Pueblo County Code - Title 17 - Chapter 17.112 OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING STANDARDS

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17.112.010 Purpose.

     These standards are designed to lessen congestion in the streets, by requiring the owners and operators of land, structures and uses to provide off-street parking for their residents, employees, customers, clients, patients and other visitors. However, nothing in these regulations shall be deemed to deprive such owners or operators of the right to maintain control over all such land and structures. The off-street parking requirements herein contained shall apply to the following activities which occur after the enactment of these regulations:
     A. Newly constructed buildings and newly established land uses;
     B. Existing buildings which are expanded by an addition thereto;
     C. Change in land use which generates a need for an increase in the required minimum of off-street parking spaces set forth in Section 17.112.020; and
     D. Expansion of a land use which generates a need for an increase in the required minimum of off-street parking spaces as set forth in Section 17.112.020.
     E. If a business moves into an existing building or portion thereof, the off-street parking and loading shall meet the standards of Chapter 17.112, OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING STANDARDS.
     The regulations in this Chapter shall apply to all parking spaces, lots, garages, buildings or portions thereof to be provided in meeting the requirements of this Title.
 

17.112.020 Spaces required.

     A. The following are the minimum required off-street parking spaces. The owners and operators are encouraged to research the parking needs of the same or similar uses they intend for the land and building to insure sufficient off-street parking.
 
USE
MINIMUM SPACES
Agriculture and Related Uses:
 
Agricultural custom contractor
1 per 2 employees
Commercial stables
1 per 6 stalls
Dairy
1 per 2 employees
Extraction and processing
1 per 2 employees
Equestrian Arena (commercial/club) All drive aisles and parking areas specifically associated with the facility shall be surfaced with gravel or rock, to a minimum depth of four (4) inches in parking areas.  The site shall contain at minimum an area of sufficient size to accommodate the maximum number of participants and their vehicles and/or trailers which may be on-site at any given time.  The plan shall comply with the 2010 ADA Standards et seq.
Farming and ranching with no residence
0
Farming and ranching with residence(s)
See Residential
Feed lot
1 per 2 employees
Kennel
1 per 2 employees
Natural deposits
1 per 2 employees
Riding academy
1 per 6 stalls
Residential, Permanent:
 
Apartment
1.5 per d.u.
Condominium
1.5 per d.u.
Grouped house
1.5 per d.u.
Mobile home
1.0 per mobile home
Residence, one-family
1.0 per d.u.
Residence, two-family or more
1.5 per d.u.
Tenant house
1.0 per d.u.
Townhouse
1.5 per d.u.
Residential, Lodging:
 
Boarding house
1 per g.u.*
Hotel
1 per g.u.*
Guest ranch
1 per g.u.*
Motel
1 per g.u.*
Rooming house
1 per g.u.*
Residential, Special:
 
Convalescent home
1 per 8 beds*
Fraternity house
1 per 2 beds*
Halfway house
1 per 4 beds*
Nursing home
1 per 8 beds*
Sorority house
1 per 2 beds*
Commercial:
 
Animal Boarding Facility (dog, cat) 1 per employee, plus 1 per 1,000 sq. ft. NFA
Automobile Repair Shop Office, other for office space; maintenance works: 1 per bay/lift employee plus 2 per service bay/lift (inside service bay/lift may count as 1 of the 2 required spaces)
Automobile Retail
3 plus 1 per 200 sq. ft. NFA exceeding 600 sq. ft. NFA
Bank with Drive-thru Service Lanes and ATM Service Lane 1 per 300 sq. ft. plus required stacking spaces for the drive thru and 1 per employee.  In addition, reservoir waiting spaces at each service window or station shall be provided at the rate of 3 per service window or station (stacking space minimum length is 20 ft.)
Beauty Shop (Hair, Nail, Beauty/Day Spa, Tanning, Massage) 1 per employee plus 1 per service station
Center for Autism 3 plus 1 per 200 sq. ft. NFA exceeding 600 sq. ft. NFA
Child Care Center 1 per 4 children
Clinic, Medical (Urgent Care) 1 per 200 sq. ft. NFA
Club, Private 1 per 4 persons I.B.C. rated capacity
Coffee shop - Drive Thru 4 stacking vehicles per window including service window (stacking space minimum length is 20 ft.)
Exercise Facility (with limited number of stationary machines for a circuit workout) 1 per person I.B.C. rated occupancy plus 1 per employee

