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17.24.040 Parking requirements.

A. Required Spaces. Table 17.24.040 specifies the number of off-street parking spaces required for
specific uses. The requirement for a use not specifically mentioned shall be the same as for a specified
use which has similar traffic-generating characteristics. The Director of Planning shall determine what
constitutes similar traffic-generating characteristics.
B. Fractional Spaces. If the calculation of required parking spaces results in a fractional number, that
number shall be rounded to the nearest whole number with 0.5 rounded up to the next whole number.
C. Calculation of Floor Area. The gross floor area for the purpose of calculating parking
requirements shall include: the total horizontal area of all floors in a building measured at the exterior
walls, less the area devoted to hallways, atriums, stairways, interior parking areas or ramps, electrical
and mechanical rooms, elevator shafts and exterior balconies.
Table 17.24.040
Parking Spaces Required
Description of Use

Required Number of Spaces

Residential Uses
Single-family residence

2 enclosed spaces

Duplex, triplexes

2 covered spaces/unit, plus 1 guest space/4 units

Multiple-family residential3 or fewer bedrooms


(12 or less units)

25 units: 2 covered spaces/unit, plus 2 guest


spaces
612 units: 2 covered spaces/unit plus 3 guest
spaces

Multiple-family residential13 or more units

1 covered parking space plus 0.5 uncovered parking


space for 1 bedroom (or less) units
1 covered parking space plus 1 uncovered parking
space for 2 bedroom units
2 covered parking spaces and 0.5 uncovered parking
space for three bedroom (or more) units plus 1 guest
space/6 units, with a minimum of 4 guest spaces

Second unit

1 covered parking space for 2 bedroom units or less,


2 covered parking spaces for 3 bedroom units or
more

Mobilehome park

1 covered space/trailer site, plus 1 guest space/2


trailer sites

Senior citizens housing complex

0.5 covered space/unit plus 1 uncovered space per 5


units for guest parking

Congregate care housing

0.5 uncovered space/unit plus 1 uncovered space


per 5 units for guest parking

Assembly Uses
Church, chapel, religious facility, cemetery,

1 space/3 fixed seats, and 1 space/35 SF of

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mortuary

assembly area where there are no fixed seats

Cinemas

1 space/3 seats, plus 5 spaces for employees

Performance theater

1 space/4 fixed seats

Union halls, lodges, clubs

1 space per 33 SF of gross assembly floor area

Automotive Uses
Service and repair

4 spaces/service bay

Car wash

Equivalent of 5 spaces/20 feet of internal washing


capacity
Spaces may be provided in open paved area for
drying cars

Car washing facilityself service

Equivalent of 2.5 spaces/wash bay. Spaces may be


provided in open paved area for drying

Commercial UsesRetail and Service


Furniture stores, bulk goods, floor covering, home
improvement

1 space/500 SF of GFA

General retail with less than 25,000 SF-GFA

1 space/300 SF-GFA

General retail with 25,000 SF or greater

See shopping center

Hotels and motels

1 space/guest room plus 1 space/10 rooms for


guests and 2 spaces for resident manager

Full service hotel

1 space/guest room or suite (ancillary conference


rooms, meeting rooms and ballrooms within the
hotel shall be parked separately at 1 space/300 SF
GFA)

Laundromat

1 space/3 washing machines

Plant nurseries

1 space/500 SF indoor GFA, plus 1 space/1,000 SF


gross outdoor retail area

Outdoor sales, including lumberyards, car sales,


salvage yards

1 space/1,000 SF gross outdoor sales area, plus 1


space/300 SF of indoor sales area

Restaurants
Dine-in

1 space/100 SF-GFA, with a minimum of 10 spaces


in all cases

Fast food

1 space/75 SF-GFA, with a minimum of 10 spaces


in all cases

Shopping center (25,000 SF-GFA or


greater)

1 space/300 SF-GFA with the following additions:

