[CC 1988 §42.650; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988]
The Public Activity District is intended to accommodate those uses and groupings of uses which would have a distinctly public rather than private character and to encourage the retention of certain properties in a relatively undeveloped state, such as public or private recreation use or a private cemetery.
[CC 1988 §42.660; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 730 §3, 12-17-1990; Ord. No. 753 §3, 5-6-1991; Ord. No. 1226 §1, 10-6-1997; Ord. No. 2474 §1, 5-21-2007; Ord. No. 2970 §2, 5-2-2011]
Basic Permitted Uses.
Public parks, playgrounds, recreational grounds, including golf courses.
Private parks and recreational areas, when owned or leased and operated by a non-profit organization.
Public buildings and properties of a cultural, recreational, administrative or service type including libraries, but not including repair yards or garages, storage or warehouses except by site plan review.
Cemeteries by site plan review.
Churches, synagogues or other places of worship and associated administrative, teaching or school building may be permitted by site plan review.
Public or private schools, including university level institutional, administrative and research facilities, may be permitted by site plan review.
Public or private wildlife reservations and conservation areas, including stream valley drainage easements.
Special Permit Uses. See Chapter 420, Article II. The following shall be allowed as special permit uses:
Hospitals and other institutions of a religious, educational or charitable or philanthropic nature provided that such buildings shall not be located upon sites containing less than one (1) acre.
Public utilities and services, including substations, rights-of-way and easements, provided that the exterior appearance of any building so permitted shall be in keeping with the character of the neighborhood in which it is located.
Child day care center or day nursery.
Single-family residence as an accessory use.
Alcohol and/or drug substance abuse clinic or laboratory out-patient treatment facility.
Health club facility.
Tennis court facility.
Clothing and recycling depository containers, screened and buffered with appropriate enclosures and landscaping, where necessary, as an accessory use on sites owned and operated by churches or schools or other non-profit organizations.
A special use permit may be granted to allow a building or portion of a building to exceed the maximum height specified in Section 410.560(B) where it can be demonstrated by the applicant to the satisfaction of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen that a building height of greater than thirty-five (35) feet is appropriate and will not negatively effect owners of existing adjacent or proximate homes. In no case may the maximum building height exceed fifty (50) feet; in no case may any portion of a building having a height in excess of thirty-five (35) feet be located closer to an existing home than one hundred fifty (150) feet.
[CC 1988 §42.680; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 782 §1, 12-2-1991; Ord. No. 2970 §1, 5-2-2011]
Minimum Lot Area. Every lot devoted to a permitted use other than a detached single-family residence shall have a minimum area of one (1) acre.
Height. Except as provided for in Paragraph (11) of Subsection (B) Special Permit Uses of Section 410.540 Permitted Uses, above, no building or structure shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height where the height of the building is measured from the mean elevation of the finished lot grade at the front wall of the building to: the highest point of the roof for buildings with flat roofs with a 1:12 pitch or less; or, the mean (average) height between eaves and ridge for gable, hip, gambrel, or mansard roofs. At no other elevation of the structure shall the height exceed fifteen (15) feet below the front elevation grade line.
Yard And Setback Requirements.
Minimum right-of-way setback. Thirty-five (35) feet from arterial and collector streets and twenty-five (25) feet from local streets, unless adjacent to "SR1" zoning district, then the setback shall be thirty-five (35) feet regardless of the street type. No parking lots shall be permitted within the required front yard.
Extension Of Use. The extension of any permitted public or private use into portions of any other district occupied predominantly by residential uses shall occur contiguous to any such previously existing use in the "PA" District.