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    Transient vendors regulations

    The City for which I am working is beginning to be inundated with requests for permits for mobile/modular units or stands to be placed in large shopping center parking lots. For example, my office has had three requests this week alone for snow ball (shaved ice flavored with colored syrup) stands wanting to set up business in the good ol' Wal-Mart parking lot. The present city zoning regulations require all structures to be situated permanently. The City Council decided tonight to allow such units temporarily until we can draft and implement suitable regulations to permit people the right to operate a business while at the same time assuring that such units do not, as one City official put it, "junk up" the City. Does anyone have any standards that they believe to address the situation of transient vendors or have any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
    Sep 1999
    400 miles from Orlando

    Transient vendors regulations

    Our county handles it in one of two ways: 1) if in a PUD, the PUD developer's commitment agreement must permit such vendors. If it's an approved PUD, the change to permit vendors must be approved by the governing body. From a site plan perspective, all vendors must (2) not infringe on required parking for the shopping center or get in the way of vehicular maneuvering areas; customers must have access to handicap accessible restrooms; the underlying zoning district must permit retail sales.

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