31-20 - ACCESSIBLE PARKING SPACES

Ordinance NO. ORD-31-20

BY THE COUNCIL BAGEANT, CLEGG , HALLYBURTON, SANCHEZ, THOMSON AND WOODINGS

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING TITLE 11, CHAPTER 07, SECTION 03, SUBSECTION 05 BOISE CITY CODE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, on July 13, 2020, following a public hearing, the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Boise recommended approval of ZOA19-00004; and

WHEREAS, on September 1, 2020, the Boise City Council, following a public hearing, approved adoption of ZOA19-00004.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BOISE CITY, IDAHO:

Section 1. That existing Boise City Code Title 11, Chapter 07, Section 03, Subsection 05 shall be, and hereby is, amended to read as follows:

5. Accessible Parking Spaces: This section applies only to the quantity, dimensional standards, and location of accessible parking spaces.

A. Compliance with ADA and IBC standards is required. Accessible spaces are required according to the following table. For every six or fraction of six accessible parking spaces, at least one shall be a van-accessible parking space.

B. Quantity:

(1) The required number of accessible spaces shall be as follows:

Table 11-07.5 Required Number of Accessible Parking Spaces

Total Parking Spaces in Lot

Minimum Number of Accessible Spaces

1-25

1

26-50

2

51-75

3

76-100

4

101-150

5

151-200

6

201-300

7

301-400

8

401-500

9

501-1,000

2% of the Spaces Provided

1,001 and Over

20 plus 1 for each 100 over 1,000





Figure 11-07.3: Access aisle at passenger loading zone

(2) Exceptions

(a) At facilities providing medical care and other services for persons with mobility impairments, are required to provide additional accessible spaces:

i. Outpatient facilities shall provide accessible spaces equal to 10 percent of the total number of required parking spaces.

ii. Facilities that provide services for individuals with mobility impairments shall provide accessible spaces that are equal to 20 percent of the number of required parking.

(b) Valet parking facilities shall provide a passenger loading zone located on an accessible route to the entrance of the facility.

(c) Accessible parking spaces shall not contain slopes in excess of two percent and may not be accessed via steps or from adjoining pedestrian walkway.

(d) Accessible spaces shall be located closest to main entrance. When there are multiple buildings or main entrances, accessible spaces shall be distributed equally.

(e) Accessible spaces shall be clearly marked as reserved spaces.

C. Dimensions and Design:

(1) Length: All accessible spaces shall be a minimum of 20 feet in length.

(2) Width: All accessible spaces shall be a minimum of eight feet in width plus a five-foot wide adjacent access aisle.

Figure 11-07.4: Accessible parking space dimensions

(3) Signage and Markings

All access aisles shall utilize a sign that states “Access Aisle No Parking.” In

addition to the signage, the access aisle shall also apply blue pavement markings

with “No Parking” and accompanying diagonal striping located within the limits

of the access aisle adjacent to the accessible space.

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(3) (4)Van Accessible:

(a) One in every eight six accessible spaces, but not less than one, shall have

an adjacent access aisle eight feet in width and shall be designated as

"Van Accessible."

(b) Single van accessible parking spaces shall be located on the left side of the access aisle.

Section 2. That this Ordinance shall be in effect immediately upon its passage, approval, and publication.

Section 3. That following passage, approval, and publication, this ordinance may be visually reformatted administratively to ensure a consistent and correct appearance.

Section 4. That this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect immediately upon its passage, approval and publication.