CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY.  The written approval by the Building Official or his designee stating that a building or structure complies with the Building Code.
   CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION.  The written approval by the Zoning Administrator or his designee stating that a building, structure, use of land, and/or site improvements, such as landscaping, stormwater management, water and sewer systems, paving, and lighting, complies with the requirements of the Zoning Ordinance and all approved plans and specified conditions.
   CHILD DAY CARE CENTER. A commercial establishment not located in a residence which provides care for five (5) or more infants, pre-school children, or school-age children outside of school hours, by persons other than their parents for any part of the twenty-four (24) hour day, but not including the care of children in places of worship.
   CITY: Unless the context clearly discloses a contrary intent, the word "City" shall mean the City of Lorain, Ohio.
   CLINIC: An establishment where patients who are not lodged overnight are admitted for examination and treatment.
   CLUB, PRIVATE: Associations and organizations of a fraternal or social character, not operated or maintained for profit. The term "private club" shall not include nightclubs or other institutions operated for profit.
   CLUB, CIVIC: A use of property and buildings for the purpose of providing a meeting place or meeting house for a group or organization of persons having as their primary purpose or goal the furtherance of activities or concepts relating to the common good and general welfare of the citizens of a geographic area.
   CONDITIONAL USE: A use identified by this Ordinance which may have characteristics of its operation (such as traffic, noise, hours of operation, or other potential nuisance effects) that requires special review and may warrant additional conditions beyond the general requirements of the district in which it is located to mitigate its impacts and ensure its compatibility with its surroundings.
   CONSTRUCTION: The erection of a new building or the alteration of an existing building in connection with its repair or renovation or in connection with making an addition to an existing building.
   CORRECTIONAL HALFWAY HOUSE:  A premise which provides room and board and correctional oversight pursuant to a contract to provide those services for the Federal Bureau of Prisons or the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections or the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas, Department of Probation, or any other governmental entity with jurisdiction to provide correctional services to adults who have been assigned to such facility by either a governmental authority or a court of law.  Such premises may be one building or a group of buildings located on contiguous properties.
   DEVELOPMENT: Any manmade change to improved or unimproved real estate, including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavating, drilling operations, and storage of materials or equipment. Shall also mean:
   (1)   The division of a lot, tract or parcel of land into two (2) or more lots, plots, sites, tracts, parcels, or other divisions by plat or deed;
   (2)   The construction, installation, or alteration of a structure, impervious surface, or drainage facility;
   (3)   Cleaning, scraping, grubbing, or other activities that significantly disturb the soil, vegetation, and trees of a site; or
   (4)   Adding, removing, exposing, excavating, leveling, grading, digging, burrowing, dumping, piling, dredging, or otherwise disturbing the soil, vegetation, or trees of a site.
   DRIVE-THROUGH: A facility designed to accommodate pickup of food, merchandise or services by motor vehicle momentarily at rest in a driveway expressly designed for that purpose.
   DWELLING: Any building or portion thereof designed for or used for residential purposes, but not including hotels/motels, recreational vehicles, tents or portable buildings.
   (1)   DWELLING, MULTI-FAMILY:  A building, or portion thereof, designed, constructed, altered or used for occupancy by three (3) or more families, living independently of each other and each doing their own cooking within their dwelling unit; with the number of families in residence not exceeding the number of dwelling units provided.
   (2)   DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED: A detached building designed for the complete living accommodations of one (1) family and containing only one (1) dwelling unit.
   (3)   DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACHED:  A dwelling designed for occupancy by one (1) family in a row of at least three (3) dwelling units in which each unit has its own front and rear access to the outside, no unit is located over another and each unit is separated from any other unity by one (1) or more vertical common fire-resistant walls.
   (4)   DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY: A detached building designed for and occupied exclusively by two (2) families living independently of one another, also referred to as a duplex.
   DWELLING UNIT: A permanent building, or any part of a permanent building, having cooking and sanitary facilities, designed or used exclusively for residential occupancy by one (1) family as a single housekeeping unit.
   DWELLING UNIT, ACCESSORY.  A dwelling subordinate to a principal single-family dwelling on the same lot or parcel and located within or attached to the principal dwelling which contains sleeping quarters, a bathroom, living area, and kitchen facilities for one (1) family.
(Ord. 4-21.  Passed 1-4-21.)