§ 154-16.10  Permitted Reductions.
   (A)   Reductions for certain uses in areas designated in the Redevelopment Element of the General Plan.
      (1)   Reduction based on on-street parking for certain residential uses in areas designated in the redevelopment element of the General Plan. On-street parking for single-family dwellings, small Residential Care Facilities, small Child Care Services, and community gardens may be counted on a space-for-space basis toward the total required amount of parking up to 50% provided the parking is located on the same side of the street as the use, does not extend beyond the street frontage of the subject property, and on-street parking spaces are approved by the City of Yuma Traffic Engineering. If a single-family dwelling meets the exception provided for in § 154-16.07(FF), the single space required for the dwelling unit may be provided on-street in accordance with this section.
      (2)   Reduction of parking lot dimensions for residential uses in areas designated in the Redevelopment Element of the General Plan. Any residential use located within an area designated in the Redevelopment Element of the General Plan may reduce the minimum parking lot dimensions to a stall length of eighteen feet and a stall width of nine feet.
      (3)   Reduction based on certain non-residential uses in areas designated in the Redevelopment Element of the General Plan. Non-residential uses located within an area designated in the Redevelopment Element of the General Plan with a parking formula of one space per 300 square feet of gross floor area or less intense formula are allowed a reduction of up to 10% of the total required parking.
   (B)   Exemption based on maintenance of historic structure. Non-residential uses with a parking formula of one space per 300 square feet of gross floor area or less intense formula occupying a structure listed individually on the National Register of Historic Places or listed as a contributing property in a National Register Historic District, are exempt from § 154-16.07 (Minimum Parking Spaces Required) provided the historic designation of the contributing structure is maintained.
   (C)   Other permitted reductions.
      (1)   General requirements. The number of required motor vehicle parking spaces may be reduced under the following conditions:
         a.   The project complies with one or more of the permitted reductions in this Section.
         b.   The cumulative reduction does not exceed 20% of the required number of spaces prior to any reduction.
         c.   If more than one reduction is applied, the parking requirement is calculated based on the required number prior to any reduction.
         d.   The required number of spaces for individuals with physical disabilities is based on the total number of motor vehicle parking spaces required before the reduction.
      (2)   Reduction based on providing additional bicycle parking. For every six nonrequired bicycle parking spaces the motor vehicle parking requirement may be reduced by one space.
      (3)   Reduction based on providing parking for recharge of electric vehicles. The number of spaces required may be reduced at a ratio of one space for every one space for electrical vehicle parking spaces/recharge station.
      (4)   Reduction based on landscaping and screening criteria.
         a.   The following reductions apply to existing development:
            i.   The number of spaces required may be reduced when the development is modified to comply with all applicable sections of Article 20 (Landscape Regulations); or,
            ii.   For every two non-required trees provided in the vehicular use area, the motor vehicle parking requirement may be reduced by one space. The planting area for each tree must comply with the spatial requirements of Article 20 (Landscape Regulations).
         b.   For comprehensive redevelopment or development of a site, the motor vehicle parking requirement may be reduced by one space for every three nonrequired canopy trees provided in the vehicular use area. The planting area for each tree must comply with the spatial requirements of Article 20 (Landscape Regulations).
(Ord. O2017-016, passed 5-17-2017)