must be paved and maintained with concrete, asphalt, or similar material of sufficient thickness and consistency to support anticipated traffic volumes and weights unless otherwise approved by the county engineer.
(6) Each required off-street loading berth must be designed with appropriate means of vehicular access to a street or alley in a manner which will least interfere with traffic movement, and are subject to approval by the Zoning Administrator.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012)