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An automotive service station or convenience store shall require a final site plan and shall be subject to the following conditions and restrictions.
(A) Fuel tanks. All tanks shall be below the surface of the ground, except propane tanks, which shall be subject to approval by the Fire Department.
(B) Fuel pumps. Fuel pumps shall be set back 20 feet from the right-of-way line and 200 feet from a residential dwelling. The design, location, covering, colors and screening of the gas pumps shall be compatible with the design of the structures.
(C) Vehicle rentals and leasing. Leasing or renting of vehicles or trailers shall not occur unless specifically approved as part of the development plan.
(D) Traffic. The development shall be located with at least one direct access to an arterial street, or on a collector street with at least one access drive within 500 feet of an arterial street. A traffic study shall be required for all automotive service stations or convenience stores. The person preparing the report must be a certified engineer qualified to do traffic analyses in the state. The cost of the study shall be borne by the applicant. The traffic study shall address potential external and internal traffic circulation concerns, and the development plan shall not be approved unless all traffic concerns are adequately addressed to promote safety and reasonable traffic flow.
(E) Residential screening. If the applicant intends to remain open for business past 10:00 p.m., the city may require a buffer if vehicle headlights from any vehicles entering, parking, standing or exiting would shine onto residentially zoned property. If the site cannot be screened from residentially zoned property such that vehicle headlights will not shine onto residentially zoned property, or if the development would otherwise create a nuisance for neighboring properties, the hours of operation may be restricted to preclude operation between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., or any portion thereof as determined by the Commission and/or governing body.
(F) Use authorization. Applicant shall indicate whether the business will sell alcoholic beverages, maintain video games for use by customers, sell prepared food for consumption on the premises or off the premises, provide car washing services, perform mechanical repairs on motor vehicles, provide an automatic teller machine or sell grocery type items. The development plan shall specify whether or not the business shall be authorized to perform any or all of these functions. In evaluating the development plan application, the impact of any of the foregoing uses on the surrounding area may be considered.
(G) Screening. All rooftop or ground-level mechanical equipment, trash and refuse collection areas, loading areas and outdoor public restrooms shall be screened from public view with materials and with such design as shall be approved by the city.
(H) Outside sales. The outside sale of merchandise shall be prohibited.
(I) Additional standards. The development shall also be subject to such other applicable standards and requirements as may be found elsewhere in the zoning code or other applicable law.
(Ord. 3471, passed 8-21-2006) Penalty, see § 158.999