[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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- An increase in size, including widening or extending in any direction.
Location of required spaces.
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.
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:
All areas counted as required off-street parking shall be unobstructed and free of other uses.
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: