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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDMENT OF FY2018-2019 CITY BUDGET
Form 653.C1
The City Council of
will meet at
at

Raymond

6 PM

in BLACK HAWK
101 1st St., Raymond City Hall
on
5/20/2019

County, Iowa

(hour)
(Date)
,for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30,

2019

(year)
by changing estimates of revenue and expenditure appropriations in the following programs for the reasons
given. Additional detail is available at the city clerk's office showing revenues and expenditures by fund type
and by activity.
Total Budget
as certified
or last amended

Current
Amendment

Total Budget
after Current
Amendment

Revenues & Other Financing Sources
Taxes Levied on Property
Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year
Net Current Property Taxes
Delinquent Property Taxes
TIF Revenues
Other City Taxes
Licenses & Permits
Use of Money and Property
Intergovernmental
Charges for Services
Special Assessments
Miscellaneous
Other Financing Sources
Tranfers In
Total Revenues and Other Sources

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

214,123
0
214,123
0
0
105,579
5,015
18,204
104,200
243,100
19,100
200
0
66,000
775,521

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6,000
0
0
0
14,717
900,000
245,269
1,165,986

214,123
0
214,123
0
0
105,579
5,015
24,204
104,200
243,100
19,100
14,917
900,000
311,269
1,941,507

Expenditures & Other Financing Uses
Public Safety
Public Works
Health and Social Services
Culture and Recreation
Community and Economic Development
General Government
Debt Service
Capital Projects
Total Government Activities Expenditures

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

56,683
145,026
0
24,640
31,700
90,251
81,900
0
430,200

10,676
6,327
0
0
0
0
55,551
1,007,462
1,080,016

67,359
151,353
0
24,640
31,700
90,251
137,451
1,007,462
1,510,216

Business Type / Enterprises
Total Gov Activities & Business Expenditures

25
26

100,405
530,605

0
1,080,016

100,405
1,610,621

Transfers Out
Total Expenditures/Transfers Out
Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over
(Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out for Fiscal Year

27
28

66,000
596,605

245,269
1,325,285

311,269
1,921,890

29

178,916

-159,299

19,617

Beginning Fund Balance July 1
Ending Fund Balance June 30

30
31

1,415,237
1,594,153

0
-159,299

1,415,237
1,434,854

Explanation of increases or decreases in revenue estimates, appropriations, or available cash:
Adjust revenues: Other financing sources increase reflect SRF loan proceeds for north main water loop project. The
increase to Transfers In reflects transfers from LOST & the Water Fund to pay for the north main water loop project.
Adjust to expenditures: Public Safety increase due to snow removal & repairs to fire station. Debt Service increase
reflects first payment for new SRF loan & fire truck. Capital Project expenditures are for the north main water loop
project & the fire truck. Transfers out increase reflects transfers from water fund & LOST north main water loop
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fiscal year named above. Any increase in
expenditures set out above will be met from the increased non-property tax revenues and cash balances not
budgeted or considered in this current budget. This will provide for a balanced budget.

Nancy Miebach, City Clerk
City Clerk/Finance Officer
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AMENDMENT OF FY2018-2019 CITY BUDGET
Form 653.C1
The City Council of
Waterloo
in BLACK HAWK
County, Iowa
will meet at City Hall Council Chambers, 715 Mulberry Street, Waterloo
at
5:30 p.m.
on
5/20/2019
(hour)
(Date)
,for the purpose of amending the current budget of the city for the fiscal year ending June 30,

2019

(year)
by changing estimates of revenue and expenditure appropriations in the following programs for the reasons
given. Additional detail is available at the city clerk's office showing revenues and expenditures by fund type
and by activity.
Total Budget
as certified
or last amended

Current
Amendment

Total Budget
after Current
Amendment

Revenues & Other Financing Sources
Taxes Levied on Property
Less: Uncollected Property Taxes-Levy Year
Net Current Property Taxes
Delinquent Property Taxes
TIF Revenues
Other City Taxes
Licenses & Permits
Use of Money and Property
Intergovernmental
Charges for Services
Special Assessments
Miscellaneous
Other Financing Sources
Tranfers In
Total Revenues and Other Sources

