Sec. 35.1-48. Airports.
In conservation districts (R-C) a conditional use permit may be approved for an airport if the proposed facility meets the following standards:
(a) In general, the proposed airport is an appropriate use of the land and will not duly interfere with surrounding land uses.
(b) Due consideration has been given and documented of other sites in the light of the standards contained herein and other appropriate considerations.
(c) The proposed facility will meet the standards and requirements of the federal aviation administration.
(d) The airport is of such size, with the runways so located, that the operation thereof, in accordance with the standards and requirements of the federal aviation administration, will not require limitation of the heights of structures on adjacent land to be less than the height limit specifically prescribed for the district in which such land is situated.
(e) Every land area used by any aircraft under its own power shall be provided with a dustless surface.
(f) No area used by any aircraft under its own power shall be located within a distance of two hundred (200) feet from any property line; one thousand (1,000) feet from any public or private institution where airport operations could interfere with the work of the institutions, including schools, hospitals, sanatoriums, and churches; or one thousand (1,000) feet from any residential or commercial zones on the approach and departure ends of the runway. Buildings, hangars, or other structures shall be at least two hundred (200) feet from any property line and no parking of vehicles shall be allowed within one hundred (100) feet of any property line.
(g) The airport shall be surrounded by a substantial fence not less than six (6) feet in height, with suitable gates, effectively controlling access to such area.
(h) Appropriate accessory uses may be permitted, such as restaurants and snack bars, auto rental agencies, airline business offices, and service facilities, but not manufacturing as an accessory use.
(i) The application shall be referred to the federal aviation administration for the report of such agency as to whether operations relating to such airport will interfere with those of other existing or proposed airports in the vicinity.
(j) Adequate off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided to serve airport activities and accessory uses. The number of parking and loading spaces to be required shall be determined by the division of planning.
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