Zoning Provisions Encyclopedia

Chapter: Parking Requirements

Access To Parking Spaces

Individual parking spaces must be arranged so that each space has access to and from a public street or laneway unobstructed by any other parking space and so that a vehicle occupying the space is able to enter and leave the property in forward motion. Where the site abuts a lane, vehicular access to parking […]

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Area Exemption For Parking

Notwithstanding the requirements for parking spaces in Section ______ of this By-law, there shall be no minimum number or dimension of parking or loading spaces required for uses other than the residential requirements for buildings containing three or more dwelling units for which there shall be a minimum of one space for each unit, in […]

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Calculation of Parking Requirement (fractions)

Where the minimum number of parking spaces are calculated on the basis of a rate or ratio, the required number of spaces shall be rounded to the nearest whole number. If any computation of parking space requirement as set forth...

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Cash In Lieu of Parking Spaces

Cash in lieu of parking spaces may be provided by an applicant in the area defined in Appendix C of this By-law in situations where the application of the parking regulations would be undesirable or impractical. The City may refuse cash in lieu of the provision of parking spaces if the City is unable to […]

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Design of Parking Spaces

All off-street parking areas shall be designed, constructed and maintained in accordance with the following: All areas devoted to off-street parking spaces shall be so designed and be of such size that no automobile is required to back into a street to obtain egress. This provision does not apply to the parking areas serving single-family […]

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Fences, Wheel Stops, and Bumper Guards

A parking lot is permitted provided a fence of opaque construction is erected and maintained to a height between 1.65 meters and 1.67 meters adjacent to all parts of any boundary of the parking station that abut a lot in an R district or abut a lot, the principal use of which is the permanent […]

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Grading and Drainage

All area used for parking shall be paved with asphalt or concrete, and so graded or drained as to ensure that surface water will not escape to neighbouring lands, and wherever the surface of the parking area is more than four inches higher or lower than any adjoining land, a suitable retaining wall shall be […]

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Hardsurfacing and Curbing of Off Street Parking Area

Every off-street parking space provided or required in any district and the access thereto shall be hardsurfaced, if the number of parking space’s exceeds two and if the access thereto is from a street or lane which is hardsurfaced. Any area at the rear or the side of the principal building provided or required for […]

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Lighting

Any lighting proposed to illuminate off-street parking areas shall be located and arranged so that all direct rays of light are directed upon the parking area only and not on any adjoining properties. All artificial lighting used to illuminate a parking or storage area, maneuvering space or driveway shall be arranged and shielded as to […]

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Location of Parking Facilities

The parking area shall be within 300 feet of the location which it is intended to serve, and shall be situated in the same zone. Where parking facilities are required or permitted for commercial uses parking areas must be located on the same lot as the main use. Up to fifty (50%) percent of the […]

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