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The following standards apply to the Town Center District:
(a) Number of Structures per Lot. Only one principal structure may be established for each lot. Accessory buildings and structures are permitted, provided they are clearly incidental to, and located on the same lot as the principal structure to which they are related.
(b) Space Within Public Ways. No use conducted on any premises within this district shall be permitted to occupy or use space within the public roadway, or operate a business which would unreasonably restrict the use of a public street or sidewalk.
(c) Minimum Front Yard Depth. None.
(d) Minimum Rear Yard Depth. None, except if the rear yard abuts any residential district, then the minimum setback shall be 10 feet.
(e) Minimum Side Yard Width. None, except if the side yard abuts any residential district then the minimum setback shall be 10 feet.
(f) Minimum Lot Area and Width. The minimum lot area and width shall be determined on the basis of parking, loading, yard setbacks, landscape or open space requirements as set forth in this Zoning Code.
(g) Maximum Building Height. Maximum building height shall be two and one-half stories or 35 feet except that accessory buildings shall not exceed a height of fifteen feet.
(h) Maximum Building and Ground Coverage. Maximum building coverage shall be 80%, and shall include the total of area of the principal building and all accessory buildings. Maximum ground coverage shall be 85%, and shall include building coverage and paving necessary for adequate vehicular circulation, including ingress and egress, of street loading and on-site parking. Ground coverage does not include facilities serving pedestrian traffic such as sidewalks, patios and plazas.
(i) Existing Structures. Proposed changes to existing facades which require a building permit shall be in keeping with the architectural character of the neighborhood and shall be reviewed and approved by the Zoning Administrator. Any proposed changes which change the architectural style of the building shall also be reviewed by the Planning Commission, which may reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, or may modify the Zoning Administrator's recommendations. These provisions shall apply to both principal and accessory structures.
(j) New Construction. The architectural style of proposed new structures, both principal and accessory, shall be in keeping with the architectural character of the neighborhood and shall be reviewed and approved as part of the Site Plan Review process by the Zoning Administrator and/or the Planning Commission according to the provisions of Chapter 1296.
(k) Screening for Dumpster/ Recycling Areas. All solid waste dumpsters and disposal facilities, recycling bins, and similar areas and structures located in this district shall be screened from view of passing pedestrians, passing vehicular traffic and any adjacent residential use.
(l) Temporary Buildings. Temporary buildings are prohibited except in the following instances:
(1) Those temporary buildings which are incidental to construction work, which may include “tool trailers” or “job trailers.” This would not be for on-site residence during construction, but would be an office for a larger job or a place to lock tools on-site during construction.
(2) Temporary buildings which serve a public or semi-public institutional use.
(1) No more than one driveway approach shall be permitted per lot, including corner lots.
(2) Driveways shall be located, designed and constructed in compliance with the requirements of the Driveway Policy and Specifications adopted by the Village. If the site fronts on two or more streets, the driveway shall be located as far as possible from the street intersection as practical.
(3) All areas intended to serve vehicular traffic shall be paved with a permanent surface of concrete, asphalt or a structurally equivalent material approved by the Village Engineer.
(n) Lighting. Lighting from any luminaire shall be shaded, shielded or directed to prevent direct light from being distributed beyond an angle of 35 degrees from a vertical plane onto adjacent properties and/or surrounding areas. Unshielded lamps, bulbs and tubes are not permitted, except for temporary holiday lighting. Lighting shall be designed so that the illumination does not exceed 0.1 footcandles beyond the property line on which the lighting originates.
(o) Landscaping. A minimum of 15% of the gross site area of a development shall be devoted to permanently landscaped open spaces and pedestrian plaza areas accessible to the public. Pedestrian plaza areas shall include pedestrian walkways and may also include amenities such as decorative paving, pedestrian scale lighting, benches, trash receptacles, planters, screening walls and major architectural features at entrance ways and focal points of the development (i.e. arch, gateway, tower, fountain). All required setback areas must be landscaped. All landscaped open spaces and pedestrian plaza areas shall be maintained by the owner of the development it serves.
(p) General Standards. Uses in this District shall also conform to the following general standards:
(1) Emit no obnoxious, toxic or corrosive fumes or gases which are detrimental to the public health, safety or general welfare.
(2) Emit no smoke, odorous gases or other odorous matter in such quantities as to be offensive at or beyond any boundary of the parcel. For the purpose of grading the density of smoke, the Ringelmann Chart, published and used by the United States Bureau of Mines, shall be employed. The emission of smoke or particulate matter of a density greater than No. 2 of the Ringelmann Chart and an excess of 15 smoke units per hour is prohibited.
(3) Produce no heat or glare to such an extent as to be detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare at or beyond the lot boundaries.
(4) Produce no physical vibrations to such an extent as to be determined detrimental to the health, safety and general welfare at or beyond the lot boundaries.
(5) Discharge no radioactive materials that exceed quantities established by the American National Standards Institute.
(6) Not include in the manufacturing process any production or storage of any material designed for use as an explosive, nor the use of any such material in production.
(7) Noise emanating from a use in this District shall not exceed 65 decibels, as measured at the lot line.
(8) No dust or other particulate matter created by any operation or emanating from any products stored prior or subsequent to processing shall be discharged into the air.
(Ord. 2001-5. Passed 11-12-01; Ord. 2015-1. Passed 4-13-15.)