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San Angelo Parking ordinances


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San Angelo's current ordinances that cover residential parking. These are part of the zoning ordinance.

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San Angelo Parking ordinances

  1. 1. ARTICLE 10.1000 PARKING RESTRICTED INRESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS*Sec. 10.1001 DefinitionsCommercial Vehicle. Every vehicle, including motor vehicles and trailers, designed, maintained or usedprimarily for the nonrecreational transportation of property and/or people and the gross weight. ofwhich exceeds three and one-half (3-1/2) tons. This definition shall never be construed to include motorvehicles commonly known as "pickup trucks".Trailer. Every vehicle, designed or used to carry its load wholly on its own structure and for beingdrawn by a motor vehicle.Semi-Trailer. Every vehicle designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motorvehicle and so constructed that some or part of its weight or load rests upon or is carried by anothervehicle.Pole Trailer. Every vehicle, not a trailer or semi-trailer (as defined above) designed to be drawn byanother vehicle and attached to the towing vehicle by means of a reach or pole, or by being boomed orotherwise secured to the towing vehicle and ordinarily used for transporting long or irregularly shapedloads such as poles, pipe or structural members capable generally of sustaining themselves as beamsbetween the supporting connections.Truck Tractor. Every motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing other vehicles and not soconstructed as to carry a load other than part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.Residential District.(1) Any lot or tract of land zoned to permit or actually used for residential purposes;(2) Any area within the city zoned for use as or actually used for residential purposes.Recreational Vehicle. Every motor vehicle, trailer or semi-trailer primarily designed and used as atemporary living quarters for recreational, camping or travel use; including motor homes, truck camper,travel trailer and camping trailer.(1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 10-19-1)Sec. 10.1002 Parking ProhibitedIt shall be unlawful for any person to park a commercial vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, pole trailer, trucktractor or recreational vehicle on a street or lot in a residential district or on a street bordering aresidential district. (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 10-19-2)Sec. 10.1003 PenaltyAny person violating the provisions of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and uponconviction thereof shall he fined in accordance with the general penalty provision found in Section1.106 of this code. (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 10-19-3)
  2. 2. Sec. 10.1004 PresumptionThe presence of any of the vehicles aforementioned in a prohibited area shall be prima facie evidencethat such vehicle is illegally parked and that same is illegally parked by the owner of such vehicle orwith the permission and consent of such owner. (1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 10-19-4)Sec. 10.1005 ExceptionsThe prohibitions of this article shall not apply to:(1) Trucks and trailers designed and used for transporting furniture and household goods while inthe process of loading or unloading said items;(2) Other trailers or commercial vehicles while in the process of loading or unloading;(3) Mobile homes (as defined elsewhere within this code) provided that their right to occupy thelocation appears affirmatively from other statutes or ordinances;(4) Trailers and semi-trailers used for recreational or home owner utility purposes and recreationalvehicles (units hereinbelow) parked as follows:(A) Inside parking, or(B) Outside parking in a side yard not adjacent to and parallel to a street so long as the unit is setback from the property line at least five feet (5), or(C) Outside parking in the rear yard so long as the unit meets the setback requirements of anaccessory building, as established elsewhere within this code, or(1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 10-19-5)(D) Outside parking in the front yard or a side yard adjacent to and parallel to a street so long as:(i) Space is not available or there is no reasonable access to either the side yard not adjacent to andparallel to a street or rear yard; a corner lot is always deemed to have reasonable access to the rear yard;(ii) Inside parking is not possible;(iii) The unit is parked perpendicular to the street curb or street edge, or parallel on an improvedsurface semi-circular drive;(iv) No part of the unit extends over a public sidewalk; and(v) Providing the body of the unit (exclusive of tongue) is at least ten feet (10) from the face of thecurb or, should there be no curb, ten feet (10) from the end of the street pavement.(E) Parking is permitted in a residential district, as provided above, only if the unit is:(i) Not used for permanent dwelling purposes (unless said right appears affirmatively from otherstatutes or ordinances) but may be used temporarily as guest quarters for a period not to exceed morethan fourteen (14) days in any six (6) month period; and(ii) Not connected to water lines or sewer lines (unless said right appears affirmatively from otherstatutes or ordinances) for a period of time exceeding fourteen (14) days in any six (6) month period.(Ordinance adopted 8/3/04)(F) Notwithstanding the above, a unit may be parked anywhere on the premises during activeloading or unloading and the temporary use of electricity or water line hookup is permissible whennecessary to prepare a recreational vehicle for use
