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The Town Council may approve as special uses under the application provisions of § 156.155 above the following temporary uses, notwithstanding other restrictions of this chapter but including additional conditions, including design and appearance standards, and safeguards as may be required by the Town Council as a provision of the approval:
(A) Temporary real estate sales offices may be permitted in any residential district or on-site sales of land or residences located only with the subdivisions within which the offices are located. Any like temporary use must be terminated no more than 30 days from the date that 80% of the lots or residences within that subdivision are sold;
(B) Temporary construction offices may be permitted in any district to provide on-site quarters for the management and security of construction projects only. Any like temporary use must be terminated no more than 30 days from the date that construction is completed;
(C) Any permitted use in a commercial area may occupy a modular unit temporarily while construction of a permanent building on the site is pending, provided the following conditions are met in addition to any other requirements of this chapter:
(1) The modular unit is placed on a foundation and anchored according to the State Building Code requirements for a hurricane prone area;
(2) Required parking shall be provided; and
(3) The modular unit may be occupied for no more than 1 year. If economic or climatic conditions prevent completion of the permanent building within that time, the Town Council may grant an extension of not more than 1 additional year.
(D) Model homes and builder showcases may be permitted in any district for a period of time to be determined by the Town Council in its deliberations on the special use permit, but not to exceed 2 years. In granting the special use permit, the Council shall consider and provide appropriate conditions to address issues such as vehicular and pedestrian access, hours of operation, parking, noise, lighting, signage and limits on business or office uses. A special use permit shall not be required for homes participating in area-wide home showcase and tour events less than 5 days in duration; however, such events must be approved by the Town Manager to ensure appropriate signage and coordination with public safety offices. A special use permit or Town Manager approval are not required for an open house event for the purposes of selling an individual property, provided that the open house shall not exceed 3 consecutive days’ duration and that signage for the event is posted in accordance with § 156.124(F)(2)(m) above.
(Ord. 04-21, passed 10-6-2004, § 55; Am. Ord. 16-07, passed 11-2-2016; Am. Ord. 21-01, passed 6-2-2021)