City of Englewood, NJ
Bergen County
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[Amended 11-12-2014 by Ord. No. 14-40]
The purpose of this article is to establish requirements for off-street facilities for parking of motor vehicles and also to provide such off-street facilities for loading of and making deliveries from motor vehicles, in recognition of the fact that a primary function of public streets is to move traffic safely and conveniently and that parking, loading, and delivery functions performed within the public street can conflict with that function. Furthermore, the provision of off-street parking is essential to support all types of land uses, but it must be balanced with the spatial constraints of urban areas; the mixed-use nature of urban areas, which can reduce the need to utilize the automobile for transportation; and the recognition that people are increasingly utilizing alternate modes of transportation — which can reduce the need for each person to own an automobile. Therefore, this article requires off-street parking and related facilities for new development, changes in occupancy of existing structures, and expansion of existing structures, with several exceptions in certain Downtown Districts, where spatial constraints, the dense pattern of downtown development, and the proximity to transit may make them impractical. This article also sets standards for the design and functioning of such off-street parking facilities with a view toward making the same safe, functional, and attractive, with minimal adverse effect on pedestrians, surrounding properties, and the traditional structure and form of Englewood's blocks.
Required off-street parking spaces shall be used for parking purposes only and shall not be used for storage, loading, or delivery purposes or any other nonparking purposes.
A. 
Purpose of off-street parking requirements in the D-1, D-2, N-C, SBD, L-I, and RIM districts.
(1) 
Downtown (D-1) Districts. Minimum parking requirements in the D-1 Districts ensure that new residential and certain commercial uses offer residents, employees, visitors, and/or customers traveling by motor vehicle the convenience of on-site parking while not overwhelming the on-street parking system with additional motor vehicles.
(2) 
Downtown (D-2) Districts. Minimum parking requirements in the D-2 Districts ensure that new residential and certain commercial uses offer residents, employees, visitors, and/or customers traveling by motor vehicle the convenience of on-site parking while not overwhelming the on-street parking system with additional motor vehicles.
(3) 
Neighborhood Center (N-C) Districts and Service Business (SBD) Districts. Minimum parking requirements in the N-C and SBD Districts ensure that new residential, retail, and commercial uses offer residents, employees, visitors, and/or customers traveling by motor vehicle the convenience of on-site parking while not overwhelming the on-street parking system and adjacent residential neighborhood streets with additional motor vehicles.
(4) 
Light (L-I) Industrial Districts. Minimum parking requirements in the L-I District ensure that new uses provide sufficient off-street parking for employees traveling by motor vehicle while also deploying available and appropriate on-street parking for this purpose as well as to conserve lot area for pervious services and/or building space.
(5) 
Research, Industry & Medical (RIM) Districts. Minimum parking requirements in the RIM Districts ensure that new uses provide sufficient, safe, and convenient off-street parking for employees, customers, visitors, medical patients, and/or residents.
B. 
Provisions for all districts.
(1) 
Surface parking lots shall be located to the side or rear of the principal structure on the lot.
(2) 
Except as hereinabove provided or except as may be otherwise specifically provided in this article, the off-street parking requirements hereof shall apply to all new construction and all modifications or expansions of existing buildings. Exemptions shall be granted for minor additions of new floor area of up to 1,000 square feet of gross floor area. For changes of use, commercial uses with a total gross floor area of 5,000 square feet or less in existing nonresidential buildings are exempt from parking requirements.
(3) 
In case of a combination of different uses in a building, the required number of parking spaces for each of such uses shall be added together, and the sum thereof shall represent the total number of spaces required. References in this article to square feet shall mean gross square footage devoted to or accessory to the use described.
(4) 
When the computation to determine the number of off-street parking spaces results in a fractional number, the fractional number shall be rounded upward to the next whole number to determine the number of parking spaces required.
(5) 
If, in the course of site plan review, the municipal agency determines that more than 15% of the gross floor area of the building or buildings on which the parking requirements are computed is devoted to common areas, including but not necessarily limited to lobbies, stairways, elevators, lavatories, washrooms, common storage areas, utility rooms and basements, the municipal agency shall exclude the square footage of such common areas in excess of 15% from the computations used in calculating the required number of parking spaces.
(6) 
No parking shall be permitted within any required front yard in any direction.
(7) 
The provision of sheltered or unsheltered parking for bicycles is encouraged.
C. 
