17.24.110 – Required off-street parking for manufacturing, light & heavy, and warehouse/distribution uses

  1. Required Spaces
    One (1) space per one thousand (1,000 sq. ft.) square feet of GFA; except for buildings in the M-1 district of five-thousand (5,000) square feet or less of GFA, the requirement may be administratively reduced to two-thirds (0.66) spaces per one-thousand (1,000) square feet GFA.
  2. Reduction of Required Spaces for Buildings over 5,000 square feet GFA in the M-1 District
    1. Required off-street parking spaces for Manufacturing, Light & Heavy, and Warehouse/Distribution uses located within buildings over five-thousand (5,000) square feet of GFA in the M-1 district may be reduced by up to thirty-three percent (33%) by the City Council, after receiving a recommendation from the Plan Commission, if the petitioner presents a study with quantifiable evidence based on comparable facilities that demonstrates:
      1. The number of parking spaces may be reduced without affecting the ability to adequately accommodate vehicles for employees, business-owned vehicles, vehicles for visitors, and all other vehicles necessary for the business, and provide adequate spaces during an overlap of employee shifts.
      2. The reduction in parking shall not cause a shortage of parking for other uses or businesses located in the area.
    2. The approval of a reduced number of parking spaces shall apply only to the specific business for which the study was conducted. Should the business change the intensity of the use, expand the facility, or leave the premises, the reduction granted by this provision shall no longer be valid.
  3. Land Banking of Required Spaces in the M-2 District.
    1. Required off-street parking spaces for Manufacturing, Light & Heavy, and Warehouse/Distribution uses in the M-2 district may be land banked for future construction, for up to twenty-five percent (25%) of the requirement, upon approval by the City Council, after receiving a recommendation from the Plan Commission, if the petitioner presents a study with quantifiable evidence based on comparable facilities that demonstrates:
      1. The number of parking spaces may be reduced without affecting the ability to adequately accommodate vehicles for employees, business-owned vehicles, vehicles for visitors, and all other vehicles necessary for the business, and provide adequate spaces during an overlap of employee shifts.
      2. Land banked parking shall not cause a shortage of parking for other uses located in the area.
    2. The petitioner shall submit a Land Bank Parking Plan to include the following:
      1. Depiction of the full number of parking spaces required for Manufacturing, Light & Heavy, and Warehouse/Distribution uses.
      2. A detailed floor plan depicting the layout of all proposed and future manufacturing/warehouse areas.
      3. Depiction of the interim use of the land banked area.
      4. Acknowledgement that the land banked parking area shall satisfy all applicable sections of the City Code.
      5. Acknowledgement that the associated stormwater management systems are designed and constructed to accommodate all land banked spaces.
    3. Termination of the Land Bank
      The approval of land banked parking spaces shall apply only to the specific business for which the study was conducted. The Director of Community Development or Building and Code Enforcement Division Manager shall have the right to require a property owner or business owner to construct land banked parking facilities if the intensity of use increases, if a new business occupies the building, or if a shortage of parking is identified on the property. The Director of Community Development or the Building and Code Enforcement Division Manager shall notify the property owner or operator of the business, in writing, that the land banked parking facilities shall be constructed within one hundred eighty (180) days from the date of said notice.
(2008-Z-36: § 2)