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    Sec. 35.1-64. Nursing Homes.


    Sec. 35.1-64. Nursing homes.
    Nursing homes may be permitted by conditional use permit in residential districts if the following conditions are met:
    (a) The nursing home shall meet all requirements of federal, state and other public agencies for physical facilities and administration organization.
    (b) The proposed site shall have direct access to at least one (1) collector street or road of higher function but shall not be located on a heavily traveled arterial or freeway unless substantial screening is provided along such heavily traveled road. In general, road access must be adequate for the traffic expected to be generated by the proposed development.
    (c) The minimum area and frontage regulations shall be the following in all districts except where the center is a part of a multifamily building or group of buildings:
    Number of Persons Enrolled Lot Size (Square Feet) Frontage (Feet)
    4 to 10 7,000 700
    11 to 20 10,000 100
    Over 20 500 per person 200
    A facility for less than four (4) individuals shall comply with the definition of "family" of the Zoning Ordinance.
    (d) Screening as specified in Section 35.1-25.1.7(e) of this ordinance shall be provided, for the outer perimeter of the parking area.
    (e) In all cases, the nursing home shall be no less than fifty (50) feet from any lot line.
    (f) Minimum off-street parking and loading space shall be provided as follows:
    A minimum of one (1) parking space is required for each three (3) patient beds;
    One (1) parking space for each resident doctor plus;
    One (1) parking space for each three (3) staff members.
    (g) The design of the facility must be such that no sounds, smells or any other noxious emissions from such activities as kitchens or loading areas will become a nuisance to the community.
    (h) Certification must be granted by the division of medical and hospital services of the State of Virginia.
    (i) The southwest Virginia health systems agency has certified the need for a nursing home and the appropriateness of the location.
    (j) The planning commission may prescribe additional conditions which are necessary or desirable in its judgement. (Ord. No. O-89-201, § 1, 7-11-89; Ord. No. O-91-168, 7-9-91; Ord. No. O-06-070, 6-13-06)
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM