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(A) Purpose. The principal purposes of the Heavy Industrial (H-I) Zoning District are to provide adequate space for industrial operations and related activities so that the economic base of the city may be strengthened and employment opportunities expanded; and to protect residential and commercial districts by locating those industrial uses which may create noise, smoke, odor, dust or other objectionable influences in appropriate areas.
('80 Code, App. A, § 121.5) (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. 1979, passed 1-7-1981; Ord. 2235, passed 11-20-1984)
(B) Permitted principal uses.
(1) Any use allowed in the Light Industrial District;
(2) Military installations and support facilities;
(3) Airports and related activities, including heliports;
(4) Aircraft-related uses including air transport of goods, materials or passengers;
(5) New freestanding monopoles or lattice towers and replacements (see § 154-19.04) are permitted as an accessory use to a legally established industrial use or as a permitted 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) 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;
(7) Temporary (see § 154-19.05) placement of a mobile monopole unit is permitted for the purposes of network capacity testing and siting;
(8) Personal wireless communication facilities are not permitted in conjunction with legal nonconforming uses;
(9) The use of lattice tower structures for personal wireless communication facilities is permitted; and
(10) Community garden.
('80 Code, App. A, § 121.5) (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. O2015-021, passed 4-15-2015)
(C) Permitted accessory uses.
(1) Food truck.
(Ord. 2014-20, passed 8-27-2014)
(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) Utility plants;
(2) Any use allowed in the General Commercial (B-2) District, except medical care facilities;
(3) Extraction, processing or packing of raw materials, including agricultural products;
(4) Any use which requires a state or federal agency permit, license or other type of certification for the use or handling of dangerous materials;
(5) Other uses that meet the purpose and development standards as specified herein;
(6) Religious institutions including related buildings and activities;
(7) 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
(8) Large composting site.
('80 Code, App. A, § 121.5) (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.
(1) Area and location.
(a) The minimum area for the Heavy Industrial (H-I) District shall be 20 acres. A lot, parcel, or tract of land less than 20 acres may be rezoned if it adjoins an existing Heavy Industrial District of 20 acres or more, and meets the minimum required lot area specified herein.
(b) The minimum lot area within any Heavy Industrial District shall be 20,000 square feet, except that existing lots of record zoned as Heavy Industrial prior to the effective date of this chapter may be exempt from this area requirement.
(c) Any industrial building or activity as may be permitted in the Heavy Industrial Zoning District shall be located a minimum distance of 600 feet from any residential zoning district. Exception: an industrial building or activity may be located less than 600 feet from a residential zoning district provided such building or activity is granted a conditional use by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
(d) The location of any Heavy 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.
(a) Any building, outdoor area, or portion thereof where the public may be received, 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 enclosed by a minimum six foot high security fence, provided, however, that any dismantling, salvage or wrecking yards shall be screened by a solid fence or wall, and 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, § 121.5) (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