CHAPTER 155:  ZONING CODE
Section
General Provisions
   155.0101   Title
   155.0102   Purpose
   155.0103   Interpretation and relationship to other regulations
   155.0104   Separability
   155.0105   Repeal of conflicting ordinances
   155.0106   Effective date
   155.0107   Area of jurisdiction
Applicability
   155.0201   General applicability of chapter
Zoning Map
   155.0301   Zoning Map
   155.0302   Interpretation of district boundaries
   155.0303   Establishment of districts
OS Open Space District
   155.0401   Purpose
   155.0402   Permitted uses
   155.0403   Conditional uses
   155.0404   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
SF-1 Single-Family Residential District
   155.0501   Purpose
   155.0502   Permitted uses
   155.0503   Conditional uses
   155.0504   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.0505   Minimum dwelling areas
SF-2 Single-Family Residential
   155.0601   Purpose
   155.0602   Permitted uses
   155.0603   Conditional uses
   155.0604   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.0605   Minimum dwelling areas
RM Residential/Medical District
   155.0701   Purpose
   155.0702   Permitted uses
   155.0703   Conditional uses
   155.0704   Minimum lot and yard sizes; maximum lot coverage
   155.0705   Minimum dwelling areas
   155.0706   Maximum building sizes and development standards for medical clinic/professional offices and hospitals
   155.0707   Site plan review
MF Multiple-Family Residential District
   155.0801   Purpose
   155.0802   Permitted uses
   155.0803   Conditional uses
   155.0804   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.0805   Minimum dwelling areas
   155.0806   Site plan review
MHP Manufactured Park District
   155.0901   Purpose
   155.0902   Approval procedure
   155.0903   General standards for manufactured home parks
   155.0904   Manufactured home park requirements
   155.0905   Permitted uses
   155.0906   Conditional uses
NC Neighborhood Commercial District
   155.1001   Purpose
   155.1002   Permitted uses
   155.1003   Conditional uses
   155.1004   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.1005   Site plan review
OMC Office/Medical/Commercial District
   155.1101   Purpose
   155.1102   Permitted uses
   155.1103   Conditional uses
   155.1104   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.1105   Site plan review
CBD Central Business District
   155.1201   Purpose
   155.1202   Permitted uses
   155.1203   Conditional uses
   155.1204   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.1205   Site plan review
GSC General Service Commercial District
   155.1301   Purpose
   155.1302   Permitted uses
   155.1303   Conditional uses
   155.1304   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.1305   Site plan review
CI Community Industrial District
   155.1401   Purpose
   155.1402   Permitted uses
   155.1403   Conditional uses
   155.1404   Minimum lot and yard sizes, maximum lot coverage
   155.1405   Site plan review
PD Planned Development District (PD-RS,  PD-MX)
   155.1501   Purpose
   155.1502   General requirements and PD District designation
   155.1503   Permitted uses
   155.1504   General development standards
   155.1505   Residential (PD-RS) development standards
   155.1506   General PD approval procedure
   155.1507   Final plan
   155.1508   Final plan and rezoning approval procedure process
   155.1509   Criteria of approval - final plan
   155.1510   Amendments and changes
Downtown Historical District
   155.1601   Established
   155.1602   Purpose; signage controls
   155.1603   Certificate of appropriateness and permit
   155.1604   Application and permit procedures
   155.1605   Abandoned signs
   155.1606   Measurement: signs exempted from area requirements
   155.1607   Signs which do not require a permit
   155.1608   Temporary signs and temporary sign permits
   155.1609   Permanent signs
   155.1610   Nonconforming signs
   155.1611   Street number required
   155.1612   Penalty
   155.1613   Design control
   155.1614   Plans subject to review
   155.1615   Criteria for evaluating applications for certification
   155.1616   Design requirements
   155.1617   Procedure for architectural review; approval certificate
   155.1618   Variance procedures
Yard, Lot Coverage, and Height Restrictions
   155.1701   Yard, lot coverage, and height restrictions table
   155.1702   Definitions
   155.1703   Supplemental yard and height regulations
Conditional Uses, Variances, and Appeals
   155.1801   Purpose
   155.1802   Procedures for obtaining a conditional use permit
