City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety. See editor's note at beginning of title IV.

Section 496.010 Scope of Provisions.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The regulations contained in this Chapter shall govern the size, number, location and design of all off-street parking and loading facilities in the City as required for each land use, activity, building or structure permitted by this Title.

Section 496.020 Definitions.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
FLOOR AREA
The term "floor area" as referenced in this Chapter as a measurement for determining the required number of parking and/or loading spaces shall mean the floor area as measured from the inside face of exterior building walls or center of building wall dividing tenants in a multi-tenant building; excluding bathrooms and corridors for public and common usage, utility closets, stairwells and elevators.
PARKING LOT
Any building, structure or parcel of land regularly used, in whole or in part, for the storing or off-street parking, including aisles, of more than three (3) motor-driven vehicles, except this shall not be deemed to apply or be applicable to the following buildings, structures or parcels of land:
1. 
A parking area used for dead storage of new or used motor-driven vehicles held by a licensed franchise dealer, agent or manufacturer for sale, lease or rent;
2. 
A parking area used for the temporary storage of construction equipment including truck and hauling trailers used in support of approved and permitted site development. Such equipment and trailers shall be no closer than twenty (20) feet from any property line and shall be removed within fourteen (14) days after completion of construction. In the event that substantial work or construction has not commenced or ceases during development following the issuance of a building permit, the construction equipment and trailers shall be removed within thirty (30) days;
3. 
A parking area attached to a motor-driven vehicle repair shop where motor-driven vehicles are stored awaiting repair; and
4. 
A parking area used for the storage of truck trailers, hauling trailers or other wheeled rental equipment that is not self-propelled. Such parking area must be paved with asphaltic concrete, Portland cement concrete or other approved material, but not necessarily striped according to the parking table. The striping must be approved by the Community Development Department.
PARKING SPACE
An area surfaced with asphaltic concrete, Portland cement concrete or other approved material, properly graded for drainage, enclosed in the main building or in an accessory building or an unenclosed area.

Section 496.030 Minimum Parking and Loading Requirements.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
The number of parking spaces and the loading facilities in all zoning districts shall comply with the minimum requirements listed by the following use category:
1. 
Business, commercial and industrial uses.
2. 
Fitness/recreational, entertainment, educational and institutional uses.
3. 
Residential uses.

Section 496.040 Minimum Off-Street Parking Dimensions.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
The regulations of this Section shall govern the dimensions of the off-street parking spaces in all zoning districts.
The requirements for off-street parking shall meet the minimum dimensions in the following table:
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
45°
9.0
19.7
14.0
12.7
53.4
47.1
*65° ±5°
9.0
21.0
18.0
10.5
60.0
55.5
90°
9.0
19.0
24.0
9.0
62.0
A Parking angle (degrees)
B Stall width (feet)
C 19 feet minimum stall to curb (feet)
D * * Aisle width (feet)
E Curb length per car (feet)
F Curb to curb (feet)
G Center-to-center width of double row with aisle between (feet)
*
Dimensions in columns C, E, F and G will adjust, depending on the angle used.
 
* *
Additional width may be required where the aisle serves as the principal means of access to on-site buildings or structures
B. 
In the event that the desired parking angle is not specified by the above table, the Community Development Department may specify other equivalent dimensions associated with the desired parking angle by interpolating from dimensions listed in the table.
C. 
A stall dimension of eight and one-half (8½) feet by eighteen (18) feet may be permitted for off-street parking stalls provided in excess of the minimum requirements as set forth in this Section when designated for compact car use.
D. 
On-site parallel parking stalls shall be nine (9) feet by twenty-two (22) feet adjacent to a twenty-two (22) foot two-way lane or a fifteen (15) foot one-way lane.
E. 
Curbed islands are required at the ends of aisles where necessary for traffic control or drainage.
F. 
No off-street parking space required under this Chapter shall be used for any other purpose.
G. 
The City of Fenton may approve the use of continuous curbs as wheel stops and thus measure the size of parking spaces to be two (2) feet less in length than otherwise required. In such instances, the parking layout should allow for the vehicle to overhang the curb by two (2) feet and such overhang area must be clear of all obstructions, signs, trees and may not be included as part of a minimum required landscape buffer between the parking space and the street or other property line setback.

