The I-1 light industrial district is composed of certain lands and structures used primarily for wholesaling and light industrial purposes. The regulations of this district are intended to provide intensity standards and standards of external effect compatible with the surrounding or abutting district. To these ends, development is limited to wholesaling and light industries which can be operated in a clean and reasonably quiet manner, plus certain public facilities which are needed to serve the occupants of the district. The regulations set out in this chapter shall apply to all I-1 districts.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (part), 1970)

The following uses and their accessory uses are permitted outright in an I-1 district:

1.    Assembly, manufacture or preparation of articles and merchandise from the following types of previously prepared materials: Bone, canvas, cellophane, cloth, cork, feathers, felt, fiber, fur, glass, hair, horn, lacquer, leather, paper, plastics, precious or semiprecious metals or stones, shell, textiles, tobacco, wax, wire, wood (excluding sawmills, lumber mills, planing mills and molding plants, but not cabinet shops or woodworking shops), yams, or paint not employing a boiling process;

2.    Assembly of electrical appliances or equipment, electronic instruments and devices, radios, phonographs, television, including the manufacture of small parts such as coils, condensers, transformers, crystal holders;

3.    Assembly of metal products;

4.    Automobile painting or upholstering;

5.    Auto, truck, trailer or boat storage; truck rental or sales;

6.    Bottling plant;

7.    Building of marine pleasure craft;

8.    Cabinet or carpenter’s shop;

9.    Coin machine manufacture or repair;

10.  Cold storage plant;

11.  Contractor’s equipment storage;

12.  Creamery;

13.  Dwelling for caretaker or watchman working on the property;

14.  Electroplating shop;

15.  Equipment sales, rental, storage or repair,

16.  Farm machinery sales or service;

17.  Fuel supply outlet or distributor, providing no dust is produced;

18.  Laundry, dry cleaning, dyeing, or rug cleaning plant;

19.  Manufacture, compounding, processing, packaging or treatment of such products as bakery goods, candy, cosmetics, dairy products or meat, drugs, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, perfumed toilet soap, toiletries, except that the rendering of fat or oil, fish or meat slaughtering, and processing of fermented food such as sauerkraut, vinegar or yeast shall be excluded;

20.  Manufacture of artificial limbs, dentures, hearing aids, surgical instruments or dressings, or other devices employed by the medical and dental professions;

21.  Manufacture of figurines, pottery or similar ceramic products using only previously pulverized clay;

22.  Manufacture of medicines;

23.  Manufacture of musical instruments, novelties, rubber or metal stamps, toys;

24.  Manufacture of optical goods, scientific or precision instruments or equipment;

25.  Manufacture or maintenance of signs, billboards, commercial advertising structures or nameplates;

26.  New building materials storage or sale yard;

27.  Plumbing contractor;

28   Railroad tracks and facilities such as switching yards, spur or holding tracks, freight depots;

29.  Sheet metal shop or other metalworking shop, machine shop not using drop hammer or punch press;

30.  Warehousing;

31.  Welding shop;

32.  Wholesale distributor or outlet;

33.  Other similar uses, but not including a use listed as a permitted use in the I-2 district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (A), 1970)

The following uses are permitted in an I-I district when authorized in accordance with the requirements of this title governing conditional uses:

A.    Governmental structure or use;

B.    Drive-in theater,

C.    Dwellings, governed by the requirements of the R-3 residential district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (B), 1970)

The lot size in an I-1 district shall be as follows:

A.    The minimum lot area shall be five thousand square feet.

B.    The minimum lot width at the front building line shall be fifty feet.

C.    The minimum lot depth shall be one hundred feet.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (D), 1970)

In an I-1 district, buildings shall not occupy more than seventy percent of the lot area except that not more than fifty percent of the area of that part of the lot which is within one hundred feet of a residential district shall be covered by buildings.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (G), 1970)

A.    In an I-1 district, lots across a street from or abutting a residential district shall have a minimum yard dimension of twenty-five feet for that side of the lots facing the residential district.

B.    There shall be a minimum side yard of not less than ten feet.

C.    There shall be a minimum rear yard of not less than twenty-five feet.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (E), 1970)

In an I-1 district, no structure shall exceed a height of sixty feet except that within one hundred feet of a residential district no structure shall exceed forty feet in height.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (F), 1970)

In an I-1 district, the following conditions and limitations shall apply:

A.    All business, service, repair, processing, storage or merchandise display on property abutting or facing a lot in a residential district shall be conducted wholly within an enclosed building unless screened from the residential zone by a sight-obscuring fence permanently maintained at least six feet in height.

B.    Openings to structures on sides adjacent to or across a street from a residential district shall be prohibited if such access or openings will cause glare, excessive noise, or other adverse effects on residential properties.

C.    Motor vehicle, boat or trailer rental, sales or storage lots shall be drained and surfaced with crushed rock or pavement except in those portions of the lot maintained as landscape area.

D.    Yards abutting or across a street from a residential district shall be continuously maintained in lawn or other landscaping unless screened from the residential district as provided in subsection A of this section.

E.    Access points from a public road to properties in an I-1 district shall be so located as to minimize traffic congestion and to avoid directing traffic onto local access streets of a primarily residential character.

F.    All materials including wastes shall be stored and all grounds shall be maintained in a manner which will not attract or aid the propagation of insects or rodents or create a health hazard.

G.    The emission of odorous gases or matter in such quantities as to be readily detectable at any point beyond the property line of the use creating the odors is prohibited.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (H), 1970)

In an I-1 district, identification and advertising signs accessory to the allowed use are permitted, except that none shall be located within one hundred feet of a lot in a residential district, a public park or a school unless it meets the requirements for a business sign in a C-2 district.

(Ord. 553 § 2-301 (C), 1970)