Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Parking & Driveways 9.5 Vehicle Parking Design Standards


9.5.3. Surfacing Materials Off-street parking areas shall be properly graded, marked, and located on improved lots or within parking structures. The material for surface parking spaces and corresponding access drives required by this section, except for single-family detached and duplex residences, shall consist of suitable material as set forth below. A. Suitable Materials: Suitable paving materials for parking areas include, but are not limited to, asphalt, porous asphalt, porous paving blocks, and concrete. B. Accessible Spaces: All accessible spaces and corresponding access paths shall consist of concrete or asphalt. C. Gravel: When gravel is used it must be maintained on site with a concrete apron at the traveled way. D. Pervious Surfaces: Porous paving blocks and pervious paving materials are permitted and encouraged as material for parking lots. The use of reinforced grass as a parking lot surface is permitted for satellite parking areas. E. Parking Space Marking: The individual parking spaces in a lot shall be delineated in all parking lots except those utilizing road bond, gravel, grass, or other vegetative surfacing. F. Exceptions to Paved Parking : An overflow parking lot used only for occasional use (Use that occurs on two or fewer days per week) or is temporary in nature (not exceeding 6 months) is exempted from the requirements of this Section. 1. Off-street areas used for special event parking (to accommodate occasional overflow volumes) may be constructed of any dust-free and compacted ground cover. The owner of the property shall be responsible for the maintenance of such parking areas in a clean and dust-free condition. Grass, gravel, and mulch are examples of acceptable ground cover. G. Non-Paved Areas: Whenever a permanent parking area is exempt from the paved parking requirements or otherwise not required to be paved, the Administrator shall: 1. Require that landscape aisles or spatial separations be provided where the Administrator finds it is desirable to ensure that the parking spaces will be readily identifiable to the users; and 2. Require the perimeter of the vehicle accommodation area encompassing the parking stalls and the side of any unpaved drive or aisle leading to said stalls, to be edged with brick, pressure treated timbers, or cast in place concrete, and anchored into place. Alternate borders may be considered on a case by case basis.

9.5.4. Connectivity A.

Adjoining parking lots serving (or potentially serving) non-residential or multi-family uses shall be interconnected as follows: (See illustration below)

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


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