CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 5
RULES OF CONSTRUCTION -- DEFINITIONS

Section 11-5-1. Construction.

(a)

In the construction, application, and enforcement of this Ordinance, the rules and definitions contained in this Article shall be observed and followed unless repugnant to the context.

(b)

Nothing in this Ordinance shall be deemed to be a consent, license, or permit to use any property or to locate, construct, or maintain any industry, occupation or activity.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-5-2. Definitions.

(a)

Words in the present tense include the future; the singular number include the plural and the plural the singular; the word "shall" is to be construed as mandatory; the word "may" is to construed as permissive.

(b)

As used in this Ordinance and in Chapters 10, 11, and 12 of the Northglenn Municipal Code, except when otherwise expressly defined or as otherwise required by the context, the following terms shall have the following definitions:

(1)

Acceleration Lane. A speed-change lane, including tapered areas, for the purpose of allowing a driver of a motor vehicle entering a roadway to increase his speed to a rate enabling him to more safely merge his motor vehicle into through traffic.

(2)

Accessory Buildings. See "Building, Accessory."

(3)

Accessory Use. See "Use, Accessory."

(4)

Acreage, Gross. The total area contained within any defined set of boundaries.

(5)

Acreage, Net. Gross acreage less the area contained within dedicated public rights-of-way.

(6)

Alley. A street or way, other than a footpath, within a block set apart for public use, vehicular travel, and local convenience, primarily for the purpose of secondary vehicular access to the rear or side of lots.

(7)

Apartment. A room or suite of rooms used for living and sleeping purposes, including separate kitchen and bathroom facilities.

(8)

All-Terrain Vehicle. Any self-propelled vehicle, except a licensed motor vehicle, which is either designed and constructed for or provided with a winch, four-wheel drive or other special equipment for the operation of such vehicle in or upon terrain other than a highway or street, or for amphibious operation on land and water.

(9)

Arterial Street. A street for the primary purpose of carrying through traffic but also for the secondary purpose of access to abutting lots. An arterial street is also a through street.

(10)

Auto Court, Cottage Camp, Motor Court, Motel, Motor Lodge, and Tourist Court. An auto court, cottage camp, motor court, motel, motor lodge, or tourist court is one or more buildings, attached or detached, facing a common court, place, or street and designed and used for transient occupancy, usually by traveling motorists. Such facilities may include a kitchenette designed to accommodate a limited amount of cooking by the transient residents.

(11)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(12)

Basement. That portion of a building between the floor and ceiling which is partly above and partly below grade but so located that the vertical distance from grade to the floor below is more than the vertical distance from grade to the ceiling.

(13)

Board. The City of Northglenn Board of Adjustment.

(14)

Boarding, Rooming, Lodging House. A building other than a hotel where lodging or lodging and meals are provided for a compensation for persons living therein.

(15)

Building. Any permanent structure built for the shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels, or property of any kind, and not including advertising signboards or fences.

(16)

Building, Accessory. A detached subordinate building, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the main building use or to the main use of the land and which is located on the same lot with the main building or use. A detached garage and a detached carport are included as accessory buildings.

(17)

Building, Height of. The vertical distance measured from the juncture of the highest grade level and the structure to the highest point of the roof.

(18)

Building Line, Front. A line parallel to the front lot line at the rear of the required front yard.

(19)

Building, Principal. That building in which the principal use is conducted including any attachments thereto such as a garage or carport.

(20)

Bus. A motor vehicle primarily designed and constructed for the transportation of passengers, which has a wheelbase greater than 130 inches, or which is designed and constructed to carry more than twelve passengers in addition to the driver. This definition does not include station wagons.

(21)

Camper Shell. A portable structure designed to be or capable of being loaded onto or affixed to, or loaded onto and affixed to, the bed of a truck, in such manner that, when so loaded or affixed, such structure provides the bed of the truck with a roof, sidewalls, and a door or similar means of access.

(22)

Camping Trailer. A trailer constructed with collapsible or folding sidewalls, in such manner that the structure may be folded or otherwise reduced to compact size while being drawn by a motor vehicle on the highway, and primarily designed and constructed when unfolded or otherwise expanded to provide sleeping accommodations or temporary living quarters for recreation, camping and travel use.

(23)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2103)

(24)

Care Home. A residence licensed by the State of Colorado which is used to provide lodging or lodging and meals for not more than two persons 60 years of age or older for compensation and who are not related to the family or persons residing therein.

(25)

Cattery. Any building, structure or open space devoted in its entirety or in part to the raising, boarding or harboring of three or more cats, that are more than four months old, or of more than one litter.

(26)

Ceiling. The overhead inside lining of a room.

(27)

Centerline. A line painted or otherwise marked on a roadway for the purpose of separating traffic flowing in opposite directions. If no such line is painted or otherwise marked on a roadway, the centerline is a putative line an equal distance between the curb lines or lateral lines of a roadway.

(28)

City. The City of Northglenn, Colorado.

(29)

Clean Fill. Dirt, gravel or rock which is free of all foreign material.

(30)

Collector Street. A street primarily for the purpose of distributing traffic within a neighborhood, carrying through traffic, and providing access to abutting lots. A collector street is also a through street.

(31)

Commercial Production of Poultry or Eggs. The operation of facilities for raising or housing more than 2,000 head of poultry.

