3.2.10 Special Purpose District (SP)

Intent: The Special Purpose District is established to accommodate uses that may constitute health or safety hazards, have greater than average impacts on the environment, or diminish the use and enjoyment of nearby property by generation of noise, smoke, fumes, odors, glare, commercial vehicle traffic, or similar nuisances. Because uses permitted in the SP District vary as to their impacts on the community, they may likewise vary as to effective mitigating conditions. Therefore the SP district exists as a General Zoning District but will frequently benefit from application as a Parallel Conditional Zoning District.

a) Permitted Uses

Uses Permitted by Right

  • abattoirs
  • agricultural industries
  • amusement facilities: all indoor uses
  • commercial uses including office
  • contractor offices and accessory storage yards
  • foundries
  • laboratories
  • lumber mills and storage yards
  • heavy manufacturing
  • indoor recreation
  • outdoor theaters
  • power generation plants
  • railroad freight yards, repair shops, and marshaling yards
  • repair of products of heavy manufacturing operations
  • all other uses permitted by right in the CB District
  • mini-warehouse storage

Uses Permitted with a Special Use Permit

  • airports, (9.4)
  • correctional facilities, (9.41)
  • essential services 3, (9.15)
  • halfway houses, (9.55)
  • hazardous or infectious material incineration, handling, or storage, (9.17)
  • off-site LCID and C&D landfills, (9.23)
  • other environmentally sensitive uses not expressly permitted in the SP or other districts, (9.24)
  • quarries, (9.31)
  • raceways and drag strips, (9.32)
  • sanitary landfill, (9.34)
  • 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 on roof slope facing a street that are noticeable (9.54)
  • solar energy facility, major (9.54)
  • solid waste incineration, (9.36)
  • transfer station for organic and inorganic waste products, (9.38)
  • wind energy facility, major (9.53)
  • wind energy facility, minor (accessory) (9.53)

Uses Permitted with Conditions

  • amusement facilities, outdoor, (9.5)
  • commercial communication towers, (9.9)
  • commercial kennels, indoor and outdoor (9.10)
  • essential services 1 and 2, (9.14)
  • inorganic residential household waste, intake and transfer off-site, (9.16)
  • residential recycling center, (9.16)
  • yard waste intake and processing, (9.16)
  • junk yards, (9.20)
  • outdoor storage, (9.26)
  • outdoor storage of construction equipment, (9.27)
  • petroleum storage facilities, (9.30)
  • temporary mobile food sales (9.37)
  • transit-oriented parking lots as a principal use, (9.49)
  • transit shelters, (9.39)
  • trucking terminals, (9.40)
  • internet sweepstakes, (9.58)
  • all other uses permitted with conditions in the CB District

b) Permitted Building and Lot Types

  • workplace
  • highway commercial

c) Permitted Accessory Uses

  • day care center, (9.11)
  • helistop, (9.18)
  • modular home display as accessory to modular home sales office
  • outdoor storage, (9.26)
  • outdoor storage of construction equipment, (9.27)
  • 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, massing, 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.
Buffer standards of Section 7.5 shall apply.

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

3) 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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