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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-37. (DMU) Downtown Mixed Use Zoning District

(1) Intent. This district is intended to permit both large and small scale "downtown" commercial development at an intensity which provides significant incentives for infill development, redevelopment, and the continued economic viability of existing development. The district is also intended to retain the existing "Main Street" characteristics of the core blocks on Central Avenue.

(2) Principal Uses Permitted by Right. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Mixed Use Dwelling Unit(s)

(b) Community Garden

(c) Small Scale Indoor Institutional

(d) Large Scale Indoor Institutional

(e) Outdoor Open Space Institutional

(f) Passive Outdoor Recreation

(g) Active Outdoor Recreation

(h) Essential Services

(i) Small Scale Public Services and Utilities

(j) Outdoor Display

(k) Indoor Commercial Entertainment

(l) Office

(m) Personal or Professional Service

(n) Artisan Studio

(o) Indoor Sales or Service

(p) Indoor Maintenance Service

(q) Communication Antenna

(3) Principal Uses Permitted as Conditional Use. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Townhouse (3-8 units per building)

(b) Multiplex (3-8 units per building)

(c) Apartment (3-24+ units per building)

(d) Market Garden

(e) Intensive Outdoor Recreation

(f) Institutional Residential

(g) Community Living Arrangement (1-16+ Residents)

(h) Outdoor Commercial Entertainment

(i) In-Vehicle Sales or Service

(j) Bed and Breakfast

(k) Commercial Indoor Lodging

(l) Boarding House

(m) Tourist House

(n) Group Daycare Center

(o) Indoor Sales or Service

(p) Light Industrial

(q) Communication Tower

(r) Transit Center

(s) Off-Site Parking

(4) Accessory Uses Permitted by Right. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses.

(a) Satellite Dish

(b) Personal Antenna and Tower

(c) Minor Home Occupation

(d) Conditional Home Occupation

(e) Residential Accessory Building

(f) Nonresidential Accessory Building

(g) Recreational Facility

(h) Landscape Feature

(i) Deck

(j) On-Site Parking

(k) Company Cafeteria

(l) Onsite Ancillary Use

(m) Solar Energy System

(5) Accessory Uses Permitted as Conditional Use. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements

(a) Small Wind Energy System

(b) Solar Energy System

(6) Temporary Uses. Refer to Article III for detailed definitions and requirements for each of the following land uses. (Exempt from setbacks unless specified in Article III.)

(a) Temporary Outdoor Sales

(b) Temporary Outdoor Assembly

(c) Temporary Storage Container

(d) Temporary Construction Storage

(e) Temporary Contractor's Project Office

(f) Temporary On-Site Real Estate Sales Office

(g) Farmer's Market

(h) Garage or Estate Sale

(7) Density, Intensity, and Bulk Regulations for the (DMU) Downtown Mixed Use District.

 Residential UsesNonresidential Uses
Minimum Lot Area (per building, not unit)3,000 square feet3,000 square feet
Maximum Building Coverage of Lot80 percent80 percent
Minimum Lot Width (per building, not unit)20 feet20 feet
Maximum Front and Street Side Setback0 feet*0 feet*
Maximum Side Setback0 feet*0 feet*
Minimum Rear Setback20 feet20 feet
Major Street Setback0 feet
Maximum Principal Building Height100 feet100 feet
Minimum Principal Building HeightTwo stories or 20 feet*
Minimum Principal Building Separation (multi-structure developments on shared lots)0 feet
Minimum Pavement Setback (lot line to pavement; excludes driveway entrances and lots that are 50 feet wide or less)0 feet
Minimum Parking RequiredSee Article III
Minimum Garage Door Setback to Alley (if applicable)20 feet for doors parallel to alley;8 feet for any other garage;Existing garages may be rebuilt on current footprint
Accessory Building Side Setback3 feet
Accessory Building Rear Setback5 feet
Maximum Detached Accessory Building Height25 feet or the height of the principal structure, whichever is less
* Exceptions allowed through conditional use permit

(Code 1982, 17.18)