§ 21.301.16  EXTERIOR STORAGE.
   (a)   In Residential (R) Districts.
      (1)   All materials, machinery and equipment must be stored within a building or fully screened so as not to be visible from adjoining or adjacent lands, except for the following:  laundry drying and recreational equipment; construction materials related to active construction projects, machinery and equipment currently being used on the premises; landscaping and agricultural equipment and machinery currently being used or intended for use on the premises; off-street parking of passenger automobiles and pick-up trucks; trash and garbage receptacles.
      (2)   Where a rear yard or a side yard in a residential zoning district abuts a public right-of-way, garbage receptacles are prohibited in the setback area of such rear or side yard and, if located or placed in such rear or side yard, must be screened from view from such street.
      (3)   Exceptions listed herein must not be construed to avoid the restrictions of §§ 21.301.15 or 21.301.17, or of any conditions imposed on any conditional use permit.
      (4)   All screening must be consistent with the standards in § 21.301.15.  Before the erection of any screening required by this section, the plans for such screening must be approved by the Planning Manager.
   (b)   In Industrial Districts.
      (1)   Exterior storage, incidental.
         (A)   To be considered incidental exterior storage, storage must have a direct relationship to the primary use of the site. The primary use of the site must be a permitted or conditional use. If a conditional use, a conditional use permit must be approved prior to exterior storage being located on the site.
         (B)   Exterior storage must be located in side and rear yards and must not be located between the face of the principal building and public right-of-way.
         (C)   Exterior storage must be fully screened from public right-of-way and any non-industrially zoned or guided property in a manner consistent with § 21.301.15 of the city code.
         (D)   The exterior storage area may not exceed the gross floor area of the primary buildings on a site. If exterior storage is associated with a tenant or tenants within a multiple-tenant building or site, the storage area for each tenant may not exceed that tenant's leased floor area within the primary building.
         (E)   Exterior storage must be maintained in a neat, orderly, and dust-free manner and located on paved bituminous or concrete surface, except that large equipment that would damage paved surfaces may be stored on gravel surfaces provided the property owner actively controls for dust impacts on nearby sites. Fire lanes must be maintained within the storage area.
         (F)   Exterior storage must not be located in off-street parking spaces required by § 21.301.06 of the city code.
   (c)   Business Districts. In business districts, displays of merchandise may extend up to five feet in front of an existing building and may encroach up to five feet into a required setback area if such building abuts against or extends into the required setback area.  Exceptions: Merchandise may be displayed on convenience facility with fuel sales pump islands and where motor vehicles, new or used, are lawfully sold on the premises, they may be stored or displayed in off-street parking areas.  Displays of merchandise must not reduce the off-street parking area required by § 21.301.06 of the city code.
(Ord. 2019-2, passed 1-7-2019; Ord. 2019-47, passed 12-2-2019; Ord. 2021-7, passed 4-26-2021)