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(A) General. The I-1 Industrial is designed to provide sites for heavy commercial, warehousing, wholesaling and light manufacturing activities. Such sites are to be protected from the intrusion of non-industrial uses which would impede the full utilization of the industrial land. The public health, safety and general welfare of adjacent districts are to be safeguarded from the effects of the heavier uses permitted. Uses located within this district shall be so designed, constructed and operated that there is no production of sound discernible at the lot line in excess of the average street and traffic noise, nor any production of heat, glare or smoke discernible at any lot line.
(B) Use regulations.
(1) Permitted uses. No building or land shall be used and no building shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to be used for any purpose other than a use which is permitted in Table 1 of this chapter.
(C) Height regulations. No building shall hereafter be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to exceed 35 feet. No accessory building shall exceed 20 feet in height.
(D) Yard and area regulations. No building shall hereafter be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered in any manner which will encroach upon, or reduce the requirements of this chapter.
(1) Front yard. There shall be a front yard on each lot which shall be not less than 30 feet in depth. The front yard shall be maintained as a green area, except for necessary ways of access.
(2) Side yards.
(a) On a corner lot, there shall be two side yards, the side yard abutting the street having a width of not less than 30 feet and the interior side yard a width of not less than 20 feet.
(b) On each interior lot, there shall be two side yards having an aggregate width of not less than 50 feet, neither side yard having a width of less than 20 feet.
(3) Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard on each lot the depth of which shall be not less than 30 feet. An accessory building may be constructed in the rear yard area maintaining the same side line requirements and be located ten feet from the rear lot line.
(4) Lots abutting a residential zoning district. In no case shall any building or structure be erected closer than 100 feet to any residential zoning district nor shall any parking area be closer than 30 feet to said district. The 30-foot area shall be maintained as a green area. Any property line abutting said area shall be required to be effectively screened in one of the following ways, or a combination thereof:
(a) Buffering shall be by a dense strip of natural plantings, not less than ten feet in width, and six feet in height; after one full growing season, and ten feet in ultimate height; or
(b) A solid fence not less than seven feet in height.
(F) Visibility clearance. Vision clearance shall be in accordance with the provisions of § 156.121 of this chapter.
(G) Off-street parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading space shall be in accordance with § 156.122 of this chapter.
(H) Sign regulations. Signs shall be in accordance with the provisions in § 156.123 of this chapter.
(I) Open storage. Any open storage yard shall be entirely enclosed with a solid or opaque fence no less than seven feet in height.
(J) Special conditions. Residential dwellings shall be prohibited. However, a single apartment unit for the specific use of a security guard, may be permitted as a special use.
(K) Approval of site plan. Site plan approval by the Plan Commission shall be required prior to issuance of a building permit for any new structure or major addition to an existing structure in accordance with the provisions of § 156.041 of this chapter.
(Ord. 9-80, passed 12-15-1980)