(1)   “Accessory structure” means a subordinate, uninhabitable structure, the use of which is incidental to and customary in connection with the principal building or use and which is located on the same lot with such principal building or use, including but not limited to garages, swimming pools, hot tubs, permanent playground and sports equipment, and permanent sculptures (secured to a base installed with below-grade footers).
(Ord. 2012-01. Passed 1-17-12.)
   (2)   "Accessory use" means a subordinate use which is incidental to and customary in connection with the principal building or use and which is located on the same lot with such principal building or use.
   (3)   "Adult bookstore" means an establishment which derives twenty-five percent (25%) or more of its gross income from the sale and rental of, or utilizes its retail selling area for the display of, or both, books, magazines, other periodicals, films, tapes and cassettes, which materials have as their major or dominant theme matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas as defined hereafter.
   (4)   "Adult motion picture theater" means an enclosed motion picture theater or motion picture drive-in theater which derives twenty-five percent (25%) or more of its gross income from the showing of, or utilizes twenty-five percent (25%) or more of its total viewing time for the presentation of, or both, materials for observation by its patrons which have as their major theme matter depicting, describing or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas as defined hereafter.
   (5)   "Alley" means a public or private thoroughfare which affords only a secondary means of access to abutting property.
   (6)   "Administrative business operations" means offices primarily engaged in general administration, supervision, accounting and other management functions. Business offices carrying no retail trade with the general public and having no stock or goods maintained for sale to customers (i.e. insurance offices, banks, stock and security brokers, credit institutions.)
   (7)   "Apartment." See "dwelling unit."
   (8)   "Approved" means approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
   (9)   "Automobile service station" means any land, building, structure or premises used for the sale at retail of motor vehicle fuels, oils or accessories, or for servicing or lubricating motor vehicles, or installing or repairing parts and accessories, but not including the repairing or replacing of motors, bodies or fenders of motor vehicles or the painting of motor vehicles. Nor shall the use include the parking or storing of house vehicles, house trailers, travel trailers, camping trailers, truck campers, motor homes, watercraft or any other type of recreational vehicle longer than is necessary to service or repair such vehicle.
   (10)   "Awning" means any framework that is supported solely by the structure, with an overall covering with or without graphics, positioned over a door or window.
   (11)   "Basement" means a story having part but not more than fifty percent (50%) of its height below grade. A basement is counted as a story for the purposes of height regulation if subdivided and used for dwelling purposes other than by a janitor employed on the premises.
   (12)   "Board" means the Board of Zoning Appeals.
   (13)   Reserved.
   (14)   "Building" means any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls and intended for the shelter, housing, or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or property.
   (15)   "Building, height of" means the vertical distance from the grade to the highest point of a flat roof; the deck line of a mansard roof; or the average heights between eaves and ridge for gable, hip, and gambrel roofs.
   (16)   "Buildable width" means the width of the lot left to be built upon after the side yards are provided.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (16.1)   “Business, Town Center” means commercial land uses which contribute to the unique historical significance of Grandview and First Avenues. Businesses in this area shall be oriented to the neighborhood and pedestrians. The commercial establishments shall serve the personal, family and household needs of residents and can be located in close proximity to residential areas.
   (16.2)   “Business, general” means commercial uses which tend, in addition to serving the day to day needs of the community, to also supply the more durable and permanent needs of the whole community.
   (16.3)   “Business, wholesale” means establishments that generally sell commodities in large quantities or by the piece to retailers, jobbers, other wholesale establishments, or manufacturing establishments. These commodities are basically for further resale or for use in the fabrication of a product.
(Ord. 98-13. Passed 9-8-98.)
   (17)   "Canopy" means any framework that is attached to the structure at the inner end and supported by one or more stanchions at the outer end, with an overall covering with or without graphics, used for shelter from the elements.
   (18)   "Cellar" means that part of a building having more than fifty percent (50%) of its height below the average grade of the adjoining ground.
