New bus stations with fewer than 10 berths

In C1, C2, C4, C6, C7 or C8 Districts, or in any Manufacturing District, the City Planning Commission may permit bus stations with fewer than 10 berths for buses on a site of not less than 20,000 square feet, provided that the following findings are made:

(a)        that the use of the premises as a bus station will not create serious traffic congestion, will not be detrimental to public health or general welfare and is consistent with the master plan of the City;

(b)        that the principal access of such use is not located on a local street;

(c)        that vehicular entrances and exits for such facility are provided separately and are located not less than 50 feet apart; and

(d)        that access to such use is located on a street not less than 60 feet in width.

The Commission may prescribe appropriate conditions and safeguards to minimize adverse effects on the character of the surrounding area.

In addition, the Commission shall require the provision of adequate accessory off-street parking spaces necessary to prevent the creation of traffic congestion caused by the curb parking of vehicles generated by such use, and shall determine the required spaces in accordance with the purposes established in this Resolution with respect to other major traffic-generating facilities. The Commission shall require, in any event, not less than 10 spaces for the temporary parking of automobiles.