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1123.08 LIMITED COMMERCE DISTRICT (LCD).
(a) Purpose. It is the intent of the Limited Commerce District (LCD) to designate areas of the City for less intensive types of office and commercial development. There are two types of development patterns which this district is intended to include:
(1) The conversion of residential structures or the redevelopment of residential lots in limited locations on or near arterials; and
(2) Somewhat larger developments consisting of office buildings, planned office complexes or mixed office and commercial developments.
The Limited Commerce District (LCD) can be used in areas where some changes in land use from residential to commercial have already taken place, and where it is reasonable, within very clearly defined limits, to complete this change. However, it is the intent of this district to place limits on the degree of change through a mixture of site development and land use regulations. These regulations are intended to allow change without negatively impacting single family areas or increasing strip commercial development. The LCD is intended to serve as an incentive for the orderly conversion of residential areas, and to encourage coordinated development on the fringe of residential neighborhoods, while discouraging overdevelopment of small lots.
In areas where well-defined office parks or complexes or small commercial areas have already been developed or have been proposed, it is the intent of the LCD to assure that the character originally intended is maintained in the future.
(b) Permitted Uses.
Personal Service. Personal service uses generally are concerned with the care and maintenance of tangible property or the provision of intangible services.
(1) Barber and beauty shops.
(2) Drug stores.
(3) Dry cleaning and laundry agencies, depot (self-service) or coin operated, using nonflammable fluids.
(4) Shoe repairers.
(5) Tailors and dressmakers.
(6) Photo studios and photo finishing.
(7) Watch, clock and jewelry repair.
(8) Clothing rental.
(9) Other services performed for persons or their apparel.
Retail Commercial. Uses primarily engaged in selling merchandise for personal and household consumption and rendering services clearly incidental to the sale of such goods.
(1) Florists and gift shops.
(2) Food sales, including supermarkets.
(3) The preparation and processing of food and drink to be retailed on the premises, including bakeries, delicatessens, meat markets, confectionery shops, ice cream parlors and soda fountains.
(4) Financial establishments, including banks, savings and loans, credit unions, finance companies and loan offices.
(5) Radio and television broadcasting stations, not including transmission towers.
Business and Professional Offices.
(1) Business, professional and administrative offices including, but not limited to, corporate offices; insurance; real estate; law; engineering; architecture; management and consulting; accounting; bookkeeping and investment; data processing services; advertising, commercial art and public relations; news syndicates; travel agencies; personnel and employment services; and detective and protective services. (Ord. 34-95. Passed 6-6-95.)
(2) Offices of business and professional associations, including labor unions and civic, political, and religious organizations, and non-property tax exempt fraternal associations, but not including social and all other fraternal associations. (Ord. 42-2011. Passed 7-19-11.)
(3) Medical offices and clinics including the offices of physicians, dentists and other health practitioners and medical and dental laboratories. Establishments engaged in out-patient care with permanent facilities and with medical staff to provide diagnosis and/or treatment for patients who are ambulatory and do not require in-patient care.
(Ord. 098-2017. Passed 11-21-17.)
(1) Apartments, not exceeding seventy-five percent (75%) of the useable floor area of the buildings and in accordance with parking and floor area requirements of the A-1 Apartment District. (Ord. 34-95. Passed 6-6-95.)
(c) Special Permit Uses.
(1) Public, parochial and private schools offering primary and secondary general education courses, having no rooms regularly used for housing or sleeping of students as regulated by Section 1124.11 .
(2) (EDITOR’S NOTE: Former subsection (c)(2) was repealed by Ordinance 31-06, passed May 2, 2006.)
(3) Clubs, lodges, fraternal, charitable or social agencies.
(Ord. 34-95. Passed 6-6-95.)
(4) Public utility rights-of-way and pertinent structures and telecommunication towers. (Ord. 78-98. Passed 9-15-98.)
(5) Restaurants (standard).
(6) Drive-in windows and drive-through facilities.
(7) Custom glass products and/or picture frames.
(8) Floor and wall coverings, related products.
(9) Security systems.
(10) Magnetic signs and/or custom lettering.
(11) Photocopying and printing.
(12) Governmentally owned and/or operated buildings and facilities.
(13) Day care facilities, for infants, pre-school aged children or adults, and facilities that provide supervised care of school aged children before or after school hours as regulated by Section 1124.11.
(Ord. 31-06. Passed 5-2-06.)
(14) Dog grooming facilities.
(15) Furniture display shops.
(16) Arts and crafts.
(17) Specialty apparel shops.
(18) Food catering service. (Ord. 34-95. Passed 6-6-95.)
(19) Churches or other places of worship.
(20) Organizations and associations organized on a profit or non-profit basis for promotion of membership interests, including:
A. Business associations.
B. Professional membership organizations.
C. Civic, social and fraternal organizations.
D. Charitable organizations.
(21) Cultural and educational facilities other than schools.
(Ord. 91-2012. Passed 1-2-13.)
(d) Building Permit Issuance. Building permits shall be issued for uses permitted by this section only after the final site plan is reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission upon finding that the site plans has met the standards of Section 1128.06.
(e) Area and Height Regulation.
(1) Minimum front yard depth. The minimum front yard depth shall be fifty feet. This may be reduced to thirty feet if all parking or automobile spaces are located behind the front of the building in accordance with a site plan approved by the Planning Commission and further provided this location does not materially change the building line so as to obstruct other properties.
(2) Minimum side yard width. The minimum side yard width for buildings, off-street parking and access drives, shall be twenty feet when adjacent to a residential district and on the side adjacent to a residential district only.
(3) Minimum rear yard depth. The minimum rear yard depth shall be twenty-five feet, and for buildings and parking adjacent to a residential district, fifty feet.
(4) Height regulations. No structure shall exceed thirty-five feet in height.
(5) Minimum lot area. No minimum lot size is required; however, lot size shall be adequate to provide for the above and other regulations of this district.
(6) Maximum building height. The maximum building height shall be thirty-five feet unless a greater height is approved by the Planning Commission after consideration of site, building plans and the proposed uses.
(7) Area regulations. Area regulations shall be as regulated by Chapter 1125 .
(8) Parking, loading and garages. Parking, loading and garage regulations shall be as regulated by Chapter 1126 .
(9) Signs. Sign regulations shall be as regulated by Chapter 1127 .
(f) Conversion of Residential Structures. No nonresidential use shall be established by the conversion of any structure or premises originally designed for a residential use unless the existing residential character of the building is retained. Prohibited changes include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Facade changes not characteristic of a residential structure.
(2) Building additions or modifications of a scale and of materials and colors not characteristic of or compatible with a residential structure.
(3) Changes in (including addition or removal of) windows or doors in a manner not characteristic of a residential structure.
(4) Paving of more than fifty percent (50%) of the front yard.
(Ord. 34-95. Passed 6-6-95.)