   155.1803   Appeals and variances
Supplemental Use, Height, Area Regulations and Exceptions
   155.1901   General
   155.1902   Conversion of dwellings to more units
   155.1903   Private swimming pools
   155.1904   Community or club swimming pools
   155.1905   Temporary buildings
   155.1906   Parking and storage of certain vehicles
   155.1907   Fence regulations
   155.1908   Architectural projections
   155.1909   Exceptions to height regulations
   155.1910   Fire hazards
   155.1911   Radioactivity or electrical disturbance
   155.1912   Air pollution
   155.1913   Enforcement provisions
   155.1914   Home occupations
   155.1915   Child care
Nonconforming Uses of Land or Nonconforming Buildings
   155.2001   Nonconforming use
   155.2002   Nonconforming  structures
   155.2003   Nonconforming lots
Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements
   155.2101   General requirements
   155.2102   Off-street parking design standards
   155.2103   Parking space dimensions
   155.2104   Exceptions to Table 1
   155.2105   Access
   155.2106   Setbacks
   155.2107   Screenings
   155.2108   Paving
   155.2109   Lighting
   155.2110   Location of parking spaces
   155.2111   Disabled vehicles
   155.2112   Drainage
   155.2113   Visibility
   155.2114   Marking
   155.2115   Maintenance
   155.2116   Signs
   155.2117   Parking space requirements
   155.2118   Parking lots
   155.2119   General interpretations
Site Plan Review Procedures
   155.2201   Conditions for review
   155.2202   Access control requirements
   155.2203   Traffic impact study
   155.2204   Procedure for site plan review
Sign Regulations
   155.2301   Purpose
   155.2302   Applicability
   155.2303   General provisions
   155.2304   Home occupation signs
   155.2305   NC Neighborhood Commercial District signs
   155.2306   CBD Central Business District signs
   155.2307   RM, OMC and GSC District signs
   155.2308   CI Community Industrial District signs
   155.2309   Temporary signs and banners
   155.2310   Illumination
   155.2311   Application for sign permit; fees
   155.2312   Exemptions
   155.2313   Prohibited signage
Landscaping Regulations
   155.2401   Landscaping requirements
   155.2402   Special exceptions
   155.2403   Screening of service courts, storage areas, and loading dock
   155.2404   Screening of trash container receptacles
   155.2405   Parking lot screening and landscaping
   155.2406   Interior parking area landscaping
Administration
   155.2501   Purpose
   155.2502   General provisions
   155.2503   Zoning inspector
   155.2504   Planning and Zoning Commission
   155.2505   Duties of the Zoning Inspector, Planning and Zoning Commission, legislative authority, and courts on matters of appeal
   155.2506   City Council
   155.2507   Removal for misconduct and vacancy appointments
   155.2508   Schedule of fees
Enforcement
   155.2601   General
   155.2602   Zoning permits required
   155.2603   Contents of applications for zoning permit
   155.2604   Approval of zoning permit
   155.2605   Expiration of zoning permit
   155.2606   Certificate of occupancy
   155.2607   Temporary certificate of occupancy
   155.2608   Record of zoning permits and certificates of occupancy
   155.2609   Failure to obtain a zoning permit or certificate of occupancy
   155.2610   Construction and use as provided in applications, plans, and permits
   155.2611   Complaints regarding violations
   155.2612   Entry and inspection of property
   155.2613   Stop work order
   155.2614   Zoning permit revocation
   155.2615   Notice of violation
   155.2616   Ticketing procedure
   155.2617   Penalties and fines
   155.2618   Additional remedies
Amendments
   155.2701   Procedure for zoning amendments
   155.2702   General
   155.2703   Initiation of zoning amendments
   155.2704   Contents of application for zoning map amendment
   155.2705   Contents of application for zoning text amendment
   155.2706   Transmittal to Planning and Zoning Commission
   155.2707   Recommendation by Planning and Zoning Commission
   155.2708   Public hearing by City Council
   155.2709   Notice of public hearing in newspaper
   155.2710   Action by City Council
   155.2711   Effective date and referendum
   155.2712   Annexation
Definitions
   155.2801   Definitions and general interpretation
Statutory reference:
   Appeals from denials of building permits and  zoning decisions, see R.C. § 713.11
   Council to hold public hearing on zoning ordinances, see R.C. § 713.12
   Off-street parking facilities, see R.C. §§ 717.05 et seq.