Parking requirements for the D-1, D-2, N-C and SBD Districts premises to which this Article XII is applicable shall be as follows:
Use of Building or Site
D-1 Districts Min. No. of Required Parking Spaces
D-2 Districts Min. No. of Required Parking Spaces
N-C Districts Min. No. of Required Parking Spaces
SBD Districts Min. No. of Required Parking Spaces
Residential Uses
Apartments and condominiums
1 per unit for each studio or 1 bed room unit;
1.5 per unit for each unit with 2 bed room or more
1 per unit for each studio or 1 bedroom unit;
1.5 per unit for each unit with 2 bed room or more
1 per unit for each studio or 1 bed room unit;
1.5 per unit for each unit with 2 bed room or more
n/a
Townhouses (attached)
n/a
1.7 per townhouse
n/a
n/a
Retail
Retail stores
0
1 per 400 sq. ft.
1 per 400 sq. ft.
1 per 400 sq. ft.
Bank
0
1 per 300 sq. ft.
1 per 300 sq. ft.
1 per 300 sq. ft.
Eating and Drinking Establishments
Restaurant (limited service)
0
1 per 300 sq. ft.
1 per 300 sq. ft.
1 per 300 sq. ft.
Restaurant (full service)
1 per 250 sq. ft.
1 per 250 sq. ft.
1 per 300 sq. ft.
n/a
Personal and Consumer Services
Personal and consumer services
0
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
Child care
n/a
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
Funeral parlor
n/a
n/a
1 per 500 sq. ft.
1 per 300 sq. ft.
Pet grooming and training
0
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
Printing and reproductions
0
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 1,000 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
Repair of consumer products
0
1 per 800 sq. ft.
1 per 1,000 sq. ft.
1 per 800 sq. ft.
Lodging
Hotel
1.3 per room
1.3 per room
n/a
1.3 per room
Office Uses (nonmedical)
Business office
1 per 400 sq. ft.
1 per 400 sq. ft.
1 per 500 sq. ft.
1 per 400 sq. ft.
Professional office
1 per 500 sq. ft.
1 per 500 sq. ft.
1 per 600 sq. ft.
1 per 500 sq. ft.
Medical and Health Care
Medical and dental laboratories and diagnostic services
1 per 250 sq. ft.
1 per 250 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
Medical equipment sales
n/a
1 per 600 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
Medical group practice
n/a
1 per 250 sq. ft.
n/a
1 per 250 sq. ft.
Medical office
1 per 250 sq. ft.
1 per 250 sq. ft.
n/a
1 per 250 sq. ft.
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Professional and artist studios
0
1 per 800 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
Performance facility
1 per 8 seats
n/a
n/a
n/a
Art galleries
0
1 per 800 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
Theaters
1 per 6 seats
n/a
n/a
n/a
Health and fitness clubs
1 per 250 sq. ft.
1 per 250 sq. ft.
1 per 350 sq. ft.
1 per 250 sq. ft.
Instructional studios
0
1 per 400 sq. ft.
1 per 500 sq. ft.
1 per 400 sq. ft.
Motor Vehicle-Related Uses
Automobile sales
n/a
1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of sales area
n/a
1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of sales area
Education
Schools (preschool)
0
1 per 1,000 sq. ft.
1 per 1,000 sq. ft.
1 per 1,000 sq. ft.
Test preparation and learning centers
n/a
1 per 400 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
Public Facilities
Recreational facilities
n/a
1 per 300 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
Government and community services
0
1 per 500 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
Government offices
0
1 per 500 sq. ft.
n/a
n/a
D. 
Reduction of minimum required parking in the D-1, D-2, N-C, and SBD Districts. The minimum required number of parking spaces in the D-1, D-2, N-C, SBD districts may be reduced upon approval by the Planning Board. Approval shall be granted only if the applicant cites evidence that fewer parking spaces will not cause excessive congestion, endanger public safety, substantially reduce parking availability for other uses, or otherwise adversely impact the neighborhood, or that such fewer parking spaces will provide positive environmental or other benefits to the users of the lot and the neighborhood. The applicant shall also present to the Planning Board evidence that a reduction is reasonable in light of the following:
(1) 
For residential uses only, the availability of surplus off-street parking in the vicinity of the residential use being served. If the applicant for site plan approval demonstrates to the Planning Board that existing parking facilities are reasonably and conveniently accessible to, and not farther than 300 feet from proposed use are, in whole or in part, unused during his parking demand and are available to applicant for such use during such period, the Planning Board, in granting site plan approval, may waive the requirement for all or any portion of the number of parking spaces which would otherwise be required for such use, provided that the Planning Board is satisfied that such joint use of parking facilities will provide adequate off-street parking for the proposed use.
