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(A) Intent. The B-3 General Business Districts are designed to furnish areas served typically by the Central Business District with a variety of automotive services and goods incompatible with the uses in such Central Business District, and not permitted therein. The General Business Districts are characterized by more diversified business types and are often located so as to serve passer-by traffic.
(`73 Code, 15.151, § 5.54)
(B) Principal uses permitted. In a General Business District, no land or building shall be used and no building shall be erected except for one or more of the following uses, unless otherwise provided in this chapter:
(1) All uses permitted in B-2 Districts as principal uses permitted, and uses permitted subject to special conditions, except as hereinafter modified;
(2) Bus passenger stations;
(3) New and used car sales showrooms and garages;
(4) Governmental offices or other governmental uses; public utility offices, exchanges, transformer stations, pump stations, and service yards but not including outdoor storage;
(5) Florists and greenhouses;
(6) Private clubs or lodge halls, fraternal organizations;
(7) Pool or billiard parlor or club;
(8) Bowling alleys;
(9) Mortuary establishments;
(10) Restaurant, or other places serving food or beverage, except those having the character of a drive-in;
(11) Theaters, assembly halls, or similar places of assembly when conducted completely within enclosed buildings;
(12) Other uses similar to the above uses subject to recommendation, pro or con, of the Planning Commission and approval of the City Council;
(13) Accessory structures and uses customarily incidental to the above permitted uses.
(`73 Code, 15.152, § 5.55)
(C) Uses permitted subject to special conditions. Under such conditions as the Planning Commission, after hearing, finds the use as not being injurious to the B-3 District and environs, and not contrary to the spirit and purpose of this chapter and subject further to the conditions hereinafter imposed for each use, the following uses may be permitted:
(1) Outdoor sales space for exclusive sale of new or used automobiles, or house trailers, subject to the following:
(a) All lighting shall be shielded from adjacent residential districts;
(b) Ingress and egress to the outdoor sales area shall be at least 60 feet from the intersection of any two streets measured from the road right-of-way;
(c) A four foot, six inch obscuring masonry wall or a heavily planted greenbelt ten feet wide shall be provided when abutting districts are zoned for residential use;
(d) No major repair or major refinishing shall be done on the lot except in enclosed buildings provided for this purpose;
(e) All vehicles must be operable.
(2) Motel, subject to the following:
(a) Provided that it can be demonstrated that all points of ingress and egress do not conflict with adjacent business uses and are directly on to a major thoroughfare;
(b) A four foot, six inch obscuring masonry wall or a heavily planted greenbelt ten feet wide shall be provided where abutting districts are zoned for residential use;
(c) Each unit shall contain not less than 200 square feet of floor area;
(d) No kitchen or cooking facilities are to be provided, with the exception of units for the use of the manager or caretaker.
(3) Business in the character of a drive-in or open front store subject to the following:
(a) A setback of at least 60 feet from the right-of-way line of any existing or proposed street shall be maintained;
(b) Ingress and egress points shall be located at least 60 feet from the intersection of any two streets measured from the road right-of-way;
(c) All lighting shall be shielded from adjacent residential districts;
(d) A four foot, six inch completely obscuring masonry wall shall be provided where abutting districts are zoned for residential use.
(4) Commercially used outdoor recreational space for children's amusement parks, miniature golf courses, subject to the following:
(a) Children's amusement park must be fenced on all sides with a four- foot wall or fence;
(b) Adequate parking shall be provided off the road right-of-way and shall be separated from the use with a four-foot wall or fence where the parking area is adjacent to the use;
(c) A four foot, six inch completely obscuring masonry wall shall be provided where abutting districts are zoned for residential use.
(5) Veterinary hospitals or clinics, provided all activities are conducted within a totally enclosed main building and provided further that no abutting property be zoned in the residential classification.
(6) Automobile service stations subject to the conditions imposed by § 154.065(D)(1).
(7) Automobile car wash subject to the following:
(a) All buildings shall have a front yard set back of not less than 20 feet;
(b) All washing facilities shall be within a completely enclosed building;
(c) Vacuuming and drying areas may be located outside the building but shall not be in the required front yard and shall not be closer than 25 feet from any residential district;
(e) Ingress and egress points shall be located at least 60 feet from the intersection of any two streets;
(f) All off-street parking and waiting areas shall be hard-surfaced and dust free;
(g) All lighting shall be shielded and directed away from adjacent residential districts;
(h) A four foot, six inch completely obscuring masonry wall shall be provided where abutting a residential district.
(`73 Code, 15.153, § 5.56)
(`73 Code, 15.154, § 5.57)
(Ord. eff. 8-1-67; Am. Ord. passed 1973; Am. Ord. eff. 6-6-08) Penalty, see § 154.999