(1) Statement of Intent:

The primary intent of this district is to provide for the special development needs of those wholesale and retail stores, shops and services and those professional offices, which by their nature, are dependent upon a county-wide trade area and/or employee base. The secondary intent of this district is to provide for certain commercial activities which are uniquely oriented towards the service of highway traffic. Therefore, whether for use as a county-wide retail district, or for use by highway businesses, this district should be utilized to produce a safe and orderly placement of facilities and activities along and/or with access to major traffic routes. Additionally, when applied as a county-wide business district, its size and location should be in relationship to the needs and economy of the entire county.


(a) Recommended District Size: (Per 9,000-12,000 families.)


(1) 12-20 acres (unsewered).

(2) 6-10 acres (sewered).


(2) Principal Uses:

The following uses and similar wholesale and retail stores, shops and services are considered principle uses in this district. Outside storage in conjunction with the principal use shall be allowed provided that the storage area is maintained in a neat and orderly manner, and where deemed appropriate at the time of permit application by virtue of proximity to a residential area or other potentially conflicting land use, required to fence or otherwise screen the storage area.


(a) Auction Galleries.

(b) Automotive Part & Supply Stores.

(c) Auto, Truck & Heavy Equipment Sales, Service & Mechanical Repair.

(d) Automotive Upholstery Shops.

(e) Boat Sales, Rental & Repair.

(f) Building Material & Product Sales.

(g) Department Stores except Discount Department Stores & Discount Centers.

(h) Exterminating Shops.

(i) Feed & Seed Stores.

(j) Food Lockers.

(k) Monument Sales.

(l)  Motorcycle & Recreational Vehicle Sales, Repair & Service.

(m) Newspaper Offices & Press Rooms.

(n) Pawn Shops.

(o) Physical Culture & Health Studios.

(p) Printing, Advertising, & Publishing Shops.

(q) Private Clubs, Lodges & Indoor Court Facilities.

(r) Radio Broadcasting Studios.

(s) Recording Studios.

(t) Second Hand Shops.

(u) Trade & Contractors Offices.

(v) Vending Machine Sales, Service & Repair.

(w) Wholesale Establishments, except Vehicle Wholesale & Auction.


These uses must be retail establishments, selling and storing only new merchandise providing there is no outside storage:


(x)  Low-traffic generating retail stores and shops offering convenience goods and services, e.g. mini-markets, bakeries, and beauty shops.

            (y)  Business and professional offices.

            (z)   Specialties, e.g. dance schools and art studios.

            (aa) Customer service establishments, e.g. restaurants and tailor shops.


These uses and similar stores and shops offering retail goods and services providing there is no outside storage:


(bb) Antique shops.

(cc) Appliance stores.

(dd) Bicycle Sales, rental & repair.

(ee) Carpet stores.

(ff) Catalog stores.

(gg) Caterers.

(hh) Churches.

(ii) Dry goods stores.

(jj) Electrical supply.

(kk) Financial Institutions.

(ll) Florist & gift shops.

(mm) Furniture stores & upholstery shops.

(nn) Garden supplies.

(oo) Hardware/sporting goods stores.

(pp) Heating supplies.

(qq) Hotels.

(rr) Junior Department Stores, except discount department stores and discount centers.

(ss) Laundry/dry cleaning establishments employing not over seven (7) persons.

(tt) Leather goods & luggage stores.

(uu) Liquor stores.

(vv) Medical appliances.

(ww) Music stores.

(xx) Night clubs.

(yy) Office supplies.

(zz) Personal service establishments.

(aaa) Pet shops without outdoor pens.

(bbb) Photographic supplies.

(ccc) Places of Entertainment.

(ddd) Plumbing & heating supplies.

(eee) Radio & TV repair & service shops.

(fff) Supermarkets.

(ggg) Taxidermists.

(hhh) Trade & variety stores.

(iii) Travel bureaus.


(3) Basic District Standards:


(a) Building.

(1) Height--Maximum--35 ft.


(b) Yards (sewered).

(1) Street--Minimum--50 ft.

(2) Rear--Minimum--25 ft.

(3) Side--Minimum--7 ft. one side; 10 ft. other side

(4) Shore--Minimum--75 ft.


(c) Yards (unsewered).

(1) Street--Minimum--50 ft.

(2) Rear--Minimum--50 ft.

(3) Side--Minimum--7 ft. one side; 10 ft. other side

(4) Shore--Minimum--75 ft.


            (d) Lot (sewered).

                        (1) Frontage – Minimum – 75 ft.

                        (2) Width – Minimum – 85 ft.

                        (3) Area – Minimum – 15,000 sq. ft.


            (e) Lot (unsewered).

                        (1) Frontage – Minimum – 100 ft.

                        (2) Width – Minimum – 100 ft.

                        (3) Area – Minimum – 30,000 sq. ft.


(4) Approval of Building Site and Operational Plans: (According to these provisions)


(a)    All uses requiring Sec. 17.25-4 review under the B-2 “Community Business District.”


(b)   Highway Business Uses – (H.B.)  such as:


(1)   Drive-in establishments serving food or beverages for consumption outside the structure.

(2)   Motels; mini-warehouses.

(3)   Tourist’s homes provided such district is located on a State Trunk or U.S. numbered highway.

(4)   Highway-oriented recreation, e.g. driving ranges, miniature golf.

(5)   Discount department stores and discount centers.

(6)   Outdoor sales, e.g. garden centers, nurseries, and greenhouses.

(7)   Home building centers, including lumber yards.

(8)   Any B-3 principal use to be developed in an area mapped as B-3 (H.B.).

(9)   Group 2 standards:


(a)    Building.

(1)   Height- Maximum- 35 ft.


(b)   Yards.

(1)   Street- Minimum- 75 ft.

(2)   Rear- Minimum- 25 ft.

(3)   Side- Minimum- 20 ft.

(4)   Shore- Minimum- 75 ft.


(c) Outdoor display areas when accessory to a principal use.