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ARTICLE I TITLE, PURPOSE INTERPRETATION & DEFINITIONS

Section 1.01 Title ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1

1.02 Purpose -------------------------------------------------------------------- 1

1.03 Interpretation ----------------------------------------------------------- 1

1.04 Definitions ---------------------------------------------------------------- 2


ARTICLE II NON-CONFORMING BUILDINGS & USES

Section 2.01 Maintenance ------------------------------------------------------------ 11

2.02 Completion --------------------------------------------------------------- 11

2.03 Restoration & Repair ----------------------------------------------------------- 11

2.04 Alterations ---------------------------------------------------------------- 12

2.05 Discontinuance of Non-Conforming Uses ------------------------------------ 12

2.06 Change of Non-conforming Use ---------- ------------------------------------ 12

2.07 Extension of Non-Conforming Uses ------------------------------------------ 12

2.08 Substandard Lots ------------------------------------------------------- 12


ARTICLE III GENERAL PROVISIONS

Section 3.01 Purpose ------------------------------------------------------------------ 13

3.02 Streets, Alleys & Railroad Rights-of-way ------------------------------------ 13

3.03 Alterations on Dwellings -------------------------------------------------------- 13

3.04 Building Heights Exceptions --------------------------------------------------- 13

3.05 Open Space Requirements ------------------------------------------------------ 13

3.06 Easement to Highway ----------------------------------------------------------- 14

3.07 Visibility Obstructions ---------------------------------------------------------- 14

3.08 “M” District Dwellings --------------------------------------------------------- 14

3.09 Lake Shore Boat Structures ---------------------------------------------------- 14

3.10 Shoreland Protection Strip ----------------------------------------------------- 14

3.11 Grade Levels --------------------------------------------------------------------- 15

3.12 Building Restrictions on Lot of Record -------------------------------------- 15

3.13 Building Damaged -------------------------------------------------------------- 15

3.14 Greenbelt ------------------------------------------------------------------------- 16

3.15 Continued Conformance with Regulations ---------------------------------- 16

3.16 Highway Intersections ---------------------------------------------------------- 16

3.17 Building Setbacks --------------------------------------------------------------- 17

3.18 Essential Services --------------------------------------------------------------- 17

3.19 Storage Use ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 17

3.20 Storage of Vehicles ------------------------------------------------------------- 17

3.21 Inoperative or Dismantled Vehicles ------------------------------------------ 18

3.22 Dwelling Standards ------------------------------------------------------------ 18

3.23 Permitted Uses ----------------------------------------------------------------- 18

3.24 Temporary Dwellings ---------------------------------------------------------- 18

3.25 Animals in Zoned Areas ------------------------------------------------------- 20

3.26 Wind Energy Systems ---------------------------------------------------------- 21



ARTICLE IV ZONING DISTRICTS --------------------------------------------34

Section 4.01 Zoning Districts ------------------------------------------------------- 34

4.01A Uses Permitted by Right ----------------------------------------------------- 35

A” -Agricultural District

4.01B Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit ------------------------------------- 35

A” -Agricultural District

4.01C Area, Height and Bulk Regulations ---------------------------------------- 36

A” Agricultural District

4.02 “R-1" Residential District ----------------------------------------------------- 36

4.02A Uses Permitted by Right ---------------------------------------------------- 36

R-1" Residential District

4.02B Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit ------------------------------------ 37

R-1" Residential District

4.02C Area, Height and Bulk Requirements ------------------------------------- 37

R-1" Residential District

4.03 “R-2" - Residential District --------------------------------------------------- 37

4.03A Uses Permitted by Right ---------------------------------------------------- 37

R-2" Residential District

4.03B Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit ------------------------------------ 37

R-2" Residential District

4.03C Area, Height and Bulk Requirements -------------------------------------- 38

R-2" Residential District

4.04 “R-3" Multiple Family Dwelling --------------------------------------------- 38

4.04A Intent, “R-3" Multiple Family Dwelling ---------------------------------- 38

4.04B Site Development Standards ------------------------------------------------ 38

R-3" Multiple Family Dwelling

4.04C Parking Standards ------------------------------------------------------------- 38

R-3" Multiple Family Dwelling

4.04D Exterior Lighting -------------------------------------------------------------- 38

R-3" Multiple Family Dwelling

4.04E Outdoor Storage, Screening ------------------------------------------------- 38

R-3" Multiple Family Dwelling

4.05 “C” Commercial District ------------------------------------------------------ 39

4.05A Uses Permitted by Right ----------------------------------------------------- 39

C” Commercial District

4.05B Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit ------------------------------------ 39

C” Commercial District

4.05C Accessory Uses --------------------------------------------------------------- 41

C” Commercial District

4.05D Area, Height & Bulk Requirements --------------------------------------- 41

C” Commercial District

4.06 “M” Manufacturing District -------------------------------------------------- 41

