(a) Any person desiring to erect a filling station shall submit to the Building Inspections Department for approval plans drawn to a scale of not less than one-eighth of an inch to a foot, and specifications showing the location of the filling station, driveways, pumps, air hose and all other artificial devices to be constructed. No driveway on public property shall exceed 30 feet in width where it crosses the public sidewalk and shall not exceed 40 feet in width along the line of the curb. The distance from the edge of any driveway on public property to the extension of the street property line on any adjacent intersecting street, measured along the outer edge of the public sidewalk, shall not be less than four feet. Whenever more than one driveway is constructed from any one street over public property, the driveways shall be separated by an intervening space or island located between the walk and the curb line of not less than five feet in length adjacent to the cement curb of not less than five feet in length adjacent to the public walk and not nearer than one foot from the outer edge of the public sidewalk. The space shall be enclosed with a cement curb at least four inches higher than the surface of the driveway and the walk adjacent. When private driveways on filling station sites are parallel to the public sidewalk, a concrete curb at least four inches high and six inches wide, or suitable guardrail shall be constructed on private property to separate the driveways from public property. The curb or guard rail shall be adjacent to the street property line and shall not be less than five feet in length and so constructed that it will prevent a car from being serviced while standing on City property. No curb shall be cut closer than six feet to any fire hydrant, fire alarm box or street lighting pole.
(b) No part of a pump foundation above grade shall be located closer than five feet from the property line nearest parallel to it nor shall the end of a pump base be nearer than 16 feet from the street property line at right angles to the pump base. Pumps and other service devices shall be so placed that no car, while being serviced, will be located on City property. No permission shall be granted for any such filling station in any location where, by reason of traffic conditions or fire or explosion hazard, the filling station would imperil the public safety.
(c) No permit for the construction of a filling station shall hereafter be issued which would permit existence of more than two filling stations at any street intersection having four or more corners; nor will any permit be issued for the construction of a filling station if the site at which the construction is proposed is within 300 feet of an exiting building constructed for the purpose of conducting such a business, whether or not the building is actually being used for that purpose; provided, that any building constructed as a filling station which has been converted to another use, shall not be considered in determining the existence of a filling station in the restricted area.
(Ord. 388, passed 6-1-1931; Ord. 306, passed 5-24-1939; Ord. 2128, passed 5-19-1969)