City of Evanston, WY
Uinta County
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In order to prevent undue congestion in the street and to insure the traffic carrying capacity of City streets, offstreet parking and loading shall be provided for all new buildings or uses established, for any addition or enlargement of an existing building or use, or for any change to a use which has a height parking requirement other than the previous use, subject to the following regulations:
A. 
The number of parking stalls required for each individual use is prescribed by section 24-16, but for planned unit developments the number may be varied as provided by Article VI.
B. 
Wherever fractional equations are used to determine the total number of parking spaces, all parking space requirements resulting in a fraction of one-half space or greater shall be rounded up to the next higher whole number and all parking space requirements resulting in a fraction of less than one-half shall be rounded down to the next lower whole number.
C. 
The off-street parking requirements of section 24-16 do not apply to nonresidential uses within a mandatory parking district established by the City. For residential uses within a mandatory parking district, the parking requirements are one space per unit.
D. 
Common parking facilities may be provided in lieu of individual requirements; provided, that the common parking facilities have a total number of parking spaces not less than the total number of individual requirement of the zone in which they are located except as permitted for planned unit developments under Article VI.
E. 
Open or enclosed parking areas may not be located in any required yard abutting a street, but in a single unit residential district when all off-street parking requirements of this chapter have been met, persons may park in the required yard up to two passenger vehicles, vans and pick-up trucks, up to one ton, but may not park therein any vehicle described in section 24-62.
F. 
Open or enclosed parking areas shall be located on the same lot containing the use for which they are required. However, they may be located on separate lots, if the lot is held in unified ownership or control and are located within two hundred feet of the lot they serve in residential districts or within three hundred feet of the lot they serve in business and industrial districts. The ownership or control of any off-site parking must continue for as long as it is required for the proposed use.
A. 
The City council may defer construction and provision of up to twenty percent of the off-street parking spaces required by this chapter if an applicant demonstrates that the unusual character of the use lowers anticipated need for off-street parking, and data from similar uses establishes that there is not present need for parking (e.g. drive-in banking facilities which may reduce the need for on-site parking).
B. 
The City council may reduce by up to seventy percent the number of parking spaces required by this chapter for governmentally sponsored or guaranteed elderly housing projects.
All off-street parking spaces shall meet the minimum size as indicated in the following table, parking space design standards:
Parking Space Design Standards
Angle of Parking
Aisle Space
Stall Length
Stall Width
30
11'
16'9”
10'
45
13'5”
19'4”
10'
60
18'5”
20'7”
10'
70
19'5”
20'8”
10'
80
24'
20'2”
10'
90
24'
19'
10'
Parallel Spaces
23'
10'
Parking areas shall conform to the following standards:
A. 
There shall be a definite and logical system of drive lanes to serve the parking areas, which shall have a minimum twenty-two foot clearance for two-way traffic and eleven foot clearance for one-way traffic, except where the planning director finds that the parking stalls to be served require a greater or lesser width. Vertical curbs may be required in order to separate parking from the travel lanes.
B. 
All parking dimensions shall conform to the parking space design standards of this chapter.
C. 
A system of lighting shall be provided for parking lots twenty stalls or more that are to be used after dark.
D. 
No parking stalls shall be located so as to block access by emergency vehicles.
E. 
Except for parking areas provided for single-family dwellings, all parking areas shall be paved with asphalt, concrete or other similar dust-free, permanent surfaces. Any existing unpaved parking area except for residential uses in the single-family zones shall be paved within three years of the date of adoption of this section (September 12, 1984).
F. 
Except for parking areas provided for single-family units, suitable curbs or barriers shall be provided to protect public sidewalks and to prevent parking in areas where parking is not permitted.
G. 
All open off-street parking areas with five or more spaces shall be screened from any adjoining residentially zoned lot or public street by a solid wall at least forty-two inches in height or by a buffer strip at least four feet wide planted with trees, shrubs or hedges that will form a compact screen when fully grown and that are maintained in good condition at all times or replaced by a solid wall as herein required.
H. 
Driveways parallel to public sidewalks shall be separated from such walks by an eight-foot landscaped area or a solid wall at least forty-two inches in height.
I. 
Wheel or bumper guards shall be so that no part of a vehicle extends beyond the parking area boundary lines, intrudes on pedestrian ways or contacts walls, fences or plantings.
J. 
Turn-arounds shall be provided for dead-end parking bays of eight stalls or more.
