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A. Facilities Required: Off street parking and loading facilities are required based on the following:
1. New Construction: For all new construction, off street parking, loading, ingress and egress shall be provided in accordance with this chapter.
2. Expansion Of Existing Structures: For any expansion/addition to an existing building that creates the need for additional parking facilities, parking shall be provided for the existing structure and the expansion area in accordance with this chapter.
3. Change In Use Of An Existing Structure With Existing Parking: Parking shall be provided in accordance with this chapter for any change in use that results in the requirement for an increase in the number of parking spaces:
a. No additional parking will be required where the total number of spaces required for the change in use is less than ten percent (10%) of the number of spaces required and existing for the use prior to such change. A change in occupancy is not a change of use unless the new occupant is considered a different land use classification than the former occupant.
4. Change In Use When No Paved Parking Exists: Where a change in use requires additional parking on a site where there is no existing paved parking, fifty percent (50%) of the required number of parking spaces shall be improved in accordance with this chapter.
B. Nonconforming Parking Or Loading: No existing use of land or structure shall be deemed to be nonconforming solely because of the lack of off street parking or loading facilities required by this chapter, provided that facilities being used for off street parking and loading as of the date of adoption of this chapter is not being reduced.
C. Spaces Required For Multiple Uses: In the case of mixed occupancies for all new development, the total requirements for off street parking shall be the sum of the requirements for the various uses computed separately. Development projects with uses having different peak hours may be eligible for a reduction in parking up to a maximum of twenty percent (20%).
D. Location And Ownership: Parking required to serve a residential use shall be on the same site as the use served, except that subject to approval of the director, parking for interim housing may be located on a different site under the same or different ownership provided it is adjacent to the use served. Parking required to serve a nonresidential use shall be on the same site as the use served or different site under same or different ownership with an approved parking agreement. Any required landscape setback shall not be used to meet off street parking requirements.
E. Common Loading Facilities: The off street loading facilities required by this chapter may be satisfied by the permanent allocation of the prescribed number of spaces for each use in a common truck loading facility, provided that the total number of spaces shall not be less than the sum of the individual requirements.
F. Computation Of Spaces Required: If, in the application of the requirements of this chapter, a fractional number is obtained, the number shall be rounded up or down to the nearest whole number.
G. Mixed Use Developments: For planned mixed use developments which consist of retail, office, and theater or hotel, or other similar combination of uses parking may be reduced by a maximum of twenty percent (20%) provided documentation is provided which demonstrates sufficient parking is being provided. Reduced parking would not be considered for development consisting of only retail and office. (Ord. 254, 12-16-2014)