Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[Amended 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86B]
[Amended 8-11-1986 by Ord. No. 8-11-86D]
69.37.1. 
Procedure.
[Amended 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89F]
1. 
When a developer proposes to change the current configuration of an existing parking lot or create a new parking lot as part of a land development, the applicant shall submit a plot plan, certified by a surveyor, drawn to scale and fully dimensioned, showing any off-street parking and loading facilities before any permits or approval is issued. Where no building permit is required, an artisan permit shall be obtained before proceeding with the improvement of the parking lot.
69.37.2. 
Extent of control.
1. 
The off-street parking and loading requirements of this ordinance apply as follows:
a. 
All buildings and structures erected or added to and all land uses initiated after the effective date of this ordinance shall provide accessory off-street parking or loading facilities as required for the use thereof.
b. 
When a building or structure erected or enlarged prior to or after the effective date of this ordinance shall undergo a decrease in the number of dwelling units, gross floor area, seating capacity, number of employees or other units of measurement specifically set forth hereafter for the required off-street parking or loading facilities and further, when said decrease would result in a requirement for fewer total off-street parking or loading spaces through application of the provisions of this ordinance thereto, off-street parking and loading facilities may be so decreased only when the facilities remaining would be at least equal to or exceed all off-street parking or loading requirements resulting from application of the provisions of this article to the entire building or structure as modified. This includes surfacing requirements.
c. 
All parking areas established prior to the effective date of this ordinance, but not in conformance with all provisions of the Parking Article, are allowed to continue as previously laid out. Any change or alteration to existing parking areas shall require that portion to be altered to be in accordance with all provisions of the Parking Article. Accessory off-street parking and loading spaces in existence on the effective date of this ordinance may not be reduced in number unless the remaining off-street parking equals or exceeds all provisions of the Parking Article for equivalent new construction of the current use and building size.
d. 
Any change in use or in size of an existing building that would require a greater number of off-street parking spaces than the previous use or size shall provide additional off-street parking in accordance with the Parking Article. If the number of additional required parking spaces results in more than a twenty-five-percent increase in the total number of parking spaces currently provided on the lot or requires the addition of at least three more spaces, whichever is greater, then all existing parking is also required to equal or exceed all provisions of the Parking Article including surfacing.
e. 
Parking number requirements for expansion of existing buildings or uses or for an additional structure on a developed lot shall be determined by combining the requirements for all existing uses and all new development using current requirements this Zoning Ordinance.
f. 
Commercial vehicle parking is limited by the following provision: There is to be no overnight parking and/or storage of non-business-related vehicles.
[Added 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
69.38.1. 
Parking space; description. An off-street parking space is an area to be used for the storage or parking of passenger automobiles or commercial vehicles, which is accessible from private driveways or aisles laid out in accordance with the standards in this section.
69.38.2. 
Design. Off-street parking spaces shall be designed in accordance with the following minimum standards:
[Amended 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
Parking Angle
(degrees)
Aisle Width
(feet)
Space Size
(feet)
45
12
9 x 18
60
18
9 x 18
90
24
9.5 x 18
69.38.3. 
Downsized and nonstandard parking stalls.
[Amended 10-9-2017 by Ord. No. 10-9-17C]
1. 
Employee parking. Downsized parking stalls measuring nine feet by 18 feet are permitted for employee parking in lots with 10 or more parking spaces. When a lot incorporates a mix of employee and nonemployee spaces, nonemployee spaces must be marked for visitors, and the number of employee spaces shall not exceed 50% of the total number required for that land use.
2. 
Tandem parking, or a space where one automobile parks behind another so that one automobile must be moved before the other can be accessed, is permitted in certain circumstances as set forth herein. Handicapped-accessible parking spaces shall not be used for tandem parking spaces. Tandem parking spaces may be permitted if all of the following conditions are met:
a. 
Tandem parking spaces shall not be allowed for new commercial construction. Tandem parking spaces shall be allowed for existing commercial buildings or existing buildings subject to a change of use.
b. 
