APPENDIX:  ZONING
OFFICIAL
ZONING ORDINANCE
CITY OF NEWPORT
COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY
Adopted:  February 24, 2003
ARTICLE I   A ZONING ORDINANCE
   SECTION 1.0   Ordinance Defined
ARTICLE II   AUTHORITY AND PURPOSE
   SECTION 2.0   Authority
   SECTION 2.1   Purpose
ARTICLE III   SHORT TITLE
   SECTION 3.0   Short Title
ARTICLE IV   INTERPRETATION
   SECTION 4.0   Greater Restriction
   SECTION 4.1   Permit or License In Violation
ARTICLE V   CONFLICT
   SECTION 5.0   Conflict
ARTICLE VI   SEVERABILITY CLAUSE
   SECTION 6.0   Severability Clause
ARTICLE VII   DEFINITIONS
   SECTION 7.0   Words and Phrases
ARTICLE VII   ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONES
   SECTION 8.0   Zones
   SECTION 8.1   Official Zoning Map
   SECTION 8.2   Changes on Zoning Map or Maps
   SECTION 8.3   Replacement of Official Zoning Map or Maps
   SECTION 8.4   Rules for Interpretation of Zone Boundaries
   SECTION 8.5   Areas Not Included Within Zones
ARTICLE IX   GENERAL REGULATIONS
   SECTION 9.0   Purpose
   SECTION 9.1   Reduction In Building Site Area
   SECTION 9.2   Interference with Traffic Signals
   SECTION 9.3   Vision Clearance at Corners, Curb Cuts, and Railroad Crossings
   SECTION 9.4   Frontages on Corner Lots and Double Frontage Lots
   SECTION 9.5   Utilities Location
   SECTION 9.6   Railroad Right of Way Location
   SECTION 9.7   Excavation or Movement of Soil
   SECTION 9.8   Unsightly or Unsanitary Storage
   SECTION 9.9   Junkyard Location
   SECTION 9.10   Application of Zoning Regulations
   SECTION 9.11   Nonconforming Lots, Nonconforming Uses, Nonconforming Structures, Repairs and Maintenance
   SECTION 9.12   Exceptions and Modifications
   SECTION 9.13   Conditional Buildings and Uses
   SECTION 9.14   Building Regulations
   SECTION 9.15   Move and Set
   SECTION 9.16   Screening Area
   SECTION 9.17   Outdoor Swimming Pools:  Private
   SECTION 9.18   Outdoor Swimming Pools:  Public, Semi Public and Commercial
   SECTION 9.19   Development Plan Requirements
   SECTION 9.20   Regulations Concerning Air Rights
   SECTION 9.21   Flood Protection Development Controls
   SECTION 9.22   Regulations Concerning Design and Construction of Improvements
   SECTION 9.23   Creation of a Design Review Board
   SECTION 9.24   Planned Unit Development Regulations (PUD)
   SECTION 9.25   Hillside Development Controls
   SECTION 9.26   Regulations Pertaining to Parking or Storing of Semi-Tractors, Tractors, Panel Trucks, Buses, Trailers, Motor Homes, Campers, Inoperable Vehicles, Vehicles with Three or More Axles, and Other Similar Types of Equipment
   SECTION 9.27   Bus Shelter Regulations
   SECTION 9.28   City Center Overlay District
   SECTION 9.29   Tree Regulations
   SECTION 9.30   Wireless Communications Facilities
   SECTION 9.31   Urban Residential Overlay Zone
   SECTION 9.32   Transition Zone Regulations (TZD)
   SECTION 9.33   Sign Overlay District (SOD)
ARTICLE X   ZONING REGULATIONS
   SECTION 10.0   District Regulations
   SECTION 10.1   Conservation District
   SECTION 10.2   Residential Districts
   SECTION 10.3   Commercial District
   SECTION 10.4   Industrial Districts
   SECTION 10.5   Monument Center Zone
ARTICLE XI   PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR INDUSTRIAL ZONES
   SECTION 11.0   Application of Performance Standards
   SECTION 11.1   Effects of Concurrent Operations
ARTICLE XII   FENCES, WALLS AND OBSTRUCTION TO VIEW REGULATIONS
   SECTION 12.0   Vision Clearance at Corners and Railroad Crossings
   SECTION 12.1   Classification of Fences and Walls
   SECTION 12.2   Conservation Zone
   SECTION 12.3   Residential Zones
   SECTION 12.4   Commercial Zones
   SECTION 12.5   Industrial Zones
   SECTION 12.6   Measurement of all Fence and/or Wall Heights and/or Locations
   SECTION 12.7   Height of any Barbed Wire or Sharp Pointed Fences
   SECTION 12.8   Height of Fences Atop Retaining Walls
ARTICLE XIII   OFF STREET PARKING AND ACCESS CONTROL REGULATIONS
   SECTION 13.0   General Requirements
   SECTION 13.1   District Parking Requirements
   SECTION 13.2   Design and Layout of Off Street Parking Areas
   SECTION 13.3   Specific Off Street Parking Requirements
   SECTION 13.4   Access Control Regulations
   SECTION 13.5   Variances
