*Ordinance #6 Commercial District

(Ord. No.6)
300.090           COMMERCIAL DISTRICTS
300.091           Purpose.
Sec. 6.01. The primary purpose of establishing Commercial Districts is to provide areas designated for a variety of local commercial and service establish­ments with local commercial and business enterprises. As in other districts, provision is also made for integration of certain enterprises and property uses by Special Land Use Permit.
(Ord. No.6, Eff. May 1, 1981)
300.092           Property uses.
Sec. 6.02. No land or premises shall hereafter be used and no building or structure erected, used or altered for other than any of the following purposes:
6.02A Permitted uses.
1.      Retail stores and shops offering chiefly new merchandise for resale when conducted primarily within buildings having a roof and four (4) walls, but not excluding antique shops.
2.      Personal service shops, such as barber shops, beauty parlors, dressmaking, tailoring, shoe repair, and the like.
3.      Restaurants, food services and dairy bars, but not including drive-ins.
4.      Occupations such as accounting services, and real estate sales.
5.      Professional offices, such as doctors, lawyers, dentists, osteopaths, chiro­practors, engineers and architects.
6.      Banks, show rooms, undertaking establishments.
7.      Public buildings.
8.      Recreational facilities but not including drive-in theaters.
9.      Civic, social and fraternal buildings.
10. Motels.
6.02B Uses by special land use permit as provided by section 8.05 [300.1351.
1.      Gasoline stations.
2.      Used car lots but not including storage, processing or sale of used auto parts, or of items commonly referred to as junk.
3.      Drive-in food and drink and other drive-in establishments.
4.      Parking lots.
5.      Sale and service of agricultural machinery, trailers and boats.
6.      Veterinary services and hospitals, but not including kennels.
7.      Bowling alleys including food service therewith.
8.      Dry cleaning, self-service laundries.
9.      Public utility buildings, transformer station, sub-stations and service yards, but not storage yards.
10. Warehouse, storage buildings.
11. Light manufacturing when housed within buildings for the repair, alter­ation, finishing, assembling, fabrication or storage of goods, primarily for local or retail sale. Uses which are obnoxious, offensive or hazardous by reason of emission of odor, smoke, fumes, dust, vibration, noise or glare are prohibited.
12. Shop for the sale, service and/or repair of small engines, but not including repair of automobiles or trucks.
13. Public garage.
14. Broadcast towers.
6.02C Accessory use, buildings and structures. Accessory buildings, structures and uses customarily incidental to any Primary Use or Approved Use.
(Ord. No.6, Eff. May 1, 1981; Ord. No. 13, Eff. Jun. 11, 1985; Amend. of May 12, 1998)




300.093           Minimum land area.
Sec. 6.03. Every building hereafter erected shall be located on a parcel of land not less than one (1) acre unless the parcel is hooked to a public sewer. Then the land area can be twelve-thousand (12,000) square feet, and both the one (1) acre and twelve thousand (12,000) square feet parcels must have not less than ninety (90) continuous feet frontage with direct access to and fronting same public highway and that all existing parcels be exempt to the one (1) acre in area when this amendment takes effect.
(Ord. No.6, Eff. May 1, 1981; Ord. No. 10, Eff. Sept. 16, 1983; Ord. No. 20, Eff. Apr. 9, 1990; Ord. No. 22, Eff. Mar. 19, 1991)
300.094           Minimum yard requirements.
Sec. 6.04. Every building hereafter erected or altered shall have yards not less than the following:
6.04A Front yards. Seventy-five (75) feet in depth from the front lot line, or highway right-of-way line, as the case may be.
6.04B Side yards. Ten (10) feet in width on each side provided, however, that no side yard shall be required when the walls of a building abutting an interior lot are of solid masonry construction and wholly without openings provided further, that any building adjacent to a parcel of land occupied by or zoned for use by dwellings shall provide a side yard abutting such parcel not less than eight (8) feet in width. For corner lots, refer to Section 8.02G [300.132].
6.04C Rear yards. Every building hereafter erected or altered shall provide a rear yard not less than forty (40) feet in depth, and such yards shall be kept open and unobstructed for access of firefighting equipment.
(Ord. No.6, Eff. May 1, 1981)
300.095           Minimum floor area.
Sec. 6.05. There are no minimum floor area requirements in any Commercial District.
(Ord. No.6, Eff. May 1, 1981)
300.096           Height of buildings.
Sec. 6.06. Any building hereafter erected or altered shall not exceed a height of four (4) stories or sixty (60) feet, whichever is lesser. The Township Zoning Board of Appeals may permit exceptions, but only upon determination the building can be properly protected by Township firefighting facilities.
(Ord. No.6, Eff. May 1, 1981)