CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 28
OPEN ZONES, O-1

Section 11-28-1. Open Zones -- General Provisions. Open Zones shall be zones classified O-1 (public property) and O-1-A (private property).

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-28-2. Open Zones -- Restrictions. In addition to the restrictions set forth in Article 6, the following restriction shall apply in all Open Zones:

(a)

Storage of fireworks is prohibited.

(b)

Structures are prohibited unless otherwise stated herein or except as accessory to the use-by-right.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-28-2.5. Nature Area Defined. The term "nature area" shall mean an area established primarily as a conservation district to preserve the environment and natural character of the landscape within the district. Land within the district shall be protected from development, but may also be used for unimproved trails, buffering between land uses, defining the edges of urbanization and the preservation of valuable natural features and ecosystems. Utilities and existing improvements located in a nature area may be maintained as necessary, but reasonable efforts should be used to minimize environmental impacts.

[Source: Ord. 1436, 2006]

Section 11-28-3. Uses-by-Right in Open Zone, O-1.

(a)

Any open uses intended to provide amusement, entertainment, or recreation on the payment of a fee or admission charge, shall not be enclosed.

(b)

Public park and/or playground.

(c)

Municipal recreation facilities.

(d)

Cemetery.

(e)

Governmental reservations.

(f)

Community center.

(g)

Parking areas.

(h)

Golf courses, subject to the provisions of Section 11-28-6 of this Ordinance.

(i)

Nature areas.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973; 1436, 2006]

Section 11-28-4. Uses-by-Right in Open Zone, O-1-A.

(a)

Any open uses intended to provide amusement, entertainment, or recreation on the payment of a fee or admissions charge, shall not be enclosed.

(b)

Cemetery.

(c)

Parking areas.

(d)

Golf courses, subject to the provisions of Section 11-28-6 of this Ordinance.

(e)

Golf driving range.

(f)

Park and/or playground.

(g)

Nature areas.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973; 1436, 2006]

Section 11-28-5. Height and Setback Regulations in All Open Zones.

(a)

Maximum height of structures: 30 feet.

(b)

Minimum front setback: 50 feet.

(c)

Minimum side setback: 10 feet.

(d)

Minimum rear setback: 20 feet.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-28-6. Golf Courses in Open Zones.

(a)

In the case of any golf course installed, erected, constructed, or reconstructed after December 31, 1972:

(1)

Buildings and incidental structures shall be located not less than 100 feet from the nearest lot line.

(2)

Greens and tees shall not be located within 100 feet of any lot line nor within 200 feet of any residence.

(b)

In the case of any golf course installed, erected, constructed, or reconstructed prior to January 1, 1973:

(1)

The provisions of Section 11-28-6(1) and (2) shall not apply to existing buildings, structures, greens, and tees except as provided in Section 11-28-6(b)(2).

(2)

The provisions of Section 11-28-6(a)(1) and (2) shall apply to any change of location of existing buildings, structures, greens, and tees, and to the installation, erection, and construction of new or additional buildings, structures, greens, and tees.

(c)

A golf course which is in compliance with the provisions of this Section shall be a use-by-right within the meaning of Sections 11-28-3(h) or 11-28-4(d) of this Ordinance.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]