Chapter 17.76
OFFICE DISTRICT

Sections:

17.76.010    Use regulations.

17.76.020    Building and parking locations.

17.76.030    Height regulations.

17.76.040    Area regulations.

17.76.050    Additional requirements.

17.76.010 Use regulations.

A.    Permitted Uses. 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.    Bank or savings and loan offices;

4.    Real estate offices;

5.    Any similar use as recommended by the plan commission and authorized by the council;

6.    Religious uses.

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

1.    No residence shall be permitted.

2.    No merchandise shall be handled for sale or service rendered on the premises except such as are incidental or accessory to the principal permissible use of the premises. Any question concerning the permissibility of a use as incidental or accessory shall be determined by the council.

3.    All operations and activities of all uses shall be conducted wholly inside a building or buildings.

4.    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 § 20, 2020; amended during 1/21/16 update; prior code § 17.375(1))

17.76.020 Building and parking locations.

A.    Setback:

1.    One hundred (100) feet minimum on all streets, the opposite side of which lies in a more restrictive district in this or a neighboring municipality with the exception of frontage on arterial streets which are designated on the master street plan as having a right-of-way width of ninety (90) feet or more, wherein the setback shall be fifty (50) feet;

2.    Fifty (50) feet minimum on streets, both sides of which lie in this or a less restrictive district;

3.    There shall be no structures of any kind or parking of automobiles, trucks or any other types of vehicles or storage or display of equipment, products, vehicles or material of any kind within the setback area. Where an existing parking setback is less than required by this district and an existing parking lot is proposed to be expanded, the setback may be reduced to not less than twenty-five (25) feet for the expanded portion of the parking lot.

B.    Offset: twenty-five (25) feet minimum for buildings, except where property is adjacent to residential districts when it shall be a minimum of 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 § 17.375(2))

17.76.030 Height regulations.

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

B.    Accessory buildings: fifteen (15) feet maximum. (Prior code § 17.375(3))

17.76.040 Area regulations.

A.    Floor Area.

1.    Maximum required: none.

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

B.    Lot Size.

1.    Minimum area: thirty thousand (30,000) square feet.

2.    Minimum average width: one hundred fifty (150) feet.

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

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

2.    Minimum landscape surface ratio: thirty (30) percent. (Prior code § 17.375(4))

17.76.050 Additional requirements.

A.    Signs. Signs, billboards and other advertising media shall be erected in accordance with Chapter 15.16.

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 chapter and to promote compatibility between industrial and residential uses. (Prior code § 17.375(5))