(32)

Commercial Production of Hogs. The operation of facilities for keeping more than five breeding sows and their offspring to weaning age or for preparing for market of more than 40 hogs.

(33)

Commercial Vehicle. See "Vehicle, Commercial."

(34)

Commission. The City of Northglenn Planning Commission.

(35)

Comprehensive Plan. A comprehensive plan for the future growth, protection, and development of the municipality, affording adequate facilities for housing, transportation, comfort, convenience, public health, safety, and general welfare of its population.

(36)

Conforming Use. See "Use, Conforming."

(37)

Conservation Standards. Guidelines and specifications for soil and water conservation practices and management enumerated in the Technical Guide prepared by the USDA Soil Conservation Service for Adams County, adopted by the County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors, and containing suitable alternatives for the use and treatment of land based upon its capabilities from which the landowner selects that alternative which best meets his needs in developing his soil and water conservation plan.

(38)

Controlled Access Highway. A street onto which owners or occupants of abutting land and other persons have no right of access other than at places determined by public authority having jurisdiction over such street.

(39)

Crosswalk. That portion of a roadway included within the prolongation or connection of the lateral lines of sidewalks at an intersection or any portion of a roadway distinctly indicated for pedestrian crossing by lines or other marks on the surface of such roadway.

(40)

Council. The City Council of the City of Northglenn, Colorado.

(41)

Convalescent Home. See "Nursing Home."

(42)

Cul-de-sac. A short, local street terminating in a vehicular turnaround.

(43)

Day Care Center. A facility, by whatever name known, which is maintained for the whole or part of a day for the care of seven (7) or more children under the age of sixteen and not related to the owner, operator or manager thereof, whether such facility is operated with or without compensation for such care, and with or without stated educational purposes. The term shall include facilities commonly known as "child care centers," "day care centers," "day nurseries," "nursery schools," "kindergartens," "pre-schools," "play groups," "day camps," "summer camps," "centers for mentally retarded children," and those facilities which give twenty-four (24) hour care for dependent and neglected children; and shall include those facilities for children under the age of six (6) years with stated educational purposes operated in conjunction with a public, private or parochial college or private or parochial school, except that the term shall not apply to any kindergarten maintained in connection with a public, private or parochial elementary school system of at least six (6) grades, and shall not apply to any facility licensed as a foster care home or group quarters.

[Source: Ord. 355, 1975]

(43.1)

Day Care Home. A "day care home" as that term is defined in the rules and regulations of the Colorado Department of Social Services as now in effect or hereafter amended.

[Source: Ord. 972, 1989]

(44)

Deceleration Lane. A speed-change lane, including tapered areas, for the purpose of allowing a driver of a motor vehicle intending to make an exit turn from a roadway to slow to a safe speed after leaving a stream of faster moving traffic.

(45)

Decibel. A logarithmic unit which indicates the ratio between two powers. For purposes of this Ordinance, decibels shall be the sound pressure levels measured with a frequency-weighting network corresponding to the A-scale on a standard sound level meter.

(46)

Dead-End Street. A street, other than a cul-de-sac, having only one outlet for vehicular traffic.

(47)

Density. The number of dwelling units per gross or per net acre depending on which is set forth under the particular provisions being referred to.

(48)

Detached. Detached shall mean any structure or building having no party wall or common wall with another structure. Bridges, tunnels, breezeways, and other similar means of connecting one structure or building to another shall not, for the purposes of this Ordinance, be considered to constitute a party wall or a common wall.

(49)

Detached Camper. Any truck camper or camper shell which is temporarily or permanently detached from the vehicle to which it was designed to be affixed or attached.

(50)

Domestic Employee. A person who lives in the family of another, paying no rent for such occupancy and paying no part of the cost of utilities therefor, performing household duties and working solely within the house for the upkeep thereof and for the care and comfort and convenience of the family and occupants thereof. No person, and no member of the family of any person, who pays rent for himself or his family shall be deemed the domestic employee of the person to whom the rent is paid.

(50.1)

Driveways. An area of pavement, or other approved surfacing designed and intended for driveways that provides vehicle access from a public right-of-way to a parking area, garage, or house.

[Source: Ord. 1411, 2005]

(51)

Dump Site. A dump site is a place approved by the City of Northglenn or the County of Adams for the discarding or dumping of junk.

(51.1)

Dumpster. A metal container greater than or equal to one (1) cubic yard in size located outside and used to store refuse, garbage, trash, rubbish, yard waste, construction waste, or the like.

[Source: Ord. 1488, 2007]

(52)

Dwelling. Any building or portion thereof which is used as the private residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings, but not including hotels, motels, tourist courts, resort cabins, clubs, hospitals, or similar uses.

(53)

Dwelling, Single-Family. A building designed for occupancy by one family including any domestic employees employed on the premises.

(54)

Dwelling, Two-Family. A building designed for occupancy by two separate families, including domestic employees employed on the premises, living independently of each other.

(55)

Dwelling, Multiple-Family. A building designed for occupancy by three or more separate families.

(56)

Dwelling Unit. One or more rooms connected together but structurally divided from all other rooms in the same structure and constituting a separate independent housekeeping unit, including a separate bathroom and kitchen, for permanent residential occupancy by humans with facilities for such humans to sleep, cook, and eat.

(56.1)

Entry Vestibule. An enclosed exterior entryway into a single-family residence.

