Chapter 18.38
PARKING AND LOADING Revised 7/13

18.38.000    Chapter Contents

Sections:

18.38.020    Purpose.

18.38.040    Applicability.

18.38.060    Parking and loading general regulations.

18.38.080    Administrative variance.

18.38.100    Vehicular and bicycle parking standards.

18.38.120    Handicapped parking requirements.

18.38.140    Loading berths required.

18.38.160    Specific zone district requirements.

18.38.180    Shared parking facility.

18.38.200    Parking facility location. Revised 7/13

18.38.220    Design standards - General.

18.38.240    District design standards.

18.38.020 Purpose

The objectives of this chapter are:

A.    To provide accessible, attractive, well-maintained and screened off-street parking facilities;

B.    To reduce traffic congestion and hazards;

C.    To protect neighborhoods from the unwanted effects of vehicular traffic generated by adjacent non-residential land use districts;

D.    To assure the maneuverability of emergency vehicles;

E.    To provide aesthetically pleasing parking facilities in proportion to individual land use needs;

F.    To implement comprehensive plan transportation demand management policies, thereby lowering single occupancy vehicle trip;

G.    To reduce impervious parking surface through shared parking and median parking ratios;

H.    To define median parking ratios and to allow a reduction or increase in parking ratios using an administrative variance;

I.    To allow for more intense commercial development within predefined areas.

(Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.040 Applicability

Unless specifically exempted, every land use shall have permanently maintained off-street parking facilities pursuant to the following regulations.

EXEMPT: Land uses within the Downtown are exempt from all parking requirements; however, if parking facilities are provided they must meet required parking ratios and design standards (See figure of exempt parking, 18.38.160(D)(2).

(Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.060 Parking and loading general regulations

A.    Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the provisions of this chapter when any of the following actions occur. These provisions apply to all uses and structures in all land use districts unless otherwise specified.

1.    When a main or accessory building is erected.

2.    When a main or accessory building is relocated or expanded.

3.    When a use is changed to one requiring more or less parking or loading spaces. This also includes all occupied accessory structures.

4.    When the number of stalls in an existing parking lot is decreased or increased by twenty-five (25) percent or 6 stalls, whichever is less. Only those stalls and areas proposed to be added or removed shall be subject to the provisions of this Chapter. (Note: proposed expansions of existing parking lots not subject to the minimum parking requirements of this Chapter).

B.    Required Plans. Building permits shall not be approved unless there is a building plan and plot plan identifying parking and loading facilities in accordance with this chapter. No permit or city license shall be issued unless there is proof that required parking and loading facilities have been or are currently provided in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

C.    Unlawful Removal. It is unlawful to discontinue prior approved parking facilities without establishing alternate facilities that meet the requirements of this chapter. Parking and loading facilities which are adequate to meet the requirements contained in this chapter shall be provided and maintained as long as the use they serve is in existence. These facilities shall not be reduced in total unless a shared parking agreement is canceled, a change in occupancy or use of a premises has occurred which results in a reduction of required parking.

D.    Use of Facility. Necessary precautions shall be taken by the property owner to ensure parking and loading facilities are only used by tenants, employees, social/business visitors or other persons for which the facilities are provided, to include shared parking.

E.    Off-site Parking. Parking lots may be established as a separate and primary land use, provided the proposed parking lot exclusively serves a specific use, building or development, and shared parking. These parking lots require a conditional use permit in the Arterial Commercial district. (See 18.38.200, Parking Facility Location, for maximum off-site separation requirements.)

F.    For Landscape Requirements refer to Chapter 18.36

G.    Off-Street Parking--Schedule of Spaces. Off-street parking spaces shall be provided to the extent allowed by this Chapter.

H.    Unlisted Uses. Any use clearly similar to any of the below-mentioned uses shall meet such use requirements. If a similarity of use is not apparent, the Site Plan Review Committee may require a parking demand study or determine the standards that should be applied to the use in question.

I.    Shared Parking. The Site Plan Review Committee may require an applicant to provide proof that shared parking is infeasible when adjacent land uses or business hours of operation are different. Adjoining property owners will submit a joint letter explaining why an agreement can or cannot be reached. (See Section 18.38.180, Shared and Combined Parking Facilities.)

J.    Compact Parking. No more than thirty (30) percent of total required parking may be devoted to compact cars, provided design standards in Section 18.38.220 are met.

K.    On-Street Credit - Non-Residential. Upon the applicant’s request, non-residential uses located adjacent to a public right-of-way where on-street parking is permitted shall receive credit for one off-street parking space for each twenty (20) linear feet of abutting right-of-way, exclusive only of curb cuts and regardless of the actual and particular on-street parking provisions.

L.    Rounding of Fractions. When the number of required parking spaces for a particular use or building results in a fractional space, any fraction less than one-half (1/2) shall be disregarded and any fraction of one-half (1/2) or over shall be counted as one (1) space.

(Ord. 6408 §24, 2006; Ord. 5714 §18, 1997; Ord. 5664 §7, 1997; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.080 Administrative variance

A.    GENERAL.

1.    An administrative variance from required parking standards must be received prior to any issuance of building and engineering permits.

2.    Various methods to reduce or increase parking may not be combined to reduce or increase parking by more than forty percent. In addition, any stalls gained through sharing, combining or on-site park-and-ride shall be counted toward total parking needs. For example:

Evidence is submitted to support one hundred (100) additional stalls to the five hundred (500) already require;.

Combined parking opportunity = twenty-five (25) stalls;

Twenty (20) percent administrative variance option is used = one hundred (100); additional stalls based on five hundred (500) total, but twenty-five (25) have already been found; so

The total number of stalls derived from administrative variance = seventy-five (75) stalls.

3.    The project developer shall present all findings to the Site Plan Review Committee (SPRC) prior to any final, discretionary approvals; e.g., design review, site plan review, environmental review, or any planning, building or engineering permits. The SPRC shall authorize an increase in parking, based on compliance with the strategies in Section 18.38.080(C).

4.    Public Notification. Property owners within three hundred (300) feet of a site shall be notified by mail of all variance requests to increase or decrease parking by twenty-one (21) to forty (40) percent.

B.    CRITERIA TO REDUCE AND INCREASE PARKING.

1.    Decrease in Required Parking. In addition to the following requirements, the Site Plan Review Committee may require that all or some administrative variance design requirements listed for increased parking be met (e.g., bike racks, landscaping, etc.), and require other measures to ensure all impacts associated with reduced parking are mitigated. Any motor vehicle parking spillover which can not be mitigated to the satisfaction of SPRC will serve as a basis for denial.

