Granville Community Calendar

Ordinance 08-1983

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SECTION I: Article 4 of Ordinance 16-76 is hereby amended to read
as follows:
Interpretation of Language: Unless the context otherwise
requires, the following definitions shall be used in the
interpretation and construction of the Ordinance. Words
used in the present tense shall include the future; the
singular number shall include the plural, and the plural
the singular; the word "used" shall include "arranged,
designed, constructed, altered, converted, rented, leased"
or "intended to be used,"and the word "shall" is mandatory and not directory.
Accessory Use or Structure: A use or structure subordinate
to the principal use of a building or to the principal use of land which is located on the same lots serving a pur- pose customarily incidental to the use of the principal
building or land use.
Agriculture: The use of land for agricultural purposes, including farming, dairying, pasturage, agriculture,
horticulture, floriculture, viticulture, and animal and poultry husbandry and the necessary accessory uses for packing, treating or storing the produce; provided, however,
that the operation of any such accessory uses shall be secondary to that of normal agricultural activities and provided further that the above uses shall not include the commercial feeding of garbage or offal to swine or other animals.
Alley or Lane: A public or private way not more than 30 feet wide affording only secondary means of access to abutting property.
Apartment: See Dwelling, Multi-Family.
Apartment House: See Dwelling, Multi-Family.
Automobile or Trailer Sales Area: An open area, other than a street, used for the display, sale or rental of new or used motor vehicles or trailers in operable condition and where no repair work is done, including farm implements, boats, motorcycles, bicycles, lawn mowers, etc.
Automobile Service Station or Filling Station: A building or other structure or a tract of land where gasoline, kerosene or any other motor fuel or lubricating oil or grease ofofrmooptoerrating motor vehicles is dispensed directly to users vehicles.
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Section I (cont.)
Automobile Wash or Automatic Car Wash: A building structure where mechanical or devices are employed for the
purpose of washing motor vehicles.
Automobile Services: The repair, rebuilding, or recondi- tioning of motor vehicles or parts thereof, including
collision service, painting and steam cleaning of vehicles
Basement: A story whose floor line is below grade at any entrance or exit and whose ceiling is not more than 5 feet above grade at any such entrance or exit.
Beginning of Construction: The excavation ando/r the incorporation of labor and material within the walls of the building or buildings.
Block: In describing the boundaries of a district the word thbelowcko"rrke f"ers to the legal description. In all other cases block" refers to the property abutting on one side of a street between two intersecting streets or a street and a railroad right-of-way or watercourse.
Board: The Board of Zoning and Building Appeals of the Village of Granville, Ohio.
Boarding or Lodging House: A dwelling or part thereof occupied by a single housekeeping unit where meals and lodging are provided for 3 or more persons for compensa- tion by previous arrangement, where no cooking or dining facilities are provided in individual rooms.
Building: Any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls, used or intended to be used for the shelter or enclosure of persons, animals or property. When such a structure is divided into separate parts by one or more unpierced walls extending from the ground up, each part is deemed a separate building, except as regards minimum sideyard requirements as hereinafter provided.
Building, Height of: The vertical distance from the bavueilrdaginegcontact with ground level at the front wall of the to the highest point of the roof.
Building Line: The frontyard setback; a line established by this Zoning Ordinance, generally parallel with and mtheeasluimreditspeorpf endicularly from the front lot line, defining a front yard in which no building or structure may be located except as may be provided by this ordinance Zoor ndinigstrict regulation, or as established by the Board of and Building Appeals
Business (Commerical) A concentration of a wide variety of offices and retail establishments located on or at the pinlatenr.section of arterial streets as specified by the master
oCfemtheeterhyu:manLand used or intended to be used for the burial dead and dedicated for cemetery purposes, including columbariums, crematories, mausoleums and mortuaries if operated in connection with, and within the boundaries of, such cemetery.,
LCiciktiynV/gillage: The municipal corporation of Granville, County, Ohio.
City Building Inspector: The Building Inspector of the Village of Granville who is also the Zoning Inspector for the purposes of this Ordinance.
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Section I (cont.)
Clinic: A place used for the care, diagnosis and
treatment of sick, ailing, infirm and injured persons
and those who are in' need of medical or surgical attention,
but who are not provided with board or room nor
kept overnight on the premises.
Conditional Use: A use which more intensely affects the
surrounding area in which it is located than permitted
uses in the same zoning district. A conditional use
permit shall be granted if upon review of the site plan
the Development Commission determines that all criteria
stated in Article 13 of this ordinance have been met.
Commission: The Development Commission of the Village of
Granville, Ohio.
Convalescent Home: A home designed for the care of
patients after they leave the hospital but before they released from observation and are treatment.
