COMMERCIAL ZONING
List of Permissible Uses

 

11-605. CS Commercial Services Districts. This class of district is designed to provide for a wide range of commercial uses concerned with retail trade and consumer services; amusement and entertainment establishments; automotive and vehicular service establishments; transient sleeping accommodations; drive-in stores, eating and drinking places; financial institutions; and offices. The uses in this district service a wide market area and, therefore, ease of automotive access is a requirement. However, it is not intended that this district permit uses which generate large volumes of truck traffic. Appropriate open space between commercial and residential areas is required.

 

A. Principal Permitted Uses and Structures

Within the Commercial Service Districts as shown on the Official Zoning Map,
the following activities, as described in Chapter 3 are permitted:

Residential Activities
Dwelling, Multi-Family – (Amended by Ordinance 01-32 to include
multi-family dwellings)

Semi-Permanent

Apartment Hotel

Boarding and Rooming Houses

Residential Hotel

 

Community Facility Activities
Administrative
Community Assembly
Community Education
Cultural and Recreation Services
Essential Service
Personal and Group Care Facilities
Religious Facilities

 

Commercial Activities
Animal Care and Veterinarian Services
Automotive Parking
Automotive Servicing and Repair
Building Materials and Farm Equipment
Consumer Repair Services
Convenience Commercial
Entertainment and Amusement Services
Financial, Consulting, and Administrative
Food and Beverage Services
Food Service - Drive-in
General Business and Communication Services
General Personal Services
General Retail Trade
Group Assembly
Medical and Professional Services
Transient Habitation
Vehicular, Craft, and Related Equipment Sales,
Retail and Delivery
Wholesale Sales

 

B. Permitted Accessory Uses and Structures

Signs in accordance with the regulations contained in Section 11-808 of Chapter 8.

Accessory off-street parking and loading facilities as required in Section 11-807 of Chapter 8.

Accessory facilities and buildings customarily incidental and appurtenant to a permitted use provided that such accessory facilities and buildings are not otherwise prohibited.

 

C. Conditional Uses

Mini-warehouses (subject to specific standards, 11-1306, F. (4).

D. Prohibited Uses and Structures

Any uses or structures not of a nature specifically permitted herein are prohibited.

E. Bulk Regulations

The bulk regulations appearing below apply to all buildings or other structures located on any zone lot or portion of a zone lot, including all new developments, enlargements, extensions, or conversions in any CS District.

(Amended by Ordinance 00-30 to increase height limitations of buildings in certain zones from 35 to 70 feet.)

Maximum Lot Coverage                                                                  40 percent

Maximum Building Height                                                             70 feet

Minimum Building Setback                                                            40 feet

Minimum Development Area Per Dwelling Unit                        3,000 Sq. Ft.

 

F.  Area Regulations

              Minimum Lot Area                                                                           10,000 square feet

              Minimum Front Yard                                                                       15 feet

              Minimum Side Yard                                                                         10 feet

              Minimum Rear Yard                                                                        20 feet

 

G. Use of Required Yard Areas

      Landscaping

 All required yard areas not occupied by sidewalks, parking areas, and driveways shall be devoted to landscaping

      Driveways

      Sidewalks

      Off-Street Parking

 

H. Other Requirements

      Exterior storage of goods and materials of any kind is prohibited. The placement of
    waste disposal facilities shall be in the rear of building with the exception of
    temporary placement of garbage cans for city pick-up.

 

11-606. CG Commercial General District. This class of district is designed primarily to provide sufficient space in appropriate locations for establishments and uses engaged in wholesale trade, the warehousing of a wide variety of products having the highest performance standards and the least objectionable characteristics, limited industrial uses, and services ancillary thereto. Other commercial uses are also permitted. As these activities tend to generate relatively large volumes of traffic and have other characteristics detrimental to residential districts, their locations should be removed from the proximity of residential districts insofar as possible.

A. Principal Permitted Uses and Structures

      Community Facility Activities
    
Administrative
     Community Assembly
     Cultural and Recreation Services
     Essential Service

      Commercial Activities
    
Animal Care and Veterinarian Services
     Automotive Parking
     Automotive Servicing and Repair
     Billiard Parlors (BZA interpretation 9-13-05)
     Building Materials and Farm Equipment
     Construction Sales and Services
     Convenience Commercial
     Financial, Consulting, and Administrative
     Food and Beverage Services
     Food Service – Drive-In
     General Business and Communication Services
     Group Assembly
     Transport and Warehousing
     Vehicular, Craft, and Related Equipment Sales, Retail and Delivery
     Wholesale Sales

      Manufacturing Activities
     Limited

B. Permitted Accessory Uses and Structures
    
Signs in accordance with the regulations contained in Section 11-808 of Chapter 8.

     Accessory off-street parking and loading facilities as required in Section 11-807
    of Chapter 8.

      Accessory facilities and buildings customarily incidental and appurtenant to a
    permitted use provided that such accessory facilities and buildings are carried out on
    the same zone lot and are not otherwise prohibited.

C. Conditional Uses

      The following activities may be permitted only as conditional uses in accordance with
    Chapter 13, Section 11-1306. (As Amended by Ordinance 07-04).

