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    Sec. 35.1-40. Light Industrial Districts (I-2).


    Sec. 35.1-40. Light industrial districts (I-2).
    (a) Intent. This district is intended to provide for industrial uses of a variety of types which produce relatively low levels of smoke, smell, noise light, dust and other nuisances. These areas would contain many of the same types of activity as the restricted industrial districts, but lower development standards would be permitted. In general, operations are appropriate in this district which: (1) do not involve nuisances discernible at the lot line; and (2) do not deal with large volumes of customers on a continuous basis throughout the day. No use shall be allowed in this district unless listed below as a use permitted by right, as a permitted accessory use or as a use permitted by conditional use permit, provided, however, that any such permitted use existing prior to December 13, 1988, may be enlarged or expanded, but not relocated, so long as it meets all other applicable requirements of this chapter. Any such use shall not be subject to any of the limitations or other regulations prescribed for non-conforming uses elsewhere provided in this chapter.
    (b) Uses permitted by right. The following uses shall be permitted in light industrial districts subject to the regulations of Section 35.1-14.
    (1) Uses permitted by right in restricted industrial districts (I-1) (except for an office building which is not directly related to an industrial activity).
    (2) Adhesive products (manufacturing).
    (3) Armories.
    (4) Artisans and craft work.
    (5) Automobile and truck parts manufacturing.
    (6) Automobile parking garage, repair shop or parking lot subject to approval by the city council as provided by other ordinances of the city.
    (7) Bakery goods (manufacturing).
    (8) Battery (manufacturing).
    (9) Blueprinting and photostating establishments.
    (10) Billboards subject to the regulations of Section 35.1-26.13.
    (11) Bottling and beverage works.
    (12) Bookbinding.
    (13) Box (manufacturing).
    (14) Broom and brush (manufacturing).
    (15) Bus and other transit stations.
    (16) Cameras and other photographic equipment (manufacturing).
    (17) Candy (manufacturing).
    (18) Carpentry and cabinet making shops.
    (19) Catering establishments.
    (20) Ceramic products (manufacturing).
    (21) Chemical apparatus (manufacturing).
    (22) Coffee and peanut roasting.
    (23) Commercial greenhouses.
    (24) Communications systems service (manufacturing and wholesale).
    (25) Computer centers.
    (26) Confection (manufacturing).
    (27) Cosmetics (manufacturing).
    (28) Data processing service.
    (29) Dairies and/or pasteurizing plants.
    (30) Depositories for the storage of office records, microfilm or computer tapes.
    (31) Die casting.
    (32) Distribution center.
    (33) Drugs (manufacturing).
    (34) Dry cleaning establishments.
    (35) Dyeing establishments.
    (36) Electrical appliances (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (37) Electrical equipment (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (38) Electronic components and instruments (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (39) Electroplating.
    (40) Extracts, food and flavor (manufacturing).
    (41) Fence (manufacturing).
    (42) Food wholesale.
    (43) Food products (manufacturing) other than fish, sauerkraut, vinegar, or yeast, or the refining or rendering of fats or oils.
    (44) Furniture and fixtures (manufacturing).
    (45) Glass products (manufacturing).
    (46) Government buildings used exclusively by the city, county, state or federal government for public service.
    (47) Hardware and tools (manufacturing).
    (48) Ice, natural and dry manufacturing.
    (49) Ice cream (manufacturing).
    (50) Ink products (manufacturing).
    (51) Instruments, professional, scientific and controlling (manufacturing).
    (52) Insulating material (manufacturing).
    (53) Jewelry (manufacturing).
    (54) Laboratories (research and testing).
    (55) Laboratory apparatus (manufacturing).
    (56) Latex (fabrication, not including paint).
    (57) Laundry plants.
    (58) Leather products (manufacturing, not to include tanning).
    (59) Linen supply establishments.
    (60) Lithographing.
    (61) Luggage (manufacturing, not to include tanning).
    (62) Machinery and machines, household and office (manufacturing).
    (63) Machine shops.
    (64) Machine tools, light (manufacturing).
    (65) Medical equipment (manufacturing).
    (66) Metal finishing.
    (67) Metal products and machinery, medium and light (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (68) Milk and dairy products (processing and distribution).
    (69) Modular and mobile homes (manufacturing).
    (70) Monument works and statuary (production).
    (71) Motorcycles (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (72) Musical instruments (manufacturing).
    (73) Motor freight terminals.
    (74) Moving and storage establishments.
    (75) Novelty products (manufacturing).
    (76) Off-street parking garages and lots incidental to industrial activities.
    (77) Office, general, directly related to industrial activities.
    (78) Optical equipment (manufacturing).
    (79) Orthopedic and medical appliances (manufacturing).
