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Parking for Health Care Facilities

Gedunker

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I'd like a quick query of folks here on parking requirements for hospitals and other health care facilities.

Over the past month, we have had proposals from both private and not-for-profit hospitals to enlarge an existing facility and build a new one. In both instances, their designers stated that our regs required too much parking.

We require 1 space per 4 beds and 2 for every 3 employees on the largest shift. How does this compare to your requirements?

Also, what are your typical parking stall dimensions? We are probably the last community in the US to use a 10' x 20' minimum parking stall size (although we regularly grant variances for 9'x 18' as long as the module is at least 62').

Ever so thankful to Cyburbia for your assistance.
 

Seabishop

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We require 1 space per every bed. Which seems like a lot but doesn't account for employees.

Dimensions are 9' x 18'
 

Chet

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1 per employee on the highest staffed shift. 1 per 3 beds. We dont have public transit, so this number could be lower if you do.

10x18 stalls, no exceptions.
 

mike gurnee

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One space per bed also. We stay away from 'number of employees' ...it is easier to count beds.
9x18 stall
 

SW MI Planner

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We require two spaces per bed OR one space for each two beds, plus one space for each staff doctor and employees during peak shifts, plus one space for each 5 outpatients on a typical peak outpatient weekday.

9x20 stalls
 

solarstar

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1 per 2 beds, plus 1 per doctor, plus 1 per 2 employees on the largest shift, plus 1 per hospital vehicle. (a bit confusing, I'll admit!)

10x20 stalls, no exception. (elderly population - they complain that 10x20 is too small, and with SUV's, full-size trucks, etc. that's not too far off base!)
 

nerudite

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Required spaces, hospital:

(i) 1 stall per 4 patient or resident beds, plus

(ii) 1.5 stalls per employee required during the maximum working shift;

Size of Parking Stalls and Drive Aisle:
Parking spaces and drive aisles shall meet the following criteria:
(a) a parking stall must be a minimum of 2.6 m (8.53')wide and 5.8 m (19') deep; and
(b) a parallel parking stall shall be a minimum of 2.6 m (8.53') wide and 7.0 m (23') deep; and
(bc) a drive aisle on a parking lot must be a minimum of 7.3 m (24') wide.
 
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