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Guidelines for Designing an Industrial Project

Before you begin, check with the staff of the Department of Regional Planning to confirm the following:

  • Is the proposed use consistent with the General Plan?
  • What is the zoning and does it allow the proposed use?
  • Are there any proposed street or alley widenings?
  • Is the project subject to special standards district requirements?

Setbacks

Structures:

  • Building…………………………………………………………………..0’
  • Outdoor storage fences over 10’ high………………………..3’

Detached parking may encroach into setbacks if at least 75’ from front property line.

Parking:

  • Adjacent to street…………………………………………………….5’
  • Adjacent to A or R zone, for first 50’…………………………20’
  • Other……………………………………………………………………..0’

Height

  • M zones………………………………………………13 times buildable area

Parking

Requirements

  • Industrial………………………………………………………..1 space per 500 sq. ft.
  • Warehouse (must be 80% of structure)…………….1 space per 1,000 sq. ft.
  • Offices (within industrial building)……………………..1 space per 400 sq. ft.

Parking Design

  • Standard spaces (90)………………………………………8 1/2’ x 18’
    • Aisle………………………………………………26’
  • Compact spaces (90)(Maximum 40%)………………..8’ x 15’
    • Aisle (must be all compact)………………..23’
  • Handicap…………………………………………………………1 per 25 spaces
    • 9’ x 18’ with 5’ loading zone adjacent

5’ landscaped setback on perimeter parking adjacent to streets with 30” - 42” masonry wall on inside of planter.

No backing directly into street or alley is allowed.

Landscaping

  • Area equal to 2% of parking area (may be part of requirement parking perimeter)
  • Adjacent to fences for outdoor storage……….1 sq. ft. each linear foot

Walls

  • Adjacent to residential or agricultural……………6’ masonry wall.
  • Between parking and street……………………….30” - 42” masonry wall.
  • For outdoor storage…………………………………..8’ - 15’ solid fence or wall.

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