[Source: Ord. 934, 1988]

(57)

Explosives. Articles, devices or substances which decompose by detonation, including but not limited to the following:

(A)

Acetylides

(B)

Ammonium nitrates

(C)

Anhydrous hydrazine

(D)

Azides

(E)

Black powder

(F)

Blasting gelatin

(G)

Chlorates

(H)

Cylonite or hexogen (Cylotrimethylene trinitramine)

(I)

Dinitroresorcinol

(J)

Dinitrotoluene

(K)

Dinol

(L)

Dynamite

(M)

Fireworks

(N)

Fulminates

(O)

Greek fire

(P)

Guanidine nitrate

(Q)

Gun cotton (cellulose nitrate with nitrogen content in excess of 12.2% or pyroxylin)

(R)

Hexamine

(S)

Nitroglycerin

(T)

Petn (pentaerythritoltetranitrate)

(U)

Perchlorates (when mixed with carbonaceous materials)

(V)

Permanganates

(W)

Peroxides (except hydrogen peroxide in concentrations of 35% or less in aqueous solution)

(X)

Petrul

(Y)

Picric acid

(Z)

Tetryl (trinitrophenylmethyltramine)

(AA)

TNT (trinitrotoluene)

(BB)

Molotov cocktails

However, the term explosive excludes ammunition for firearms legally possessed, gasoline, kerosene, benzene, and natural gas.

(57.1)

Fabric, Membrane or Cloth Structures. Shall include "membrane structures" as defined in the adopted building codes of the City or any structure, enclosure or shelter constructed of pliable material supported in any manner. This definition shall not include awnings, unsupported tarpaulins or blankets, or umbrellas.

[Source: Ord. 1218, 1999]

(58)

Family. A group of persons related by blood, marriage, or adoption, living together and normally, but not always consisting of two parents and their children, or persons living together in the relationship and for the purpose of guardian, ward, or foster family who may not necessarily be related by blood or marriage to the head of the household, or a group of not more than four unrelated persons living together in a dwelling unit, except that a family shall not include more than one individual, or two or more individuals related by blood or marriage, required to register as a sex offender under the provisions of C.R.S. § 18-3-412.5, as amended.

[Source: Ord. 1248, 2000]

(58.1)

Family-Care Home. A facility for child care in a place of residence of a family, person or persons, for the purposes of providing family care and training for a child, or children, under the age of sixteen who are not related to the head of such home. The term includes any home receiving a child or children for regular twenty-four hour care, and any home receiving a child or children from any state-operated institution for childcare or from any child placement agency, or any day care home receiving a child or children for less than twenty-four hour care.

[Source: Ord. 1243, 1999]

(58.2)

Family Child Care Home. A facility that is a type of family care home that provides less than 24-hour care for two or more children on a regular basis, in a place of residence. Children in care are from different family households and are not related to the caregiver. A family child care home specifically includes a large child care home and an experienced family child care home provider, as those terms are defined by the rules regulating family child care homes promulgated by the Colorado Department of Human Services, as now in effect or hereafter amended.

[Source: Ord. 1244, 1999]

(59)

Feed Lot. A cattle or sheep feeding operation with a capacity for 200 or more cattle or 750 or more sheep at one time where less than 50 percent of the feed used is produced on the premises. It includes feed pens, bunks, loading chutes, machinery, and other facilities.

(60)

Fence. A free-standing structure resting on or partially buried in the ground and rising above ground level used for confinement, screening, partition purposes, or enclosures.

[Source: Ord. 962, 1989]

(60.1)

Fence, Privacy. A continuous, solid fence used to prevent view across the fence line.

[Source: Ord. 962, 1989]

(61)

Fireworks. The term "fireworks" includes any articles, devices, or substances prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or auditory sensation by combustion, explosion, deflagration, or detonation and includes, without limitation, the following articles and devices commonly known and used as fireworks: toy canes in which explosives are used, blank cartridges, the type of balloon which requires fire underneath to propel the same, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman Candles, Cherry Bombs, Dago Bombs, and other bombs; however, the term "fireworks" does not include auto flares, caps used in toy pistols, and sparklers.

(62)

Floor Area. For residences, the floor area is the total number of square feet of floor space contained within the exterior walls of the structure, not including space in the basements, carports, or garages. For commercial buildings, the floor area is the total floor area of all stories of the building including garages, but excluding basements.

(63)

Foster Family Care. Foster family care is the care or education of children unrelated to the foster parents by blood or adoption in a home licensed by the State of Colorado for such purpose.

(64)

Freeway. A controlled access highway for the purpose of rapid movement of motor vehicles, with the physical separation of traffic flowing in opposite directions and intersecting vehicular traffic and with the exclusion of pedestrian traffic.

(64.1)

Group Homes for the Elderly. A home designated for the exclusive use of not more than eight persons who are sixty years of age or older and who do not need skilled or intermediate care facilities.

[Source: Ord. 447, 1976]

(65)

Group Quarters. A home designated by a court or the Adams County Welfare Department or the State of Colorado to accommodate for compensation from five (5) to ten (10) children under the age of sixteen (16), or from three (3) to ten (10) persons of any age, except that such a home shall not include 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.

[Source: Ord. 1248, 2000]

(66)

Half Street. A street parallel and contiguous to a property line and of lesser right-of-way width than is required for minor or major streets.

