Transient hotels within Commercial Districts

In C1 Districts, except C1-1, C1-2, C1-3 and C1-4 Districts; in C2 Districts, except C2-1, C2-2, C2-3 and C2-4 Districts where transient hotels are not permitted pursuant to Section 32-14 (Use Group 5); in C4, C5, C6 and C8 Districts; in M1 Districts paired with a Residence District; and in M1-6D Districts, transient hotels, as listed in Section 32-14 (Use Group 5), and motels, tourist cabins or boatels, as listed in Section 32-16 (Use Group 7A), shall be permitted only by special permit of the City Planning Commission. In order to grant such special permit, the Commission shall find that:

(a)        the site plan incorporates elements that address any potential conflicts between the proposed use and adjacent uses, such as the location of the proposed access to the building and to service areas for refuse and laundry, and the building’s orientation and landscaping;

(b)        such use will not cause undue vehicular or pedestrian congestion on local streets or unduly inhibit vehicular or pedestrian movement or loading operations; and

(c)        such use will not impair the future use or development of the surrounding area.

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