Town of Denton, MD
Caroline County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Denton 9-13-2010 by Ord. No. 611, effective 9-23-2010.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Adult-oriented businesses — See Ch. 30.
Building construction — See Ch. 38.
Critical Area — See Chs. 43 and A129.
Erosion and sediment control — See Ch. 49.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 56.
Floodplain Zones — See Ch. 58.
Forest conservation — See Ch. 60.
Land subdivision — See Ch. 73.
Stormwater management — See Ch. 106.
Attachment 1 - Appendix I, Basic Information Required On Site Plans Attachment 2 - Appendix II, Bufferyard Requirements Attachment 3 - Appendix III, Sign Illustrations Attachment 4 - Appendix IV, Residential Infill and Redevelopment Guidelines Attachment 5 - Appendix V, Commercial Infill and Redevelopment Guidelines Attachment 6 - Appendix VI, Lot Types and Yard Requirements Attachment 7 - Appendix VII, Official Table of Use Regulations by General Zoning Districts Attachment 8 - Appendix VIII, Table of Density and Dimensional Regulations Attachment 9 - Sign Types and Dimensional Regulations by Zoning Districts Attachment 10 - Appendix A, Summary of Notification Requirements – Critical Area Commission
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 128, Zoning, adopted 8-2-1999 by Ord. No. 379.
Article I Title; Authority; Jurisdiction; Purpose

§ 128-1 Title.

§ 128-2 Legislative authority.

§ 128-3 Jurisdiction.

§ 128-4 Purpose and intent.

§ 128-5 Conflict with other regulations.

§ 128-6 Compliance required.

Article II Definitions and Word Usage

§ 128-7 Word usage.

§ 128-8 Terms defined.

Article III Zoning Districts and Zoning District Maps

§ 128-9 Zoning districts established.

§ 128-10 Official Zoning Maps.

§ 128-11 Replacement of Official Zoning Maps.

§ 128-12 Interpretation of Zoning District Map.

Article IV Purpose and Intent of Zoning Districts

§ 128-13 SR Suburban Residential.

§ 128-14 TR Town Scale Residential.

§ 128-15 MR Mixed Residential.

§ 128-16 GC General Commercial.

§ 128-17 CBC Central Business Commercial District.

§ 128-18 CM Medical District.

§ 128-19 RHC Regional Highway Commercial.

§ 128-20 I Industrial.

§ 128-21 MI Mixed Industrial.

§ 128-21.1 RA Rural Agriculture.

§ 128-21.2 RP Recreation and Parks.

§ 128-21.3 PN Planned Neighborhood District.

§ 128-21.4 Procedure for approval of PN District floating zone amendment and PUD plan approval.

§ 128-21.5 PN design guidelines.

§ 128-21.6 AE Arts and Entertainment District.

§ 128-21.7 Redevelopment District.

§ 128-21.8 Procedure for approval of AE District floating zone or Redevelopment District floating zone amendment and master development plan.

§ 128-21.9 RC Rural Conservation District.

Article V Special District: FP Floodplain District

§ 128-22 Purpose.

§ 128-23 Higher standards to control.

§ 128-24 Delineation.

§ 128-25 Regulations.

Article VI Provisions and Standards for Accessory Structures

§ 128-26 Accessory Structures.

§ 128-27 through § 128-28. (Reserved)

Article VII Special District: Planned Unit Development, Mixed-Use District

§ 128-29 Purpose.

§ 128-30 Planned unit development (PUD).

Article VIII Special District: CA Critical Area Overlay District

§ 128-31 Purpose and goals; regulation and applicability; general requirements; accommodations.

§ 128-32 Intensely Developed Areas.

§ 128-33 Limited Development Areas.

§ 128-34 Resource Conservation Areas.

§ 128-35 Land use and density.

§ 128-36 Supplemental use standards.

§ 128-37 Growth allocation.

§ 128-38 Grandfathering.

§ 128-39 Variances.

§ 128-40 Lot consolidation and reconfiguration.

§ 128-41 Amendments.

§ 128-42 Enforcement; violations and penalties.

§ 128-42.1 Buffer standards.

§ 128-42.2 Buffer Management Area (BMA) provisions.

