City of Taneytown, MD
Carroll County
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[Amended 4-11-1988 by Ord. No. 1-88]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide for a downtown residential area adjacent to the Central Business District of the City.
B. 
Permitted uses:
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
(1) 
Single-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Semidetached dwellings.
(3) 
Attached dwellings.
(4) 
Apartment dwellings.
(5) 
Churches, schools and colleges.
(6) 
Buildings and properties of a cultural, civic, educational, social or community-service type, such as libraries, playgrounds or community centers.
(7) 
Cemeteries, hospitals, clinics and convalescent homes.
(8) 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to any of the above permitted uses, including home occupations, customary and incidental.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as special exceptions upon approval by the Board of Appeals as outlined in Article XI of this chapter:
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
(1) 
Private clubs of a nonprofit nature and similar recreational uses privately owned and/or operated.
(2) 
Conversion of a single-family detached dwelling.
D. 
Lot and yard requirements. The following dimensions shall be provided for every dwelling unit and principal nonresidential building hereafter erected or altered for any use permitted in this district. Where these minimum requirements differ from minimum state regulations, the more restrictive requirements shall apply.
(1) 
Lot area per dwelling unit or per nonresidential use, lot width, lot depth and yard depths shall be as shown in the following table:
Use
Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit or Use
Lot Width at Street Line
(feet)
Setback Line
(feet)
Front Yard Depth
(feet)
Side Yard Width, Each Side Yard
(feet)
Rear Yard Depth
(feet)
Single- family detached dwelling unit
6,000 square feet
40
60
--
10
25
Semi- detached dwelling unit
4,000 square feet
24
35
--
10
25
Attached dwelling unit
2,000 square feet
12
18
--
10
25
Apartment
  Duplex dwelling unit
4,000 square feet
50
70
--
10
25
  Garden apartment dwelling unit
2,500 square feet
100
100
15
10
25
Church
10,000 square feet
60
60
--
10
25
School, college and hospital
5 acres
200
200
30
10
25
Convales- cent home
1 acre
150
150
30
10
25
Other permitted uses
10,000 square feet
60
60
30
10
25
(2) 
Although no front yard is required, for the purposes of this district, the lot width at setback line shall be measured at 25 feet from the public or private street.
(3) 
Lot depth shall be 100 feet.
(4) 
Interior distance shall be 35 feet.
(5) 
On every corner lot, there shall be provided along one of the adjacent streets a front yard equal in depth to the required side yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Building height. The maximum building height for all principal buildings shall be 35 feet.
F. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
G. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Amended 12-9-1985 by Ord. No. 8-85; 9-22-1986 by Ord. No. 8-86; 4-11-1988 by Ord. No. 2-88; 7-11-1988 by Ord. No. 10-88; 10-9-1989 by Ord. No. 10-89; 1-22-1990 by Ord. No. 2-90; 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 11-90]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide for a low-density residential district in harmony with existing conditions where municipal services, commercial facilities and other urban amenities are most readily available.
B. 
Permitted uses:
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
(1) 
Single-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Community villages subject to the provisions of § 205-35.1.
(3) 
Churches, schools and colleges.
(4) 
Buildings and properties of a cultural, civic, educational, social or community-service type, such as libraries, playgrounds or community centers.
(5) 
Agriculture, except animal husbandry.
(6) 
Cemeteries, hospitals, clinics and convalescent homes.
(7) 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to any of the above permitted uses, including home occupations, customary and incidental.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as special exceptions upon approval by the Board of Appeals, as outlined in Article XI of this chapter:
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
(1) 
Private clubs of a nonprofit nature and similar recreational uses privately owned and/or operated.
(2) 
Home occupations, special.
(3) 
Conversion of a single-family detached dwelling.
(4) 
Apartment dwellings and retirement homes.
(5) 
Semidetached dwellings.
D. 
Lot and area requirements. The following dimensions shall be provided for every dwelling unit and principal nonresidential building hereafter erected or altered for any use permitted in this district. Where these minimum requirements differ from the minimum state regulations, the more restrictive requirements shall apply.
