Section 29-15 District C-2, central business district.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17667 on 05/05/2003, Section 29-15 read as follows.
Purpose. This district is intended to provide for commercial facilities in the central
business district. The principal land uses are retail sales, services, offices and public facilities.
Permitted Uses. In district C-2, no building, land or premises 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):
All permitted uses in district C-1 with the exception that dwelling units shall also
be subject to
Assembly and lodge halls.
Automobile repair facilities, provided that all repair shall take place within an
Bars, cocktail lounges and nightclubs.
Billiard halls and game arcades.
Bicycle repair shops.
Car washes, coin-operated or attendant-operated.
Electrical repair shop.
Garment storage facilities.
Government buildings and facilities.
Hospitals for small animals, if within an enclosed building.
Multi-level, underground or covered commercial parking for automobiles and light
Newspaper publishing plants.
Process laboratories within an enclosed building.
Restaurants, cafes and cafeterias.
Service stations, provided all fuel storage tanks are located underground.
Shops for custom work, or the manufacture of articles to be sold at retail only on
provided that in such manufacture the total mechanical power shall not exceed five (5)
horsepower for the operation of any one shop, and provided that the space occupied by the
manufacturing use permitted herein shall not exceed fifty (50) per cent of the total floor area of
the entire building or the equivalent of the ground thereof, and provided further that such
manufacturing use is not noxious or offensive by reason of vibration, noise, odor, dust, smoke,
gas, or otherwise.
Sign painting shops.
Theatres, not including drive-in theatres.
Wholesale sales offices and sample rooms.
Customary accessory uses, including drive-up facilities, subject to the provisions
of section 29-27.
Any retail business or use of a similar character to those listed above, provided
that such use is
not noxious or offensive by reason of vibration, noise, odor, dust, smoke, gas, or otherwise.
Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district C-2 only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
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, residences,
other halfway houses and halfway houses for young offenders for not more than forty (40)
Hospitals for human beings, medical or dental clinics, sanitariums, and medical laboratories.
Mortuaries, which may include a crematory.
Research and development laboratories, provided there is minimal/insignificant use of hazardous
materials based on a risk assessment.
Uncovered, surface commercial parking for automobiles and light trucks, except for publicly-owned
Uncovered, surface off-street parking areas, except for publicly-owned parking facilities.
Height and Area Regulations. In district C-2 any building, portion of a building or dwelling
hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered shall be subject to the following
regulations (for exceptions, see section 29-26, Height and Area Exceptions):
Lot size. No minimum requirement.
Yards. No minimum requirement.
Building height. No maximum height.
Vision clearance. No requirement.
Floor area. No minimum requirement.
Parking. (See section 29-30, Off-Street Parking and Loading.)
(Code 1964, § 19.163; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 11702, §
1, 12-7-87; Ord. No.
12088, § 1, 12-12-88; Ord. No. 13526, § 1, 12-7-92; Ord. No. 14777, § 1, 3-4-96; Ord.
15134, § 1, 2-3-97;
Ord. No. 15471, § 1, 1-5-98; Ord. No. 16105, § 1, 8-2-99