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Zoning Ordinance Section 6- Permitted Uses and Setbacks

City of Willmar Zoning Ordinance No. 1060.

Section 6:    Zoning Districts and District Regulations

A.           DISTRICT SUMMARY.  For purposes of this Ordinance, the City of Willmar is hereby 
              divided into zoning district which shall be designated as follows:
             
               1.     Residential Districts.
                       a.    R-1, One-Family Residential District.
                       b.    R-2, One- and Two-Family Residential District
                       c.    R-3, Low Density Multiple Family Residential District
                       d.    R-4, Medium Density Multiple Family Residential District.
                       e.    R-5, High Density Multiple Family Residential District.

               2.     Business Districts.
                       a.     LB, Limited Business District.
                       b.     GB, General Business District.
                       c.     CB, Central Business District.
                       d.     SC, Shopping Center District.

               3.     Industrial Districts
                       a.     I-1, Limited Industry District.
                       b.     I-2, General Industry District.

               4.     Shoreland Districts.
                      a.     Shoreland Districts exist as overlay districts adjacent to the public waters in the City of Willmar. 
                              These districts have greater restrictions relative to use and bulk/density of development, and are
                              regulated by the City of Willmar Shoreland Management Ordinance.

               5.     Other Districts.
                       a.     P, Park District
                       b.     G, Government/Institutional District.
                       c.     A, Agriculture District.

C.           R-1, One-Family Residential District.
     
              1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:

                      a.     One-family detached dwellings.
                      b.     Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.

              2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to
                      and approved by the Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as
                      they may attach thereto:

                      a.     City parks.
                      b.     Licensed residential facilities with six (6) or fewer residents
                      c.     Room and board for up to four (4) persons.
                      d.     Essential services and public uses.

              3.     Conditional Uses.  The following additional uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use
                      permit by the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:

                      a.     Churches and cemeteries.
                      b.     Commercial day nurseries and schools.
                      c.     Golf courses, tennis clubs.
                      d.     Home occupations.
                      e.     Private and public schools.
                      f.      Structures over two (2) stories or thirty-five (35) feet high.

              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:

                     a.     Garages, carports, and parking space.
                     b.     Keeping of domestic pets; does not include kennels.
                     c.     Residential waterfront uses and recreational equipment.
                     d.     Swimming pools and tennis courts.
                     e.     Detached garage storage or storage buildings.

              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                      for development in the "R-1" District:

                      a.     Lot Area               =         10,000 SF
                      b.     Lot Width             =              80 feet
                      c.     Setbacks --
                                 Front (r/w)         =              30 feet
                                 Rear                 =              30 feet
                                 Side, interior     =              10 feet
                                 Side, street       =              30 feet
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D.           R-2, One - and Two Family Residential District.

              1.      Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
               
                      a.     One-family detached dwellings.
                      b.     Two-family (duplex) detached dwellings, including twin-homes.
                      c.     Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.
               
              2.    Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and
                     approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they
                     may attach thereto:

                     a.     City parks.
                     b.     Licensed residential facilities with six (6) or fewer residents.
                     c.     Parking for adjacent LB or GB use.
                     d.     Room and board for up to four (4) persons.
                     e.     Essential services and public uses.

              3.     Conditional Uses.   The following additional uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit
                      by the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:

                      a.     Churches and cemeteries.
                      b.     Commercial day nurseries and schools.
                      c.     Golf courses, tennis clubs.
                      d.     Home occupations.
                      e.     Neighborhood service stores.
                      f.      Nursing, rest, or retirement homes.
                      g.     Planned unit developments.
                      h.     Private and public schools.
                      i.      Structures over two (2) stories or thirty-five (35) feet high.               
                      j.      Bed and breakfast establishments.
              
              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
            
                      a.     Garages, carports, and parking space.
                      b.     Keeping of domestic pets; does not include kennels.
                      c.     Residential waterfront uses and recreational equipment.
                      d.     Swimming pools and tennis courts.
                      e.     Detached garage storage or storage buildings.

              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                      for development in the "R-2" District:

                      a.     Lot Area    =   8,500 SF for single-family dwelling
                                              =   12,000 SF for two-family dwelling

                      b.     Lot Width  =   75 feet for single-family dwelling
                                              =   85 feet for two-family dwelling

                      c.     Setbacks --
                               Front (r/w)                  =  30 feet
                               Rear                          =  30 feet
                               Side, interior              =  10 feet
                               Side, street (r/w)        =  30 feet                                                                                                                                                                 

E.           R-3, Low Density Multi-Family Residential District.

              1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:

                      a.     One-family detached dwellings.
                      b.      Two-family (duplex) detached dwellings, including twin homes.
                      c.      Three- and four-plex multi-dwellings, and townhouses up to four units.
                      d.      Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.
                                                                            
              2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and approved      
                      by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                
                      a.     City parks.
                      b.     Licensed residential facilities with six (6) or fewer residents.
                      c.     Manufactured homes.
                      d.     Parking for adjacent LB or GB use.
                      e.     Room and board for up to four (4) persons.
                      f.      Essential services and public uses.
                      g.     Bed and breakfast establishments.