Section 496.050 Procedure.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Parking Requirements. When a use is expanded, accessory off-street parking and loading shall be provided in accordance with the regulations set forth in this Code for the area or capacity of such expansion in combination with the previously existing uses, structure or activity.
B. 
Every application for a new, enlarged or remodeled building, structure or use shall include a parking site and landscape plan, drawn to scale and fully dimensioned, showing any off-street parking or loading facilities and related site improvements and landscaping. These plans will be included within the site plan review process which is conducted by the City.
C. 
A building permit is required for grading and stormwater runoff for construction of a new, enlarged or remodeled parking lot in excess of five (5) parking spaces or a loading facility. The application shall be accompanied by a parking site and landscape plan to be reviewed and approved, if appropriate, by the Community Development Department. Any deviation from the approved plan shall constitute a violation of this Chapter.

Section 496.060 Modified Parking Demand.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
When any building or structure undergoes a change of use or any increase in gross floor area, seating capacity or other unit of measurement specified hereinafter, off-street parking or loading facilities shall be increased to equal or exceed the off-street parking or loading requirements resulting from application of the provisions of these standards to the proposed change in use of gross floor area or other unit of measure. An occupancy permit shall not be issued until provision is made for the increased amount of required off-street parking.
B. 
If the building is being constructed as a shell for a future office/warehouse, the City shall calculate the number of parking spaces based on a minimum of twenty-five percent (25%) office and the remainder a warehouse.
C. 
When a building or structure undergoes a decrease in gross floor area due to interior space re-allotment or design, a decrease in seating capacity, a permanent decrease in number of employees or other unit of measurement, the available off-street parking and loading facilities may be reduced accordingly. Remaining parking or loading facilities must at least equal or exceed the off-street parking or loading requirements of the entire building, activity or structure as modified.

Section 496.070 Construction.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
Except as otherwise noted in this Chapter, in all zoning districts, all parking and loading areas, including driveways, shall be paved with asphaltic concrete, Portland cement concrete or other permanent, impervious surface material approved by the Community Development Department.

Section 496.080 Driveway Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
See Chapter 495 for driveway regulations.

Section 496.090 Ingress and Egress.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
All entrances and exits to parking and loading areas from a public right-of-way shall be subject to specific approval by the City of Fenton in accordance with any additional requirements contained in appropriate ordinances to ensure the smooth and safe circulation of vehicles to and from the public street system. In no event shall parking or loading spaces be provided in a manner requiring the backing out of vehicles into public right-of-ways, except for detached and attached single-family dwellings.

Section 496.100 Location, Design and Maintenance of Parking Spaces and Loading Facilities.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
No parking space required or otherwise provided in an enclosed structure shall project beyond any required yard, setback or building line, except as otherwise provided for in the specific regulations of that zoning district.
B. 
Driveways leading to a parking lot shall not be used for parking.
C. 
All required off-street parking or loading spaces shall be provided on the same parcel of land as the use to be served and must meet ADA (American with Disabilities Act) access requirements, except as follows.
1. 
Alternate parking location provisions specified in the regulations of that particular district.
2. 
Shared parking for two (2) or more uses may be provided wherein said parking is less than three hundred (300) feet from the property to be served; that the number of off-site shared parking spaces does not exceed twenty percent (20%) of the minimum required parking for the use served. The total required available parking for all uses participating in an approved shared parking area shall not be less than the sum of the parking required for each use individually. All requests for shared parking approval shall be submitted to the Community Development Department and accompanied by a report with data and information setting forth justification for such request, including signed agreements from all participants.
D. 
Internal drives, pedestrian walks, open spaces and parking/loading areas shall be designed as integral parts of an overall design to achieve an adequate, safe and convenient arrangement for pedestrian and traffic circulation.
E. 
Landscaped, paved and comfortably graded pedestrian walks shall be provided along the lines of the most intense use, particularly from building entrances to streets, parking areas and adjacent buildings.
F. 
The materials used in the design of paving, lighting fixtures, retaining walls, fences, curbs and benches shall be of good appearance, easily maintained and indicative of their function.
G. 
When the determination of the number of required off-street parking spaces results in a requirement of a fractional space, any fraction of one-half (½) space or less should be disregarded and any fraction over one-half (½) space shall count as one (1) space.
H. 
Parking spaces required on an employee basis shall be based on the number of employees on the maximum shift.
I. 
All areas for off-street parking and loading in all zoning districts, except residential, shall be so arranged that vehicles are not required to back into any street or roadway to gain access thereto.
J. 
The Director shall determine which of the categories of parking regulation any unlisted use belongs or determine and recommend to the Board of Aldermen of Fenton appropriate standards to be added to this Section by amendment of this Chapter whenever the above prove inapplicable.

