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(1) Off-Street Motor Vehicle Parking Standards. Within the S-DR Zone, the parking standards in Table EC 9.3165(1) apply instead of the standards in Table EC 9.6410.

Table 9.3165(1) S-DR Motor Vehicle Parking Requirements


Maximum Number of Off-Street Parking Spaces


Except for required parking spaces for persons with disabilities, a maximum of 1.2 parking spaces are allowed per studio-unit and a maximum of 2.25 parking spaces are allowed per dwelling unit.


Except for required parking for persons with disabilities, and spaces within structured parking with two or more levels, the maximum number of parking spaces is 1 parking space per every 250 square feet of gross floor area.

(a) Location of On-Site Surface Parking. New on-site surface parking shall be accessory to a primary use on the same development site and may be located only on:

1. Parcels with frontage on the street adjacent to the existing railroad corridor;

2. Parcels that take access from an alley;

3. Parcels where the on-site parking is located behind the building or, if there is no alley access, to the side of the building.

On-site surface parking does not include underground, structured, courtyard, tuck-under, and podium parking. On-street parking spaces within the public right-of-way and on-site parking spaces for persons with disabilities are exempt from this requirement. The provisions at EC 9.6420(1), (3), (6), and (7) do not apply to vertically stacked parking facilities in the S-DR Zone.

(b) Siting and Design. The provisions at EC 9.6415(2); EC 9.6420(1), (2), (3)(a), (3)(b),(3)(e), (5), (6), and (7), apply to the siting and design of parking and loading facilities in the S-DR Zone.

(c) Parking Access. Parking access must be consistent with the below requirements:

1. Driveways and access connections shall be no more than 20 feet wide.

2. No more than two access connections per tax lot for lots less than 60,000 square feet in size and no more than three access connections per tax lot for lots more than 60,000 square feet in size shall be allowed, except as provided at EC 7.410.

3. Driveways and access connections are not permitted within 50 feet of any intersection of two or more streets, as measured from the nearest property corner abutting the intersection.

(d) Parking Area Landscaping. Except as provided in (2) below, the parking area landscaping standards at EC 9.6205 and EC 9.6420(3) apply to off-street parking areas in the S-DR Zone, except the parking area standards at EC 9.6420(3)(c), which are not applicable in the S-DR Zone. All surface parking areas shall have a landscaped bed around the perimeter measuring 5 feet in width and landscaped to a minimum of the L-2 standard.

(2) Temporary Parking. Temporary parking areas are exempt from the requirements at EC 9.6420(3) and (5) and EC 9.6791 through EC 9.6797.

(a) Temporary parking areas associated with construction anywhere in the S-DR Zone may be used for no longer than 18 months.

(b) Temporary parking areas may be established and operated by the City for a period no longer than 5 years provided the area is improved with a durable and dust-free surface.

(3) Bicycle Parking. The minimum and maximum parking standards in Table EC 9.3165(3) apply instead of the standards in Table 9.6105(5). A maximum of two in-unit bicycle parking spaces per individual dwelling unit can be used to meet the minimum long-term requirement.

Table 9.3165(3) S-DR Bicycle Parking Requirements


Minimum Number of Bicycle Parking Spaces

Maximum Number of Bicycle Parking Spaces

Type and % of Bicycle Parking


1.5 per dwelling.

No maximum.

90% long term

10% short term


1 per 2,000 square feet of floor area.

No maximum.

25% long term

75% short term

(4) Adjustment Review. As an alternative to the number of bicycle parking spaces that are required under (3) above, an applicant may apply for approval of an adjustment through the Adjustment Review process based on the criteria at EC 9.8030(9).

(Section 9.3165 added by Ordinance No. 20513, enacted July 8, 2013, effective August 9, 2013; amended by Ordinance No. 20569, enacted November 14, 2016, effective December 17, 2016; and by Ordinance No. 20619, enacted July 22, 2019, effective August 25, 2019; Ordinance No. 20699, enacted November 13, 2023, effective December 31, 2023.)