(1) 
Lot area per dwelling unit or per nonresidential use, lot width, lot depth and yard depths shall be as shown in the following table:
Use
Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit or Use
Lot Width at Street Line
(feet)
Setback Line
(feet)
Front Yard Depth
(feet)
Side Yard Width, Each Side Yard
(feet)
Rear Yard Depth
(feet)
Single- family detached dwelling unit
7,500 square feet
40
60
35
10
25
Semi- detached dwelling unit
5,000 square feet
30
40
35
10
25
Garden apartment dwelling unit
4,000 square feet
150
100
105
25
25
Retire- ment home
4,000 square feet
250
250
50
50
50
Church
2 acres
200
200
35
25
25
School, elemen- tary
5 acres
400
400
35
25
25
School, high
10 acres
500
500
35
25
25
College
15 acres
500
500
35
25
25
Hospital
5 acres
400
400
35
25
25
Convales- cent home
1 acre
100
100
35
25
25
Other permitted uses
1 acre
100
100
35
25
25
(2) 
Lot depth shall be 100 feet.
(3) 
Interior distance shall be 50 feet.
(4) 
On every corner lot there shall be provided, along one of the adjacent streets, a front yard equal in depth to the required front yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Building height. The maximum building height for all principal buildings shall be 35 feet.
F. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
G. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Amended 4-11-1988 by Ord. No. 3-88; 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 15-90]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide for a low-density residential district in harmony with existing conditions where municipal services and other amenities are available but commercial services are mostly associated with automobile shopping.
B. 
Permitted uses:
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
(1) 
Single-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Community villages subject to the provisions of § 205-35.1.
(3) 
Churches, schools and colleges.
(4) 
Buildings and properties of a cultural, civic, educational, social or community-service type, such as libraries, playgrounds or community centers.
(5) 
Agriculture, except animal husbandry.
(6) 
Cemeteries, hospitals, clinics and convalescent homes.
(7) 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to any of the above permitted uses, including home occupations, customary and incidental.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as a special exception upon approval by the Board of Appeals as outlined in Article XI of this chapter:
(1) 
Golf courses, country clubs, private clubs of a nonprofit nature and similar recreational uses privately owned and/or operated.
(2) 
Home occupations.
[Added 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99]
D. 
Lot and yard requirements. The following dimensions shall be provided for every dwelling unit and principal nonresidential building hereafter erected or altered for any use permitted in this district. Where these minimum requirements differ from minimum state regulations, the more restrictive requirements shall apply.
(1) 
Lot area per dwelling unit or per nonresidential use, lot width, lot depth and yard depths shall be as shown in the following table:
Use
Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit or Use
Lot Width at Street Line
(feet)
Setback Line
(feet)
Front Yard Depth
(feet)
Side Yard Width, Each Side Yard
(feet)
Rear Yard Depth
(feet)
Single- family detached dwelling unit
10,000 square feet
50
75
35
10
25
Church
2 acres
200
200
55
50
50
School, elemen- tary
5 acres
400
400
55
50
50
School, high
10 acres
500
500
55
50
50
College
15 acres
500
500
55
50
50
Hospital
5 acres
400
400
55
50
50
Convales- cent home
1 acre
150
150
55
30
50
Other permitted uses
1 acre
100
100
55
25
50
(2) 
Lot depth shall be 100 feet.
(3) 
Interior distance shall be 50 feet.
(4) 
On every corner lot, there shall be provided along each of the adjacent streets a front yard equal in depth to the required front yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Building height. The maximum building height for all principal buildings shall be 35 feet.
F. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
G. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Amended 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 13-90]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide for a low-density residential district in harmony with existing conditions where municipal services and other amenities are available but no commercial services are available.
B. 
Permitted uses:
[Amended 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 7-99]
(1) 
Single-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Community villages subject to the provisions of § 205-35.1.
(3) 
Churches, schools and colleges.
(4) 
Buildings and properties of a cultural, civic, educational, social or community-service type, such as libraries, playgrounds or community centers.
(5) 
Agriculture, except animal husbandry.
(6) 
Cemeteries, hospitals, clinics and convalescent homes.
(7) 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to any of the above permitted uses, including home occupations, customary and incidental.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as a special exception upon approval by the Board of Appeals as outlined in Article XI of this chapter:
(1) 
Golf courses, country clubs, private clubs of a nonprofit nature and similar recreational uses privately owned and/or operated.
D. 
Lot and yard requirements. The following dimensions shall be provided for every dwelling unit and principal nonresidential building hereafter erected or altered for any use permitted in this district. Where these minimum requirements differ from minimum state regulations, the more restrictive requirements shall apply.
