(A)   Intention of district. This district is restricted to facilities for the disposal; destruction, or recycling of toxic chemicals, radioactive wastes, heavy metals, asbestos and other forms of hazardous waste whether through incineration, land filling or other mechanical, chemical or technological means.
   (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 M2 District (no day care centers or churches);
      (2)   Landfill;
      (3)   Waste transfer facilities;
      (4)   Recycling facilities and related operations; and/or
      (5)   Storage processing and recycling of hazardous materials.
   (C)   Special uses. Those special uses that are permitted in this district are set forth in § 156.48.
   (D)   Lot size. The minimum lot size shall be as follows.
      (1)   Area: 40,000 square feet.
      (2)   Frontage: 200 feet.
   (E)   Setback lines. The minimum setback lines in a M3 District 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 limits when a lot line abuts other business or industrial district lot lines.
      (3)   Special setback requirements: no M3 use shall be located within one mile of any other business, residence, church, school, health care facility or child care facility as measured from the point of admission discharge or regulate activity to the nearest property line.
   (F)   Landscaping and buffers. An area 25 feet width running along the front of the subject property measured from the right-of-way line or even in the right-of-way, one cannot be determined from the nearest edge of the paved roadway and an area ten feet in width along the rear and ten feet along each side of the subject property shall maintain a natural material 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.
   (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 an improvement location permit, the following requirements shall be met:
      (1)   Plans and specifications for proposed sewage disposal facilities unless a connection is made to a public sewer industrial waste treatment disposal facilities shall be submitted to in a written approval obtained from all appropriate state, federal and local agencies;
      (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 in written approval obtained from the county engineer in addition to all necessary permits which must be obtained from all state agencies;
      (4)   Legal description of the property included in the request;
      (5)   Drawing indicating existing features of the site and property within one-half mile of the site including vegetation, water features, topography, soil characteristics, flood hazard areas, drainage structure, land uses, zoning, groundwater levels and groundwater gradient, and other pertinent features;
      (6)   Site plan showing the details of the proposed development, including proposed structures, fill areas and maximum heights of fill, barrow areas, access drives, parking area screening and/or buffering, and other similar information which the staff may reasonably require given the nature of the proposed use; and
      (7)   Any use in this district must meet all applicable construction, operating standards of all local, state and federal regulatory agencies including, but not limited to, County Health Department, State Board of Health, State Department of Environmental Management and United States Environmental Protection Agency.
   (I)   Off-street parking and loading. 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.
   (J)   Signs. All signs are subject to those provisions set forth in §§ 156.45 and 156.46.
(Ord. 17-2007, passed 12-18-2007)