Sec. 35.1-43.2. Commercial corridor overlay district (CC).
(a) Intent. This district is intended to protect and promote the health, safety and general welfare of the public; to enhance the visual appearance of the corridor; to protect and promote the appearance, character and economic values along the corridor and the surrounding neighborhoods.
Furthermore, the district is intended to maintain the long term function of arterial and collector roadways; to limit access and the number of conflict points; to promote vehicular circulation; and to promote prevention or reduction of traffic congestion and danger in the public streets.
Additionally, the district is intended to encourage land assembly and the most desirable use of land in accordance with the General Plan; to encourage designs that produce a desirable relationship between individual sites, the circulation system, and adjacent areas; to permit a flexible, efficient response to development of a variety of land uses and activities of high value.
(b) District boundaries. The commercial corridor overlay district boundaries shall be as described in the ordinance as adopted by city council.
(c) Establishment of districts. The commercial corridor overlay district shall be in addition to and shall overlay all other zoning districts where it is applied so that any parcel of land lying in the commercial corridor overlay district shall also lie within one or more of the other zoning districts provided by this ordinance. The effect shall be the creation of new zoning districts consisting of the regulations and requirements of both the underlying district(s) and the commercial corridor overlay district.
(d) District standards. Where the standards of the commercial corridor overlay district and the underlying district(s) differ, the more restrictive standard shall apply.
(e) Exemption to standards. Single and two family residential uses shall not be subject to the standards of the commercial corridor overlay district. However, at such time that a single or two family residential use is to be converted to another use it will be subject to the standards of the commercial corridor overlay district.
(f) Uses permitted by right. The uses permitted in the commercial corridor overlay district shall be the same uses permitted in the applicable underlying zoning districts.
(g) Permitted accessory uses. The accessory uses permitted in the commercial corridor overlay district shall be the same as the accessory uses permitted in the applicable underlying zoning districts.
(h) Uses permitted by conditional use permit. The conditional uses permitted in the commercial corridor overlay district shall be the same as the conditional uses permitted under the applicable underlying zoning districts.
(i) Location of off-street parking facilities. No paving or off-street parking facilities shall be located within twenty-five (25) feet of any single-family residential district.
(j) Exterior lighting. Exterior lighting shall be controlled so that no direct illumination will occur beyond any property line shared with a residential district.
(k) Commercial districts and multi-family residential districts adjacent to single-family residential districts. In all instances where a commercial district and/or a multi-family residential district is adjacent to a single- family residential district there shall be required a sixty-five (65) foot setback within the commercial and/or multi-family residential district.
(l) Front setback. The front setback is established at forty (40) feet. No parking will be permitted within twenty (20) feet of the front property line.
(m) Frontage. The minimum frontage requirement along arterial and collector roadways for commercial districts is established at two hundred fifty (250) feet.
(1) Direct access. Any lot having frontage along an arterial or collector roadway shall be permitted and limited to one direct access to the arterial or collector roadway. The access shall be aligned with the existing cross-over, or as directed by the city technical review committee.
(2) Assembly of lots. If two (2) or more adjacent lots are placed under one ownership and or control such assembly of lots shall be permitted and limited to one direct access to the arterial or collector roadway.
(3) Additional direct access. Additional direct access to the arterial or collector roadway shall be provided (a) if required by the city technical review committee for safe access, or (b) if a minimum spacing of two hundred fifty (250) feet is maintained between entranceways provided on any one (1) lot. Additional direct access will be aligned with existing cross-overs, or as directed by the city technical review committee.
(4) Shared direct access. A fifty (50) percent reduction to the minimum frontage requirement will be permitted (a) with the provision of shared direct access onto the arterial or collector roadway with an adjacent lot having frontage on the arterial or collector roadway, or (b) with the provision that no direct access to the arterial or collector roadway is proposed.
(5) Existing lots. A reduction to the minimum frontage requirement will be permitted for existing lots of record established prior to the effective date of this section, provided:
a. The lot frontage is not reduced further than established prior to the enactment of this section; and
b. Shared direct access is provided onto the arterial or collector roadway with an adjacent lot having frontage on the arterial or collector roadway, or no direct access to the arterial or collector roadway proposed.
(o) Internal vehicular circulation. Commercial sites shall be designed to achieve direct and convenient vehicular access between adjacent commercial properties unless otherwise required by the city.
(p) Provision for shared direct access and internal vehicular circulation. The owner(s) of a lot(s) providing for shared direct access and or internal vehicular circulation shall make adequate provision by dedication, easements, covenants, restrictions, or other legal instruments for ensuring that such shared direct access and or internal vehicular circulation are provided for and maintained consistent with the regulations and intent of this section. (Ord. No. O-89-035, § 1, 2-14-89; Ord. No. O-06-070, 6-13-06)
Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM