CH. 154, APPENDIX A:  ZONING ORDINANCE
Section
Article 1. Basic Provisions
   1.1   Title
   1.2   Authority
   1.3   Purpose
   1.4   Effective date
   1.5   Repealer
   1.6   Severability
   1.7   Exclusion
   1.8   Interpretation
   1.9   Jurisdiction
   1.10   Subdivision of land
   1.11   Scope and application
   1.12   Findings
   1.13   Private provisions
   1.14   Determination of land uses not listed in this Zoning Ordinance
   1.15   Saving provision
   1.16   Transition rules
   1.17   Amendments
   1.18   Compliance
   1.19   Exemptions for transportation, communications, electric, gas, water and sanitary services
   1.20   General regulations for residential districts
Article 2.1. RR: Rural Residential District
   2.1   Intent
   2.1A   Permitted uses
   2.1B   Development standards
Article 2.2. R-1: Low Density Residential District
   2.2   Intent
   2.2A   Permitted uses
   2.2B   Development standards
   2.2C   Development incentives
Article 2.3. R-2: Low Density Residential District
   2.3   Intent
   2.3A   Permitted uses
   2.3B   Development standards
   2.3C   Development incentives
Article 2.4. R-3: Medium Density Residential District
   2.4   Intent
   2.4A   Permitted uses
   2.4B   Development standards
   2.4C   Development incentives
Article 2.5. R-4: Medium Density Residential District
   2.5   Intent
   2.5A   Permitted uses
   2.5B   Development standards
Article 2.6. R-5: High Density Residential District
   2.6   Intent
   2.6A   Permitted uses
   2.6B   Development standards
Article 2.7. R-6: High Density Residential District
   2.7   Intent
   2.7A   Permitted uses
   2.7B   Development standards
   2.7C   Architectural review
   2.7D   Development incentives
Article 2.8. TC: Town Center District
   2.8   Intent
   2.8A   Permitted uses
   2.8B   Development standards
   2.8C   Architectural review
Article 2.9. NR: Neighborhood Retail Commercial
   2.9   Intent
   2.9A   Permitted uses
   2.9B   Development standards
   2.9C   Architectural review
   2.9D   Development incentives
Article 2.10. OD: Office District
   2.10   Intent
   2.10A   Permitted uses
   2.10B   Development standards
   2.10C   Architectural review
   2.10D   Development incentives
Article 2.11. GC: General Commercial
   2.11   Intent
   2.11A   Permitted uses
   2.11B   Development standards
   2.11C   Architectural review
   2.11D   Development incentives
Article 2.12. I-1: Research/Office Industrial
   2.12   Intent
   2.12A   Permitted uses
   2.12B   Development standards
   2.12C   Architectural review
   2.12D   Development incentives
Article 2.13. I-2: Office/Warehouse Distribution
   2.13   Intent
   2.13A   Permitted uses
   2.13B   Development standards
   2.13C   Architectural review
   2.13D   Development incentives
Article 2.14. I-3: Light Manufacturing
   2.14   Intent
   2.14A   Permitted uses
   2.14B   Development standards
   2.14C   Architectural review
   2.14D   Development incentives
Article 2.15. I-4: Heavy Manufacturing
   2.15   Intent
   2.15A   Permitted uses
   2.15B   Development standards
   2.15C   Architectural review
   2.15D   Development incentives
Article 2.16. AG: Agriculture District
   2.16    Intent
   2.16A   Permitted uses
   2.16B   Development standards
Article 2.17. R-U: Urban Residential District
   2.17   Intent
   2.17A   Permitted uses
   2.17B   Development standards
   2.17C   Architectural review
Article 2.18. MU: Mixed Use District
   2.18   Intent
   2.18A   Permitted uses
   2.18B   Development standards
   2.18C   Architectural review
Article 3.1. Noise Overlay District
   3.1A   Purpose
   3.1B   Special definitions
   3.1C   Noise compatibility zones established
   3.1D   Noise overlay zone boundaries
   3.1E   Notification of noise compatibility zones
   3.1F   Uses expressly prohibited
   3.1G   Uses available as special uses
   3.1H   Soundproofing required
   3.1I   Soundproofing design standards
   3.1J   Land-use compatibility standards
Article 3.2. P: Park District
   3.2   Intent
   3.2A   Permitted uses
