[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the City of Beacon 6-4-2001 by L.L. No. 9-2001. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Vehicle repair, painting of vehicles and sale of vehicles are prohibited in all zoning districts subject to the following exceptions:
Minor vehicle repair of a registered vehicle which does not render the vehicle inoperable is permitted to take place on real property owned and occupied by the person performing the repairs. All repairs must be conducted in a fully enclosed building or at an approved off-street parking location. Any such repairs can only take place on vehicles owned by the real property owner who actually occupies said real property.
A vehicle of any type is permitted to undergo major overhaul, including body work, provided such work is performed inside a structure or an enclosed area specifically designed, approved and licensed for such purposes.
The sale of vehicles is authorized by licensed dealers of new and used vehicles. The owner and occupant of real property shall be allowed to sell any vehicle registered or formerly registered to said real property owner/occupant.
[Added 10-21-2002 by L.L. No. 28-2002]
In any district where permitted, gasoline filling stations, motor vehicle repair shops, motor vehicle body shops, and motor vehicle detail shops shall be subject to the following regulations:
The area for use by motor vehicles (as the term "motor vehicle" is defined in § 209-2), except access drives thereto, as well as any structures, shall not encroach on any required yard area.
No fuel pump shall be located closer than 15 feet to any side lot line or any street line, measured from the outside edge of the fuel island.
All repair work which renders the motor vehicle inoperative for more than 24 hours shall be done within a completely enclosed building. No more than three unregistered motor vehicles may be parked unscreened on the property while under active repair. The parking of any unregistered motor vehicle is limited to the time the motor vehicle is actively under repair, not to exceed eight weeks, with the following exception: up to a grand total of six unregistered motor vehicles, which includes both screened and unscreened motor vehicles, may be parked on the property if properly screened from view from any street or public way in a manner approved by the City. The term "properly screened" shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, screening with solid or in-filled fencing with neutral colors and/or shrubbery and trees.
Each gasoline filling station site shall be designated so as to provide for the maximum safety of motor vehicles entering and exiting the site, for the free flow of traffic and the avoidance of congestion on the adjoining street system and for the safe circulation of pedestrians along all portions of the site's street frontage. The City Council, as a condition of the issuance of a special use permit, may require the applicant to construct such pedestrian and traffic facilities or improvements immediately related to the site as, in its opinion, are necessary to satisfy these objectives.
At least 10 off-street parking spaces shall be provided for each gasoline filling station, but in no case shall the number of such spaces be fewer than three for each service station bay.
Within the GB General Business District, gasoline filling stations shall comply with the following additional standards and requirements:
[Amended 6-15-2020 by L.L. No. 7-2020]
The site for each gasoline filling station shall have a street frontage of at least 100 feet and an area of at least 10,000 square feet.
No new gasoline filling station shall be permitted to locate within 750 feet of any portion of an existing gasoline filling station.
Along all property boundaries adjoining streets, a continuous landscaped area shall be maintained, except where interrupted by permitted access drives. The City Council may, in approving the issuance of a special use permit, require such other additional landscaping and screening as set forth above as, in its opinion, may be necessary or appropriate for the proper development of the particular site.