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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-61. Transportation Land Uses

(1) Transit Center: A building, structure, and/or area designed and used for the purpose of loading, unloading, or transferring passengers or accommodating the movement of passengers from one mode of transportation to another. Examples include, but are not limited to, bus stations, train stations, and park and ride stations.

Regulations:

(a) Facility shall be surrounded by a bufferyard with a minimum opacity of 1.0 along all property borders abutting residentially zoned property.

(b) All buildings, structures, outdoor storage areas, and any other activity areas, except employee and passenger parking, shall be located a minimum of 100 feet from all lot lines abutting residentially zoned property.

(c) Minimum required parking: As sufficient to accommodate parking needs.

(2) Distribution Center: Facilities oriented to the short‑term indoor storage and possible repackaging and reshipment of materials involving the activities and products of a single user. Retail outlets associated with this use shall be considered accessory uses per Section 18-65(17).

Regulations:

(a) Facility shall be surrounded by a bufferyard with a minimum opacity of 1.00 along all property borders abutting residentially zoned property.

(b) All buildings, structures, outdoor storage areas, and any other activity areas shall be located a minimum of 100 feet from all lot lines abutting residentially zoned property.

(c) In no instance shall activity areas be located within a required frontage landscaping or bufferyard areas.

(d) Minimum required parking: One space per each employee on the largest work shift.

(3) Freight Terminal: Land and buildings representing either end of one or more truck carrier line(s) which may have some or all of the following facilities: yards, docks, management offices, storage sheds, buildings and/or outdoor storage areas, freight stations, and truck maintenance and repair facilities, principally serving several or many businesses requiring trans-shipment.

Regulations:

(a) Facility shall be surrounded by a bufferyard with a minimum opacity of 1.00 along all property borders abutting residentially zoned property.

(b) All buildings, structures, outdoor storage areas, and any other activity areas shall be located a minimum of 100 feet from all lot lines abutting residentially zoned property.

(c) In no instance shall activity areas be located within a required frontage landscaping or bufferyard areas.

(d) Minimum required parking: One space per each employee on the largest work shift.

(4) Airport: Transportation facilities providing takeoff, landing, servicing, storage, and other services to any type of air transportation. The operation of any type of air vehicle (including ultralight aircraft, hang gliders, parasails, and related equipment) within the jurisdiction of this Chapter shall occur only in conjunction with an approved Airport.

Regulations:

(a) The Airport shall be constructed, operated, and maintained in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and State.

(b) Minimum required parking: One space per each employee on the largest work shift, plus one space per every 5 passengers based on average daily ridership.

(5) Heliport: An area designed to be used for the landing or takeoff of helicopters including operations facilities, such as maintenance, loading and unloading, storage, fueling, or terminal facilities.

Regulations:

(a) The Heliport shall be located at least 200 feet from any residentially used or zoned property, measured in a straight line from the closest point of the takeoff and landing area to the property line of the closest residentially used or zoned property. The application shall include a site plan of the proposed facility and an area map showing the distance between the proposed takeoff and landing area and the nearest residential property.

(b) The Heliport shall be constructed, operated, and maintained in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and State.

(c) Minimum required parking: none.

(6) Off-Site Parking: Off-Site Parking lots are any areas used for the temporary parking of vehicles which are fully registered, licensed, and operable. See also Section 18-103 for additional parking regulations.

Regulations:

(a) Access and vehicular circulation shall be designed so as to discourage cut-through traffic.

(Ord. No. 953, 1, 1-22-2002)