Section 496.110 Parking Surface, Drainage and Maintenance.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Surfacing. Except as otherwise provided for in this Section, all open off-street parking and loading areas should be improved with a compacted select gravel base and paved with a material suitably designed for the intended use to a standard approved by the City. This would include a minimum of four (4) inches asphalt with not less than seven (7) inches crushed rock base or not less than six (6) inches concrete with four (4) inches crushed rock base.
B. 
Within the "OT" Olde Towne Zoning District, the Planning and Zoning Commission, subsequent to a report from the Community Development Department, may consider and approve an alternate paving surface when such surface is an integral design element of the property and deemed consistent with sound planning and construction standards.
C. 
Parking and loading facilities shall be provided with adequate stormwater drainage facilities to prevent damage or inconvenience to abutting property and/or public streets and alleys.
D. 
The surface of such area shall be kept clear of trash and debris and the parking spaces shall be clearly striped and marked. Parking lots shall be maintained free of surface defects.

Section 496.120 Repair, Service or Sales Use of Parking Facilities.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
It shall be unlawful for the owner, operator, lessee or attendant or any parking lot to permit motor vehicle repair work, service, vending, selling, offering for sale or display of merchandise.

Section 496.130 Reduction of Required Parking Spaces.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The minimum parking requirements may be reduced in all zoning districts, except for detached and attached single-family dwellings, not to exceed ten percent (10%) on approval of a special use permit filed and reviewed in compliance with the provisions set forth in Section 420.020 of this Title. With each such special use permit application the petitioner shall provide a parking study showing justification for a reduction in parking spaces and that such reduction will not adversely impact future use of the subject or adjacent properties.

Section 496.140 Lighting.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
Lighting shall be provided to illuminate any off-street parking or loading spaces to be used at night. If provided, such lighting shall be maintained, arranged and installed to deflect, shade and focus lights away from adjacent properties. The height, type, spacing and degree of light standard may be further regulated by the Community Development Department in relation to specific site conditions or type of development. Parking lot lighting, when provided, shall not exceed a maximum of five (5.0) foot-candles at a distance of fifteen (15) feet from the base of a light standard, shall provide a minimum illumination of any parking area surface of not less than one-half (0.5) foot-candle and shall not be greater than one (1.0) foot-candle at any property line adjoining a non-residential district. Illumination beyond the property line of any adjoining residential district shall not exceed one-tenth (0.1) foot-candle.

Section 496.150 Markings.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
All parking spaces shall be marked by durable painted lines at least four (4) inches wide and extending the length of the space or by curbs or other means to indicate individual spaces. Signs or markers located on the surface within a parking lot shall be used as necessary to ensure efficient and safe traffic operation of the lot.