              3.     Conditional Uses.  The following additional uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by
                      the Planning Commission:

                      a.     Churches and cemeteries.
                      b.     Commercial day nurseries and schools.
                      c.     Home occupations.
                      d.     Licensed residential facilities with seven (7) to sixteen (16) residents.
                      e.     Neighborhood service stores.
                      f.      Nursing, rest, or retirement homes.
                      g.     Planned unit developments.
                      h.     Private and public schools.
                      i.      Structures over two (2) stories or thirty-five (35) feet high.

              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:

                      a.     Garages, carports, and parking space.
                      b.     Keeping of domestic pets; does not include kennels.
                      c.     Residential waterfront uses and recreational equipment.
                      d.     Swimming pools and tennis courts.
                      e.     Detached garage and storage or storage buildings.

              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements for
                      development in the "R-3" District:                                                                                 

                                                     1-Family        2-Family         3-Plex             4-Plex
                      a.     Lot Area   =       8,500 SF      12,000 SF     15,000 SF       18,000 SF
                      b.     Lot Width =          70 feet           80 feet          90 feet           100 feet
                      c.     Setbacks --
                                Front (r/w)          30 feet           30 feet          30 feet            30 feet
                                Rear                  30 feet           30 feet          30 feet            35 feet
                                Side, int.            10 feet           10 feet          10 feet            15 feet             
                                Side, street (r/w) 30 feet           30 feet          30 feet            30 feet
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F.           R-4, Medium Density Multi-Family Residential District.

 

              1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
          
                      a.     Two-family (duplex) detached dwellings, including twin-homes.
                      b.     Three- and four-plex multi-dwellings, and townhouses up to four units.
                      c.     Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.
     

              2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and
                      approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may
                      attach thereto:                                                                                                                                                    

 

                      a.     City parks.
                      b.     Licensed residential facilities with six (6) or fewer residents.
                      c.     Manufactured homes.
                      d.     Multi-dwellings up to twelve (12) units/building, including apartments and townhouses.
                      e.     Neighborhood service stores.
                      f.      Parking for adjacent LB or GB use.
                      g.     Room and board for up to four (4) persons.
                      h.     Structures over three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet high.
                      i.      Essential services and public uses.
      

              3.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the Planning
                      Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:

                      a.     Churches and cemeteries.
                      b.     Commercial day nurseries and schools.
                      c.     Licensed residential facilities with seven (7) to sixteen (16) residents.
                      d.     Mobile home parks, subject to Section 3. K.
                      e.     Multi-dwellings of thirteen (13) to twenty-four (24) units/building.
                      f.      Nursing, rest, or retirement homes.
                      g.     Planned unit developments.
                      h.     Private and public schools.
                                                                                                                                                                     

              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                                                                                  

                      a.     Garages, carports, and parking space.
                      b.     Keeping of domestic pets; does not include kennels.
                      c.     Residential waterfront uses and recreational equipment.
                      d.     Swimming pools and tennis courts.
                      e.     Detached garage storage buildings.
                                                                                                                                                                           

              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the
                     minimum requirements for development in the "R-4" District:
                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                          2-Family        3-Plex           4-Plex           Units 5-12                 Units 13-24
                      a.     Lot Area   =          10,000 SF     13,000 SF     15,000 SF     + 3,500 SF per unit     + 3,000 SF per unit

                      b.     Lot Width =           80 feet          90 feet          100 feet        + 5 feet per unit           + 5 feet per unit

                      c.     Setbacks --
                              Front (r/w)             30 feet          30 feet          30 feet          30 feet                       30 feet
                              Rear                     30 feet          30 feet          35 feet          40 feet                       40 feet
                              Side, interior         10 feet          10 feet           5 feet           20 feet                       20 feet
                              Side, street (r/w)    30 feet          30 feet          30 feet          30 feet                       30 feet

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G.           R-5, High Density Multi-Family Residential District.      
                                                                                                                                                

              1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
                                                                                                                                                                          

                      a.    Multi-dwellings, four (4) to twelve (12) units/building, including apartments and townhouses. 
                                                                                                                                                              

              2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and
                      approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they
                      may attach thereto:                                                                                                                                           

                      a.     City parks.
                      b.     Licensed residential facilities with sixteen (16) or fewer residents.
                      c.     Multi-dwellings of thirteen (13) to twenty-four (24) units/building.
                      d.     Neighborhood service stores.
                      e.     Parking for adjacent LB or GB use.
                      f.      Structures over three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet high.
                      g.     Essential services and public uses.
                                                                                                                                                                                   

              3.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                      Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                                                                                                       

                      a.     Multi-dwellings of twenty-five (25) to forty-eight (48) units/building.
                      b.     Nursing, rest, or retirement homes.
                      c.     Planned Unit developments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       

              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                                                                               

                      a.     Garages, carports, and parking space.
                      b.     Keeping of domestic pets; does not include kennels.
                      c.     Residential waterfront uses and recreational equipment.
                      d.     Swimming pools and tennis courts.
                      e.     Detached garage storage or storage buildings.
                                                                                                                                                                                         

              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                      for development in the "R-5" District:                                                                                                    

                                                                 4-Plex                           Units 5 and above
                      a.     Lot Area =                   12,000 SF                      add 2,000 SF per unit

                      b.     Lot Width =                    100 SF                        add 2 feet per unit

                      c.     Setbacks --
                              Front (r/w)                     30 feet                         30 feet
                              Rear                             35 feet                         40 feet
                              Side, interior                  15 feet                         20 feet
                              Side, street (r/w)            30 feet                         30 feet
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H.           LB, Limited Business District.
                                                                       
