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1123.09 OFFICE DISTRICT (OD).
(a) Purpose. The purpose of the Office District (OD) is to provide locations for administrative, business and professional offices, recognizing that such uses may provide a suitable transition between residential areas and commercial areas which have a higher intensity of use. Development standards are provided to ensure the compatibility of such office uses with the area to which they are adjacent, while still meeting the needs of the general office user related to traffic accessibility and visibility. Personal service uses are permitted only on a limited basis as support to the primary office use.
(b) Permitted Uses.
(1) Administrative and business offices not carrying on retail trade with the public and having no stock of goods maintained for sale to customers consisting of:
A. Brokers and dealers in securities, investments, and associated services, not including commercial banks and savings institutions.
B. Insurance agents and brokers and associated services.
C. Real estate sales and associated services.
(2) Professional offices engaged in providing services to the general public consisting of:
A. Medical and medical-related activities, but not including veterinary offices or animal hospitals.
B. Other health or allied medical facilities.
C. Professional, legal, engineering and architectural services, not including the outside storage of equipment.
D. Accounting, auditing and other bookkeeping services.
(3) 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.
(c) Special Permit Uses. The special permit uses are:
(1) Limited personal services, generally involving the care of the person and/or personal effects, consisting of:
A. Commercial photography.
B. Barber and beauty shops, having not more than two chairs or work stations.
C. Funeral homes, mortuaries and related facilities.
(2) Veterinary offices and animal hospitals, not including facilities for outside boarding or exercising of animals.
(3) 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.
(4) Public utility rights of way, telecommunication towers and pertinent structures.
(5) Churches or other places of worship.
(d) Development Standards.
(1) Minimum lot area. No minimum lot area is required; however, the lot size shall be adequate to provide for parking and yard requirements.
(2) Minimum lot width. No minimum lot width is required; however, all lots shall abut a publicly dedicated and improved street or highway, and shall have adequate width to provide for yard space requirements pursuant to this section.
(3) Minimum front yard depth. Twenty-five feet.
(4) Minimum side yard width. Fifteen feet to any structure; however, if the yard is located adjacent to any district where residences are a permitted use, the minimum side yard width shall be fifteen feet to any paved area, and twenty-five feet to any structure.
(5) Minimum rear yard depth. Twenty feet to any structure; however, if the yard is located adjacent to any district where residences are a permitted use, the minimum rear yard depth shall be twenty feet to any paved area, and forty-five feet to any structure.
(6) Maximum building height. Forty-five feet.
(7) Parking and loading. Parking and loading requirements shall be as specified in Section 1126.19. In addition, parking spaces shall be designated to allow a minimum of five feet between any structure and any parked vehicle.
(8) Landscaping. The landscaping of parking and service areas is encouraged in the O District. If side or rear yards are located adjacent to any district where residences are a permitted use, landscaping and screening shall be required in those yards to meet the requirements of Chapter 1130 .
(9) Trash and garbage control. All trash and garbage shall be stored in container systems which are located and enclosed so as to effectively screen them from view. Screening of trash and garbage areas shall meet the requirements of Section 1125.17.
(Ord. 34-95. Passed 6-6-95; Ord. 31-06. Passed 5-2-06; Ord. 91-2012. Passed 1-2-13.)