Chapter 17.68
OFFICE AND LIMITED BUSINESS DISTRICT

Sections:

17.68.010    Purpose.

17.68.020    Use regulations.

17.68.030    Building and parking locations.

17.68.040    Height regulations.

17.68.050    Area regulations.

17.68.060    Additional requirements.

17.68.010 Purpose.

The office and limited business district is intended to provide for the orderly and attractive grouping of one or more office buildings of an integrated and harmonious design. To accommodate mixed uses, ground floor commercial or retail uses are permitted in multi-story office buildings. Mixed uses shall be compatible from a traffic access and general use standpoint and shall not contribute to an undue concentration of like or identical uses. Hotels and motels are permitted subject to established standards contained herein. (Prior code § 17.365(1))

17.68.020 Use regulations.

A.    Subject to all approvals and conditions required by Chapter 17.100 and the provisions of this district, the permitted uses shall be:

1.    General or clerical offices;

2.    Professional offices;

3.    Financial institutions;

4.    Real estate offices;

5.    Any use, as permitted in the B-1 local business district within the ground floor area of any multistory office building, except that no residential use shall be permitted;

6.    Restaurants permitted in the local business district and casual dining restaurants with outdoor seating not exceeding twenty-five (25) percent of the indoor seating capacity within the ground floor area of any multistory office building; provided, that in the opinion of the plan commission, they will provide a service needed by the employees of, customers of and visitors to the offices in this district. The location and operating hours for the outdoor seating and adequacy of parking will be subject to plan commission approval;

7.    Hotels and motels; provided, that in the opinion of the plan commission, they meet or exceed the following standards:

a.    A hotel or motel site must have suitable access to Interstate Highway 94 and/or routes thereto,

b.    The entrance to a hotel or motel site must have access to a controlled intersection capable of handling projected traffic levels,

c.    A hotel or motel site shall not be located adjacent to residential areas except where adequate buffering, screening and site planning can effectively control impacts to the residential area. Such sites will be considered secondary hotel or motel sites. Sites not adjacent to residential areas will be considered preferred hotel or motel sites,

d.    A hotel or motel site should have suitable access to accessory commercial areas for convenience and shopping needs. Pedestrian linkages to these commercial areas are preferred,

e.    The height and appearance of the hotel and motel should be compatible with surrounding buildings and neighboring area,

f.    The floor area ratio (FAR) shall not exceed thirty (30) percent, however an additional five percent of floor area may be devoted to interior courtyard space upon approval of the plan commission,

g.    The lot coverage of the site shall not exceed seventy (70) percent, including building footprints and surfaced area. A minimum of thirty (30) percent of the site should be landscaped or a thirty (30) percent landscape surface ratio (LSR),

h.    A minimum of one parking space per room shall be provided. Accessory uses such as restaurants, lounges or banquet halls shall be reviewed for parking requirements separately,

i.    A major portion of all exterior building elevations shall be of masonry or brick building materials, excluding decorative concrete block;

8.    Retail printing, lithographing, blueprinting and photocopying establishments;

9.    Private business schools and training centers;

10.    Other similar uses meeting all the requirements of this section as recommended by the plan commission and authorized by the council;

11.    Bus terminal, railroad passenger or any other transportation terminal facility;

12.    Animal hospital and clinics in compliance with the following regulations:

a.    There shall be proper disposal of animal and medical waste, according to applicable federal, state, county and local regulations, in compliance with a plan on file with the inspection services department. The plan shall include daily collection of any pet waste deposited outside. Animal waste shall be disposed of in a fully enclosed and screened trash enclosure pursuant to the specifications of the site development standards and shall be no closer than fifty (50) feet from a property line. Animal waste and odors shall be controlled so as to not create a nuisance. No on-site animal waste incineration shall be permitted;

b.    All operations shall be undertaken within buildings located on the premises, except for waste elimination and animal exercise. Animals may be kept overnight at the facility as a result of the hospital or clinic service when medically necessary or advisable. No other animal boarding shall be allowed;

c.    Proper building insulation techniques shall be employed so as to ensure that the use of the property as an animal hospital and clinic does not interfere with the reasonable use and enjoyment of adjacent properties;

d.    The required landscape and site plan shall screen waste elimination areas from view of all neighboring properties;

e.    Retail sales of pet supplies and pet food shall be permitted as an accessory use; provided, however, that such sales shall not utilize more than five percent of the building floor area;

f.    A single-family residential unit may be located on the premises, only as an accessory use to an animal hospital and clinic that provides twenty-four (24) hour hospital and clinic service or boarding as a result of the hospital or clinic service;

13.    Adult day care;

14.    Child care centers;

15.    Religious uses.

B.    General Restrictions. Any use permitted in this district shall comply with the following restrictions.

1.    No residence shall be permitted.

2.    All operations and activities of all uses shall be conducted wholly inside a building or buildings, except as listed within this district.

3.    Exterior lighting fixtures shall be shielded or shaded where necessary to avoid glare upon any residence district or into public streets or parks. (Ord. 2606-20 § 15, 2020; amended during 1/21/16 update; Ord. 2251-11 § 10, 2011; Ord. 2134-08 §§ 2, 3, 2008; prior code § 17.365(2))

17.68.030 Building and parking locations.

A.    Setback: one hundred (100) feet minimum, except off-street parking conforming to Section 17.120.010 may be in the setback except the front twenty-five (25) feet thereof.

B.    Offset: twenty-five (25) feet minimum, except where property is adjacent to residential districts when it shall be not less than fifty (50) feet; ten feet minimum for off-street parking, except where property is adjacent to residential districts or public building area. No parking space or access driveway shall be closer than twenty-five (25) feet to any residential district or public building area. (Prior code § 17.365(3))

17.68.040 Height regulations.

A.    Principal building: thirty-five (35) feet maximum.

B.    Accessory buildings: fifteen (15) feet maximum. (Prior code § 17.365(4))

17.68.050 Area regulations.

A.    Floor Area.

1.    Minimum required: none.

2.    Maximum FAR permitted: thirty (30) percent including accessory buildings.

B.    Lot Size.

1.    Minimum area: sixty thousand (60,000) square feet.

2.    Minimum average width: one hundred eighty (180) feet.

C.    Lot Coverage and Landscape Surface Ratio (LSR).

1.    Maximum lot coverage: seventy (70) percent all buildings and impervious surfaces.

2.    Minimum LSR: thirty (30) percent.

(Prior code § 17.365(5))

17.68.060 Additional requirements.

A.    Signs. Signs and other advertising media shall be erected in accordance with Chapter 15.16 or as amended.

B.    Landscaping. All premises shall, within one year after the date of the occupancy permit, be sodded or seeded (except for parking areas) and landscaped throughout in the manner directed by the plan commission to accomplish the purposes of this title and to promote compatibility between the development and surrounding uses. (Prior code § 17.365(6))