§ 1425-15. Location of Parking  


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  • Parking spaces must be on the same lot as the principal buildings except as noted in (c) below, and must be located in compliance with the following:

    (a) Front-Yard Parking Prohibited. In the SF and RMX Districts, parking for all uses may not be located in any front yard. Parking may be permitted on access drives where such drives lead to the parking lots or spaces either within the principal building or in any accessory structure or at locations behind the front line of a building. In the RM-2.0, RM-1.2, RM-0.7, O, ML and RF Districts, no parking lots or spaces are permitted in the required front yard setback of the district.

    (b) Corner Lots. On a corner lot in the SF and RM Districts, parking spaces must be located in interior side or rear yards and be at least ten feet from the street lot line.

    (c) Off-Site Parking on Nearby Lots. Off-site parking to serve a nearby principal structure or principal use is permitted on a lot upon the satisfaction of all of the following conditions:

    (1) the off-site parking lot shall be located within a 600-foot radius of the lot containing the principal structure or principal use;

    (2) the off-site parking lot shall not be located in a SF Single-Family District; and

    (3)

    (i)

    A written instrument shall be recorded in title to both the lot containing the principal structure or principal use and the off-site parking lot as follows:

    (aa) If the lot containing the principal structure or principal use and the off-site parking lot are owned by the same owner, then a covenant shall be recorded; or

    (bb) If the lot containing the principal structure or principal use and the off-site parking lot are owned by different owners, then a reciprocal easement shall be recorded.

    (ii) In order to satisfy Condition 3(i) above, any such written instrument shall:

    (aa) Be acceptable to the City Solicitor in substance and form;

    (bb) State clearly on its face that it is irrevocable without the prior written consent of the Director of City Planning and Buildings;

    (cc) State that the off-site parking lot shall be used and maintained exclusively for parking to serve the principal structure or principal use so long as the principal structure or principal use requiring such parking remains in existence and has not been abandoned, under the definition contained in Section 1447-07; and

    (dd) State that the off-site parking lot shall in no way be deemed to be a nonconforming use or be permitted to continue to be used for parking if the parking is no longer needed to serve the principal structure or principal use.

(Ordained by Ord. No. 15-2004, eff. Feb. 13, 2004; a. Ord. No. 012-2011, § 1, eff. Feb. 26, 2011; Emer. Ord. No. 008-2013, § 1, eff. Jan. 16, 2013; Ord. No. 259-2013, § 5, eff. Sept. 7, 2013)