Decrease of 10% to 20%

Decrease of 21% to 40%

The Site Plan Review Committee may allow a 10% to 20% decrease in required parking after:

The Site Plan Review Committee may allow a 21% to 40% decrease in required parking after:

1. Shared and combined parking opportunities are fully explored; and

1. Shared and combined parking opportunities are fully explored; and

2. On-site park-and-ride opportunities are fully explored; and

2. On-site park-and-ride opportunities are fully explored; and

3. Compliance with commute trip reduction measures as required by state law, if applicable; and

3. Compliance with commute trip reduction measures as required by state law, if applicable; and

4. The site is shown to be no closer than 300 feet from a single-family residential zoned neighborhood; and

4. The site is shown to be no closer than 300 feet from a single-family residential zoned neighborhood; and

5. A report is submitted providing a basis for less parking and mitigation necessary to offset any negative effects.

5. A report is submitted providing a basis for less parking and mitigation necessary to offset any negative effects; and

 

6. The site is served by transit or can be served within 6 months of occupancy (within 3 blocks or 600 feet, whichever is less).

2.    Increased Parking. Required parking may be increased if the criteria listed below is met to the satisfaction of the Site Plan Review Committee.

Increase of 10% to 20%

Increase of 21% to 40%

The Site Plan Review Committee may allow a 10% to 20% increase above required parking after:

The Site Plan Review Committee may allow a 21% to 40% increase above required parking after:

1. Shared and combined parking opportunities are fully explored; and

1. Shared and combined parking opportunities are fully explored; and

2. On-site park-and-ride opportunities are fully explored; and

2. On-site park-and-ride opportunities are fully explored; and

3. Compliance with commute trip reduction measures as required by state law, if applicable; and

3. Compliance with commute trip reduction measures as required by state law, if applicable; and

4. All design and facility requirements listed in step 5 below are met to the satisfaction of SPRC; and

4. All design and facility requirements listed in step 5 below are met to the satisfaction of SPRC; and

5. A report is submitted which supports the need for more parking.

5. A parking demand study is submitted, as determined by the Transportation Section, which supports the need for increased parking.

[NOTE: The total increase/decrease that is allowed is a percentage of total required parking and is only permitted after exploring other alternate means e.g., combined and shared parking, on-site park-and-ride lot, commute trip reduction, etc.]

C.    PROCESS TO REDUCE AND INCREASE PARKING.

Requests to reduce parking need only follow steps 1 through 3.

1.    First Step: Submit evidence that decreased/increased parking is necessary. This may take the form of a brief report for all decreases and ten (10) to twenty (20) percent increases. The SPRC may require additional studies to ensure negative impacts are properly mitigated. A more complete and detailed parking demand study is only required for increases of twenty-one (21) percent or more.

2.    Second Step: Describe site characteristics, specifically:

a.    Site accessibility for transit; e.g., pullouts;

b.    Site proximity to transit with fifteen (15) to thirty (30) minute headways (time between buses);

c.    Shared use of on-site parking for park-and-ride;

d.    Shared use of off-site and adjacent parking;

e.    Shared use of new proposed parking by existing or future adjacent land uses;

f.    Combined on-site parking; e.g., shopping centers;

g.    Employee density (one hundred (100) or more must meet state commuter trip reduction requirements);

h.    Adjacent land uses.

3.    Third Step: Determine if additional parking can be provided by shared and combined parking, on-site park-and-ride (install one (1) stall for two (2) stall credit), and by commute trip reduction measures.

4.    Fourth Step: If additional parking is still desired, the Site Plan Review Committee may require the applicant to complete a parking cost worksheet.

5.    Fifth Step: If additional parking is still desired an administrative variance is required. The site plan must meet design elements a - i below. To the extent practical, all requirements found below must be included in a project proposal to the satisfaction of the Site Plan Committee prior to approving any administrative variance to increase parking. In those instances where site constraints impede design requirements, written findings of fact shall be made identifying site and project constraints, and shall be identified in the final project approval letter. In its findings, the SPRC shall determine if a good faith effort has been made in building and site design in order to accomplish required design elements.

a.    Design internal roadway, parking area, and pedestrian paths to assure access between public and private transportation facilities; access to adjacent land uses; and access within parking lots.

b.    Install pedestrian amenities; e.g., walkways using textures and colors, lighting, arcades, etc.

c.    Explore alternative parking lot designs in order to reduce impervious surface; e.g., one (1) way instead of two (2) way access aisles.

d.    Double the amount of required interior landscape within that area of additional parking (fifty (50) percent of this requirement - if proven to be maintained - may be Grasscrete, Turfblock or other driveable pervious surface within areas receiving sporadic use: usually the farthest from the building entrance. This additional landscape area may be dispersed throughout the parking lot.

e.    Ninety (90) percent of the parking lot area shall be located behind the building, without unduly compromising other objectives of this Chapter. Parking lot area along flanking streets shall have added landscape and a superior design to strengthen pedestrian qualities e.g. low walls, arcades, seating areas, public art, etc.

f.    Preferential parking shall be located near primary building entrances for employees who ride-share and for high occupancy vehicles (HOVs).

g.    Purchase and install a transit shelter to meet Intercity Transit operational needs unless already available within six hundred (600) feet, as measured from the middle of the property abutting the rights-of-way. This distance may be increased by Intercity Transit if located in lower density zones.

h.    Construct a transit pullout if requirement in letter g above is used and if Intercity Transit finds it practical. Credit may be given for other Intercity Transit demand management strategies if a transit shelter and pullout are infeasible.

i.    Create a transit/ride-share information center and place in a conspicuous location.

(Ord. 6273 §23, §24, 2003; Ord. 5539 §6, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.100 Vehicular and bicycle parking standards

A.    Required Vehicular and Bicycle Parking. A minimum number of bicycle parking spaces are required as set forth in Table 38-01 below. The specific number of motor vehicle parking spaces set forth in Table 38-01 +/- ten percent (10%) shall be provided, unless varied pursuant to OMC 18.38.080 or other provision of this code. Any change in use which requires more parking shall install vehicular and bicycle facilities pursuant to Table 38.01 and consistent with the location standards of OMC 18.38.220.

B.    Building Area. All vehicle parking standards are based on the gross square feet of building area, unless otherwise noted.

C.    Residential Exceptions. Residential land uses in the DB, CSH, RMH, and UR Districts require only one (1) vehicle parking space per unit.

