APPENDIX C – ZONING REGULATIONS

SECTION 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. 1

16-101.  Short title. 1

16-102.  Purpose. 1

16-103.  Jurisdiction. 1

16-104.  Establishment of Districts. 1

16-105.  Table of Equivalent Districts. 2

16-106.  Planning commission. 2

SECTION 2. RULES FOR INTERPRETATION; DEFINITIONS  4

16-201.  Rules for Interpretation of District Boundaries. 4

16-202.  Definitions. 4

16-203.  Application of Regulations. 14

SECTION 3. ZONING DISTRICTS REGULATIONS. 16

16-301.  RA Residential Agriculture District. 16

16-302.  RS Residential Single-Family District. 17

16-303.  RT – Residential Two-Family  or Duplex District. 18

16-304.  RM – Residential Multifamily District. 19

16-305.  RE – Residential Elderly Housing District. 19

16-306.  C – Commercial District. 22

16-307.  DC – Downtown District. 24

16-308.  I – Industrial District. 29

16-309.  Flood plain overlay districts. 31

16-310.  POD – Planned Overlay District. 32

16-311.  K-10 – Kansas Highway 10 Overlay District. 45

SECTION 4. ADDITIONAL DISTRICT REGULATIONS. 49

16-401.  Open space. 49

16-402.  Height. 49

16-403.  Dwellings on Small Lots. 50

16-404.  Swimming Pools. 50

16-405.  Manufactured home park regulations. 50

16-406.  Accessory buildings. 53

16-407.  Antennas and Satellite Dish Antennas. 54

16-408.  Exterior Storage in Residential Districts. 54

16-409.  Site plan review. 54

16-410.  Townhouse subdivision development. 58

16-411   Temporary Uses Permitted. 60

16-412   Determination of Structure Setback Line. 62

16-413.  Orientation of Residential Structures in the RS District. 63

16-414.  Fences. 63

16-415.  Landscaping, Screening and Buffering Regulations. 64

16-416.  Commercial corridor design guidelines. 66

16-417.  Adult entertainment regulations. 74

SECTION 5. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING. 76

16-501.  Parking requirements. 76

SECTION 6. USES PERMITTED UPON REVIEW    81

16-601.  Uses permitted upon review. 81

SECTION 7. SPECIAL CONDITIONS. 82

16-701.  Special conditions. 82

SECTION 8. NONCONFORMING LOTS, STRUCTURES, AND USES OF LAND   86

16-801.  Nonconformities. 86

SECTION 9. BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS. 90

16-901.  Board of Zoning Appeals. 90

SECTION 10. ADMINISTRATION.. 94

16-1001. Administration. 94

16-1002. Enforcement. 97

16-1003. Violation and Penalty. 97

16-1004. Building permits. 98

16-1005. Limit on Applications for Substantially the Same Zoning Amendment. 98

16-1006. Validity. 99

16-1007. Land Disturbance or Grading Permit. 99

SECTION 11. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. 100

16-1101. Wireless communication systems; intent; definitions. 100

16-1102. Definitions. 100

16-1103. Zoning districts; limitations. 103

16-1104. Location/height guidelines. 104

16-1105. Design guidelines. 105

16-1106. Submittal requirements. 106

16-1120. Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). 107

16-1121. Purpose. 107

16-1122. Definitions. 107

16-1123. Applicability.  Circumstances Requiring Application of the WECS Regulations. 108

16-1124. General provisions. 109

16-1125. Standards and Regulations. 109

16-1126. Size and Lot or Parcel Restrictions. 110

16-1127. Applications for Commercial-WECS. 111

16-1128. Applications for Micro-WECS. 112

16-1129. Use limitations. 112

16-1130. Removal after Disuse of a Commercial-WECS. 113

16-1140. Solar collectors. 113

16-1141. Purpose. 113

16-1142. Standards. 113

SECTION 12. SIGN REGULATIONS. 115

16-1201. Title. 115

16-1202. Purpose. 115

16-1203. Applicability and Zoning District Requirements. 115

16-1204. Severability. 116

16-1205. Hierarchy of Enforcement. 116

16-1206. Historic preservation commission. 116

16-1207. Definitions of Terms Pertaining to Signs. 116

16-1208. Definitions of Functional and Structural Sign Types. 117

16-1209. Exemptions. 127

16-1210. Prohibited signs. 128

16-1211. Amortization of Certain Signs. 128

16-1212. Temporary event signs. 129

16-1213. General Requirements Applicable to all Signs. 130

16-1214. Non-conformities. 135

16-1215. Master signage plan. 135

16-1216. Sign permits. 136

TABLE 1:  PROPERTY RESTRICTIONS. 137

TABLE 2: NON-RESIDENTIAL SIGNS BY STRUCTURAL TYPE AND ZONING   138

TABLE 3: SIGNS PERMITTED BY ZONING DISTIRCT   143