Town of Coventry, RI
Kent County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Coventry 12-19-1994 by Ord. No. 3-94-0196, as amended through 1-11-2016 by Ord. No. 02-16-0308. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Attachment 1 - Schedule of District Use Regulations Attachment 2 - Dimensional Regulations
Article I Introduction

§ 255-100 Preamble.

§ 255-110 Purpose.

§ 255-120 Regulation.

Article II Definitions

§ 255-200 Standard interpretations.

§ 255-210 Specific definitions.

Article III Administration and Enforcement

§ 255-300 Building inspector and zoning enforcement officer.

§ 255-310 Duties of building inspector and zoning enforcement officer.

§ 255-320 Zoning certificate required.

§ 255-330 Zoning certificates.

§ 255-340 Publication of zoning certificates.

§ 255-350 Zoning certificate relationship to other codes, regulations and ordinances.

§ 255-360 Expiration of zoning certificate.

§ 255-370 Work previously authorized.

§ 255-380 Vested rights.

§ 255-390 Administrative variances.

§ 255-3100 Violations and penalties.

§ 255-3110 Appeal from decision of Building Inspector/Zoning Enforcement Officer.

§ 255-3120 Maintenance of chapter.

§ 255-3130 Filing fees.

Article IV Zoning Board of Review

§ 255-400 Organization.

§ 255-410 Powers and duties of Board.

§ 255-420 Procedure of the Board.

§ 255-430 Special use permits.

§ 255-440 Extension of special use permits.

§ 255-450 Variances.

§ 255-460 Special conditions.

§ 255-470 Application procedure for special use permits and variances.

§ 255-480 Participation in zoning hearing.

§ 255-490 Appeals to superior court.

Article V Zoning Districts and Zoning District Map

§ 255-500 Zoning districts.

§ 255-510 Zoning Map.

§ 255-520 Interpretation of zoning district boundaries.

§ 255-530 SPD-Special Planning Overlay District/Special Management District for Route 3 and Sandy Bottom Road.

Article VI Zoning District Use and Dimensional Regulations

§ 255-600 Schedule of Zoning District Use Regulations.

§ 255-610 Dimensional regulations.

Article VII Industrial Performance Standards

§ 255-700 Purpose.

§ 255-710 Application of standards.

§ 255-720 Administration of performance standards.

§ 255-730 Plans and specifications.

§ 255-740 Report by expert consultants.

§ 255-750 Required alterations.

§ 255-760 Continued enforcement.

§ 255-770 Cancellation of permits.

§ 255-780 Appeals.

§ 255-790 Performance standards for noise.

§ 255-7100 Performance standards for vibrations.

§ 255-7110 Performance standards for smoke and particulate matter.

§ 255-7120 Performance standards for odorous matter.

§ 255-7130 Performance standards for glare.

§ 255-7140 Performance standards for heat.

§ 255-7150 Performance standards for airborne toxics, gases, and fumes.

§ 255-7160 Performance standards for sewage and water-borne wastes.

§ 255-7170 Performance standards for radioactive materials.

§ 255-7180 Performance standards for fire and explosive hazards.

§ 255-7190 Performance standards for hazardous materials.

Article VIII Nonconforming Development

§ 255-800 Purpose and applicability.

§ 255-810 Completion of construction.

§ 255-820 Prior illegal establishment.

§ 255-830 Abandonment.

§ 255-840 Restrictions on nonconforming development.

§ 255-850 Restrictions on nonconforming structures.

§ 255-860 Special use permits.

§ 255-870 Single nonconforming lots of record.

§ 255-880 Adjacent nonconforming lots of record under same ownership.

§ 255-890 Nonconforming lots of record, building setback requirements in residential zones.

Article IX Supplementary Regulations

§ 255-900 Purpose.

§ 255-910 Exceptions to dimensional requirements.

§ 255-920 General development regulations.

§ 255-930 Supplemental regulations for specific land uses.

§ 255-940 Leased land/seasonal housing.

§ 255-950 Keeping of horses.

§ 255-960 Utilities.

§ 255-970 Telecommunication towers.

§ 255-980 Mill Conversion District.

Article X Earth Removal/Sand and Gravel Extraction

§ 255-1000 Purpose.

§ 255-1010 Applicability.

§ 255-1020 Permit application.

§ 255-1030 Operational requirements.

§ 255-1040 Buffers and setbacks.

§ 255-1050 Site restoration.

§ 255-1060 Security/performance bond.

§ 255-1070 Duration of permits.