§ 128-42.3 Other Habitat Protection Areas.

§ 128-42.4 Surface mining.

Article IX Special District: Historic Overlay Zone

§ 128-43 Purpose.

§ 128-44 Definitions.

§ 128-45 Statutory authority.

§ 128-46 Structural and site standards specifications.

§ 128-47 Permitted uses.

§ 128-48 Historic and Architectural Review Commission.

§ 128-49 Designation of Historic Overlay Zones.

§ 128-50 Procedures for petition for designation or removal.

§ 128-51 Outside consultation permitted.

§ 128-52 Duties of Town Council.

§ 128-53 Powers and duties of Historic and Architectural Review Commission.

§ 128-54 Historic area work certificates of approval.

§ 128-55 Criteria for review of application and permits for alterations to designated Historic Overlay Zones.

§ 128-56 Action on applications for historic area work permits.

§ 128-57 Adaptive reuse of historic structures.

§ 128-58 Applicability.

§ 128-58.1 Demolition by neglect.

§ 128-58.2 Violations.

Article X Official Table of Use Regulations

§ 128-59 Applicability of regulations.

§ 128-60 Official Table of Use Regulations by General Zoning Districts.

Article XI Supplementary Use Regulations

§ 128-61 General lot requirements.

§ 128-62 Accessory uses.

§ 128-63 Special exceptions sometimes required.

§ 128-64 Permissible uses and specific exclusions.

§ 128-65 More specific use controls.

§ 128-66 Change in use.

§ 128-67 Combination uses.

§ 128-68 Home occupations.

§ 128-69 Accessory apartments.

§ 128-70 Industrial uses.

§ 128-70.1 Industrial parks.

§ 128-71 Temporary emergency, construction or repair residences.

§ 128-72 Manufactured home parks.

§ 128-73 Manufactured home subdivisions.

§ 128-74 Townhouses.

§ 128-75 Outdoor storage.

§ 128-76 Places of worship.

§ 128-77 Horse stables.

§ 128-78 Commercial greenhouses and nurseries.

§ 128-79 Hospitals or clinics for large or small animals.

§ 128-80 Country club or private club.

§ 128-81 New or used car lots.

§ 128-82 Car wash facility.

§ 128-83 Gas sales.

§ 128-84 Planned residential developments (PRD).

§ 128-85 Community appearance standards.

§ 128-86 Adult assisted living development.

§ 128-87 Child-care centers within a business.

§ 128-88 Child or adult care centers.

§ 128-88.1 Family child care.

§ 128-89 Health and dental care clinics less than 10,000 square feet.

§ 128-90 Group homes and halfway houses.

§ 128-91 Hospitals and health and dental care clinics in excess of 10,000 square feet.

§ 128-92 Farm caretaker home.

§ 128-93 Assisted living, nursing and care homes.

§ 128-94 Neighborhood centers.

§ 128-95 Multifamily housing and apartments.

§ 128-95.1 Adult-oriented businesses.

§ 128-95.2 Farmers' markets.

§ 128-95.3 Peddlers.

Article XII Parking, Loading and Unloading Area Requirements

§ 128-96 Definitions.

§ 128-97 Number of parking spaces required.

§ 128-98 Flexibility in administration required.

§ 128-99 Parking space dimensions.

§ 128-100 Required widths of parking area aisles and driveways.

§ 128-101 General design requirements.

§ 128-102 Vehicle accommodation area surfaces.

§ 128-103 Joint use of required parking spaces.

§ 128-104 Satellite parking.

§ 128-105 Special provisions for lots with existing buildings.

§ 128-106 Parking area screening and landscaping.

§ 128-107 Loading and unloading areas.

§ 128-108 Bicycle parking facilities.

Article XIII Density and Dimensional Regulations

§ 128-109 Minimum lot size.

§ 128-110 Residential density.

§ 128-111 Minimum lot widths.

§ 128-112 Building setback requirements.

§ 128-113 (Reserved)

§ 128-114 Building height limitations.

§ 128-115 (Reserved)

§ 128-116 Density on lots where portion dedicated to Town.

§ 128-117 Table of Density and Dimensional Regulations.

§ 128-118 Notes to Table.

