Non-Residential Parking

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Every property is required to provide a minimum number of parking spaces for the different types of businesses located on their property. The minimum requirements are defined in the Parking Ordinance.
 
The following table provides a short summary of the parking requirements. Please refer to the Parking Ordinance for the complete table. Also, please note that this list is not complete. For uses that are not listed here, the uses closest to the use being proposed will be used. If this is not possible, the applicant may have to provide a parking study to justify a different parking ratio.

 

Land Use

Zones

Parking Ratio(2)

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle Parking Class(4)

Stall Dimensions(3)

Public/Quasi-Public/Agriculture

Churches, Clubs, Lodges, Theaters

BQ/CG

1/4 seats +1/employee +1/special-purpose vehicle

2% of seats.
Minimum two spaces

Class II

Uni-size

Schools and School Offices

BA/BQ

1/employee + 1/56 sq. ft. multipurpose room + 8 visitor spaces/school + 1/3 students at senior H.S. or college level

1 space per 5 students

Class II

Uni-size

Daycare Centers

CG

1/6.5 students

 

 

Uni-size

Martial Arts, CG Dance/Art/Music Studios, Tutorial Services, specialized schools (does not include adult tutorial schools or services)

CG

1/4 students plus 1/1 staff at any given time or 1/250 whichever is more restrictive

1 space per 5 students

Class II

Uni-size

Agriculture

A

2 garage + 2 open

 

 

10 x 20 ea.

Sanitariums and Rest Homes

BQ

1/doctor +1/3 employees + 1/6 beds

 

 

Uni-size

Private Recreation

FP

1/4 seats + 1/employee

1/5,000 sq. ft.
Minimum two spaces

Class II

Uni-size

Gyms, Auditoriums, floor area used Skating Rinks for seating without fixed seats

BA/BQ

1/56 sq. ft. purposes + 1/employee

1/5,000 sq. ft.
Minimum two spaces

Class II

Uni-size

Commercial

Motels/Hotels/Lodging

CG

1/unit + 1/employee (2) (3)

1/20,000 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

Restaurant/Bar and Nightclubs

CG

1/3 seats + 1/employee + 1/36 sq. ft. of dance floor

1/2,000 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

Restaurants without Separate Bar

CG

1/4 seats + 1/employee + 1/36 sq. ft. of dance floor

1/2,000 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

Restaurant - Fast Food

CG

1/3 seats + 1/employee

1/2,000 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

Specialty Foods

CG

1/3 seats or 1/250 sq. ft. whichever is more

1/2,000 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

Bowling Alleys

CG

7/lane + 1/employee

1/5,000 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

General

CG

1/250 sq. ft.

1/1,250 sq. ft. up to 25,000 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

1/2,500 sq. ft. between 25,000 – 50,000 sq. ft.

1/5,000 sq. ft. over 50,000 sq. ft.

1/5,000 sq. ft. Bulky Merchandise (5)

Class II

Industrial

Manufacturing

ML

1/450 sq. ft.

1/12,000 sq. ft.

Class I

Uni-size

Office/Prototype Manufacturing

ML/OA

1/285 sq. ft.

1/1,250 sq. ft. or 1/15 employees, whichever is more restrictive.

Class I

Uni-size

Office

Corporate/ Administrative/General Multi-Tenant

CG/OP

1/285 sq. ft.

1/1,250 sq. ft. or 1/15 employees, whichever is more restrictive.

Class I

Uni-size

Medical and Dental Office

CG

1/175 sq. ft.

1/1,250 sq. ft.

Class II

Uni-size

 
Parking Analysis

You may have to provide a parking analysis to illustrate that enough parking is available to meet the parking requirements. Use this handout to prepare a parking analysis: How to conduct a Parking Analysis