Parking Standards

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Parking Standards in Jurisdictions - Part 1

The City of Twentynine Palms requires 2 parking spaces for single-family dwellings. The requested parking standards and requirements have been compiled in rows 9-15 of the attached spreadsheet. A brief overview of the findings can be found below:
  • As per the City of Truckee's municipal code, 2 uncovered parking spaces are required for single-family dwellings.
  • For the City of Watsonville, no information regarding the parking dimensions and surface requirements was available in the municipal code. As per the city's municipal code, "all off-street parking facilities shall conform with standards established by the Public Works Department as outlined in the City of Watsonville Public Improvement Standards Manual."
  • The City of Sonoma requires a single parking space for single-family dwellings
  • For the City of Sonoma, no information regarding the parking dimensions requirements for single-family or overall residential dwellings was available.
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Parking Standards in Jurisdictions - Part 2

The City of Yucca Valley requires 2 covered parking spaces for single-family dwellings. The requested parking standards and requirements have been compiled in rows 16-22 of the attached spreadsheet. A brief overview of the findings can be found below:
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Parking Standards in Jurisdictions - Part 3

City of Agoura Hills, City of Calabasas, City of Calistoga, and the City of Capitola have defined parking standards/requirements for all types of residential units, including single-family dwellings/ residential units. All the requested information for all the above mentioned cities have been populated in rows 23-26 of the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of the Findings

  • There are two covered parking spaces allotted for single-family dwellings/residential units in the City of Agoura Hills, City of Calabasas, and the City of Calistoga.
  • For the City of Capitola, two uncovered spaces have been allocated for single residential units.
  • All standard parking spaces in the City of Calabasas will have the following dimensions: 9' feet in width and 18' feet in length.
  • "Parking lots in the City of Calistoga shall be surfaced with asphaltic concrete, concrete, building stone, armor coating, or equivalent material approved by the Planning and Building and Public Works Directors."

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To find parking surface requirements, we searched through the municipal codes of each of the assigned county/city. For most of them, the information was readily available, and for those where there were no mentions about the surface requirements or parking dimensions requirements, we searched through the official websites of the given counties and cities, we also searched through local news sources to find any mentions about the municipal codes or any changes to the zoning jurisdictions. We also searched through the archived versions of the zoning ordinances and the codes that were previously passed by the individual counties or cities. For most of the requested cities and counties, the data was found, and for those where the data was not found, we have entered N/A in the respective columns.
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Parking Standards in Jurisdictions - Part 4

The publicly available information about the standards for building new parking spaces have been provided in rows 35-38 of the attached spreadsheet. Two parking spaces are required for single-family dwellings in the cities of Pacific Grove (lot size larger than 2,699 feet), Pacifica, and Rohnert Park.

Selected Findings

  • In the city of Pacific Grove, only single-family dwellings with a lot size larger than 2,699 feet are required to have parking spaces.
  • In the city of Pacifica, the minimum required dimensions for compact and parallel parking stalls are 7.5 feet by 20 feet.
  • In the city of Rohnert Park, the minimum required dimensions for parking stalls not located within a garage are 8 feet by 18 feet.

Research Strategy

The official municipality codes for the city of Pacific Grove have provided only limited information about the standards for building new parking spaces. Only information related to parking type required, number of parking spaces, and other requirements related to driveways are available. Pacific Grove’s municipality codes do not provide any information on dimension and surface requirements. The official municipality codes for the city of Petaluma do not provide any information about the standards for building new parking spaces. Only information about the installation of parking meters adjacent to parking spaces are available.
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Parking Standards in Jurisdictions - Part 5

City of Salinas, City of San Bruno, City of San Buenaventura, and the City of Sand City have defined parking standards/requirements for all types of residential units, including single-family dwellings/ residential units. All the requested information for all the above mentioned cities have been populated in rows 39-42 of the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of the Findings

  • There are two covered parking spaces allotted for single-family dwellings/residential units in the City of Sand City.
  • For the City of San Bruno, "two-car garage or carport for each unit, except homes with more than 2,800 square feet of the living area shall provide a three-car garage or carport for each unit."
  • Each residential off-street parking space in the City of San Bruno, whether within a garage or within a carport, shall be at least ten feet wide by twenty feet in length for each such parking space."

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To find parking surface requirements, we searched through the municipal codes of each of the assigned county/city. For most of them, the information was readily available, and for those where there were no mentions about the surface requirements or parking dimensions requirements, we searched through the official websites of the given counties and cities, we also searched through local news sources to find any mentions about the municipal codes or any changes to the zoning jurisdictions. We also searched through the archived versions of the zoning ordinances and the codes that were previously passed by the individual counties or cities. Parking dimensions requirements for the City of Sand City were not found, we have entered N/A in the respective field.
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Parking Standards in Jurisdictions - Part 6

City of Westlake Village, City of Yountville, and County of Los Angeles have defined parking standards/requirements for all types of residential units, including single-family dwellings/ residential units. All the requested information for all the above mentioned cities have been populated in rows 49-51 of the attached spreadsheet.

Summary of the Findings

  • There are two covered parking spaces allotted for single-family dwellings/residential units in the City of Westlake Village and County of Los Angeles.
  • For the City of Yountville, one covered space, and one screened space is allocated for single-family dwellings/ residential units.
  • "Minimum dimensions for a standard parking space in the City of Yountville are 9 feet in width and 24 feet in length (parallel parking)."

Research Strategy

To find parking surface requirements, we searched through the municipal codes of each of the assigned county/city. For most of them, the information was readily available, and for those where there were no mentions about the surface requirements or parking dimensions requirements, we searched through the official websites of the given counties and cities, we also searched through local news sources to find any mentions about the municipal codes or any changes to the zoning jurisdictions. We also searched through the archived versions of the zoning ordinances and the codes that were previously passed by the individual counties or cities. Surfacing requirements for the City of Yountville were not found, we have entered N/A in the respective field.
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Parking Standards in Jurisdictions - Part 7

The County of Monterey and County of Riverside both require 2 parking spaces for each single-family detached dwelling unit. The requested parking standards and requirements have been compiled in rows 52-54 of the attached spreadsheet. A brief overview of the findings can be found below:

County of Monterey

  • As per the county's municipal code, 2 parking spaces are required for each single-family detached dwelling unit.
  • There is no mention of parking dimensions requirements in the municipal code.
  • The municipal code does not mention the parking surface requirements specifically for single-family dwelling units but mentions that all "parking and loading facilities shall be surfaced and maintained with surfacing material sufficient to control dust and loose material."

County of Napa

  • The County of Napa requires 2 parking spaces for each single-family dwelling unit in addition to 1 space per second unit or bedroom or guest house.

County of Riverside

  • As per the municipal code of the County of Riverside, 2 parking spaces are required for each single-family detached dwelling unit.
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