Cinemas in shopping centers

1 space/5 seats

Restaurant areas occupying greater than


15 percent of total shopping area GFA

1 space/100 GFA

Educational Facilities
Daycare, nursery school

1 space/2 employees, plus 1 space/5 children, based


on facility capacity

Elementary and junior high school (Kindergarten

1.5 spaces/classroom, plus 1 space/5 fixed seats in

through eighth grade)

auditorium, gymnasium or similar public assembly

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facility (35 SF = 5 fixed seats)


High school (ninth through twelfth grade)

8 spaces/classroom

College or university

1 space/employee, plus 4 spaces/10 students based


on maximum classroom capacity

Trade or vocational school

2 spaces/3 people based on maximum number of


students and staff, or 1 space/35 SF of instruction
GFA

Libraries, museums, art galleries

1 space/300 SF-GFA

Health Care Facilities


Convalescent hospital, rest home, sanitarium

1 space/2 beds, plus if employee residence facilities


are provided onsite, additional parking in
accordance with applicable residential requirements

Hospitals (providing acute care, clinical, surgical,


teaching, research and office services)

1 space/3 patient beds

Medical center (providing acute care, clinical,


surgical, teaching, research and office services)

1 space/3 patient beds

Medical and dental offices

1 space/200 SF-GFA

Veterinary office

1 space/300 SF-GFA

Industrial Uses
Research and development (R&D)

1 space/350 SF-GFA

General manufacturing and processing uses (not


including buildings used exclusively for warehouse
purposes use)

1 space/400 SF of manufacturing or industrial, plus


1 space/300 SF of office use, plus 1 space/1,000 SF
of warehouse area

Warehouses used exclusively for storage

1 space/1,000 SF of warehouse area, plus 1


space/300 SF of office use

Self-storage/mini-storage warehouse facilities

1 space for every 200 storage units (a minimum of 4


spaces including the disabled space), and 2 covered
parking spaces if a managers residential unit is
provided

Office Uses
Business and professional

1 space/300 SF-GFA

Financial services (banks, savings and loans, credit


unions)

1 space/300 SF-GFA

Recreation Uses
Aerobics/dance/gymnastics/jazzercise/martial arts

1 space per 200 SF of GFA

Arcades, bingo halls

1 space/250 SF-GFA

Basketball or volleyball court

8 spaces per court, with other uses calculated


separately

Batting cages

2 spaces per cage, with other uses calculated


separately

Billiards/poolhalls

2 spaces per table

Bowling alley

3 spaces/lane, with restaurant uses calculated


separately

Dancehalls

1 space/7 gross SF dance floor area

Driving range

1 space/tee, with other uses calculated separately

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Golf courseregulations and pitch and putt

6 spaces/hole, with other uses calculated separately


1 space/200 SF gross recreation floor area

Miniature golf

1.5 spaces/hole, with other uses calculated


separately

Swimming poolcommercial

1 space/1,000 SF gross recreation area, with other


uses calculated separately

Skating rinkice or roller

1 space/1,000 SF of lot area, plus 1 space/2


employees

Tennis courts

3 spaces/court, with other uses calculated


separately

D.

Parking for the Disabled.


1. Parking for disabled persons shall be provided pursuant to the requirements of the state of
California and the American Disabilities Act. Disabled spaces required by this section shall count
toward fulfilling the off-street parking requirements. In the event the state requirements are
amended, the new requirements shall apply in place of the requirements of this section.
2. Residential uses shall provide parking spaces designated for the disabled at the rate of one
space for each dwelling unit that is designated for the disabled.
3.

Other uses shall conform to the following requirements:


Total Number of Parking Spaces Provided

Disabled Spaces Required

125

2650

5175

76100

101150

151200

201300

301400

401500

5011,000

2 percent of total

over 1,001

20 plus 1 for each 100 additional


parking spaces over 100

4. Disabled Parking Stall Size. Each parking space designated for use by the disabled shall
conform to the California Building Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
E. Compact Car Parking. Compact car parking spaces shall not be allowed unless previously
approved by permit.
F.