  3. 3. (G) Any vehicle parked for a period of less than two (2) hours while the person parking same isconsuming a meal.(1959 Code of Ordinances, Sec. 10-19-5)ZONINGSec. 511. Off-Street Parking StandardsA. Off-Street Parking Required1. General Requirements. Except in the CBD District, no Certificate of Occupancy shall be issuedfor the use of land or a building for residential, commercial, industrial or any other purpose untiladequate off-street parking as required in this Section has been provided.2. Major Repair or Alterations.a. For the purpose of calculating parking, major repair or alteration shall refer to either of thefollowing construction activities: 1) expansion of floor area of an existing building equal to or in excessof 25 percent of the present floor area of the building in question; or 2) repairs or alterations to anexisting building that are expected to increase the monetary value of the building by a factor of 50percent or more, as determined by the Building Official.b. Except in the CBD District, no Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued for major repair oralteration of an existing attached single-family, two-family, multifamily, commercial or industrialbuilding or structure unless off-street parking in conformity with this Section has been provided.c. Except in the CBD District, no Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued for major repair oralteration of an existing detached single-family structure unless off-street parking in conformity withthis Section is provided. For major repair or alternation of a detached single-family structure, off-streetparking and any connection to the right-of-way for the public street or alley may consist of an all-weather surface; a paved surface shall not be required.3. Change of Occupancy. Except in the CBD District, no Certificate of Occupancy shall be issued toallow a change from one major occupancy category to another (as identified by the Standard BuildingCode adopted by the City of San Angelo) unless off-street parking in conformity with minimumstandards of this Section has been provided. The amount of additional parking shall be limited to therequired parking calculated for the new use minus any required parking calculated for any previous useof the building before off-street parking standards were implemented on March 23, 1954, whether ornot adequate parking actually existed for such previous use.B. Required Off-Street Parking TableUse Off-Street Parking RequiredRESIDENTIALGroup housing, including assisted living facilities, 1 space/residential unitretirement centers, rooming or boarding houses(not including dormitories or nursing or
  4. 4. convalescent homes)Multifamily dwelling 1 Bedroom apartment 1.5 spaces/unit 2 Bedroom apartment 1.75 spaces/unit 3 Bedroom apartment or larger 2.0 spaces/unitSingle-family dwelling or two-family dwelling 2 spaces/dwelling unitNONRESIDENTIALDay Care 1.5/employeeFurniture store, including home appliance stores 1 space/400 gross SFHotels, motels, dormitories 1 space/2 guestrooms plus 1 space/4 employeesHospitals, convalescent homes, nursing homes 1 space/4 patient beds plus 1 space/ staff doctor and 1 space/4 employeesOffice buildings, including 1 space/300 SF grosscommercial, government andprofessional buildings, and medicaland dental clinicsPlaces of public assembly, private clubs and 1 space/400 SF grosslodges, bowling alleys, sports arenas, stadiums,gymnasiums and fitness centers, amusement ORparks, race tracks, fairgrounds, churches, funeral
  5. 5. homes, libraries, museums 1 space/10 seats for patron use, whichever is greaterRestaurants, bars, taverns, night clubs, diners 1 space/4 seats for patron useRetail trade and service establishments including 1 space/200 SF grosspersonal service shops, equipment or repair shops,gas stations, motor vehicle sales or repair, banksand other financial institutions (not includingfurniture and home appliance stores)Schools Elementary school 1.5 spaces/classroom Middle school 3 spaces/classroom High school, college, university, business 9 spaces/classroom or trade schoolTheaters, movie houses 1 space/10 seats for patron useManufacturing and industrial 1 space/4 employeesplants, warehouses, research labs,and food processing plantsC. Rules for Determining Off-Street Parking Requirements1. When calculation of required off-street parking results in the requirement for a fractional space,any fraction up to and including 1/2 shall be disregarded in the calculation, and fractions over 1/2 shallrequire one additional off-street parking space.2. In the case of a use not specifically listed in the table above, the Planning Director shall determinea use on the table that is substantially similar to that proposed, and apply the accompanying off-streetparking requirement.3. No part of required off-street parking facilities shall be included as parking required for anotherstructure or use, except as provided in subsection E, below.4. In the case of multiple principal uses located on a single lot or tract of land, the total required off-street parking shall equal the sum of the parking required for each of the various uses calculatedseparately. Except as provided in subsection E below, required off-street parking for one use shall not