              1.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and
                     approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may
                     attach thereto:                                                                                                                            

                      a.     Alterations/tailor shops.
                      b.     Art studio, prints and supplies.
                      c.     Banks/financial institutions.
                      d.     Bed and breakfast establishments.
                      e.     Broadcasting studios (w/o transmission tower).
                      f.      Churches.
                      g.     Commercial day nurseries or schools.
                      h.     Fraternal/service clubs.
                      i.      Funeral homes/creamtoriums.
                      j.      Medical/dental clinics.
                      k.     Nurseries/greenhouses (sales only, no heavy equipment).
                      l.      Offices, business and professional.
                      m.    Parking.
                      n.     Photo studios, including the sale of photographic supplies.
                      o.     Essential services and public uses.
                      p.     Hair Care (barbers, beauty shops, salons, etc.)
                                                                                                                    
              2.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                      Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                      a.     Businesses w/drive-up facilities (if use permitted).   
                      b.     Hotels/motels. (only in an LB District contiguous to the CBD.
                      c.     Multiple-family dwelling units as a secondary use in a business structure.
                      d.     Museums.
                      e.     Nursing homes, residential care facilities.
                      f.      Planned unit developments.
                      g.     Structures exceeding forty-five (45) feet in height (if use permitted).
                      h.     Convenience stores with gasoline sales.
                      i.      Restaurants (excluding fast food, drive-ins, or drive-throughs).
                      j.      Mini storage businesses.
                    
              3.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                        

                      a.     Detached storage or accessory buildings.
                                                                       

              4.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                      for development in the "LB" District:                                                                                                                                                                    

 

                      a.     Lot Area              =   15,000 SF
                      b      Lot Width            =   100 feet
                      c.     Setbacks --
                              Front  (r/w)         =   25 feet; 15 feet, if District is adjacent to CBD.
                              Rear                  =   10 feet
                              Side, interior       =   10 feet
                              Side, street (r/w) =   25 feet; 15 feet; if District is adjacent to CBD.
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I.           GB, General Business District.
                                                                                     
              1.     Permitted Uses.   Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
                                                                                                                            
                      a.     Alterations/tailor shops.
                      b.     Appliance sales and service.
                      c.     Art studios, including sale of prints and supplies.
                      d.     Athletic/recreation facilities.
                      e.     Automobile/ light truck sales and service.
                      f.      Automobile/truck parts and supplies sales.
                      g.     Bait and tackle stores.
                      h.     Bakeries.
                      i.      Banks/financial institutions.
                      j.      Bicycle sales and service.
                      k.     Broadcasting studios.
                      l.      Carpet/floor covering stores.
                      m.    Churches.
                      n.     Clothing stores.
                      o.     Commercial day nurseries or schools.
                      p.     Computer/electronic equipment sales and service.
                      q.     Drug stores/pharmacies.                                                                                                               
                      r.      Dry cleaners.
                      s.     Employment agencies.
                      t.      Fabric stores.
                      u.     Farm supplies sales.
                      v.      Flower shops.
                      w.     Funeral homes/crematoriums.
                      x.     Furniture stores.
                      y.     Glass sales/service.
                      z.     Hair care (barbers, beauty shops, salons, etc.)
                      aa.   Hardware stores.
                      bb.   Laundromats.
                      cc.   Liquor sales, on and off.
                      dd.   Medical/dental clinics.
                      ee.   Motorcycle/snowmobile/boat sales and service.
                      ff.     Museums.
                      gg.   Music stores.
                      hh.   Office supplies stores.
                      ii.     Offices, business and professional.
                      jj.     Parking.
                      kk.   Pet stores.
                      ll.     Photo processing business.
                    mm.   Photo studios, including the sale of photographic supplies
                      nn.   Printing shops.
                      oo.   Schools and colleges.
                      pp.   Shoe stores.
                      qq.   Small engines sales and service.
                      rr.     Sporting goods store.
                      ss.   Tanning parlors.
                      tt.     Theaters.
                      uu.    Tire sales and service.
                      vv.    Toy stores.
                     ww.   Veterinary clinics.
                      xx.   Video stores.
                      yy.   Welding supply stores.
                      zz.   Essential services and public uses.
                                                                                                                                    

              2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and
                      approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they
                      may attach thereto:                                                                                                                         

                      a.     Armories, convention halls, auditoriums.
                      b.     Building contractor shops.
                      c.     Bus terminals.
                      d.     Businesses w/drive-up facilities (if use permitted).
                      e.     Car washes.
                      f.      Department stores.
                      g.     Discount stores.
                      h.     Electrical contractors shops.
                      i.      Fertilizer sales.
                      j.      Fraternal/service clubs.
                      k.     Hotels/motels.
                      l.      Livestock feed sales.
                     m.     Lumber yards (including misc. building materials).
                      n.     Mini-storage businesses.
                      o.     Multi-business buildings and complexes (if uses permitted).
                      p.     Multiple-family dwelling units as a secondary use in a business structure.
                     q.      Nurseries, greenhouses.
                      r.      Plastering/drywall contractors shops.
                      s.     Plumbing/heating/air conditioning/refrigeration/ventilation contractors shops.
                      t.      Restaurants (including night clubs and fast foods).
                      u.     Roofing contractors shops.
                      v.      Seasonal businesses.
                      w.     Sheet metal contractors shops.
                      x.     Sign contractors shops.
                      y.     Structures exceeding forty-five (45) feet in height (if use permitted).
                      z.     Supermarkets/grocery stores (including convenience stores w/o gas sales).
                      aa.   Truck sales and service.
                      bb.    Water conditioning contractors shops.
                      cc.    Welding shops.
                                                                                                                                              