(67)

Hard Surfaced. Hard surfaced shall mean surfaced with asphalt, concrete, paving stone or surfaces as approved by the City Manager or his designees; provided however that asphalt shall not be used as a surface for single-family residential driveways or parking surfaces.

[Source: Ord. 1411, 2005]

(68)

Highway. The entire width of every way declared to be a public highway by law of the State of Colorado or ordinance of the City of Northglenn, or resolution of the County of Adams.

(69)

Home Occupation. An occupation or profession which is conducted within a dwelling or on the premises thereof and is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for dwelling purposes and which is subject to the following limitations.

(A)

No More Than One Employee Allowed. A home occupation shall be conducted by family members residing in the home. No more than one non-family member may be employed in a home occupation.

(B)

Not Visible to Neighborhood. No evidence of a home occupation shall be visible outside the principal building except for one wall or window sign no larger than one (1) square foot in size.

(C)

Use of Motor Vehicles and Trailers. Only one (1) motor vehicle used to conduct a home occupation may be kept at the home. A motor vehicle used to conduct a home occupation shall not exceed one (1) ton carrying capacity. When not being loaded or unloaded, any trailer(s) used to conduct a home occupation shall be stored in a garage or behind an opaque fence not less than six (6) feet in height so as not to be visible from any other public or private property.

(D)

Detached Sheds or Garages. A home occupation shall be conducted entirely within the principal building on the site (dwelling unit and attached garages). Detached structures such as garages or sheds may be used only for the storage of tools, materials, supplies, trailers or vehicles. No manufacturing, construction, fabrication, or assembly related to a home occupation shall occur within any detached structure. A detached structure shall not be used as an office, meeting room, display area, or to provide any service related to a home occupation.

(E)

No Activity Outside. No activity or storage related to the home occupation shall be allowed outside. The principal building except for the one (1) motor vehicle and trailer as described above in Section C.

(F)

Customer Hours Limited. Customers or clients of a home occupation may come to the home only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.

(G)

Customer Parking Restrictions. Vehicle parking for customers or clients of a home occupation shall be provided on the site of the home occupation or on that portion of the street adjacent to the lot used for the home occupation.

(H)

Delivery Vehicles Limited. Deliveries to the home associated with a home occupation may only be made between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and may only be made by vehicles which weigh less than 7000 pounds gross vehicle weight, and have no more than one (1) rear axle.

(I)

Noise Disturbance Prohibited. Any noise caused or generated by conduct of a home occupation shall not create a noise disturbance, as defined in the City's Noise Control Ordinance. Nor shall such noise be audible at any time beyond the property boundary of the residence where the home occupation is conducted.

(J)

Public Nuisance Prohibited. No home occupation shall create a public nuisance as defined in the Northglenn Nuisance Ordinance.

(K)

Hazardous Materials Restricted. No hazardous material, as listed in the Uniform Fire Code as that code may be amended from time to time, may be used or stored in conjunction with a home occupation except with the prior approval of both the Fire Marshall of the North Metro Fire Rescue District and the Chief Building Official of the City of Northglenn.

(L)

Sale of Merchandise Restricted. A home occupation shall not include sale of goods or merchandise, either wholesale or retail, at the residence in which the home occupation is conducted, except for home crafts and art works created at the home, and items which are provided in support of the provision of a home occupation service.

(M)

Tax License Required. A sales and use tax license is required for all home occupations.

(N)

Other Regulation. Home occupations shall be conducted in compliance with all other applicable regulations of the State of Colorado, City of Northglenn, North Metro Fire Rescue District, and the Tri-County Health Department.

(O)

Motor Vehicle Service Prohibited. No motor vehicle service, repair, maintenance, reconstruction, restoration, cleaning, sale, or storage shall be conducted as a home occupation. This restriction shall not be interpreted to preclude any of these activities for vehicles owned and used by the residents of the home as their personal automobiles.

(P)

Other Home Occupations. Other home occupations which cannot be conducted in conformance with these limitations may be permitted with a Special Use Permit as provided in Section 11-31-3.

[Source: Ord. 1274, 2001]

(70)

Household Pets. Household pets shall mean animals permitted in the house as a custom in the community and kept for company or pleasure and including, but not limited to, dogs, common house cats and birds, providing that such animals are not kept to supplement food supplies, or for any commercial purpose whatsoever other than the offering for sale of one litter, brood or offspring (of a household pet domiciled on the premises), at any one time, that is less than four months old.

(71)

Improvements. RESERVED.

(72)

Improvements Agreement Guarantee. Any security which may be accepted by the City in lieu of a requirement that certain improvements be made by the subdivider before the plat is approved, including performance bonds, escrow agreements, and other similar collateral or surety agreements.

(73)

Industrial Park. A collection of industries on separate parcels of property clustered in a contiguous area or a planned industrial zone where a single tract of land is subdivided and developed according to a comprehensive plan for the use of a community of industries.

(74)

Intersection. The area embraced within the prolongation of the lateral curb lines or the lateral boundary lines of two or more streets which join one another at an angle whether or not one such street crosses the other. If a street includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then every crossing of each roadway of such divided street by an intersecting street shall be regarded as a separate intersection. If such intersecting street also includes two roadways 30 feet or more apart, then each crossing of two roadways of such streets shall be regarded as a separate intersection.

