§ 154.31  C-2 HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL DISTRICT.
   (A)   Purpose. The C-2 Highway Commercial District is primarily established to accommodate those highway-oriented and heavy commercial uses which by nature and operational characteristics such as direct access and large number of parking spaces, require separation from other uses due to the intensity and frequency of consumer travel.
   (B)   Permitted uses. The uses permitted in the C-2 Commercial District consist of large traffic generators and commercial uses generally placed along major streets, highways, and railroads although certain retail and service uses are also found in this district.
      (1)   All permitted uses listed in § 154.30(B)(2) and conditional uses listed in § 154.30(C) of the C-1 District.
      (2)   Other permitted uses as follows:
         (a)   Automotive sales and service;
         (b)   Animal hospitals and kennels provided that the out-door pens are not located closer than 500 feet from any residential district;
         (c)   Bulk oil and gas storage and sales;
         (d)   Department stores;
         (e)   Farm implement sales and service;
         (f)   Fertilizer storage and sale;
         (g)   Furniture, carpet and floor-covering stores;
         (h)   Hotels and motels;
         (i)   Liquor stores;
         (j)   Lumber yards, building materials and supplies;
         (k)   Machinery and equipment sales and service including farm machinery and construction equipment;
         (1)   Marine vehicle sales and service;
         (m)   Mobile home sales and service;
         (n)   Monument sales;
         (o)   Plumbing, heating, and air conditioning shops and yards;
         (p)   Shopping malls;
         (q)   Sporting goods stores; and
         (r)   Trucking firms.
   (C)   Conditional uses. Conditional uses shall not be located less than 200 feet from a residential district.
      (1)   Contractor’s yards;
      (2)   Manufacturing, processing, and packing of natural or human made materials with more than ten employees;
      (3)   Open storage of equipment and material not covered under permitted uses; and
      (4)   Electric power substations.
   (D)   Lot requirements.
      (1)   Lot area. The minimum lot area shall be 15,000 square feet.
      (2)   Lot width. The minimum lot width shall be 100 feet.
      (3)   Lot coverage. The principal and accessory uses, excluding parking, shall not cover more than 50% of the lot.
   (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.
      (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: Shall not exceed 45 feet except for communication antennas.
      (2)   Building width: There shall be no limits on building width.
      (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)   In the C-2 Commercial District, the front and rear yards may be used for parking.
      (2)   For permitted and conditional uses, the provisions of § 154.46 shall apply.
   (H)   Sign requirements. The provisions of § 154.47 shall apply.
(Ord. 19-1, passed 8-10-1998; Ord. 19-15, passed 5-12-2003; Ord. 19-16, passed 2-13-2006)  Penalty, see § 154.99