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15

38,984,631
0
38,984,631
0
8,976,579
18,243,122
1,398,276
1,451,714
27,304,767
26,382,891
252,000
7,936,433
16,720,000
19,416,824
167,067,237

0
0
0
0
0
-255,000
0
55,000
74,317
57,000
0
219,501
0
0
150,818

38,984,631
0
38,984,631
0
8,976,579
17,988,122
1,398,276
1,506,714
27,379,084
26,439,891
252,000
8,155,934
16,720,000
19,416,824
167,218,055

Expenditures & Other Financing Uses
Public Safety
Public Works
Health and Social Services
Culture and Recreation
Community and Economic Development
General Government
Debt Service
Capital Projects
Total Government Activities Expenditures

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24

32,545,094
37,862,660
380,422
11,480,061
13,046,048
11,953,617
14,759,729
17,950,694
139,978,325

323,817
100,000
0
46,479
237,702
25,000
0
0
732,998

32,868,911
37,962,660
380,422
11,526,540
13,283,750
11,978,617
14,759,729
17,950,694
140,711,323

Business Type / Enterprises
Total Gov Activities & Business Expenditures

25
26

26,572,170
166,550,495

55,000
787,998

26,627,170
167,338,493

Transfers Out
Total Expenditures/Transfers Out
Excess Revenues & Other Sources Over
(Under) Expenditures/Transfers Out for Fiscal Year

27
28

19,416,824
185,967,319

0
787,998

19,416,824
186,755,317

29

-18,900,082

-637,180

-19,537,262

Beginning Fund Balance July 1
Ending Fund Balance June 30

30
31

102,832,440
83,932,358

0
-637,180

102,832,440
83,295,178

Explanation of increases or decreases in revenue estimates, appropriations, or available cash:
Budget for corrected grant revenue and related expenses, spend additional interest revenue received, use additional
charges for services revenue received for related expenses, add expenses for Automated Traffic Enforcement
program. Reflect the use of general fund balance for anticipated parking expenses, property maintenance expenses
and expenses for Young Arena.
There will be no increase in tax levies to be paid in the current fiscal year named above. Any increase in
expenditures set out above will be met from the increased non-property tax revenues and cash balances not
budgeted or considered in this current budget. This will provide for a balanced budget.

Michelle Weidner, CPA
City Clerk/Finance Officer
ORDINANCE NO. 2939
AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING SECTION 26-181 (FORMERLY
29-160), CHN, COLLEGE HILL NEIGHBORHOOD OVERLAY ZONING DISTRICT,
OF DIVISION 2, SPECIFIC DISTRICTS,
OF ARTICLE III, DISTRICTS AND DISTRICT REGULATIONS, OF CHAPTER 26
(FORMERLY 29), ZONING OF THE CODE
OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (Case # TA19-001)
WHEREAS, it is the purpose of the College Hill Neighborhood Overlay Zoning
District to regulate development and land
uses within the College Hill Neighborhood and to provide guidance for building and site design standards, maintenance and development of the residential
and business districts in a manner that
complements the University of Northern

Iowa campus, promotes community vitality and safety, and strengthens commercial enterprise; and
WHEREAS, these amendments add a
definition of “mixed-use building” and
establish standards for said mixed-use
buildings, including parking requirements
and building design standards to encourage new development and revitalization
of the College Hill business district and
areas immediately adjacent to the University of Northern Iowa campus; and
WHEREAS, these amendments delete
ambiguous language from the College
Hill Overlay Zoning District standards
that have created uncertainty in the
market and in the community regarding
parking requirements for upper floor residential dwelling units within mixed-use
buildings;

WHEREAS, these amendments provide
consistency between the parking requirements for mixed-use buildings in the C-3
(College Hill Business District) and multiple dwelling buildings in the R-3 and
R-4 Zoning Districts located within the
College Hill Overlay District;
WHEREAS, the Planning and Zoning
Commission has reviewed the proposed
changes to the ordinance and recommends approval; and now, therefore:
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL
OF THE CITY OF CEDAR FALLS, IOWA:
That Section 26-181, CHN, College Hill
Neighborhood Overlay Zoning District,
of Division 2, Specific Districts, of Article
III, Districts and District Regulations, of
Chapter 26, Zoning is hereby repealed in
its entirety and the following Section 26181, is enacted in lieu thereof, as follows:

