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File #: 21-0125    Version:
Type: public hearing Status: Filed
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: Planning Commission
Agenda date: 2/8/2021 Final action: 2/8/2021
Title: Drive-Through Restaurants in HDC-2 and 3 Zoning Districts - Public Hearing
Attachments: 1. Proposed Text Code Changes, 2. Zoning Map
Related files: 21-0089
Title
Drive-Through Restaurants in HDC-2 and 3 Zoning Districts - Public Hearing

Recommended Action:
Conduct the public hearing to receive public comment on the proposed zoning code amendment relating to drive through restaurants. If the commission has sufficient information, deliberate and formulate a recommendation to City Council.

Report
Issue:
Public hearing on the proposed text amendment to allow drive-through restaurants to be established in the High-Density Corridor 2 and 3 zoning districts by Conditional Use Permit, for existing buildings that already has an established drive through service.

Staff Contact:
Paula Smith, Associate Planner, Community Planning & Development, 360.753.8596

Presenter(s):
Paula Smith, Associate Planner

Proposal:
The City of Olympia received a proposed text amendment to amend Title 18 of the City's municipal code (Attachment 1) Chapter 18.06 Commercial Districts. The proposal would allow drive-through restaurants to be established in the High-Density Corridors 2 and 3 zoning districts (Attachment 2), subject to a Conditional Use Permit and the following:

1. Allowed for an existing building that has an established drive through service already, and
2. Complies with the fast food vehicle stacking requirements in the Parking and Loading Chapter, section 18.38.100.

Background and Analysis:
As found on Table 6.01 in OMC 18.06.040, restaurants with drive-through facilities are only allowed in a limited number of Olympia's commercial zoning districts (Attachment 2). These zones are:

* For Existing Restaurant with Drive-Throughs:
o Downtown Business (Permitted, if established before January 1, 1994)
o General Commercial (Permitted)
o High Density Corridor-3 (Conditional Use)
o High Density Corridor-4 (Permitted)

* For New Restaurant Drive-Throughs are allowed only in:
o General Commercial (Permitted)
o High Density Corridor-4 (Permitted)

Use standards for drive-through uses in commercial districts are found in OMC 18....

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