How Many Parking Spaces Can Fit Per Acre?

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Approximately 100 to 115 parking spaces can fit on a 1-acre paved, marked parking lot. Local building codes, such as those that require fire lanes or landscaped medians in the parking lot area, may reduce the number of parking spaces.

When determining the amount of parking spaces in an acre, it is important to understand what the local requirements are for handicap-accessible parking, which requires more space than a traditional parking space. Other types of parking spaces, such as those for oversized vehicles including buses, trucks with trailers and RVs, may also reduce the number of parking spaces that can fit into an acre lot.