Greenhouse (without retail sale)

1 per employee
Health Club 1 per 3 persons I.B.C. rated occupancy
Hospital 1 per 3 beds plus 1 space per 2 main shift employees
Laundromat 1 per 3 washing machines
Office, Medical
3 plus 1 per 200 sq. ft. NFA exceeding 600 sq. ft. NFA
Office, Other
3 plus 1 per 400 sq. ft. NFA exceeding 1,200 sq. ft. NFA
Outdoor Storage Area without building retail of outdoor products including but not limited to landscape material/bulk storage, outdoor decorations) 1 parking space per 20,000 sq. ft. of land devoted to outside storage
Retail 3 plus 1 per 200 sq. ft. NFA exceeding 600 sq. ft. NFA
Restaurant/Bar
1 per 3 persons I.B.C. rated occupancy
Restaurant (pick up/drive thru) 1 per 2 persons I.B.C. rated occupancy PLUS 4 stacking spaces for drive thru window
Studio (Dance, Martial Arts, Gymnastics) 1 per 3 persons I.B.C. rated occupancy
Winery-tasting room area 1 per 100 sq. ft. of tasting room area
Places of Private Assembly such as Theaters, Churches, Funeral Homes, Auditorium (See Section 17.112.020C.
1 per 3 persons I.B.C. rated occupancy within the main assembly room, sanctuary, or auditorium
Industrial, including Wholesale, Warehousing and Manufacturing:
3 plus 1 per 2 main shift employees
Industrial, including wholesale, warehousing, and manufacturing with offices for the use Office area less than 1,200 sq. ft. NFA provide 1 per 400 sq. ft. NFA plus 1 per 2 main shift employees.  Office area greater than 1,200 sq. ft. NFA provide 3 plus 1 per 400 sq. ft. NFA exceeding 1,200 sq. ft. NFA plus 1 per 2 main shift employees
Educational Facilities, Training (Company) 1 per instructor, plus 1 per trainee employee
Express Storage and Delivery Station 1 per employee (on largest shift) and 1 per vehicle maintained on premises
Flea Market (indoor) 1 per 300 sq. ft. vender area NFA
Lodging (training facility) 1 per lodging unit
Public Use:  
Community Center 1 per 4 persons I.B.C. rated occupancy
Educational Facilities, Private Elementary/Middle 5 plus 1 per employee
Educational Facilities, Private High School 1 per employee plus 1 per 5 students or 1 per 3 auditorium or stadium seats, whichever is greater
Library 1 per 200 sq. ft. of NFA
Recreation:
 
Athletic Field (including but not limited to soccer, baseball, track and field, football) 20 per diamond or athletic field

Athletic Sports Multi-Use Facility Field

As determined by each individual use
Basketball Court 6 per full court
Bowling Alley 1 per 3 persons I.B.C. rated occupancy
Golf Course
1 per 3 golf holes, plus 1 per 2 employees
Golf Course, Miniature 1 per tee, plus 1 per employee
Park
1 per one-half acre of developed park area up to 15 acres, plus 1 parking space for each additional acre of developed park area in excess of 15 acres
Paintball Field 10 spaces per field
Swimming Pool (including all associated public buildings) 1 per 3 person I.B.C. rated occupancy
Tennis Courts 3 per court
 
* = plus 1 space per 2 main shift employees
d.u. = dwelling unit
g.u. = guest unit
NFA = net floor area (See Section 17.04.040 Definitions)
GFA = gross floor area (See Section 17.040.040 Definitions)
I.B.C. Rated Occupancy = International Building Code Rated Occupancy as obtained in writing from the Pueblo Regional Building Department
 