  6. 6. be considered as required off-street parking for any other use.5. For the purpose of computing off-street parking requirements for various retail trade activities,floor area shall mean the gross floor area used or intended to be used for service to the public ascustomers, patrons, clients or patients, including areas occupied by fixtures and equipment used fordisplay or sale of merchandise. It shall not mean floors or parts of floors used principally for non-public purposes, such as the storage, incidental repair, processing or packaging of merchandise, forshow windows, or for offices incidental to management or maintenance. Fitting rooms, dressing roomsand alteration rooms shall also be excluded from the definition of floor area for the purpose ofcomputing off-street parking requirements for various retail trade activities.6. Where an open surface is consistently used for an activity allowed by the zoning district where itis situated, such open area shall be considered the same as if it were floor area within a building.7. In no circumstance shall new construction or installation of any principal building on a lot requireany less than 2 off-street parking spaces to be provided in accordance with this Section.D. Location of Off-Street Parking Facilities1. All required off-street parking spaces shall be located on the same lot or tract of land as thebuilding and/or activity they are intended to serve, except as provided below.2. The use of remote or off-premises parking shall be allowed to satisfy the requirements of thisSection, including shared parking. Such parking shall be located no more than 400 feet from thefacility or activity requiring such parking, and a permanent parking easement shall be secured andlegally recorded. Remote or off-premises parking shall comply with all of the standards of this Section.3. Required off-street parking spaces may be separated by an alley no more than 30 feet wide, fromthe same lot or tract of land as the building and/or activity which those off-street parking spaces areintended to serve.E. Shared ParkingDevelopments or uses with different operating hours or peak business periods may share off-streetparking spaces if approved as part of an Alternative Access and Parking Plan and if the shared parkingcomplies with the all of following standards.1. Shared parking spaces must be located within 400 feet of the primary entrance of all uses served,measured along the shortest legal, practical walking route.2. A shared parking analysis shall be submitted to the Planning Director, clearly demonstrating thefeasibility of shared parking. The study must address, at a minimum, the size and type of the proposeddevelopment, the composition of users of the development sharing off-street parking, the anticipatedrate of parking turnover and the anticipated peak parking and traffic loads for all uses that will besharing off-street parking spaces. A shared parking analysis found not acceptable by the PlanningDirector may be appealed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment.3. A shared parking plan shall be enforced through written agreement among all owners of record.An attested copy of the agreement between the owners of record must be submitted to the PlanningDirector for recording. Recording of the agreement must take place before issuance of a buildingpermit for any use to be served by an off-site parking area. A shared parking agreement may berescinded only if all required off-street parking spaces are otherwise provided in accordance with thisSection.F. Maintenance and Design of Public Off-Street Parking Facilities1. All required off-street parking facilities shall be adequately maintained by the owner in
  7. 7. accordance with the specifications of this Zoning Ordinance, so as to continually provide a suitablearea for off-street parking use.2. The standards of this Section shall be a continuing obligation of the property owner. It shall beunlawful to discontinue, change or dispense with any required off-street parking spaces withoutestablishing alternative parking that meets the requirements of this Section. It shall also be unlawful touse buildings or land without acquiring and developing appropriate areas for off-street parking thatmeet the requirements of this Section.3. All areas used for required off-street parking shall be paved, unless specifically exempted by otherprovisions of this Section.4. A curb, wheel stop or other suitable barrier may be required by the Planning Director to separateoff-street parking areas from public rights-of-way for streets.5. All off-street parking facilities shall be so graded and drained as to suitably dispose of all surfacewater accumulated within the area.6. Parking shall not be allowed in visual clearance triangles (see Sec. 510).7. No open area in a required off-street parking area shall be consistently encroached upon by anyother use, including, but not limited to refuse disposal or commercial display, sale, repair, dismantlingor servicing of merchandise, materials, equipment or vehicles.8. For off-street parking spaces accessory to residential uses in R&E districts, where parking spacesare located greater than 50 feet from the lot line adjacent to an existing or proposed driveway approachfrom the public street, paved parking and a paved connection to the public street right-of-way shall notbe required. An all-weather surface may be substituted for the paving requirement.G. Minimum Dimensions for Off-Street Parking ManeuveringType of Parking Width Length 1-Way 2-Way90 degree angle parking 9 feet 18 feet 24 feet 24 feet60 degree angle parking 9 feet 18 feet 18 feet 20 feet45 degree angle parking 9 feet 18 feet 15 feet 20 feet1. Minimum required parking width shall be measured perpendicular to the parking angle.2. Minimum required parking length shall be measured along a line parallel to the parking angle.3. Minimum required maneuvering area shall be measured behind each parking space, perpendicularto the building or parking line.4. When off-street parking facilities are located adjacent to a public alley, the unobstructed width ofthe alley may be assumed to be a portion of the maneuvering space requirement shown above.5. Any distinctly separate off-street parking area for two or fewer spaces may utilize the adjacent
  8. 8. public street for maneuvering. Otherwise, in any district, off-street parking shall not include head-inparking adjacent to a public street wherein the maneuvering is done.6. Where off-street parking facilities are provided in excess of the minimum amounts specified, orwhere off-street parking facilities are provided but not required by this Section, said facilities shallcomply with the minimum requirements for parking and maneuvering space herein specified.(Section 511, Subsection G. amended by Ordinance adopted 8/3/04)