Chapter 17A.240


17A.240.010    Artificial lighting.

17A.240.020    Off-street parking – Nonresidential structures.

17A.240.030    Off-street parking – Residential structures.

17A.240.040    Off-street parking – Hotels, motels, inns and lodges.

17A.240.050    Off-street parking – Dormitory-type housing.

17A.240.060    Off-street parking – Space size.

17A.240.070    Parking areas – Snow storage and removal.

17A.240.080    Deviations.

17A.240.010 Artificial lighting.

Outdoor lighting, including street and parking lot lighting, shall be directed downward and shielded to minimize potential glare to motorists and off-site properties. No exterior light with a direct source visible from a neighboring property shall be installed.

A. Christmas lighting is exempt from these requirements.

B. Emergency camps, such as emergency fire camps, are exempt from this section. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.240.020 Off-street parking – Nonresidential structures.

The minimum number of off-street parking spaces for nonresidential floor area shall be as follows:

A. For commercial: one parking space per 250 square feet;

B. For industrial (light manufacturing, manufacturing or warehouse): one space per 300 square feet;

C. For office: one parking space per 200 square feet;

D. Where it can be demonstrated that fewer parking spaces are needed for the proposed use, these requirements may be reduced by the approval authority. The applicant shall bear the responsibility of providing information necessary to make such a determination. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.240.030 Off-street parking – Residential structures.

For all residential structures, two parking spaces are required per dwelling unit. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.240.040 Off-street parking – Hotels, motels, inns and lodges.

For hotels, motels, inns and lodges, one parking space is required per rental unit or bedroom, plus commercial and/or office standards identified by OCC 17A.240.020 in order to account for employee parking and other business related activity. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.240.050 Off-street parking – Dormitory-type housing.

For dormitory-type housing, one parking space is required for every four sleeping spaces provided. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.240.060 Off-street parking – Space size.

Up to 25 percent of all required parking spaces may be sized and signed for compact vehicles. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.240.070 Parking areas – Snow storage and removal.

Parking areas shall be designed to facilitate necessary snow storage and removal operations. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).

17A.240.080 Deviations.

The administrator may approve deviations to the strict adherence to this chapter on a case-by-case basis. Deviations shall only be granted as a reduction to the amount of required parking and only in situations where the applicant, developer, or landowner has adequately demonstrated that strict adherence to this chapter will cause unnecessary hardship. Also, approval shall be granted only if an adequate amount of parking is provided and is found to be sufficient for the project and any associated activity. (Ord. 2016-4 § 1 (Att. A), 2016).