UNIFIED DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE
ARTICLE 155.1  PURPOSE AND APPLICABILITY
   Section 155.1.1   Title
   Section 155.1.2   Authority
   Section 155.1.3   Purpose
   Section 155.1.4   Applicability
      155.1.4.1   Jurisdiction
      155.1.4.2   Exemptions
   Section 155.1.5   Conflicts with Other Regulations
   Section 155.1.6   Deed Restrictions
   Section 155.1.7   Severability
   Section 155.1.8   Interpretation and Administration
      155.1.8.1   Generally
      155.1.8.2   Responsibility
      155.1.8.3   Delegation of Authority
      155.1.8.4   Computation of Time
   Section 155.1.9   Identification of Official Zoning Map
   Section 155.1.10   Zoning Map Interpretation
   Section 155.1.11   Interpreting Permitting Uses
   Section 155.1.12   Enforcement
      155.1.12.1   Building Permit Required
      155.1.12.2   Application for Building Permit
      155.1.12.3   Certificate of Zoning Compliance
      155.1.12.4   Application for Certificate of Zoning Compliance
      155.1.12.5   Certificate of Occupancy Required
      155.1.12.6   Complaints Regarding Violations
      155.1.12.7   Persons Liable
      155.1.12.8   Procedures Upon Discovery of Violations
      155.1.12.9   Penalties and Remedies for Violations
      155.1.12.10   Permit Revocation
      155.1.12.11   Judicial Review
   Section 155.1.13   Effective Date
ARTICLE 155.2  GENERAL REGULATIONS
   Section 155.2.1   Applicability of General Regulations
   Section 155.2.2   Reduction of Lot and Yard Areas Prohibited
   Section 155.2.3   Public Access to Property
   Section 155.2.4   One Principal Building or Use
   Section 155.2.5   Projections into Public Streets and Street Right-of-Way
   Section 155.2.6   Site Visibility Triangle
   Section 155.2.7   No Use or Sale of Land or Buildings Except in Conformity with Ordinance Provisions
   Section 155.2.8   Height Limitation Exceptions
   Section 155.2.9   Fees
   Section 155.2.10   Open Space Requirements
   Section 155.2.11   Fire Districts
   Section 155.2.12   Property Owners’ Association
   Section 155.2.13   Temporary Buildings
   Section 155.2.14   Permit to Construct Driveway Required
   Section 155.2.15   Building Design
ARTICLE 155.3  ADMINISTRATIVE/LEGISLATIVE AUTHORITY
   PART I.   UDO ADMINISTRATOR
   Section 155.3.1   Powers and Duties
   PART II.   TECHNICAL REVIEW PROCEDURE
   Section 155.3.2   Purpose
   Section 155.3.3   Procedures; Composition
   PART III.   CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
   Section 155.3.4   Conflicts of Interest
   PART IV.   BOARD OF ALDERMEN
   Section 155.3.5   Powers and Duties
   PART V.   PLANNING BOARD
   Section 155.3.6   Creation
   Section 155.3.7   Composition; Filling Vacancies
   Section 155.3.8   Organization, Meetings, Records
   Section 155.3.9   Powers and Duties
   PART VI.   BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
   Section 155.3.10   Establishment of Board of Adjustment
   Section 155.3.11   Powers of the Board of Adjustment
   Section 155.3.12   Organization; Meetings
   Section 155.3.13   Quorum and Voting
ARTICLE 155.4  LEGISLATIVE/QUASI-JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
   Section 155.4.1   Amendment/Rezoning Procedures
      155.4.1.1   Procedure
      155.4.1.2   Action by Applicant
      155.4.1.3   Action by the Planning Board
      155.4.1.4   Action by the Board of Aldermen
      155.4.1.5   Withdrawal of Application
   Section 155.4.2   Establishment of Vested Rights
      155.4.2.1   Purpose
      155.4.2.2   Establishment of a Vested Right
      155.4.2.3   Approval Procedures
      155.4.2.4   Duration
      155.4.2.5   Termination
      155.4.2.6   Voluntary Annexation