Tandem parking spaces shall be reserved for use by employees. Such spaces shall be identified or designated for employee parking through the use of signage or pavement markings.
c. 
At least 50% of the required parking spaces shall be single, nontandem spaces. For example, where a lot is required to have 10 parking spaces, at least five of the spaces shall be single, nontandem spaces.
3. 
Parallel parking spaces. Parallel parking spaces must have a minimum width of nine feet and a minimum depth of 24 feet. Maneuvering aisles adjacent to parallel spaces must have a minimum width of 12 feet.
69.38.4. 
Measurement of space. When determination of the number of required off-street parking spaces results in requirements of a fractional space, any fraction up to and including 1/2 may be disregarded, and fractions over 1/2 shall be interpreted as one parking space.
69.38.5. 
Access.
1. 
Parking facilities shall be designed according to the following requirements for vehicular access to a street or alley unless regulated otherwise by the state or County:
[Amended 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
Dimension
Requirements
(feet)
Minimum (two-way)
24
Minimum (one-way)
12
Maximum
35 (except in M District where the width may be 50 feet if needed for truck access)
2. 
Townhouse streets widths. All streets upon which townhouses and two-family dwellings abut shall be required to have a thirty-foot cartway width in accordance with the Bethel Park Subdivision Ordinance.
[Added 12-8-1986 by Ord. No. 12-8-86H]
69.38.6. 
Signs. No signs shall be displayed in any parking area within any residential district, except for directional signs which are limited to two per each point of approval ingress and egress. All signs in other parking areas shall conform to Article XVI herein.
69.38.7. 
Striping. All parking spaces in paved areas shall be properly marked by durable white or yellow paint in stripes a minimum of four inches wide and extending the length of the parking space. Striping must be maintained to keep parking lot designations identifiable.
69.38.8. 
Required setbacks. No parking space or portion thereof established on a lot shall be located within a front yard or side yard if abutting a street, except in the C and MLI Districts. In the C District, an off-street parking area may be installed and maintained in any yard area abutting a street, provided that such parking areas do not occupy the first five feet of any yard area abutting a street. In the MLI District, parking may be installed and maintained in any front yard area without a setback if the abutting street does not serve as an ingress and egress to a residential zoned area. Otherwise, in the MLI district off-street parking area may be installed and maintained in any yard area abutting a street, provided that such parking areas do not occupy the first five feet of any yard area abutting a street. Parking may never be located within the right-of-way area.
[Amended 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
69.38.9. 
Surfacing. All outdoor off-street parking areas, except those accessory to single-family dwellings and within the rear lots in the Manufacturing Light Industrial District, shall be paved with asphalt, concrete or similar material that is in conformance with standard construction specifications of the Municipality. Parking areas in the rear lots of the Manufacturing Light Industrial District shall be, at a minimum, a dust-free slag or stone surface parking area.
[Amended 10-9-2017 by Ord. No. 10-9-17C]
69.38.10. 
Stormwater. Adequate stormwater drainage facilities shall be installed in order to ensure that stormwater does not flow onto abutting property or abutting walkways in such a way or quantity that pedestrians using the walkways would be detrimentally affected or inconvenienced. The Municipal Engineer shall approve all such facilities.
69.38.11. 
Planting strip and walls. Whenever a parking lot abuts onto a public street, walkway or alley, a grass or landscaped planting strip shall be installed from the improved cartway to the parking lot. The portion of the planting strip between the property line and the cartway is considered temporary in nature and may be removed by the Municipality should cartway widening or reconstruction take place. In addition, any retaining walls or other walls to be built between the street and parking lot area shall be constructed subject to the approval of Municipal Engineer.
[Amended 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B]
1. 
As a minimum, landscaping shall include either:
a. 
Grass only; or
b. 
Decorative cover material (such as rocks, wood chips) with live ornamental ground cover with shrubs or trees planted at spacings not more than twice the width of the maximum width of the shrub or tree at maturity.
