[Bill No. 34-2017]
Notwithstanding any other section of these regulations to the contrary, a brewery, Class 5A or Class 5B, as defined by Section 101 of these Zoning Regulations, is permitted by right in accordance with the terms of this section. In the event of a conflict with any other section, this section shall govern.
A brewery is permitted as a matter of right as a principal use on a tract of land at least 40 acres in size, under common ownership or control, which is zoned a combination ML and MH and is located within 500 feet of the right-of-way of an interstate highway and has frontage on a state road.
Accessory or auxiliary uses associated with the brewery are permitted as a matter of right and include, but are not limited to, offices, retail/gift shop, game room or arcade, tap room, tavern, restaurant, food service and public catering, live music or other entertainment, tours, exhibition and display, festivals and special events, and parking. Accessory or auxiliary uses may involve the use of interior or exterior space and are permitted anywhere on the tract.
Buildings on the tract may also be utilized for the distillation or manufacture of beverage spirits and associated activities as a use permitted by right in combination with the brewery. Any buildings on the tract used for such purposes are governed by the area regulations contained in this section.
Height. The height regulation shall be the same as that in MH Zones.
Setback. Building setbacks shall be as follows:
Front yard. The front building line shall not be less than 25 feet from the tract boundary and not less than 50 feet from the center line of any street.
Side and rear yards. The side and rear building lines shall not be less than 30 feet from the tract boundary.
Building-to-building setbacks. Unless there is a physical connection, buildings must maintain a minimum nine-foot setback from any other buildings on site.
Floor area ratio. Maximum permitted FAR: 2.0.
Required off-street parking for the brewery shall be calculated based on the following uses and may be located anywhere on the tract:
Interior space for manufacturing/warehouse uses associated with brewery operations, including offices and storage: one space per employee on largest shift.
Interior space for accessory or auxiliary uses that is accessible to the public:
Notwithstanding the above parking requirements, on application, the Director of the Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections may approve a reduction in the amount of parking required upon a showing that the parking provided on site is sufficient for the uses proposed or that sufficient off-site parking will be provided with transportation being provided to and from the off-site parking.
Parking spaces may be created by striping existing paving without the requirement to bring those parking areas into compliance with the current parking design standards.