Franklin Zoning Ordinance

10 182 Chapter Parking PARKING AND TRANSIT Franklin Zoning Ordinance Effective January 1, 2023 10.1.18 Demarcation A. Parking areas of three or more spaces and parallel parking spaces shall be demarcated by painted lines or other methods identifying individual parking spaces, except for single family residential. B. Compact spaces shall be labeled as such on the pavement. C. Loading areas shall be demarcated by signage, striping, and labeling on the pavement. 10.1.19 Surfacing The surface material for parking and loading areas shall be asphalt, concrete, brick, stone, pavers, or an equivalent material. The following alternative materials may be approved by the DRT or applicable City department: A. Pervious or semi-pervious surface materials such as: 1. Reinforced grass parking systems; or 2. Ring and grid systems used in conjunction with grass, pervious concrete, or permeable pavers. B. Recycled materials with a binder such as glass, rubber, used asphalt, brick, block, and concrete; C. Asphalt mixed with crushed pea gravel or limestone to achieve a particular character; or D. Gravel parking areas in the AG district or single family residential lots. 10.1.20 Curbs and Wheel Stops A. Parking and loading areas shall provide curbs or similar devices to prevent vehicle overhang into public right-of-way, sidewalks, adjacent property, or landscape areas. B. Vehicle wheel stops are permitted only for handicap-accessible spaces or spaces within parking structures. 10.1.21 Timing of Construction A. All required parking and loading areas shall be completed in accordance with approved plans prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy for the use they serve. B. Phased development shall provide parking and loading areas for each portion of the development for which a development plan or site plan is approved. 10.1.22 Maintenance A. Parking and loading areas shall be maintained in good repair and in safe condition at all times so as not to constitute a hazard to public safety or a visual or aesthetic nuisance to surrounding property. B. Surfacing materials shall be maintained in a smooth, well-graded condition, except for approved pervious paving. C. Parking and loading areas shall be periodically painted or otherwise maintained to retain clear identification of individual spaces. 10.1.23 Loading Areas A. Uses with business operations that include unloading of goods, materials, items, or stock for delivery or shipping shall be required to provide one loading area either on-site or along the curb of the abutting street or internal drive, subject to DRT approval. B. The size of the loading area shall be a minimum: 1. Width of 12 feet; 2. Depth of 25 feet; and 3. Overhead clearance of 14 feet; C. An on-site loading area shall be: 1. Located to the rear of the building adjacent to the loading doors; and 2. Arranged to have safe and convenient access to a street, but in no case