Parking facilities shall be designed to conform to the following minimum standards:
- Parking Space Dimensions. The minimum size of a standard parking space shall be nine feet wide and eighteen feet long. Parking spaces within enclosed garages shall have an interior dimension of at least ten feet wide and twenty feet long. The minimum size of a compact parking space shall be eight feet wide and sixteen feet long.
- Driveways/Drive Aisles. Driveways providing access to parking facilities shall have the following dimensions:
- Nonresidential Uses. When fire apparatus access is required, the minimum driveway width shall be twenty feet for one-way traffic and twenty-four feet for two-way traffic. Otherwise the mini-
mum driveway width for a one-way driveway shall be fourteen feet. Where one-way drives exist, directional signs and arrows shall be provided.
- Residential Uses (Two Units or Less). The minimum width shall be twelve feet.
- Residential Use (Three to Five Units). When fire apparatus access is required, the minimum driveway width shall be twenty feet for one-way traffic and twenty-four feet for two-way traffic. Otherwise the minimum width for a driveway shall be twenty feet.
- Residential Uses (More than Five Units). The minimum width shall be twenty feet for one-way traffic and twenty-four feet for two-way traffic. Where one-way drives exist, directional signs and arrows shall be provided.
- Limit on Residential Driveways. For all residential uses, the driveway must lead directly to a garage, carport or other approved parking facility. The number of permitted driveways shall be one per fifty feet of lot frontage, or fraction thereof, not to exceed a total of two driveways. For circular driveways, one hundred feet of frontage is required.
- Paving. All required parking spaces, recreational vehicle storage areas, material storage areas and associated driveways shall be paved in accordance with the design and construction specifications established by the city engineer.
- Parking Space Delineation. All required vehicle parking spaces shall be clearly marked with paint or other easily distinguishable material.
- Access and Maneuvering. Safe and adequate ingress and egress shall be provided to and from a street, highway or alley. Egress on to a public street shall be in a forward direction with maneuvering permitted in the public right-of-way.
Residential projects requiring four or less parking spaces may maneuver on local streets when no impact on public safety is determined by the director of public works.
Any required garage, carport or parking space located more than one hundred feet from the street or highway from which access is taken, and served by a driveway or aisle less than twenty feet wide, shall have an adjacent vehicle turnaround area.
- Lighting. Lighting of outdoor parking areas shall be designed and maintained in a manner to prevent glare or direct illumination from intruding into any adjacent residential zone. A minimum of one footcandle of illumination shall be provided throughout the parking area. Light standards shall conform to design specifications as determined by the director of public works. Lighting shall be consistent with the requirements established by Riverside County to reduce impacts upon the Mount Palomar Observatory.
- Drainage. All areas used for the movement, parking, loading of vehicles shall be graded to convey surface water consistent with the water quality management plan requirements (if applicable). Drainage shall not be permitted across the surface of walkways or driveways.
Parking Space Dimensions
|Regular Size Parking Spaces|
|Overall module width|
|C||Stall width parallel to aisle or curb||22.0||18.0||12.5||10.4||9.0|
|D||Length of parking stall||22.0||18.0||18.0||18.0||18.0|
|E||Stall depth to wall or curb||10.0||17.5||20.0||20.5||18.0|
|Existing Compact Size Parking Spaces (new compact parking spaces are not allowed)|
|Overall module width|
|C||Stall width parallel to aisle or curb||20.0||16.0||11.5||9.0||8.0|
|D||Length of parking stall||20.0||16.0||16.0||16.0||16.0|
|E||Stall depth to wall or curb||9.0||15.0||17.0||18.0||16.0|
|Parking Spaces for the Disabled|
|Overall module width|
|C||Stall width parallel to aisle or curb||23.0||28.0||19.8||16.2||14.0|
|D||Length of parking stall||23.0||19.0||19.0||19.0||18.0|
|E||Stall depth to wall or curb||14.0||21.5||23.0||23.0||18.0|
H. Landscaping. All landscape areas shall include tree, shrub and groundcover plantings. All landscape areas shall be consistent with the city’s adopted water efficient landscape ordinance as listed in Chapter 17.32 of the Temecula Municipal Code. The following landscape provisions shall apply to all unenclosed parking facilities:
1. The planting plans shall incorporate the use of drought tolerant plants to reduce water demand. A variety of plantings and hardscape should be selected and provided appropriately for their intended use.
2. A minimum of five feet of landscaped area shall be maintained along the perimeter of a parking area.
3. Wherever a screen wall is provided and is set back from the lot line, the open area between the wall and the lot line shall be landscaped with an appropriate material which shall be continuously maintained.
4. A minimum of one tree per four parking spaces shall be provided. Each tree shall be at least a fifteen-gallon container and shall be of a species that provides a broad canopy. The trees may be clustered, but a minimum of one cluster per ten parking spaces shall be provided.
5. The interior of all parking lots shall include landscaped planters. These planters shall have an inside dimension width of five feet and shall have a length equal to the length of the adjoining parking spaces. These planters shall be placed at both ends of each row of parking spaces. Planter areas shall contain at least one tree and a combination of appropriate shrubs and groundcover or mulch or both. There shall be an additional landscaped planter area adjoining each tenth parking space, except that when there are more than fourteen and less than twenty spaces, one additional planter shall be centered in the row.
6. In parking areas where more than four parking bays exist without a circulation aisle, one bay shall include a continuous planting strip measuring five feet in width, minimum inside dimension.
7. All landscaping shall be maintained and shall be irrigated consistent with the city’s adopted Water Efficient Landscape Design Ordinance.
I. Parking in Required Front Yard Limitation. In a residential zone, no portion of the required front yard area shall be developed or used for vehicular off-street parking other than that portion occupied by the driveway. The curb cut for the driveway shall not exceed twenty-four feet in width. This restriction shall apply to automobiles, trucks, buses, trailers, boats, recreational vehicles and motorcycles.
J. Screening—Front Yards. Required parking for nonresidential facilities for six or more vehicles located adjacent to the front lot line shall provide thirty inches minimum height and forty-two inches maximum height screening parallel to the front lot line. The screening shall be designed in such a manner to screen the parking from view and shall not be closer than five feet to the front lot line.
K. Wheel Stops. Securely fixed wheel stops, at least six inches in height shall be placed to prevent vehicles from overhanging a public right-of-way, a pedestrian walkway which would not meet disabled accessibility requirements, and adjacent to walls, fences and buildings.