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    Sec. 35.1-38.4 Institutional District (IN-2)


    Section 35.1-38.4. Institutional District (IN-2)

    (a)  This district is to provide for institutional uses such as schools, colleges, universities, senior living facilities, medical facilities and churches with multiple buildings contained in a campus setting. This district will provide flexibility for institutions while identifying areas intended for future development.

     IN-2 districts are for larger institutional campuses located primarily adjacent to districts other than residential districts.

    (b)  Establishment of Institutional District (IN-2).

    (1) The process for establishing an IN-2, Institutional District shall be the same as the process provided for amending the Official Zoning Map which is set forth in Section 35.1-17(b), provided however; an applicant shall not be required to submit a legal description, a metes and bounds description or a schematic site plan of the property that is the subject of the application. The site plan review procedures set forth in Section 35.1-14 shall not be applicable to applications to establish IN-2, Institutional Districts.

    (2) At the time an application to establish an IN-2, Institutional District is submitted the applicant shall provide to the city:

    (a) A map indicating the boundaries of the proposed IN-2, Institutional District, including:

    (i)   the boundaries of all parcels to be contained in the IN-2, Institutional District

    (ii)   the tax map identification numbers of all parcels to be contained within the IN-2, Institutional District

    (iii)   where available, the established street addresses of all parcels to be contained with the IN-2, Institutional District

     (c)   Permitted Uses

     (1) Upon establishment of an IN-2, Institutional District by Council, the institution and its accessory uses shall be permitted by right, and, notwithstanding the provision of Section 35.1-27 of the Lynchburg City Code, all conforming uses and lawful nonconforming uses existing within an IN-2, Institutional District at the time of its creation, including replacements, renovations, and expansion of such uses, shall be permitted by right; provided however, no nonconforming sign or nonconforming billboard shall be expanded except as may be allowed by the Sign Ordinances set forth in Sections 35.1-26 et seq. of the Lynchburg City Code.

     (2) Other uses not related to the institution shall be permitted by right or by conditional use permit as shown in the following use table:

    Use  Permitted  Conditional Use Permit
    Arenas, auditoriums or stadiums unlimited in capacity        √
    Armories       √  
    Arts & crafts shops      √  
    Auction Rooms      √  
    Automobile and truck rental       √  
    Automobile and truck tire sales      √  
    Automobile driving schools      √  
     Automobile painting and body repair shops       √  
    Automobile service stations      √  
    Automobile, truck and trailer sales with outside sales and storage permitted      √  
    Banks, savings and loan and similar establishments       √  
    Banquet halls      √  
    Barber and beauty shops              √  
    Battery sales      √  
    Bicycle rentals        √  
    Billboards subject to the regulations of Section 35.1-26.1      √  
    Blacksmith shops                                            √  
    Boardinghouses or lodging houses      √  
    Bookbinding, blueprinting, duplicating and print shops       √  
    Bottling plants      √  
    Building material sales       √  
    Care centers       √  
    Carpentry shops       √  
    Churches and other places of worship      √  
    Clubs and fraternal organizations      √  
    Cluster Commercial development      √  
    Coffee and peanut roasting       √  
    Commercial amusement (temporary)                √
    Commercial amusements          √  
    Commercial greenhouses      √  
    Commercial kennels for dogs and other pets      √  
    Commercial recreation        √
    Commercial swimming pools        √
    Computer centers      √  
    Contractors' establishments      √  
    Convents and monasteries      √  
    Custom dressmaking      √  
    Custom furniture making      √  
    Dairies, pasteurizing plants, or ice cream manufacture      √  
    Dance halls      √  
    Dance studios      √  
    Depositories for the storage of office records, microfilm or computer tapes      √  
    Diaper services      √  
    Drive-in theaters      √  
    Dry cleaning and dying plants      √  
    Exterminators      √  
    Food service facilities      √  
    Fire Stations      √  
    Flexible space developments as provided in Section 35.1-43.14        √
    Funeral undertakers      √  
    Furniture upholstering and repair shops      √  
    Group homes      √  
    Gymnasiums      √  
    Halls or theaters for music, drama, lectures or other civic or amateur presentations of the arts      √  
    Health salons      √  
    Hiring halls and other places of assembly for the registration or assignment of employment      √  
    Hospitals and Sanatoriums      √  
    Hotels and Motels      √  
    Ice manufacture      √  
    Interior decorating establishments      √  
    Large scale retail establishments not meeting the provisions of Section 35.1-43.22 thru Section 35.1-43.28.        √
    Laundries      √  
    Leather products (not to include tanning)      √  
    Libraries      √  
    Loan offices      √  
    Medical and dental facilities, laboratories and offices      √  
    Medical offices      √  
    Monument and gravestone sales      √  
    Motion-picture production studios      √  
    Motor freight stations        √
    Moving and storage establishments        √
    Museums and similar institutions of noncommercial nature      √  
    Newspaper offices      √  
    Offices      √  
    Opticians and optometrists      √  
    Parking lots      √  
    Pawn shops      √  
    Pharmacies      √  
    Photographic developing and printing establishments      √  
    Photographic studios      √  
    Police Stations      √  
    Printing plants      √  
    Public utilities      √  
    Radio towers and transmitting stations        √
    Rebuilding and rethreading establishments      √  
    Residential uses of any density or type not related to the Institution        √
    Restaurants, including drive-in and outdoor restaurants      √  
    Retail Sales      √  
    Sales lots for construction and farm equipment and similar machinery      √  
    Schools and colleges of all types and accessory uses      √  
    Second hand stores including auction sales provided such activity is conducted wholly within an enclosed building      √  
    Senior living facilities      √  
    Shoe repair      √  
    Sign shops      √  
    Soundproof radio and television studios without towers, that produce no electromagnetic effect on adjoining properties      √  
    Stage and motion-picture studios      √  
    Storage warehouses and yards, except sand yards, gravel yards, coal yards, railroad yards, automobile wrecking yards, junkyards or the storage of combustibles prohibited by the fire code      √  
    Tailoring shops      √  
    Telecommunication towers and facilities (See Article XI. Telecommunications towers and facilities)      √  
    Telephone exchanges and dial centers      √  
    Tourist homes or bed and breakfast      √  
    Traditional neighborhood development        √
    Transient trailer parks        √
    Travel bureaus      √  
    Travel trailer sales and rentals      √  
    Trucking terminals        √
    Veterinarian hospitals with or without outdoor kennels      √  
    Wholesale or produce markets      √  
    Wholesale sales      √  
    Window blinds, shades and awnings (manufacture)      √  


