Chapter 2
ZONE DISTRICT REGULATIONSlinklink

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10-2-1: ZONE DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS:
10-2-2: A-1 AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT:
10-2-3: R-S RESIDENTIAL-SUBURBAN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT:
10-2-4: R-L RESIDENTIAL-LIMITED AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT:
10-2-5: R-E RESIDENTIAL-ESTATES DISTRICT:
10-2-6: R-1 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:
10-2-7: R-2 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:
10-2-8: R-3 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:
10-2-9: R-3X RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:
10-2-10: R-4 RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:
10-2-11: MH MOBILE HOME DISTRICT:
10-2-12: R-5 RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:
10-2-13: B-P BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DISTRICT:
10-2-14: T TRANSITIONAL DISTRICT:
10-2-15: B-1 NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICT:
10-2-16: B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT:
10-2-17: B-3 GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT:
10-2-18: CA CENTRAL AREA MULTIPLE USE DISTRICT:
10-2-19: STP SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK DISTRICT:
10-2-20: I-P INDUSTRIAL PARK DISTRICT:
10-2-21: I-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT:
10-2-22: I-2 HEAVY INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT:
10-2-23: PD PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT:
10-2-24: OS PARK/OPEN SPACE DISTRICT:
10-2-25: CEM CEMETERY DISTRICT:

10-2-1: ZONE DISTRICT REQUIREMENTS:linklink


(A) Land Use: Land shall be used or occupied, and structures shall be erected, altered, used or occupied, only in accordance with the provisions for lawfully permitted uses specified in chapter 3 of this title; or conditional uses specified in, and approved under, the provisions of chapter 8 of this title.


(B) Amendments To Development Standards: Certain development standards applicable to a zone district may be amended by a PDO prepared and approved in accordance with chapter 9 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-2: A-1 AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT:linklink

The A-1 agricultural district permits small agricultural production operations including, but not limited to, row crops, livestock, and related residential and support structures. The types and intensity of uses permitted in this district shall protect and preserve agricultural land and natural open space.


(A) Land uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum lot requirements:

1. Lot area: 435,600 square feet (10.0 acres);

2. Lot width at front setback: 300 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 90 percent;

4. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 25 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

5. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet.


(C) Accessory use standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(D) Home occupation standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-3: R-S RESIDENTIAL-SUBURBAN AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT:linklink

The R-S residential-suburban agricultural district permits single-family residential development on large lots and limited agricultural uses.


(A) Land Uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 217,800 square feet (5.0 acres);

2. Lot width at front setback: 300 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 90 percent;

4. Building Setbacks:

(a) Front: 25 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/street: 10 feet;

5. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See Section 10-4-4 of this Title.


(D) Home Occupation Standards: See Section 10-4-5 of this Title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-4: R-L RESIDENTIAL-LIMITED AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT:linklink

The R-L Residential-Limited Agricultural District provides a transition from agricultural to single-family residential uses. The District promotes residential development on large lots while permitting some agricultural uses on a limited basis.


(A) Land Uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 87,120 square feet (2 acres);

2. Lot width at front setback: 100 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 50 percent;

4. Building Setbacks:

(a) Front: 25 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

5. Maximum Height of Structure: 30 feet.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See Section 10-4-4 of this Title.


(D) Home Occupation Standards: See Section 10-4-5 of this Title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-5: R-E RESIDENTIAL-ESTATES DISTRICT:linklink

The R-E Residential-Estates District permits urban, single-family residential development on larger lots while allowing for a limited number of horses or similar large animals.


(A) Land Uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 26,500 square feet (0.61 acres);

2. Lot width at front setback: 100 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 50 percent;

4. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 25 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

5. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(D) Home Occupation Standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-6: R-1 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:linklink

The R-1 residential single-family district allows larger lot suburban single-family residential development.


(A) Land Uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements: (Revised 6-12-1992)

1. Lot area: 21,780 square feet (0.50 acres); (Ord. 5, Series of 2005)

2. Lot width at front setback: 100 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 50 percent;

4. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 25 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

5. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(D) Home Occupation Standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-7: R-2 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:linklink

The R-2 residential single-family zone district allows medium density urban single-family residential development.


(A) Land Uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 9,000 square feet (0.21 acres);

2. Lot width at front setback: 75 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 50 percent;

4. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 25 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

5. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(D) Home Occupation Standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-8: R-3 RESIDENTIAL SINGLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:linklink

The R-3 residential single-family zone district provides for single-family residential development at higher densities than the R-2 zone district.


