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(A) Outdoor lights shall be arranged as not to create a hazard or nuisance to traffic or to adjacent properties.
(B) Lighting standards.
(1) With the exception of canopies and drive-thru overhangs, the maximum foot-candle levels shall not exceed 10.0, with a maximum of 7.2 foot-candles at a radius of 25 feet from the light source. For canopies and drive-thru overhangs, the maximum foot-candles shall not exceed 30.0. Illumination onto adjacent properties shall not exceed 0.5 foot-candles.
(2) Outdoor light fixtures are required to conceal the actual source of the light or disperse the light so that the fixture reduces glare and directs the light to specific areas while shielding others.
(3) When the subject property is adjacent to any residentially zoned property, residential PUD or property with a residential land use designation, wall-mounted and/or pole-mounted lighting fixtures within fifty feet of the residentially zoned or designated property shall be of a shoebox design and be downward directed. Downward directed is determined when the light from a fixture is projected below a horizontal plane running through the lowest point of the fixture where light is emitted. Properties separated by a street, road and/or right-of-way of 30' or wider shall not be considered adjacent.
(4) All other properties may use shoebox or other type lighting fixture, inclusive of decorative type fixtures, as long as the applicant demonstrates to the city's satisfaction that such lighting fixtures are downward directed and the source of illumination is shielded or the light is diffused so as to reduce glare.
(5) For lights under a canopy and/or building overhang, the source of illumination and light defusing mechanism may not extend below the ceiling of the canopy or overhang.
(6) The applicant shall submit a photometric plan depicting the location of all outdoor light sources, foot-candle dispersion on the site, and a detail of all proposed fixtures as part of the site plan/development application.
(7) The maximum height of any outdoor light, as measured from the ground to the top of the lighting fixture or light pole, whichever is higher, shall be 25 feet.
(8) The location of outdoor lights shall not conflict with landscaping.
(9) The minimum setback of a light-source from a property line shall be a horizontal distance of 20 feet.
(10) Except for parking lot lighting, the proposed regulations shall not be applicable to the following:
(a) Tennis courts, sports fields, parks, golf courses, and miniature golf courses;
(b) Stadiums, arenas, amphitheaters;
(c) Flea markets;
(d) Drive-in theaters; and
(e) One or two family dwellings.
(11) With the exception of parking lot lighting, the City Commission shall review and act upon the proposed lighting for the uses contained in (B)(10) above. For the uses listed in (B)(10) above, the parking lot lighting shall be reviewed as part of the site plan review process.
(12) Lighting directed upon the national and state flags, lighting within rights-of-way, architectural accent lighting and other accessory uses granted by the Land Development Code are exempt from the provisions of this section. The city shall determine if proposed lighting is for architectural accenting.
(13) For the Downtown Development Core area, see the outdoor lighting standards in § 154.67, Downtown Development Overlay Standards.
(14) Lighting for signage shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 155, Appendix I.
(Ord. 1052, passed 3-21-02)