   B. Uses not specifically set forth herein shall have their minimum off-street parking requirements established by administrative decision of the Zoning Administrator. In making such decisions, the Administrator may use as guidance listed land uses with similar impact and intensity. The Administrator may also use technical publications and land use regulations of other communities and solicit guidance from design professionals (e.g., architects), developers, and the owners and operators of similar uses. The Administrator shall maintain a permanent record of such decisions with their supporting basis, the purpose of which is to facilitate a uniform decision making process.
   C. Mixed uses on the same land or within the same structure, such as a motel with a restaurant, shall be required to provide off-street parking calculated as the sum of the requirement for each use. Mixed uses that include Place of Private Assembly may, by administrative decision of the Zoning Administrator, receive authorization for a reduction of this sum if the mixed use that is on the same land or within the same structure does not characteristically operate at the same time as the Place or Private Assembly.
   D. Required number of Motorcycle and Scooter parking spaces.  Motorcycle and Scooter parking shall be provided for institutional, commercial and public use zone districts.  For automobile parking areas providing forty(40) or more parking spaces, motorcycle/scooter parking spaces shall be provided at five percent (5%) of the total number of automobile parking spaces with a minimum of two (2) motorcycle/scooter parking spaces provided.  Parking areas with fewer than forty (40) automobile parking spaces will be encouraged but not required to provide motorcycle/scooter parking.  If motorcycle/scooter parking areas are provided, they shall be identified by a sign(s) or pavement marking(s) to insure they are not used for automobile parking.
   E.  Required number of bicycle parking spaces.  Bicycle parking shall be provided for institutional, commercial and public use zone districts.  For automobile parking areas providing forty (40) or more parking spaces, bicycle parking spaces shall be provided at five percent (5%) of the total number of automobile parking spaces with a minimum of two (2) bicycle parking spaces provided.  Parking areas with fewer than forty (40) automobile parking spaces will be encouraged but not required to provide bicycle parking.  If bicycle parking areas are provided, they shall be identified by a sign(s) or pavement marking(s) to insure they are not used for automobile parking.
 

17.112.030 Design standards.

     These standards are designed to accommodate automobiles and light trucks. They are not intended to satisfy land uses with special needs, such as parking for heavy trucks, vans and motor homes. The handicapped parking standards herein are for local zoning compliance and are not intended to supersede more restrictive Federal or State requirements, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
     A. All standard-size vehicle off-street parking spaces shall be a minimum nine (9) feet in width and a minimum of eighteen (18) feet in depth.
     B. Compact car off-street parking space may account for up to thirty (30) percent of the required parking spaces, provided the spaces are permanently designated by sign(s) as being for use by compact cars only. As examples, a required off-street parking area of ninety (90) spaces may have up to twenty-seven (27) compact car spaces, and a required area of one hundred sixty-two (162) spaces may have up to forty-eighty (48) compact car spaces.
     All compact car parking spaces shall be a minimum eight feet by six inches (8'6") in width and a minimum of sixteen (16) feet in depth.
     For the purpose of this Chapter, a compact car shall be a vehicle which has a maximum wheel base of one hundred six (106) inches.
     C. All parking facilities shall comply with the 2010 ADA Standards et seq. (28 CFR Part 36, Public Law 101-336).
     1. Required Number of Parking Spaces. Except as noted, the required number of accessible spaces is:
 
Total Parking Spaces in Lot
Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces
1 to 25
1
26 to 50
2
51 to 75
3
76 to 100
4
101 to 150
5
151 to 200
6
201 to 300
7
301 to 400
8
401 to 500
9
501 to 1,000
2 percent of total
1,001 and over
20 plus 1 for each 100 over 1,000
 
    Exceptions:
    Total Parking Spaces in Lot, for purposes of calculating number of accessible spaces, shall include bicycle parking spaces and four (4) motorcycle/scooter parking spaces shall equal one (1) automobile parking space.
    For outpatient medical offices and treatment facilities, ten (10) percent of the total spaces shall be handicap accessible.
    At units or facilities that specialize in treatment or services for persons with mobility impairments, twenty (20) percent of the total number of spaces shall be accessible.
    As examples, a required off-street parking area of ninety (90) spaces shall have a minimum of four (4) handicapped spaces (one of which shall be "van-accessible" per Chapter 17.112.030(C)(4) with the remaining eighty-six (86) spaces being standard and compact car-size spaces; and a required area of four hundred four (404) spaces shall have a minimum of nine (9) handicap spaces (two of which shall be "van-accessible" per subsection (C)(4) below) with the remaining three hundred ninety-five (395) spaces being standard and compact car-size spaces.

