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(A) Purpose. The principal purposes of the Light Industrial (L-I) Zoning District are to accommodate light industrial uses which are not likely to create conditions of smoke, noise, odor; dust to the detriment of adjoining properties; to ensure accessibility to major transportation routes for the movement of materials, products and employees; and to protect industrial districts from incompatible uses of land by prohibiting the use of such areas for new residential development.
('80 Code, App. A, § 121) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 1979, passed 1-7-1981; Ord. 2235, passed 11-20-1984)
(B) Permitted principal uses.
(1) Business, industrial or scientific research centers; product development and testing laboratories;
(2) Assembling or fabrication of products or articles; provided, however, that such production does not involve transforming any material from a raw or natural state to a form suitable for fabrication;
(3) Warehousing, storage or collection of products or materials;
(5) New freestanding monopoles or lattice towers and replacements (see § 154-19.04) are permitted as principal use that is not within 300 feet of a residential use or zone, arterial street, state or federal highway, a designated scenic/historic or gateway route, as identified in the transportation element of the City of Yuma General Plan, or a future or existing park area as identified in the parks and recreation element of the City of Yuma General Plan;
(6) Job training and vocational rehabilitation services;
(7) Offices with adjacent storage yards, for construction contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and engineering services;
(8) For master plat industrial developments greater than 40 acres and consisting of multiple industrial uses, supporting commercial services whose primary purpose is to serve businesses and employees in the industrial development, shall be permitted in multi-tenant buildings. Services shall not exceed 50% of the floor area of any multi-tenant building. No drive-thru services will be allowed. Supporting services may consist of the following:
(a) Eating establishments;
(b) Banking services;
(c) Shipping, printing, copying and binding services;
(d) Exercise facilities; and
(e) Uses which meet the intent of this subsection as determined by the Director of the Department of Community Development; and
(9) Automotive repair;
(10) Community garden;
(11) Air and water purification;
(12) Armored car service (NAICS 561613);
(13) Carpet and upholstery cleaning (NAICS 561740);
(14) Janitorial/cleaning services, commercial and residential (NAICS 561720);
(15) Equipment repair, home and garden equipment (NAICS 811411);
(16) Equipment repair, commercial and industrial machinery and equipment (NAICS 811310);
(17) Equipment repair, stereo and computer equipment (NAICS 811211 and 811212);
(18) Equipment repair, medical equipment (NAlCS 811219);
(19) Clothing accessories applicator and screen printing (NAICS 313311);
(20) Farm supplies and services, repair and maintenance (NAICS 811310);
(21) Glass repair services, window tinting and coating services (NAICS 811122);
(22) Inspection services, food (NAICS 923120);
(23) Inspection services, homes and buildings (NAICS 541350);
(24) Inspection services, automotive safety (NAICS 811198);
(25) Inspection services, aircraft (NAICS 488190);
(26) Internet sales and services, warehousing and distribution (NAICS 454111);
(27) Landscape planning, irrigation, lawn and garden services (NAICS 561730);
(28) Packaging services (NAICS 561910);
(29) Pest control services (NAICS 561710);
(30) Restorations, commercial and residential (NAICS 236118 and 236220);
(31) Restorations, automotive (NAICS 811121);
(32) Restorations, furniture and antiques (NAICS 811121);
(33) Printing services; and
(34) Document shredding.
(Ord. O2010-11, passed 2-16-2010; Ord. O2014-19, passed 7-16-2014; Ord. O2015-021, passed 4-15-2015)
(C) Permitted accessory uses.
(1) Living quarters for a caretaker, watchperson or operator employed on the premises and may include the immediate family;
(2) New freestanding monopoles or lattice towers and replacements (see § 154-19.04) are permitted as an accessory use to a legally established industrial use that is not within 300 feet of a residential use or zone, arterial street, state or federal highway, a designated scenic/historic or gateway route, as identified in the transportation element of the City of Yuma General Plan, or a future or existing park area as identified in the parks and recreation element of the City of Yuma General Plan;
(3) Roof-mounted, wall-mounted and concealed/disguised personal wireless communication facilities, in accordance with Article 19 herein, are permitted as an accessory use for a legally established principal use. Wall strapping is permitted for poles that are two inches or less in diameter and lattice towers that are less than 24 inches in diameter as circumscribed around the outside of the support poles;
(4) Temporary (see § 154-19.05) placement of a mobile monopole unit is permitted for the purposes of network capacity testing and siting;
(5) Personal wireless communication facilities are not permitted in conjunction with legal nonconforming uses;
(6) The use of lattice tower structures for personal wireless communication facilities is permitted;
(7) Food truck; and
(8) Retail sale of such goods and materials which are fabricated or assembled on the premises; provided however, such activity is clearly incidental to a principal industrial or service use as permitted herein: and further provided that the area devoted to such retail sale shall not exceed 20% of the gross floor area of the principal use.
