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    Sec. 35.1-11.4. Terms Beginning with "C."


    Sec. 35.1-11.4. Terms beginning with "C."
    *Additional amendments possible to Ordinance #10-103, 9/14/10
    Terms used in the zoning ordinance, when defined in this section, shall have the following meaning:
    (a) Cemetery: A place used for the permanent commercial interment of dead bodies or the cremated remains thereof. It may be either a burial park for earth interments, a mausoleum for vault or crypt interments, a columbarium for cinerary interments or a combination thereof.
    (b) Certificate of occupancy: Authorization granted by the city for use of a lot or structure.
    (c) Channel: A natural or artificial depression of perceptible extent with a definite bed and banks to confine and conduct flowing water.
    (d) Care center: A day nursery, nursery school, day camp, summer camp or other place where reception or care is provided with or without compensation, of persons of any age and the primary use of the facility where said reception or care is provided is not a residence.
    (e) Collector street: A public street currently classified as a collector street or programmed for improvement to collector-street status in the most recently approved city major thoroughfare plan.
    (f) Commercial amusement: The provision of entertainment or games of skill to the general public for a fee, including but not limited to a bowling alley, video arcade, dance hall, billiard parlor, golf driving range, skating rinks, swimming pools or miniature golf course. This use does not include circuses, carnivals, race tracks, or shooting ranges.
    (g) Commercial amusement (temporary): A temporary outdoor amusement center, bazaar, circus, carnival, or fair, either involving use of special purpose equipment or conducted by professional operators, or both, and where activities include such things as rides, exhibitions, food service, sales or small-scale games.
    (h) Commercial building: A building used only for a commercial use.
    (i) Commercial use: Any use involving in part or in whole the storage of merchandise, sale of merchandise, materials or services, but not including home occupations, as defined in this Section 35.1-11.8.
    (j) Commercial parking garage: See Section 35.1-11.11, Parking garages.
    (k) Commercial parking lot: See Section 35.1-11.11, Parking lot.
    (l) Commercial recreation: The provision of entertainment or games of skill to the general public for a fee, with higher noise and safety restrictions than a Commercial Amusement. A facility designed or used for shooting at targets with firearms and/or archery and which is completely enclosed within a building or structure. Does not include outdoor shooting or archery ranges. Permission for development shall be granted under the regulations of Section 35.1-72, Shooting Ranges, of this ordinance.
    (m) Community facility use: A public use in private or public ownership run on a nonprofit basis. Examples are: churches, welfare centers, voluntary hospitals, or privately-endowed museums or libraries. Facilities of private, nonprofit membership organizations for use only by members thereof are also community facilities. Examples may be country clubs, golf courses or community swimming pools.
    (n) Comprehensive zoning map amendment: An amendment to the official zoning map where any of the following conditions exist:
    (1) The area to be rezoned constitutes an entire neighborhood as defined in the comprehensive plan, or a group of such neighborhoods.
    (2) The area to be rezoned includes at least four hundred (400) acres of ground.
    (3) The area to be rezoned includes at least five (5) lots, except where all of the said lots are included in a subdivision to be developed as a whole by one developer.
    (o) Conditional use: A permit to grant restricted use of property for uses other than those permitted by right.
    (p) Conditional zoning or zone: A zoning district or portion thereof, which has been established pursuant to provisions of Article IX of the zoning ordinance and which is subject to reasonable conditions proffered in writing by the owner of the subject property and agreed to by the city council in a zoning action to which such conditions are applicable in addition to those regulations provided for that particular zoning district, or portion thereof, by the overall zoning ordinance.
    (q) Conservation: Any action designed to keep a structure, area containing structures, or places from being damaged, lost or wasted.
    (r) Construction, start of: The date the building permit was issued for new construction or substantial improvements, meaning the date the building permit was issued, provided the actual start of construction, repair, reconstruction, placement or other improvement was within one hundred eighty (180) days of the permit date.
    (s) Court: An open area partly or wholly bounded by buildings, walls, or enclosures.
    (t) Coverage, lot: The proportion of a lot covered by the maximum horizontal projected area of a building and its accessory buildings, including overhangs and projections. (Ord. No. O-90-047, 2-13-90; Ord. No. O-91-168, 7-9-91; Ord. No. O-04-161, 12-14-04; Ord. No. O-10-103, 9-14-10)
    Last updated date: 9/17/2010 4:24:34 PM