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WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IA CODE OF ORDINANCES
SUPPLEMENT RECORD
CHAPTER 1 CODE OF ORDINANCES
CHAPTER 2 CHARTER
CHAPTER 3 BOUNDARIES
CHAPTER 4 MUNICIPAL INFRACTIONS
CHAPTER 5 OPERATING PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 6 CITY ELECTIONS
CHAPTER 7 FISCAL MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 8 URBAN RENEWAL
CHAPTER 9 HOTEL-MOTEL TAX
CHAPTER 10 DEFERRED COMPENSATION FOR CITY EMPLOYEES
CHAPTER 11 URBAN REVITALIZATION
CHAPTER 15 MAYOR
CHAPTER 16 MAYOR PRO TEM
CHAPTER 17 CITY COUNCIL
CHAPTER 18 CITY CLERK
CHAPTER 19 FINANCE DIRECTOR/TREASURER
CHAPTER 20 CITY ATTORNEY
CHAPTER 21 CITY ADMINISTRATOR
CHAPTER 22 PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR
CHAPTER 23 PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
CHAPTER 30 POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 30.11 UNBIASED POLICING POLICY
CHAPTER 31 ALARM SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 35 FIRE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 36 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE SPILLS
CHAPTER 37 FIRE CODE
CHAPTER 40 PUBLIC OFFENSES
CHAPTER 50 NUISANCE ABATEMENT PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 51 DAMAGED OR INOPERABLE VEHICLES
CHAPTER 52 ABANDONED VEHICLES
CHAPTER 53 LITTER CONTROL
CHAPTER 54 NOISE POLLUTION
CHAPTER 55 ANIMAL PROTECTION AND CONTROL
CHAPTER 56 DANGEROUS DOGS
CHAPTER 57 ILLEGAL OR DANGEROUS ANIMALS
CHAPTER 60 TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES
CHAPTER 90 WATER SERVICE SYSTEM
CHAPTER 91 CROSS CONNECTION CONTROL
CHAPTER 95 SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 96 BUILDING SEWERS AND CONNECTIONS
CHAPTER 97 USE OF PUBLIC SEWERS
CHAPTER 98 ON-SITE WASTEWATER SYSTEMS
CHAPTER 100 REGULATION OF INDUSTRIAL WASTEWATER AND COMMERCIAL WASTEWATER
CHAPTER 101 STORM WATER DRAINAGE UTILITY
CHAPTER 102 ILLICIT DISCHARGE TO STORM SEWER SYSTEM
CHAPTER 105 SOLID WASTE CONTROL AND RECYCLING
CHAPTER 106 COLLECTION OF SOLID WASTE
CHAPTER 107 SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL
CHAPTER 110 NATURAL GAS FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 111 ELECTRIC FRANCHISE
CHAPTER 112 FRANCHISE FEES
CHAPTER 113 CABLE TELEVISION REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 120 LIQUOR LICENSES AND WINE AND BEER PERMITS
CHAPTER 121 CIGARETTE AND TOBACCO PERMITS
CHAPTER 122 PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS
CHAPTER 123 HOUSE MOVERS
CHAPTER 124 PAWNBROKERS
CHAPTER 125 ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITIES
CHAPTER 126 PUBLIC DANCE HALLS
CHAPTER 135 EXCAVATIONS OF PUBLIC PROPERTY
CHAPTER 136 SIDEWALK REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 137 VACATION AND DISPOSAL OF STREETS
CHAPTER 138 STREET AND SIDEWALK GRADES
CHAPTER 139 NAMING OF STREETS
CHAPTER 140 DRIVEWAY REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 141 FIBER OPTIC CABLE LICENSE
CHAPTER 142 PARKLETS
CHAPTER 150 BUILDING NUMBERING
CHAPTER 151 TREES AND VEGETATION
CHAPTER 152 TEMPORARY STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 153 TEMPORARY SIGNS
CHAPTER 155 BUILDING CODES
CHAPTER 156 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE AND RENTAL HOUSING CODE
CHAPTER 157 STANDARD CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS
CHAPTER 158 MECHANICAL CODE
CHAPTER 159 PLUMBING CODE
CHAPTER 160 CONSTRUCTION SITE EROSION AND SEDIMENT CONTROL
CHAPTER 161 POST-CONSTRUCTION STORM WATER CONTROL
CHAPTER 162 FUEL GAS CODE
CHAPTER 163 DEMOLITION & RAZE PERMIT
CHAPTER 165 ZONING CODE - GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 166 ZONING CODE - DEFINITIONS
CHAPTER 167 ZONING CODE - USE TYPES
CHAPTER 168 ZONING CODE - ZONING DISTRICT REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 169 ZONING CODE - OVERLAY DISTRICTS
CHAPTER 170 ZONING CODE - DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN STANDARDS
CHAPTER 171 TEMPORARY USES AND STRUCTURES
CHAPTER 172 ZONING CODE - SUPPLEMENTAL SITE DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 173 ZONING CODE - LANDSCAPING AND SCREENING STANDARDS
CHAPTER 174 ZONING CODE - OFF-STREET PARKING
CHAPTER 175 ZONING CODE - SIGN REGULATIONS
CHAPTER 176 ZONING CODE - NONCONFORMING DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER 177 ZONING CODE - ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURES
CHAPTER 178 COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
CHAPTER 179 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
CHAPTER 180 CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS
CHAPTER 181 ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT
CHAPTER 183 MOBILE FOOD UNITS
CHAPTER 185 FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT
177.02  SITE PLAN REVIEW PROCEDURE.
   1.   Purpose.  The Site Plan Review Procedure provides for special review in addition to plan review required by other sections of this Code of Ordinances of projects that have potentially significant effects on traffic circulation or a significant effect on land uses in adjacent neighborhoods.  The procedure provides for review and evaluation of site development features and possible mitigation of unfavorable effects on surrounding property.
   2.   Administration.  The Zoning Administrator shall review, evaluate, and act on all site plans submitted pursuant to this procedure.  The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review site plans and shall transmit its recommendation to the City Council for approval.
   3.   Uses Requiring Site Plan Review.  Select uses as require by Chapter 170.
   4.   Application Requirements.  An application for a site plan review may be filed by the owner of a property or the owner’s authorized agent with the Zoning Administrator.  Site plan application forms are available in the offices of Zoning Administrator.  The application shall include the criteria listed in Chapter 170.
   5.   Administrative Action.  The Zoning Administrator shall review each site plan and provide a written recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.  The Planning and Zoning Commission shall transmit its recommendation to the City Council, which will then act on the application.
   6.   Review and Evaluation.
      A.   The Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council shall review and approve the site plan based on the criteria established in Chapter 170 and Table 180-1 and conformance with applicable regulations in this Zoning Code and the vision of the comprehensive plan.
      B.   The Planning and Zoning Commission shall make the following findings before recommending approval of the site plan to the City Council:
         (1)   The proposed development, together with any necessary modifications, is compatible with the criteria established in Chapter 170 and Table 180-1.
         (2)   Any required modifications to the site plan are reasonable and are the minimum necessary to minimize potentially unfavorable effects.
         (3)   The site plan conforms to this Zoning Code and to the vision of the comprehensive plan.
   7.   Modification of Site Plan.  The Zoning Administrator, Planning and Zoning Commission, and City Council may require modification of a site plan as a prerequisite for approval.  Required modifications may be more restrictive than base district regulations and may include (but are not limited to) additional landscaping or screening; installation of erosion control measures; improvement of access or circulation; rearrangement of structures on the site; or other modifications deemed necessary to protect the public health, safety, welfare, community character, property values, and/or aesthetics.
   8.   Term and Modification of Approval.
      A.   A site plan approval shall become void one year after the date of approval, unless the applicant receives a building permit and diligently carries out development prior to the expiration of this period.
      B.   The Zoning Administrator may approve an application to modify a previously approved site plan if he/she determines that the modification does not affect findings related to the criteria set forth in Table 177-1.
      C.   The Zoning Administrator may revoke a site plan approval if said official determines that the development is not complying with the terms and conditions of the approval.  Such revocation may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment.