§14-307. "OC" Office-Commercial District.
(1) Use Regulations.
The specific uses permitted in this
district shall be the erection, construction, alteration, or use of buildings
and/or land for the following uses, to be conducted wholly within a completely
(a) Business or professional office or agency,
financial institution, radio or television studio; radio or television
transmission tower shall be permitted only if a Zoning Board of Adjustment
Certificate is obtained;
(b) Instruction in music, arts or
(c) Laboratories (analytical, chemical, and research) and
(d) Personal service or treatment of
(e) Detached multiple dwellings;
(f) Accessory uses,
customarily incidental to any of the above permitted uses; provided, that the
accessory use does not occupy more than 25% of the gross floor area, and does
not include open air storage of materials, equipment or
(2) Area Regulations
(a) Lot Width and
The minimum lot width shall be 100 feet, and the minimum lot area
shall be 10,000 square feet.
(b) Occupied Area.
Not more than
50% of the lot area shall be occupied by buildings.
(c) Open Area.
The open area shall be not less than 50% of the lot area and shall consist
of at least the required minimum front and rear yards in all cases, plus such
other side yards or open courts as shall be required to equal an area not less
than the total open area above required.
(d) Building Set-back Line.
The building set-back line shall be 20 feet from all street
The minimum depth of a front yard shall be the depth required between
the street line and the building set-back line, as herein
(f) Side Yards and Open Courts.
When side yards or
open courts are used, except open courts between wings of the same building,
they shall have a minimum width of 12 feet, subject to the following
(.1) Any multiple dwelling erected in this district shall
have two side yards, each of which shall be not less than 12 feet in
(.2) In no case shall any building be erected closer than 35
feet to any Residential District; provided, that any building used solely as a
multiple dwelling shall have a side yard of 12 feet.
(g) Open Courts
Between Wings of the Same Building.
Open courts between wings of the same
building shall be not less than 12 feet in minimum width; except in the case of
courts between wings of multiple dwellings which shall be determined by the
(.1) For buildings of three stories or less
and not in excess of thirty- five feet high, the minimum width shall be not less
than the length or depth of such court;
(.2) For buildings over three
stories or over thirty-five feet in height, whichever is less, the minimum width
shall be not less than the length or depth of such court plus one-third of that
portion of the height of the building over three stories or thirty-five
(h) Inner Courts.
The least dimension of an inner court
shall be eight feet, and shall contain a minimum area of 100 square feet, except
in the case of such courts in multiple dwellings, the dimensions of which shall
be equal to the height of the higher wall between which each dimension of the
court is being measured.
(i) Rear Yard.
In no case shall any
building be erected closer than 35 feet to any Residential District; provided,
that any building used solely as a multiple dwelling shall have a rear yard of
(3) Height Regulations.
There shall be no height
regulations except as height may be limited by the other applicable provisions
of this district.
(4) Floor Area.
No building in this district
shall have a gross floor area greater than 150% of the area of the
(5) Off-street Loading.
Off-street loading spaces shall be
provided in accordance with § 14-1405 of this
(6) Off-street Parking
(a) Buildings and
Portions of Buildings Not Used for Dwelling.
With every 600 square feet of
gross floor area not used for dwellings erected in this district there shall be
provided one off-street parking space in accordance with the provisions of
Chapter 14-1400 of this Title, which shall be located behind the building
With every dwelling erected in
this district there shall be provided one off-street parking space for each
family in accordance with the provisions of Chapter
Signs shall be permitted in this district
only under the following conditions:
(a) Signs shall not exceed a total
area of 50 square feet upon any street line frontage;
(b) Signs which
are free-standing structures on the ground shall not exceed 20 feet in height,
measured from the average level of the ground of the lot to the top of said
(c) Signs may be animated or illuminated; provided, that the
illumination shall be focused upon the sign itself so as to prevent glare upon
the surrounding areas;
(d) Signs with flashing or intermittent
illumination shall not be erected within 150 feet of any Residential District,
nor facing any Residential District within 300 feet of the
(e) Signs which revolve shall be prohibited.
revolving device which causes intermittent flashes of light to be projected
shall be prohibited.