CHAPTER 1123
O-C Open Space Conservation District
1123.01    Purpose.
1123.02   Uses.
1123.03   Lot requirements.
1123.04   Yard requirements
1123.05   Maximum building height.
1123.06   Site plan approval requirement.
CROSS REFERENCES
      Supplementary regulations - see P. & Z. Ch. 1151
      Conditional zoning certificates - see P. & Z. Ch. 1153
      Parking and loading requirements - see P. & Z. Ch. 1155
      Nonconforming uses - see P. & Z. Ch. 1157
      Sign regulations - see P. & Z. Ch. 1159
   1123.01  PURPOSE.
   The O-C Open Space Conservation District is established for the following purposes:
   (a)    To preserve and protect the value of distinctive geologic, topographic, botanic, historic or scenic areas;
   (b)   To protect the ecological balance of an area;
   (c)    To conserve natural resources, such as river valleys, and tracts of forest land; and
   (d)    To reduce the problems created by intensive development of areas having excessively high water tables, or which are subject to flooding, or which are topographically unsuited for urban type uses. (Ord. 1980-20. Passed 1-28-80.)
   1123.02 USES.
   (a)    Principal Uses.
      (1)    Single-family dwelling.
      (2)    Agriculture, including buildings for the storage of agricultural supplies and products such as fertilizers, grains and hay. Buildings used to house farm animals shall be located no less than 200 feet from all property lines.
      (3)    Roadside stands, offering for sale only agricultural products which are produced on the premises. Such stand, sign and required off-street parking shall be located and set back in such a manner as not to create a traffic hazard.
      (4)    Wildlife refuge and game preserve, tree farm or fish farm.
   (b)    Conditional Uses. The Planning and Zoning Commission may issue conditional zoning certificates for uses listed herein subject to the requirements of Chapter 1153:
      (1)    Cemetery.
      (2)    Church and other buildings for the purposes of religious worship.
      (3)    Governmentally owned and/or operated buildings or facility.
      (4)    Publicly or privately owned and/or operated outdoor recreational facilities generally used intensively, including picnic areas, parks, playgrounds, ballfields, swimming facilities, tennis clubs, golf courses, riding academies and country clubs.
      (5)    Publicly or privately owned and/or operated recreational facilities containing extensive open space and preserving natural features of the area, including recreation areas, day camps, private parks and including overnight uses such as campgrounds, summer camps, health camps and group accommodations.
      (6)    Public utility services and pertinent structures, including utility substations and transformers, but excluding office buildings and storage and distribution facilities.
      (7)    Home occupations.
      (8)    Oil, gas and brine wells, drilling and operations necessary for their extraction, storage and skimming.
   (c)    Accessory Uses.
      (1)    Accessory buildings and uses incidental to the principal use which do not include any activity conducted as a business.
      (2)    Signs as regulated by Chapter 1159 of this Zoning Ordinance.
         (Ord. 2016-83.  Passed 6-27-16.)
   1123.03  LOT REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)    The minimum lot area per dwelling unit shall be two acres.
   (b)    The minimum lot width at the building line shall be 150 feet.
      (Ord. 1980-20. Passed 1-28-80.)
   (c)    The minimum lot frontage shall be 200 feet.
      (Ord. 1989-49. Passed 8-28-89.)
   1123.04  YARD REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)    The minimum front yard depth shall be 100 feet from the road right of way.
   (b)    The minimum rear yard depth shall be fifty feet.
   (c)    The minimum side yard width shall be twenty-five feet.
      (Ord. 1980-20. Passed 1-28-80.)
   1123.05  MAXIMUM BUILDING HEIGHT.
   The maximum building height shall be thirty-five feet.
(Ord. 1980-20. Passed 1-28-80.)
   1123.06  SITE PLAN APPROVAL REQUIREMENT.
   Site plans of the development, except for single-family dwellings, shall be subject to, submitted and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission to insure compliance with the standards set forth in this ordinance.
(Ord. 1989-49. Passed 8-28-89.)
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