(1) 
Lot area per dwelling unit or per nonresidential use, lot width, lot depth and yard depths shall be as shown in the following table:
Use
Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit or Use
Lot Width at Street Line
(feet)
Setback Line
(feet)
Front Yard Depth
(feet)
Side Yard Width, Each Side Yard
(feet)
Rear Yard Depth
(feet)
Single- family detached dwelling unit
20,000 square feet
75
100
40
12
50
Church
2 acres
200
200
100
50
50
School, elemen- tary
5 acres
400
400
150
100
50
School, high
10 acres
500
500
150
100
50
College
15 acres
500
500
150
100
50
Other permitted uses
1 acre
200
200
100
50
50
(2) 
Lot depth shall be 150 feet.
(3) 
Interior distance shall be 75 feet.
(4) 
On every corner lot there shall be provided along each of the adjacent streets a front yard equal in depth to the required front yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Building height. The maximum building height for all principal buildings shall be 35 feet.
F. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
G. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Amended 8-13-1990 by Ord. No. 14-90]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide for a low-density residential district in harmony with existing conditions where municipal services and other amenities are available but other uses or activities are permitted.
B. 
Permitted uses:
(1) 
Single-family detached dwellings.
(2) 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to single-family detached dwellings.
(3) 
Agriculture, except animal husbandry.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as a special exception upon approval by the Board of Appeals as outlined in Article XI of this chapter:
(1) 
Golf courses, country clubs, private clubs of a nonprofit nature and similar recreational uses privately owned and/or operated.
D. 
Lot and yard requirements. The following dimensions shall be provided for every dwelling unit and principal nonresidential building hereafter erected or altered for any use permitted in this district. Where these minimum requirements differ from minimum state regulations, the more restrictive requirements shall apply.
(1) 
Lot area per dwelling unit or per nonresidential use, lot width, lot depth and yard depths shall be as shown in the following table:
Use
Lot Area Per Dwelling Unit or Use
Lot Width at Street Line
(feet)
Setback Line
(feet)
Front Yard Depth
(feet)
Side Yard Width, Each Side Yard
(feet)
Rear Yard Depth
(feet)
Single- family detached dwelling unit
40,000 square feet
125
150
60
20
50
Other permitted uses
3 acres
400
400
200
150
100
(2) 
Lot depth shall be 200 feet.
(3) 
Interior distance shall be 100 feet.
(4) 
On every corner lot there shall be provided along each of the adjacent streets a front yard equal in depth to the required front yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Building height. The maximum building height for all principal buildings shall be 35 feet.
F. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
G. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Amended 2-8-1999 by Ord. No. 1-99; 2-14-2000 by Ord. No. 1-2000; 3-10-2003 by Ord. No. 1-2003; 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 11-2003]
A. 
Intent. The purpose and intent of this district is to provide logical locations for retail services needed by neighborhood populations. The permitted use should generate low vehicular traffic with minimum vehicular parking needs and create few objectionable influences for nearby neighbors. It is intended that such uses and services shall not include any manufacturing and production by powered machine or wholesale distribution facilities, services or storage areas, or incorporate any improvements, displays or activities that compromise public safety.
[Amended 10-10-2017 by Ord. No. 10-2017]
B. 
Permitted uses:
(1) 
Retail businesses involving the sale of merchandise and/or services located primarily within a building as follows:
[Amended 10-10-2017 by Ord. No. 10-2017]
(a) 
Home furnishings and accessories:
[1] 
Furniture.
[2] 
Dishes, china, cookware, glassware.
[3] 
Home accessories.
[4] 
Drapes and curtains.
[5] 
Kitchen stores.
[6] 
Bed, bath and linen.
[7] 
Floor coverings.
[8] 
Lamps and lighting.
[9] 
Closet and storage/container stores.
[10] 
Wallpaper/wall coverings and/or removing and hanging of wallpaper.
[11] 
Other similar uses.
(b) 
Special interests:
[1] 
Art and craft, hobby stores.
[2] 
Sports goods.
[3] 
Toys and games.
[4] 
Art gallery.
[5] 
Collectibles.
[6] 
Science; nature, wild bird supply sales.
[7] 
Camera sales; photographic and camera supply stores and studios.
[8] 
Bridal shop and/or wedding supplies.