    2. Minimum handicapped parking space dimensions shall be as follows (dimension units are in inches):

 

      Accessible Parking                      Van Accessible                    Van Accessible Parking                                                            (Option 1)                                   (Option 2)

     3. Parking Spaces. Accessible parking spaces shall be at least ninety-six (96) inches (2,440 mm) wide. Parking access aisles shall be part of an accessible route to the building or facility entrance and shall comply with 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design et seq. accessible route requirements. Two accessible parking spaces may share a common access aisle. Parked vehicle overhangs shall not reduce the clear width of an accessible route. Parking spaces and access aisles shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (two percent) in all directions.

     4. Van Spaces. One in every six accessible spaces (per 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design et seq.), but not less than one, shall be served by an access aisle ninety-six (96) inches (2,440 mm) wide minimum and shall be designated "van-accessible" by an additional sign mounted below the symbol of accessibility (see Section 17.112.050(D)). The vertical clearance for such spaces shall comply with Section 17.112.050(E). All such spaces may be grouped on one level of a parking structure.
     D. Dimensions shown in the following diagrams and tables (Pueblo County Off-Street Parking Standards) are visual representations of the minimum parking standards and are provided for reference.
 
 

COUNTY OF PUEBLO - OFF-STREET PARKING STANDARDS

 

 
 
Parking Angle (Degrees)
"A"
"B"
"C"
"D"
"E"
"F"
"G"
30
10'
16'-10"(15'-4")
12'-11"(11'-8")
18"(17'-0")
29'-1"(26'-7")
22'-4"(20'-3")
1’-6”
35
11'
17'-8"(16'-2")
14'-0"(12'-8")
15'-8"(14'-10")
25'-3"(23'-0")
20'-0'(18'-1")
1’-6”
40
11'
18'-6"(16'-10")
15'-0"(13'-6")
14'-0"(13'-3")
22'-0"(20'-0")
17'-11"(16'-2")
1’-6”
45
12'
19'-1"(17'-4")
15'-11"(14'-4")
12'-9"(12'-0")
19'-1"(17'-4")
15'-11"(14'-4")
1’-6”
50
14'
19'-7"(17'-9")
16'-8"(15'-0")
11'-9"(11'-1")
16'-5"(14'-10")
14'(12'-7")
1’-6”
55
16'
19'-11"(18'-0")
17'-4"(15'-7")
11'(10'-5")
13'-11"(12'-7")
12'-2"(10'-11")
1’-6”
60
18'
20'-1"(18'-1")
17'-10"(16'-0")
10'-5"(9'-10")
11'-7"(10'-6")
10'-4"(9'-3")
2’-0”
65
18'
20'-1"(18'-1")
18'-3"(16'-4")
9'-11"(9'-5")
9'-5"(8'-5")
8'-6"(7'-7")
2’-0”
70
19'
20'-0"(17'-11")
18'-6"(16'-6")
9'-7"(9'-1")
7'-3"(6'-6")
6'-9"(6'-0")
2’-0”
75
20'
19'-9"(17'-8")
18'-6"(16'-7")
9'-4"(8'-10")
5'-3"(4'-9")
4'-6"(4'-5")
2’-0”
80
21'
19'-3"(17'-3")
18'-6"(16'-6")
9'-2"(8'-8")
3'-5"(3'-0")
3'-3"(2'-11")
2’-0”
85
22'
18'-9"(16'-8")
18'-4"(16'-4")
9'-0"(8'-6")
1'-8"(1'-6")
1'-7"(1'-5")
2’-0”
90
24'
18'-0"(16'-0")
18'-0"(16'-0")
9'-0"(8'-6")
0'-0"(0'-0")
0'-0"(0'-0")
2’-0”
 
Note:
 
Physical barriers shall be provided so no part of vehicle will overhang public right-of-way.
 
Numbers in parenthesis are for "compact car" stalls.  Up to 30% of required spaces may be compact.
 
Parked vehicles may hang over the perimeter of a curb no more than the depth of overhang (G) shown in the table above, as long as protected by wheel stops or curbing and provided no part of a vehicle will overhang into the public right-of-way or adjacent properties.  The depth of overhang may be part of the required depth of a parking space.  When parking abuts a center island on both sides the minimum width of the island shall be four feet (4').
 
