Article 3. Districts

§11-301   Falls City Code   §11-312

Article 3. Districts

§11-301  DISTRICTS; USE.  For the purpose of this Chapter, the Municipality is hereby divided into eight (8) districts, designated as follows:

 (R-1)    Residential-Single Family Detached Homes

(R-2)     Residential-Single and Limited Multi-Family Dwellings

(R-3)     Residential-Single and Multi-Family Dwellings

(R-4)     Residential-Single and Multi-Family Dwellings

(B-1)     Business (Commercial)

(B-2)     Highway Commercial

(I-1)       Industrial

(A)        Agricultural

(Amended by Ord No. 971, 11/6/78)(Amended by Ord. 95-125)

 §11-302   DISTRICT; BOUNDARIES.  The boundaries of the districts shall be established and amended by Resolution of the Governing Body after public hearings as required by law.  Such designations and all explanatory matter are hereby made a part of this Chapter as if fully written herein, and shall be on file in the office of the Municipal Clerk.  (Ref.  19-904 RS Neb.) 

 §11-303   DISTRICTS BOUNDARIES; INTERPRETATION.  Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are in variance with those in any boundary established by the Governing Body, or in other circumstances not covered previously in this section, the Board of Adjustment shall interpret the district boundaries.   

 §11-304   DISTRICT (A); AGRICULTURAL

A.      Characteristics.  The purpose of this zone is to fix the location of predominantly agricultural section of the Planning Area, annotate those land uses which are agricultural or basically related to agriculture, and to further record those land uses deemed compatible with agriculture or with an agricultural area in transition to an area of more urban character.

B.     Permitted Uses.  In the (A) Agricultural District, buildings, structures, and land shall be used only for the following purposes: 

1.   General Farming and ranching activities, excluding any expansion of existing or development of livestock confinement facilities/operations; 

2.   Greenhouses;

3.   Horticulture;

4.   Truck Farming;

5.   Single-family Dwelling;

6.   Manufactured homes in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-427;

7.   Signs;

8.   Customary accessory uses incidental to a permitted use.

C.  Special Exceptions.  The Governing Body may authorize the following special uses:

1.   Animal Hospital;

2.   Mobile Home Park;

3.   Airport;

4.   Churches, places of worship and cemeteries;

5.   Outdoor Recreation;

6.   Home Occupations;

7.   Bed and breakfast;

8.   Broadcast towers and stations/communication towers of more than one hundred (100) feet.

9. Expansion of existing or development of livestock confinement facilities/operations, as defined in Section 11-202, and in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-429.

10. Junk or Salvage Yard, as defined in Section 11-202  and in accordance with the provisions of Section 11- 428.

 D.   Area, Yard and Height Requirements for this district shall be:

1. Minimum lot size shall be three (3) acres with a minimum width of two hundred feet (200') and a minimum depth of two hundred feet (200').

2.  There shall be a minimum lot area of three (3) acres per dwelling unit.

3.   Minimum Yard Requirements.

a.   Front yard depth; not less than fifty feet (50').

b.   Side yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25'), with all side yards together totaling not less than sixty feet (60').

c.   Rear yard depth; not less than fifty feet (50').

d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the area.

e.   The maximum height of a structure in this district shall be fifty feet (50').

4.   Lots for Mobile Home Parks must comply with the regulations of the Nebraska Department of Health and the regulations for mobile home parks of section 11-308 subsections E and F.  The area and yard requirements set out at 1,2,3 of this subsection D do not apply to mobile home parks.  

(Amended by Ord.  Nos.  971, 11/6/78; 87-112, 11/2/87)

§11-305   DISTRICT (R-1); SINGLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL.

A.    Characteristics.  The purposes of this zone is to establish the general location of single-family residential neighborhoods throughout the Planning Area of Falls City.  Other uses complimentary to, but not in conflict with single-family dwellings are also allowed.  However, it is the intent that the (R-1) Residential Zone should basically retain the characteristics of a quiet residential area.  Further, to upgrade the character of all residential areas in the Municipality by requiring standards of land use and lot and building bulk and size which more accurately reflect existing development.  To protect the integrity of residential areas by prohibiting the incursion of incompatible uses.