Sec. 26-181.
CHN College Hill Neighborhood Overlay Zoning District.
In the College Hill Neighborhood Overlay
Zoning District, the following provisions,
regulations and restrictions shall apply:
(1) Boundaries. The College Hill Neighborhood Overlay Zoning District (CHN
district) boundaries are shown in the College Hill neighborhood master plan and
legally described in attachment A. (Said
attachment is not set out at length herein
but is on file in the office of the city planner.)
(2) Purpose and intent.
a. The purpose of the College Hill Neighborhood Overlay Zoning District is to regulate development and land uses within
the College Hill neighborhood and to provide guidance for building and site design standards, maintenance and development of the residential and business
districts in a manner that complements
the University of Northern Iowa campus,
promotes community vitality and safety
and strengthens commercial enterprise.
New structures, including certain types of
fences, certain modifications to existing
structures and certain site improvements
and site maintenance shall conform to
this section.
b. The provisions of this section shall apply in addition to any other zoning district
regulations and requirements in which
the land may be classified. In the case of
conflict, the most restrictive provisions
shall govern unless otherwise expressly
provided in this section.
(3) Definitions. The following words,
terms and phrases, when used in this
section, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection, except
where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Bedroom means a room unit intended for
sleeping purposes containing at least 70
square feet of floor space for each occupant. Neither closets nor any part of a
room where the ceiling height is less than
five feet shall be considered when computing floor area.
Change in use means and include residential uses changed from single-unit
to two-unit or two-unit to multi-unit or to
any increase in residential intensity within
a structure (i.e., change from duplex to
fraternity house). The term "change in
use" shall also apply to changes in use
classifications (i.e., residential to commercial).
Fraternity/sorority means residential facilities provided for college students and
sponsored by university affiliated student
associations. Such facilities may contain
individual or common sleeping areas and
bathroom facilities but shall provide common kitchen, dining, and lounging areas.
Such facilities may contain more than
one unit.
Greenway means open landscaped area
maintained for floodplain protection,
stormwater management and public access. Such area may contain pedestrian
walkways or bicycle pathways but is not
intended for regular or seasonal usage by
motorized recreational vehicles.
Landscaped area means an area not subject to vehicular traffic, which consists of
living landscape material including grass,
trees and shrubbery.
Lot split, property transfer means not a
subdivision plat where a new lot is being
created; includes any transfer of small
segments of property or premises between two abutting properties, whether
commonly owned or owned by separate
parties, where one property (the "sending
property") is dedicating or deeding additional land to another abutting property
(the "receiving property").
Mixed-Use Building means a building
designed for occupancy by a minimum
of two different uses. Uses generating
visitor or customer traffic (such as retail,
restaurants, personal services) are typically located on the ground floor facing
the street, whereas uses generating limited pedestrian activity (such as office
or residential uses) are typically located
on upper floors or behind street-fronting
commercial uses.
Neighborhood character. The College
Hill neighborhood area is one of the
city's oldest and most densely populated neighborhoods. As the University
of Northern Iowa has grown the original
single-unit residential neighborhood
surrounding the campus area has been
transformed into a mixture of single-unit,
duplex and multiple unit dwelling units
along with a few institutional uses and
other university-related uses such as
fraternities and sorority houses. These
various uses are contained in a variety
of underlying zoning districts (i.e., R-2,
R-3, R-4 Residential and C-3 Commercial Districts). Architectural styles vary
significantly among existing building
structures while differing land uses and
building types are permitted in different
zoning districts. When references are
made in this article to preservation of
neighborhood character, uniformity of
building scale, size, bulk and unusual
or widely varying appearance are of primary concern regardless of the nature of
the proposed building use.
New construction, including significant
improvements to existing structures,
shall be of a character that respects and
complements existing neighborhood
development. The following variables
or criteria shall be used in determining
whether a newly proposed construction
or building renovation is in keeping with
the character of the neighborhood:
1. Overall bulk/size of the building;
2. Overall height of the building;
3. Number of proposed dwelling units in
comparison to surrounding properties;
4. Lot density (lot area divided by number of dwelling units);
5. Off-street parking provision;
6. Architectural compatibility with surrounding buildings.
Parking area means that portion of a parcel of land that is improved and designated or commonly used for the parking
of one or more motor vehicles.
Parking lot means that area improved
and designated or commonly used for
the parking of three or more vehicles.
Parking space (also parking stall) means
an area measuring at least nine feet wide
and 19 feet long for all commercial, institutional or manufacturing uses or eight
feet wide and 18 feet long for residential
uses only, connected to a public street
or alley by a driveway not less than ten
feet wide, and so arranged as to permit
ingress and egress of motor vehicles
without moving any other vehicle parked
adjacent to the parking space.
Premises means a lot, plot or parcel of
land including all structures thereon.
Residential Building: Any building that
is designed and/or used exclusively for
residential purposes, but not including a
tent, cabin or travel trailer.
Residential conversion means the alteration or modification of a residential
structure that will result in an increase in
the number of rooming units or dwelling
units within the residential structure. The
addition or creation of additional rooms
within an existing rooming unit or dwelling unit does not constitute a residential
conversion.
Structural alteration means any alteration, exterior or interior that alters the
exterior dimension of the structure. This
provision shall apply to residential, commercial and institutional uses including
churches or religious institutions.
Substantial improvement means any
new construction within the district or
any renovation of an existing structure,
including the following:
1.
Any increase in floor
area or increased external dimension of
a residential or commercial structure.
Additional bedrooms proposed in an existing duplex or multi-unit residence shall
be considered a substantial improvement. Bedroom additions to single-unit
residences shall not be considered to be
a substantial improvement.
2. Any modification of the exterior appearance of the structure by virtue of
adding or removing exterior windows or
doors. Repair or replacement of existing
windows or doors which does not result
in any change in the size, number or location of said windows and doors shall
not be considered to be a substantial
improvement.
3. Any structural alteration that increases
the number of bedrooms or dwelling
units. Interior room additions, including
bedroom additions, may be made to
single-unit residential structures without
requiring additional on-site parking.
4. All facade improvements, changes, alterations, modifications or replacement
of existing facade materials on residential or commercial structures. Routine
repair and replacement of existing siding
materials with the same or similar siding
materials on existing structures shall be
exempt from these regulations.
5. Any new, modified or replacement awnings, signs or similar projections over
public sidewalk areas.
6. Any increase or decrease in existing
building height and/or alteration of existing roof pitch or appearance. Routine
repair or replacement of existing roof
materials that do not materially change
or affect the appearance, shape or configuration of the existing roof shall not be
considered a substantial improvement.
7. Any construction of a detached accessory structure measuring more than 300
square feet in base floor area for a residential or commercial principal use.