Bicycle Parking Facilities.


1.

Bicycle Parking Classifications. Bicycle parking facilities shall be classified as follows:


a. Class I, an enclosed box with a locking door, typically called a bicycle locker, where a
single bicyclist has access to a bicycle storage compartment.
b. Class II, a stationary bicycle rack designed to secure the frame and both wheels of the
bicycle, where the bicyclist supplies only a padlock.
c.

Class III, a stationary bicycle rack, typically a cement slab or vertical metal bar, where

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the bicyclist supplies a padlock and chain or cable to secure the bicycle to the stationary
object.
2.

Minimum Bicycle Parking Requirements.


a.

Bicycle parking facilities shall be provided as follows:


Bicycle Spaces Provided for Bicycle Parking Facilities Class

Use

Employees & Visitors

Parking Facility Class

All commercial and service uses


not otherwise listed

1 bicycle space for every 20


vehicle spaces required

Class I lockers or Class II


racks

Dinner restaurants, cocktail


lounges

1 bicycle space for every 20


vehicle spaces required

Class I lockers or Class II


racks

Industrial

1 bicycle space for every 20


vehicle spaces required

Class I lockers or Class II


racks

Retail

1 bicycle space for every 20


vehicle spaces required

Class I lockers or Class II


racks

b. The minimum number of bicycle spaces to be provided shall be two employee bicycle
spaces and two patron or visitor spaces.
c. Where the application of the above table results in the requirement for a fraction of a
bicycle parking space, the fraction shall be rounded to the nearest whole number with .5
rounded up to the next whole number.
d. Where the application of the above table results in the requirement of fewer than six
employee spaces, Class II racks need not be placed within an enclosed lockable area.
3. Design Standards. Bicycle parking facilities shall be installed in a manner which allows
adequate spacing for access to the bicycle and the locking device when the facilities are occupied.
General space allowances shall include a two-foot width and a six-foot length per bicycle and a
five-foot maneuvering space behind the bicycle. The facilities shall be located on a hard, dust-free
surface, preferably asphalt or concrete slab. Bicycle parking facilities for visitors shall be located
at convenient locations near the main entrance to the use. Bike racks should be located so as to not
create an obstruction to pedestrian movement.
4. Credit for Provisions of Bicycle Parking Spaces. Bicycle parking spaces shall be counted as
fulfilling the off-street parking requirements at the rate of three bicycle spaces for one vehicle
space. Up to six bicycle parking spaces in addition to the minimum requirement may be provided
to reduce off-street parking requirements.
G.

Motorcycle Spaces.
1. Facilities with over twenty-five vehicle parking spaces shall provide a minimum of one
motorcycle parking space, plus one space for each additional twenty-five required parking spaces.
After the initial one hundred parking spaces, one additional motorcycle parking space for each
additional one hundred required spaces shall also be provided.
2. Credit for Provisions of Motorcycle Parking Spaces. Motorcycle parking spaces shall be
counted as fulfilling the off-street parking requirements at the rate of two motorcycle spaces for
one vehicle space. Up to eight motorcycle parking spaces in addition to the minimum may be
provided to reduce off-street parking requirements.
3. Motorcycle parking spaces shall have a minimum dimension of at least four feet in width and
seven feet in length and shall be accessed by a drive aisle at least eight feet in width.

(Ord. 14-01 1923; Ord. 10-07 15; Ord. 08-13 6; Ord. 08-11 13; Ord. 08-08 17; Ord. 07-15 7,
11(A), (D) and (E); Ord. 06-06 6(I), 6(J); Ord. 01-14 1, 2; Ord. 99-24 5(D); Ord. 98-14 8; Ord. 9802 2(A), (B); Ord. 97-17 9(A); Ord. 95-16 2)
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