(a) Purpose and application. To reduce the potential negative impacts of motor vehicle sales facilities on surrounding uses and streets and to ensure that motor vehicle sales facilities are not overcrowded, the following standards apply to Class I and II motor vehicle sales facilities regardless of the applicable zoning district.
(1) Outdoor loudspeakers or public address systems are prohibited.
(2) Car horns and panic alarms must not be used to locate vehicles and must meet the standards of § 10.29.02.
(c) Repair and service.
(1) All vehicle repair and maintenance must take place within a completely enclosed building.
(2) All vehicles waiting for repair must:
(A) Be parked or stored in the area designated for vehicles waiting for repair on the approved site plan;
(B) Be parked or stored at least 100 feet from an adjoining residentially used site;
(C) Be fully screened from any adjoining residentially used site; and
(D) In the case of vehicles waiting for auto body work, be fully screened from all public streets and adjoining sites.
(3) Body and fender repair facilities must be set back at least 150 feet from any adjoining residential zoning district.
(d) Vehicle test-driving. Vehicle test-driving for any purpose is prohibited on local residential streets or alleys.
(e) Off-site inventory storage. The storage of vehicles off-site must be approved by the issuing authority and must comply with the use and screening standards of the respective zoning district.
(f) Vehicle storage and display.
(1) Vehicles must be stored and displayed in approved vehicle storage areas. Vehicle storage and display in drive aisles, the public right-of-way, loading/unloading areas, customer parking areas or landscaped areas is prohibited.
(2) Outdoor vehicle display and storage must be completely screened from all abutting residentially used sites with approved screening.
(g) Vehicle loading and unloading. The loading or unloading of vehicles must take place in an approved location on site. Loading or unloading in the public right-of-way is prohibited. If the vehicle loading or unloading site is within 300 feet of residentially zoned and used property, loading and unloading must not take place between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m..
(h) Parking. See § 21.301.06 for applicable standards.
(i) Signs. See § 19.122 for applicable standards.
(j) Minimum floor area ratio in the C-1 District. Notwithstanding any district requirements to the contrary, the minimum floor area ratio in the C-1 District shall be 0.0 for existing motor vehicle sales uses and sites and 0.4 for newly created motor vehicle sales uses and sites. When existing motor vehicle sales uses and sites are modified or expanded, the floor area ratio for the site must not decrease. When an existing motor vehicle sales site in the C-1 District expands beyond its existing site boundaries, the floor area ratio on the added site area must meet or exceed 0.4. The cumulative required floor area ratio for the combined site may be spread throughout the full site.
(k) Minimum floor area ratio for existing motor vehicles sales uses in the C-4 and C-5 Districts. The minimum floor area ratio for existing motor vehicles sales uses and sites shall be 0.6. The floor area ratio for existing motor vehicle sales uses and sites may be reduced at the discretion of the City Council provided the City Council makes the following findings:
(1) The proposed modifications do not increase the proportion of land area devoted to passive uses (outdoor auto storage or display, parking, etc.) relative to the land area devoted to active uses (showroom, office, service, parts, indoor auto storage or display, etc.); and
(2) The proposed modifications will result in an increase in on site activity (additional jobs, additional customers); and
(3) The proposed modifications will substantially advance any applicable zoning ordinance provisions for building placement, parking placement, streetscape enhancement, building design, building height, landscaping, and other related factors; or
(4) The proposed modifications are required to accommodate a public infrastructure project.
(Ord. 2006-35, passed 9-11-2006; Ord. 2006-54, passed 12-18-2006; Ord. 2015-3, passed 1-26-2015)