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Section 17C.230.300
 

Title 17C Land Use Standards

Chapter 17C.230 Parking and Loading

Section 17C.230.300 Loading
  1. Purpose.
    A minimum number of off-street loading spaces are required to ensure adequate areas for loading for larger uses and developments. These standards ensure that the appearance of loading areas will be consistent with that of parking areas.
  2. Loading Standards.

    1. Number of Loading Spaces.
      The number of loading spaces required is determined by the following table.

       

      Building Uses Include

      Number of Loading Spaces Required for Amount of Each Use

      Less than fifty dwellings units

      0

      Fifty or more dwelling units

      1

      Less than twenty thousand square feet of non-residential use

      0

      Twenty thousand square feet to fifty thousand square feet of non-residential floor area

      1

      More than fifty thousand square feet of non-residential floor area

      2

       

    2. No loading spaces are required on a lot in the congested district, as defined in SMC 16A.04.010, which does not abut an alley.
       
  3. Size of Loading Spaces.
    Required loading spaces must be at least twenty-five feet long, ten feet wide, and have a clearance of fourteen feet, unless the director of building services waives the height requirement for good cause.
     
  4. Placement, Setbacks, and Landscaping.
    Loading areas must comply with the setback and perimeter landscaping standards stated in chapter 17C.200 SMC, Landscaping and Screening. When parking areas are prohibited or not allowed between a building and a street, loading areas are also prohibited or not allowed.
     
  5. Paving.
    In order to control dust and mud, all loading areas must be paved.

Date Passed: Monday, November 10, 2008

Effective Date: Thursday, January 1, 2009

ORD C34333 Section 20