ORDINANCE NO. 15-93
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 1175 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF
GRANVILLE AND TO REPEAL EXISTING CHAPTER 1175 OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES.
NOW,THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Council of Granville,Ohio that
Section I: The existing Chapter 1175 ofthe Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville,Ohio be,and hereby is,
amended to read as follows:
Suburban Business District
1175.01 Purpose and Intent.
1175.02 Permitted and Conditional Uses.
1175.03 Development Standards and Design Guidelines.
1175.04 Site Plan Approval Required.
1175.05 Procedure For Approval.
Signs -see P. &Z. 1189
Off- Street Parking and Loading -see P. &Z. 1183
Fences,walls and hedges -see P. &Z. 1187.03 (b)
1175.01 PURPOSE AND INTENT.
The purpose and intent of the Suburban Business District is to provide suitable areas for a moderate
concentration of various types of compatible businesses while providing use, neighborhood and Village enhancing
features,such as adequate parking,appropriate landscaping, screening,acceptable aesthetics and site design intended to eliminate adverse affects of traffic congestion.
1175.02 PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES.
a) Permitted Uses,such as:
Retail outlets: furniture,clothing, shoe and variety stores,hardware, appliance,paint and wallpaper stores.
Retail food preparation: meat markets, bakeries and other similar facilities,all of which shall be limited to on premise sales only.
Specialty shops: antique shops, gift shops,magazine,book and stationery outlets, florist shops,camera and photography shops and sporting goods outlets.
Service and recreation: laundromat,dryc-leaning and laundry picku-p stations,barber and beauty shops, shoe repair and tailor shops, printing shop with not more than ten full-time regular employees,and places of assembly.
5) Business and professional offices: medical and dental offices and clinics, law offices, insurance and real estate offices.
6) Accessory uses or buildings.
b) Conditional Uses.
1) Parking lots.
3) Gas stations,restaurants and all other traffic oriented commercial establishments.
4) Banks,finance and utility company offices.
5) Grocery stores. drug stores,hotels,motels and inns.
1175.03 DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES
a) Lot Requirements.
1) Setbacks. All buildings shall be set back a minimum of one (1)foot for each foot of
building height from any boundary of the SBD-zoned area. Minimum building setbacks
shall therefore be provided as follows: fifty (50)feet in front and fifteen (15)feet each side
forty feet from side or rear if a shopping center)and sixty (60)feet from side, front and
rear if the property abuts any residential district.
2) Parking area. Parking to the rear and side shall be encouraged. Parking to the front of a
structure and overall layout shall have to receive approval of the Planning Commission.
Refer to Chapter 1183 (Off- Street Parking and Loading)for parking lot requirements.
Every effort shall be made to screen parking from off-site view,using landscaping or other
3) Lot coverage. Lot coverage shall not exceed sixtyf-ive percent 6( 5%In)m.easuring
coverage all buildings and other covered areas,such as parking areas,sidewalks,loading
areas,driveways and driveway areas, shall be included. Lot coverage may be increased to
seventyf-ive percent 7( 5%by P)lanning Commission if special pedestrian conveniences are
Lot size shall not exceed five (5)acres.
Pedestrian and bicycle access and adequate bicycle parking facilities shall be encouraged.
Allowances for further connections shall be incorporated in the plan.
6) Outdoor lighting shall not project on to adjacent properties in a manner to interfere with
b) Building Requirements.
1) Maximum building height: thirty (30)feet.
2) Exterior Building materials: Building materials shall be brick, stone, wood, stucco or other material acceptable to the Planning Commission. Building materials shall be
compatible to other buildings in the area. Building materials shall be of muted colors or other colors acceptable to the Planning Commission.
3) Any accessory buildings shall have the same requirements for setbacks as main buildings.
a) Accessory buildings shall be constructed with the same exterior
building material as the main building.
b) Outdoor trash containers shall be fully screened. Any walls so employed shall be constructed with the same material as the main
structure. Front gates shall be of muted colors. All litter shall be
controlled on site.