Section 496.160 Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements — Business, Commercial and Industrial Uses.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The following business, commercial and industrial uses shall provide off-street parking and loading facilities as follows:
Use
Minimum Parking Requirement
Minimum Loading Requirement
Auto Parts Store
4 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 1
Auto Sales or Lease
3 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area of sales and show room/office area; 3 spaces for every service bay
Table 1
Banking Facilities With Drive-Through Service
4 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area within the building in addition to 4 queuing spaces for each service window/auto teller unit
None
Banking Facilities
4 spaces for every 1,000 square feet floor area
None
Barbershops and Beauty Parlors
2.5 spaces for every chair
None
Beverage Shops
5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 2
Bookstores and Card Shops
4 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 2
Car Wash (except self-service)
Reservoir (line-up) parking equal to 5 times the capacity of the car wash
None
Car Wash (self-service)
Line-up area for each wash stall of sufficient size to accommodate 4 cars
None
Child Care Centers, Day Nurseries
1 space per 5 children plus 1 space per employee. There shall be a 15-foot wide paved unobstructed pickup space with adequate stacking area in addition to standard driveway and parking requirements.
None
Commercial or services not listed in this Chapter
4.5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 2
Equipment Sales, Service Repair including Plumbing, Air-Conditioning and Heating
4 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area of office and sales area, rental and 2 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of warehouse area or 1 space for each employee on the maximum shift, whichever is greater, plus 1 space for every vehicle customarily used in operation of the use or stored on site
Table 1
Filling Station (service station)
1 space for each gas pump, 3 spaces for each service bay, 5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet floor area of a convenience store, 1 space for every vehicle customarily used in operation of the use
None
Food Markets (5,000 sq. ft. floor area and over)
5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 1
Food Markets under 5,000 sq. ft. floor area (convenience store)
5.5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 1
Hotels, Motels and Lodging
1 space for every guest room or sleeping unit, 2 spaces for every 3 employees on the maximum shift, plus 1 space for every vehicle customarily used in operation of the use or stored on the premises
Table 2
Laundry and pickup
3.5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 2
Laundromat
1 space for every 2 wash machines
None
Medical and Dental Offices and Clinics
4 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area or 4 spaces for every doctor and 1 space for every additional employee, whichever is greater
Table 2
Mortuaries
1 space for every 5 seats, 10 space minimum
None
Corporate, General and Professional Offices and Office Buildings or Research Facilities
3.5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
Table 2
Office/Warehouse, Manufacturing, Assembly, Distribution, Processing, Wholesaling or Fabrication
1. Less than 1,000 sq.ft.
5 spaces
None
2. 1,000 sq. ft. to 5,000 sq. ft.
3.5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of office area and 1 space for every 1,000 square feet of warehouse area
Table 2
3. 5,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft.
3.5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of office area and 1 space for every 1,000 square feet of warehouse area
Table 1
4. 10,000 sq. ft. or larger
3.5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of office area and 1 space for every 1,000 square feet of warehouse area
Table 1
5. In addition to the requirements of Subsections (2) to (4) hereof, 1 space for each employee in the maximum shift within the warehouse, manufacturing, assembly, distribution processing or fabrication area will be substituted for 1 space per 1,000 square feet where such standard requires a greater number of spaces.
Table 1
Restaurants, Bars, Cocktail Lounges
1 space for every 3 seats, plus 2 spaces for every 3 employees on the maximum shift
None
A restaurant facility which provides an outdoor seating area in which the number of seats exceeds 20% of the number of indoor seats shall provide parking spaces for the outdoor seating area at a ratio of 1 parking space per 4 outdoor seats provided. "Outdoor seating" is defined as a seating area which is neither mechanically heated or cooled.
Restaurants, Fast-Food
1 space for every 2 seats, plus 2 spaces for every 3 employees on the maximum shift, in addition to 1 space for every 3 seats of outdoor seating area. (See Chapter 450 for drive-through regulations.)
None
Vehicle Service Centers and Repair Facilities
1 space for every employee on the maximum shift, 3 spaces for every service bay, 1 space for every vehicle customarily used in operation of the use and 3 spaces for every 1,000 feet of retail sales area
None
Veterinary Clinics and/or Animal Hospitals
4 spaces for every doctor, plus 1 space for every additional employee
None

