GB, GENERAL BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICT
1202- Permitted Principal Uses
1203- Site Development Standards
1204- Permitted Accessory Uses
1205- Special Uses
The GB (General Business) zoning district is established:
1201.01 To provide appropriate areas for office uses, retail stores and service establishments in which the market area extends beyond the nearby neighborhoods;
1201.02 To provide wholesale or distribution activities in locations with adequate access to major streets and highways;
1201.03 To encourage concentrated development of commercial activities or the convenience of the public;
1201.04 To provide adequate space to meet the needs of commercial development, with adequate off-street parking and minimal traffic congestion; and
1201.05 To protect commercial uses from objectionable influences of industrial uses as well as incompatible residential development.
1202 Permitted Principal Uses
The following uses shall be permitted in the GB zoning district provided they conform to the applicable site development standards set forth below, and meet any other requirements for such uses found in these Regulations such as off-site road and drainage improvements.
1202.01 Group quarters.
1202.02 Guest lodging.
1202.03 Recreational vehicle and manufactured home parks. The standards set forth in Section 1812 shall apply.
1202.04 Bed and breakfast lodging (Homestay, Inn, and Establishment) subject to Section 1719.
1202.05 Day care facilities and establishments.
1202.06 Educational services.
1202.07 Utility installations not otherwise exempted by Section 2002, other than electric generation plants, regional sewage treatment plants and solid waste landfills or incinerators.
1202.08 Churches or places of religious worship.
1202.09 Welfare and charitable services.
1202.10 Cultural, historic and nature exhibits.
1202.11 Civic, social, fraternal and business associations.
1202.13 Personal and professional services.
1202.14 Banks and banking services.
1202.15 Research and testing laboratories, enclosed.
1202.16 Veterinary clinics or animal hospitals.
1202.17 Funeral and crematory services.
1202.19 Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
1202.20 Riding stables, commercial, on a minimum site of 10 acres.
1202.21 Gasoline/service stations.
1202.22 Convenience stores and grocery stores.
1202.23 Restaurants, bars, taverns and nightclubs.
1202.24 Shopping centers.
1202.25 Retail sales or rentals. May include on-site manufacturing incidental and accessory to the sale of goods such as but not limited to baked goods.
1202.26 Repair services (enclosed building), automotive and small engine Vehicles awaiting repair, need not be enclosed or screened.
1202.27 Repair services, light.
1202.28 Contract construction services.
1202.29 Wireless communications towers at a maximum height of 40’; see Section 1813 for applicable site development standards.
1202.30 Parking lots and garages, commercial.
1202.31 Bus and rail terminals and accessory maintenance yards and garages.
1202.33 Printing and publishing businesses.
1202.34 Custom butchering/meat curing/processing.
1202.35 Warehousing, distribution and storage of non-hazardous goods (not to exceed 10,000 square feet of floor area).
1202.36 Impoundment storage yards.
1202.37 Single- and multiple-household dwellings not to exceed a density of one dwelling unit per 3,600 square feet and further provided that the site shall not be considered a residential site. Additional non-residential principal uses shall not be allowed in manufactured/mobile home parks nor on multiple-household dwelling sites; non-residential uses accessory to the multiple-household use are permitted.
1202.38 Residential care homes.
1202.39 Residential care institutions.
1202.40 Health clinics.
1202.41 Car washes.
1202.42 Emergency vehicle stations not otherwise exempted by Section 2022.
1202.43 Commercial plant nurseries.
1203 Site Development Standards
All uses permitted in GB districts shall conform to the following minimum site development standards in addition to the provisions of Article 18:
1203.01 Maximum Height
40 feet above grade
Fence or wall
10 feet above grade
1203.02 Setbacks, Principal and Accessory Structures/Uses
The minimum setback shall be measured from the closest point on the property line or road travelway to the structure/use as follows:
A. For those GB zoning districts which abut LI, HI, GB, NB or PD zoning districts, the setback* shall be a minimum of 5 feet, except that the structure/use shall maintain a setback of 20 feet from any road travelway. Zero lot lines between townhouses or condominiums within a common development shall be permitted.
B. For those GB zoning districts which abut RU, TR, SR, SM, PD-1 or MR zoning districts the setback* shall be a minimum of 40 feet and 20 feet from any road travelway. Zero lot lines between townhouses or condominiums within a common development shall be permitted.
