Raleigh, NC: City Council Approves Relaxed Regulations on Food Trucks
By Contributor | NBC17.com
RALEIGH, N.C. — More food trucks are on the way to downtown Raleigh, or at least that’s the hope following the City Council’s changes to current regulations.
The Raleigh City Council voted Thursday to increase the number of trucks allowed on a lot. The change also allows food trucks within the entirety of the Downtown Overlay District.
The City says the changes come after a six-month review of existing food truck regulations. The City says it has not received any complaints or seen any enforcement issues.
In September 2011, City Council approved regulations to allow food truck operators to set up on private property as long as they are at least 100 feet from the main entrance or outdoor dining area of any restaurant and at least 50 feet from any food vending cart.
The policy also allowed food trucks to serve the late-night crowd and the early risers.
Changes to the ordinance approved today allow a maximum of two food trucks on lots of one-half acre or less. Three food trucks are allowed on lots between one-half acre and one acre, and a maximum of four food trucks are allowed on lots greater than one acre but less than two acres.
The City says it does not anticipate the increase in the number of trucks allowed on a lot to have any impact on existing restaurants or businesses.
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