CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 32
ACCESSORY USES

Section 11-32-1. Accessory Uses -- General.

(a)

An accessory use is a use customarily incidental and secondary to the principal use of a parcel of land or of a building located on the same parcel of land, which use:

(1)

Is operated and maintained under the same ownership and on the same lot as the use-by-right; and

(2)

Does not include structural features inconsistent with the use-by-right.

(b)

An accessory use which meets the requirements of Section 11-32-1(a) of this Ordinance and which is expressly allowed in any zoning district of the City under the provisions of this Article does not require a permit.

(c)

Any accessory use or proposed accessory use which is not expressly allowed in the zoning district in which the same is located or proposed to be located requires approval of the Planning Commission before a building permit may be issued.

(d)

All accessory uses are subject to all provisions, requirements, restrictions and procedures of the ordinances of the City.

(e)

The specification in this Article of accessory uses allowed in specified zoning districts of the City does not limit the authority and discretion of the Planning Commission of the City of Northglenn to approve other similar accessory uses which meet the requirements of Section 11-32-1(a) of this Article.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974]

Section 11-32-2. Accessory Uses in All Zone Districts.

(a)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in all zone districts:

(1)

Fences, subject to the provisions of Article 34 of this Chapter.

(2)

Hedges, subject to the provisions of Article 34 of this Chapter.

(3)

Walls, subject to the provisions of Article 34 of this Chapter.

(4)

Signs, subject to the provisions of Chapter 21 of the Northglenn Municipal Code.

(5)

Trash containers.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974]

(6)

Towers and/or antennas attached to and extending fifteen (15) feet or more above the roofline of any structure and all free-standing towers and/or antennas except any tower and/or antenna necessary for municipal purposes subject to the following requirements:

(a)

Application shall be made by applying for a building permit;

(b)

The height of the tower and antenna in combination shall be limited to a maximum of sixty (60) feet;

(c)

Plans of construction for such tower and antenna shall be designed to comply with applicable building code requirements as the same may be amended from time to time;

(d)

The tower and antenna and any supporting apparatus shall be confined to the applicant's property unless written consent is otherwise obtained from adjacent property owners; and

[Source: Ord. 507, 1978]

(e)

This subsection (6) shall not apply to any towers and/or antennas which are part of a commercial mobile radio service facility, as that term is defined in Article 55 of this Chapter 11.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974; 507, 1978; 1266, 2000; 1653, 2013]

Section 11-32-3. Accessory Uses in Residential Zones.

(a)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in residential zone districts:

(1)

Household pets, subject to the provisions of Chapter 14 of the Municipal Code.

(2)

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

(3)

Carports and private garages with space for not more than three (3) vehicles of not more than one-ton carrying capacity.

(4)

Household storage buildings and other such buildings not exceeding two hundred (200) square feet in area.

(5)

Private greenhouses.

(6)

Private fallout shelters.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974]

(b)

No more than thirty (30) percent of the area to the rear of the principal building may be occupied by accessory buildings.

[Source: Ord. 357, 1975]

Section 11-32-4. Accessory Uses in Mobile Home Zones.

(a)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in mobile home zone districts:

(1)

All accessory uses allowed in residential zone districts by the provisions of Section 11-32-3 of this Ordinance.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974]

Section 11-32-5. Accessory Uses in Agricultural Zones.

(a)

The following uses shall be allowed in agricultural zones as accessory uses to a residence:

(1)

All accessory uses allowed in residential zone districts by the provisions of Section 11-32-3 of this Ordinance.

(b)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in agricultural zone districts:

(1)

Dwellings for farm or ranch employees employed on the premises or for farm or ranch tenants on any farm or ranch.

(2)

Any building or structure incidental to the operations of any ordinary farm or ranch irrespective of size.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974]

Section 11-32-6. Accessory Uses in Commercial Zones.

(a)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in all commercial zone districts of the City:

(1)

Loading docks.

(b)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in commercial zone districts C-0:

(1)

Private fallout shelters.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974]

Section 11-32-7. Accessory Uses in Industrial Zones.

(a)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in all industrial zone districts of the City:

(1)

Loading docks.

[Source: Ord. 291, 1974]

Section 11-32-8. Accessory Uses in Open Zones.

(a)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in open zone districts O-1:

(1)

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

(2)

Dwelling for caretaker employed on the premises.

(3)

Picnic shelters.

(4)

Water storage, transmission, diversion and pumping facilities.

(b)

The following accessory uses shall be allowed in Open Zone Districts O-1-A:

(1)

Dwelling for caretaker employed on the premises.

(2)

Picnic shelters.

(3)

Water storage, transmission, diversion and pumping facilities, provided that such facilities are constructed underground and/or are developed as multiple use facilities which include recreational usage.