2. 
Landscaping strips comprised of just dirt, rocks or wood chips without any plant materials shall not be considered an acceptable planting strip.
69.38.12. 
Curbs. All outdoor hard surfaced off-street parking areas shall be curbed unless sheet drainage of surface water can be achieved in a fashion satisfactory to the Municipal Engineer.
69.38.13. 
Landscaping. All off-street parking areas of 6,000 square feet or more shall be landscaped to the satisfaction of the Planning Commission. A minimum of 4% of the total parking areas shall be so landscaped.
1. 
All parking areas should be effectively landscaped with trees and shrubs, which can reasonably be expected to survive, to reduce glare and reflected heat, delineate driving lanes, separate parking on adjoining properties and provide a buffer with neighboring properties. All planting not surviving for three planting seasons must be replaced, in kind, or with plantings which are expected to be more durable. The replacement of in kind must be approved by the Zoning Officer.
[Added 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 9-14-98A]
2. 
In a C-1 Neighborhood Commercial District the following requirements shall apply:
[Added 9-14-1998 by Ord. No. 9-14-98A]
a. 
All off-street parking areas of 6,000 square feet or more shall be landscaped and designed by a professional landscape architect or nurseryman to the satisfaction of the Planning Commission. A minimum of 15% of the total parking area shall be so landscaped.
b. 
Parking areas shall be required to maintain a minimum ten-foot-wide landscaped strip adjacent: to a street or way containing one deciduous tree and 10 shrubs for every 35 feet of linear frontage. Parking areas that are screened from the street or way by the building(s) are permitted and encouraged.
69.38.14. 
Wheelstops. Wheelstops shall be provided along boundaries adjoining properties, public rights-of-way, curbs or landscaped areas.
69.38.15. 
Dead-end aisles. Dead-end aisles in off-street parking areas shall be designed according to the following minimum standards:
Dimension
Requirement
Depth of turnaround area
13
Width of turnaround area
25
69.38.16. 
Shopping cart returns. One shopping cart return is required for every 10,000 square feet of floor area in retail stores regularly using shopping carts. Shopping cart returns shall measure 9.5 feet by 18 feet, with fencing or similar containment on three sides, and shall be identified by an above-grade sign.
[Amended 10-9-2017 by Ord. No. 10-9-17C]
69.38.17. 
Handicapped parking spaces. Handicapped accessible parking spaces must be provided for in all commercial, institutional, recreational and all other uses; excluding one-family dwelling and two-family dwellings used for residential use. Handicapped accessible parking spaces must be marked in accordance with state regulations and are to measure 18 feet in length and have a width that is in compliance with current ICC\ANSI A117.1 (American National Standards for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities) standards. The number of spaces is to be provided in accordance with the following table:
[Amended 3-14-2011 by Ord. No. 3-14-11]
Accessible Parking Spaces
Total Parking in Lot
Required Number of Spaces
Up 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% of total
Over 1,000
20 plus 1 for each 100 or fraction thereof over 1,000
69.38.18. 
Fire lanes. All commercial buildings over 10,000 square feet in office and retail space are required to have a thirty-foot aisle at the front of the building, inclusive of the required driveway aisle width. The aisle side adjacent to the building must be designated as a fire lane with no parking allowed.
69.38.19. 
Dumpsters. All dumpster bins must be screened from view as seen from any public street or highway.
69.38.20. 
Shared parking requirements. In order to accommodate the usage of the same parking spaces for two or more different land uses requiring different principal hours of use, a lower number of the required parking spaces may be permitted. Subsequent changes in land uses within the mixed-use development shall require a new occupancy permit and proof that sufficient parking will be available. The following provisions apply to shared parking:
[Amended 10-9-2017 by Ord. No. 10-9-17C]
1. 
The required parking for mixed uses shall be computed as follows:
a. 
