CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 1
TITLE

Section 11-1-1. Title. This Ordinance, Chapter 11 of the Municipal Code of the City of Northglenn, shall be known and cited as the Northglenn Zoning Ordinance.

[Source: Ord. 341, 1974]

Section 11-1-2. References to Zoning Ordinance.

(a)

Whenever in the provisions of this Chapter, reference shall be made to "the Zoning Ordinance" or to "this Ordinance" or to "this Chapter," such words shall be a sufficient reference to, and shall mean, Chapter 11 of the Municipal Code.

(b)

Whenever in the provisions of the ordinances or the Municipal Code of the City of Northglenn, reference shall be made to "the Zoning Ordinance" or to "Chapter 11 of the Municipal Code," such words shall be a sufficient reference to, and shall mean, the Northglenn Zoning Ordinance.

[Source: Ord. 341, 1974]

Section 11-1-3. Purpose. The purposes of this Ordinance are: to encourage and facilitate the most appropriate use of land throughout the City of Northglenn, Colorado; to insure a systematic growth of various physical elements of the City; to designate, regulate, and restrict the location of buildings, structures, and land for residence, trade, industry, agriculture, and other purposes; to regulate and limit the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures; to establish requirements for on-street and off-street parking and on-street and off-street loading and unloading; to regulate, limit, and determine the size of lots in various zones; to regulate and determine the size of yards and other open spaces; to regulate and limit the density of population and for these purposes to divide certain parts of the City of Northglenn into zones of such number, shape, and area as may be deemed best suited to effect this Ordinance; and to provide for administration and enforcement of this Ordinance. The City Council of the City of Northglenn deems this Ordinance necessary to conserve and stabilize the value of property; to provide adequate open space for light and air; to secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers; to prevent undue concentration of population; to lessen congestion on streets, roads, and highways; and to provide for utilities and facilities such as transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements.

[Source: Ord. 341, 1974]

Section 11-1-4. Administration and Enforcement.

(a)

The provisions of this Chapter 11 of the Municipal Code shall be administered, construed, and enforced by the Department of Community Development under the direction of the Director of Community Development, who shall be the head of the department, subject to the general direction and control of the City Manager or City Administrator of the City.

(b)

The Department of Community Development, except as otherwise provided by ordinance, shall have and perform all of the functions of city government relating to planning, zoning, building, building inspection, subdivision regulation, and the issuance of all permits and licenses therein required or provided.

[Source: Ord. 341, 1974]

Section 11-1-5. Authorized Officers.

(a)

Any person employed in the Department of Community Development as Director, Chief Building Official, Building Official, Building Inspector, and any person employed by the City as a Code Enforcement Officer shall be an Officer of the City for the purposes of this Chapter.

(b)

Any such officer shall be and is hereby authorized to enter upon and inspect any public or private property in the City of Northglenn for the purpose of:

(1)

Enforcing any of the provisions of this Ordinance, or any regulation adopted pursuant thereto;

(2)

Investigating or determining compliance of any land, building, structure, or use with the provisions of this Ordinance, any regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or any condition provided or imposed thereunder; or

(3)

Making any inspection required by ordinance or statute.

[Source: Ord. 341, 1974]

Section 11-1-6. Filing and Issuance of Documents.

(a)

All applications provided by this Chapter shall be made to the Director at the office of the Department of Community Development.

(b)

All notices, documents, exhibits, maps, plats, and other papers provided by this Chapter to be filed with the City or an Agency, Board or Commission of the City shall be filed in the office of the Department of Community Development.

(c)

All notices, letters, documents, permits, licenses, and other papers and documents provided by this Chapter to be issued by the City or an Agency, Board or Commission of the City shall be issued by the Department of Community Development.

(d)

All fees provided by this Chapter shall be paid to and collected by the Department of Community Development, subject to the provisions of Article 1 of Chapter 18 of the Municipal Code.

[Source: Ord. 341, 1974]