(2) 
The ability of the applicant to enter into an agreement to share parking in a parking facility with other developments.
(3) 
The ability of the applicant to demonstrate that parking can be shared among different uses in a mixed-use project based on a study of the utilization of parking by land use and time of day.
(4) 
The availability of on-street parking in the vicinity of the use being served if peak times of business occur after 5:30 p.m.
(5) 
Age or other occupancy restrictions that are likely to result in a lower level of motor vehicle usage.
(6) 
The availability of car sharing services on site or in the vicinity of the uses being served.
(7) 
Proximity to transit stops and the percentage of employees and/or customers utilizing transit.
(8) 
Impact of the parking requirement on the physical environment of the affected lot or the adjacent lots including reduction in green space, destruction of significant existing trees and other vegetation, destruction of existing dwelling units, significant negative impact on historic resources on the lot, impairment of the urban design objectives of the city as set forth in the Master Plan, or loss of pedestrian amenities along public ways.
E. 
Parking requirements for the L-I and RIM Districts premises to which this Article XII is applicable shall be as follows:
Land Use Categories and Land Uses
L-I*
Min. No. of Required Parking Spaces
RIM
Min. No. of Required Parking Spaces
Industrial Uses, light
Apparel manufacturing
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Beverage production and manufacturing
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Computer, electronic, and electrical product manufacturing
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Food production and manufacturing
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Scientific and medical instrument manufacturing
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Printing and related support activities
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Research and development
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Wood and furniture product manufacturing
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Wholesale Trade, Warehousing, Distribution
Wholesale sales
1 per 700 sq ft
1 per 700 sq ft
Warehousing or distribution of nonflammable, nonhazardous materials
1 per 700 sq ft
1 per 700 sq ft
Moving and storage facilities
1 per 1,000 sq ft
1 per 1,000 sq ft
Agricultural Uses
Accessory rooftop farming
n/a
n/a
Motor Vehicle-Related Uses
Automobile sales and rental
1 per 1,000 sq ft of sales area
n/a
Car wash facilities
1 per 1,000 sq ft
n/a
Motor vehicle service and repair
1 per 1,000 sq ft
n/a
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Instructional studios
1 per 400 sq ft
n/a
Professional and artist studios
1 per 800 sq ft
n/a
Studios (television, film, production, recording, radio)
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Offices, nonmedical
Business incubators
1 per 500 sq ft
n/a
Business offices
1 per 300 sq ft
1 per 300 sq ft
Co-working space
1 per 500 sq ft
n/a
Professional offices
1 per 500 sq ft
1 per 500 sq ft
Medical and Health Care
Ambulatory surgery center
n/a
1 per 200 sq ft
Assisted living facility
n/a
1 per 2 beds
Continuing care community
n/a
1 per 2 beds
Hospice
n/a
1 per 3 beds
Medical and dental laboratories and diagnostic services
1 per 300 sq ft
1 per 250 sq ft
Medical offices
1 per 300 sq ft
1 per 250 sq ft
Medical center
n/a
1 per 250 sq ft
Rehabilitation center
n/a
1 per 250 sq ft
Skilled nursing facility
n/a
1 per 2 beds
Urgent care facility
1 per 250 sq ft
1 per 250 sq ft
Veterinary clinic
1 per 300 sq ft
n/a
Veterinary hospital
n/a
1 per 250 sq ft
Wellness center
1 per 300 sq ft
1 per 250 sq ft
Retail Trade
Automobile sales and rental
1 per 1,000 sq ft of sales area
1 per 1,000 sq ft of sales area
Accessory retail
0
1 per 1,000 sq ft
Garden center
1 per 800 sq ft
n/a
Personal and Consumer Services
Pet grooming and training
1 per 800 sq ft
n/a
Pet daycare facility
1 per 800 sq ft
n/a
Education
Technical school
1 per 300 sq ft
1 per 300 sq ft
Eating and Drinking Establishments
Accessory restaurant
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 350 sq ft
Emergency Services
Police, Fire, EMT, and ambulance stations
1 per 400 sq ft
1 per 400 sq ft
Lodging
Hotel
n/a
1.3 per room
Residential
Apartment and condominium community for senior citizens
n/a
1 per unit
* See Subsection F for additional parking provisions for the L-I Districts.
F. 
