City of Caruthersville, MO
Pemiscot County
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[CC 1983 App. B Art. XIV §1; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
A. 
In all districts except the "B-2" Central Business District, there shall be provided at the time any building or structure is erected or structurally altered (except as specified in this Section), off-street parking spaces in accordance with the following requirements:
1. 
Dwellings, including single- and two-family and multiple. One (1) parking space for each dwelling unit.
2. 
Boarding or lodging house. One (1) parking space for each two (2) sleeping rooms.
3. 
Private club or lodge. One (1) parking space for every five (5) members.
4. 
Church or temple. One (1) parking space for each eight (8) seats in the main auditorium.
5. 
School (except high school or college). One (1) parking space for each ten (10) seats in the auditorium or main assembly room, or one (1) space for each classroom, whichever is greater.
6. 
College or high school. One (1) parking space for each (8) eight seats in the main auditorium or three (3) spaces for each classroom whichever is greater.
7. 
Country club or golf club. One (1) parking space for each five (5) members.
8. 
Community center, library, museum or art gallery. Ten (10) parking spaces plus one (1) additional space for each three hundred (300) square feet of floor area in excess of two thousand (2,000) square feet.
9. 
Hospital. One (1) parking space for each two (2) beds.
10. 
Sanatorium, convalescent home, home for the aged or similar institution. One (1) parking space for each six (6) beds.
11. 
Theater or auditorium (except school). One (1) parking space for each five (5) seats or bench seating spaces.
12. 
Hotel. One (1) parking space for each three (3) sleeping rooms or suites plus one (1) space for each two hundred (200) square feet of commercial floor area contained therein.
13. 
Tourist home, cabin, or motel. One (1) parking space for each sleeping room or suite.
14. 
Dance hall, assembly, or exhibition hall without fixed seats. One (1) parking space for each one hundred (100) square feet of floor area used therefor.
15. 
Business or professional office, studio, bank, medical or dental clinic. Five (5) parking spaces plus one (1) additional parking space for each four hundred (400) square feet of floor area over one thousand (1,000) feet.
16. 
Bowling alley. Five (5) parking spaces for each alley.
17. 
Mortuary or funeral home. One (1) parking space for each fifty (50) square feet of floor space in parlors or individual funeral service rooms.
18. 
Restaurant, night club, cafe or similar recreation or amusement establishment. One (1) parking space for each one hundred (100) square feet of floor area.
19. 
Retail store or personal service establishment, except as otherwise specified herein. One (1) parking space for each two hundred (200) square feet of floor area.
20. 
Furniture or appliance store, hardware store, wholesale establishments, machinery or equipment sales and service, clothing or shoe repair or service shop. Two (2) parking spaces plus one (1) additional parking space for each three hundred (300) square feet of floor area over one thousand (1,000) feet.
21. 
Printing or plumbing shop or similar service establishment. One (1) parking space for each three (3) persons employed therein.
22. 
Manufacturing or industrial establishment, research, or testing laboratory, creamery or dairy products, clothing and fabrics, wood products, bottling plant, warehouse or similar establishment. One (1) parking space for each two (2) employees on the maximum working shift plus space to accommodate all trucks and other vehicles used in connection therewith.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XIV §2; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
A. 
In computing the number of such parking spaces required, this shall be construed to be the nearest whole number, and in the case of mixed uses, the parking spaces required shall equal the sum of the requirements of the various uses computed separately.
B. 
Whenever a building or use constructed or established after the effective date of this Chapter, (May 18, 1970) is changed or enlarged in floor area, number of employees, number of dwelling units, seating capacity or otherwise, to create a need for an increase of ten percent (10%) or more in the number of existing parking spaces, such spaces shall be provided on the basis of the enlargement or change.
C. 
Whenever a building or use existing prior to the effective date of this Chapter (May 18, 1970) is enlarged to the extent of fifty percent (50%) or more in floor area or in the area used, said building or use shall then and thereafter comply with the parking requirements set forth herein.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XIV §3; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
A. 
All parking spaces required herein shall be located on the same lot with the building or use served, except that where an increase in the number of spaces is required by a change or enlargement of use or where such spaces are provided collectively or used jointly by two (2) or more buildings or establishments, the required off-street spaces may be located not to exceed three hundred (300) feet from an institutional building served and not to exceed five hundred (500) feet from any other non-residential building served.
B. 
In any case where the required parking spaces are not located on the same lot with the building or use served, or where such spaces are collectively or jointly provided and used, a written agreement to assure their retention for such purposes shall be properly drawn and executed by the parties concerned, approved as to form and executed by the City Council and shall be filed with the application for a building permit.
[Ord. No. 2014-08 §1, 10-6-2014]
A. 
The following regulations shall govern the parking of vehicles, trailers, recreational vehicles and boats (all of which are referred to herein generally as "vehicles") within any residential district in the City:
1. 
Parking spaces may be located and vehicles may be parked in any required yard, provided, however, any parking space in a front yard or side yard adjoining a street shall be on a driveway only. Driveways and parking areas shall be constructed of an improved surface of asphalt, concrete, brick, gravel, chat or driveway pavers.
2. 
Driveways and parking areas for R-1, R-2, R-3, and R-5 zones shall occupy no more than thirty-five percent (35%) of a required front yard.
3. 
No more than five (5) vehicles may be parked in the front and side yards of any one (1) residential dwelling for periods in excess of twenty-four (24) hours. All other vehicles must be parked in the rear yard.
4. 
No trucks or trailers of any kind, or any portions thereof, shall be used for storage purposes.
5. 
No more than one (1) commercial motor vehicle (as defined in § 301.010, RSMo.) is permitted to be parked on a lot within a residential district, and then only in a side or rear yard.
6. 
No more than one (1) camper trailer, motor home or other recreational vehicle may be parked on a lot within a residential district.
7. 
No vehicle shall be parked or stored on a residential lot so as to constitute a nuisance in violation of Chapter 220 of this code.
[CC 1983 App. B Art. XIV §4; Ord. No. 379.5, 5-18-1970]
A. 
Every building or part thereof or occupied for retail business, service, manufacturing, storage, warehousing, hotel, mortuary, or any other use similarly involving the receipt or distribution by vehicles of materials or merchandise, shall provide and maintain on the same premises loading space in accordance with the following requirements:
1. 
In the "B-1" General Business District and the "B-2" Central Business District and in the "I-1" Light Industrial District: one (1) loading space for each ten thousand (10,000) square feet or fraction thereof, of floor area in the building.
2. 
In the "I-2" Heavy Industrial District: one (1) loading space for the first (1st) five thousand (5,000) to fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet of floor area in the building and one (1) additional loading space for each fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet or fraction thereof, of floor area in excess of fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet.