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Reduction of Nonresidential Parking Requirements
A. The design of the parking lot, as indicated on the land development plan, must designate sufficient space to meet the parking requirements of this chapter. The plan shall also illustrate the layout for the total number of parking spaces.

B. The conditional reduction shall provide for the establishment of not less than 80% of the required number of parking spaces, as specified in this chapter. This initial phase of the parking provision shall be clearly indicated on the plan.

C. The balance of the parking area conditionally reserved shall not include areas for required buffer yards, setbacks or areas which would otherwise be unsuitable for parking spaces due to the physical characteristics of the land or other requirements of this chapter. This parking area which is reserved shall be located and have characteristics so as to provide amenable open space should it be determined the additional parking spaces are not required. The developer shall provide a landscaping plan for the reserved area with the land development plan.

D. The developer shall enter into a written agreement with the Board of Supervisors that, after one year following the issuing of the last occupancy permit, the additional parking spaces shall be provided at the developer's or owner's expense should it be determined that the required number of parking spaces are necessary to satisfy the need of the particular land development.

E. At the time of the above-stated agreement, the developer or owner shall post a performance bond or other securities to cover the expense of a traffic study to be undertaken by a registered traffic engineer of the Board of Supervisors' choosing, who shall determine the advisability of providing the full parking requirement. Said study shall be undertaken one year after the issuance of the last occupancy permit pursuant to Subsection D above. With recommendations of the Traffic Engineer, the Township Engineer and the Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors shall determine if the additional spaces shall be provided by the developer or if the area shall remain as open space.

See § 500-2705: Reduction of nonresidential parking requirements for more information.