(A) Land Uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 6,500 square feet (0.15 acres);

2. Lot width at front setback: 65 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 50 percent;

4. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 20 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

5. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See Section 10-4-4 of this Title.


(D) Home Occupation Standards: See Section 10-4-5. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-9: R-3X RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:linklink

The R-3X Residential Multiple-Family District provides for the transition from single-family residential to multiple family residential while maintaining the single family character of the area. Structures containing up to three dwelling units are permitted on each lot.


(A) Land uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 6,500 square feet (0.15 acres);

2. Lot area per residential unit: 3,250 square feet;

3. Lot width at front setback: 60 feet;

4. Unobstructed open space: 25 percent;

5. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 20 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

6. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet;

Wall: 20 feet.
Structure: 2 stories.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See Section 10-4-4 of this Title.


(D) Home Occupation Standards: See Section 10-4-5 of this Title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-10: R-4 RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:linklink

The R-4 Multiple-Family Zone District provides medium density multiple-family development of up to 13.4 units per acre. The district serves as a transition between single-family type development and more intense development, such as high density residential and commercial uses.


(A) Land Uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 6,500 square feet (0.15 acres);

2. Lot area per residential unit: 3,250 square feet;

3. Lot width at front setback: 60 feet;

4. Unobstructed open space: 25 percent;

5. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 20 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

6. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet;

Wall: 20 feet;
Structure: 2 stories.


(C) Accessory use standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(D) Home occupation standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-11: MH MOBILE HOME DISTRICT:linklink

The MH mobile home district permits mobile homes, recreational vehicle parks and/or campgrounds, provided the following requirements are met:


(A) In the development and maintenance of a mobile home park, recreational vehicle park, and/or campground, all of the provisions of title 4, chapter 4 of this code shall be met.


(B) No new mobile home park, recreational vehicle park or campground shall be permitted within any "area of special flood hazard", as defined in chapter 6 of this title; nor shall the expansion of any such facility be permitted within any area of special flood hazard. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-12: R-5 RESIDENTIAL MULTIPLE-FAMILY DISTRICT:linklink

The R-5 multiple-family zone district allows high density multiple-family development of up to 43.56 units per acre, together with limited private and public institutions and supporting health services.


(A) Land uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum lot requirements (excluding townhouses):

1. Minimum lot area:

(a) Residential: 6,000 square feet (0.14 acres);

(b) Nonresidential: 7,500 square feet (0.17 acres);

2. Lot area per residential unit: 1,000 square feet;

3. Lot width at front setback: 60 feet;

4. Unobstructed open space: 25 percent;

5. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 20 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

6. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet; an additional foot in height shall be allowed for the following increased setbacks:

Front/rear: 1 foot; and
Sides: 1 foot.


(C) Minimum lot requirements for townhouses:

1. Minimum lot area: 2,500 square feet (0.06 acres);

2. The following standards apply to the original lot or combination of contiguous lots as it exists at the time of the townhouse development:

(a) Unobstructed open space: 25 percent;

(b) Building setbacks:

(1) Front: 20 feet;

(2) Rear: 20 feet;

(3) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

3. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet; an additional foot in height shall be allowed for the following increased setbacks:

Front/rear: 1 foot; and
Sides (measured from the exterior side walls): 1 foot.


(D) Accessory use standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(E) Home occupation standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Ord. 26, Series of 2015)

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10-2-13: B-P BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL DISTRICT:linklink

The business and professional (B-P) district allows the use of land for administrative and professional office purposes.


(A) Land uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 7,500 square feet (0.17 acre);

2. Unobstructed open space: 25 percent;

(a) Portions of adjacent public right of way maintained as landscaped area shall not reduce the twenty five percent (25%) open space requirement within the lot.

(b) A fifty foot (50') wide landscaped area shall be placed along any lot line abutting residentially zoned or used property. The use of such areas shall be limited to landscaping or pedestrian activity, and shall not include principal or accessory structures, storage, parking or vehicular access.

3. Setbacks for primary and accessory structures:

(a) Front: 20 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

4. Maximum height of structure: 30 feet;

5. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): 1:3.


(C) Vehicular Access: Except where conditions created by existing development and/or public rights of way may otherwise dictate, vehicular ingress and egress onto major and minor arterial streets shall be limited to one such point of ingress and egress for each six hundred sixty feet (660') of frontage along arterial streets, whether individual lots or in combination with other contiguous B-P zoned lots. Direct access from B-P zoned property onto local residential streets and residential collector streets will be prohibited, unless for emergency access. It is the city's intent to encourage joint design and development of vehicular circulation with adjacent property owners.