Determine the minimum amount of parking required for each land use as though it were a separate use.
b. 
Using the table below, determine the number of spaces needed by use for each of the four time periods by multiplying each use by the corresponding percentage of use for that time period.
c. 
Calculate the total number of spaces needed for each time period.
d. 
The time period with the highest use is the number of parking spaces required.
Calculating Parking for Mixed-Use Developments
Weekdays
Weekend
Daytime
Evening
Daytime
Evening
Office/industrial
100%
10%
10%
5%
Retail
60%
90%
100%
70%
Hotel
75%
100%
75%
100%
Restaurant
75%
100%
10%
100%
Entertainment/ recreational
40%
100%
80%
100%
e. 
To apply for usage of the shared parking requirement, a table must be submitted showing the breakdown by use into the above five categories of gross floor area. Uses that do not fit into any of the categories shown in the previous table cannot be applied to this provision. The amount of required parking must then be tabulated by use and time period. The time period requiring the highest number of parking must then be indicated.
[Added 8-10-1987 by Ord. No. 8-10-87C]
69.39.1. 
State and County roads. All development accessing onto state or County roads must obtain the required permits before a building permit is issued. The developer shall submit evidence of such permits as part of his building permit application.
69.39.2. 
Municipal roads. All uses accessing a municipal road shall meet the following standards before any permit allowing its construction or use is issued:
1. 
General rule. All driveways shall be located, designed and maintained in such a manner as not to interfere or be inconsistent with the design, maintenance and drainage of the street.
2. 
General location restrictions. Access driveways shall be permitted at locations in which:
a. 
Sight distance is adequate to safely allow each permitted movement to be made into or out of the access driveway;
b. 
The free movement of normal street traffic is not impaired;
c. 
The driveway will not create a hazard as determined by the Municipal Engineer using sound engineering principles;
d. 
The driveway will not create an area of undue traffic congestion on the street.
3. 
Specific location restrictions. Specific location restrictions shall include the following:
a. 
Access driveways shall not be located at interchanges, ramp areas or locations that would interfere with the placement and proper functioning of highway signs, signals, detectors, lighting or other devices that affect traffic control.
b. 
If the location of a driveway is near a signalized intersection, the Municipal Engineer may require that the developer provide new or relocated detectors, signal heads, controller and the like for the control of traffic movements from the driveway. No permit shall be issued until the developer accepts this requirement in writing and posts adequate security.
c. 
The Municipal Engineer may restrict access to a property which abuts two or more intersecting streets to only that street which can more safely accommodate the property's traffic.
d. 
The Municipal Engineer may require the developer to locate an access driveway directly across from a highway, local road or access driveway on the opposite side of the roadway if it is determined that offset driveways will not permit left turns to be made safely or that access across the roadway from one access to the other will create a safety hazard.
4. 
Number of driveways. The number and location of entrances which may be granted will be based on anticipated usage, interior and exterior traffic patterns.
The Municipal Engineer may require a developer to submit a traffic study by a licensed professional addressing these issues.
a. 
Only one continuous driveway with a maximum of two curb cuts will be permitted for residential property, and not more than two driveways will be permitted for a nonresidential property.
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B]
b. 
If the property frontage on any single street exceeds 400 feet, the Council may authorize an additional driveway, upon the recommendation of the Municipal Engineer.
c. 
Regardless of frontage, a property may be restricted to a single entrance/exit driveway, served by an internal collector road separated from the traveled way.
5. 
Approaches to driveways. Driveway approaches shall conform to the following standards:
a. 
The location and angle of an access driveway approach in relation to the highway intersection shall be such that a vehicle entering or leaving the driveway may do so in an orderly and safe manner and with a minimum of interference to highway traffic.
b. 
Where the access driveway approach and street pavement meet, flaring of the approach shall allow for at least a fifteen-foot radius for all commercial uses.
6. 
Driveway design.
a. 
Angle of access driveway approach shall meet the following standards:
b. 