    (d)      Future Planning

    1.    Institutions are encouraged to maintain a dialogue with city staff that will provide a greater understanding of the relationship of the institutions’ and the city’s future development plans and the availability of adequate water, sanitary sewer and transportation infrastructure.

    2.    An institution may, but is not required to, submit with its application to establish an IN-2, Institutional District, a concept master development plan for the proposed IN-2, district. Such plan shall show the institution’s anticipated future development of the district for a period of not less than two (2) years, nor more than five (5) years.

     3.    At the time an arena, stadium, auditorium or new entrance to a city street is proposed for construction by the institution, a traffic impact study shall be required.  The traffic impact study shall be prepared by a firm qualified to conduct such studies and shall be conducted in compliance with the City’s Manual of Specifications and Standard Details in effect as of the date of adoption of this ordinance. The study shall indicate the following:

    a.  The existing level of service for the city streets and intersections serving the IN-2 district.

    b.  The impact the anticipated arena, stadium, auditorium or new entrance will have on the Level of Service (LOS) on city streets and intersections.

    c.   Improvements that will be necessary to prevent such anticipated arena, stadium, auditorium or new entrance to a city street from reducing the Level of Service (LOS) of the streets or intersections serving the IN-2 district lower than “D”; and

    d.  In the case of city streets or intersections with an existing Level of Service (LOS) of “D”, improvements necessary to prevent the arena, stadium, auditorium or new entrance to a city street from further reducing the Level of Service.

     (e)     Exemptions

     1.    The IN-2, Institutional District shall be exempt from the requirements of the following Zoning Ordinance of the Lynchburg City Code:

     a.  Section 35.1-22. Buildings, Uses and Lots

    b.  Section 35.1-24. Accessory Buildings and Uses

    c.   Section 35.1-25. Off Street Parking and Loading, provided; however any institution in the IN-2, Institutional District shall provide adequate parking and unloading areas to accommodate permitted uses within the district. The district shall be deemed to not have adequate parking and unloading areas, when the lack of parking and/or unloading areas in the district causes vehicles to be regularly parked in, or to partially or completely, block, and public rights- of-way.

    d.  Section 35.1-50, Arenas, Auditoriums and Stadiums

    (Ord. No. O-13-034, 3-12-13)