      155.4.2.7   Limitations
   Section 155.4.3   Moratorium
      155.4.3.1   Temporary Moratorium
      155.4.3.2   Ordinance Establishing a Development Moratorium
      155.4.3.3   Renewal or Extension of Moratorium
      155.4.3.4   Persons Aggrieved by Imposition of Moratorium
   Section 155.4.4   Appeals, Variances, and Interpretations
      155.4.4.1   Appeals
      155.4.4.2   Variances
      155.4.4.3   Interpretations
      155.4.4.4   Requests to Be Heard Expeditiously
      155.4.4.5   Hearing Required on Appeals. Variances, and Interpretations
      155.4.4.6   Notice of Hearing
      155.4.4.7   Burden of Proof in Appeals and Variances
      155.4.4.8   Board of Adjustment Action of Appeals and Variances
      155.4.4.9   Evidence/Presentation of Evidence
      155.4.4.10   Modification of Application at Hearing
      155.4.4.11   Record
      155.4.4.12   Written Decision
   Section 155.4.5   Conditional Use Permits
      155.4.5.1   Purpose and Applicability
      155.4.5.2   Application Process/Completeness
      155.4.5.3   Technical Review Procedure/Planning Board Review and Comment
      155.4.5.4   Board of Aldermen Action
      155.4.5.5   Effect of Approval
      155.4.5.6   Binding Effect
      155.4.5.7   Certificate of Occupancy
      155.4.5.8   Change in Conditional Use Permit
      155.4.5.9   Implementation of Conditional Use Permit
   Section 155.4.6   Rehearings
   Section 155.4.7   Appeals of Quasi-Judicial Decisions
ARTICLE 155.5  SITE PLAN DEVELOPMENT REVIEW PROCESS
   Section 155.5.1   Purpose and Applicability
   Section 155.5.2   Site Plan Procedures
      155.5.2.1   Engineering Drawing Review and Approval Procedures
      155.5.2.2   Minor Site Plans
      155.5.2.3   Major Site Plans
   Section 155.5.3   Site Plan Requirements
      155.5.3.1   Information to be Shown on Site Plan
      155.5.3.2   Performance Standards
   Section 155.5.4   Administrative Approval
      155.5.4.1   Administrative Approval Flowchart
      155.5.4.2   Application for Review
      155.5.4.3   Planning Staff and Technical Review Procedure
      155.5.4.4   Permit Issued or Final Plat Approved
      155.5.4.5   Zoning Inspections and Certificates of Occupancy
   Section 155.5.5   Planning Board Review and Board of Aldermen Approval
      155.5.5.1   Planning Board Review and Board of Aldermen Approval Flowchart
      155.5.5.2   Application for Review
      155.5.5.3   Planning Staff and Technical Review Procedure
      155.5.5.4   Review and Recommendation by the Planning Board
      155.5.5.5   Consideration by the Board of Aldermen
      155.5.5.6   Permit Issued
      155.5.5.7   Zoning Inspections and Certificates of Occupancy
ARTICLE 155.6  ZONING DISTRICTS
   Section 155.6.1   Purpose Statement
   Section 155.6.2   Interpretation
   Section 155.6.3   Primary Zoning Districts
   Section 155.6.4   Table of Permitted/Conditional Uses
   Section 155.6.5   Zoning District Development Standards
      155.6.5.1   R-1 Residential District
      155.6.5.2   R-2 Residential District
      155.6.5.3   C-1 Commercial District I
      155.6.5.4   C-2 Commercial District II
      155.6.5.5   C-3 Commercial District III
      155.6.5.6   C-4 Commercial District IV
      155.6.5.7   C-5 Commercial District V
      155.6.5.8   G-1 Public and Semipublic District
      155.6.5.9   PC Private Club District
      155.6.5.10   P-1 Conservation Zone
      155.6.5.11   S-1 Shore Zone
ARTICLE 155.7  SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS
   Section 155.7.1   Introduction
   Section 155.7.2   Accessory Buildings/Structures
   Section 155.7.3   Activities Operated Exclusively for Pleasure, Recreation, Etc.