   (19)   "City" means the City of Grandview Heights, Ohio.
   (20)   "Clinic" means an establishment where patients are not lodged overnight, but are admitted for examination and treatment by a group of physicians or dentists practicing medicine together.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (21)   "Club" means the buildings and facilities owned or operated by a corporation, association, or person for a social, educational or recreational purpose.
(Ord. 98-13. Passed 9-8-98.)
   (22)   "Commercial use" means activity carried out for pecuniary gain.
   (23)   "Commission" means the Planning Commission of the City of Grandview Heights, Ohio.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (24)   "Conditional use" means a use permitted within a zoning district but requiring review and approval by the Planning Commission for compatibility with the intent of the district, appropriate location within the district and any additional requirements necessary to ensure compatibility. (Ord. 98-13. Passed 9-8-98.)
   (25)   "Council" means the Council of the City of Grandview Heights, Ohio.
   (26)   "Court" means an open space more than one-half surrounded by buildings.
   (27)   "Day nursery" means a school designed to provide daytime care or instruction between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. for four or more children from two to five years of age inclusive, and operated on a regular basis.
   (28)   "Director of Building and Zoning" means the Director of Building and Zoning of the City of Grandview Heights, Ohio.
   (29)   "District" means a part of the City wherein regulations of the Zoning Ordinance are uniform.
   (30)   "Drive-in facility" means any place or premises used for sale or services to persons remaining in their automobiles, including those establishments where customers may serve themselves and may consume the food or beverages in their automobiles.
   (31)   "Dwelling" means any building or portion thereof which is designed and used exclusively for residential purposes with permanent provisions for sleeping, cooking and sanitation.
   (32)   "Dwelling, single-family" means a building arranged or designed for or occupied exclusively by one family.
   (33)   "Dwelling, two-family" means a dwelling arranged or designed for or occupied exclusively by two families, the structure having only two dwelling units with separate entrances.
   (34)   "Dwelling, multiple" means a dwelling arranged or designed for or occupied exclusively by three or more families.
   (35)   "Dwelling, townhouse" means a dwelling that has one-family dwelling units erected in a row as a single building, on adjoining lots, each being separated from the adjoining unit or units by a masonry party wall or walls extending from the basement floor to the roof along the dividing lot line, and each such building being separated from any other building by space on all sides.
   (36)   "Dwelling unit" means one or more rooms in a dwelling occupied or intended to be occupied as separate living quarters by a single family as defined herein.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (36.5)   “Driveway” means a path for motor vehicles constructed of pervious or impervious material leading from a public street or alley to a garage or parking space.
(Ord. 94-24. Passed 8-1-94.)
   (37)   "Engineer, City" means the City Engineer of Grandview Heights, Ohio.
   (38)   "Family" means one or more persons related by blood, marriage or adoption occupying a dwelling unit as an individual housekeeping organization. A "family" may not include more than two persons not related by blood, marriage or adoption.
   (39)   "Fence" means a structure for enclosure or screening.
   (40)   "Fitness Center" means a facility designed for the major purpose of physical fitness or exercise, and which includes, but is not limited to such equipment as weight resistance machines, whirlpools, saunas, showers, and lockers.
   (41)   "Floor area" means the square feet of floor space within the outside line of walls and includes the total of all space on all floors of a building. It does not include porches, garages or space in a basement or cellar when such basement or cellar space is used for a storage or incidental uses.
   (42)   "Floor area, gross" means the sum of the gross horizontal areas of the several floors of a building measured from the exterior face of exterior walls, or from the centerline of a wall separating two buildings, but not including interior parking spaces, loading space for motor vehicles or any space where floor-to-ceiling height is less than six feet.
   (43)   "Floor area, net" means the total of all floor areas of a building excluding stairwells and elevator shafts, equipment rooms, interior vehicular parking or loading; and all floors below the first or ground floor, except when used or intended to be used for human habitation or service to the public.
