Arthur A. Mendonsa Hearing Room June 16, 2009 1:30 PM Meeting Minutes
June 16, 2009 Regular MPC Board Meeting
Agenda Item #10

Petition to Amend Section 8-3025 (46) City of Savannah Zoning Ordinance


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, and IH 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.      The use shall front on an arterial or collector roadway.

c.       A site plan shall be submitted for review under the auspices of Section 8-3031 herein.

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

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

f.        Signage shall be permitted on one side 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.

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

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



Summary of Variances

No variances are requested.

Additional Information

Attachment:  Staff Report2.pdf
Attachment:  historic district boundaries.pdf