20D.170.50 Day Care.

20D.170.50-010 Purpose.

This section provides development criteria for commercial day care centers in residential, commercial, business and manufacturing zones. (Ord. 2401; Ord. 1930 (20C.80.7455))

20D.170.50-020 Development Standards.

(1)    Commercial Day Care Centers (Residential, Commercial, BP and MP Zones).

(a)    Day care centers shall comply with all building, fire, safety, and health codes, and all applicable development standards.

(b)    Day care centers shall obtain a business license and maintain the use license as long as the use operates.

(c)    Day care centers shall obtain all required state approvals.

(d)    In the RA-5 zone, stand-alone day care centers are prohibited.

(e)    Day care centers shall not be located closer than 300 feet from another existing day care operation in residential zones.

(f)    The minimum lot size shall be 20,000 square feet in all residential zones.

(g)    In the NC zone, hours of operation may be limited if residential uses are located in upper stories of the same building.

(h)    In the NC zone, day care centers are limited to a maximum gross floor area of 5,000 square feet per establishment in mixed-use or multi-tenant buildings.

(i)    Play equipment used in the day care operations shall be placed no closer than 10 feet from any property line.

(j)    Off-street parking for each employee shall be provided.

(k)    Building design, site plans and landscaping shall be of a character which is appropriate for the area.

(l)    Day care centers may be approved in new or existing churches and other places of worship, and no additional approval will be required, provided all other requirements of this section are met.

(m)    Day care centers located in residential zones shall operate within the hours of 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Ord. 2401; Ord. 1930 (20C.80.7460))