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17.24.080 – Special standards for CBD-1, CBD-2 and BT Overlay districts

  1. Parking Exemption in CBD-1 and CBD-2 Districts:
    All uses allowed in the CBD-1 and CBD-2 Districts, except for Public Service Facilities, Motor Vehicle Rental, and Drive-through Facilities shall be exempt from the requirement to provide offstreet parking spaces, but only when all of the following conditions are satisfied:
    1. The lot is located within a Special Service Area, the purpose of which is to provide and maintain downtown off-street parking (including but not limited to SSA 1-A), and within a Special Service Area, the purpose of which is downtown revitalization (including but not limited to SSA-1B).
    2. Any non-residential use is located within five hundred (500) feet walking distance of a parking lot or structure having spaces available for use by the general public during the business hours of the use served. Any residential use is located within two hundred (200) feet walking distance of a parking lot or structure having spaces available for overnight parking.
    3. Existing off-street parking spaces on the lot shall not be eliminated unless a) the same number of private, off-street spaces are constructed elsewhere by the property owner, within the distance specified in 17.24.080 (A)(2) or b) the City Council determines that, based upon a parking study approved by the City Engineer, adequate public parking is available within the required distance to serve the use.

      If any of the preceding conditions cannot be satisfied, off-street parking spaces shall be required for the proposed uses in accordance with Section 17.24.130 (Off-street Parking Requirements).

  2. Credit for on-street parking spaces in CBD-1 and CBD-2 Districts
    Within the CBD-1and CBD-2 Districts, on-street parking spaces located within three hundred (300) feet of the use may be credited to meet up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the requirement for offstreet parking for non-residential uses.
  3. Additional requirements for off-street parking facilities in the BT Overlay District
    1. Parking spaces shall be provided to satisfy the minimum requirements for both residential and non-residential uses.
    2. Parking spaces for non-residential uses shall not be located within the front yard or exterior side yard.
    3. Parking lots shall not be illuminated later than 10:00 p.m.
    4. Vehicular ingress-egress shall be from minor streets wherever possible, rather than from main thoroughfares.
    5. The number of curb cuts shall be limited to the existing number of curb cuts on the lot. Additional curb cuts shall not be permitted for residential conversions of existing buildings into non-residential uses.
(2011-Z-1: § 16)