§ 153.115  G-B GENERAL BUSINESS DISTRICT.
   (A)   Permitted uses.  The following uses are permitted by right.
      (1)   Retail uses.
         (a)   Antique store;
         (b)   Appliance and appliance repair store;
         (c)   Arts and crafts store;
         (d)   Automobile and boat supply stores;
         (e)   Automobile, truck, and motorcycle sales and adjoined service/repair;
         (f)   Automobile service station;
         (g)   Bakeries (retail);
         (h)   Beauty supply stores;
         (i)   Bicycle stores;
         (j)   Boat sales lot;
         (k)   Book and stationery store, cards, gift wrap and box sales (excluding adult establishments);
         (l)   Building materials store (with no outdoor storage);
         (m)   Camera shop;
         (n)   Camper and recreational vehicle sales;
         (o)   Catalogue sales store;
         (p)   Clock shop;
         (q)   Clothing store/department store;
         (r)   Computer service store;
         (s)   Convenience store;
         (t)   Copy and offset printing shop;
         (u)   Curtain and drape and other window treatments store;
         (v)   Delicatessen;
         (w)   Dressmaking shop;
         (x)   Drugstore;
         (y)   Dry cleaning plant;
         (z)   Dry cleaning stores (pickup and delivery);
         (aa)   Dry goods shop;
         (bb)   Electric, plumbing, heating, ventilating and air conditioning supplies and equipment sales and service;
         (cc)   Electronics sales;
         (dd)   Farm equipment sales and repair;
         (ee)   Feed and seed store;
         (ff)   Florist and gift shop;
         (gg)   Floor covering, lighting, wallpaper, paint and window covering stores;
         (hh)   Food catering service;
         (ii)   Food store, grocery store, supermarket;
         (jj)   Formal wear sales and rentals;
         (kk)   Furniture, rugs, and other home furnishings store;
         (ll)   Furrier;
         (mm)   Garden center, commercial greenhouses and horticultural nurseries;
         (nn)   Hardware store (no outdoor storage);
         (oo)   Hobby shop;
         (pp)   Home improvements store (no outdoor storage);
         (qq)   Household goods shop;
         (rr)   Jewelry and jewelry shop;
         (ss)   Key shop;
         (tt)   Linen shop;
         (uu)   Publicly operated alcohol beverage central (ABC) store;
         (vv)   Luggage and leather goods store;
         (ww)   Medical supply sales and retail;
         (xx)   Manufactured home sales and service;
         (yy)   Music, record, instruments, and sound and hi-fidelity store (sales and service);
         (zz)   Notion and fabric shop;
         (aaa)   Office supplies, stationary and office equipment shop;
         (bbb)   Pawn shop;
         (ccc)   Pet store;
         (ddd)   Postal store;
         (eee)   Restaurant;
         (fff)   Restaurant, fast-food;
         (ggg)   Second-hand shop;
         (hhh)   Shoe store;
         (iii)   Shoe repair shop;
         (jjj)   Sporting goods and trophy shop;
         (kkk)   Tailor and alteration shop;
         (lll)   Toy stores;
         (mmm)   Upholstery, cabinet and woodworking shop;
         (nnn)   Variety and department store;
         (ooo)   Video rental and sales shop (excluding adult establishments); and
         (ppp)   Shopping centers, Class A and B.
      (2)   Services.
