§ 159.125  BED AND BREAKFAST ESTABLISHMENTS.
   Bed and Breakfast Establishments shall be a conditional accessory use in all residential districts, the Downtown (DT) District and the General Business (GB) District.  Bed and Breakfast Establishments, where permitted, shall only be located within and accessory to an owner-occupied single-family home.  Bed and Breakfast Establishments shall be bound by the standards below as well as the applicable requirements of the zoning district in which they are located.
   (A)   Procedural Standards.
      (1)   Operation of a Bed and Breakfast Establishment shall not commence until approval has been granted by the Noblesville Board of Zoning Appeals.
      (2)   No party shall operate a Bed and Breakfast Establishment unless the establishment complies with all fire safety standards as established by the Indiana Department of Fire and Building Services, and unless a health inspection report from the Indiana State Board of Health and/or Hamilton County Health Department has been filed with the Department of Planning and Development stating that the establishment complies with state  and county  public health regulations applicable to Bed and Breakfast Establishments.
      (3)   Proof of registration with the Indiana Department of Revenue and Hamilton County for hote1/motel taxes shall be provided to the Department of Planning and Development within 90 days after Board of Zoning Appeals approval. Records of payments made to the Indiana Department of Revenue and Hamilton County for hote1/motel taxes shall be submitted upon reasonable request, at any time, by a representative of the Department of Planning and Development.
      (4)   No ancillary use inconsistent with the description of a Bed and Breakfast Establishment shall be operated in connection with an approved Bed and Breakfast Establishment.  Examples of such ancillary uses include, but are not limited to:
         (a)   Operation of a commercial restaurant;
         (b)   Sales of items to the general public;
         (c)   Procurement of an alcoholic beverage sales permit;
         (d)   Provision of recreation or conference facilities to other than guests;
         (e)   Operation of services such as beauty and barber shops, on site dry cleaning or laundry services and gift shops.
      (5)   The location of a Bed and Breakfast Establishment in a residential district shall not be considered a precedent for the granting of any Conditional Use, Land Use Variance, or Variance which would allow other commercial and industrial development in the same district.  Operation of a Bed and Breakfast Establishment is not to be considered, classified, or permitted as a Home Occupation.
   (B)   Development Standards.
      (1)   A Bed and Breakfast Establishment shall include no more than eight guest rooms for rent.
      (2)   Accommodations shall not be provided to a particular guest for more than 30 consecutive days.
      (3)   Parking areas in residential districts must be so designated and maintained so as not to alter the existing character of the district.  All parking shall be screened from view from adjacent residential uses according to a landscape plan approved by the Department of Planning and Development and required by the Board of Zoning Appeals as a condition of approval.
      (4)   Parking lot illumination, if proposed, must not result in an illumination intensity of more than 0.1 foot-candles at any adjacent residential property boundary.  A parking lot lighting plan indicating illumination at the property lines must be submitted as part of the application to be heard by the Board of Zoning Appeals.  Parking lot lighting must be of a down-directed variety, the standards for which may not exceed a height of 18 feet and must be of an architectural style specifically approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals.
      (5)   Signage displayed for Bed and Breakfast Establishments located in business districts shall be as provided in §§ 159.160 through  159.166.  In residential  districts,  each Bed  and  Breakfast Establishment shall be limited to the display of one non-illuminated sign per street frontage, said sign to be attached flat against the wall of the Bed and Breakfast Establishment and limited to a size of no more than four square feet.
(Ord. 62-12-95, passed 1-22-96; Am. Ord. 23-4-07, passed 5-15-07)  Penalty, see § 159.999