Council: The Council of the Village of Granville, Ohio
Court: An open unoccupied and unobstructed space, other
than a yard, on the same lot with a building or group of buildings.
Density: A unit of measurement; the number of dwellings units per acre of land.
a) Gross Density -The number of dwelling units per acre of land to be developed; that is, including that area in publicly dedicated land.
b) Net Density -The number of dwelling units per acre of land exclusive of that area in publicly dedicated land.
Developmental Disability: Developmental disability means
ea igdhitseaenbility that originated before the attainment of years of age and can be expected to continue
indefinitely, constitutes a substantial handicap to the
person' s ability to function normally in society, and is attributable to mental retardation, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or any other condition found to be closely related to mental retardation because such condi- tion results in similar impairment of general intellectual functioning or requires similar treatment and services.
District: All properties of the same use, height and area classification which adjoin or are continuous without intervening property or another classification and regard- less of any street, alley, easement or reserve that may intervene, shall constitute a "district".Separate districts include the Village District, the Community Service District, the Suburban Residential District, the Open Space District, the University District and the Planned Districts as indi- cated by the official zoning map. For detailed definition, see the statement of purpose of each respective district.
Dwelling Unit: Space, within a building, comprising living, dining, sleeping room or rooms, storage closets, as well as space and equipment for cooking, bathing, and toilet efamcplioliyteieess. , all us8{;by only one family and its household L
Dwelling, Single-Family: A building consisting of a single dwelling unit only, separated from other dwelling units by open space.
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Section I (cont.)
Dwelling, Two-Family: A building consisting of two
dwelling units which may be either attached side by
side or one above the other, and each unit having either
a separate or combined entrance or entrances.
Dwelling, Multi-Family: A building consisting of three
or more dwelling units including condominiums with varying
arrangements of entrances and party walls. Multi-family
housing may include public housing and industrialized units.
Dwelling, Industrialized Unit: An assembly of materials
or products comprising all or part of a total structure
which, when constructed, is self-sufficient or substantially
self-sufficient and when installed, constitutes a dwelling
unit, except for necessary preparations for its placement.
Dwelling, Mobile Home: A detached dwelling unit designed
to be transported on highways, and when arriving for placement at the site involving only minor and incidental unpacking, assembling, and connection operations, but which involves
no substantial reconstruction which would render the unit
unfit as a conveyance on the highway. The unit shall be
considered as real property if such reconstruction is undertaken.
Easement: An interest in land owned by anothe that entitles its holder to a specific limited use or enjoyment.
Essential Services: The erection, construction, alteration
or maintenance, by public utilities or municipal or other governmental agencies, of underground surface or overhead
gas, electrical, steam or water transmission or distribu- tion systems, collection, communication, supply or disposal systems, including poles, wires, mains, drains, sewers, pipes, conduits, cables, fire alarm boxes, police call boxes, traffic signals, hydrants, and other similar equipment and accessories in connection therewith, reasonably necessary for the furnishing of adequate service by such public utilities or municipal or other governmental agencies or for the public health or safety or general welfare, but not including buildings.
Family: One or more persons related by blood, adoption, marriage, guardianship or foster parent contract, living together as a single housekeeping unit, exclusive of house- hold servants. A number of persons not exceeding three exclusive of household servants living together as a single housekeeping unit but not related by blood, adoption, marriage, guardianship or foster parent contract shall be deemed to be a family. A number of persons with develop- mental disabilities not exceeding six, exclusive of not more than two houseparents and employees caring for the persons residing there with developmental disabilities, living together as a single housekeeping unit but not related by blood, adoption, marriage, guardianship or foster parent contract residing in a dwelling unit which mdeeeemtsedall specifications for a family model home shall be to be a family.
Family Model Home: A dwelling unit occupied as a home that provides room and board, personal care, habilitation services, and supervision in a family setting for not more than six persons with developmental disabilities, exclusive of not more than two houseparents and employees caring for the persons residing there with developinental disabilities, and Risetlaicrdeantsioend and regulated by the Ohio Department of Mental and Developmental Disabilities.
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Section I (cont.)
Flood Plain: That land, including the floodway
fringe and the floodway, subject to inundation by the
regional or "100 year" flood.
Flood: "Refer to Flood Plain Regulations"
Floodway Fringe: "Refer to Floor Plain Regulations".
Floodway: " Refer to Flood Plain Regulations".
Garage or Car Port, Private: A detached accessory building
or a portion of the principal building used by the of the occupants premises for the storage of self-propelled vehicles or trailers.
Garage, Public: A structure or portion thereof, other than
a private garage, used for the storage, sale, hire, care, repair or refinishing of self-propelled vehicles or trailers.
