Chapter 10.192 PARKING AND LOADING
Section 10.192.050 Parking Lot Design Standards
A. Design Dimensions
Parking lots shall be designed consistent with the standards and the minimum dimension
requirements contained in table:
TABLE OF DIMENSIONS (in feet)
ANGLE W L B C D E F G H
90B 9.0 20.0 9.0 25.0 25.0 61.0 61.0 5.0
45B 9.0 20.0 12.7 19.1 15.0 24.0 50.2 62.2 5.0
60B 9.0 20.0 10.4 20.0 15.0 24.0 58.0 64.0 5.0
30B 8.5 20.0 17.0 16.5 15.0 24.0 45.0 57.0 5.0
PARALLEL 8.0 22.0 - - 15.0 24.0 28.0 40.0 5.0
W= Stall width
L= Stall length
B= Stall separation of angled parking
C= Horizontal depth of angled parking
D= Aisle width (one-way)
E= Aisle width (two-way)
F= Overall frame width for parking plus driveway (one-way)
G= Overall frame width for parking plus driveway (two-way)
H= landscape planter setback (includes raised curbing)
Note: The figures in the table above correspond to the dimensions shown in the parking diagram
above. For example W in the table corresponds to the width of an individual parking
The table shows that for lots with 90°, 45°, and 60° parking, this measurement is 9 feet. As
another example, dimension D is the aisle width. For a parking lot with 60 angle
one-way circulation, this measurement is 12.0 feet, minimum.
Parking lots shall be designed so that backing onto public streets is precluded. This standard
does not apply to single family homes.
C. Paving, Slope and Drainage
All parking lots and driveways shall be surfaced with a minimum thickness of
2 inches of
asphalt concrete, concrete or other material acceptable to the City Engineer, over a minimum
thickness of four inches of an aggregate base material. Parking lots shall be designed to
facilitate proper drainage and shall not drain over any sidewalk or adjacent property.
D. Curbing and Wheel Stops
Concrete curbing at least six inches tall and six inches wide shall be provided
perimeter areas and around all landscape areas to define the edges of the parking lot and to
protect landscaping. Wheel stops are required to protect buildings and walkways.
Parking spaces shall be clearly marked with paint striping a minimum of 4 inches
Double striping is recommended, although single striping is acceptable. Other markings and
signage shall be provided to show circulation patterns.
Parking areas shall have lighting capable of providing adequate illumination
for security and
safety. Lighting standards shall be in scale with the height and use of the structure. Lighting
shall be installed so as not to cause a nuisance to adjoining properties.
G. Driveways for Commercial/Indsutrial/Municipal Family Residential
1. Minimum width:
One way circulation: 15 feet
Two-way circulation: 25 feet
The location of driveways to and from the public right-of-way
shall be determined by the
Planning and Building Director. For corner lots, driveways shall be no closer than 5 feet to the
street radius. (see commercial district design standards for specific driveways locations
commercial properties Section 10.60, section H).
All parking lots shall be landscaped in accordance with the requirements contained
I. Parking Lot Location
Parking lots shall be located on the same site or within 300 feet of the business
to which the
parking pertains except for uses in the Downtown Commercial (D) district.
J. Shared On-Site Parking Reduction
Where two or more non-residential uses share a single parking lot, the total
number of parking
spaces may be reduced by the Planning Commission in accordance with the following schedule:
a. A five percent reduction in
the total number of parking spaces where the building
square footage exceeds 50,000.
b. A ten percent reduction in
the total number of parking spaces where the building square
footage exceeds 100,000.
c. A fifteen percent reduction in the total number of parking spaces where the
square footage exceed 150,000.
d. A twenty percent reduction
in the total number of parking spaces where the building
square footage exceeds 200,000.
e. Reductions greater than twenty percent are prohibited unless a variance is
to Section 10.128 (Variances).
K. Shared Off-Site Parking Agreement
Where two nearby uses have distinct and differing peak parking demands (for
example, a use
that operates only during the day and a use that operates only at night) or where it can be
demonstrated that one site has an excess supply of parking spaces that will not be used in the
foreseeable future, the required number of parking spaces may be reduced through Minor
Deviation, provided that the parking lots of each use are located within 300 feet of each other (as
measured along the most direct pedestrian path). The amount of reduction may be up to 75
percent of the amount of spaces required for the most intensive of the two uses sharing the
L. Planning and Building Director Modification
Parking space requirements of this chapter may be modified through Minor Deviation approval
based upon specific findings that the characteristics of a use or its immediate vicinity do not
necessitate the number of parking spaces required, and that reduced parking will be adequate to
accommodate all parking needs generated by the use. To grant a modification, the Planning and
Building Director must make the following findings:
1. That neither present nor anticipated future traffic volumes generated by the
use of the site in
the vicinity reasonably require strict or literal interpretation and enforcement of the specified
2. That the granting of the variance will not create a safety hazard or loading
of vehicles on
public streets in such a manner as to interfere with the free flow of traffic on the streets.
3. That the granting of the variance will not create a safety hazard or any other
inconsistent with the objectives of this title.
M. Bicycle Racks
Lots with 40 or more spaces may substitute a bicycle rack providing space for at least five
bicycles at a ratio of one bicycle rack for each 40 spaces. One parking space may be subtracted
for each five-space bicycle rack.
N. Handicapped Parking
Handicapped parking spaces shall be provided and designed per requirements contained in the
California Building Code.
O. Tandem Spaces
Tandem parking spaces are prohibited.