8. Any increase in area of any existing
parking area or parking lot or any new
construction of a parking area or parking
lot, which existing or new parking area or
parking lot contains or is designed to potentially accommodate a total of three or
more parking stalls.
9. Any proposed property boundary
fence, which utilizes unusual fencing materials such as stones, concrete blocks,
logs, steel beams or similar types of atypical or unusual fence materials. Standard
chain-link fences, wooden or vinyl privacy fences shall be exempt from these
provisions.
10.
Demolition and removal of an
entire residential, commercial or institutional structure on a property shall not be
considered a substantial improvement.
(4) Administrative review.
a.
Applicability. The provisions of this section shall constitute the
requirements for all premises and properties that lie within the boundaries of the
College Hill neighborhood overlay zoning
district. This section and the requirements stated herein shall apply to all new
construction, change in use, structural
alterations, substantial improvements or
site improvements including:
1. Any substantial improvement to any
residential, commercial or institutional
structure, including churches.
2. Any new construction, change in use,
residential conversion or structural alteration, as defined herein, for any structure.
3. Any new building structure including
single-unit residences.
b. Emergency repairs. In the case of
emergency repairs required as the result of unanticipated building or facade
damages due to events such as fire,
vandalism, flooding or weather-related
damages, site plan review by the planning and zoning commission and the city
council will not be required for completion of said emergency repairs, provided
that the extent of damages and cost of
said repairs are less than 50 percent of
the value of the structure. However, said
emergency repairs along with cost estimates related to the extent of building
structural damages shall be verified by
the city planner in conjunction with the
city building inspector. Said emergency
repairs, to the extent possible, shall repair and re-establish the original appearance of the structure. In the event that
said emergency repairs result in dramatic
alteration of the exterior appearance of
the structure as determined by the city
planner, the owner of the property shall
make permanent repairs or renovations
that re-establish the original appearance
of the structure with respect to facade
features, window and door sizes, locations and appearances of said windows
and doors within six months following
completion of said emergency repairs.
Said emergency repairs shall not alter the
number, size or configuration of pre-existing rooms, bedrooms or dwelling units
within the structure.
c. Submittal requirements. Applicants
for any new construction, change in
use, structural alteration, facade alteration, residential conversion, substantial
improvement, parking lot construction
or building enlargement shall submit to
the city planning division an application
accompanied by such additional information and documentation as shall be
deemed appropriate by the city planner
in order for the planning division to properly review the application. The required
application for any project may include
one or more of the following elements
depending upon the nature of the application proposal. Some applications will
require submittal of more information
than other types of applications. The city
planner will advise the applicant which of
these items need to be submitted with
each application with the goal of providing sufficient information so that decision
makers can make an informed decision
on each application.
1. Written description of building proposal, whether a new structure, facade
improvement, parking lot improvement,
building addition, etc. The name and address of the property owner and property
developer (if different) must be provided;
2. Building floor plans;
3. Building materials;
4. Dimensions of existing and proposed
exterior building "footprint";
5. Facade details/exterior rendering of
the structure being modified, description
of proposed building design elements
including, but not limited to, building
height, roof design, number and location
of doors and windows and other typical
facade details;
6. Property boundaries, existing and proposed building setbacks;
