Transient hotels within M1 Districts

In M1 Districts, pursuant to Section 42-111 (Special provisions for hotels in M1 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)        the site plan demonstrates that the proposed street wall location and the design and landscaping of any area of the zoning lot between the street line and all street walls of the building and their prolongations will result in a site design that does not impair the character of the existing streetscape;

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

(d)        such use will not impair the essential character including, but not limited to, existing industrial businesses, or 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.