CHAPTER 153: ZONING CODE
Section
Miscellaneous Provisions
   153.001   Purpose
   153.002   Preamble
   153.003   Enabling authority
   153.004   Responsibility
   153.005   Short title
   153.006   Interpretation and application
Definitions
   153.020   Construction of language
   153.021   Definitions
Zoning Map and Districts
   153.035   Districts established
   153.036   Map
   153.037   District boundary exceptions
General Provisions and Exceptions
   153.050   Conflicting regulations
   153.051   Scope
   153.052   Street and alley rights-of-way
   153.053   Permitted uses
   153.054   Permitted area
   153.055   Permitted height; exceptions
   153.056   Zoning lot
   153.057   Lots, yards and open spaces
   153.058   Projections, yard encroachments
   153.059   Existing porches
   153.060   New basements under existing dwellings
   153.061   General yard exceptions
   153.062   Front and rear yard exceptions
   153.063   Outside storage and parking on residentially zoned and/or used lots
   153.064   Street access
   153.065   Visibility
   153.066   Dwellings in nonresidential district
   153.067   Dwellings in other than main structures in R-1 and R-2 Districts
   153.068   Number of buildings on lot; restriction
   153.069   Use exceptions
   153.070   Accessory buildings
   153.071   Automobile service stations and public garages
   153.072   Drive-in restaurants
   153.073   Grade requirements
   153.074   Building to be moved
   153.075   Excavations or holes
   153.076   Excavation, removal and filling of land
   153.077   Restoring unsafe buildings
   153.078   Construction begun prior to adoption of chapter
   153.079   Voting places
   153.080   Plat approval
   153.081   Greenbelts
   153.082   Protective screening of nonresidential areas from residential areas
   153.083   Site plan review
   153.084   Performance standards
   153.085   Areas added to the city
   153.086   Fences
   153.087   Telecommunications towers and antennas
Small Cell Wireless Facilities
   153.090   General
   153.091   Definitions
   153.092   Wireless communication equipment
   153.093   Special land use standards for wireless communication facilities
   153.094   Special land use standards for non-exempt small cell wireless facilities
Nonconforming Uses, Buildings, Structures, and Lots
   153.100   Nonconformance regulated
   153.101   Nonconforming uses of land
   153.102   Nonconforming uses of structures
   153.103   Nonconforming structures
   153.104   Substandard lots of record
   153.105   Repairs and maintenance
   153.106   Reconstruction of damaged nonconforming buildings and structures   
   153.107   Forfeiture of right to continue nonconforming use
   153.108   Change of nonconforming use
   153.109   Change of tenancy or ownership
   153.110   Acquisition of nonconforming structures
   153.111   Certificate of occupancy, nonconforming use
   153.112   Plans already filed
Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements
   153.125   Off-street parking, general
   153.126   Table of off-street parking requirements
   153.127   Off-street waiting area for drive-through facilities
   153.128   Development and standards—Off-Street Parking A
   153.129   Development and standards—business and industrial districts
   153.130   Development and standards—residential districts
   153.131   Off-street parking layout and design
   153.132   Off-street loading requirements
Signs
   153.145   Findings
   153.146   Purpose
   153.147   Prohibited signs
   153.148   Violations and removal thereof
   153.149   Illumination
   153.150   Nonconforming signs
   153.151   Signs for nonconforming uses
   153.152   Off-site signs
   153.153   Auxiliary parking lot signs
   153.154   Public signs
   153.155   Temporary signs
   153.156   Special purpose temporary signs
   153.157   Signs in R-1 Districts
   153.158   Signs in R-1A Districts
   153.159   Signs in R-2 Districts
   153.160   Signs in R-3 Districts
   153.161   Signs in R-4 Districts
   153.162   Signs in RO-1 Districts
   153.163   Signs in B-1 Districts
   153.164   Signs in B-1A Districts
   153.165   Signs in B-2 Districts
   153.166   Signs in B-3 and RMU Districts
   153.167   Signs in M-1 Districts
   153.168   Signs in M-2 Districts
   153.169   Signs in M-3 Districts
R-1, Single-Family Residential District
   153.180   Statement of purpose
   153.181   Principal permitted uses
   153.182   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.183   Site plan review
   153.184   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
R-1A, Agricultural Residential District
   153.195   Statement of purpose
   153.196   Principal permitted uses
   153.197   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.198   Site plan review
   153.199   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
R-2, Two-Family Residential District
   153.210   Statement of purpose
   153.211   Principal permitted uses
   153.212   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.213   Site plan review
