1268.15  OUTDOOR DISPLAY AND STORAGE REGULATIONS.
   Outdoor display of merchandise for sale and outdoor storage of goods and materials shall comply with the following.
   (a)   The outdoor display of merchandise for sale, except motor vehicle sales establishments, shall comply with the following:
      (1)   Outdoor display of merchandise for sale shall be accessory and limited to products that are customarily associated with the operation of the principal business located on the premises and conducted by employees of such principal business.  There shall be no outdoor display of merchandise for sale by any person operating or conducting a business that is different or distinct from the principal business conducted at that location except for temporary displays pursuant to Section 1274.07.
      (2)   The area of the lot devoted to outdoor display shall not exceed fifteen  percent (15%) of the ground floor area of the building(s) on the lot.  The Planning Commission may grant an exception to this requirement when the ground floor area is 5000 square feet or less.
      (3)   The outdoor display area shall comply with the building setback requirements set forth in Table 1268.07 for the district in which the lot is located.
      (4)   The outdoor display area shall not be located in areas intended for traffic and pedestrian circulation or parking as identified on a development plan;
      (5)   Any proposed outdoor display areas shall be approved as part of a Development Plan Review in accordance with Chapter 1290.
   (b)   The outdoor storage of goods and general materials shall be an accessory use associated with a permitted use in those zoning districts where permitted pursuant to Table 1268.03 and shall comply with the following:
      (1)   Outdoor storage of materials shall include the storage of goods, materials, or products associated with the principal use.  The storage of radioactive, toxic or otherwise hazardous materials shall not be permitted.
      (2)   All outdoor storage of goods and materials shall be enclosed with a solid wall or fence, including solid gates.  The wall or fence shall have a height tall enough to conceal all materials therein from the view of any observer standing at the grade level of an abutting residential district line. However, in no case shall the height of the fence or wall be less than six (6) feet.  The solid wall or fence and the associated gates shall be maintained in good condition.
      (3)   All materials shall be stored in such a fashion as to be accessible to fire-fighting equipment at all times.
      (4)   Areas devoted to outdoor storage shall be located in a rear yard so that it is behind the principal building and not visible from any public street, unless the storage is located on a corner lot.  The enclosed area shall be setback fifteen (15) feet from any property boundary that abuts a single-family residential district and in no case shall the side and rear setback of the enclosed area be less than ten (10) feet.  On corner and through lots, the enclosed area shall be setback twenty (20) feet from any street right-of-way.
      (5)   Any proposed outdoor storage areas shall be approved as part of a Development Plan Review in accordance with Chapter 1290.
   (c)   The outdoor storage of vehicles and equipment shall be an accessory use associated with a permitted use in those zoning districts where permitted pursuant to Table 1268.03 and shall comply with the following:
      (1)   All stored vehicles or equipment shall be necessary to and customarily associated with the principal use.
      (2)   All vehicles or equipment shall be in an operable state.  In no case shall inoperable vehicles be stored.
      (3)   All outdoor storage of vehicles and equipment shall be enclosed with a solid wall or fence, including solid gates.  The wall or fence shall have a height tall enough to conceal all materials therein from the view of any observer standing at the grade level of an abutting residential district line. However, in no case shall the height of the fence or wall be less than six (6) feet.  The solid wall or fence and the associated gates shall be maintained in good condition.  No barbed or razor wire shall be permitted. 
      (4)   All materials shall be stored in such a fashion as to be accessible to fire-fighting equipment at all times.
      (5)   Areas devoted to outdoor storage of vehicles and equipment shall be located in a rear yard so that it is behind the principal building and not visible from any public street, unless the outdoor storage is located on a corner lot.  The enclosed area shall be setback fifteen (15) feet from any property boundary that abuts a single-family residential district and in no case shall the side and rear setback of the enclosed area be less than ten (10) feet.
      (6)   Any proposed outdoor storage of vehicles or storage shall be approved as part of a Development Plan Review in accordance with Chapter 1290.
         (Ord. 8-13. Passed 5-14-13.)