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 11.1 Permitted Uses



The regulations set forth in this Chapter or set forth elsewhere in this Title, when referred to in this Chapter, are the regulations in the MF-1 Multiple-Family Residence District.

No Class C Mobile Homes are permitted in this District. Class C Mobile Homes are permitted only in approved Mobile Home Parks.

11.1 PERMITTED USES. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:

Single-family dwellings.

Class A Manufactured Housing.

Two-family dwellings.

Multiple-family dwellings.

Truck gardening and general farming involving tillage of the soil only.

Publicly-owned and operated park, playground, community building, library, public utility facilities; police, fire and postal substations.

Public schools.

Churches and places of worship.

Home occupations.

 11.2 Accessory Uses

ACCESSORY USES. Uses subordinate to that of the main building may include:

Private garages, carports, garages for multiple dwellings, storage buildings, and underground storm shelters. (Amended 6/21/99; Ordinance #99-1508)

Swimming pools, including fencing, in accordance with Chapter 19, Section 19.5.

One name sign may occupy required yards provided such sign is not more than two square feet in area; and does not contain flashing, moving or intermittent illumination.

Any accessory building that is not a part of the main structure shall not be located in front of the main structure.

Accessory buildings which are not a part of the main building may be built in a required rear yard, but such accessory building shall not be nearer than five feet to any side or rear lot lines nor shall any such accessory building occupy more than 30 percent of the required rear yard.

No accessory building shall be constructed upon a lot until the construction of the main building has been actually commenced and no accessory building shall be used for dwelling purposes.

Accessory buildings of other than conventional construction or more than one story or with sidewalls of more than ten (10) feet in height or not consistent with neighborhood design or use, shall be reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission prior to any Permit being issued. (Amended 7/21/97; Ordinance #97-1378)

Grading, filling, excavating or any change in the grade of property that involves the moving, depletion or replacement of more than 50 cubic yards of material requires a permit. At no time shall any grading be detrimental to surrounding property in appearance or in the diversion of storm water drainage.

 11.3 Special Uses

SPECIAL USES. A building or premises may be used for the following purposes if the provisions of the special use regulations, Chapter 21, Section 21.4, are met and a special use permit is obtained:

Hospitals, clubs, and institutions, except institutions for criminals; provided, however, that such building may occupy not over 50 percent of the total area of the lot or tract.

Nursing home facilities.

Day care/night care facilities.

Residential care facilities.

Schools and colleges, other than public.

Class B Manufactured Housing.

Medical or dental clinic, or medical health center.

Offices of all types.

Personal services, including barbershop, beauty parlor, cleaning and laundry establishments, mortuary, photographers, shoe repair, tailoring and dressmaking.

Bed and Breakfasts.

Household services, including appliance repair, bicycle repair, carpeting and drapery, heating and cooling, painting, contractor, plumbing, radio and television repair, upholstery.

Boarding, Lodging or Rooming House.

Mobile Home Parks.

Two-Family and Multiple-Family Conversions (See Chapter 19, Section 19.3).

An existing building may be used for specialty businesses such as: hobby/craft shops; antique shops; second-hand clothing and house- wares shops; radiator repairs; pet grooming services-no overnight; warehousing of vending machine supplies; small machinery repairs. Such use shall be contained totally within the building with no outside storage allowed. The provisions of the special use regulations, Section 21.4, must be met and a special use permit must be obtained prior to the use.

 11.4 Parking Requirements


See Chapter 17.

 11.5 Area Requirements


Minimum depth of front yard--25 feet.

Minimum width of side yard--5 feet, 2 ½ stories; 12 feet, 3 stories.

Minimum depth of rear yard--30 feet

Minimum lot area--5,000 square feet.

Yards, generally:

There shall be no placement of household items, indoor furniture or appliances, building materials, automotive or vehicle parts, or any similar materials within a front yard or in front of the main building.

Supplemental area requirements are provided in Chapter 19, Section 19.2.

 11.6 Height Requirements


The maximum height shall be 45 feet, or 3 stories. Supplemental height requirements are provided in Chapter 19, Section 19.1.