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A. Off-Street Parking Spaces: Shall be provided for each specified use in accordance with the schedule below.

B. Definitions: In calculating the total number of required parking spaces, "usable area" as used herein shall mean the area capable of being devoted to the specified use (does not include such spaces as kitchens, rostrums, hallways, etc), and the term "seat" shall also include each thirty (30) inches of bench seating when individual seats are not provided.

C. Mixed Use Developments: In the event of mixed-use developments, the total requirement for off-street parking spaces is the sum of the requirements of the various uses computed separately.

D. Fractional Amount: In calculating the total number of required off-street parking spaces, fractional amounts shall be rounded upward to the next whole parking space.

E. Unlisted Uses: Minimum parking requirements for a specific use not listed in this Section shall be determined by the Community Development Director with appeal to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

F. Parking in Areas Zoned "Commercial Common": Uses located on lots less than 20,000 square feet in areas with a zoning designation of "Commercial Common" are not required to meet the minimum parking schedule herein listed. The off-street parking provided in the common parking areas shall be deemed sufficient to meet the off-street parking demands for the uses on the lots under 20,000 square feet. Uses on lots 20,000 square feet or more in size, that are located in an area zoned "Commercial Common", shall meet at least the minimum off-street parking demand on the lot where the use is located, in accordance with the schedule herein provided in this ordinance.

G. Schedule.

1. Residential Use:

a. One-or two-family residence:

2 per dwelling unit

b. Multiple dwellings:

Efficiency units

1½ per dwelling unit

One-bedroom units

1½ per dwelling unit

Two or more bedroom units

2 per dwelling unit

Multiple dwellings shall also provide guest parking at a rate of .25 parking spaces per dwelling unit.

c. Rooming houses, fraternities, sororities, resident clubs, lodges

1 per sleeping room or 1 per bed, whichever is greater

d. Mobile home parks and subdivision

2 per mobile home site, plus 1 per 2 employees; 1 per 400 square feet of recreation hall or club house area

e. Model Homes

1 for each person stationed on site, plus two spaces

f. Truck Rental Spaces

1 per truck with a minimum of 4 spaces

2. Commercial sales and service:

a. Restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges

1 per 50 sq. feet of useable floor area

b. Drive-in food or drink places with on-site consumption

1 per 50 sq. feet of useable floor area, plus 1 per 2-employees

c. Mortuaries, funeral homes

1 space for each 75 sq. feet of G.F.A. of public assembly area

d. Self-service laundries and dry cleaners

1 per 2 machines

e. Open air businesses

1 per 500 sq. ft. of sales area for the first 2,000 plus 1 per additional 2,000 sq ft

f. Auto sales lots

1 per each 300 sq. feet of office area and covered parking area, 2 for the first 10,000 sq. feet or portion thereof, and 1 for each additional 10,000 ft. or portion thereof; plus 1 per employee

g. Gas service stations

1 per each 375 sq. feet of building

h. Car wash:

1 per employee, plus reserve spaces equal to 5 times the wash capacity

i. Motor vehicle and machinery

1 per 200 sq. feet of floor area.

j. Planned shopping centers under unified control

Requirements for all uses elsewhere specified herein, plus 1 per 250 sq ft of gross leasable space

k. Barbershops, beauty shops

2 per service chair

l. Furniture and appliance stores, household equipment

1 per 800 sq. feet floor area

m Supermarkets, drugstores

1 per 250 sq. feet of gross leasable space

n. Hotels, motels

1 per guest room or suite, plus 1 per 2 employees

o. Bus depots

1 per 150 sq. feet of waiting room space

p. Skating rinks, dance halls, dance studios

1 per 3 persons of maximum capacity permitted by fire regulations

q. Bowling alleys

4 per bowling lane, plus 1 per seat in gallery, plus 1 per 2 employees

r. Billiard parlors

1 per 2 billiard tables, plus 1 per 2 employees

s. Gymnasiums, health studios

1 per 400 sq. feet. of usable floor area, plus 1 per 2 employees

t. Private golf clubs, swimming, and tennis clubs

1 per every 5 member families or individuals

u. Theaters, auditoriums, gymnasiums and similar places of public assembly

1 per 4-person occupancy capacity

3. Offices and Clinic Uses:

a. Offices, banks, savings and gross or loan agencies

1 per 250 sq. feet of floor area

b. Medical and dental offices clinics

1 per 100 sq. feet of waiting and examination room or dental chair plus 1 per 2 employees

