BRANSON, MO – Research regarding possible permanent and temporary food trucks were presented to the Branson Board of Aldermen during Thursday’s study session.

When Planning and Development Director Joel Hornickel presented the department’s proposed zoning changes at a June study session, the board of aldermen asked for information on regulations for having food trucks.

Currently, a particular zoning code prohibits food trucks in Branson, according to Hornickel.

Zoning code section 94-32 (i) states that “Unless otherwise approved for a special event pursuant to this code, no portable platforms, tables, stands or other such temporary structures or fabrications shall be erected in any district for the purpose of establishing a business, whether permanent or temporary and no vehicles shall be used for a like purpose.”

Hornickel said that statement would have to be changed before food trucks could actually do business.

Food truck options best suited for Branson include vending carts, food trucks on private property, food truck courts, food truck festivals and food trucks at special events, according to Hornickel.

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