D.    Reserved Area for Bicycle Spaces. Where specified in Table 38.01 below, an area shall be designated for possible conversion to bicycle parking. Such reserve areas must meet the location requirements of short-term parking and may not be areas where pervious surfaces or landscaping is required. A cover is not required for such areas.

 

TABLE 38.01

Use

Required Motor Vehicle Parking Spaces

Minimum Required Long-Term Bicycle Spaces

Minimum Required Short-Term Bicycle Spaces

COMMERCIAL

Carpet and Furniture Showrooms

One and one-quarter (1.25) space per one thousand (1000) sq. ft. of gross showroom floor area. Each store shall have a minimum of four (4) spaces.

One per sixteen thousand (16,000) square feet of showroom floor area. Minimum of two (2).

One per eight thousand (8,000) square feet of showroom floor area. Minimum of two (2).

Child and Adult Day Care

One (1) space for each staff member plus 1 space for each ten (10) children/adults if adequate drop-off facilities are provided. Adequate drop-off facilities must allow a continuous flow of vehicles which can safely load and unload children/adults. Compliance with this requirement shall be determined by the review authority.

 

 

Hotel and Motel

One (1) space for each room or suite and one (1) space per manager s unit. Hotel/motel banquet and meeting rooms shall provide six (6) spaces for each thousand (1000) square feet of seating area. Restaurants are figured separately.

One (1) per ten (10) rooms. Minimum of two (2).

One (1) per thousand (1,000) square feet of banquet and meeting room space. Minimum of two (2).

Markets, Shopping Centers and Large Retail/Wholesale Outlets

Less than 15,000 sq. ft = 3.5 spaces for each 1000 sq. ft. of gross floor areas.

15,001 to 400,000 sq. ft = 4 spaces for each 1000 sq. ft. of gross floor area.

More than 400,001 sq. ft. = 4.5 spaces per 1000 sq. ft. of gross floor area.

One per six thousand (6,000) square feet. Maximum of five (5); minimum of one (1).

One per three thousand (3,000) square feet. Maximum of ten (10) per tenant; minimum of two (2) within fifty (50) feet of each customer entrance.

Medical and Dental Clinics

Four (4) spaces per 1000 sq. ft. of gross floor area.

One (1) per 10,000 square feet. Minimum of two (2).

One (1) per 10,000 square feet, minimum of two (2) within fifty (50) feet of each customer entrance; plus an equal reserved area for adding spaces.

Ministorage

Three (3) spaces minimum or (1) space for every one hundred (100) storage units, and two (2) spaces for permanent on-site managers.

None

None

Mixed Uses

Shared parking standards shall be used to calculate needed parking. This calculation is based upon the gross leasable area (GLA) for each shop or business and does not include atriums, foyers, hallways, courts, maintenance areas, etc. See shared parking 18.38.180.

See individual use standards.

See individual use standards

Mortuaries and Funeral Parlors

One (1) space per seventy-five (75) square feet of assembly area or thirteen (13) stalls per 1000 sq. ft.

One (1)

Two (2)

Offices, General

Gross floor area up to 2000 sq. ft = One (1) space for each 250 sq. ft.

Gross floor area between 2001 to 7500 sq. ft. = One (1) space for each 300 sq. ft.

Gross floor area between 7501 to 40,000 sq. ft. = One (1) space for each 350 sq. ft.

Gross floor area of 40001 and greater = One (1) space for each 400 sq. ft.

One (1) per ten thousand (10,000) square feet. Minimum of two (2).

One (1) per ten thousand (10,000) square feet; plus an equal reserved area for adding spaces. Minimum of two (2).

Offices, Government

3.5 spaces per one thousand (1000) sq. ft.

One (1) per five thousand (5,000) square feet. Minimum of two (2).

One (1) per five thousand (5,000) square feet; minimum of two (2); plus an equal reserved area for adding spaces.

Retail Uses

Three and a half (3.5) spaces per one thousand (1000) sq. ft.

One per six thousand (6,000) square feet. Maximum of five (5); minimum of one (1).

One per three thousand (3,000) square feet. Maximum of ten (10) per tenant; minimum of two (2) within fifty (50) feet of each customer entrance.

Service Station (mini-marts are retail uses)

Three and a half (3.5) spaces per one thousand (1000) sq. ft. g.f.a. or 1 space per 300 sq. ft.

None.

None

Warehouse, Distribution

1 space for each thousand (1000) sq. ft. or 1 space for each employee.

One (1) per forty thousand (40,000) square feet or one (1) per forty (40) employees. Minimum of one (1).

None.

Warehouse Storage

Gross Floor area of 0-10,000 sq. ft. = One (1) space for each one thousand (1000) sq. ft.

Gross floor area between 10,001 - 20,000 sq. ft. = ten (10) spaces plus .75 space for each additional one thousand (1000) sq. ft. beyond ten thousand (10,000) sq. ft.

Over 20,000 sq. ft. = eighteen (18) spaces plus .50 for each additional 1000 sq. ft. beyond 20,000 sq. ft., or 1 space for each employee.

One (1) plus one (1) for each eighty thousand (80,000) square feet above sixty-four thousand (64,000) square feet; or one (1) per forty (40) employees. Minimum of one (1).

None

INDUSTRIAL

Manufacturing

One (1) for each two (2) employees on the largest shift, with a minimum of two (2) spaces.

One (1) for each thirty (30) employees on largest shift. Minimum of two (2).

One (1) for each thirty (30) employees on largest shift. Minimum of two (2).

INSTITUTIONAL

Beauty Salons/Barber Shops, Laundromats/Dry Cleaners, and Personal Services

 

One per six thousand (6,000) square feet. Minimum of one (1).

One per three thousand (3,000) square feet. Minimum of two (2).

Educational Facilities (to include business, vocational, universities, and other school facilities).

 

One (1) per five (5) auto spaces. Minimum of two (2)

One (1) per five (5) auto spaces. Minimum of four (4).

Elementary and Middle School

One (1) stall per twelve (12) students of design capacity.

One (1) per classroom.

Three (3) per classroom.

Farmers Market

 

None

One (1) per ten (10) auto stalls. Minimum of ten (10).

High School

One (1) space per classroom and office, plus one (1) space for each four (4) students that are normally enrolled and are of legal driving age. Public assembly areas, such as auditoriums, stadiums, etc. that are primary uses may be considered a separate use.

One per five (5) classrooms, plus one (1) for each forty (40) students (may also require one (1) per four thousand five hundred (4,500) assembly seats). Minimum of two (2).