[9] 
Hobby stores.
[10] 
Antique shops.
[11] 
Pottery creations and sales.
[12] 
Builder/remodeling sales showroom.
[13] 
Tack and equestrian shops.
[14] 
Other similar businesses.
(c) 
Consignment and other shops for the sale of used items of a similar nature as otherwise permitted in this section.
(d) 
Gifts/specialty.
[1] 
Books.
[2] 
Newspapers and magazines.
[3] 
Decorative accessories.
[4] 
Christmas decorations.
[5] 
Baby supply.
[6] 
Candles and/or aromatherapy.
[7] 
Luggage and leather goods.
[8] 
Stationery.
[9] 
Imports.
[10] 
Florist.
[11] 
Jewelry.
[12] 
Medical health and wellness supply.
[13] 
Office supply.
[14] 
Other similar businesses.
(e) 
Food sales:
[1] 
Candy stores.
[2] 
Delicatessens and carry-out foods.
[3] 
Bakery.
[4] 
Coffee and/or tea.
[5] 
Health foods and food supplements.
[6] 
Grocery.
[7] 
Seafood sales establishments.
[8] 
Butcher shops.
[9] 
Yogurt, ice cream and/or dessert parlors.
[10] 
Health foods and food supplements.
[11] 
Other similar businesses.
(f) 
Food service:
[1] 
Restaurants with/without liquor.
[2] 
Pubs/bars that also serve food and provide entertainment.
[3] 
Fast food with no parking or drive-through windows.
[4] 
Other similar businesses.
(g) 
Home appliances/music/video:
[1] 
Music/record/tape/cd/DVD shops.
[2] 
Video rental shops.
[3] 
Musical instrument dealers.
[4] 
Piano and organ repair, sales and/or moving.
[5] 
Other similar businesses.
(h) 
Clothing and accessories:
[1] 
Clothing stores.
[2] 
Shoe stores.
[3] 
Hats.
[4] 
Children and infants wear.
[5] 
Other similar businesses.
(i) 
Personal service.
[1] 
Hair and beauty establishments.
[2] 
Shoe repair.
[3] 
Tailor.
[4] 
Mailing packaging.
[5] 
Weight loss center.
[6] 
Dry-cleaning, self service and/or laundry self service.
[7] 
Tax preparation.
[8] 
Bicycle repair and sales shops.
[9] 
Locksmith shops.
[10] 
Medical/dental/chiropractic offices.
[11] 
Government/professional/general offices.
[12] 
Secretarial and/or telephone answering services.
[13] 
Other similar businesses.
(j) 
Other retail:
[1] 
Custom printing and reproduction shops.
[2] 
Pet grooming establishments, nonboarding.
[3] 
Funeral homes and mortuaries.
[4] 
Physical fitness facilities.
[5] 
Public buildings, structures and properties of the recreational, cultural, institutional, educational, administrative or public service type, including fire, ambulance or rescue squad.
[6] 
Radio and television studios.
[7] 
Electronic sales and service shops.
[8] 
Schools: nursery schools, business, dancing, music, art, trade or others of a commercial nature.
[9] 
Sign-painting shops.
[10] 
Social clubs, fraternal organizations and community meeting halls.
[11] 
Tailor shops.
[12] 
Theaters and private assembly halls.
[13] 
Telephone central offices or service centers.
[14] 
Upholstery shops.
[15] 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to any of the above permitted uses.
[16] 
Hardware stores.
[17] 
Other similar businesses.
(k) 
Financial and employment:
[1] 
Banks, ATM, and savings and loans with no drive-through service.
[2] 
Brokerages.
[3] 
Mortgage services.
[4] 
Real estate agencies.
[5] 
Consultants.
[6] 
Employment agencies.
[7] 
Employment training services.
[8] 
Computer dealers and/or service repair.
[9] 
Computer graphics.
[10] 
Computer supplies and parts.
[11] 
Computer training.
[12] 
Website creations.
[13] 
Other similar businesses.
(2) 
Residential:
(a) 
Single-family detached dwellings.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as a special exception upon approval by the Board of Appeals as outlined in Article XI of this chapter.
(1) 
Conversion of a single-family detached dwelling into an apartment.
(2) 
Apartments.
(3) 
Child-care and adult-care centers.
(4) 
Banks and savings and loans with drive-through windows.
