# How many square feet of land would i need for 109 parking spaces including 25 feet for backing in and out

In Buying Property - Asked by Diane W. - May 22, 2013

Ken C.
Broker/Agent
Shawnee, KS

22,700 sq.ft. which is approx. 0.5acres if one level. ken

May 22, 2013
Rob B.
Chandler, AZ

Diane....
If you allow 210 square feet per parking spot, you should be covered. Thus, 109 x 210 = 22,890 square feet. This is a great question to ask of an architect or space planner.
Onward and Upward....
Rob Baird

Jun 4, 2013
Carl A.
Broker/Agent
Tacoma, WA

Diane,
It would depend on you local municipality parking codes, they vary some. For my local area we can use 9x18 as a standard or 8.5x16.5 for a compact (limit of 30% for the compact). Aisle will vary depending on angle of parking stalls.
I would figure this as a u-shaped lot if possible, would give you 4 rows( 2 of 24, 2 of 26) , 2 aisles, 1 back row of 9 with aisle, plus you would need an access aisle. this would take an area of 276x120' for 33,120 plus any other requirements, landscaping, lighting, HC stalls, turning, etc.
figuring a standard stall of 9' wide and a depth of 18' add half the aisle width(24') to the depth for 9x30 = 270' per , normally would have a landscaping requirement of 10-15% so at a min of 32-36,000
Hope this was able to help out
good luck

Jun 6, 2013