The General Business Districts B are established to provide districts to accommodate general retail, service, finance, insurance and real estate and related structures and uses. It is contemplated that under usual circumstances these districts will be established only in areas served by public water supply and public sewage disposal facilities.
[Amended 8-16-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004]
In General Business Districts B, permitted uses, buildings and other structures are as follows:
All those permitted in the Residence Districts R-3.
Professional offices, barbershops, beauty parlors, drive-in banks and drive-in building and loan associations, automatic coin laundry or dry-cleaning establishments where not more than five persons are employed and where no flammable cleaning fluids are used, drugstores, fruit markets, grocery stores, hardware stores, meat markets, self-service laundries, shoe repair shops and any accessory use or building customarily incidental to the above permitted uses.
Places of amusement or assembly, theaters other than drive in, offices, restaurants, hotels, or motels subject to the provisions of § 300-42, any retail business or retail service, including the making of articles to be sold at retail on the premises, provided that any such manufacturing or processing shall be incidental to a retail business or service and not more than five persons shall be employed in such manufacturing or processing, and any accessory use or building customarily incidental to the above permitted uses.
Public garages, motor vehicle sales, new and used, and motor vehicle service stations, provided that the following special requirements are complied with:
No major repair work is performed out-of-doors.
Pumps or lubricating or other devices are located at least 20 feet from any street line or highway right-of-way.
All fuel, oil or similar substances are stored a distance of at least 35 feet from any street or lot line.
All vehicle parts, dismantled vehicles and similar articles are stored within a building.
Lot area shall not be less than 1/4 acre, and lot width not less than 100 feet.
All buildings, including accessory buildings, shall not cover more than 35% of the area of the lot.
[Amended 5-15-1978 by L.L. No. 3-1978; 8-16-2004 by L.L. No. 3-2004]
The following uses are prohibited in the General Business Districts B:
Residential buildings. All buildings intended for residential use, in whole or in part, shall comply with the area and yard requirements of the Residence Districts R-3, except those buildings lying between Kingston and Bridge Streets, on both sides of Main Street, now existing, and those buildings lying between Kingston Street and a point 375 feet south of Kingston Street, on the east side of Main Street, now existing, and between Kingston Street and Franklin Street in the west side of Main Street, now existing.
[Amended 5-15-1978 by L.L. No. 3-1978; 1-6-1997 by L.L. No. 1-1997]
Lots abutting residential districts. All buildings constructed on lots which abut residential districts, either at the side or rear, shall be so located as to conform in respect to the abutting yard with the side or rear requirements, as the case may be, for the residential district against which the lot abuts.
Corner lots. All nonresidential buildings and other structures built on corner lots shall conform to the requirements of § 300-54.
Height. No building or structure shall exceed 60 feet in height. No building or structure shall be less than the average height of the buildings within 100 feet fronting the same side of the street.
[Amended 5-15-1978 by L.L. No. 3-1978]
Editor's Note: Former § 50-33, Fire-resistant construction, was repealed 4-21-1997 by L.L. No. 4-1997.