[Ord. No. 00-15, 8-15-2000; Ord. No. 04-2(R), 3-2-2004]
All off-street parking and loading space for all commercial and retail uses shall be located not less than 25 feet from any residential property line and shall be effectively screened from view from adjacent residential properties by landscaping, supplemented, as necessary, with appropriate fencing materials. This setback/screening requirement shall also apply to all circulation drives and stacking spaces.
When located in or adjacent to a residential area, the external appearance and arrangement of such facility shall be of a form, character, appearance and arrangement fully compatible with the residential area.
Outdoor lighting shall be sufficient to protect public safety; however, it shall be directed away from property lines and rights-of-way and shall not cast unreasonable or objectionable glare on adjacent properties and streets. All site lighting fixtures shall be full-cutoff, as defined by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), and shall have fully shielded and/or recessed luminaries with horizontal-mount flat lenses.
Outdoor speaker or paging systems shall be directed away from property lines and shall not be audible on adjacent properties or rights-of-way.
Appropriate and adequate facilities for accommodating bicycle parking and other alternative transportation modes shall be provided which are safe, secure, and convenient.
The minimum setback for structures such as fuel dispensing pumps, pump islands, canopies, customer service kiosks, and similar uses shall be 40 feet unless the district in which the use is located allows a lesser setback for the principal structure.
Any fuel dispensing or car wash activities conducted as accessory uses in conjunction with a commercial or retail operation shall be subject to the performance standards set forth in §§ 24.1-475, 24.1-477, and 24.1-478 of this chapter.
For retail uses otherwise permitted as a matter of right under the provisions of § 24.1-306, a special use permit shall be required for any proposed development having 80,000 or more square feet of gross floor area. Any redevelopment involving an addition, expansion, renovation, enlargement, or other modification of an existing development that would increase the gross floor area to 80,000 or more square feet shall be subject to the standards and procedures applicable to amendment of special use permits set forth in § 24.1-115(d) of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 04-2(R), 3-2-2004]
Convenience stores may have access only to streets classified as major collectors or a higher order.
A traffic impact analysis must be performed in accordance with the requirements of Article II, division 5. The recommended improvements must be fully implemented provided, however, that the zoning administrator shall require such additional improvements or traffic restrictions as may be necessary to ensure traffic safety and preserve roadway capacity.
Deliveries to such uses located adjacent to residential areas shall not occur after 11:00 p.m. or before 6:00 a.m.
Site lighting shall be provided by fixtures which are compatible in style and illumination levels with the architecture of the principal building on the site and are not greater than 25 feet in height.
Any fuel dispensing or car wash activities conducted as accessory uses in conjunction with a convenience store operation shall be subject to the performance standards set forth in §§ 24.1-475, 24.1-477, and 24.1-478 of this chapter.
Outdoor storage yards or areas for lumber or building materials and delivery vehicles shall be designed and located so as to minimize visual impacts on adjacent properties and public rights-of-way. Landscaping supplemented by fencing shall be utilized so as to enclose and screen such storage yards in a manner which disrupts direct views of the storage yard from adjacent rights-of-way and properties. The location of such outdoor storage areas shall be consistent with all applicable standards of the district in which located.
Such uses shall be designed to minimize the noise impact of trucks, forklifts, and other heavy equipment on adjacent properties and to prevent such noise from being audible on adjacent or nearby residential properties at any greater level than typical for residential areas.