4.06A Use Regulations -------------------------------------------------------------- 41

M” Manufacturing District

4.06B Area, Height & Bulk Requirements --------------------------------------- 42

M” Manufacturing District

4.06C Offensive and Hazardous Emissions -------------------------------------- 42

M” Manufacturing District

4.06D Operating Conditions -------------------------------------------------------- 42

M” Manufacturing District

4.07 “PD” Planned Development District ----------------------------------------- 42

4.07A Description and Purpose ------------------------------------------------------ 42

PD” Planned Development District

4.07B Use Regulations and Procedure -------------------------------------------- 42

PD” Planned Development District

4.07B.1A Planning Commission Public Hearing -------------------------------- 43

4.07C Performance Guarantee ------------------------------------------------------ 46

PD” Planned Development District

4.07D Fees ---------------------------------------------------------------- ------------ 47

PD” Planned Development District

4.07E Time Limit on Construction, Reversion and Rezoning To Former

Classification ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 47

PD” Planned Development District

4.08 “AP” Airport ------------------------------------------------------------------- 47

4.08 A – Purpose -------------------------------------------------------------------- 47

4.08 B - Uses Permitted by Right in “AP” District ----------------------------- 47

4.08 C - Uses Permitted by Special Use Permit in “AP” District ------------ 48

4.08 D - Area Height and Bulk Regulations in “AP” District ---------------- 48

4.09 “RR” Resort Residential District ------------------------------------------- 48

4.09A Purpose ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 48

RR” Resort Residential District

4.09B Uses Permitted by Right --------------------------------------------------- 49

RR” Resort Residential District

4.09C Design Standards ------------------------------------------------------------- 49

RR” Resort Residential District


ARTICLE V SPECIAL USE PERMITS ---------------------------------- 50


Section 5.01 Purpose ---------------------------------------------------------------- 50

5.01A Application Procedures ----------------------------------------------------- 50

5.01B Review & Findings ---------------------------------------------------------- 52

5.01C General Standards for Making Determinations -------------------------- 53

5.01D Conditions & Safeguards --------------------------------------------------- 54

5.01E Appeals ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 56

5.01F Non-Residential Structures and Uses ------------------------------------- 56

5.01G Automobile Service Station & Commercial Garages ------------------ 56

5.01H Drive-In or Fast Food ------------------------------------------------------ 58

5.01I Mobile Home Parks --------------------------------------------------------- 59

5.01J Public or Private Junk Yards ----------------------------------------------- 61

5.01 K Planned Shopping Centers ----------------------------------------------- 62

5.01L Telecommunication Tower or Alternative Tower Structure ----------- 62

5.01M Sexually Oriented Businesses ------------------------------------------- 68

5.02 Site Plan Review ------------------------------------------------------------- 80

5.02A Purpose ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 80

5.02B Approval Required --------------------------------------------------------- 80

5.02C Procedures for Site Plan Review ----------------------------------------- 80

5.02D Standards for Site Plan Approval ----------------------------------------- 82

5.02E Action by Planning Commission ------------------------------------------ 83

5.02F Modification of Approval Site Plan --------------------------------------- 83

5.02G Financial Guarantees -------------------------------------------------------- 83

5.02H Appeals & Questions of Interpretation of Ordinance ------------------- 83


ARTICLE V-A ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS ---------------------------84

Section 5A.01 Purpose ------------------------------------------------------------- 84

5A.02 Membership, Terms of Office, Alternates, and Removal ------------- 84

5A.03 Meetings, Minutes, and Voting Requirements ------------------------- 85

5A.04 Jurisdiction of the Zoning Board of Appeals --------------------------- 85

5A.05 Procedures Concerning the Zoning Board of Appeals ---------------- 88

5A-06 Appeals to Circuit Court -------------------------------------------------- 94

5A-07 Stay of Proceedings -------------------------------------------------------- 95


ARTICLE VI ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT ------------95


Section 6.01 Zoning Permit Required ------------------------------------------- 95

6.01A Potential Wetlands Identification Map ---------------------------------- 96

6.02 Administrative Officials ---------------------------------------------------- 96

6.03 Zoning Permit Application: Inspection ----------------------------------- 97

6.03A Home Occupation and Home-Based Business Declarations -------- 98

6.04 Duty to inspect; Administrative Search warrant ------------------------ 98

6.05 Amendments to Zoning Ordinance --------------------------------------- 98

6.06 Zoning Fees ------------------------------------------------------------------ 104

6.07 Violation and Penalty ------------------------------------------------------- 106

6.08 Validity ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 106


ARTICLE VIA Kearney Township Sign Ordinance ---------------------107


APPENDICES

Minimum Parcel Requirements Appendix Page 1

Minimum Structure Requirements Appendix Page 1

Filtered View Illustration Appendix page 2