(75)

Island. Space within a street, indicated by construction, signs, paint, or other marks on the surface of a street so as to be plainly visible and prohibited for use by motor vehicle.

(76)

Junk. Junk includes trash, waste, other discarded things and salvage materials.

(77)

Junk Yard. A place where junk, waste, or discarded or salvage materials are bought, sold, exchanged, stored, baled, packed, assembled, or handled, including automobile wrecking yards.

(78)

Kennel. Any building, structure or open space devoted in its entirety or in part to the raising, boarding or harboring of three or more dogs, that are more than six months old, or of more than one litter, except any premises in a residential zone licensed for the keeping of three or more dogs under the provisions of the Northglenn Dog Control Ordinance.

(78.1)

Kindergarten. Any facility providing an educational program for children only for the year preceding their entrance to the first grade, whether such facility is called a kindergarten, nursery school, pre-school, or by any other name.

[Source: Ord. 355, 1975]

(78.2)

Landscaping Screen. Plant materials used to create a visual barrier which are planted center-to-center no further apart than two-thirds of the mature spread; are no smaller than the minimum sizes allowed by the landscape regulations when planted; and are of a type or species approved by the Director of Community Development and normally expected to reach a minimum height of 6 feet within 3 years.

[Source: Ord. 962, 1989]

(79)

Lane Lines. A line painted or otherwise marked on a roadway for the purpose of separating traffic moving in the same direction.

(80)

Laned Highway. A street having a roadway divided into two or more clearly marked lanes for vehicular traffic.

(81)

Lateral Sewer. A sewer which discharges into another sewer and has only building sewers tributary to it.

(82)

Litter. Any and every rubbish, waste material, refuse, garbage, trash, debris, excrement, urine, offal composed of animal matter or vegetable matter or both, dead animal, dead bird, fish, fishing gear, bait, chemical, chemical compound, petroleum product or compound, automobile part or accessory, tire, wheel, junk, paper, cardboard, can, lid, bottle, bottle cap, carton, wrapper, box, wooden object, plastic object, clothing, cloth, metal object, rubber object, leather object, hide, feathers, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, branches cut from trees or bushes, brick, cinderblock, building material, paint, concrete, sand, gravel, stone, glass, asphalt, ashes, cigarette, cigar, food, food product, solvent, dye, beverage, and any noxious or offensive matter whatsoever.

(83)

Livestock. Livestock includes horses, mules, cattle, burros, swine, sheep, goats, poultry, and rabbits.

(84)

Livestock Sales Ring. Any place, establishment, or facility conducted or operated for compensation or profit and consisting of pens or other enclosures and their appurtenances in which live horses, mules, cattle, burros, hogs, sheep, goats, or poultry are received, held, or assembled for either public or private sale.

(85)

Loading or Unloading Space. An off-street space or berth on the site of a building or contiguous to a group of buildings for the temporary parking of a commercial vehicle while loading or unloading merchandise or materials.

(86)

Local Street. A street for the purpose of access to abutting property and not normally carrying through traffic.

(87)

Lot. A portion of a subdivision or other parcel or tract of land intended as a unit for the transfer of title or for development.

(88)

Lot Lines. The property lines bounding a lot.

(89)

Lot Line, Front. The line separating such lot from any street. In cases where two lot lines face streets, then the Commission shall designate the front lot line or may designate more than one front lot line.

(90)

Lot Line, Rear. Any boundary of a lot which abuts an alley. If there is no alley abutting the lot, then the rear line shall be the boundary opposite the front lot line if there is one front lot line. If the Commission designates the front lot line or lines, the Commission shall also designate the rear lot line or lines.

(91)

Lot Lines, Side. Any boundary of a lot which is neither a front lot line nor a rear lot line.

(92)

Lot Pin. A metal pin used to locate the boundary lines of lots within platted real property.

(93)

Major Highway. A major regional highway including an expressway, freeway or interstate highway designed to carry vehicular traffic:

(A)

into, out of, or through the regional area (inter-regional);

(B)

from one political subdivision of the region to another or from an inter-regional highway (intra-regional.)

(94)

Major Street. See Arterial Street, supra.

(95)

Manufacturing. To make or process (a raw material) into a finished product.

(96)

Master Plan. See Comprehensive Plan, supra.

(96.1)

Mature Spread. The distance measured across the widest diameter of a plant when it is fully grown.

[Source: Ord. 962, 1989]

(97)

Median. An area other than a centerline marked or constructed on a roadway or between two adjacent roadways for the purpose of separating traffic flowing in opposite directions.

(98)

Mobile Home. A portable or vehicular structure, thirty-six (36) feet or more in length, which is not self-propelled and which contains sleeping accommodations, a flush toilet, a tub or shower bath, and kitchen facilities, with plumbing and electrical connections provided for attachment to outside systems; and any vehicle otherwise defined as a travel trailer which exceeds thirty-six (36) feet in length. For the purposes of this Ordinance, such structure is, in addition, suitable for year-round occupancy and housekeeping purposes.

(99)

Mobile Home Lot. A plot of ground within a mobile home subdivision designed for the accommodation of one mobile home, together with accessory structures including carports and other off-street parking areas, storage lockers, ramadas, cabanas, patios, patio covers, awnings, and other appurtenances.