Access driveway approaches used for two-way operation shall be positioned at right angles, that is, 90°, to the street or as near thereto as the Municipal Engineer determines site conditions permit.
c. 
When two access driveways are constructed on the same property frontage and used for one-way operation, each of these driveways may be placed at an angle less than a right angle, but not less than 45° to the street.
7. 
Driveways adjacent to intersections. Driveways serving properties located adjacent to a street intersection shall be subject to the following:
a. 
There shall be a minimum ten-foot tangent distance between the intersecting street radius and the radius of the first permitted driveway.
b. 
The distance from the edge of the pavement of the intersecting street to the radius of the first permitted driveway shall be a minimum of 20 feet on curbed streets and 30 feet on uncurbed streets.
c. 
Paragraphs 1 and 2 of this subsection may be waived only if the intersecting highway radius extends along the property frontage to the extent that compliance is physically impossible.
8. 
Multiple driveways. Multiple driveways serving the same property must be separated by a minimum distance of 15 feet measured along the right-of-way line and 20 feet measured along the shoulder, ditch line or curb.
9. 
Stop sight distance. Conditions for sight distance for other than single-family houses shall be as follows:
a. 
Access driveways shall be located at a point within the property limits which provides at least the minimum sight distance listed in the following tables:
Safe Sight Distance for Passenger Cars and Single-Unit Trucks Exiting From Driveways Onto Two-Lane Roads*
Posted Speed
(mph)
Safe Sight Distance — Left
(feet)
Safe Sight Distance — Right
(feet)
25
250
195
25
250
195
35
440
350
45
635
570
55
845
875
*
Measured from a vehicle 10 feet back of the pavement edge
Safe Sight Distance For Passenger Cars and Single-Unit Trucks Entering Driveways by Left Turns*
Safe Sight Distance
(feet)
Posted Speed Limit
(mph)
2-Lane
4-Lane
25
90
205
35
300
320
45
445
470
55
610
645
*
Measured from the point where a left-turning vehicle stops to a vehicle in the outside lane.
10. 
Waiver of requirements. Upon the written request of a developer, the Municipal Council may waive, after receipt of the recommendation of the Municipal Engineer, any of the above requirements when:
a. 
Topographical features and lot configuration are prohibitive to designing access control meeting these regulations; and
b. 
Safe access can still be achieved as determined by Council.
[Amended 12-8-1986 by Ord. No. 12-18-86H; 5-11-1987 by Ord. No. 5-11-87B; 4-13-1998 by Ord. No. 4-13-98B; 5-8-1989 by Ord. No. 5-8-89G; 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-13-99B; 5-11-2015 by Ord. No. 5-11-15A; 10-9-2017 by Ord. No. 10-9-17C]
69.40.1. 
The following minimum requirements shall be provided:
1. 
Residential dwellings:
a. 
Housing for seniors: one space for each dwelling unit.
b. 
Multiple-family dwellings: 1.5 spaces for each dwelling unit.
c. 
One-family dwelling: one space for each dwelling unit.
d. 
Townhouses and two-family dwellings: two spaces for each dwelling unit. Each space shall be located on the lot within 70 feet of the unit being served by the space.
2. 
Group quarters:
a. 
Dormitories, fraternity houses and sorority houses: Parking requirements shall be based upon a parking study of similar uses prepared by a traffic engineer and acceptable to the Planning Commission, Council or the Subdivision Officer approving the parking requirement.
b. 
Motels and hotels: one parking space for every living unit. This requirement is in addition to the parking space requirements for restaurants and lounges as set forth in this chapter.
c. 
Nursing homes and rest homes: 0.5 parking space for each bed intended for patients.
d. 
Personal care boarding home: two spaces, plus one additional space for every five residents.
3. 
Recreational and open space:
a. 
Bowling alleys: 3.5 parking spaces for each bowling lane.
b. 
