Division 2. Vehicular Parking, Loading
and Maneuvering Areas

9162 Development Policy.

The objectives of this Division 2 of Part 6 are as follows:

A. To ensure that adequate parking spaces for automobiles, and loading, maneuvering, parking and stacking areas for trucks, are provided on every site within the City in such a manner so as not to adversely impact adjacent properties nor to create a nuisance or hazard to pedestrian and vehicle traffic within the public right-of-way; and

B. To ensure that there is adequate and safe on-site circulation with minimum conflict between pedestrians, automobiles and trucks, and to shield loading areas from the public view and adjacent properties. (Ord. 87-821, § 1)

9162.0 Paving and Drainage of Vehicular Areas.

A. Except as provided in subsections B and C of this Section, all areas used for the movement, parking, loading, repair or storage of vehicles of any type shall be paved with either:

(1) Concrete to a minimum thickness of three and one-half (3-1/2) inches over four (4) inches of crushed aggregate base; or

(2) Asphaltic concrete to a minimum thickness of three and one-half (3-1/2) inches over four (4) inches of crushed aggregate base; or

(3) Other surfacing material which, in the opinion of the Public Works Director, provides equivalent life, service and appearance.

B. All areas used for the maneuvering, parking or stacking of trucks, whether single body or double body, shall be paved with either concrete or asphaltic concrete. The minimum thickness of the paving and base shall be determined by an on-site pavement study completed by a licensed soils engineer approved by the Public Works Director.

C. The apron area for double body trucks having a minimum length of forty-five (45) feet shall be paved with concrete. The minimum thickness of the paving and base shall be determined by an on-site pavement study completed by a licensed soils engineer approved by the Public Works Director.

D. All such areas shall be graded and drained to dispose of all surface water. Drainage shall not be permitted across the surface of sidewalks or driveways, except for vehicular areas serving single-family residential uses. (Ord. 84-705, § 8; Ord. 87-821, § 2)

Off-Street Parking

9162.1 General Requirements.

Every use shall be required to provide the number of off-street parking spaces which satisfies the needs of the use. The required parking spaces shall be used only for the purpose of parking trucks, standard and compact automobiles, and other vehicles as designated. The required off-street parking may be at grade, above grade or below grade and may be open or within a partially or fully enclosed parking structure; provided, that parking below grade for residential uses shall be subject to the review and approval of a Development Plan by the Planning Commission pursuant to CMC 9172.23 (Site Plan and Design Review). Every parking space shall be directly accessible from a vehicular driveway or aisle unless otherwise specified. (Ord. 87-821, § 3; Ord. 94-1039, § 13)

9162.21 Parking Spaces Required.

The required number of off-street automobile spaces for each use shall not be less than set forth in the following table:

Use

Off-Street Parking Required

A.    Residential:

Any existing, lawfully established and maintained residential use is deemed to have the required parking.

1.    Single-family dwelling in the RS Zone, RA Zone.

2 spaces within a garage.

2.    Single-family dwelling in the RM Zone.

2 spaces within either a garage or carport.

3.    Multiple-family dwelling.

2 spaces within either a garage dwelling or carport for each dwelling unit. In addition, 1 guest parking space for every 1 multifamily unit with 3 bedrooms or more and 1 guest parking space for every 2 multifamily units with 2 bedrooms or less.

3a.    Multiple-family dwelling within a Mixed-Use (MU) District.

1 covered space for every studio unit. 2 covered spaces for each unit with 1 or more bedrooms. 1 guest space for every 4 units.

3b.    Live/work rental units within a Mixed-Use (MU) District.

2 spaces per unit for units under 2,500 square feet. Larger units require 2 spaces for residential plus the number of spaces required by this Section for commercial activities. 1 guest space for every 4 units.

4.    Condominium.

2 spaces within a garage for each dwelling unit. In addition, 1 guest parking space for every 1 multifamily unit with 3 bedrooms or more and 1 guest parking space for every 2 multifamily units with 2 bedrooms or less.

4a.    Condominiums within a Mixed-Use (MU) District.

1 covered space for every studio unit. 2 covered spaces for each unit with 1 or more bedrooms. 1 guest space for every 4 units.

4b.    Live/work rental units within a Mixed-Use (MU) District.

2 spaces per unit for units under 2,500 square feet. Larger units require 2 spaces for residential plus the number of spaces required by this Section for commercial activities. 1 guest space for every 4 units.

5.    Mobile home park.

2 spaces for each mobile home (tandem parking permitted), plus 1 guest parking space for each 4 mobile homes.

6.    Convent, rectory, monastery and other group quarters for members of a religious order.

1 space for each 3 rooming units.

7.    Boarding or rooming house, fraternity or sorority house, dormitory.

1 space for each 2 rooming units.

8.    Caretaker’s residence.

1 space for each residence.

9.    Retirement home, senior citizens’ housing (units without kitchens and not defined as a community care facility).

1 space for each rooming unit, plus 2 spaces for each resident employee. (The parking area to be improved shall be 1 space for each 2 rooming units, plus 2 spaces for each resident employee. The difference between the required parking area and the parking to be improved shall be held as open space reserve to meet additional parking needs or required parking in case of conversion to another use.)

10.    Retirement home, senior citizens’ housing (units with kitchens, and not defined as a community care facility).

2 spaces for each dwelling unit, plus 2 spaces for each resident employee. (The parking area to be improved shall be 1 space for each 2 dwelling units, plus 2 spaces for each resident employee. The difference between the required parking area and the parking to be improved shall be held as open space reserve to meet additional parking needs or required parking in case of conversion to another use.)

11.    Residential hotel without kitchens.

1 space for each rooming unit, plus 2 spaces for each resident employee.

12.    Residential hotel or motel with kitchens.

2 spaces for each unit.

13.    Second dwelling unit:

 

(a)    Studio

1 uncovered off-street parking space outside of front yard setback area.

(b)    1 bedroom

1 space within either a garage or carport. Minimum interior dimension for a one car garage shall be 10 feet wide by 20 feet long and 9 feet wide by 20 feet long for a one car carport.

(c)    2 bedrooms or unit size exceeding 700 square feet

2 spaces within a garage.

B.    Institutional:

1.    Small family home community care facility in the RS Zone.

2 spaces within a garage.

2.    Small family home community care facility in RM Zone.

2 spaces within either a garage or carport.

