CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 30
PERMITTED USES

Section 11-30-1. Permitted Uses - General Provisions.

(a)

The Commission is authorized to approve or deny requests for establishment of the permitted uses provided for in this Article 30 of Chapter 11, and to determine conditions and requirements for their operation in the zone districts herein specified except that the permitted uses provided by Sections 11-30-3 and 11-30-6 are the exclusive uses permitted.

(b)

Application for approval of a permitted use shall be made to the Director of Community Development, accompanied by such of the following as may be applicable:

(1)

A certified boundary survey of the property for which the application is made.

(2)

A plot plan showing the location of all existing and proposed buildings, parking areas, ingresses, egresses, waste disposal areas, other construction features, and landscaping.

(3)

A description of the proposed operation in sufficient detail to indicate the effect of operation in producing air pollution, water pollution, odor, noise, glare, fire danger, other safety hazards and traffic congestion.

(4)

Plans for disposal of sewage and other waste.

(5)

Plans for water supply.

(6)

A plan showing drainage and drainage facilities.

(7)

Architectural elevations for any proposed buildings.

(8)

Information on the proposed number of shifts to be worked and the maximum number of employees.

(9)

Such additional information as may be required by the Director.

(c)

An application fee as specified in Section 11-45-4 is required for permitted uses.

(d)

Proceedings on the application shall be conducted in compliance with the applicable provisions of Article 40 of this Chapter.

[Source: Ord. 324, 1974; 733, 1984; 1623, 2012]

Section 11-30-2. Criteria Applicable to All Permitted Uses.

In making its determination and decision on an application for a permitted use, the Planning Commission shall consider:

(a)

Compatibility with the surrounding area;

(b)

Harmony with the character of the neighborhood;

(c)

Need for the proposed use;

(d)

Effect of the use on the immediate area;

(e)

Effect of the use on future development of the area; and

(f)

Conformance with the City of Northglenn Comprehensive Plan;

(g)

If the property is in an urban renewal area at the time of the application, consistency with any adopted Urban Renewal Plan; and

(h)

The health, safety, and welfare of the inhabitants of the area and the City of Northglenn.

[Source: Ord. 324, 1974; 1623, 2012]

Section 11-30-3. Residential Zones.

(a)

Electric substations and gas regulator stations subject to the following requirements:

(1)

Where transformers are exposed, there shall be an enclosing wall or fence. Such wall or fence shall be constructed in accordance with the requirements set forth in Article 34.

(2)

There shall be a side setback of not less than 10 feet.

(3)

There shall be a front setback of not less than 30 feet.

(4)

There shall be a rear setback of not less than 10 feet.

(b)

Churches.

[Source: Ord. 1267, 2000]

(c)

Fire stations.

(d)

RESERVED.

(e)

Police Stations.

(f)

Hospitals.

(g)

Libraries.

[Source: Ord. 1267, 2000]

(h)

Nursing homes.

(i)

Public parks or other public recreational facilities.

(j)

Telephone exchanges without shops, garages, or general administrative offices.

(k)

Schools, public or nonprofit private.

[Source: Ord. 1267, 2000]

(l)

Water reservoirs, water storage tanks, water pumping stations, and sewage facilities. The Commission shall specify the setbacks and other requirements for each installation which shall not be less than the minimum required for the zone in which the use is requested.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

(m)

Group quarters, subject to the following conditions:

(1)

A permit to operate group quarters may be issued for a period not to exceed one year.

(2)

Persons being kept in group quarters shall not be bedfast or suffering from any communicable disease.

(3)

Group quarters shall be licensed by the State of Colorado.

(4)

No separate kitchen shall be installed for any person being kept in group quarters.

(5)

No more than one individual who is required to register as a sex offender under the provisions of C.R.S. § 18-3-412.5, as amended, shall reside in a group quarters located in a residential zone.

[Source: Ord. 1248, 2000]

(n)

Group homes for the elderly, subject to the following conditions:

(1)

A special use permit to operate a group home for the elderly of eight or less persons shall be granted to a particular location and shall be valid for the period of time that location is maintained as a group home for the elderly;

(2)

The home must be owner-occupied for a non-profit group home; and

(3)

The owner-occupant need not be sixty years of age or older.

[Source: Ord. 733, 1984]

(o)

Fabric, membrane, or cloth structures to be erected for more than 14 consecutive days or more than 30 days in any calendar year. Any such structure shall be maintained in good repair.

[Source: Ord. 1218, 1999]

Section 11-30-4. Mobile Home Zones. All permitted uses as set forth for residential zones in Section 11-30-3, subject to the same requirements as stated therefor.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-30-5. Agricultural Zones.

(a)

All permitted uses as set forth for residential zones in Section 11-30-3, subject to the same requirements as stated therefor.

(b)

Commercial radio and television towers or structures, provided the setback from all property lines is equal to one and one-half times the height of such tower or structure.

(c)

Animal hospitals, provided not more than 25 animals are kept at any one time. Such use shall be contained entirely within a completely enclosed structure.

(d)

Cemeteries and crematories, including pet cemeteries.

