Cite as [A.S.A.C. § 26.0310]
(a) A garage or an off-street automobile parking area shall be provided at the time of the erection of any of the main buildings or structures hereafter specified, or at the time such main buildings or structures are altered, enlarged, converted, or increased in capacity by adding dwelling units, guestrooms, floor area, or seats. The capacity required in garage or parking area shall be determined by the amount of dwelling units, guestrooms, gross floor area as measured by square feet, or seats so provided, and the garage or parking area shall be maintained thereafter in connection with such buildings or structures. In every such garage or parking area, there shall be an adequate driveway connecting each parking space with a street or alley.
(b) The zoning board or its authorized representative shall determine which of the classifications set out in subsection (d) of this section are applicable to each building or assembly area.
(c) Off-street automobile parking space being maintained in connection with any existing main building or structure shall be maintained so long as the main building or structure remains unless an equivalent number of such spaces are provided conforming to the requirements of this section; provided, however, that this section shall not require the maintenance of more automobile parking spaces than is required herein for a new building or structure identical to the existing building or structure, nor the maintenance of such space for any type of main building or structure other than those specified herein.
(d) Uses- Minimum Number of Parking Spaces.
(A) Single Family -1 space per unit
(B) Multiple Residential -1 space per unit
(A) Retail Stores - 1 space for every 300 sq. ft.
(B) Banks- l space for every 300 sq. ft.
(C) Large Appliance/Furniture Sales - 1 space for every 800 sq. ft.
(D) Vehicle/Boat Sales - 1 space for every 1000 sq. ft.
(E) Offices - 1 space for every 400 sq. ft.
(F) Personal Services - 1 space for every 400 sq. ft.
(G) Barber/Beauty Shops - 1 space for every chair
(H) Laundromats - 1 space for every 3 washers
(I) Gas Station/Auto Repair Garage - 1 space for every service bay
(J) Restaurants/Bars, etc. - 1 space for every 100 sq. ft.
(K) Pool Hall – 1 space for every table
(L) Hotels/Motels - 1 space for every 3 units
(M) Wholesale Businesses - 1 space for every 1000 sq. ft.
(N) Home Occupations - 1 space in addition to that required for the residence
(A) Manufacturing- *1 space for every 1000 sq. ft.
(B) Warehousing - *1 space for every 1000 sq. ft.
(C) Mechanical/Machinery Repair - *1 space for every 1000 sq. ft.*(or 1 space for every 4 employees, whichever is greater.)
(4) Public Buildings:
(A) Churches - 1 space for every 500 sq. ft.
(i) Elementary and High Schools - 1 space for every 2 classrooms
(ii) Colleges - 1 space for every classroom
(C) Public Assembly Areas - 1 space for every l0 seats
(D) Other Public Buildings - 1 space for every 500 sq. ft.
(e) Parking spaces and driveway construction shall be in conformance with the following requirements:
(1) Parking space specifications:
(A) All spaces are to be a minimum of 9 ft. wide by 18 ft. long.
(B) Backup distances are to be 24 ft. for 90 degree parking, 18 ft. for 60 degree parking, and 15 ft. for 45 degree parking.
(C) All other configurations to be approved by the Highway Division.
(D) Maneuvering Requirements:
(i) Except for approved parallel spaces, parking spaces shall be designed so that a vehicle can enter a space in one forward motion, and exit in one rear and one forward motion.
(ii) Parking space or lot design which requires that vehicles back into the main highway shall not be permitted. On secondary roadways, backing into the street may be permitted upon approval of the Highway Division.
(E) All parking lots containing five (5) or more parking spaces shall be paved and striped.
(2) Driveway Specifications:
(A) Residential driveways shall have a minimum throat width of 10 ft. and a maximum throat width of 20 ft.
(B) Commercial driveways that are one-way shall have a minimum throat width of 12 ft. and a maximum throat width of 20 ft. Two way driveways shall have a minimum throat width of 22 ft. and a maximum throat width of 35 ft.
(C) All driveways shall be at right angles to the roadway unless otherwise approved by the Highway division of the Department of Public Works. All driveway configurations, radius returns and sight distance are further to be approved by the Highway Division.History: Rule 5-88. eff 13 Jul 88.