3.    Other community care facilities.

Required parking spaces to be determined for each conditional use permit based primarily upon the facility’s licensed capacity, type of care and number of employees.

4.    Long-term health care facility.

1 space for each 2 beds licensed by the regulatory agency.

5.    Hospital.

2 spaces for each bed licensed by the regulatory agency.

6.    Schools (public or private):

 

(a)    Elementary school, junior high school (kindergarten through grade 9).

1 space for each 200 square feet of teaching area.

(b)    Senior high school; business vocational or trade school.

1 space for each 125 square feet of teaching area.

(c)    Academic university or college.

1 space for each 500 square feet gross floor area.

7.    Library, museum, art gallery.

1 space for each 400 square feet gross floor area.

8.    Church, mortuary.

1 space for each 5 fixed seats (or 7-1/2 linear feet of fixed pew or bench) in the largest assembly room. For the area within the largest assembly room not occupied by fixed seats, pew or bench, the off-street parking required shall be 1 space for each 35 square feet of net floor area.

C.    Commercial:

1.    Gymnasium, dance hall, skating rink, theater, night club, auditorium, lodge room, sports arena, stadium and other places of public assembly or entertainment.

1 space for each 3 fixed seats (or 4-1/2 linear feet of fixed bench) in the largest room or space for public assembly or entertainment. For the area within the largest room or space for public assembly or entertainment not covered by fixed seats or bench, the off-street parking required shall be 1 space for each 21 square feet of net floor area. There shall be a minimum of 10 parking spaces provided.

2.    Dining and drinking establishments.

Areas used exclusively for entertainment shall have a parking requirement as indicated above. All other areas shall have a parking requirement of 1 space for each 100 square feet of gross floor area. There shall be a minimum of 10 parking spaces provided.

3.    Bowling alley.

3 spaces for each bowling lane, plus the parking spaces required for the other activities within the building.

4.    Transient hotel, motel.

1 space for each guest room, plus 2 spaces for the resident manager’s unit.

5.    Automobile service station.

One (1) automobile parking space shall be provided for each employee on the largest shift, plus one (1) space for each company vehicle, plus two (2) spaces for each service bay. Said spaces are to be striped and provided with bumper guards or wheel stops approved by the Director.

6.    Plant nursery.

1 space for each 1,000 square feet of indoor or outdoor sales or display area. There shall be a minimum of 5 parking spaces provided.

7.    Offices, studios, retail sales and services and other general commercial activities not classified elsewhere.

1 space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area. There shall be a minimum of 5 parking spaces provided on each site for each use.

8.    Driving skill course.

15 spaces per 400 yards of track, and 1 space per employee on the largest shift, plus the parking spaces required for other activities within buildings or on the grounds of the business.

9.    Arcade.

1 space for each 200 square feet for gross floor area.

10.    Health and exercise salons, health spas, athletics clubs, exercise and dance studios.

1 space per 150 square feet of gross floor area.

11.    Automobile dealership.

See CMC 9138.15(D)(6).

12.    Vehicle repair and service.

1 parking space shall be provided for each employee on the largest shift, plus 2 parking spaces shall be provided for each service bay. Parking for all other uses shall comply with CMC 9162.21.

13.    Indoor team training facility.

Courts/field – The maximum number of people allowed on the field/courts for a game at 1 time multiplied by 0.75 parking space.

If no court/field is required (such as professional gymnastics) – Parking shall be determined by a parking needs assessment.

There should be a minimum of 5 parking spaces provided.

D.    Industrial:

1.    Water pumping station, gas measurement station, electrical distribution substation and other public utility facilities having no employees or visitors.

No parking space is required.

2.    Vehicle impounding or dismantling yard, junk and salvage yard.

As required by CMC 9148.1(D).

3.    Mini-storage/ self-storage (As defined in CMC 9162.65).

1 parking space for every 20 units of storage area, plus 1 space for each 300 square feet of office area, plus 2 covered spaces for a caretaker unit.

4.    Uses requiring large dock-high loading facilities (As defined in CMC 9162.65).

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

a.     Warehousing use – 1 parking space for each 1,500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Manufacturing use – 1 parking space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Office and service use – 1 parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

 

b.    1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

5.    Uses requiring small dock-high loading facilities (As defined in CMC 9162.65).

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

a.    Warehouse use – 1 parking space for each 1,000 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Manufacturing use – 1 parking space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Office and service use – 1 parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

 

b.    1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

6.    Uses requiring large grade level loading facilities (As defined in CMC 9162.65).

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

a.    Warehousing use – 1 parking space for each 750 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Manufacturing use – 1 parking space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Office and service use – 1 parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

 

b.    1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

7.    Uses requiring small grade level loading facilities (As defined in CMC 9162.65).

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement.

a.    Single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size under 3,000 square feet:

 

    Warehousing and manufacturing use – 1 parking space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Office and service use – 1 parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

 

    Single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size over 3,000 square feet:

 

    Warehousing – 1 parking space for each 750 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Manufacturing – 1 parking space for each 500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

    Office and service use – 1 parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

 

b.    1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

8.    Service and office use with no truck loading facilities.

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

a.    1 parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

 

b.    1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

9.    Large collection recycling facility.

1 automobile parking space for each employee on the largest shift, plus 1 space for each company vehicle, plus a minimum of 10 spaces for customers.

    Processing facility for recyclables.

10.    Cargo container storage (As defined in CMC 9191.067(C).

1 automobile parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift, plus 1 space for each 300 square feet of office space. A minimum of 5 spaces shall be provided.

E.    Recreational (public and private):

1.    Passive park:

 

a.    Less than 1 acre in size.

No parking space is required.

b.    1 acre or greater in size.

2 spaces for each net acre.

2.    Golf course.

100 spaces for a 9-hole course. 200 spaces for an 18-hole course.

(Ord. 78-452; Ord. 78-431; Ord. 80-532, § 8; Ord. 82-603; Ord. 83-662, § 1; Ord. 85-720, § 11; Ord. 87-819, § 8; Ord. 87-821, §§ 4, 5; Ord. 88-842, § 2; Ord. 89-878, § 1; Ord. 91-945, § 3; Ord. 94-1039, § 14; Ord. 02-1251, § 1; Ord. 03-1279, § 24; Ord. 03-1290, § 7; Ord. 04-1322, § 8; Ord. 06-1363, § 9; Ord. 12-1488, § 2)

9162.22 Parking Spaces Required for Uses Not Specified.

The parking space requirements for uses not provided for in this Division shall be determined by Interpretation under CMC 9172.24. Such determination shall be based upon the requirements for the most comparable uses specified herein.