One per five (5) classrooms, plus one (1) for each forty (40) students (may also require one (1) per four thousand five hundred (4,500) assembly seats). Minimum of four (4).

Hospitals, Sanitariums, Nursing Homes, Congregate Care, Rest Homes, Hospice Care Home and Mental Health Facilities.

One (1) for each two (2) regular beds, plus one (1) stall for every two (2) regular employees on the largest shift.

One (1) per thirty (30) beds, plus one (1) per thirty (30) employees on largest shift. Minimum of two (2).

One (1) per thirty (30) beds, plus one (1) per thirty (30) employees on largest shift. Minimum of two (2).

Libraries and Museums

One (1) space per three hundred (300) square feet of public floor area or 3.3 spaces per thousand (1000) sq. ft. Six (6) stalls either on-site or on-street directly adjacent to the property. The Site Plan Review Committee may allow pervious-type parking surfaces.

One (1) per six thousand (6,000) square feet of public floor area. Minimum of two (2).

One (1) per one thousand five hundred (1,500) square feet of public floor area. Minimum of four (4).

Marinas

 

Minimum of four (4).

One (1) per ten (10) auto stalls. Minimum of four (4).

Other Facilities Not Listed

 

None

One (1) per twenty-five (25) auto stalls. Minimum of two (2).

Park-N-Ride Lots and Public (Parking) Garages

 

One (1) per fifteen (15) auto stalls Minimum of four (4)

Two (2).

Parks

 

None

One (1) per five (5) auto stalls. Minimum of four (4).

Transit Centers

 

Ten (10).

Ten (10).

PLACES OF ASSEMBLY

Passenger Terminal Facilities

One (1) space for each one hundred (100) square feet of public floor area or ten (10) spaces per thousand (1000) sq. ft.

Minimum of ten (10)

Minimum of ten (10)

Place of Worship

One (1) space per four (4) seats. When individual seats are not provided, one (1) space for each six (6) feet of bench or other seating. The Site Plan Review Committee may use a ratio of six (6) stalls/1000 sq. ft. of assembly area where seats or pews are not provided or when circumstances warrant increased parking; e.g., large regional congregations which attract a large congregation or one which has multiple functions. See shared parking. 18.38.180

One (1) per 10,000 square feet of gross floor area.

One (1) per 160 seats or 240 lineal feet of bench or other seating, and one (1) per 6,000 square feet of assembly area without fixed seats. Minimum of four (4).

Private Clubs or Lodges (does not include health clubs or retail warehouse)

Six (6) spaces per thousand (1000) sq. ft.

One (1) per 6,000 square feet. Minimum of one (1).

One (1) per 6,000 square feet. Minimum of two (2).

Theater and Auditorium

One (1) space for each four and a half (4.5) fixed seats. If the theater or auditorium is a component of a larger commercial development the above parking standard may be modified to account for shared parking as provided in Section 18.38.180 of this Code

One (1) per 450 fixed seats. Minimum of one (1).

One (1) per 110 fixed seats. Minimum of four (4).

Theater and Auditorium without fixed seats

One (1) space for each three (3) permitted occupants. Maximum building occupancy is determined by the Fire Marshal.

One (1) per 300 permitted occupants. Minimum of one (1).

One (1) per 75 permitted occupants. Minimum of four (4).

RECREATION/AMUSEMENT

Bowling Alleys

Five (5) spaces for each alley.

One (1) per twelve (12) alleys. Minimum of one (1).

One (1) per four (4) alleys. Minimum of four (4).

Health Club

Four (4) spaces for each thousand (1000) sq. ft.

One (1) per 5,000 square feet. Minimum one (1).

One (1) per 2,500 square feet. Minimum of four (4).

Skating Rinks and Other Commercial Recreation

Five (5) spaces per thousand (1000) sq. ft.

One (1) per 8,000 square feet. Minimum of one (1).

One (1) per 4,000 square feet. Minimum of four (4).

RESIDENTIAL

Accessory Dwelling Unit

One (1) space per unit

None

None

Bed and Breakfast

One (1) space in addition to space(s) required for the residential unit.

One (1) per ten (10) rooms. Minimum of one (1).

None

Community Club Houses

 

None

One (1) per ten (10) auto stalls. Minimum of two (2).

Cottage Housing

One (1) space per unit or 1.5 space per unit if on-street parking is not available along street frontage (One (1) space per twenty (20) linear feet).

One per five (5) units, or one (1) per three (3) units if no on-street parking. Minimum of two (2).

One per ten (10) units, or one (1) per six (6) units if no on-street parking. Minimum of two (2).

Elder Care Home

One (1) space in addition to space(s) required for the residential unit.

Minimum of two (2).

Minimum of two (2).

Fraternities, Sororities and Dormitories

One (1) space for every three (3) beds, plus one (1) space for the manager.

One per fourteen (14) beds. Minimum of two (2).

Ten (10) per dormitory, fraternity or sorority building.

Group Home

One (1) space for each staff member plus one (1) space for every five (5) residents. Additionally, one (1) space shall be provided for each vehicle used in connection with the facility.

One (1) per ten (10) staff members plus one (1) per thirty (30) residents. Minimum of one (1). Additional spaces may be required for conditional uses.

None

Home Occupations

None, except as specifically provided in this table.

None

None

Mobile Home Park

Two (2) spaces per lot or unit, whichever is greater. If recreation facilities are provided, one (1) space per ten (10) units or lots.

None

None

Multifamily Dwellings

Three or more units shall provide one and one-half (1.5) off-street parking spaces per dwelling unit. Multifamily dwelling units located on HDC-4 properties, where the new project provides for the development of replacement dwelling units in a development agreement, and the project site is all or part of an area of 40 acres or more that was in contiguous ownership in 2009, are exempt from the parking requirements of this section. If parking is voluntarily provided by the property owner, then the City shall permit such parking to be shared with parking provided for non-residential development on the property.

One (1) storage space per unit that is large enough for a bicycle.

One (1) per ten (10) units. Minimum of two (2) per building.

Single Family to include Duplex and Townhouse.

Two (2) spaces per unit. Note: parking spaces may be placed in tandem (behind the other). DB, CSH and RMH zone districts require one (1) space/unit.

None

None

Studio Apartments.

Apartments with one (1) room enclosing all activities shall provide one (1) off-street parking space per dwelling unit

None

One (1) per ten (10) units. Minimum of two (2) per building.

RESTAURANT

Cafes, Bars and other drinking and eating establishments.

Ten (10) spaces per thousand (1000) sq. ft.

One per 2,000 square feet; minimum of one (1).

