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(a) The site plan and construction drawings for all new nonresidential and multi-family uses and all major changes in the physical characteristics of such uses shall be reviewed by the Planning Commission for compliance with this Zoning Code, with other municipal laws, and with generally accepted engineering standards.
(b) Traffic Impact Study. At the option of the Planning Commission, the applicant may be required to provide, without expense to the City, a traffic impact study, conducted by a traffic/transportation engineer not otherwise employed by the applicant or his or her engineer, as defined in the State of Ohio Uniform Manual of Traffic Control Devices, to recommend what, if any, related on-site or off-site street improvements may be needed at adjacent intersections or along the affected roadway system. Such a study shall be advisory only. The Planning Commission shall make the final determination of what improvements to the infrastructure will be required after consultation with the City Engineer. The Commission may require the applicant's traffic impact study to include cost estimates and cost-benefit analyses for possible improvements.
(Ord. 16-2003. Passed 5-1-03.)