9162.23 Computation of Required Parking Spaces.

When required parking spaces are based upon gross floor area, the floor area devoted exclusively to parking and maneuvering of vehicles shall not be considered in the computation.

When, as a result of computation, the total number of parking spaces results in a fractional amount, any fraction less than one-half (1/2) shall be disregarded, and any fraction equal to or greater than one-half (1/2) shall require one (1) parking space.

9162.24 Automobile Parking Spaces Required for Mixed Uses.

A. When two (2) or more different uses exist on the same lot or within the same building, the total number of parking spaces required shall equal the sum of the requirements for each use including fractional amounts. Except as provided herein, no parking space required for one use shall be considered as providing the required parking for any other use.

B. When two (2) or more uses share a parking facility, and when demonstrated by a signed affidavit that the hours of their demand do not substantially overlap, then the parking requirement may be reduced by the Planning Commission through the approval of a Conditional Use Permit pursuant to CMC 9172.21, and subject to the following additional requirements:

1. The applicant shall show evidence that there is no substantial conflict or overlap in the principal operating hours of the buildings or uses for which the shared parking facilities are proposed.

2. Any reduction in parking shall not decrease the total number of parking spaces below the level necessary to meet the collective peak parking demand for all participating uses.

3. Parking facilities may be located on a different lot from the lot on which the use to be served is located provided the distance from the lot on which the use is located and the lot used for the required parking is not greater than four hundred (400) feet. Said distance shall be measured along public walkways from the nearest lot line of the lot on which the uses are located to the nearest lot line of the lot on which the required parking is located. Property owners involved in the joint use of offstreet parking facilities shall submit an agreement for such joint use by a proper legal instrument approved by the Director as to form and content. Such instrument shall be submitted with the Conditional Use Permit application. Such instrument, when approved as conforming to the provisions of this Section, shall be recorded in the office of the County Recorder within thirty (30) days of Commission approval, and copies of said recorded documents filed with the Community Development Department.

4. The Commission shall make a finding that there is adequate parking available for all affected lots, parcels and uses located thereon.

C. Office space incidental to a manufacturing, warehouse or other industrial use shall have its required parking spaces computed at the same ratio as the industrial use, provided the office space does not exceed ten (10) percent of the total gross floor area. Office space in excess of ten (10) percent of the total gross floor area shall have its required parking spaces computed at the same ratio specified for office space. (Ord. 87-821, § 6; Ord. 93-1001, § 4)

9162.25 Change in Intensity.

Whenever the intensity of use changes through a change in the number or quantity of dwelling units, floor area, employees, fixed seats or other units of measurement specified herein to determine the required parking, the number of required spaces shall be adjusted either upward or downward to reflect the change in intensity.

9162.26 Change in Use.

Whenever a change in use results in a different parking requirement, the required automobile parking spaces shall be adjusted upward or downward to reflect such change in use. This Section shall not apply to the conversion of manufacturing or warehouse floor area to the office space, provided the total office space does not exceed ten (10) percent of the total gross floor area. (Ord. 87-821, § 7)

9162.27 Conversion of Parking Spaces Serving a Dwelling.

Any garage, carport or parking space required for a dwelling may be converted to additional living area or any other permitted nonparking use; provided, that at least the same type of parking shelter or area and number of spaces as lawfully exist at the time of such conversion are provided elsewhere on the lot and adequate access is provided thereto. Nothing in this Section shall be construed or applied so as to require parking shelters or areas or number of spaces in excess of the requirements of this Division.

9162.28 Additions or Alterations to a Dwelling.

Additions or building alterations may be made to a dwelling which does not conform to the current parking standards of this Division without requiring any additional garage, carport or parking space; provided, that such additions and building alterations neither increase the number of families that can reside in such building nor occupy the only portion of the lot which can be used for the garages, carports or parking spaces and access thereto which would be required to conform to the current standards of this Division.

9162.29 Reserved.

9162.3 Location of Parking.

A. Parking spaces required for residential uses shall be located on the same lot as the use for which such spaces are provided.

Driveways, sidewalks, and paving shall not cover more than thirty-five (35) percent of a required front yard setback for residential property with a single-car driveway, fifty (50) percent for a two-car driveway, and forty (40) percent for a driveway where the garage does not face a public street. For the purposes of this Section, paving for parking shall include that portion of the required front yard abutting a side property line nearest the driveway. Exceptions may be allowed by an approved Site Plan as follows:

1. For substandard size lots or unique properties and circumstances;

2. Where decorative type paving is approved as a landscape feature; or

3. To allow space only for the parking of vehicles as described below provided that the total amount of paved area on a standard sized lot does not exceed fifty (50) percent of a front yard setback.

a. Automobiles, motor homes, motor trucks, vans, campers/camper shells mounted on a vehicle, camp trailers, boats on trailers, and tent trailers are allowed in a required front yard, side yard, corner lot rear yard or in a yard clearly visible to a public right-of-way provided they are:

(1) Fully operable, completely assembled, supported by inflated tires and not supported by blocks, jacks or similar supports.

(2) Maintained in a clean and neat condition, not significantly damaged or continuously under repair.

(3) Not more than one (1) ton load capacity if a motor truck, including commercial vehicles when used as personal transportation to and from work, and not more than two (2) ton load capacity if a motor truck, excluding commercial vehicles.

(4) Parked or stored on an approved residential parking space or on an approved residential driveway.

b. Motor homes, unmounted campers, camper shells mounted on a vehicle, camp trailers, boats on trailers, and tent trailers may be permitted in such front and side yard areas subject to the following additional requirements:

(1) Only if there is no access to the rear yard or no other approved location can be made available on the property for parking.

(2) Limited to a maximum of one (1) motor home, tent trailer, unmounted camper, camp trailer or boat on a trailer.

(3) Limited to a maximum size of eight (8) feet in width and thirty-two (32) feet in length for motor homes.

4. Additional landscaping and/or screening may be required to improve the quality of development to a reasonable standard.