              3.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                      Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                      a.     Adult entertainment uses, as regulated in Section 3.Q.
                      b.     Flammable gas/liquid sales and storage (including gas stations and convenience stores w/gas sales).
                      c.     Planned unit developments.
                      d.     Recycling transfer stations.
                                                                                                                                  

              4.    Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                                                                              
                      a.     Detached storage or accessory buildings.
                                                                                                                                                                 
              5.    Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                     for development in the "GB" District:

                      a.        Lot Area               =          15,000 SF
                      b.        Lot Width             =             100 feet
                      c.        Setbacks --
                                 Front (r/w)          =              25 feet *
                                 Rear                  =              10 feet
                                 Side, interior       =              10 feet
                                 Side, street (r/w) =              25 feet *
                                                                                                                                                                                       

          * All front or street setbacks along state/federal highways shall be a minimum of fifty (50) feet except for T.H. 12
          between 11th Street Southwest and Lakeland Drive.
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J.           CB, Central Business District.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          
              1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
                                                                                                                                                                                  
                      a.     Alterations/tailor shops.
                      b.     Appliance sales and repair.
                      c.     Art studios, including the sale of prints and supplies.
                      d.     Athletic/recreation facilities.
                      e.     Automobile/light truck sales and service.
                      f.      Bakeries.
                      g.     Banks/financial institutions.
                      h.     Bicycle sales and service.
                      i.      Broadcasting studio (without transmission towers).
                      j.      Carpet/floor covering stores.
                      k.     Churches.
                      l.      Clothing stores.
                      m.    Commercial day nurseries and schools.
                      n.     Computer/electronic equipment sales and service.
                      o.     Drug stores/pharmacies.
                      p.     Dry cleaners.
                      q.     Employment agencies.
                      r.      Fabric stores.
                      s.     Flower shops.
                      t.      Fraternal/service clubs.
                      u.     Funeral homes/crematoriums.
                      v.      Furniture stores.
                      w.     Haircare (barbers, beauty shops, salons, etc.).
                      x.     Hardware stores.
                      y.     Hospitals.
                      z.     Interior design stores.
                     aa.    Laundromats.
                     bb.    Liquor sales, on and off.
                     cc.    Medical/dental clinics.
                     dd.    Office supplies stores.
                     ee.    Offices, business and professional.
                      ff.     Paint stores.
                     gg     Pawn shops.
                     hh.    Pet stores.
                      ii.     Photo processing businesses.
                      jj.     Photo studios, including the sale of photographic supplies.
                     kk.    Printing shops.
                      ll.     Restaurants (including night clubs and fast food).
                    mm.   Schools and colleges.
                     nn.    Shoe stores.
                     oo.    Sporting goods stores.
                     pp.    Tanning parlors.
                     qq.    Tattoo parlors.
                      rr.     Theaters.
                     ss.    Tire sales.
                      tt.     Toy stores.
                     uu.     Video stores.
                     vv.      Wholesale sales.
                    ww.     Essential services and public uses.
                                                                                                                            
               2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and
                      approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they
                      may attach thereto:                                                                                                                                                                                             

                      a.     Armories, auditoriums, or convention halls.
                      b.     Bus terminals.
                      c.     Businesses with drive-up facilities (if use permitted).
                      d.     Department stores.
                      e.     Discount stores.
                      f.      Multiple-family dwelling units as a secondary use in a business structure.
                      g.     Parking facilities.
                      h.     Specialty food stores.
                      i.      Structures exceeding forty-five (45) feet in height.
                      j.      Taxi/mass transit businesses.
                                                                                                                                                                          
              3.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                      Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                          
                      a.     Hotels and motels.
                      b.     Supermarkets/grocery stores (including convenience stores without gas sales).
                                                                                                                                   
              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                                                                   
                      a.     Detached storage or accessory buildings.
                                                                                                                             
              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                      for development in the "CBD" District:                                                             

                      a.     Lot Area  =  2,000 SF
                      b.     Lot Width=   25 feet
                      c.     Setbacks (all) =  Not applicable.
                                                                                      
              6.     Encroachment.  Encroachments into right-of-way by marquees, roof overhangs, or awnings in the CBD will
                      be limited to a distance of six (6) feet or one-half the width of sidewalk, whichever is less.  All such
                      encroachments must provide seven and one-half (71/2) feet vertical clearance to the sidewalk.
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K.           SC, Shopping Center District.
                                                                                                                               
              1.     Definition.  The Shopping Center District is defined as any grouping of ten (10) or more retail uses in one
                      of more principal structures under single control, with off-street parking and a minimum of fifty thousand
                      (50,000) SF in building area.                                                                                                                

