(A)   Except as hereinafter provided in this chapter:
      (1)   No buildings shall be erected, converted, enlarged, reconstructed, or structurally altered; nor shall any building or land be used which does not comply with all of the district regulations established by this chapter for the district in which the building or land is located.
      (2)   The minimum yards and other open spaces, including the intensity of use provisions contained in this chapter, for each and every building existing on the effective date of this chapter or for any building hereafter erected or structurally altered, shall not be encroached upon or considered as yard or open space requirements or intensity of use requirements for any other building, nor shall any area  occupied by a street right-of-way be included as part of minimum yard and space requirements or intensity of use requirements.
      (3)   There shall not be more than one principal building on a lot or single parcel of acreage unless otherwise specifically provided in this chapter.
      (4)   Minimum street frontage of 33 feet is required in all levee districts and minimum street frontage of 50 feet in all other districts unless otherwise mentioned in this chapter.
   (B)   Every building hereafter erected or structurally altered shall be located on a lot or acreage, as herein defined.
   (C)   Lot area (intensity of use) and yard requirements for a use permitted in a specific district shall include only areas within that same zoning district or a less restrictive district.
   (D)   (1)   Nothing contained in this chapter shall require any change in the plans, construction, size, or designated use of a building for which a valid permit has been issued or lawful approval given before the effective date of this chapter; provided, however, that construction under such permit or approval shall have been started within six months and the ground story framework, including structural parts of the second floor, shall have been completed within one year and the entire building completed within two years after the effective date of this chapter.
      (2)   For any land annexed to the municipality of Lawrenceburg, Indiana after the effective date of this chapter, the date on which such annexation is approved by the Common Council shall be the effective date of this chapter with respect to such land.
   (E)   Nothing contained in this chapter shall permit any use of land or structures when such use may be obnoxious or offensive by reason of the emission of odor, dust, smoke, gas, noise, vibration or light. Exterior lighting shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from adjoining premises and streets.
   (F)   Essential services, as herein defined, shall be permitted as authorized and regulated by law and other ordinances of the city, it being the intention hereof to exempt such essential services from the application of this chapter.
   (G)   Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the strengthening or restoring to a safe condition of any part of any building or structure declared unsafe by proper authority, provided that all necessary permits are obtained prior to work commencing.
   (H)   All new construction, enlargement of existing buildings or structures, and any corresponding site work shall be subject to the provisions of Chapter 152.
   (I)   A certified "as-built" survey is required before an occupancy certificate can be issued.  This requirement may be waived during the pre-application conference for certain types of improvements.
   (J)   Any person desiring to place any item within the city's right-of-way, including but not limited to personal property, equipment, awning or overhang from a building, or any other item which would temporarily or permanently encroach upon the city's right-of-way shall obtain a license from the city. The license for any encroachment shall be obtained first by presenting an application to the Zoning Enforcement Officer who shall then cause said application to be presented at the next convened Plan Commission meeting. The license fee shall be $50. The granting of the license shall be at the discretion of the Plan Commission.
   (K)   The city shall not be bound by the Zoning Code concerning real estate owned/controlled by the city.
      (1)   The city shall make an informative presentation to the Lawrenceburg Advisory Plan Commission at a regularly scheduled meeting. The city will answer questions and hear suggestions that are relative to the project.
      (2)   Notice must be given in accordance with I.C. 5-3-1.
(Ord. 99-14, passed 12-20-99; Am. Ord. 10-2001, passed 10-15-01; Am. Ord. 10-2003, passed 6-16-03; Am. Ord. 16-2003, passed 11-17-03; Am. Ord. 3-2005, passed 2-22-05)  Penalty, see § 154.19