   3.2B   Development standards
   3.2C   Park master plan approvals
Article 3.3. S: School Districts
   3.3   Intent
   3.3A   Permitted uses
   3.3B   Development standards
   3.3C   School master plan approvals
Article 3.4. REL: Religious Use District
   3.4   Intent
   3.4A   Permitted uses
   3.4B   Development standards
   3.4C   Religious use master plan approvals
Article 3.5. C-I: Commercial-Industrial District
   3.5   Intent
   3.5A   Permitted uses
   3.5B   Development standards
   3.5C   Architectural review
   3.5D   Development incentives
   3.5E   Master plans
Article 3.6. G: Golf
   3.6   Intent
   3.6A   Permitted uses
   3.6B   Development standards
   3.6C   Golf course master plan approvals
Article 3.7. A: Airspace Overlay District
   3.7   Intent
   3.7A   Airspace Overlay District regulations
   3.7B   Construction of language and definitions
Article 3.8. MUN: Municipal Use District
   3.8   Intent
   3.8A   Permitted uses
   3.8B   Development standards
   3.8C   Municipal use master plan approvals
Article 4.1. Accessory Uses
   4.1A   Permitted accessory uses
   4.1B   Development standards for accessory uses
   4.1C   Additional development standards for accessory uses, buildings or structures in any “R” District
   4.1D   Additional development standards for accessory uses in all commercial and industrial districts
   4.1E   Underground facilities
   4.1F   Game courts
   4.1G   Development standards for recycling containers in all residential, commercial and industrial districts
Article 4.2. Temporary Uses, Structures and Buildings
   4.2A   Permits required
   4.2B   Permitted temporary uses, structures and buildings
   4.2C   Duration
   4.2D   Compliance with development standards
   4.2E   Cessation of use
   4.2F   Additional regulations for garage sales/yard sales
   4.2G   Additional regulations for temporary seasonal retail sales uses
   4.2H   Mobile classrooms
   4.2I   Temporary sales trailers and model homes for residential subdivisions
   4.2K   Temporary storage units in all districts
   4.2L   Temporary tent sales in the GC General Commercial District
Article 4.3. Home Occupations
   4.3A   Intent
   4.3B   Required conditions
   4.3C   Prohibited home occupations
   4.3D   Permitted home occupations
   4.3E   Registration of home occupations
Article 4.4. Special Regulations for Residential Facilities for the Mentally Ill
   4.4   Special regulations for residential facilities for the mentally ill
Article 4.5. Special Regulations for Adult Entertainment Businesses and Employees
   I   Purpose and intent
   II   Definitions
   III   License required
   IV   Application for license
   V   Issuance of a license
   VI   Employee license application
   VII   Issuance of adult entertainment business employee license
   VIII   Expiration and renewal of license
   IX   Suspension
   X   Revocation
   XI   Appeal rights
   XII   Transfer of license
   XIII   Additional regulations concerning the operation of an adult entertainment business
   XIV   Penalties
   XV   Severability clause
   XVI   Effective date
Article 4.6. Special Regulations for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
   4.6A   Application
   4.6B   Definitions
   4.6C   Procedures
   4.6D   Development standards
Article 4.7. Landscape Provisions
   4.7A   Intent
   4.7B   Landscaping of required front, side and rear yards and required front, side and rear bufferyards in all districts except residential districts
   4.7C   Perimeter landscaping required for residential subdivisions in all residential districts
   4.7D   Foundation planting in the R-6 District, R-U District, all commercial districts and all industrial districts
   4.7E   Parking lot landscaping in the R-6 District, R-U District, all commercial districts and all industrial districts
   4.7F   Ground cover within required landscaping
   4.7G   Wall, fence or berm
   4.7H   Installation of landscaping
   4.7I   Maintenance of landscaping
   4.7J   Credit for preservation of existing trees
