City of Monroe, WI
Green County
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§ 5-13-1 Traffic, parking and access.

[3-2-2004; 2016 Code]
(A) 
No obstructions, such as structures, fences, signs, parking, or vegetation, shall be permitted between the heights of 2 1/2 feet and 10 feet above the plane through mean curb grades within the triangular space formed by any two existing or proposed intersecting street or alley property lines and a line joining points on such lands located a minimum of 20 feet from their intersection.
(B) 
At any intersection at which an arterial street or a major collector street intersects with another arterial street, major collector street or railway, no obstructions, such as structures, fences, signs, parking, or vegetation, shall be permitted between the heights of 2 1/2 feet and 10 feet above the plane through mean curb grades within the triangular space formed by any two existing or proposed intersecting street or alley property lines and a line joining points on such lands located a minimum of 30 feet from their intersection.

§ 5-13-2 Loading requirements.

[10-21-1986; 2016 Code]
In all districts adequate loading areas shall be provided so that all vehicles loading, maneuvering, or unloading are completely off the public ways so that no vehicle need back onto any public way.

§ 5-13-3 Parking requirements.

[3-15-1988; 1-2-1996; 9-2-2008; 2016 Code]
In all districts and, there shall be provided off street parking stalls for all vehicles as follows:
(A) 
When required. In all districts, there shall be provided when any building is erected, enlarged, extended, increased or has a change of use, off street parking spaces for automobiles as set forth in this chapter. The number of required parking spaces be waived when a building is enlarged on a lot located within 600 feet of an adequate public parking facility.
(B) 
Minimum size. Each required off street parking space shall be at least 9 1/2 feet wide and 18 feet long, exclusive of access ways and aisles, and shall have at least seven feet of vertical clearance. A lesser width or length, or both width and length, of any off street parking space or group of spaces shall be a conditional use in the applicable zoning district and may be allowed only upon completion of all procedures required for issuance of a conditional use permit. Every space shall be situated so that no part of any parked vehicle overhangs the public right of way. Markings shall be laid and restored as often as necessary to clearly delineate each parking space.
(C) 
Accessway. The right of ingress to and egress from a parking space is through an access aisle and will be limited to driveway entrances and exits specified in the approved parking area plan.
(1) 
No accessway to any parking area shall be closer than 30 feet from any lot line corner on a 60 foot wide or less right of way and for a right of way greater than 60 feet, said distance shall be increased one foot for every one foot increase in the right of way width up to a maximum distance of 50 feet. A corner is formed by the intersection of the right of way of two or more streets. At intersections where traffic control devices are installed, the board of public works may increase this requirement as necessary to prevent hazards. The requirements of this paragraph shall apply to new off street parking areas and parking areas in the city on May 1, 1988, at such time as they are resurfaced by the application of a new coat of paving material other than a sealer, or the removal of paving and replacement with new pavement, or when the street upon which they abut undergoes any replacement of curb and gutter on the entire lot by the city. Curb cuts and entrances to parking and loading areas shall be approved by the board of public works.
(2) 
Parking area accessways (including residential driveway) and public streets shall be aligned to form right angles, as closely as feasible. The access drive width for a residential district parking area shall be by either a single drive, 10 feet wide, one 2-way drive at least 20 feet wide or by two 1-way drives, each at least 10 feet wide.
(3) 
The accessway to every parking or loading space located in any business district or in the industrial district shall be at least 16 feet wide unless two 1-way drives, each 12 feet wide, are provided.
(D) 
Interior aisles. Aisles within parking lots shall be sufficiently wide to permit safe and efficient vehicular movement in the aisles, and into and out of parking spaces. Aisles' designed dimensions shall be according to parking lot table of dimensions.

§ 5-13-4 Number of parking spaces required.

