Chapter 17.28


17.28.010    Industrial zone district.

17.28.020    Public use district.

17.28.010 Industrial zone district.

A. Policy. The industrial district is designed to allow for the location and development of light nonpolluting industrial uses within the town, with ample room for future uses, in a location which insulates the major residential areas and the main traffic arterials through the town from the noise, traffic or aesthetic impacts of such uses. Allowed uses within the industrial district are intended to be limited to those industrial enterprises which can be economically operated without threatening the environmental integrity of the air, the ground and surface waters, and the natural aesthetic qualities of the area, and without producing excessive noise or odor or possessing other obnoxious features. Uses which can be conditioned to meet these goals but which, uncontrolled, could threaten the welfare of the town should be allowed only by conditional use permit to provide for thorough review of the intended project and imposition of protective conditions and limitations thereon.

B. Uses Permitted. In an industrial district those uses shall be permitted as set forth in the table of permitted land uses in Chapter 17.16.

C. Lot Size, Allowable Densities, Lot Coverage, Height and Setbacks. Lot sizes, allowable densities, lot coverage, height and setback requirements in an industrial district shall be as set forth in Section 17.24.050.

D. Signs. In an industrial district the following signs only shall be permitted:

1. One temporary sign advertising the sale, lease or rental of the property on which it is located, which sign shall be not more than nine square feet in area;

2. Not more than two signs for each permitted use, located on the premises or upon the lot or parcel on which the enterprise is located, and one sign for each permitted use on a shared signboard at any access road to the industrial area, development or subdivision; and provided, that no sign is larger than thirty-six (36) square feet in size and that all signs are set back to not create a visual barrier on streets, roads or private driveways or accessways. All signs located within the industrial district shall comply with Chapter 15.08;

3. No signs in an industrial district shall be self-illuminated. Only indirect, shaded lighting on a sign shall be allowed.

E. Limitations of Use. In an industrial district the following limitations shall apply to all uses:

1. Materials shall be stored and grounds shall be maintained in a manner which will not attract or aid the propagation of insects or rodents or otherwise create a health hazard.

2. All service, processing or storage on property abutting or facing a residential district shall be wholly within an enclosed building or screened from view from the residential district by a permanently maintained, sight obscuring fence at least six feet high.

3. Access from a public street to properties in an industrial district shall be so located as to minimize traffic congestion and avoid directing industrial traffic onto residential streets.

4. Building entrances or other openings adjacent to a residential or commercial district shall be prohibited if they cause glare, excessive noise, or otherwise adversely affect the use or value of the adjacent property.

5. All storm water shall be collected and disposed of on site.

F. Residential uses in industrial districts are subject to the following conditions:

1. No more than one residence will be allowed on a single parcel. The residential use must be located in the same structure or structure addition as the primary use.

2. The residential use must be strictly incidental and subordinate to the primary use of the structure for an allowed industrial use. The floor area of a residential unit may be no more than thirty (30) percent of the footprint of the entire structure.

3. If the primary industrial use is discontinued for a period of more than three months, the residential use shall cease.

4. In addition to off-street parking requirements for the allowed industrial use, a residential use in an allowed industrial use structure shall require one additional off-street parking stall.

5. All pets associated with a residential use in an allowed industrial use shall be kept in such a manner that will not disturb, bother, be menacing, or become a nuisance to the public or other adjacent property owners, their guests, customers or invitees. Dogs associated with a residential use in an allowed industrial use shall be subject to Chapter 6.08.

6. All residents of residential uses in an allowed industrial use shall acknowledge that such residential use is within an area zoned for industrial purposes which create normal noise, traffic and other activities associated with industrial areas. Such residents shall not object, in any manner, to the normal noise, traffic and other activities associated with the industrial zoning district.

7. The above conditions shall apply to all residential uses in an allowed industrial use as long as the residential use continues, regardless of change in ownership, lessor or lessee, assignor or assignee, or business type. (Ord. 749 § 1 (Exh. A), 2021; Ord. 663 § 4, 2014: Ord. 489 § 7, 1998; Ord. 372 § 7(1), 1990)

17.28.020 Public use district.

A. Intent. The intent of the public use district is to protect areas of public use and enjoyment such as parklands, or areas of environmental sensitivity acquired by the town, from pressure of alternate development, for the long-term use and enjoyment of the town and its citizens; and to provide for and protect public institutional facilities within the town, including public utility facilities.

B. Uses Permitted. In a public use district those public and governmental uses and functions shall be allowed as set forth in Chapter 17.16 of this title. (Ord. 372 § 7(2), 1990)