Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room July 7, 2009 1:30 PM FINAL Agenda
July 7, 2009 Regular MPC Board Meeting
Agenda Item #11

Petition to Amend Section 8-3025 (46) Adding ice vending as a use by right


Text Amendment to the City of Savannah Zoning Ordinance
Re:  Amend Section 8-3025 sub section 46 (B & I use schedule). Amend text to include ice vending as a use by right under the guidelines of the abve referenced section.

The petitioner is proposing a text amendment to section 8-3025 (46) of the City of Savannah Zoning Ordinance in order to accommodate free standing ice vending units which produce and distribute ice to customers on site at any time.  

Cadie McEachin, Petitioner
Meredith Gaunce, Agent
MPC File No.: Z – 090420-38821-2

Marcus Lotson, MPC Project Planner



RECOMMENDATION: DENIAL of the petitioner’s request to amend section 8-3025(46) of the City of Savannah Zoning Ordinance by adding the language “retail sale (limited manufacturing permitted with no off-site delivery of ice products.”  It is further recommended that the following alternative amendment be APPROVED:





Section 8-3002 Definitions


Ice Vending Unit.  A freestanding, unmanned, self-contained machine or facility designed to store and/or manufacture ice for the purpose of dispensing the same on-site at any time. 



Section 8-3025(b) Provisions Regarding Use in B Districts and I Districts


(46a) Ice Vending Unit   [allowed in BH, BC, BG, BG -2, IL, IH and PD-M Districts]


a.                 Such units shall be not less than 30 or more than 250 square feet in size, and shall be considered principal use structures.

b.                 Such units shall only be allowed on a site occupied by another principal use; and further, such units shall be located immediately adjacent to the other principal use as allowed by applicable building codes and ordinances.

c.                  The use shall front an arterial or collector 


d.                  A site plan shall be submitted for review according to Section 8-3031.

e.                  No ice vending unit shall be located on or in required parking spaces attributable to another principal use.

f.                   Ice vending units shall provide a minimum of two off-street parking spaces.

g.                 Signage shall be permitted on any two sides of the unit only and shall not exceed one square foot for each lineal foot of unit wall as measured along the longest wall.  In no case shall permitted signage exceed 20 square feet per side.

h.                 Not more than one ice vending unit shall be allowed on any single parcel.

i.                   No ice vending unit shall be located within a 300 foot radius of an existing ice vending unit.

j.                   Ice vending units shall not be allowed   within the boundaries of the Savannah National Historic Landmark District.

k.                 By receipt of permit, the owner shall authorize the City of Savannah to remove any ice vending unit upon abandonment or discontinuation of use after a period of forty-five (45) consecutive days as determined by the Building Official.  If removed at the City’s expense, a lien shall be placed on the property charged to the owner.

Summary of Variances

No variances are requested.

Additional Information

Attachment:  historic district boundaries.pdf
Attachment:  Staff Report3.pdf
Attachment:  abercorn & victory radius.pdf
Attachment:  Ice House Pic2.pdf
Attachment:  Ice House Pic.pdf