§ 155-9.90  GROUP LIVING FACILITIES.
   Group care homes, halfway houses, emergency shelters and temporary shelters are subject to the regulations of this section, as indicated.
   (A)   General regulations.  Group care homes, halfway houses, emergency shelters and temporary shelters are all subject to the following regulations:
      (1)   Group care homes, halfway houses, emergency shelters and temporary shelters must be licensed and/or certified by the appropriate federal, state, or local agencies.
      (2)   Group care homes, halfway houses, emergency shelters and temporary shelters are subject to the occupancy limits of BOCA National Property Maintenance Code 1990, Page 20, section PM-403.3, which requires that every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one occupant must contain at least 70 square feet of floor area, and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one occupant must contain at least 50 square feet of floor area for each occupant.
      (3)   Structures and sites must be visually and structurally compatible with the surrounding area.
      (4)   Facilities may house such staff as may be required to meet the standards of federal, state, or local agencies. Support staff are not counted in determining the number of residents.
   (B)   Emergency shelters and temporary shelters.  No emergency shelter or temporary shelter may be located within 1,000 feet of an existing emergency shelter or temporary shelter, as measured from lot line to lot line.
   (C)   Halfway houses.  No halfway house may be located within 1,000 feet of an existing halfway house, as measured from lot line to lot line.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012)