City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
This OS Office Service District is designed and intended to accommodate limited office use of the personal, administrative or professional type of services. These uses are further intended typically to be small office buildings serving as transitional uses between more intensive land uses and/or nonresidential zoning districts and the less intense, more restrictive Residential Districts.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
Within this District no building, structure or premises shall be erected, altered or used except for one or more of the following specified uses or unless as otherwise provided in this Zoning Code, provided that no use shall involve the outdoor storage or display of goods or materials or the conspicuous display of goods or materials indoors, such that the display can be viewed from the exterior of the building:
(a) 
Offices of executive, administrative, professional, accounting, clerical, stenographic, writing or drafting use.
(b) 
Medical offices, including medical clinics.
(c) 
Banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations, and related ancillary drive-in facilities, subject to the provisions of 1296.06, Off-Street Stacking Space for Drive-Through Facilities.
(d) 
Health institutes and physical development facilities.
(e) 
Accessory structures customarily incidental to the above permitted uses, subject to Section 1299.14.
(f) 
Residential units that comply with the requirements of the A-3 Multi-Family District, and accessory uses customarily related to a principal permitted use authorized in this District, such as, but not limited to, a pharmacy or apothecary shop, stores limited to corrective garments or bandages, and optical services. All such uses shall be contained on the premises with the principal use or shall be located within the building containing the principal use itself.
(g) 
Off-street parking incidental to the use permitted in the district and subject to Chapter 1296.
[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) 
Hospitals and sanitariums, provided that the buildings shall not cover more than 30% of the lot area or be closer than 50 feet to a street and/or lot line.
(b) 
Funeral home or mortuary, when an adequate off-street assembly area is provided for vehicles participating in funeral processions, which assembly area is provided in addition to other required off-street parking area. A caretaker's residence may be included within the main building of mortuary establishments.
(c) 
Publicly-owned buildings, telephone exchange buildings and public utility offices, excluding storage yards, transformer stations or gas regulator stations.
(d) 
Multiple dwelling units and conversions of existing residential structures in association with a principal office use within a structure, provided that the following conditions are met:
(1) 
Dwelling units shall not be located below the second floor, except that in the case of a one-story structure, one dwelling unit may be permitted on the first floor if occupied by the owner of the premises or by the proprietor or the manager of the office use established in the building.
(2) 
Off-street parking shall be provided as set forth and regulated in Section 1296.01.
(e) 
Unclassified uses referred to this District under the provisions of Section 1299.19.
(f) 
Senior housing. Independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, dementia units, and skilled nursing facilities, meeting the additional standards contained in Section 1280.03(j).
(g) 
Ambulance service.
(h) 
Adult and Child Day Care Centers.
(i) 
Public, private and parochial schools, where located at least 50 feet from any other lot or property line.
(j) 
Youth activity and recreational centers.
(k) 
Churches, synagogues and other religious assembly structures.
(l) 
Cafes and restaurants when constructed as part of a permitted, multiple-unit, attached, office complex, provided that the following conditions are met:
(1) 
The gross area of building space devoted to permitted offices shall be not less than 5,000 square feet in order for a cafe or restaurant to be established within the office complex.
(2) 
The gross floor area of the cafe or restaurant shall not exceed 20% of the gross floor area of the overall office complex or a gross floor area of 2,000 square feet maximum.
(3) 
Drive-through and walk-up (window) facilities and services shall not be provided.
(4) 
Only one cafe or one restaurant shall be constructed per office complex.
(5) 
The cafe or restaurant shall be designed and constructed as an integral part of the office complex. The cafe or restaurant must be located within, or physically attached to, the office complex.
(6) 
Direct entry to the cafe or restaurant from the outside, if provided, shall not face a Residential District.
(7) 
Parking for the cafe or restaurant shall be based on the parking standards of Section 1296.02, as delineated for establishments for the sale and consumption, on the premises, of food or refreshments.
(8) 
Signs for the cafe or restaurant shall be based on the sign standards of Section 1294.03.
(9) 
The cafe or restaurant shall not sell alcoholic beverages.
(10) 
The cafe or restaurant shall not provide live entertainment.
(11) 
The cafe or restaurant may provide recorded music, provided that said music is not audible beyond the walls of the cafe or restaurant.
(12) 
The cafe or restaurant shall be subject to a fire safety and building code inspection conducted by the City's Neighborhood Services Department prior to occupancy and opening.
Pursuant to the above, cafeterias and related ancillary dining facilities associated with hospitals and sanitariums, schools, adult and child care facilities, and vending facilities within professional offices (for the exclusive use of the tenants of said professional offices) are excluded from the provisions of this division. Such uses shall be considered ancillary to the primary use to which they are associated and shall be subject to review and approval accordingly.
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(a) 
Building height. No building shall exceed an overall height of two stories or 25 feet, except residential units, which shall comply with the requirements of the A-3 Multi-Family District.
(b) 
Yards.
(1) 
Front. A front yard of 25 feet shall be provided. On a corner lot or double frontage lot, the secondary front yard shall have a setback of no less than 25 feet.
(2) 
Side. A side yard of 15 feet shall be provided on each side.
(3) 
Rear. A rear yard of 20 feet shall be provided.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
See Section 1299.21 for regulations applicable to Ingress and Egress for the OS District.
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.