Home Occupation: Any home occupation conducted in a dwelling unit by a resident occupant. (Refer to Home Occupation Regulations).
Hospital: A place used for the care, diagnosis and treatment
of sick, ailing, infirm, or injured persons, and those who are in need of medical and surgical attention, but who
parreempisroevsi.ded with board or room or kept overnight on the
Hotel, Motel and Apartment Hotel: A building in which lodging or boarding and lodging are provided and offered to the public for compensation. As such it is open to the public in contradistinction to a boarding house, rooming house, lodging house, fraternity, sorcrity, or dormitory which is separately defined.
Industry: Storage, repair, manufacture, preparation or treatment of any article, substance or commodity.
Junk or Salvage Yard: A place where waste, discarded or salvaged materials are bought, sold, exchanged, baled, packed, disassembled or handled, including auto wrecking yards, house wrecking yards, used lumber yards and places or yards for storage of salvaged house wrecking and structural steel materials and equipment; but not including such places where such uses are conducted entirely within a completely enclosed building, and not including pawn shops and establish- ments for the sale, purchase or storage of used furniture and household equipment, used cars in operable condition, or salvaged materials incidental to manufacturing operations.
Kennel or Cattery: Any lot or premises on which four (4) or more domesticated animals more than four (4) months of atrgaeinaerde either commercially housed, groomed, bred, boarded, or sold.
Land Use Plan: The long-range plan for the desirable use of land in the Village of Granville as officially adopted and as amended from time to time by the Village Development Commission; the purpose of such plan being, among other things, to serve as a guide in the zoning and progressive changes in the zoning of land to meet the changing needs, in the subdividing and use of undeveloped land, and in the acquisition of rights-of-way or sites for public purposes such as streets, parks, schools and public buildings.
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Section I (cont.)
Light Industrial: Industrial activities which are
generally free of nuisance from noise, dust, smoke,
odor, or vibration.
Planned Industrial: Coordination and integration of
industrial uses designed as separate elements of one specific site layout.
Loading Space: An off-street space or berth on the lot with same a building or contiguous to a group of buildings
for temporary parking of a commercial vehicle while
loading or unloading merchandise or materials.
Lot: A division of land separated from other divisions
for purposes of sale, lease or separate use, described
on a recorded subdivision plat, or by metes and bounds.
Lot, Corner: A lot located at the intersection of two or
more streets. A lot abutting on a curved street or streets shall be considered a corner lot if the side lot
lines to the foremost depth of the lot meet at an interior
angle of less than 135 degrees. Irrespective of building orientation, on a corner lot the setback for the front
yard for that use shall apply to all sides of a lot
having frontage on publicly-dedicated right-of-way.
Lot Coverage: The ratio of enclosed ground floor area of all buildings on a lot to the horizontally projected
area of the lot, expressed as a percentage.
Front, Lot Line: The lot line separating an interior lot from the street right-of-way upon which it abuts or the shortest lot line of a corner lot which abuts upon a street right-of-way. Unless the context clearly indicates
the contrary, it shall be construed as synonymous with street right-of-way.
Lot Measurement:
a) Lot Depth -The mean horizontal distance of a lot measured between the front and rear lot lines.
b) Lot Width -The width of a lot at the building setback line measured at right angles to its depth.
Lot, Minimum Area Of: Shall be the area of a lot computed ethxocrlouusgivhefaoref.any portion of the right-of-way of any public
Lot of Record: A lot which is part of the original Village Plat or a subdivision recorded in the office of the county recorder, or a lot or parcel described by metes and bounds, the description of which has been so recorded.
Lot Line, Rear: That lot line which is opposite and furthest removed from the front lot line. In such a lot where the side lot lines meet to the rear of the lot, or where the
rear lot line is less than ten (10) feet, the minimum rear yard shall be computed from the point of intersection of the side lot lines on an imaginary line that it at equal angles from each side lot line. In the case of a corner lot, the rear lot line is opposite and most further removed from the front lot line of least dimension.
Manufacturing: See Industrial.
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Section I (cont.)
Mineral: Any material quarried, mined or otherwise
extracted from the earth which is intended to be used
as a commercial product.
Mobile Home: See Dwelling, Mobile Home.
Mobile Home Park: Any site, or tract of land under single
ownership, upon which two or more mobile homes used for
habitation are parked, either free of charge or for revenue
purposes; including any roadway, building, structure,
vehicle, or enclosure used or intended for use as a part
of the facilities of such park.
Non-Conforming Use: The use of land or a building, or portion a thereof, which does not conform with the use regulations
of the district in which it is situated (see Section
1 of Non-Conforming Uses.)
