City of Coldwater, MI
Branch County
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[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
This zone district is intended to satisfy the land needs for heavy industrial uses, along with the light industrial uses allowed in the D-1 Light Industrial District.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010; Ord. No. 752, passed 3-28-2011]
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 use permitted by right in the D-1 District, subject to the required conditions and performance standards contained in Section 1292.03.
(b) 
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.
(c) 
Assembly, heavy.
(d) 
Wireless communication facilities with monopole support structures less than 150 feet in height, subject to Section 1299.20.
(e) 
Greenhouses, industrial.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
Each special use located in this district shall comply with the performance standards described in Section 1292.03. The following uses may be permitted, but are subject to the provisions and conditions outlined in Chapter 1295:
(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) 
Unclassified uses referred to this district under the provisions of Section 1299.19.
(e) 
The following production or manufacturing uses (not including the storage of finished products), provided they are located not less than 500 feet from any Residential District and not less than 300 feet from any other district:
(1) 
Processing of solid waste when conducted within an approved and enclosed plant, including recycling centers.
(2) 
Blast furnace, steel furnace, blooming or rolling mill.
(3) 
Manufacture of corrosive acid or alkali, cement, lime, gypsum or plaster of Paris.
(4) 
Petroleum or other inflammable liquids, production, refining or storage.
(5) 
Smelting of copper, iron or zinc ore.
(6) 
Biological, chemical, electronic or pharmaceutical manufacturing.
(7) 
Electroplating or enameling.
(f) 
Removal of topsoil, sand, gravel, or other such 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) 
Crematoriums.
(j) 
Churches, synagogues and other religious assembly structures.
(k) 
Fraternal lodges or similar civic or social clubs.
(l) 
Outdoor storage yards for pallet operations when located in the front or side yard, subject to the following provisions:
(1) 
Outdoor storage must be accessory to the principal use.
(2) 
Must be located 300 feet from any Residential or Agricultural Residential District.
(3) 
Outdoor storage must be adequately screened by an approved wall, fence, and/or landscaping. Chain-link fencing with plastic or metal inserts shall be permitted.
(m) 
Outdoor storage yards accessory to a principal use when located in the side yard when site conditions, including existing building location and topography, do not allow for sufficient rear yard storage, subject to the following provisions:
(1) 
The materials stored outdoors shall be intended for and consistent with the manufacturing and operations occurring only within an enclosed building located on the property which the storage is located. Utilization of the outdoor storage area for manufacturing and operations is not permitted.
(2) 
Outdoor storage areas shall be located at least 300 feet from any Residential or Agricultural Residential District.
(3) 
The outdoor area devoted to storage cannot exceed 25% of the total lot area. The location and use of outdoor storage shall be limited to the designated areas on the approved site plan.
(4) 
The outdoor storage material must be stored in an orderly manner such that all building, fire, and other applicable codes are met (including, but not limited to, access lanes) and access to all areas of the yard is possible.
(5) 
All areas of outdoor storage of junk shall be effectively screened from public view. No outdoor storage shall be permitted until the approved screening is installed. Stored materials may not be stacked or otherwise arranged above the height of the approved screening. If a vehicle, piece of equipment, or other individual stored item exceeds the height of the fence, it shall be stored not less than 15 feet from any residential property. Effective screening shall include either a fence or vegetation, or a combination thereof, in accordance with one of the following provisions:
A. 
The area to be used for outdoor storage may be screened by a solid (opaque) wooden fence or masonry wall, chain-link with privacy slats and/or screening, or other screening material acceptable to the Planning Commission. The fence or wall shall be a minimum of six feet in height. All fencing shall be of sound construction and shall be maintained neatly and in good repair. Such fence shall not be used for advertising signs or other displays.
B. 
A combination of shrubs, hedges (minimum five gallon), and large trees (minimum 15 gallon) with thick, broad canopies may be installed around all areas to be used for outdoor storage. Any vegetation used for screening shall be of sufficient density so that it effectively screens the area from view. The allowable amount and height of items being stored will be determined based upon the current height and density of vegetation at a given time. All landscape materials required by this section shall be installed in accordance with standard practices of horticultural professionals. The vegetation shall be maintained in a strong and healthy condition, free from refuse, debris, weeds, and insects and shall be maintained by the property owner in good condition. Any damaged or dead vegetation shall be replaced promptly.
(6) 
The surface of the area to be used for outdoor storage shall be paved with a non-permeable material such as asphalt or concrete or covered with a material acceptable to the administrator which will control fugitive dust. Driving aisles and aprons shall be paved with asphalt or concrete and must be provided where there is vehicle movement. All areas shall be graded and drained so as to dispose of all surface water consistent with applicable ordinances.
(n) 
Wireless communication facilities with monopole support structures greater than 150 feet in height, subject to Section 1299.20.
(o) 
Adult use marihuana establishments as otherwise permitted in Chapter 880 of this Code, including only.
[Added 6-22-2020 by Ord. No. 832]
(1) 
Marihuana grower.
(2) 
Marihuana processor.
(3) 
Marihuana secure transporter.
(4) 
Marihuana safety compliance establishment.
(5) 
Excess marihuana grower.
(p) 
Marihuana retailer as otherwise permitted in Chapter 880 of this Code, only where proposed as an accessory use to a marihuana grower, including an excess marihuana grower, or to a marihuana processor, permitted by marihuana establishment special land use approval. However, no marihuana microbusiness shall be permitted.
[Added 6-22-2020 by Ord. No. 832]
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
The following height and area regulations shall apply:
(a) 
Height. No building shall exceed a maximum of 60 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, provided that where 40% of the frontage of the same block has been developed with existing buildings with setbacks of less than 50 feet, the established setback shall apply.
(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 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 rear yard.
[Ord. No. 738, passed 2-22-2010]
See Section 1299.21 for regulation applicable to Ingress and Egress for the D-2 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.