§ 155.155  GENERAL COMMERCIAL "GC" DISTRICT.
   The zoning of property as “GC” General Commercial is intended to provide for a variety of commercial uses including wholesale sales and services, general retail and service businesses, and office uses. The zoning of a property as public is intended for a variety of non-profit uses including schools, churches, and city, county, state and federally owned facilities. Upon such time a public zoned property is sold for private use, the property shall be subject to re-zoning in accordance with this chapter.
   (A)   Permitted uses. No building, structure, or land shall be used, and no building or structure shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved or altered except for one or more of the uses identified below, subject to all applicable provisions of these zoning regulations.
      (1)   All uses permitted in the R-1 and HD districts.
      (2)   Antique, camera and book stores.
      (3)   Bakeries.
      (4)   Barber and beauty shops.
      (5)   Coin operated laundries.
      (6)   Dry cleaning shops, customer pick-up and delivery only.
      (7)   Florist shops.
      (8)   Libraries.
      (9)   Membership organizations.
      (10)   Museums and galleries.
      (11)   Offices, including medical, legal, professional and other similar office uses.
      (12)   Post offices.
      (13)   Restaurants, not including drive-through or drive-in service or the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
      (14)   Shoe repair shops.
      (15)   Studios-art, teaching, dance, music, drama, photography.
      (16)   Appliance and home furnishing stores.
      (17)   Automotive sales, new or used, leasing, service and repair shops, including parts supply stores and auto bodywork shops.
      (18)   Banks, credit unions, and other depository institutions.
      (19)   Boat/RV storage, sales, leasing and service establishments.
      (20)   Bowling alleys and other entertainment centers.
      (21)   Car washes.
      (22)   Cemeteries, funeral homes, mortuaries, and crematories.
      (23)   Child day care services.
      (24)   Commercial printing shops.
      (25)   Computer stores and related services.
      (26)   Convenience stores (with or without gasoline sales).
      (27)   Dry cleaning services.
      (28)   Equipment rental and leasing establishments.
      (29)   Flea markets.
      (30)   Food stores, all types.
      (31)   Gasoline service stations, including mechanical repair.
      (32)   General merchandise stores, including department and variety stores.
      (33)   Golf courses, including miniature courses and golf driving ranges.
      (34)   Hardware stores.
      (35)   Hospitals, clinics, or sanitariums.
      (36)   Hotels, motels, rooming and boarding houses, and other lodging places.
      (37)   Lumber and building material dealers-retail.
      (38)   Office buildings, all types.
      (39)   Office/warehouses providing:
         (a)   The office portion occupies at least 10% of the total building area of the office/warehouse.
         (b)   Any businesses or occupancies involving maintenance, manufacturing, fabrication, assembly, or similar processes. Such activities shall be limited to indoors only.
         (c)   No parts, raw materials, equipment or inventory shall be stored outdoors without being completely screened from public view in a manner that is architecturally compatible with the surrounding buildings; such outdoor storage yard shall not exceed in area, the area of the building the yard is associated with.
      (40)   Commercial and nonprofit recreation facilities, including assembly facilities and sports and recreation clubs.
      (41)   Pawn shops.
      (42)   Plumbing shops.
      (43)   Radio and television broadcasting stations or studios.
      (44)   Repair shops, miscellaneous.
      (45)   Restaurants, including drive-through or drive-in service and the sale of alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises.
      (46)   Retail nurseries.
      (47)   Retail stores, not elsewhere classified.
      (48)   Storage facilities.
      (49)   Taxidermies.
      (50)   Theaters.
      (51)   Upholstery shops, not including furniture manufacturing facilities.
      (52)   Veterinary clinics and kennels, excluding outdoor runs and provided that no building or kennel shall be closer than 50 feet to any residential district.
      (53)   Video stores.
      (54)   Water bottling operations.
      (55)   Wholesaling and warehousing establishments, limited to uses that are similar and no more objectionable than the uses enumerated in this district.
      (56)   Places of worship.
      (57)   Schools.
      (58)   Places of assembly or recreation, including parks, stadiums and theaters.
      (59)   The above uses are not intended to be all-inclusive. Additional commercial and noncommercial uses may be permitted, which are similar, have comparable impact on adjacent property, and correspond with the purpose and restrictions of this district.
   (B)   Height and area regulations. The height of buildings, the minimum lot size and the minimum dimensions of yards in this district shall be as follows:
      (1)   Height. Height shall be governed by the current adopted version of the International Building Code.
      (2)   Lot size. A lot in this district shall comply with the lot size requirements of the city subdivision regulations found in § 154.37.
      (3)   Location on lot. A structure shall be located not less than 10 feet from the front lot line, not less than ten feet from a side lot line, and not less than 25 feet from the rear lot line.
(Ord. 09-0721, passed 7-21-2009; Ord. 13-1119, passed 11-19-2013; Ord. 14-0715A, passed 7-15- 2014; Ord. 15-0818B, passed 8-18-2015; Ord. 18-0918, passed 9-18-2018)  Penalty, see § 155.999