   4.7K   Alternate landscape plan approval
Article 4.8. Performance Standards
   4.8A   Scope and applicability
   4.8B   Performance standards
Article 4.9. Lighting Standards
   4.9A   Intent
   4.9B   Lighting regulations
Article 4.10. Off-Street Parking Regulations
   4.10A   Parking for buildings, structures or uses
   4.10B   Existing parking areas
   4.10C   Location of parking areas
   4.10D   Design and construction of parking areas
   4.10E   Minimum number of off-street parking spaces
   4.10F   Required parking for the disabled
   4.10G   Required bicycle parking
   4.10H   Land banking for reduced parking in GC, C-I, I-1, I-2, I-3 and I-4 Districts
Article 4.11. Off-Street Loading Regulations
   4.11   Intent
   4.11A   Loading for buildings, structures or uses
   4.11B   Design and construction of loading areas
   4.11C   Design of excess loading areas
   4.11D   Alternate design for loading areas
   4.11E   Location of off-street loading spaces
   4.11F   Use of required loading areas
   4.11G   Surface of loading areas
   4.11H   Minimum number of off-street loading spaces
   4.11I   Special regulations for gasoline service stations
Article 4.12. Additional Front, Side and Rear Setback Provisions
   4.12A   Additional front setback provisions
   4.12B   Side and rear yard exceptions
   4.12C   Setback exception; laterally-supported extensions
   4.12D   Exceptions for setbacks along alleys
Article 4.13. Requirements for All Private Streets and Private Alleys
   4.13   Requirements for all private streets and private alleys
Article 4.14. Vision Clearance Areas
   4.14   Vision clearance areas
Article 4.15. Commitments Required by the Plan Commission
   4.15A   Commitments
   4.15B   Modification of commitments by the Plan Commission
Article 4.16. Outdoor Display Standards
   4.16A   Applicability
Article 4.17. Outdoor Seating/Dining Standards
   4.17A   Purpose
   4.17B   Procedures
   4.17C   Standards
   4.17D   Barriers
   4.17E   Furniture
   4.17F   Town center standards along Main Street on sidewalks
Article 4.18.  Reserved
Article 4.19  Outdoor Product Display in the I-2 and I-3 Zoning Districts
   4.19A   Definitions
   4.19B   Location
   4.19C   Procedure
   4.19D   Setbacks
   4.19E   Size
   4.19F   Surface
   4.19G   Landscaping
   4.19H   Illumination
   4.19I   Product display standards
Article 5.1. Development Incentives
   5.1A   Intent
   5.1B   General procedures
   5.1C   Waiver of development requirements
Article 5.2. Development Incentives in R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts
   5.2   Development incentives in R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts
   5.2A   Development requirements
   5.2B   Waiver of development requirements in R-1, R-2 and R-3 Districts
   5.2C   General requirements for project open space
   5.2D   Calculation of open space
   5.2E   Plan documentation and supporting information
   5.2F   Maintenance of common open space
   5.2G   Services for private drives
   5.2H   Findings
Article 5.3. Development Plans Required for Architectural and
Site Design Review in the R-6 District
   5.3   Development plans required for architectural and site design review in the R-6 District
   5.3A   Projects with a gross density of up to 8.0 dwelling units per acre
   5.3B   Projects with a gross density of between 8.0 dwelling units per acre and 12.0 dwelling units per acre
Article 5.4. Development Incentives for All Commercial and Industrial Districts
(Except TC: Town Center District)
   5.4   Development incentives for all commercial and industrial districts (except TC: Town Center District)
   5.4A   Development requirements
   5.4B   Waiver of development requirements in commercial or industrial districts
Article 5.5. Development Plans Required for Architectural and Site Design Review
for All Development Located in All Commercial Districts (Except TC: Town Center or
MU: Mixed Use District) and All Industrial Districts When Located Within
600 Feet of a Gateway Corridor or Within 600 Feet of a Residential District