   Violation of zoning ordinances, see R.C. § 713.13
   Zoning applies to housing projects, see R.C. § 3735.44
GENERAL PROVISIONS
§ 155.0101  TITLE.
   This chapter shall be known and may be cited and referred to as the "City of Cambridge Zoning Ordinance."  The map that accompanies this chapter and is hereby incorporated herein and made a part hereof, shall be referred to as the "City of Cambridge Zoning Map."
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0102  PURPOSE.
   This chapter is enacted for the purpose of promoting public health, safety, convenience, comfort, prosperity, or general welfare, for the limitations and regulation of the height, bulk, and location, including percentage of lot occupancy; set back building lines, and area and dimensions of yards, courts, and other open spaces; and the uses of buildings and other structures and of the premises in such zones or districts; and for the purposes of promoting  the Comprehensive General Plan for the city.  This chapter is in accordance with powers granted by the R.C. § 713.06.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0103  INTERPRETATION AND RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER REGULATIONS.
   The interpretation and application of the provisions of this chapter shall be held to be the minimum requirements, adopted for the promotion of the public health, safety, and general welfare.  When the requirements of this chapter conflict with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules, regulations, or ordinances, the most restrictive or those imposing the higher standards shall govern.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0104  SEPARABILITY.
   Should any section of this chapter be declared by a court to be unconstitutional or invalid, such a decision shall not affect the validity of this chapter as a whole or any other parts thereof, other than the part declared unconstitutional or invalid.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0105  REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES.
   All ordinances in conflict with this chapter or inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter are hereby repealed to the extent necessary to give this chapter full force and effect.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0106  EFFECTIVE DATE.
   This chapter shall become effective from and after the date of its approval and adoption, as provided in R.C. § 713.06.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0107  AREA OF JURISDICTION.
   The provisions of this chapter apply to all incorporated areas of the city of Cambridge.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
APPLICABILITY
§ 155.0201  GENERAL APPLICABILITY OF CHAPTER.
   No structure, or part thereof, shall be placed upon or moved onto land, erected, constructed, reconstructed, enlarged, or structurally altered, nor shall any building or land be used or occupied which does not comply with the district regulations established by this chapter for the district in which the building, structure, and/or land is located.
   (A)   Lot size requirements and the subdivision of land.  No parcel of land held under one ownership, with or without a building, at the time this chapter became effective, shall be reduced, nor shall any such parcel be subdivided in any manner below the minimum lot width and lot area required by this chapter.
   (B)   Reductions in yard requirements.  No building may be enlarged which would result in decreasing a minimum yard requirement below the requirements of the applicable zoning district. 
   (C)   Location of uses on a single lot.  Unless otherwise specifically allowed, every principal building hereafter erected, relocated, or structurally altered shall be located on a single lot as herein defined.
   (D)   Unsafe buildings.  Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the strengthening or restoring to a safe condition, any structure or part thereof declared unsafe by a proper authority as long as such strengthening or restoration is no more than necessary to preserve the integrity of the building.
   (E)   Conversion of dwellings.  The conversion of any building into a dwelling or the conversion of any dwellings to accommodate an increased number of dwelling units or families is permitted only in accordance with all requirements of this chapter, including those that require minimum lot sizes, as set forth in § 155.1902.
   (F)   Parking and loading requirements.  No land use may change from one use to another without meeting the parking and loading requirements for the new use. 
