Article V. District Use Regulations
Sec. 31-79. District C-2 - Highway Business District
A. INTENT AND PURPOSE OF DISTRICT This district is intended to provide commercial locations for uses which serve as a convenience to the traveler, require large areas of land or require convenient access to all parts of the community in order to have efficient operation. It is further intended that the uses be of a single-purpose character and not be a nature in which people walk from store-to-store as in a nucleated center. Floor areas are restricted and screening and off-street parking are required to reduce possible adverse effects on surrounding residential uses.
B. DISTRICT REGULATIONS In district "C-2", no structure or land shall be used and no structure altered, enlarged or erected which is arranged, intended or designed for other than one of the uses listed below.
C. USE REGULATIONS*
Highway Business District uses listed alphabetically at bottom of page.
D. INTENSITY OF USE REGULATIONS The principal building or buildings and storage area in this District shall not cover more than fifty (50%) percent of the ground area on which the building or buildings are located. Automobile, truck or boat sales shall have at least 5,000 square feet of contiguous display area.
E. HEIGHT REGULATIONS No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet or two and one-half (2 1/2) stories, except that where a District "C-2" joins a District "C-1" within the same block, the height may be increased to forty-five (45) feet or three (3) stories within that same block.
F. YARD REGULATIONS
1. Front Yards: No setback is required for existing structures. All additions and new structures shall meet the following requirements:
a. There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than 25 feet measured from the front lot line and if located on an arterial street, the front yard shall be 40 feet measured from the front lot line.
b. Where a lot or lots have double frontage, the required front yard shall be provided on both streets for all uses permitted in this district.
c. Where a lot is located at the intersection of two or more streets, there shall be a front yard on each street side of the corner lot, except the buildable width of such lot shall not be reduced to less than 28 feet. No accessory building shall project beyond the front yard line on either street.
2. Side Yards: There shall be a side yard on each side of a building having a width of not less than five (5) feet.
3. Rear Yards: Except as otherwise provided in the Supplementary District Regulations, there shall be a rear yard of not less than 10 feet or 20% of the depth of the lot, whichever is smaller.
4. A solid or semi-solid fence or wall at least six feet high, but not more than eight feet high, shall be provided adjacent to any adjoining residential district; however, in the event the adjacent residential district and the commercial development are separated by a street right-of-way, a 10 foot landscape buffer which shall consist of trees, shrubs and evergreens shall be provided along the property line and be maintained by the owner or owners of this property in the "C-2" District.
G. LOADING AND UNLOADING REGULATIONS
1. Required On the same premises with every building, structure or part thereof, erected and occupied for manufacturing, storage or goods display, and which shall include any warehouse goods display, department store, wholesale store, market, hotel, hospital, mortuary, laundry, dry cleaning or other uses similarly involving the receipt or distribution by vehicles of materials or merchandise, there shall be provided and maintained on the lot adequate space for standing, loading and unloading services in order to avoid undue interference with public use of the streets or alleys.
2. Amount of space prescribed . Such space, unless otherwise adequately provided for, shall include a ten (10) foot by fifty (50) foot loading space for every twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or fraction thereof in excess of three thousand (3,000) square feet of building floor-use for above mentioned purposes, or for every twenty thousand (20,000) square feet or fraction thereof in excess of three thousand (3,000) square feet for above mentioned purposes. These requirements may, upon appeal, be increased, modified or waived by the Board of Adjustment where, in its judgment, the conditions or circumstances provide substantial reasons to justify such action.
H. PARK REGULATIONS Off-street parking spaces shall be provided as follows:
1. Automobile, truck, trailer and mobile home sales, service and rental lots: One parking space for every 3,000 square feet of open sales lot area devoted to then sale, display and rental of said vehicles, plus one parking space for each service bay and employee.
2. Banks, post offices and business and professional offices: One parking space for each 300 square feet of gross floor area.
3. Bowling Alleys: Five parking spaces for each lane.
4. Car Washes: Three holding spaces for each car washing stall plus two drying spaces for each car washing stall.
5. Funeral homes and mortuaries: One parking space for each four seats based upon the designed maximum capacity of the parlor, plus one additional parking space for each employee and each vehicle maintained on the premises.
6. Furniture and appliance stores. Household equipment or furniture repair shops:
One parking space for each 400 square feet of floor area.
7. Medical and dental clinics or offices: One parking space for each 100 square feet of gross floor area.
8. Restaurants, night clubs, taverns and lounges: One parking space for each 2.5 seats based on the designed seating capacity provided, however, the drive-in restaurants shall have a minimum of at least two parking spaces.
9. Retail stores and shops: One space per 200 square feet of floor area.
10. Service stations: One parking space for each employee plus two spaces for each service bay.
11. Theatres, auditoriums and places of assembly with fixed seats: One space for each 3.5 seats.
12. Theatres, auditoriums and places of assembly without fixed seats: One parking space for each three people, based on the designed maximum capacity of the building.