(5) 
Churches, synagogues, and other places of worship.
(6) 
Alcoholic beverage package stores.
(7) 
Video/arcade or amusement centers.
(8) 
Appliance stores.
(9) 
Carpenter shops.
(10) 
Department stores.
(11) 
Microbreweries and pub-breweries licensed under Article 2B of the Annotated Code of Maryland.
(12) 
Newspaper publishing establishments.
(13) 
Pet shops.
(14) 
Public utility buildings, structures or uses, including radio, television and other communications facilities.
(15) 
Bed-and-breakfast inns.
(16) 
Hand-carved furniture fabrication and/or repair and restoration.
(17) 
Blood bank centers and testing.
(18) 
Appliances, major dealers and service repair.
(19) 
Veterinarian, nonboarding.
D. 
Lot and yard requirements.
(1) 
No minimum lot area, lot width or lot depth is required.
(2) 
No minimum lot coverage is required.
(3) 
No minimum front yard is required.
(4) 
A side yard is not required except when adjacent to a residential district, in which case eight feet are required.
(5) 
A rear yard is not required except when adjacent to a residential district, in which case 25 feet are required.
(6) 
The maximum height of a building shall be 35 feet.
(7) 
Outdoor displays of merchandise shall be limited to the linear frontage of the storefront and not more than four feet from the wall of the building. Displays shall not narrow a public sidewalk to less than six feet of clear width. Outdoor displays of edible merchandise arc prohibited.
[Added 10-10-2017 by Ord. No. 10-2017]
(8) 
Outdoor displays of edible merchandise are prohibited after store hours.
[Added 10-10-2017 by Ord. No. 10-2017]
E. 
Parking and loading requirements. Parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter. No drive-through access to any establishment allowing service directly to anyone in a vehicle shall be permitted.
F. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Amended 6-14-1982 by Ord. No. 4-82; 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99; 12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99; 5-12-2003 by Ord. No. 5-2003; 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 12-2003]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to facilitate commercial enterprises which are definitely enhanced by proximity to major roads, are associated with automobile shopping and are not particularly compatible with retail business within a neighborhood.
B. 
Permitted uses:
(1) 
All commercial activities permitted in the Downtown Business District.
(2) 
Hotel and motels.
(3) 
Drive-in restaurants and movie theaters.
(4) 
Automobile, trailer or implement sales and service.
(5) 
Bowling alleys, skating rinks or swimming pools.
(6) 
Shopping centers.
(7) 
Retail farming and building supply stores.
(8) 
Car washes.
(9) 
Agriculture, except animal husbandry.
(10) 
Automobile service stations.
(11) 
Nursing homes.
(12) 
Assisted-living facilities.
(13) 
Light industrial uses, such as high-tech machine shops; research and development uses; bio-tech research; warehousing; service businesses; manufacture and assembly of heating and cooling equipment, electronic appliances, electronics, communication equipment, professional, scientific, and controlling instruments; and photographic and optical products, provided that:
[Added 5-8-2006 by Ord. No. 12-2005[1]; amended 1-9-2017 by Ord. No. 30-2016]
(a) 
The subject property is located adjacent to a Restricted Industrial District or has an existing structure which lacks frontage on a major street;
(b) 
The manufacture or assembly use shall be conducted entirely within the enclosed structure;
(c) 
Storage of materials outside the enclosed structure must be screened from streets and adjacent properties;
(d) 
The use does not inflict upon surrounding property offensive odor, dust, gas, fumes, smoke, soot, heat, glare, explosions, liquids, waste, noise, vibrations, radiation, cinders, lighting and disturbances; or environmental hazards;
(e) 
A layout plan detailing the specific use of the property be submitted to the Zoning Administrator.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former Subsection B(13) as B(14), which follows.
(14) 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to any of the above permitted uses.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as special exceptions upon approval by the Board of Appeals as outlined in Article XI of this chapter.
(1) 
One dwelling unit located in a building containing a permitted commercial use.
(2) 
Conversion of a single-family detached dwelling.
(3) 
Game rooms, arcades or other establishments housing amusement devices, whether coin-operated or otherwise. “Amusement devices,” for purposes of this subsection, shall be defined as any device requiring a license as defined under Chapter 72, Amusement Devices, of this Code.
