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File #: 14-0177    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 5/27/2014 Final action: 5/27/2014
Title: Request-to-set a Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments relating to land uses associated with drive-in and drive-through windows PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider setting a public hearing on potential text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance affecting land uses with drive-in and drive-through window. A draft ordinance is being prepared for the Board's consideration. A resolution setting a public hearing date for June 24th and referring the amendments to advisory boards has been prepared.
Attachments: 1. Att A Resolution, 2. Att C - Excerpts from ART-XI-drive-in windows, 3. Att D - Excerpts from ART-X
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Request-to-set a Public Hearing on Land Use Ordinance Amendments relating to land uses associated with drive-in and drive-through windows

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Board of Aldermen to consider setting a public hearing on potential text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance affecting land uses with drive-in and drive-through window. A draft ordinance is being prepared for the Board's consideration. A resolution setting a public hearing date for June 24th and referring the amendments to advisory boards has been prepared.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327


INFORMATION: The Board discussed the topic of drive-in and drive-through windows at length during several meetings in 1997 and 1998 with a focus on such land uses in the downtown areas, mainly in the B-1(c) and B-1(g) zoning districts. Three alternatives were presented for the Board's consideration in 1998:
1. Adopt an ordinance prohibiting drive-in and drive-through uses in all zoning districts.
2. Provide direction to staff concerning those uses and locations where drive-in/through uses may be allowed to continue and where they should be prohibited entirely.
3. Leave the present use classifications and regulatory measures as they are.
Following a public hearing on June 9, 1998, the Board moved forward with the second option and adopted text amendments which included the performance standards for businesses with drive-in windows found in Section 15-176.1 of the LUO, Supplementary Use Regulations (Attachment C).

In the second half of 2013, the Board of Aldermen considered requests from two development projects including a drive-in/drive-through component. First, a proposed CUP modification for the Bank of America branch located on East Main Street regarding its drive-through teller station, and second, a request for text amendments to allow additional uses in M-1 zoning distr...

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