Article 11. C-2 Arterial Commercial District

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Section 11.1. INTENT.

The intent of the (C-2) Arterial Commercial District is predominately for service, retail, and other non-residential uses which because of certain locational requirements and operational characteristics are appropriately located in close proximity to major traffic routes or highways. Site development regulations are intended to ensure larger lot sizes, off-street parking, adequate setbacks, clear vision, safe ingress and egress, and access to adjacent thoroughfares.

 

Section 11.2. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES.

Within the (C-2) Arterial Commercial District, unless otherwise provided, only the following uses, buildings or structures shall be permitted by right.

Commercial Uses

Civic Uses

Administrative/Business Offices Automotive Rentals Automotive Repair Services Automotive Sales

Automotive Washing Bed & Breakfast Inn

Building Maintenance Services Business Support Services Business or Trade School

Bar

Commercial Off-Street Parking Consumer Repair Services Convenience Store Convenience Storage Condominium/Business Storage Construction Sales & Service Financial Services

Funeral Services General Retail Sales Hospital Services Hotel or Motel

Indoor Entertainment/Recreation Laundry Services

Liquor Sales

Medical Clinics/Offices Personal Improvement Services Personal Services

Pet Services Professional Offices Restaurant

Service Station Veterinary Services

Club or Lodge Cultural Services

Government/Public Services Local Utility Services

Park and Recreation Services Public Assembly

Religious Assembly Safety Services Treatment Services

Agricultural/Conservation

Uses

Critical Area Crop Production Horticulture

Undeveloped/Unimproved Land

 

Section 11.3. CONDITIONAL USES.

Certain uses may be permitted in the (C-2) Arterial Commercial District subject to specific conditions and requirements as outlined and approved by the Board of Adjustment intending to make them compatible with and acceptable to adjacent uses.

Commercial Uses

Civic Uses

Industrial Uses

Agricultural Sales and Services Communication Services

(See Section 16.10) Equipment Repair Services Equipment Sales

Vehicle Storage Wind Energy Devices

(See Section 16.11)

Cemetery Daycare Center

Detention Facilities Educational Facilities Major Utility Facility

Pre-Kindergarten, Preschool or Nursery School

Custom Manufacturing Limited Warehousing and

Distribution

Research & Production Services

Residential Uses

Assisted Living Facility

Nursing or Convalescent Facility Residential Care Services

 

Section 11.4. ACCESSORY USES.

Permitted accessory uses shall not be the principal structure on any lot, and accessory uses are to remain incidental and secondary in size, use, and nature to the principal permitted use. Accessory uses shall also comply the provisions of Section 16.2. The following accessory uses and structures shall be permitted.

Essential services

Private garages or carports.

Parking lots

Any other commercial use type that is not listed as a permitted use in the same district, and complies with all the following criteria.

  1. Operated primarily for convenience of employees, clients, or customers of the principal use.
  2. Occupies less than 10 percent of the total floor area of the principal use.
  3. Located and operated as an integral part of the principal use, not a separate business use.

Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction, in which buildings shall be removed upon the completion or abandonment of construction, and in compliance with Section 16.4.

Accessory buildings and structures normally incidental and subordinate to the principal permitted uses or conditional uses.

Living quarters of persons employed on the premises and not rented or otherwise used as a separate dwelling.

 

Section 11.5. SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS.

The following minimum requirements shall be provided for light and open space around permitted and conditional uses, buildings and structures in the (C-2) Arterial Commercial district, and subject to the Supplemental District Regulations.

  • Lot Area – 7,500 square feet – minimum lot area
  • Lot Width – 75 feet – minimum lot width
  • Front Yard – 35 feet – minimum required setback
  • Rear Yard – 20 feet – minimum required setback, except 50 feet minimum setback if a rear yard is adjacent to a residential district.
  • Side Yard – 10 feet – minimum required setback, except 25 feet minimum setback if a side yard is adjacent to a residential district.
  • Street Side Yard (Corner Lot) – 35 feet – minimum required setback
  • Height – 50 feet maximum height provided no structure shall be permitted to extend into approach zones, clear zones or other restricted air space required for the protection of any public airport.

No minimum requirements for local utility facilities and essential services, except that buildings or other above ground structures or devices constructed in support of utilities or essential services must comply with minimum yard setback requirements.

 

Section 11.6. OPEN-AIR SALES, DISPLAY AND STORAGE.

All open-air sales, display, and storage for automotive sales and equipment sales shall comply with the following minimum requirements:

The side and rear lot lines, when abutting residential properties, will be screened with a wall or fence with its surface at least fifty percent (50%) solid and at least seven feet (7’) in height. The fence shall not be required to extend beyond the front yard setback line;

All lighting or lighted facilities shall be arranged so that they do not focus or glare directly on adjacent residential properties, or public streets, thereby creating a traffic hazard;

No lighted flashing signs, or revolving beacon lights shall be permitted;

The open-air area shall be maintained to be reasonably free of weeds, debris, trash and other objectionable materials.

 

Section 11.7. OFF-STREET PARKING.

Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be required for activities in the (C-2) Arterial Commercial District in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of this ordinance.

 

Section 11.8. SIGN REGULATIONS.

Sign regulations shall be required for activities in the (C-2) Arterial Commercial district in accordance with the provisions of Article 18 of the ordinance.

 

Section 11.9. ZONING PERMITS REQUIRED.

Zoning permits shall be required in accordance with the provisions of Section 21.3 of this ordinance.

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