Sec. 27-348.  Improvements - Off-street parking.

 

(a)   After January 1, 1989, all required parking areas and driveways on private property providing ingress and egress to parking areas for all new uses of land, buildings, and structures or enlargements, expansions or modifications thereto that require structural alterations or for all properties in which the use of land is changed shall be surfaced with portland cement concrete or hot mix asphalt, and shall be maintained in good condition and free of all weeds, dust, trash, gravel, and other debris.  See also Secs. 27-349 and 27-350.

 

When hard surfacing is required under this subsection, hard surfacing shall be a minimum of either five inches (5") thick or the asphalt equivalent of concrete and a minimum of 10 feet (10') wide for residential uses and shall be a minimum of either six inches (6") thick or the asphalt equivalent of concrete and a minimum of fourteen feet (14') wide for non-residential (office, commercial, and industrial) uses.  All hard surfacing shall include a five (5) foot radii or taper where the driveway connects to the hard-surfaced roadway.

 

If a building or structure, or an enlargement, expansion or modification thereto that requires a structural alteration is built on property adjacent to a non-hard surfaced roadway, the hard surfacing shall not be required at the time of construction provided that an agreement with the city is signed whereby the property owner elects not to hard surface the area(s) required in this section at the time of construction but agrees to hard surface the area(s) required in this section within one (1) year of the time the adjacent roadway is hard surfaced.  The property owner shall comply with the hard surfacing requirements in place at the time hard surfacing of the road occurs.  The terms and conditions of the agreement provided for in this section at the time of construction shall include the requirements that the agreement shall be filed of record at the expense of the property owner and that the agreement shall run with the land.

 

(b)    In addition to the requirements contained in subsection (a), the following shall apply to single family dwellings:

 

1.         In the event the width of a driveway is less than the width of the driveway apron to which the dwelling connects, then there shall be not less than five (5) foot radii or taper surfaced with portland cement concrete or hot mix asphalt at the point where the driveway connects to the driveway apron.

 

2.         If a dwelling has a driveway with a length of more than thirty (30) feet from a beginning point at the edge of a hard-surfaced roadway to a termination point at either the dwelling, attached or detached garage, or required off-street parking area, only the following areas are required to be hard surfaced:

 

A.        Thirty (30) feet of the driveway from the edge of and adjacent to the hard-surfaced roadway which driveway shall have a minimum width of ten (10) feet plus a five (5) foot radii or taper where the driveway connects to the hard-surface roadway; and

 

B.        Off-street parking area or driveway apron in place for the dwelling

 

(c)    In addition to the requirements contained in subsection (a), the following shall apply to accessory buildings or structures related to single family dwellings:

 

1.         In the event the width of a driveway is less than the width of the driveway apron to which the accessory building or structure connects, then there shall be not less than five (5) foot radii or taper surfaced with portland cement concrete or hot mix asphalt at the point where the driveway connects to the driveway apron.

 

2.         If an accessory building or structure related to a single family dwelling has a driveway with a length of more than thirty (30) feet from a beginning point at the edge of a hard-surfaced roadway to a termination point at the accessory building or structure, only the following areas are required to be hard surfaced:

 

A.        Thirty (30) feet of the driveway from the edge of and adjacent to the hard-surfaced roadway which driveway shall have a minimum width of ten (10) feet plus a five (5) foot radii or taper where the driveway connects to the hard-surface roadway; and

 

B.        Off-street parking area or driveway apron in place for the accessory building or structure.

 

(d)    In the event the cost to hard surface areas that are more than thirty (30) feet from the edge of the hard-surfaced roadway or public right of way is greater than fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the proposed single-family dwelling, accessory building or structure or proposed improvements thereto (exclusive of the cost of the hard surfacing), a modification of these requirements may be sought to establish the appropriate footage of required hard surfacing.  At minimum, the public right of way must be hard surfaced.  Proof of the cost of hard surfacing must be provided with no less than two (2) estimates from independent contractors.

 

(e)   Parking areas shall have adequate guards to prevent extension or the overhanging of vehicles beyond property lines or parking spaces; and parking areas shall have adequate markings for channelization and movement of vehicles.

 

(f)   If lighting facilities are provided, they shall be so arranged as to deflect or direct light away from any adjacent dwelling or dwelling district.

 

(g)   In a residential zoning district, where allowed, an off-street parking area containing more than six (6) vehicles shall maintain a front yard setback of ten (10) feet.

 

(h)   Screening shall be required as provided in Sec. 27-345.

 

(i)   On any corner lot, the requirements set forth in Sec. 27-290 of this Code shall apply. 

 

Source:  Ord. No. 4603, 1, 9-16-02; Ord. No. 5546, 3, 5-21-18