Chapter 18.130


18.130.010    Purpose.

18.130.020    Permitted uses.

18.130.030    Conditional uses.

18.130.040    Prohibited uses.

18.130.050    Setback requirements.

18.130.060    Architectural standards.

18.130.070    Applicability.

18.130.080    Parking areas.

18.130.090    Underlying zoning.

18.130.010 Purpose.

The pedestrian oriented overlay (PO-OV) zone is established to preserve and encourage the pedestrian character of commercial areas and to promote street life and activity by regulating building orientation and design and accessory parking facilities, focusing on pedestrian friendly uses, and by prohibiting certain high impact and automobile-oriented uses.

Generally, uses that are conducive to this zone will be smaller-scale and “boutique” style retail and office uses, restaurants, and cultural uses. When possible, these uses shall be required to integrate and consolidate shared driveways, ingress and egress, green spaces, signage, pedestrian access and parking. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.020 Permitted uses.

The following uses are permitted and allowed in the PO-OV zone; provided, that the regulations and intent of this zone are met:

(1) Beauty salon or barber shop.

(2) Bakery.

(3) General retail.

(4) Drug store or pharmacy.

(5) Professional office.

(6) Restaurant, sit down. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.030 Conditional uses.

The following uses, but not limited to the following uses, are conditional and may be considered uses within the PO-OV zone; provided, that the regulations and intent of this zone are adhered to:

(1) Drive-through window.

(2) Restaurant, fast food. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.040 Prohibited uses.

The following uses are prohibited in the PO-OV zone:

(1) Auto repair and related services.

(2) Auto sales and service.

(3) Gas station/convenience store.

(4) Grocery store.

(5) Storage/warehouse facilities.

(6) Check cashing/title loan businesses.

(7) Tobacco retailers.

(8) E-cigarette, including “vapor” businesses.

(9) Pawn shops.

(10) Any use not permitted in the underlying zone. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.050 Setback requirements.

(1) Adjacent to Public Streets. All buildings adjacent to public streets shall be set back a minimum of five feet from property line.

(2) Side Yard Setbacks.

(a) Compatible Land Uses. Setbacks between buildings of compatible land use may have a zero setback if both buildings are constructed with a one-hour fire wall. Otherwise, the setbacks shall be a minimum of 15 feet for adequate access.

(b) Noncompatible Land Uses. When located adjacent to a residential district (excepting recognizable holding zones for future commercial development), side yard setbacks shall be a minimum of 20 feet. Adjacent to compatible uses, the minimum rear yard setback shall be five feet.

(3) Rear Yard Setbacks. Where adjacent to residential zones, the minimum rear yard setback shall be one foot for every one foot in building height. However, there shall be a minimum setback of 20 feet. Adjacent to compatible uses, the minimum rear yard setback shall be 20 feet.

(4) Setbacks shall be measured to the foundation. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.060 Architectural standards.

Building architecture shall follow the standards of the underlying zone. However, special sensitivity shall be given to pedestrian focused design, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Outdoor seating areas, including street furniture, planter boxes, etc.

(2) Direct access from sidewalk and other pedestrian areas.

(3) Use of awnings and canopies to emphasize outdoor spaces.

(4) Enhanced visibility by use of street level windows and storefront glass.

(5) Screening of parking areas, and utility and waste structures.

(6) Building massing and scale appropriate to pedestrian focus.

(7) Shared courtyard and outdoor spaces.

(8) Landscape design and amenities that allow for pedestrian and customer interaction and use. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.070 Applicability.

The PO-OV shall be applied to following commercial zones only:

(1) Commercial downtown (C-D).

(2) Commercial neighborhood (C-N).

(3) Commercial gateway (C-G).

(4) Commercial professional office (C-PO).

(5) Commercial regional (C-R).

(6) Planned commercial center (PCC).

Application for the PO-OV zone shall be for a parcel of not less than one-half acre in size and a maximum of five acres, and shall only apply to parcels that have frontage on a public right-of-way. Each parcel shall also be of sufficient size to assure compliance with the city’s off-street parking, landscaping, and site plan requirements. The city may deny any application under this section which is not conducive to the intent of this title. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.080 Parking areas.

(1) Arrangement. Parking shall be arranged for convenient access and visibility, but also contained by buildings and landscaping. The site plan shall be designed to encourage parking locations to be on the side and/or rear of the buildings. Parking shall be allowed in the front of the building only if it can be demonstrated that site constraints are not conducive to any other arrangement. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]

18.130.090 Underlying zoning.

The underlying zoning, and any and all applicable sections of Riverton City Code, shall apply where this chapter is silent. [Ord. 16-09 § 1 (Exh. A).]