Drive through facilities must comply with the following standards.
(a) Stacking spaces. Unless otherwise indicated in § 21.301.06, at least six stacking spaces must be provided per drive through lane, beginning behind the first point at which the vehicle must stop (which may be the order board, a pre-order board or payment/pick-up window). Required width for vehicle drive aisles may not be allocated toward stacking spaces or stacking lanes.
(b) Stacking space dimensions. Each stacking space must be a minimum of ten feet by 20 feet in size.
(c) Design. Each drive through lane must be clearly defined and designed so as not to conflict or interfere with pedestrian movement or other vehicular traffic using the site and not to conflict with access for drive aisles, fire lanes or street ingress/egress.
(d) Screening. All elements of the drive through service area, including, but not limited to, menu boards, order stations, teller windows and vehicle lights from the stacking lanes, must be screened from view of residential properties zoned R-1, R-1A, RS-1, R-3, R-4, RM-12, RM-24, RM-50 or RM-100 located within 300 feet. Screening must comply with the perimeter screening standards specified in § 21.301.15(d).
(e) Speakers. In addition to meeting the requirements of the City Noise Code (See Chapter 10, Article IV), if within 300 feet of residential properties zoned R-1, R-1A, RS-1, R-3, R-4, RM-12, RM-24, RM-50 or RM-100, speakers must not produce noise that exceeds 75 dBA measured five feet from the speaker.
(f) Hours of operation. Restaurant drive through windows must not be operated between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. if any portion of the drive through or stacking spaces are within 300 feet of residential properties zoned R-1, R-1A, RS-1, R-3, R-4, RM-12, RM-24, RM-50 or RM-100.
(g) Number of drive through lanes permitted. The number of drive through lanes is limited to one in the B-4, C-3, C-5 and LX Zoning Districts. Any driving lane used for drive through purposes is counted as one lane whether the driving lane is at the payment window, pick-up window, teller window, order station, menu board, or stacking area.
(Ord. 2006-35, passed 9-11-2006; Ord. 2006-54, passed 12-18-2006; Ord. 2007-50, passed 12-17-2007; Ord. 2009-25, passed 8-24-2009; Ord. 2011-16, passed 8-1-2011; Ord. 2015-3, passed 1-26-2015; Ord. 2015-5, passed 1-26-2015; Ord. 2021-7, passed 4-26-2021)