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Cargo container storage and maintenance facilities are subject to all of the following regulations. Cargo container storage and maintenance activities within intermodal terminals are subject to the regulations of § 155-9.130.
(A) Where allowed. Cargo container storage and maintenance facilities may be approved by special use permit (see § 155-16.40) in the I-3 zoning district, provided that parcel on which the facility is located has a minimum area of 20 acres.
(B) Regulations. The following regulations apply to all cargo container storage and maintenance facilities.
(1) Stacking and racking.
(a) Individual cargo containers may not be stacked more than three units high. When containers are stacked, an additional 20 feet of setback distance must be added for each level of stacked containers above the first level. Empty trailer chassis may not be stacked more than five units high.
(b) Chassis stored in an upright position with the trailer bed perpendicular to the ground ("racking") may not exceed 60 feet in height. When racked chassis exceed 30 feet in height an additional one foot of set-back distance must be added for each foot of racked chassis height above 30 feet.
(2) Groupings. Side-by-side groupings may not exceed 20 cargo containers or chassis in width and no end-to-end grouping may exceed two cargo containers or chassis in length. Paved access drives with a minimum width of 30 feet must be maintained at all times on all sides of a grouping of cargo containers and chassis.
(3) Access. Cargo containers and chassis may not be stored in a manner that blocks access to public rights-of-way, utility or drainage easements or adjacent buildings.
(4) Separation distance. No cargo container or chassis may be located within 1,000 feet of any R-zoned lot or any lot occupied by a residential dwelling unit.
(5) Required off-street parking. No portion of any required off-street parking or loading/unloading areas may be used for the storage of cargo containers.
(6) Historically sensitive site, buildings or structure. Cargo container storage and maintenance facilities may not be located within 1,000 feet of any site designated or identified by any federal, state or local government as a local or national historic landmark, natural area or preserve.
(7) Traffic studies. A traffic study must be submitted in accordance with § 155-14.30. Additional documentation must be submitted to address traffic planning and adequacy of the road and bridge infrastructure to accommodate the proposed use.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012; Ord. 18-1, passed 1-18-2018)