13. Warehouse, storage and wholesale establishments: One parking space for each two employees based on the largest working shift in any 24 hour period.
14. Churches: One parking space for each four seats based upon the maximum designed seating capacity, including choir lofts.
15. All other businesses and commercial establishments not specified above: One parking space for each 300 square feet of floor area.
*C. USE REGULATIONS
Business uses listed alphabetically:
1. Animal hospitals.
3. Automobile and truck sales and service, providing that no inoperable vehicle is stored more than 72 hours unless within an enclosed building or within an area screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height and parts or material kept outside are within an area screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height.
4. Automotive accessory Retail shops.
5. Bakeries and pastry shops.
6. Banks and other lending institutions.
7. Beauty and barbershops.
8. Bicycle sales and repair shops.
9. Boat sales, service and rental, providing that no inoperable boat is stored more than 72 hours unless within an enclosed building or within an area screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height and parts or materials kept outside are within an area screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height.
10. Bowling alleys and recreational buildings.
11. Car washes.
13. Construction equipment rental and sales.
14. Dance halls.
15. Electric and telephone substations.
16. Food stores.
17. Gift and souvenir shops.
18. Glass service shops.
19. Government buildings.
20. Gymnasiums and other recreational facilities intended for but not limited to tennis, handball, racquetball and swimming.
21. Hotels and motels, including accessory service uses, such as newsstands, messenger and telegraph stations, swimming pools, flower and gift shops.
22. Indoor theatres.
24. Lumber and building material sales yards.
25. Moving and storage, provided all goods or material stored for more than 72 hours are screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height.
26. Mobile home sales and service.
28. Motorcycle sales, service and rental, providing that no inoperable motorcycle is stored more than 72 hours unless within an enclosed building or within an area screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height and parts or materials kept outside are within an area screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height.
29. Nursery and garden stores.
30. Nursing homes and Hospitals. (Amended 7/3/89 Ordinance No. 6416)
31. Package liquor stores.
32. Photography studios.
33. Pool halls.
34. Printing shops.
35. Professional offices.
36. Restaurants and tea rooms, including drive-in establishments.
37. Roller skating rinks.
38. Service stations or filling stations, providing that no vehicle is stored outside on the property for more than 72 continuous hours and that parts or materials stored outside are screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height, provided Sections 7-5 and 7-6 of the City Ordinances is complied with and provided all storage tanks for gasoline shall be below the surface of the ground, and that no opening for the filling or emptying of such gasoline storage tanks shall be permitted within fifty (50) feet of any boundary line of a residential district when such boundary line is within the same block.
39. Sporting goods stores.
40. Storage buildings and warehouses.
41. Stores, shops and retail trade.
43. Tire sales and service, providing that all materials and supplies are stored or kept within a solid fence at least eight feet in height.
44. Tractor sales and service, providing that no inoperable vehicle is stored more than 72 hours unless within an enclosed building or within an area screened by a solid fence at least eight feet in height.
45. Upholstery shops.
46. The Planning and Zoning Commission may, by special use permit, authorize the following uses subject to such conditions as the Commission deems necessary, to include but not limited to, proper setbacks, landscaping, screening, fencing, maintenance provisions and similar requirements.
a. Outdoor amusement establishments such as amusement parks
permanent carnival and kiddie parks, miniature golf and pitch and putt courses, driving ranges and other similar establishments.
b. Drive-in theatres.
c. Campgrounds, subject to the following regulations:
1. Campgrounds shall be utilized for the accommodations of camping trailers, tents and other similar camping vehicles, and under no circumstances shall a campground be utilized for the occupancy of mobile homes.
2. The tract to be used for a campground shall not be less than two acres in area.
3. The applicant for a campground shall prepare or cause to be prepared a preliminary campground plan, drawn to a scale of not less than 1"=100' and three (3) copies of said plan shall be submitted to the Commission for their review and recommendations. Such plans shall comply with the following minimum requirements.
a. Contours at intervals of one foot shall be indicated on the plan.
b. The campgrounds shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to insure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools of water.
c. Campgrounds shall have a maximum density of 20 camping spaces per gross acre, and a minimum area of 1,250 square feet shall be provided for each space.
d. Each camping space shall be at least 25 feet wide and minimum of 50 feet in depth.
e. Travel trailers shall be located on each space so as to maintain a setback of no less than 20 feet from any public street, right-of-way or property line.
f. All camping spaces shall front on a private roadway of not less than 24 feet in width, and all roadways shall have unobstructed access to a public street.
g. A solid or semi-solid fence or wall at least six feet high, but not more than eight feet high, shall be provided between the campgrounds and any adjoining property which is zoned for residential purposes. In lieu of said fence or wall, a landscape buffer may be provided not less than 25 feet in width.
4. Upon arrival of the preliminary campgrounds plan by the Commission, the applicant shall prepare and submit a final plan which shall incorporate any changes or alterations requested.