B. Parking facilities required for nonresidential uses should be located on-site wherever feasible, but may be located on a different lot from the lot on which the use to be served is located provided the distance from the lot on which the use is located and the lot used for the required parking is not greater than four hundred (400) feet. Said distance shall be measured along public walkways from the nearest lot line of the lot on which the use is located to the nearest lot line of the lot on which the required parking is located.

When the required parking is provided on a lot other than the lot on which the use to be served is located, a copy of a recorded deed or covenant shall be filed with the Community Development Department which provides that the parking lot is restricted for parking for the use served and shall be used for no other purpose unless the required parking is met in some other way in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter. (Ord. 90-917, § 3)

9162.41 Automobile Parking Stall Size.

A. The minimum dimensions for required automobile parking spaces shall be as follows:

Type

Dimensions

Residential uses (open and carport parking)

9 feet in width by 20 feet in length.

Residential uses (garage spaces)

Unobstructed minimum interior dimension of 20 feet in width by 20 feet in length for lots minimum 50 feet wide and 18 feet in width by 20 feet in length for lots less than 50 feet wide.

All other uses

8-1/2 feet in width by 18 feet in length.

Compact vehicle spaces

8 feet in width by 15 feet in length.

Parallel parking spaces

Length shall be increased to 24 feet (18 feet for the parking space plus 6 feet for maneuvering) for both standard and compact vehicles.

Parking spaces whose length abuts a wall, fence, building or other obstruction more than 10 inches in height.

Minimum width of 10 feet.

B. Any parking space of a ninety (90) degree bay which is adjacent to the terminus of a driveway or aisleway shall either be twelve (12) feet in width, or the driveway or aisleway shall be extended three (3) feet beyond the last parking space. (Ord. 87-821, § 8; Ord. 89-868, § 2)

9162.42 Parking for the Disabled and Associated Signing and Ramping.

This Section shall apply to all new on-site visitor, guest, customer and employee parking except for single-family residential uses only.

A. Parking. Parking spaces for the disabled shall be located as near as practical to a primary entrance.

When practical, the handicap accessible route of travel shall not cross lane/aisles for vehicular traffic. When crossing vehicular traffic lanes is necessary, the route of travel shall be designated and marked as a crosswalk.

When a standard handicap space is provided, it should be fourteen (14) feet wide, striped to provide a nine (9) foot parking area and a five (5) foot loading and unloading area. When more than one (1) standard handicap parking space for the disabled is provided, two (2) spaces may be provided within a twenty-three (23) foot wide area lined to provide a nine (9) foot wide parking space on each side of a five (5) foot wide loading and unloading area. Each parking space shall be at least eighteen (18) feet long.

A bumper or wheel stop shall be required for each parking space for the disabled to prevent cars from encroaching over the required width of paths and walkways.

Ramps located at the front of a parking space for the disabled may encroach into the length of the space as long as they do not limit a handicapped person’s ability to leave or enter his vehicle. (The maximum recommended distance from the curb to the end of the ramp is sixty (60) inches.) Where an unreasonable hardship exists, due to the size or location of the parking spaces, equivalent facilitation shall be provided.

Surface slopes of parking spaces for the disabled shall not exceed one-quarter (1/4) inch per foot or two (2) percent in any direction.

One (1) in every accessible spaces, but not less then one (1), shall be served by an access aisle eight (8) feet wide minimum and shall be designated as van accessible.

Number of handicapped spaces required:

Total Parking
in Lot

Required
Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces

    1 to 25

1

    26 to 50

2

    51 to 75

3

    76 to 100

4

    101 to 150

5

    151 to 200

6

    201 to 300

7

    301 to 400

8

    401 to 500

9

    1,001 and over

2 percent of total

20 plus 1 for each

100 over 100

B. Signing. All parking spaces reserved for the handicapped shall be identified as prescribed by Section 22511.8 (or any successor section to the same effect) of the Vehicle Code. All signs and markings used for this purpose shall conform to the uniform standards and specifications adopted by the California Department of Transportation.

Accessible handicap parking spaces shall be designated as reserved by a sign showing the symbol of accessibility. Van accessible handicap parking spaces shall have an additional sign “Van Accessible” mounted below the symbol of accessibility. Such signs shall be located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parking in the space.

In addition to the above requirements, the surface of each accessible parking space or stall shall have a surface identification outlining a profile view of a wheelchair with occupant in white on the background. The profile view shall be located so that it is visible to a traffic enforcement officer when a vehicle is properly parked in the space and shall be three (3) feet high by three (3) feet wide.

C. Curb Ramps. Curb ramps shall be constructed at each corner of a street intersection and where a pedestrian way crosses a curb. Ramps shall be a minimum of four (4) feet in width and shall lie in a single slope plain.

Curb ramps shall be constructed in conformance with California Department of Transportation Standard Plan N8-B (or any successor plan to the same effect). (Ord. 83-636, § 1; Ord. 86-731, § 1; Ord. 92-995, §§  1 – 3)

9162.43 Compact Automobile Parking Spaces.

For commercial parking, industrial parking, and guest parking for residential condominiums and multi-family dwellings, not more than one-third (1/3) of the total parking spaces may be designed and reserved for the parking of compact vehicles. Such spaces shall be so designated either by signing or marking. Where feasible, the parking area shall be designed in such a manner that the compact spaces are not situated along the primary means of access nor directly opposite another compact space. (Ord. 85-720, § 12; Ord. 87-821, § 9)

9162.44 Reserved.

9162.45 Reserved.

9162.46 Reserved.

9162.47 Reserved.

9162.48 Reserved.

9162.49 Reserved.

9162.50 Reserved.

9162.51 Standards for Automobile Parking Lot Design.

Automobile parking lots and areas shall comply with the standards set forth in the following table:

STANDARD SIZE PARKING SPACES FOR RESIDENTIAL USE
(9 x 20 PARKING SPACES)

 

 

 

 

Overall

Angle

Stall

Depth

Aisle

Layout

Length

Single

Loaded

Double

Loaded

a

b

c

d

e

f

30°

18

12

18

30

48

45°

21

15

13

36

57

60°

22

20

10.5

42

64

90°

20

26

9

46

66

SUGGESTED STANDARD SIZE PARKING SPACES FOR ALL OTHER USES
(9 x 18 PARKING SPACES)

 

 

 

