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(1) The regulations of this section apply to all uses that include drive-through facilities and to all portions of a development that comprise the drive-through facility.
(2) The regulations apply to new developments, the addition of drive-through facilities to existing developments, and the relocation of existing drive-through facilities.
(B) Parts of a drive-through facility. A drive-through facility is composed of two parts:
(1) The stacking lanes (the space occupied by vehicles queuing for the service to be provided); and
(2) The service area, where the service occurs. In uses with service windows, the service area starts at the service window. In uses where the service occurs indoors, the service area is the area within the building where the service occurs. For other facilities, such as gas pumps, air compressors, and vacuum cleaning stations, the service area is the area where the vehicles are parked during the service or operation.
(C) Setbacks and landscaping.
(1) Service areas and stacking lanes on parcels abutting residential zoning districts must be set back at least 50 feet and landscaped in accordance with the landscape buffer requirements of § 155-12.70.
(D) Stacking lanes. These regulations help ensure that there is adequate on-site maneuvering and circulation areas, that stacking vehicles do not impede traffic on abutting streets and that stacking lanes will not have nuisance impacts on nearby residential uses.
(1) All drive-through facilities must provide at least four stacking spaces for vehicles at the pick-up or teller window and at least four spaces from the order box. Each stacking space must be at least 20 feet in length.
(2) A stacking lane is not required for accessory facilities where vehicles do not routinely queue up while waiting for the service. Examples are window washing, air compressor and vacuum cleaning stations.
(3) Stacking lanes must be designed and laid out in accordance with all applicable ordinance requirements and engineering standards and specifications.
(4) All stacking lanes must be clearly identified, through such means as striping, landscaping, pavement design and signs. Such identification must comply with all applicable ordinance requirements and engineering standards and specifications.
(E) Noise. Speakers associated with drive-through facilities must be located and designed to minimize noise levels on nearby uses. Sound attenuation walls, landscaping or other mitigation measures may be required to ensure that the facility will not have adverse noise-related impacts on nearby residential uses.
(F) Site plans. Site plans must show the location of drive-through windows and associated facilities (for example: communications systems and access aisles), as well as adjacent residential uses.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012)