The New Vendor Rules
Must be licensed by the city Health Department.
Under the terms of the draft ordinance, a mobile food establishment:
Is permitted in all commercial or industrial zoning districts, except office.
May not be located within 50 feet of a building that has residential and commercial use (note: precise "buffer" distance still to be determined).
May not operate between 3 and 6am.
May not be located within 20 feet of a restaurant.
Cannot produce a noise level from mechanical or sound equipment that exceeds 70 decibels when measured at a residential property line.
Cannot have drive-in service.
Must shield any exterior lighting.
Can only have signs that are attached to the stand.
Must provide a trash can.
Must keep the area clean of litter.
Does not require a site plan, site plan exemption, or temporary use permit.