(A)   General. The intent of the RC - Recreation Commercial District is to provide a district that will allow limited commercial development. The proposed development must: primarily serve those persons who utilize the surrounding district for recreational purposes or act as a destination; be designed to primarily serve customers which result from traffic on major roads and highways shall not be permitted in the RC - Recreation Commercial District; and not conflict with the purpose of the district, preserving the natural beauty, resources, and open character of the lands.
   (B)   Allowed uses. All proposed developments within a district which are approved for recreational commercial permits must provide recreation-related goods and services. In RC - Recreation Commercial District, the following uses are allowed:
      (1)   Residential usage shall be limited to one dwelling for the owner or manager of an enterprise;
      (2)   Transportation and utility easements and rights-of-way;
      (3)   Accessory uses and structures;
      (4)   Public parks and playgrounds;
      (5)   On-premises signs complying with Chapter 8 of this zoning title;
      (6)   Forest reserve;
      (7)   Retail sales and trade providing recreation goods, services, and activities;
      (8)   Public service structures such as police stations, fire stations, and post offices;
      (9)   Commercial recreation facility;
      (10)   Campgrounds;
      (11)   Golf course;
      (12)   Historic monuments and structures;
      (13)   Roadside stands/vendor space; and
      (14)   Apartments/condos/multi-family if on a community type sewer and water system.
   (C)   Allowed special uses. A building or premises may be used for the following purpose in the RC - Recreational Commercial District in conformance with the requirements prescribed herein. A building or premises intended to be used for the following purpose, where the prescribed requirement will not be met, shall obtain a conditional use in conformance with the requirements set out in Chapter 19 of this zoning title: temporary uses in conjunction with § II-10.007.
   (D)   Conditional uses. The following uses may be allowed in the RC - Recreation Commercial District under the provisions of Chapter 19 of this zoning title:
      (1)   Utility substations;
      (2)   Antennas, microwave and communication towers;
      (3)   Off-premises signage, billboards complying with Chapter 8 of this zoning title;
      (4)   Private outdoor recreation facility;
      (5)   Camp, day or youth;
      (6)   Commercial riding academies, arenas, stables;
      (7)   Fairgrounds;
      (8)   Gas station, convenience store;
      (9)   Small wind energy systems per § II-10.001; and
      (10)   Small and large scale sand, gravel, or rock extraction.
   (E)   Density, setbacks, lot, and other requirements.
      (1)   General requirements.
General Requirements
Density/minimum lot size
2 acre(s) with residence and 1 acre without residence*
Front yard setback
Lot width
Maximum height
Side and rear yard setbacks
Table notes:
*: Minimum lot size shall be 2 acres if a residence is on the property. If no residence is located on the property, the minimum lot size is 1 acre, unless a central sewer and water system are in place and parking can adequately be handled on less, and it is approved by the County Commission.
**: 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).
      (2)   Landscaping. All required yards shall either be open landscaped and green areas or be left in a natural state, and shall be properly maintained in a sightly and well-kept condition.
      (3)   Noise, odor, glare, and vibration. Noise, odor, glare, and vibration shall not be discernible to an objectionable degree beyond the property lines where the condition emanates.
      (4)   Exterior lighting. Any lights used for exterior illumination shall shield downthrow lighting onto subject property.
      (5)   Smoke, dust, fumes, or gases. Smoke, dust, fumes, or gases shall not be emitted at any point in concentrations of amounts that are noxious, toxic, or corrosive.
(Ord. 14-01, passed 6-6-2014, Ch. 6, Art. 7; Ord. 16-03, passed 7-21-2017; Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-2019; Ord. 22-04, passed 4-11-2023)