§ 153.382  AUTO-RELATED USES.
   (A)   Purpose and intent. The purpose and intent of this chapter is to establish specifications and guidelines for motor vehicle-related uses within the city, (for definition of motor vehicle-related uses, see § 153.004). Those uses shall be imposed with restrictions and conditions to ensure that the location and design are consistent with the standards, purposes and procedures of this chapter and the Comprehensive Plan.
   (B)   General provisions. All motor vehicle-related uses must comply with the site and building plan approval process in § 153.032, when applicable. The following provisions shall also apply to motor vehicle-related uses.
      (1)   No storage of wrecked, abandoned, disassembled or junk vehicles is allowed. All vehicles located on the site must be licensed and operable, unless they are held for repair, in which case they must comply with division (B)(2) below. Open storage of repaired licensed and operable motor vehicles may be addressed in the conditional use permit or site plan approval process.
      (2)   Vehicles held for repair shall only be stored in a location identified on the site plan, however, no such vehicles may remain outside more than seven days without city approval or an order from a law enforcement agency.
      (3)   All vehicle repair, assembly, disassembly, maintenance, except minor maintenance, must be conducted entirely within a building. MINOR MAINTENANCE, for purposes of this section, means maintenance that does not require the use of tools, such as adding oil, adding windshield washer fluid, and wiper blade replacement. All minor maintenance must occur on a paved surface and in a location identified on the site plan.
      (4)   In addition to the number of parking spaces required by § 153.348, if the use includes vehicle repair, a minimum of three additional parking spaces shall be provided for each service bay or stall.
      (5)   Motor vehicle sales shall only be allowed for new products and shall be conducted entirely within a building.
      (6)   Motor vehicle rentals shall comply with all of the following conditions:
         (a)   The lot size shall be limited to one acre or less; and
         (b)   Rental vehicles shall be stored within a building or in a lot that adheres to the following:
            1.   The lot is located 100 feet from Robert Street and 100 feet from any R District;
            2.   The lot is located in a rear or side yard; and
            3.   The lot is screened from public rights of way and all adjacent R Districts. Screening must comply with § 153.032(E).
         (c)   No vehicles for rent shall display any advertising.
   (C)   Motor fuel stations. In addition to the provisions in § 153.382(B), unless modified and approved as part of a site and building plan approval process, the following provisions apply to motor fuel stations:
      (1)   Area and design requirements.
         (a)   Parking setbacks must comply with the setbacks for the applicable zoning district.
         (b)   The following requirements shall be observed for building setbacks of motor fuel stations:
 
Motor Fuel Station
Motor Fuel Station with Vehicle Rental
Lot width
150 feet
200 feet
Front yard
0 to 30 feet
20 to 60 feet
Side yard
0 to 10 feet
10 to 50 feet
Side adjacent to “R”
10 feet minimum
50 feet minimum
Side adjacent to street
*0 to 20 feet
*10 to 30 feet
Rear yard
20 feet minimum
50 feet minimum
*On corner lots, traffic sight lines must be preserved and maintained to ensure safety. Buildings and parking lots must not be constructed within “sight triangles.” A SIGHT TRIANGLE is defined as that portion of a corner lot being within a triangle, the apex of which is the intersecting point of the two street right-of-way lines and the short sides of which extend 25 feet along each right-of-way line.
 