(D) Accessory Use Standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-14: T TRANSITIONAL DISTRICT:linklink

The T transitional district permits professional, office and residential land uses that can provide a buffer between single-family residential and more intensive uses which are located along major trafficways.


(A) Land uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum lot requirements:

1. Minimum lot area:

(a) Residential: 6,000 square feet (0.14 acre);

(b) Nonresidential: 7,500 square feet (0.17 acre);

2. Lot area per residential unit: 2,000 square feet;

3. Lot width at front setback: 60 feet;

4. Unobstructed open space: 25 percent;

5. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 20 feet;

(b) Rear: 20 feet;

(c) Side:

North/west: 5 feet;
South/east: 10 feet;
Corner lot/side street: 10 feet;

6. Maximum height of structure:

(a) At setback lines: 30 feet;

(b) Beyond setback lines: For each additional foot in height, the setbacks shall be increased in the following manner:

Front/rear: A sum of 1 foot; and
Sides: A sum of 1 foot. (Revised 6-12-1992)


(C) Within the T zone district, a PDO, as provided for in chapter 9 of this title, must be approved by the planning commission prior to the construction of a new principal structure, or the construction of an addition which costs more than fifty percent (50%) of the appraised value of the existing structure. This requirement shall not apply to single-family residential structures. (Revised 6-12-1992; amd. Ord. 19, Series of 2012; Ord. 15, Series of 2016)


(D) Accessory use standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(E) Home occupation standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-15: B-1 NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS DISTRICT:linklink

The B-1 neighborhood business district permits retail sales and personal services directed toward serving the immediate neighborhood. Collector or arterial street access is needed. Neighborhood centers located in B-1 are generally limited in size to one hundred thousand (100,000) square feet of gross floor area or less.


(A) Land uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum lot requirements:

1. Lot area: None;

2. Unobstructed open space: 25 percent;

3. Maximum height of structure: None;

4. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): 1:1;

5. Building setbacks: None.


(C) Accessory use standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-16: B-2 COMMUNITY BUSINESS DISTRICT:linklink

The B-2 community business district provides retail sales and personal services for the general public. Users in this district generally market a range of goods and services that do not attract persons from a wide market region but are intended to meet the needs of the surrounding community. As such, arterial street access is necessary. Such centers are generally between one hundred thousand (100,000) and three hundred thousand (300,000) square feet of gross floor area.


(A) Land uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum lot requirements:

1. Lot area: None;

2. Unobstructed open space: 20 percent;

3. Maximum height of structure: None;

4. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): 2:1;

5. Building setbacks: None.


(C) Accessory use standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-17: B-3 GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT:linklink

The B-3 general business district provides a wide range of retail sales, personal services, wholesale, and limited light industrial processes. Due to heavy vehicular traffic generated, such areas are generally limited to areas adjacent to major arterial roadways to allow easy access and to avoid residential traffic conflicts.


(A) Land uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum lot requirements:

1. Lot area: None;

2. Unobstructed open space: 10 percent;

3. Maximum height of structure: None;

4. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): 3:1;

5. Building setbacks: None.


(C) Accessory use standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-18: CA CENTRAL AREA MULTIPLE USE DISTRICT:linklink

The CA central area multiple use district defines the downtown business district of the city, and promotes a mix of residential, retail, service, office, amusements, and associated commercial and business uses.


(A) Land Uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area nonresidential uses: None;

2. Lot area per residential unit:

(a) Single-family detached residential/unit: 5,500 square feet;

(b) Multiple-family residential/unit: 575 square feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 10 percent;

4. Maximum height of structures: 40 feet or 3 stories;

5. Building setbacks: None. (Ord. 12, Series of 2015)


(C) Special Development Allowances: The following may be allowed by a PDO adopted pursuant to chapter 9 of this title:

1. The development parcel shall be no less than twenty five thousand (25,000) square feet in area.

2. The minimum unobstructed open space requirement shall be increased to twenty percent (20%).

3. The maximum height of structures shall be as approved on the PDO.

4. Maximum residential densities and floor area ratios shall be as established in section 10-9-4 of this title.


(D) Accessory Use Standards: See section 10-4-4 of this title.


(E) Home Occupation Standards: See section 10-4-5 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-19: STP SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL PARK DISTRICT:linklink

The STP scientific and technological park district is established to encourage development of land for a variety of research and development activities, including necessary experimentation when conducted in compliance with this code.


(A) Land Uses: See section 10-3-2 of this title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 180,000 square feet (4.13 acres);

2. Lot width at front setback: 250 feet;

3. Unobstructed open space: 20 percent:

4. Maximum height of structures: None;

5. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): 2:1;

6. Building setbacks:

(a) Front: 50 feet;

(b) Rear: 50 feet;

(c) Side: 50 feet.


