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The following standards and criteria shall be used in reviewing the application and such standards and criteria must be met in order for a permit to be approved.
(A) Valet operations in the following rights-of-way shall not be permitted:
(1) Within rights-of-way that are not under the city's jurisdiction, unless the applicant obtains an independent permit from the governing authority with jurisdiction over the respective public right-of-way. If approval is obtained from the governing authority with jurisdiction, the applicant for valet operations must notify the Parking Administrator in writing of such approval and include the approval or permit in the application.
(2) On rights-of-way having speed limits greater than 30 miles per hour, except on Atlantic Boulevard, between Dixie Highway and Pompano Beach Boulevard.
(3) On State of Florida Department of Transportation owned and/or operated roadways including, but not limited to, Federal Highway and A1A.
(4) During times of significant traffic demand on public rights-of-way used for the ramping area and valet operation routes as determined by the City Engineer.
(5) On a street abutting or within a single-family residential zoning district.
(B) A ramping area and valet operation route between a ramping area and a vehicle storage area shall not be located in the following areas:
(1) In a vehicular or bicycle travel through-lane or turn-lane;
(2) On a sidewalk;
(3) On an unpaved surface or in a location that would damage swales, drainage areas, landscaping, irrigation systems, or other similar right-of-way features;
(4) In the sight lines of regulatory signs and traffic control devices;
(5) On the same side of the right-of-way and within 100 feet of another ramping area permitted to be used pursuant to a valet parking permit;
(6) Within 20 feet of a crosswalk at an intersection;
(7) Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant;
(8) In front of a public or private driveway;
(9) Within 30 feet upon the approach to any flashing signal, stop sign, or traffic control signal located at the side of a roadway;
(10) At any place where official traffic control devices prohibit standing and stopping or parking within 50 feet of the nearest rail of a railroad crossing;
(11) Within 50 feet of a transit stop;
(12) Within a school zone during a period of two hours before classes commence and two hours after school is dismissed;
(13) Within 40 feet of a loading zone;
(14) Within the sight triangles of streets, alleys or driveways;
(15) Within any parking spaces used to comply with the minimum parking standards of Chapter 155, Zoning Code; or
(16) Within areas that conflict with the need for public parking as determined by the City Manager or his or her designee or by the Parking Administrator.
(C) When a valet operation proposes to include the use of unmarked public parking spaces within the ramping area, the length of the ramping area shall be a minimum of 66 linear feet and a maximum of 110 linear feet.
(D) When a valet operation proposes to use marked public parking spaces within the ramping area, the length of the ramping area shall be a minimum of three marked parallel parking spaces and a maximum of five marked parallel parking spaces. If the area of marked parking spaces is angle parking, the minimum and maximum number of spaces is determined by the preceding paragraph.
(E) The width of the ramping area shall be a minimum of ten feet from curb face.
(F) Transition lanes shall be provided at the entry and exit points of the ramping area. Transition lanes shall be located entirely within the ramping area and be delineated with reflective traffic cones provided by the valet operator. A mobile sign stating, "Valet Parking" shall be placed at the entry point to the valet operations area. Traffic control devices shall be placed to guide the vehicles to the curb so that the distance between the travel lanes and vehicle is maximized.
(G) When a proposed valet operation includes a street in a residential base zoning district on the route(s) between the ramping area and storage area(s), the applicant shall demonstrate that no alternate route can reasonably be taken that will not include the residential street.
(H) The requirements provided herein shall be in accordance with standards and criteria as determined by the City Engineer, as may be amended from time to time. All traffic control devices shall be consistent with the current Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
(I) To protect the health, safety and welfare of the public, the city may impose special conditions that are more stringent than the criteria provided in this section. Any errors or omissions in the city's review and approval of a permit application shall not relieve the applicant from complying with all applicable requirements. Conditions of approval after a permit is issued may be modified based on a review of the actual valet operations in the field. Any inconsistencies or conflicts within this chapter may be resolved by a unilateral decision of the City Manager or his or her designee.
(Ord. 2019-22, passed 1-22-19)