Chapter 25 ZONING ORDINANCE.
Article 23. Off-Street Parking and Loading.
Sec. 25-23-30. Special provisions.
(a) Additions and Conversions. Any building or structure which is
enlarged, remodeled or converted to another use shall be provided with
off-street parking in the amount required for that enlarged, remodeled or
converted building or use.
If said addition, alteration, remodeling or
conversion requires an increase in off-street parking spaces of ten percent or
less, no additional off-street parking shall be required. Only one such
addition, alteration, remodeling, or conversion shall be exempt from the
additional parking required by this section.
Existing off-street parking
facilities shall not be eliminated nor reduced to any amount less than that
required for new buildings or structures.
(b) Bicycle Parking. Bike spaces
shall be provided at locations and in amounts to be determined by the traffic
One car space may be omitted for each eight bike spaces up to five
percent of the required number of parking spaces in parking lots for commercial
and industrial uses only.
(c) Compact Car Parking. The percentage of compact
spaces permitted, subject to the approval of the traffic engineer, may vary from
twenty percent to forty percent depending upon whether the parking is short term
or long term. (See Section 25-23-60(b)).
(d) Day Care Center and School
(1) Fifty to one hundred student enrollment.
care centers shall be provided with one off-street passenger loading and
unloading space for each ten students, but not less than two
(B) Schools shall be provided with one off-street passenger loading
and unloading space for each five students, but not less than two
(2) More than one hundred student enrollment.
passenger loading and unloading requirements shall be determined by the traffic
engineer and the zoning administrator on a case-by-case
(e) Fractional Spaces. When calculations determining the number of
required parking spaces result in a fractional space, any fraction over one-half
shall require one additional parking space.
(f) Handicapped Access and
Parking. Access and parking for the handicapped shall conform to the
requirements of Chapter 2-71, Title 24 California Admin. Code.
Buildings and Structures. Any building or structure which is moved from one lot
to another shall be provided with off-street parking in the amount required for
a new building or structure as required by this article.
Senior Citizens Housing Parking Requirements. Required off-street parking for
senior citizens housing developments may be reduced to one space for each two
dwelling units if the project is owned by a public agency, a charitable
organization, or is financed by one of the various programs specifically
designated for senior citizens housing and committed to said program for a
minimum of twenty-five years. Conversion of senior citizens housing to standard
housing will not be permitted unless additional off-street parking is provided
to comply with the parking requirements for standard housing in effect at the
time of conversion.
(i) Modifications to Parking Requirements. Under unique
circumstances, the community development director may grant modifications to the
parking requirements contained in Section 25-23-10. Requests to provide more or
less than the required number of parking spaces must be submitted in writing to
the community development director. This request shall clearly state the unusual
circumstances of the project which justify it not meeting the requirements of
Section 25-23-10. This request shall also include a description of the
mitigation measures that will be taken to reduce overall vehicle trips. The
community development director can only grant a modification to the parking
requirements if the developer provides permanent mechanisms that will result in
an overall air quality benefit. (Examples of such include park and ride lots,
transit shuttles, etc.) (Amended during the March 2009 supplement.)