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Vacant unimproved property shall not be considered for open air vending. Open air vendors may be permitted on improved private property when:

(a) There is an existing operating primary use on-site. Leases for open air vending space shall run concurrent with the primary lease.

(b) The open air vendor is considered to be an incidental use on the property.

(c) The space for the vendor does not occupy required off-street parking spaces.

(d) The space for the vendor is convenient to existing pedestrian movement and does not interfere with vehicular circulation and parking.

(e) Sturdy and rigid refuse containers which are animal proof and a litter control plan are provided.