City of Deer River Municipal Ordinances
according to a general development plan, on-site automobile parking shall be provided in a ratio of not less than three (3) square feet of gross parking area for each one (1) square foot of gross floor area; separate on-site space shall be provided for loading and unloading.
w. Storage, wholesale or warehouse establishments -- One (1) parking space for each two (2) employees on the major shift or one (1) space for each two thousand (2,000) square feet of floor area, whichever is greater, plus one (1) space for each company motor vehicle when customarily kept on the premises.
x. Manufacturing or processing plant -- One (1) off-street parking space for each two (2) employees on the major shift or one (1) off-street parking space for each one thousand (1,000) square feet of gross floor area within the building, whichever is greater, plus one (1) space for all company motor vehicles when customarily kept on the premises.
2. Off-Street Loading Design and Maintenance:
a. Location -- All required loading or unloading into or out of trucks in excess of 3/4 ton capacity, or railroad cars, shall be conducted at facilities specifically designed or designated for that purpose. These facilities shall be located upon the zoning lot of the principal use requiring them. All berths beyond one shall be separate from areas used for off-street parking.
b. Access -- Each required off-street loading berth shall be so designed as to avoid undue interference with other vehicular or rail access or use of public streets, alleys, or other public transport system.
c. Surfacing -- All off-street loading facilities, including loading berths and maneuvering areas, shall be surfaced with a hard, all weather, dust-free durable surfacing material and shall be well drained and landscaped and shall be maintained in a sightly and well-kept condition.
d. Landscaping and Screening -- All berths shall be screened from view from the property street frontage and/or from the zoning district boundary when the adjacent property or property across the street frontage or side street frontage is zoned or used for residential purposes. Said screening shall be accomplished by a solid wall not less than eight (8) feet in height and shall be so designed as to be architecturally harmonious with the principal structure. Screen planting may be substituted for the prescribed wall, however, such plantings must not be less than two and one-half 2