City of Lexington, VA
 
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Lexington 12-16-1976 (Ch. 28 of the 1970 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Planning Commission — See Ch. 10, Art. I.
Building construction and maintenance — See Ch. 134.
Subdivision of land — See Ch. 360.
Article I In General

§ 420-1 Short title.

§ 420-2 Intent; conflicts with other provisions.

§ 420-3 Word usage and definitions.

§ 420-4 Districts established and designated.

§ 420-5 Zoning Map.

§ 420-6 Determination of uncertain boundaries.

§ 420-7 Annexations.

§ 420-8 Enforcement.

§ 420-9 Zoning permits.

§ 420-10 Certificates of occupancy.

§ 420-11 Conditional use permits.

§ 420-12 General procedure for proposed variances.

§ 420-13 Amendments.

§ 420-14 Compliance required.

§ 420-15 Violations and penalties.

Article II Regulations of General Applicability

§ 420-16 Uses generally.

§ 420-17 Care homes.

§ 420-18 Bed-and-breakfast establishments.

§ 420-19 Home occupations.

§ 420-20 Major recreational equipment on residential lots.

§ 420-21 Building height.

§ 420-22 Areas and yards.

§ 420-23 Fences, walls and hedges.

§ 420-24 Street frontage.

§ 420-25 Widening of streets and highways.

§ 420-26 Visibility at intersections in residential districts.

§ 420-27 Dish antennas.

§ 420-28 Telecommunication towers.

§ 420-28.1 Portable buildings.

Article III General Residential District R-1

§ 420-29 Intent.

§ 420-30 Permitted uses.

§ 420-31 Conditional uses.

§ 420-32 Lot area.

§ 420-33 Lot width; street frontage.

§ 420-34 Building setback

§ 420-35 Building height.

§ 420-36 Yards.

§ 420-37 Corner lots.

Article IV Suburban Residential District R-1A

§ 420-38 Intent.

§ 420-39 Permitted uses.

§ 420-40 Conditional uses.

§ 420-41 Lot area.

§ 420-42 Lot width; street frontage.

§ 420-43 Building setback.

§ 420-44 Building height.

§ 420-45 Yards.

§ 420-46 Corner lots.

Article V Multifamily Residential District R-M

§ 420-47 Intent.

§ 420-48 Permitted uses.

§ 420-49 Conditional uses.

§ 420-50 Lot area.

§ 420-51 Lot width; street frontage.

§ 420-52 Building setback.

§ 420-53 Building height.

§ 420-54 Yards.

§ 420-55 Corner lots.

§ 420-56 Provisions for townhouses.

Article VI Multifamily High-Rise District R-H

§ 420-57 Intent.

§ 420-58 Permitted uses.

§ 420-59 Conditional uses.

§ 420-60 Lot area.

§ 420-61 Lot width.

§ 420-62 Building setback.

§ 420-63 Building height.

§ 420-64 Yards.

Article VII Multifamily Mobile Home District R-MH

§ 420-65 Intent.

§ 420-66 Permitted uses.

§ 420-67 Conditional uses.

§ 420-68 Lot area.

§ 420-69 Lot width.

§ 420-70 Building setback.

§ 420-71 Building height.

§ 420-72 Yards.

§ 420-73 Mobile home parks and subdivisions.

Article VIII Professional Services - Residential Zone PSR

§ 420-74 Intent.

§ 420-75 Permitted uses.

§ 420-76 Conditional uses.

§ 420-77 Single-family and multiple-family dwellings and multiple-family high-rise residential units.

§ 420-78 Professional zones.

Article IX Commercial District (Central Business) C-1

§ 420-79 Intent.

§ 420-80 Permitted uses.

§ 420-81 Conditional uses.

§ 420-82 Building setback.

§ 420-83 Building height.

§ 420-84 Yards.

Article X Commercial District (Central Business) C-1A

§ 420-85 Intent.

§ 420-86 Permitted uses.

§ 420-87 Conditional uses.

§ 420-88 Building setback.

§ 420-89 Building height.

§ 420-90 Yards.

§ 420-91 Screening.

Article XI Commercial District (Shopping Centers) C-2

§ 420-92 Intent.

§ 420-93 Permitted uses.

§ 420-94 Conditional uses.

§ 420-95 Building setback.

§ 420-96 Building height.

§ 420-97 Yards.

§ 420-98 Screening.

§ 420-99 Shopping centers.

Article XII Commercial District (General Commerce) C-3

§ 420-100 Intent.

§ 420-101 Permitted uses.

§ 420-102 Conditional uses.

§ 420-103 Building setback.

§ 420-104 Building height.

§ 420-105 Yards.

§ 420-106 Screening.

§ 420-107 Performance standards.

Article XIII Residential - Light Commercial District R-LC

§ 420-108 Intent.

§ 420-109 Permitted uses.

§ 420-110 Conditional uses.

§ 420-111 Lot area.

§ 420-112 Lot width; street frontage.

§ 420-113 Building setback.

§ 420-114 Building height.

§ 420-115 Yards.

§ 420-116 Corner lots.

§ 420-117 Townhouses.

§ 420-118 Screening.

Article XIIIA Parks, Cemeteries, and Open Space District (P-OS)

§ 420-118.1 Intent.

§ 420-118.2 Permitted uses.

§ 420-118.3 Conditional uses.

§ 420-118.4 Site plan review required.

§ 420-118.5 Building height.