              2.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
                                                                                                                     
                      a.     Athletic/recreation facilities.
                      b.     Automobile/light truck parts sales and service.
                      c.     Banks/financial institutions.
                      d.     Broadcast studios (without transmission towers).
                      e.     Computer/electronic equipment sales and service.
                      f.      Department stores.
                      g.     Discount stores.
                      h.     Flower shops.
                       i.     Haircare (barbers, beauty shops, salons, etc.)
                       j.     Hardware stores.
                       k.    Liquor sales, on and off.
                       l.     Medical/dental clinics.
                      m.    Offices, business and professional.
                      n.     Photo processing businesses.
                      o.     Printing shops.
                      p.     Restaurants (including night clubs and fast food).
                      q.     Retail stores.
                      r.      Seasonal businesses.
                      s.     Supermarkets/grocery stores (including convenience stores without gas sales).
                      t.      Theaters. 
                      u.     Tire sales.
                                                                                                                                       
              3.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses are permitted provided plans are submitted to and
                      approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they
                      may attach thereto:                                                                                                             

                      a.     Any permitted use in Section 6.K.2. above where they business is free-standing and not connected
                              to the main complex.
                      b.     Detached accessory buildings.
                      c.     Parking.
                      d.     Structures over forty-five (45) feet in height.
                                                                                                               
              4.     Lot Area, Width, Setback and Miscellaneous Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum
                      requirements for development in the "SC" District:
                                                                               Main Complex                        Additional Free Standing Facilities
                      a.     Lot Area   =                                  140,000 SF                                   10,000 SF
                      b.     Lot Width  =                                  400 feet                                        100 feet
                      c.     Setbacks --
                               Front (r/w)                                   100 feet                                          50 feet
                               Rear                                           100 feet                                          50 feet
                               Side, interior                                 50 feet                                          20 feet
                               Side, street (r/w)                          100 feet                                          50 feet
                      d.     Landscaping, minimum % of site       10%                                             10%
                      e.     Minimum sidewalk and/or landscaped area adjacent to building --
                                                                                    10 feet                                          10 feet
                      f.     Required traffic island at main entrance --
                                                                                    10 feet wide, 50 feet long                NA
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L.           I-1, Limited Industry District.
                                                                                                          
              1.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses shall be permitted provided plans are submitted to
                      and approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as
                      they may attach thereto:                                                        

                      a.     Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.
                      b.     Agri-business, not including agricultural product processing.
                      c.     Automobile/truck sales, repair, and service.
                      d.     Commercial dog kennels.
                      e.     Contractors shops.
                      f.      Creameries.
                      g.     Equipment rental businesses.
                      h.     Greenhouses and nurseries.
                      i.      Manufacturing businesses.
                      j.      Metal fabrication businesses.
                      k.     Motor freight terminals.
                      l.      Poultry processing.
                     m.     Printing shops.
                      n.     Research and development businesses.
                      o.     Restaurants.
                      p.     Storage facilities, including mini-storage.
                      q.     Transportation facilities/businesses.
                      r.      Veterinary clinics.
                      s.     Wholesale sales.
                      t.      Essential services and public uses.
                                                                                                                    
              2.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                      Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                                                    
                      a.     Adult entertainment uses, as regulated in Section 3.Q.
                      b.     Gas bulk plants.
                      c.     Manufacturing of explosive or toxic materials.
                      d.     Solid waste collection and recycling facilities for metals, glass, paper, wood, etc.  (not including
                              household garbage).
                      e.     Storage and/or sale of flammable liquids and gases.
                                                                                              
              3.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                                            
                      a.     Detached storage or accessory buildings.
                      b.     An apartment for on-site security personnel, included within the business structure.
                                                                                      
              4.     Lot Area, Width, Setback and Miscellaneous Requirements.  The following standards shall be the
                      minimum requirements for the development in the "I-1" District:
                                                                                   
                      a.     Lot Area                          =          20,000 SF
                      b.     Lot Width                        =             100 feet
                      c.     Setbacks --
                                Front (r/w)                     =               40 feet
                                Rear                             =               30 feet
                                Side, interior                  =               20 feet
                                Side, street (r/w)            =               40 feet
                      d.     Open, landscaped area     =               20 %
                      e.     Building/lot coverage         =               50 % maximum
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M.           I-2, General Industry District.
                                                                                               
              1.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses shall be permitted provided plans are submitted to
                      and approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as
                      they may attach thereto:                                                                                                       

                      a.     Agri-business, not including agricultural product processing.
                      b.     Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.
                      c.     Automobile salvage/reduction yard.
                      d.     Automobile/truck sales, repair, and service.
                      e.     Commercial dog kennels.
                      f.      Contractors shops.
                      g.     Creameries.
                      h.     Equipment rental businesses.
                      i.      Farm implement sales, repair, and service.
                      j.      Farm product sales.
                      k.     Greenhouses and nurseries.
                      l.      Lumber/wood production and treatment.
                     m.     Manufacturing businesses.
                      n.     Metal fabrication businesses.
                      o.     Motor freight terminals.
                      p.     Poultry processing.
                      q.     Printing shops.
                      r.      Research and development businesses.
                      s.     Storage facilities, including mini-storage.
                      t.      Transportation facilities/businesses.
                      u.     Veterinary clinics.
                      v.      Wholesale sales.
                      w.     Essential services and public uses.
                                                                                                                              
