Children's Amusement Parks

In C8 or M1 Districts, the Board of Standards and Appeals may permit children's amusement parks with an area of at least 10,000 square feet but not more than 75,000 square feet, for a term not to exceed five years, provided that the following findings are made:

(a)        that such use is so located as not to impair the essential character or the future use or development of the surrounding area;

(b)        that the principal vehicular access for such use is not located on a local street or on an arterial highway;

(c)        that such use is not located within 400 feet of a Residence District;

(d)        that vehicular entrances and exits for such use are provided separately, and that no entrance is located less than 50 feet from any exit; and

(e)        that such use will not cause traffic congestion or other adverse effects which interfere with the appropriate use of land in the district or in any adjacent district, and that such use is so located as to minimize vehicular traffic to and through local streets in residential areas.

The Board may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area, or requirements for shielding of floodlights, adequate screening, or surfacing all access roads or driveways.