Business Parking Requirements

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Parking Information

Parking is a major factor in deciding where to locate your business. All businesses in West Hollywood are required to provide a minimum number of off-street parking spaces based on the type and size (square feet of the gross floor area) of the business. The table below provides the parking requirements for common non-residential land uses in the City.  Click here to view a complete list of the parking requirements of all land uses (residential and commercial) in the City.

Restaurants
1,200 sq. ft. or less and tenant space existing prior to May 2, 2001 3.5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.
All Others 9 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.
Personal services
1,200 sq. ft. or less and tenant space existing prior to May 2, 2001 3.5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.
All Others 5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.
Offices 3.5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft. for the first 25,000 sq. ft. plus 3 spaces for each additional 1,000 sq. ft.
Health/fitness facilities* 10 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.
Health/fitness facilities, personal training** 4 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.
General Retail Stores 3.5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.

 

*Health/fitness facilities: Fitness centers, gymnasiums, health and athletic clubs including any of the following: aerobics; indoor sauna, spa or hot tub facilities; indoor tennis, handball, racquetball, archery and shooting ranges and other indoor sports activities.

** Health/fitness facilities, personal training: A personal service use for weight training where each client is provided a personal trainer, training is available only by appointment, and facilities are limited to weight training machines and equipment, and showers.

Factors to Consider

Change in Use. When the use of a building changes and the minimum number of required parking spaces for the new business is less than or equal to the number of spaces required for the immediately previous business, no additional parking spaces are required for the new business. When the minimum number of required parking spaces for the new business is greater than the number of spaces required for the immediately previous business, additional parking spaces equivalent to the difference between the number of spaces required for the immediately previous business and the total number of spaces required by the new business must be provided.

What if I can’t meet the minimum number of required parking spaces on-site? The City provides options for business owners who can’t provide the minimum number of required parking spaces on-site, including the parking credits program and parking use permit option. Click the links below to learn more about each option.

Parking Credits Program

Parking Use Permit

 

5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.

5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.

5 spaces per 1,000 sq. ft.