B.   Permitted Uses.  In the (R-1) Single-family Residential District, buildings, structures, and land shall be used only for the following purposes:

1.   Single-family detached dwellings;

2.   Churches and similar places of worship;

3.   Public elementary and high schools;

4.   Public parks and playgrounds;

5.   Libraries;

6.   Private garages;

7.   Signs;

8.   Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use.

C.  Special Exceptions.  The Governing Body may authorize the following special uses:

1. Community buildings, social halls, clubs, lodges, and fraternal organizations;

2.   Private schools;

3.   Golf courses and public swimming pools;

4.   General agricultural use but this shall not include or permit:

     a. The spreading, accumulation, feeding or use of garbage, manure, pesticides, toxic or other offensive materials for commercial purposes.

     b. The use or activity engaged in within three hundred feet (300') of a residence or other structure in R-1 if such use or activity results in continuous odor, dust, or noise.

     c. The construction of agricultural buildings or structures closer that ninety feet (90') to the center line of a principal public way.

5.   Conversion of single-family dwellings constructed prior to 1978 into two (2) to four (4) dwelling units so long as each dwelling unit has eight hundred (800) square feet of floor area, minimal exterior changes are made, and the house and yard retain the appearance of a single-family dwelling.

6.   Hospital and health clinics.

7.   Bed and breakfast.

D.   Area, Yard and Height Requirements for this district shall be:

1.   For dwelling structures:

a.   Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet (50') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120).

b.   There shall be a minimum lot area of six thousand (6,000) square feet per dwelling unit.

c.   Minimum yard requirements.

   1)   Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25').

   2)   Side yard depth; not less than five feet (5'), with all side yards totaling not less than ten feet (10'), except when side yard borders a street and then same requirements as that of front yard depth.

    3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five feet (35').

   4)  Rear yard depth; accessory buildings; and private garage not attached to principal building; not less than five feet (5').

     5)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang, if any; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.

d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the area.

e.   The maximum height of a structure in this district shall be thirty-five feet (35') or two and one-half (2-1/2) stories.

f.   The minimum floor area of the dwelling shall be two thousand (2,000) square feet.

2.   Public or semi public and institutional buildings.

a.   Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet (50') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').

b.   Minimum yard requirements.

1)   Front yard depth; not less than thirty feet (30').

2)   Side yard depth; not less than ten feet (10') with all side yards totaling not less than twenty-five feet (25').

3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five feet (35').

4)   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the area, except that off-street parking in the side or rear yards in space additional to that required in b(1)(2) above may with the structure cover seventy percent (70%) of the lot.

5)   All measurements shall be made from the overhang; if no overhang exists, then from the closest exterior wall.

c.   Maximum height of such buildings shall be two and one-half (2-1/2) stories or thirty-five feet (35') except that church steeples, monuments, and ornamental spires which exceed the maximum height of thirty-five feet (35') shall be exempt from this section provided the City Council allows such construction by special permit after public hearing.

(Amended by Ord. Nos. 971, 11/6/78; 81-118, 12/21/81; 87-112, 11/2/87)(Amended by Ord. 95-125) 

§11-306   DISTRICT (R-2); RESIDENTIAL.

A.   Characteristics.  The purpose of this zone is to provide for single and multiple family living, where the density will be greater than seven (7) units per acre.  Further, to delineate those areas where predominantly residential development has occurred or will be likely to occur at higher densities in accordance with the Plan for Falls City.

B.   Permitted Uses.  In the (R-2) Residential District, buildings, structures, and land shall be used only for the following purposes:

1.   Single family dwellings;

2.   Two-family dwellings;

3.   Multi-family dwellings with no more than eight (8) dwelling; units per building     

4.   Attached dwellings; commonly called condominiums with no more than eight (8) independent dwelling units attached;

5.   Churches and similar places of worship;

6.   Public elementary and high schools;  

7.   Public parks and playgrounds;

8.   Libraries;

9.   Private garages;

10.  Bed and Breakfast;

11.  Customary home occupations;

12.  Signs;

13.  Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use;

14.  General agricultural use but this shall not include or permit:

a. The spreading, accumulation, feeding or use of garbage, manure, pesticides, toxic or other offensive materials for commercial purposes.

b. A use or activity engaged in within three hundred feet (300') of a residence or other structure in R-2 if such use or activity results in continuous odor, dust, or noise.

c. The construction of agricultural buildings or structures closer than ninety feet (90') to the center line of a principal public way.

