(1) Statement of Intent:

The intent of this district is to provide for industrial uses often considered offensive or unique by nature. Therefore, the location of this district often requires isolation from most of the community's population or placement within an industrial park.


(2) Principal Uses:

The following uses and similar uses are permitted subject to approval by the Planning & Zoning Committee:


(a) The following uses and similar stores and shops offering convenience goods and personal services provided that they shall be retail establishments, selling and storing only new merchandise provided there is no outside storage: (Provided the retail convenience or service facility does not exceed 1,500 sq. ft. of area for the principal structure).


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


(2) Business and professional offices;


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


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


 (b) The following uses and similar stores and shops offering retail goods and services to surrounding neighborhoods provided there is no outside storage:


(2) Antique Shops.

(2) Appliance Stores.

(3) Bicycle Sales, Rental & Repair.

(4) Card & Picture Framing Shops.

(5) Carpet Stores.

(6) Catalog Stores.

(7) Caterers.

(8) Churches.

(9) Dry Goods Stores.

(10) Electrical Supply.

(11) Financial Institutions.

(12) Florist & Gift Shops.

(13) Furniture Stores & Upholstery Shops.

(14) Garden Supplies (indoor sales).

(15) Hardware/Sporting Goods Stores.

(16) Heating Supplies.

(17) Hotels.

(18) Junior Department Stores except Discount Department Stores and Discount Centers.

(19) Laundry/Dry Cleaning Establishments employing not over seven (7) persons.

(20) Leather Goods & Luggage Stores.

(21) Liquor Stores.

(22) Medical Appliances.

(23) Music Stores.

(24) Night Clubs.

(25) Office Supplies.

(26) Personal Service Establishments.

(27) Pet Shops without outdoor pens.

(28) Photographic Supplies.

(29) Places of Entertainment.

(30) Plumbing & Heating Supplies.

(31) Radio & TV Repair & Service Shops.

(32) Supermarkets.

(33) Taxidermists.

(34) Trade & Variety Stores.

(35) Travel Bureaus.



(c) The following uses and similar wholesale and retail stores, shops and services. 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.


(1) Auction Galleries.

(2) Automotive Part & Supply Stores.

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

(4) Automotive Upholstery Shops.

(5) Boat Sales, Rental & Repair.

(6) Building Material & Product Sales.

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

(8) Exterminating Shops.

(9) Feed & Seed Stores.

(10) Food Lockers.

(11) Monument Sales.

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

(13) Newspaper Offices & Press Rooms.

(14) Pawn Shops.

(15) Physical Culture & Health Studios.

(16) Printing, Advertising, & Publishing Shops.

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

(18) Radio Broadcasting Studios.

(19) Recording Studios.

(20) Second Hand Shops.

(21) Trade & Contractors Offices.

(22) Vending Machine Sales, Service & Repair.

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


(d)  The following and similar uses are permitted subject to approval by the Planning and Zoning Committee as to location and operations (provided there is no outside storage of equipment or products):


(1) General, clerical and professional offices.

(2) Research and testing laboratories, schools and training centers.

(3) Cleaning, pressing and dyeing establishments.

(4) Commercial greenhouses.

(5) Wholesalers and distributors.

(6) Food locker plants, cold storage warehousing, etc.

(7) Light industrial plants such as required for production of millwork, machine tools, paper containers, light metal fabrication, and similar small industries.

(8) Manufacture, fabrication, packing, packaging, processing & assembly of confections, cosmetics, electrical appliances, electronic devices, foods (except garbage, fish and fish products, meat and meat products, and pea vineries), instruments, jewelry, pharmaceuticals, tobacco and toiletries.

(9) Manufacturing and bottling of non-alcoholic beverages.

(10) Painting, printing, publishing establishments.

(11) Commercial bakeries and trade and contractor's offices.



(e) Freight yards, freight terminals and trans-shipment depots.


(f) Inside storage warehouses.


(g) Breweries.


(h) Crematories.


(i) All other manufacturing, assembling or processing not otherwise requiring Conditional Use Permit.


(j) Vehicle body shops, vehicle wholesale and auction centers, but not including the storage of junked or wrecked vehicles.


 (3) Basic District Standards:


(a) Building.

(1) Height--Maximum--None.


(b) Yards.

(1) Street--Minimum--30 ft.

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

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

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


(4) Approval of Building Site and Operational Plans,* according to 17.25-4:


(a) All structures and substantial improvements for principal uses.



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


(2) Highway Business Uses-  (H.B.) such as:


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

(b) Motels; mini-warehouses.

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

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

(e) Discount Department Stores and Discount Centers.

(f) Home Building Centers, including lumber yards.

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

(h) Any B-3 Principal Use to be developed in an area mapped as B-3 (H.B.).

(i) 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.



(c) All structures and substantial improvements for principal uses subject to the following:


(a) 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, except for sales or service to industrial customers.


(b) No continuous or intermittent noise from operations greater than the volume and range of noise emanating from vehicular traffic or its equivalent in noise shall be detectable at the boundary line of any residential district.


(c) No toxic matter, noxious matter, smoke or gas, and no odorous or particulate matter detectable beyond the lot lines shall be emitted.


(d) No vibration shall be detectable beyond the lot lines.


(e) No glare or heat shall be detectable beyond the lot lines.


(f) The storage or use of chemicals either solid, liquid or gas, shall be subject to the following conditions:


(1) The storage, utilization or manufacturing of materials or products ranging from incombustible to moderate burning is permitted.


(2) The storage, utilization or manufacturing of materials or products ranging from free to active burning is permitted providing the following condition is met:


(a) Said materials or products shall be stored, utilized, or manufactured within completely enclosed buildings having incombustible exterior walls and protected throughout by an automatic fire extinguishing system.


*The uses within each of these districts have been grouped according to the expected intensity of the commercial activity. Also, lot sizes have been adjusted according to service by public sewer or on-site sanitary system.