('80 Code, App. A, § 121) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 1979, passed 1-7-1981; Ord. 2235, passed 11-20-1984; Ord. O2000-35, passed 6-21-2000; Ord. O2002-09, passed 2-20-2002; Ord. O2014-20, passed 8-27-2014; Ord. O2015-022, passed 4-15-2015)
(D) Interim uses.
(1) Food truck.
(Ord. 2014-20, passed 8-27-2014)
(E) Conditional uses. Any of the following uses may be established or operated as a conditional use upon application and approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission:
(1) Dog kennels;
(2) Any use which requires a state or federal agency permit, license or other type of certification for the use or handling of dangerous materials;
(3) Any use allowed in the General Commercial (B-2) District, except any type of medical facility;
(4) Other uses that meet the purpose and development standards as specified herein;
(5) Religious institutions including related buildings and activities;
(6) Any freestanding monopole or lattice tower (see § 154-19.04) that meets the principal or accessory use criteria for this industrial zoning district but is located within 300 feet of any residential use or zone, arterial street, state or federal highway, a designated scenic/historic or gateway route, as identified in the transportation element of the City of Yuma General Plan, or a future or existing park area as identified in the parks and recreation element of the City of Yuma General Plan shall require a conditional use permit; and
(7) Large composting site.
('80 Code, App. A, § 121) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 1979, passed 1-7-1981; Ord. 2235, passed 11-20-1984; Ord. 2523, passed 6-5-1991; Ord. O2000-35, passed 6-21-2000; Ord. 2014-20, passed 8-27-2014; Ord. O2019-001, passed 1-16-2019)
(F) Property development standards. To meet the purpose of this district, all uses shall comply with the following minimum development standards, and further provided, that no use or activity shall create noise, odor, dust, vibration, heat, smoke, glare, noxious gas, radio communication interference or other emission beyond the property lines of the site.
(1) Area and location.
(a) Minimum area. The minimum area for the Light Industrial District shall be four acres. A lot, parcel or tract of land less than four acres may be rezoned if it adjoins an existing industrial district of four acres or more, and meets the minimum required lot area specified herein.
(b) Minimum lot area. The minimum lot area within any Light Industrial District shall be 20,000 square feet, except that existing lots of record zoned as industrial prior to the effective date of this chapter may be exempt from this area requirement.
(c) Distance from residential zoning district. Any industrial building or activity as may be permitted in the Light Industrial Zoning District shall be located a minimum distance of 600 feet from any residential zoning district and residential use, unless separated from said residential district and use by an arterial street, a state or federal highway, railroad right-of-way in use as such, or a designated truck route.
(d) Exception. An industrial building or activity may be located less than 600 feet from a residential zoning district and residential use provided such building or activity is granted a conditional use by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
(e) Location. The location of any Light Industrial District shall be restricted to property which has access to and frontage on a major or minor arterial street as classified by the transportation element of the Yuma General Plan, or which gains access by a designated truck route as defined by this code, or which is contiguous to an industrial zoning district which meets either of these requirements.
(Ord. O2015-022, passed 4-15-2015)
(a) All buildings shall be set back a minimum distance of 20 feet from any public or private street right-of-way.
(b) Required yards fronting on any public or private street shall be landscaped as set forth in Article 20 of this chapter and shall not be used for parking, loading or product display
(3) Screening. All activities not within an enclosed building shall be screened by a minimum six foot high solid wall or fence, provided, however, that said walls shall not be located in any required yard; and further provided, that no materials shall be stored in such a manner as to project or be visible above the wall or fence when viewed from any public street right-of-way.
(4) Parking and loading. Off-street parking and loading shall comply with Article 16 of this chapter.
(5) Lighting. All exterior lighting fixtures shall be arranged and located so as to direct the light away from any public or private street.
('80 Code, App. A, § 121) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 1979, passed 1-7-1981; Ord. 2235, passed 11-20-1984; Ord. 2399, passed 4-20-1988; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010; Ord. 2014-20, passed 8-27-2014) Penalty, see § 154-999