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B-2 (General Business) District

 

Allowing general retail business and personal commercial services as well as professional offices, but not intensive business activities

 

Use Classification

 

 

Use Allowance

 

Additional Regulations Found in the Land Development Code

AGRICULTURE USES

Agriculture

 

5.2.13,  5.2.31

Agriculture, community

Allowed Use

5.2.9,  5.2.10,  5.2.26,  5.2.31

Greenhouses/nurseries with retail sales

Allowed Use

5.2.21

Greenhouses/nurseries without retail sales

 

 

RESIDENTIAL USES

Dwelling, single-family detached

 

 

Dwelling, two-family

 

 

Dwelling, multifamily

 

 

Live-work unit

Conditional Use

 

Boarding, lodging, or room house

 

 

Group home for juvenile offenders

 

5.2.22

Group home for developmentally disabled persons, elderly persons, or mentally ill persons

 

5.2.22

Group home, not specified above

 

5.2.22

Assisted living facilities

 

 

Nursing home

 

 

GENERAL COMMERCIAL USES

Animal hospital (large animal)

Conditional Use

 

Auction house or yard

 

5.2.22

Convenience lending operation

Allowed Use

5.2.11

Farmers Market

Allowed Use

5.2.17

Financial institution

Allowed Use

5.2.19

Financial institution, with drive-thru

Conditional Use

 

Kennel

 

5.2.24

Office, general or professional; medical office/dental clinic

Allowed Use

5.2.29,  5.2.35

Pawnbroker

 

5.2.11

Personal services

Allowed Use

 

Recording studio/TV studio

Allowed Use

 

Restaurant, fast food

Allowed Use

5.2.15,  5.2.18,  8.6.5

Restaurant, fast food with drive thru

Conditional Use

5.2.15,  5.2.18

Restaurant

Allowed Use

5.2.15

Retail, firewood storage and sales

 

 

Retail, outdoor display and sales

 

6.5.12

Retail, convenience store (gas)

Allowed Use

5.2.12,  5.2.341

Retail, regional shopping center

 

 

Retail, 25,000 sf. or more

Allowed Use

6.9

Retail, less than 25,000 sf.

Allowed Use

5.2.34,  6.9

Retail, used – primarily donated/used merchandise donation center

Allowed Use

5.2.40

Retail, used – primarily non-donated

Allowed Use

5.2.40

Veterinary offices or clinics

Allowed Use

5.2.45

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS, RECREATION, AND AMUSEMENT USES

Amusement, outdoor

Conditional Use

 

Bed and breakfast

 

5.2.6

Campground/recreational vehicle park

 

5.2.39

Hotel/motel

Allowed Use

 

Bar/tavern/night club

Allowed Use

5.2.15

Recreation and amusement, indoor

Allowed Use

5.2.32

Recreation, outdoor (not listed below)

Allowed Use

 

Recreation, outdoor (playing fields)

 

 

Recreation, outdoor (pools, ice skating)

Allowed Use

 

Sexually-oriented business

 

5.2.1

Stables and riding academies, commercial

 

 

Zoo

 

 

COMMUNITY, CIVIC, EDUCATION, AND INSTITUTIONAL USES

Ambulance services

Conditional Use

 

Cemetery

 

 

Crematorium

 

 

Day care, adult or child

Allowed Use

 

Funeral home/mortuary

Allowed Use

 

Hospital

Allowed Use

 

Public lands, parks, or buildings

Allowed Use

 

Place of assembly

Allowed Use

5.2.14,  5.2.16

School, elementary, middle, or high

 

 

School, vocational, trade, college, or university

Allowed Use

 

INDUSTRIAL USES

Heavy industry

 

5.2.23,  5.2.30,  5.2.35

Light industry

Conditional Use

5.2.5,  5.2.23,  5.2.25,  5.2.29,  .2.35,  5.2.41,  5.2.42

Heavy logistics center

 

5.2.20

Resource extraction (minerals)

 

5.2.7,  5.2.28

Resource extraction (oil and gas)

 

5.2.28

WASTE PROCESSING, RECYCLING AND DISPOSAL USES

Retail, recycling less than 35,000 sf.

 

 

Salvage yard

 

5.2.43

Waste removal companies without trash storage or transfer operations

 

 

Waste transfer station

 

 

MOTOR VEHICLE AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT, TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS, AND STORAGE USES

Fueling and/or service station

Conditional Use

5.2.12

Motor vehicle repairs and service, heavy

 

5.2.44

Motor vehicle repairs and service, light

Allowed Use

5.2.44

Motor vehicle storage

 

 

Motor vehicle towing services

 

 

Motor vehicle wash

Allowed Use

5.2.4

Heliport/helistop

 

 

Self-storage

 

5.2.27

Parking lot/parking structure

Conditional Use

 

Storage yard

 

5.2.30

Vehicle/equipment sales and rentals

Allowed Use

5.2.3

UTILITIES AND DATA CENTERS

Utilities, major

 

 

Utilities, minor

Allowed Use

 

Data center

 

 

Overhead power lines 110KV+

Conditional Use

 

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS FACILITIES

Radio or television transmission tower

 

5.2.38

Freestanding towers

Conditional Use

5.2.38

Other facilities

Allowed Use

5.2.38