   (44)   "Floor area ratio" means the floor area of the building divided by the area of the lot.
   (45)   "Fraternal organization" means a group of people formally organized for a common interest, usually culture, religion or entertainment, with regular meetings, rituals and formal written membership requirements.
   (46)   "Frontage" means all the property on one side of a street or highway, between two intersecting streets, crossing or terminating, or for a distance of 400 feet on either side of a proposed building or structure, measured along the line of the street, or if the street is dead-ended, all of the property abutting on one side between an intersecting street and the dead end of the street, but not including property more than 400 feet distant on either side of a proposed building or structure.
   (47)   "Garage, private" means a detached accessory structure or portion of a main building housing the automobiles of the occupants of the premises. A commercial vehicle of two tons or less may be parked in the garage. Only a garage sharing a common footing with the main building is considered attached for purposes of this Zoning Ordinance.
   (48)   "Garage, public" means a building or portion thereof, other than a private or storage garage, designed or used for equipping, servicing, repairing, hiring, selling, storing or parking motor vehicles. The term "repairing" shall not include an automotive body repair shop nor the rebuilding, dismantling or storage of wrecked or junked vehicles.
   (49)   "Garage, storage" means any building or premises, used for housing only motor vehicles, other than trucks and commercial vehicles.
   (50)   "Grade" means the average level of the finished surface of the ground adjacent to the exterior walls of the building.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (51)    "Greenhouse" means a building whose roof and sides are made largely of glass or other transparent or translucent material and in which the temperature and humidity can be regulated for the cultivation of delicate or out-of-season plants for subsequent sale or for personal enjoyment; provided, however, that greenhouses located within corporation limits may not cultivate or process medical marijuana.
   (52)    "Home occupation" means any activity conducted within a residential district for profit; provided, however, that home occupations located within corporation limits may not engage in the commerce of medical marijuana. (Ord. 2017-25. Passed 11-20-17.)
   (53)   "Hotel" means any structure consisting of one or more buildings with five (5) or more guest rooms kept, used, maintained or held out to the public as sleeping accommodations offered for pay to transient guests for a period of thirty (30) days or less and in which access to each guestroom is provided by interior hallways.
   (54)   "Institution" means a nonprofit establishment for public use.
   (55)   "Kennel" means an establishment where animals are boarded for compensation or where dogs are bred or raised on a commercial scale.
   (56)   "Landscaped area" means an area that is permanently devoted and maintained to the growing of shrubbery, grass and other plant material. (Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (57)   “Light recyclable material” means reusable glass, plastics and other synthetic materials, paper products such as newspapers, stationary, scrap paper, computer paper and corrugated cardboard and aluminum. (Ord. 96-09. Passed 4-1-96.)
   (58)   "Loading space" means a space within the main building or on the same lot for the standing, loading or unloading of trucks, having a minimum area of 600 square feet, a minimum width of twelve feet, a minimum depth of fifty feet and a vertical clearance of at least fifteen feet.
   (59)   "Lot" means a parcel of land occupied or intended for occupancy by a use permitted in this Zoning Ordinance, including any permitted building together with required yards and parking spaces, having its principal frontage upon a street or an approved private street. A lot may include a single lot of record, a portion of a lot of record or a combination of these, provided that in no case shall any residential lot or parcel be created which does not meet the requirements of this Zoning Ordinance.
   (60)   "Lot, corner" means a lot located at the intersection of two or more streets, as well as a lot abutting on a curved street if straight lines drawn from the foremost points of the lot lines to the foremost point of the lot meet at an interior angle of less than 135 degrees. The front of a corner lot shall be determined on the basis of an established street address, but it maybe determined otherwise by the Board of Zoning Appeals in unusual circumstances.
(Ord. 2009-06. Passed 4-6-09.)
