Sec. 35.1-35. Local neighborhood business districts (B-2).
(a) Intent. These districts are to provide for commercial and other services for their immediate area. Uses permitted are those providing merchandise or services needed frequently by occupants of residential areas.
(b) Special regulations. The following special regulations shall apply in local neighborhood business districts:
(1) No B-2 district shall exceed a total of two (2) acres of net area.
(2) No B-2 district shall be established or extended unless it is adjacent to or at least one (1) mile from any other B-2, B-3 or B-4 district.
(c) Prohibited uses. Within any business B-2 district, as indicated on the official zoning map, no lot, building or structure shall be used and no building shall be erected which is intended or designed to be used in whole or in part for any industrial or manufacturing purpose.
(d) Uses permitted by right. The following uses will be permitted by right in local neighborhood business districts under the regulations of Section 35.1-14 of this ordinance:
(1) Uses permitted by right in B-1 districts.
(2) Establishments selling the following types of merchandise at retail wholly within an enclosed building:
Antiques and gifts
Drugs, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
Books, magazines and stationery
Flowers and other plants
(3) The following types of service establishments:
Barber and beauty shops
Laundries and dry cleaning establishments: self-service and pick-up and delivery, but without laundry and dry cleaning equipment except coin-operated self-service machines
Shoe repairing, with customary sales of related merchandise
Branches of banks and savings and loans institutions
Medical, dental and other professional offices, restaurants, completely enclosed within a building.
(4) Single-family detached dwellings.
(5) Other uses determined by the city council to be of similar character to and compatible with the above uses.
(e) Permitted accessory uses. The following shall be permitted as accessories to permitted principal uses in local neighborhood commercial B-2 districts:
(1) Uses accessory to a single-family detached dwelling.
(2) Off-street parking lots as regulated in Section 35.1-25 of this ordinance.
(f) Uses permitted by conditional use permit. The following uses shall be permitted in local neighborhood business districts as conditional use under the regulations of Section 35.1-15 and Article X of this ordinance:
(1) Uses permitted as conditional use permits in the B-1 districts.
(2) Outdoor restaurants.
(3) Schools and colleges for general education with a total enrollment over fifty (50) students.
(g) Standards. The following dimensional standards shall apply within the B-2 business district:
(1) General standards
Minimum average lot area per establishment (square feet)
Minimum lot depth (feet)
(2) Yard regulations.
a. When a lot in any B-2 district is used, in whole or in part, for residential purposes the yard requirements shall be the same as those in the R-5 residential district Section 35.1-33.
b. Front yards.
1. Where all of the lots contained within a block are in a business B-2 district, there shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than twenty (20) feet; provided that if the natural slope of the ground contained within a block is such that the average difference in elevation between the sidewalk grade and the grade at the setback line is greater than five (5) feet, whether there be buildings in such block or not, the setback line may be established at a distance back where such difference in elevation is five (5) feet, but in no case shall the depth of the front yard be less than fifteen (15) feet.
2. Where the lots contained within a block are partly in this district and partly in another district in which a greater front yard is required, the front yard requirements of the latter district shall apply to the entire street frontage in both districts, or twenty (20) feet, whichever distance is the greater.
3. 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. Provided, further, that in any B-2 business district, when as of the time of passage of this ordinance more than twenty-five (25) per cent of the street frontage on one (1) side of the street is occupied by business buildings, only the setback observed by such buildings shall be considered in establishing the average, and the setback line observed by gasoline service stations shall not be a factor in calculating the average setback line.
4. Interior lots having a frontage on two (2) streets shall have a front yard on each street as provided in a., b. and c. above.
5. Corner lots: Where front yards have been established, or may be required, within a block, on each of two (2) intersecting streets; there shall be a side yard, for the full depth of the lot, abutting the side street of a corner lot, and equal in depth to such established or required front yards on the side street. No accessory building shall project into the required front or side yard abutting either street, nor be located in any rear yard which may extend in front of the required setback line on the side street.
c. Side yards. For corner lots, when a side yard is not required along the side street, there shall be a side yard ten (10) feet in width along such street. For all other lots, no side yard is required except where a business B-2 district abuts a residential district, in which case the yard required on the abutting side shall be the same as that required in the residential district.
d. Rear yards. No rear yard is required except where a business B-2 district abuts a residential district, in which case the yard so abutting shall be the same as the side yard requirement in the residential district.
(3) Height regulations. Building height regulations shall be the same as those in the B-1 district, Section 35.1-34.
(4) 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. These standards need not necessarily apply in planned unit developments.
(h) Signs. (As provided in Sections 35.1-26 through 35.1-26.16)
(i) Parking requirements. Off-street parking and loading shall be provided as required in Section 35.1-25 of this ordinance. (Ord. No. O-87-078, § 1, 5-11-82; Ord. No. O-89-201, § 1, 7-11-89; Ord. No. O-92-258, 8-11-92; Ord. No. O-93-280, 10-12-93; Ord. No. O-97-080, 5-13-97; Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04; Ord. No. O-06-070, 6-13-06; Ord. No. O-07-041, 3-27-07)
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