7. Parking lot location, setbacks, parking
stall locations and dimensions along with
parking lot screening details;
8. Lot area and lot width measurements
with explanation if any portion of an adjacent lot or property is being transferred to
the property under consideration;
9. Open green space areas and proposed
landscaping details with schedule for
planting new landscaping materials;
10. Trash dumpster/trash disposal areas;
11. Stormwater detention/management
plans.
Following submittal of the appropriate
application materials as determined by
the city planner, said application materials shall be reviewed by the city planning and zoning commission and the
city council to determine if the submittal meets all chapter requirements and
conforms to the standards of the comprehensive plan, recognized principles
of civic design, land use planning and
landscape architecture. The commission
may recommend and the city council
may approve the application as submitted, may deny the application, or may
require the applicant to modify, alter, adjust or amend the application as deemed
necessary to the end that it preserves
the intent and purpose of this section
to promote the public health, safety and
general welfare.
(5) District requirements and criteria for
review.
a. Minimum on-site parking requirements. The following standards shall
apply in the College Hill Neighborhood
Overlay District and shall govern if different from the requirements listed in Section 26-220, Off-street parking spaces.
1. Single-unit Dwelling: Two parking
stalls per dwelling.
2. Single-unit Dwelling, renter-occupied:
Two parking stalls per dwelling unit plus
one additional parking stall for each bedroom in excess of two bedrooms.
3. Two-unit Dwelling: Two stalls per
dwelling units plus one additional stall
for each bedroom in each dwelling unit in
excess of two bedrooms.
4. Multiple Dwelling: Two stalls per dwelling unit plus one additional stall for each
bedroom in excess of two bedrooms.
One additional stall shall be provided for
every five units in excess of five units for
visitor parking.
5. Non-residential uses in the C-3 District:
No parking required.
6. Dwelling units within Mixed-Use Buildings in the C-3 District: One parking stall
per bedroom, but not less than one stall
per dwelling unit, except as follows. For
mixed-use buildings constructed prior to
January 1, 2019, parking is not required
for existing dwelling units. In addition,
for mixed-use and commercial buildings
constructed prior to January 1, 2019,
parking is not required for upper floor
space that is converted to residential
use.
7. Dwelling units within Mixed-Use Buildings in zones other than the C-3 District:
Two stalls per dwelling unit plus one additional stall for each bedroom in excess
of two bedrooms. One additional stall
shall be provided for every five units in
excess of five units for visitor parking.
8. Boardinghouse/roominghouse: Five
stalls plus one stall for every guest room
in excess of four guest rooms.
9. Fraternity/sorority: Five parking stalls
plus one stall for every two residents in
excess of four residents.
10. Where fractional spaces result, the
number required shall be the next higher
whole number.
11. Bicycle accommodations: All new
multi-unit residential facilities are encouraged to provide for the establishment of
bicycle racks of a size appropriate for the
anticipated residential occupancy of the
facility. A general suggested bike parking
standard is two bike stalls per residential
unit. For commercial projects, if lot area
is available, bike racks are encouraged to
be installed in conjunction with the commercial project.
b. Parking lot standards.
1. All newly constructed or expanded
parking lots (three or more parking stalls)
shall be hard surfaced with concrete or
asphalt, provided with a continuous curb,
be set back a minimum five feet from
adjacent property lines or public right-ofway with the exception of alleyways, in
which case a three foot permeable setback will be required, and otherwise conform to all parking guidelines as specified in this section and in section 26-220.
Alternative parking lot surfaces may be
considered to the extent that such surfaces provide adequate stormwater absorption rates, subject to city engineering
review and approval, while providing an
acceptable surface material and finished
appearance. Gravel or crushed asphalt
parking lots will not be permitted. How-