   (61)   “Lot coverage” means the ratio of enclosed ground floor area of all buildings on a lot plus the ground area of all required off-street parking and loading spaces, patios, sports courts and any other impervious surface, exclusive of a code-compliant driveway, to the horizontally projected area of the lot, expressed as a percentage of the total lot surface; provided, however, that any area determined by the Director of Building and Zoning to be a pervious surface that does not increase storm water runoff will be exempted.
(Ord. 2011-13. Passed 7-18-11.)
   (62)   "Lot, depth" means the average horizontal distance between front and rear lot lines.
(Ord. 2009-06. Passed 4-6-09.)
   (63)   "Lot, interior" means a lot other than a corner lot.
   (64)   "Lot, double frontage" means a lot having a frontage on two nonintersecting roads as distinguished from a corner lot.
   (65)   "Lot, through" means a lot which fronts upon two parallel streets or which fronts upon two streets which do not intersect at the boundaries of the lot.
   (66)   "Lot, width" means the average horizontal distance between side lot lines.
   (67)   "Lot of record" means a lot or parcel of land the plat or deed of which has been recorded in the offices of the County Recorder.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (68)    "Manufacturer" means establishments engaged in the mechanical or chemical transformation of materials or substances into new products including the assembling of component parts, the manufacturing of products and the blending of materials such as lubricating oils, plastic resins or liquors; provided, however, that the manufacture of products utilizing or containing medical marijuana is prohibited.
(Ord. 2017-25. Passed 11-20-17.)
   (69)   Reserved.
   (70)   Reserved.
   (71)   Reserved.
   (72)   "Nonconforming use" means the lawful use of building and/or land that antedates the adoption of the Zoning Ordinance and which use does not conform with the use regulations of the district in which it is located.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (72.5)   "Nuisance" means any continuous, unlawful, or unreasonable interference with the peaceful enjoyment of property rights, either public or private, by violation of the right to a clean comfortable environment or interference with the public health, safety or welfare.
(Ord. 91-21. Passed 7-1-91.)
   (73) "Office building" means a building used primarily for conducting the affairs of a business, profession, service, industry or government; provided, however, that office buildings located within corporation limits may not be used to conduct business involving the cultivation or processing of medical marijuana products.
   (74) "Office building, medical" means a building in which twenty percent (20%) or more of the gross area is occupied by members of the healing profession, including the offices of physicians, dentists and other health practitioners, medical and dental laboratories, out-patient care facilities, blood banks and oxygen and miscellaneous types of medical supplies and services; provided, however, that medical office buildings located within corporation limits may not be used to conduct business involving the cultivation or processing of medical marijuana products. (Ord. 2017-25. Passed 11-20-17.)
   (75)   "Open area" means that part of a lot on which no part of a building or structure extends above the following elevations:
      (a)   Two feet above the highest curb elevation of the street or streets that bound the lot;
      (b)   One foot above the adjacent curb elevation for each one and one-fourth foot the building or structure is set back from the street lot line except that no portion of the structure shall exceed twelve feet above the adjacent curb elevation. This provision shall not apply to walls or structures that do not extend more than four feet above the adjacent curb elevation.
   (75.5)   "Overlay District" means a mapped zoning area with special characteristics overlaying another zoning area with restrictions beyond those in the underlying zone. In cases where there is a conflict between the requirements of the overlay district and the underlying zone, the overlay restrictions apply.
(Ord. 92-04. Passed 2-3-92.)
   (76)   "Parking lot" means a surfaced area designed to accommodate one or more parking spaces.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)'
   (77)   "Parking space" means a surfaced area, enclosed or unenclosed, sufficient in size to store one motor vehicle, not less than nine feet wide and twenty feet long, connected to a street or alley directly or by a driveway and permitting ingress and egress of such motor vehicle to the street or alley without the necessity of moving any other motor vehicle.
(Ord. 94-24. Passed 8-1-94.)