         (c)   A setback of any overhead canopy weather projection free-standing or projecting from the station structure shall be not less than ten feet from the street right-of-way line nor less than 20 feet from the adjacent property line.
         (d)   Total height of any overhead canopy or weather projection shall not exceed 20 feet.
         (e)   Car washes, when operated as an accessory use to motor fuel stations, shall be subject to requirements outlined in division (D) below.
      (2)   Architecture, landscaping, lighting, open storage.
         (a)   The setback area shall be utilized as a protective buffer, following the landscape requirements of § 153.032(E). At all corner sites, a landscaped yard shall occupy not less than a 25-foot triangle at the street intersection corner of the property.
         (b)   Used oil cans, discarded auto parts, discarded tires and similar items of debris shall not be stored on the premises, unless the items of debris are located in an approved trash enclosure.
         (c)   Tires for sale shall not be stored or displayed outside the principal building, except:
            1.   In a display rack during business hours; or
            2.   In a permanent outside display container that is completely enclosable and located in conformance with setback requirements. The display container shall be closed when the station is not open for business.
         (d)   Propane for exchange/sale may be stored in an exterior display if the following conditions are met:
            1.   Display and placement is in accordance to § 91.01, as required by the Fire Chief;
            2.   Display must be located adjacent to a wall of the principal structure;
            3.   Display is no larger than 100 cubic feet;
            4.   Propone tanks for sale may not exceed 20 pounds in size; and
            5.   Display must be protected by bollards approved by the Zoning Administrator in conjunction with the Fire Chief.
         (e)   Except for tires and propane as allowed above, all goods for sale by a motor fuel station shall be displayed within the principal building.
      (3)   Parking requirements.
         (a)   Parking surfaces shall be designed to fit the requirements of a minimum seven-ton axle load.
         (b)   A minimum of four parking spaces plus three additional parking spaces for each service bay or stall shall be provided. One additional parking space shall be provided for each 200 square feet of floor space devoted to retail sales in a motor fuel station.
      (4)   Access driveway.
         (a)   The distance from a driveway to the intersection of two streets shall not be less than 30 feet measured along the curb line with the property line and the point of tangency of the curb lines with the curb return of the driveway, unless otherwise recommended by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council.
         (b)   The minimum distance between driveways shall be 30 feet measured at the property or street right-of-way unless otherwise recommended by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council.
         (c)   The distance from the driveway to the property line of an adjacent property shall not be less than five feet measured along the curb line between the point of intersection of the curb line with the property line extended and the point of tangency of the curb line with the curb return of the driveway, unless otherwise recommended by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council.
         (d)   Access driveways shall be 30 feet wide measured along the property line between the curb faces of the driveway unless otherwise recommended by the City Engineer and approved by the City Council.
   (D)   Car washes. In addition to the provisions in § 153.382(B), unless modified and approved as part of the site and building plan approval process, the following provisions apply to car washes:
      (1)   In addition to the information required for the site and building plan approval and conditional use permit, plans must show the location and dimensions in relation to property and rights-of-way of all buildings, driveways and stacking areas.
      (2)   Car washes must provide an area of 20 feet by nine feet for each parking and stacking space required pursuant to the following:
         (a)   Principal use: When a car wash is the principal use, stacking space for not less than 40 cars shall be provided to assure that all vehicles awaiting service shall be parked on the premises.
         (b)   Accessory use: when a car wash is an accessory use to a motor fuel station or other use, stacking space for not less than five cars shall be provided to assure that all vehicles awaiting service shall be parked on the premises. If there is more than one service bay or stall, then one additional stacking space shall be provided for each additional bay or stall.
      (3)   Waste water from car washing shall be emitted into the sanitary sewer after flowing through a grease and mud trap. A sewer flow rate will be set in relation to the size of the facility. Failure to maintain acceptably clean grease and mud traps will be cause for revocation of a conditional use permit.
      (4)   Lot requirements:
         (a)   Parking setbacks must comply with the applicable zoning district.
         (b)   Building setbacks must comply with the following:
 
Front yard
0 to 60 feet
Side yard
0 to 10 feet
Side adjacent to “R”
10 feet minimum
Side adjacent to street
*0 to 20 feet
Rear yard
40 feet minimum
*On corner lots, traffic sight lines must be preserved and maintained to ensure safety. Buildings and parking lots must not be constructed within “sight triangles.” A SIGHT TRIANGLE is defined as that portion of a corner lot being within a triangle, the apex of which is the intersecting point of the two street right-of-way lines and the short sides of which extend 25 feet along each right-of-way line.
 
      (5)   All surfaces utilized by vehicles or surface water drainage shall be paved with asphalt or concrete.
      (6)   No streamers, pennants or other attention-attracting devices shall be used.
      (7)   The operation shall not emit steam, water, vapor or high velocity water that would create a nuisance for the neighboring properties.
      (8)   The premises of the establishment shall be kept free of litter and debris. Refuse receptacles shall be provided for each vacuum cleaner and for each bay for the collection of trash.
(Ord. 11-09, passed - -; Ord. passed 10-11-1963)