3.2.8 Campus Institutional District (CI)

Intent: The campus institutional district is established to provide for large institutional complexes which are already in place and for new institutional complexes on 15 acres or more which, because of the scale of the buildings or the nature of the use, cannot be fully integrated into the fabric of the community. Campus districts, unlike town districts, are buffered from neighboring properties; nonetheless, buildings in the campus district that front a town street shall relate to the street as prescribed by building type. Campus districts are intended primarily for existing institutions, as most new institutional projects can and should be designed within the fabric of the town.

a) Permitted Uses

Uses permitted by right

  • academic institutions, including elementary, middle, and high schools, technical, vocational, college, and universities,
  • religious institutions and religious institution-related facilities
  • single family and multi-family homes on the premises which are intended for use by employee(s) of the institution or of companies providing on-site services to the institution
  • governmental complexes, including indoor and outdoor recreation, but excluding correctional and waste management facilities
  • health institutions, including hospitals and congregate care facilities with accessory shopfronts, sheltered workshops, and similar uses
  • family care home, unlimited as to number of residents

Uses permitted with conditions

  • day care centers, (9.11)
  • essential services 1 and 2, (9.14)
  • parks, (9.29)
  • temporary outdoor sales of seasonal agricultural products (example: Christmas tree/pumpkin sales), (9.37)
  • transit-oriented parking lots as a principal use, (9.49)
  • transit shelters, (9.39)

Uses permitted with Special Use Permit

  • halfway houses, (9.55)
  • solar energy facility, minor residential, as follows: located on the facade elevation facing public street or common access; or located on the roof slope above the facade of the structure facing public street or common access (9.54)
  • solar energy facility, minor free-standing non-residential, (9.54)
  • solar energy facility, minor rooftop non-residential on roof slopes facing a street that are noticeable, (9.54)
  • wind energy facility, minor (accessory) (9.53)

b) Permitted Building and Lot Type

  • apartment
  • attached house
  • civic building
  • detached house
  • mixed use9
  • shopfront
  • workplace

9 The mixed use building duplicates the shopfront building type and has at least two occupiable stories; at least 50% of the habitable area of the building shall be in residential use, the remainder shall be in commercial use. However, when an existing residential building is redeveloped to a mixed-use, at least 40% for the habitable area shall be in residential use.

c) Permitted Accessory Uses

  • commercial uses and structures that are clearly accessory to a permitted principal use
  • helistop, (9.18)
  • home occupations, (9.19)
  • solar energy facilities, minor non-residential; on a flat roof, roof slopes not facing a street and building integrated solar panels on roof slopes facing a street that are not noticeable (9.54)
  • solar energy facilities, minor residential; located in the established rear or side yards or roof slopes (9.54)
  • accessory uses permitted in all districts, (8.11)

d) General Requirements

1) Along existing streets, new buildings shall respect the general spacing of structures, building mass and scale, and street frontage relationships of existing buildings.

  • New buildings which adhere to the scale, volume, spacing, and setback of existing buildings along fronting streets exhibit demonstrable compatibility.
  • New buildings which exceed the scale and volume of existing buildings may demonstrate compatibility by varying the massing of buildings to reduce perceived scale and volume. The definition of massing in Article 12 illustrates the application of design techniques to reduce the visual perception of size and integrate larger buildings with pre-existing smaller buildings.
  • Where necessary scale of building prevents design compatibility, buffer standards of Section 7.5 shall apply

2) On new streets, allowable building and lot types will establish the development pattern.

3) The interior of new campus developments shall be laid out along a street pattern and maintain well defined open space to give prominence to important structures and allow for assembly and pedestrian circulation; quadrangles are recommended.

4) Every building lot shall have frontage upon a public street or urban open space; buildings fronting on urban open space shall provide for vehicular access from a rear alley or street.

5) The arrangement of multiple buildings on a single lot shall establish building facades generally parallel to the frontage property lines along existing streets and proposed interior streets.

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