Reduction of parking space depth shall not apply to accessible parking spaces.
 
No sidewalk shall be decreased to less than four feet (4') in width by use of a vehicle overhang.  The minimum front overhang over a sidewalk shall be two feet (2') as long as the sidewalk is protected by wheel stops or curbing.  The two feet (2') may be part of the required depth of a parking space.
 
 
 
Parking stalls located at the end of a dead-end parking aisle must be provided with adequate backing and turnaround space.  The required depth of the turnaround space shall be determined as follows:
 
WIDTH OF DRIVING AISLE (A) DEPTH OF TURNAROUND SPACE (B)
24' OR LESS 6'
25' 5'
26' 4'
27' 3'
28' 2'
29' 1'
30' 0'
 

 

Parallel Parking Spaces:  If no separation between parking spaces is needed, use the following design:
 
 
 
 
 
If a separation between some of the parking spaces is needed, use the following design:
 
Please note the striping for the parking spaces.  There is no distinction between regular vehicles and compact cars for the dimensions of the parallel parking spaces.
 
    E.  The following are minimum standards for Motorcycle and Scooter Parking facilities:
1.  Motorcycle/Scooter parking space is an area four feet six inches (4'6") by nine feet (9'); this area shall provide standing area for a motorcycle/scooter.
2.  Motorcycle/Scooter parking spaces shall be located as close as possible to building entrances, but not closer than the accessible parking spaces.
3.  Credit toward required vehicular parking may be granted at a rate of one (1) vehicular space per every required four (4) motorcycle parking spaces.  The number of vehicular spaces required shall not be reduced by more than ten (10) spaces.
    F.  The following are minimum standards for Bicycle Parking facilities:
1.  A bicycle parking space is an area two feet (2') by six feet (6') or the area occupied by a bicycle when using a bicycle parking device as designed (e.g., inverted "U" rack provides 2 bicycle parking spaces).
2.  A bicycle parking device is defined as a rack to which the frame and at least one wheel can be secured with a user-provided U-lock or padlock and cable.
3.  Bicycle parking areas shall be located in a highly visible area without interfering with pedestrian or vehicular circulation.
4.  The ground surface surrounding and beneath the bicycle storage facility shall be surfaced to prevent accumulation of mud and dust.  Surfaces may include, but are not limited to, pavers, grass, gravel or concrete.
5.  Bike parking facilities within an auto parking area shall be separated by physical barriers:  such as curbs, wheel stops, bollards or other similar features to protect bicycles from damage by cars.
6.  Trees, fences, light poles, benches, public art and other outdoor furnishings or improvements shall not be used as designated bicycle parking facilities.
7.  The Planning Director is authorized to reduce or waive the bicycle parking space requirements if there are extraordinary circumstances related to land use, adjacent road network and bicycle accessibility, or other mitigating circumstances.  Evidence of said extraordinary circumstances shall be submitted by the applicant.
8.  Credit toward required vehicular parking may be granted at a rate of one (1) vehicular space per every required four (4) bicycle parking spaces with documentation of road/trail network and bicycle accessibility by neighboring land use.  The number of vehicular spaces required shall not be reduced by more than ten (10) spaces.
 

17.112.040 Driveways/access.

     A. Unobstructed and direct access shall be provided to the parking area from a public road or alley. No access way (driveway) shall cross an intervening property, even if held in the same ownership, without an access easement running with the land. The easement shall be recorded with the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder and shall set forth as a minimum: purpose, location, duration, assignability, maintenance and repair responsibilities, liability, and provision for termination (if any).
     B. Driveways shall intersect approximately perpendicular to the public road or alley.
     C. An approved driveway or access permit is required from the Colorado Department of Transportation for driveway access to a State or Federal highway, and from the Pueblo County Department of Public Works or designee(s) for driveway access to a County road or alley.  For purposes of this section, the approved permit shall identify the location of the driveway or access measured from property line and the width of the driveway or access.
     D. Driveways shall be designed to channel entry and exit traffic to a predetermined intersect location along the public road or alley. Driveway access width and spacing, and driveway distance from road or alley intersections shall be determined pursuant to the Pueblo County Roadway Design Standards. (Contact Pueblo County Department of Public Works for details).
 

17.112.050 Handicapped access.

     A. Location. Accessible parking spaces required for a particular building shall be located on the shortest accessible route of travel from adjacent parking to an accessible building entrance. In parking facilities that do not serve a particular building, accessible parking shall be located on the shortest accessible route of travel to an accessible pedestrian entrance of the parking facility. In buildings with multiple accessible entrances with adjacent parking, accessible parking spaces shall be dispersed and located closest to the accessible entrances. Accessible parking spaces shall be provided on level parking surfaces with a slope not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions.
     B. Accessible Routes. All accessible routes shall not be less than three feet (3') in width and provided from the handicap parking space(s) to the entry of the land use or structure. Handicap parking aisles may be used as an access route.  Wherever practical, the accessible route of travel shall not cross traffic-aisles.  Where crossing traffic-aisles is necessary the route of travel shall be designated and marked as a crosswalk.
     C. Curb Ramp. A curb ramp shall be provided wherever an access route crosses a curb. The curb ramp shall be not less than thirty-six (36) inches in width, exclusive of flared sides with a slope not exceeding 1:12.  The ramp flared sides shall not exceed a slope of 1:10.  Curb ramps and the flared sides of curb ramps shall be located so that they do not project into vehicular traffic lanes, parking spaces, or parking access aisles.  (Per ADA Standards for Accessible Design et seq.)
 
20.

10 slope, measured at the curb face.

    D. Signage. Accessible parking spaces shall be designated as reserved by a sign showing the symbol of accessibility. Spaces complying with Section 17.112.030(C)(4) shall have an additional sign "Van Accessible" mounted below the symbol of accessibility. Such signs shall be located so they cannot be obscured by a vehicle parked in the space. The sign shall be an R7-8 sign as described in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (as shown below). The bumper stop or curb head shall be painted with the standard accessibility blue color. The painted accessibility symbol shall not be required; however, if the symbol is painted, it shall conform to the International Symbol of Accessibility Proportions, Section 17.112.050(G) below.

 
     E. Vertical Clearance. Minimum vertical clearance of one hundred fourteen (114) inches (2,895 mm) at accessible passenger loading zones and along at least one vehicle access route to such areas from site entrance(s) and exit(s) shall be provided. Van accessible spaces shall be provided a minimum vertical clearance of ninety-eight (98) inches (2,490 mm) at the parking space and along at least one vehicle access route to such spaces from site entrance(s) and exit(s).
     F. Passenger Loading Zones. If provided, passenger loading zones shall provide an access aisle at least sixty (60) inches (1,525 mm) wide and twenty (20) feet (240 inches) (6,100 mm) long adjacent and parallel to the vehicle pull-up space. If there are curbs between the access aisle and the vehicle pull-up space, then a curb ramp complying with Section 17.112.050(C) shall be provided. Vehicle standing spaces and access aisles shall be level with surface slopes not exceeding 1:50 (2%) in all directions.
 
     G. The following international symbol of accessibility proportions shall be used:
 

 

17.112.060 Location.

     A. All required off-street parking and aisles, including vehicle overhang, shall be provided on the same lot or parcel of land containing the use for which it serves except as noted in the following subsections. Physical barriers (e.g., wheel stops) shall be used to insure no part of a vehicle will overhang into the public right-of-way or adjacent properties.
     No parking space shall be approved where the vehicle must back across any public right-of-way line except for one-family residence, mobile home, tenant house, and farming and ranching uses, or for any parking space that is blocked off by another vehicle.
     B. The public road right-of-way may, in a case of extreme hardship, be used to provide off-street parking. A Revocable Permit for the Use of Public Right-of-Way, issued by the Board of County Commissioners, shall be obtained prior to counting such located parking towards meeting the off-street parking requirements. It shall be the permittee’s responsibility to develop and use the right-of-way in accordance to such requirements, terms and conditions as may be imposed by the Board.
     In the event the permit is revoked, the owner or operator is not relieved from compliance with these off-street parking standards, and shall bring the use into compliance within thirty (30) calendar days after permit revocation.
     C. Off-lot off-street parking may, in a case of extreme hardship, be provided to meet the parking requirements, subject to compliance with the following:
     1. The off-lot parking area for residential use is within one hundred (100) feet and for nonresidential use is within three hundred (300) feet, excluding public rights-of-way, of the lot or parcel of land containing the use for which it serves.
     2. The off-lot parking area is not separated from the lot or parcel of land containing the use it serves by a physical or man-made feature which constitutes a safety hazard. Safety hazard includes, but is not limited to, a road with a functional classification of "major collector" or higher, or a road with a current or projected (20 year) average daily traffic (ADT) of 2,500 vehicles.
     3. The off-lot parking area is held in the same ownership as the lot or parcel of land containing the use it serves, or there is a long-term (minimum 10 year) interest (e.g., lease) running with the land recorded with the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder. The instrument of interest shall set forth as a minimum: purpose, location duration, assignability, maintenance and repair responsibility, liability, and provision of termination (if any).
     4. In the event the off-lot parking interest is terminated, the owner or operator is not relieved from compliance with these off-street parking standards, and shall be responsible for insuring the use’s off-street parking requirements are continuously and fully met.
 