One per 1,000 square feet; minimum of one (1).

Car Hop

One (1) for each fifteen (15) square feet of gross floor area.

One per 300 square feet; minimum of one (1).

One per 150 square feet; minimum of one (1).

Fast Food

Ten (10) spaces per thousand (1000) square feet plus one (1) lane for each drive-up window with stacking space for six (6) vehicles before the menu board.

One per 2,000 square feet; minimum of one (1).

One per 1,000 square feet; minimum of one (1).

(Ord. 6666 §2, 2009; Ord. 6459, §2, 2007; Ord. 6323 §7, 2004; Ord. 6229 §3, 2002; Ord. 5907 §3, 1999; Ord. 5714 §19, 1997; Ord. 5539 §8, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.120 Handicapped parking requirements

Handicapped parking requirements shall be provided as established by the 1991 Washington State Building Code. The parking standards contained within this Section represent those established by the 1991 Washington State Building Code. Any change in the State’s handicapped parking requirements shall preempt the affected requirements of this Section.

A.    ACCESSIBLE PARKING REQUIRED.

Refer to the table below and WAC 51-30, Parking Facilities, for required accessible parking spaces. Refer to Chapter 11 of the Uniform Building Code for building occupancy definitions.

NUMBER OF ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES

Total Parking Spaces in Lot or Garage

Minimum Required Number of Accessible Spaces

1-25

1

26-50

2

51-75

3

76-100

4

101-150

5

151-200

6

201-300

7

301-400

8

401-500

9

501-1,000

2% of total spaces

Over 1,000

20 spaces plus 1 space every 100 spaces, or fraction thereof, over 1,000

One (1) of every eight (8) spaces or fraction thereof shall be designed to be accessible to wheelchair side loading vans.

EXCEPTIONS:

1.    Inpatient Medical Care Facilities. Twenty (20) percent of parking spaces provided shall be accessible.

2.    Outpatient Medical Care Facilities. Ten (10) percent of parking spaces provided shall be accessible.

3.    Apartment Buildings. One (1) accessible parking space for each fully accessible parking unit shall be provided. When total parking provided on-site exceeds one (1) parking space per apartment, two (2) percent of the additional parking shall be accessible.

B.    DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION.

1.    Location. Accessible parking spaces shall be located on the shortest possible accessible route of travel to an accessible building entry. In facilities with multiple accessible building entries with adjacent parking, accessible parking spaces shall be dispersed and located near the accessible entrances. Wherever practical, the accessible route of travel shall not cross lanes of vehicular traffic. Where crossing traffic lanes is necessary, the route of travel shall be designated and marked as a crosswalk.

2.    Size. Parking spaces shall be no less than eight (8) feet in width and shall have an adjacent access aisle no less than five (5) feet in width. Where two adjacent spaces are provided, the access aisle may be shared between the two spaces. Access aisles shall be marked so that the aisles will not be used as parking space. Van accessible parking spaces shall have an adjacent access aisle no less than eight (8) feet in width or a total of sixteen (16) feet including parking space.

3.    Vertical Clearance. Where accessible parking spaces are required for vans, the vertical clearance shall be no less than nine and a half (9.5) feet.

4.    Slope. Accessible parking spaces and access aisles shall be located on a surface with a slope not to exceed one (1) vertical in forty-eight (48) horizontal.

5.    Surface. Parking spaces and access aisles shall be firm, stable, smooth and slip resistant.

6.    Signs. Every parking space required by this section shall be identified by a sign, centered between three (3) and five (5) feet above the parking surface, at the head of the parking space. The sign shall include the International Symbol of Access and the phrase "State Disabled Parking Permit Required."

FIGURE 38-1

Downtown Area Exempt From Loading Berth Requirements

FIGURE 38-1.5

(Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.140 Loading berths required

[NOTE: Loading berths are not required in Downtown Olympia (see Figure 38-1.5). (See Section 18.36.180(C)(2)(b) for landscape requirement.)]

A.    RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND MANUFACTURING USES.

Any building being or intended to be used for retail, wholesale, warehouse, freight, hospital, industrial and manufacturing uses shall be provided with off-street loading berths according to this schedule.

1.    For buildings under five thousand (5,000) square feet, an off-street loading space, having access to a public thoroughfare, shall be required adjacent to each business building, hereafter erected or enlarged; and such loading space shall be of adequate size to accommodate the maximum number and size of vehicles simultaneously loaded or unloaded in connection with the business conducted in such building.

2.    One (1) berth shall be required for each building containing five thousand (5,000) to twenty thousand (20,000) square feet of floor area.

3.    Two (2) berths shall be required for each building containing twenty thousand (20,000) to fifty thousand (50,000) square feet of floor area.

4.    Three (3) berths shall be required for each building containing fifty thousand (50,000) to one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet of floor area.

5.    One (1) additional berth shall be required for each fifty thousand (50,000) square feet of floor area in excess of one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet.

B.    OFFICE AND HOTEL USES.

Any building intended to be used for offices, hotel, restaurant, assembly area or other similar use shall be provided with off-street loading berths according to this schedule.

1.    One (1) berth for each building containing twenty thousand (20,000) to fifty thousand (50,000) square feet of floor area.

2.    Two (2) berths for each building containing fifty thousand (50,000) to one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet of floor area.

3.    One (1) additional berth for each one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet of floor area in excess of one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet.

C.    LOADING BERTH DESIGN STANDARDS.

Off-street loading facilities shall be designed and maintained in accordance with the standards hereunder.

1.    Each loading berth shall be at least ten (10) feet wide, forty-five (45) feet long and fourteen (14) feet high.

2.    Loading berths and spaces may be located in any required yard providing such berth is not roofed and is not within a required landscape area.

3.    Loading berths and spaces shall be located entirely on the property they are intended to serve and designed in such a way that a street is not used as a maneuvering area.

4.    Access to loading berths shall be from an alley when such exists.

5.    Two (2) or more separate occupancies or buildings having a common wall may locate their required loading berths in one (1) location; provided, the number of berths is not less than the sum of required berths for all buildings concerned; and there shall be interior access from each building to the loading berth.

6.    Loading areas shall be designed that traffic congestion and interference is avoided and the highest possible of safety is maintained.

(Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.160 Specific zone district requirements

A.    Ten (10) Percent Reduction in Parking Requirements.

The median motor vehicle parking requirements contained in Section 18.38.100 shall be reduced by ten (10) percent for uses in the High Density Corridor 1, 2, 3, and 4 Districts (see High Density Corridor Map), Neighborhood and Urban Villages, and within the Downtown (see Figure 38-2). This shall not be used in combination with an administrative parking variance or other reductions unless approved by the Site Plan Review Committee.

