17.16 – Office/Research, Manufacturing and Public Land Districts

17.16.010 – Purpose statements

  1. O-R Office/Research District
    The O-R Office/Research District is designed to accommodate office and certain service uses that require a percentage of lower building coverage and larger setbacks than those types of office and service uses found within the commercial districts. The O-R District is designed to provide an open, landscaped appearance along public streets and to provide a buffer area between residential uses and other commercial or industrial uses.
  2. M-1 Special Manufacturing District
    The purpose of the M-1 Special Manufacturing District is to accommodate older manufacturing areas in the City that are either in transition from manufacturing to alternative uses, or are in need of rehabilitation. The M-1 District shall provide flexibility in design and parking requirements to allow for adaptive reuse and/or redevelopment for viable light assembly, processing, heavy retail and service, and office uses.
  3. M-2 Limited Manufacturing District
    The purpose of the M-2 Limited Manufacturing District is to accommodate a wide range of manufacturing, assembly, processing, warehousing and office/research activities, both as individual users and in a business park setting. New development and redevelopment in this District shall focus on providing sufficient setbacks, and adequate landscaping and buffering from adjacent nonindustrial uses and public rights-of-way. Outdoor storage and loading, and other outdoor activities, shall be adequately screened.
  4. PL Public Land District
    The purpose of the PL Public Land District is to protect and maintain open space properties owned by the City, the Park District, the School District, and public and private recreation. The development standards are intended to provide flexibility to the governmental and semi-public entities in the use of their land while protecting surrounding residential uses.

17.16.020 – Permitted and special uses

Table 17.16-1 lists permitted and special uses for the office/research, manufacturing and public and districts.

 

TABLE 17.16-1

OFFICE/RESEARCH, MANUFACTURING AND PUBLIC LANDS

PERMITTED AND SPECIAL USES

P=Permitted Use

S=Special Use

A=Permitted Accessory Use

SA=Special Use, Accessory Only

 

ZONING DISTRICT

SPECIFIC USE STANDARDS

O-R M-1 M-2 PL

RESIDENTIAL USES

Artists Live/Work Space

 

S

 

 

Section17.20.030

Assisted Living Facility

P

 

 

 

 

CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS, RECREATIONAL & ENTERTAINMENT USES

Art Gallery/Studio

P

P

 

 

 

Carnival
(as temporary use)

 

 

 

P

Section 17.20.040,050

Cultural Facility

P

P

P

P

 

Golf Course

 

 

 

P

 

Indoor Recreation& Amusement

P

S

P

P

 

Model Airplane Facility

 

 

 

S

 

Outdoor Amusement

 

 

 

S

 

Outdoor Entertainment, Temporary

 

 

 

P

 

Outdoor Recreation

 

 

 

P

 

Park, Neighborhood

 

 

 

P

 

Place of Worship

P

S

S

 

Section 17.20.030

Theater

 

 

 

P

 

RETAIL, OFFICE AND SERVICE USES

Adult Use

 

 

S

 

Section17.20.030

Bank

P

 

 

 

 

Car Wash

 

 

S

 

Section 17.24.100

Day Care Center

P

P

P

A

 

Drive-In Facility

SA

 

 

 

Section 17.24.100

Emergency Medical Center

P

 

 

 

 

Financial Institution

P

 

 

 

 

Heavy Retail and Service

 

S

P

 

 

Heliport

 

 

S

 

 

Hotel/Motel

P

P

P

 

 

Kennel

 

 

S

 

Section17.20.030

Medical/Dental Clinic

P

P

P

 

 

Medical Cannabis Dispensing Organization

 

 

P

 

 

Motor Vehicle Service and Repair, Major

 

 

P

 

Section 17.20.030

Motor Vehicle Service and Repair, Minor

 

P

P

 

Section 17.20.030

Motor Vehicle Rental

P

P

P

 

 

Office, Business or Professional

P

P

P

 

 

Outdoor Sales, Permanent

 

SA

SA

 

Section 17.20.030

Outdoor Sales, Temporary

 

A

A

A

Section 17.20.040, 050

Personal Services, Limited

P

 

 

 

 

Professional Training Center

P

P

 

 

 

Veterinary Office/Animal Hospital

P

P

P

 

 

GOVERNMENTAL AND INSTITUTIONAL USES

Cemetery

 

 

 

P

 

College/University

P

 

 

P

 

Correctional Facility

 

 

 

S

 

Fairground

 

 

 

P

 

Hospice

P

 

 

 

 

Hospital

P

 

 

 

 

Nursing Home

P

 

 

 

 

Office, Government

P

P

 

P

 

Police Firearms Training Range

 

 

 

S

 

Public Service Facility

 

P

P

P

 

School, Primary or Secondary

 

 

 

P

 

School, Private Boarding

 

