Modification of Group Parking Facility and Access Regulations

For a permitted commercial, community facility or manufacturing use, the City Planning Commission may authorize more than 30 accessory off-street parking spaces, and for any use, may modify access restrictions with regard to curb cuts as set forth in paragraph (a) of Section 107-251 (Special provisions for arterials) or paragraph (a) of Section 107-252 (Special provisions for park streets). In order to grant such authorization, the Commission, upon a review of the site plan, shall find that:

(a)        vehicular access and egress are located and arranged so as to draw a minimum of vehicular traffic to and through local streets in nearby residential areas;

(b)        where vehicular access and egress are located on an arterial or park street, such location affords the best means for controlling the flow of traffic generated by such use to and from such arterial or park street, and does not unduly interfere with pedestrian traffic; and

(c)        the location of such vehicular access and egress permits better site planning.

The Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area and may, in appropriate cases, condition its authorization upon compliance with an approved site and landscaping plan. The Commission may also permit modifications to parking lot landscaping and maneuverability requirements only if such modifications preserve vegetation and natural topography.