Town of Irondequoit, NY
Monroe County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Amended 6-19-1986 by L.L. No. 7-1986; 1-21-1988 by L.L. No. 1-1988; 11-20-2001 by L.L. No. 19-2001; 12-18-2001 by L.L. No. 23-2001]
A. 
Permanent off-street automobile storage, parking or standing space shall be provided and satisfactorily maintained by the owner of the property for each building which, after the effective date of this chapter, is erected, enlarged or altered for use for any of the following purposes, as set forth: at the time of the erection of any building or structure; at the time any building or structure is enlarged or increased in capacity by adding dwelling units, guest rooms, seats or floor area; or before conversion from one zoning use or occupancy to another. Such space shall be deemed to be required open space associated with the permitted use and shall not thereafter be reduced or encroached upon in any manner. No required front or side yard or portion thereof, other than driveways, in any R-R, R-1, R-2, R-3 or R-6 Residential District shall be utilized to provide parking spaces required in this chapter.
B. 
Vehicle parking or storage space maintained in connection with an existing and continuing principal building, structure or land use on the effective date of this chapter shall be continued and may not be counted as serving a new building, structure, addition or land use; nor shall any required parking space be substituted for any off-street loading and unloading space, nor any required loading and unloading space be substituted for a parking space.
C. 
No off-street automobile parking or storage space shall be used or designed, arranged or constructed to be used in a manner that will obstruct or interfere with the free use of any street, alley, adjoining property, loading space or access route.
D. 
The parking spaces provided, along with their driveways and passageways, shall be so graded and drained so as to dispose of all surface water accumulation within the area and shall be surfaced with an asphaltic or portland cement binder pavement so as to provide a durable and dustless surface. A place for such parking spaces is to be included with the plans for the construction of building(s) and other structure(s) and presented to the Building Inspector at the time application for building permits are to be filed. Such parking areas are to be kept free of obstructions and unsightly objects. All parking areas shall be provided with additional peripheral areas adequate for snow storage. Intersections of parking areas with sidewalks or street pavements must be made in an approved manner.
E. 
Screening and landscaping. All off-street parking areas for more than five vehicles shall be effectively screened on each side which adjoins or faces residential premises. Such screening may be accomplished by deciduous and/or evergreen plantings, initially not less than three feet in height on a reserved buffer strip, or a solid fence or unpierced masonry wall not less than four feet in height. All plantings, fencing or wall so used shall be properly maintained by the owner or owners of the screened parking lot.
F. 
Lighting. Any outdoor lighting used or maintained for the purpose of illuminating any off-street parking area shall be so arranged or positioned that the light therefrom is not directed toward any abutting properties.
G. 
Parking spaces shall be nine feet by 18 feet, with an access lane of 25 feet, except in R-R, R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts.
H. 
Driveways and passageways for R-R, R-1, R-2 and R-3 Residential Districts referred to in Subsection D above, that are installed or enlarged after the effective date of this section, shall be at least eight feet in width and have a two-foot minimum setback from the adjoining lot line(s).
I. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ENLARGED
An increase in size, including widening or extending in any direction.
J. 
Exemptions.
(1) 
Reconstruction, repair or resurfacing of any preexisting driveway, which remains within the original, existing dimensions of said driveway, shall be exempt from this section.
(2) 
Recreational vehicles, as outlined in § 235-104 of this Code, are exempt from this section.
K. 
Permits. A permit is required for installation of a driveway, pursuant to § 198-6 of this Code, from the Commissioner of Public Works/Superintendent of Highways.
A. 
Location of required spaces.
(1) 
General provision. All required off-street parking spaces shall be provided on the same lot as the building or use they serve, except as otherwise provided.
(2) 
Group facilities. In any business or manufacturing district, required off-street parking spaces may be provided in group parking facilities designed to serve two or more buildings or uses on different adjoining lots, provided that:
(a) 
The total parking spaces in such group facility shall not be less than the sum of the requirements for the various uses computed separately.
(b) 
All required parking spaces shall be contiguous to the lot on which the buildings or uses are located.
B. 
All areas counted as required off-street parking shall be unobstructed and free of other uses.
C. 
In any case where required off-street parking spaces are not provided on the same lot with the building or use they serve, such off-street parking spaces shall be subject to deed, lease or contract restrictions, approved by the Town Board, binding the owner, his or her heirs or assigns to maintain the required number of spaces available throughout the life of such use.
Unless another regulation provides otherwise, off-street parking requirements shall be as follows:
Use
Number of Spaces
Amusement facilities
1 for every 3 customers computed on the basis of maximum servicing capacity any 1 time
Apartment houses
2 for each apartment
Auditoriums
1 for every 3 seats occupied at maximum capacity
Bowling alleys
4 for each alley
Churches
Same as auditoriums
Clubhouses and permanent meeting places of veterans, business, civic, fraternal, labor and other similar organizations
1 parking space for every 40 square feet of aggregate floor area in the dining room of such building, plus 1 additional space for every 2 persons regularly employed on the premises
Docking facilities
[Amended 2-4-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
At least 0.6 for each boat dockage
Funeral homes
Inside parking or storage space for all vehicles used directly in the business, plus 1 space for every 40 square feet of total area
Industrial plants and facilities, excluding retail sales
Parking or storage space for all vehicles used directly in the conduct of such industrial use, plus 1 parking space for every 3 employees on the premises at the maximum employment on a single shift
Libraries
Same as retail businesses
Medical facilities
  Medical clinics
4 for each doctor.
  Medical offices
Same as offices
Motels
1 parking space for each rental unit, plus 1 additional space for every 2 persons regularly employed on the premises
Motor vehicle service stations
Same as retail businesses
Nursing homes
1 parking space for every 2 beds computed on the basis of the maximum bed capacity of the structure
Offices
1 parking space for every 200 square feet of office space. In R-1, R-2 and R-3 districts, the amount of parking and access lanes for professional offices shall not cover more than 50% of any required side or rear yards
Post offices
Same as retail businesses
Public assembly
Same as auditoriums
Public and private elementary and high schools
Same as auditoriums
Public garages
Same as retail businesses
Recreational centers and facilities
Same as amusement centers
Residences
2 for each dwelling unit
Restaurants
  Drive-in restaurants
6 for each 125 square feet total building floor area
  Sit-down restaurant
1 parking space for every 3 seats including stools
  Take-out/sit-down restaurant
1 for every 3 seats or 1 for each 100 square feet of total building floor area, whichever is higher
  Take-out restaurant
1 parking space for each 100 square feet of total building floor area
Retail businesses with less than 100,000 square feet of gross leasable area (GLA)
[Amended 9-27-2005 by L.L. No. 11-2005]
4.5 for each 1,000 square feet of GLA
Self-service laundries and dry-cleaning self-service plants
1 parking space for each 2 washing machines or for each 2 dry-cleaning machines
Shopping centers exceeding 300,000 square feet gross leasable area (GLA)
[Amended 4-21-1988 by L.L. No. 7-1988; 4-21-1988 by L.L. No. 9-1988; 12-21-1993 by L.L. No. 4-1993; 2-4-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997; 9-27-2005 by L.L. No. 11-2005]
3.3 for each 1,000 square feet of GLA
Skating rinks
Same as amusement centers
Theaters
Same as auditoriums
Warehouses
Parking or storage space for all vehicles used directly in the business, plus 1 parking space for each 2 persons regularly employed on the premises
Wholesale businesses
Parking or storage space for all vehicles used directly in the conduct of such business, plus 1 parking space for each 2 persons employed on the premises based on maximum seasonal employment
Any use not defined above
Same as retail businesses