1117.07  YARD REGULATIONS; BUSINESS DISTRICTS.
   In all business districts, buildings and land shall abut a dedicated street for the required lot width, and shall be used, and buildings shall be designed, erected, altered, moved or maintained in whole or in part only in accordance with the following schedule and regulations:
SCHEDULE OF YARDS AND SETBACKS FOR BUSINESS USES
Schedule of Minimum Yard and Setback Dimensions
 
District
Main and Accessory
Building and Use
Front Yard Setbacks
Side Yard Setback
Rear Yard Setback
(Distance from Street
Right of Way)
Abutting
Residential District
Abutting Non
Residential
District
Abutting
Residential District
Abutting
Non
Residential
District
Local Business
Offices, Stores and Services
50'
20'
None or minimum 10' between buildings
20'
10'
 
Sales in Open Yards
35'
Not  allowed
--
Not  allowed
--
 
Parking Areas
10'
10'
5'
10'
5'
General
Offices, stores, services,
motels, mortuaries,
amusement and
recreation
50'
30'
None or minimum 10' between buildings
30'
10'
 
Sales in Open Yards
35'
Not
allowed
--
Not
allowed
--
 
Parking Areas
10'
10'
5'
10'
5'
Shopping Center
Offices, stores, services,
amusement and
recreation
150'
100'
50'
100'
50'
 
Sales in Open Yards
Not  allowed
Not
allowed
10'
Not
allowed
10'
 
Parking Areas
25'
20'
10'
20'
10'
   (a)   Yards for Dwellings.  The yard requirements established for the adjacent residential districts shall apply to the buildings, or the parts thereof, used for dwelling purposes; however, dwellings which are nonconforming in regard to the area or yard regulations on the effective date of this Code, may be continued to be used in accordance with the provisions of this Code.
   (b)   Supplementary Yard Regulations.  Yards may be used for off-street parking, loading, traffic circulation, illumination, landscaping and signs as regulated in other sections of this Code.
      (1)   Front yards.  Front Yards for buildings and uses shall not be less than established in the preceding schedule, and no structure shall be erected in front of such line unless shown otherwise on the Zone Map or specifically modified in supplementary regulations.
         A.   Wherever parking areas are proposed in front yards the Planning Commission may require as a condition of approval, that a front yard depth greater than set forth above is deemed proper to relate the proposed structures to surrounding developments. If parking or sales are permitted in front yards, a concrete curb or precast barrier shall be erected along the parking area or sales area, and the front yard between such line and the public right of way shall be landscaped and maintained attractively.
         B.   Gasoline pumps if constructed and operated as a part of a service station or garage may, however be erected in front of the established building line, but not less than 20 feet from the front lot line. All driveways, platforms and curbs of the service stations, whether located on a municipal street, County road or State highway shall he designed in accordance with the latest revision of the “Regulations  Governing Ingress and Egress at Gasoline Service Stations Fronting on all Highways under State Jurisdiction in Ohio” adopted by the Ohio Department of Highways.
      (2)   Side yards.  Whenever a business building is located adjacent to another business building having one or more party walls and a common roof with one or more similar buildings, but individually owned, there shall either be no sideyards provided or the buildings shall be separated not less than 10 feet from the nearest business building.
      (3)   Yards screening and landscaping.  Wherever a business building is located on a lot which adjoins a residential district, a side or rear yard of not less than set forth on the preceding schedule shall be provided on the business lot, and the Planning Commission may require a wall or fence, six (6) feet in height placed at least 10 feet inside the business district boundary line to shield adjacent residential areas from parking lot illumination, headlights, fumes, heat, blowing papers and dust, and to reduce the visual encroachment of business buildings, signs and activity. The area between such wall or fence and the property line shall be treated with plantings to form a permanent landscaped area.
The Planning Commission may waive the requirement for a wall or fence if equivalent screening is provided by existing or planned parks, parkways, recreation areas or by topography or other natural conditions.
         (Ord. 474.  Passed 8-27-73.)