17.112.070 Paving and striping.

     A. For the following uses paving with asphalt or concrete is required:
     1. Residential, Permanent (as noted):
         --Apartment,
         --Condominium,
         --Grouped house,
         --Townhouse,
         --Residence, two-family or more;
     2. Residential, lodging (all);
     3. Residential, special (all);
     4. Commercial (all);
     5. Industrial (all);
     6. Recreation (as noted):
         --Athletic Field (including but not limited to soccer, baseball, track and field, football),
         --Athletic Sports Multi-Use Facility,
         --Bowling alley,
         --Golf course.
     Striping (painting) of parking areas paved with asphalt or concrete required. Components to be striped include parking space divider lines, handicapped routes and aisles, and traffic directional (flow) arrows.
     All parking spaces, driveway, aisles, and other land areas utilized for off-street parking and the movement of vehicles in conjunction with the use (e.g., drive-up service windows, loading docks, storage areas) shall be paved with asphalt or concrete. Gravel, rock and compacted earth are not considered a permanent surface.
     B. For the following uses surfacing with gravel or rock (minimum four (4) inch depth) is allowed:
     1. Agricultural Ranching and related uses;
     2. Commercial (as noted):
         --Boat and Recreational Vehicle storage area for retail sales,
         --Contractor's yard, area for storage of equipment,
         --Equestrian Arena (commercial/club),
         --Greenhouse,
         --Mini-warehouse, area for storage of boats and recreational vehicles;
     3. Residential, permanent (as noted):
         --Mobile home,
        --Residence, one-family,
        --Tenant house;
     4. Recreation (as noted):
        --Paintball Field;
     5. Retail (as noted):
        --Carnival (temporary),
        --Christmas tree sales (temporary),
        --Fireworks sales (temporary),
        --Roadside sales stand (agricultural products).
     All parking spaces, driveways, aisles, and other land areas utilized for off-street parking and the movement of vehicles in conjunction with the use shall either be surfaced with gravel or rock, to a minimum depth of four (4) inches to insure a dust-free surface, or paved with asphalt or concrete. For the above listed uses which may be gravel or rock, should the developer choose to pave with asphalt or concrete, then the striping (painting) requirements set forth above shall apply.
   The property owner shall be responsible for the parking areas to be maintained in good, usable condition throughout the life of the project.  Parking area includes surfaces and striping.  Should through the review of a revised, amended or new parking plan of the property find that the parking area is not maintained (such as but not limited to faded striping, asphalt or concrete in disrepair), the parking will not be granted final approval until the parking area is brought back into good, usable condition.
 

17.112.080 Drainage.

     Off-street parking areas shall be constructed in a manner to insure the drainage of stormwater, therefrom, without flooding or damage to surrounding properties or public roads. Temporary water ponding is allowable if part of a drainage detention system approved by the Public Works Director or part of a subdivision’s approved drainage plan.
 