(C) Performance Standards: All facilities shall be designed so that their uses do not result in a violation of the performance standards set forth in sections 10-4-6 and 10-4-7 of this title.


(D) Building Permits: Building permits shall be issued for temporary and permanent structures as follows:

1. Temporary Or Test Facilities: Applicant will submit plans and specifications of a temporary or test facility to be constructed, together with a description of the use for which such facility was designed, including materials to be tested.

The city will, within forty five (45) days of such application, issue building permits, unless the city determines that such facility will result in a violation of performance standards.

2. Permanent Facilities: Applications for permanent facilities shall follow the normal building permit procedures established by the Uniform Building Code. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-20: I-P INDUSTRIAL PARK DISTRICT:linklink

The I-P Industrial Park District permits predominately industrial land uses that can coexist in close proximity to multiple-family residential and commercial properties.


(A) Land Uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: 43,560 square feet (1.00 acre);

2. Unobstructed open space: 20 percent;

(a) Portions of adjacent public right of way maintained as landscaped area shall not reduce the twenty percent (20%) open space requirement within the lot; and

(b) A twenty five foot (25') wide unobstructed open space area shall be placed along any lot line abutting residentially zoned or used property. The use of such areas shall be limited to landscaping or pedestrian activity, and shall not include principal or accessory structures, storage, parking or vehicular access;

3. Maximum height of structure: none;

4. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): none;

5. Building setback:

(a) Adjacent to a nonindustrial zone district: 25 feet;

(b) Adjacent to industrial zone district: None.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See Section 10-4-4 of this Title;


(D) Performance Standards: All facilities shall be designed so that their uses do not result in a violation of the performance standards set forth in Sections 10-4-6 and 10-4-7 of this Title, and every use in an I-P District shall be operated within an enclosed structure. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-21: I-1 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT:linklink

The I-1 Light Industrial District permits light manufacturing and related support uses.


(A) Land Uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: none;

2. Unobstructed open space: 10 percent;

(a) Portions of adjacent public right of way maintained as landscaped area shall not reduce the ten percent (10%) open space requirement within the lot; and

(b) A twenty five foot (25') wide unobstructed open space area shall be placed along any lot line abutting residentially zoned or used property. The use of such areas shall be limited to landscaping or pedestrian activity, and shall not include principal or accessory structures, storage, parking or vehicular access;

3. Maximum height of structure: none;

4. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): 3:1;

5. Building setback:

(a) Adjacent to a nonindustrial zone district: 25 feet;

(b) Adjacent to industrial zone district: none.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See Section 10-4-4 of this Title.


(D) Performance Standards: All facilities shall be designed so that their uses do not result in a violation of the performance standards set forth in Sections 10-4-6 and 10-4-7 of this Title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-22: I-2 HEAVY INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT:linklink

The I-2 Heavy Industrial District permits heavier manufacturing and related support uses and processes.


(A) Land Uses: See Section 10-3-2 of this Title.


(B) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: none;

2. Unobstructed open space: none; except that a twenty five foot (25') wide unobstructed open space area shall be placed along any lot line abutting residentially zoned or used property. The use of such areas shall be limited to landscaping or pedestrian activity, and shall not include principal or accessory structures, storage, parking or vehicular access;

3. Maximum height of structure: none;

4. Maximum floor to lot area ratio (FAR): none;

5. Building setback:

(a) Adjacent to a nonindustrial zone district: 25 feet;

(b) Adjacent to industrial zone district: none.


(C) Accessory Use Standards: See Section 10-4-4 of this Title.


(D) Performance Standards: All facilities shall be designed so that their uses do not result in a violation of the performance standards set forth in Sections 10-4-6 and 10-4-7 of this Title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

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10-2-23: PD PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT:linklink


(A) Intent: The Planned Development (PD) District is hereby created to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by allowing more flexible development, based upon a comprehensive, integrated plan. For the purpose of applying certain regulations and standards, and to insure maximum flexibility, the PD District is divided into subdistrict designations, listed below, based on the primary land use on all or a portion of the land covered by a general PD plan. By creating these subdistricts, the Council recognizes that all standards and regulations do not apply uniformly to all land uses. These subdistricts may exist singly or in combination on any approved general PD plan, provided that the specific standards and regulations applicable to the respective subdistricts are met.

