City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
This Zone District is intended to meet the needs of highway-oriented business requiring high visibility and relatively large land area.
[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 otherwise provided in this Zoning Code:
(a) 
Any business permitted by right in the OS, C-1 or C-2 District.
(b) 
Motels.
(c) 
Trailer sales.
(d) 
Boat sales.
(e) 
Farm and construction equipment sales.
(f) 
Motor vehicle sales.
(g) 
Outdoor sales, storage and displays, when associated with and operated by the principal permitted use of the property on which it is located, and consisting of less than 10% of usable floor area, excepting those outdoor sales listed in 1290.02 above.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following uses may be permitted, but are subject to the provisions and conditions outlined in Chapter 1295 (Special Land Uses):
(a) 
Any use that may be allowed as a special use in the C-1 and C-2 Districts.
(b) 
Unclassified uses referred to this District under the provisions of Section 1299.19.
(c) 
Animal care services, including grooming, treatment, and commercial kennels.
(d) 
Outdoor sales, storage and displays, when associated with and operated by the principal permitted use of the property on which it's located, and consisting of more than 10% of usable floor area, excepting those outdoor sales listed in 1290.02 above.
(e) 
Commercial mini-storage facilities.
[Added 7-31-2015 by Ord. No. 786]
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following height and area regulations shall apply, except as provided in Section 1290.03(a).
(a) 
Height. No building shall exceed four stories or 45 feet in height, whichever is less.
(b) 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 25 feet from the street, provided that where an existing setback line has been established by existing commercial buildings occupying 40% or more of the frontage within the same block, such established setback shall apply.
(c) 
Side yards. No side yards are required along the interior side lot lines of the District, except as otherwise specified in the Building Code, provided that if walls of structures facing such interior side lot lines contain openings, side yards of not less than 10 feet shall be provided. Where a side yard adjoins a Residential District or side street, a twenty-foot yard is required, unless an existing setback line of less than this required distance has been established by existing commercial buildings occupying 40% or more of the frontage on the same side of the street in the same block, in which case the established setback shall apply.
(d) 
Rear yard. There will be provided a rear yard of not less than 15 feet, except that in those instances where a proposed building is located on land adjacent to a Residential District and the building would exceed 25 feet in height, the setback shall be at least equal to the height of the building. Where an alley exists or is provided at the rear of the building, the full width of the alley may be counted as part of the required rear yard setback.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
For regulations applicable to ingress and egress for the C-3 District, see Section 1299.21.
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.