Section 496.170 Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements For Fitness/Recreational, Entertainment, Educational and Institutional Uses.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
Fitness/recreational, entertainment, educational and institutional uses shall provide off-street parking and loading facilities as follows:
Use
Minimum Parking Requirement
Minimum Loading Requirement
Athletic Fields
20 spaces for every diamond of athletic field or 1 space for every 4 seats, whichever is greater (One seat is equal to 2 feet of bench length.)
None
Auditoriums, theaters, places for private or public assembly, including private clubs or similar facilities, except as noted herein
1 space for every 4 seats or 1 space for every 50 square feet floor area when there is no fixed seating
Table 2
Bowling Alleys
5 spaces for every alley. Additional spaces shall be provided for restaurants or places of assembly within the development.
None
Churches
1 spaces for every 4 seats (1 seat equals 2 feet of bench length), plus 1 space for every vehicle customarily used in operation of the use or stored on the premises
None
Exercise or Fitness Facilities
5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area
None
Fire Stations
1 space for every employee on the maximum shift
None
Golf Courses
10 spaces per each hole
None
Golf Driving Ranges
2 spaces for every tee
None
Gymnasium without bleachers or fixed seating, except as noted herein
1 space for every 100 square feet of floor area
None
Handball, Racquetball Courts
3 spaces for every court
None
Hospitals
1 space for every 2 beds, plus 1 space for every staff doctor and employee on the maximum shift
Table 2
Ice, Roller Rinks
1 space for every 100 square feet of skating area or playing surface
None
Indoor Soccer
50 spaces for every playing field, plus 1 space for every 3 seats of spectator seating (1 seat equals 2 feet of bench length), plus 2 spaces for every 3 employees on the maximum shift, but in no case less than 100 spaces
None
Libraries, Museums, Galleries
5 spaces for every 1,000 square feet of floor area, 1 space for every 6 seats in an accessory auditorium and 2 spaces for every 3 employees on the maximum shift and 1 space for all vehicles used in the operation of such establishment
None
Nursing Homes
1 space for every 5 beds, 1 space for every self-care unit and 1 space for every 2 employees on the maximum shift
Table 2
Schools, public and private, all grades and vocational
1 space for every classroom and office and 1 space for every 4 students over 16 years of age
None
Schools, special
1 space for every classroom and office
None
Uses not specified in this Chapter
Where no minimum requirement is specified this Chapter or where any of the parking requirements may be construed as applicable to the same use, lot or building, the final determination of required parking shall be made by the Community Development Department.

Section 496.180 Off-Street Parking Requirements — Residential.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
Residential uses shall provide off-street parking as follows:
Multiple-Family
2 spaces for each dwelling unit. The parking area shall be screened from surrounding residential districts by a maximum 5-foot fence or by landscaping. Either of these materials must be approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Single-Family Dwellings or Two-Family Dwellings
2 accessible parking spaces for each dwelling unit shall be provided behind the building line.

