Chapter 18.25
PARKING AND SCREENING

Sections:

18.25.005    Dimensions – Use of compact spaces – Surfacing.

18.25.010    Cooperative off-street parking.

18.25.020    Minimum off-street parking requirements.

18.25.030    Parking lot landscaping and screening.

18.25.005 Dimensions – Use of compact spaces – Surfacing.

(1) Standard size parking spaces must be a minimum of nine feet by 20 feet in size.

(2) Compact parking spaces must be a minimum of eight feet by 16 feet in size.

(3) Compact spaces may not exceed 50 percent of the required number of parking spaces.

(4) All parking lots shall make adequate provisions for traffic aisles (e.g., 24-foot-wide travel aisle for perpendicular (90 degree) parking).

(5) All parking spaces shall be surfaced with gravel, pavement, or pervious or porous pavers. (Ord. 939 § 6, 2016).

18.25.010 Cooperative off-street parking.

(1) Cooperative use of required parking spaces may occur where two or more uses on the same or separate sites are able to share the same parking spaces because their parking demands occur at different times, for example residential and office uses. Cooperative use of required parking spaces is allowed if the following documentation is submitted in writing to the planning manager as part of a permit application:

(a) The names and addresses of the uses and of the owners or tenants that are sharing the parking;

(b) The location and number of parking spaces that are being shared;

(c) An analysis showing that the peak parking times of the uses occur at different times and that the parking area will be large enough for the anticipated demands of both uses; and

(d) A legal instrument such as an easement or deed restriction that guarantees access to the parking for both uses.

(2) When allowed, cooperative off-street parking may be used to achieve up to 90 percent of required parking. (Ord. 888 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 743 § 3, 2004).

18.25.020 Minimum off-street parking requirements.

(1) For purposes of defining off-street parking, floor area of each level of a building shall exclude areas devoted to storage, restrooms, corridors, hallways, entries, stairways, elevators, decks, equipment, utility rooms and kitchens not to be occupied by clientele, and other areas for utility purposes not connected with general conduct of business for which office or sales space is provided.

(2) Off-street parking areas shall contain the minimum number of parking spaces stipulated in Charts 18.25.020a and 18.25.020b, plus adequate stopping or parking areas for service vehicles. A use that is similar to any of the below-referenced uses shall adhere to the minimum parking requirements for the referenced use or uses. The planning manager shall determine the minimum parking requirements for service vehicles and for a use that is not referenced in this section.

(3) LID best management practices (BMPs), including but not limited to green stormwater infrastructure, shall be used for parking lot design and construction, unless site and soil conditions make LID infeasible as determined by the public works department. LID BMPs shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the LID Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound (current edition) and approved by public works.

Chart 18.25.020a General Residential Parking Standards

RESIDENTIAL USE

MINIMUM SPACES REQUIRED

MAXIMUM SPACES ALLOWED

Dwelling units:

1.0 per unit plus 1.0 per bedroom after 3 bedrooms; 1.0 per accessory dwelling unit

2.0 per unit plus 1.0 per bedroom after 3 bedrooms; 1.0 per accessory dwelling unit

Retirement homes:

0.8 per dwelling unit

1.5 per dwelling unit

Rest homes, nursing and convalescent homes:

0.25 per bed plus 1.0 per day shift employee

1.0 per bed plus 1.0 per day shift employee

Congregate care facilities:

0.5 per dwelling unit plus 1.0 per day shift employee

1.5 per dwelling unit plus 1.0 per day shift employee

Chart 18.25.020b General Nonresidential Parking Standards

NONRESIDENTIAL USE

MINIMUM SPACES REQUIRED

MAXIMUM SPACES ALLOWED

Churches, synagogues, and temples:

1.0 per 4 fixed seats plus 1.0 per 50 square feet of gross floor area without fixed seats for assembly purposes

 

Day care facilities and preschools:

2.0 plus 1.0 per employee

5.0 plus 1.0 per employee

Financial institutions:

3.0 per 1,000 square feet

5.0 per 1,000 square feet

Food stores and markets:

3.0 per 1,000 square feet

5.0 per 1,000 square feet

Governmental buildings, studios, professional and business offices:

3.0 per 1,000 square feet

5.0 per 1,000 square feet

Hotels/motels:

1.0 per room plus 1.0 per employee on any given shift

 

Medical office:

3.0 per 1,000 square feet

5.0 per 1,000 square feet

Personal services:

 

 

 

Without fixed stations:

3.0 per 1,000 square feet

5.0 per 1,000 square feet

 

With fixed stations:

1.5 per station

2.0 per station

Restaurants and cafeterias:

8.0 per 1,000 square feet

15.0 per 1,000 square feet

Retail sales and service stores:

3.0 per 1,000 square feet

5.0 per 1,000 square feet

Theaters:

1.0 per 4 fixed seats and/or 1.0 per 100 square feet of gross floor area without fixed seats for assembly purposes

 

(Ord. 888 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 743 § 3, 2004).

18.25.030 Parking lot landscaping and screening.

(1) Parking lots with more than six vehicles shall be screened and landscaped per Chapter 18.100 NPMC.

(2) Where off-street parking lots are located adjacent to any existing residential property or zone, screening as outlined in 5.2.1 of the Normandy Park Design Guidelines shall be installed and maintained. (Ord. 888 § 2 (Exh. A), 2012; Ord. 743 § 3, 2004).