City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 3853, 9-27-2018[1]]
A. 
In addition to other applicable provisions in this Title, all Drive-Through Services shall be governed by the provisions in this Chapter.
1. 
Site Plan Review.
a. 
Site Plan Review shall be required for all Drive-Through Services in conjunction with a permitted use or use allowed by Special Use Permit in a non-residential District.
b. 
Site Plan Review shall not be required for free standing ATM Facilities. In applicable Districts, free standing ATM Facilities shall be permitted under the provisions of Section 420.020.
c. 
Site Plan Review applications for Drive-Through Services shall comply with all requirements and procedures set forth in this Chapter 450. In addition, the Director may require the petitioner to submit, at petitioner's cost, a sealed traffic study, acceptable to the City, with the Site Plan Review application when the layout of the property or proposed Drive-Through Services or the existing traffic on the property is deemed to potentially have an adverse impact on traffic or parking conditions on the property or adjacent public and private streets and access ways. The traffic study shall include the following:
(1) 
Time required to serve a typical customer;
(2) 
Arrival rate of customers, including peak hours of demand; and
(3) 
Opinion as to likely impact Drive-Through Services will have on parking and traffic circulation congestion, both on-site and on adjacent public and private streets and access ways.
d. 
Any Lot that changes its Principal Use must submit, and receive approval of, a new Site Plan Review prior to operating new Drive-Through Services.
2. 
Design Standards. All Drive-Through Services shall adhere to the following site design standards:
a. 
Each queuing lane shall be designed to prevent parking and traffic circulation congestion, both on-site and on adjacent public and private streets and access ways.
b. 
Queuing lanes shall have a minimum width of twelve (12) feet, unless otherwise waived by the Commission or Board based on the findings of a traffic study.
c. 
Queuing lanes that obstruct the pathway between the off-street parking areas and entries into the building shall be designed with a pedestrian crossing that is delineated by raised or delineated pavement and signage.
d. 
No Drive-Through Services shall be located across the street from or adjacent to a Lot used for residential purposes, unless the intervening street is an arterial roadway.
e. 
The Commission or Board may require additional landscaping and/or fencing be provided for Drive-Through Services when it is deemed necessary to provide a visual buffer for adjacent uses.
3. 
Queuing Space Requirements.
a. 
Each queuing space shall be a minimum of twenty-two (22) feet, unless otherwise waived by the Commission or Board based on the findings of a traffic study.
b. 
Queuing spaces for Drive-Through Services shall be provided as follows:
Land Use
Queuing Spaces*
Financial Institutions
4 queuing spaces per service window or automated teller unit
Restaurants, with pick-up window and separate order board and/or pay window
5 queuing spaces, plus 3 queuing spaces from order board to pay window (if provided) plus 2 queuing spaces to pick-up window. If no separate pay window is provided, a total of 10 queuing spaces shall be provided.
Restaurants, with pick-up window only
5 queuing spaces
General Retail Use and Personal and Business Service Shops
3 queuing spaces per service window
ATM facilities
3 queuing spaces
Other Uses
If the Land Use is not provided above, the City shall determine the required queuing spaces based on the traffic report submitted with the Site Plan Review application and/or analysis of an existing comparable facility within or in near proximity of the City.
Exceptions
The City may reduce or increase required queuing spaces for a Land Use provided above based on the traffic study submitted with the Site Plan Review application and/or analysis of an existing comparable facility within or in near proximity of the City.
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Editor's Note: Former Chapter 450, Drive-Through Facilities, containing Section 450.010 was repealed by Ord. No. 3853.