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Ordinance 08-1995

ORDINANCE NO. 8-95
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BY :
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AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 1159 OF THE GRANVILLE
CODIFIED ORDINANCES.
WHEREAS, existing Chapter 1159 does not have a mechanism to allow the
Planning Commission to designate or change a use category.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Council of Granville, Ohio:
Section I: That existing Chapter 1159 of the Codified Ordinances be amended to
read as follows:
CHAPTER 1159
Village District
1159.01 Purpose and Intent.
1159.02 Permitted and Conditional
1159.03 Performance or Development
Standards.
1159.04 Site Plan Approval Required.
1159.05 Procedure for
Approval.
1159.06 Change of Use
Category.
1159.07 Appeals.
CROSS REFERENCES
Traffic visibility across corner lots -see P. &Z. 1157.05
Home occupations -see P. &Z. 1181
Private swimming pool -see P. &Z. 1185.01
Signs prohibited in residential districts -see
P. &Z. 1189.05
Satellite ground stations -see P. &Z. 1191
1159.01 PURPOSE AND INTENT.
The old village section of Granville is a unique area comprised of residences,
neighborhood businesses serving the personal, family and household needs of
residents, and public and semipublic land uses. These uses are contained in
structures representing a variety of architectural styles which reflect the era in which
most of the village section was built. Many of these buildings are now included on the National Register of Historic Buildings. The goal of regulation in the Village District is to insure that any land use changes which occur within the District are harmonious and compatible with the appearance and the character of adjacent land uses and that such changes enhance the Village District.
Uses in the Village District are oriented toward the pedestrian rather than the automobile. Amenities such as small park areas, benches and special sidewalk treatments are encouraged. Requirements for parking and setback may be eased when it advances the overall purpose of the Village District. The preservation of existing structures which have historical and architectural significance as well as the integration of new and renovated structures with the character and appearance of existing structures in the Village District is emphasized.
The Village District is comprised of four subdistricts: the Village Residential District V( RD)t,he Village Business District V( BD)t,he Village Square District V( SD) and the Village Institutional District V( ID).Within the Village Business District are a number of use categories.
1159.02 PERMITTED AND CONDITIONAL USES.
Uses are subject to the site plan requirements of this chapter and the tahricshZitoenctinugral review requirements of Chapter 1161, as well as the general provisions of Ordinance.
a) Permitted Uses.
1) Village Residential District.
A. Single- family dwellings, and accessory uses incidental thereto, such as garages.
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Nonprofit educational, civic, religious and social uses which
serve and are compatible with other permitted uses in this
District.
Villaae Business District.
The use categories below are separated into groups defined by
capital letter subheadings. Zoning may be approved for any one or
more of these groups (ex.:VBD-A).Should a proposed use not
occur in the following list (ex.:a financial planning consultant), the
Planning Commission may recommend and the Village Council
may approve such use as most closely relates to those uses
listed..
Hotels, motels and inns, offering board and lodging.
B. Specialty shops: antique shops, gift shops, magazine, book
and stationery outlets, florist shops, camera and
photography shops and sporting goods.
Business and professional offices: medical and dental
offices and clinics, law offices, insurance and real estate
offices.
Food, drug and beverage businesses: grocery stores, meat
markets, drug stores and bakeries in conjunction with retail
sales, restaurants and tea rooms.
Retail outlets: furniture, clothing, shoe and variety stores,
hardware, appliance, paint and wallpaper stores.
F. Clubs, sororities, fraternities, lodges and meeting places for
other organizations, not including any use that is customarily
conducted as a gainful business.
Service and recreation businesses: laundromat, dry
cleaning and laundry pick-up stations, barber and beauty
shops, shoe repair and tailor shops, printing shops with not
more than ten full-time regular employees, and places of
assembly.
H. Accessory uses, buildings or structures to the previous AG.
3) Village Square District.
Nonprofit civic and religious uses.
Uses permitted in the Village Residential District and the
Village Business District.
4) Village Institutional District.
A. University and school buildings, including residence halls,
food service facilities, classroom buildings and auditoriums.
Faculty housing.
Sorority and fraternity houses.
Passive recreational areas including parks and walkways.
b) Conditional Uses.
1) Village Residential District.
A. Clubs, sororities, fraternities, lodges and meeting places for
such organizations, not including any use that is customarily
conducted as a gainful business.
B. Home Occupations.
2) Village Business District.
Parking lots.
Mortuaries.
Gas stations.
Banks (including drive-in banks), finance and utility. Single family residential.
3) Village Square District.
Cultural uses.
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4) Village Institutional District.
A. Active recreational uses such as play fields or skating rinks
where a large number of participants and/or spectators can
be anticipated.
B. Parking lots to service a university or school.
1159.03 PERFORMANCE OR DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS.
Minimum Lot Area. The minimum lot area shall be determined by
aggregating the parking requirements, yard requirements, setback
requirements and lot coverage requirements.
Lot Coverage. Lot coverage shall not exceed fifty percent (50%for)
structures, driveways or driveway areas within the VRD. Lot coverage
shall not exceed seventy percent 7( 0%for)structures, driveways,
driveway areas or loading areas in the VBD and VID. Sidewalks may be
included in the calculation of open area where there are special
landscape or pedestrian elements. Lot coverage may be increased to
eightyf-ive percent 8( 5%in t)he VBD if the applicant provides adequate
landscaping, pedestrian conveniences, such as benches, special
orr'iamental lighting, etc. upon acceptance and approval by the Planning
Commission. In the case of reconstruction in the VRD, ground coverage
may be equal to what it was previously. Lot coverage within the VSD
shall not exceed fifty percent (50%).
