Little Rock Parking Requirements
|Single-family dwelling,||1.0 spaces per dwelling unit|
|Residential uses. Accessory dwelling||1.0 spaces per unit.|
|Residential uses. Two-family dwelling||1.5 spaces per unit|
|Multifamily dwelling. - Elderly housing,||0.5 space per unit.|
|Multifamily dwelling - Other||1.5 spaces per unit.|
|Multifamily dwelling - Rooming houses, dormitories, fraternities and sororities, boardinghouses (and similar uses and establishments)|| 0.5 space per sleeping
|Hotels and motels||1.0 space per guestroom, plus an additional ten(10) percent of the total of all parking spaces required for developments larger than twenty(20) rooms for employees and nonguest users patronizing meeting rooms, restaurants and other facilities.|
|Mobile home park||1.0space per mobile home|
|Orphanage||1.0 space per each five(5) sleeping accommodations plus one (1) per each full-time student|
|Hospitals, sanitariums, convalescent homes (and similar uses or establishments),||1.0 space for each one(1) bed.
|Medical clinics,||6.0 spaces per doctor or dentist|
|Auditoriums, arenas, theaters|
(and similar places of
|1.0 space for each five(5) seats.|
|Churches (and other places of|
|1.0 space for every four (4) seats in new principal assembly areas or additions to currently existing structures. Choir seating and areas for folding chairs shall be counted. Twenty (20) inches on a pew shall be
considered one (1) seat. Stacked parking may be authorized by the planning commission at the time of site plan reviews. Existing church buildings on the adoption date of this provision (November 1, 1988) shall be dealt with on the basis of one (1) parking space per five(5) seats a s formerly required
|Lodge halls, exhibition halls,|
clubs (and similar places of
|1.0 space per one
hundred (100) square feet of gross floor area.
|Schools and institutions - Nursery,|
day care centers
|1.0 space per employee plus onsite loading and unloading spaces to be required at a rate of one (1) for each ten (10) children accommodated|
|Schools and institutions. Elementary (grades 1-6),||1.0 space per classroom. Stacking space for dropoff and pickup shall be
required on site.
|Schools and institutions - Secondary (grades 7-12)||6.0 spaces per classroom. Stacking space for buses and autos shall be required on site.|
|Schools and institutions - College, university,|
business college or trade
|1.0 space for each three hundred(300) square feet of gross floor area, or one (1) space per four (4) students, whichever is greater|
|Schools and institutions - Dance school/studio||one (1) space per employee plus on-site loading and unloading spaces to be required at the rate of one (1) for each five (5) students, based on the maximum number of students at any one time. Loading and unloading spaces may be provided in a drive through lane with stacked stalls as may be approved by the public works department.|
|Business and professional|
office (and similar use or
|1.0 space per four hundred (400) square feet of gross floor area. For structures larger than ten thousand (10,000) square feet, the above parking requirement shall be provided and the following percentage shall be taken of the remaining gross floor area: Ten-thousand (10,000) to twentythousand (20,000) square feet, ninety-five (95) percent of parking requirement. Twenty-thousand one (20,001) to thirty-thousand (30,000) square feet, ninety (90) percent of parking requirement. Thirty thousand one (30,001) to forty thousand (40,000) square feet, eighty-five (85) percent of parking requirement. Forty thousand (40,000) square feet and up, eighty (80) percent of parking requirement.|
|General business and retail|
sales (except as otherwise provided
|1.0 space per three hundred (300) square feet of gross floor area up to ten thousand (10,000) square feet. For structures larger than ten thousand (10,000) square feet, the above parking requirement shall be provided and the following percentage shall be taken of the remaining gross floor area: Ten thousand one (10,001) to twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, ninetyfive (95) percent of parking requirement. Twenty thousand one (20,001) to thirty thousand (30,000) square feet, ninety (90) percent of parking requirement. Thirty thousand one (30,001) to forty thousand (40,000) square feet, eightyfive (85) percent of parking requirement. Forty thousand one (40,001) square feet and up, eighty (80) percent of parking requirement.|
|Bowling alleys||4.0 spaces for each lane.
|Restaurants (and similar|
establishments serving food
|1.0 space for each one hundred (100) square feet of gross floor area|
facilities, in addition to the
provisions of subparagraph a,
above, drive-in commercial
facilities (banks, restaurants
and similar uses)
|not less than three (3) holding or stacking spaces for each service window|
|Food store, supermarkets and|
|4.0 spaces plus one (1) space for each three hundred (300) square feet of gross floor area, exclusive of storage area|
beauty shops and similar
|1.0 space per two hundred (200) square feet of gross building area.|
|Automotive services (service|
stations, garages, automobile
washing facilities and similar
|5.0 spaces per 1.0 space for each two hundred fifty (250) square feet of gross building area.|
|Shopping centers||1.0 space for each two hundred twentyfive (225) square feet of gross leaseable floor area in new shopping centers or additions to existing shopping centers for which a building permit is obtained after March 17, 1987. This requirement shall be sufficient for all permitted uses in a shopping center, including new uses and conversions from one (1) use to another use. Existing shopping centers may convert any permitted use to any other permitted use, provided that requirement of 1.0 space for each two hundred twentyfive (225) square feet of gross leaseable area is met for the entire shopping center. If a n existing shopping center seeks to convert an individual use to a new use which, in a separate commercial building, would require more parking than the most immediate past use and the shopping center does not meet the above requirement, conversions to the new use shall be subject to the same parking requirements as for separate commercial buildings. Such centers shall provide the number of parking spaces required for each separate use as specified in this article, except that nonconforming parking rights may be carried forward as provided in section 36-503.|
|Funeral home with chapel|
|one (1) parking space for each three (3) seats in the chapel. This requirement may be provided as stacked or end-to-end spaces in rows as required for funeral procession formation, except that ten (10) percent of the parking requirement shall be provided as marked parking spaces as required by the standards of section 36511, Parking design.|
and wholesaling (and similar
uses or establishments)
|1.0 space per six hundred (600) square feet of gross floor area|
|Warehouse and storage||5.0 spaces plus 1.0 space per two thousand (2,000) square feet of gross floor area up to fifty thousand (50,000) square feet; then, in addition to the above requirement, one (1) space per ten thousand (10,000) square feet above fifty thousand (50,000) square feet or portion thereof|
Article VIII. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING Sec. 36-502. Required off-street parking.
Sec. 36-504. Off-street loading requirements.
(a) In addition to all other requirements, all on the same premises with every building, structure or part thereof hereafter erected, established or enlarged and occupied for manufacturing, storage, warehouse, goods, display, department store, wholesale, market, hotel, laundry, dry cleaning or other uses involving the receipt or distribution by vehicles of materials or merchandise, there shall be provided and maintained adequate space for standing, loading and unloading in order to avoid undue interference with public use of the street or alley. (b) Such space, unless otherwise adequately provided for , shall include a twelve-foot by thirty-foot loading space and fourteen-foot height clearance for every twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or fraction thereof in excess of five thousand (5,000) square feet of floor and land area used for the above-mentioned purposes.
Little Rock Parking Space Dimensions
|Type||Width (feet)||Depth (feet)||Aisle (feet)|
|For purposes of compact-car space design, the width of spaces may be reduced to eight (8) feet six (6) inches.|
Sec. 35-511. Parking design.
The parking requirements shown here are the typical required parking standards for the city of Little Rock. Variance or exclusions to the parking count requirements could be allowed by the code for a specific project. The city of Little Rock parking requirements are for general information. The Little Rock standard parking requirements for an area can be modified by zoning overlays or other Little Rock parking code requirements specific to each project.