   5.5   Intent
   5.5A   Applicability and review authority
   5.5B   Identification of Gateway Corridors
   5.5C   Development requirements
   5.5D   Permitted uses
   5.5E   Excluded uses
   5.5F   Legally established nonconforming buildings or structures
   5.5G   Findings
   5.5H   Waivers and findings
Article 5.6. Development Plans Required for Architectural and Site Design Review
in the TC: Town Center District, the R-U: Urban Residential District
and the MU: Mixed Use District
   5.6   Development plans required for architectural and site design review in the TC: Town Center District, the R-U: Urban Residential District and the MU: Mixed Use District
   5.6A   Applicability and review authority
   5.6B   Development requirements in the TC: Town Center District
   5.6C   Development requirements in the R-U: Urban Residential District  and the MU: Mixed Use District when located within the “Town Center Neighborhood” as designated in The Town of Plainfield, IN, Town Center Plan and multi-family dwelling projects in the R-U Urban Residential District not within the “Town Center Neighborhood”
   5.6D   Findings
   5.6E   Waivers
Article 5.7. Plan Documentation and Supporting Information
   5.7   Plan documentation and supporting information
   5.7A   Site plan
   5.7B   Overall plan
   5.7C   Building elevations
   5.7D   Sign plan
   5.7E   Landscape plan
   5.7F   Lighting plans
Article 5.8. Procedures for Submission and Review of Development Plans
   5.8A   Application
   5.8B   Fees
   5.8C   Notice
   5.8D   Hearings
   5.8E   Amendments
   5.8F   Findings
   5.8G   Duration of development plan approval
Article 6.1. Planned Unit Development District
   6.1A   Intent
   6.1B   Permitted uses and development requirements
   6.1C   Procedure for approval of a planned unit development
   6.1D   Secondary review - final detailed plan
   6.1E   Modification of preliminary plan
   6.1F   Secondary plat approval
   6.1G   Maintenance of common open space
   6.1H   Extensions
Article 7.1. Sign Regulations: Intent and Application
   7.1   Intent and application
Article 7.2. Signs: Exempt
   7.2   Exemptions
Article 7.3. Signs: Prohibited
   7.3   Prohibited signs
Article 7.4. Signs: On-Premise Signs: Commercial, Industrial Districts (Except for the
TC: Town Center District and MU: Mixed Use District)
   7.4A   Freestanding identification signs for single use sites
   7.4B   Freestanding identification signs for integrated centers
   7.4C   Freestanding identification signs for out lots in an integrated center
   7.4D   Building identification signs
   7.4E   Incidental signs
   7.4F   Suspended signs in integrated centers
   7.4G   Signs on light poles
   7.4H   Roof signs for large warehouses in the I-2 and I-3 districts
Article 7.5. On-Premises Signs: TC and MU Districts
   7.5A   Freestanding identification signs
   7.5B   Building identification signs
   7.5C   Sidewalk signs
   7.5D   Incidental signs
   7.5E   Temporary signs
Article 7.6. Signs: On-Premises, RR, R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, R-5, R-6, RU and AG Districts
   7.6A   Single-family dwelling, two-family dwelling, residential facilities for the mentally ill, residential facilities for the developmentally disabled and child care home uses
   7.6B   Multi-family dwelling uses
   7.6C   Recorded, platted residential subdivision uses
   7.6D   Business and other uses permitted in residential districts by special exception
   7.6E   Incidental signs
   7.6F   Temporary signs
Article 7.7. Signs: Off-Premises Advertising
   7.7A   Districts allowed
   7.7B   Type of signs
   7.7C   Number
   7.7D   Maximum sign surface area for off-premises signs
   7.7E   Minimum setback
   7.7F   Maximum height of off-premises signs
   7.7G   Spacing of off-premises signs
Article 7.8. Signs: General Regulations
   7.8A   Additional regulations by type of sign
   7.8B   Calculation of sign surface area
   7.8C   Maintenance of signs and areas around signs
   7.8D   Substitution
Article 8. Districts and Maps
