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ORDINANCE NO. NS-1207 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br />;ANTA ANA REGULATING THE LOCATION, DESIGN, OPERATION <br /> ~D MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE STATIONS AND PROVIDING <br /> THE ABATEMENT OF CLOSED, VACANT AND INOPERATIVE <br /> ICE STATIONS AS PUBLIC NUISANCES. <br /> <br />THI ITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTI l: The City Council of the City of Santa Ana finds <br />and determin that: <br /> <br /> In adopt' <br />service statior <br />of design and <br />more important o <br /> <br />development standards and zoning regulations for <br /> consideration must be given to important elements <br /> ation that are unique to service stations. The <br /> hese elements are: <br /> <br />1. Service ions are ent' ely dependent on vehicular <br /> traffic. <br /> <br />2. Their physi distinctive as to set <br /> them apart <br /> <br />Service stat <br />accompanied b~ <br />advertising wh <br />ing to the peac <br />sirable. These <br />because service <br />capable of be' <br />distraction at <br /> <br /> marily an outdoor use, usually <br /> are, outdoor sales and outdoor <br /> equently distracting, disturb- <br /> 'ea and aesthetically unde- <br /> substantially increased <br /> ~ns are generally not <br />osed so as to diminish the noise, <br />htliness. <br /> <br />4. The architect of advertising, outdoor display <br /> of merc)kl~dise and ge ral appearance of disorder of <br /> many ser~ce stations ~quire that, in addition to <br /> reasons ~i~xxp~blic heal ~kand safety, the aesthetic con- <br /> cerns of t~eX,)community a~d the general welfare should <br /> be proceed by regulatio~ of the location, design, <br />, operation a~d maintenance of service <br /> s ta t~xx] ~ <br />5. <br /> ~¥ice k~ ti <br /> ti°n~an~taactivities visible :o all. <br /> Se tatlons constitute' ~en land uses w~th opera <br /> <br />6. Service station hours of o 'on are normally longer <br /> than most other commercial use <br /> <br />7. Numerically, there are more :e stations than any <br /> other single type of commercial in the City. <br /> <br />8. All service stations in the City h( frontage on an <br /> arterial highway. <br /> <br />9. Of the 172 service stations presentl in operation, <br /> 164, or 96%, of all such stations are ocated at <br /> street intersections. <br /> <br /> In order to control the proliferation of th ~lements that <br />make service stations unique and so as to protect he health, <br />safety and welfare of the citizens of the City of tnta Ana, it <br />is necessary and desirable to provide an "S" Station Dis- <br />trict which will regulate the location, design, ruction, <br />operation and maintenance of service stations, and ~rovide <br />for abatement of abandoned service stations. <br /> <br /> <br />