ever, other types of ecologically sensitive
parking lot designs will be encouraged
and evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
2. Landscaping in parking lots shall be
classified as either internal or peripheral.
The following coverage requirements
shall pertain to each classification:
(i) Peripheral landscaping. All parking lots
containing three or more parking spaces
shall provide peripheral landscaping.
Peripheral landscaping shall consist of
a landscaped strip not less than five feet
in width, exclusive of vehicular obstruction, and shall be located between the
parking area and the abutting property
lines. One tree for each 25 lineal feet of
such landscaping barrier or fractional
part thereof shall be planted in the landscaping strip. At least one tree shall be
planted for every parking lot (such as a
three-stall parking lot) regardless of the
lineal feet calculation. In addition to tree
plantings, the perimeter of the parking lot
shall be screened with shrubbery or similar plantings at least three-feet in height
as measured from the finished grade
of the parking lot at the time of planting for purposes of vehicular screening.
The vegetative screen should present a
continuous, effective visual screen adjacent to the parking lot for purposes
of partially obscuring vehicles and also
deflecting glare from headlights. If landscaped berms are utilized, the berm and
vegetative screening must achieve at
least a 3-foot tall screen at the time of installation as measured from the grade of
the finished parking lot. Each such planting area shall be landscaped with grass,
ground cover or other landscape material excluding paving, gravel, crushed
asphalt or similar materials, in addition
to the required trees, shrubbery, hedges
or other planting material. Existing landscaping upon abutting property shall not
be used to satisfy the requirements for
said parking lot screening requirements
unless the abutting land use is a parking lot.
(ii) Exceptions.
A. Peripheral landscaping shall not be required for single-unit or two-unit residential structures where the primary parking
area is designed around a standard front
entrance driveway and/or attached or detached residential garage. However, if an
open surface parking lot containing three
or more parking stalls is established in
the rear yard of a two-unit residential
structure, the perimeter landscaping/
screening requirements as specified
herein shall apply.
B. Peripheral landscaping shall not be
required for parking lots that are established behind building structures where
the parking lots do not have any public
street or alley frontage or is not adjacent
to any open properties such as private
yards, parks or similar open areas. Examples of such a parking lot would be
one designed with a multiple unit apartment facility where the parking lot is encircled with building structures within the
project site and where the parking lot is
completely obscured from public view by
building structures.
C. Underground or under-building parking lots.
D. Aboveground parking ramps shall
provide perimeter screening as specified
herein around the ground level perimeter
of the parking structure.
(iii) Internal landscaping. All parking lots
measuring 21 parking stalls or more shall
be required to landscape the interior of
such parking lot. At least one overstory
tree shall be established for every 21
parking stalls. Each tree shall be provided
sufficient open planting area necessary
to sustain full growth of the tree. Not less
than five percent of the proposed paved
area of the interior of the parking lot shall
be provided as open space, excluding
the tree planting areas. These additional
open space areas must be planted with
bushes, grasses or similar vegetative
materials. Each separate open green
space area shall contain a minimum of
40 square feet and shall have a minimum
width dimension of a least five feet.
(iv) Exceptions. Internal landscaping shall
not be required for vehicular storage lots,
trucking/warehousing lots or for automobile sales lots. However, perimeter landscaping/screening provisions, as specified herein, shall be required for all such
parking areas when they are installed or
enlarged in area.
(v) Parking garages or parking ramps. All
such facilities where one or more levels
are established for parking either below
ground or above ground and where structural walls provide for general screening
of parked vehicles, internal landscaping
shall not be provided.
(vi) Open green space; landscape areas.
It is the intent of this regulation that in
parking development sites open green
