Mobile Food Establishments are becoming more prevalent; therefore, it is necessary to revise the ALDC to address these types of uses. As proposed, the amendments will focus on three categories of mobile food establishments:
- Temporary Events
- Food Truck Sites
- Food Truck Parks
Mobile Food Establishments as part of Temporary Events are currently regulated in the ALDC. In this context, they are permitted as part of the overall temporary event.
Food Truck Sites are somewhat more permanent uses and may be permitted as accessory uses to existing businesses within the following zoning districts: CC-Corridor Commercial; SC-Shopping Center; LI-Light Industrial; and O-Office. These Sites will be located on private property (i.e., not within right-of-way) and will require the permission of the property owner. Furthermore, they will be required to be located a minimum of 300-feet from existing restaurants, unless consent is provided by that restaurant. Other operational requirements include business hours, access to restrooms and restrictions on overnight storage/parking.
Food Truck Parks are a more permanent use that may include improvements to the site such the Food Truck Park operates as a primary use. These uses will require a Specific Use Permit and must meet development standards of the ALDC. Operational requirements include restrooms, electricity, and improved surfaces for parking of trucks.
It should be noted that complementary regulations within Chapter 6 "Health and Regulations" of the Code of Ordinances are being considered as part of a companion item on this agenda.
The proposed amendments have gone through a review and refinement process with participation from the City Attorney's office. Attached is a "red-lined" version of the proposed amendments. Existing language is in black text, changes are shown in red. On May 1, 2018, the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended approval of the request.
Newspaper Notice - Published April 12, 2018