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   (a)   Purpose and intent. The purpose of the heavy industrial (“K”) district is to provide for heavy industrial uses that may be noxious or offensive due to odors, smoke, dust, noise, fumes or vibrations. This district is intended to serve the entire community.
   (b)   Uses. In the heavy industrial (“K”) 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. The minimum dimension of lots and yards and the height of buildings in the heavy industrial (“K”) district, shall be as shown in the accompanying table.
Heavy Industrial (“K”) District
Heavy Industrial (“K”) District
Front yard*
None required if entire block frontage is zoned “FR” through “K;” if the block frontage contains a residential district or the “ER” or “E” district, the most restrictive district standards apply
Rear yard*
10 feet minimum adjacent to residentially zoned lot, none otherwise
Side yard*
   Interior lot
5 feet minimum adjacent to residentially zoned lot, none otherwise; if provided, side yard must be 3 feet minimum
   Corner lot**
None required unless through lot, then 10 feet minimum required
12 stories or 120 feet maximum
* Additional setback may be required by §§ 6.101(c) or 6.300.
**May be subject to projected front yard (§ 6.101(f))
   (d)   Other development standards. Development in the heavy industrial (“K”) district may be subject to a variety of general development standards, including, but not limited to the following.
      (1)   Off-street parking and loading. Industrial buildings require one space per 500 square feet of gross floor area or one space per three employees, whichever is greater. Warehouse buildings require one space per four employees, with a four-space minimum. For further details, other uses and loading areas see Chapter 6, Development Standards, Article 2, Off-Street Parking and Loading, § 6.200.
      (2)   Landscaping and buffers. For industrial uses, generally 4% of net site area or a landscape area of 30-foot depth along all public rights-of-way. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, Article 3, Landscaping, Buffers and Urban Forestry, § 6.300.
      (3)   Signs. See Chapter 6, Development Standards, § 6.400, Signs for the requirements.
(Ord. 20159-04-2012, § 1 (Exh. A), passed 4-3-2012)