(100)

Mobile Home Park. An area of land on which one or more mobile homes occupied for dwelling or sleeping purposes are located, regardless whether a charge is made for such accommodations, but is not a lot in a mobile home subdivision.

(101)

Mobile Home Space. A plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one mobile home, together with its accessory structures including carports and other off-street parking areas, storage lockers, ramadas, cabanas, patios, patio covers, awnings, and other appurtenances.

(102)

Mobile Home Subdivision. An area of land subdivided for residential use for residents in mobile homes exclusively and containing lots in divided or separate ownership.

(103)

Mobile Home Zone. A mobile home zone is an area of land designated for a mobile home park or parks or a mobile home subdivision or subdivisions where one of more mobile homes are parked for residential purposes.

(104)

Motel, Motor Court, Motor Lodge. See "Auto Court, Cottage Camp, Motor Court, Motel, Motor Lodge, and Tourist Court."

(105)

Motor Cart. Any self-propelled vehicle designed and constructed to transport persons or property and designed to travel on four or more wheels in contact with the ground, except tractors and lawnmowers, and except licensed motor vehicles.

(106)

Motor Home. Any motor vehicle primarily designed and constructed to provide sleeping accommodations or temporary living quarters for recreation, camping and travel use, as an integral and permanent part of the structure of such motor vehicle; any truck to which is affixed or attached as a permanent and integral part, a truck camper; and any bus, panel truck, delivery truck, van, or other truck which has been altered, modified or converted to provide sleeping accommodations or temporary living quarters for recreation, camping, and travel use.

(107)

Motor Vehicle. Every vehicle, as herein defined, which is self-propelled.

(108)

Motorcycle. Any motor vehicle or other self-propelled vehicle which is designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground, including, but not by way of limitation, a motorcycle, motor scooter, mini-bike, or a bicycle with motor attached, but not including tractors and lawnmowers.

(109)

Multi-Family Dwelling. A building providing separate dwelling units for two or more families.

(110)

Municipality. See City, supra.

(111)

National Cooperative Soil Survey. The soil survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the State Agricultural Experiment Stations and other federal and state agencies.

(111.1)

Negative Impact. Any adverse external effect, such as noise, glare, hazardous condition, visual intrusion, or physical intrusion.

[Source: Ord. 962, 1989]

(112)

Nonconforming Use. See "Use, Nonconforming."

(113)

Nursing Home. A nursing home or convalescent home is an establishment other than a hospital licensed by the Colorado State Department of Public Health which maintains and operates continuous day and night facilities providing room and board, personal service, and professional nursing care.

(114)

Nursery School. See "Day Care Center," 11-5-2(b)(43).

[Source: Ord. 355, 1975]

(115)

Official Map. The official map as adopted by the City of Northglenn.

(116)

Off-Street Parking Space. The space required to park one passenger vehicle which space shall be not less than two hundred (200) square feet in area, exclusive of access drives.

(117)

Permanent Monument. Any structure of masonry and/or metal permanently placed on or in the ground, including those expressly placed for surveying reference.

(118)

Permitted Use Permit. A permit issued pursuant to the provisions of Article 30 of this Chapter, for a use provided by ordinance as a permitted use in any specified zone district.

(119)

Person. The term "person" means and includes an individual, partnership, corporation, unincorporated association, and the agents, servants and employees of any such individual partnership, corporation or unincorporated association.

(120)

Plan, Sketch. The sketch map or maps of a proposed subdivision, drawn and submitted in accordance with the requirements of these regulations, to evaluate feasibility and design characteristics at an early state in the planning.

(121)

Planned Unit Development. An area of land improved as a residential development in which normal restrictions of lot sizes, setbacks, densities, land uses, and other criteria may be relaxed in return for development conformance to an approved plan for the total parcel. Approval may be given upon evidence of the provisions of open spaces, public facilities, access, planning aesthetics, and other considerations deemed important by the local approving agency.

(122)

Plant. A domestic form of vegetable life which is not a tree, shrub, lawn, turf or sod as defined in this Section; a "tree" being a perennial woody plant having usually a self-supporting trunk with branches and foliage growing at some distance above the ground; a "shrub" being a perennial woody plant of low stature, characterized by persistent stems and branches springing from the base, including a bush; a "lawn" being a number of domestic grass plants closely sowed and kept closely mowed; "turf" being a mass of matted roots of grass; and "sod" being a piece or section of grassy surface soil held together by the matted roots of grass.

(123)

Plat. A map which delineates the subdivision of land, commonly showing lots, blocks, streets, and other features relevant to the development of land.

(124)

RESERVED.

(125)

Porch. A porch is a roofed structure projecting from any wall of a principal building.

(125.1)

Portable Storage Container. Any container, pod, or unit rented or owned by the owner or occupant of the property that is designed to hold household items and to be transported to and stored by a private moving or storage company at a centralized storage warehouse or facility.

[Source: Ord. 1488, 2007]

(126)

Pre-School. See "Nursery School."

(127)

Principal Building. See "Building, Principal."

(128)

Private Road. A road or driveway not open to public vehicular travel.

(129)

Reserved.

(130)

Public Utility. A corporation, municipal corporation, partnership, individual, or other person providing electricity, gas, water, steam, telephone, sewer, or any other similar service.