(4) 
Any use of any premises in this district wherein there are more than three amusement devices, as defined under Chapter 72, Amusement Devices, of this Code, which require an amusement device license physically present on the premises, whether or not said amusement devices constitute the principal use of the premises or an accessory use thereof.
(5) 
Commercial sports facilities.
[Added 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
D. 
Lot and yard requirements.
(1) 
No minimum lot area, lot width or lot depth is required.
(2) 
Maximum lot coverage is 60%.
(3) 
The front yard will be a minimum of 40 feet.
(4) 
A side yard is not required except when adjacent to a residential district, in which case 50 feet is required.
(5) 
A rear yard is not required except when adjacent to a residential district, in which case 50 feet is required.
(6) 
Except when special exception is granted, the maximum height of a building shall be 35 feet.
(7) 
On every corner lot there shall be provided along each of the adjacent streets a front yard equal in depth to the front yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
F. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Added 2-8-1999 by Ord. No. 2-99]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide logical locations for retail services needed by the City's population. The permitted use should generate low pedestrian and vehicular traffic and create no objectionable impact on nearby residential areas.
B. 
Permitted uses:
(1) 
Retail businesses involving the sale of merchandise and/or services within a building as follows:
(a) 
Antique shops.
(b) 
Candy stores.
(c) 
Ice cream parlors.
(d) 
Florist shops.
(e) 
Gift or curio shops.
(f) 
Grocery stores.
(g) 
Hobby and/or toy stores.
(h) 
Music/record shops.
(i) 
Video rental stores.
(j) 
Photographic and camera supply stores and studios.
(k) 
Coffee/tea/sandwich shops.
(l) 
Jewelry stores.
(2) 
Businesses involving the rendering of a personal service or the repair and service of small equipment, specifically including:
(a) 
Banks.
(b) 
Hair and beauty establishments.
(c) 
Bicycle repair and sales shops.
(d) 
Medical/dental/chiropractic offices/clinics.
(e) 
Government/professional/general offices.
(f) 
Secretarial and/or telephone answering service.
C. 
The following is permitted as a special exception by the Board of Appeals: child and adult care centers.
D. 
Lot and yard requirements.
(1) 
No minimum lot area, lot width or depth is required.
(2) 
Maximum lot coverage is 60%.
(3) 
No addition to the front of existing buildings shall be permitted. When a new building is erected, the front yard setback will be 35 feet.
(4) 
A rear yard is not required.
(5) 
Building height shall not exceed 35 feet.
E. 
Limitations.
(1) 
Not more than 5,000 square feet of area within any building shall be used in any manner for any business purpose, including retail sales areas, office and storage areas or any other part of any building in any way related to business operations.
(2) 
No sales or other business shall be conducted outside of the building on the premises.
(3) 
No drive-through access to any establishment allowing service directly to anyone in a vehicle shall be permitted.
F. 
Parking and loading. Parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
G. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
[Amended 8-13-1984 by Ord. No. 7-84; 8-9-1999 by Ord. No. 8-99;12-13-1999 by Ord. No. 9-99; 1-12-2004 by Ord. No. 13-2003]
A. 
Intent. The purpose of this district is to provide locations for light manufacturing processes. For the most part, these industrial activities include the processing or assembly of previously processed materials.
B. 
Permitted uses:
(1) 
Manufacture and assembly of electrical appliances, electronics and communication equipment, professional scientific and controlling instruments and photographic or optical products.
(2) 
Manufacturing, compounding, assembling or treatment of articles or merchandise from previously prepared materials, such as bone, cloth, fur, cork, fiber, canvas, leather, cellophane, paper, glass, plastics, horn, stone, shells, tobacco, wax, textiles, yarns, wood and metals, including light steel or other light metal, light metal mesh, pipe, rods, shapes, strips, wire or similar component parts.
(3) 
Manufacturing, compounding, processing, packaging or treatment of cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, milling feeds and food products, except fish and meat products, sauerkraut, vinegar, yeast and the rendering or refining of fats and oils.
(4) 
Manufacture, sales and service of agricultural machinery.
(5) 
Manufacture of musical instruments, novelties and molded rubber products.
(6) 
Manufacture of pottery or other similar ceramic products using only previously pulverized clay and kilns fired only by electricity or gas.
(7) 
Research, development and testing laboratories, chemical, physical and biological.
(8) 
Lumber and fuel distribution yards.