1. Planned Development - Residential (PD-R).

2. Planned Development - Commercial (PD-C).

3. Planned Development - Industrial (PD-I). (Revised 6-12-1992)

4. Planned Development - Holding zone for newly annexed property (PD-X). (Ord. 3, Series of 1993)


(B) Application And Intent: Further, in the application of this Section it is the intent of the Council to:

1. Encourage more creative and effective use of land and public or private services, and to accommodate changes in land development technology so that the resulting economies benefit the community.

2. Encourage innovation and efficiency in residential development to meet the growing demands for housing of all types and designs for persons of any social or economic status.

3. Encourage innovative development or redevelopment of all land uses to meet the contemporary needs of the community by providing for a greater variety and mix of uses including those which may coexist on the same parcel or within the same building as shown on an approved general PD plan.

4. Provide a process which relates the design and development of a site to the particular characteristics of the site.

5. Require that the nature and intensity of development be supported by adequate utilities, transportation network, drainage systems and open space to serve the development, and to minimize impacts on adjacent existing and future development.

6. Encourage development that is consistent with the policies and guidelines established in the adopted Comprehensive Plan for the area and for the City. (Revised 6-12-1992)


(C) Land Uses: The land uses, listed below, together with accessory uses customarily associated with such principal uses, shall be allowed only if the uses are specifically stated on the approved general PD plan. In cases where more than one subdistrict is proposed, the land use regulations and standards for each subdistrict shall be stated, and the location of each subdistrict shall be graphically shown on the general PD plan. Land uses permitted for each subdistrict are:

1. PD-R:

(a) Single-family dwelling units;

(b) Multiple-family dwelling units;

(c) Any combination of the above; and

(d) Nonresidential uses, including, but not limited to, churches, schools or recreational facilities.

2. PD-C:

(a) Any land uses allowed in the B-1 and B-2 business districts which are listed in chapter 3 of this title, and which are specifically designated on the approved general PD plan, subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (D)2 of this section.

(b) Multiple uses within one or more structures, including multiple-family, residential and office and retail uses permitted in the B-1 and B-2 business districts which are designated on the approved general PD plan, subject to the conditions set forth in subsection (D)2 of this section.

3. PD-I: Land uses of all types, including industrial, which are designated on the approved general PD plan, subject to the conditions and performance standards set forth in subsection (D)3 of this section and sections 10-4-6 and 10-4-7 of this title.

4. PD-X: Initial zoning to a PD-X classification may be requested for newly annexed property without submitting a general PD plan, and without designating land uses or subdistricts. City council may approve such requests only for newly annexed property, provided the following minimum conditions are met:

(a) Land uses and the type and number of principal structures existing on the property at the time PD-X zoning is approved may be continued, repaired or expanded in size, provided the existing uses are specifically identified in the ordinance approving the PD-X zoning. Said ordinance shall also establish the applicable lot development standards, by reference, to the zone district classification most comparable to the existing use(s) of the property. Such development standards shall govern any future construction, repair or principal structure expansion as may be permitted by this subsection.

(b) If, after PD-X zoning is granted, any land use is proposed to be changed, or any additional principal structures are proposed to be constructed, on any portion of the property, the entire property zoned PD-X shall first be brought into full compliance with the provisions contained in this title for the PD district. Specifically, this shall include the requirements for application, hearing and approval of a general PD plan. (Ord. 3, Series of 1993)

(c) The director of community development may grant waivers to the requirements of subsection (C)4(b) of this section to bring an entire property zoned PD-X into full compliance with the PD district provisions provided:

(1) The total land area contained within the area zoned PD-X is eighty (80) acres or larger; and the area to be brought into compliance with the PD district regulations, as provided in subsection (C)4(b) of this section, does not contain less than forty (40) acres; and

(2) The director of community development finds that the intent of the PD district, as stated in subsections (A) and (B) of this section, will be preserved or enhanced by the grant of such waiver. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)


(D) Conditions And Performance Standards:

1. PD-R: For single-family areas, there shall be provided not less than fifty percent (50%) unobstructed open space; and for multiple-family areas, not less than twenty five percent (25%) unobstructed open space including any private open space. (Revised 6-12-1992)

2. PD-C:

(a) At least twenty percent (20%) of the site area designated for PD-C shall be maintained in unobstructed open space. In addition, there shall be a fifty foot (50') wide area of unobstructed open space provided along any boundary of a PD-C which abuts any residential property not approved on the same general PD plan, or any subsequent amendment thereto.

(b) The maximum height of structures in PD-C areas located within one hundred fifty feet (150') of any residential property boundary shall not exceed thirty feet (30'), except for PD-C areas located adjacent to residential uses which have been approved on the same general PD plan, or any subsequent amendment thereto. (Ord. 3, Series of 1993)

(c) Minimum off street parking and loading shall be provided in conformance with section 10-4-9 of this title. Joint or multiple use of parking spaces provided for commercial uses may be permitted, provided a schedule of operation, including the proposed method of regulation, is defined on the final PD plan approved by the director of community development. In the event that the uses sharing parking spaces are proposed to change, the new uses shall be reviewed by the director of community development to ensure that the original schedule of operation and method of regulating remain valid. If not, additional parking spaces shall be provided. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)

3. PD-I:

(a) At least fifteen percent (15%) of the site area designated for PD-I shall be maintained in unobstructed open space. In addition, there shall be a fifty foot (50') wide area of unobstructed open space provided along any boundary of a PD-I which abuts any residential property which is not included within the same general PD plan, or any subsequent amendment thereto.

(b) The maximum height of structures in PD-I areas located within two hundred feet (200') of any residential property boundary shall not exceed thirty feet (30'), except for PD-I areas located adjacent to residential uses which have been approved on the same general PD plan, or any subsequent amendment thereto. (Ord. 3, Series of 1993)

(c) Minimum off street parking and loading shall be provided in conformance with section 10-4-9 of this title.

(d) All land uses must conform with the performance standards set forth in this subsection (D) and sections 10-4-6 and 10-4-7 of this title as applicable to each use approved on a PD-I plan.


(E) Procedure: All requests for approval of any PD zone district shall be subject to the requirements set forth below:

1. Application: All requests for PD zoning shall be submitted and processed pursuant to the procedures established in chapters 1 and 12 of this title. (Revised 6-12-1992)

2. General PD Plan: Applications for approval of development under the city's PD regulations shall include a proposed general PD plan. The proposed general PD plan shall generally meet the requirements specified in the operating standards. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)

3. Additional Material: The following additional material is required to accompany the general PD plan:

(a) The applicant shall submit a statement of the terms and conditions under which the subject property will be developed and maintained subsequent to development. Such statement shall include conditions, performance standards and such other reasonable restrictions as may be necessary to ensure development and maintenance of the subject property in full accordance with the approved general PD plan.

(b) The applicant shall submit a written description of the objectives to be achieved by the particular development concept being proposed. This statement shall include, but is not limited to, the manner in which the proposed development meets or exceeds the intent of the planned development district, the proposed architectural and site design concepts including style; placement of structures to maximize views and take advantage of the site's natural characteristics; building materials (type, textures and colors); specific concepts by which the proposed development will make an orderly transition from existing adjacent development including varied setbacks and facade treatment, additional open space, screening of parking areas and landscaping of all public and private open spaces and recreational facilities. It is the intent of this requirement that the applicant provide a clear, concise statement for the reviewing authorities to better understand the proposed development concept and upon which a decision regarding the proposal may be based.

(c) The applicant shall submit a written statement of the tentative time schedule for phased development. The statement shall include the type of development, density, floor area ratios, etc., for each phase of development, and shall be accompanied by a map generally designating the phases and the sequence of development. (Revised 6-12-1992)

4. Review And Approval Of The General PD Plan:

(a) The procedure for review of a proposed general PD plan shall be as prescribed in chapters 1 and 12 of this title. The planning commission shall base its recommendation and the council shall base its decision on the conformance of the proposed plan with the stated intent of the planned development district as stated in subsections (A) and (B) of this section. The planning commission may recommend approval of the request, recommend approval with conditions reasonably related to meeting the criteria upon which the granting of the application would be based, recommend approval of a higher classification than requested, recommend denial, or table the matter to a date certain, pending the provision of further information, provided the continuance is agreed to by the applicant. All recommendations adopted by the commission shall be by resolution. (Ord. 10, Series of 1993; amd. Ord. 19, Series of 2012; Ord. 15, Series of 2016)

(b) The council may approve the request, approve the request with conditions reasonably related to meeting the criteria upon which the granting of the application would be based, approve a higher classification than requested, deny the request, or table the matter to a date certain, pending provision of further information by the applicant or staff. Council approval of the PD district and/or a general PD plan, approval with conditions, or approval of a higher classification, shall be by adoption of an ordinance. (Ord. 10, Series of 1993)

5. Recording: An approved general PD plan, including all required modifications and all necessary signatures, shall be recorded in the office of the county clerk and recorder pursuant to subsections 10-1-9(E) and (F) of this title prior to filing an application for the review of any final PD plans. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)

6. Final PD Plans: After approval of a general PD plan, a final PD plan must be reviewed for conformance with the general PD plan and council requirements prior to application for any permits required to commence construction, as provided in section 10-7-3 of this title. Final PD plans shall conform to the approved general PD plan and shall contain:

(a) Single-Family Residential: For any portion of a property approved for single-family development on the general PD plan, detailed plan requirements and procedures shall be met by fulfilling the requirements of title 11 of this code.

