Ordinance Number 02-04
To Amend Sections 1171.02, 1171.03, and 1171.04 Of The
Codified Ordinances Of The Village Of Granville, Ohio, To
Modernize And Revise The Planned Commercial District
Zoning Provisions Of The Village of Granville, To Prohibit
Fast-Food Restaurants And Gas Stations In A PCD, And To
Ensure That Approval Of A PCD Development Plan By Village
Council Is Subject To Referendum.
Be it ordained by the Council of Granville, Ohio:
Section 1. That Sections 1171.02, 1171.03, and
1171.04 of the Codified Ordinances of the Village Of
Granville, Ohio, be amended to read as follows:
(a) PUD: Planned Unit Development Uses.
(1) Dwelling units: single-family, two-family
and multi-family dwellings and accessory uses incidental
to these uses such as garages, etc.
(2) Nonprofit cultural, religious or civic
uses such as churches, schools, parks and community
facilities as determined to be in keeping with the
character of this district by the Planning Commission.
(3) Home occupations.
(4) Limited mixed-use combinations of
(b) PCD: Planned Commercial District Uses.
(1) Retail establishments: grocery stores,
drug stores, hardware stores.
(2) Retail food preparation: meat markets,
bakeries, specialty food shops, ice cream stores,
delicatessens, coffee shops, tea shops, confectionery
stores, and other similar facilities.
(3) Full Service Restaurants. No restaurants
shall be permitted to have drive-up, drive-through or
(4) Nonprofit cultural, religious or civic
uses such as churches, schools, parks and community
facilities as determined to be in keeping with the
character of the district by the Planning Commission.
(5) Business and professional offices and
financial institutions, such as banks, medical and dental
offices and clinics, law offices, insurance offices, real
estate offices, advertising agency offices, answering
service offices, architects' offices, Certified Public
Accountants' offices, engineers' offices, interior
decorators' offices, and financial services offices
including financial planner offices, and stock brokerage
(6) Specialty shops: antique shops, gift
shops, magazine shops, newsstand, tobacco shops, book
stores, clothing stores, jewelry stores, shoe stores, card
shops, stationery stores, florist shops, arts and crafts
supplies stores, bridal shops, health food stores, musical
instruments stores, music stores, bicycle stores, toy
stores, audio equipment stores, video equipment stores,
china stores, glassware stores, linen stores, computer
stores, software stores, quilting stores, fabric stores,
office supply stores, picture frame stores, video rental
stores, camera and photography shops, optical goods
stores, and sporting goods outlets.
(7) Service shops: Laundromat, dry-cleaning
and laundry pick-up stations, barber and beauty shops,
physical fitness centers, shoe repair and tailor shops,
print shops, copy shops.
(8) Certain mixed-use combinations of single
family, two family and multi-family residential units,
retirement community, nursing homes, or assisted living
structures and childcare facilities.
(c) PID: Planned Industrial District Uses.
(1) Manufacturing, light industrial
uses, processing, warehousing and industrial service
activities located and maintained within the limits of the
development standards of these Planned Industrial District
(2) Research/office facilities.
(3) Professional and business offices.
(4) Aviation-oriented facilities.
(5) Maintenance and storage facilities.
1171.03 DEVELOPMENT AND DESIGN GUIDELINES.
(a) Planned Development District Lot
Guidelines: Minimum Yards.
----Please contact the Village Planners Office at 587-3997
* Minimum lot area requirements shall be
determined by the Planning Commission upon conditions of
the proposed development of the land and the requirements
established herein for each development. In measuring lot
coverage, all buildings and other covered areas, such as
parking areas, sidewalks, loading areas, driveways and
driveway areas, shall be included.
(1) There must be sufficient lot area and
width to meet all parking and yard requirements.
(2) Planned Unit District (PUD) when abutting another
district, no structure shall be closer than thirty-five
feet and no parking area or access drive shall be closer
than fifteen feet to a side lot line.
(3) Planned Industrial District (PID) when abutting
another district, no structure shall be closer than fifty
feet and no parking area, loading area or access drive
shall be closer than fifteen feet to the rear lot line.
(4) Parking areas shall be no closer to the
main structure(s) than ten feet.
(5) The net density in a development shall not exceed
one (1) unit per one and one-half (1½) acres. The
Planning Commission may increase the density to one (1)
unit per acre, provided that the conditions of subsection
(c)(5) hereof are met.
