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(A) Purpose and intent. The purpose of the Business District is to provide areas in which use of land and buildings is for retail, wholesale, service uses, and general business to which the general public requires direct and frequent access. The Business District is not intended for activities which require extensive warehousing or frequent heavy trucking activities other than stocking and delivery of goods and merchandise. This District should be used to guide business to appropriate locations to provide a range of commercial and service uses which would serve a wide area of the county. While the District uses are not specifically inclusive, the intent is to allow such uses as retail stores, business offices, banks, entertainment facilities, restaurants, service uses, and automotive sales and services.
(B) Permitted uses.
(1) All freestanding commercially utilized lots of record, at the time of adoption of this chapter, which are utilized in a manner consistent with the County Comprehensive Plan shall be included in the Business District. New areas may be zoned Business as the need may arise and when in keeping with the Comprehensive Plan. A change in use for any business site will be subject to review to ensure compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(2) Limited on-premises manufacturing processes necessary to the conduct of the business, may be allowed by special exception provided it can be demonstrated that such activity will not cause noise, odor, dust, glare, or other objectionable conditions which could adversely affect adjoining properties, the purpose and intent of this District, and the general welfare of the county.
(C) Special exception uses. Special exception uses include: wireless telecommunications facilities.
(D) Lot size standards. There are no minimum lot area requirements. However, no lot shall be zoned Business until it has been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the plan-approving authority that the lot area is of sufficient size to ensure compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
(E) Setback regulations. Building setbacks at a minimum shall be as follows:
Side yard (each)
Side/rear yards adjacent to residential
100 ft. with submittal and implementation of a landscape plan that will adequately buffer the residential uses or potential residential uses from the business activities
(1) Yard requirements shall not be used for storage, parking, loading, or accessory uses.
(2) *: The side and rear yard setbacks may be modified where contiguous parcels are zoned Business, General (B-1). This modification is to allow for development of attached businesses, shopping centers, or malls and other clustered commercial uses.
(I) Special provisions for business uses. No land or building in this District shall be used or occupied in any manner creating dangerous, injurious, noxious, unsightly, or otherwise objectionable conditions which could adversely affect the surrounding areas or adjoining premises, except that any use permitted may be constructed and maintained if acceptable measures and safeguards are taken to reduce dangerous and objectionable conditions to acceptable limits.
(Ord. passed 11-9-1995; Ord. passed 11-8-2001) Penalty, see § 157.999