Floor area increase by special permit

The City Planning Commission may by special permit allow the commercial floor area ratio permitted on a zoning lot pursuant to Section 82-31 (Floor Area Ratio Regulations for Commercial Uses) within Subdistrict A to be increased to 10.0 for commercial uses. As a condition for such special permit, the Commission shall find that:

(a)        the uses are appropriate for the location and shall not unduly affect the residential uses in the nearby area or impair the future land use and development of the adjacent areas;

(b)        the uses shall not require any significant addition to the supporting services of the neighborhood or that provision for adequate supporting services has been made;

(c)        the additional bulk devoted to commercial uses shall not create or contribute to serious traffic congestion and will not unduly inhibit vehicular and pedestrian flow; and

(d)        the streets providing access to such use are adequate to handle the traffic generated thereby or provision has been made to handle such traffic.

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