Chapter 17.84
PARKING REQUIREMENTS

Sections:

17.84.010    Parking Requirements by Use

17.84.020    Purpose

17.84.030    General Regulations and Design Guidelines

17.84.040    Screen Wall Required

17.84.050    Landscaping Required

17.84.010 Parking Requirements by Use

The table below shows by use (use column) the minimum off-street parking requirement (minimum number of parking spaces column).

USE

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES

USE

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

BOARDING HOUSE

2 PS + 1 PS/BR

BUSINESS SCHOOLS

1 PS/150 SQ. FT.

MOBILEHOME

2 PS/DU

CHARITABLE

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

MOBILEHOME PARK

2 PS/DU + 1/PS/3 DU

EATING AND DRINKING

1 PS/150 SQ. FT.

MODULAR HOME

2 PS/DU

FINANCIAL

1 PS/300 SQ. FT.

MULTIFAMILY

1.5 PS/DU

GOVERNMENTAL

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

ONE-FAMILY

2 PS/DU

HOTELS/MOTELS

1 PS/GR

TWO-FAMILY

2 PS/DU

OFFICE

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

AGRICULTURE

SECOND HAND STORE

1 PS/300 SQ. FT.

RETAIL SALES ON-SITE

2 AW PS/ST

PERSONNEL SERVICES

1 PS/300 SQ. FT.

RIDING, TRAINING, BOARDING STABLE

1 PS/EA 2 HORSE STALLS

PRIVATE RECREATION

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

OTHER

RETAIL

1 PS/400 SQ. FT.

AIRPORT

2 + 1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

SELF STORAGE

3 PS

ASSEMBLY

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

VEHICLE LEASING

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

CEMETERY

30 PS – AW ON-SITE

VEHICLE SERVICES

1 PS/400 SQ. FT.

CHURCH

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

INDUSTRIAL

CONGREGATE CARE

1 PS/4 BEDS

ALL INDUSTRIAL

1 PS/EM

DAY CARE CENTER

1 PS/EM

GOLF COURSE

5 PS/HOLE

GROUP HOME

1 PS/BED

HOSPITAL

1 PS/BED

KENNEL

2 PS + 1 PS/EM

LODGES

1 PS/400 SQ. FT.

PLANT NURSERY

1 PS/400 SQ. FT. OF

PUBLIC USES

1 PS/200 SQ. FT.

SHELTER CARE

1 PS/BED

LEGEND

AW

means all weather

GR

means guest room

BR

means bedroom

OF

means office

DU

means dwelling unit

PS

means parking space

EA

means each

SQ.FT.

means gross square feet

EM

means employee

ST

means structure

(Ord. 736 Art. XVI § A, 1997)

17.84.020 Purpose

A.    Prevent congestion of the public streets;

B.    Establish minimum requirements for off-street parking and loading and unloading of vehicles;

C.    Relieve public streets of the burden of on-street parking;

D.    To provide adequate parking to meet the needs of residents, employees and business patrons;

E.    To reduce the scale of parking areas through landscaping and by breaking them into smaller areas. (Ord. 736 Art. XVI § B, 1997)

17.84.030 General Regulations and Design Guidelines

A.    One motorcycle space, four feet wide and eight feet long shall be provided for every twenty-five (25) parking spaces for automobiles in commercial and industrial zones.

B.    It is the duty of the property owner to plan the use of his property such that the public streets are not required to satisfy parking or loading needs; curb cuts will be minimized; curb cuts will be located and sized to minimize traffic disruption on public streets.

C.    Each parking space established shall be at least nine feet wide and eighteen (18) feet deep.

D.    Driveways and backup aisles shall be provided for all parking spaces and shall be a minimum of twenty-four (24) feet wide. Curb cuts shall not exceed thirty (30) feet in width.

E.    All required parking and loading areas shall be surfaced with concrete, asphalt, or paving blocks and clearly striped with permanent paint. Motorcycle parking spaces shall be surfaced with concrete.

F.    Required parking shall be located on site or on contiguous sites, but no further than three hundred (300) feet from the entrance to the principal use on the site.

G.    "Square feet" means the gross floor area of the building or use.

H.    No part of any vehicle may overhang into a public right-of-way and no event closer that five feet to a sidewalk or street curb. Vehicles may overhang interior planter beds.

I.    All parked vehicles must comply with unobstructed view easement and sight distance requirements at street intersections as determined by the city.

J.    Parking lots shall be designed in groupings no larger than two hundred (200) spaces. Larger lots shall be divided by buildings, plazas or significant landscaped area oriented for pedestrian use.

K.    The standards of this section shall apply to all development on the site, both existing and planned, at the time that any building permit is required except that in the Route 66 overlay, additional parking spaces will only be required to meet the needs of new construction or additions. However, existing parking in the Route 66 overlay may not be eliminated without replacement. (Ord. 736 Art. XVI § C, 1997)

17.84.040 Screen Wall Required

All parking lots abutting a residential zoning district shall be screened from view by the placement of a solid six-foot concrete or block wall between the parking lot and the residential zone. (Ord. 736 Art. XVI § D, 1997)

17.84.050 Landscaping Required

A.    The purpose of landscaping in parking lots is to reduce the negative impacts on the microclimate caused by excessive heat buildup near large expanses of asphalt. Shade trees distributed throughout the parking lot can help reduce surface temperatures; reduce heat buildup inside cars; remove airborne pollutants; improve the aesthetics; and provide permeable surfaces to filter water runoff.

B.    In parking lots of seven or more spaces, one canopy shade tree shall be provided for every fifteen (15) parking spaces with a minimum of one shade tree per lot. Minimum width for planter beds containing trees shall be six feet. Trees should be distributed throughout the lot to maximize the shade benefits.

C.    Landscaping should be located so as not to interfere with visual sight lines at aisle or street intersections.

D.    Trees in parking lots shall be maintained by the owner and replaced if found to be diseased or dead. (Ord. 736 Art. XVI § E, 1997)