(6) Density. The maximum PUD density is six units on
any given acre in a development. Publicly dedicated
streets shall not be included in the computation of area.
(b) Additional Development Standards Relevant
(1) The maximum density shall be 5,000 total
square feet of building space per acre. For the purposes
of this division and division (b)(2), below, a density
bonus is available for certain open space plans in
accordance with the Open Space provisions of Section
1175.03(a) (the open space provisions of the Suburban
(2) Maximum total gross square feet per single tenant
or single use shall be 6,000. Maximum building size shall
be 12,000 total gross square feet.
(3) Building style and design shall be as set forth in
the Building Style, Building Massing, Roof, Windows,
Materials, and Colors provisions of Section 1175.03(a) of
the Zoning Code (building requirements for the Suburban
(4) The hours of operation shall not exceed 18 hours
per day from 6:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m., with the
exception of office, civic, and institutional uses.
(5) As to other development standards, the Planning
Commission may impose any of the other requirements of
Section 1175.03(a) on property that is currently zoned or
that seeks to be zoned as a Planned Commercial District.
(c) General Site Development
(1) The applicable sections of the
subdivision regulations and the parking, sign and
landscaping regulations of this Zoning Ordinance shall be
applied. However, a deviation from these regulations may
be recommended by the Planning Commission where
appropriate to the integrity of the development plan. The
Commission shall identify any such deviation in its
recommendation to the Council under Section 1171.04.
(2) Traffic Plan. A traffic and
parking system plan shall be shown that details points of
ingress and egress into the property, public and private
drives, parking areas and
sidewalk areas. The plan shall be
so designed to minimize conflict points between
pedestrian and vehicular movement, while maintaining ample
and safe walkways and pathways.
(3) The Planning Commission shall not
recommend nor shall Council approve a development plan
unless they find that:
A. Such planned development provides
adequate ingress and egress.
B. The planned development does not
adversely impact traffic patterns, cause traffic delays,
or increase traffic usage of municipal streets or existing
facilities to the detriment of the safety and welfare of
C. Planned developments fronting on
major streets shall be provided with parallel service
streets in order to limit access to one intersection on a
D. Off-street parking shall be
provided as established in Chapter 1183. Parking areas
must be located behind the front facade of the proposed
(4) Parking layout. A detailed parking
layout must be shown to include the following:
A. Number of spaces indicated by
total number of on-site spaces and to be summed by
B. Access points and expected
movement through and between separate parking lot areas.
C. Expected pedestrian access routes
from parking area to stores for PCD. It is encouraged that
the total area used for parking be so designed so as to
create smaller defined parking lot areas in lieu of a
single unbroken paved lot. It is required that adequate
landscaping be used to delineate or accent parking and
pedestrian areas. Shared parking for multiple buildings is
(5) Development incentives: It is the
intent that the Planned District be an asset to the
surrounding development and as such, development
incentives can be granted by the Planning Commission based
on the following conditions:
A. In PCD: See subsection (b) hereof.
B. In PUD and PID: Dedicated park
land, the amount of acreage to be determined by the
Commission. Dedicated school site, the amount of acreage
to be determined by the Commission. Dedicated site for
other necessary municipal services as accepted by the
Village. A maximum credit of five percent (5%)
additional ground coverage under PUD and PID may be
granted by the Commission for each of these. Structures,
service areas, loading docks, parking areas and pedestrian
sidewalks in no case shall cover more than ninety percent
(90%) of the site, not including publicly dedicated
roadways in the calculations.
(6) The proposed provisions of all
utilities, storm drainage collection, trash collection
systems and the lighting system shall be specifically
detailed. Trash containers shall be sufficiently screened
to avoid nuisance. All litter shall be controlled on site.
(7) The applicant shall show evidence
of sufficient control over the land to effectuate the
development plan, and the project shall be developed as a
unit with respect both to design and construction.
(8) Within the PCD, all service and
delivery shall be made to the rear of the structure(s) or
use unless special design treatment or other circumstances
warrant as approved by the Commission.
(9) In the PCD District, the outdoor
storage and display of merchandise on sidewalks or plaza
areas shall be prohibited.
For zoning to PID, a descriptive text
shall indicate the nature of the activity to be carried
on, expected levels of noise, dust, smoke, glare, odor,
vibration, or hazardous waste to result from the normal
operation of the specific industrial activity. Future
expansion plans and uses for all parts of the site are
required to be shown, and may be held as a binding
condition for approval by the Commission.