   153.214   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
R-3, Low Density Multiple Dwelling Residential District
   153.225   Statement of purpose
   153.226   Principal permitted uses
   153.227   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.228   Screening requirement
   153.229   Site plan review
   153.230   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
R-4, High Density Multiple Dwelling Residential District
   153.245   Statement of purpose
   153.246   Principal permitted uses
   153.247   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.248   Screening requirement
   153.249   Site plan review
   153.250   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
RO-1, Restricted Office District
   153.265   Statement of purpose
   153.266   Principal permitted uses
   153.267   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.268   Site plan review
   153.269   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
B-1, Local Business District
   153.280   Statement of purpose
   153.281   Principal permitted uses
   153.282   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.283   Required conditions
   153.284   Site plan review
   153.285   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
B-1A, Interchange Business District
   153.300   Statement of purpose
   153.301   Principal permitted uses
   153.302   Site plan review
   153.303   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
B-2, General Business District
   153.315   Statement of purpose
   153.316   Principal permitted uses
   153.317   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.318   Site plan review
   153.319   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
B-3, Central Business District
   153.330   Statement of purpose
   153.331   Principal permitted uses
   153.332   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.333   Site plan review
   153.334   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
M-1, Light Industrial District
   153.345   Statement of purpose
   153.346   Principal permitted uses
   153.347   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.348   Open storage
   153.349   Site plan review
   153.350   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
M-2, General Industrial District
   153.365   Statement of purpose
   153.366   Principal permitted uses
   153.367   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.368   Open storage
   153.369   Site plan review
   153.370   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
M-3, Heavy Industrial District
   153.385   Statement of purpose
   153.386   Principal permitted uses
   153.387   Permitted uses after special approval
   153.388   Site plan review
   153.389   Area, height, bulk, and placement requirements and performance standards
PDD—Planned Development District
   153.400   Statement of purpose
   153.401   Development standards for planned development districts
   153.402   Application procedure and zoning approval process
   153.403   Effect of approval of petition and area plan
   153.404   Amendment of area plan
   153.405   Performance guarantees
   153.406   Violations
Riverfront Mixed Use District
   153.420   Purpose
   153.421   Character of RMU District
   153.422   Districts and regulating plan
   153.423   Building form standards
   153.424   Additional design standards
   153.425   Main Street District additional design standards
   153.426   Uses and parking standards
   153.427   Administrative provisions
   153.428   Definitions and rules of measurement
Schedule of Regulations
   153.440   Schedule and footnotes to regulations
Site Design Standards for Permitted Uses and Permitted Uses After Special Approval
   153.455   General provisions
   153.456   Adult bookstores, adult motion picture theaters, cabarets, massage parlors
   153.457   Adult foster care family homes
   153.458   Adult foster care small group homes
   153.459   Adult foster care large group homes
   153.460   Automobile wash establishments
   153.461   Automobile service stations
   153.462   Boarding houses, rooming houses, lodging houses, and tourist homes
   153.463   Breweries, distilleries, canning factories, and chemical plants
   153.464   Building supply, solid fuel businesses, or contracting firms with incidental storage yard on the same lot; including building and allied craft contractors
   153.465   Cemeteries
   153.466   Churches, convents, and rectories
   153.467   Cocktail lounges, nightclubs, taverns, supper clubs, private clubs
   153.468   Commercial greenhouses
   153.469   Convalescent and nursing homes
   153.470   Drive-in restaurants or other drive-in establishments serving food and/or beverages
   153.471   Historic theme restaurants
   153.472   Home occupations
   153.473   Homeless shelters
   153.474   Hospitals
   153.475   Junkyards
   153.476   Mobile home parks
   153.477   Nursery schools, day nurseries, and child day care centers