space and landscape areas should be
distributed throughout the parking development site rather than isolated in one
area or around the perimeter of the parking lot. Trees and shrubs planted within
parking areas shall be protected by concrete curbs and provide adequate permeable surface area to promote growth
and full maturity of said vegetation.
3. Parking stalls must provide a minimum separation of four feet from the
exterior walls of any principal structure
on the property as measured from the
vehicle (including vehicular overhang) to
the nearest wall of the structure. No vehicular parking stall shall be so oriented
or positioned as to block or obstruct any
point of egress from a structure, including doorways or egress windows.
4. No portion of required front or side
yards in any residential (R) zoning district
shall be used for the establishment of any
parking space, parking area, or parking
lot, except for those driveways serving a
single- or two-unit residence. For all other
uses, a single driveway no more than 18
feet in width may be established across
the required front and side yards, provided that side yard driveway setbacks are
observed, as an access to designated
rear yard parking areas, unless said lot
is dedicated entirely to a parking lot, in
which case a wider driveway access will
be allowed across the required yard area
to access said parking lot.
5. When a driveway or access off a public
street no longer serves its original purpose as access to a garage or parking lot
due to redevelopment of the property or
is replaced with an alternative parking lot
or parking arrangement with an alternate
route of access, the original driveway access shall be re-curbed by the owner at
the owner's expense and the parking/
driveway area shall be returned to open
green space with grass plantings or other
similar landscaping materials.
6. Routine maintenance of existing parking areas and parking lots, including
resurfacing of said areas with similar
materials or with hard surfacing will be
permitted without requiring review by the
planning and zoning commission and city
council, provided that no increase in area
of said existing parking area or parking
lot, or any new construction of a parking
area or parking lot, which existing or new
parking area or parking lot contains or is
designed to potentially accommodate a
total of three or more parking stalls, occurs. Any newly paved or hard surfaced
parking lot, excluding those existing hard
surface parking lots that are merely being resurfaced, must satisfy minimum
required setbacks from the property line
or alley and must provide a continuous
curb around the perimeter of said improved parking lot. Hard surfacing of any
existing unpaved parking area or parking
lot will require an evaluation by the city
engineering division regarding increased
stormwater runoff/possible stormwater
detention.
c. Stormwater drainage.
1. Stormwater detention requirements as
outlined in section 24-338 and in section
26-94 shall apply to all newly developed
parking lots and new building uses. In
addition, said requirements shall apply
to any existing parking lot that is resurfaced, reconstructed or enlarged subject
to review by the city engineer. In those
cases where no municipal storm sewer
is readily available to serve a particular
property or development site, the use
of the property will be limited. The maximum allowable use that shall be permitted on any particular property or development site which is not served by a
municipal storm sewer shall be limited to
the following uses in Residential zoning
districts: a parking lot; a single-unit residence; a two-unit residence; or a multiunit residence. Provided, however, that
the applicant shall be required to submit
calculations, which shall be subject to review and approval by the city engineering
division, that verify that the total impervious surface area on the particular property or development site that will exist
immediately following completion of the
proposed new development shall be no
greater than the total impervious surface
area on the particular property or development site that existed immediately
prior to the proposed new development.
2. Soil erosion control. At the time of
new site development, including parking lot construction, soil erosion control
measures must be installed on the site in
conformance with city engineering standards. Said soil erosion measures must
be maintained until the site is stabilized
to the satisfaction of the city engineering
division.
d. Open space/landscaping require1. 1.

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