              2.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                      Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                          
                      a.     Agricultural product processing plants.
                      b.     Gas bulk plants.
                      c.     Manufacturing of explosive or toxic materials.
                      d.     Meat packing/rendering plants.
                      e.     Power plants.
                      f.      Solid waste collection and recycling facilities for metals, glass, paper, wood, etc. (not including
                              household garbage).
                      g.     Storage and/or sale of flammable liquids and gases.
                      h.     Concrete, bituminous, or gravel production businesses. *
                                                                                      
                      *  Applies to permanent installation only.  Temporary seasonal operations for public works improvement
                       projects are permitted as an essential service or public use.
                                                                                                                                                   
              3.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                                                                    
                      a.     Detached storage or accessory buildings.
                      b.     An apartment for on-site security personnel, included within the business structure.
                                                                                                                               
              4.     Lot Area, Width, Setback and Miscellaneous Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum   
                      requirements for development in the "I-2" District:
                                                                                                                     
                      a.     Lot Area                       =               15,000 SF
                      b.     Lot Width                     =                  100 feet
                      c.     Setbacks --
                                Front (r/w)                  =                   30 feet
                                Rear                          =                   20 feet
                                Side, interior               =                   15 feet
                                Side, street (r/w)         =                   30 feet
                      d.     Open, landscaped area  =                   10 %
                      e.     Building/lot coverage      =                   75 % maximum
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              5.     Shoreland Districts.
                                                                                                                 
                      A.     A/S,  Agriculture District.
                
                             1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted in the A/S, Agriculture District:
                                                  
                                     a.     Agricultural cropland and associated structures.
                                     b.     Seasonal roadside sales of farm produce
                                     c.     Wildlife and nature areas, and woodlands.
              
                             2.     Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:
                                                    
                                     a.     Fairgrounds.
                                     b.     Nurseries
                                     c.     Parks.
                                     d.     Riding stables, dog kennels
                                     e.     Single family residences on one acre minimum lot size.
                                           
                      B.    P/S,  Park District.                                 
                          
                             1.     Permitted Uses.   Only the following uses shall be permitted in the P/S, Park District:
                                    
                                     a.     Agricultural cropland.
                                     b.     Wildlife and nature areas, and woodlands.
                                                             
                             2.     Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as conditional use:                          
                                        
                                     a.     City or county parks, recreational facilities, and campgrounds.
                                     b.     Golf courses.
                                     c.     Public or city uses; and essential services.
                                     d.     Riding stables.
                                  
                      C.    G/S, Government-Institutional District.
                                   
                             1.     Permitted Uses.    Only the following uses shall be permitted in the G/S,
                                     Government-Institutional District:                                                                  

                                     a.     Governmentally-owned lands (vacant).
                                     b.     Public or city uses; and essential services.
                                     c.     Public utilities wellfields and water storage facilities.
                              
                             2.     Conditional Uses.     Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:                                
                                           
                                     a.     Community colleges. 
                                     b.     Public schools.
                                     c.     Technical colleges.

                      D.    R-1/S, One Family Residential District.
             
                             1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted in the R-1/S, One Family
                                     Residential District:

                                     a.     Agricultural cropland.
                                     b.     One family detached dwellings.
                                     c.     Public or city uses; and essential services.
                                                                                                             
                             2.     Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:
                                                                                                                                        
                                     a.     Commercial day nurseries or pre-schools
                                     b.     Home occupations.
                                     c.     Schools or churches.
                                     d.     Utility buildings/structures (above ground).
                                                                          
                      E.    R-2/S, One and Two Family Residential District.
                                                                               
                             1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following shall be permitted in the R-2/S, One and Two Family
                                     Residential District:
                                                                                                 
                                     a.     Agricultural cropland.
                                     b.     One family detached dwellings.
                                     c.     Public or city uses; essential services.
                                     d.     Two family (duplex) dwellings, including twin homes.
                                                                                                         
                             2.     Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:
                                                                                                                               
                                     a.     Cemeteries.
                                     b.     Commercial day nurseries or pre-schools.
                                     c.     Home occupations.
                                     d.     Nursing homes, residential care facilities.
                                     e.     Parking for an adjacent business use.
                                     f.      Residential planned unit developments.
                                     g.     Room and board for up to four persons.
                                     h.     Schools or churches.
                                      i.     Utility buildings/structures (above ground).
                                                                                        
                      F.    R-3/S, Low Density Multiple Residential District.         
                                                                                          
                             1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted in the R-3/S, Low Density
                                     Multiple Residential District:
                                                                                                                                           
                                     a.     Agricultural cropland.            
                                     b.     One family detached dwellings.
                                     c.     Public or city uses; essential services.
                                     d.     Three family (triplex) and four family (quad) dwellings.
                                     e.     Two family (duplex) dwellings, including twin homes.
                                                                   
                             2.     Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:       
                   
                                     a.     Bed and breakfast.
                                     b.     Cemeteries.
                                     c.     Commercial day nurseries or pre-schools.
                                     d.     Home occupations.
                                     e.     Nursing homes, residential care facilities.
                                     f.      Parking for adjacent business use.
                                     g.     Room and board for up to four persons.
                                     h.     Schools or churches.
                                     i.      Utility buildings/structures (above ground).
                                                                                                                                           