· The minimum setbacks for Special Uses shall be 80 feet.
1203.03 Maximum Site Coverage – 85 percent.
1203.04 Distance Between Structures
Except as otherwise provided in these Regulations, the minimum distance between principal structures shall be 15 feet; 10 feet for multiple-household structures. Nothing herein shall prevent permanent attachment of principal structures.
In category A, B or C Growth Areas, whenever a non-residential use abuts a residential zoning district or is separated there from by an alley, the developed area of the non-residential site shall be screened with a 6 foot high solid screen (see Section 1805.02 for definition). The Zoning Inspector may defer the screening if the abutting residentially-zoned property is not yet developed with a residential use. Outdoor storage areas shall be screened regardless of abutting zoning district. In Category D (Rural) Areas whenever a non-residential use abuts an area designated as Rural Residential (RR), the developed area of the non-residential site shall be screened with a 6 foot high solid screen; otherwise screening is not required.
1203.06 Electrical Disturbance and Glare
No use except a temporary construction operation shall be permitted which creates harsh, uncomfortably bright light detectable beyond the boundaries of the site. No use shall be permitted which creates electrical disturbances that unreasonably affects the operation of any equipment beyond the boundaries of the site.
1203.07 Noise or Vibration
No noise or vibration (other than normal vehicular traffic) shall be permitted which is discernible on neighboring residential sites to the unaided human senses for 3 minutes or more duration in any 1 hour of the day between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. or of 30 seconds or more duration in any 1 hour between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
No emission of odorous gases or other odorous matter shall be permitted in quantities sufficient to be offensive or to create a nuisance or hazard beyond the site boundaries.
1203.09 Other Nuisances or Emissions Beyond the Site Boundaries
No emission shall be permitted which can damage health, animals or vegetation or other forms of property or which can cause any nuisance or hazard.
1204 Permitted Accessory Uses
1204.01 Accessory uses are permitted in GB zoning districts provided they are customarily incidental to an established permitted principal use. Accessory structures may exceed the size of the principal structure provided that all other site development standards are met.
1204.02 The following additional accessory uses and structures shall be permitted:
A. Recreational Vehicles (RV's) are allowed as follows:
1. Storage of no more than 2 RV's on a parcel (no permit is required).
2. Temporary occupancy of one RV in conjunction with a permitted principal use up to 6 months in a calendar year (a Temporary Use Permit is required); stays of 15 consecutive days or less do not require a permit.
3. Temporary occupancy of RV’s in conjunction with the construction of a residential or non-residential permitted principal use (a Temporary use Permit is required, see Section 1817.03,A).
B. Rooms in the principal dwelling for roomers, not exceeding 2 such persons per dwelling unit (no permit is required).
C. Home occupations in a principal dwelling.
1204.03 Wind Energy Systems (Subject to the site development standards in Section 18.22).
1204.04 Solar Energy Systems
1205 Special Uses
The following uses may be permitted as a Special Use subject to the procedures and review criteria set forth in Section 1717 of these Regulations:
1205.01 Manufacturing, wholesaling, warehousing, distribution or storage of goods.
1205.02 Zoos and other outdoor animal exhibits.
1205.03 Fairgrounds and amusement parks.
1205.04 Animal husbandry services.
1205.05 Motion picture production sites/studios, permanent.
1205.06 Recycling centers.
1205.07 Offender rehabilitation facilities.
1205.08 Jails, prisons, and detention centers.
1205.10 Swap meets.
1205.11 Repair services.
1205.12 Wireless communications towers over 40’ in height, see Section 1813 for applicable site development standards.
1205.13 Regional sewage treatment plants.
1205.14 Truck stops.
1215.15 Lighted Outdoor Recreation Facilities.
1205.16 Golf courses.
1205.17 Solar Energy Power Plants
1205.18 Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility, see Section 1825 for applicable site
1205.19 Medical Marijuana Dispensary, see Section 1825 for applicable site development
1205.20 Medical Marijuana Dispensary Cultivation Facility, see Section 1825 for applicable
site development standards.
1205.21 Medical Marijuana Infusion Facility, see Section 1825 for applicable site