(b) Multiple-Family, Commercial And/Or Industrial: For any portion of a property approved for development as multiple-family residential, commercial and/or industrial on the general PD plan, detailed plan requirements and procedures shall:

(1) Fulfill the applicable requirements of title 11 of this code; and

(2) Complete the SDP requirements and review procedures set forth in chapter 7 of this title.

(c) Final PD Plans: Final PD plans may be filed for all or part of the area covered by the approved general PD plan and shall be in conformance with the requirements and procedures set forth in this chapter.


(F) Optional Subdivision Procedure: Any applicant may file an application for approval of a preliminary subdivision plat to be reviewed concurrently with an application for approval of a general PD plan submitted under the provisions of subsection (E) of this section. Such preliminary subdivision plat application shall meet all of the requirements of title 11 of this code.


(G) Enforcement Of Approved Plan:

1. An approved general PD plan shall bind the development of the subject property regardless of any change in ownership of that property.

2. Adequate assurance shall be required to ensure that common open space and/or facilities will be provided as shown on the final PD plan. Such assurance may be in the form of a bond, letter of credit or other financial guarantee approved as to form by the city attorney. The financial assurance shall be in the amount of one hundred twenty five percent (125%) of the estimated engineering, materials and construction costs at the projected time of installation. If the required improvements are not complete by the time an occupancy permit is requested, the planning division shall review the amount of the financial assurance covering the incomplete improvements and may require that the amount of the assurance be revised in accordance with the then current estimated costs of engineering, materials and of completing construction prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.

3. If development is proposed to occur in phases, an acceptable form of assurance shall be required for all on site and off site improvements, including utilities, streets, curbs, gutters, sidewalks, public open spaces and common open spaces and facilities. Such improvements will be provided as shown on the final PD plan, which plan shall stipulate that such improvements shall be completed in the same proportion as that particular phase is of the entire development.

4. The requirements of this section for financial assurance are deemed separate and distinct from, and are not met by, the requirements for financial assurance for public improvements contained in the city's subdivision regulations. (Revised 6-12-1992)


(H) Amendment Procedure: The procedure for amending an approved general PD plan or final PD plan shall be the same as prescribed for the original approval, except in the event that a general PD plan is administratively amended. The director of community development may approve administrative amendments for the changes specified below after consulting with affected city staff, provided the applicable conditions of subsection (I) of this section are met. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)

1. Transfer of density as provided in section 10-9-1 of this title;

2. Relocation of access points from the property onto local and collector streets, but not including arterial streets or state highways;

3. Changes in the location and type (ground, monument, wall, etc.) of signage, but not including the total allowable sign area; or

4. Relocation of structures, parking, and open spaces, but not including the maximum or minimum standards for each established by the approved PD plan. (Revised 6-12-1992)


(I) Conditions For Administrative Amendments: After consulting with affected city staff, the director of community development may approve any request for an administrative amendment if the applicable conditions set forth below are met. In those instances where the below conditions are met and the director of community development does not grant an administrative amendment, the applicant may submit the proposed amendment for processing in conformance with the procedures prescribed for original approval. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)

1. There will be no change in permitted uses;

2. There will be no increase in total building coverage;

3. There will be no increase in dwelling unit density or total commercial/industrial gross floor area;

4. There will be no increase in maximum building height;

5. Any projected increases in traffic volume are within the design capacities of the existing or planned internal and adjacent public street system;

6. The existing or planned internal and adjacent public utilities have adequate capacities to serve the proposed amendment;

7. Existing or planned private and/or public open space meets the applicable minimum requirements;

8. Off street parking or loading space meets the applicable minimum requirements;

9. Public street rights of way and/or paving widths are acceptable to the department of public services, Littleton fire department and Littleton police department; and

10. The basic content of the amended general PD plan will remain in conformance with the originally approved PD plan. (Revised 6-12-1992)


(J) Amended Plan: A proposed amended general PD plan shall generally meet the requirements specified in the operating standards.


