§ 155.302  PUBLIC AND CIVIC USE STANDARDS.
   The following standards shall apply to all permitted uses, conditional uses and special uses, as set forth in the Use Regulations Table (Table 2-1 § 155.202(B)). Additional design considerations may be outlined in the Clayton General Design Guidelines.
   (A)   Assembly. A site or facility open to the public or membership groups for social, civic, political, educational, or recreational purposes. Typical uses include museums, cultural centers, recreational facilities, botanical gardens and community services such as after school care or tutorial services, medical services, employment services, and may also include uses such as cultural organizations and union halls.
   (B)   Cemetery. A place used or to be used and dedicated or designated for interments of human remains or pet animal remains. A cemetery may include an office, chapel, mausoleum, columbarium or crematory.
   (C)   Church or Place of Worship. A sanctuary which may include a retreat, convent, seminary or other similar use, owned or operated by a tax-exempt religious group that is used periodically, primarily or exclusively for religious worship, activities and related services.
      (1)   Following the initial approval of places of worship through the conditional use permit process (see § 155.710), expansions of up to 20% of the area originally approved through the conditional use permit process may be approved administratively.
      (2)   Administrative approvals of expansions of places of worship shall not waive any conditions of approval of the conditional use permit.
      (3)   Accessory uses standards for a place of worship are set forth in § 155.308(E).
   (D)   College or University. An institution of higher learning offering undergraduate or graduate degrees, and including the buildings required for educational or support services, such as classrooms, laboratories, dormitories and the like.
   (E)   Day Care Facility. A facility licensed by the state, if applicable; providing care for children who do not reside in the facility, are present primarily during daytime hours, and do not regularly stay overnight. All daycares shall be subject to the following:
      (1)   An off-street passenger drop-off and passenger loading area shall be provided for any day care. Such area shall not be located in the street yard.
      (2)   Where abutting a residential use, visual buffers shall be provided so as to shield all parking areas, play areas and outdoor activity from abutting property.
      (3)   In-home daycares, consisting of no more than 6 children and operating within a residential dwelling unit by a person that is a resident of the dwelling, shall be permitted subject to the requirements of a Class “B” Home Occupation (See § 155.308).
   (F)   Government Service. Buildings or facilities owned or operated by a government entity and providing services for the public, excluding utility and recreational services. Typical uses include administrative offices for government agencies, public libraries, police and fire stations, and resource centers.
   (G)   Hospital. A facility licensed by the State of North Carolina which maintains and operates organized facilities for medical or surgical diagnosis, overnight and outpatient care, and treatment of human illness. A hospital may include related support facilities such as a helipad, laboratories, out-patient departments, staff offices, food services, and a gift shop.
   (H)   School (Elementary or Secondary). A public or private institution offering a curriculum of education authorized by the state giving regular instruction at the primary, secondary level, or a school for the mentally or physically handicapped. Included in this definition are preschool programs. However, this definition does not include day care facilities, individual instruction, or classes in a specialized subject.
      (1)   Following the initial approval of a school through the special use permit process (see § 155.711), expansions of up to 20% of the area originally approved through the special use permit process may be approved administratively.
      (2)   Administrative approvals of expansions of schools shall not waive any conditions of approval of the special use permit.
   (I)   School (Technical, Trade or Business). An institution offering instruction beyond high school level with a course of study in vocational, technical or other special subjects.
      (1)   Following the initial approval of a school through the special use permit process (see § 155.711), expansions of up to 20% of the area originally approved through the special use permit process may be approved administratively.
      (2)   Administrative approvals of expansions of schools shall not waive any conditions of approval of the special use permit.
(Ord. 2005-11-02, passed 11-21-05; Am. Ord. 2009-08-02, passed 8-3-09; Am. Ord. 2012-04-03, passed 4-2-12; Am. Ord. 2012-12-03, passed 12-3-12; Am. Ord. 2016-04-04, passed 4-4-16; Am. Ord. 2017-04-06, passed 4-3-17)