Determining Quantity of Accessible Parking

In order to determine the quantity of accessible parking spaces required for a building, the local zoning ordinance must first be reviewed. The local zoning ordinance will indicate how many parking spaces arerequired for the building’s “use”.

In the case of office buildings, local zoning may require one parking space be provided for every 400 square feet of building gross area. Therefore, if the building contains 60,000 gross square feet, then 150 parking spaces are required.

Once the number of parking spaces is determined, the Uniform Construction Code, State of New Jersey (U.C.C.) indicates the quantity of accessible parking spaces that must be provided. This is determined by comparing the number of parking spaces to the table under paragraph 5:23 ‐7.10 (c) of the U.C.C.

Chapter Seven of the U.C.C. also indicates one van accessible space must be provided for every eight accessible parking spaces or fraction thereof, at least one space must be van accessible.

It should be noted, accessible parking requirements vary for different residential and medical “uses”. Therefore, the U.C.C. should be reviewed whenever determining accessible parking requirements

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