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Local Examples: Compact Car Spaces

Local Examples: Compact Car Spaces

Local Example – Marlborough, MA: Compact Car Spaces

City of Marlborough
Zoning By-Law, §200-25 Off-Street Parking.

C. Location and Layout of Parking Facilities.

(3) [amended 4-23-90 by Ord. No. 89/90-3111] Full-size Parking Dimensions. The minimum dimensions of full-size parking stalls and aisles shall be as indicated in the Table of Parking Dimensions: Full Size Spaces. [See Subsection C(4) below for compact size spaces.] The complete shall dimensions shall be paved and no deduction shall be obtained for bumper overhang.

TABLE OF PARKING DIMENSIONS: FULL SIZE SPACES
Angle of Parking (degrees) Width of Parking Space (feet) Depth of Parking Space (feet) Width of Maneuvering Aisle* – 1-way (feet) Width of Maneuvering Aisle* – 2-way (feet(
61-90 9 18 24 24
46-60 9 18 18 20
45 9 18 15 20
Parallel 9 20 12 20

NOTES: *Aisle widths may be different than driveway widths. For driveway width requirements, see 200-25.1C(1) and D(1).

(4) Compact-size Parking Spaces. [amended 4-23-90 by Ord. No. 89/90-3111]

(a) Applicability. This subsection shall apply only to parking lots primarily used by employees or residents occupying the site in question and shall not apply to parking areas used by the general public and/or having constant turnover, such as shopping centers, unless authorized at Site Plan Approval based upon determination that safety will be adequately protected and that commonly employed engineering and planning standards have been met in full.

(b) Percentages. Up to thirty-three percent (33%) of parking spaces may be designed for use by cars smaller than full size, hereinafter called “compact cars.”

(c) Additional Open Space Required. For any reduction in total parking area obtained as a result of using compact-sized spaces, an equal or greater area of open space shall be provided in addition to the minimum open space required by the lot coverage provisions of the Chapter.

(d) Location. Compact-size parking spaces, unless restricted for use by and located adjacent to a dwelling unit, shall be located in one (1) or more continuous areas and shall not be – intermixed with spaces designed for full size cars.

(e) Identification. Compact-size parking spaces shall be clearly designed by pavement marking and by direction signs in conformance with the Sign Ordinance, Chapter 63, and labeled as “Compact Cars Only.”

(f) Dimensions. The minimum dimensions of compact size parking stalls and aisles shall be as indicated in the Table of Parking Dimensions: Compact Size Spaces. [See Subsection C(3) above for full size spaces.] The complete stall dimension shall be paved and no deduction shall be obtained for bumper overhang.

TABLE OF PARKING DIMENSIONS: COMPACT SIZE SPACES
Angel of Parking (degrees) Width of Parking Space (feet) Depth of Parking Space (feet) Width of Maneuvering Aisle* – 1-way (feet) Width of Maneuvering Aisle* – 2-way (feet)
61 to 90 8 16 22 22
46 to 60 8 16 18 18
45 8 16 15 18
Parallel 8 16 12 18

NOTES: * Aisle widths may be different than driveway widths. For driveway width requirements, see 200-25.1C(1) and D(1).

Local Example – Needham, MA: Compact Car Spaces

The Town of Needham
Zoning By-Law, 5. GENERAL REGULATIONS

5.1 Off-Street Parking Requirements

5.1.3 Parking Plan and Design Requirements

(e) Compact Cars – Off-street parking areas may be designed to allow up to a maximum of 50% of the total number of parking spaces to be used by compact cars. Compact car spaces shall not be less than 8 feet by 16 feet.

(f) Parking Space Size – Each parking space, except for the allowable percentage for compact cars, shall measure at least 9 feet in width and 18.5 feet in length; however, parallel parking spaces shall be at least 22 feet in length. The required parking space dimensions, including those for compact car spaces, shall not be reduced by obstructions, including, but not limited to, light poles and columns.