Chapter 29 ZONING*
Section 29-13 District O-2, special office district.
Purpose. This district is intended solely for professional, administrative, or other offices
and related uses. It is designed to serve as a buffer area between residential areas and more
intense nonresidential areas, and to provide for office development where residential
development might not be appropriate.
Permitted Uses. In district O-2, no building or land shall be used and no building shall be
hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered, except for one or more of the following
uses (for exceptions, see section 29-28, Non-Conforming Uses, and section 29-31, Board of
Banks, other financial institutions, and travel agencies.
Office buildings used for the administrative functions of businesses, professions,
corporations; and social, philanthropic, eleemosynary or governmental organizations or societies.
Offices for professional and business use involving the sale or provision of services,
but not the
sale or rental of goods, including but not limited to:
(1) Artists, sculptors, photographers.
(2) Authors, writers, composers.
(3) Lawyers, engineers, planners,
architects, realtors, accountants, insurance agents, brokers,
and other consultants in similar professions.
(4) Ministers, rabbis, priests, or
other clergy members.
(5) Physicians, dentists, chiropractors,
or other licensed medical practitioners.
(6) Seamstresses, tailors.
(7) Teachers of private lessons in
art, music or dance.
Schools operated as a business within an enclosed building, except trade schools
which offer retail goods and services to the public.
Customary accessory uses subject to the provisions of section 29-27, Accessory Uses.
Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district 0-1 only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
Buildings and premises for public utility services or public service corporations,
or uses the board deems reasonably necessary for public convenience or welfare.
Drive-up facilities incidental to any permitted uses.
Halfway houses for not more than fifteen (15) occupants, provided that the board
finds that the
proposed use would not be detrimental to the public interest considering the size and character of
the proposed facility and its proximity to schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, single-family
residences and other halfway houses.
Hospitals for small animals, if within an enclosed building.
Research and development laboratories, provided there is minimal/insignificant use of
materials based on a risk assessment.
Height and Area Regulations. In district O-2 any building or portion of a building hereafter
erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered shall be subject to the following regulations:
Lot size. No minimum requirement.
less than twenty-five (25) feet.
less than twenty-five (25) feet, except that no rear yard is required where the
lot line of the rear yard abuts property in a nonresidential district.
minimum requirement, except that:
corner lots there shall be a side yard adjacent to the side street of not less than
fifteen (15) feet; and
an O-2 district abuts any residential district, there shall be a side yard of not
less than ten (10) feet.
Building height. Not over forty-five (45) feet, except that buildings may be erected to a
height not to exceed seventy-five (75) feet, provided that such buildings shall be set back one
additional foot on all sides, for each additional foot of building height over forty-five (45) feet.
Vision clearance. On any corner lot on which a front or side yard is required, no wall,
fence, sign, or other structure or no plant growth of a type which would interfere with traffic
visibility across the corner shall be permitted or maintained higher than three (3) feet above the
curb level, within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of the street right-of-way lines.
Parking. (See section 29-30, Off-Street Parking and Loading.)
(Code 1964, § 19.161; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 11702, §
1, 12-7-87; Ord. No.
15134, § 1, 2-3-97; Ord. No. 17667, § 1, 5-5-03)
(Ord. 17667, Amended, 05/05/2003, Prior Text; 15134, Amended, 02/03/1997, Prior Text)