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(A) The purpose of this section is to discourage negative traffic impacts of non-residential development on existing residential neighborhoods.
(B) A non-residential site within Office Transitional (OT), General Business (GB) and General Industrial (GI) zoning districts shall be permitted to develop by right according to the Unified Development Ordinance if the applicant can provide data proving that the proposed site:
(1) Is expected to generate less than 100 trips per day as determined by actual field verified data or determined by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Trip Generation Manual, latest edition; or
(2) Has direct access to an arterial street, collector street, or commercial-industrial minor street as defined in the current City of Monroe Standard Specification and Detail Manual.
(C) If a proposed nonresidential site in OT, GB, or GI cannot meet one of the criteria in Section 156.143 (B), site development shall be limited to no greater than 24% impervious surface coverage of total lot.
(D) This requirement may be waived with a traffic study submitted by the applicant that shows the development will not create a negative impact on the community or proposes off-site street improvements to achieve this intent. A traffic study submitted by the applicant must meet the criteria set forth by City of Monroe Standard Specification and Detail Manual.
(E) Upon receipt of a written request by the applicant, the Planning Director, with approval by Engineering Staff, may waive the impervious surface restriction if both departments determine that a negative impact on the community, in terms of traffic, will not occur as a result of the proposed development. Staff may require the applicant to submit additional information or documentation to support the request before a decision is rendered.
(F) All uses in R-40, R-20, R-10, R-MF, R-MH, and CBD shall be allowed to develop meeting all other applicable requirements of the UDO.
(Ord. O-2003-63, passed 12-16-03; Am. Ord. O-2011-17, passed 9-6-11)