§ 155-14.100  OUTDOOR DISPLAY AND STORAGE.
   (A)   Outdoor (sales) display.
      (1)   Applicability.  The standards of this section apply to all outdoor display areas in commercial and industrial districts except the following:
         (a)   The sale of food, flowers, newspapers, periodicals and similar materials that are not left outdoors overnight; and
         (b)   Temporary sales events, such as weekend sidewalk sales (on private sidewalks), seasonal vegetable sales, Christmas tree sales and sales of customary holiday items. See § 155-10.20 for temporary use regulations.
      (2)   Type 1 outdoor display.  Type 1 outdoor displays are areas where the majority of items for sale to the general public are displayed outdoors, such as garden nurseries, vehicle and equipment sales lots, mobile home sales, play equipment sales and other similar uses. Type 1 outdoor displays are permitted as of right in C-3, C-4 and industrial districts and may be approved by special use permit in the C-2 district. All Type 1 outdoor displays are subject to the following regulations:
         (a)   Location.  Type 1 outdoor display areas are prohibited in drive aisles, fire lanes, required parking spaces and required landscape areas.
         (b)   Height limitations.  Individual items attached to a building wall surface may not exceed eight feet in height. Stacked items may not exceed eight feet in height, provided that this height limit does not apply to items stored on racks or shelves.
      (3)   Type 2 outdoor display.  Type 2 outdoor displays are areas outside of a completely enclosed building or structure used to display goods for sale to the general public that are subordinate to the retail establishment, such as garden supplies, building supplies and plants.  Type 2 outdoor displays are permitted in any C or I district that permits retail sales uses, subject to the following regulations:
         (a)   Location.  Type 2 outdoor display areas are prohibited in drive aisles, fire lanes, required parking spaces, required landscape areas, required setbacks and within three feet of a building entrance.
         (b)   Area and height.
            1.   Outdoor display areas may not exceed 15% of the indoor floor area of the principal use.
            2.   Individual items attached to a building wall surface may not exceed eight feet in height. Stacked items may not exceed eight feet in height, provided that this height limit does not apply to items stored on racks or shelves.
   (B)   Outdoor storage.  The outdoor storage regulations apply to items stored outside of an enclosed building or structure in a commercial or industrial district when the items are not accessible to the general public. Outdoor storage is subject to the following regulations:
      (1)   Where allowed.  Outdoor storage, unless otherwise specified, is allowed as of right in C-4, I-1, I-2 and I-3 districts and may be approved by special use permit in C-2 and C-3 districts.
      (2)   Location.  Outdoor storage areas are prohibited in drive aisles, fire lanes, and required parking spaces.
      (3)   Screening.  Outdoor storage areas in commercial and industrial districts must be screened in accordance with § 155-12.80.
(Ord. effective 10-1-2012; Ord. 18-1, passed 1-18-2018)