   8.1   Official zone map
   8.2   Identification of the official zone map
   8.3   Official zone map changes
   8.4   Retention and preservation of records
   8.5   Interpretation of the official zone map
   8.6   Zoning of newly annexed land
Article 9.1. Nonconforming Lots, Uses, Buildings, Structures or Signs
   9.1A   Intent
   9.1B   Incompatibility of legally established nonconforming uses
   9.1C   Avoidance of undue hardship
   9.1D   Legally established nonconforming lot of record
   9.1E   Legally established nonconforming building or structures (excluding signs)
   9.1F   Legally established nonconforming uses of land
   9.1G   Discontinuation of legally established nonconforming use of land
   9.1H   Legally established nonconforming uses within legally established nonconforming buildings or structures
   9.1I   Repairs and maintenance of legally established nonconforming buildings or structures (excluding signs)
   9.1J   Legally established nonconforming signs
   9.1K   Determination of fair market value or replacement cost
   9.1L   Reconstruction, remodeling or enlargement of a legally established nonconforming single- family dwelling or two-family dwelling
   9.1M   Additions along a legally established nonconforming setback for a single-family dwelling located in the Town Center neighborhood
   9.1N   Legally established building, structure, freestanding identification sign or outdoor operations after acquisition by a governmental agency
   9.1O   Legally established nonconforming buildings or structures within 600 feet of a Gateway Corridor or residential district
Article 10.1. Administration: Town Council
   10.1   Town Council
Article 10.2. Administration: Plan Commission
   10.2A   Establishment
   10.2B   Membership, qualification and terms
   10.2C   Duties and powers
Article 10.3. Administration: Board of Zoning Appeals
   10.3A   Establishment
   10.3B   Membership, qualification and terms
   10.3C   Duties and powers
Article 10.4. Administration: Staff Agencies
   10.4A   Establishment
   10.4B   Administration of planning and zoning authority
   10.4C   Duties and powers of the Director
   10.4D   Staff
Article 10.5. Administration: Design Review Committee
   10.5A   Establishment and purpose
   10.5B   Duties and powers
   10.5C   Membership, terms, vacancies and removal
   10.5D   Meetings, hearings and procedures
   10.5E   Records
Article 10.6. Administration: Hearing Officer
   10.6A   Establishment
   10.6B   Powers and duties
   10.6C   Appointment and term
   10.6D   Removal
   10.6E   Vacancy
   10.6F   Rules of procedure
   10.6G   Conditions and commitments
   10.6H   Appeals
Article 11.1. Review: Required Permits
   11.1   Required permits and approvals
Article 11.2. Review: Improvement Location Permits
   11.2A   Improvement location permit required
   11.2B   Duration of improvement location permit
   11.2C   Review of improvement location permit application
   11.2D   Public or semi-public sanitary sewer required
   11.2E   Appeal of determination
   11.2F   Record of permits
   11.2G   Amended improvement location permit
   11.2H   General exemptions
   11.2I   Revocation in event of violation
Article 11.3. Review: Compliance with Other Laws
   11.3   Compliance with other laws, ordinances, rules or regulations
Article 11.4. Review: Application and Approval
   11.4A   Application and site plan requirements
Article 11.5. Review: Certificate of Zoning Compliance
   11.5A   Certificate of zoning compliance required
   11.5B   Issuance of certificate of zoning compliance
   11.5C   Temporary certificate of zoning compliance
Article 11.6. Review: Fees
   11.6   Fees
Article 12. Enforcement
   12.1   Authority
   12.2   Alleged violations
   12.3   Responsibility for violations
   12.4   Inspection of property; right of entry
   12.5   Stop work order
   12.6   Violations
   12.7   Penalties for violation
Article 13. Definitions
   13.1   Interpretation of terms or words
   13.2   Definitions
   Exhibit A
   Exhibit B
   Exhibit C
   Exhibit D