Section 496.190 Minimum Off-Street Loading Requirements.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Every structure or building containing a floor area of two thousand (2,000) square feet or more shall provide off-street loading space when required in conjunction with uses specified elsewhere in this Chapter. Each loading space shall connect with an alley, driveway or street and shall be so laid out that trucks shall be able to maneuver into abutting loading docks or designated loading areas at the side or rear of the building served, except as following. For commercial units of less than five thousand (5,000) square feet, the Planning and Zoning Commission may approve a loading zone to accommodate ten (10) foot by twenty-five (25) foot loading zone spaces in front of the building.
The loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the following tables:
TABLE 1
Floor Area (sq. ft.)
Number of Min. 10 foot X 40 foot Loading Spaces
5,000 — 24,000
1
24,001 — 60,000
2
60,001 — 96,000
3
96,001 — 144,000
4
144,001 — 192,000
5
192,001 — 240,000
6
240,001 — 294,000
7
294,001 — 348,000
8
For each additional 54,000
1 additional loading space
TABLE 2
Floor Area (sq. ft.)
Number of Min.
10 foot X 25 foot
Loading Spaces
Number of Min.
10 foot X 40 foot
Loading Spaces
2,000 — 10,000
1
10,001 — 25,000
2
25,001 — 100,000
2
1
For each additional 100,000
1 additional loading space
B. 
The off-street loading area shall meet the following requirements:
1. 
Adequate space shall be provided within the site to accommodate the loading and unloading of trucks, tractors and trailers serving commercial, industrial or any large-scale residential or institutional use. A designated loading space shall be provided for the location of trash collection or compaction units, in addition to the loading space requirements provided herein.
2. 
The required off-street loading spaces shall have adequate means of access to a street, alley or highway in a manner that will least interfere with traffic movement as approved by the City.
3. 
The City may require landscaping, fencing or other materials to screen the loading areas.
4. 
The loading spaces must be paved with a minimum of nine (9) inches Portland cement concrete or any other material approved by the City.
5. 
Each ten (10) foot by forty (40) foot loading space required by Table 1 or 2 must have seventy-five (75) feet of maneuvering space and shall have a vertical clearance of not less than fourteen (14) feet.
6. 
The loading space that is utilized for the location of trash collection shall be screened with a privacy fence or any other material approved by the City.

Section 496.200 Handicapped Parking Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Handicapped parking spaces shall be provided in accordance with the following table:
1. 
Total Number of Parking Spaces Required
Minimum Number of Handicapped Spaces Required
1 to 25
1
26 to 50
2
51 to 75
3
76 to 100
4
101 or more
5 plus 1% of the total number of spaces
2. 
One (1) of every eight (8) handicapped parking spaces shall be van accessible. Parking areas of less than eight (8) handicapped parking spaces shall have a minimal of one (1) van accessible.
B. 
The handicapped parking spaces shall meet the following requirements:
1. 
Parking spaces designated for physically handicapped persons shall be at least ten (10) feet wide with a five (5) foot access aisle immediately adjacent thereto. Two (2) handicapped parking spaces may share a common access aisle.
2. 
Van accessible handicapped parking spaces shall be at least ten (10) feet wide with an eight (8) foot access aisle immediately adjacent thereto; two (2) handicapped parking spaces may share a common access aisle.
3. 
Parking spaces designated for physically handicapped persons shall be located on the shortest possible accessible circulation route to an accessible entrance of the building. In separate parking structures or lots that do not serve a particular building, parking spaces for physically handicapped persons shall be located on the shortest possible pedestrian route to an accessible pedestrian entrance of the parking facility.
4. 
Each parking space designated for physically handicapped persons shall be provided with a freestanding sign bearing the international symbol of accessibility in white on a blue background. In addition, such freestanding sign must read "$50 to $300 Fine" pursuant H.B. 389 enacted by the State of Missouri. Non-conforming signs in use prior to August 28, 1997, may be used during the useful life of the sign so long as it is maintained in an appropriate manner as determined by the Planning and Zoning Director.
5. 
Height requirements. Handicapped parking spaces shall be identified by a sign centered within the space. The bottom of the sign shall not be less than four (4) feet or more than five (5) feet above grade. The sign(s) will utilize the international symbol of access and include the violation fine notice specified in this Section.
6. 
Color requirements.
a. 
In residential areas, all handicapped parking spaces shall be marked and maintained with the international symbol of access on the pavement. The minimum size for the symbol shall be fifty-five (55) inches by forty-four (44) inches. The color of the symbol and the space lines shall be blue.
b. 
In commercial areas, all handicapped spaces shall be marked and maintained with blue space lines on the parking area pavement. Ground painted symbols are not required, however, if provided, shall be of the same blue color as the space marking.
c. 
Requirements of this Section shall apply to all new parking lots and parking areas and when any parking lot existing as of date of this Section is restriped or redesigned for the existing handicapped parking spaces.