(A)   Any industrial use or group of industrial uses for which five or more acres is intended to be developed simultaneously according to a carefully drawn plan may be permitted by the Town Council as a conditional use in the M-1 Zoning District.
      (1)   This provision is intended to:
         (a)   Encourage better organization and controlled development for land reserved primarily for industrial uses;
         (b)   Create a compatible environment for a variety of industrial activities;
         (c)   Protect the integrity of surrounding residential and commercial uses;
         (d)   Allow and encourage proper placement and design for those commercial and residential uses that augment the principal uses; and
         (e)   Discourage commercial and residential encroachment upon areas that should be reserved for industrial activities.
      (2)   Variances to lot and building regulations to permit more flexible design and utilization of space may be permitted, and any industrial use that meets the standards established in performance standards may be permitted.
   (B)   In order to qualify for the conditional uses, the following conditions must be met.
      (1)   Ownership.  The site proposed shall be in one ownership; or, if in several ownerships, the request for special exception shall be filed by all owners of the properties included in the plan.
      (2)   Zoning provisions.  All other portions of the respective zoning district regulations and all other applicable portions of this chapter except those portions specifically permitted for variance shall be adhered to.
      (3)   Street frontage.  The site proposed shall have a minimum width of 300 feet along a major street frontage.
      (4)   Access limitations.  Locations for access onto and off the site shall be confined to rights-of-way that no residentially zoned property abuts. The minimum distance between the locations shall be at least 200 feet, and the minimum distance between any one location and an intersection of two or more street rights-of-way shall be 100 feet.
      (5)   Site plan.
         (a)   Concurrent with the request, a site plan shall be located in relation to:
            1.   Each other and to major entrances into and off the site;
            2.   Internal circulation ways;
            3.   Parking and service areas; and
            4.   Landscaped areas.
         (b)   The site plan and supporting data shall also show proposed standards for development, including restrictions of the use of property; exceptions or variations to the requirements of this chapter requested, if any; plans for the provision of utilities, including water, sewer and drainage facilities; plans for protection of abutting properties; and other plans, tabulations and other data that the Town Council may require.
      (6)   Assurance of improvements.  A statement defining the manner in which the town is to be assured that all improvements and protective devices are to be installed and maintained shall accompany the request for conditional use.
   (C)   (1)   The Town Council may require the posting of a performance bond not to exceed 110% of the cost of providing the:
         (a)   Public improvements necessary to ensure proper ingress and egress for the site; and
         (b)   Public services customarily supplied by the town to fill respective needs for storm, water and sanitary sewer disposal, water supply and the like.
      (2)   Subsequent to the compliance of these conditions, the customary procedure for granting of a conditional use by the Town Council and for obtaining a building permit shall take effect.
(2000 Code, § 66-621)  (Ord. 75-01, passed 7-14-1975; Ord. 99-02, passed 3-23-1999)  Penalty, see § 157.999