Planning and Zoning Code- Section 34
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SECTION 34- INTERSTATE OFFICE PARK ZONE (IOP ZONE)
34.00- DESCRIPTION OF ZONE- The
zone is designed for the development of business and professional offices along
the existing interstate corridor in a park or campus type setting as a gradual
transition from residential areas with the retention of open spaces and the
preservation of natural features of the area.
34.01 USES- Business and
professional office. Business uses shall include, but not be limited to, any
occupation or trade primarily of a clerical nature such a insurance company,
corporate offices or sales offices, but shall not include commercial activities
such as the manufacturing or assembling of wares.
34.02- ACCESSORY USES- In
addition to the permitted uses set forth in Section 34.01 uses customarily
incidental to the main or principle building or land use shall be permitted,
including accessory uses for employees within such buildings, such as, but
not limited to, cafeterias and like facilities
designed to serve only the occupants of the buildings in the zone. Conference
and meeting facilities, data processing and storage shall be included within the
definition of the accessory uses.
34.03- HEIGHT AND AREA REQUIREMENTS-
|Minimum Lot Area
|Minimum Lot Width
|Minimum Front Yard
||Minimum side yard 75 feet
50 feet which shall be landscaped
adjacent to a building may be used for parking or driveway if necessary
|Minimum Rear Yard
||50 feet, except that any rear yard
abutting a portion of Interstate I-91 or land owned by the State of Connection
as part of Interstate-91 may be reduced to a minimum of 10 feet, and any rear
yard abutting a residential zone shall be increased to a minimum of 75 feet.
|Maximum Lot Coverage
|Maximum Building Height
The purpose of landscaping requirements is to protect and preserve property
values through the preservation of existing vegetation and planting of new
materials to provide privacy from visual intrusion, light, dirt and noise, and
to prevent the erosion of soil.
34.05- OFF-STREET PARKING AND OFF-STREET
LOADING REQUIREMENTS- Off-street parking and off-street loading shall be provided
in connection with any use in this zone in accordance with the provisions of
- 34.04.01- LANDSCAPED AREAS- Landscaped areas shall
consist of open spaces and shall be maintained in lawn, natural ground cover,
plantings and trees and may include walks and drives from a street.
FRONT YARDS- At least 25 feet of the front yard of each lot in the zone shall be
landscaped with no less than one and one half inches (1 ½) to two (2) inch
caliper shade tree for each 50 feet of street frontage.
- 34.04.03- PARKING LOTS-
Parking lots for more than 10 cars shall contain landscaped areas equal to at
least ten percent (10%) of the gross parking area with one and one half (1 ½)
inch to two (2) inch caliper shade tree for each 15 parking spaces.
LANDSCAPED BUFFER- No fewer than two (2) rows of suitable evergreens of one and
one half (1 ½) inch to two (2) inch caliper shall be planted 15 feet apart,
staggered in adjoining rows, to provide a visual barrier wherever a lot in this
zone adjoins a lot in an R-1 Residential Zone. Where appropriate in the judgment
of the Commission, walls and fences may be used in lieu of new plantings. No
pedestrian or vehicular access shall be permitted through a landscape buffer
- 34.04.05- EXISTING VEGETATION- Existing vegetation, plant material and trees
may be used to meet all or part of the landscape requirements, and existing
trees in good condition over twelve (12) inches caliper shall be preserved
wherever it is practical to do so.
34.06- SIGNS- Identifying graphics or signs shall be limited to one
(1) per building, not more than two hundred (200) square feet in area, and
subject to all other criteria in SECTION 48 of this Code. No roof graphics or
signs are permitted.