Chapter 18.13


18.13.010    Purpose and intent.

18.13.015    Applicability.

18.13.020    Permitted uses.

18.13.030    Building height limit.

18.13.040    Minimum lot or building site area.

18.13.050    Front yard.

18.13.060    Side yard.

18.13.070    Rear yard.

18.13.080    Distance between dwellings.

18.13.010 Purpose and intent.

The A-1 Agricultural Land Use Zoning District is intended to facilitate primary agricultural uses, excluding the breeding, raising and keeping of livestock.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.015 Applicability.

The following regulations, as designated in this chapter, shall apply in all A-1 districts.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.020 Permitted uses.

Uses permitted in the A-1 district include the following:

A.    Nurseries, greenhouses and field crops for the propagating and cultivating of cut flowers and plants for medicinal, horticultural, floricultural and/or agricultural purposes, including those associated with the production of food, fuel and/or fiber; provided, that no retail sales shall be allowed;

B.    Research and development facilities related to horticultural, floricultural and/or agricultural production, including offices, storage facilities and other ancillary uses that support research and development, and agricultural operations;

C.    Single-family dwellings which are accessory to the permitted uses, including buildings for help employed on the premises;

D.    Retail sales are permitted on-site; provided, that such sales are accessory to the principal permitted uses.  (Ord. C-08-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.030 Building height limit.

The building height limit in the A-1 district shall be two and one-half stories, but not exceeding thirty-five feet; provided, however, that well derricks, windmills and tank houses may be constructed to a height not to exceed sixty feet.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.040 Minimum lot or building site area.

Each single-family dwelling, together with its accessory buildings, hereafter erected as incidental to the operation of any use permitted in this chapter shall be located on a building site having an area of not less than one-half acre and an average width of one hundred feet; provided, that there may be two dwellings constructed on a parcel where the ownership is at least five acres, and for each additional three acres of ownership an additional dwelling may be constructed.  In no instance shall there be more than four dwellings allowed on a single parcel in the A-1 district.  The minimum new lot size shall be fifteen acres; no existing lot smaller than fifteen acres in size shall be divided into smaller parcels.  Any new dwelling allowed in this district must be for accessory use only.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.050 Front yard.

In the A-1 district, each lot shall have a front yard not less than fifty feet in depth.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.060 Side yard.

In the A-1 district, each lot shall have side yards not less than twenty feet in width.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.070 Rear yard.

In the A-1 district, each lot shall have a rear yard not less than twenty-five feet in depth.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).

18.13.080 Distance between buildings.

No dwelling shall be located closer than twenty-five feet to any other dwelling on the same parcel.  (Ord. C-8-10 §1(Exh. A(part)), 2010).