Recreation centers and other recreation amusement facilities: Parking requirements shall be based upon a parking study of similar uses prepared by a traffic engineer and acceptable to the Planning Commission, Council or the Subdivision Officer approving the parking requirement.
c. 
Swimming pools and skating rinks: one parking space per 60 square feet of water or skating area.
d. 
Tennis courts: two parking spaces per court.
4. 
Industrial, storage, warehouses, and distribution facilities:
a. 
Industrial plants and facilities: one parking space per 2,300 square feet of gross floor space.
b. 
Transportation terminals: one parking space for every 60 square feet of waiting room space.
c. 
Warehouses, freight terminals and trucking terminals: one parking space for every 2,500 square feet of gross floor area.
5. 
Commercial:
a. 
Barbershops, beauty shops, tanning salons, dog grooming, tattoo parlors and other beauty-related facilities: 1.5 parking spaces for every one station. A station is the area where the primary service of the business is administered.
b. 
Day-care facility: two spaces, plus one space per every eight students as per state capacity guideline at the facility. A reduction of up to two spaces may be given if the facility has a dedicated drop-off drive lane or area.
c. 
Drive-in facilities (if principal use): Parking requirements shall be based upon a parking study of similar uses acceptable to the Planning Commission, Council or the Subdivision Officer approving the parking requirement.
d. 
Educational studios: Parking requirements shall be based upon a parking study of similar uses acceptable to the Planning Commission, Council or the Subdivision Officer approving the parking requirement.
e. 
Indoor retail business (if not listed elsewhere): one space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area.
f. 
Nurseries: one parking space for every 700 square feet of gross floor area and outdoor sales area.
g. 
Office buildings, banks, post offices, businesses and professional services: one space for every 350 square feet of gross floor area.
h. 
Repair shops, plumbing shops, electrical shops and other service establishments: one parking space for every 500 square feet of gross floor area.
i. 
Restaurants, carry-out: six parking spaces, plus one space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area in excess of 1,000 square feet. No additional parking beyond six spaces is required for locations containing less than 1,000 square feet.
j. 
Restaurant, high-turnover: one space per four seats.
k. 
Restaurants, low-turnover: one parking space for every 75 square feet of gross floor area dedicated for customer seating.
l. 
Service stations: two parking spaces for each gas island and/or car wash station, plus 1.5 parking spaces for each grease rack or similar facility and one space for every 300 square feet of floor area devoted to retail sales or office area. The parking space to meet the island or car wash requirement may be provided at the island and/or stacking aisle for the car wash.
6. 
Civic or public:
a. 
Assembly halls, theaters, auditoriums, stadiums, arenas and similar places of public assembly: one parking space for every three fixed seats and one space per 25 square feet of movable seating area.
b. 
Churches: same as required space for assembly halls.
c. 
Clubhouses and meeting places of veterans, businesses and civic, fraternal, labor and similar organizations: same as required spaces for assembly halls, plus one space for every 350 square feet of gross floor area remaining.
d. 
Funeral homes and undertaking establishments: one space for every 60 square feet of floor area in the parlors of the establishments, plus one space for every 350 square feet of remaining gross floor area.
e. 
Libraries, museums and similar establishments: one parking space for every 400 square feet of gross floor area.
f. 
Public and semipublic buildings (unless listed elsewhere): required parking spaces for largest assembly hall or one parking space for every 375 square feet of gross floor area.
7. 
Educational/institutional:
a. 
Elementary schools: one parking space for every four seats available in the principal place of assembly on one space for each instructional room, whichever is greater.
b. 
Middle and senior high schools: one space for every 3.5 seats available at maximum capacity in the assembly hall of greatest capacity on the school grounds or campus or two spaces for each instructional room, whichever is greater.
c. 
Universities, colleges, academies and similar institutions of higher learning: one parking space for every five seats available in the principal place of assembly or two parking spaces for every instructional room, whichever is greater.
8. 
Health service:
a. 
Hospitals: two parking spaces for every bed intended for patients.
b. 
