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A. Except as modified under this section or BMC 12.16.040, off-street parking areas shall contain at a minimum the number of parking spaces as stipulated in the following table. Off-street parking ratios expressed as number of spaces per square feet means the gross square footage. If the formula for determining the number of off-street parking spaces results in a fraction, the number of off-street parking spaces shall be rounded to the nearest whole number with fractions of 0.50 or greater rounding up and fractions below 0.50 rounding down. The land uses below correspond to those listed in Chapter 12.06 BMC.

Land Use

Minimum Parking Spaces Required

Automotive, marine and heavy equipment services

1 per 400 square feet of gross floor area

Exception: Heavy equipment repair

1 per 300 square feet of office plus 0.9 per 1,000 square feet of indoor repair area

Business and personal services

1 per 300 square feet

Exception: Churches, temples, mosques and other religious facilities

1 per 5 fixed seats, plus 1 per 50 square feet of gross floor area without fixed seats used for assembly purposes

Exception: Mortuary services

1 per 50 square feet of chapel area

Exception: Veterinary clinics

1 per 300 square feet of office, labs and examination rooms

Eating and drinking establishments, not including vendor carts

1 per 75 square feet in dining or lounge areas; 1 per 300 square feet elsewhere

Education

1 per 300 square feet

Exception: Elementary and middle/junior high schools

1 per classroom plus 1 per 50 students

Exception: High schools

1 per classroom plus 1 per 10 students

Exception: High schools with stadiums

Greater of 1 per classroom plus 1 per 10 students or 1 per 3 fixed seats in stadium

Exception: Vocational-technical institutions

1 per classroom plus 1 per 5 students

Essential public facilities – to be determined in conjunction with development review

Government services, general

1 per 300 square feet

Exception: Fire and police stations

Determined by community development director

Exception: Maintenance shops and vehicle and equipment parking and storage

1 per 300 square feet of offices plus 0.9 per 1,000 square feet of indoor storage or repair areas

Health and social services, not including day care centers in an existing church or school or residential care homes

1 per 300 square feet

Exception: Day care centers, independent

2 per facility plus 1 per each 20 children

Exception: Hospitals

1 per bed

Lodging

1 per bedroom

Exception: Campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks

Determined by community development director

Manufacturing, distribution, storage and warehousing

.9 per 1,000 square feet

Exception: Breweries and wineries

.9 per 1,000 square feet plus 1 per 50 feet of tasting area

Exception: Outdoor storage yards

1 per 300 square feet of office plus 0.9 per 1,000 square feet of storage area

Exception: Self-service warehouses

1 per 3,500 square feet of storage area plus 2 per caretaker’s unit

Recreation, culture and entertainment

1 per 300 square feet

Exception: Bowling centers

5 per lane

Exception: Community centers used for assembly purposes

1 per 3 fixed seats plus 1 per 50 square feet without fixed seats

Exception: Golf courses

3 per hole plus 1 per 300 square feet of club house facilities

Exception: Golf driving ranges

1 per tee

Exception: Movie theaters

1 per 4 fixed seats

Residential uses, including only the following:

Dormitories, fraternities and sororities

1 per 2 bedrooms

Dwelling units, accessory driveway

1 per accessory dwelling unit, located in a garage or on a driveway

Dwelling units, primary, detached, one unit per structure

3 per dwelling unit, which spaces shall consist of garage floor and/or driveway area

Dwelling units, primary, two or more units per structure

2 per dwelling unit, plus 1 guest parking stall for every 5 dwelling units

Mobile/manufactured home parks

2 per mobile/manufactured home

Nursing homes

1 per bed

Specialized senior housing

Base ratio is 1 per dwelling unit, which may be reduced to 1 per 1.5 dwelling units, in accordance with BMC 12.10.060

Retail uses

1 per 300 square feet

Exception: Convenience stores

3 plus 1 per 350 square feet

Temporary uses

As determined by community development director. Spaces may not be paved

Uses not otherwise categorized

As determined by community development director

B. Where other provisions of this code stipulate maximum parking allowed or reduced minimum parking requirements, those provisions shall apply.

C. In any development required to provide six or more parking spaces, bicycle parking shall be provided. All bicycle parking facilities shall be securely anchored to the ground or to a structure.

1. Off-street parking areas shall contain at least one bicycle parking space for every 12 spaces required for motor vehicles, up to a maximum of 20 bicycle spaces.

2. Bicycle facilities for patrons shall be located within 100 feet of a building entrance and shall be designed to allow either a bicycle frame or wheels to be locked to a structure attached to the pavement. It is not necessary for all on-site bicycle spaces to be grouped in one central location.

3. All bicycle parking and storage shall be located in secure locations that do not impede pedestrian or vehicle traffic flow, and shall be well lit for nighttime use.

4. One indoor bicycle storage space shall be provided for every two dwelling units in multifamily residential uses, with the exception of specialized senior housing, unless individual garages are provided for every unit. The director may reduce the number of bike rack parking spaces if indoor storage facilities are available to all residents. (Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1629 § 1, 1996).