APPENDIX C – ZONING REGULATIONS

 


ARTICLE 1. TITLE AND INTENT.. 1

1.        Title. 1

2.        Intent. 1

ARTICLE 2. RULES AND DEFINITIONS. 2

1.        Rules of Construction and Interpretation. 2

2.        Definitions. 3

ARTICLE 3. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 18

1.        Jurisdictional Area. 18

2.        Establishment of Districts. 18

3.        Zoning District Map. 18

4.        Rules Where Uncertainty May Arise. 18

5.        Exemptions. 19

6.        Application of Regulations. 19

7.        Annexed Land. 19

8.        Separability. 20

9.        Reservations and Repeals. 20

10.      Vested Rights. 20

ARTICLE 4. DISTRICT REGULATIONS. 22

“R-A” RURAL AGRICULTURE DISTRICT   (Ord. #2237) 22

“R-0” RESIDENTIAL SUBURBAN DISTRICT. 22

“R-1” RESIDENTIAL - LOW DENSITY DISTRICT. 23

“R-1A” RESIDENTIAL - MODERATE DENSITY DISTRICT  (Ord. 2107) 24

“R-2” RESIDENTIAL - MEDIUM DENSITY DISTRICT  25

“R-2A” RESIDENTIAL - HIGH DENSITY DISTRICT  26

“R-3” MULTIFAMILY DWELLING DISTRICT. 26

“R-H” RESIDENTIAL - HISTORIC “OLD TOWN” DISTRICT. 28

“C-1” BUSINESS - CENTRAL DISTRICT. 30

“C-2” BUSINESS - GENERAL DISTRICT. 32

“O-I” OFFICE - INSTITUTIONAL DISTRICT. 32

“M-1” INDUSTRIAL - LIGHT DISTRICT. 33

“M-2” INDUSTRIAL - HEAVY DISTRICT. 35

“P-D” PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT. 36

“UDO” UPTOWN DE SOTO OVERLAY DISTRICT   (Ord. 2195) (Rev. Ord. 2205) 40

ARTICLE 5. SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS. 48

1.        Height Regulations. 48

2.        Yard Regulations. 48

3.        Accessory Structures and Uses. 49

4.        Use Limitations of Accessory Structures. 51

5.        Number of Structures and Uses on a Buildable Lot. 52

6.        Sight Triangle. 52

7.        Access to Business and Industrial Districts. 52

8.        Outdoor Seating within Rights-of-Way. 52

9.        Temporary Uses. 53

10.      Determination of Structure Setback Line. 61

11.      Fences. 63

12.      Home Occupations. 65

13.      Livestock and Animals. 67

14.      Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). 67

15.      Solar Energy Conversion Systems. 68

16.      Retaining Walls. 68

17.      Shipping Containers. 70

18.      Land Disturbance and Grading. 72

ARTICLE 6. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REGULATIONS. 74

1.        Applicability. 74

2.        General Provisions. 74

3.        Layout and Site Design Requirements. 74

4.        Required Spaces. 77

5.        Special Uses. 80

6.        Loading and Unloading Regulations. 80

ARTICLE 7. SIGN REGULATIONS. 81

1.        Statement of Purpose. 81

2.        Applicability. 81

3.        Master Signage Plan (Ord. 2213). 81

4.        Classification of Signs. 82

5.        General Standards. 86

6.        Exemptions. 90

7.        Prohibited Signs. 92

8.        Maintenance. 92

9.        Nonconforming Signs. 93

10.      Removal of Nonconforming Signs. 94

11.      Office Parks, Shopping Centers and Planned Districts. 94

12.      District Regulations: (Ord. 22348). 95

ARTICLE 8. LANDSCAPING, SCREENING AND BUFFERING.. 100

1.        Intent. 100

2.        Applicability and Exemptions. 100

3.        General Requirements. 100

4.        Landscape Plans. 102

5.        Landscaping, Screening and Buffering. 103

6.        Landscaping Material Standards. 108

7.        Installation and Maintenance Requirements. 110

8.        Alternative Compliance: 111

ARTICLE 9. NONCONFORMITIES. 112

1.        Authority to Continue. 112

2.        Ordinary Repair and Maintenance: 112

3.        Extension. 112

4.        Enlargement. 112

5.        Damage or Destruction. 112

6.        Moving. 113

7.        Change in Use. 113

8.        Abandonment or Discontinuance. 113

9.        Nonconforming Accessory Uses. 113

10.      Nonconforming Residential Uses. 113

11.      Nonconforming Uses. 114

ARTICLE 10. SPECIAL USE PERMITS. 115

1.        General Considerations. 115

2.        Procedures. 115

3.        Standards for Issuance of Special Use Permits. 116

4.        Additional Conditions for Particular Special Uses. 117

5.        Time Limit. 142

ARTICLE 11. SITE PLAN REVIEW... 143

1.        Intent. 143

2.        Applicability. 143

3.        Authority. 144

4.        Submission Requirements. 144

5.        Standard of Review. 146

6.        Development Standards, “Kill Creek Valley Overlay District”. 147

7.        Development Standards. 147

8.        Expiration of Site Plan:  (Ord. 2075) . 150

ARTICLE 12. BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS. 151

1.        Formation. 151

2.        Powers and Jurisdiction. 151

3.        Applications. 152

4.        Performance. 153

5.        Who May Appeal From the Board Decision. 154

ARTICLE 13. AMENDMENTS. 155

1.        Amendments to Change Zoning District Boundaries. 155

2.        Public Hearing. 155

3.        Public Notice. 155

4.        Table of Lesser Zoning District Classification. 156

5.        Adoption. 156

6.        Applications. 157

7.        Filing Fee. 157

8.        Adoption and Amendment of Comprehensive Plan and Other Actions of the Planning Commission. 157

9.        Comprehensive Plan. 157

10.      Public Facilities and Improvements. 158

11.      Matters to be Considered. 158

12.      Protest. 159

13.      Publication. 159

14.      Official Zoning Map. 159

ARTICLE 14. ADMINISTRATION.. 160

1.        Legislative and Quasi-Judicial Regulation of Land Use. 160

2.        Department of  Planning and Zoning. 160

3.        Applications. 160

4.        Building Permits. 161

ARTICLE 15. VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES. 163

1.        Violations. 163

2.        Enforcement and Remedies. 163

3.        Enforcement Procedures. 164

APPENDIX A. PERMITTED LAND USES BY ZONING DISTRICT.. 166

APPENDIX B. MULTI-FAMILY DESIGN GUIDELINES  175

(A)      INTRODUCTION. 175

(B)      PURPOSE. 175

(C)      PROCESS. 175

(D)      SITE PLAN. 176

(E)      DESIGN GUIDELINE IMPLEMENTATION. 176

(F)      EARNING DESIGN INCENTIVES. 176

(G)      MULTI-FAMILY DESIGN GUIDELINES. 177

(H)      REQUIRED SUPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FOR ZONING AND SITE PLAN APPLICATIONS. 178

(I)       DESIGN CRITERIA. 178

(J)       PROJECT EVALUATION FORM. 188

APPENDIX C. UPTOWN DE SOTO OVERLAY DISTRICT.. 189

APPENDIX D. LANDSCAPING DEFINITIONS AND GUIDELINES. 191

I.         DEFINITIONS. 191

II.       PERIMETER PARKING LOT SCREENING EXAMPLES. 192

III.      PLANT UNIT SCALE. 193

IV.      TRANSITION BUFFERS. 194