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The jurisdiction area is hereby classified and divided into districts designated in Table 1, Land Use Districts:
Table 1: Land Use Districts
Conservation and Agriculture Districts
This district is established to emphasize the conservation of existing natural resources.
This district is established to restrict non-agriculturally related land uses. Residential development may occur at a substantially decreased rate than other districts.
The Agricultural Zoning District is intended to maintain the rural and scenic qualities of the county by preserving farm land and significant open lands while allowing landowners a reasonable return on their holdings. It is further intended to provide for controlled rural residential growth beyond the limits of the urban service districts of the City of Lebanon, while maintaining the viability of existing county agricultural activities, providing for farming opportunities for future farmers, allowing current farmers to realize the monetary value of their land, protecting historic, scenic or environmentally sensitive areas and ensuring that rural residential growth can be adequately served by public roadways, fire and police protection, and public schools, without requiring unplanned and/or inordinate public expenditures. To achieve this intent, the Agricultural District is designated to (a) minimize the loss of farm lands and significant open lands to residential uses through the establishment of contiguous parcels of non-residential acres, and (b) maximize the clustering of rural residential lots on the least number of acres located on existing farm lands and significant open lands.
This district is established to maintain and conserve a rural, country-like atmosphere and to encourage equestrian uses rather than residential uses. Residential development may occur, but is secondary to the rural equestrian purpose of this district. Further, the lot area requirements of this district are more restrictive than established residential districts; typically at a density of 1 home per 3 acres.
This district is designed to include airports and heliports and all other facilities and uses appropriate and common with the taking off and landing of aircraft along with storage and servicing off such aircraft.
Low Density Single-Family Residential
This is a low-density suburban residential district. The lot area and minimum floor area requirements are larger than the other residential districts. Development in this district is typically at a density of less than 1 home per 2 acres.
Low Density Single-Family and Two-Family Residential
This is a low-density single-family district, which could include two-family dwellings by Development Plan Approval. This district is primarily suited for suburban residential development in areas contiguous to the urban centers of the county. Development in this district typically ranges from 0.50 homes per acre (without public water and public sewer) to 1.75 homes per acre (with public water and public sewer).
Medium Density Single- Family and Two-Family Residential
This is a medium density single-family district, which may include two- family dwellings by development plan approval. Development in this district typically ranges from 1.75 homes per acre to 3 homes per acre. In this district, residential development at these densities requires connection to public water and public sewer utilities.
High Density Single-Family and Two-Family Residential
This district is established for high-density single-family dwellings and may include two-family dwellings by development plan approval. Single- and two-family development in this district typically ranges from 3 homes per acre to 4.25 homes per acre. Two-family development typically ranges from 7 units per acre to 12 units per acre. In this district, single- and two-family development at these densities requires connection to public water and public sewer utilities.
High Density Multi-Family Residential
This is a high-density multi-family district. Development in this district is typically at a density of 7 to 12 dwelling units per acre. Development in this district requires connection to public water and public sewers.
This district is designed and located in neighborhoods to accommodate the primary needs of that locality. This district would place convenience and necessity facilities close to consumers in limited areas close to residences.
This district is established as a buffer generally between commercial and residential districts permitting selected business and professional uses having limited contact with the public.
This district is designed to address the needs of existing and future downtown development. This district carries virtually all of the characteristics of the GB District but without setbacks, bufferyards or other design requirements common to suburban development.
This district is designed to include central business districts in established urban places. This district would be used for most types of business and service uses.
This district is established to include areas adjacent to interstate interchanges and is designed to serve the needs of the public traveling on these major thoroughfares.
Industrial Districts and PUDs
This district is established to accommodate light industrial uses in which all operations, including storage of materials would be confined within a building, and would include warehousing operations.
This district is established for all types of industrial uses requiring both enclosed and unenclosed spaces for storage, manufacturing and fabricating.
Planned Unit Development
This district is established to encourage improved land development and building site design, to encourage and allow a variety of innovative uses, building types and arrangements, to allow development of land areas so planned, located or situated as to merit and justify consideration as a PUD District.
(Ord. 2000-16, passed 8-28-2000, § 2.42)