§14-509. "LR" Least Restricted Industrial 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:

(a) The uses permitted in "G-2" General Industrial Districts, with all use qualifications removed, except that when any use is herein defined, listed, or prohibited, the regulations of this district shall apply;

(a) (.1) Auto, machine or wagon repair shop, including auto body and fender work and painting;[188]

(b) Abattoirs, slaughterhouses, stockyards;

(c) Blast furnaces, steel works, rolling and finishing mills; foundries; forging; primary and/or secondary smelting and refining of all metals; rolling, drawing and extruding of metals, including the drawing and/or insulating of wire;

(d) Building and/or repair of ships, boats, barges and other vessels;

(e) Crushing, grinding, pulverizing and/or preparing earth, rocks, minerals, shells, or slag;

(f) Dismantling or wrecking of used motor vehicles, storage and sale of dismantled, partially dismantled, inoperative or wrecked vehicles or their parts;

(g) Garbage, dead animal, offal, or refuse reduction;

(h) Hot dip galvanizing and/or coating; tinning and/or re-tinning; electroplating, plating, anodizing and coloring of metals;

(i) Manufacture of:

(.1) Abrasive, asbestos, gypsum and mineral wools products;
(.2) Artificial leather, oilcloth, and other impregnated and coated fabrics;

(.3) Buttons;

(.4) Coke, coal and illuminating gas, including storage of the same;

(.5) Felt; paddings and upholstery fillings;

(.6) Fuel briquettes and coal products;

(.7) Glue, gelatin, and fatty acids;

(.8) Cement or lime;

(.9) Ice;

(.10) Industrial inorganic and organic chemicals, including alkalies and chlorine; potash; industrial gases; cyclic coal-tar crudes; dyes, dye intermediates, and pigments; acids, chemical salts, solvents, rubber processing chemicals; plasticizers; synthetic tanning agents; chemical gases; esters and amines; plastic materials and synthetic resins; synthetic rubber; synthetic fibres; agricultural chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides; inks; matches, carbon black and other chemical products;

(.11) Jute and burlap bags, and other products of jute, sisal or burlap;

(.12) Linoleum, asphalted-felt base, and other hard floor coverings;

(.13) Paints, varnishes, lacquers, enamels, putty, caulking compounds and kindred products;

(.14) Rubber tires, inner tubes, rubber footwear, and other rubber products, including the reclaiming of rubber;

(.15) Soap and glycerin; detergents; sulfonated oils and kindred products;

(j) Milling, blending and storage of grain and grain mill products;

(k) Petroleum products refining and/or storage;

(l) Pulp mills, paper and paperboard mills; building paper and building- board mills;

(m) Rendering or preparation of grease, tallow, fats, and oils; cotton seed and soybean oil mills; manufacture of shortening, table oils, margarine, and other food oils;

(n) Scouring and combing of textiles and textile products; processing of waste and recovered fibres;

(o) Sewage treatment works;

(p) Storage (only) of explosives;

(q) Tanning, curing, and/or dyeing of leathers, pelts and/or furs; dressing of hair and/or bristles; wool-pulling and/or the storage of rawhides and/or skins;

(r) Wood distillation; manufacture of turpentine, resin, natural dyeing or tanning materials and/or other gum and/or wood chemicals;

(s) Wood treating with creosote or other preservative;

(t) Accessory uses, customarily incidental to any of the above permitted uses.

(u) Outdoor advertising signs as permitted in Chapter 14-1604 of this Title.[189]

(2) Prohibited Uses.

(a) Dwellings, except such as are used for the residence of a caretaker, watchman, or custodian on the same lot with the principal use and located at least 10 feet from any other buildings;

(b) Hotels;

(c) Libraries, art galleries, and public museums;
(d) Hospitals, sanitaria, and eleemosynary and public welfare institutions;

(3) Area Regulations.

(a) Occupied Area. Subject to the other provisions of this Section, buildings may occupy 100% of the lot area.

(b) Yards.

(.1) Front. No front yards shall be required;

(.2) Side Yards and Open Courts. When side yards or open courts are used they shall have the following minimum widths:

(.a) Buildings not over four stories in height, six feet;

(.b) Buildings over four stories in height, eight feet;

(.3) Rear. The minimum depth of a rear yard shall be eight feet.

(c) Open Courts Between Wings of the Same Buildings. The minimum width between wings shall be 12 feet.

(d) Inner Court. The least dimension of an inner court when located on a lot line shall be a minimum of eight feet, and when enclosed in the same building a minimum of 12 feet. Minimum area of such court shall be 100 square feet.

(4) Height Regulations. There shall be no height regulations except as height may be limited by the other provisions of this district.

(5) Floor Area. No building in this district shall have a gross floor area (as defined in § 14-102(25)) greater than 500% of the area of the lot.

(6) Bulk Regulations. The total bulk of a building or structure in cubic feet shall not exceed a number equal to 20 times the gross floor area permitted.

(7) Off-street Loading. Off-street loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with Chapter 14-1400 of this Title.

(8) Off-street Parking. With every building erected in this district after the effective date of this ordinance there shall be provided one off-street parking space for each 2,400 square feet in such building in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 14-1400 of this Title; provided, that:

(a) For warehouses and other buildings and structures used primarily for storage, one off-street parking space shall be provided for every 3,700 square feet of the gross floor area of the building, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 14-1400 of this Title.

(9) Signs.[190] Signs accessory to uses on the premises shall be permitted in this district only under the following conditions, subject to Section 14-509(9)(c) below:[191]

(a) Signs facing one street line or utility right-of-way line shall be permitted an area of 15 square feet for each lineal foot of street line or utility right-of-way line, subject to the limitations provided for in (c) below:

(b) Signs facing more than one street line or utility right-of-way line shall be permitted an area upon each street line or utility right-of-way line as follows:

(.1) The shorter street line or utility right-of-way line frontage shall be permitted a sign area of 15 square feet for each lineal foot of street line or utility right-of-way line.

(.2) The longer street line or utility right-of-way line frontage shall be permitted a sign area of 5 square feet for each lineal foot of street line or utility right-of-way line; further provided, that the total sign area on the longer street line or utility right-of-way line frontage shall not be less than the equivalent sign area permitted upon the shorter street line or utility right-of-way line frontage.

(.3) Where a sign faces two or more shorter and/or longer street line frontages or utility right-of-way line frontage, the provisions of (.1) and (.2) shall apply to each of the said street or utility right-of-way frontages.

For (a) and (b) above, square footage permitted may be applied for each sign facing.

(c) The maximum sign area permitted for signs along each street or utility right-of-way frontage shall be as follows:

(.1) Subject to provisions of (9)(a) or (9)(b) above and provided frontage is a minimum of 60 feet in width, the maximum sign area permitted for signs along each street or utility right-of-way frontage shall be 1,500 square feet of sign area for each sign facing; provided further, that said sign area total on all facings shall not exceed 3,000 square feet.

(.2) Where a street or utility right-of-way frontage is smaller than 60 feet in width, the maximum sign area shall be 1,000 square feet for each sign facing and said total on all facings shall not exceed 2,000 square feet.

(d) Signs may be illuminated; provided, that the illumination shall be focused upon the sign itself, so as to prevent glare upon the surrounding areas.

(e) Signs with flashing or intermittent illumination shall neither be erected within 100 feet of any residential district, nor face any residential district within 200 feet of the sign.

(f) Signs which revolve shall require a Certificate from the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

(g) Any revolving devices which cause intermittent flashes of light to be projected shall be prohibited.