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(A) Intent. The I-1 Light Industrial Districts are designed so as to primarily accommodate wholesale and warehouse activities, and industrial operations whose external physical effects are restricted to the area of the district and in no manner affect in a detrimental way any of the surrounding districts. The I-1 District is so structured as to permit, along with any specified uses, the manufacturing, compounding, processing, packaging, assembly, and/or treatment of finished or semifinished products from previously prepared material. It is the intent of this section that the processing of raw material for shipment in bulk form to be used in an industrial operation at another location, not be permitted.
(`73 Code, 15.231, § 5.76)
(B) Principal uses permitted. In the I-1 Districts no building, structure, or premises, except as otherwise provided in this chapter, shall be erected, altered, or used except for one or more of the following uses:
(1) Any of the following uses when the manufacturing, compounding, or processing is conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building. That portion of the land used for open storage facilities for materials or equipment used in the manufacturing, compounding, or processing shall be totally obscured by a masonry wall not less than six feet in height, on those sides abutting any residential district, and on any front yards abutting a public thoroughfare. In I-1 Districts the extent of such wall may be determined by the Planning Commission on the basis of usage.
(a) The manufacture, compounding, processing, packaging or treatment of such products as: Bakery goods, candy, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, toiletries, food products, hardware and cutlery, tool, die, gauge and machine shops.
(b) The manufacture, compounding, assembling, or treatment of articles or merchandise from the following previously prepared materials: bone, canvas, cellophane, cloth, cork, feathers, felt, fibre, fur, glass, hair, horn, leather, paper, plastics, precious or semiprecious metals or stones, sheet metal (excluding large stampings such as automobile fenders or bodies), shell, textiles, tobacco, wax, wire, wood (excluding saw and planing mills) and yarns.
(c) The manufacture of pottery and figurines or other similar ceramic products using only previously pulverized clay, and kilns fired only electrically.
(d) Manufacture of musical instruments, toys, novelties, and metal or rubber stamps, or other small molded rubber products.
(e) Manufacture or assembly of electrical appliances, electronic instruments and devices, radios and phonographs.
(f) Laboratories - experimental, film, or testing.
(g) Manufacture and repair of electric or neon signs, light sheet metal products, including heating and ventilating equipment, cornices, eaves and the like.
(h) Warehouse and wholesale establishments and truck terminal facilities.
(i) Central dry cleaning plants or laundries.
(j) All public utilities, including buildings, necessary structures, storage yards and other related uses.
(2) Trade and industrial schools.
(3) Any use charged with the principal functions of basic research, design, and pilot or experimental product development.
(4) Accessory structures and uses customarily incidental to the above permitted uses.
(5) Non-accessory, free standing ground signs.
(6) Other uses which, in the determination of the City Council, after recommendation, pro or con, of the Planning Commission, are of a similar and no more objectionable character than the above principal uses permitted.
(`73 Code, 15.232, § 5.77)
(C) Uses permitted subject to special conditions. The following uses shall be permitted, subject to the conditions hereinafter imposed for each use and subject further to the review and approval of the Planning Commission.
(1) Restaurants or other places serving food or beverage (except those having the character of a drive-in), automobile service stations, newsstands and tobacco shops, which in the opinion of the Planning Commission are intended to serve the convenience needs of persons working in the I-1 District, subject to the regulations applicable to such uses.
(2) Automobile repair station, automobile or other machinery assembly plants, painting and varnishing shops, undercoating shops.
(3) Storage facilities for building materials, sand, gravel, stone, lumber, open storage or construction contractor's equipment and supplies, provided such is enclosed within a building or within an obscuring masonry wall on those sides abutting any residential district and on any front yard abutting a public thoroughfare. In I-1 Districts the extent of such wall may be determined by the Planning Commission on the basis of usage. Such wall shall be not less than six feet in height and may, depending upon land usage, be required to be eight feet in height and shall be subject further to the requirements of §§ 154.100 through 154.114, “General Requirements.”
(4) Metal plating, buffing and polishing, subject to appropriate measures to control the type of process to prevent noxious results and/or nuisances.
(5) Other uses of a similar and no more objectionable character, and which will not be injurious or have an adverse effect on adjacent areas and may, therefore, be permitted subject to such conditions, restrictions and safeguards as may be deemed necessary in the interest of public health, safety and welfare.
(`73 Code, 15.233, § 5.78)
(`73 Code, 15.234, § 5.79)
(`73 Code, 15.235, § 5.80)
(Ord. eff. 8-1-67; Am. Ord. passed 1973; Am. Ord. eff. 6-6-08) Penalty, see § 154.999