(e)

Undertaking establishments and funeral parlors.

(f)

Sanitariums.

(g)

Riding academies and stables, subject to the following:

(1)

Such use shall be situated on not less than ten acres of ground.

(2)

Not more than one animal shall be kept per 10,890 square feet of ground on which the riding academy is situated.

(3)

If the area of the riding academy is reduced below 10 acres, the permitted use shall immediately terminate.

(h)

Drive-in theaters and stadiums, which shall be located on major or secondary thoroughfares and shall provide ingress and egress designed to minimize traffic congestion. Shrubbery or opaque fences shall be located so as to protect adjacent properties.

(i)

Airports and heliports and structures incidental to their use.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-30-6. Permitted Uses in Commercial Zones.

(a)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Commercial Zones C-0:

(1)

Electric substations and gas regulator stations, subject to the same requirements as in residential zones as set forth in Section 11-30-3(a) of this Chapter.

(2)

Fire stations.

(3)

Police stations.

(4)

Hospitals.

(5)

Libraries.

[Source: Ord. 1267, 2000]

(6)

Parks and recreational grounds.

(7)

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

(8)

Undertaking establishments and funeral parlors.

(9)

Fabric, membrane, or cloth structures to be erected for more than 14 consecutive days or more than 30 days in any calendar year. Any such structure shall be maintained in good repair.

[Source: Ord. 1218, 1999]

(b)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Commercial Zones C-1:

(1)

All permitted uses allowed in Commercial Zones C-0.

(2)

Service stations, excluding body repair, engine rebuilding and rental or sale of vehicles; provided that all gasoline pumps are set back a minimum of forty (40) feet from front property lines and fifteen (15) feet from all other property lines: provided further that all sides of the lot which abut a street shall be treated as frontage and the forty (40) foot setback shall apply. In all instances when the forty (40) foot setback is required, a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet adjacent to the street right-of-way shall be used for no other purposes than landscaping, ingress and egress.

(3)

Public swimming pools, subject to the provisions of Article 8 of Chapter 10 of the Municipal Code.

(4)

Water reservoirs, water storage tanks, water pumping stations, and sewage facilities. The Commission shall specify the setbacks and other requirements for each installation, which shall not be less than the minimum requirements of the zone district in which the use is requested.

(5)

Commercial radio and television towers or structures, provided the setback from all property lines is equal to one and one-half times the height of the tower or structure.

(6)

Public schools.

(7)

Non-profit private schools.

(8)

Nursery schools.

(9)

Heliports and structures incidental to their use.

(c)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Commercial Zones C-2:

(1)

RESERVED.

(d)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Commercial Zones C-3:

(1)

All permitted uses allowed in Commercial Zones C-0, C-1, and C-2.

(2)

Car washes.

(e)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Commercial Zones C-4:

(1)

All permitted uses allowed in Commercial Zones C-0, C-1, C-2, and C-3.

(2)

Drive-in theaters and stadiums, which shall be located on major or secondary thoroughfares and shall provide ingress and egress designed to minimize traffic congestion. Shrubbery or opaque fences shall be located so as to protect adjacent properties.

(f)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Commercial Zones C-5:

(1)

All permitted uses allowed in Commercial Zones C-0, C-1, C-2, C-3, and C-4.

(2)

Automobile sales, new or used but in operating condition, limited to vehicles up to 1 1/2 tons capacity.

(3)

Outside storage accessory to uses-by-right. Materials stored outside shall be enclosed and concealed by an opaque fence, which shall not be less than six (6) feet high and not more than eight (8) feet high. Such materials shall not be stored above the top of the fence. Outside storage of used automobile parts and accessories is not permitted.

[Source: Ord. 290, 1973; 1326, 2003]

Section 11-30-7. Industrial Zones. All permitted uses as set forth for agricultural zones in Section 11-30-5, subject to the same requirements as stated therefor.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-30-8. Permitted Uses in Open Zones.

(a)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Open Zones O-1:

(1)

Water reservoirs, water storage tanks, water pumping stations, and sewage facilities, provided that such facilities are constructed underground and/or are developed as multiple use facilities which include recreational usage.

(2)

Airports and heliports and structures incidental to their use.

(3)

Fabric, membrane or cloth structures to be erected for more than 14 consecutive days or more than 30 days in any calendar year. Any such structure shall be maintained in good repair.

[Source: Ord. 1218, 1999]

(b)

The following permitted uses may be allowed in Open Zones O-1-A:

(1)

The permitted uses allowed in Open Zones O-1.

(2)

Public swimming pools, subject to the provisions of Article 8 of Chapter 10 of the Municipal Code.

[Source: Ord. 290, 1974]

Section 11-30-9. Expansion or Enlargement. Any expansion or enlargement of a permitted use shall require a new application as provided herein.

[Source: Ord. 324, 1974]

Section 11-30-10. Conformance with Minimum Requirements of Zone District. All permitted uses shall conform to minimum requirements of the zone district within which the use is requested; provided, however, if requirements are herein set forth for specific permitted uses, the most restrictive shall apply.

[Source: Ord. 324, 1974]