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19.12.050. Parking space for commercial, industrial, and institutional uses

            For new buildings, changes in occupancy, enlargement or increase in seating capacity, floor area, or guest rooms of any existing building, a minimum number of parking spaces shall be provided as follows:

            (1)        Auditorium, stadium, or theater:  One (1) space per four (4) seats provided in areas of assembly.

            (2)        Automobile and machinery sales and service garages:  Two (2) spaces plus one (1) space for each four hundred (400) square feet of floor area.

            (3)        Main office bank, savings and loans, drive-in banking:  Minimum of thirty (30) spaces with ten (10) additional spaces for every teller cage over three (3).  For drive-in windows, one (1) space in use, plus three (3) in each approach lane.

            (4)        Branch banks, savings and loans, finance companies, drive-in banking:  One (1) space per employee at the highest shift plus one (1) space per two hundred (200) square feet of main floor area and one (1) space per five hundred (500) square feet of basement or second floor area.

            (5)        Barber shop/Beautician shop:  Three (3) spaces per chair.

            (6)        Boarding and rooming houses, clubs (w/rooms), hotels, dormitories, fraternity and sorority houses:  One and one-half (1½) parking spaces for every two (2) guests such building is designed to sleep.

            (7)        Cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, lounges, night clubs, private clubs, or taverns:  One (1) space for each one hundred (100) square feet of gross floor space, or one (1) stall for every three (3) seats, whichever is greater.

            (8)        Car wash:  Three (3) spaces in each approach lane to each wash bay.

            (9)        Churches/Temples:  One (1) space for every four (4) seats in the auditorium; however, where a church/temple building is designed with the intention to be used by two (2) congregations at the same time, one and one-half (1½) parking spaces shall be provided for every four (4) seats in the auditorium.

            (10)      Commercial recreation, i.e., billiard halls, bowling alleys, golf courses, swimming pools, etc.:  One (1) space for each two (2) persons such place is designed to accommodate including participants and spectators.

            (11)      Dance halls, exhibition halls, assembly halls, except when associated with a church/temple:  Three (3) spaces for every one hundred (100) square feet of assembly or dance floor area.

            (12)      Day care center, children's nursery, or pre-school:  Four (4) spaces plus one (1) space per five hundred (500) square feet of floor area.

            (13)      Drive-in, fast food establishments:  One (1) space per one hundred (100) square feet of floor area but not less than ten (10) spaces.  For drive-up windows, one (1) space in use plus four (4) in the approach lane.

            (14)      Dry cleaner:  One (1) space per employee plus five (5) spaces for customer use.

            (15)      Home improvement retail (40,000 square foot building or greater):  Two (2) spaces per one thousand (1,000) square feet of gross floor area, plus one (1) space per one thousand (1,000) square feet of gross floor area for an associated seasonal garden retail area.

            (16)      Hospitals, sanatoriums, convalescent hospitals, nursing homes:  One (1) space for each two (2) bed capacity, plus one (1) space for every employee at the highest shift.

            (17)      Laboratory research:  One (1) space per employee on the highest shift.

            (18)      Laundromat:  One (1) space for each two hundred (200) square feet of floor area.

            (19)      Library:  Twenty (20) spaces for each floor open to public uses.

            (20)      Liquor store:  A minimum of twenty (20) spaces.

            (21)      Medical clinics, i.e., doctors, dentists, optometrists, psychiatrists, etc.:  A minimum of ten (10) spaces plus three (3) spaces for every practitioner over three (3).

            (22)      Mortuary:  One (1) space for each forty (40) square feet of floor area in assembly rooms.

            (23)      Motel/Hotel:  One (1) parking space for each unit and one (1) space for every two hundred (200) square feet of assembly area.

            (24)      Museum: As determined by the Planning Commission.

            (25)      Post office:  One (1) space per vehicle used by the operation plus one (1) space per employee at the highest shift plus ten (10) spaces for customers.

            (26)      Professional office, i.e., legal, employment insurance, travel, photo, real estate, etc.:  One (1) space for each two hundred (200) square feet of floor area on the main floor, except that in a P-B zoning district, one (1) space for each three hundred (300) square feet of main floor area; plus one (1) space for each four hundred (400) square feet on any other floor excluding storage area.

            (27)      Reception center and wedding chapels:  A minimum of thirty (30) spaces or as outlined for auditoriums, whichever is greater.

            (28)      Retail stores and shops:  One (1) space for each two hundred (200) square feet of retail floor space.

            (29)      Schools:

                                    Elementary and Junior High:  Two (2) spaces for each class room.

                                    Senior High:  One (1) space for each four (4) seats provided in the auditorium or stadium, whichever is greater.

            (30)      Shopping centers (regional):  One (1) space for each two hundred (200) square feet leasable floor space.

            (31)      Warehousing/Manufacturing:  Three (3) spaces for every four (4) employees at the highest work shift plus one (1) space for every vehicle used in conducting the business.

            (32)      Wholesale business:  Three (3) spaces for every four (4) employees at the highest work shift, plus one (1) space for every vehicle used in conducting the business.  In addition, there shall be a minimum of five (5) spaces for customer use.

            Uses not listed above, or commercial units with undetermined occupants at the time of construction:  To be assigned by the Planning Director and approved by the Planning Commission being guided by the requirements set forth herein for uses which are similar to the proposed use.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 97-75, Amended, 12/2/1997
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004
Ord. No. 13-06, Amended, 8/1/2013

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