Town of Charlestown, RI
Washington County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Charlestown 8-10-2010 by Ord. No. 326.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
218a Land Use Table 218b Dimensional Table 218c Future Land Use Map 218d Exhibit A 218e TVD District Map
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Ch. 218, Zoning, adopted 7-1-1998 by Ord. No. 213, as amended.
Article I General Provisions

§ 218-1 Authority/severability.

§ 218-2 Purpose/consistency with Comprehensive Plan/state laws.

§ 218-3 Conformity required.

§ 218-4 Vested rights.

§ 218-5 Word usage and definitions.

Article II Administration and Enforcement

§ 218-6 Building Inspector/Zoning Inspector to enforce.

§ 218-7 Records.

§ 218-8 Building permits required.

§ 218-9 Penalties for offenses.

§ 218-10 Amendments.

§ 218-11 Amendment fees.

§ 218-12 Prohibited uses and exceptions.

Article III Amendments Procedure

§ 218-13 Procedure.

§ 218-14 Review by Planning Commission.

§ 218-15 Decision by Town Council.

§ 218-16 Repetitive petitions.

§ 218-17 Publication of amendments.

Article IV Zoning Board of Review

§ 218-18 Establishment/membership.

§ 218-19 Organization.

§ 218-20 Meetings and hearings.

§ 218-21 Records of proceedings.

§ 218-22 Powers and duties.

§ 218-23 Special use permits.

§ 218-24 Variances.

§ 218-25 Appeals.

§ 218-26 Fees.

Article V Comprehensive Permit Procedures

§ 218-27 Authority to Grant A Comprehensive Permit.

§ 218-28 Application Procedure.

§ 218-29 Review Procedures.

§ 218-30 Criteria for Approval or Denial.

§ 218-31 Appeal.

§ 218-32 Expiration of Approval and Construction.

Article VI Land Use Regulations

§ 218-33 Zoning Districts.

§ 218-34 Interpretation.

§ 218-35 District use Allowances.

§ 218-36 Land Use Table.

§ 218-37 Specific Land Use Standards and Conditions.

§ 218-38 Prohibited uses.

§ 218-39 Nonconforming Uses.

Article VII Dimensional Requirements

§ 218-40 General.

§ 218-41 Dimensional Table.

§ 218-42 Specific Standards.

§ 218-43 Non-Conformity with Dimensional Standards.

Article VIII Overlay and Mixed Use Districts

§ 218-44 Flood hazard areas.

§ 218-45 Historic Village District.

§ 218-46 Groundwater Protection District.

§ 218-47 Mixed-Use Zoning Overlay District (MUZ).

§ 218-48 Planned Development District (PDD).

§ 218-49 Traditional Village District.

Article IX Special Residential Uses

§ 218-50 Mobile Home Parks.

§ 218-51 Multi-Family Dwellings.

§ 218-52 Residential Cluster Subdivision.

§ 218-53 Accessory Family Dwelling Units.

§ 218-53.1 Income-Restricted Accessory Dwelling Units.

§ 218-54 Residential Compound.

§ 218-55 (Reserved)

Article X Off-Street Parking and Loading

§ 218-56 Required parking.

§ 218-57 Parking schedule.

§ 218-58 Standards.

§ 218-59 Commercial and recreational vehicles in residential districts.

§ 218-60 Off-street loading.

Article XI Signs

§ 218-61 Purpose and Intent.

§ 218-62 Signs Permitted Or Prohibited.

§ 218-63 Standards for New Signs in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Historic Village District and Mixed Use Zones.

§ 218-64 Application for a Sign Permit.

§ 218-65 Issuance of Permits and Related Fees.

§ 218-66 Special Use Permit.

§ 218-67 Fees.

§ 218-68 Temporary Signs.

§ 218-69 Hazardous, Obsolete, and Non-Conforming Signs.

§ 218-70 Violations and Removal of Unlawful or Unsafe Signs.

Article XII Development Plan Review and Land Development Review

§ 218-71 Development Plan Review.

Article XIII Development Standards

§ 218-72 Protection of Traffic.

§ 218-73 Erosion and Sediment Control.

§ 218-74 Landscaping.

§ 218-75 Nuisances.

§ 218-76 Liquid wastes.

§ 218-77 Outdoor storage and disposal.

§ 218-78 Water bodies.

§ 218-79 Barrier beaches.

§ 218-80 Town highway access.

Article XIV Growth Management

§ 218-81 Growth Management authorized.

§ 218-82 Purpose.

§ 218-83 Findings.

§ 218-84 Issuance of Residential Building Permits.

§ 218-85 Calculated Quota.

§ 218-86 Initial Quota.

§ 218-87 Subsequent Quotas.

§ 218-88 Effective Date.

§ 218-89 Exemptions from the Quota.

§ 218-90 Priority Issuance.

§ 218-91 Procedure for Issuance of Building Permits.

§ 218-92 Limitations Permits Issued.

§ 218-93 Expiration.

§ 218-94 (Reserved)

Article XV Capital Facilities Impact Fees

§ 218-95 Impact Fees Authorized.

§ 218-96 Findings.

§ 218-97 Intent.

§ 218-98 Imposition of Impact Fees.

§ 218-99 Computation of the Amount of Impact Fee.

§ 218-100 Payment of Fee.

§ 218-101 Capital Improvements Impact Fee Trust Fund Established.

§ 218-102 Use of Funds.

§ 218-103 Refund Of Capital Improvements Impact Fees.

§ 218-104 Effective Date.

§ 218-105 through § 218-153. (Reserved)