§ 156.025  TEMPORARY STRUCTURES AND USES.
   No temporary structure or use, as listed in this division, shall be built, established, moved or remodeled, altered or enlarged, unless it is permitted by this chapter. Unless otherwise indicated, the temporary uses and structures listed in this section are permitted in any nonresidential zoning district, subject to the regulations and time limits as indicated, and to the other applicable regulations of the district or districts in which it is located, and other requirements of the city code.
   (A)   All temporary structures and uses shall be operated in keeping with the following regulations.
      (1)   None of the temporary structures or uses regulated in this division may be permitted in any residential zoning district, unless otherwise specified.
      (2)   All temporary structures and uses shall be located so as to not impact parking required or provided for other uses on or near the property on which they are located.
      (3)   All temporary structures and uses shall be operated for no longer than the time periods specified in this section.
      (4)   Any debris, trash or other rubbish generated from a temporary structure or use on or near the related property shall be removed nightly by the owner or operator of the temporary structure or use.
   (B)   Christmas tree sales shall be operated in keeping with the following regulations.
      (1)   May be located on a lot of less than five acres located in a C-2, C-3 or C-4 District
      (2)   May be operated for a period not to exceed 45 days.
      (3)   Yard requirements of this chapter shall not apply, provided that no trees shall be displayed within ten feet of any driveway or street right-of-way, or within 30 feet of the intersection of the right-of-way of two streets.
   (C)   Contractors' offices and equipment sheds and trailers shall be operated in keeping with the following regulations.
      (1)   May be operated only as an accessory function to a construction project.
      (2)   May be operated only for the duration of the project while building permits are in effect.
      (3)   The office or equipment shed or trailer shall be located on the premises undergoing construction.
      (4)   No office, shed or trailer shall contain sleeping accommodations or cooking facilities.
      (5)   The use shall be removed upon the lapse of building permits or issuance of the last occupancy certificate.
      (6)   The contractors' offices and equipment sheds and trailers shall be screened from view of a public right-of-way.
      (7)   The use of cargo containers to store contractor equipment shall be pursuant to § 156.026 below.
   (D)   Subdivision sales offices, sometimes in a model home, shall be operated in keeping with the following regulations.
      (1)   Subdivision sales offices shall be incidental to a new housing development.
      (2)   No subdivision sales offices may be used for sleeping or cooking purposes, and may continue only until all dwelling units in the development have been sold or leased.
      (3)   Subdivision sales offices may be allowed on the property until the final unit of the development has been sold and closed.
      (4)   Fences may be located on lots used for subdivision sales offices and model homes, provided that they comply with the provisions of § 156.024(E), except that:
         (a)   Points of access shall be provided, as required by the Fire Chief, for emergency persons, equipment and vehicles.
         (b)   Fences need not be of open-design when located within the required front or corner side yard, provided the fence does not exceed three and one-half feet in height, and is constructed of natural materials.
         (c)   Fences may not be located within three feet of a curb when there are existing public sidewalks.
   (E)   Farm produce sales shall be operated in keeping with the following regulations.
      (1)   Seasonal sales of farm produce are permitted in an agricultural district, in a residential district where produce is grown on the premises, and in a commercial district, for a period not to exceed six months in any calendar year.
      (2)   Structures (farm stands or wagons) incidental to the sales of farm produce shall not exceed a total of 160 square feet, nor be located less than 15 feet from a property line. Structures shall be removed when there are no sales for a period of three days or more.
      (3)   Farm produce sales shall require a license from the city as may be required.
   (F)   Sidewalk sales shall be operated in keeping with the following regulations.
      (1)   Shall be incidental to the businesses located on the lot where the sidewalk sale is conducted.
      (2)   May be conducted on private property in a commercial district.
      (3)   May not be conducted in conjunction with another special event or promotion by the businesses on the property.
      (4)   Shall be conducted adjacent to the entrance of the sponsoring businesses.
      (5)   Sidewalk sales may occur for a period not to exceed four consecutive days, and may not to occur more than three times in a calendar year.
   (G)   Garage or yard sales shall be operated in keeping with the following regulations.
      (1)   May be conducted on private property in a residential zoning district for the display and sale of household and personal items.
      (2)   May occur for a period not to exceed six days in a calendar year.
   (H)   Circuses or carnivals may be operated upon issuance of a license from the city, and shall be operated in keeping with the requirements of that license and this section.
   (I)   Mobile storage units.
      (1)   Location. Mobile storage units may be located as an accessory structure in any zoning district in the city.
         (a)   On single-family residential properties, mobile storage units shall be located on the driveway of the property.
         (b)   On other multiple-family residential properties, mobile storage units may be located in parking areas, but may not cause a reduction in the number of parking spaces provided.
         (c)   Where practical difficulties exist in locating mobile storage units in keeping with this division, the Zoning Administrator may permit the unit to be located in an alternate location, upon finding that it shall not be hazardous or disruptive to other properties.
      (2)   Maximum size.  On residential zoning lots, mobile storage units shall not exceed eight feet in width, eight feet in height, and 20 feet in length. On properties exceeding five acres, larger mobile storage units may be approved by the Zoning Administrator, subject to the provisions of this chapter and a finding that the location and use is not a hazard to the public.
      (3)   Number of units.  Not more than one storage container shall be located on a residential zoning lot at one time. In nonresidential districts, each business shall not use more than two storage containers, when used accessory to a move. On properties exceeding five acres, the number of storage containers may approved by the Zoning Administrator, subject to the provisions of this chapter and a finding that the location and use is not a hazard to the public.
      (4)   Frequency and duration.
         (a)   Moving purposes.  A residential property or individual business may locate a mobile storage unit associated with a move on the lot not more than once per calendar year, for a time frame not to exceed 30 consecutive days.
         (b)   Remodeling or construction projects. The mobile storage unit may be located on the property for the duration of the construction or remodeling project, provided the project is duly proceeding toward completion. Units are to be removed upon expiration or lapse of a permit on the project, upon completion of the project, or issuance of the last certificate of occupancy, whichever occurs first.
(Ord. 21-016, passed 8-18-21)