 Special Exceptions.  The Governing Body may authorize the

C.   following special uses:

1. Community buildings, social halls, clubs, lodges, and fraternal organizations;

2.   Private schools;

3.   Golf courses and public swimming pools;

4.   Planned unit development.

5.   Beauty salons and barber shops.

6.   Hospitals and health clinics.

7.   Professional offices.

8.   Child care centers.

9.   Nursing homes.

D.   Area, Yard and Height Requirements for this district shall be:

1.   Single-family dwellings.

a.  Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet (50') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').

b.   There shall be a minimum lot area of six thousand (6,000) square feet per dwelling unit.

c.   Minimum yard requirements.

1)   Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25').

2)   Side yard depth; not less than five feet (5') with all side yards totaling not less than ten feet (10'), except when side yard borders a street and then same requirements as that of front yard depth.

3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five feet (35').

4)   Rear yard depth; accessory buildings; and private garages not attached to principal building; not less than five feet (5').

5)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang, if any; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.

d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed forty (40%) per cent of the area.

e.   The minimum floor area of the dwelling shall be one thousand eight hundred (1800) square feet.

 2.   Two-family dwellings.

a.   Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet 50') and a minimum depth of one               hundred twenty feet (120).
b.   There shall be a minimum lot area of three thousand seven hundred fifty (3,750) square feet per dwelling unit.
c.   Minimum yard requirements.
1)   Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25').
2)   Side yard depth; not less than seven feet (7'), with all side yards totaling not less than sixteen feet (16'), except when side yard borders a street and then same requirement as that of front yard depth.
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five feet (35').

4)   Rear yard depth; accessory buildings; and private garages not attached to principal building; not less than five feet (5').

5)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang, if any; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.
d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed forty percent (40%) of the area.
3.   Three to six-family dwellings.
a.   Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet (50') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
b.   There shall be a minimum lot area of one thousand (1,000) square feet per dwelling unit.
c.   Minimum yard requirements.
1)   Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25').
2)   Side yard depth; not less than ten feet (10'), with all side yards totaling not less than twenty-five feet (25').
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five feet (35').
4)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.
d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the area.
4.   Seven to eight family dwellings.
a.   Minimum lot size shall be nine thousand (9,000) square feet with a minimum width of seventy-five  feet (75') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
b.   There shall be a minimum lot area of one thousand (1,000) square feet per dwelling unit.
c.   Minimum yard requirements.
1)   Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25').
2)   Side yard depth; not less than ten feet (10'), with all side yards totaling not less than twenty-five feet (25').
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five feet (35').

4)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.
d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the area.
5.   The maximum height of a structure having dwelling units in this district shall be thirty-five feet (35') or two and one-half (2-1/2)   stories.
6.   Public or semi public and institutional buildings.
a.   Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet (50') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
b.   Minimum yard requirements.
1)   Front yard depth; not less than thirty feet (30').
2)   Side yard depth; not less than ten feet (10'), with all side yards totaling not less than twenty-five feet (25').
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five feet (35').
4)   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the area, except that off-street parking in the side or rear yards in space additional to that required in b(1)(2) above may with the structure cover seventy percent (70%) of the lot.
5)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.
c.   Maximum height of such buildings shall be two and one-half (2-1/2) stories or thirty-five feet (35') except that church steeples, monuments, and ornamental spires which exceed the maximum height of thirty-five feet (35') shall be exempt from this section provided the City Council allows such construction by special permit after public hearing.  (Amended by Ord. Nos. 971, 11/6/78; 81-118, 12/21/81; 87-112, 11/2/87)(Amended by Ord. 95-125)


§11-307   DISTRICT (R-3); RESIDENTIAL.
A.      Characteristics.  The purpose of this zone is to provide for single and multiple family living, where the density will be greater than seven (7) dwelling units per acre.  Further, to delineate those areas where predominantly residential development has occurred or will be likely to occur at higher densities in accordance with the Plan for Falls City.              