   Section 155.7.4   Health Care Facilities
   Section 155.7.5   Assembly Halls, Gymnasiums, and Other Similar Structures
   Section 155.7.6   Mixed Use Commercial-Residential
   Section 155.7.7   Car Wash
   Section 155.7.8   Child Care Centers
   Section 155.7.9   Detached Garages
   Section 155.7.10   Fences and Walls
   Section 155.7.11   Financial Institutions/Banks
   Section 155.7.12   Floating Homes
   Section 155.7.13   Home Occupations
   Section 155.7.14   Nursing Home
   Section 155.7.15   Ocean-Related Business Activities
   Section 155.7.16   Private Club
   Section 155.7.17   Floor Area Ratio
   Section 155.7.18   Telecommunication Facilities and Support Towers
      155.7.18.1   Purpose and Intent
      155.7.18.2   Approvals Required for Telecommunications Facilities and Support Structures
      155.7.18.3   Telecommunications Facilities and Support Structures Permitted by CUP
      155.7.18.4   General Standards and Design Requirements
      155.7.18.5   Miscellaneous Provisions
      155.7.18.6   Telecommunications Facilities and Support Structures in Existence on the Date of Adoption of this Ordinance
   Section 155.7.19   Temporary Storage Containers
   Section 155.7.20   Coffee Shops, No Food Prepared On Site
   Section 155.7.21   Private Access Easement
   Section 155.7.22   Boat Rental Facilities
   Section 155.7.23   Massage and Bodywork Therapy
   Section 155.7.24   ABC Package and Retail
   Section 155.7.25   Group Housing Development
      155.7.25.1   Commonly Owned Areas
      155.7.25.2   Zoning, Density and Exemptions from Requirements
      155.7.25.3   Permitted Uses and Applicable Setbacks
      155.7.25.4   Unit Ownership and Condominiums
      155.7.25.5   Site Plans
      155.7.25.6   Public Access, Easements, and Private Party Walls
      155.7.25.7   Utilities and Improvements Required
ARTICLE 155.8  NONCONFORMING SITUATIONS
   PART I.   GENERAL PROVISIONS
   Section 155.8.1   Minimum Single Lot Requirements
   Section 155.8.2   Minimum Multi-Lot Requirements
   Section 155.8.3   Extension or Enlargement of Nonconforming Situations Prohibited
   Section 155.8.4   Elevation of Nonconforming Structures in Order to Comply with Flood Ordinances
   Section 155.8.5   Change in Nonconforming Situation
   Section 155.8.6   Discontinuance or Abandonment
   Section 155.8.7   Compliance with Flood Ordinance
   PART II.   NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES
   Section 155.8.8   Repairs and Maintenance
   PART III.   SINGLE-FAMILY AND DUPLEX STRUCTURES
   Section 155.8.9   Expansion or Enlargement
   PART IV.   MULTI-FAMILY STRUCTURES
   Section 155.8.10   Expansion or Enlargement
   PART V.   OCEANFRONT FISHING PIERS
   Section 155.8.11   Expansion or Enlargement
   PART VI.   COMMERCIAL STRUCTURES IN THE C-2 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT II, C-3 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT III AND C-5 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT V ZONING DISTRICTS
   Section 155.8.12   Expansion or Enlargement
   PART VII.   NON-CONFORMING USES
   Section 155.8.13   Expansion or Enlargement
   Section 155.8.14   Relocation of Nonconforming Use
   Section 155.8.15   Change in Use
   PART VIII.   DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION
   Section 155.8.16   Reconstruction Damage Less Than 50%
   Section 155.8.17   Reconstruction Damage More Than 50%
   Section 155.8.18   Increase in Extent of Nonconformity
   Section 155.8.19   Time for Carrying Out Reconstruction
ARTICLE 155.9  PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
   PART I.   OFF-STREET PARKING AND OFF-STREET LOADING REQUIREMENTS
   Section 155.9.1   Off-Street Parking Requirements
      155.9.1.1   Certification of Minimum Parking Requirements
      155.9.1.2   Combination of Required Parking Space
      155.9.1.3   Bicycle Rack Requirements
      155.9.1.4   Parking Standards
      155.9.1.5   Off-Street Parking Requirements Per Land Use
      155.9.1.6   Exception in Parking Requirements
      155.9.1.7   Off-Street Parking Access to Paved Street
      155.9.1.8   Parking Space Arrangements and Dimensions
   Section 155.9.2   Off-Street Loading for Commercial and Industrial Uses
      155.9.2.1   Use of Church Parking Lots at Commercial Parking Lots
   PART II.   DRIVEWAY CONSTRUCTION
   Section 155.9.3   Permit to Construct Driveway Required
   Section 155.9.4   Conformity of Surrounding Areas of Abutting Property Owners; Refusal to Make Improvements
   Section 155.9.5   Costs Assessed Against Property Abutting Sidewalk
   Section 155.9.6   Specifications for Driveway Construction
   PART III.   OUTDOOR LIGHTING
   Section 155.9.7   Purpose
   Section 155.9.8   Commercial Exterior Lighting
   Section 155.9.9   Residential Exterior Lighting
   Section 155.9.10   Private Piers and Docks Including Residential
   Section 155.9.11   Signs
   Section 155.9.12   Other Requirements
   Section 155.9.13   Nonconformities