B.    Urban Residential (UR), High Rise Multifamily (RM-H) Residential Mixed Use (RMU) and Commercial Services - High Density (CS-H) Zones.

Residential uses shall be provided with one (1) motor vehicle parking space per unit unless otherwise exempted below.

C.    Downtown Exempt Parking Area (See Figure 38-2).

1.    Existing buildings constructed prior to January 1, 2002, which are located within the Downtown Exempt Parking Area (See Figure 38-2), shall be exempt from the vehicle parking standards. However, a change of use within such existing structures shall comply with the long-term and short-term bicycle parking standards pursuant to Title 38.01;

2.    All new residential buildings and uses located within the Downtown Exempt Parking Area (See Figure 38-2) shall be exempt from vehicle parking standards. However, if any new residential parking is constructed, the parking facility shall meet the Parking Design, Pedestrian Street and Design Review Criteria (OMC 18.38.180 through 18.38.240 and applicable OMC 18.04A or 18.06A, 18.16 and 18.20). All new residential buildings and uses shall comply with the long-term and short-term bicycle parking standards pursuant to Table 38.01; and

3.    All new commercial buildings or expansions totaling over 3,000 square feet of gross leaseable area, constructed after January 1, 2002, which are located within the Downtown Exempt Parking Area (See Figure 38-2) shall be required to meet vehicle parking and bicycle standards (OMC 18.38.020 through 18.38.240).

4.    Bicycle parking is not required for those buildings and uses located within the Downtown Exempt Parking Area (see Figure 38-2) that do not provide on-site motor vehicle parking.

D.    High Density Corridor 1 and 2, and Urban Residential (UR).

1.    Townhouse units shall provide one and one-half (1.5) parking spaces per unit;

2.    Multifamily units shall provide one (1) parking space per unit;

3.    Small restaurants (up to 750 square feet of service area) shall provide two (2) parking spaces/1,000 square feet; and

4.    Small retail including food stores and laundries (up to 3,000 square feet) shall provide two (2) parking spaces per 1,000 square feet. (The first 350 square feet are exempt from parking requirements.) Small retail may provide additional parking up to three and one-half (3.5) parking spaces per 1,000 square feet.

FIGURE 38-2

(Ord. 6459 §3, 2007; Ord. 6323 §8, 2004; Ord. 6195 §28, 2002; Ord. 6165 §1 & 2, 2001; Ord. 5714 §20, 1997; Ord. 5539 §9, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.180 Shared parking facility

A.    General.

The Site Plan Review Committee shall require an applicant to provide proof that shared parking is feasible when adjacent land uses have different hours of operation. Mixed use and shopping center developments with similar operating hours may also be required to submit a parking demand study to determine if parking can be combined.

1.    Authority. In order to eliminate multiple entrances and exits, reduce traffic hazards, to conserve space and to promote orderly development, the Site Plan Review Committee and Hearing Examiner are each hereby authorized to plan and group cooperative parking facilities for a number of parking generators in such a manner as to obtain the maximum efficiency in parking and vehicular circulation.

2.    Allocation.

a.    Shared parking.

i.    When two (2) or more land uses, or uses within a building, have distinctly different hours of operation (e.g., office and church), such uses may qualify for a shared parking credit. Required parking shall be based on the use that demands the greatest amount of parking.

ii.    If two (2) or more land uses, or uses within a building, have different daytime hours of operation (e.g., bowling alley and auto part store), such uses may qualify for a total parking reduction of no more than fifty (50) percent.

b.    Combined parking.

Two (2) or more uses which have similar hours of operation and combine parking facilities may qualify to decrease the number of parking stalls as follows. The Site Plan Review Committee may require a parking demand study to ensure sufficient parking is provided.

Two (2) uses:

Five (5) percent reduction

Three (3) uses:

Ten (10) percent reduction

Four (4) or more uses:

Fifteen (15) percent reduction

3.    Location. Parking spaces provided for one use shall not be considered parking space for another use. Uses may be defined as singular, combined, or share parking.

a.    Shared parking. In case there are uses in close proximity of each other that operate or are used at entirely different times of the day or week, the Site Plan Review Committee may allow shared parking facilities to satisfy the parking requirements of such uses if the parking facilities are within seven hundred (700) feet of all parking generators being served by such facilities; and

b.    Combined parking. Two (2) or more uses may satisfy their parking requirements by permanently allocating the requisite number of spaces for each use in a common parking facility, cooperatively established or operated; provided, the total number of spaces conforms to the requirements in item 4 below.

4.    Agreement. An agreement, lease, deed, contract or easement establishing shared use of a parking area, approved by the City Attorney, shall be submitted to the Director of Community Planning and Development and recorded with the County Auditor’s Office. For new buildings which share parking under this provision, such agreements shall run with the land for both and all properties with shared parking. Such agreement requires City approval for any change or termination. A parking agreement may be attached to a lease if additional parking is required due to a change in occupancy. This only applies in circumstances where there is existing parking and the change in use creates a deficiency.

5.    Termination of Shared or Combined Use.

a.    In the event that a shared or combined parking agreement is terminated, those businesses or other uses with less than the required parking shall notify the Director of Community Planning and Development within ten (10) days and take one of the following actions:

i.    Provide at least fifty (50) percent of the required parking within ninety (90) days, and provide the remaining required parking within three hundred and sixty-five (365) days following the termination of the shared use; or

ii.    Demonstrate, based upon a study deemed reliable by the Director of Community Planning and Development, that the available parking is sufficient to accommodate the use’s peak parking demand.

iii.    Apply for and receive administrative parking variance.

b.    If sufficient parking is not provided, the use, or that portion of the use out of compliance with this chapter, shall be terminated upon the expiration of the time period specified in (5)(a)(i) above. This requirement shall be established as a condition of the occupancy permit for uses relying on shared parking.

(Ord. 5714 §21, 1997; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.200 Parking facility location Revised 7/13

A.    Parking facilities may be provided either on the same premises with the parking generator or in any parking facility, the property line of which is located within seven hundred (700) feet of the parking generator. Parking facilities may be provided further than seven hundred (700) feet from the parking generator or building if:

1.    Regular shuttle service is provided;

2.    A shared parking agreement is approved by the City; or

3.    The parking generator is in the Downtown Business or Urban Waterfront zone and the parking facility is within 1,400 feet.