   (78)   "Planned Unit Residential Development (PURD)" means an area of a minimum contiguous size, as specified by ordinance, to be planned and developed as a single entity and containing one or more residential clusters.
   (79)   "Porch" means a roofed structure projecting from a building and separated from the building by the walls of the building, and partially supported by piers, posts or columns, and which is open, enclosed or partially enclosed. An enclosed porch is defined as: a porch enclosed by screens or transparent glass in which the construction is such that outside light is free to circulate throughout the entire space (i.e. no dividing walls, closets, etc.). The side and front walls of the porch above three feet in height from the floor of such porch shall be a minimum of eighty percent (80%) transparent glass or screen. The exterior facade of the house shall be maintained on the wall separating the porch from the main building. Approved exterior materials must be used for finish and electrical. No plumbing, heating, ventilation or air conditioning shall be installed on the porch.
   (80)   "Premises" means a lot together with all buildings and structures thereon.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (81) "Professional offices" means offices and related spaces for professional services as provided by doctors, lawyers, architects, engineers, designers and similar professions; provided, however, that professional offices located within corporation limits may not be used to conduct business involving the cultivation or processing of medical marijuana products. (Ord. 2017-25. Passed 11-20-17.)
   (82)   "Recreational facility, private" means a recreational facility operated by a nonprofit organization, and open only to bona fide members and guests of such a nonprofit organization.
   (83)   "Recreational facility, public" means a recreational facility operated by a governmental agency and open to the general public.
   (84)   "Recreational vehicle" means a house trailer, travel trailer, camping trailer, truck camper, motor home or any other self-propelled or nonself-propelled vehicle so designed, constructed, reconstructed or added to by means of accessories in such manner as will permit the use and occupancy thereof for human habitation, whether connected or not to utilities, whether resting on wheels, jacks or other temporary foundation and used or constructed so as to permit its being used as a conveyance upon the public streets or highways.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (84.1)   “Recycling collection center” means a recycling collection facility in a building for the acceptance by donation, redemption or purchase of light recyclable materials. Such a facility may allow limited compacting or crushing of recyclable materials.
   (84.2)   “Recycling drop-off station” means a facility consisting of reverse vending machines or unattended weather resistant containers that are provided for the collection of light recyclable materials. Any such recyclable material collected shall be of a size permitting it to be placed completely inside an enclosed reverse vending machine, weather resistant container or trailer so that said materials are not exposed to the elements. Such a facility may be established in conjunction with and accessory to an existing commercial or industrial use.
   (84.3)   “Recycling processing center” means a facility that accepts, stores or processes light recyclable materials whether or not maintained in connection with another business. Processing includes but is not limited to baling, briquetting, crushing, compacting, grinding, shredding, sawing, shearing, and sorting of recyclable materials and the heat reduction or melting of such materials.
(Ord. 96-09. Passed 4-1-96.)
   (85)   "Repair" means the replacement of existing work with equivalent materials for the purpose of its maintenance, but not including additional work that would affect required exit facilities, or a vital element of an elevator, plumbing, gas piping, wiring, ventilating or heating installation, or any work that would be in violation of a provision of the Zoning Ordinance or any other law governing building construction.
   (86)   "Residential custodial care facility (nursing home)" means a home for the aged or infirm in which three or more persons not of the immediate family are received, kept or provided with food and shelter or care for compensation; but not including hospitals, clinics or similar institutions devoted primarily to the diagnosis and treatment of the sick or injured.
   (86.1)   “Reverse vending machine” means an automated mechanical device which accepts one or more types of light recyclable materials and issues a cash refund or a redeemable credit slip. A reverse vending machine may sort and process containers mechanically, provided that the entire process is enclosed within the machine.
(Ord. 96-09. Passed 4-1-96.)
   (87)   "Satellite earth stations" means an antenna of any size, shape or description designed for the purpose of receiving microwave transmissions directly or indirectly from satellites and all equipment related to the reception of such transmissions.