   APPENDIX A   Surfacing Specifications
ARTICLE XIV   OFF STREET LOADING AND/OR UNLOADING REGULATIONS
   SECTION 14.0   Off Street Loading and/or Unloading Regulation
   SECTION 14.1   Off Street Loading and/or Unloading Use and Bulk Regulations
ARTICLE XV   SIGN REGULATIONS
   SECTION 15.0   Scope of Regulations
   SECTION 15.1   General Rules, Regulations and Limitations
   SECTION 15.2   Special Signs
   SECTION 15.3   Sign Permit Required for Erection of Signs
   SECTION 15.4   Application for Sign Permit
   SECTION 15.5   Sign Permit Fees
   SECTION 15.6   Classification of Signs
   SECTION 15.7   Permitted Use and Location of Signs
   SECTION 15.8   Variances: Signs
   SECTION 15.9   Temporary Signs for Special Events
ARTICLE XVI   ADMINISTRATION
   SECTION 16.0   Enforcing Officer
   SECTION 16.1   Zoning Permits
   SECTION 16.2   Building Permits
   SECTION 16.3   Certificate of Occupancy
   SECTION 16.4   Certificate of Occupancy for Existing Building
   SECTION 16.5   Certificate of Occupancy for Lawful Nonconforming Uses and Structures
   SECTION 16.6   Denial of Certificate of Occupancy
   SECTION 16.7   Certificate of Occupancy Records
   SECTION 16.8   Complaints Regarding Violations
   SECTION 16.9   Penalties
   SECTION 16.10   Intent Concerning Determinations Involved in Administration and Enforcement of Performance Standards
   SECTION 16.11   Duties of Zoning Administrator Regarding Performance Standards
ARTICLE XVII   AMENDMENT PROCEDURE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CHANGE IN ZONING
   SECTION 17.0   Declaration of Public Policy
   SECTION 17.1   Limitations on All Proposed Amendments
   SECTION 17.2   Public Hearing Required, Notice Given
   SECTION 17.3   Application for Amendments
   SECTION 17.4   Disposition of Applications
ARTICLE XVIII   BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
   SECTION 18.0   Establishment of Board of Adjustment: Membership; Appointment; Terms; Vacancies; Oaths; Compensation; Removal; Officers
   SECTION 18.1   Meetings of Board; Quorum; Minutes; Bylaws; Finances; Subpoena Power; Administration of Oaths
   SECTION 18.2   Procedure for All Appeals to Board
   SECTION 18.3   Appeals from Planning and Zoning Commission or Board of Adjustment
   SECTION 18.4   Stay of Proceedings
   SECTION 18.5   Powers of Board of Adjustment
   SECTION 18.6   Dimensional Variances; Change from One Nonconforming Use to Another; Conditions Governing Applications; Procedures
   SECTION 18.7   Decisions of the Board of Adjustment
   SECTION 18.8   Decisions of the Zoning Administrator
ARTICLE XIX   SCHEDULE OF FEES
   SECTION 19.0   Schedule of Fees
ARTICLE XX         REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION IN LAND USE AND ZONING REGULATION
   SECTION 20.0   Definitions
   SECTION 20.1   Purpose
   SECTION 20.2   Applicability
   SECTION 20.3   Notice to the Public of Availability of Accommodating Process
   SECTION 20.4   Application for Requesting Reasonable Accommodation
   SECTION 20.5   Grounds for Reasonable Accommodation
   SECTION 20.6   Distance Requirement
   SECTION 20.7   Insurance and Mortgage Notification Requirement
   SECTION 20.8   Reviewing Authority
   SECTION 20.9   Required Findings
   SECTION 20.10   Written Decision on the Request for Reasonable Accommodation
   SECTION 20.11   Appeals
TABLE   LIST OF TABLES
1   Minimum Gross Floor Area
2   Ohio and Licking Rivers 100-Year Floodplain Elevations
3   Woodlawn Creek 100-Year Floodplain Elevation
4   Permitted Uses: Residential Zones
5   Area and Height Requirements: Residential Zones
6   Permitted and Conditional Uses: Commercial Zones
7   Area and Height Requirements: Commercial Zones
8   Permitted Uses: Industrial Zones
9   Area and Height Requirements: Industrial Zones
10   Maximum Permissible Sound Pressure Level at Specified Points of Measurement for Noise Radiated Continuously from a Facility
11   Maximum Permitted Sound Pressure Level in Decibels
12   Specific Off-Street Parking Requirements
13   Sight Distance for Vehicles Exiting from Access Points onto Adjacent Roads
14   Left Turn Distance for Vehicles Entering Access Points
15   Thickness Requirements of Surface and Base Courses for Automobile and Truck Parking Facility Pavements
16   Permitted Use and Location of Signs