(A)   General. The intent of the A-2 - Residential Agriculture District is to provide a district that will provide a large lot buffer between A-1 - Agriculture Districts and municipal boundaries and/or higher density zonings, while maintaining some agricultural uses and a rural feel.
   (B)   Allowed uses. In A-2 - Residential Agriculture District, the following uses are allowed:
      (1)   Single-family dwellings including, but not limited to: modular homes; manufactured homes; mobile homes; and stick-built homes;
      (2)   Transportation and utility easements and rights-of-way;
      (3)   On-premises signs, complying with Chapter 8 of this zoning title;
      (4)   Fire stations;
      (5)   Accessory uses and structures;
      (6)   Home occupations;
      (7)   Daycare, home;
      (8)   General ranching and farming;
      (9)   Harvesting;
      (10)   Forestry;
      (11)   Forest preserves;
      (12)   Non-retail plant nurseries and greenhouses;
      (13)   Cemetery in conjunction with II-10.009;
      (14)   Pet cemetery in conjunction with II-10.009;
      (15)   Sod and tree farming;
      (16)   Grazing;
      (17)   Horticulture, viticulture, floriculture, and apiculture;
      (18)   Truck gardening;
      (19)   Roadside stands exclusive for sale of products raised on the premises;
      (20)   Noncommercial riding stables;
      (21)   Noncommercial indoor/outdoor arenas; and
      (22)   Wild crop harvesting.
   (C)   Allowed special uses. A building or premises may be used for the following purposes in the A-2 - Residential Agriculture District in conformance with the requirements prescribed herein. A building or premises intended to be used for the following purposes, where the prescribed requirements will not be met, shall obtain a conditional use in conformance with the requirements set out in Chapter 19 of this zoning title:
      (1)   Temporary uses in conjunction with § II-10.007; and
      (2)   Guest houses in conjunction with § II-10.012.
   (D)   Conditional uses. The following uses may be allowed in the A-2 - Residential Agriculture District under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this zoning title:
      (1)   Utility substations;
      (2)   Antennas, microwave and communication towers;
      (2)   Roadside stands;
      (3)   Bed and breakfast;
      (4)   Specialty resort;
      (6)   Water treatment, purification, storage, pumping, solid waste disposal sites;
      (7)   Commercial indoor/outdoor arenas;
      (8)   Commercial sawmill/molding mill;
      (9)   Personal use mineral and sand, gravel, or rock extractive industry;
      (10)   Small and large wind energy systems per § II-10.001;
      (11)   Personal use airstrip/heliport if the location of airstrip/heliport is at least 500 feet from the outer perimeter of the parcel(s);
      (12)   Commercial recreation facility;
      (13)   Cemetery, church adjunctive in connection with II-10.009;
      (14)   Microbrewery; and
      (15)   Distiller, artisan.
   (E)   Density, setback(s), and lot requirements.
General Requirements
Density/minimum lot size
10 acre average and 8 acre minimum*
Front, side, and rear yard(s) setbacks
Lot width
Maximum height
Table notes:
*: The maximum average density shall be 4 residences per a quarter of a quarter-section of land (1/16 of 640 acres or 40 acres or a government lot), unless it is a preexisting lot of record.
**: From all lot lines and any road right-of-way, except as approved pursuant to a variance. All section lines shall be required to have a 25 foot setback from the edge of the section line right-of- way.
***: Shall not exceed 3 stories, except as approved pursuant to a variance or otherwise specifically exempted from this limitation (e.g., telecommunication towers, wind energy systems, water towers).
(Ord. 14-01, passed 6-6-2014, Ch. 6, Art. 2; Ord. 16-01, passed 6-3-2016; Ord. 16-03, passed 7-21-2017; Ord. 17-01, passed 5-1-2017; Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-2019; Ord. 20-01, passed 10-6-2020; Ord. 22-04, passed 4-11-2023)