Article XIV Supplementary Height, Area and Bulk Requirements

§ 128-119 Purpose.

§ 128-120 Modifications of height regulations.

§ 128-121 Modification of area regulations.

§ 128-122 Corner visibility.

§ 128-123 Lot area.

§ 128-124 Building conversion.

§ 128-125 Fencing/screening.

Article XV Signs

§ 128-126 General sign regulations.

§ 128-127 Sign types and dimensional regulations.

§ 128-128 through § 128-142. (Reserved)

Article XVI Environmental Standards, Landscaping, Shading and Buffers

§ 128-143 General requirements for landscaping and site treatment.

§ 128-144 Shading.

§ 128-145 Required trees along dedicated streets.

§ 128-146 Retention and protection of large trees.

§ 128-147 Shade trees in parking areas.

§ 128-148 Bufferyards.

§ 128-149 Environmental standards for all subdivisions and development requiring site plan approval.

Article XVII Common Open Space

§ 128-150 Purpose and intent; applicability.

§ 128-151 Requirements for approval.

§ 128-152 (Reserved)

§ 128-153 (Reserved)

Article XVIII Nonconforming Uses and Buildings

§ 128-154 Purpose.

§ 128-155 Nonconforming lots of record.

§ 128-156 Nonconforming uses of unimproved land.

§ 128-157 Nonconforming structures.

§ 128-158 Nonconforming uses of land and structures.

§ 128-159 Nonconforming development in Critical Area District.

§ 128-159.1 Consolidation or reconfiguration of existing lots of record in Critical Area.

§ 128-160 Repair and maintenance.

§ 128-161 Special exception uses considered conforming.

Article XIX Citizen Boards

§ 128-162 Planning Commission.

§ 128-163 Board of Appeals.

§ 128-164 Administrative variance.

Article XX Amendments

§ 128-165 Provisions for amendment.

§ 128-166 Who may initiate amendments.

§ 128-167 Procedure for amendment.

§ 128-168 Site visit.

§ 128-169 Findings for reclassification.

§ 128-170 Application for reclassification.

§ 128-171 Filing fee for reclassification.

§ 128-172 Repeated application for reclassification.

§ 128-173 Changing of Official Zoning Maps.

§ 128-174 Amendments in Critical Area District.

§ 128-175 GA Growth Allocation Floating Zone.

§ 128-176 Amendments for floating zones.

Article XXI Requirements for Public Hearing and Public Notice

§ 128-177 Posting.

§ 128-178 Public hearing.

§ 128-179 Public notice.

Article XXII Outdoor Lighting

§ 128-180 Purpose and intent.

§ 128-181 Applicability and requirements.

§ 128-182 Definitions.

§ 128-182.1 Light fixtures prohibited.

§ 128-182.2 Light fixtures permitted.

§ 128-182.3 Replacement of non-dark sky fixtures.

§ 128-182.4 Installation of new light fixtures.

§ 128-182.5 Light fixtures encouraged but not required.

§ 128-182.6 Exemptions.

§ 128-182.7 Liability.

§ 128-182.8 Enforcement.

§ 128-182.9 Disclaimer.

Article XXIII Site Plan Required For Certain Uses

§ 128-183 Purpose.

§ 128-184 Development types or land uses requiring site plan approval.

§ 128-185 Procedures for processing.

§ 128-186 Required information to be shown.

§ 128-187 Simplified site plans and concept plans.

§ 128-188 Specific standards and conditions on site plan approval.

§ 128-189 Required improvements.

§ 128-190 Agreement bond for improvements.

§ 128-191 Approval and extension.

§ 128-192 Modification, revision and waiver.

§ 128-193 Building permit.

Article XXIV Administration

§ 128-194 Director of Planning and Codes.

§ 128-195 Permits.

§ 128-196 (Reserved)

§ 128-197 (Reserved)

Article XXV Interpretation and Conflict

§ 128-198 Minimum requirements.

Article XXVI Enforcement

§ 128-199 Duty of Director of Planning and Codes, officers and employees.

§ 128-200 Instituting action to end violation.

§ 128-201 Violations and penalties.

§ 128-202 Banner enforcement.

Article XXVII Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 128-203 Severability.

§ 128-204 When effective.