   153.478   Off-Street Parking A
   153.479   Open storage yards of building and construction contractors, lumber yards, stone, sand and gravel sales and storage
   153.480   Outdoor drive-in theaters
   153.481   Penal and correctional institutions and detention facilities
   153.482   Pinball parlors, pool halls
   153.483   Pickle processing
   153.484   Planned development projects
   153.485   Planned mobile home park development
   153.486   Private parks, country clubs, golf courses, and golf driving ranges
   153.487   Public utility buildings, telephone exchange buildings, electric transformer stations and substations, gas regulator stations, municipal pumping stations
   153.488   Radio and television towers, freestanding
   153.489   Recreation vehicle storage yards
   153.490   Telecommunications facilities
   153.491   Temporary buildings for use incidental to construction work
Floodplain District
   153.505   Statement of purpose
   153.506   Advisory and disclaimer of liability
   153.507   Floodplain district areas (overlay)
   153.508   Precedence of Federal Emergency Management Agency data
   153.509   General provisions of both the Floodway and Floodway Fringe Areas
   153.510   Permitted uses by right in the Floodway Area of the Floodplain District
   153.511   Uses permitted by special approval in the Floodway Area of the Floodplain District
   153.512   Requirements for special approval for uses in the Floodway Area of the Floodplain District
   153.513   Standards for special approval in the Floodway
   153.514   Permitted uses by right in the Floodway Fringe Area of the Floodplain District
   153.515   Uses permitted by special approval in the Floodway Fringe Area of the Floodplain District
   153.516   Requirements for special approval for uses in the Floodway Fringe Area of the Floodplain District
   153.517   Standards for special approval within the Floodway Fringe
   153.518   Mobile homes and mobile home parks and subdivisions located in floodplain areas
   153.519   Standards for variance by the Board of Appeals on Zoning from the strict interpretation of the regulations set forth in this subchapter
   153.520   Conflict between this subchapter and the remainder of this chapter
   153.521   Relationship of this subchapter to state and federal laws
Historic Districts
   153.535   Statement of purpose
   153.536   Boundaries of districts and location of historic resources/landmarks
   153.537   Regulation of structures
   153.538   Historic District Commission
   153.539   Procedure for the review of plans
   153.540   Appeals
   153.541   Establishing new districts and identifying historic resources, modifying or eliminating existing districts
   153.542   Acceptance of gift, grant, or bequest
   153.543   Action of the Commission regarding historic resources threatened with demolition by neglect
   153.544   Work done on a resource without a permit
Administration and Enforcement
   153.555   Administrative and enforcement authority
   153.556   Duties of Chief Inspector; building permit applications
   153.557   Permits
   153.558   Certificates of occupancy
   153.559   Fees
   153.560   City Planning Commission powers and duties
   153.561   Amendments; public hearing; notice; report of City Planning Commission; vote required
   153.562   Powers of the City Planning Commission concerning special approvals
   153.563   Performance guarantee
Board of Appeals on Zoning
   153.575   Establishment
   153.576   Membership
   153.577   Officers
   153.578   Meetings; record keeping; subpoena power; freedom of information
   153.579   Appeals, procedure, hearing
   153.580   Notice of hearing
   153.581   Appeals; fees
   153.582   Powers and duties generally
   153.583   Administrative review
   153.584   Special exceptions
   153.585   Interpretation of zoning district boundaries
   153.586   Variances
   153.587   Vote required to reverse decisions; limitation of power
   153.588   Standard for judging appeals and variances
   153.589   Conditions of appeals and variances
   153.590   Period of validity
   153.591   Circuit court appeal
Marihuana Establishments
   153.601   Title
   153.602   Purpose
   153.603   Applicability
   153.604   Definitions
   153.605   Approval procedures for marihuana establishments
   153.606   Authorized marihuana establishments
   153.607   Consumption; violations
   153.608   Marihuana-related penalties
   153.609   Rights
 
   153.999   Penalty
   Appendix A: Illustrations
      1.   Floor area terminology
      2.   Floor area ratio (FAR)
      3.   Building height requirements
      4.   Corner, interior, and double frontage lots
      5.   Nonconforming use
      6.   Yard requirements
      7.   Basement and story illustration
      8.   Basic structural terms
      9.   Lot terms
      10.   Fences
      11.   Required side yards for selected corner lots widths
      12.   Off-street parking diagram
      13.   Parking islands