(A)   Description of district. This district is established in order to identify and provide those geographic areas within the city that are appropriate for the development and maintenance of higher intensity commercial uses. The term "higher intensity" relates to large retail outlets as well as uses that generate or capture large volumes of traffic or operate beyond normal business hours as compared to uses in the C-1 (General Commercial) District. The purpose of this district is to provide areas for intense commercial uses and activities located in relative proximity to major thoroughfares but adequately distanced from residential concentrations. Single family residential districts shall be buffered from this district by C-1, PO, or multi-family zoning districts. Areas of the city which may be appropriate for this category are designated on the land use plan as commercial office.
   (B)   Permitted and conditional uses. No building or land in the C-2 District shall be used, and no building shall be hereafter erected, structurally altered, or enlarged, except for the permitted and conditional uses listed below. Conditional uses are permitted only after approval in accordance with §§ 154.70 through 154.73.
      (1)   Permitted uses:
         (a)   Any use permitted in the C-1 District.
         (b)   Drive-through businesses.
            1.   Restaurants; and
            2.   Film developing.
         (c)   Shopping centers.
         (d)   Convenience stores
         (e)   Automobile service stations.
         (f)   Bars, cocktail lounges.
         (g)   Animal hospitals or veterinary clinics with or without outside kennels.
         (h)   Adult congregate living facilities.
         (i)   Nursing homes.
         (j)   Package stores or liquor stores.
         (k)   Hotels or motels. Bars, lounges and restaurants which serve alcohol shall be considered accessory uses.
         (l)   Sales of second hand merchandise, antiques or pawn shops, but not flea markets.
         (m)   Catalog showrooms.
         (n)   Community services and facilities.
         (o)   Marinas.
         (p)   Private retail and recreational facilities.
            1.   Bowling alleys;
            2.   Miniature golf;
            3.   Gymnasiums; and
            4.   Stadiums, arenas or amphitheaters.
         (q)   Auto repairs.
         (r)   Home improvement stores/building supply stores with outside storage.
         (s)   Hospitals.
         (t)   Restaurants which serve alcohol for consumption on premises.
         (u)   Instructional studios.
      (2)   Conditional uses:
         (a)   Funeral home. Funeral homes shall provide sufficient on-site parking, staging areas and/or service drives in order to accommodate parking and staging of funeral processions. Streets and public right-of-ways shall not be used for parking or to form funeral processions.
         (b)   Any permitted use requiring a structure exceeding the maximum allowable building height.
         (c)    Parking garages.
   (C)   Site development standards. All C-2 land uses are subject to site plan approval in accordance with Chapter 156. The following standards are also hereby established to maintain the purpose of the district, to promote the functional compatibility of uses, to promote the safe and efficient circulation of pedestrian and vehicular traffic, and to otherwise protect the public health, safety, and general welfare:
      (1)   Access requirements must comply with Chapter 155, Appendix A, Street System Requirements.
      (2)   Minimum setbacks. Minimum setbacks and buffers shall conform to Chapter 157 of this code, but in no case shall the minimum building setback be less than 25 feet from any property line or right-of-way.
      (3)   Minimum building height, 40 feet.
   (D)   Off-street parking. Off-street parking shall be provided in accordance with Appendix B of Chapter 155.
   (E)   Additional requirements.
      (1)   All C-2 uses must conform to applicable setback, landscape, and buffer requirements in Chapter 157 of this code.
      (2)   Lakefront and other development regulations are included in division (E)(1) above.
      (3)   School location, regulations and requirements are included in § 154.68.
(Ord. 529, passed 12-6-90; Am. Ord. 594, passed 3-5-92; Am. Ord. 773, passed 11-2-95; Am. Ord. 848, passed 8-14-97; Am. Ord. 940, passed 8-26-99; Am. Ord. 990, passed 8-3-00; Am. Ord. 1120, passed 3-4-04; Am. Ord. 1219, passed 11-2-06) Penalty, see § 154.999