     Community Facility Activities
     Intermediate Impact
     Extensive Impact
     Religious Facilities

D. Prohibited Uses and Structures

      Any uses or structures not of a nature specifically permitted herein are prohibited.

E. Bulk Regulations

      The bulk regulations appearing below apply to all buildings or other structures located on any zone lot or portion of a zone lot, including all new developments, enlargements, extensions, or conversions in any CG District. (Amended by Ordinance 00-30 to increase height limitations of buildings in certain zones from 35 to 70 feet.)

Maximum Lot Coverage                                                                  50 percent

Maximum Building Height                                                             70 feet

Minimum Building Setback                                                            40 feet

F.  Area Regulations

              Minimum Lot Area                                                                           10,000 square feet

              Minimum Front Yard                                                                       15 feet

              Minimum Side Yard                                                                         10 feet

              Minimum Rear Yard                                                                        20 feet

 

G. Use of Required Yard Areas

      Landscaping

     All required yard areas not occupied by sidewalks, parking areas, and driveways
   shall be devoted to landscaping as defined in Chapter 2, Section 11-203.

      Driveways
    Provided that no driveway shall occupy more than half of any required yard.

     Sidewalks

     Off-Street Parking

 

11-607. MPO Medical-Professional Office District. This class of district is designed to provide adequate space in appropriate locations suitable for accommodating medical, dental, or similar personal services, and uses broadly ancillary thereto; and to provide for professional and business offices. In addition, certain commercial trade and service uses are permitted if necessary to serve the frequent and recurring needs of persons frequenting and working in this district. Bulk limitations are designed to maximize compatibility with lesser intense use of land or building in proximity residential districts.

 

A. Principal Permitted Uses and Structures

Within the Medical-Professional Office District as shown on the Official Zoning Map,
     the following activities, as described in Chapter 3 are permitted:

 

Community Facility Activities

 Essential Service

 Health Care Facilities

 Personal and Group Care Facilities

 Religious Facilities

 

Commercial Activities

Convenience Commercial

Financial, Consulting, and Administrative

Food and Beverage Services

Medical and Professional Services

 

B. Permitted Accessory Uses and Structures

Signs in accordance with the regulations contained in Section 11-808 of Chapter 8.

Accessory off-street parking and loading facilities as required in Section 11-807 of Chapter 8.

Accessory facilities and buildings customarily incidental and appurtenant to a permitted use provided that such accessory facilities and buildings are not otherwise prohibited.

 

C. Reserved (For Conditional Uses)

 

D. Prohibited Uses and Structures

Any uses or structures not of a nature specifically permitted herein are prohibited.

 

E. Bulk Regulations

The bulk regulations appearing below apply to all buildings or other structures located on any zone lot or portion of a zone lot, including all new developments, enlargements, extensions, or conversions in any MPO District. (Amended by Ordinance 00-30 to increase height limitations of buildings in certain zones from 35 to 70 feet.)

Maximum Lot Coverage                                                                  40 percent

Maximum Building Height                                                             70 feet

Minimum Building Setback                                                            40 feet

F.  Area Regulations

              Minimum Lot Area                                                                           20,000 square feet

              Minimum Front Yard                                                                       15 feet

              Minimum Side Yard                                                                         15 feet

              Minimum Rear Yard                                                                        15 feet

G. Use of Required Yard Areas

      Landscaping

     All required yard areas not occupied by sidewalks and driveways shall be
   devoted to landscaping.

    Driveways

      Provided that no driveway shall occupy more than half of any required yard.

      Sidewalks

 

H. Other Requirements

 (1) Exterior Storage

Exterior storage of goods or materials of any kind is prohibited. The placement of waste disposal facilities is permitted in rear yards only, and such facilities shall be
appropriately screened using the same material from which the principal use is
constructed.  

 

 

Section 11-608 Supplementary Regulations Applying to All Commercial District

 

The following supplementary regulations shall apply to all commercial districts:

Ordinance 12-07 (rescinded Ord. 08-30 and substituted Ord. 12-07 Exhibit A in its place)

 

Section 11-608. Supplementary Regulations Applying to All Commercial Districts

The following supplementary regulations shall apply to all commercial districts.

Commercial buildings shall meet all setback, side yard, outdoor storage requirements, and other provisions of the district in which they are located.

 

 No mobile home, double wide mobile home or pole barn shall be used as a commercial building.

 

All commercial buildings shall be landscaped as required by this zoning ordinance.

 

All commercial buildings or shopping centers planned as an integrated unit of 50,000 square feet or more shall be constructed of all brick or stone construction as approved by the Springfield Planning Commission. Commercial buildings less than 50,000 square feet shall be constructed with brick, stone or decorative block fronts and fifty percent (50%) brick, stone, or decorative block on each side. Such buildings may be constructed with other durable and decorative materials, if required by their corporate owners sponsors and approved by the Springfield Planning Commission. Commercial buildings located in zones where outside storage is prohibited shall comply with the exterior storage provisions of the zoning ordinance. All such merchandise shall be located within fenced areas covered with roof or shade cloth. The exterior fences shall be made of decorative aluminum or other materials with the look of wrought iron.