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File #: 14-0220    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 6/16/2014 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 6/24/2014 Final action: 6/24/2014
Title: 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 potential text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance affecting land uses with drive-in and drive-through windows. A draft ordinance has been prepared. The Board must receive public comments before taking action on the draft ordinance.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A-1 - Consistency Resolution for Ordinance Adoption, 2. Attachment A-2 - Consistency Resolution for Ordinance Denial, 3. Attachment B - LUO amendment on drive-ins 6-17-14, 4. Attachment C - Excerpts from ART-XI-drive-in windows, 5. Attachment D - Excerpts from ART-X, 6. Attachment E - Recommendations
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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 potential text amendments to the Land Use Ordinance affecting land uses with drive-in and drive-through windows. A draft ordinance has been prepared. The Board must receive public comments before taking action on the draft ordinance.
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DEPARTMENT: Planning

CONTACT INFORMATION: Christina Moon - 919-918-7325; Patricia McGuire - 919-918-7327; Mike Brough 919-929-3905


INFORMATION: The Board of Aldermen discussed the topic of land uses with drive-in and drive-through windows at length during several meetings in 1997 and 1998 with a focus on the impact of such land uses in the downtown areas, mainly in the B-1(c) and B-1(g) zoning districts. Following a public hearing on June 9, 1998, the Board 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. At the October 22, 2013 meeting, the Board directed staff to prepare an ordinance that would remove land uses with drive-in and drive-through windows as a potential use for future development in all zoning districts. In follow-up, staff reviewed historical information and more recent findings related to the environmental, accessibility and land use implications of such uses. The Board of Aldermen reviewed this information at a work session on March 11, 2014. Board members considered the currently defined and permitted drive-in and drive-through window uses, along with the zoning districts within which they are currently allowed, as shown in the following two tables.


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