APPENDIX C - ZONING REGULATIONS\ARTICLE 12 PUBLIC USE DISTRICT (P)

SECTION 12-1           INTENT

12-101.  The “P” Public Use District is intended for application to sites in public ownership and used for major public facilities.

SECTION 12-2           PERMITTED USES

12-201.  Any activity of a governmental, civic or public institutional nature, when located on lands in city, county, state or federal ownership, is permitted use in the P District.  Primary public uses include, but are not limited to:

a.    Armories

b.    Athletic complexes

c.    Auditoriums

d.    Cemeteries, public and private

e.    City hall

f.     Civic and community buildings

g.    Courthouse

h.    Fairgrounds

i.     Generating plants

j.     Hospitals

k.    Libraries

l.     Museums

m.   Parks, zoos and public recreational facilities        

n.    Post offices

o.    Public safety buildings, including jails

p.    Public schools, including business, technical, trade or vocational schools

q.    Water and wastewater treatment plants

SECTION 12-3           PARKING REGULATIONS

12-301.  Parking regulations for the P District are set out in Article 22.

SECTION 12-4           SIGN REGULATIONS

12-401.  Except for identification signs not exceeding thirty-two (32) square feet in area, all signs shall be approved by the Planning Commission after public hearing and notification of all property owners within two hundred (200) feet of the property in question.  Additional sign regulations relating to the P District are set out in Article 27.

SECTION 12-5           HEIGHT, AREA AND YARD REGULATIONS

12-501.

a.    Height. 

1.    For any structure located within one hundred (100) feet of any residential district (R-1, R-2, R-3, MP, MHS or CS), the maximum height of the nearest residential district shall apply.  There shall be no height requirement for structures more than one hundred (100) feet from such residential district.

b.    Yard.

1.    Front yards:  There shall be no setbacks required, except yards adjacent to arterial or collector streets shall comply with Article 20, and yards adjacent to a residential district (R-1, R-2, R-3) shall have a setback equal to the setback of such adjoining residential district.

2.    Side and rear yards:  No side or rear yard shall be required, except where such use abuts a residential district (R-1, R-2, R-3, MP, MHS or CS) there shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet side and/or rear yard.