B.    Where possible, surface parking lots shall be located behind a building. Where it is not possible to provide parking behind a building, parking lots may be located along the side of a building, provided that it comprises no more than fifty (50) percent of the site’s street frontage. This provision does not apply to commercial parking lots which comprise the only use of a site. In the R-4, R 4-8 and R 6-12 districts;

1.    Surface parking lots for co-housing projects (not including garages) within forty (40) feet of perimeter or through streets shall not extend more than seventy-five (75) feet along the street frontage in a continuous segment (i.e., uninterrupted by a landscaped open space, garden or orchard with no dimension less than forty (40) feet; a dwelling; or common structure).

2.    The Hearing Examiner may approve the location of surface parking lots in the front and/or along the side of buildings, pursuant to Conditional Use Permit Hearing Examiner Approval (OMC 18.48.020(A)), when all of the following are met:

a.    The building is over 5,000 square feet; located in a residential zone; requires Design Review and a Conditional Use Permit; and

b.    The site is bounded on two or more street frontages; and

c.    The building is oriented to have the least impact on the neighborhood; and

d.    Parking lot landscape and screening clearly exceed the provisions set out in OMC 18.36.180 to effectively screen it from the street (See also Alternative Landscape Plans OMC 18.36.100(A) & (B)); and

e.    Bicycle/pedestrian facilities provide safety, convenience, security and clear connections for pedestrians and bicycles between all rights-of-way adjoining the parking area and the front door; and

f.    Outdoor lighting is designed with regard to placement, intensity, shielding, timing and color to avoid offsite spillover; and

g.    Site design provides landscape or other features to screen vehicular headlights from residences.

The approval authority may waive these requirements if the applicant demonstrates that these parking restrictions would not allow reasonable use of the site due to its configuration (e.g., if the site has multiple street frontages and it is impractical to meet this requirement along all frontages due to the amount or relationship of the proposed development) or other physical site constraints, or it would significantly interfere with pedestrian circulation. Where permitted in commercial districts (listed in OMC 16.06), parking areas in front of buildings should be located between buildings or adjacent to an existing parking area to enable shared parking (see Design Guidelines, Section 18.06A.030 and Section 18.06A.180(E). Also see Landscape Standards, Section 18.36.180).

C.    High Occupancy Vehicles - Stall Location. All employers required to operate high occupancy vehicles (HOV) shall mark the closest parking spaces to the building entrance Reserved for HOV. These spaces shall not displace required handicap parking.

D.    Arterial Commercial District. Employee and tenant parking in this district may be located up to one thousand (1,000) feet from the parking generator if people are required to walk between the lot and use, or up to three (3) miles if shuttle service is provided at the beginning and end of the work shift.

(Ord. 6858 §1, 2013; Ord. 6408 §25, 2006; Ord. 5801 §5, 1998; Ord. 5664 §8, 1997; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.220 Design standards-General

Off-street parking facilities shall be designed and maintained in accordance with the standards of the latest edition of the Transportation and Traffic Engineering Handbook and those hereunder, unless otherwise stated.

A.    General Requirements. [NOTE: Also refer to specific zone district design standards in this Chapter under Section 18.38.240.]

1

2 SW

3 WP

4 VPW

5 VPi

6 AW

7 W2

8 W4

Parking Class

Basic Stall Width (ft)

Stall Width Parallel to Aisle (ft)

Stall Depth to Wall (ft)

Stall Depth to Interlock (ft)

Aisle Width (ft)

Modules Wall-to-Wall (ft)

Modules Interlock to Interlock (ft)

A

2-Way Aisle-90° 9.00

9.00

17.5

17.5

26.0

61.0

61.0

A

2-Way Aisle-60° 9.00

10.4

18.0

16.5

26.0

62.0

59.0

A

1-Way Aisle-75° 9.00

9.3

18.5

17.5

22.0

59.0

57.0

A

1-Way Aisle-60° 9.00

10.4

18.0

16.5

18.0

54.0

51.0

A

1-Way Aisle-45° 9.00

16.5

16.5

14.5

15.0

48.0

44.0

Source: Guidelines for Parking Facility Location and Design ITE Committee 5D-8, May 1990.

STANDARD PARKING DIMENSIONS

FIGURE 38-4

FIGURE 38-5

1.    Driveways. Driveways and curb cuts shall be in accordance with Chapter 12.40, Driveways, Curbs and Parking Strips, Sections 12.40.010 through 12.40.060 and 12.40.110 through 12.40.170 and plans for such shall be submitted to and approved by the Public Works Director.

2.    Ingress/Egress Requirements.

a.    The Site Plan Review Committee, upon recommendation of the Public Works Director, or designee, and after appropriate traffic study, including consideration of total parcel size, frontage on thoroughfares, uses proposed and other vicinity characteristics, shall have the authority to fix the location, width and manner of approach of a vehicular ingress and egress from a building or parking area to a public street and to alter existing ingress or egress as may be required to control street traffic in the interest of public safety and general welfare.

b.    Generally, but not in all cases, the internal circulation system and the ingress and egress to commercial or multifamily developments from an access street shall be so designed that the principal point of automobile cross-traffic on the street occurs at only one point--a point capable of being channelized for turning movements. Access shall be shared with adjoining parcels by placing ingress/egress points on shared lot lines, wherever safe and practical. Where parcels are bounded by more than a single street, generally, but not in all cases, access shall be provided only from the street having the lowest classification in the hierarchy of streets as established by the Public Works Director.

3.    Maneuvering Areas.

a.    All maneuvering areas, ramps, access drives, etc. shall be provided on the property on which the parking facility is located; however, if such facility adjoins an alley, such alley may be used as a maneuvering area. A garage or carport entered perpendicular to an alley must be located a minimum of ten (10) feet from the property line. A garage or carport entered parallel to an alley may be placed on the rear property line; provided sight distances are maintained. [NOTE: See accessory dwelling unit and structure requirements.]

b.    Maneuvering areas shall be provided so that no vehicle is obliged to back out of a parking stall onto the street, except in the R-4, R 4-8, and R 6-12 use districts, or where approved by the City Engineer. [NOTE: See aisle width requirements.]

4.    Parking Surface. All parking lots must be paved and designed to meet drainage requirements. Pervious surfaces (e.g., Turf Block) or other approved dust free surfaces may be used for parking areas held in reserve for future use, overflow parking (parking area furthest from building entrance), or parking areas approved by the Site Plan Review Committee. A maintenance agreement may be required to ensure such surface is properly maintained.

