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   (a)   Purpose and intent. It is the purpose of the central business (“H”) district to provide a specific central business district zone for the more intense use of all commercial uses permitted in previous commercial districts; providing less restrictive height and area regulations; and such uses accessory thereto.
   (b)   Uses. In the central business (“H”) district, no building or land shall be used and no building shall be hereafter 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.
      (1)   The minimum dimension of lots and yards and the height of buildings in the central business (“H”) district, shall be as shown in the accompanying table. Development in this district shall be exempt from all subsections, except for § 6.101(a), Yards of Chapter 6, Development Standards. Access for one-family attached (townhouse, rowhouse) units shall be provided to each principal building by:
         a.   A public street or alley; or
         b.   A private common access easement that is not less than 20 feet in width.
      (2)   This district may only be applied to that area known as the central business district of Fort Worth bounded on the east by I-35W; on the south by a line one-half block south of Vickery Boulevard and extending west to the centerline of I-30; on the west by a line extending north and south with the east property line of the City of Fort Worth water treatment plant to West 10th Street and along West 10th Street to Clear Fork of the Trinity River and along the Clear Fork to the Trinity River; on the north by the center of the Trinity River to the extension of Jones Street and thereafter by Bluff Street, as shown in Exhibit B.15.
Central Business (“H”) District
Front yard
None required
Rear yard
None required
Units per acre
No restriction
Units per building
No restriction
Side yard
5 feet minimum adjacent to residentially zoned lot, none otherwise; if provided, side yard must be 3 feet minimum
No restriction
   (d)   Other development standards. Development in the central business (“H”) district may be subject to a variety of general development standards, including, but not limited to the following.
      (1)   Off-street parking and loading. None required.
      (2)   Landscaping and buffers. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, Article 3, Landscaping, Buffers and Urban Forestry, § 6.300.
      (3)   Signs. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.400, Signs.
      (4)   Outdoor storage or display. Limited outdoor storage or display may be permitted. See Chapter 5, Supplemental Use Standards, § 5.306, Storage or Display in Commercial Districts, Outdoor.
      (5)   Metal buildings. The exterior metal building walls of the front and any sides of a building facing a public street that will be constructed with metal cladding as the primary siding material shall not be constructed with exposed fasteners on more than 50% of the building. All buildings with metal siding shall have at least two exterior architectural features for articulation, such as front porches, gables, awnings or other exterior siding materials. Exterior metal siding shall not be considered an architectural feature. These provisions shall not apply to large retail stores.
(Ord. 20159-04-2012, § 1 (Exh. A), passed 4-3-2012)