Chapter 1139: Limited Industrial Districts


Cross references

  • Noxious or offensive odors - see GEN. OFF. 521.09
  • Off-street parking - see P. & Z. 1141.05
  • Signs permitted - see P. & Z. 1143.06
  • Similar use designations - see P. & Z. App. A

1139.01   Intent

In addition to the applicable provisions of the intent stated in Section 1105.03, it is the intent of these district regulations to promote limited industrial development appropriately designed and located to achieve, among others, the following objectives:

  1. (a) To provide opportunities for local employment.

  2. (b) To stimulate the local economy and generate local tax revenues.

  3. (c) To minimize the impact of limited industrial uses on surrounding uses.

  4. (d) To encourage development to take place that will make efficient use of existing infrastructure and services.

  5. (e) To limit permitted industrial uses to those most compatible with the predominantly small-scale, residential character of the community.
    (Ord. 2019-39. Passed 8-13-19.)

1139.02   Permitted uses

In Limited Industrial Districts, more than one (1) main building may be grouped on a lot provided that such grouping shall comply with the requirements of this District Buildings and land shall be used by right for only the main and accessory uses set forth below.

  1. (a) Main Uses.

    1. (1) Research laboratories. Research laboratories for basic and applied research, experiment and testing.

    2. (2) Service, storage and limited sales. Service and storage uses as listed below, with retail sales limited to the sale of building materials at such establishments as lumber yards and plumbing supply distributors.

      1. (A) Repair of household appliances and goods produced by manufacturing and assembly processes permitted in subsection (a)(3) and (4) hereof.

      2. (B) Shops and offices of contractors, including carpentry, electrical, masonry, plumbing, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, painting, roofing and sheet metal; packing and crating, monument works.

      3. (C) Storage yards and sale of new lumber and other building materials.

      4. (D) Warehouses and other storage establishments provided that all materials are enclosed within a structure or screened by a solid wall or fence sufficient to conceal all such materials when viewed by a person standing at ground level.

    3. (3) Manufacture: precision products. Manufacturing processes limited to cutting, grinding, assembling, extrusion, finishing, polishing and incidental stamping and welding of precision products and others which normally have a high value in relation to bulk, such as the following:

      1. (A) Cameras and other photographic equipment, clocks, jewelry, cutlery, kitchen utensils.

      2. (B) Electric equipment: household appliances, lighting fixtures, small motors not to exceed 25 pounds, radios, televisions.

      3. (C) Hand tools, builders’ hardware.

      4. (D) Instruments: musical, medical and scientific.

      5. (E) Electronic and mechanical control and communication devices and equipment.

      6. (F) Toys, sporting goods and athletic equipment.

    4. (4) Manufacture: nonmetal products. Manufacture of textile, wood, plastic and other nonmetal products such as the following:

      1. (A) Furniture, cabinets and other wood products.

      2. (B) Printed and engraved material.

      3. (C) Clothing and other textile products.

      4. (D) Pharmaceutical products including cosmetics, drugs and toiletries.

      5. (E) Plastic including extrusion, molding and fabricating of panels, sheets, tubes and rods.

    5. (5) Office uses. Main and accessory uses as regulated in Chapter 1135.

    6. (6) Mixed Use Development. Development that permits a variety of complementary and integrated uses within a single structure or in multiple structures in the same Development Area in accordance with the following requirements of this section and all other applicable ordinances of the Municipality:

      1. (A) Development Area for a Mixed Use Development shall be a minimum of three (3) acres.

      2. (B) At least three of the following uses are required for the establishment of a Mixed Use Development:

        1. (1) Specialty stores including those selling artwork, antiques, crafts, gifts, jewelry, leather goods, and novelties, provided that the footprint of any one retail use shall not exceed 1,500 gross square feet and the total footprint area of all retail uses shall not exceed 7,000 gross square feet;

        2. (2) Restaurants and other establishments engaged primarily in the sale of food in a ready-to-consume state provided that the total seat count of all restaurant uses does not exceed 250 seats and the total footprint of the patron seating areas for all restaurant uses shall not exceed 4,000 gross square feet. Outdoor service shall be limited to seating areas which are not located in setbacks. Direct service to customers in automobiles or other vehicles shall not be permitted. Restaurants which engage in the sale of food in a ready-to- consume state, but to be consumed off the premises, shall not be permitted. Carry-out service shall only be permitted as an incidental use to restaurants and other establishments engaged primarily in the sale of food in a ready-to-consume state on the premises, and which otherwise comply with the requirements of this Planning and Zoning Code.