c. Nursing homes, convalescent homes, and homes for the aged

1 per 4 beds

4. Schools and Institutions:

a. Elementary and intermediate schools

1 per employee

b. High schools

1 per 8 students, plus 1 per employee

c. Junior colleges, colleges, universities

1 per 3 enrolled full-time day students plus 1 per 2 employees

d. Trade schools, business college

1 per 150 sq. feet of gross floor area

e. Hospitals

1 per 2 beds, plus 1 per employee

f. Churches, community centers, assembly halls, clubs, and libraries

1 space per each 75 sq. feet of G.F.A. for the public

5. Manufacturing and industrial uses:

a. Manufacturing

2 per every 3 employees

b. Telemarketing, Data Processing Centers

1 per 50 square feet

c. Other industrial uses

1 per 300 square feet

d. Warehousing or wholesaling

1 per 800 square feet

e. Mini-Storage

1 per 35 spaces; plus 1 for the manager

f. Truck Rental Spaces

1 per truck with a minimum of 4 spaces

H. Off-Street Loading and Unloading Spaces:

1. Unless otherwise specified in this Ordinance, off-street loading and unloading spaces shall have a minimum width of twelve (12) feet, a minimum length of forty-five (45) feet and a minimum height of fourteen (14) feet, exclusive of access aisles and maneuvering space.

2. Off-street loading and unloading spaces with a minimum width of ten (10) feet and a minimum length of thirty (30) feet may be provided for all or part of the required number of off-street loading and unloading spaces if approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission through the conceptual site plan approval process.

3. Off-street loading and unloading spaces shall not be permitted in any required front yard, or in any required side yard, except in nonresidential districts. Off-street loading and unloading spaces may occupy all or any part of a required rear yard, except as otherwise provided herein, and may be partially or entirely enclosed within a building. All off-street loading and unloading loading spaces abutting residential zoning districts shall be screened from the residential zoning districts by a masonry wall not less than eight (8) feet in height.

4. Where a building or use in a nonresidential district abuts an alley, such alley may be used as maneuvering space for off-street loading and unloading spaces. No alley abutting any residential district may be so used.

5. Off-street loading and unloading spaces, aisles, and access drives shall be paved so as to provide a durable dust-proof surface and shall be so graded and drained so as to dispose of surface water without damage to private or public properties, street, or alleys.

6. Schedule of off-street loading and unloading space requirements: Unless otherwise provided in the Ordinance, every office, hotel, restaurant, department store, hospital, industrial plant, manufacturing establishment, retail establishment, storage warehouse or wholesale establishments, and all other structures devoted to similar mercantile or industrial pursuits, which has a aggregate gross floor area of five thousand (5,000) square feet or more shall provide off-street loading and unloading spaces in accordance with the following table:



5,000 SQ. FT. TO 40,000 SQ. FT.


40,001 SQ. FT. TO 100,000 SQ. FT.


100,001 SQ. FT. TO 160,000 SQ. FT.


160.001 SQ. FT. TO 240,000 SQ. FT.


240,001 SQ. FT. TO 320,000 SQ. FT.


320,001 SQ. FT. TO 400,000 SQ. FT.


400,001 SQ. FT. TO 490,000 SQ. FT.



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L. Parking Lot Landscaping.

1. Amount required: In parking lots, at least five percent (5%) of the interior parking area shall be landscaped with plantings, and one (1) tree for each ten (10) spaces shall be installed. Parking lot street frontage and perimeter landscape areas shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet wide. Planting required within the parking lot is exclusive of other planting requirements, such as for shade trees planted along the street.

2. Location: The landscaping should be located in protected areas, such as along walkways, in center islands, at the ends of bays, or between parking stalls. All landscaping in parking areas and on the street frontage shall be placed so that it will not obstruct sight distance.

a. Landscaping materials such as walls, shrubs, and rocks shall not be taller than two (2’) feet above the top of the paved parking lot surface.

b. Landscaping materials such as trees shall be trimmed so that no parts of their canopies are less than seven (7’) feet above the top of the paved parking lot surface.

c. Any parking lot signage shall meet the requirements of this section.

d. A five (5’) foot tall clear visibility zone must be maintained between 2’ and 7’ above the top of the paved parking lot surface at all times as shown in Figure 2 below.

3. Plant type: A mixture of hardy flowering and/or decorative desert plants, and deciduous trees may be planted. Plants that provide maximum screening at ground level up to three and one-half (3 1/2) feet should be used along the perimeter of the lot for screening, and the deciduous trees for shade within the lot. The area between trees shall be mulched, planted with shrubs or ground cover, or covered with paving material. Any area that will be under the overhang of vehicles shall be mulched or covered with paving materials.