Additional provisions for the Light Industrial (L-I) District. In the Light Industrial (L-I) District, on-street parking along the frontage of a property may be counted towards the provision of employee and/or customer parking spaces at the rate of one parking space for every 20 feet of frontage where on-street parking is permitted and sufficient paved width is present.
G. 
Reduction of minimum required parking in the L-I and RIM Districts. The minimum required number of parking spaces in the L-I and RIM Districts may be reduced upon approval by the Planning Board. Approval shall be granted only if the applicant cites evidence that fewer parking spaces will not cause excessive congestion, endanger public safety, substantially reduce parking availability for other uses, or otherwise adversely impact the neighborhood, or that such fewer parking spaces will provide positive environmental or other benefits to the users of the lot and the neighborhood. The applicant shall also present to the Planning Board evidence that a reduction is reasonable in light of the following:
(1) 
The availability of surplus off-street parking in the vicinity of the use being served. If the applicant for site plan approval demonstrates to the Planning Board that existing parking facilities are reasonably and conveniently accessible to, and not farther than 300 feet from proposed use are, in whole or in part, unused during his parking demand and are available to applicant for such use during such period, the Planning Board, in granting site plan approval, may waive the requirement for all or any portion of the number of parking spaces which would otherwise be required for such use, provided that the Planning Board is satisfied that such joint use of parking facilities will provide adequate off-street parking for the proposed use.
(2) 
The ability of the applicant to enter into an agreement to share parking in a parking facility with other developments.
(3) 
The availability of on-street parking in the vicinity of the use being served if peak times of business occur after 5:30 p.m.
(4) 
Age or other occupancy restrictions that are likely to result in a lower level of motor vehicle usage.
(5) 
Proximity to transit stops and the percentage of employees and/or customers utilizing transit.
(6) 
Impact of the parking requirement on the physical environment of the affected lot or the adjacent lots including reduction in green space, destruction of significant existing trees and other vegetation, destruction of existing dwelling units, significant negative impact on historic resources on the lot, impairment of the urban design objectives of the city as set forth in the Master Plan, or loss of pedestrian amenities along public ways.
H. 
Parking requirements for all other districts to which this Article XII is applicable shall be as follows:
Use of Building or Site
All Other Districts
Min. No. of Required Parking Spaces
Residential Uses
One-family use:
less than 4 bedrooms
2 spaces
five or more bedrooms
3 spaces
Multifamily residences:
efficiency or 1 bedroom unit
1.2 per unit
2 bedrooms or more
1.6 per unit
housing for the elderly (with no more than 1 bedroom/unit)
0.5 per unit
Rooming house and boardinghouse
1 per bedroom
Permitted accessory use within a dwelling unit in a one-family residence district or multiple residence district
2 spaces, plus the number of spaces required for dwelling unit
Retail
Retail and service business
1 per 400 sq. ft.
Bank
1 per 250 sq. ft.
Eating and Drinking Establishments
Eating and drinking establishments
1 per each 2 seats
Lodging
Rooming house and boardinghouse
1 per bedroom
Office Uses (nonmedical)
General office use, without counter or similar facilities designed to service customers
1 per 250 sq. ft.
General office use, with counter or similar facilities designed to service customers
1 per 250 sq. ft. plus 5 additional spaces clearly marked "customers only"
Office portion of an industrial building
1 per 300 sq. ft.
Medical and Health Care
Doctor's or dentist's office in an office building
1 per 200 sq. ft.
Hospital
1.5 per bed
Hospitals for dogs, cats, and other household pets
1 per 400 sq. ft.
Nursing home
0.5 per bed
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
Studios and art galleries
1 per 400 sq. ft.
Bowling alley
4 per alley
Tennis courts (other than a single court on a single-family residential property, for which no additional parking space is required)
2 per court
Motor Vehicle-Related Uses
Gasoline service station
1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of lot area, plus 2 spaces clearly marked "customers only"
New automobile sales, including on-site accessory service and repair facilities
1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of lot area, plus 6 spaces clearly marked "customers only"
Used automobile sales, including on-site accessory service and repair facilities
1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of lot area, plus 4 spaces clearly marked "customers only"
Vehicle repair or service, other than gasoline service station
1 per 1,000 sq. ft. of lot area, plus 2 spaces clearly marked "customers only"
Education
Schools - grades pre-K to 9
1.2 per classroom, plus 1 per 10 students
Schools - grades 10 and up
1.2 per classroom, plus 0.2 per student
Industrial
Manufacturing
1 per 400 sq. ft.