    (80) Packaging and paper products manufacturing from previously prepared materials.
    (81) Perfumes (manufacturing).
    (82) Pharmaceuticals (manufacturing).
    (83) Plastics (fabrication).
    (84) Photoengraving.
    (85) Photography film (manufacturing and processing).
    (86) Polish (manufacturing).
    (87) Porcelain enamel products (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (88) Pottery and chinaware (manufacturing).
    (89) Printing and publishing.
    (90) Radio and television studios and stations, provided that studios produce no exterior electromagnetic effect and are soundproofed from adjoining properties.
    (91) Retail/wholesale display rooms for sales at industrial establishments of products manufactured on site and other products of the corporation provided the display area does not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the total floor area.
    (92) Rope, fibrous (manufacturing).
    (93) Rubber fabrication.
    (94) Rugs (manufacturing).
    (95) Shoe manufacturing.
    (96) Signs (manufacturing).
    (97) Silverware, plate and sterling (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (98) Spices (manufacturing and processing).
    (99) Sporting and athletic goods (manufacturing).
    (100) Starch (manufacturing).
    (101) Static transformer stations, transmission lines, gas and water mains, conduits for the transmission of electric energy including telephone, telegraph, and noncommercial radio and television poles and appurtenances thereto.
    (102) Telephone exchanges.
    (103) Textile mills products (manufacturing and fabrication).
    (104) Tobacco products (manufacturing).
    (105) Toiletries (manufacturing).
    (106) Tool, die or pattern making shops.
    (107) Toys and games (manufacturing).
    (108) Trade expositions.
    (109) Twine, fibrous (manufacturing).
    (110) Union halls.
    (111) Warehousing and storage, except sandyards, gravel yards, coal yards, railroad yards, automobile wrecking yards, junkyards, or the storage of combustibles prohibited by the fire code.
    (112) Wax and wax products (manufacturing).
    (113) Wearing apparel (manufacturing).
    (114) Welding and blacksmith shops.
    (115) Wholesale establishments with a building area of five thousand (5,000) square feet or more. A portion of the establishment may be used for retail display area, provided the retail sales (a) do not exceed fifteen (15) percent of the total building area, and (b) are not used for second hand (consignment) merchandise or auction centers and do not require outdoor storage such as lumber yards, wholesale warehouses for the sale of motor vehicles, farm, or heavy construction equipment.
    (116) Window blinds, shades and awnings (manufacturing).
    (117) Wire (manufacturing).
    (118) Wood products (manufacturing).
    (119) Wool processing.
    (120) Flexible space developments as provided in Section 35.1-43.14.
    (121) Other uses determined by the city council to be of similar character to and compatible with the above uses.
    (c) Permitted accessory uses. The following uses shall be permitted as accessories to permitted principal uses in light industrial districts:
    (1) Uses permitted and as regulated as accessory uses in restricted industrial districts (1-1).
    (2) Other uses determined by the city council to be customarily accessory to uses permitted in this district.
    (d) Uses permitted by conditional use permit. The following uses shall be permitted as conditional use permit in light industrial districts under the regulations of Section 35.1-15 and Article X of this ordinance:
    (1) Arenas, auditoriums or stadiums.
    (2) Business incubator.
    (3) Commercial amusement (temporary).
    (4) Commercial recreation.
    (5) Drive-in theaters.
    (6) Heliports, helistops and STOL-ports; provided, that such facilities meet all applicable federal, state and local regulations and are located at least one-half (1/2) mile from any residential district.
    (7) Public and community recreation facilities.
    (8) Radio and television transmission towers.
    (9) Sanitary or solid waste management facility, private - establishment of a new facility.
    (e) Standards. See Section 35.1-39.
    (f) Signs. (As provided in Sections 35.1-26 through 35.1-26.16)
    (g) Parking requirements. Off-street parking and loading as required and regulated in Section 35.1-25 of this ordinance. (Ord. No. O-78-352, 12-12-78; Ord. No. O-80-338, § 1, 11-11-80; Ord. No. O-82-188, § 1, 9-14-82; Ord. No. O-87-210, § 2, 9-8-87; Ord. No. O-88-323, § 1, 12-13-88; Ord. No. O-89-104, § 1, 5-9-89; Ord. No. O-90-126, 5-8-90; Ord. No. O-92-142, 5-12-92; Ord. No. O-95-304, 11-15-95; Ord. No. O-98-034, 3-10-98; Ord. No. O-04-074, 6-22-04; Ord. No. O-04-117, 9-14-04; Ord. No. O-10-103, 9-14-10; Ord. No. 0-12-138, 12-11-12)
    Last updated date: 12/13/2012 3:12:48 PM