 

 

P

 

School, Specialized Instruction

P

P

P

 

 

INDUSTRIAL/STORAGE USES

Junkyard

 

 

S

 

 

Manufacturing, Heavy

 

 

S

 

 

Manufacturing, Light

 

P

P

 

 

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Center

 

 

P

 

 

Mini-Warehouse

 

P

P

 

 

Outdoor Storage

 

A

A

A

Section 17.20.030, 17.26.120

Permanent Motor Vehicle Storage

 

P

P

 

Section 17.20.030

Recycling Facility

 

 

S

 

 

Research and Development Use

P

P

P

 

 

Warehouse/Distribution

 

P

P

 

 

OTHER

Accessory Uses

A

A

A

A

 

Agriculture

 

 

 

P

 

Communication Antenna

P

P

P

P

Section17.22.020

Communication Tower*

S

P

P

P

Section17.22.020

Parking Garage/Structure

A

A

A

A

Chapter 17.24

Parking Lot, Private

A

A

A

A

Chapter 17.24

Planned Unit Development

S

S

S

S

Chapter 17.04, 17.06

Transportation Operations Facility

 

S

P

S

 

Utility, Local

P

P

P

P

 

Utility, Community/Regional

S

S

P

P

 

Wind Turbine, Structure Mounted

A

A

A

A

Section 17.22.020.G

Wind Turbine, Tower Mounted

S

S

P

P

Section 17.22.020.H

*Communication Towers that are Wireless Support Structures supporting Small Wireless Facilities, as defined in Chapter 13. 24 " Small Cell Wireless Facilities", are permitted uses in any Right-of-Way within the City, and, in conformance with State law, are a permitted use, as opposed to a special use, in the O-R District when all other applicable zoning requirements and the requirements of Chapter 13. 24 are met.
(2018-Z-22: § 3; 2014-Z-8: § 2; 2013-Z-8: § 2; 2013-Z-6: § 2; 2011-Z-11: § 3; 2009-Z-7: § 2; 2008-Z-24: § 7; 2006-Z-19: § 1; 2006-Z-9: § 1; 2004-Z-25: § 1; 2003-Z-1: § 1; 2001-Z-19: § 1; 1999-Z-8: § 1; 1997-Z-28: § 1; 1996-Z-12: § 14; 1995-Z-14: § 2, 3; 1994-Z-17: § 1; 1994-Z-7: § 1-3; 1993-Z-19: § 5; 1993-Z-4: § 1 (E, F); 1993-Z-1; 1987-Z-16: § 1, 2; 1967-14: (part); 1966-33: § 2; 1960-16: § IX (B) (1, 2))

17.16.030 – Bulk Regulations

Table 17.16-2 establishes bulk regulations for the office/research, manufacturing and public land districts.

TABLE 17.16-2

OFFICE RESEARCH, MANUFACTURING AND PUBLIC LANDS

BULK REGULATIONS

ft = feet

sf = square feet

B = buildings and structures

P = parking lots

ZONING DISTRICT

O-R

M-1

M-2

PL

 

Minimum Lot Area

 

20,000sf

None

None

None

 

Minimum Lot Width

 

100 ft

None

None

None

 

Maximum Building Coverage

 

50%

70%

60%

60%

 

Maximum Building Height

 

60 ft

40 ft

60 ft

50 ft

Front Yard (B, P)

30 ft

20 ft

 

40 ft

 

30 ft

Side Yards:

 

Interior Side Yard

B:  10ft

P:  None

B:  10ft

P:  None

 

B:  20ft

P:  None

B:  10ft

P:  None

Exterior Side Yard (B, P)

30 ft

20 ft

40 ft

30 ft

Rear Yard

B:  30ft

P:  None

B:  20 ft; may be reduced to 10 ft when abutting a railroad right of way

P:  None

B:  20 ft; may be reduced to 10 ft when abutting a railroad right of way

P:  None

B:  30 ft.; may be reduced to 20 ft when abutting a lot in M-1 or M-2 or a railroad right of way

P:  None

Landscape Buffer Yard (B, P)[1]

 

30 ft., except on lots with a building over 150,000 sf of gross floor area: 80 ft.

30 ft.

100 ft. may be reduced to 40 ft. when abutting a collector or arterial street right-of-way of at least 80 ft. in width.

30 ft.

 

[1] Within the zoning districts specified, a landscape buffer yard shall be provided along any lot line that abuts or is across a street from property in any RE, RS, or RT District, and from property in an RM1 or RM2 District.  See Chapter 17.26 for planting and screening requirements for landscape buffers.  Landscape Buffer Yards may include or overlap with other required yards.

(2015-Z-20: § 1; 2011-Z-1: § 13; 2008-Z-24: § 8; 1960-16: § IX (B) (3, 4))