10-1-1601: ACCESS TO STREET:

Every lot shall be provided with permanent vehicular access to a street or an alley upon which it abuts. [Formerly numbered Section 31-181; Renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]

10-1-1602: CURB CUTS:

No vehicular access way shall be located nearer than 30 feet to the ultimate curb lines of an intersecting street, nor be provided with a curb cut of more than 18 feet in residential zones and 30 feet in other zones. The Public Works Director may permit a curb cut of not more than 38 feet in nonresidential zones if the adjacent parking area is provided with an internal circulation pattern requiring two (2)-way vehicular movement in the driveway. Curb cuts on the same lot shall be separated by at least 20 feet of uncut curb. In residential zones, each lot is limited to one curb cut for each 100 feet of street frontage along any one street except that lots with less than 100 feet of street frontage may provide one curb cut. Minor deviations from the foregoing standards may be authorized by the Public Works Director to accommodate the safe ingress and egress of vehicles. [Formerly numbered Section 31-182; Renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; Amended by Ord. No. 3676, eff. 8/16/05; 2473.]

10-1-1603: DRIVEWAY WIDTH:

Every driveway shall be at least 10 feet wide, and a maximum as approved by the Director. [Formerly numbered Section 31-183; Amended by Ord. No. 3267, eff. 9/28/91; 3200, 3181, 3058.]


The slope of a driveway or driveway ramp shall not exceed a grade of 20 percent. A grade transition shall be provided at each end of a driveway or driveway ramp in accordance with standards prescribed by the Public Works Director. [Formerly numbered Section 31-184; Renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2370.]


Where a vehicular access is provided to a street in a nonresidential zone, a barrier consisting of a three (3) foot high masonry wall, or such other protective barrier as may be approved by the Director, shall be constructed along the remaining street frontage of the lot to prevent unchanneled motor vehicle ingress or egress to the property. In commercial zones, the protective barrier shall also have the same aesthetic screening effect as a block wall, as approved by the Director. [Formerly numbered Section 31-185; Renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87; 2930, 2598, 2183.]



A 24 foot turning radius shall be provided for access to driveways and right-angle parking stalls. [Formerly numbered Section 31-186; Renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]


All vehicular accessways to the street must be approved by the Public Works Director. [Formerly numbered Section 31-187; Renumbered by Ord. No. 3058, eff. 2/21/87.]


A.    PROHIBITED USE. Residentially adjacent restaurants with drive-through are prohibited.

B.    DISCONTINUATION OF USE. Any legal non-conforming establishment with drive-through that cease operation for any reason for a period of three (3) consecutive calendar months or 90 days is subject to Section 10-1-1809(3) and 10-1-1809(4).


1)    A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is required to operate a drive-through establishment.

a.    A queuing lane analysis, prepared by the City and funded by the applicant, is a requirement for an establishment with drive-through.

b.    Changes to operations for existing drive-through establishments, including but not limited to hours of operation and expansion of the drive-through facility and modifications to the site layout and building footprint, shall also require a CUP.

D.    STACKING DISTANCE. All new drive-throughs shall have a drive-up or drive-through bay for in-car service with an on-site vehicular waiting lane. The on-site vehicular waiting lane shall be a minimum length of 300 feet as measured along the centerline from the point of entry or the beginning of a drive-through lane, to the center of the farthest service window area (the “stacking distance”).

1)    An applicant can request that the Director consider a reduction in the minimum stacking distance subject to the preparation of a queuing lane analysis, but in no instance shall the minimum stacking distance be no less than 220 feet. Final approval of the minimum stacking distance shall be at the sole discretion of the Director or his/her designee.

E.    SEPARATE WAITING LANE. For new drive-throughs, the drive-through lane shall be a separate lane from the circulation routes and aisles necessary for ingress to or egress from the property or access to any off-street parking spaces.

F.    HOURS OF OPERATION FOR AN ESTABLISHMENT WITH DRIVE-THROUGH. The hours of operation are limited to 6 am to 10 pm, unless approved as part of a Conditional Use Permit.

G.    ALL OTHER DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS. The development standards contained in Articles 11 through 16 of this Chapter also apply to this Section. In the event of any conflict between the requirements contained in Articles 11 through 16 and the requirements of this Section, the requirements of this Section supersede. [Repealed and replaced by Ord. No. 23-4,001, eff. 11/17/23.]


[Deleted by Ord. No. 23-4,001, eff. 11/17/23; Added by Ord. No. 3503, eff. 12/26/98.]