Overall

Angle

Stall

Depth

Aisle

Layout

Length

Single

Loaded

Double

Loaded

a

b

c

d

e

f

30°

17

12

18

29

46

45°

19

15

13

34

53

60°

20

20

10.5

40

60

90°

18

26

9

44

62

MINIMUM STANDARD SIZE PARKING SPACES FOR ALL OTHER USES
(8.5 x 18 PARKING SPACES)

 

 

 

 

Overall

Angle

Stall

Depth

Aisle

Layout

Length

Single

Loaded

Double

Loaded

a

b

c

d

e

f

30°

16.5

12

17

28.5

45

45°

18.5

15

12

33.5

52

60°

20

20

10

40

60

90°

18

26

8.5

44

62

MINIMUM COMPACT SIZE PARKING SPACES FOR ALL USES
(8 x 15 PARKING SPACES)

 

 

 

 

Overall

Angle

Stall

Depth

Aisle

Layout

Length

Single

Loaded

Double

Loaded

a

b

c

d

e

f

30°

14.5

12

16

26.5

41

45°

16

15

11

31

47

60°

17

20

9

37

54

90°

15

26

8

41

56

MINIMUM STANDARD SIZE PARKING SPACES FOR EMPLOYEES ONLY IN INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL USES*
(8 x 18 PARKING SPACES)

 

 

 

Overall

Angle

Stall

Depth

Aisle

Layout

Length

Single

Loaded

Double

Loaded

a

b

c

d

e

f

30°

16

12

16

28

44

45°

18.5

15

11

33.5

52

60°

19.5

20

9

39.5

59

90°

18

26

8

44

62

*Only if approved pursuant to a discretionary zoning approval by the Planning Commission.

(Ord. 87-821, § 10)

9162.52 Landscaping Requirements.

A. Interior Parking Lot Facilities.

1. Except for parking lot facilities serving retail petroleum outlets, all required automobile parking facilities and any parking facilities visible from the public right-of-way shall have interior landscaping of not less than five (5) percent of the area of such facilities.

2. Required setback landscaping abutting a street, sidewalk or structure, and border plantings up to five (5) feet in width abutting a building, shall not be considered as interior landscaping for the purposes of this Section.

3. No interior landscaping shall be located in a truck maneuvering or truck loading area.

4. Interior landscaping shall be arranged so as to provide shade for vehicles and to enhance visual attractiveness from adjoining streets and walkways.

5. Interior landscaping shall be maintained with an irrigation system, permanently installed, which delivers water to all landscaped areas.

6. All landscaped areas and parking facilities shall be maintained to present an attractive appearance at all times.

7. Unless the Director shall determine that such is not feasible, all interior areas of outdoor parking facilities which, as a result of the parking design, are unused and which are visible from a public street or walkway shall be landscaped and maintained with an irrigation system, permanently installed, which delivers water directly to all landscaped areas. Such landscaping may be included in computing the five (5) percent interior landscaping requirement.

B. Screening.

1. If a parking facility is located adjacent to a public street or walkway, there shall be a landscaped strip, not less than ten (10) feet in width, running parallel to and along the public street or walkway, excluding space devoted to driveways and other access points. Such landscaped strip shall not be included in computing the five (5) percent landscaping requirement. All landscaped strips shall be maintained with an irrigation system, permanently installed, which delivers water directly to all landscaped areas.

2. All parking facilities, and truck parking, loading and maneuvering areas, shall be screened from the public right-of-way. Such screening may be accomplished by use of a decorative wall, a retaining wall, mounded landscaping planter, a densely landscaped planter, or a combination thereof.

3. All decorative walls used for screening shall be architecturally designed and treated so as to be compatible with existing or proposed improvements on the site, and shall comply with the following requirements:

a. In a required setback abutting a public right-of-way, no decorative wall shall exceed three and one-half (3-1/2) feet in height.

b. A decorative wall in a required setback abutting a public right-of-way and not within a manufacturing zone may be of a maximum height of six (6) feet; provided, that it does not impair visibility by obscuring more than ten (10) percent of the area in the vertical plane above three and one-half (3-1/2) feet. Such wall shall be tapered or eliminated within three (3) feet of any driveway or access point to protect against damage from vehicular traffic.

c. Decorative walls within a manufacturing zone which are not within a required setback may exceed eight (8) feet in height. Such decorative walls shall be designed and scaled so that their mass and height is compatible with other existing or proposed improvements on the site.

C. Setbacks. Any front, side or rear setback shall be landscaped which: (1) contains no permitted encroachment by a structure, parking facility, or other site development improvement; (2) is adjacent to a public right-of-way; and (3) is visible from the public right-of-way. Such landscaping shall be maintained with an irrigation system, permanently installed, which delivers water to all landscaped areas. Such landscaping shall not be included in the computation of the five (5) percent interior landscaping requirement.

D. Specific Landscaping and Irrigation Requirements.

1. Any area required by this Section to be landscaped, or any landscaping area otherwise provided, excluding single-family dwellings, shall have a permanently installed, well-balanced automatic irrigation system and shall be operated by electrically timed controller stations set for early morning irrigation.

2. Irrigation systems for landscaping covering clay soils and slope areas shall be equipped with low output sprinkler heads permitting a slow water application rate.

3. Prior to installing any landscape irrigation system, the area to be landscaped shall be scarified and covered with a mixture of not less than four (4) inches of topsoil, preferably native topsoil, in a reasonable quantity and type approved by the Director.

4. All landscaped areas which abut a walkway, driveway, parking space, loading area, or public right-of-way, and are not protected by a wall, shall be enclosed with six (6) inch by six (6) inch concrete curbing.

5. All landscaping and irrigation plans shall be prepared by a licensed landscape architect.

6. Any landscaped area or parking area which becomes deteriorated or blighted shall be replaced or repaired to the satisfaction of the Community Development Department. (Ord. 79-479, § 10; Ord. 78-442; Ord. 87-821, § 11; Ord. 89-890, §§ 1 – 3; Ord. 90-905, § 3)

9162.53 Lighting.

All lighting of off-street parking areas shall be directed away from nearby residential properties and streets. Such lighting shall be arranged and controlled so as not to create a nuisance or hazard to traffic or to the living environment.

