Section 175-111 SHOPPING CENTERS.
Shopping centers shall be in single ownership or under a guaranteed unified management control. Shopping centers shall consist of harmonious selection of uses and groupings of buildings, service and parking areas, circulation and open space and shall be subject to the provisions of the Condominium Act of Virginia and shall comply with the following regulations:
A. Permitted principal uses shall be as follows:
1. Stores for the sale of goods at retail or the performance of customary personal services or services clearly incidental to retail sales.
2. Business, professional or banking offices.
3. Restaurants, cafes or similar places serving food and/or beverages.
4. Parking areas for transient auto vehicles, but not for the storage of new or used motor vehicles for sale.
5. Gasoline service stations, with repairs done within a building.
6. Theaters, not including drive-in theaters.
B. Permitted accessory uses located on the same lot with the permitted principal use. Only the customary accessory uses associated with a commercial district shall be permitted, provided that they are limited to the same lot as the principal uses.
C. Area and bulk regulations shall be as follows:
1. Lot size: The area for development shall be a minimum of two (2) acres.
2. Building height: two (2) stories or thirty-five (35) feet maximum.
3. Front yard: thirty (30) feet minimum.
4. Side yards: thirty (30) feet minimum.
5. Rear yard: thirty (30) feet minimum.
6. Lot coverage: twenty-five percent (25%) maximum.
D. Supplementary regulations.
1. Off-street parking and loading: Off-street parking shall be provided on the premises at the rate of five (5) parking spaces per one thousand (1,000) gross square feet for every shopping center facility ten thousand (10,000) square feet in size or less. For shopping centers over ten thousand (10,000) square feet, the parking requirement shall be four (4) parking spaces per one thousand (1,000) gross square feet. Parking shall be permitted in the areas required for front, side and rear yard setbacks up to a point of twenty- five (25) feet from any front, side or rear of the lot line of the shopping center. All parking areas shall be suitably paved with permanent hard-surfaced coverings. Off-street loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with Section 175-105.
(Ord. No. Z-3-92 Amended “1” 11-25-91-Effective Upon Passage)
2. Access and traffic controls: All means of ingress or egress from the shopping center to any public street or state highway shall be located at least two hundred (200) feet from any other intersecting street or streets and shall be designed to conduct traffic in a safe manner. The developer shall be responsible for the purchase and erection of any necessary traffic control devices and the construction of additional acceleration or deceleration lanes or service walks as may be required by the State Department of Highways and Transportation or by the town.
3. Interior circulation: Interior access ways shall be designed so as to prevent the blocking of vehicles entering or leaving the site. Areas provided for loading or unloading of trucks and/or other vehicles or for servicing of shops for rubbish collection or other services shall be adequate in size and shall be so arranged that they may be used without blocking or interfering with interior circulation and parking facilities.
4. Lighting: Lighting for buildings, signs, access ways and parking areas shall be so arranged as not to reflect toward public streets or cause any annoyance to surrounding property owners or residents.
5. Shopping cart storage: Establishments furnishing carts or mobile baskets shall provide definite areas on the site for the storage of said carts. Storage areas shall be clearly marked and designated for the storage of shopping carts and/or mobile baskets.
6. Screening: All lot lines abutting residential districts along the side yard or rear yard shall be appropriately screened by fences, walls or year-round planting and/or other suitable enclosures of a minimum height of four (4) feet. All outdoor storage areas shall be screened or enclosed.
7. Storage of trash or rubbish: Storage areas for trash and rubbish shall be completely screened, and all organic rubbish shall be contained in containers with tightly-fitting lids. No such storage shall be permitted within any required yard space.
8. Signs: Signs shall conform to Section 175-106.
9. Development plan required:
a. Prior to the issuance of a special permit, ten (10) copies of a development plan shall be submitted to the Zoning Administrator for review by the Administrator, Planning Commission and Town Council.
b. The Development Plan shall contain the following data, together with supplementary data for a particular development, as deemed necessary by the Planning Commission or Town Council.
c. Development site information:
 A vicinity map at a scale of not less than one (1) inch equals two thousand (2,000) feet.
 A title insurance policy or attorney's certificate showing the owner or owners of the subject property, marketable title to the subject property in such owner or owners, the source of applicant's title or interest in the subject property and the place of record of the latest instrument in the chain of title for each parcel constituting the tract.
 Total area of the tract.
 Abutting street names, widths and route numbers.
 Owners, zoning districts and uses of each adjoining tract.
 A topographic map with minimum contour intervals and scale acceptable to the Administrator.
 Development design information.
 A concept plan, illustrating the location and functional relationship between all proposed land uses.
 A land use plan or plans, showing the location and arrangement of all proposed land uses, including the height and number of all buildings both above and below finished grade; the building setbacks and yard areas from the development boundaries and adjacent streets, road and alleys and easements; the proposed traffic circulation pattern, including the location and width of all streets, driveways, walkways and entrances to parking areas; all off-street parking and loading areas; all proposed open space areas, including common open space, dedicated open space and developed recreational open space; and the approximate location of existing and proposed utility systems of sanitary sewer, storm sewer, water, electric, telephone and gas lines, along with any necessary easements.
 A plan or statement showing the location and design of all screening and indicating the type and height of such screening.
 Statements or plans relating to all covenants, restrictions and conditions pertaining to the use, maintenance and operation of common spaces, and the percentage of the tract to be used as open space.
 A statement in tabular form of the anticipated commercial floor area.
 When the development is to be constructed in stages or units, a sequence-of- development schedule showing the order of construction of each principal functional element of such stages or units, the approximate completion date for each stage or unit and a cost estimate of all improvements within each stage or unit.
 A plan or report indicating the extent, timing and estimated cost of all off-site improvements, such as road, sewer and drainage facilities, necessary to construct the proposed development, which plan or report shall relate to the sequence-of-development schedule if the development is to be constructed in stages or units.
 Where required by the Planning Commission, a traffic-impact analysis, showing the effect of traffic generated by the project on surrounding roads.
 Where required by the Planning Commission, a fiscal-impact analysis, listing town revenue generated by the project and town expenditures resulting from the construction of the project.