5.    Landscaping. Parking areas shall be landscaped according to the requirements of Chapter 18.36.

6.    Wheel Stop, Overhang. Appropriate wheel and bumper guards shall be provided to protect landscaped areas, to define parking spaces and to clearly separate the parking area from any abutting street rights-of-way and property lines. Vehicles may overhang landscaped areas up to two (2) feet when wheel stops or curbing is provided.

FIGURE 38-6

7.    Contiguous parking lots shall not exceed one (1) acre in size. Parking lots exceeding one (1) acre in size shall be separated by a minimum ten (10) foot wide landscaped strip. This strip shall be of a different elevation than the parking lot.

8.    Downtown Structured Parking Dimensions. Structured parking facilities may be designed to the general design standards found in Figures 38-4 and 38-5 above, Figure 38-7 below, or to the following structured parking design standard:

 

Compact Car Dimension

Standard Car Dimensions

Standard Stall Width

8-foot

9-foot

Standard Stall Depth

16-foot

16-foot

Standard Aisle Width

24-foot

24-foot

Standard Wall-to-Wall

57-foot

57-foot

B.    Compact Car Dimensions, Layout and Circulation.

1.    Parking Dimensions (See Compact Parking Dimensions Table below).

1

2 SW

3 WP

4 VPW

5 VPi

6 AW

7 W2

8 W4

Parking Class

Basic Stall Width

Stall Width Parallel to Aisle (ft)

Stall Depth to Wall (ft)

Stall Depth to Interlock (ft)

Aisle Width (ft)

Modules Wall-to-Wall (ft)

Modules Interlock to Interlock (ft)

2-Way Aisle-90° A

8.00

8.00

15.0

15.0

21.0

51.0

51.0

2-Way Aisle -60° A

8.00

9.3

15.4

14.0

21.0

52.0

50.0

1-Way Aisle-75° A

8.00

8.3

16.0

15.1

17.0

49.0

47.0

1-Way Aisle-60° A

8.00

9.3

15.4

14.0

15.0

46.0

43.0

1-Way Aisle-45° A

8.00

11.3

14.2

12.3

13.0

42.0

38.0

Source: Guidelines for Parking Facility Location and Design ITE Committee 5D-8, May 1990.

FIGURE 38-7

C.    Bicycle Parking Design Standards.

1.    A long-term bicycle parking facility shall provide for secure extended and short-term use and shall protect the entire bicycle and its components and accessories from theft and weather. Acceptable examples include, in preferred order: bike lockers; bike check-in systems; in-building parking; and limited-access fenced areas with weather protection.

To discourage improper use a bike locker door should include a see-through window or view hole. For in-building bike parking and limited access fenced areas, fixed structures for locking individual bikes, such as racks, must be provided within the facility. If such an area exceeds five (5) parking spaces, lockable clothing/gear storage lockers must also be provided within the facility. However, facilities such as factories and schools that provide personal lockers are not required to provide additional locker space for bicycle clothing/gear storage.

Exception: For retail uses under five thousand (5,000) square feet, long-term parking facilities exclusively for bicycles must only be provided only upon request of one or more employees. However, if permanent dedicated space is not provided, a sign must be posted at the primary employee entry reading "Secure Bicycle Parking Provided Upon Request - Olympia Municipal Code 18.32."

2.    A short-term bicycle parking facility shall provide convenient parking with some security and weather protection. Short-term bicycle parking facilities shall include a covered stationary rack. These facilities may be shared among adjoining establishments.

Short-term bicycle parking facilities shall be located either: no further from a public entry than the nearest non-handicapped parking stall; or visible from and within one hundred (100) feet of the public entry; or within fifty (50) feet of the public entry to the building. A directional sign shall be provided if the selected location is not clearly visible from the primary entrance.

3.    Each bicycle parking area shall be separated from motor vehicle parking and maneuvering areas by a barrier, post, or bollard, or by at least five (5) feet of open space. Bicycle parking spaces shall be two (2) feet by six (6) feet each, with no less than a seven (7) foot overhead clearance. A five (5) foot maneuvering aisle shall separate rows of bicycle parking spaces. Bicycle parking facilities shall not be solely accessible by stairs.

4.    Bicycle racks shall be covered in such a manner as to protect the entire bicycle from rain and installed to provide adequate maneuvering space and ensure that the requisite number of bicycle parking spaces remain accessible. The rack shall be permanently affixed to the ground and support the bicycle at two (2) or more points, including at least one (1) point on the frame higher than two (2) feet from the ground. The user shall be able to lock the bicycle with a U-shaped lock or cable lock. Bicycle racks which only support a bicycle front or rear wheel are not permitted.

5.    Long-term bicycle parking facilities may be substituted for short-term bicycle facilities only if the design is consistent with the purpose of short-term facilities.

(Ord. 6459 §4, 2007; Ord. 6195 §29, 2002; Ord. 6140 §32, 2001; Ord. 5830 §41, 1998; Ord. 5664 §9, 1997; Ord. 5539 §10, 1995; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).

18.38.240 District design standards

In addition to the parking design standards for various zone districts found below, also refer to individual land uses located in Article II and Design Guidelines, Sections 18.06A.030 and 18.06A.180(E).

A.    ARTERIAL COMMERCIAL.

1.    See Enhanced Pedestrian Access for the Arterial Commercial District in Design Guidelines, Article II.

B.    URBAN WATERFRONT ZONE (UW).

1.    Structured Parking Design Requirements. All structured parking must meet the Parking Structure Design Requirements in the Pedestrian Streets Overlay District Chapter, Section 18.16.080(J).

C.    DOWNTOWN BUSINESS ZONE (DB).

1.    Structured Parking Design Requirements. All structured parking must meet the Parking Structure Design Requirements in the Pedestrian Streets Overlay District Chapter, Section 18.16.080(J).

D.    RESIDENTIAL MIXED USE (RMU), RESIDENTIAL HIGH-RISE MULTIFAMILY (RMH) DISTRICT, URBAN RESIDENTIAL (UR).

1.    Structured Parking Design Requirements. All structured parking must meet the Parking Structure Design Requirements in the Pedestrian Streets Overlay District Chapter, Section 18.16.080(J).

E.    URBAN WATERFRONT - HOUSING (UW-H).

1.    Structured Parking Design Requirements. All structured parking must meet the Parking Structure Design Requirements in the Pedestrian Streets Overlay District Chapter, Section 18.16.080(J).

Parking Garage facade treated with decorative grill work.

FIGURE 38-8

(Ord. 6323 §9, 2004; Ord. 6195 §30, 2002; Ord. 5517 §1, 1995).