Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(A) Intention of district. The Light Industrial Districts shall be for the type of industrial operation conducted within completely enclosed buildings that have no nuisance factors that result in emission outside of the building.
(B) Permitted uses. No building structure or premises shall be used, arranged or designed to be used except for one or more of the following uses:
(1) Any use permitted in the B2 or B3 Districts (no residential uses);
(2) Engineering or research laboratories, vocational or industrial training facilities, data processing or analysis;
(3) Light manufacturing including processing, refining, fabricating, assembly cleaning, testing or repairing of goods, materials or products;
(4) Enclosed wholesaling and warehousing packaging, storage or distribution facilities;
(5) General offices associated with an industrial use including service facilities for employees or one guests provided that any service facility shall be entirely enclosed within a building;
(6) Utility installations and facilities;
(7) Accessory uses which are incidental or commonly associated with the operation or permitted use including recreational areas for employees, lodging facilities for owners, guards or caretakers;
(8) Bakeries, secondary food processing, milk processing, manufacture and bottling of dairy products and beverages;
(9) Machine, welding, tool and die shops and electroplating operations;
(10) Manufacture of cloth, jewelry and leather products;
(11) Biological, medical and cosmetic manufacturing;
(12) Manufacture and assembly of optical goods, musical and recording instruments, office machinery, electrical and mechanical;
(13) Manufacture and assembly of marine, office, household appliances, furniture, communication and automobile equipment, air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment;
(14) Can and container manufacture, processing and milling of forest products;
(15) Dyeing and cleaning works and services such as linen suppliers, freight movers and communication and canteen operations;
(16) Trucking and railroad terminals;
(17) Upholstering and leather goods manufacture;
(18) Cannery, bottling, processing and packaging of food and beverages, granaries, grain processing, meat processing and starch manufacture;
(19) Vehicle impound lots with no more than one vehicle per 30 square feet of outdoor vehicle storage space (excluding stacking of vehicles) located entirely on concrete or asphalt, fenced on all sides, and with no license plate expired more than 30 days. This use shall not include parking lots; and/or
(20) Other uses comparable and compatible to those set forth in this section.
(C) Special uses. Those special uses that are permitted in this district are set forth in § 156.48.
(D) Lot size. There shall be no minimum lot size in this district.
(E) Setback lines. The minimum setback lines shall be as follows.
(1) Front: the front yard setback shall be determined, with reference to the United States Department of Transportation Functional Roadway Classification System, in the manner provided as follows.
(a) For lots located on a major collector, the front setback shall be a distance of 70 feet from the center of the paved roadway.
(b) For lots located on interstates, expressways or other principal arterials, the front setback shall be a distance of 60 feet from the right-of-way.
(c) For lots located on a minor collector, the front setback shall be 70 feet from the center of the paved roadway.
(d) For local or minor streets, the front setback shall be 50 feet from the center of the paved roadway.
(2) Side and rear: no setback required when a lot line abuts a business or industrial district lot line subject to the landscaping and buffering requirements set forth in this section.
(3) Special requirements/proximity to residential districts: in any instance where a front, side or rear industrial lot line faces land zoned either A1, RP, R1 and R2 on the opposite side of the street or abuts any such zoned area, the minimum required setback distance shall be 250 feet from the front, side and rear. These setback distances shall be used only for driveways and parking and shall be landscaped with opaque fencing and natural buffer material, i.e., trees, shrubs and similar natural material.
(F) Landscaping and buffering. Twenty-five feet of the front setback area and ten feet in width along the rear and ten feet in width along each side of these respective setback areas shall be maintained in natural material and utilized for landscaping purposes. Said landscaping materials shall include appropriate vegetation, durable plants and trees such as pine and evergreen species from the front of the building line to the rear. Any lot within this district that abuts any lot utilized for residential purposes shall also be screened with a combination of opaque fencing, not to exceed six feet and natural material consisting of either small trees and/or shrubs.
(G) Height restrictions. The maximum building height permitted shall be 40 feet provided that additional height shall be permitted to the maximum extent of 100 feet when additional setback distance is provided to the minimum extent of two feet for each five feet in height over such 40 feet.
(H) Performance standards. Prior to the issuance of a building permit, the following requirements shall be met.
(1) Plans and specifications for proposed sewage disposal facilities and all required written approvals, required under state, federal and local laws from all appropriate state, federal and local agencies, shall be submitted to the Plan Commission.
(2) Written approval of proposed connection to a public sewer shall be obtained from said utility.
(3) Plans and specifications for proposed storm drainage facilities shall be submitted with evidence of written approval obtained from the county engineer in addition to all necessary permits which must be obtained from all appropriate state agencies.
(I) Off-street parking and loading. The minimum parking area for retail establishments shall be one space for each 400 square feet of gross floor area. The minimum off-street parking for office uses shall be one space for each 300 square feet of floor area. For theaters, auditoriums, including school auditorium, church or other place of public assembly, there shall be a minimum of one space for each eight seats available at maximum capacity. Wholesale storage and manufacturing establishments shall have one space for each two employees per shift. Every building or structure used for loading and unloading of vehicles on premises shall have one loading berth if less than 10,000 square feet, two loading berths if between 10,000 and 25,000 square feet, and one berth for each additional 25,000 square feet up to 200,000 square feet (nine berths required) then one berth for each additional 200,000 square feet of floor area. The minimum off-street parking requirements for all other uses shall be one space per 200 square feet of floor area.
(Ord. 17-2007, passed 12-18-2007; Ord. passed 5-29-2008)