determination a traffic study to be required would be made by planning and
engineering staff based on site context, trip generation, and engineering factors.
Staff and the Commission discussed internal vs external traffic circulation as to
whether that would be an evaluation factor for drive-thru facilities.
The Commission agreed that they would prefer to see a proposed regulation that
required traffic studies for drive-thru’s for all conditional use permits as opposed to
a case-by-case basis. Staff mentioned that trip generation factors, derived from the
ITE Manual, are one of the principal factors in determining if a traffic study is
necessary, per Public Works. The Commission and staff discussed how trip
generation factors are used and what they are based off of. Commissioners
discussed parsing out individual types of drive-through restaurants. Mr. Zenner
responded that restaurant developers know what to expect for trip generation for
each of their restaurants. When provided, this information is used in conjunction
with the more generic ITE Manual trip factors.
VI. NEXT MEETING DATE - July 21, 2022 @ 5:30 pm (tentative)
Meeting adjourned approximately 6:59 pm
Motion to adjourn