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Emergency shelters shall be allowed as a permitted use in the special needs housing overlay zone provided that the following development standards are met:
A. The minimum floor area per occupant shall not be less than one hundred fifty (150) square feet and the maximum number of occupants to be served at any given time shall not exceed fifty (50).
B. A minimum distance of three hundred feet (300') shall be maintained from any other emergency shelter.
C. The maximum stay at the facility shall not exceed ninety (90) days in a three hundred sixty five (365) day period.
D. On site client waiting and intake areas shall be located inside the building and shall be screened from public and private property where feasible. If not feasible, an exterior waiting area shall be provided which contains a minimum of ten (10) square feet per bed provided at the facility; shall be in a location not adjacent to the public right of way; and shall be visibly separated from public view by a minimum six foot (6') tall visual screening.
E. Hours of intake shall be between the hours of five o'clock (5:00) P.M. to nine o'clock (9:00) P.M. No release before seven o'clock (7:00) A.M.
F. A minimum of one employee per fifteen (15) beds, in addition to security personnel, shall be on duty and remain on site during operational hours whenever clients are on the site.
G. Security personnel shall be provided during operational hours whenever clients are on the site and when people are waiting outside the facility.
Exterior lighting shall be stationary, directed away from adjacent properties and public rights of way, and be of an intensity compatible with the neighborhood and the regulations in this code.
I. A minimum of one parking space for every ten (10) beds, plus one-half (1/2) parking space for each bedroom designated for families with children, plus one parking space for each employee/volunteer on duty, shall be maintained. The number of parking spaces may be reduced by twenty five percent (25%) if the shelter is located within one thousand feet (1,000') of a public transit stop. Bicycle rack parking shall also be provided at the facility.
J. The facility may provide the following services and facilities to clients in a designated area separate from the sleeping areas:
1. A recreation area either inside or outside the shelter. If located outside, the area shall be screened from public view.
2. A counseling center for job placement, educational, healthcare, legal, or mental health services.
3. Laundry facilities to serve the number of occupants at the shelter.
4. Kitchen for the preparation of meals.
5. Dining hall.
6. Client storage areas (i.e., for the overnight storage of bicycles and personal items).
7. Similar services supporting the needs of homeless occupants.
K. The operator of the facility shall provide, at the city's request, an annual report of the use of the facility and determination of compliance with the city's development standards for the use.
L. A management plan shall be submitted to, reviewed, approved and enforced by the director of community development. The management plan shall be approved before issuance of a certificate of occupancy. The management plan shall be comprehensive and shall address hours of operation, admission hours and process, staff training, neighborhood outreach and privacy, security, resident counseling and treatment, maintenance plans, residency and guest rules and procedures, and staffing needs, including job descriptions.
M. Operation of vehicles to transport residents shall not generate vehicular traffic substantially greater than normally generated by residential activities in surrounding areas.
N. Arrangements for delivery of goods shall be made within hours that are compatible with existing codes and will not adversely affect livability of surrounding properties.
O. The facility shall not generate noise or lighting at levels adversely affecting livability of surrounding properties. (Ord. 12-O-2633, eff. 11-23-2012)