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A. Berths required. Except in the City Center (CX) and the Heights (HX) districts, new or substantially renovated buildings or structures that require receipt, delivery or distribution of materials and merchandise by trucks, shall provide and maintain off-street loading berths according to prescribed standards. The planning official may through a Type 1 procedure waive off-street loading requirements for uses that demonstrate a loading berth is not needed. The applicant shall demonstrate that either the proposed use does not require receipt, delivery or distribution of materials and merchandise by truck, that only small delivery trucks will access the site, or that large trucks will only access the site outside of normal business hours.

B. Off-street loading spaces.

1. With the exception of the uses listed in Subsection (2) below, commercial and industrial off-street loading requirements shall provide a minimum number of berths as indicated on Table 20.945.080-1

Table 20.945.080-1

Minimum Loading Berths

Number of Berths

Gross Floor Area

1

5,000 sq. ft. up to 25,000 sq. ft.

2

25,000 sq. ft. up to 50,000 sq. ft.

3

50,000 sq. ft. up to 100,000 sq. ft.

1 additional for each

50,000 sq. ft. in excess of 100,000 sq. ft.

2. Office buildings; hotels; restaurants; auditoriums and medical centers, colleges, residential care centers or other institutions that contain a structure or structures with a total area of 30,000 gsf or greater shall provide the minimum number of off-street loading spaces as indicated in Table 20.945.080-2.

Table 20.945.080-2

Minimum Loading Berths for Selected Uses

Number of Berths

Gross Floor Area

1

30,000 sq. ft. up to 100,000 sq. ft.

2

100,000 sq. ft. up to 100,000 sq. ft.

1 additional for each

50,000 sq. ft. in excess of 100,000 sq. ft.

C. Size of berths. Berths required by preceding sections shall be a minimum of 10’ wide, 45’ long and 14’ high.

D. On-site location. Required loading berths shall be located on the site of the primary use to which they are an accessory. When there is a campus development, e.g., medical center, college, business park, required loading berths may be aggregated on the site.

E. Design standards. Berths shall be provided in such a manner to avoid undue congestion and interference with public use of adjacent streets, sidewalks and alleys.

1. Access to such berths shall be from an alley when such exists unless the alley abuts a residential zone.

2. Off-street truck loading areas shall be separated from the off-street parking area.

3. The surface shall be paved with asphalt or concrete.

F. Relationship to residential uses. No berth shall be located closer than 50’ to any other lot in any residential district unless entirely within a completely enclosed building. (Ord. M-4341 § 3 (Exh. B), 2021; Ord. M-3959 § 49, 2010; Ord. M-3931 § 34, 2009; Ord. M-3840 § 46, 2007; Ord. M-3643, 2004)