Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16105 on 08/02/1999, Section 29-15 read as follows.

    (a) 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.

    (b) 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 section 29-8(d)(6).


Assembly and lodge halls.

Automobile repair facilities, provided that all repair shall take place within an enclosed building.


Bars, cocktail lounges and nightclubs.

Billiard halls and game arcades.

Bicycle repair shops.

Bus stations.

Car washes, coin-operated or attendant-operated.

Commercial parking for automobiles and light trucks.

Electrical repair shop.

Garment storage facilities.

Government buildings and facilities.

Hospitals for small animals, if within an enclosed building.


Laundries, commercial.


Multi-level, underground or covered commercial parking for automobiles and light trucks.

Newspaper publishing plants.

Printing shops.

Process laboratories within an enclosed building.

Research laboratories.

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 the premises, 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.

Trade schools.

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.

    (c) 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) occupants.

Hospitals for human beings, medical or dental clinics, sanitariums, and medical laboratories.

Mortuaries, which may include a crematory.

Uncovered, surface commercial parking for automobiles and light trucks, except for publicly-owned parking facilities.

Uncovered, surface off-street parking areas, except for publicly-owned parking facilities.

    (d) 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):

    (1)    Lot size. No minimum requirement.

    (2)    Yards. No minimum requirement.

    (3)    Building height. No maximum height.

    (4)    Vision clearance. No requirement.

    (5)    Floor area. No minimum requirement.

    (6)    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. No. 15134, § 1, 2-3-97; Ord. No. 15471, § 1, 1-5-98 )