   (88)   "School" means any building or part thereof which is designed, constructed or used for education or instruction in any branch of knowledge.
   (89)   "School, elementary" means any school licensed by the State and which meets the State requirements for elementary education.
   (90)   "School, private" means any building or group of buildings the use of which meets State requirements for primary, secondary or higher education and which does not secure the major part of its funding from any governmental agency.
   (91)   "School, secondary" means any school licensed by the State and which is authorized to award diplomas for secondary education.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (92)    "Services" means establishments primarily engaged in providing services for individuals, businesses and government establishments and other organizations; including health, legal, engineering and other professional services; educational institutions; membership organizations and other miscellaneous services; provided, however, that service establishments located within corporation limits may not conduct business involving the cultivation or processing of medical marijuana products.
(Ord. 2017-25. Passed 11-20-17.)
   (93)   Reserved.
   (94)   Reserved.
   (95)   "Sign" means an identification, description, illustration or device which is affixed to, or represented directly or indirectly upon a building, structure or land, and which directs attention to a product, place, activity, person, institution or business.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (96)    "Sign, temporary” means a sign not exceeding twelve square feet in area, made of lightweight wood, cardboard, wire frame, plastic or other similar materials, designed for short- term use or with a likelihood to deteriorate in a short period of time, generally pertaining to special occurrences or one-time events.
(Ord. 2017-03. Passed 5-15-17.)
   (97)   "Sign, ground" means any sign erected, constructed or maintained for the purpose of displaying outdoor advertising by means of posters, pictures, pictorial and reading matter. It is a free-standing sign which has a supporting base designed as an integral part of the sign and resting totally or primarily on the ground.
   (98)   "Sign, roof" means any sign erected, constructed or maintained upon the roof of any building.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (99)   “Sign, wall” means any sign or poster on any surface or plane that may be affixed to the front, side or rear wall of any building or structure.
(Ord. 01-10. Passed 6-4-01.)
   (100)   "Sign, post" means any letter, word, model sign, device or representation used in the nature of an advertisement or announcement not attached to a building and which is supported by a single stationary pole or post.
   (101)   "Sign, marquee" means any sign affixed to a marquee over the entrance to a building and supported from the building.
   (102)   "Sign, area" means the total area of the space to be used for advertising purposes, including the spaces between open-type letters and figures, including the background structure, other decoration or addition which is an integral part of the sign. Sign supports shall be excluded in determining the area sign.
   (103)   "Sign, advertising device" means banners affixed on poles, wires or ropes, and streamers, wind operated devices, flashing lights and other similar devices.
   (104)   "Sign, awning" means any framework that is supported solely by the structure with an overall covering with graphics positioned over a door or window.
   (105)   "Sign, canopy" means any framework that is attached to the structure at the inner end and supported by one or more stanchions at the outer end with an overall covering with graphics, used for shelter from the elements.
   (106)   "Sign, billboard" means a sign which is primarily intended to direct attention to a specific business, product, service, entertainment or any other activity sold, offered or conducted elsewhere than upon the same lot or premises on which the sign is located and which may contain noncommercial messages.
   (107)   "Sign, bulletin board" means a sign which is primarily intended to announce or direct attention to and is located on the lot or premises of a public or semipublic institution and which may contain noncommercial messages.
   (108)   "Sign, window" means a sign painted, attached or affixed to the interior or exterior surface of windows or doors of a building.
   (109)   "Attorney, City" means the City Attorney of Grandview Heights, Ohio.
   (110)   "Specified anatomical areas" means less than completely and opaquely covered human genitals, pubic region, buttocks and female breasts below a point immediately above the top of the areola; and human male genitals in a discernible turgid state, even if completely and opaquely covered.
   (111)   "Specified sexual activities" means human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal, acts of human masturbation, sexual intercourse or sodomy, and fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks or female breasts.
