Clerk of Council
Subject: (EXCP-08-15-1777) Special Exception Use request to operate Automobile sales under 2 acres but more than 0.5 acre located at 3350, 3370 & 3380 Victory Drive.
Tom Williams has submitted an application for the Special Exception Use cited above. The property is located in a GC (General Commercial) zoning district and is 1.92 acres. The site for the proposed automobile sales lot was used for a martial arts studio. The purpose of the Special Exception Use is to allow for the operation of Automobile sales less than 2 acres in size, but more than 0.5 acre located within the General Commercial (GC) zoning district:
Victory Drive is an Urban Arterial Road. Victory Drive will provide adequate free flow movement for both North and South bound traffic. Entrance and exit from this site should be consolidated into one right in and one right out entrance and exit on the southern side of the development. Consideration should be given to distances of all egress and ingress points from the intersection of Victory Drive and South Lumpkin Road.
(2) Traffic and Pedestrian Safety. Is or will access into and out of the property be adequate to provide for traffic and pedestrian safety, the anticipated volume of traffic flow, and access by emergency vehicles?
All service, parking and loading areas will be behind fencing. The properties are surrounded by other general commercial uses and the rear of the properties abuts a stream. Noise, light, glare and odor should be limited due to the use of sales and not repair of automobiles.
(5) Hours of Operation. Will the hours and manner of operation of the special exception use have no adverse effects on other properties in the area?
The hours of operation for this use will not have an adverse impact on the neighboring properties in the area. The applicant will hold normal business hours for used car sales. Monday through Friday hours should be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday should be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(6) Compatibility. Will the height, size or location of the buildings or structures on the property be compatible with the height, size, character or location of buildings or other structures on neighboring properties?
There is no additional information at this time.
The Planning Advisory Commission recommended Approval at the November 04, 2015 meeting.
The Planning Department recommends that the Council Approve the use because the application for a Special Exception Use meets the criteria for approval.