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(A) Uses permitted:
(1) Any use permitted in a Neighborhood Business District (B-1);
(2) Theaters, assembly halls and commercial recreation establishments; public and private parking lots and parking garages including commercial parking lots and parking garages; restaurants, lunch counters, cafeterias; hotels, motels, residential hotels, apartment-hotels and apartment houses; hospitals, nursing homes; funeral homes and undertaking establishments; business schools and institutions of higher learning; banks, financial and lending institutions; professional and business offices and office buildings; medical and dental clinics and clinical laboratories; newspaper offices and printing establishments; new and used motor vehicle sales including used car lots; home and farm appliance stores and furniture stores; furniture and household moving establishments not involving warehousing and storage; and clothing stores and tailor shops, variety, dry goods, notions and department stores; jewelry stores, art stores and book stores; public buildings; transportation terminals; churches and other places of worship; wholesale uses not requiring warehousing; private clubs and meeting places of civic, fraternal, veterans, business, labor, agricultural and professional organizations; utility offices, telephone exchanges, gas regulator studios, and other utility facilities; and radio and television studios, transmission towers and facilities; business establishments whose principal function is the fabrication of manufactured products into commercial or residential facade design for delivery and installation; mini-warehouses with the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission;
(3) Service stations, public garages and other motor vehicle services provided no repair work is performed out of doors; oil pumps, underground storage tanks, lubricating and other devices are located at least 25 feet from any street right-of-way; all fuel, oil or similar substances are stored inside or underground; and all automobile parts, dismantled vehicles and similar articles are stored within a building;
(4) Trailer parks when approved by the Board of Zoning Adjustment and provided that the lot to be used for that purpose is not less than one acre in area, that not less than 3,000 square feet of area is provided for each trailer space, that no trailer is located closer than ten feet to any residential district, that at least one off-street parking space is provided for each trailer space, and that no trailer is parked closer than 12 feet to another trailer. In addition, the trailer park must be designed, used and maintained in conformity with the provisions and regulations of any other state or local laws applying to trailer parks, with the regulations of state and local health authorities and with any special conditions stated in the Board of Zoning Adjustment's approval;
(5) Any retail business or retail service not prohibited in division (B) below, including the manufacturing of articles to be sold on the premises. Any like manufacturing or processing shall be incidental to a retail business or service, shall not occupy more than 40% of the total floor area of the business or service establishment;
(6) Any accessory use or building customarily incidental to the above permitted uses; and
(7) Attached and free-standing business signs, billboards and other advertising structures provided they are not located closer than ten feet to any street right-of-way or three feet to any side lot line.
(8) Added commercial uses:
(a) Retail malt beverage sales (but not permitted in showcase area);
(b) Retail package liquor sales (but not permitted in showcase area);
(c) Tavern (but not permitted in showcase area). Note: potential application of special compatibility standards as set forth herein if adjoining certain property in residential zone classification;
(d) Small farm winery or microbrewery (upon CUP approval per Zoning Ordinance except not allowable in showcase area); and
(e) Table restaurant SA (but not permitted in showcase area).
(B) Uses prohibited: single-family dwellings; truck terminals; animal hospitals; stock yards and slaughterhouses; dairies; live animal and poultry sales; grist, flour and feed mills; bottling works; dry cleaning plants; coal and lumber yards; machine shops; welding shops; sheet metal shops; plumbing shops; automobile salvage and wrecking establishments; ice plants; laundries and bakeries employing more than five persons; junk, scrap paper and rag storage and baling establishments; gasoline, oil and alcohol storage above ground in excess of 500 gallons; and any similar uses which in the opinion of the Board of Zoning Adjustment would be detrimental to the development of the General Business District as a retail shopping area.
(C) Required yard areas:
(1) Front yard depth: all buildings and structures shall have front yard depths of at least 25 feet; front yards on corner lots: all buildings and structures placed on corner lots shall observe front yard requirements on both streets;
(2) Rear yard depth: all buildings and structures shall have rear yard depths of at least 20 feet; and
(3) Side yard width: all buildings and structures on lots adjacent to a residential district shall be located so as to conform on the adjacent side with the side yard requirements of the residential district.
(D) Height: no building or structure shall exceed four stories or 50 feet in height.
(E) Off-street parking and loading space:
(2) Parking standards:
(a) The tavern requires a minimum parking availability of one space per 60 square feet;
(b) The retail package liquor sales and retail malt beverages sales requires a minimum required parking of one space per 400 square feet; and
(c) Table restaurants SA require a minimum require the same parking as an other restaurant of the same size.
(F) Obstruction of streets and alleys: facilities and installations utilized in the operation of a business establishment shall be set back from any street or alley so that any service rendered by the business establishment will not obstruct the street or alley.
(G) For parcels on which liquor and/or malt beverage sales or production is otherwise authorized:
(1) Minimum frontage - 150 feet frontage.
(2) Minimum front yard setback - 40 feet.
(3) Minimum side yard setback - 30 feet.
(4) Minimum rear yard setback - 30 feet.
(5) The city has an interest in preserving the character of the area and older buildings in the General Business District which sometimes have zero lot lines or are otherwise in close proximity to each other based on historical construction patterns in the downtown area. Accordingly, for good cause shown as to lack of material adverse impact on adjoining properties, pedestrians, or traffic patterns, a variance from the above frontage or setbacks for liquor and/or malt beverage sales or production may be granted in the General Business District (B-2) by the Board of Zoning Adjustments.
(2000 Code, App. B, § 62) (Am. Ord. 16-09, passed 11-21-2016)