skip to main content

Parking in Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo supports responsible parking culture in its premises. With the city’s Community and Development Department, the enforcement of the orderly physical growth of the town is realized. Responding to potential violations of Mission Viejo Municipal Code is made easy with the help of the city’s Code Enforcement staff.

 

Proper parking in Mission Viejo is part of the main thrusts of the city. Below are the requirements for the off-street parking. You may find the adequate number of parking spaces needed per establishment.

 

Off-Street Parking: Number of Parking Spaces Required

 

  1. Residential Uses
  2. Single-family dwellings:

There should be two covered spaces within an enclosed garage.

  1. Multifamily residential:
  2. Planned unit developments like including single-family homes and condominiums:

There should be two covered spaces within an enclosed garage.

  1. Apartment development

Rules vary according to the real estate developer’s policies.

iii.    Studio and one bedroom

There should be 1.5 covered spaces.

  1. Two bedrooms

There should be two covered spaces.

  1. Three or more bedrooms

There should be two covered and five uncovered spaces.

  1. Guest parking for planned unit developments and multifamily development:

There should be one off-street guest parking space for every three units. Unless another guest parking requirement passed the planning commission.

  1. Mobile home parks:

There should be two covered spaces within an enclosed garage. One open guest space for each unit must also be present.

  1. Residential daycare:

There should be two spaces additional to those needed for primary residence.

  1. Second dwelling:

There should be two covered spaces within an enclosed garage positioned at the rear of the parcel.

  1. Commercial uses
  2. Arcade:

There should be on­e space for every 200 square feet of gross floor area.

  1. Art/dance studio:

There should be one space per employee and additional one space per 2 students.

  1. Automobile/vehicle related:
  2.              Automobile service stations

See section 9.11.020(c)(8) (Specific Parking Plan).

  1. Automobile washing

There should be 2.5 spaces per washing stall.

iii.    Lube-n-tune

There should be 1 space per bay, plus one space for each employee, plus adequate queuing lanes.

  1. Multitenant auto-related facilities

There should be one space for every 200 square feet of gross floor area and additional space for each employee.

  1. Vehicle repair/garage

There should be five spaces and l 1 space for every 200 square feet of gross floor area.

  1. Vehicle sales

There should be one space for every 400 square feet of gross floor area. For showroom and office, plus one space for every 2000 square feet of outdoor display area, and one space for every 500 square feet of gross floor area. For vehicle repair, there must be one space for every 300 square feet of gross floor area for the parts department.

  1. Banks, savings, and loans:

There should be one space for every 200 square feet of gross floor area and one lane for each financial drive up window and automatic teller machine with three vehicles per lane.

  1. Barbershop/beauty parlor:

There should be two spaces for each barber chair; 3 spaces for each beautician station.

  1. Bowling alley:

There should be five spaces per lane.

  1. Clubs, lodges, meeting halls:

There should be one space for every five fixed seats, plus one space for every 35 square feet of non-fixed seating area in the auditorium. There should also be one space for every 250 square feet of gross floor area of the non-seating area (other than dining area) plus one space for every 50 square feet of dining/drinking area.

  1. Collection facility:
  2. Large

There should be four spaces for employees, plus one space for each commercial vehicle operated by the recycling facility.

  1. Small

There should be one space for attendant.

  1. Dancehall:

There should be one space for every 7 square feet. of dance floor area, plus one space for every 35 square feet for every gross floor area.

  1. Furniture/appliance stores

There should be one space for every 500 square feet of gross floor area.

  1. Golf related:
  2.    Driving range:

There should be three spaces, plus one space per tee.

  1.    Golf course:

There should be eight spaces per hole, plus as required for incidental uses (i.e., pro shop, restaurant, bar, etc.).

iii.    Golf course, miniature:

There should be three spaces per hole, plus as required for incidental uses (i.e., game room, food service, etc.,).

  1. Health clubs:

There should be one space for every 150 square feet of gross floor area. plus as required for other uses.

  1. Hotels/Motels:

There should be one space for each bedroom, plus requirements for related commercial uses, plus one space for each employee.

  1. Laundry-coin operated:

There should be one space for every six washing machines.

  1. Office:
  2.    General:

There should be one space for every 250 square feet of gross floor area.

  1.    Medical/dental:

There should be one space for every 150 square feet of gross floor area.

  1. Restaurants, cafes, bars, and other eating and drinking establishments (gross floor area. includes outdoor seating/eating area)

There should be one space for every 100 square feet of public seating area, up to 4000 gross floor area, plus one space for every 80 square feet over 4000 gross floor area, with a minimum of 10 spaces.

  1. Retail commercial:

There should be one space for every 200 square feet of gross floor area.

  1. Retail nursery/garden shop/lumberyard:

There should be one space for every 300 square feet of indoor display area, plus one space for every 1000 square feet of outdoor display area.

  1. Swimming pools:

There should be one space for each 500 square feet area related to pool and associated facilities, plus one space for every 200 square feet of pool area.

  1. Tennis/racquetball courts:

There should be 2 spaces per court, plus as required for incidental use.

  1. Theaters:

There should be one space for every two fixed seats, plus five spaces for employees.

  1. Theme amusement/recreational parks, skating rinks:

Determined at project review.

  1.    All other commercial uses not listed above:

There should be Subject to director approval.

  1. Institutional uses:
  2. Business/professional trade schools:

There should be one space per 1.5 students.

  1. Churches, conference/meeting facilities, mortuaries, theaters, auditoriums:

There should be one space for each three fixed seats, or 1 space for every 35 square feet of non-fixed seating area in the principal sanctuary, conference space or auditorium, whichever is greater.

 

  1. Hospitals:

There should be 2.8    spaces for each patient.

  1. Libraries, museums, art galleries:

There should be one space for every 300 square feet of gross floor area.

  1. Residential clubs, fraternity/sorority houses, rooming houses and similar facilities with guest rooms:

There should be one space for each two guest rooms.

  1. Retirement homes:

There should be one space for each 1.5 living units.

  1. Sanitariums:

There should be one space for every six beds, plus one space for each employee on the largest shift, plus space for each staff doctor.

  1. Schools:
  2.    Nursery/preschool:

There should be one space for each staff member, plus one space for each six children.

  1.    Elementary/junior high

There should be three spaces for each classroom.

iii.    High school:

There should be seven spaces for each classroom.

  1.    Community college/university:

There should be one space for every two full-time students, plus one space for every two employees

  1. Industrial Uses:
  2. Industrial/general:

There should be one space for every 500 square feet of gross floor area. plus one space for each vehicle operated in connection with each on-site use

  1. Warehouse:

There should be one space for every 1,000 square feet of gross floor area.

 

  1. Warehouses not used exclusively for storage:

There should be 1 for every 500 square feet of gross floor area. Excluding that area devoted to office or sales, plus 1 for every 250 square feet of room or sales area.

 

Mission Viejo gives utmost importance to proper land use. This means that any developments with zoning, building, subdivision, and environmental regulations are at the city’s list of priority. Parking is part of the general development plan of the city. Come around Mission Viejo and see how the city has been doing with its parking system.

Lost password?
Top