Commercial operators poke holes in parking proposal

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Special to The Sun
Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 16:39 PM.

On Sept. 17, Walton County Planning Commission held a workshop at the South Walton Annex to hear from the public about proposed changes to the county's parking ordinance.

The commission divided the workshop into two parts: residential parking and commercial parking.

The Walton Sun tackled the residential aspect last Saturday and this week is presenting the commercial concerns related to the proposed changes. 

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New in the commercial realm is the proposal to reduce the amount of compact car spaces, and eliminate shared parking.

Standard restaurants would be required to have one parking space per 100-square feet of gross floor area plus one space per two employees on the largest shift, plus for outdoor seating one space per three seats for booths and tables and one space per two counter seats.

Fast-food restaurants would be required to have one space per 100 square feet of gross floor area, plus one space per two employees on the largest shift plus for all outdoor seating one space per three seats for booths and tables and one space per two counter seats.



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