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
ZONING MAP
§ 155.0301  ZONING MAP.
   The location and boundaries of zoning districts are shown on the map titled "The City of Cambridge Zoning Map."  A certified copy of this map is on file in the office of the City Engineer and said map, together with all notations, dimensions, and designations shown thereon are hereby declared to be a part of this chapter. The Zoning Map shall be signed by the Mayor and attested to by the City Clerk.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0302  INTERPRETATION OF DISTRICT BOUNDARIES.
   Where uncertainty exists with respect to the boundaries of any of the zoning districts as shown on the Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
   (A)   Parallel district boundaries.  Where district boundaries appear to be approximately parallel to the center lines or street lines of streets or the center lines or right-of-way lines of highways, such district boundaries shall be construed as parallel thereto and at such distance therefore as indicated on the Zoning Map.  If no distance is given, such dimensions shall be determined by the use of the scale shown on the Zoning Map.
   (B)   Boundaries of zoning districts.  Boundaries of zoning districts are intended to follow property lines.  Where zoning district boundaries are shown as being parallel to a right-of-way, those lots that have frontage on such right-of-way are intended to be within such a zoning district.
   (C)   Lot lines, railroad lines, and waterways.  Where district boundaries approximately follow lot lines, such lot lines shall be construed as a boundary of a zoning district.  Where the boundary of a district follows a railroad line, such boundary shall be deemed to be located in the middle of the main tracks of said railroad line.  Where the boundary of a district follows (or parallels) a waterway, such boundary shall be deemed to be located in the middle (or parallel to) the centerline of said waterway.
   (D)   Interpretation by Planning and Zoning Commission.  Any questions of interpretation of the Zoning Map which cannot otherwise be resolved, shall be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission for determination in accordance with § 155.2504.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0303  ESTABLISHMENT OF DISTRICTS.
   For the purpose of regulating and restricting the location of buildings, structures, and land use, the city is divided into zoning districts as shown on the Zoning Map.  These districts include the following and may be illustrated on the Zoning Map.
 
Zoning Districts
OS
Open Space District
SF-1
Single Family Residential District
SF-2
Single Family Residential District
RM
Residential/Medical District
MHP
Manufactured Park District
MF
Multiple-Family Residential District
OMC
Office/Medical/Commercial District
NC
Neighborhood Commercial
CBD
Central Business District
GSC
General/Service Commercial District
CI
Community Industrial
 
 
Special Zoning Districts
PD
Planned Development District
DHD
Downtown Historical District
 
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
OS OPEN SPACE DISTRICT
§ 155.0401  PURPOSE.
   This District is established for the purposes of providing open space within the city.  This District will also be used for private and public parks and protection of environmentally sensitive areas, such as waterways and floodways associated with creeks and rivers in the city.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0402  PERMITTED USES.
   A building or a lot in the OS Open Space District shall be only used for the following:
   (A)   Public parks, nature preserves, and recreation areas.
   (B)   Private parks.
   (C)   Outdoor recreational facilities.
   (D)   Golf courses.
   (E)   Agricultural operations not involving buildings or structures.
   (F)   Accessory structures and uses incidental to the above uses.
   (G)   Any use deemed to be of a similar nature as those above by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0403  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with § 155.1801 through 155.1803:
   (A)   Cemeteries.
   (B)   Campgrounds, including ones with travel trailer or motor home hookups.
   (C)   Public buildings and uses, including water and sewer facilities.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0404  MINIMUM LOT AND YARD SIZES, MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE.
   Required minimum lot and yard sizes and maximum lot coverages are set forth in §§ 155.1701 through 155.1703
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
SF-1 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
§ 155.0501  PURPOSE.
   This district is established to provide areas for larger single-family homes on individual lots to provide areas for accessory and nonresidential uses that complement single-residential uses, and to discourage incompatible nonresidential uses in single-family residential neighborhoods.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0502  PERMITTED USES.
