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(A) General purpose. The purpose of the special districts is to recognize there are unique areas within the city that require special treatment to provide for their continuance or preservation. Unlike residential, commercial or industrial zoning districts that exist to regulate development, special districts provide mechanisms for the protection of undeveloped areas, federal lands, or recreational resources that are located within the city.
(B) Special Districts.
(1) Future Development District (FD). The intent of the Future Development District is to recognize that many areas of the city are not likely to develop in the near future and possibly cannot be served at present with public facilities. Therefore, any uses would require that conditions change significantly and a change to another district would then be justified. Some outdoor recreational uses that require minimal facilities can be permitted in these outlying areas when properly developed and controlled.
(2) Federal Lands District (FL). The intent and purpose of the Federal Lands District is to conserve natural resources, protect scenic vistas, and provide recreational opportunities for undeveloped federal lands that are administered by the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management. Land within this district shall preclude future development, unless a significant change in conditions occurs, and only if a change to another district is approved pursuant to the provisions of this chapter or as directed by and pursuant to applicable federal law and jurisdiction. This district shall in no way diminish, modify, amend, interfere with, or change the rights, duties and privileges of the lands federal ownership and enjoyment as property of the United States.
(3) Parks/Open Space District (POS). The intent of this district is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the community by protecting and preserving open space as a limited and valuable resource which conserves natural resources, protects scenic vistas, provides recreational opportunities, and contributes to the overall quality of life in the city.
(C) Parks/open space use standards.
Specific Use Type
P = Permitted Use C = Conditional Use NP = Not Permitted
Parks/Open Space Zoning District
Supplemental Use Regulations
Public and Semi Public Use Category
Arboretum or Botanical Garden
Community Playfields and Parks
Community Recreation Center
Museum, Cultural Facility (Public)
Nature Preserves, Trails, and Trailheads
Public Safety Facility
Wireless Facility (including Tower and Supporting Facilities)
Agriculture Use Category
Agribusiness, Entertainment Farming
Commercial Use Category
Golf Course, Unlighted
Resort, Cabins, Lodges
(D) Park/open space development standards.
Lot Dimensions, maximum
Size of Use or User (square feet)
Lot Coverage, maximum (%)
Building Height, maximum (feet)
(Ord. 648-18, passed 11-28-2018)