18.38.070   AUTOMOBILE SERVICE STATIONS.
   Uses classified as Automotive–Service Stations shall comply with the following provisions:
   .010   The following uses may be permitted unless specifically prohibited during the conditional use permit process:
      .0101   Sale of fuel and lubricants;
      .0102   Sale of tires, batteries and accessories;
      .0103   Mounting and dismounting tires;
      .0104   Oil changing and lubrication;
      .0105   Mechanical and/or manual car washing and polishing; provided such uses meet the following requirements:
         .01   They are performed within the building;
         .02   Not more than one service bay is used;
         .03   Designated drying areas are provided;
         .04   The entrance to the car wash tunnel shall be designed to minimize visibility from public rights-of-way and adjacent residential uses;
         .05   Vehicle drying areas shall not be counted towards required parking; and
         .06   A customer waiting area is required unless the washing is done by the customer or involves un-staffed cleaning only;
      .0106   Servicing of such items as fuel pumps, U-joints, ball joints, shock absorbers, mufflers, exhaust pipes, carburetors, generators, starters, ignition systems, regulators, air conditioners, radiators, brakes, water pumps and radios;
      .0107   Vending machines and open display racks and cases for the dispensing of such items as ice, soft drinks, snack foods and cigarettes; provided that the area used for such machines, display racks and cases shall not exceed two hundred fifty (250) square feet, or fifty percent (50%) of the interior area of the room in which located, whichever is less.  All such machines, display racks and cases shall be located in a single room within the service station building, which room shall be separate from any vehicle service bays;
      .0108   The removal, overhauling and replacement of engines, transmissions and differentials for vehicles of one and one-half (1-1/2) tons or less rated capacity; provided that such repair activity shall be conducted within the service station building, and shall only constitute an incidental part of the service station operation;  and
      .0109   Outdoor Storage and/or Display.  All uses, storage and/or display of new or used merchandise shall be conducted wholly within the service station building, excepting the following uses which may be conducted outside:
         .01   The sale of fuel,
         .02   Storage and display of portable pre-filled propane tanks, subject to the following requirements:
            (a)   The size of the storage area shall not exceed twenty-five (25) square feet;
            (b)   The tanks shall not be visible from the public right-of-way;
            (c)   The storage shall not obstruct any pedestrian accessway; and
            (d)   The storage area shall not be located in any landscape setback or vehicular accessway.
         .03   Performance smog checks only to the extent required to comply with testing procedures, and
   .020   Beer and Wine Sales.  The off-sale of beer and/or wine is not allowed unless specifically approved during the conditional use permit process.  The approval may include, but is not limited to, the following conditions:
      .0201   A minimum enclosed retail sales area of one thousand two hundred (1,200) square feet shall be provided;
      .0202   An inventory of retail sales items (not including beer, wine, fuel or automotive products) exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) shall be maintained on the site;
      .0203   Receipts from the sale of beer and wine shall not exceed thirty-five percent (35%) of all retail sales during any twelve (12)-month period;
      .0204   No display of beer or wine shall be located outside of a building or within five (5) feet of any public entrance to the building;
      .0205   The area of beer or wine displays shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the total display area in a building;
      .0206   Cold beer or wine having a temperature below sixty-five (65) degrees Fahrenheit shall only be sold from or displayed in permanently affixed coolers;
      .0207   No advertising of beer or wine shall be located, placed or attached to any location outside the interior of the building, and any such advertising shall not be readily visible to anyone outside of the building;
      .0208   No exterior audio advertisement of any alcoholic beverage sales;
      .0209   Sale of alcoholic beverages shall be made to customers only when they are in the building;
      .0210   No person under the age limit established by the State shall sell, or be permitted to sell, any beer or wine;
      .0211   No video, electronic, pool tables or other games shall be permitted;
      .0212   At least one (1) sign to discourage driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages shall be prominently displayed in the building for every three (3) signs advertising beer or wine; provided, however, that at least two (2) such signs to discourage driving a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages shall be prominently displayed in the building;  and
      .0213   The operator of the service station shall participate in, aid and support educational and other programs intended to reduce driving while under the influence of drugs or alcoholic beverages.
