Section 29-19.1 District M-P, Planned General Industrial District.
Prior to the adoption of Ord. 17575 on 02/03/2003, Section 29-19.1 read as follows.
(a) Purpose. The M-P district is intended
to allow for a broad range of industrial and
commercial uses under the guidelines of a planned district.
The major objectives of the M-P district are:
(1) To promote flexibility in the design
and location of structures.
- To promote the efficient use of land and to facilitate a more economic arrangement of
buildings, circulation systems, land uses and utilities.
(3) To ensure compatibility with surrounding
(b) Permitted uses. In district M-P,
no building, land or premises shall be used and no
building shall hereafter be erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered except for one or more
of the uses allowed by the ordinance placing the property in district MP (for exceptions, see
Section 2928, NonConforming Uses, and Section 2931, Board of Adjustment). The commission
shall recommend and the council, at the time of rezoning, shall designate the use or uses allowed
for the applicants property from the following uses:
(1) One or more or all of the permitted uses in districts M-R,
M-C, M1 and C-3 (except those
uses permitted in district R-3).
(c) Conditional Uses. The following uses
shall be permitted in district M-P only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
Communication antennas and towers, subject to the provisions of section 29-21.3.
(d) Standards and Criteria. The following
standards and criteria shall apply to all M-P
(1) Lot size. No minimum requirements.
(2) Yards. Yards shall be provided as deemed necessary, based
on the characteristics of each
individual proposal, to provide compatible development.
(3) Building height. No maximum height.
(4) Vision clearance. On any corner lot 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 and loading. The provisions of Section 2930,
OffStreet Parking and Loading, shall
apply, except that the commission may recommend and the council may approve a different
parking requirement if, after considering the proposed use, the availability of other parking in the
area (including parking on public streets) and other relevant factors, a different requirement is
The commission may also recommend and the council may allow some of the required parking to
be deferred. This shall be done by noting such parking spaces on the plan as future parking
needed. The future parking spaces may be placed within landscaped areas, as long as the
landscaped areas are in excess of the 15% minimum of the site which is required to be in
landscaping. The property owner shall establish additional parking spaces in the future
parking area when directed to do so by the city council.
a. A permanent screen consisting of a
masonry wall, wood fence, landscaping material, or
combination thereof, at least eight (8) feet in height and, when a fence is used, not to exceed
twelve (12) feet in height, shall be required where a lot in this district abuts residentially zoned
land. The required screening shall have an opacity of at least eighty (80) per cent year around
and, if landscaping is used, the eighty (80) per cent opacity and eightfoot minimum height shall
be achieved within four (4) full growing seasons. In the event a masonry wall or wood fence is
used, landscaping shall be placed between the wall or fence and the property line to form an
ornamental screen. The required screening and landscaping shall be maintained in good order
and not allowed to exist in a state of disrepair or death. If wood fencing is used, it shall be
durable in nature and treated to prevent rapid deterioration. Failure to maintain the required
landscaping and screening shall be considered a violation of this chapter.
b. The commission may recommend and the
council may approve less stringent or more
stringent screening requirements if, after considering topography, surrounding uses and other
relevant factors, less stringent or more stringent screening requirements are deemed appropriate.
c. The commission may recommend and the council may approve screening
any lot in district M-P that abuts land that is not residentially zoned after considering the possible
uses of the lot and the abutting property. The screening requirements shall be the same as in
subsection (d)(6)a. and shall be subject to the provisions of subsection (d)(6)b.
- Drainage. A drainage system shall be designed to minimize the possibility of soil erosion
and flood damage.
(8) Circulation. The traffic circulation system shall provide
for the safe, convenient and
efficient movement of goods and people with a minimum of conflict between various modes of
(e) Procedure for review and approval
of MP zoning and the development plan.
(1) The first step in approval process
should be a concept review to discuss and document
the proposal. The concept review is an informal discussion and review between the director of
planning and development and the developer to discuss land use and development concepts,
applicable regulations, and other concerns that may be raised.