   A building or lot within an SF-1 Single-Family Residential District shall be used only for the following purposes:
   (A)   Single-family dwellings.
   (B)   Home occupations as set forth in § 155.1914.
   (C)   Child care home operated with one to six children, as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (D)   Private and public schools for grades K-12.
   (E)   Public parks and recreation areas.
   (F)   Any other use deemed to be of a similar nature as those above by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
   (G)   Accessory structures and uses incidental to the above uses.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0503  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with § 155.1801 through 155.1803:
   (A)   Bed and breakfast operations.
   (B)   Outdoor and indoor noncommercial recreational facilities.
   (C)   Public buildings and uses, such as libraries and museums.
   (D)   Churches or places of religious worship.
   (E)   Child care home operated with 7 to 12 children, as set forth in § 155.1915.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0504  MINIMUM LOT AND YARD SIZES, MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE.
   Required minimum lot and yard sizes and maximum lot coverages are set forth in §§ 155.1701 through 155.1703.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0505  MINIMUM DWELLING AREAS.
   No single dwelling shall have a living area of less than 1,600 square feet of gross floor areas exclusive of garages, cornices, eaves, gutters, porches, balconies, terraces, or outside enclosures.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
SF-2 SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
§ 155.0601  PURPOSE.
   This District is established to provide areas for single-family homes on individual lots and to provide for accessory and nonresidential uses that complement single-family residential neighborhoods and to discourage incompatible nonresidential uses in single-family residential neighborhoods.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0602  PERMITTED USES.
   A building or lot within an SF-2 Single-Family Residential District shall be used only for the following purposes:
   (A)   Single-family dwellings.
   (B)   Home occupations as set forth in § 155.1914.
   (C)   Child care home operated with one to six children as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (D)   Private and public schools for grades K-12.
   (E)   Private and public parks.
   (F)   Any other use deemed to be of a similar nature as those above by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
   (G)   Accessory structures and uses incidental to the above uses.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0603  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with §§ 155.1801 through 155.1803:
   (A)   Outdoor and indoor noncommercial recreation facilities.
   (B)   Churches or places of religious worship.
   (C)   Public buildings and uses such as libraries and museums.
   (D)   Child care home operated with 7 to 12 children as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (E)   Bed and breakfasts.
   (F)   Two-family dwellings.
   (G)   One-family dwellings designed with one zero lot line.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0604  MINIMUM LOT AND YARD SIZES, MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE
   Required minimum lot and yard sizes and maximum lot coverages are set forth in §§ 155.1701 through 155.1701.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0605  MINIMUM DWELLING AREAS.
   (A)   Single-family dwellings.  For single-family dwellings, no dwelling shall have a living area of less than 1,000 square feet of gross floor areas, exclusive of garages, cornices, eaves, gutters, porches, balconies, terraces, or outside enclosures.
   (B)   Two-family dwellings.  For two-family dwellings,  each dwelling unit must contain at a minimum a bathroom and contain living quarters with at least 800 square feet, exclusive of garages, cornices, eaves, gutters, porches, balconies, terraces, or outside enclosures.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
RM RESIDENTIAL/MEDICAL DISTRICT
§ 155.0701  PURPOSE.
   This District is established to provide areas for single-family homes on individual lots and to provide for accessory and nonresidential uses that complement single-family residential neighborhoods.  In addition, this District is to provide suitable locations for hospitals, medical clinics, medical laboratories, and professional offices.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0702  PERMITTED USES.
   A building or lot within a Residential/Medical District shall be used only for the following purposes:
   (A)   Single-family dwellings.
   (B)   Home occupations as set forth in § 155.1914.
   (C)   Private and public parks.
   (D)   Recreational facilities as defined in § 155.2801.
   (E)   Hospitals.
   (F)   Clinics.
   (G)   Professional and consulting offices, including medical clinics and doctor/dental offices.
   (H)   Any other use deemed to be of a similar nature as those above by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
   (I)   Accessory structures and uses incidental to the above uses.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0703  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with §§ 155.1801 through 155.1803:
   (A)   Outdoor and indoor non-commercial recreation facilities.
