CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 36
SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

Section 11-36-1. Nonconforming Uses and Structures.

(a)

The lawful use of land or structures existing at the time of the passage of this Ordinance or an amendment hereto that does not conform with the regulations of this Ordinance shall be deemed a nonconforming use.

(b)

Exceptions.

(1)

An existing use of a building shall not become nonconforming because it does not comply with the setback, lot width, floor area, lot area, height, or off-street parking requirements of this Ordinance.

(2)

This Section shall not apply to signs or outdoor commercial advertising devices.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

(3)

This Section shall not apply to any restriction on the number of persons registered as sex offenders pursuant to C.R.S. § 18-3-412.5, as amended, who may reside at any residence.

[Source: Ord. 1248, 2000]

Section 11-36-2. Expansion. Nonconforming uses of either structures or land shall not be expanded, increased or enlarged unless such use is changed to a conforming use.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-36-3. Repairs. No structural alterations except those required by law or regulation or as provided for herein shall be made unless the nonconforming use contained therein is changed to a conforming use. Any such structure may be repaired whenever such repairs are necessary or convenient to the use of such structure.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-36-4. Discontinuance. Discontinuance of a nonconforming use for a period of more than six months shall terminate the nonconforming use, and any future use shall be carried on in compliance with the provisions of this Ordinance and amendments hereto.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-36-5. Destruction of Nonconforming Structure. When a structure, the use of which does not conform to the provisions of these regulations, is damaged by fire, explosion, act of God, or the public enemy, to the extent of 50 percent of its assessed valuation as shown in the Office of the County Assessor of Adams County, Colorado, it shall not be restored except in compliance with this Ordinance and amendments hereto.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-36-6. REPEALED BY ORD. 1474, SERIES OF 2007.

Section 11-36-7. Height Regulations. Public and public service buildings, hospitals, institutions, and schools, when allowed in a district, may be erected to a height not exceeding 60 feet, provided that all setbacks shall be increased one foot for every one foot of additional height over the maximum allowed in the zone district.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-36-8. Area Regulations.

(a)

Every part of a required yard shall be open to the sky, unobstructed by any building, except for the projection of sills, belt courses, cornices, canopies, eaves, planters, or similar architectural features which are not to exceed two feet.

(b)

Open, unenclosed, uncovered stoops, porches, and terraces at ground level may extend into a required yard for a distance not exceeding six feet.

(c)

Open fire escapes and stairways, and ordinary projections of chimneys and flues, may extend into a required yard for a distance not exceeding six feet.

(d)

Where a lot or tract is used for farming, ranching, commercial, or industrial purposes, more than one principal building may be located upon the lot or tract, but only when such buildings conform to all open space requirements for the zone district in which the lot or tract is located.

(e)

In the event that a lot is to be occupied by a group of two or more related buildings to be used for multiple dwelling, institutional, motel, or hotel purposes, there may be more than one principal building on the lot provided, however, that the open space between buildings that are parallel or within 45 degrees of being parallel, shall have a minimum dimension of 20 feet for one-story buildings, 30 feet for two-story buildings, and 40 feet for three or more story buildings.

(f)

Where an open space is more than 50 percent surrounded by a building, the minimum width of the open space shall be 20 feet for one-story buildings, 30 feet for two-story buildings, and 40 feet for three or more story buildings.

(g)

The front yards heretofore established shall be adjusted in the following cases:

(1)

Where 40 percent or more of the frontage on the same side of a street between two intersecting streets is developed with two or more buildings that have (within a variation of five feet) a front yard greater in depth than herein required, new buildings shall not be erected closer to the street than the front yard so established by the existing building nearest the street line.

(2)

Where 40 percent or more of the frontage on one side of a street between two intersecting streets is developed with two or more buildings that have a front yard of less depth than herein required, then: where a building is to be erected on a parcel of land that is within 100 feet of existing buildings on both sides, the minimum front yard shall be a line drawn between the two closest front corners of the adjacent buildings on each side; or, where a building is to be erected on a parcel of land that is within 100 feet of an existing building on one side only, such building may be erected as close to the street as the existing adjacent building.

(h)

No part of a yard required for any building for the purpose of complying with the provisions of this Ordinance shall be included as a yard for another building.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]