   Section 155.9.14   Maximum Illumination Standards
   PART IV.   LANDSCAPE, BUFFERING, AND SCREENING
   Section 155.9.15   Purpose
   Section 155.9.16   Applicability
   Section 155.9.17   Landscaping Requirements
   Section 155.9.18   Bufferyards
   Section 155.9.19   Additional Requirements for Buffers and for Yards in Which Buffers are Required
   Section 155.9.20   Installation
   Section 155.9.21   Maintenance
   Section 155.9.22   Landscape Plan
   Section 155.9.23   Tree Preservation
   Section 155.9.24   Recommended Plant List
ARTICLE 155.10  SIGN REGULATIONS
   Section 155.10.1   Prohibited Signs
   Section 155.10.2   Exempt Signs
   Section 155.10.3   Marquee Signs
   Section 155.10.4   Shore Zone Signs Permitted
   Section 155.10.5   Signs Permitted in All Districts
   Section 155.10.6   Business and Name Signs
   Section 155.10.7   Permits
   Section 155.10.8   Unsafe Signs
   Section 155.10.9   Maintenance
   Section 155.10.10   Removal of Unlawful Signs
   Section 155.10.11   Location Restriction
   Section 155.10.12   Structural Requirements
   Section 155.10.13   Construction of Freestanding Signs
   Section 155.10.14   Exterior Lights and Signs
   Section 155.10.15   Nonconforming Signs
ARTICLE 155.11  ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS
   PART I.   FLOOD DAMAGE PREVENTION ORDINANCE
   Section 155.11.1   Statutory Authorization
   Section 155.11.2   Findings of Fact
   Section 155.11.3   Statement of Purpose
   Section 155.11.4   Objectives
   Section 155.11.4.1   Definitions
   Section 155.11.5   Lands to Which this Section Applies
   Section 155.11.6   Basis for Establishing the Special Flood Hazard Areas
   Section 155.11.7   Establishment of Floodplain Development Permit
   Section 155.11.8   Compliance
   Section 155.11.9   Abrogation and Greater Restrictions
   Section 155.11.10   Interpretation
   Section 155.11.11   Warning and Disclaimer of Liability
   Section 155.11.11.1   Penalties for violation
   Section 155.11.12   Designation of Floodplain Administrator
   Section 155.11.13   Floodplain Development Application/Permit/Certification Requirements
   Section 155.11.14   Duties and Responsibilities of the Floodplain Administrator
   Section 155.11.15   Corrective Procedures
   Section 155.11.16   Variance Procedures
   Section 155.11.17   General Standards for Flood Hazard Reduction
   Section 155.11.18   Specific Standards for Flood Hazard Reduction
   Section 155.11.19   Coastal High Hazard Areas (Zones VE)
   Section 155.11.20   Standards for Coastal A Zones (Zone CAZ) LiMWA
   Section 155.11.21   Effect on Rights and Liabilities under the Existing Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance
   Section 155.11.22   Effect Upon Outstanding Floodplain Development Permits
   Section 155.11.23   Reserved
   Section 155.11.24   Reserved
   PART II.  SEDIMENTATION AND SOIL EROSION CONTROL
   Section 155.11.25   General Regulations
   PART III.  OCEANFRONT PROPERTY
   Section 155.11.26   Oceanfront Policies
   Section 155.11.27   Shoreline Development Boundary General Requirements
   Section 155.11.28   Procedures for Development East of the Shoreline Development Boundary
   Section 155.11.29   Access Structure Specifications
   Section 155.11.30   Removable Structures
   Section 155.11.31   Maintenance of Oceanfront Systems and Structures
   Section 155.11.32   Authority to Remove Structures
   Section 155.11.33   Damaging Dunes or Vegetation
   Section 155.11.34   Compliance, Non-Conformities, Exceptions, and Exemptions
   Section 155.11.35   Enforcement Provisions
ARTICLE 155.12  SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
   PART I.   SUBDIVISION PLATS
   Section 155.12.1   Plat Required for Land Subdivision
   Section 155.12.2   Approval of Subdivision Plats Required
   Section 155.12.3   Plat Approval Required for Building Permit
   Section 155.12.4   Plat Approval Not to Constitute Acceptance of Dedication
   Section 155.12.5   Transfer of Lots in Unapproved Subdivision Plats
   Section 155.12.6   Plat Approval Required Before Extension of Service
   Section 155.12.7   Coordination of Street System
   Section 155.12.8   Parcels of Land to Consist of Multiples of Normal Blocks
   Section 155.12.9   Preliminary Plats
   Section 155.12.10   Contents of Preliminary Plats
   Section 155.12.11   Conformity of Plat to Requirements
   Section 155.12.12   Approved Plats to be Kept on File
   Section 155.12.13   Service Facilities Required Prior to Final Approval
   Section 155.12.14   Final Plat
   Section 155.12.15   Contents of Final Plat
   PART II.   SUBDIVISION REGULATIONS
   Section 155.12.16   Minimum Requirements
   Section 155.12.17   Street Plans, Rights-of-Way, and Blocks
   Section 155.12.18   Requirements for Streets
   Section 155.12.19   Lot Sizes and Side Lines
   Section 155.12.20   Setback Lines, Unusable Lots, and Land Elevation
   Section 155.12.21   Modification of Certain Requirements
EXHIBITS
   EXHIBIT A.   DEFINITIONS
   EXHIBIT B.   INSTALLATION DETAIL