1288.09  VEHICLE SALES.
   In additions to the provisions of this Code, each newly established or vacant for more than six months used vehicle sales lot shall be subject to the following requirements:
   (a)   The lot shall have a setback of ten feet from the public right of way.
   (b)   There shall be landscaping installed in conformance to Chapter 1281 covering the entire setback area.
   (c)   The parking lot shall be surfaced with either asphalt, concrete or other permanent hard surface.
   (d)   There shall be a permanently enclosed building built on the lot, no residential structures, trailers, modular buildings or temporary structures.  There shall be at least one 150 sq. ft. office space and a restroom open to the public.
   (e)   A plan shall be presented with the minimum of 1,300 sq. ft. of area for vehicle display, the minimum of 650 sq. ft. of area for customer parking and the minimum requirement of 24-foot wide drive lanes for two-way vehicular circulation.
   (f)   Fences are prohibited to be installed except in the rear yard area as defined in this ordinance and being behind the rear wall of any building on the lot.
   (g)   Lighting of the lot is required and shall be in compliance of this ordinance in Section 1282.04(i) and comply with dark sky guidelines.
   (h)   All utilities (water, sewer, electric, gas and phone) shall be in working.
   (i)   All signs shall be in compliance of the ordinance Chapter 1280.
   (j)   A minimum lot size of 2 acres.
   (k)   The lot shall only be located on property adjacent to Michigan Avenue between Merriman Road and within 700 feet west of Howe Road.
   (l)   All existing vehicle sales uses located outside of the area provided in subsection (k) above shall be considered legal non-conforming pursuant to Chapter 1286.
   (m)   All existing vehicle sales uses that are located outside of the area provided in subsection (k) above but comply with all of the provisions of this Section 1288.09 and all other provisions of the zoning ordinance shall be considered legal non-conforming uses and shall be exempt from the regulations provided in Section 1286.06(c) provided any restoration complies with all other regulations provided in Section 1288.09 and all other provisions of the zoning ordinance.
(Ord. 2014-03.  Passed 4-15-14; Ord. 2019-11. Passed 12-12-19.)