Any person, firm or corporation violating any-provision of this Section shall be guilty of an infraction and shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 2 of Article I of this Code. (Ord. 79-479, § 10)

9162.54 Reserved.

9162.55 Perimeter Guards.

Bumper guards, wheel stops or concrete curbing shall be provided for all parking spaces other than parking spaces within a garage or carport, abutting the perimeter of a parking space area where such perimeter is within fifteen (15) feet of a building, structure, public right-of-way or lot line. Pedestrian walkways shall not be deemed to be perimeter guards. Bumper guards, wheel stops or concrete curbing shall be set back from a building, structure, public right-of-way or lot line at least two (2) feet for compact spaces and three (3) feet for standard spaces. Such setback, whether two (2) feet or three (3) feet, shall be considered part of the required parking stall length. (Ord. 79-479, § 10; Ord. 87-821, § 12; Ord. 89-890, § 4)

9162.56 Marking of Automobile Parking Areas.

A. All parking spaces, excluding those within a residential parking area having four (4) or fewer spaces, shall be marked with stripes in a manner clearly showing the layout of the parking stalls.

B. Parking spaces for institutional, commercial and industrial uses shall be double-striped with the stall widths measured from the midpoints of the double-striped markings; provided, however, that “employees only” parking spaces in commercial and industrial uses may be single-striped.

C. Parking spaces for residential uses may be single-striped.

D. Parallel parking spaces shall be marked so as to provide a maneuvering length of not less than six (6) feet. (Ord. 79-479, § 10; Ord. 87-821, § 13; Ord. 89-890, § 5)

Truck Loading and Maneuvering

9162.61 Truck Maneuvering and Loading Facility Standards.

A. “Truck loading facility” shall mean an off-street truck loading area, zone, ramp, door, well or dock.

B. A truck loading facility which is required or provided pursuant to CMC 9162.63 shall be designed in accordance with the Truck Maneuvering and Loading Facility Standards adopted pursuant to CMC 9172.15 and shall comply with all requirements of this Division 2, including, to the extent feasible, the design standards set forth in CMC 9162.62. (Ord. 79-479, § 10; Ord. 80-532, § 9; Ord. 80-534, § 1; Ord. 87-821, § 14)

9162.62 Design Standards for Truck Loading Facilities, Maneuvering Areas, and Parking and Stacking Spaces.

A. The following standards shall be mandatory in connection with the design and construction of truck loading facilities, maneuvering areas, and parking and stacking spaces.

1. Loading zones, loading areas, loading and off-loading operations, and on-site truck movements shall be designed or arranged so as to minimize interference with, and not constitute a hazard to, pedestrian traffic, automobile maneuvering and parking, access to ramps and wells, and other on-site activities.

2. The site containing a truck loading facility shall be designed to safely accommodate on-site maneuvers of double body trucks and to permit such trucks to enter and exit the site in a forward direction and thereby avoid backing from or into a public street.

3. A truck loading facility, whether involving a loading ramp, well or dock, shall be designed and constructed so as to provide for double body truck loading and maneuvering.

B. The following standards shall, to the extent feasible, apply to the design and construction of truck loading facilities, maneuvering areas, and parking and stacking spaces:

1. Provide for safe ingress of trucks from a public street or alley. Trucks must be able to access a site by turning right from a position with the left side of the vehicle not more than twenty (20) feet from the right curb face or, if none, the edge of the pavement. On the left side of any one-way street, trucks must be able to access a site by turning left from a position with the right side of the vehicle not more than twenty (20) feet from the left curb face or, if none, the edge of the pavement.

2. Locate and design truck loading facilities so as to minimize exposure to the public view. These facilities are required to be screened from public view by landscaping, buildings or walls.

3. Provide for the safe egress of trucks into a public street or alley by designing driveway accesses so that trucks can make a right turn from the driveway without encroaching on to any raised or marked median, or driving to the left of a double yellow stripe. Left turns are permitted.

4. Avoid any public nuisance or hazard, such as tracking of mud, or blowing and spillage of loose cargo.

5. Avoid on-site backing maneuvers of more than two hundred (200) feet to position a truck into the area of a loading facility.

6. Ensure that locations of loading facilities do not block on-site traffic flow or required automobile parking spaces.

7. Off-set driveway locations to discourage the direct backing of trucks from the street to the area of a loading facility.

8. Ensure that all areas for truck maneuvering and loading facilities, including the complete turning radii, are clear and unobstructed at all times.

9. Design all paving, bumper guards, landing strips, wells, ramps, etc., to facilitate easy maintenance.

10. Design the site to encourage trucks to circulate in a counterclockwise direction, since lefthand turns by large vehicles enable the driver to see more easily the rear of the vehicle.

11. Set back entry driveway gating far enough to allow a truck of the required size (thirty-three (33) or fifty-five (55) feet) to stop completely off the public right-of-way when the gate is closed. (Ord. 79-479, § 10; Ord. 87-821, § 15)

9162.63 Truck Loading Facilities and Maneuvering Areas Required.

A. Unless exempted under the provisions of subsection B of this Section, all commercial and industrial uses shall provide a truck loading facility, as defined in CMC 9162.61(A), which truck loading facility and related truck maneuvering area shall comply with all applicable requirements of this Division 2.

B. Subject to the provisions of subsection C of this Section, the following uses shall not be required to provide a truck loading facility:

1. Temporary uses which are determined by the Director to be exempt from the deed restriction requirement set forth in subsection (B)(2) below.

2. The following categories of uses, provided, however, that a deed restriction is recorded in the office of the County Recorder so restricting the use and proof of recordation, satisfactory to the Director, is submitted:

a. Education uses.

b. Recreation uses.

c. Public assembly uses.

d. Public and quasi-public uses.

e. Office uses.

f. Pet cemeteries.

g. Arcades.

h. Uses similar to those set forth in paragraphs a through g above, as determined in accordance with the Interpretation Procedure of CMC 9172.24.

C. Notwithstanding subsection B of this Section, a truck loading facility shall be required in each of the following instances:

1. Whenever the Director determines that an otherwise exempt use will generate a need for a truckloading facility.

2. Whenever a door larger than eight (8) feet by eight (8) feet is provided, unless the Director determines that such door cannot be utilized or is not intended to be utilized for loading and unloading.

3. Whenever a door equal to or less than eight (8) feet by eight (8) feet is provided, and the Director determines that such door can be utilized or is intended to be utilized for loading and unloading.

