1296.15  PUBLIC UTILITIES.
   Public utility facilities, such as transmission pipes or lines, water storage tanks, towers, pumping stations and sub-stations, may be permitted in all districts established in this Zoning Code, provided that:
   (a)   A set of plans, specifications and plot plans, and a statement setting forth the need and purpose of the installation, are filed with the Division of Building and Zoning  Inspection by the applicant, in triplicate.
   (b)   Proof is furnished to the Division of Building and Zoning Inspection that the proposed installation in a specific location is necessary for the efficiency of the public utility system, or the satisfactory and convenient provision of service by the utility to the neighborhood or area in which the particular use is to be located; that the design of any building in connection with such facility conforms to the general character of the area and will in no way adversely affect the safe and comfortable enjoyment of property rights of the district in which it is located; that adequate and esthetic fencing and other safety devices will be provided; and that sufficient landscaping, including shrubs, trees and lawn, will be provided and continuously maintained.
   (c)   Nothing in this Section shall be construed as applying to any Wireless Telecommunications Facilities, which shall be governed by the requirements of Chapter 1294 of the Codified Ordinances of the City.
(Ord. 1-1988.  Passed 4-11-88; Ord. 3-2004. Passed 2-9-04; Ord. 65-2017.  Passed 8-28-17.)