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(A) Definitions. For the purpose of these regulations, an off-street parking space is an all-weather, impervious surfaced area, not in a street, alley, or in front of a garage entrance, permanently reserved for the temporary storage of one automobile and connected with a street or alley by an all-weather, impervious surfaced driveway which affords ingress and egress, except that these regulations will not apply to single-family detached dwellings or manufactured homes (outside of parks). Additionally, permitted small businesses and multi-family projects in any zoning district will be exempt from paving when the following conditions are met:
(1) The required number of parking spaces is ten or less;
(2) The required handicap parking spaces and ingress/egress walkways are paved;
(3) Any future expansion or change in use dictating more than ten parking spaces will require the developer to pave all parking and access drives, existing and proposed; and
(4) Ten percent of the impervious surface area will be open and landscaped in such a manner as to divide and break up the expanse of the parking area with islands and barriers.
(B) Dimensions. Parking stalls will be not less than 9 feet by 19 feet. The length may be reduced by two feet when protective devices are provided; however, the overhang will not extend into the required bufferyards, required landscaped areas, required accessibility or other similar areas. However, the dimensions of all parallel parking stalls will not be less than 9 feet by 24 feet. Handicapped parking stalls will not be less than 8 feet by 19 feet with a 5-foot aisle separation (13 feet by 19 feet overall). All parking spaces will be located so as to insure adequate off-street maneuvering space.
(C) Drainage and maintenance. Off-street parking facilities will be properly graded for drainage to prevent damage to abutting property and/or public streets and alleys and surfaced with asphalt, concrete, bituminous or other material approved by the zoning administrator. Off-street parking areas will be maintained in a clean, orderly, dust-free and weed-free condition at the expense of the owner or lessee and not used for the sale, repair or dismantling or servicing of any vehicles or equipment, except for service and auto repair stations.
(D) Entrances and exits. Curbing will be provided along boundaries to control entrance and exit of vehicles or pedestrians. All parking facilities, except single-family detached and two-family dwellings, will be designed so that all existing movements onto a public street are in a forward motion.
(E) Landscaping. Ten percent of the impervious surface area (paved, gravel, building areas) will be open and landscaped in a manner as to divide and break up the expanse of paving with islands and barriers. These areas must be located throughout the parking area and cannot be placed around the parking lot perimeter unless approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals. The natural landscape must be preserved in all possible instances. Wherever healthy plant material exists on a site, the minimum planting standards may be adjusted for the plant material, if in the opinion of the zoning administrator the adjustment is in the best interest of the county and preserves all intents of this chapter.
(F) Lighting. Adequate lighting will be provided if off-street parking spaces are to be used at night. Equipment for lighting parking facilities will be arranged so that light does not interfere with traffic, is shielded or directed away from adjoining residences, and produces no glare across residential property boundaries.
(G) Marking. Parking spaces in lots of more than ten spaces will be marked by painted lines to indicate individual spaces. Signs or markers, as approved by the zoning administrator, will be used as necessary to insure efficient traffic operation of the lot.
(H) Separation from walkways and streets. Off-street parking spaces will be separated from walkways, sidewalks, streets, alleys and required yards by a wall, fence, or curbing.
(‘77 Code, § 19-199) (Ord. passed 1-3-00; Am. Ord. 4901, passed 9-17-01) Penalty, see § 155.999