B.      Permitted Uses.  In the (R-3) Residential District building structures, and land shall be used only for the following purposes:
1.   Single-family detached dwelling;
2.   Two-family dwellings;
3.   Multi-family dwellings;
4.   Attached dwellings; commonly called row house or condominiums;
5.   Churches and similar places of worship;
6.   Public elementary and high schools;
7.   Public parks and playgrounds;
8.   Libraries;
9.   Private garages;
10.  Customary home occupations;
11.  Child care centers;
12.  Nursing homes;
13.  Senior citizen housing;
14.  Boarding houses;
15.  Rooming houses;
16.  Signs;
17.  Bed and Breakfast;
18.  Professional offices.
19.  Hospitals and health clinics.
20.  Beauty salons and barber shops.
21.  General agricultural use but his shall not include or permit:
a.  The spreading, accumulation, feeding or use of garbage, manure, pesticides, toxic or other offensive materials for commercial purposes.
b.  The use or activity engaged in within three hundred feet(300') of a residence or other structure in R-3 if such use or activity results in continuous odor, dust, or noise.
c.  The construction of agricultural buildings or structures closer that ninety feet (90') to the center line of a principal public way.
22.  Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use.
C.   Special Exceptions.  The Governing Body may authorize the following special uses:

1. Community buildings, social halls, clubs, lodges, and fraternal organizations;
2.   Private schools;
3.   Golf courses and public swimming pools;
4.   Planned Unit Development.
5.  Mobile homes not meeting the Manufactured Homes Standards of Section 11-427 where the provisions of section 11-407.01 have been complied with.
D.   Area, Yard and Height Requirements for this district shall be:
1.   Single-family dwellings.
a.  Shall have the same area, yard, and height requirements as similar structures in R-1 and R-2, Cf. 11-305 and 11-306 D1, except the minimum floor area of the dwelling shall be one thousand six hundred (1,600) square feet.
2.   Two-family dwellings.
a.  Shall have the same area, yard, and height requirements as similar structures in R-2, Cf. 11-306 D2.
3.   Three to six-family dwellings.
a.  Shall have the same area, yard, and height requirements as similar structures in R-2, Cf. 11-306 D3.
4.   Larger than six-family dwellings.
a.  Minimum lot size shall be nine thousand (9,000) square feet with a minimum width of seventy-five feet (75') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
b.   There shall be a minimum lot area of one thousand (1,000) square feet per dwelling unit.
c.   Minimum yard requirements.
1)   Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25').
2)  Side yard depth; not less than five feet (5') per story, except when a side yard borders a street and then same requirements as that of front yard depth.
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than twenty feet (20') plus five feet (5') per story.
4)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang, if any; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.
d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the area.

e.   There shall be no maximum height restrictions.

5.   Public or semi public and institutional buildings.
a.   Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet (50') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
b.   Minimum yard requirements.
1)   Front yard depth; not less than thirty feet (30').
2)   Side yard depth; not less than ten (10') feet, with all side yards totaling not less than twenty-five feet (25').
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty feet (30').
4)   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the area, except that off-street parking in the side or rear yards in space additional to that required in b(1)(2) above may with structure cover seventy percent (70%) of the lot.
5)   All distances shall be measured from the overhang, if any; if no overhang exists, then from the closest exterior wall to the lot line.
c.   Maximum height of such buildings shall be unlimited.
(Ord, No, 971, 11/6/78) (Amended by Ord. No. 87-112, 11/2/87)(Amended by Ord. 95-125)


§11-308   DISTRICT (R-4); RESIDENTIAL.
A.  Characteristics:  The purpose of this zone is to provide for single and double width mobile homes attached to wheels, jacks, skirtings or permanent or semi permanent fixed foundations of concrete where the density will be greater than seven (7) dwelling units per acre.  Further, to delineate those areas where predominantly residential development has occurred or will likely occur at higher densities in accordance with the Plan for Falls City.
B.   Permitted Uses.  In the R-4 Residential District buildings, structures and land shall be used only for the following purposes:
1.    Single-family detached dwelling;
2.    Manufactured homes in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-427;
3.  Two-family dwellings;
4.  Multi-family dwellings;
5.  Attached dwellings; commonly called row house or condominiums;
6.  Churches and similar places of worship;
7.  Single or double width mobile homes designed to provide housing for one (1) family;