Wholesale Trade, Warehousing, Distribution
Warehousing and wholesaling
1 per 600 sq. ft. for the first 3,000 sq. ft. in a building or unit of a building for separate tenancy; 1 per 900 sq. ft. for the next 3,000 to 12,000 sq. ft. in a building or unit of a building for separate tenancy; 1 per 1,200 sq. ft. for over 12,000 sq. ft.
Places of Assembly
Places of assembly
1 per each 3 seats in the largest place of assembly on the premises
I. 
Reduction of required parking in all other districts, which does not include D-1, D-2, D-3, N-C, SBD, L-I, and RIM. The minimum required number of parking spaces may be reduced upon approval of the Planning Board. Approval shall be granted only if the Planning Board determines and cites evidence in its decision that fewer parking spaces will not cause excessive congestion, endanger public safety, substantially reduce parking availability for other uses, or otherwise adversely impact the neighborhood, or that such fewer parking spaces will provide positive environmental or other benefits to the users of the lot and the neighborhood. In making such a determination the Planning Board shall also consider whether or not permitting fewer off-street parking spaces is reasonable in light of the following:
(1) 
The availability of surplus off-street parking in the vicinity of the use being served. If an applicant for site plan approval demonstrates to the Planning Board that existing parking facilities are reasonably and conveniently accessible to, and not farther than 300 feet from proposed use are, in whole or in part, unused during his parking demand and are available to applicant for such use during such period, the Planning Board, in granting site plan approval, may waive the requirement for all or any portion of the number of parking spaces which would otherwise be required for such use, provided that the Planning Board is satisfied that such joint use of parking facilities will provide adequate off-street parking for the proposed use.
(2) 
The ability of an applicant to enter into an agreement to share parking in a parking facility with other developments.
(3) 
Age or other occupancy restrictions that are likely to result in a lower level of motor vehicle usage.
(4) 
The availability of car sharing services on site or in the vicinity of the uses being served.
(5) 
Impact of the parking requirement on the physical environment of the affected lot or the adjacent lots including reduction in green space, destruction of significant existing trees and other vegetation, destruction of existing dwelling units, significant negative impact on the historic resources on the lot, impairment of the urban design objectives of the city as set forth in the Master Plan, or loss of pedestrian amenities along public ways.
A. 
Driveway dimensions and location.
(1) 
A driveway for a one-family, two-family, three-family, or four-family residence shall have a minimum width of eight feet and a minimum curb cut width of 10 feet and a maximum width of 20 feet.
(2) 
No circular driveway shall be permitted on any property used for residential use, unless the property has a width of not less than 100 feet.
(3) 
Driveways on property used for any use other than a one-family, two-family, three-family, or four-family residence shall have the following minimum widths:
(a) 
For a two-way driveway: 22 feet.
(b) 
For a one-way driveway: 12 feet.
(4) 
No driveway shall intersect a public street within 25 feet of the intersection of that street with any other public street.
B. 
Maneuvering area. Except for premises used for one-family residence use, any off-street parking area shall be so designed, either by use of one-way driveways or by providing sufficient maneuvering space within the parking facility, so that vehicles can exit the parking area without backing into any street.
C. 
A parking area with a single driveway for both ingress and egress and without an on-site turnaround facility shall provide only ninety-degree parking stalls.
D. 
Access to all parking stalls shall be provided by a driveway or driveways completely within the property, and no such access to any parking stall shall be provided directly from any public street.
E. 
Dimensions of parking stalls.
(1) 
In any case in which this article requires parking facilities for 30 or more vehicles, 1/3 of the required parking spaces may be designed for small cars and may conform to the dimensions hereinafter set forth for small cars.
(2) 
Except with respect to small cars and parking spaces for the handicapped, parking spaces shall conform with the following minimum requirements:
(a) 
The minimum width shall be nine feet.
(b) 
The minimum length for parallel parking spaces shall be 22 feet.
(c) 
The minimum length for angle parking spaces shall be 19 feet.
(3) 
Parking spaces for small cars shall conform with the following minimum dimensions:
(a) 
The minimum width shall be eight feet.
(b) 
The minimum length for parallel parking spaces shall be 20 feet.
(c) 
The minimum length for angle parking spaces shall be 16 feet.
(4) 
Parking spaces reserved for the handicapped shall conform with the following minimum dimensions:
(a) 
The minimum width shall be 12 feet.
(b) 
The minimum length for parallel parking spaces shall be 22 feet.
(c) 
The minimum length for angle parking spaces shall be 19 feet.
F. 
