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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
    Aug 2001
    The Cheese State

    Restaurants - operations plan submittal requirements

    One of my clients has made restaurants a conditional use. They do not require an operations plan, but since I began requesting some of that information, they have decided that they want to create a checklist which will accompany the application.

    I have been asking for:
    - hours of operation
    - whether or not alchohol will be served
    - number of tables/seats (plan commission wants a floor plan)
    - if outdoor seating is provided, where and how many tables/chairs
    - general menu
    - number of employees

    What else would be useful to know?
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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
    May 2003
    Staff meeting
    Well in my place of work, restaurants are special uses, so we ask for all items you cited, plus:
    • projected peak periods
    • greatest number of employees are peak period
    • delivery and trash pick-up times
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    Cyburbian nerudite's avatar
    Aug 2001
    Some other thoughts...
    • drive-through associated with restaurant?
    • prominent take-out component? (may affect traffic counts/parking needs)
    • will it have a dedicated lounge area (as opposed to just serving alcohol), will the hours of operation be different for the lounge?
    • if there is a dedicated lounge, I would also ask about video poker, and other machines that are common to lounges these days. They seem to be popular up here.

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    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
    Sep 1999
    400 miles from Orlando
    A big issue here is whether they plan on any outside live music or any amplified music, especially when near any residential areas.

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