   (B)   Two-family dwellings.
   (C)   Child care centers as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (D)   Bed and breakfasts.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0704  MINIMUM LOT AND YARD SIZES; MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE.
   Required minimum lot and yard sizes and maximum lot coverages are set forth in §§ 155.1801 through 155.1803.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0705  MINIMUM DWELLING AREAS.
   (A)   Single-family dwellings.  For single-family dwellings, no dwelling shall have a living area of less than 1,000 square feet of gross floor areas, exclusive of garages, cornices, eaves, gutters, porches, balconies, terraces, or outside enclosures.
   (B)   Two-family dwellings.  For two-family dwellings, each dwelling unit must contain at a minimum a bathroom and contain living quarters with at least 800 square feet, exclusive of garages, cornices, eaves, gutters, porches, balconies, terraces, or outside enclosures.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0706  MAXIMUM BUILDING SIZES AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR MEDICAL CLINIC/PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AND HOSPITALS.
   (A)   Medical clinics/professional offices.  When a medical clinic or professional office is located on a lot with frontage on Clark Street, there is no maximum size of the principle structure provided all other setbacks and lot coverage requirements are met.  When a medical clinic or professional office is not located on a lot with frontage on Clark Street, the maximum size of the principal structure shall not exceed 75,000 square feet.
   (B)   Hospital.  An existing hospital facility may expand without limitation on the size of the principal structure, provided such expansion shares a common wall with an existing structure and all other setbacks and lot coverage requirements are met.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0707  SITE PLAN REVIEW.
   Pursuant to § 155.2201, a site plan may be required.  In addition to all other requirements contained in §§ 155.2201 through 155.2204, the following additional requirement shall apply:
   (A)   Architectural standards. All principal structures subject to site plan review requirements shall conform to the surrounding architectural character of the area.  Elements that define surrounding architectural character include roof and window types, construction materials, architectural styles, colors, and ancillary elements such as landscaping and fences.
   (B)   Access.  Any hospital, medical clinic, medical laboratories, professional offices, and any other use permitted in a Residential/Medical District shall not have access to North 14th Street and shall be constructed in such a manner so as to maintain the residential quality of the Edgeworth Addition, including but not limited to the use of green space, landscaping, and/or fencing to discourage any public traffic from North 14th Street to said hospital, medical clinic, medical laboratories, and/or professional offices.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
MF MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT
§ 155.0801  PURPOSE.
   This District is established to provide areas for attached, detached, and/or mixed residential development, with a wide range of densities and housing types; to relate higher density residential development to community utilities and facilities as well as site characteristics; to locate parcels appropriate for development at higher residential densities in closer proximity to community services and facilities; to offer a wide range of residential living environments, and to allow diverse nonresidential activities compatible with a multiple-family neighborhood.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.0802  PERMITTED USES.
   A building or lot within an MF Multiple-Family Residential District shall be used only for the following purposes:
   (A)   Multiple-family dwelling.
   (B)   Two-family dwellings.
   (C)   Public and private parks.
   (D)   Home occupations as set forth in § 155.1914.
   (E)   Child care home operated with one to six children as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (F)   Single-family dwellings designed with one zero lot line.
   (G)   Any other use deemed to be of a similar nature as those above by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
   (H)   Accessory structures and uses incidental to the above uses.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0803  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with §§ 155.1801 through 155.1803:
   (A)   Single-family dwellings that comply with the yard, lot coverage, and height restrictions as defined in the SF-2 Residential District.
   (B)   Indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.
   (C)   Adult group homes.
   (D)   Churches or places of religious worship.
   (E)   Public buildings and uses, such as libraries and museums.
   (F)   Child care home operated with 7 to 12 children, as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (G)   Child care centers, as defined in § 155.2801  and as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (H)   Nursing homes.
   (I)   Bed and breakfasts.
   (J)   Boarding houses, fraternity, or sorority houses.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0804  MINIMUM LOT AND YARD SIZES;  MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE.