4) Roof structures ( air conditioning units,satellite dishes and etc.) shall be screened from view on all sides.
Signage shall meet the requirements of Chapter 1189 ( Signs). 5)
c) Traffic Requirements.
A traffic and parking system plan shall be shown that details points ofingress and egress into the property,public and private drives,parking areas and pedestrian walkway areas. The plan shall be Csoomdemsiigsnseiodnto minimize conflict points between pedestrian and vehicularmovement. The Planning shall not approve the plan unless they find the plan provides adequate ingress and megurensicsipaandl does not adversely impact traffic patterns nor unreasonably increase traffic usage of streets to the detriment of the safety and welfare of the public.
1175.04 SITE PLAN APPROVAL REQUmED.
The application and plan shall show the following:
All proposed structures shall be located,showing square footages,tenant types
and expected entrance(s), service and pedestrian areas for the plan. Structures
planned for subsequent phases shall be schematically indicated.
b) Traffic concept: All points of ingress and egress onto public roadway and the
overall traffic distribution scheme shall be shown,indicating traffic flow patterns
and traffic control points. The criteria that must be followed includes:
1) Combined curbcuts,especially for any uses that are incorporated in a
2) Minimization of conflict points between auto and pedestrian traffic to
include adequate design and demarcation of pedestrian walkways and
bikeways from parking and/ or driveway areas,
Service traffic separation from customer or commuter traffic;
Service drives or other such improvements may be required if area
traffic conditions warrant.
c) Parking and utilities: The proposed provision of all utilities,storm drainage
retention and/ or detention,trash collection systems and the lighting system shall
be specifically detailed. A detailed parking layout must be shown to include
Number of spaces indicated by total number of on-site spaces and to be
summed by row,
Access points and expected movement through and between separate
3) Expected pedestrian access routes from parking areas to structures.
Landscaping: All proposed site landscaping shall be indicated as to type and size
of material to be used,proposed locations,mounding and other features.
Any other plans determined necessary by the Planning Commission.
1175.05 PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL.
a) Application for a Zoning Certificate in the SBD shall be submitted with eight copies of
the required plan,unless otherwise waived,to the Zoning Inspector.
b) After staff review and recommendations,the application and plans shall be forwarded the Planning Commission to for hearing. The Planning Commission may request additional
information from the Zoning Inspector in order to make its recommendation. In determining
the acceptability of the site plan,The Planning Commission shall consider all of the
requirements in the Development Standards and Design Guidelines of Section 1175.03.
c) After the hearing and consideration,the Planning Commission shall approve or deny the application,or approve with modifications.
d) Thereafter,the Zoning Inspector shall issue or refuse to issue a zoning certificate. In all
circumstances the site plan shall be considered a condition of approval of the application.
The applicant shall obtain zoning permits within one year from the date of approval.
With approval of the Planning Commission,subsequent minor modifications of the
approved site plan may be made,provided such changes do not alter the essential character,
as determined by the Planning Commission,ofthe original plan as approved. Ifthe
Planning Commission determines that such changes are significant,the site plan shall be
resubmitted to the planning Commission for approval as a new application. Any new construction,exterior modification or structural alteration to existing structures which
proceed prior to final approval of the site plan shall be deemed to be an abatable nuisance.
e) Appeals. Any person who is aggrieved or affected by the decision of the Planning
Commission on an application for site plan approval shall have the right to appeal to Council. The appeal shall be filed with the Village Clerk not later than ten 1( 0)days after the decision is delivered by personal service or postmarked in the U.S.Mail,postage prepaid,return receipt requested,to the applicant,or ten 1(0)days after the decision ofthe Planning Commission on the application is filed with the Village Clerk,whichever occurs last.
Section II: Existing Chapter 1175 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village of Granville is hereby repealed.
Section III: This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after the earliest date allowed by law.
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U_rll jOiP y l/l4£0 Clerk of Council
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ORDINANCE NO. 15-93