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§ 4.201  COMMUNITY FACILITIES (“CF”) DISTRICT.
   (a)   Purpose and intent. The purpose of the community facilities (“CF”) district is to accommodate those institutional and related uses that are established in response to the health, safety, educational and welfare needs of a neighborhood, community or major sector of the city.
   (b)   Uses. In the community facilities (“CF”) district, no building or land shall be used and no building shall hereafter be erected, reconstructed, altered or enlarged, nor shall a certificate of occupancy be issued, except in accordance with the use tables in Chapter 4, Articles 6 and 8 and the supplemental use standards of Chapter 5.
   (c)   Property development standards. In the community facilities (“CF”) district, the minimum dimension of lots and yards and the height of buildings shall be as shown in the accompanying table.
“CF” District
“CF” District
Lot width
50 feet minimum
Front yard*
   Across street from front yard in “A” or “B” district
20 feet minimum
   Across street from front yard in “AR” or “R1” through “D” district
10 feet minimum
Rear yard
5 feet minimum reduced to 0 feet where adjacent to an alley at least 10 feet wide
Side yard**
   Adjacent to residential district
5 feet minimum
   Across street from a side yard in a residential district
10 feet minimum
Height
Based on most restrictive adjacent district. Stealth telecommunication towers are permitted to a height of 15 feet above the allowable height of the most restrictive adjacent district as a special exception approved by the board of adjustment. The scenic preservation and design review commission must approve the design of all stealth telecommunication towers. Telecommunication towers are permitted to the allowable height of the most restrictive adjacent district as a special exception approved by the board of adjustment.
Notes:
*   May be subject to setback averaging (§ 6.101(f))
**   May be subject to projected front yard (§ 6.101(d))
 
   (d)   Other development standards. Development in the community facilities (“CF”) district may be subject to a variety of general development standards included in Chapter 6, and the following provisions.
      (1)   Parking. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, Article 2, Off-Street Parking and Loading, § 6.200. When adjacent to or across the street from a one- or two-family district, parking is prohibited in the front yard. Access to parking may be through the front yard.
      (2)   Signs. Identification signs shall be permitted subject to the following provisions.
         a.   Signs shall be permitted to identify the use or uses of the property on which displayed.
         b.   A sign or combination of signs shall have a maximum allowable area of exposure along each dedicated street frontage of not more than one square foot of sign area for each ten linear feet of frontage along said street; provided, however, a minimum of at least one sign shall be allowed having an area of 12 square feet.
         c.   Not more than 50% of the total allowable sign area may be located in the required yard space along a dedicated street. However, no individual sign in such required yard space shall exceed 20 square feet in sign area.
         d.   Symbols which are designed as an integral part of the building structure and symbols and signs which are not visible or readable from the public street shall not be limited by the above regulations.
         e.   Signs located across the street from a one- or two-family district shall not be illuminated. The source of light for illuminated signs shall not be visible and shall not be intermittent or flashing. Revolving signs shall not be permitted.
      (3)   Landscaping and buffers. Nonresidential uses may require landscaping or buffers. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, Article 3, Landscaping, Buffers and Urban Forestry, § 6.300.
      (4)   Development adjacent to a one- or two-family district.
         a.   When adjacent to or across the street from a one- or two-family district, parking is prohibited in the front yard. Access to parking may be through the front yard.
         b.   Except for country clubs, elementary and secondary schools, public parks, playgrounds, community centers, places of worship, day care facilities and kindergartens, all uses in the “CF” district shall be located at least 100 feet from any one- or two-family district. Such distance shall be measured from the facility to the district boundary line.
         c.   A bufferyard in accordance with the requirements of § 6.300 shall be required when a “CF” district is located adjacent to any one- or two-family district.
   (e)   Special definition of site. The site for any use permitted in the “CF” district may be composed of one or more lots of record whether the same are adjacent or separated by a dedicated right-of-way.
(Ord. 20159-04-2012, § 1 (Exh. A), passed 4-3-2012)