Drive-in Theaters

In C7 or C8 Districts or any Manufacturing District, the City Planning Commission may permit drive-in theaters, limited to a maximum capacity of 500 automobiles, provided that the following findings are made:

(a)        that the principal vehicular access for such use is not located on a local street or an arterial highway but is located on a major or secondary street within one-quarter mile of an arterial highway;

(b)        that such use is so located as to draw a minimum of vehicular traffic to and through local streets in nearby residential areas;

(c)        that such use is not located within 200 feet of a Residence District;

(d)        that adequate reservoir space at the vehicular entrance, and sufficient vehicular entrances and exits, are provided to prevent congestion; and

(e)        that vehicular entrances and exits for such use are provided separately and are located not less than 100 feet apart.

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