Section 29-13 District O-2, special office district.

    (a) Purpose. This district is intended solely for professional, administrative, or other offices and related uses. It is designed to serve as a buffer area between residential areas and more intense nonresidential areas, and to provide for office development where residential development might not be appropriate.

    (b) Permitted Uses. In district O-2, no building or land shall be used and no building shall be hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered, except for one or more of the following uses (for exceptions, see section 29-28, Non-Conforming Uses, and section 29-31, Board of Adjustment):

Banks, other financial institutions, and travel agencies.

Medical laboratories.

Office buildings used for the administrative functions of businesses, professions, companies, corporations; and social, philanthropic, eleemosynary or governmental organizations or societies.

Offices for professional and business use involving the sale or provision of services, but not the sale or rental of goods, including but not limited to:

    (1)    Artists, sculptors, photographers.

    (2)    Authors, writers, composers.

    (3)    Lawyers, engineers, planners, architects, realtors, accountants, insurance agents, brokers, and other consultants in similar professions.

    (4)    Ministers, rabbis, priests, or other clergy members.

    (5)    Physicians, dentists, chiropractors, or other licensed medical practitioners.

    (6)    Seamstresses, tailors.

    (7)    Teachers of private lessons in art, music or dance.

Schools operated as a business within an enclosed building, except trade schools and schools which offer retail goods and services to the public.

Customary accessory uses subject to the provisions of section 29-27, Accessory Uses.

    (c) Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district 0-1 only after the issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:

Buildings and premises for public utility services or public service corporations, whose buildings or uses the board deems reasonably necessary for public convenience or welfare.

Drive-up facilities incidental to any permitted uses.

Halfway houses for not more than fifteen (15) occupants, provided that the board finds that the proposed use would not be detrimental to the public interest considering the size and character of the proposed facility and its proximity to schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, single-family residences and other halfway houses.

Hospitals for small animals, if within an enclosed building.

Research and development laboratories, provided there is minimal/insignificant use of hazardous materials based on a risk assessment.

    (d) Height and Area Regulations. In district O-2 any building or portion of a building hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered shall be subject to the following regulations:

    (1)     Lot size. No minimum requirement.

    (2)     Yards:

        a.    Front--Not less than twenty-five (25) feet.

        b.    Rear--Not less than twenty-five (25) feet, except that no rear yard is required where the lot line of the rear yard abuts property in a nonresidential district.

        c.    Side--No minimum requirement, except that:

            1.    On corner lots there shall be a side yard adjacent to the side street of not less than fifteen (15) feet; and

            2.    Where an O-2 district abuts any residential district, there shall be a side yard of not less than ten (10) feet.

    (3)     Building height. Not over forty-five (45) feet, except that buildings may be erected to a height not to exceed seventy-five (75) feet, provided that such buildings shall be set back one additional foot on all sides, for each additional foot of building height over forty-five (45) feet.

    (4)     Vision clearance. On any corner lot on which a front or side yard is required, no wall, fence, sign, or other structure or no plant growth of a type which would interfere with traffic visibility across the corner shall be permitted or maintained higher than three (3) feet above the curb level, within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of the street right-of-way lines.

    (5)     Parking. (See section 29-30, Off-Street Parking and Loading.)

(Code 1964, § 19.161; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 11702, § 1, 12-7-87; Ord. No. 15134, § 1, 2-3-97; Ord. No. 17667, § 1, 5-5-03)

(Ord. 17667, Amended, 05/05/2003, Prior Text; 15134, Amended, 02/03/1997, Prior Text)