Minimum Lot Width; Side Yards; Rear Yards. Side yards and rear yards shall be a minimum of ten feet.
Required Front Yard. The required front yard or building setback line
shall be determined by the existing line established by the remaining
buildings on that block front. Any new construction or additions to
existing structures shall maintain present setback lines.
Parking Requirements.
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For permitted and conditional uses within the VRD, all required
parking is to be provided on site. For permitted and conditional
uses within the VBD, VSD, and the VID, the Board of Zoning and
Building Appeals shall have the right to grant variances from the
parking requirements listed under the parking regulations upon a showing by the applicant in accord with the standards of Chapter 1147.
Access to such parking areas shall be permitted only in
accordance with the provisions of Section 1183.04(f).
Other Requirements.
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All applicable requirements of the landscaping, sign, architectural review and general regulations of this Zoning Ordinance shall be met.
Outdoor storage or display of merchandise on public sidewalks shall be prohibited unless written application is made and approval granted by the Village Manager or his/ her designee.
1159.04 SITE PLAN APPROVAL REQUIRED.
In addition to requirements imposed by Chapter 1161 and any other requirements of this Zoning Ordinance, and as a prerequisite to the issuance of a zoning certificate by the Zoning Inspector in the Village District, new construction, exterior modifications and structural modifications to existing buildings in the Village aDcisctorricdtasnhcaellwbiethptehrismitted only upon application and approval of plans submitted in section.
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VPRlaDn ,requirements for new construction on a vacant lot within the VBD, VSD and VID:
Structures. All existing surrounding structures and the proposed structures shall be shown with all building measurements, descriptions of use, location of expected entrances and exits, service and pedestrian areas, building elevations, and a
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description or sample of materials to be used in construction. The
applicant shall also submit a drawing that shows the location of
buildings (with measurements)on adjacent lots.
Traffic. All points of ingress and egress onto public roadways or
alleys shall be shown, including anticipated location and size of all
curb cuts.
Parkina layout. All proposed parking spaces, access to parking
spaces, and other paved areas proposed on the site are to be
indicated.
Landscaping and site treatment. As applicable, proposed
landscaping and other site design treatment, including lighting
plans, shall be indicated.
b) Plan requirements for any alteration to the exterior of any existing
structure and/ or changes to the present utilization of an existing lot.
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A plot plan, unless waived by the Planning Commission, is
required, drawn to scale, illustrating the existing site in question; all
surrounding buildings, all buildings on adjacent lots, and the
proposed structural or exterior changes, including any changes in
parking layout, landscaping, screening, fences, walkways, signs
and other relevant structures and fixtures shall be shown. In
addition, the relationship to surrounding structures, elevations
showing the proposed changes, and a description or sample of
materials to be used for this project may be required as described
below.
The Planning Commission may waive those plan requirements
listed above upon determination that full compliance with the
requirements is not necessary for a determination upon a specific
application.
c) Optional schedule for plan requirements for the Village District to
accommodate projects which are more complex in nature.
1) At the request of the applicant, site plan requirements described
above may be submitted and acted upon in two phases as outlined
in Section 1161. 03(d).
1159.05 PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL.
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An application for a Zoning Certificate in the Village District shall be
submitted with eight copies, (unless a lesser number is established),of
the required plan to the Zoning Inspector. Each application, for Village
Business District (VBD)properties, shall state the use category categories, or as set forth in 1159.02(a)( 2),for which approval is sought.
After staff review and recommendations, the application and plans shall
be forwarded to the Planning Commission for hearing and recommendation.
The Planning Commission may request additional information to make its recommendation to the Zoning Inspector. In determining the acceptability of the site plan, the Planning Commission shall consider the following:
1) Setbacks.
2) Distances between buildings.
3) Yard space and adequacy of open space in accordance with lot coverage standards.
4) Traffic accessibility and parking layout.
5) Compatibility and building height.
6) Findings as to style of architecture in relationship to surrounding uses in accordance with the standards set forth in Chapter 1161.
7) Building materials.
8) Storm drains considerations, if applicable.
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9) For Village Business District (VBD)properties, the existing use
category or categories as established by Section 1159.02(a)2()
whether such property has previously received formal category
designation or otherwise.
After hearing and consideration, the Planning Commission shall approve
or deny the application, or approve with modifications. For Village
Business District (VBD)properties, the Planning Commission shall, in its
recommendation for approval or its recommendation for approval with
modifications, designate which use category or categories set forth in
1159.02(a)2()are approved.
Thereafter, the Zoning Inspector shall issue or refuse to issue a zoning
certificate. In all circumstances the site plan and the use category or
categories designated 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 the 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, of the original plan as approved
or alter the use category or categories approved. If the 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 or exterior modifications or structural
alterations to existing structures which proceed prior to final approval of the site plan shall be deemed to be an abatable nuisance.
1159.06 CHANGE OF USE CATEGORY.
For Village Business District (VBD) properties, any change from
an existing use category as set forth in Section 1159.02(a)( 2),whether
such property has previously received formal category designation or otherwise, shall be by application to and review by the Planning
Commission. The Planning Commission shall consider such application
for a change of use as it would any other application submitted pursuant to this Chapter.
1159.07 APPEALS.
Section 11:
Passed this
Any person who is aggrieved or affected by the decision of the
Planning Commission on an application for site plan approval or change of use category shall have the right to appeal to Council. The appeal shall be filed with the Village Clerk not later than ten (10)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 days after the decision of the Commission on the application is filed with the Village Clerk, whichever occurs last.
This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force upon the earliest date allowed by law.
11 day of AL 1995.
Attest:
Clerk of Council
Approved as to Form:
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