K. 
Driveways shall be at ninety degree angles when they enter a public street.
L. 
All parking areas with twelve or more parking stalls shall have a one hundred-square foot planting area (including one deciduous tree) separating every twelve stalls.
M. 
Except for single-family residences, off-street parking areas shall be designed so that it will not be necessary for vehicles to back into any road or public right-of-way.
[Amended by Ord. No. 90-21; 12-16-2008 by Ord. No. 08-07]
The parking requirement for restaurants, bars, churches, auditoriums, theaters, mortuaries and funeral chapels shall be the greater of one space for every three seats or the parking space to floor area ratio of the zone in which the structure is located. The parking requirement for lodging facilities shall be 1.25 parking spaces for each guest room. In addition, the parking requirement for accessory uses such as restaurants, banquet and catering services, bars and similar accessory uses which are directly related to the lodging facility use shall be a minimum of one parking space for every three seats associated with the accessory use.
A. 
No person conducting a business or industrial use shall fail to provide as an accessory use an off-street loading space of five hundred square feet with no one dimension less than twelve feet.
B. 
No person conducting a business or industrial use of over twenty-five thousand square feet of floor area shall fail to provide one additional loading space for each additional twenty-five. thousand square feet of floor area.
C. 
No part of any off-street loading space shall occupy any part of a public alley, driveway or walkway.
No person shall park, store, or use travel trailers, tent trailers, pick-up campers or coaches, motorized dwellings, boats and boat trailers, snow vehicles, cycle trailers, utility trailers and vans, horse trailers and vans and similar vehicular equipment in a residential district unless the parking or storage area meets the following:
A. 
The vehicular equipment shall not be stored or parked on private property closer than eighteen inches to any existing public sidewalk and in no instance shall it project into the public right-of-way;
B. 
On corner lots, any vehicular equipment that extends thirty-six inches in height shall not be parked in the triangular area formed by three points established by the intersection of property lines at the corner, and the points thirty feet back from this intersection on each property line;
C. 
Travel trailers, tent trailers, pick-up campers or coaches, motorized dwellings and vans shall not be used for the conduct of business or for living or housekeeping purposes except when located in an approved mobile home park or in a campground providing adequate sanitary facilities;
D. 
Travel trailers, tent trailers, detached pick-up campers or coaches, boats and boat trailers, cycle trailers, utility trailers and vans, horse trailers and vans, parked or stored out-of-doors shall be adequately blocked or tied down or otherwise secured so that such vehicles do not roll off the lot and are not moved about by high winds; and
E. 
No vehicular equipment regulated by this section shall be stored out-of-doors on a residential lot unless it is in condition for safe and effective performance of the functions for which it is intended.
A. 
Vehicular access to property shall be controlled in such a manner as to protect the traffic-carrying capacity of the street upon which the property abuts as well as to protect the value of the adjacent property.
B. 
Each parcel of land under one ownership at the time of its annexation will be reviewed in terms of access as one parcel (regardless of subsequent sales of a portion) unless the property is subdivided.
C. 
Any proposed curb cut on a designated state highway must receive a permit from the Wyoming State Highway Department prior to being issued a building permit. Any other curb cut must receive a permit from the public works director or his authorized representative and be designed and spaced in accordance with the following standards and specifications:
(1) 
Curb cuts shall be located at not less than one hundred foot intervals. No entrance or exit shall be located nearer than five feet to any adjacent property line, except where it is possible to provide one access point that will serve both properties. Where adherence to these requirements would leave a parcel of property without vehicular access, either or both of the setback requirements or the spacing requirements may be reduced to permit a single vehicular access point.
(2) 
On arterial streets, acceleration-deceleration lanes shall be required when the public works director finds they are necessary to preserve the traffic capacity of the existing street. The director shall determine the length of the required acceleration-deceleration lane.
(3) 
No residential structures shall have direct access onto an arterial. If no alternative street access is possible, however, a curb cut may be permitted with the spacing and acceleration-deceleration lanes determined necessary by the public works director to preserve safety and traffic flow on the arterial.
(4) 
Exceptions to this section may be made by the public works director upon recommendation from the planning and zoning commission in order to provide for safe and reasonable access.
(5) 
Driveways from business or industrial zones shall not pass through residential zones.
(6) 
Curb cuts shall not exceed twenty-four feet in width for residential districts and forty feet in width in commercial and industrial districts.