Chapter 18.76


18.76.010    Intent.

18.76.020    Use regulations.

18.76.030    Standards.

18.76.010 Intent.

This district is intended to provide for heavy manufacturing, fabricating, assembly, disassembly, processing and treatment activities. (Ord. 88-010 § 2, 1988. 2004 Code § 18.40.010.)

18.76.020 Use regulations.

A. Permitted Uses. In the HI, heavy industrial district, permitted uses are:

1. Any use permitted in the LI district;

2. Any use whose primary purpose is concerned with the heavy manufacturing, fabricating, assembly, disassembly, processing, or treatment of goods and services, including but not limited to:

a. Acid,

b. Airplanes,

c. Boats,

d. Cement, lime, gypsum and plaster of paris,

e. Chemicals,

f. Creosote,

g. Explosives,

h. Gas,

i. Glue,

j. Ink,

k. Motor vehicles,

l. Paint, oil, shellac, varnish and turpentine,

m. Paper products and pulp manufacture,

n. Poison,

o. Rubber products;

3. Communications tower, major;

4. Communications tower, minor;

5. Distillation of wood, coal or bones;

6. Food and grain processing, canning and storage, including meat, fish and poultry;

7. Foundries, iron works and steel fabrication;

8. Junkyards;

9. Marijuana cultivation facility, indoor unlimited;

10. Marijuana product manufacturing facility, unlimited;

11. Metal reduction furnace for aluminum, gold, silver, platinum, copper, tin or zinc;

12. Natural resource extraction on tracts of land not less than five acres in size including equipment and buildings or structures for screening, crushing, mixing, washing, storage or office purposes;

13. Power generation plants;

14. Railroad yard or roundhouse;

15. Recycling centers;

16. Rendering plants;

17. Sawmills;

18. Shipping and receiving terminals;

19. Slaughterhouses;

20. Tannery;

21. Sexually oriented businesses.

B. Conditional Uses. In the HI, heavy industrial district, conditional uses are:

1. Airports, heliports, aircraft landing fields and associated buildings essential in the operation of these uses;

2. Bulk fuel distribution and storage not incidental to the uses listed in subsections (A) and (B) of this section;

3. Dormitories and other dwelling units, including mobile homes, placed on the premises to be used by individuals employed in the industrial use of the premises;

4. Large scale development;

5. Petrochemical plant;

6. Petroleum refining or storage;

7. Sanitary landfills;

8. Shooting range, outdoor;

9. Storage of hazardous substances as the principal use of the property or which are unrelated to those uses that are either permitted outright or conditionally in this zoning district. (Ord. 2015-67 § 11, 2016; Ord. 2015-41 § 15, 2015; Ord. 2015-26 § 5, 2015; Ord. 2012-58 §§ 3, 5, 2013; Ord. 2006-82 § 6, 2007; Ord. 97-033 § 3, 1997; Ord. 94-081 § 3, 1994; Ord. 93-053 §§ 4, 5, 1993; Ord. 88-010 § 2, 1988. 2004 Code § 18.40.020.)

18.76.030 Standards.

In the HI, heavy industrial district, geometric standards are:

A. Lot Area. There shall be no minimum lot area except as may be required by the State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation in areas where community sewer and water are unavailable.

B. Required Yards for Buildings.

1. Front yard shall not be less than 10 feet;

2. Side and rear yards shall not be required, except as provided herein. Where a lot’s side and/or rear lot line abuts property in the rural and agricultural (RA-40, RA-20, RA-10, RA-5), rural farmstead (RF-4, RF-2), rural estate (RE-4, RE-2), rural residential (RR), single-family residential (SF-20, SF-10, SF-5) two-family residential (TF), multiple-family residential (MF) and multiple-family residential/professional office (MFO) districts, the required side and/or rear yard shall be 20 feet. This distance may be reduced to 10 feet if a sight obscuring screen, not less than six feet in height, is provided.

C. Building Height. Unlimited.

D. Exceptions to Yard and Building Height Requirements. See Chapter 18.96 FNSBC.

E. Parking. See Chapter 18.96 FNSBC.

F. Signs. See Chapter 18.96 FNSBC. (Ord. 93-006 § 6, 1993; Ord. 88-010 § 2, 1988. 2004 Code § 18.40.030.)