§14-1401. General Provisions. [263]


(1) Definition of the Word "Erected." The word "erected," as used in connection with any required off-street parking or loading, shall be construed to refer only to such structures as may be entirely newly-erected after the effective date of this provision, and all subsequent additions or alterations to structures which existed on the effective date of this provision, except for the following:[264]

(a) An existing building in any commercial district or industrial district which is altered or converted to contain a dance hall, night club or restaurant in the areas of the City specified in Section 14-212(1);

(b) All subsequent additions or alterations to structures which existed on the effective date of this provision;

(c) The 90% demolition, destruction or condemnation, as set forth in Section 14-104(6) of this Title; and;

(d) When an individual district or district rules and exceptions have parking requirements regarding parking for existing buildings, for the erection of any building or structure, for the extension of any building or structure, or for the subdivision of land into two (2) or more parcels, the provisions of the individual district shall take precedent over this section.

(2) Parking and Loading Requirements in the Individual Districts. When an individual zoning district or the rules and exceptions for the various zoning districts contained herein contain parking and/or loading requirements that are different than the requirements of this Chapter, the requirements in the individual district shall take precedent over this Chapter. When the individual zoning district does not contain its own requirements, or does not deal with parking and loading requirements contained in this Chapter, then this Chapter shall take precedent.[265]

(3) Parking for Persons with Disabilities:[211] Where parking is provided, accessible parking spaces complying with CABO/ANSI A117.1 shall be provided in compliance with the following table:
Total Parking Spaces Provided
Required Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces
1 to 5
1a
6 to 25
1
26 to 50
2
51 to 75
3
76 to 100
4
101 to 150
5
151 to 200
6
201 to 300
7
301 to 400
8
401 to 500
9
501 to 1,000
2% of total
more than 1,000
20 plus one for each 100 over 1,000

Note a. The accessible space shall be provided but is not required to be designated as reserved for physically disabled.

Exceptions:

1. Dwellings: one- and two-family dwellings.

2. Multiple Dwellings: Two percent of parking spaces provided for multiple dwellings which are required to have accessible/adaptable dwelling units shall be accessible. Where parking is provided within or beneath a building, accessible parking spaces shall also be provided within or beneath the building.

3. Medical Facilities: Ten percent of parking spaces provided for medial outpatient facilities shall be accessible. Twenty percent of parking spaces provided for medical facilities that specialize in treatment or services for persons with mobility impairments shall be accessible.

(a) Van spaces: For every eight or fraction of eight accessible parking spaces, at least one shall be a van-accessible parking space complying with CABO/ANSI A117.1.

(b) Location: Accessible parking spaces shall be located on the shortest accessible route of travel from adjacent parking to an accessible building entrance. In parking facilities that do not serve a particular building, accessible parking spaces shall be located on the shortest route to an accessible pedestrian entrance to the parking facility. Where buildings have multiple accessible entrances with adjacent parking, accessible parking spaces shall be dispersed and located near the accessible entrances.

Exception: In multilevel parking structures, van-accessible parking spaces shall be permitted on one level.

(c) Signs: Designated accessible spaces shall be provided with vertical signage. The sign shall conform to the "Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices" as published by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Accessible parking spaces shall also be equipped with the "Reserved Parking Penalties Sign" in accordance with the Pennsylvania Traffic Engineering provisions for Sign R7-8B as required by PA Act 174-1993.