§ 420-118.6 Yards.

Article XIV General Floodplain District FP

§ 420-119 Intent.

§ 420-120 Applicability.

§ 420-121 Compliance and liability.

§ 420-122 Abrogation and greater restrictions.

§ 420-123 Description of districts.

§ 420-124 District boundaries.

§ 420-125 District boundary changes.

§ 420-126 Interpretation of district boundaries.

§ 420-127 General provisions.

§ 420-128 Floodway district.

§ 420-129 Permitted uses in the floodway district.

§ 420-130 Flood-fringe and approximated floodplain districts.

§ 420-131 Design criteria for utilities and facilities.

§ 420-132 Variances.

§ 420-133 Existing structures in floodplain districts.

Article XV Entrance Corridor Overlay District EC

§ 420-134 Intent.

§ 420-135 Area created; boundaries.

§ 420-136 Permitted uses.

§ 420-137 Conditional uses.

§ 420-138 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 420-139 Certificate of appropriateness required.

§ 420-140 Administration.

§ 420-141 Design standards.

§ 420-142 Appeals.

Article XVI Institutional District I-1

§ 420-143 Intent.

§ 420-144 Overlay concept.

§ 420-145 Permitted uses.

§ 420-145.1 Conditional uses.

§ 420-146 Area and bulk regulations.

§ 420-147 Master plan.

§ 420-148 Approval of zoning permits; notification of violation.

§ 420-149 Site plan required.

§ 420-150 Design review required.

Article XVII Historic Downtown Preservation District

§ 420-151 Intent.

§ 420-152 Scope.

§ 420-153 Definitions.

§ 420-154 Area created; boundaries.

§ 420-155 Investigation of prospective areas.

§ 420-156 Permit.

§ 420-157 Certificate of appropriateness.

§ 420-158 Maintenance and repair.

§ 420-159 Inventory of buildings.

§ 420-160 Building markers.

§ 420-161 Signs.

§ 420-162 Appeals.

Article XVIII Residential Historic Neighborhood Conservation District

§ 420-163 Intent.

§ 420-164 Scope.

§ 420-165 Definitions.

§ 420-166 Areas created; boundaries.

§ 420-167 Approval of major actions by Architectural Board.

§ 420-168 Certificate of appropriateness required.

§ 420-169 Application for certificate of appropriateness.

§ 420-170 Action by Architectural Board.

§ 420-171 Considerational factors.

§ 420-172 Factors not to be considered.

§ 420-173 Considerational factors for demolition, moving or razing.

§ 420-174 Appeals.

§ 420-175 Investigation of prospective areas.

§ 420-176 Maintenance and repair.

Article XIX Planned Unit Development

§ 420-177 Intent and purpose.

§ 420-178 Applicable districts.

§ 420-179 Permitted uses.

§ 420-180 Development standards.

§ 420-181 Open space.

§ 420-182 Utilities, services and easements.

§ 420-183 Access and circulation.

§ 420-184 Management.

§ 420-185 Administration.

§ 420-186 through § 420-187. (Reserved)

Article XX Off-Street Parking

§ 420-188 Intent.

§ 420-189 Location generally.

§ 420-190 Location in relation to use.

§ 420-191 Reduction.

§ 420-192 Joint use of spaces.

§ 420-193 Design standards.

§ 420-194 Obligations of owner.

§ 420-195 Schedule of required spaces.

§ 420-196 Off-street loading.

Article XXI Signs

§ 420-197 Purpose and findings.

§ 420-198 District standards established; new or omitted districts.

§ 420-199 Residential districts.

§ 420-200 Professional Services - Residential District.

§ 420-201 Commercial C-1 and C-1A Districts.

§ 420-202 Residential - Light Commercial R-LC and Commercial C-2 and C-3 Districts.

§ 420-203 Nonconforming uses.

§ 420-204 Nonconforming signs.

§ 420-205 Temporary signs.

§ 420-206 Illuminated signs.

§ 420-207 Prohibited signs.

§ 420-207.1 Portable signs.

§ 420-208 Permits.

§ 420-209 Compliance with Building Code.

§ 420-210 Inspections.

§ 420-211 Tags.

§ 420-212 Maintenance.

§ 420-213 Removal of signs in violation.

§ 420-214 Removal of abandoned signs.

§ 420-215 Exemptions.

§ 420-216 Enforcement.

§ 420-217 Violations and penalties.

§ 420-218 Appeals.

Article XXII Site Plans

§ 420-219 Required; exceptions.

§ 420-220 Contents.

§ 420-221 Preparation and submission.

§ 420-222 Public notice; approval; issuance of permit.

§ 420-223 Required improvements.

§ 420-224 Revisions and waivers.

§ 420-225 Violations and penalties.

§ 420-226 Appeals.

Article XXIII Nonconforming Uses

§ 420-227 Continuation.

§ 420-228 Prior building permits.

§ 420-229 Certificate of occupancy required to exceed restrictions on number of individuals constituting a household unit.

§ 420-230 Changes in district boundaries.

§ 420-231 Repairs and maintenance.

§ 420-232 Extensions or enlargements.

§ 420-233 Major restoration.

§ 420-234 Nonconforming lots.

Article XXIV Board of Zoning Appeals

§ 420-235 Membership.

§ 420-236 Powers and duties.

§ 420-237 Organizational rules and procedures.

§ 420-238 Appeals and variances.

§ 420-239 Appeal from Board decision.