County of York, VA
 
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The industrial districts established by this ordinance are designed to provide opportunities for a variety of industrial uses that will serve to expand employment opportunities and contribute positively to County resources. The districts are designed to provide for an orderly classification of various types of industrial establishments based on operational characteristics, space needs, transportation needs, compatibility with the natural and built environment, and similar factors.
[Ord. No. 05-13(R), 5-17-2005]
(a) 
Statement of intent. The IL district is intended to provide opportunities for a wide variety of light manufacturing, fabricating, assembling, processing, wholesale distributing, and warehousing uses in areas designated for limited industrial development by the comprehensive plan. In order to preserve land for these industrial activities, to reduce extraneous traffic, and to avoid future conflicts between industry and other uses, permitted commercial activities are limited primarily to business and industrial parks and to those activities which will be useful to employees in the district and compatible with and complementary to the permitted types of industrial activities.
(b) 
Dimensional standards. Each lot created or used shall be subject to the following dimensional standards:
IL-Limited Industrial District
Use Classification
Minimum Lot Requirements(1)
Minimum Yard Requirements
Maximum Building Height
Area
Width
Front
Side
Rear
All Permitted & Special Uses
20,000 square feet
100 feet
45 feet
10 feet
10 feet
60 feet
(1)
These minimum lot requirements apply where both public water and public sewer are available. For lots not served by public water and public sewer, refer to § 24.1-204.
Minimum district size: none
NOTE:
Performance standards and special use permit requirements or conditions may increase yard and lot requirements. See Article IV.
(c) 
Special requirements.
(1) 
Outdoor storage of goods or materials shall:
a. 
Not be permitted in any front yard area;
b. 
Not encroach upon any required landscaping;
c. 
Not encroach upon any required parking or loading space;
d. 
Be screened from public rights-of-way or adjoining properties which are not zoned or used for industrial purposes.
(2) 
Outdoor display of merchandise shall be permitted in any yard area provided that such display:
a. 
Shall not encroach upon any required perimeter infiltration yards adjoining a lot line;
b. 
Shall not encroach upon any required parking or loading space;
c. 
When located in any front yard, shall be limited to that merchandise which is in working order and ready for sale; and
d. 
Shall not cause injury or harm or reduce the viability of any required landscaping.
(3) 
Other provisions of this ordinance notwithstanding, the use of trailers, as defined in § 24.1-104, for outdoor storage purposes in conjunction with a principal permitted use shall be permitted provided that such use shall be clearly accessory and incidental to the principal use of the property and that such trailer or cargo unit shall not be visible from any adjacent right-of-way and shall be screened from view from adjacent properties by fencing and/or landscaping.
(a) 
Statement of intent. The IG district is intended to provide opportunities for a wide variety of industrial activities whose operations and characteristics may necessarily involve levels of odor, noise, vibration, traffic and other conditions having the potential to adversely impact surrounding land uses. In order to preserve land for these industrial activities, to reduce extraneous traffic, and to avoid future conflicts between industry and other permitted uses, commercial activities are limited primarily to business and industrial parks and to those uses which are compatible with and complementary to the permitted types of industrial activities.
(b) 
Dimensional standards. Each lot created or used shall be subject to the following dimensional standards:
IG-General Industrial District
Use Classification
Minimum Lot Requirements(1)
Minimum Yard Requirements
Maximum Building Height
Area
Width
Front
Side
Rear
All Permitted & Special Uses
30,000 square feet
2,800m(2)
125 feet
37.5m
50 feet
15m
15 feet
4.5m
15 feet
4.5m
75 feet
22.5m
(1)
These minimum lot requirements apply where both public water and public sewer are available. For lots not served by public water and public sewer, refer to § 24.1-204.
Minimum district size: none
NOTE:
Performance standards and special use permit requirements or conditions may increase yard and lot requirements. See Article IV.
(c) 
Special requirements.
(1) 
Outdoor storage of goods or materials shall not:
a. 
Encroach upon any required landscaping;
b. 
Encroach upon any required parking or loading spaces.
(2) 
Outdoor display of merchandise shall be permitted in any yard area provided that such display:
a. 
Shall not encroach upon any required perimeter infiltration yards adjoining a lot line;
b. 
Shall not encroach upon any required parking or loading space;
c. 
When located in any front yard, shall be limited to that merchandise which is in working order and ready for sale;
d. 
Shall not cause injury or harm or reduce viability of any required landscaping.
(3) 
All uses shall be conducted so as not to produce hazardous, objectionable or offensive conditions at or beyond property line boundaries by reason of odor, dust, lint, smoke, cinders, fumes, or noise, vibration, heat, glare, solid or liquid wastes, fire or explosion.
(4) 
Service drives or other areas shall be provided for off-street loading in such a way that, in the process of loading or unloading, no truck will block the passage of other vehicles on the service drive or extend into any fire lane or other public or private drive or street used for circulation.
(5) 
Other provisions of this ordinance notwithstanding, the use of trailers, as defined in § 24.1-104, for storage purposes in conjunction with a principal permitted use shall be permitted provided that such use shall be clearly accessory and incidental to the principal use of the property and that such trailer shall not be visible from any adjacent right-of-way.