(131)

Range Point. A metal rod not less than 30 inches long and not less than one inch in diameter normally set 20 feet east or 20 feet south of a property line and one foot below the existing ground line.

(132)

Range Point Box. An adjustable metal cylinder with a cover used to house a range point normally located in a roadway for the purpose of making the range point accessible without the necessity of disturbing street paving.

(133)

Range Line. A reference line used by a surveyor to establish the street alignment and location of lot corners, normally located 20 feet east or 20 feet south of property lines.

(134)

Recreational Vehicle. A self-propelled wheeled or track vehicle primarily designed to be operated for recreational purposes on land, or on land and water, other than roads, streets and highways, and for which registration as a motor vehicle is not required by the provisions of Article 3 of Chapter 13, Colorado Revised Statutes 1963, as amended.

(134.1)

Redevelopment. The replacement of any existing principal building, or the expansion of any principal building in excess of 50 per cent of the existing floor area or 10,000 square feet, whichever is less.

[Source: Ord. 962, 1989]

(135)

Retaining Wall. Any structure built or designed to retain or restrain lateral forces.

(136)

Reverse Frontage Lots. Lots which front on one public street and back on another.

(137)

Roadway. That portion of a street improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel.

(137.1)

Roll-off. Any container, neither permanently attached to motor vehicle nor designed to be drawn behind a motor vehicle, having a capacity volume of at least ten (10) cubic yards located outside and used to store refuse, garbage, trash, rubbish, yard waste, construction waste, or the like, or any similar container located outside and used for, or intended to be used for, the transport, shipment, or storage of construction materials, merchandise, or household goods.

[Source: Ord. 1488, 2007]

(138)

Sanitary Landfill. A refuse disposal operation.

(139)

School Bus. Any motor vehicle owned by a public or governmental agency, and operated for the transportation of children to and from school, or privately-owned and operated for compensation for the transportation of children to and from school.

(139.1)

Screen. A protective or ornamental device, fence, wall, hedge, or landscaping that shields an area from view or negative impacts.

[Source: Ord. 962, 1989]

(140)

Semi-Trailer. A trailer so designed and used in conjunction with a motor vehicle that some part of its own weight and that of its own load rests upon or is carried by such motor vehicle.

(141)

Service Road. A street or road paralleling and abutting major streets to provide access to adjacent property so that each adjacent lot will not have direct access to the major street.

(142)

Setback. The distance between any property line and a structure, excepting in commercial zones, minimum front setback shall be as defined in Section 11-19-4(a).

(143)

Sidewalk. That portion of a street between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a roadway and the lateral property lines intended for the use of pedestrians.

(144)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(145)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(146)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(147)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(148)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(149)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(150)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(151)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(152)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(153)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(154)

RESERVED. (Ord. 1653, 2013)

(155)

Snowmobile. Any self-propelled vehicle designed and constructed to transport persons or property and to travel on runners, motor-driven tracks, a combination of such runners and tracks, or any combination of such runners or tracks with wheels; and including any trailer or sled primarily designed and constructed to be drawn by a snowmobile.

(156)

Special Mobile Equipment. A vehicle, whether or not self-propelled, which is designed primarily for operation or use on or off the public streets and highways, including snowplows, road construction or maintenance equipment, ditch digging apparatus, water well boring rigs, fire fighting equipment, and vehicles designated as special mobile equipment under the provisions of Section 13-1-1, C.R.S. 1963.

(157)

Special Use Permit. A permit issued pursuant to the provisions of Article 31 of this Chapter for a use provided by ordinance as a special use in any specified zone district.

(158)

Specialized Trailer. Any trailer specially designed for the transportation or storage of specific personal property, animals, or another vehicle or vehicles, including horse trailers, boat trailers, snowmobile trailers, motorcycle trailers, motor cart trailers, racing car trailers, and portable kitchen trailers.

(159)

Story. That portion of a building included between the upper surface of any floor and the upper surface of the floor next above, except that the topmost story shall be that portion of a building included between the upper surface of the topmost floor and the ceiling or roof above. If the finished floor level directly above a basement, cellar, or unused underfloor space is more than six feet above grade as defined herein for more than 50 percent of the total perimeter or is more than 12 feet above grade as defined herein at any point, such basement, cellar, or unused underfloor space shall be considered as a story.

(160)

Street. The entire width between the boundary lines of every way publicly maintained when any part of the same is open to public vehicular travel.

(161)

Street, Front. A street on which the lots of a block or subdivision thereof generally front. The Commission shall designate front streets.

(162)

Street Right-of-Way. That portion of land dedicated to public use for street and utility purposes.

(163)

Street, Side. A street intersecting a front street. The Commission shall designate side streets.

(164)

Structure. Any thing constructed or erected of which the use requires location on the ground or attachment to something having a permanent location on the ground, except a mailbox, light fixture, flagpole, and railroad trackage.

(165)

Stub Street. A street or road extending from within a subdivision boundary and terminating there with no permanent vehicular turn around. Stub streets are provided to permit adjacent undeveloped parcels of land to be developed later with adjacent connecting street system.

(166)

Temporary Use Permit. A permit issued pursuant to the provisions of Article 29 of this Chapter or for a use provided by ordinance as a temporary use in any specified zone district.

(167)

Through Street. A street or portion of a street where vehicular traffic has the right-of-way and where vehicular traffic from intersecting streets by law must yield the right-of-way in obedience to either a stop sign or a yield sign.

