Commercial Parking Standards
Revised April 2003

Retail Establishments:  Dept. Stores, furniture stores, appliance sales, automobile sales and repair

 

1 parking space for every 250 sq. ft. of gross floor area

Commercial Offices:  Professional business or administration offices

 

1 parking space for every 300 sq. ft. of gross floor area

Medical and Personal Services:  Medical clinics, doctor’s office, dentist, animal clinics, barber shops, beauty salons, tanning salons, health clubs

 

1 parking space for every 200 sq. ft. of gross floor area

Cafes, cafeterias, restaurants, bars, cocktail lounges, night clubs, and other similar places dispersing food or refreshments

 

All other Zones:

1 parking space for every 3 fixed seats or 1 parking space for every 35 sq. ft. of seating area, where there are no fixed seats, plus 1 employee parking space for each 200 sq. ft. of gross floor area

Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan:

  • Less than 1,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area (1 space for each 250 sq. ft. of gross floor area).
  • 1,000 – 4,000 sq. ft. of gross floor area (1 space for each 150 sq. ft. of gross floor area, plus 1 space for each employee).
  • 4,000 or greater of gross floor area (1 space for each 75 sq. ft. of floor area for customer seating).
  • Restaurants, delicatessens, take out only, no customer seating (1 space for each 250 square feet of gross floor area).
  • Fast food 1 space for each 100 sq. ft. of gross floor area.

Bowling Alleys

 

3 parking spaces for every bowling lane.  Additional parking spaces for balance of building calculated according to use.

Hospitals

 

1 parking space for every patient bed, plus 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift

Hotels and Motels

 

1 parking space for every room or 2 parking spaces for every room with a kitchen and 2 parking spaces for every manager’s unit plus 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift

Public Assembly:  churches, clubs, lodges, fraternal organizations, social halls, assembly halls, dance halls, theaters, spectator stands

 

1 parking space for every 2 fixed seats or 1 parking space for every 35 sq. ft. of seating area where there are no fixed seats

Sanitariums, convalescent and rest homes

 

1 parking space for every 3 patient beds, plus 1 parking space for every 2 employees on the largest shift

Schools: business, trade, private

 

1 parking space for every 2 fixed seats or 1 parking space for every 25 sq. ft. of seating area where there are no fixed seats

Trailer parks

 

2 parking spaces for every trailer space and 1 parking space for every 2˝ trailers for guest parking

Industrial Uses

 

1 parking space for every 500 sq. ft. of gross floor area or 1 parking space for every employee on the largest shift, whichever is greater

Warehouses

 

1 parking space for every 1000 sq. ft. of gross floor area

Parking Layout Standards

Space Dimensions

 

9’ x 20’ with no obstruction

10’ x 20’ with obstruction

17’ x 20’ for Handicap parking (see ADA requirements)

R-2-P, R-3-P Zones (Multiple Family Residential/Parking Zones)

 
  • Any R-2-P and R-3-P parcels used for the purpose set forth above must be contiguous to the commercially zoned parcel for which it is to provide the required parking and under the same ownership or in the possession of the same claimant or person pursuant to a recorded lease with a term of not less than twenty years.
  • The term contiguous as used in this section shall include properties across an alley having at least ten feet of common frontage along the centerline of such alley.

Landscaping

 

Additional 2% minimum of the total lot area has to be within the required dedicated parking area.

 

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