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File #: 14-5218    Name:
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/18/2016 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 5/10/2016 Final action:
Title: Consideration of the Food Truck On-Street Vending Location Map.
Attachments: 1. 14-5218_Attachment 1 Vending Location Map, 2. 14-5218_Attachment 2 poll results FULL.pdf, 3. 14-5218_Presentation v2.pdf, 4. 14-5218_After Items
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM

DATE: MAY 4, 2016

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of the Food Truck On-Street Vending Location Map.
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ISSUE: What Food Truck On-Street Vending Locations to approve?

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council adopt a Food Truck On-Street Vending Location Map (Attachment 1) approving the following three locations:

* North West Street/Braddock Metro (Location #1)
* Eisenhower Avenue (Location #3)
* King Street Gardens (Location #5)

BACKGROUND: On December 12, 2015, after a two-year long pilot program, the Alexandria City Council adopted regulations that allow Food Truck vending in certain off-street locations, including private property, public property and farmer's markets, with the permission of the property owners. The off-street regulations provide an additional avenue to permit Food Truck vending on public and private off-street property which can also be permitted through a Special Event Permit or a Special Use Permit. On April 16, 2016, City Council adopted amendments to Title 9, Chapter 15 of the City Code to add regulations that allow City Council to adopt locations on public streets for on-street vending to supplement the locations already allowed off street. The locations on-street must meet certain standards and minimum criteria before City Council may approve the location.

Staff has also been working on raising community awareness of the existing opportunities for off-street Food Truck vending. To that end, staff from the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership (AEDP) has been in contact with office buildings around the city (including Canal Center, King Street Station, and the Park Center office buildings) to make them aware of the off-street regulations and the opportunity to invite Food Trucks ...

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