         (a)   Arcade or amusement center or game room in a shopping center, Class C only;
         (b)   Art and photography studio (excluding adult establishments);
         (c)   Animal hospitals;
         (d)   Auction houses, indoors only (excluding livestock auctions);
         (e)   Assembly hall, coliseum, ballroom and the like;
         (f)   Automobile body shop;
         (g)   Automobile garage, repair and service;
         (h)   Automobile parking lot;
         (i)   Automobile wash establishment (self-service, full service or automatic);
         (j)   Bait and tackle shops;
         (k)   Banks;
         (l)   Barber shop;
         (m)   Beauty shop;
         (n)   Bowling alley, indoor skating rink and baseball batting range;
         (o)   Broadcast studios but not transmission towers (see essential services Class III);
         (p)   Churches;
         (q)   Publicly operated and/or commercial schools, providing training in any of the arts, sciences, trades or professions;
         (r)   Community centers;
         (s)   Day care centers;
         (t)   Electric, plumbing, heating and air conditioning services and contractors and building contractors but outdoor storage of materials shall be a conditional use;
         (u)   Essential services, Classes I and II;
         (v)   Exterminator service;
         (w)   Film processing service;
         (x)   Finance company;
         (y)   Financial institutions;
         (z)   Private for profit fitness and tanning center and public or nonprofit sports, fitness and related recreation and education facilities (e.g., YMCA, YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs);
         (aa)   Fraternal and civic clubs (excluding adult establishments);
         (bb)   Funeral home;
         (cc)   Golf courses (all types and miniature and/or driving range);
         (dd)   Government facilities (excluding jails, prisons and similar penal institutions);
         (ee)   Hotel, inn or motel;
         (ff)   Interior decorator shop;
         (gg)   Laundromat;
         (hh)   Library;
         (ii)   Locksmith;
         (jj)   Medical clinics;
         (kk)   Mini-warehouse;
         (ll)   Motel;
         (mm)   Museums;
         (nn)   Newspaper printing and other publishing;
         (oo)   Offices-business, professional and medical and public;
         (pp)   Opticians and optical services;
         (qq)   Pawn shops;
         (rr)   Photo processing center;
         (ss)   Photocopying and offset printing services;
         (tt)   Post office;
         (uu)   Public safety station;
         (vv)   Recording studios;
         (ww)   Recycling depository;
         (xx)   Rental centers (party, medical, personal, furnishings and household items; tools and mechanized equipment; and construction and cleaning equipment, trucks, vans and moving equipment, autos and related vehicles);
         (yy)   Sign shop/sign painting;
         (zz)   Skating rink; indoor/outdoor; and
         (aaa)   Theaters, auditoriums and cultural arts facilities for the exhibition, education, and performance of cultural arts (excluding adult establishments).
   (B)   Conditional uses.  The following uses may be permitted upon the issuance of a conditional use permit by the Lincolnton City Council in accordance with §§ 153.235 through 153.244 of this chapter.
      (1)   Retail uses.
         (a)   Express fuel/mini-mart;
         (b)   Shopping centers, Class C;
         (c)   Building materials, hardware and related sales with outdoor storage, and outdoor storage of building materials by contractors;
         (d)   Flea markets where indoor and fully enclosed; and
         (e)   Adult establishments.
      (2)   Service uses.
         (a)   Arcade or amusement center or game room;
         (b)   Office buildings containing over 50,000 square feet of gross floor area;
         (c)   Essential services, Class III;
         (d)   Jails;
         (e)   Moving and storage services;
         (f)   Machining of metals shop (machine shop) not exceeding 10,000 square feet of gross floor area;
         (g)   Postal and parcel service processing facility;
         (h)   Baseball hitting or golf driving ranges;
         (i)   Outdoor storage of materials by contractors;
         (j)   Road, grading, and utility contractors provided all machinery is screened from view of street or adjoining property in accordance with § 153.046(C) of this chapter; and
         (k)   Tavern.
      (3)   Other.
         (a)   Planned unit developments (mixed uses) in accordance with § 153.216 of this chapter and provided the uses within the development are otherwise listed as permitted or conditional uses allowed in the G-B District; and
         (b)   Accessory apartments in commercial structures provided all building and fire codes are met.
   (C)   Yard requirements.
      (1)   Minimum lot size:  none.
      (2)   Minimum lot width:  70 feet (as measured at the required front setback).
      (3)   Minimum front setback:  40 feet (as measured from the edge of the street right-of-way line).
      (4)   Minimum side setback:  ten feet, except 20 feet shall be required on all corner lots and lots whose side yard abuts any Residential (R) District.
      (5)   Minimum rear setback:  20 feet, except 30 feet shall be required on all lots whose rear yard abuts any Residential (R) District.
      (6)   Maximum building height:  50 feet, except as permitted in § 153.054 of this chapter.
   (D)   Screening and landscaping.
      (1)   Screening when required by § 153.046(A) of this chapter, shall be installed pursuant to § 153.046 of this chapter.
      (2)   Where applicable, landscaping shall be provided in accordance with § 153.047of this chapter.
(Prior UDO, § 7.10) (Ord. ZTA-2-2011, passed 7-11-2011; Ord. ZTA-4-2016, passed 7-7-2016)  Penalty, see § 153.999
Editor’s note:
   Any retail use in excess of 85,000 square feet shall be required to follow the supplemental regulations contained in § 153.075.