     Different portions of the same off-street parking area may be used by, credited to, or reserved for different uses by lease, contract or purchase for the purpose of meeting these required off-street parking requirements.
     Such lease, contract or purchase instrument shall run with the land, be recorded with the Pueblo County Clerk and Recorder, and set forth as a minimum: purpose, location, duration, assignability, maintenance and repair responsibilities, liability and provision for termination (if any). An off-street parking space may be counted for compliance with these parking requirements for only one use, unless "multiple use" of the space will occur.
 

17.112.100 Multiple use.

     The same off-street parking space may be counted by other uses as meeting their individual off-street parking requirements if those uses characteristically do not each need the same spaces during the same hours of the day.
 

17.112.110 Plan required.

     A. An off-street parking area plan is required to be approved by the Zoning Administrator prior to commencement of the activities identified in Section 17.112.010.
     It shall be the owner’s or operator’s responsibility to insure that the building or use is in compliance with the off-street parking requirements at all times.
     B. An off-street parking plan shall be drawn to scale and contain at least the following information:
     1. Common address and legal description of the off-street parking area property, and (if different) the address and legal description of the property it will serve;
     2. Name of person or firm preparing the plan;
     3. North arrow and scale;
     4. Legal and physical features affecting the design (e.g., easements, landscaping, utility poles, sidewalks, buildings, signs);
     5. Location of each parking space and access way, including identification of handicapped and compact car spaces, if any. (Note: Driveways must be approved by the County Engineer if onto a County road or alley, or the Colorado Department of Transportation if onto a State or Federal highway);
     6. Identification of paving surface for all spaces and access ways; and
     7. Statement of use factors upon which off-street parking standard compliance can be determined (e.g., hotel with thirty (30) guest rooms, medical office with 3,200 square feet net floor area, warehouse with twenty (20) main shift employees).
     C.1. Building permit plans with declared use or declared rated occupancy (obtained from the Pueblo Regional Building Department) shall be accompanied by an off-street parking plan for approval at the time the building permit is submitted for zoning compliance.
     2. Building permit plans with an undeclared use or undeclared rated occupancy may be given zoning compliance approval, but the off-street parking compliance may be withheld by the Zoning Administrator. It shall be the owner’s or operator’s responsibility to secure the off-street parking plan’s approval before commencing the proposed use.
     3. Building permit plans where the off-street parking plans are based on employees may be given zoning compliance approval using the owner’s or operator’s anticipated number of employees. It shall be the owner’s or operator’s responsibility to obtain the Zoning Administrator’s approval of amended off-street parking plans if the actual number of employees exceeds the anticipated number.
     4. Phased implementation of off-street parking may be approved by the Zoning Administrator for an owner or operator anticipating future expansion, which will necessitate additional off-street parking spaces. Phase implementation may be done by improving only the appropriate portion (phase) of an approved off-street parking plan designed for the future expansion, or by amending the off-street parking plan as expansion occurs.
     5. Uses not requiring issuance of a building permit shall secure the Zoning Administrator’s approval of the
off-street parking plan prior to commencing the use.

 

17.112.120 Variance.

     Relief from compliance with these off-street parking standards may be obtained from the Zoning Administrator or the Zoning Board of Appeals.
     A. The Zoning Administrator may by written administrative decision reduce the sum of the required off-street parking space by up to twenty-five (25) percent for mixed uses on the same land or within the same structure. The burden to demonstrate that the reduction will protect the public health, safety and welfare, and not increase congestion shall be with the owner or operator.
     B. The Zoning Board of Appeals may issue a Zoning Variance from these off-street parking standards.

 

17.112.130 Off-street loading.

     A. Application. If off-street loading is provided, then the loading stall shall meet the following standards.
     B. Size of Space. Each off-street loading space shall be at least ten (10) feet wide, twenty-five (25) feet long, and provide fourteen (14) feet height clearance.
     C. Alley Location. Where the parcel on which the off-street loading space is located abuts upon an alley such loading space shall adjoin or have access to the alley and not the street. The length of the loading space may be measured perpendicular to or parallel with the alley, except on lots less than thirty (30) feet in width, the length of such loading space shall be measured perpendicular to the alley.
     D. Egress and Ingress. All off-street loading areas shall be designed and located so that egress and ingress therefrom shall not impede or conflict with the flow of traffic on public roads.
     E. Paving. Surfacing of off-street loading areas driveways for loading areas shall be provided for in accordance with Section 17.112.070.