        3. (3) Breweries defined as establishments that manufacture beer, provided that the total production level shall not exceed 5,000 barrels of beer per year. Beer includes all beverages brewed or fermented wholly or in part from malt products and containing one-half of one percent or more, but not more than twelve percent, of alcohol by volume. Manufacture includes all processes by which beer is produced.

        4. (4) Hotels limited to a maximum of 20 guest rooms;

        5. (5) Office uses;

        6. (6) Business and community centers, defined as establishments that offer business and community support facilities including those for conferences, seminars, lectures, trade shows, and continuing education classes, provided that the maximum occupancy does not exceed 150 people. Business and community centers may include the preparation and consumption on the premises of food and beverage.

        7. (7) Indoor theaters contained within completely enclosed buildings sufficiently sound-insulated to confine all noise to the premises. The total footprint area of all indoor theater centers shall not exceed 5,000 gross square feet and the total theater seat count shall not exceed 80 seats;

        8. (8) Museums; and

        9. (9) Playgrounds, not to exceed 3,000 gross square feet.

      3. (C) Off-street parking and loading facilities shall be permitted in accordance with the requirements of Chapter 1141.

    7. (7) Fitness Centers.

    8. (8) Similar uses. As regulated in Chapter 1113.

  2. (b) Accessory Uses.

    1. (1) Accessory uses, buildings, or structures customarily incidental to a permitted use.

    2. (2) Off-street parking and loading areas, driveways and walkways.

    3. (3) Landscape features, fences, walls and hedges as regulated in Chapters 1142 and 1148.

    4. (4) Utility, maintenance, sanitation and storage facilities, including garages. All trash and garbage and all raw materials, fuel, machinery, equipment and trucks used in the operation of a permitted use shall be enclosed within a structure or screened by a solid wall or fence sufficient to conceal all such materials when viewed by a person standing at ground level. All garbage shall be stored in air-tight vermin-proof containers.

    5. (5) Rooftop mechanical equipment necessary for the normal operation of a permitted use.

    6. (6) Signs, as regulated in Chapter 1143.

    7. (7) Light poles and flagpoles.

    8. (8) Lunchrooms and recreation facilities for the exclusive use of employees.

    9. (9) Retail sales of products manufactured, assembled or repaired on the premises and related products when such sales are incidental to a permitted main use. Such determination shall be made by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
      (Ord. 2019-39. Passed 8-13-19.)

1139.03   Area and height regulations

In a Limited Industrial District, land and structures shall be developed and maintained in accordance with the following area and height regulations.

  1. (a) Lot Size. One acre minimum, except 10,000 square feet minimum for automotive service stations, repair garages and auto washes.

  2. (b) Lot Width. 100 feet minimum for street and building lines.

  3. (c) Building Coverage. Forty percent (40%) of lot area, maximum, for all main and accessory buildings.

  4. (d) Height.

    1. (1) Main buildings: Three stories maximum and not exceeding forty feet.

    2. (2) Accessory structures: Fifteen feet maximum for accessory structures.

    3. (3) Exceptions to height limitations. Rooftop mechanical equipment as permitted under Section 1139.02(b)(5) may extend a maximum of ten feet above the highest point of the building on which it is located, provided that such equipment is set back from any building face a distance at least equal to the height by which it exceeds the building height.
      (Ord. 2019-39. Passed 8-13-19.)

1139.04   Yard and setback regulations

In a Limited Industrial District, land and structures shall be developed and maintained in accordance with the following yard and setback regulations. Landscape features, fences, walls and signs shall be permitted in setback areas, provided that such uses conform to applicable regulations of this code. Other accessory uses are permitted in setbacks only in accordance with the setback regulations of subsection (b) hereof.

  1. (a) Yards. The minimum setback from a lot line to a main building shall be as set forth below.

    Minimum Setback (feet)

    Yard To Street R.O.W. Line* To Residential District Line To Other Lot Line
    Front 30
    Side 20 40 15
    Rear 20 50 25

    * For private roads, such distance shall be measured to the road pavement edge.

  2. (b) Setbacks. The minimum setback depth from a lot line to an accessory structure or use shall be as set forth below.

    Minimum Setback Depth (feet)

    Accessory Use To Street R.O.W. Line To Residential District Line To Other Lot Line
    Structures * 40 15
    Surface Parking or Loading Area 5 15 5
    Drives * 15 5
    Light/Flagpoles 5 15 5

    * Accessory structures and drives are not permitted in required yards except that drives are permitted only as necessary in providing access to a public right of way.
    (Ord. 2019-39. Passed 8-13-19.)

1139.05   Supplemental regulations

For regulations regarding off-street parking and loading, landscaping, lighting, signs and environmental performance, refer to Chapters 1141 - 1150 of the Planning and Zoning Code.
(Ord. 2019-39. Passed 8-13-19.)