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04/21/2014

Honorable Mayor and Councilors

City Manager

City Attorney

Clerk of Council

Subject: (REZN-3-14-0599) Request to amend the Entrance and Access to Secondary Uses for Retail Sales and Personal Services.


Rick Jones, AICP
Director, Planning Department

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STAFF REPORT




APPLICATION

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PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT

UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE REVISIONS
(Explanation of Revisions)

1. Explanation of Revisions: Amend Section 4.2.9.C.1. by amending the entrance and access to secondary uses for retail sales and personal services.

ORIGINAL ORDINANCE
PROPOSED ORDINANCE CHANGE
Sec. 4.2.9. Secondary Uses for Retail Sales and Personal Services

Section 4.2.9.C

C. Access and Advertising Limitations.
    1. Entrances and Access. Access to secondary uses shall be located within interior lobbies, hallways or similar areas. Exterior access is prohibited and may not be waived by the Council.

    2. Advertising. Secondary uses shall not utilize show or display window or advertising or displays that are visible from the exterior of the building or a public sidewalk or right-of-way.

    3. Storage or Display. Display or storage of goods or materials associated with a secondary use shall be located only within the interior premises of such use.
Sec. 4.2.9. Secondary Uses for Retail Sales and Personal Services

Section 4.2.9.C

C. Access and Advertising Limitations.
    1. Entrances and Access. Access to secondary uses shall be located within interior lobbies, hallways or similar areas unless waived through an administrative change by a Planning or Codes/Inspections Department representative.

    2. Advertising. Secondary uses shall not utilize show or display window or advertising or displays that are visible from the exterior of the building or a public sidewalk or right-of-way.

    3. Storage or Display. Display or storage of goods or materials associated with a secondary use shall be located only within the interior premises of such use.

The definition of secondary uses per the UDO is as follows: Secondary uses means those restricted uses that may be allowed within certain office, retail, hotel or motel, or institutional uses, including the following: barber and beauty shops, bookstores, cafeterias and restaurants, convenience food stores, drugstores and pharmacies, florists, gift shops, newsstands and cigar or tobacco shops, laundry and dry cleaning pickup/drop-off facilities, laundry facilities for residents, mail services, personal services oriented to the residents or tenants of the building, and print shops.

PLANNING ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION

The Planning Advisory Commission (PAC) considered this text amendment at their meeting on April 16, 2014. The PAC recommended Approval.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION

The Planning Department recommends Approval. This request was reviewed in conjunction with the Inspection and Codes department and we are all in approval of this change, since it will be up to our discretion to approve and will be done in the case by case basis.

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