(2) The applicant shall prepare and submit
a request for MP zoning to the commission for its
review. The request shall include a list of proposed M-P uses. The commission shall then hold a
(3) After the public hearing, the commission
shall forward its recommendation to the
(4) The council, after a public hearing,
shall take final action on the MP zoning request and
shall specify the uses allowed.
(5) After council approval of the rezoning, the applicant shall
submit a development plan for
review and approval by the commission. The development plan shall be processed in the same
manner as a rezoning request. Advertising costs shall be at the applicant's expense. After the
public hearing, the commission shall forward the development plan to the council with its
recommendation. The council will then conduct a public hearing and take action on the plan.
(6) The development
plan submittal shall include the following:
a. The name of
the MP development.
b. A north arrow,
scale, small location map of the site, and the size of the site to the
nearest onetenth (0.1) of an acre.
c. The name and
address of the record owners of the land.
d. Names of adjacent
property owners of unsubdivided land and the names of adjacent
e. The existing
topography of the site with contour intervals no greater than five (5) feet,
and the specific location of the onehundredyear floodplain, if applicable.
f. The location and height of all buildings. The minimum distance
from buildings to perimeter
property lines shall be shown or stated on the plan.
g. The location
and number of parking spaces, drives, walkways, and the parking ratio.
h. The location
and width of existing street rightsofway, alleys, roads, railroad
rightsofway and recorded easements; and, the proposed location, width, name and grade for any
i. The location
and size of existing and proposed sanitary sewers, water mains, storm
sewers and natural gas mains within or adjacent to the site and any proposed easements.
j. A landscaping
plan which complies with the requirements of Chapter 12A.
k. Signature blocks for commission and
council approval on all exhibits considered part of
the development plan.
l. The proposed
location and general description of wall signs and signs not attached to
structures on the site
m. The proposed
type and location of all onsite lighting.
(7) In addition to the above, a M-P development
plan submittal shall include a set of design
parameters which the director of planning and development shall use as guidance when
considering future revisions to an approved MP development plan. The design parameters shall
be in the form of a letter and shall include the following:
a. The maximum
gross square footage of building floor area on the site.
b. The minimum
distance between any building and any adjacent property line or street
c. The maximum
height of any building on the site.
d. The minimum
distance between the edge of any driveway, parking area, loading area,
trash storage area and any adjacent property line or street rightofway.
e. The minimum
percentage of the site to be maintained in landscaping.
f. The maximum
number of freestanding signs on the site, the maximum square footage of
sign surface area and maximum height of each.
The design parameters
shall become part of the ordinance approving the M-P
(8) Approval of the development plan
shall be deemed as satisfying the requirements of the
subdivision regulations for a preliminary plat, provided all those requirements have been met.
Any variances to the subdivision regulations, proposed as part of the development plan shall be
stated clearly on the development plan. Such variances shall be considered along with
commission and council review of the development plan.
(9) No building permit shall be issued until the development
plan is approved by the council.
(10) No building permit shall be issued
until the property has been platted.
(11) No building or footing and foundation
permit shall be issued until the site plan filed
with the application for a building permit has been reviewed by the director of planning and
development for compliance with the approved development plan.
(12) From and after two (2) years following the date of approval
of a development plan by the
council, the council, may, by a majority vote, withdraw approval of such development plan,
provided development has not commenced.
(13) Changes may be made to an approved
MP development plan subject to approval by the
director of planning and development, provided that any such changes are within the limits set
forth in the approved design parameters. Any proposed changes which exceed the limits of the
design parameters shall be processed as a new MP development plan with required public
hearing before the planning and zoning commission and city council.
(14) The applicant may submit the development plan at the
time of rezoning to MP. Under this
option, the development plan will be considered by the commission and the council as part of the
(Ord. No. 17370, § 1, 7-15-02)