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File #: 2021-187   
Type: Ordinance Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/18/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/8/2021 Final action:
Title: Consider public testimony regarding, and an ordinance amending Zoning and Development Code, Chapter 1, Article Ill, Section 1-50 and Chapter 2, Article VIII, Section 2-93, Code of Ordinances (2018 Edition), regarding mobile food establishments. (First Reading)*
Attachments: 1. Ordinance - Redline
Title
Consider public testimony regarding, and an ordinance amending Zoning and Development Code, Chapter 1, Article Ill, Section 1-50 and Chapter 2, Article VIII, Section 2-93, Code of Ordinances (2018 Edition), regarding mobile food establishments. (First Reading)*

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Mobile food establishments (aka food trucks) were first allowed by code in 2015. The original ordinance provided for “long term” permits to allow food trucks to locate in conjunction with certain primary uses; however, trucks could not stay overnight when visible from public rights-of-way except on weekends/holidays. In 2019, “short term” permits were added to the Code to allow food trucks for events. Recently, PDS has received inquiries for food truck parks, likely resulting from the increased demand for outdoor dining.

The proposed amendment creates a new category of food truck permits to allow mobile food establishment parks. As with other types of mobile food establishments currently in the code, permits are issued to the owner of a site. Land uses where a park may be located include public and private education facilities, corporate office campuses, business/industrial parks, and municipal parks and recreation facilities. Because the food trucks may remain on site at all times, access to public restrooms and hand washing facilities are required when the park is open for business. A building permit shall be required for any permanent structures associated with the park (shade structures, etc.), and a post-and-panel sign for the park area meeting the requirements of the sign code may be installed with a sign permit. To oversee the park, a mobile food park manager shall be designated for the property on the permit application and posted on-site with contact information.

A few additional amendments are proposed to the mobile food establishment section, including:

· Addition of home-owners association-owned common areas as a land use allowing short-term and long-term mobile food establish...

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