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Parking Regulations (General Provisions)
(1) Surface parking lots.
(a) Parking areas must be interconnected, to the extent feasible, with parking areas on adjacent properties to facilitate pedestrian and vehicular circulation. When interconnected parking areas are not immediately feasible, the applicant must provide access easements and design the parking area to facilitate future connections.
(2) Shared parking.
In order to encourage the efficient use of land and resources, applicants are permitted to share off-street parking facilities for mixed-use developments or for uses located sufficiently close to one another that have different peak parking demands or operating hours. In order to utilize this provision, applicants must:
(a) Provide a parking demand analysis for each use that exceeds 2,400 square feet of gross floor area for approval by the Township Engineer that demonstrates adequate parking will be provided for the uses on site during peak hours. The analysis should generally be consistent with the published recommendations of the Institute of Traffic Engineers (ITE). Data collected from similar or comparable uses to the proposed use may also be submitted for review. For any change of use involving shared parking, a new parking demand analysis shall be submitted as determined necessary by the Zoning Officer.
(b) Demonstrate that the shared parking shall be located no further than 500 feet from the entrance to the buildings and uses they are intended to serve.
(c) Provide a written, legally-binding agreement among the owners of record, their tenants, and those with which parking facilities are shared for review and approval by the Township.
(3) Reserved parking.
The Planning Commission may reduce by not more than 25% the number of parking spaces required to be initially paved for a residential use or for a use or establishment, which involves few residents, employees, customers, or visitors relative to building area. In such case, the plan submitted must show that sufficient land is properly identified and reserved to meet the full requirements of this section, at such time as any such additional parking space may be required. If the reduced number of parking spaces proves to be inadequate, the Board of Supervisors will require an increase in the number of available parking spaces to provide adequately for residents, employees, customers, and visitors, up to the full requirement for the building or use involved.
See § 208-103: Off-street parking and loading requirements for more information.