10A NCAC 29c .0603       MINIMUM REQUIRED SPACES

(a)  Each automobile parking space shall be not less than 200 square feet in area exclusive of adequate access drive and maneuvering space.  Such space shall be provided with vehicular access to a street or alley.  Such use shall not thereafter be encroached upon or altered; and shall be equal in number to at least the following minimum specified requirements:

(1)           single and two‑family residences‑‑one space for each dwelling unit;

(2)           multi‑family residences‑‑one and one‑half spaces for each dwelling unit;

(3)           dormitories‑‑one space for each three beds;

(4)           tourist homes and room renting‑‑one space for each guest room;

(5)           home occupations‑‑except in the case of doctors, one additional space plus one space for any employee (Doctors shall provide three spaces plus one for employees.);

(6)           medical offices‑‑three spaces for each doctor, plus one space for each employee;

(7)           hospitals and clinics‑‑one space for every three beds, plus one space for each three staff doctors, plus one space for each three employees on the largest shift;

(8)           nursing or rest homes‑‑one space for each six beds plus one space for each three employees;

(9)           day care centers, kindergartens, nurseries, elementary and junior high schools‑‑three spaces for each class room plus off‑street passenger loading arrangements;

(10)         senior high schools, trade and vocational schools, business and professional schools, colleges and universities‑‑five spaces for each class room plus off‑street passenger loading arrangements;

(11)         library, museum, art gallery or other cultural facility‑‑one space for each 400 square feet of gross floor area for use by the public;

(12)         church, auditorium, coliseum, stadiums, arenas, theaters‑‑one space for each five fixed seats in the largest assembly area;

(13)         fraternal or social clubs‑‑one space for each 200 square feet of customer participation area, plus one space for each 200 feet of spectator area;

(14)         commercial recreation whether indoor or outdoor‑‑one space for each 200 square feet of customer participation area, plus one space for each 200 feet of spectator area;

(15)         business and professional offices such as banks, post office, savings and loan, real estate, lawyers, insurance, governmental, etc.‑‑one space for each 200 square feet of floor area in the building;

(16)         personal service establishments such as barber shop, beauty shop, shoe repair, dry cleaning, washerette, and retail stores not otherwise specified‑‑one space for each 200 square feet of floor area in the building;

(17)         furniture stores‑‑one space for each 200 square feet of sales floor area below 5,000 square feet plus one space for each 400 square feet above 5,000;

(18)         auto sales‑‑four spaces for each salesman on the largest shift;

(19)         service station‑‑four spaces for each grease or wash rack;

(20)         drive‑in windows‑‑off‑street movement lane to accommodate two cars to the front and two cars to the rear of each window;

(21)         auto wash‑‑one space for each three employees, plus reservoir space equal to five times the capacity of the laundry;

(22)         drive‑in food sales‑‑the provision of parking space equal to five times the square feet in the principal building;

(23)         funeral homes or mortuaries‑‑one space for each four seats in the chapel plus off‑street passenger loading accommodations for the cars;

(24)         wholesale establishments‑‑one space for each two employees plus one space for each 100 square feet of sales area; and

(25)         manufacturing establishments‑‑one space for each three persons employed on the largest shift plus additional spaces for customers, visitors and all vehicles used directly in conducting such operation.

(b)  When uncertainty exists with respect to the off‑street parking spaces required for a specific establishment, the committee shall interpret such requirements in accordance with this Section.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122‑95; 143B‑10;

Eff. March 21, 1980.