   Required minimum lot and yard sizes and maximum lot coverages are set forth in §§ 155.1701 through 155.1703.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0805  MINIMUM DWELLING AREAS.
   In multiple-family residences, each dwelling unit must contain a bathroom in addition to the following minimum square footages in the living quarters:
      Efficiency dwellings:    600 square feet
      1-bedroom dwellings:   700 square feet
      2-bedroom dwellings:   860 square feet
      3-bedroom dwellings:   1,000 square feet
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0806  SITE PLAN REVIEW.
   Pursuant to § 155.2201, a site plan may be required.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
MHP MANUFACTURED PARK DISTRICT
§ 155.0901  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of the MHP Manufactured Home Park District is to provide for the location and regulation of manufactured home parks in order to foster their development and maintenance as an integral and stable part of the community.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0902  APPROVAL PROCEDURE.
   Manufactured home parks shall be located only in the MHP District and shall be developed according to the standards and regulations referenced in this subchapter. The procedure to amend the Zoning Map to establish the MHP District shall be that procedure for amendments specified in §§ 155.2701 through 155.2712.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0903  GENERAL STANDARDS FOR MANUFACTURED HOME PARKS.
   The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council shall review the particular facts and circumstances of each proposed manufactured home park development in terms of the following standards, and shall find adequate evidence that such development meets these standards before amending the Zoning Map and establishing an MHP District:
   (A)   The proposed park will be served adequately by essential public facilities and services such as highways, streets, drainage, refuse disposal, schools, police, and fire protection; or persons or agencies involved in the establishment of the proposed park will provide such services adequately.
   (B)   The vehicular approaches to the proposed park property will be so designed as not to create traffic interference or congestion on the surrounding public streets or roads.
   (C)   The establishment of the proposed park will not result in the damage, destruction, or loss of any natural, scenic, or historic features of major importance.
   (D)   The establishment of the proposed park will not be demonstrably detrimental to the value of the surrounding properties or the character of the adjacent neighborhood.
   (E)   The establishment of the proposed park will not be hazardous or detrimental to existing or future neighboring uses.
   (F)   The establishment of the proposed park will not create excessive additional requirements at public cost for public facilities and services and will not be detrimental to the economic welfare of the community.
   (G)   The establishment of the proposed park is in general conformance with this chapter and the Comprehensive Plan.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0904  MANUFACTURED HOME PARK REQUIREMENTS.
   All manufactured home parks shall comply with the requirements of OAC Chapter 3701,  promulgated by the Ohio Public Health Council in accordance with R.C. Chapter 3733.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0905  PERMITTED USES.
   Property within an MHP District shall only be used for the following purposes:
   (A)   Manufactured home parks constructed and established in accordance with OAC Chapter 3701.
   (B)   Sale of manufactured homes or retail sales related to manufactured home parks.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.0906  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with §§ 155.1801 through 155.1803:  Mini-warehouses, public and private.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
NC NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
§ 155.1001  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this District is to provide suitable locations for retail and service commercial establishments intended to meet the daily convenience needs of a residential area.  Establishments are not to include activities characterized by major purchase items or goods or services which are oriented to a city-wide or highway-attracted clientele.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.1002  PERMITTED USES.
   A building in the NC Neighborhood Commercial District shall be less than 7,500 gross square feet and may be used only for the following purposes:
   (A)   Retail sales whose primary clientele are area residents.  Acceptable sales activities include drug, food, carry-out, clothing, but not department or discount stores, variety goods, and the like.  No drive-through facilities shall be permitted.
   (B)   Restaurants not including drive- in or drive-through facilities.
   (C)   Business, union, charitable, finance, professional, and consulting offices, including medical clinics and doctor/dental offices.
   (D)   Laundromats and dry cleaning service.
   (E)   Public parks and recreation areas.
   (F)   Funeral homes.
   (G)   Personal service establishments, such as barber shops, beauty shops, and  tanning establishments.
