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A. In all zoning districts there shall be provided at the time any new building or structure is erected off-street parking spaces as set forth in the following subsections. Any existing building or use which is enlarged, altered, increased in capacity, or in which the use or occupancy is changed to the extent of increasing off-street parking requirements shall provide additional off-street parking space.

1. Standards for Off-Street Parking.

a. Residential Uses.

Multi-Family, Efficiency and 1-Bed

1.5/dwelling unit

2 or More Bedroom Units

2/dwelling unit

Manufactured Home Units

2/dwelling unit

Fraternity, Boarding House

1/sleeping unit

Group Care Facilities

1/2 sleeping units + 1/employee

b. Office and Service Uses.

General Offices

1/250 square feet

Medical Offices

4/practitioner + 1/2 employees

Day Care Centers

1/each 8 clients + 1/employee

Veterinary Hospitals, Clinics


Hotel, Motel

1/sleeping unit

Beauty, Barber Shop



1/3 seats + 1/business vehicle

Self-Service Laundry

1/4 machines

Restaurant, Bar, Nightclub

1/4 seating capacity + 5 stacking spaces per drive-through lane


1/bed + 1/2 employees

c. Retail Sales and Services.

General Retail

1/200 square feet

Banks, Financial Institutions

1/250 square feet + 5 stacking spaces per drive-through lane

Motor Vehicle and Machinery Sales

1/200 square feet of indoor office/display area

Motor Vehicle Repair, Accessory Installation

2/service stall, min. of 6 spaces

Furniture, Major Appliance Stores

1/400 square feet

Car Wash

4/bay + 1/employee

d. Education, Religious, Recreation, Assembly.

Elementary and Jr. High Schools


High Schools

1/4 students

Colleges, Universities


Place of Worship

1/4 seats + assembly

Fitness Center

3/4 capacity

Golf Course

59/9 holes

Commercial Recreation Facility

1/4 total capacity

Fraternal Lodge

1/4 total capacity

Auditorium, Sports Arena, Theater,

1/4 seats (24"/seat)


Exhibition Hall, Assembly

1/100 sq. ft., or

(Nonfixed seating)

1/5 occ. (Fire code)

e. Industrial Uses.

Manufacturing, Fabrication

1/1,000 sq. ft., or 1.5 employees, whichever is greater


1/2,000 sq. ft. + parking for vehicles used on site

Self-Storage, Mini-Warehouse

24-ft.-wide aisles + caretaker parking

f. For mixed use developments: Required off-street parking spaces shall be the sum of those for individual uses, unless it is demonstrated that intended uses are compatible for shared parking facilities.

g. Uses Not Mentioned. The required off-street parking for any building, structure or use of land of a type not listed in this subsection shall be determined by the Zoning Administrator. The Zoning Administrator shall be guided by comparison with the parking standards for similar uses which are listed in this or other zoning codes.

h. Exempted Areas. Lots 1 through 10, Block 44, the westerly half of Lot 10 and Lots 11 through 16, Block 45, Clarkdale Subdivision, are exempt from the standards specified in subsection A.1.a above.

2. Design Standards for Off-Street Parking.

a. All off-street automobile parking facilities shall be designed with appropriate means of vehicular access to a street, alley or public thoroughfare, as well as necessary maneuvering areas adjacent to parking spaces shall be arranged in accordance with the diagrams contained in this section.

b. All driveways shall be of sufficient width to permit access into spaces, but in no case less than 10 feet wide for one (1) way travel and 20 feet wide for two (2) way travel.

c. Each parking space shall consist of an area of not less than nine feet in width by 20 feet in length, except that the length may be reduced to 18 feet where the front or rear of a vehicle hangs over a berm or curb. No part of the vehicle shall extend over or beyond any property line. Parking spaces shall be exclusive of driveways required to make such space accessible from a street, alley or public thoroughfare.

d. A minimum space of 10 feet in width, 35 feet in length, and 14 feet in height with access useable at all times to a street, alley, or public thoroughfare shall be deemed a loading space for one (1) vehicle.

e. Surfacing. All off-street parking areas, except residential dwelling units, shall be surfaced with a permanent, dust free pavement striped to requirements herein.

f. Illumination. All light used to illuminate parking space shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from adjoining lots in residential districts.

g. Parking areas with more than two (2) spaces must be arranged so that it is not necessary for vehicles to back into the street.

h. Parking stalls and aisle layout must conform to the following standards:

Parking Angle

Stall Width

Stall Depth

Lane Width


90 degree





60 degree




one-way only

45 degree




one-way only

30 degree




one-way only

i. In lots utilizing diagonal parking, the direction of proper traffic flow must be indicated by signs, pavement markings, or other permanent indications and maintained as necessary.

j. Parking areas for nonresidential use must be designed to permit each motor vehicle to proceed to and from the parking space provided for it without requiring the moving of any other motor vehicles. Double stack (tandem) parking may be permitted for resident parking in conjunction with residential uses if both spaces are assigned to the occupants of the same dwelling unit.

k. Provisions must be made to restrict the overhang of parked vehicles when it might restrict traffic flow on adjacent through roads, restrict pedestrian or bicycle movement on adjacent walkways.

3. Location Standards for Off-Street Parking.

a. Off-street parking space required herein shall be located on the lot, except that required parking space for any use amounting to ten (10) such spaces or more may be located in any permissible location not farther than 300 feet distant in a direct line from the nearest part of such use.

b. Parking lots should be located to the side or rear of the building. Parking lots should not be located between the building and the street.

c. The use of shared parking, shared driveways, and the cross-connection of parking lots is encouraged.

d. Parking lots on adjoining lots may be connected by access ways not exceeding 24 feet in width. No parking or maneuvering will take place in the setback areas.

e. Spaces utilized for ingress and egress for a parking area shall not exceed 40 feet in width measured along the street frontage and shall not constitute more than fifty percent (50%) of the total frontage of the parking area.

f. All parking spaces, access drives, and impervious surfaces must be located at least five feet from any side or rear lot line, except where standards for buffer yards require a greater distance.

g. No parking spaces or asphalt type surface shall be located within five feet of the front property line.

4. The Town will require engineered plans for grading, parking space and striping design, drainage retention/detention facilities, culvert location and size, etc., for off-street parking facilities within the Town of Clarkdale and must be designed by a registered professional engineer. These plans may require the need for a hydrologic study by a licensed professional in conformance with the Yavapai County Drainage Criteria Manual.

5. The Town Engineer shall review such plans for adequacy and may require additional documentation. If the submitted plan is approved by the Town Engineer, no design changes for construction will be permitted unless approved by the Town Engineer.

6. Upon completion of the development of the parking area and other required physical improvements, the developer’s engineer of record shall provide and certify a set of “as-built” construction plans to the Town Engineer, stating that all the required improvements have been completed in conformance to the specifications and standards as submitted for construction. This shall include horizontal as well as vertical verification of improvements.

7. No certificate of occupancy shall be issued until the “as-built” plans have been submitted and approved by the Town Engineer. (Revised by Resolution #1621; Revised by Ordinance #403; prior code §  4-12)