City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
This Zone District is intended to serve the light industrial needs of the community along with certain associated accessory uses.
[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) 
Boat, cabinet or furniture manufacturing.
(b) 
Food processing and packaging, but not to include the slaughtering of animals or the operation of a slaughterhouse.
(c) 
Glass fabrication.
(d) 
Leather fabrication.
(e) 
Machine shop.
(f) 
Metal fabrication.
(g) 
Automotive repair-major.
(h) 
Paper or cardboard fabrication.
(i) 
Plastic fabrication and molding.
(j) 
Textile manufacture and fabrication.
(k) 
Warehousing.
(l) 
Retail and wholesale commercial/industrial sales and rentals, provided that such sales shall be conducted wholly within the principal building.
(m) 
Off-street parking and loading, subject to Chapter 1296.
(n) 
Truck terminals and freight terminals, provided that they are located on a major street and not less than 300 feet distant from a Residential District.
(o) 
Outdoor storage yards accessory to a principal use when located in the rear yard only, at least 300 feet from any Residential or Agricultural Residential District, when located along any exterior lot line or building setback line and when adequately screened.
(p) 
Wireless communication facilities with monopole support structures less than 150 feet in height, subject to Section 1299.20.
(q) 
Life science technology and medical laboratories, including but not limited to biomedical engineering, materials engineering, biotechnology, genomics, proteomics, molecular and chemical ecology.
(r) 
Design and development of computer hardware and software, data communications, information technology, data processing, and other computer-related services.
(s) 
Research, design, engineering, testing, diagnostics and pilot or experimental product development, including but not limited to alternative and renewable energy technologies such as wind, flowing water, solar energy, and biomass.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
Each permitted or special use located in this District shall comply with the following performance standards:
(a) 
Fire and explosion. Subject to Chapter 1265, every use, which may, by reason of flammability or explosive hazard, become dangerous, shall be approved by the Director of Police and Fire Services or his or her designated representative.
(b) 
Radioactivity. Any use of radioactive substances, isotopes or products shall avoid endangering the health, safety or property of others.
(c) 
Smoke or dust. Every use shall prevent smoke or dust from becoming dangerous and from affecting adjoining properties and shall be approved by the Branch County District Health Department.
(d) 
Liquid or solid industrial wastes. Subject to Chapter 1265, every use shall avoid the discharge of industrial wastes of any kind in such manner that they tend to discolor, poison or otherwise pollute water or land beyond the property line of the parcel devoted to such use.
(e) 
Vibration. Every use shall avoid causing vibrations of the land or air to such an extent as to interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of any present or prospective legally conforming use of adjoining or nearby premises.
(f) 
Noise. Every use shall avoid the emission of noise of such pressure, loudness, pitch or frequency of occurrence, or any combination thereof, which would interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of any present or prospective legally conforming use of adjoining or nearby premises.
(g) 
Odor. Every use shall avoid the emission of odorous gases or matter, in such quantities as to be noxious, offensive or injurious, beyond the property line of the parcel devoted to such use, to any present or prospective legally conforming use.
[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) 
Indoor ice-skating rinks, indoor tennis courts and indoor roller skating rinks.
(b) 
Employee credit unions, and offices of a savings and loan or bank.
(c) 
Trade schools and technical training institutions.
(d) 
Kennel, commercial.
(e) 
Unclassified uses referred to this District under the provisions of Section 1299.19.
(f) 
Removal of topsoil, sand, gravel, or other such natural materials, subject to the provisions of Section 1295.05(f).
(g) 
Bowling alleys (including ancillary or accessory uses such as restaurants, taverns, game rooms and related office activities enclosed within the same facility as the primary use).
(h) 
Offices of public and private employment agencies.
(i) 
Commercial fueling operations.
(j) 
Offices of executive, administrative or professional activities as regulated by Chapter 1284 (OS Office Service District) of this Zoning Code.
(k) 
Adult and child group day-care centers.
(l) 
Funeral home or mortuaries.
(m) 
Churches, synagogues and other religious assembly structures.
(n) 
Fraternal lodges or similar civic or social clubs.
(o) 
Wireless communication facilities with monopole support structures greater than 150 feet in height, subject to Section 1299.20.
(p) 
Convalescent care facilities.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following height and area regulations shall apply:
(a) 
Height. No building shall exceed a maximum of 45 feet in height, except as otherwise provided by this Zoning Code.
(b) 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard of not less than 50 feet.
(c) 
Side yard. There shall be a minimum side yard of 30 feet on each side of the building, provided that if the lot has an average width of less than 200 feet, the side yard shall not be less than 15% of such average width, except that in no case shall any side yard adjacent to a Residential District be less than 50 feet.
(d) 
Rear yard. There shall be a minimum rear yard of at least 25 feet, provided that where a rear alley or railroad right-of-way abuts the rear of the property, such space may be counted as a part of the required rear yard.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
See Section 1299.21 for regulations applicable to Ingress and Egress for the D-1 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.