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A. Canopies.

1. Purpose. Canopies may be erected by Auto Dealers on their lots for the purpose of sheltering employees and customers from inclement weather

2. Definition. A structure, enclosure, or shelter constructed of fabric or pliable materials supported by any manner, except by air or the contents it protects, and open without sidewalls or drops on 75% or more of the perimeter, consistent with Vancouver Fire Code Title 16, Section 16.04.060 and the International Fire Code (IFC).

3. Approval criteria. Canopies may be erected on a permanent year-round basis if the following criteria are met:

a. Less than or equal to 700 square feet in size.

b. Located more than 12 feet from another structure and other canopies.

4. Permit requirements. Canopies are subject to a Type 1 permit review process.

5. Exclusions. The following activities shall not be permitted under canopies:

a. Open flames such as barbecues.

B. Featured Vehicle Display. Featured Vehicle Display is the “showcasing” of motor vehicles outdoors within the plan district. Maximum of two (2) featured vehicles, per dealership, may be displayed in the setback and landscaped areas within the Plan District. (Ord. M-3733, Added, 01/23/2006, Sec 3)