I was wondering if anyone has any codes or experience related to establishing a maximum allowed lot area to be paved for parking on a residential lot (single or multi-family lots). Currently we have a number of converted SF houses that now have several units and at the time they converted there was not any enforcement related to off street parking. Now we face the issue of how to require off street parking and is it better to have the entire lot paved to accomodate that or leave them parking on the street. We really don't want to see the entire lot paved so should there be a maximum allowed percentage of yard that can be paved?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.