City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
This Zone District is designed for large lot residential and agricultural use.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010; Ord. No. 752, passed 3-28-2011]
Within this district no land, building or structure shall be erected, altered or used unless for one or more of the following specified uses or as otherwise provided in this Zoning Code:
(a) 
Single-family homes, subject to Section 1299.13.
(b) 
Generalized farming, agricultural greenhouses, nurseries and orchards, including the buildings and other installations necessary to such farms, provided that the parking or storage of trucks and farm machinery shall be kept at least 100 feet from the front lot line. Due to the conflicting nature of such activities within the incorporated limits of the City, fur farms, poultry farms or any activity entailing the confined feeding and/or production of livestock or the pasturing of livestock at densities that exceed four animals per net acre, is prohibited.
(c) 
Sale of farm produce raised primarily on the premises, provided that not more than one person not a resident of the principal dwelling or premises is employed in such sales.
(d) 
Accessory buildings and structures as regulated in Section 1299.14.
(e) 
Existing railroad rights-of-way, excluding switching, storage and freight yards and sidings.
(f) 
Essential services, subject to the provisions of Section 1299.08.
(g) 
Adult foster care family home, six or fewer adults and family child care home, six or fewer children.
(h) 
Wireless communication facilities with monopole support structures less than 150 feet in height, subject to Section 1299.20.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following uses may be permitted, but are subject to the provisions of this section and the provisions of Chapter 1295 (Special Land Uses):
(a) 
Public, parochial and private schools, where located at least 50 feet from any other lot or property line.
(b) 
Public libraries, public museums, public art galleries, Municipal, County, State or Federal administrative buildings, public parks, public playgrounds, community centers and fairgrounds operated by public agencies, provided that all buildings shall be located at least 20 feet from from any other lot or property line.
(c) 
Manufactured (mobile) home parks, subject to conformance with all applicable regulations governing such uses.
(d) 
Home occupations, subject to the provisions of Section 1299.15.
(e) 
One-family cluster developments, subject to the provisions of Section 1295.05(c).
(f) 
Kennel, commercial.
(g) 
Removal of natural resources, subject to the provisions of Section 1295.05(f).
(h) 
Churches, synagogues and other religious assembly structures.
(i) 
Campgrounds, subject to conformance with all applicable local and State regulations governing such uses, Subject to Section 1295.05(e).
(j) 
Wireless communication facilities with monopole support structures more than 150 feet in height, subject to Section 1299.20.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following height and area regulations shall apply:
(a) 
Height. No building shall exceed a maximum of 2 1/2 stories, or 35 feet in height, whichever is the lesser.
(b) 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 50 feet. On a corner lot or double frontage lot, the secondary front yard shall have a setback of no less than 35 feet.
(c) 
Side yards. There shall be two side yards totaling at least 50 feet, and no side yard shall be less than 20 feet.
(d) 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard of at least 25 feet, except that when a principal structure exceeds 25 feet in height, it shall set back a distance equal to the overall height of the building.
(e) 
Lot area. There shall be a lot area of at least 35,000 square feet and a minimum width at the front yard setback line of 165 feet.
For an overview of all districts and their regulations see the Schedule of Regulations in Appendix A.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to Chapter 1266, Districts Generally and Zoning Map.