                      G.    R-4/S, Medium Density Multiple Residential District.
                            
                              1.    Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted in the R-4/S, Medium Density
                                     Multiple Residential District:
                                          
                                     a.     Agricultural cropland.   
                                     b.     Parking for an adjacent business use.
                                     c.     Public or city uses; essential services.
                                     d.     Room and board for up to four persons.
                                     e.     Three family (triplex) and four family (quad) dwellings.
                                     f.      Two family (duplex) dwellings, including twin homes.
                                             
                              2.    Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:
            
                                    a.     Cemeteries.   
                                    b.     Commercial day nurseries or pre-schools.
                                    c.     Home occupations.
                                    d.     Multiple dwellings up to 24 units/building.
                                    e.     Nursing homes, residential care facilities.
                                    f.      Residential planned unit developments.
                                    g.     Schools or churches.
                                    h.     Utility buildings/structures (above ground).
                    

                      H.    LB/S, Limited Business District.
                      
                              1.    Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted in the LB/S, Limited Business
                                     District, provided plans are submitted to the City for review by staff and the Planning    
                                     Commission, subject to such conditions as may be attached: 
                     
                                     a.     Art studio, prints and supplies.
                                     b.     Banks/financial institutions.
                                     c.     Bed and breakfast.
                                     d.     Broadcasting studios.
                                     e.     Churches.
                                     f.      Commercial day nurseries or pre-schools.
                                     g.     Fraternal/service clubs.
                                     h.     Medical/dental clinics.
                                     i.      Nurseries/greenhouses.
                                     j.      Offices, business and professional.
                                     k.     Parking.
                                     l.      Photographic studio supplies.
                                    m.     Public or city uses; essential services.
                                   
                             2.     Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:  
                                                            
                                     a.     Businesses with drive-up facilities (if use is allowed).
                                     b.     Commercial planned unit developments.
                                     c.     Multiple dwellings.
                                     d.     Museums.
                                     e.     Nursing homes, residential care facilities.
                                     f.     Residential planned unit developments.
                                                                        
                      I.     GB/S, General Business District.     
                                                                                                      
                             1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted in the GB/S, General Business
                                     District, provided the plans are submitted to the City for review by staff and the Planning           
                                     Commission, subject to such conditions as may be attached:
                                                                                                            
                                     a.     Appliance sales and service..
                                     b.     Art studio, prints and supplies.
                                     c.     Athletic/recreation facilities.
                                     d.     Automobile/light truck sales, service and parts.
                                     e.     Bait and tackle stores.
                                     f.      Bakeries.
                                     g.     Banks/financial institutions.
                                     h.     Bicycle sales and service.
                                     i.      Bed and breakfast.
                                     j.      Broadcasting studio.
                                     k.     Churches.
                                     l.      Commercial day nurseries or pre-schools.
                                     m.    Department stores.
                                     n.     Drug stores/pharmacies..
                                     o.     Dry cleaners.
                                     p.     Farm supplies.
                                     q.     Flower shops.
                                     r.      Fraternal/service clubs.
                                     s.     Hardware stores.
                                     t.      Laundromats.
                                     u.      Liquor sales, on and off.
                                     v.      Medical/dental clinics.
                                     w.     Motorcycle/snowmobile/boat sales and service.
                                     x.      Museums.
                                     y.      Nurseries/greenhouses.
                                     z.      Offices, business and professional.
                                    aa.     Parking.
                                    bb.     Photographic studio and supplies.
                                    cc.     Photo processing.
                                    dd.     Printing shops.
                                    ee.     Public or City uses; essential services.
                                     ff.      Small engine sales and service.
                                    gg.     Sporting goods stores.
                                    hh.     Tanning salons.
                                     ii.      Tire sales and service.
                                     jj.      Theaters
                                    kk.     Video stores..   
                                                                                                                
                             2.   Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use:
                                                        
                                     a.     Armories, convention halls, auditoriums.
                                     b.     Businesses with drive-up facilities (if use is allowed.
                                     c.     Bus terminals.
                                     d.     Car washes.
                                     e.     Commercial planned unit developments.
                                     f.      Contractor shops.
                                     g.     Flammable gas/liquid sales and storage (including gas stations and convenience stores
                                             w/gas sales).
                                     h.     Hotels/motels.
                                     i.      Mini storage.
                                     j.      Multi-business buildings and complexes (if uses are allowed).
                                    k.      Multiple Dwellings.
                                     l.      Residential planned unit developments.
                                    m.     Restaurants (including night clubs and fast foods).
                                    n.      Supermarkets/grocery stores (including convenience stores w/o gas sales).
                                    o.      Utility buildings/structures (above ground).
                                      
                      J.      I-2/S, General Industry District.
                               
                               1.   Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted in the I-2/S, General Industry     
                                     District, provided plans are submitted to the City for review by Staff and the Planning
                                     Commission, subject to such conditions as may be attached
                                                   