   (H)   Studios of art, dance, photography, or music.
   (I)   Florists.
   (J)   Antique sales.
   (K)   Residences on the second or third floor of commercial structures.
   (L)   Child care centers as defined in § 155.2801 and as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (M)   Accessory structures and uses incidental to the above uses.
   (N)   Singe family residential.
   (O)   Any other use deemed to be of a similar nature as those above by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02; Am. Ord. 58-10, passed 9-27-10)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.1003  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with §§ 155.1801 through 155.1803:
   (A)   Private or nonprofit clubs and lodges.
   (B)   Recreation facilities.
   (C)   Churches or places of religious worship.
   (D)   Public buildings and office uses.
   (E)   Outdoor vending machines.
   (F)   Banks or similar financial institutions with no drive-through facilities.
   (G)   Computer and electronic repair and assembly.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.1004  MINIMUM LOT AND YARD SIZES, MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE.
   Required minimum lot and yard sizes and maximum lot coverages are set forth in §§ 155.1701 through 155.1703.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.1005  SITE PLAN REVIEW.
   Pursuant to § 155.2201, a site plan may be required.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
OMC OFFICE/MEDICAL/COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
§ 155.1101  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this District is to provide suitable locations for hospitals, medical clinics, medical laboratories, and all types of professional offices, including offices for nearby industrial uses with warehousing or production on a separate site.  This area also allows for public and quasi-public uses, which are compatible with a centralized urban location.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
§ 155.1102  PERMITTED USES.
   A building in an OMC Office/Medical/ Commercial District shall be less than 7,500 gross square feet and may be used only for the following purposes:
   (A)   Retail and wholesale pharmacies.
   (B)   Office supply retail establishments.
   (C)   Copy shops and printing shops.
   (D)   Public and private parks.
   (E)   Recreational facilities as defined in § 155.2801.
   (F)   Retail and wholesale medical supplies.
   (G)   Hospitals.
   (H)   Clinics.
   (I)   Restaurants including drive-through facilities.
   (J)   Business, union, charitable, finance, professional, and consulting offices, including medical clinics and doctor/dental offices.
   (K)   Funeral homes.
   (L)   Personal service establishments such as barber shops, beauty shops, and  tanning establishments.
   (M)   Studios of art, dance, photography, or music.
   (N)   Florists.
   (O)   Computer repair and service.
   (P)   Child care centers as set forth in § 155.1915.
   (Q)   Banks and other similar financial institutions.
   (R)   Accessory structures and uses incidental to the above uses.
   (S)   Any other use deemed to be of a similar nature as those above by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.1103  CONDITIONAL USES.
   The following uses may be approved in accordance with §§ 155.1801 through 155.1803:
   (A)   Single-family dwellings that comply with the yard, lot coverage, and height restrictions as defined in the SF-2 District.
   (B)   Convenience stores.
   (C)   Outdoor vending machines.
   (D)   Nursing homes.
   (E)   Public and quasi-public buildings and uses, such as libraries, museums, public service offices.
   (F)   Adult group homes.
   (G)   Hotels and motels.
   (H)   Multiple-family dwellings with the yard, lot coverage, and height restriction as defined in the MF District as set forth in §§ 155.0804 and 155.0805.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.1104  MINIMUM LOT AND YARD SIZES; MAXIMUM LOT COVERAGE.
   Required minimum lot and yard sizes and maximum lot coverages are set forth in §§ 155.1701 through 155.1703.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)  Penalty, see § 155.2617
§ 155.1105  SITE PLAN REVIEW.
   Pursuant to § 155.2201, a site plan may be required.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)
CBD CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT
§ 155.1201  PURPOSE.
   The purpose of this District is to lawfully characterize and protect one of the city's oldest and most cherished areas - its Downtown.  As its name implies, there is and will be only one Central Business District.  The uses permitted in this district have been designed with the primary intention of legitimizing existing uses so that their continued operation and compatibility might be preserved.
(Ord. 37-02, passed 7-10-02)