Minimum combined width of parking areas and aisles. In any parking facility, the combined width of parking areas and adjacent aisles serving such parking areas shall be not less than the following:
Type of Parking
Min. Combined Width of Aisles and Parking Spaces
(feet)
1.
Angle parking on both sides of the aisles:
One or both angles exceeding 60°
62
One or both angles exceeding 45°, but neither angle exceeding 60°
60
Neither angle exceeding 45°
53
1.
Parallel parking on one side and angle parking on the other side:
Angle exceeding 60°
52
Angle exceeding 45°, but not exceeding 60°
48
Angle not exceeding 45°
42
2.
Parallel parking on both sides
32
3.
Angle parking on one side only:
Angle exceeding 60°
43
Angle exceeding 45°, but not exceeding 60°
39
Angle not exceeding 45°
33
4.
Parallel parking on one side only; two-way aisle
26
5.
Parallel parking on one side only; one-way aisle
20
G. 
Sight distance. Exit driveways from parking areas shall be designed to provide clear visibility for drivers exiting the parking area.
(1) 
Driveways that cross public sidewalks shall be designed to provide a clear sight triangle from a point within the driveway, eight feet from the sidewalk, to all points on the sidewalk within a distance of eight feet from the driveway, in both directions.
(2) 
Driveways that exit to public streets without crossing public sidewalks shall be designed to provide a clear sight triangle from a point within the driveway, 20 feet from the curbline (or, if there is no curb, then from the beginning of the roadway), to all points in the roadway within a distance of 20 feet from the driveway, in both directions.
(3) 
Planting within required clear sight triangles shall be limited to ground cover or low-growing dwarf shrubs not exceeding 24 inches in height at maturity.
H. 
No parking stall or aisle shall exceed a grade of 6%, nor shall any driveway exceed a grade of 10%.
I. 
On-site parking structures shall meet the following design requirements.
(1) 
Provide for vertical breaks along the facade along any street frontage.
(2) 
Facades shall incorporate building materials aesthetically complementary to the greater structure on street-facing facades.
(3) 
The view of parked vehicles shall be obscured from the street. Such methods of obscuring vehicles may include transparent or translucent wall treatments and decorative wall openings. Blank walls are not permitted along public streets.
(4) 
Entrances shall be located toward the side or rear of the property whenever possible.
All property used for manufacturing, warehousing, industrial or funeral home purposes shall include on-site facilities for loading and delivery as follows:
A. 
Such facilities shall contain adequate space for on-site maneuvering without encroaching on any required front yard or parking space and, to the extent practicable, without requiring maneuvering within any public street.
B. 
One on-site loading space shall be provided for each 15,000 square feet of gross floor area or any fraction thereof.
C. 
Each such loading space shall be not less than 35 feet long, 12 feet wide and 14 feet high, except that required loading spaces for a funeral home may not be less than 20 feet long, 10 feet wide and eight feet high.
D. 
All loading spaces shall be located so that loading and unloading operations may take place entirely within the site and shall not encroach upon any public street or sidewalk.
A. 
Pervious pavement treatments, bioswales, rain gardens, and other methods to reduce stormwater runoff through green infrastructure are encouraged in the design of off-street surface parking facilities.
B. 
Within any off-street surface parking facility, all areas that are not required for parking or access purposes shall be landscaped, and all landscaping, including planting islands, shall be protected from vehicle encroachment by continuous concrete curbing, with a depth of 20 inches and a face of six inches, or by some other curbing or barrier approved by the Planning Board.
C. 
Any off-street surface parking facility designed to accommodate five or more vehicles shall be screened from the street and from adjacent properties with landscaping materials at least five feet in height in side yards and rear yards and, except as otherwise limited by this article, three feet in height in front yards.
D. 
Such landscaped areas shall include deciduous trees with a minimum three-inch caliper to be planted in a ratio of one tree for each 30 linear feet of perimeter area; provided, however, that the Planning Board may waive all or any part of such requirements if such planting of trees shall be impractical.
E. 
No off-street surface parking facility shall have more than 10 parking spaces in any one row without having the same interrupted by a planting island or planting peninsula containing a minimum of 50 square feet of permeable space with a minimum planting width of four feet. Planning Board may waive all or any part of such requirements if such plantings shall be impractical.
F. 
Such permeable space shall be either planted or covered with organic material such as wood chips or some similar permeable material approved by the Planning Board.
G. 
At least one deciduous tree with a minimum three-inch caliper shall be planted in each required planting island.