Zoning Ordinance

As amended through June 18, 2013

Note: Permits for new single family dwellings on lots that were final platted before April 5, 2011, are reviewed under the previous Zoning Ordinance (00-11-01).
  • Zoning Ordinance (LARGE PDF / 332 pgs / 8.8 MB)
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  • Recent Updates not yet reflected in the document below:
    • OTC* updates from ZA13-0002 - ORD 13-09-49
Table of Contents
Summary of Amendments (PDF)
Section 1. (PDF)
General Provisions (PDF)
9
1.01.
Enacting Clause
10
1.02.
Purpose
10
1.03.
Zoning District Map
10
1.04.
Zoning District Boundaries
12
1.05.
Compliance Required / Interpretation / Rules of Construction
13
1.06. (PDF)
Nonconforming Uses and Structures
15
Section 2. (PDF)
Zoning Districts (PDF)
19
2.01.
Zoning Districts Established
20
2.02.
Equivalency Table
21
2.03. (PDF)
Residential Zoning Districts
AG (PDF) Agricultural
RE (PDF) Residential Estate
SF-16 (PDF) Single-Family-16
SF-12.5 (PDF) Single-Family-1.5
SF-10 (PDF) Single-Family-10
SF-8.5 (PDF) Single-Family-8.5
SF-7 (PDF) Single-Family-7
OTR (PDF) Original Town Residential
PH (PDF) Patio Home
2F (PDF) Two-Family (Duplex)
TH (PDF) Townhome
MF-15 (PDF) Multi-Family-15
MF-19 (PDF) Multi-Family-19
MH (PDF) Manufactured Home
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38
2.04. (PDF)
Nonresidential Zoning Districts
O-1 (PDF) Office-1
O-2 (PDF) Office-2
R (PDF) Retail
OTC (PDF) Original Town Commercial
H (PDF) Highway
C-1 (PDF) Commercial-1
C-2 (PDF) Commercial-2
IT (PDF) Information and Technology
I (PDF) Industrial
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53
2.05. (PDF)
Special Zoning Districts
PD (PDF) Planned Development
SUP (PDF) Specific Use Permits
HL (PDF) Historic Landmark
PRO (PDF) Preston Road Overlay
TO (PDF) Tollway Overlay
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80
2.06. (PDF)
Development Standards Tables
Residential Districts (PDF)
Non-Residential Districts (PDF)
84
85
86
Section 3. (PDF)
Land Uses (PDF) 87
3.01.
Use of Land and Buildings
88
3.02. (PDF)
Use Chart
89
Section 4. (PDF)
Site Development Requirements (PDF)
115
4.01. (PDF)
Tree Preservation Requirements
116
4.02. (PDF)
Landscape Requirements
122
4.03. (PDF)
Screening Standards
135
4.04. (PDF)
Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements
147
4.05. (PDF)
Lighting Standards
159
4.06. (PDF)
Accessory Structure Standards
166
4.07. (PDF)
Supplementary Regulations
172
4.08. (PDF)
Nonresidential Development Standards
190
4.09. (PDF)
Nonresidential Design Standards
193
4.10. (PDF)
Residential Cluster Development Option
197
4.11. (PDF)
Voluntary Buffer Areas for Creeks and Tributaries
202
4.12. (PDF)
Multifamily Development Standards
205
4.13. (PDF)
Usable Open Space Requirements
212
Section 5. (PDF)
Development Review Bodies (PDF)
217
5.01. (PDF)
Director of Development Services
218
5.02. (PDF)
Planning and Zoning Commission
221
5.03. (PDF)
City Council
222
5.04. (PDF)
Board of Adjustment
223
Section 6. (PDF)
Development Review Procedures (PDF)
227
6.01. (PDF)
Zoning Upon Annexation
228
6.02. (PDF)
Platting Property Not Zoned
229
6.03. (PDF)
Creation of Building Site
230
6.04. (PDF)
Certificates of Occupancy and Compliance
231
6.05. (PDF)
Site Plan Requirements
232
6.06. (PDF)
Amendments to the Zoning Ordinance / Districts and Administrative Procedures
241
6.07. (PDF)
Vesting and Complete Application Requirements
245
6.08. (PDF)
Dormant Development Projects / Expired Projects
248
6.09. (PDF)
Variance Procedures
249
6.10. (PDF)
Special Exception for Building Official Error
250
6.11. (PDF)
Amortization of Nonconforming Uses
251
6.12. (PDF)
Reinstatement of Nonconforming Rights
253
6.13. (PDF)
Landscape Plan Review
254
6.14. (PDF)
Planned Development (PD) Application and Review
255
6.15. (PDF)
Specific Use Permit (SUP) Application and Review
261
6.16. (PDF)
Fa├žade Plan Review
263
6.17. (PDF)
Historic Landmark Procedures
265
6.18. (PDF)
Alternative Compliance Standards
267
6.19. (PDF)
Appeals and the Appeal Process
268
Section 7. (PDF)
Definitions (PDF)
273
7.01. (PDF)
Terms and Words Defined
274
Section 8. (PDF)
Administrative Clauses (PDF)
313
8.01.
Savings / Repealing
314
8.02.
Penalty for Violations
314
8.03.
Severability
314
8.04.
Estoppel / Waiver
314
8.05.
Publication
315
Section 9. (PDF)
Appendices (PDF)
317
9.01. (PDF)
Illustrations
318
9.02.
Planned Development List (PDF)
328
9.03.
Specific Use Permits
328
9.04.
Historic Landmark Designations
328
9.05.
Conversion Chart for Ordinance Nos. 93-07-11 and 00-11-01
329
9.06.
Downtown Architectural Design Standards (PDF); OTC and OTR
331
9.07.
Form Based Codes Manual (PDF)
332