DIVISION 14. MEDICAL CENTER (MC) Sec. 27-741. Intent.
The purpose and intent of the MC medical center district is to provide areas in appropriate locations where medical facilities may be established when the need exists. (Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.1, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-742. Use regulations.
(a) Uses by right. In the MC medical center district, land, buildings or premises may be used by right only for one or more of the following specified uses: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) Hospitals, convalescent homes and nursing homes. Medical and dental clinics and medical laboratories. Private offices for doctors, dentists, opticians, and other recognized medical professions. Establishments offering physical therapy treatments. Apothecaries/pharmacies and stores for the retail sale or rental of hospital physical therapy or orthopedic equipment, and the sales of prescription drugs, medicines and medically related items only. Professional offices that conduct business in any of the following related categories; law, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and accounting. Limited public uses (see division 10 of article X of this chapter). Assisted and independent living facilities (see division 8 of article X of this chapter). Integrated health park (see division 6 of article X of this chapter). Wellness centers.
(7) (8) (9) (10) (b)
Special exception. The following uses may be permitted or denied in this district after review by the Planning and Zoning Commission and provided the Town Council determines that the application meets the criteria contained in section 27-98, all other applicable provisions of law, and does not otherwise adversely affect the public. (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Gift shops. Floral shops. Restaurants, cafeterias. Beauty shops. Barber shops. Residential quarters for hospital staff personnel.
Day care and preschool facility (see division 23 of article X of this chapter).
(Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.2, 3-1-88; Ord. No. 28-97, § 3, 5-20-97; Ord. No. 37-99, § 18, 10-19-99; Ord. No. 22-00, § 6, 2-20-01)
Sec. 27-743. Area and dimension regulations.
In the MC medical center district, on each lot or parcel of land that is used hereafter and on each lot or parcel upon which a building or structure hereafter is erected or enlarged and maintained, the following regulations shall be observed: (1) (2) (3) Site area (minimum) . . . 5 acres Site frontage (minimum) . . . 300 feet Setbacks: a. b. c. d. Front . . . 50 feet Rear . . . 30 feet Side (interior) . . . 10 feet Side (corner) . . . 35 feet
Note: No interior side setback is required if vehicular access to the rear of the building is provided. (4) Building height (maximum), hospital building . . . 85 feet All other buildings or structures or parts thereof shall be limited to a maximum height of 50 feet, except where they are located within a distance of 250 feet from a single-family zoned district in which case their maximum height shall not exceed 25 feet. (5) (6) Hospital facilities shall meet all State requirements for operation and certification. Green space (minimum) . . . 20 percent (see chapter 23, landscaping, for more information on green space requirements) (7) Refer to division 5 of article X, exceptions to development regulations.
(Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.3, 3-1-88; Ord. No. 27-00, § 11, 6-6-00; Ord. No. 01-04, § 2, 11-23-04)
Sec. 27-744. Artificial lighting.
Artificial lighting used to illuminate the premises and/or advertising copy shall be directed away from adjacent properties in the MC medical center district. (Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.A, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-745. Access.
(a) Intent. The regulations and requirements set forth in this division are intended to provide private and/or public access to all parcels of land or development within the Town and to
control vehicular movements thereto to facilitate safe and uncongested traffic patterns. (b) Regulations. Prior to issuance of a building permit, all parcels of land subdivided or development of land within the Town after passage of this chapter shall have access to a dedicated public road or street, or to a private road or street, developed to the Town standards for a public road or street as set forth in chapter 25. (1) Access to corner lots shall be located a minimum of 30 feet from intersecting right-of-way lines on local streets, and a minimum of 180 feet, or the greatest distance possible governed by lot dimensions, from intersecting right-of-way lines on all other streets of higher classifications. Where double fronted lots are created adjacent to collector or arterial streets, they shall front on a local street and the rear of the lot shall be the side which abuts the collector or arterial street; in such cases, the lot shall be screened from the abutting collector or arterial street with landscaping and/or a decorative wall.
(Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.B, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-746. Fences, walls and hedges.
(a) (b) Intent. It is the intent of this section to provide regulations and requirements for the location of fences, walls and hedges within the Town. Regulations. Fences and walls enclosing any permitted use, except primary agricultural uses, shall comply with the building permit procedures of the Town. Hedges shall comply with the requirements of chapter 23 as regards sight visibility. (1) Within the area formed by the rights-of-way lines of intersecting streets, a straight line connecting points on such rights-of-way lines at a distance 25 feet in length along such right-of-way lines, such connecting lines extending beyond the points to the edge of the pavement, there shall be a clear space with no obstruction to vision. Fences, walls, hedges and vision obstructing plantings shall be restricted to a height of 2 1/2 feet or less above the average grade of each street as measured at the centerlines thereof. No fence, wall or hedge in a commercial or industrial district shall exceed a height of eight feet.
(Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.C, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-747. Reserved.
Editor's note: Ordinance No. 32-91, § 3, adopted January 7, 1992, repealed § 513.4.E. in its entirety; therefore § 27-747 was deleted. Formerly, such section pertained to parking and derived from Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.E, 3-1-88.
Sec. 27-748. Buffer areas.
Where any commercial use abuts a residential use or zoning district, a ten-foot wide vegetated buffer area shall be provided. Screening requirements within this buffer area are delineated in chapter 23.
(Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.E, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-749. Landscaping.
For landscaping and tree protection provisions and their application to the MC medical center district, see the provisions of chapters 23 and 26. (Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.F, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-750. Performance standards.
For the application of performance standards on the MC medical center district, see the provisions of article XI of this chapter. (Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.G, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-751. Signs.
For provisions regulating signs and their application to the MC medical center district, see article XII of this chapter. (Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.H, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-752. Flood hazard regulations.
For provisions regulating flood hazard conditions and their application to the MC medical center district, see chapter 22. (Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.I, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-753. Off-street loading.
For provisions regarding off-street loading in the MC medical center district, see division 13 of article X of this chapter. (Ord. No. 10-88, § 513.4.J, 3-1-88)
Sec. 27-754. Special regulations.
When applicable zoning districts are contiguous and/or adjoin a residential zoning district, it shall be prohibited to install garage/bay doors which front or face the residential zoning district. This shall include dissimilar zoning districts with intervening public/private right-of-way, easements, etc., of any size. (Ord. No. 30-92, § 2, 11-17-92) Secs. 27-755--27-770. Reserved.