(168)

Trailer Court. Any premises where one or more trailer coaches are parked for living or sleeping purposes or any premises used or set apart for the purposes of supplying to the public parking space for one or more trailer coaches for living or sleeping purposes and which including any building, structures, vehicles or enclosure or installation used or intended to be used as a part of equipment for such trailer court.

(169)

Tourist Court. See "Auto Court, Cottage Camp, Motor Court, Motel, Motor Lodge, and Tourist Court."

(170)

Tractor. A self-propelled vehicle designed and used for drawing or providing motive power to farm implements, lawnmowers, or other vehicles, and which is not licensed for operation as a motor vehicle.

(171)

Trailer. Every vehicle and vehicular portable structure, without motive power, designed to carry property or passengers and to be drawn by a motor vehicle, and which is of such size and weight as not to require special highway movement permits under the laws of this State.

(172)

Travel Trailer. A trailer or semi-trailer constructed with fixed sidewalls and roof, which is primarily designed and constructed to provide sleeping accommodations or temporary living quarters for recreation camping and travel use, or which has been altered, modified, or converted to provide such sleeping accommodations or temporary living quarters, and which is not more than thirty-six (36) feet in length.

(173)

Truck. Any motor vehicle which is constructed with a body built and designed for the transportation or delivery of goods and which is used or capable of being used for the transportation or delivery of goods or for the transportation of a truck camper or camper shell.

(174)

Truck Camper. A portable structure designed to be, or capable of being, loaded onto or affixed to, the bed or chassis of a truck, and which is primarily designed and constructed to provide sleeping accommodations or temporary living quarters for recreation, camping and travel purposes.

(175)

Truck Tractor. A motor vehicle designed and used primarily for drawing a semi-trailer and not so constructed as to carry a load other than a part of the weight of the vehicle and load so drawn.

(175.5)

Unenclosed Commercial Trailer. Every unenclosed vehicle and vehicular portable structure, without motive power, designed to carry property used for the purpose of profit such as building materials, landscaping materials, and similar materials and to be drawn by a motor vehicle, and which is of such size and weight so as not to require special highway movement permits under the laws of this State. For purposes of this definition, "unenclosed" shall mean a trailer originally manufactured to be unenclosed or modified to be unenclosed.

[Source: Ord. 1487, 2007]

(176)

Use. Use means the utilization of property as allowed by this Ordinance in a particular zone.

(177)

Use, Accessory. 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.

(178)

Use, Conforming. A use which complies with the terms of a zoning ordinance.

(179)

Use, Nonconforming. A use which was lawful prior to the initial adoption of, or an amendment to, a zoning ordinance, but which does not comply with the terms of the ordinance.

(180)

Use, Permitted. A permanent use approved by the Commission pursuant to the provisions of Article 30 of this Chapter.

(181)

Use, Principal Building. The use for the main or primary purpose for which a structure or land is designed, arranged, or intended, or for which it may be occupied or maintained as provided in this Ordinance.

(182)

Use, Special. A use approved by the Commission and granted for a period of time determined by the Commission within limitations provided by ordinance, for the purposes provided by and pursuant to the requirements of Article 31 of this Chapter.

(183)

RESERVED.

(184)

Use, Temporary. A use which is temporary or transitory in character, approved by the Commission and granted for a period of time determined by the Commission within the limits provided by ordinance, for the purposes provided by and pursuant to the requirements of Article 29 of this Chapter.

(185)

Variance. A variance is the relaxation of the terms of the zoning regulations in relation to height, area, size, or open space where specific physical conditions, unique to the site, create an unreasonable hardship in the development of the site for uses or accessory uses.

(186)

Vehicle. "Vehicle" means and includes every device in, upon or by which any persons or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a public highway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks.

(187)

Vehicle, Commercial. A vehicle which is regularly engaged in the transporting of people, goods, materials or equipment for the purpose of profit.

(188)

Width of Lot. The distance parallel to the front lot line measured between side lot lines through that part of the building or structure where the lot is narrowest.

(189)

Yard. An open space other than a court, on a lot, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward, existing or required on the same lot with a principal building.

(190)

Yard, Front. A yard between the front building line and the front lot line of the site and extending the full width of the site.

(191)

Yard, Rear. A yard between the rear line of the building and the rear lot line of the site and extending the full width of the site.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

(192)

Yard or Garage Sale. The sale of used personal property in a residential zone by the owner or occupant of the residence is subject to the following conditions:

(A)

No more than two (2) such sales shall be held at the same property in any calendar year.

(B)

No such sale shall last more than three (3) consecutive days.

(C)

Posted, outdoor advertising for such sale shall conform to the criteria for special event signs as contained in Section 11-35-4(i) of the Municipal Code of the City of Northglenn.

[Source: Ord. 817, 1986; 1653, 2013]

(193)

Yard, Side. A yard between the building and the side lot lines of the site and extending from the front yard to the rear yard.

[Source: Ord. 179, 1973]

Section 11-5-3. Restrictions. As used in this Chapter 11 of the Municipal Code, the term "restriction" shall mean a prohibitive regulation. Any use, activity, operation, building, structure or thing which is the subject of a restriction is prohibited, and no such use, activity, operation, building, structure or thing shall be authorized by any permit or license.

[Source: Ord. 357, 1975]