8.  Libraries;

9.  Public elementary and high schools;
10. Public parks and playgrounds;
11. Customary home occupations;
12. Child care centers;
13. Signs;
14. Private garages;
15. Boarding houses;
16. Rooming houses;
17. Nursing home;
18. Bed and Breakfast;
19. Hospitals and health clinics;
20. Professional office;
21. Beauty salons and barber shops.         
22. Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use.
C.  Special Exceptions.  The Governing Body may authorize the     following special uses:
1. Community buildings, social halls, clubs, lodges and fraternal organizations;
2.  Golf courses and public swimming pools;
3.  Private schools;
4.  Livestock in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 6, Section 200 of the Falls City Municipal Code.
5.    Cover crops on undeveloped land;
6.    Automotive Repair;
7.    Warehousing;
8.    Wholesale establishments.
D.     Area, Yard and Height Requirements for this district shall be:
1.  Single-family dwellings.
a.   Shall have the same area, yard, and height requirements as similar structures in R-2, 11-306 D1, except the minimum floor area of the dwelling shall be one thousand six hundred (1,600) square feet.
2.  Two-family dwellings.
a.   Shall have the same area, yard, and height requirements as similar structures in R-2, Cf. 11-306 D2.
3.  Three to six-family dwellings.
a.   Shall have the same area, yard, and height requirements as similar structures in R-2, Cf. 11-306 D3.
4.  Larger than six-family dwellings.
a.   Minimum lot size shall be nine thousand (9,000) square feet with a minimum width of seventy-five feet (75') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
b.   There shall be a minimum lot area of one thousand (1,000) square feet per dwelling unit.
c.   Minimum yard requirements.
1)   Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five feet (25').
2)   Side yard depth; not less than five feet (5') per story, except when a side yard borders a street and then same requirements as that of front yard depth.
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than twenty feet (20') plus five feet (5') per story.
4)   All distances shall be measured from the building overhang, if any; if no overhang exists, then from the exterior wall of the structure.
d.   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the area.
e.   There shall be no maximum height restrictions.
5.   Public or semi public and institutional buildings.
a.  Minimum lot size shall be six thousand (6,000) square feet with a minimum width of fifty feet (50') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
b.   Minimum yard requirements. 
1)   Front yard depth; not less than thirty feet (30').
2)   Side yard depth; not less than ten (10') feet, with all side yards totaling not less than twenty-five feet (25').
3)   Rear yard depth; not less than thirty feet (30').
4)   Maximum lot coverage shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the area, except that off-street parking in the side or rear yards in space additional to that required in b(1)(2) above may with structure cover seventy percent (70%) of the lot.
5)  All distances shall be measured from the overhang, if any; if no overhang exists, then from the closest exterior wall to the lot line.
c.   Maximum height of such buildings shall be unlimited.
E.   Parking Regulations.  There shall be one (1) off-street parking space for each mobile dwelling unit; and there shall be one (1) off-street parking space for each two hundred fifty (250) square feet of interior building space of each building or mobile unit used for community purposes.
F. Mobile home parks, shall conform to the following minimum requirements:
1.  The park shall be located on a well-drained site, properly graded to insure rapid drainage and freedom from stagnant pools.
2.  Mobile home spaces shall be provided consisting of a minimum of three thousand six hundred (3,600) square feet for each space and at least thirty feet (30') in width and clearly defined.
3.  Mobile homes shall be so harbored on each space that there shall be at least a fifteen foot (15') clearance between mobile homes; Provided, however that with respect to mobile homes parked end-to-end, the end-to-end clearance may be less than fifteen feet (15') but shall not be less than ten feet (10').  No mobile home shall be locate closer than ten (10') feet from any building within the park or five feet (5') from any property line bounding the park.

4.  All mobile home spaces shall abut upon a driveway of not less than ten feet (10') in width, which shall have an unobstructed access to a public street, alley, or highway.
5.  Walkways not less than three feet (3') wide shall be provided from the mobile home spaces to the driveway abutting said space or to a common sidewalk servicing all of the mobile home spaces.
6.  All driveways and walkways within the park shall be hard surfaced.
7. Each mobile home space shall be provided with approved electric service equipment including a receptacle to supply 120/240 volts normal service.
8.  Each mobile home space shall be provided with a water line with a tap at least four inches (4") above ground.
9.  Each mobile home space shall be provided with a sewer at least four inches (4") in diameter, which shall discharge the mobile home waste into the public sewer system in compliance with the applicable ordinances and in such a manner as will present no hazard to health.  An approved means to cap the sewer when not connected to a mobile home must be provided.
10. Each mobile home space shall be provided with a freeze-proof meter pit (24-inch minimum diameter) with shutoff valve.  Water pit lid shall be of weather proof construction.
11. Each mobile home shall be secured with a minimum of three (3) sets of tie downs, anchored to withstand a wind load of 25 PSF.
12. Comply with all regulations of mobile home park of the Nebraska Department of Health. (Ord.  No.  971, 11/6/78) (Amended by Ord.  No.  87-112, 11/2/87)