(9) 
Truck or motor freight terminals.
(10) 
Warehouses.
(11) 
Agriculture, except animal husbandry.
(12) 
Construction and maintenance office and site.
(13) 
Customary accessory uses and buildings incidental to any of the above permitted uses.
C. 
The following uses are permitted as a special exception upon approval by the Board of Appeals as outlined in Article XI of this chapter:
(1) 
One dwelling unit located in a building containing a permitted use.
(2) 
Conversion of an existing single-family detached dwelling to industrial or industrial-related use.
(3) 
Commercial sports facilities.
[Added 3-8-2010 by Ord. No. 2-2010]
D. 
Lot and yard requirements.
(1) 
No minimum lot area, lot width or lot depth is required.
(2) 
Maximum lot coverage is 60%.
(3) 
The front yard will be a minimum of 50 feet.
(4) 
A side yard is not required except when adjacent to a residential district, in which case 50 feet is required.
(5) 
A rear yard is not required except when adjacent to a residential district, in which case 50 feet is required.
(6) 
Except when special exception is granted, the maximum height of a building shall be 50 feet.
(7) 
On every corner lot there shall be provided along each of the adjacent streets a front yard equal in depth to the front yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
F. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.
G. 
Industrial performance standards. If, in the opinion of the Zoning Administrator, any proposed industrial use could create a fire hazard or emit smoke, noise, odor or dust or could produce other results which could be obnoxious or detrimental to other properties either because of the productive process or the suitability of the site, the Zoning Administrator shall refer the proposed use to the Board of Appeals. The Board shall determine if any of these conditions would or would not be created by the proposed use. If the Board determines that any of these conditions would be created, it shall require assurances, by means of special design of the structure or processing procedures or equipment, that the detrimental conditions will not be created. The Board may require the posting of sufficient bond, with corporate surety, or such other assurances that it may deem satisfactory to guarantee that those conditions will not be created or, if created, will be eliminated.
[Amended 9-9-1996 by Ord. No. 9-96]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this zone is to provide for areas where open space is preserved with all development or improvements in the zone toward the goal of providing parks, recreation areas, forests and other natural areas.
B. 
Permitted uses. No building, structure or land shall be used and no building or structure shall be hereafter erected, structurally altered, enlarged or maintained except for one or more of the following uses:
(1) 
Accessory uses and buildings customarily incidental to any permitted use in this section.
(2) 
Agriculture, to the extent of lawful cultivation of crops only.
(3) 
Forests, forestation and wildlife preserves.
(4) 
Publicly owned or government-operated buildings and uses.
(5) 
Publicly owned or private parks of a nonprofit nature, including campgrounds, golf courses, riding trials, country clubs, game preserves and similar uses for the purpose of preserving and enjoying the natural resources of the property.
(6) 
Water supply works, wells, flood control or watershed protection works and fish and game hatcheries.
C. 
Special exceptions. The following uses may be permitted by special exception in accordance with the provisions of this chapter:
(1) 
Tree farms and cultivation of timber or shrubbery intended for harvest, sale, removal or clearing.
(2) 
Summer or winter resort areas, hunting, fishing or country clubs.
(3) 
Greenhouses and related structures.
(4) 
Public utility buildings or structures.
D. 
Lot and yard requirements. The following dimensions shall be provided for every dwelling unit and principal nonresidential building hereafter erected or altered for any use permitted in this district. Where these minimum requirements differ from minimum state regulations, the more restrictive requirements shall apply.
(1) 
Lot area per dwelling unit or per nonresidential use, lot width, lot depth and yard depths shall be as shown in the following table:
Use
Lot Area Per Use
Lot Width at Street Line
(feet)
Setback Line
(feet)
Front Yard Depth
(feet)
Side Yard Width, Each Side Yard
(feet)
Rear Yard Depth
(feet)
Other permitted uses
3 acres
400
400
200
150
100
(2) 
Lot depth shall be 200 feet.
(3) 
Interior distance shall be 100 feet.
(4) 
On every corner lot there shall be provided along each of the adjacent streets a front yard equal in depth to the required front yard of similar structures within the district.
E. 
Building height. The maximum building height for all principal buildings shall be 35 feet.
F. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading requirements shall be subject to Article VI of this chapter.
G. 
Signs. All signs shall be subject to Article VII of this chapter.