CHAPTER 11
CITY OF NORTHGLENN ZONING ORDINANCE

ARTICLE 53
MIXED USE ZONE, M.U.

Section 11-53-1. Purpose and Intent.

(a)

The purpose and intent of this Article is to allow, in those areas deemed appropriate by the Planning Commission and City Council, high-density commercial and/or residential development of a quality nature. In order to encourage and promote this type of development, there are no height restrictions included within the Mixed Use Zone regulations. However, special provisions have been added to the City's Building Code for buildings in excess of 60 feet in height to insure adequate fire protection and occupant safety.

Section 11-53-2. Rezoning Procedures.

(a)

In addition to the procedures and requirements for rezonings contained in Article 37 of this Chapter, the following procedures and requirement shall also apply:

(1)

All applications for rezoning to the Mixed Use Zone shall include site and conceptual building plans of sufficient detail to clearly illustrate the nature and character of the proposed development and its relationship to adjacent land uses and public streets. As a minimum:

(a)

The site plan shall be drawn at a scale of not less than one inch equals 60 feet.

(b)

The site plan shall identify and accurately illustrate the location of all existing buildings, parking lots, driveways, curbcuts, public and private streets, public improvements, and significant natural features such as trees and irrigation canals, both on, and within a 300-foot radius of the property proposed for rezoning.

(c)

The site plan shall identify and illustrate as accurately as practical the location of all proposed buildings, parking lots, driveways, curbcuts, public and private streets, areas to be landscaped, and all other significant site improvements.

(d)

The site plan and/or related documents shall indicate as accurately as practical the size of each proposed building by square feet, height, and number of stores; the total projected number of square feet of building area for each proposed use; the number of proposed residential dwelling units by size and type; projected land utilization by area and percent of total site; proposed schedule of construction; projected number of employees; and projected number of residents, including their age distribution.

(e)

A traffic study that includes trip generation projections; projected impact of the proposed development on the adjacent, existing street system; and recommended street and/or traffic control improvements. In addition, the study shall include an analysis and recommendations regarding the number and location of off-street parking spaces needed to accommodate the proposed development.

(f)

Conceptual building plans illustrating as accurately as practical the exterior finish of all proposed buildings and a general statement about their interiors.

(g)

Water demand and sewage flow projections prepared with input provided by the Northglenn Department of Public Works & Utilities.

(2)

Any property rezoned to Mixed Use Zone shall be conditional and may have conditions attached to the rezoning in accordance with Section 11-3-4 of this Chapter.

(3)

Prior to issuance of a building permit for any construction in a Mixed Use Zone, a final site plan shall be submitted and approved by the Planning Commission and City Council, pursuant to the hearing requirements of the Subdivision Regulations.

Section 11-53-3. General Regulations.

(a)

The General Regulations contained in Article 6 of this Chapter shall apply to all property zoned Mixed Use Zone.

(b)

The General Provisions contained in Article 19 of this Chapter shall apply to all buildings and supporting land used solely for commercial purposes within a Mixed Use Zone.

(c)

The Restrictions contained in Sections 11-7-2 through 11-7-5 of this Chapter shall apply to all buildings and supporting land used solely for residential purposes within a Mixed Use Zone.

(d)

For buildings and supporting land used for both commercial and residential purposes, the applicable provisions of Articles 7 and 19 of this Chapter shall apply within a Mixed Use Zone.

Section 11-53-4. Uses-by-Right.

(a)

All uses-by-right as allowed in C-4 Commercial Zone per Section 11-23-2 of this Chapter.

(b)

All uses-by-right as allowed in the R-4 Residential Zone per Section 11-15-2 of this Chapter, except single-family and two-family dwellings.

Section 11-53-5. Permitted Uses.

(a)

The following uses shall be allowed as Permitted Uses:

(1)

Hospitals

(2)

Libraries

(3)

Nursing homes

(4)

Schools, both public and private

(5)

Day care centers

(6)

Radio, television, microwave and other communication antennas

(7)

Heliports and structures incidental to their use

(b)

Permitted Uses shall be subject to all applicable provisions contained in Sections 11-30-1, 11-30-2, 11-30-9, and 11-30-10 of this Chapter.

Section 11-53-6. Minimum Floor Area Requirements.

(a)

For residential uses the minimum floor area requirements as specified in Section 11-15-4(a) of this Chapter shall apply.

(b)

For commercial uses there are no minimum floor area requirements.

Section 11-53-7. Minimum Lot Area Requirements.

(a)

None.

Section 11-53-8. Minimum Lot Width Requirements.

(a)

None.

Section 11-53-9. Minimum Setback Requirements.

(a)

The minimum front setback for all buildings shall be 25 feet. All sides of a lot which abut a public street shall be treated as frontage and front setback requirements shall apply.

(b)

The minimum side setback for all buildings shall be zero feet provided that walls are located on property lines. If not, the minimum side setback shall be 10 feet.

(c)

The minimum rear setback for all buildings shall be zero feet provided that walls are located on property lines. If not, the minimum rear setback shall be 10 feet.

Section 11-53-10. Height Restrictions.

(a)

None.

Section 11-53-11. Maximum Number of Dwelling Units Per Acre.

(a)

Unspecified. Exact number is subject to approval by the Planning Commission prior to issuance of building permit.

[Source: Ord. 718, 1983]