C-1, NEIGHBORHOOD COMMERCIAL DISTRICT
SECTION 12.1. STATEMENT OF PURPOSE.
The C-1, Neighborhood Commercial District, is intended to permit retail business and service uses which are needed to serve the nearby residential areas. In order to promote such business developments so far as is possible and appropriate in each area, uses are prohibited which would create hazards, offensive and loud noises, vibration, smoke, glare, or heavy truck traffic. The intent of this District is also to encourage the concentration of local business areas to the mutual advantage of both the consumers and merchants and thereby to promote the best use of land at certain strategic locations and to avoid marginal strip, business development along major thoroughfares.
SECTION 12.2. PRINCIPAL PERMITTED USES.
In the C-1 District, no uses shall be permitted unless otherwise provided in this Ordinance, except the following:
A. Retail establishments for the sale of alcoholic beverages, baked goods, bicycles, books, confections, drugs, flowers, groceries, hardware, hobby equipment, jewelry, music, notions, plants, periodicals, sundrys, small household articles, tobacco; and similar establishments.
B. Personal service establishments performing services on the premises, such as barber and beauty shops; watch, radio, television, clothing and shoe repair, tailor shops, locksmith; and similar establishments.
C. Laundry or dry cleaning customer outlets, coin-operated laundromats, self-serve dry cleaning centers and the like. Dry cleaning or laundry plants serving more than one customer service outlet are prohibited.
D. Eating and drinking establishments when food or beverage is consumed within a completely enclosed building.
E. Carry-out restaurants, without a drive through window.
F. Executive, administrative, professional, accounting, banking, writing, clerical, stenographic and drafting offices or establishments.
G. Medical or dental clinics, not including veterinarian hospitals or any type of medical facility permitting overnight patients.
H. Photography studios.
I. Furriers, dressmaking and tailoring establishments.
J. Churches and other places of worship, public schools, public libraries, private schools and educational institutions.
K. Nursery schools, day nurseries or day care centers.
L. Public utility buildings and uses but not including storage yards, when operating requirements necessitate locating within the District to serve the immediate vicinity.
M. Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to the above Permitted Principal Uses.
N. Off-street parking in accordance with the requirements of Article VI.
O. Other uses similar to those listed above in 12.3.A through N.
SECTION 12.3. PERMITTED USES AFTER SPECIAL APPROVAL.
The following uses shall be permitted subject to the conditions hereinafter imposed and subject further to the review of the Zoning Board and approval of the Township Board based on the standards of Section 4.39, parts G1 through G10.
A. Planned neighborhood shopping centers subject to the following requirements:
1. Minimum site size shall be two (2) acres.
2. A wall or barrier or suitable material not less than five (5) feet high shall be constructed along those property lines which abut a residential district.
3. No main or accessory building shall be located nearer than twenty- five (25) feet to any perimeter property lines.
4. A landscape plan which includes the entire site shall be submitted for approval to determine compliance with screening and planting strips.
5. All signs shall be affixed to the face of the building and shall be a uniform design throughout except for one ground pole sign advertising the name of the shopping center.
6. All off-street parking shall be within its own area, as specified in Article VII, and an internal system of roads and walks which will effectively separate pedestrian and vehicular traffic is required.
B. Hospitals, nursing homes, or convalescent homes.
C. Automobile service stations in accordance with Section 4.18.
D. Drive-through restaurants.
SECTION 12.4. REQUIRED CONDITIONS.
The following conditions are required:
A. All business, service or processing shall be conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building, provided further that all lighting in connection with permitted business uses shall be so arranged as to reflect the light away from all adjoining residence buildings or residentially zoned property.
B. All business or service establishments shall be for the purpose of dealing directly with consumers. All goods produced and processed on the premises shall be sold at retail on the premises where produced and/or processed.
SECTION 12.5. SITE PLAN REVIEW.
For all uses permitted in the C-1 District, a site plan shall be submitted to the Zoning Board, and no building permit shall be issued until after the Zoning Board has reviewed and approved the site plan in accordance with Section 4.38.
SECTION 12.6. AREA, HEIGHT, BULK, AND PLACEMENT
Area, Height, Bulk, and Placement Requirements unless otherwise specified are as provided in Article VIII, "Schedule of Regulations".