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Every parcel of land hereafter used as a public or private off-street parking area shall be developed and maintained as follows:

A. Areas used for parking on private property, including interior driveways and access to a public street, shall be paved with asphalt concrete, cement concrete pavement, or pervious pavement and shall have appropriate bumper guards where needed.

1. Alternative paving systems may be provided subject to the approval of the city. The alternative must provide results equivalent to paving.

2. For parking areas serving single-family dwellings, duplexes, and townhouses when located on individual lots, this subsection shall apply:

a. Each off-street parking space shall be connected to an improved street or alley by a driveway a minimum of ten feet in width.

b. For single-family dwellings, duplexes, and townhouses, the minimum required off-street parking shall not be located within a required yard or within the street setback for garages/carports.

Driveways that exclusively serve nonrequired off-street parking spaces are also subject to the surfacing requirement.

c. Off-street vehicle parking spaces, including those for trailers, recreational vehicles, and boats on trailers, that are provided in addition to those required pursuant to Table 22.40.060 shall be paved with one of the surfaces listed in subsection A of this section, or gravel; provided, that weeds, mud or other fine material do not work their way to the surface of the gravel; and provided, that loose gravel is contained on the subject property.

d. Boats not on trailers shall not be stored in the front yard.

B. Whenever any portion of the commercial or manufacturing parking area abuts property zoned for residential use, a solid fence or hedge shall be erected to a height of not less than six feet, except within a front yard area where the fence may be reduced to three and one-half feet.

C. Parking spaces shall be used for automobile parking only, with no sales, dead storage, repair work, or dismantling of any kind.

D. If lighting is provided, it shall be arranged to reflect away from the residential area, and from any public street or highway.

E. Drainage facilities for storm water shall be provided for and be approved by the utilities department.

F. Ingress and egress shall be approved as to location by the public works department. All required off-street parking must have direct and unobstructed access to ingress and egress from a public street. Except that tandem or end-to-end parking in garages or carports is allowed for single-family dwellings, duplexes, and townhouses as long as spaces are identified for the exclusive use of occupants of a designated dwelling.

G. Parking lots containing more than twenty thousand square feet or parking area shall be landscaped as follows: Landscaping shall cover a minimum of five percent of the parking lot and may consist of trees, shrubs, lawn and other landscaping or combination thereof distributed throughout the parking lot in a pattern that reduces the barren appearance of the parking lot and reduces the amount and intensity of storm water runoff.

H. Driveways and parking stalls shall be clearly marked.

I. Any request submitted to the board of adjustment for a variance to the provisions of this section shall be submitted to the public works superintendent for his recommendations prior to public hearing. (Ord. 1190-21 § 2, 2021; Ord. 817 § 2, 1996).