§11-309   DISTRICT (B-1); COMMERCIAL.         
A.  Characteristics.  The purpose of this zone is to establish the    location of the downtown or predominantly shopping area of the    Municipality in relation to its intended use; that being to best serve the largest number of patrons within the community's   service areas with the widest variety of goods and services. Through the proper zoning classification and use of restrictions, it is the intent of this section to prevent the scattering of commercial uses and to centralize together the predominant retail service activities needed to satisfy the local shopping public.

B.  Permitted Uses.  In the (B-1) Business District, buildings,   structures, and land shall be used for any retail or personal     service establishment, such as:

1.   Eating and drinking establishments;
2.   Hardware stores;
3.   Clothing stores;
4.   Drug stores;
5.   Business and professional offices;
6.   Hotels, motels;
7.   Off-street parking;
8.   Banks;
9.   Grocery stores;
10.  Signs;
11.  Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use;
12.  Health Clinics;
13.  Retail business;
14.  Jewelers;
15.  Indoor theaters;
16.  Beauty shops and barber shops;
17.  Renovation of existing dwelling units.
C.  Special exceptions.  The Governing Body may authorize the following special uses:
1. Community buildings, social halls, clubs, lodges, and fraternal organizations;
2.   Private schools;
3.   Automobile showrooms;
4.   New residential construction;
5.   Car washes;
6.   Automotive repair;
D.  Area, Yard and Height Requirements for this district shall be:
1.  Minimum lot size shall be three thousand (3,000) square feet with a minimum width of twenty-five feet (25') and a minimum depth of one hundred twenty feet (120').
2.  Area and structure must comply with the State Fire Codes as administered by the office of the Nebraska Fire Marshal. (Amended by Ord.  Nos.  971, 11/6/78; 87-112, 11/2/87) 


§11-310   DISTRICT (B-2); HIGHWAY COMMERCIAL
A.      Characteristics.  The purpose of this zone is to establish the location of areas best suited to the needs of highway-related business types within the Planning Area, those commercial types being characterized by a need for larger lot sizes, off-street parking and immediate access to transient traffic.  It is the intent of this section that a buffer zone consisting of one half block of establishments characterized by less noise, odor, dust, and traffic be established between residential sections and establishments characterized by greater amounts of noise, odor, traffic and dust.
B.      Permitted Uses. In the (B-2) Commercial District, buildings, structures and land shall be used only for the following purposes:
    1.   Any retail or personal service establishment;
    2.   Restaurants;
    3.   Hotels and motels;
    4.   Hospitals and health clinics;
    5.   Automobile showrooms; and washing establishments;
    6.   Gasoline service stations;
    7.   Used car dealers;
    8.   Automotive repair;
    9.   Outdoor amusement areas;
    10.  Mobile home sales;
    11.  Truck terminals;
    12.  Warehousing;
    13.  Wholesale establishments;
    14.  Landscape nurseries, garden supplies;
    15.  Animal hospitals, kennels, and pounds;
    16.  Boat sales;
    17.  Farm equipment sales;
    18.  Indoor theaters;
    19.  Beauty shops and barber shops;
    20.  Off-street parking;
    21.  Signs;
    22.  Renovation of existing dwelling units.
    23.  Other accessory uses customarily incidental to the principal use.
C.      Buffer Zone Establishments. Establishments ordinarily characterized by less noise, odor, dust, and traffic are defined as:
    1.   Any retail or personal service business;
    2.   Motels;
    3.   Automobile showrooms;
    4.   Landscape nurseries; garden supplies;
  5. Community buildings; social halls, clubs, fraternal organizations; lodges, all of which may be permitted in B-2 as a special use.
D.      No building permit shall be issued in the Buffer Zone except for the purpose of establishing an operation listed in C.
E.      Special Exceptions.  The Governing Body may authorize the following special uses:
    1.   Community buildings, social halls, clubs, lodges, and fraternal organizations.

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Brownville Concert Series

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