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    Sec. 35.1-34. Limited Business Districts (B-1).


    Sec. 35.1-34. Limited business districts (B-1).
    *Additional amendments possible to Ordinance #10-103, 9/14/10
    (a) Intent. These districts are intended to provide for business uses which, if properly designed, are compatible with nearby residential areas because they generate a minimum of lights, noise and other nuisances. While they generate a moderate level of employee traffic, they do not involve the constant traffic flows characteristic of retail activities. These districts can provide a transition from retail districts and heavily traveled thoroughfares to residential areas.
    (b) Prohibited uses. Within any business B-1 district, as indicated on the official zoning map, no lot, building or structure shall be used and no building or structure shall be erected which is intended or designed to be used, in whole or in part, for any industrial or manufacturing purposes.
    (c) Uses permitted by right. The following uses will be permitted by right subject to the regulations of the zoning ordinance, including those specific uses in Article X of the zoning ordinance:
    (1) Single-family detached dwellings.
    (2) Barber shops and beauty parlors.
    (3) Branch banks and branch offices of savings and loan associations, including incidental drive-in service windows for such types of businesses.
    (4) Boardinghouses or lodging houses.
    (5) Care centers.
    (6) Churches and other places of worship.
    (7) Clubs and fraternal organizations.
    (8) Computer centers.
    (9) Convalescent and nursing homes.
    (10) Convents and monasteries.
    (11) Dance studios.
    (12) Funeral homes and undertaking establishments.
    (13) Group homes.
    (14) Halls or theaters for music, drama, lectures or other civic or amateur presentations of the arts.
    (15) Libraries, museums and similar institutions of noncommercial nature.
    (16) Offices, provided that no merchandise, material or equipment is stored or kept on the premises, either inside or outside of the building, for sale, demonstration or repair.
    (17) Parking of passenger automobiles, not including trailers, trucks or buses, on open lots for transient occupancy, for which fees may be charged; however, automobile sales will not be permitted on such lots, nor shall any floodlights, or similar device, be used for illumination, except shaded lights sufficient for safety and illuminating only the lot itself may be used, provided, the source of light is not visible beyond the property line.
    (18) Police stations, fire stations and public offices providing decentralized services to surrounding residential areas.
    (19) Rooming houses.
    (20) Schools for general education that do not exceed a maximum enrollment of twenty-five (25) students.
    (21) Telecommunications towers and facilities (see Article XI. Telecommunications towers and facilities).
    (22) Telephone exchanges and dial centers.
    (23) Tourist homes or bed and breakfast.
    (24) Other uses determined by the city council to be of similar character to and compatible with the above uses.
    (d) Permitted accessory uses. The following uses will be permitted as accessory to principal uses in limited commercial districts as regulated by Section 35.1-24 of the zoning ordinance.
    (1) Uses accessory to a single-family detached dwelling.
    (2) Off-street parking lots or structures under the regulations of Section 35.1-25 and Article X of the zoning ordinance.
    (3) Signs, as permitted herein.
    (4) Pharmacies within buildings and occupied by and incidental to medical and dental offices.
    (5) Food service facilities for the use of persons regularly employed in permitted uses, where such facilities are included within the building served.
    (e) Uses permitted by conditional use permit. The following uses shall be permitted by conditional use permit in limited business districts (B-1) under the regulations of Section 35.1-15 and Article X of the zoning ordinance:
    (1) Cemeteries and columbariums
    (2) Cluster commercial development.
    (3) Commercial amusement (temporary).
    (4) Hospitals and sanitoriums.
    (5) Public utilities.
    (6) Schools and colleges for general education with a total enrollment of over twenty-five (25) students.
    (7) Traditional neighborhood developments.
    (8)  Residential uses of any density or type other than a single-family detached dwelling.
    (f) Standards for the B-1, limited business district.
    (1) General standards
    Minimum average lot area per establishment (square feet) 6,000
    Minimum lot depth (feet) 100
    Minimum front yard (feet) 20
    Minimum side yard (feet) 8
    Minimum side yard corner lot (feet) 10
    Minimum rear yard (feet) 25
     (2) Height regulations.
    a. In any residential district or business district, buildings occupied as an apartment house, hotel, telephone exchange, club, public or semi-public building such as a church or other place of worship, school, library, hospital, may be erected to not more than one hundred twenty-five (125) feet in height; provided that the portion of such building more than forty (40) feet in height shall set back from the street, lot or required yard line, one (1) foot for each two (2) feet of such additional height.
    b. The building height limitations of this section, except as provided in Article X of the zoning ordinance, shall not apply to church spires, belfries, cupolas, domes, monuments, water towers, cooling towers, elevator bulkheads, fire towers, grain elevators, chimneys, flues, flag poles, radio and television towers, necessary mechanical appurtenances, nor to a parapet wall extending not more than four (4) feet above the limiting height of the building on which it rests. No tower permitted by this exception to the height limitation shall be used as a place of habitation or for tenant purposes. No sign, name plate, display or advertising device of any kind whatsoever shall be inscribed upon or attached to any chimney, tower, tank or other structure which extends above the district height limitations.
    (3) Area regulations. Each dwelling, boardinghouse, lodging house, convalescent and nursing home, tourist home and hotel, together with their accessory buildings, shall be located on a lot having an area of not less than one thousand (1,000) square feet for each family unit, except that the minimum area for any such lot shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet, and the minimum width fifty (50) feet; provided, however, that a lot having less area, or less width, than herein required, and of record at the time of the effective date of this section, may be occupied by a single-family dwelling only.
    Note 1. Where there are existing buildings in a block, the required front yard shall be the same depth as the average established for such existing buildings, provided that no front yard shall be required to exceed forty (40) feet in depth.
    Note 2. These standards need not necessarily apply in planned unit developments.
    (g) Signs. (As provided in Sections 35.1-26 through 35.1-26.16)
    (h) Parking requirements. Off-street parking and loading space shall be provided as required in Section 35.1-25 of the zoning ordinance. (Ord. No. O-78-352, 12-12-78; Ord. No. O-79-330, § 1, 11-13-79; Ord. No. O-89-201, § 1, 7-11-89; Ord. No. O-90-055, 2-13-90; Ord. No. O-91-092, 5-14-91; Ord. No. O-93-123, 5-11-93; Ord. No. O-93-280, 10-12-93; Ord. No. O-97-080, 5-13-97; Ord. No. O-97-246, 12-9-97; Ord. No. O-98-013, 2-10-98; Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04; Ord. No. O-07-041, 3-27-07; Ord. No. O-10-103, 9-14-10)
    Last updated date: 9/20/2010 9:17:32 AM