Article 13. I-2 Heavy Industrial District

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Section 13.1. INTENT.

The intent of the (I-2) Heavy Industrial district is to provide for activities and uses of an intensive industrial character and is the least restrictive of any district. In the best interest of the community, certain uses in the Heavy Industrial district shall be subject to conditional approval to insure that proper safeguards are taken. No residential uses are permitted in this district.

 

Section 13.2. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES.

Only the following principal uses and structures shall be permitted by right in the (I-2) Heavy Industrial District, except those which by reason of the emission of odor, dust, fumes, smoke, noise or obnoxious characteristics would be injurious to the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community.

Industrial Uses

Commercial Uses

Civic Uses

Biotechnology Production and/or Manufacturing Custom Manufacturing

General Warehousing and Distribution

Heavy Industry Light Industry

Limited Warehousing and Distribution

Railroad Facilities

Renewable Energy/Renewable Resources Industries

Research and Production Services

Administrative and Business Offices

Agricultural Sales and Services Automotive Repair Services Automotive Washing

Building Maintenance Services Business Support Services Commercial Auction Yards/Barn Commercial Off-Street Parking Condominium/Business Storage Construction Sales and Services Convenience Store

Convenience Storage Equipment Repair Services Equipment Sales

Kennel, Public Service Station Vehicle Storage

Aviation Facilities Club or Lodge Detention Facilities

Government/Public Services Local Utility Services Major Utility Services

Park and Recreation Services Safety Services

 

Section 13.3. CONDITIONAL USES.

Certain uses may be permitted in the (I-2) Heavy Industrial 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.

Industrial Uses

Commercial Uses

Bulk Stations

Fertilizer/Chemical Storage or Processing Fuel Storage

Resource Extraction Sanitary Landfill

Scrap and Salvage Services Stockyards

Communication Services

(See Section 16.10)

Adult Entertainment Establishments

(See Section 16.9) Wind Energy Devices (See Section 16.11)

Limited commercial/retail uses may be permitted by special exception use within the (I-2) Heavy Industrial District when intended to serve the needs of a business’ tenants/employees only. Such special exception commercial/retail uses would include: eatery, café, health club, convenience store, bakery shop, gift shop, post office substation, photo studio, barbershop/stylist, or other appropriate use as determined by the Board of Adjustment.

 

Section 13.4. 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.

  1. Essential services
  2. Private garages or carports.
  3. Parking lots
  4. Any other commercial or industrial 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 25 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Accessory buildings and structures normally incidental and subordinate to the principal permitted uses or conditional uses.

 

Section 13.5. 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 (I-2) Heavy Industrial district, and subject to the Supplemental District Regulations.

  • Lot Area – 20,000 square feet – minimum lot area
  • Lot Width – 150 feet – minimum lot width
  • Front Yard – 50 feet – minimum required setback
  • Rear Yard – 25 feet – minimum required setback, except 50 feet setback if the rear yard is adjacent to a residential district.
  • Side Yard – 10 feet – minimum required setback, except 25 feet setback if a side yard is adjacent to a residential district.
  • Street Side Yard (Corner Lot) – 50 feet – minimum required setback
  • Height – 75 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 13.6. 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 13.7. OFF-STREET PARKING.

Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be required for activities in the (I-2) Heavy Industrial district in accordance with the provisions of Article 17 of this ordinance.

 

Section 13.8. SIGN REGULATIONS.

Sign regulations shall be required for activities in the (I-2) Heavy Industrial district in accordance with the provisions of Article 18 of the ordinance.

 

Section 13.9. ZONING PERMITS REQUIRED.

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

 

 

ROCK VALLEY, IOWA “QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE”

ZONING DISTRICT SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS

Zoning District

Maximum Height

Minimum Lot

Area

Minimum Lot

Width

Required Front

Yard

Required Rear

Yard

Required Side

Yard

Street Side Yard

(corner lot)

AG

Agriculture

35 ft. (dwellings) None for ag uses

1 acre

150 ft.

50 ft.

50 ft.

25 ft.

50 ft.

CN

Conservation

35 ft. (dwellings) None for ag uses

1 acre

None

50 ft.

50 ft.

25 ft.

50 ft.

R-1

Single Family Residential

35 ft.

8,000 SF

12,000 OU

70 ft.

25 ft.

25 ft.

6 ft.

25 ft.

R-2

Multiple Family Residential

35 ft.

10,000 DU

10,000 OU

100 ft.

25 ft.

25 ft.

8 ft.

25 ft.

R-3

Suburban Residential

35 ft.

20,000 sq.ft. all uses

150 ft.

25 ft.

50 ft.

25 ft.

25 ft.

R-4

Mobile/Manufactured Residential

35 ft.

5,000 sq.ft.

(lot)

5 acres (park)

40 ft. (lot)

300 ft.

(park)

15 ft.

25 ft.

7.5 ft.

15 ft.

C-1

General Commercial

45 ft.

No Minimum

50 ft.

none

none 25 ft. if

next to res.

none 5 ft. if

next to res.

none

C-2

Arterial Commercial

50 ft.

7,500 sq.ft.

75 ft.

35 ft.

20 ft.

10 ft.

35 ft.

I-1

Light Industrial

75 ft.

10,000 sq.ft.

100 ft.

35 ft.

25 ft.

10 ft.

35 ft.

I-2

Heavy Industrial

75 ft.

20,000 sq.ft.

150 ft.

50 ft.

25 ft.

10 ft.

50 ft.

Note: SF = Single Family, OU = Other Uses, DU = Dwelling Units, res. = residential, sq. ft. = square feet

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