4. Where a truck loading facility for a specific type of industrial use is required by the applicable provisions of CMC 9162.65 or by the provisions of Part 4 of this Chapter 1. (Ord. 87-821, § 16)

9162.64 Truck Vehicle Space Specifications.

The minimum truck vehicle space specifications are established as follows:

 

REAR ACCESS REQS.

SIDE ACCESS REQS.

Type

Size

Turning Radius

Loading/ Stacking/ Parking

Maneuvering

Dock Approach Length

Maneuvering

Dock Approach Length

Single Body Truck

10 ft. x 33 ft.

45 ft.

12 ft. x 33 ft.

33 ft.

66 ft.

18 ft.

51 ft.

Double Body Truck

10 ft. x 55 ft.

48 ft.

12 ft. x 55 ft.

44 ft.

99 ft.

36 ft.

91 ft.

(Ord. 87-821, § 17)

9162.65 Requirements Relating to Vehicular Parking and Truck Loading, Maneuvering, Parking and Stacking Space for Industrial Uses.

A. Whenever a truck loading facility is required or provided for an industrial use pursuant to CMC 9162.63, the development shall comply with the applicable requirements set forth in the following table:

Large Dock-High

Loading Facilities

Small Dock-High

Loading Facilities

Large Grade Level

Loading Facilities

Small Grade Level

Loading Facilities

Mini-Storage

Self-Storage

DEFINITIONS

Facilities with greater than or equal to 25% of their loading doors, either dock-high, ramps or wells and with the single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size greater than 5,000 square feet.

Facilities with greater than or equal to 25% of their loading doors, either dock-high, ramps or walls, and with the single tenant unit size or average in multiple tenant unit size less than 5,000 square feet.

Facilities with less than 25% of their loading doors, either dock-high, ramps or walls, and with the single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size greater than 10,000 square feet.

Facilities with less than 25% of their loading doors, either dock-high, ramps or walls, and with the single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size less than 10,000 square feet.

Units under 300 square feet in size for the sole purpose of storing household goods or business related documents.

VEHICULAR PARKING REQUIREMENTS

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

Whichever of the following results in the greater requirement:

1 parking space per 20 units of storage area plus 1 parking space per 300 square feet of office area plus 2 covered parking spaces for a caretaker unit.

A. Warehousing use = 1 parking space per 1,500 square feet of gross floor area;

A. Warehousing use = 1 parking space per 1,000 square feet of gross floor area;

A. Warehousing use = 1 parking space per 750 square feet of gross floor area;

A. Single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size under 3,000 square feet;

Manufacturing use = 1 parking space per 500 square feet of gross floor area;

Manufacturing use = 1 parking space per 500 square feet of gross floor area;

Manufacturing use = 1 parking space per 500 square feet of gross floor area;

Warehousing and Manufacturing uses = 1 parking space per 500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

Office and Industrial Service uses = 1 parking space per 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

Office and Industrial Service uses = 1 parking space per 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

Office and Industrial uses = 1 parking space per 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

Office and Service uses = 1 parking space per 300 square feet of gross floor area;

 

B. 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

B. 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

B. 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

Single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size over 3,000 square feet:

 

 

 

 

Warehousing uses = 1 parking space per 750 square feet of gross floor area;

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing use = 1 parking space per 500 square feet of gross floor area;

 

 

 

 

Office and Service uses = 1 parking space per 300 square feet of gross floor area; or

 

 

 

 

B. 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift.

 

TRUCK MANEUVERING AND LOADING STANDARDS

All loading docks, ramps, wells, areas, zones and doors are to be designed for double body vehicles.

All loading docks, ramps, wells, areas, zones and doors are to be designed for double body vehicles.

For primary Warehouse and Manufacturing uses, a minimum of 1 double body loading, dock, area, zone, ramp, well or door is to be provided per 30,000 square feet of gross floor area or 1 per building, whichever results in the greater requirement. The remaining loading doors, zones or ramps can be designed for single body vehicles.

For primary Warehouse and Manufacturing uses, if the single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size is under 3,000 square feet, or if the entire building area is under 30,000 square feet, all loading doors can be designed for single body vehicles.

Whichever standard applies:

1. Units that are enclosed within a building require designated single body loading areas adjacent to the entrances.

2. Units that have direct exterior access require single body side loading along the driveway. Typical dimensions for a driveway that serves more than one unit are 20 feet for a driveway plus 20 feet for loading.

If the single tenant unit size or average multiple tenant unit size is over 3,000 square feet or the entire building area is over 30,000 square feet, a minimum of 1 double body loading door, ramp, zone, well, area or dock is required per 10 ground level units, whichever results in the greater requirement.

For Office and Service uses, there is no requirement for double body loading facilities. All loading doors can be designed for single body vehicles.

All loading doors for all large grade level loading facilities are to be designed at the minimum for single body vehicles.

 

 

All other loading doors can be designed for single body vehicles.

 

For Office and Service uses, there is no requirement for double body loading facilities. All loading doors can be designed for single body vehicles.

 

 

 

All loading doors for all small grade level loading facilities are to be designed at the minimum for single body vehicles.

 

TRUCK STACKING/PARKING REQUIREMENTS

For Warehouse uses, 1 space per 7 loading docks, ramps, doors, zones, wells or areas is required. A minimum of 1 per site is required.

For Warehouse uses, 1 space per 7 loading docks, ramps, doors, wells, zones or areas is required.

For a total gross floor building area under 30,000 square feet or if the site has no loading facilities, there is no requirement.

For a total gross floor building area under 30,000 square feet, or, if the site has no loading facilities, there is no requirement.

No requirement.

For Manufacturing uses, 1 space per 10 loading docks, doors, ramps, wells, zones or areas is required. A minimum of 1 per site is required for facilities with a gross floor area over 30,000 square feet.

For Manufacturing uses, 1 space per 10 loading docks, doors, ramps, wells or areas is required. A minimum of 1 per site is required for facilities with a gross floor area over 30,000 square feet.

For a total gross floor building area over 30,000 square feet, the following is required:

For a total gross floor building area over 30,000 square feet, the following is required:

 

For Warehouse uses, 1 space per 7 loading docks, doors, ramps, zones, wells or areas. A minimum of 1 per site is required.

For Warehouse uses, 1 space per 7 loading docks, doors, ramps, zones, wells or areas. A minimum of 1 per site is required.

 

No requirement for Office and Service uses.

No requirement for Office and Service uses.