Large medical centers: Parking requirements shall be based upon a parking study of similar uses prepared by a traffic engineer and acceptable to the Planning Commission, Council or the Subdivision Officer approving the parking requirement.
c. 
Medical and dental clinics: one space for each 225 square feet of gross floor area.
d. 
Specialty medical center: Parking requirements shall be based upon a parking study of similar uses prepared by a traffic engineer and acceptable to the Planning Commission, Council or the Subdivision Officer approving the parking modification, provided that additional land area is available to provide for medical use parking on the complete building.
9. 
Miscellaneous:
a. 
Any use which does not have a specific parking requirement in this ordinance: Parking requirements shall be based upon a parking study of similar uses prepared by a traffic engineer and acceptable to the Planning Commission, Council or the Subdivision Officer approving the parking requirement.
69.41.1. 
All required off-street automobile parking facilities shall be located on the same lot with the use they are required to serve. Exceptions to this provision are permitted when there is allowable shared off-site parking available. Off-site parking and multiple uses on multiple sites may establish joint use of one or more parking facilities. Shared parking is the shared use of an on-site, common parking facility between various uses. In addition, sharing parking between different uses that operate during different hours of the day and night may allow reductions in the total number of parking spaces that would normally be required of any development without sharing. Shared off-site parking may be permitted, provided the following conditions exist:
[Amended 10-9-2017 by Ord. No. 10-9-17C]
1. 
Maximum distance from the main entrance to the location of designated shared parking: 600 feet for patrons; 1,500 feet for employee parking.
2. 
Information required to allow shared parking shall include the following:
a. 
A site plan identifying the property locations, proposed parking counts and distance of the parking utilizing traditional walking patterns.
b. 
The schedule of parking for all properties in the shared parking arrangement. The schedule is to be in conformance provisions of the schedule of off-street parking requirements (Section 69.40) and with the section defining the shared parking requirements (Section 69.38.20) in the Code.
c. 
A shared parking agreement for joint uses of off-street parking facilities between the property owners of all properties contained with the shared parking arrangement.
d. 
A directional sign is required on premises indicating the location of the additional parking.
3. 
If the conditions are not met and/or the shared parking arrangement between property owners is discontinued, this will constitute a violation of zoning regulations for any use approved expressly with shared parking. The applicant must then provide written notification of the change to the Municipality and, within 60 days of the change of conditions, provide a remedy satisfactory to the Municipality and consistent with the Code.
69.41.2. 
No parking space contained in whole or in part within a building shall be counted in determining the number of off-street parking spaces provided to meet: the requirements of this ordinance except when:
1. 
The indoor parking spaces are for residential use only;
2. 
The building is used exclusively for off-street parking; or
3. 
The portion of the building used for off-street parking is separate and distinct from any other uses occurring in that building.
[Amended 8-14-1995 by Ord. No. 8-14-95A]
69.42.1. 
Additional residential parking regulations. Off-street parking facilities accessory to a residential use may be used only for the parking of passenger automobiles, recreational vehicles as regulated herein, and commercial vehicles with a Class 4 or less registered gross or combination weight in pounds (i.e. 11,000 pounds or less), as provided by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, No. 81, 75 Pa. C.S. § 1916, when such automobiles or vehicles are owned or normally operated by the occupants of the residential dwelling structure constituting the principal use of that property. The use of residentially zoned property, either private or public, for the parking of commercial vehicles with a Class 5 or greater registered gross or combination weight in pounds (i.e. 9001 pounds or more) as provided by the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code, Act of June 17, 1976, P.L. 162, No. 81, Pa. C.S. § 1916 or tow trucks, construction equipment such as pavers, rollers, compressors, welders, backhoes, highlifts or trailers designed, constructed or intended to be used for the transport of such equipment, is prohibited.
69.42.1.1. 
