(A)   General. The intent of the C/LI - Commercial/Light Industrial District is to provide a district that will allow a compatible mixture of commercial and light industrial uses which are non-offensive and do not create obnoxious sounds, glare, dust, odors, fumes, or smoke.
   (B)   Allowed uses. In C/LI - Commercial/Light Industrial District, the following uses are allowed:
      (1)   Residential usage shall be limited to one dwelling for the owner and/or manager of an enterprise;
      (2)   Transportation and utility easements and rights-of-way;
      (3)   Eating and drinking establishments;
      (4)   On-premises signs complying with Chapter 8 of this zoning title;
      (5)   Retail establishments, including incidental manufacturing goods for sale at retail premises, when conducted entirely in an enclosed building;
      (6)   Public service structures such as police stations, fire stations, post offices;
      (7)   Building material sales yard and lumber yard, including sale of rock, sand, gravel, and the like as an incidental art of the main business, but not including concrete, transit mix, or asphalt plants;
      (8)   Accessory buildings and uses;
      (9)   Towing/impound yard;
      (10)   Public utility mains, lines, and underground facilities;
      (11)   The storage, display, and sale of new, used, repossessed, and traded-in merchandise, when conducted entirely in an enclosed building;
      (12)   Cleaning, dyeing, laundry, pressing, dressmaking, tailoring, garment, and shoe repair shops;
      (13)   Bus stations;
      (14)   Service and repair establishments, including automobile service and repair, but excluding airplane and railroad establishments;
      (15)   Warehousing, wholesale, and distribution establishments;
      (16)   Contractors shop and storage yard;
      (17)   Light manufacturing and fabricating;
      (18)   Building material sales, not including, concrete or asphalt plants;
      (19)   Well-drilling businesses and accessory exterior equipment and material storage;
      (20)   Business or professional offices;
      (21)   Any kind of scientific research, manufacturing, compounding, assembling, processing, or treatment of products, distribution center, wholesaling, warehousing, and similar non-offensive light, clean industrial uses;
      (22)   Auction house, except livestock;
      (23)   Tire recapping and re-treading;
      (24)   Water treatment, purification, storage, and pumping;
      (25)   The following uses when constructed within a completely enclosed building: the manufacture, compounding, assembling, or treatment or articles or merchandise from the following previously prepared materials: aluminum; bone; cellophane; canvas; cloth; cork; feathers; felt; fiber; fur; glass; precious or semiprecious metals or stones; shell; rubber; textiles; tin; iron; steel; and wood;
      (26)   The manufacture of pottery and figurines or other similar ceramic products, using only previously pulverized clay and kilns fired only by electricity and gas;
      (27)   The manufacture and maintenance of electric and neon signs, commercial advertising structures, light sheet metal products, including heating and ventilating ducts and equipment, cornices, eaves, and the like;
      (28)   Blacksmith and machine shop;
      (29)   Freight or truck yard and terminal;
      (30)   Distillation of products; and
      (31)   Cannabis dispensary (subject to § II-10.013 "Additional Use Regulations").
   (C)   Allowed special uses. A building or premises may be used for the following purposes in the C/LI - Commercial/Light Industrial 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)   Adult oriented business in conjunction with § II-10.005.
   (D)   Use limitations.
      (1)   All permitted uses of an industrial nature shall be operated entirely within an enclosed structure.
      (2)   Noise, dust, odor, and glare shall be completely confined within an enclosed building.
      (3)   Travel and parking portions of the lot shall be surfaced with asphalt, concrete, compacted gravel, or equivalent surfacing.
      (4)   Outdoor storage areas shall be concealed and screened from view from abutting streets and highways, and from adjoining residential zoning districts by fencing and landscaping.
      (5)   No merchandise shall be displayed for sale (except for advertising purposes) nor shall any outdoor storage areas be permitted in any required front yard unless first approved.
      (6)   No loading dock or loading area shall extend into a dedicated street or highway right-of-way.
      (7)   The area between the building lines and the property lines is to be used either for open landscape or for off-street surfaced parking areas. If said area is to be landscaped, it shall be done according to the plans first approved in writing by the County Office of Planning and Zoning. Any landscaped areas shall be properly maintained thereafter in a sightly and well-kept condition. Parking areas shall likewise be maintained in good condition.
   (E)   Conditional uses. The following uses may be allowed in the C/LI - Commercial/Light Industrial District under the provision 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 title;
      (4)   Bulk storage;
      (5)   Frozen food locker, provided no slaughtering of animals;
      (6)   Vocational uses;
      (7)   Heavy manufacturing;
      (8)   Salvage yard;
      (9)   Childcare center only when it directly serves or is auxiliary to the needs of industrial plants or employees thereof;
      (10)   Small wind energy systems per § II-10.001; and
      (11)   Small and large scale sand, gravel, or rock extraction.
   (F)   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
Lot width
Maximum height
Side and rear yard(s)
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. On land with both public water and public sewer facilities - no minimum requirement.
** 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. 9; Ord. 16-03, passed 7-21-2017; Ord. 19-01, passed 4-9-2019; Ord. 21-04, passed 9-7-2021)