Design of Parking Areas
Single-Family Dwellings. Off-street parking for single-family dwellings which require backing into a
residential service road shall be permitted provided that such movement can be made with reasonable
safety and without interfering with other traffic.
Nonresidential and Multifamily Development. Off-street parking for nonresidential and multifamily
development shall not be designed in a manner which would require backing into a public road.
Connectivity. Parking facilities shall be designed to connect with parking facilities on adjacent lots (where
developed after the adoption date of this Chapter), where appropriate and approved by the adjacent
property owner, to eliminate the need to use the abutting road(s) for cross movements.
Handicapped Space. Handicapped spaces shall be provided as required by the North Carolina State
Lighting Standards. Lighting mitigation shall be required, as defined by this Chapter.
Landscaping. Parking lot landscaping shall be provided as set forth in Article V.
Parking Island. Flat-curbed parking islands or islands with curb cuts designed for use as bio-retention areas
for treating stormwater runoff are highly recommended.
Fire Code. Nonresidential development and multifamily development parking areas shall comply with
applicable fire code provisions as adopted by the State or the County.
Entrances. Parking lot entrances shall be located at the furthest point from intersections as possible when
the entrance is not part of an intersection.
Drive-through Stacking Lanes. Access points for drive-through stacking lanes shall be located away from
public roads and driveways so that queued vehicles do not block the traffic along public roads or the
movement of other vehicles on site. The entrance and exit from a drive-through lane or designated drive-up
parking space(s) shall be internal to the site and not a separate entrance/exit to or from the road. The total
length of on-site stacking lane(s), taken together, shall be a minimum of 200 feet if site access is provided
directly from a collector, thoroughfare, boulevard, or expressway; a minimum of 100 feet if site access is
provided directly from a local road.