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A. Before any occupancy permit may be granted for any new or enlarged building or for a change of use in any existing building, the use shall be required to meet the provisions of this chapter.

B. If this chapter does not specify a parking requirement for a land use, the city planner or designated representative shall establish the minimum requirement based on a review of similar land uses and, if deemed necessary by the city, a study of anticipated parking demand. Parking studies shall be prepared by a professional engineer with expertise in traffic and parking analyses, or an equally qualified individual as approved by the city. Transportation demand management actions shall be considered in determining anticipated demand.

C. If any of the required off-street parking is to be provided off-site, the applicant shall provide written agreements with affected landowners showing that the required off-street parking shall be provided in a manner consistent with the provisions of this chapter. If approved by the city, these agreements shall be recorded with the county as a deed restriction on the title to all applicable properties. These deed restrictions may not be revoked or modified without city authorization.

D. Within the Old Town Commercial District, no on-site parking is required; properties may, however, be required to participate in programs to provide common parking through fees in lieu of parking, local improvements districts, or other programs approved by the city.

(Ord. 1163 § 1, 2001)