(a)   Purpose. The following standards are intended to accommodate day care facilities while protecting the public health, safety, and general welfare of the community.
   (b)   Review and approval. New freestanding day care facilities must receive either final site and building plan approval or final development plan approval prior to issuance of a building permit. Day care facilities of certain sizes and in certain zoning districts (see the use tables in § 21.209) require a conditional use permit.
   (c)   Standards.
      (1)   Licenses. All day care facilities must maintain all required local, county, and state licenses at all times.
      (2)   Pick-up and drop-off. Day care pick-up and drop-off activity must not interfere with the movement of traffic on public streets.
      (3)   Day care facilities in residential districts.
         (A)   Day care activities must not be conducted before 5:00 a.m. or after 9:00 p.m. in residential zoning districts.
         (B)   Structured area for active play or play structures must not be located in front or side yards abutting streets in residential zoning districts.
      (4)   Day care facilities serving 13 or more persons.
         (A)   Day care facilities serving 13 or more persons are considered institutional uses and must comply with the standards stated in § 21.302.06.
         (B)   Day care facilities serving 13 or more persons located in residential zoning districts must be located adjacent to an arterial or collector street.
         (C)   Landscape buffer. Day care facilities serving 13 or more persons located adjacent to a single family residential district or a single family residential use must have a perimeter landscape buffer pursuant to screening requirements in city code § 21.301.15(d)(2), unless a waiver is obtained pursuant to standards in § 21.301.15(d)(1)(F).
      (5)   Day care facilities in industrial districts.
         (A)   Permitted as accessory use in buildings primarily occupied by business and professional offices and manufacturing uses.
         (B)   No exterior signage is allowed for day care facilities in industrial districts.
      (6)   Compliance with other sections. Day care facilities must meet applicable standards within city code, including but not limited to:
         (A)   Refuse and recycling (§ 21.301.17);
         (B)   Landscaping (§ 21.301.15);
         (C)   Exterior storage (§ 21.301.16);
         (D)   Height (§ 21.301.10);
         (E)   Parking (§ 21.301.06); and
         (F)   Lighting (§ 21.301.07).
(Ord. 2015-33, passed 11-16-2015; Ord. 2019-2, passed 1-7-2019; Ord. 2019-7, passed 1-7-2019; Ord. 2021-7, passed 4-26-2021)