For Manufacturing uses, 1 space per 10 loading docks, doors, ramps, wells or areas. A minimum of 1 per site is required for facilities with a gross floor area over 30,000 square feet.

For Manufacturing uses, 1 space per 10 loading docks, doors, ramps, wells or areas. A minimum of 1 per site is required for facilities with a gross floor area over 30,000 square feet.

 

 

 

No requirement for Office and Service uses.

No requirement for Office and Service uses.

 

(Ord. 87-821, § 18)

9162.66 Marking of Truck Loading and Parking and Stacking Spaces.

Those truck loading facilities consisting of zones, areas and doors shall be marked with stripes in a manner clearly showing the layout of such loading facilities, and shall be striped for the required size truck, either thirty-three (33) or fifty-five (55) feet in length by twelve (12) feet in width. The truck parking and stacking spaces shall be designated. (Ord. 87-821, § 19)

Driveway Access and Traffic
Sight Clearance

9162.7 On-Site Automobile and Truck Maneuvering Standards.

The minimum maneuvering area for trucks sideloading, parking or stacking is eighteen (18) feet for single-body trucks and thirty-six (36) feet for double-body trucks. The minimum maneuvering area for trucks rearloading, parking or stacking is thirty-three (33) feet for single body trucks and forty-four (44) feet for double body trucks. The turning area required to maneuver a truck constitutes the total maneuvering area. The minimum maneuvering area for standard and compact automobiles is set forth in CMC 9162.51, “Standards for Automobile Parking Lot Design.” The minimum maneuvering area for automobiles parallel parking is six (6) feet. For both automobiles and trucks, neither the maneuvering or loading facilities nor parking and stacking spaces are permitted in a building or public right-of-way; provided, however, that loading docks and wells may be located within a building. All maneuvering areas shall be open and unobstructed. Maneuvering areas may serve dual purposes in terms of providing the required maneuvering area for more than one (1) truck, more than one (1) automobile, or a combination of trucks and automobiles. However, any maneuvering area that serves more than one (1) user is required to meet the most restrictive maneuvering standards for the type of truck or automobile involved. Where more than one (1) truck stacking space is provided parallel to another, no maneuvering area is required to be provided other than that adjacent to the first space in the line. (Ord. 87-821, § 20)

9162.8 Driveway Widths, Driveway Approaches and Traffic Sight Distance.

A. The location of driveway approaches, driveway widths, and limitations on the location and height of walls, landscaping, buildings, signs, and other facilities which may affect the operation of vehicles or sight distance at driveway approaches, shall be as required by the Director of Public Works or by the Los Angeles County Fire Prevention Bureau.

B. Driveway approaches shall be designed as follows:

1. For commercial, industrial or residential driveway approaches having an anticipated average daily traffic of one hundred (100) vehicles or less, the driveway approach shall be designed as either a standard or flared approach.

2. For commercial, industrial or residential driveway approaches having an anticipated average daily traffic of more than one hundred (100) vehicles and less than one thousand (1,000) vehicles, the driveway approach shall be designed as a flared approach.

3. For residential driveway approaches serving more than sixty (60) dwelling units, or each commercial or industrial driveway approach having an anticipated average daily traffic of one thousand (1,000) vehicles or more, the driveway approach shall be designed as a local street with curb, spandrel, and cross gutter, which design shall be approved by the Director of Public Works.

C. The width of each type of driveway approach and driveway/aisleway shall be as set forth in the following tables; provided, however, that deviations from these standards may be required or permitted by the Director of Public Works if necessary to promote traffic safety or to comply with Fire Department regulations.

STANDARD DRIVEWAY APPROACH WIDTHS

Use

Driveway Approach Width

Driveway/ Aisleway Width

Residential – Single-family shelter

Minimum 12 ft.

Maximum 28 ft.

Minimum 12 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

 

Residential – Commercial driveway for 4 or less units

Minimum 18 ft.

Maximum 28 ft.

Minimum 18 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

 

Residential – Common driveway for 4 units or less

Minimum 20 ft.

Maximum 28 ft.

Minimum 20 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

 

Residential – Common driveway for 5 or more units

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 26 ft.

Maximum 28 ft.

One-way traffic

Minimum 12 ft.

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 24 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

One-way traffic

Minimum 12 ft.

 

Commercial or Industrial – for public access

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 26 ft.

Maximum 40 ft.

One-way traffic

Minimum 14 ft.

Maximum 20 ft.

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 26 ft.

Maximum 38 ft.

One-way traffic

Minimum 14 ft.

Maximum 20 ft.

 

Commercial or Industrial – for service access only

Minimum 20 ft.

*

Minimum 20 ft.

*

 

*In all cases, any additional width required for proper turning radii or truck loading facility requirements shall be provided.

FLARED DRIVEWAY APPROACH WIDTHS

Use

Driveway Approach Width

Driveway/ Aisleway Width

Residential – Single automobile shelter

Minimum 12 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

Minimum 12 ft.

Maximum 20 ft.

 

Residential – Common driveway for 4 or less units

Minimum 20 ft.

Maximum 28 ft.

Minimum 20 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

 

Residential – Common driveway for 5 or more units

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 24 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

One-way traffic

Minimum 12 ft.

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 24 ft.

Maximum 26 ft.

One-Way traffic

Minimum 12 ft.

Commercial or Industrial for public access

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 26 ft.

Maximum 40 ft.

One-way traffic

Minimum 12 ft.

Maximum 27 ft.

Two-Way traffic

Minimum 26 ft.

Maximum 38 ft.

One-Way traffic

Minimum 12 ft.

Maximum 27 ft.

Commercial or Industrial for service access only

Minimum 20 ft.

Minimum 20 ft.

LOCAL STREET DRIVEWAY APPROACH WIDTHS

Use

Driveway Approach Width

Driveway/ Aisleway Width

Residential

Minimum 32 ft. width, 15 ft. radius, curb returns

Minimum 32 ft. width

Commercial or Industrial

Minimum 38 ft. width with 25 ft. radius, curb returns

Minimum 38 ft. width

For purposes of utilizing this table, the anticipated average daily traffic for each use shall be based on the Standard Traffic Generation Table prepared by the San Diego Association of Governments or such other source as may be specified by the Public Works Director.

Refer to CMC 9162.51 to determine driveway or aisleway widths that provide direct access to an automobile or truck parking space. (Ord. 87-821, § 21; Ord. 91-445, § 2)