[2016 Code]
(A) 
Floor area defined. When used in this section "floor area," in the case of offices, merchandising or service types of uses, means the gross floor area used or intended to be used by tenants, or for service to the public as customers, patrons, clients or patients, including areas occupied by fixtures and equipment used for display or sales of merchandise. It shall not include areas used principally for nonpublic purposes, such as storage, incidental repair, processing or packaging of merchandise, for show windows, for offices incidental to the management or maintenance of stores or buildings, for toilets or restrooms, for utilities, or for dressing rooms, fitting or alteration rooms.
(B) 
The number of off street parking spaces required shall be as follows:
Automobile or machinery sales and service garages:
1 for each 800 sq. ft. floor area
Banks, business and professional offices:
1 for each 600 sq. ft. of floor area
Churches and schools:
1 for each 10 seats in an auditorium or 1 for each 17 classroom seats, whichever is greater
Dance halls and assembly halls without fixed seats, exhibition halls except assembly rooms in conjunction with auditorium:
1 for each 100 sq. ft. of floor area used for assembly or dancing
Dwellings
(single-family):
1 for each dwelling unit.
(multi-family):
1 for each family dwelling unit,
Funeral homes, mortuaries:
10 for each parlor
Furniture and appliances stores, household equipment or furniture repair shop of over 1,000 sq. ft. floor area:
1 for each 600 sq. ft. of floor area
Hospitals:
1 for each 2 beds
Hotels, lodging houses:
1 for each 2 bedrooms
Manufacturing plant, research or testing laboratories, bottling plants of over 1,000 sq. ft. in area:
1 for each 2 employees in the maximum working shift, or for each 1,200 sq. ft. of floor area, whichever is greater
Medical or dental clinics:
1 for each 200 sq. ft. of floor area
Motels and motor hotels:
1 space for each living or sleeping unit
Restaurants, taverns and night clubs, of over 1,000 sq. ft. in area:
1 for each 200 sq. ft. of floor area
Retail stores, shops, etc. of over 2,000 sq. ft. floor area:
1 for each 200 sq. ft. of floor area
Sanitariums, convalescent homes, children's homes:
1 for each 6 beds
Sports arenas, auditoriums, theaters, assembly halls other than schools:
1 for each 6 seats
Wholesale establishments or warehouses:
1 for each 3 employees on maximum shift or for each 3,000 sq. ft. of floor area, whichever is greater

§ 5-13-5 Parking area specifications.

[10-21-1986; 3-15-1988; 7-19-1988; 2016 Code]
Every parcel of land used as a public or private parking area, including a commercial parking lot and also an automobile or trailer sales lot, shall be developed and maintained under the following requirements:
(A) 
Screening and landscaping. Off-street parking areas which abut an adjacent residential district lot or lots, shall be provided with a masonry wall, solid screen planting of appropriate shrubs or an opaque wooden fence of a height of not less than four feet along the entire boundary, common to both the residential district lot or lots and the parking area. Lights used to illuminate such parking lots shall be so arranged as to reflect lighting away from the adjoining premises in a residential district.
(B) 
Minimum distance and setback. No part of any parking area for more than five vehicles shall be closer than 10 feet to any dwelling located on an adjoining lot, unless screened by an unpierced masonry wall.
(C) 
Surfacing. Any off-street parking area for more than five vehicles shall be surfaced with an asphaltic or Portland cement binder pavement within one year of construction of the main use so as to provide a durable and dustless surface; shall be so graded and drained as to dispose of all surface water accumulated within the area, and shall be so arranged and marked as to provide for orderly and safe loading and unloading and parking and storage of self-propelled vehicles. The foregoing requirements with respect to surfacing shall not apply to a parking area in an "M" District if more than 200 feet distant from any residential district, except that a dustless surface shall be provided in any case.
(D) 
Lighting. Any lighting used to illuminate any off-street parking area shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from adjoining premises in any residential district.
(E) 
Green area. Every off-street parking area except those required to comply with subsection (A) of this section, or with more than one traffic aisle, shall contain within the boundaries of the parking area a raised buffer strip/island green space or spaces equal to no less than five percent of the area within the boundaries of the parking area. Green spaces shall run parallel with the length of interior aisles and between the front lines of two adjacent parking spaces, unless parking spaces are along the perimeter of the parking area, which is not adjacent to parking space on an adjacent lot, then no green space is required. The green space shall contain grass, or evergreen shrubs or evergreen plantings and other landscaping, and shall be maintained in good condition for aesthetics and to aid in the safe direction of traffic flow.
(1) 
The requirements of this subsection shall not apply to any parking ramp.
(2) 
The requirements of this subsection shall apply to off-street parking areas existing in the city on January 2, 1985 when they are re-surfaced by the application of a new coat of paving material other than a sealer, or the removal of paving and replacement with new pavement.