   (112)   "Standard tree" means a tree with a minimum caliper of three inches, ten to twelve feet high, of a deciduous hard wood variety normally capable of attaining a twenty-five foot diameter spread when the tree is twenty years old.
   (113)   "Standard shrub" means any bush or small evergreen tree occupying a space of at least eighteen cubic feet.
   (114)   "Street" means a public way which affords the principal means of access to abutting property.
   (115)   "Street centerline" means a line halfway between the street lines.
   (116)   "Street line" means a dividing line between a lot and a contiguous street; the right-of-way line of the street.
   (117)   "Structure" means anything constructed or erected with a fixed location on the ground or attached to something having a fixed location on the ground. Among other things, structures include buildings, walls, fences, signs and wooden decks.
   (118)   "Structural alterations" means any change except those required by law or ordinance, which would prolong the life of the supporting members of a building or structure, such as bearing walls, columns, beams or girders, not including openings in bearing walls as permitted by other ordinances.
   (119)   "Swimming pool" means any structure above or below grade level used for swimming or bathing with a total surface area not less than 250 square feet and a water depth exceeding twenty-four inches.
   (120)   "Terrace" means a level landscaped and/or surfaced area directly adjacent to a principal building at or within three feet of the finished grade and not covered by a permanent roof.
   (121)   "Transitional use" means a land use of an intermediate intensity between a more intensive and less intensive use.
   (122)   "Transitional zone" means a zoning district permitting transitional uses.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (122.1)   “Utility communication tower” means a structure of any size, shape or description designed for the purpose of receiving or emitting communication signals for the benefit of the public.
(Ord. 96-20. Passed 6-3-96.)
   (123)   "Yard" means an open space, other than a court, on a lot, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided in the Zoning Ordinance.
   (124)   "Yard, front" means a yard extending between side lot lines across the front of a lot and from the front lot line to the front of the principal building. (For corner lots see "Lot, corner".)
   (125)   "Yard, rear" means a yard extending between side lot lines across the rear of a lot and from the rear lot line to the rear of the principal building.
   (126)   "Yard, side" means a yard extending from the principal building to the side lot line on both sides of the principal building between the lines establishing the front and rear yards.
   (127)   "Yard width" and "depth" means the shortest horizontal distance from a lot line to the main building.
   (128)   "Zoning district" means a specifically delineated area or district in a municipality within which regulations and requirements uniformly govern the use, placement, spacing and size of land and buildings.
(Ord. 90-44. Passed 9-4-90.)
   (129) "Marijuana" shall have the same meaning as marijuana as defined in Section 3719.01 of the Ohio Revised Code.
   (130) "Medical marijuana" means marijuana that is cultivated, processed, dispensed, tested, possessed, or used for a medical purpose. (Ord. 2017-25. Passed 11-20-17.)
   (131)   “Occupant” means the legal owner of a dwelling or dwelling unit whose use of the dwelling is as a primary and permanent residence, including a lessee occupying the dwelling pursuant to a lease agreement with the owner, with the intention of using the dwelling or dwelling unit as that occupant’s primary and permanent address.
   (132)   “Short-term rental” means the use and occupancy of a dwelling or dwelling unit located within a residential district or any part thereof in exchange for a rental fee, for a period of less than thirty consecutive days.
   (133)   “Short-term rental registration” means a registration obtained by any occupant of a dwelling or dwelling unit that is authorized by the Planning Commission to be used as a short-term rental. Issuance of a short-term rental registration shall not serve as authorization to conduct short-term rental activity in any manner other than as set forth in Chapters 1155 and 1157 of the Codified Ordinances or any amendments thereto.
   (134)   “Short-term rental host” refers to the occupant making a dwelling or dwelling unit available for short-term rental.
   (135)   “Short-term rental guest” refers to a person utilizing a short-term rental, regardless of whether that person is the person who rented the premises through an online platform or other means.
(Ord. 2020-08. Passed 6-15-20.)