Article XI Residential Mobile Home Districts (RMD)

§ 255-1100 Purpose.

§ 255-1110 Establishment of residential mobile home districts.

§ 255-1120 Planning Commission review.

§ 255-1130 Permitted uses.

§ 255-1140 Occupancy.

§ 255-1150 Service building.

§ 255-1160 Sale of mobile homes.

§ 255-1170 Change of lot size.

Article XII Standards for Parking Lots and Loading Facilities

§ 255-1200 General requirements.

§ 255-1210 Loading space requirements and dimensions.

§ 255-1220 Minimum off-street parking requirements.

§ 255-1230 Property access standards.

Article XIII Residential Cluster Development

§ 255-1300 Purpose.

§ 255-1310 Development parameters.

§ 255-1320 Dimensional regulations.

§ 255-1330 Application requirements.

§ 255-1340 General requirements.

§ 255-1350 Criteria for approval.

§ 255-1360 Common open space requirements.

§ 255-1370 Incentives.

§ 255-1380 Approval required before improvements.

§ 255-1390 Previously approved developments.

§ 255-13100 Security/performance bond.

Article XIV Land Development Projects

§ 255-1400 Definition.

§ 255-1410 Purpose.

§ 255-1420 Permitted uses.

§ 255-1430 Procedure.

§ 255-1440 Intensity regulations.

§ 255-1450 General standards for development.

§ 255-1460 Standards for multifamily buildings.

§ 255-1470 Standards for Commercial/Business Park Development.

§ 255-1480 Standards for Open Space and recreation.

§ 255-1490 Modifications and amendments.

Article XV Signs

§ 255-1500 Findings and purpose.

§ 255-1510 Standard sign use regulation.

§ 255-1520 Signs in residential zoning districts.

§ 255-1530 Signs in commercial and industrial districts.

§ 255-1540 Village commercial sign regulations.

§ 255-1550 Hazardous or obsolete signs.

§ 255-1560 Abatement and removal of unlawful or unsafe signs.

§ 255-1570 Exemptions for signs.

§ 255-1580 Nonconforming signs.

Article XVI Development Plan Review

§ 255-1600 Purpose.

§ 255-1610 Requirement for development plan review.

§ 255-1620 Application.

§ 255-1630 Review process.

§ 255-1640 Criteria.

§ 255-1650 Decision.

§ 255-1660 Bond.

§ 255-1670 Term of special use permit.

§ 255-1680 Standards for Development in village commercial zones.

Article XVII Landscaping

§ 255-1700 Purpose.

§ 255-1710 Applicability.

§ 255-1720 Plan submittal requirements.

§ 255-1730 Minimum landscaped buffer.

§ 255-1740 Landscape standards and specification.

§ 255-1750 Parking lots.

§ 255-1760 Maintenance of landscaped buffers.

Article XVIII Adoption and Amendment

§ 255-1800 Procedure.

§ 255-1810 Review by Planning Commission.

§ 255-1820 Notice and hearing requirements.

§ 255-1830 Change of zone; limitations and restrictions.

§ 255-1840 Review by Planning Commission.

§ 255-1850 Adverse decision.

§ 255-1860 Fees.

§ 255-1870 Amendment to Zoning Map.

§ 255-1880 Appeal of enactment of or amendment to zoning ordinance.

Article XIX Legal Status

§ 255-1900 Conflict with other ordinances.

§ 255-1910 Severability.

§ 255-1920 Minimum requirements.

§ 255-1930 When effective.

Article XX Special Regulations for Wind Energy Facilities

§ 255-2000 Wind energy facilities.

§ 255-2010 Definitions.

§ 255-2020 Applicability.

§ 255-2030 Conflict and severability.

§ 255-2040 Administration.

§ 255-2050 Application submission requirements.

§ 255-2060 General standards.

§ 255-2070 Safety setback.

§ 255-2080 Decommissioning and abandonment.

§ 255-2090 Special standards for wind energy facilities.

§ 255-20100 Plan Commission approvals.

§ 255-20110 Liability insurance.

§ 255-20120 Improvement guarantees.

§ 255-20130 Public inquiries and complaints.

§ 255-20140 When effective.

Article XXI Special Regulations - Solar Power Generators

§ 255-2100 Purpose.

§ 255-2110 Definitions.

§ 255-2120 General requirements.

§ 255-2130 Roof-mounted solar installations.

§ 255-2140 Ground-mounted solar installations.

§ 255-2150 Construction and application.