   .030   Prohibited Uses.  Other uses, including but not limited to, spray painting, body and fender repair, tire recapping, and the sale or rental of merchandise not specified in this section, are not allowed.
   .040   Operations.  All uses shall be maintained in such a manner that they are neither obnoxious nor offensive by reason of emission of odor, dust, gas, smoke, fumes, noise, vibration, electromagnetic disturbance or other similar causes detrimental to the public health, safety or general welfare.
   .050   Convenience Stores.  If a convenience store is associated with an automobile service station, the provisions relating to convenience stores in Section 18.38.110 of this chapter shall apply.
   .060   Development Standards.  The following development standards shall apply:
      .0601   Service stations and any accessory uses and structures shall be located on corner sites, fronting on at least one (1) arterial highway, that are of adequate size to accommodate their intended use, without congestion and without adversely impacting traffic in the public right-of-way;
      .0602   All driveways shall conform to standards for commercial driveway approaches;
      .0603   The number of driveways shall be limited to the number required to facilitate safe circulation;
      .0604   The access and internal circulation shall be designed to encourage safe and efficient ingress, egress and on-site circulation for vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and fuel trucks;
      .0605   All signs shall conform to Section 18.44.120 (Service Station Signs) of Chapter 18.44 (Signs);
      .0606   All signs shall be coordinated and complementary to the buildings;
      .0607   The service station building and canopy structures shall observe minimum setbacks established by the zone in which they are located;
      .0608   The height of canopy structures shall be limited to a maximum of fifteen (15) feet on the underside, or as otherwise determined by conditional use permit, and shall be further proportional to the scale of the main building(s);
      .0609   All buildings and canopies shall be designed with architectural enhancements, including but not limited to, wainscoting, veneers and other architectural enhancements;
      .0610   The heights and elevation of all structures shall be compatible with structures on surrounding lots;
      .0611   Above-ground venting pipes shall not be permitted within required setback areas, and shall be located to minimize their visibility to public rights-of-way;
      .0612   Car wash equipment, air and water stations, utility equipment, vents and other structures that generate noise or other adverse effects shall be proposed in locations that provide the most protection to surrounding residential and sensitive land uses;
      .0613   All lighting shall be directed downward and away from adjacent properties;
      .0614   Trash storage areas shall be provided in conformance with City standards on file with the Director of Public Works;
      .0615   Excepting in the (SC) Zone, where the standards of that zone shall apply, minimum landscaping requirements for all other zones shall comply with the following, or as determined by conditional use permit:
         .01   Planting areas, with a minimum inside dimension subject to the standards of the underlying zone, shall be provided along all street frontages, except at driveway openings.  The landscape area shall be planted with living plants and maintained with permanent irrigation facilities.  Landscape areas shall be protected by a minimum six (6) inch high concrete curb or a raised planter.  Further, landscape areas at the corner shall have an inside radius no greater than the property line radius;  and
         .02   Broad-headed or full-crowned evergreen trees of a minimum size of twenty-four (24)-inch box shall be provided in minimum four (4) feet by four (4) feet tree wells or a continuous four (4) foot wide planter, on a maximum of twenty (20) foot centers along any interior site boundary lines.  The spacing of the trees shall be reduced to accommodate the same number of trees in the event a building prevents spacing at twenty (20) foot centers.  Such trees shall be protected by a minimum six (6) inch high concrete curb and shall be maintained with permanent irrigation facilities;
      .0616   Where an interior site boundary line abuts a residential zone, a masonry boundary wall having a minimum height of six (6) feet shall be provided.  The wall height shall be measured from the highest finished grade level of subject property or adjacent properties, whichever is highest.  The wall shall be reduced to thirty-six (36) inches in height within any street setback areas for a distance equal to the setback requirement, as measured from the ultimate street right-of-way, and shall be landscaped with clinging vines.
   .070   Covenant to Remove Facilities.  The property owner shall record an unsubordinated covenant, satisfactory to the Planning Director and City Attorney, agreeing to remove all structures, including underground storage tanks, in the event that the station is closed for a period of twelve (12) consecutive months.  A service station shall be considered closed during any month in which it is open for less than fifteen (15) days.  (Ord. 5920  1 (part); June 8, 2004:  Ord. 6286 § 18; September 3, 2013:  Ord. 6506 § 34; February 9, 2021.)