Nursery (Plant Material): A space including accessory
buildings or structures for the growing or storage of live
trees, shrubs, or plant materials which may be offered
for retail sale on the premises, including products used
for gardening or landscaping.
Nursery (Day Care Center):A facility which temporarily
assumes responsibility for children in their parent' s absence.
Nursing Home: To include convalescent and extended care facilities, an establishment which specializes in providing
necessary services to those unable to be responsible for themselves.
Open Space: That part of a zoning lot, including courts
or yards, which is open and unobstructed from its lowest
level to the sky, accessible to all tenants upon the
zoning lot. Open space shall also mean unique, natural
scenic land areas and land areas that are characterized by
a rurual quality having an absence of development or as defined by surrounding development.
Parking Area, Private: An open area for the same uses as private garage.
Parking Area, Public: An open area, other than a street
or other public way, used for the parking of automobiles
and available to the public whether for a fee, free or as
an accommodation for clients or customers.
Parking Space: A permanently surfaced area not less than 200 square feet, either within a structure or in the open, exclusive of driveways or access drives, for the parking of one motor vehicle.
Permitted Use: A class of specific uses of land ando/r structures which is allowed by right within a designed zoning district, given conformance to site development and other criteria as specified within this Ordinance.
Recreational Vehicles Sales Area: See Automobile Sales Area.
Research Activities: Research, development and testing related to such fields as chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, electrical, transportation, and engineering. All research testing and development shall be carried on within entirely enclosed buildings, and no noise, smoke, glare, vibration, or odor shall be detected outside of said building.
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Section I (cont.)
Rooming House: A dwelling occupied by an owner
and three or more rent-paying persons, by a duly
authorized agent of an owner and three or more rentpaying
persons, or by four or more persons unrelated by
blood, adoption, marriage, guardianship or foster parent
contract. A family model home as defined in this ordinance
shall not be deemed to be a rooming house.
School, Elementary and High: An institution of learning
which offers instructions in the several branches of
learning and study required to be taught in the schools
by the applicable laws of the State of Ohio. High schools
include junior and senior grades.
Sign: Any device designated to inform or attract the
attention of persons not on the premises on which such
device is located. (See "Sign Regulations" herein contained).
Stable, Commercial: A stable for horses, donkeys, mules
or ponies which are let, hired, used or boarded on a commercial
basis and for compensation.
Stable, Private: An accessory building for the keeping of
horses, donkeys, mules, or ponies owned by the occupant
of the premises and not kept for remuneration, hire or sale.
Standard, Performance: A criterion established in the
interest of protecting the public health and safety for the
control of noise, odor, smoke, noxious gases and other
objectionable or dangerous elements generated by and
inherent in or incidental to land use.
Story: That portion of a building, included between the
surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next
above it, or, if there be no floor above it, then the between the floor space and the ceiling next above it.
Street/ Thoroughfare: A public or private way for the
purposes of vehicular travel, including the entire area within the right-of-way.
Structure: Anything constructed, the use of which requires
permanent location on the ground, or attachment to something having a permanent location on the ground.
Structural Alteration: Any change in the structural members of a building, such as walls, columns, beams or girders.
Yard: A required open space other than a court unoccupied and unobstructed by any structure or portion of a structure from three (3) feet above the general ground level of the graded lot upward; provided, accessories, ornaments and furniture may be permitted in any yard, subject to height
limitations and requirements limiting obstruction of visibi- lity.
1. Yard, Front: A yard extending between side lot lines
across the front of a lot and from the front lot line
to the front of the principal building.
2. Yard, Rear: A yard extending between side lot lines across the rear of a lot and from the rear lot line
to the rear of the principal building.
3. Yard, Side: A yard extending from the principal build- ing to the side lot line on both sides of the principal building between the lines establishing the front and rear yards.
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Section II.
Section III.
Section IV.
Passed this
I (cont.)
Zoning Inspector: The Zoning or Building Inspector
of the Village of Granville, or his authorized
Zoning Map: The Zoning Map of the Village of Granville,
together with all amendments subsequently adopted.
Zoning Certificate: A document issued by the Village
Manager authorizing buildings, structures or uses consi·stent with the terms of this Ordinance and for the
purpose of carrying out and enforcing its provision.
Existing Article 4 of Ordinance 16-76 is hereby repealed.
It is found and determined that all formal actions of
this Council concerning and relating to the adoption of
this ordinance were adopted in an open meeting of this
Council, and that all deliberations of this Council and of any of its committees that resulted in such formal
action, were in meetings open to the public, in compliance
with all legal requirements including Granville Section 2.09 of the Village Charter.
This ordinance shall be effective from and after the
earliest date allowed by law.
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Clerk of Council
Approved as to form:
Law Director
day of 1/ 1*6
M ke. Mayor

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