(K) Recording: An approved general PD plan, including all required modifications and all necessary signatures, shall be recorded in the office of the county clerk and recorder pursuant to subsections 10-1-9(E) and (F) of this title prior to filing an application for the review of any final PD plans. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)

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10-2-24: OS PARK/OPEN SPACE DISTRICT:linklink


(A) Intent: The park/open space (OS) district is hereby created to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for active recreation facilities where appropriate; and to conserve land for passive open space, to preserve environmentally sensitive areas, or to protect other resources. By creating this district, it is the intent of the city council to:

1. Provide a specific definition of the nature and type of uses to be permitted within land areas designated in the future for park and open space purposes; and

2. Assure the citizens that existing park and open space will be preserved.


(B) Land Uses: Land designated OS on the official zoning map shall be restricted to the following uses:

1. Maintained Areas: Arboretums, gardens, lawns (with or without trees), or other frequently maintained areas.

2. Natural Areas: Publicly owned natural areas, as designated by the city manager pursuant to subsection 7-4-3(E) of this code including large tracts of land, or streams, riparian zones, trails, ravines, gulches, canals, irrigation ditches, ponds, drainage ponds, and rights of way for storm drainage facilities.

3. Preserved Lands: Tracts of land, streambeds, lakes, ponds, canals or ditches which are preserved to provide for wildlife habitat, breeding, roosting, cover and migration, and/or to conserve unique species or stands of vegetation.

4. Park Improvements: Park improvements on parcels for which a master plan has been approved by the city council including, but not limited to, the following:

(a) Play fields (lighted or unlighted) for activities including, but not limited to, baseball, softball, football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey or other organized sports;

(b) Individual recreational activities including, but not limited to, walking, hiking, running, bicycling, and skating;

(c) Structural improvements including, but not limited to, recreation centers, swimming pools, courts, playgrounds, picnic shelters (with or without cooking facilities), restrooms, and parking lots;

(d) Specialty and seasonal activities including, but not limited to, skateboard facilities, wildlife observation blinds, canoeing, fishing, and outdoor educational programs;

(e) Residential use limited to occupancy by park management staff and/or security personnel; and (Ord. 8, Series of 2000)

(f) Other uses may be permitted upon a finding by the director of community development that the use is similar in character and impact to those uses specifically permitted within the OS zone district, and which are determined to be consistent with the stated intent of the OS zone district. (Ord. 20, Series of 2012)

5. Beekeeping: Beekeeping in conformance with section 10-4-14 of this title. (Ord. 9, Series of 2009)

6. Conditional Uses: The following may be permitted in the OS zone district as a conditional use provided the use is approved by the planning commission pursuant to chapter 8 of this title:

Childcare facilities.

Facilities for outdoor spectator events.

Restaurants (sit down type only) which attract clientele other than the users of the park and open space facilities located on the same parcel.

Retail and service uses accessory to a use permitted in the OS zone district which are located on the same parcel. Such conditional uses may include, for example, golf or tennis pro shops, sale or rental of other accessories, batting cages, and snack stands. (Ord. 8, Series of 2000; amd. Ord. 9, Series of 2009; Ord. 19, Series of 2012; Ord. 15, Series of 2016)


(C) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: Not applicable.

2. Lot width at front setback: Not applicable.

3. Unobstructed open space: Not applicable.

4. Building setbacks:

(a) Principal structures must be set back from all property lines one foot (1') for each one foot (1') of building height, with a minimum setback of twenty feet (20').

(b) Accessory structures must be set back from all property lines at least the same distance as any principal structure located on the same parcel, with a minimum setback of twenty feet (20') in the absence of a principal structure.


(D) Parking Requirements: Where applicable, twenty (20) parking spaces per general purpose play field, or as set by the approved master plan. (Ord. 8, Series of 2000)

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10-2-25: CEM CEMETERY DISTRICT:linklink

The cemetery district (CEM) is hereby created to promote the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for the interment and handling of human remains.


(A) Land Uses: Cemeteries, mausoleums, chapels or other space for conducting memorial services, sales of headstones or memorials, columbaria.


(B) Accessory Uses: Offices necessary to administrate the land uses, grounds maintenance, or storage of equipment or vaults. Any outdoor storage must be screened from adjacent public rights of way or adjacent residential uses.


(C) Signage: No signs shall be permitted except for cemetery identification signs, directional signs, signs displaying the hours and days of operation, signs displaying rules and regulations, headstones or other memorials.


(D) Minimum Area Requirements: No tract of land, whether a single parcel or group of parcels under common ownership, shall be zoned CEM unless it contains at least twenty (20) acres.


(E) Minimum Lot Requirements:

1. Lot area: Not applicable.

2. Lot width: Not applicable.

3. Unobstructed open space: 50 percent.

4. Building setbacks: 50 feet.

5. Maximum height of structure:

(a) Principal structure: 30 feet.

(b) Accessory structure: 18 feet measured from the average grade to the highest point of the roof. (Ord. 5, Series of 2005)

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