1171.04 PROCEDURES FOR APPROVAL.
(a) The owner or developer of the land
shall submit an application in writing to the Village
Manager or his/her designee for consideration. Such
application shall include eight copies of a Development
Plan for the entire area proposed to be developed in the
Planned District classification. The Plan shall include
information required under Section 1171.03(c) and drawings
sufficient to determine adherence to the requirements of
the Zoning Ordinance,
including, but not limited to: all proposed and
neighboring structures shall be located, and the drawings
shall delineate the type, color and nature of materials
used as well as show square footage, tenant types and
expected entrance(s), service and pedestrian areas for the
plan, and floor plans and elevations. A sample of
exterior materials to be used in the proposed project
shall be included as determined necessary by the
Commission (except in the case of brick and natural or
cultured stone where samples are always required).
(b) A preliminary plat for the first
phase shall be filed in addition to the application and
the Plan. It shall include at least twenty percent (20%)
of the total acreage within the Development Plan.
(c) The Commission shall review with
the applicant the application, the Development Plan and
the preliminary plat for Phase I. The Planning Commission
shall invite the opinions of the Village Engineer and
department heads regarding the application.
(d) In determining the acceptability
of the Plan, and in addition to the development and design
guidelines set forth in this chapter, the Commission shall
consider distances between buildings, setbacks, yard
space, suitability of open space systems, traffic
accessibility, landscaping plans, engineering feasibility
studies, preservation of rate, historically significant,
or scenic existing natural resources, topography, or
vegetation, construction sequence and time schedule for
completion of each phase of the project, and other
elements having a bearing on the overall acceptability of
the Plan in keeping with the intent of this section.
(e) After review of the application is
complete, but before making recommendation to Council, the
Commission shall schedule a public hearing on the
application. The Village Clerk shall cause notice of the
date and time of the hearing to be published in one or
more newspapers of general circulation in the Village.
(f) After the public hearing, the
Commission, shall prepare a cover memorandum to the
application for the Plan, stating its recommendation for
approval, approval with modifications, or disapproval of
the plan, submit the cover memorandum and the application
to Council, and send a copy of the cover memorandum to the
applicant. If approval with modifications is recommended,
the Commission shall state any modifications it recommends
in the cover memorandum. Should the Commission recommend
disapproval of the Development Plan, the applicant may
resubmit it with modification to the Planning Commission.
If the applicant does not resubmit the plan or state
his/her intention to do so within seven days after the
hearing, the Commission shall forward the application and
cover memorandum recommending disapproval of the plan to
(g) Upon receipt of a recommendation,
the Clerk shall place the recommendation on the agenda at
a subsequent meeting of Council and give public notice of
that fact as set forth in Section 3.06 of the Charter. If
Council enacts an ordinance approving the Plan, it shall
be considered a binding condition upon which such zoning
is based. An appropriate notation to that effect shall be
made on the face of the four copies of the Development
Plan. One copy each shall be retained by the Planning
Commission, Clerk, applicant, and Zoning Inspector. With
approval of the Commission, minor modifications of the
approved Plan may be made. Such modification shall not
increase the overall density on the lot or change the
essential character of the original approved plan. If the
Commission determines that such proposed changes
significantly alter the original Plan, such plan must be
resubmitted to Council for approval. The developer shall
not proceed with construction prior to final approval of
both the overall Plan and that specific phase being
considered. Any construction that takes place pursuant to
preliminary plan approval without final plan approval
shall be considered a violation of this Zoning Ordinance
and an abatable nuisance. The development shall be in
conformance with the Plan, and construction must begin
within two years after the effective date of the Ordinance
approving the Plan or the approval is void. For Plans
with multiple phases, construction must commence within
two years of approval of each phase.
(h) If the Development Plan is
disapproved by Council, the applicant may consider the
reasons for the disapproval, make revisions to the Plan,
and resubmit it to the Planning Commission as a new
(i) The approval of a development plan
under this section, whether or not the property has
previously been zoned as a Planned Development District
(PUD, PID, or PCD) or is rezoned
at the time the development plan is approved, is subject
to referendum as provided for in Section 3.08 of the
Charter of the Village of Granville, notwithstanding any
other provision of law.
Section 2. That existing Sections
1171.02, 1171.03, and 1171.04 of the Codified Ordinances
of the Village Of Granville, Ohio, are hereby repealed.
Section 3. This Ordinance shall take
effect and be in full force from and after the earliest
period allowed by law.
Ordinance Number 02-04