                                     a.     Automobile/truck sales, service and parts.
                                     b.     Contractor shops.
                                     c.     Equipment rental.
                                     d.     Exterior storage (enclosed by screening).
                                     e.     Metal fabrication.
                                     f.      Motor freight terminal.
                                     g.     Offices, business or professional.
                                     h.     Printing shops.
                                     i.      Public or city uses; essential services.
                                     j.      Restaurants.
                                     k.     Storage garages or warehouses.
                                     l.      Transportation facilities.
                                                              
                               2.   Conditional Uses.  Only the following uses shall be allowed as a conditional use: 
                                      
                                     a.     Agricultural processing.
                                     b.     Commercial planned unit developments.
                                     c.     Concrete, bituminous or gravel production.
                                     d.     Gas bulk plants.
                                     e.     Manufacturing/processing.
                                     f.      Solid waste recycling facility (no exterior storage).
                                     g.     Storage and sales of flammable gases and liquids.
                                     h.     Utility buildings/structures (above ground).
                                     i.      Wholesaling.
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N.           P, Park/Open Space District.
                                                                                              
              1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
                                                                                                                                       
                      a.     Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.
                      b.     Wildlife/nature areas.
                      c.     Essential services and public uses.
                                                                                              
              2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses shall be permitted provided plans are submitted to
                      and approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as
                      they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                                              
                      a.     Archery and firearms ranges.
                      b.     City or County parks and recreation areas.
                      c.     Golf courses.
                      d.     Swimming pools.
                                                                                                                  
              3.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                      Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                          
                      a.     Recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds.
                                                                                                                            
              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                                  
                      a.     Detached storage or accessory buildings.
                                                                                
              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                      for development in the "P" District:
                                                                                                                                          
                      a.     Lot Area    =  No minimum area *
                      b.     Lot Width  =  No minimum width *
                      c.     Setback to any property line  =  50 feet
                                                                                  
                      *  As recommended by the Zoning Administrator and approved by the Planning Commission.
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O.           G, Government/Institutional District.
                                                                                                                          
              1.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses shall be permitted provided plans are submitted to
                      and approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions
                      as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                                                 
                      a.     City offices/buildings/facilities.
                      b.     County offices/buildings/facilities.
                      c.     Community colleges.
                      d.     Municipal utilities offices/buildings/facilities/well fields.
                      e.     Public airports.
                      f.      Public hospitals/treatment centers.
                      g.     Public parking lots/facilities.
                      h.     Public schools.
                      i.      State and federal offices/buildings/facilities.
                      j.      Technical colleges.
                      k.     Vacant public lands.
                                                                                            
              2.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                             
                      a.     Detached storage or accessory buildings.
                                                                                                               
              3.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum requirements
                      for development in the "G/I" District:
                                                                                                                    
                      a.     Lot Area   =  No minimum area *
                      b.     Lot Width =  No minimum width *
                      c.     Setback to any property line =  As recommended by the Zoning Administrator and approved by the
                              Planning Commission, taking into consideration the zoning and district requirements governing the
                              surrounding area.  In no case, however, shall the setbacks be less than thirty (30) feet for the front
                              (street r/w) or rear, and fifteen (15) feet for the sides, except where a use abuts a railroad line and 
                              zero (0) setback is necessary for access and loading purposes.
                                                                                                                  
                             *  As recommended by the Zoning Administrator and approved by the Planning Commission.
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P.           A, Agriculture District.
                                                                                                   
              1.     Permitted Uses.  Only the following uses shall be permitted outright:
                                         
                      a.     Agricultural uses, not including livestock raising or feeding.
                      b.     Commercial kennels.
                      c.     Nurseries/greenhouses.
                      d.     Parks.
                      e.     Riding stables.
                      f.      Seasonal roadside sales of flowers, produce, or other agricultural products.
                      g.     Wildlife/nature areas.
                                                                                                                             
              2.     Permitted Uses With Plan Review.  The following uses shall be permitted provided plans are submitted to
                      and approved by the Zoning Administrator and the Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as
                      they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                                                      
                      a.     Archery and firearms ranges.
                      b.     Fairgrounds.
                      c.     Golf courses.
                      d.     Lumber processing.
                      e.     Single-family detached dwellings (one [1] acre minimum lot size, must have municipal sewer and water).
                                                                                                                                 
             3.     Conditional Uses.  The following uses are permitted upon the granting of a conditional use permit by the
                     Planning Commission, subject to such conditions as they may attach thereto:
                                                                                                    
                      a.     Agricultural product processing.
                      b.     Contractors shops/yards.
                      c.     Race tracks.
                      d.     Recreational vehicle parks and campgrounds.
                      e.     Solid waste collection and storage facilities for metals, glass, wood, paper, etc. (not including
                              household garbage; no processing of wastes).
                                                                                                           
              4.     Permitted Accessory Uses.  The following accessory structures or uses of land shall be permitted:
                                                                                                             
                      a.     Detached storage or accessory building.
                                                                                                       
              5.     Lot Area, Width, and Setback Requirements.  The following standards shall be the minimum
                      requirements for development in the "A" District:
                                                                                                                     
                      a.     Lot Area    =  No minimum area *
                      b.     Lot Width  =  No minimum width *
                      c.     Setbacks --
                                Front (r/w)            =      100 feet
                                Rear                    =       50 feet
                                Side, interior         =       50 feet
                                Side, street (r/w)   =      100 feet
                                                                                         
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