Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Parking & Driveways 9.5 Vehicle Parking Design Standards



Access: 1.

A required loading stall shall be accessible without parking a truck across a street property line unless the Administrator determines that provision of turn-around space is infeasible and approves alternate access. 2. An occupied loading space shall not prevent access to a required off-street parking space.

9.5. Vehicle Parking Design Standards

9.5.1. Parking Area General Design Standards A.

Parking areas shall be located and designed to avoid undue interference with the use of public rights-of-way, driveways, or pedestrian ways. Parking stalls shall not be located in areas that would require backing into access driveways or streets except where allowed for residences. B. Parking design and location shall be in accordance with the Wake Forest Manual of Specifications, Standards and Design (MSSD). C. Parking stalls shall be located a minimum of 10 feet from public rights-of-way and buildings to allow sufficient separation for sidewalks, landscaping, and other site features except along the backs of buildings in areas designed for loading and unloading. D. Parking shall not be located in landscaped, open space or tree save areas. E. Parking areas shall be maintained to provide for vehicle access and shall be kept free of litter, debris, outdoor display and sales and material storage, including portable containers. F. Parking for service vehicles shall be designated, located, and screened to minimize the view from adjacent properties and rights-of-way, generally at the rear of buildings. G. Vehicle storage or display areas shall be identified on the site plan distinct from customer and employee parking areas and shall comply with parking access, location, and design requirements, except that striping of the display or storage area shall not be required. Vehicle storage or display areas shall not be located in a manner that interferes with vehicle or pedestrian access aisles or driveways. H. Tractor trailers, cargo trucks, busses and other large commercial vehicles or heavy equipment parking and storage shall comply with parking access, location and design requirements except for stall size and aisle size which shall be as appropriate for the vehicles to be stored and shall be designated on a site plan. I. Compact car spaces in accordance with the MSSD may be used for any parking provided above the minimum required parking which has been met with standard car spaces. Pavement directional arrows shall be provided on one-way driveways, one-way drive aisles, drive aisles with angled parking, and locations warranted by the Administrator for safety and traffic operations. B. Loading areas and off-street parking spaces shall be marked with pavement surface markings so that they are easily identified. C. Stop bars, directional arrows, crosswalks, and any regulatory pavement markings required by MUTCD standards shall be marked with white thermoplastic.

9.5.2. Off-Street Parking Area Design Standards A.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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