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Parking Lot Design

How many parking spaces are required for the Keystone Library? Show your calculation.
(COO Table 9, Section 159.142 or UDO Table 10.0.3.B)
A: The requirement for a parking lot is one every 350 square feet so we would need about 33 parking spaces.
What distance must parking lots be set back from the property line? ((UDO Section 4.B.1)
A: The parking lots have to be set back approximately 21 ft back from the parking lot.
Assuming a 90 degree parking angle, what size parking spaces should be used? (COO Table
10, Section 159.143 or UDO Table 10.0.4.A)
A: With the 90 degree parking angle, the size of the parking spaces have to be at least 9 x 18.
What aisle width should be used? (COO Table 10, Section 159.143 or UDO Table 10.0.4.A)
A: The aisle width should be at least 24 feet and it should be used on every parking space.
Describe the requirements on driveway (ingress and egress) location from adjacent property
lines and intersections. (COO Section 159.143 or UDO Section 4.C.2)
A: The driveway location should from the property line should be at least 25 feet.
What is the maximum driveway width that can be used for a non-residential development?
(COO Section 159.143 or UDO Section 4.C.2)
A: The maximum driveway width that can be used is at least 36 feet.
What is the drainage runoff requirement for parking and driveway areas? (COO Section
159.143 or UDO Section 4.D.2)
A: The drainage runoff requirements include be angled/graded to force the water to run down where no water is
allowed.
Is parking lot lighting required? What is the requirement? (COO Section 159.143 or UDO
Section 4.D.4)
A: There needs to be enough light to safely walk and commune at night.
How many accessible parking spaces are required? (COO Table 11, Section 159.144 or UDO
Table 10.0.5)
A: There needs to be at least 3 accessible parking spaces required and there needs to five handicap spaces.
Is a loading area required for the library? (COO Section 159.147 or UDO Section 8.A)
A: Yes there is a loading area required through the library.
How many loading berths are required for the library? (COO Table 13, Section 159.147 or
UDO Section 8.B)
A: There needs to be one berth for the library.
In terms of parking lot landscaping requirements, what class of parking lot is required for
the library? (Section 159.184)
A: The parking lot class requirements is the B class.
Describe the overall interior parking lot landscape requirements.
A: The overall interior parking lot requirements include trees, surrounding green, and a green roof. (6%)
What are the requirements for single row parking landscape islands and peninsulas?
A: The requirements for a single row parking landscape islands and peninsulas include having it 180 square feet.
What are the requirements for double row parking landscape islands and peninsulas?
A: The requirements for a double row parking landscape islands and peninsulas
Where can one find the perimeter parking lot landscaping requirements? You may need to
reference this information later.
A: I believe you can find this information at Table 12.
What other landscaping requirements are contained in the code of ordinances?
A: The landscaping requirements must have a sitting areas!
Describe the requirements for trash receptacle enclosures. (Section 159.187)
A: The trash can receptacles must be covered around 3 sides and the fourth side needs a fence.
Conclusion:
Parking Lot Design

1. What features of your parking lot design help to make the business a more
inviting place to shop?
A: This parking lot fits into the requirements and provides a green area around the parking lot.
As well as adding trash cans to keep the area clean.
2. Why is it important to provide for pedestrian safety in a parking lot?
A: It is important to pedestrians to be safe and to make sure no one gets hurts from wrong safety
regulations.
3. In addition to a potential negative visual impact, what other negative
impacts) could a parking lot have on the environment?
A: This could cause problems with the construction and putting CO2 emissions into the air.