TITLE 17. ZONINGTITLE 17. ZONING\Chapter 17.44 C-2 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

A.    The C-2 central business district is composed of certain land and structures used primarily to provide retailing and personal services, such as clothing stores and banks, and basically conducted within an enclosed structure. The regulations for this district are designed to stabilize and protect the essential characteristics of the district, to promote and encourage a suitable environment for providing service to the families of the city, and to prohibit activities of an industrial nature. To these ends, development is primarily limited to retailing and personal services plus those uses permitted in any residential district. The regulations are designed to permit development of the enumerated functions limited by standards designed to retaining a favorable environment for the proper functioning of the district, plus certain public facilities which are needed to serve the occupants of the district.

B.    The following uses and their accessory uses are permitted outright in all C-2 districts, provided that:

1.    There shall be no manufacturing, compounding, processing or treatment of products other than that which is clearly incidental and essential to a retail store or business and where all such products are customarily sold at retail on premises; and

2.    Such uses, operations or products are not objectionable due to odor, dust, smoke, noise, vibration or other similar causes;

3.    All articles for sale, rent, display, storage or hire must be kept on the premises.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (part), 1970)

Uses permitted outright in C-2 districts include:

1.    Any use permitted outright in an R-3 district, excluding dwellings;

2.    Auditorium, exhibit or hall, or other public assembly room;

3.    Automobile or boat sales showroom;

4.    Bank, loan company, or similar financial institution;

5.    Bus passenger station;

6.    Club, lodge;

7.    Custom dressmaking, tailor shop;

8.    Eating or drinking establishment;

9.    Hotel, boardinghouse;

10.  Laundry, cleaning or pressing establishment using nonexplosive and noninflammable cleaning fluid;

11.  Locksmith;

12.  Medical or dental laboratory;

13.  Mortuary;

14.  Newsstand;

15.  Newspaper and printing establishment;

16.  Parking lot or parking garage;

17.  Pet shop;

18.  Railway passenger station or express office;

19.  Restaurant, tavern, tearoom or cafe;

10.  Retail store or business;

21.  Shoe repair shop;

22.  Studio: Art, music, dance, health, photographic, radio, or television broadcasting;

23.  Secondhand store;

24.  Theater, except drive-in type;

25.  Pawnshop;

26.  Watch and clock repair shop;

27.  Wholesale office and showroom with merchandise on the premises limited to samples only;

28.  Other similar retail commercial use, but not including a use listed as a permitted use in the C-3 district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (A), 1970)

The following uses and their accessory uses are permitted in the C-2 district when authorized in accordance with the requirements of this title governing conditional uses:

A.    Dwellings, provided they shall be governed by the requirements for the R-3 residential district;

B.    Any use permitted as a conditional use in an R-3 district;

C.    Automobile service station, including minor auto repairs but excluding body and fender work, painting or upholstering;

D.    Drive-in establishment offering goods or services to customers waiting in parked motor vehicles, except drive-in theaters;

E.    Motel.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (B), 1970)

The lot size in a C-2 district shall be as follows:

A.    Lots used for dwelling purposes shall be governed by the requirements specified for R-3 districts.

B.    The minimum lot area shall be five thousand square feet for nonresidential uses.

C.    The minimum lot width at the front of the building line shall be twenty-five feet.

D.    The minimum lot depth shall be fifty feet.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (D), 1970)

In a C-2 district, buildings may occupy one hundred percent of the lot area, except residential buildings.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (G), 1970)

In a C-2 district:

A.    No minimum requirement except as provided below and for residential structures which shall be governed by R-3 district requirements.

B.    The minimum yard dimensions of the residential districts shall apply on the side of a lot abutting a residential district.

C.    There shall be no side yard requirements for nonresidential uses except as provided above.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (E), 1970)

In a C-2 district, building height shall not exceed sixty feet.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (F), 1970)

In a C-2 district, the following conditions and limitation shall apply:

A.    All business, service, repair, processing, storage or merchandise display shall be conducted wholly on the premises, except for off-street parking and loading, drive-in windows, minor service for motor vehicles, and display of merchandise along the wall of the building not extending more than five feet from the wall;

B: All items produced or wares and merchandise handled shall be sold at retail on the premises except in the case of subsection 27 of Section 17.44.020.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (H), 1970)

The following signs are permitted in the C-2 district:

A.    Signs permitted in the R-2 district;

B.    Signs identifying a business establishment or business area. One sign not exceeding fifty square feet in area on each side of the lot abutting a street for each business establishment. Signs shall be limited to those identifying the business establishment, except that no business sign shall be located within fifty feet of a lot in a residential district, a public park, or a school.

(Ord. 553 § 2-202 (C), 1970)