No vehicles shall be parked in the front yard of a residential use except in a residential parking area. In no event shall vehicles be parked on grassy or open areas not designated for off-street parking or storage of such residential vehicles, when located in the front yard. Parking in the grassy or open areas of a front yard is permitted for temporary reasons, such as during loading, unloading, resurfacing or sealing of the residential parking area or making of other residential improvements.
[Added 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 8-14-17]
69.42.1.2. 
All residential parking areas established prior to the effective date of this amendment which are not in conformance with the provisions of this section are allowed to continue as previously laid out.
[Added 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 8-14-17]
69.42.1.3. 
Exceptions to residential parking regulations. The restrictions set forth in Section 69.42.1.1 of the Code shall not apply to the following residential properties:
[Added 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 8-14-17]
1. 
Residential properties that abut existing streets that provide a cartway of 20 feet or less so that emergency vehicles may pass safely.
2. 
Residential properties that do not have an existing private driveway due to physical constraints to the property, such as a steep hillside.
3. 
Residential properties that have existing private driveways with slopes exceeding 5%, limiting the ability to park in inclement weather.
4. 
Residential properties with one-day temporary parking permits for special events or while the property owner is resurfacing an existing driveway.
69.42.1.4. 
No exceptions are permitted until a parking permit or a temporary special event parking permit has been issued by the Zoning Officer. This permit requirement does not apply to resurfacing an existing driveway.
[Added 8-14-2017 by Ord. No. 8-14-17]
69.42.1.5. 
The Municipality may invoke a snow emergency parking restriction in which no vehicles shall be parked on the street during the snowstorm or ice/snow mix event.
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69.42.2. 
Recreational vehicles may be parked on private property of the owner of such vehicle only under the following conditions:
69.42.1. 
A recreational vehicle may be parked for a continuous period not exceeding 72 hours consistent with the definition of recreational vehicle parking.
69.42.2. 
A recreational vehicle must be parked on the owner's property and behind the property line. It must be parked in such a manner so as not to restrict visibility of traffic using any adjacent public street. A recreational vehicle's wheels must at all times be blocked or otherwise rendered immobile so as to prevent any movement of the vehicle while it is in a stopped position.
69.42.3. 
Any recreational vehicle stored for periods exceeding 72 continuous hours shall be parked in a garage or behind the building line. If the recreational vehicle is stored in a rear or side yard, it shall never be closer than 30 feet to a front property line nor closer than 7-1/2 feet a side or rear property line. Where the property on which the vehicle is stored is a corner lot, the distance of all parts of the vehicle from both streets shall be 30 feet or the distance between the street and the building line, whichever distance is greater.
69.42.3. 
Recreational vehicle parking is limited by the following regulations:
69.42.1. 
Under no circumstances shall any recreational vehicle be parked on any public street in violation of existing federal, state or local laws.
69.42.2. 
No recreational vehicle shall be used for purposes of habitation while parked or stored on an owner's property within the Municipality.
69.42.3. 
No vehicle over 30 feet in length shall be stored on private property located in the Municipality.
69.42.4. 
Not more than one recreational vehicle may be parked or stored on a private lot in the Municipality unless that vehicle is parked in a garage.
69.43.1. 
Design.
1. 
Loading space: Description. An off-street loading space shall be a hard-surfaced area of land, open or enclosed, other than a street or public way, used principally for the standing, loading or unloading of motor trucks, tractors and trailers so as to avoid undue interference with the public use of streets and alleys. A loading space shall be of adequate size to suit the specific use, exclusive of access aisles and maneuvering space.
2. 
Location. No permitted or required loading space shall be closer than 50 feet to any property in a residential district unless completely enclosed by building walls or an ornamental fence or wall or by combination thereof not less than six feet in height. No permitted or required loading space shall be located within 25 feet of the nearest point of intersection of any two streets. Loading space open to the sky may be located in any required yards.
3. 
Surfacing. All open off-street loading berths shall be improved with a compacted base surfaced with an all-weather dustless material of adequate thickness to support the weight of a fully loaded vehicle.