§ 154-11.01  Historic Park District (HP).
   (A)   Purpose.  The purpose of the Historic Park District (HP) is to promote the public health, safety and general welfare within the district by:
      (1)   Creating a cohesive, identifiable character for the Historic Park District;
      (2)   Allowing site organization which takes best advantage of the district’s location, surroundings and historic setting;
      (3)   Minimizing conflicts between pedestrians and automobiles and creating convenient public parking areas which are as unobtrusive as possible; and
      (4)   Providing for historical settings, buildings, structures, exhibits, landscaping, trails and reenactment activities and related uses in keeping with historical themes.
('80 Code, App. A, § 115)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-035, passed 7-25-1995)
   (B)   Applicability.  The provisions and regulations of the Historic Park District are intended to allow the establishment, preservation and enhancement of significant historic sites and historic reenactment settings within the city. It is the intent of the Historic Park District to provide development standards and permitted uses appropriate to historic settings and limit the intrusion of contemporary development standards and use separations which might compromise the accurate portrayals of historic settings.
('80 Code, App. A, § 115)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-035, passed 7-25-1995)
   (C)   Permitted principal uses.
      (1)   Public and private parks including restroom and picnicking facilities;
      (2)   Exhibition, restoration and recreation of historic buildings, structures and settings;
      (3)   Reenactment activities including overnight camping by reenactor personnel;
      (4)   Animal keeping, including large animals such as horses, mules and cattle, provided that:
         (a)   All animals are part of historic reenactments and settings;
         (b)   All animals are housed in pens, pastures or corrals situated at least 150 feet from adjacent privately owned property, not located in the Historic Park District; and
         (c)   Not more than 25 large animals are kept on any one acre of land.
      (5)   Retail sales; food and beverage sales;
      (6)   Business and light industrial uses consistent with historic themes, such as wheel wright, blacksmith or ferry boat operations;
      (7)   Office uses consistent with the maintenance and operation of an historic park and also office uses consistent with historical themes;
      (8)   Storage facilities consistent with the maintenance and operation of an historic park and also uses consistent with historic themes. All storage shall be within enclosed buildings or shall be screened by solid walls not less than six feet in height, unless such storage is integral to an historic exhibit or reenactment;
      (9)   Itinerant uses;
      (10)   Permanent residences for the purpose of on-site caretakers quarters;
      (11)   Agricultural uses consistent with historic reenactments and settings;
      (12)   Parking and loading facilities to serve the visiting public and employees. All public visitor parking areas shall be improved and paved in the manner specified by Article 16 of this chapter. Parking shall not be required for specific uses permitted listed in this section; and
      (13)   Community garden.
('80 Code, App. A, § 115)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-035, passed 7-25-1995; Ord. O2015-021, passed 4-15-2015)
   (D)   Permitted accessory uses.  Accessory uses of buildings or structures customarily incident to a use permitted by this subchapter such as barns, corrals, stables and sheds.
('80 Code, App. A, § 115)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-035, passed 7-25-1995)
   (E)   Conditional uses.
      (1)   The keeping of more than 25 large animals on any one acre of land; and
      (2)   Other uses that meet the purpose and development standards as specified herein.
('80 Code, App. A, § 115)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-035, passed 7-25-1995)
   (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.  The minimum area for the Historic Park District shall be five acres (or smaller contiguous parcels with a total aggregate area of five acres) and with a Master Plan of Development approved by the City Planning and Zoning Commission.
      (2)   Building requirements.  All buildings shall conform to an historical theme(s). All applications for building permits shall be reviewed and approved by the City Zoning Administrator with right of appeal to the City Design and Historic Review Commission.
      (3)   Yards.  All buildings, including accessory structures, shall be set back a minimum of 20 feet from any property line shared with a residential zoning district. Required yard setbacks shall be landscaped as set forth in Article 20 of this chapter and shall not be used for parking or loading.
      (4)   Lighting.  All exterior lighting shall be arranged and located as to direct the light away from any adjoining residential district.
      (5)   Signage.  Signage for purposes of identification and promotion may be provided on the same premises as the use being served, and shall be clearly incidental to such use. All signage shall comply with the following minimum standards.
         (a)   Freestanding identification and directional signage shall be subject to the review and approval of the City Zoning Administrator with the right of appeal to the City Design and Historic Review Commission.
         (b)   All signage not covered by division (F)(5)(a) above for historic buildings, structures, exhibits or reenactment areas shall not be subject to number, size, area or height restrictions, however shall be of the number, size, area and height as would be appropriate to their historical context. All such historical signage shall be subject to the review and approval by the City Zoning Administrator with the right of appeal to the City Design and Historic Review Commission.
      (6)   Landscaping.  The provisions of Article 20 of this chapter shall apply only to required yard setbacks adjacent to residential district, and to parking lots provided for use by the visiting public.
('80 Code, App. A, § 115)  (Ord. 583, passed 9-16-1952; Ord. O95-035, passed 7-25-1995; Ord. O2010-32, passed 7-7-2010)  Penalty, see § 154-999