§ 154.30  C-1 GENERAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.
   (A)   Purpose. The C-1 General Commercial District is primarily established to accommodate a cohesive and compact range of retail, office, and commercial uses traditionally found in the downtown area.
   (B)   Permitted uses. The uses permitted in the C-1 General Commercial District consist primarily of retail uses and services, professional services which serve the city and its neighborhood, but not including highway commercial uses which because of the high traffic vo1ume or other characteristics are more suited elsewhere.
      (1)   All permitted uses listed in § 154.29(B) of the R-2 District except for mobile home parks.
      (2)   The following retail and professional uses:
         (a)   Advertising signs and billboards;
         (b)   Amusement places including bowling alleys, pool halls, theaters, and similar facilities;
         (c)   Antique shops, art and craft store;
         (d)   Bakeries and confectionaries;
         (e)   Banks and financial institutions;
         (f)   Bed and breakfast inns;
         (g)   Catering businesses;
         (h)   Clothing stores;
         (i)   Drug stores;
         (j)   Dry cleaning and laundromats;
         (k)   Flower shops;
         (l)   Fraternal and service organizations;
         (m)   Funeral homes;
         (n)   Grocery stores;
         (o)   Household appliance stores;
         (p)   Jewelry stores;
         (q)   Meat markets and lockers;
         (r)   Musical instruments sales and service;
         (s)   Optical, orthopedic and medical supply stores;
         (t)   Paint and wallpaper stores;
         (u)   Professional offices including, but not limited to medical and dental offices; law offices; employment agencies; collection agencies; real estate offices; travel agencies; utility companies; government buildings; and the like;
         (v)   Restaurants;
         (w)   Service stations; and
         (x)   Non-commercial storage buildings.
   (C)   Conditional uses.
      (1)   All conditional uses listed in § 154.29(C) of the R-2 District;
      (2)   Feed and seed stores;
      (3)   Garages for repair and service of motor vehicles including towing and wrecker service but not salvage operations;
      (4)   Grain elevators operated commercially;
      (5)   Processing and packaging of materials with less than ten employees;
      (6)   Storage facilities for rent; and
      (7)   Storage and sale of chemicals and the like.
   (D)   Lot requirements.
      (1)   Lot area.
         (a)   For residential dwellings: same as § 154.29(D)(1) in the R-2 zone.
         (b)   For existing non-residential uses: 2,500 square feet.
         (c)   For new non-residential uses: 5,000 square feet.
      (2)   Lot width.
         (a)   For residential dwellings: Same as § 154.29(D)(2)(a), (b), and (c) in the R-2 zone.
         (b)   For existing non-residential uses: 25 feet.
         (c)   For new non-residential uses: 100 feet.
      (3)   Lot coverage.
         (a)   For residential dwellings: 50%.
         (b)   For existing non-residential uses: 80%.
         (c)   For new non-residential uses: 80%.
   (E)   Yard requirements.
      (1)   Front yard: 30 feet except where adjacent structures have front yard setbacks different from those required, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the adjacent structures. If there is only one adjacent structure, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the above required setback and that of the adjacent structure.
      (2)   Rear yard: 30 feet.
      (3)   Side yard: 10% of the lot width, except for corner lots, see division (E)(4) below of this section.
      (4)   Corner lots: If no previous designation has been made prior to any new construction upon any corner lot, the owner shall designate and deliver to the city, in writing, the front, rear, and side lot lines of the lot, which designation shall govern for all purposes in the future.
         (a)   Front yard: 30 feet except where adjacent structures have front yard setbacks different from those required, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the adjacent structures. If there is only one adjacent structure, the front yard minimum setback shall be the average of the above required setback and that of the adjacent structure.
         (b)   Rear yard: 30 feet.
         (c)   Side yard: 10% of the lot width from the side lot line not abutting upon a street or public right-of-way, 20% of the lot width from the side lot line abutting upon a street or public right-of-way.
   (F)   Building requirements.
      (1)   Building height:
         (a)   Principal buildings shall not exceed four stories or 45 feet excepting church steeples and communication antennas; and
         (b)   Accessory buildings which are separated from the principal building but are located on the same zoning lot shall not exceed ten feet when measured from the grade level to the lowest point of the roof.
      (2)   Building width: For residential uses, shall be a minimum of 24 feet.
      (3)   Foundation: All buildings shall be placed on a permanent foundation, except for accessory buildings with a footprint of less than 120 square feet.
   (G)   Parking requirements.
      (1)   For residential uses, there shall be a minimum of two off-street parking spaces for each residential unit. The City Council may determine the parking requirements for the upper floor existing dwelling units in the downtown area.
      (2)   For commercial uses, the provisions of § 154.46 shall apply.
      (3)   In the downtown area, the front and rear yard areas may be used for parking if approved by the City Council.
   (H)   Sign requirements. The provisions of § 154.47 shall apply.
(Ord. 19-1, passed 8-10-1998; Ord. 19-12, passed 8-13-2001; Ord. 19-15, passed 5-12-2003; Ord. 19-16, passed 2-13-2006)  Penalty, see § 154.99