A.   Purpose; Permitted Uses: The purpose of this zone is to provide for areas in the City that will fulfill the need for retail sales and professional offices. The following designated uses shall be permitted:
All commercial uses that are retail in nature or provide a service.
All uses allowed in the Residential and M-1 Zones.
Churches and parish halls.
Public facilities such as schools, City infrastructure, parks and playgrounds, utility facilities.
   B.   Uses Requiring Conditional Use Permit: The City may, after notice and public hearing, permit the following uses where such uses are deemed essential or desirable to the public convenience or welfare. The City shall have the authority to impose such conditions and safeguards, as it deems necessary to protect the best interests of the surrounding property or neighborhood from damage, hazard, nuisance or other detriment.
Commercial kennel, animal hospital.
Recreational vehicle parks.
Secondhand sales.
Wholesale operations.
Any other uses not specifically mentioned but of a significantly similar nature may be considered for a conditional use application after review and approval of the City.
   C.   Building Standards: In this zone, no building or premises shall be hereafter erected or altered (unless otherwise provided in this chapter) except for one or more of the designated or permitted uses in accordance with the following standards:
      1.   Water And Sewer; Lot Size: The lot for all uses in a C Zone shall be dependent on the City water supply and sewer system. There shall not be a minimum lot size.
      2.   Minimum Setbacks: There shall be no minimum setback, unless the commercial use is contiguous to a residential zone or is a residential use within the C Zone. Then side and rear yard setbacks, as required by that residential zone, shall be observed on all sides of the commercial property contiguous with the residential zone and the R-1 setback requirements shall apply to a residential use within the C Zone.
      3.   Sewage Disposal: All commercial uses must connect to City sewer when feasible.
      4.   Well Water: Well water for commercial use to be drilled and supplied only by the City.
      5.   Street Access: No lot shall be developed without access to a public street or road, built to such construction standards as set by the City. Should such street or road not be built to City standards, it shall be the responsibility of the property owner whose property is being developed to improve the street to City standards prior to building permits being issued.
      6.   Clear View Of Intersecting Streets: In all zones, which require a front yard, no obstruction to view in excess of three feet (3') in height, or under ten feet (10') in height shall be placed on any corner lot within triangular area, from the street property line.
   D.   Landscaping Required: Landscaping shall be required to cover at least five percent (5%) of the parking lot areas of any commercial development in the City. This requirement shall apply to all new commercial development after the effective date hereof, and to any remodel of a commercial facility should it be determined that more than fifty percent (50%) of the facility is being remodeled or expanded. The Council shall review and approve all landscaping plans. A buffer is required when a commercial use is contiguous to a residential zone or to a residential use within the C Zone. (Ord. 385, 2019: Ord. 374, 2016: Ord. 311 § 1, 1999)