B-3 General Business District

1137.01 Principal permitted uses.
1137.02 Accessory uses.
1137.03 Required conditions.
1137.04 Height regulations.
1137.05 Lot area, frontage and yard regulations.


Billboard or signboard defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(14)
Height of building defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(18)
Lot defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(48) et seq.
Use defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(87)
Yard defined - see P. & Z. 1101.04(89) et seq.
Established - see P. & Z. 1105.01
B-1 Neighborhood Business District - see P. & Z. Ch. 1129
B-2 Downtown Business District - see P. & Z. Ch. 1133
M Manufacturing District - see P. & Z. Ch. 1141
Billboards and outdoor advertising - see P. & Z. Ch. 1153

Permitted uses include any use permitted and as regulated in the B-2 District, except as hereinafter modified in the following:

(a) Laundries, clothes cleaning or dyeing establishments, and used merchandise stores.

(b) Any wholesale business, storage or warehousing, and commercial greenhouses.

(c) Drive-in eating and drinking places, summer gardens and roadhouses, provided the principal building is not less than 100 feet from any R-District.

(d) Billiard parlors, pool halls at least fifty feet from any R-District, bowling lanes, but not within 100 feet of any R-District; drive-in theaters, provided the screen shall be so located as not to be visible from adjacent streets or highways, and such screen shall be set back not less than 200 feet from the established right of way of any such street or highway.

(e) Automobile service stations, automobiles, trucks, trailers or farm implements, for sale, display, hire or repair, including sales lots, used car lots, trailer lots, major repair garages, body and fender shops, paint shops, but not within fifty feet of any R-District, or automatic car wash establishments 100 feet from any R-District.

(f) Trailer parks in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 1149.

(g) Animal hospitals, kennels, display and housing or boarding of pets and other domestic animals, provided that any enclosures or buildings in which the animals are kept shall be at least 100 feet from any R-District and at least fifty feet from any B-1 District.

(h) Any type of commercial recreation, including baseball fields, swimming pools, skating rinks, golf driving ranges, miniature golf courses, trampoline centers and similar open air facilities, provided such establishments are at least 100 feet from any R-District.

(i) Carpenter shops, electrical, plumbing and heating shops, interior decorating and paper hanging shops, furniture upholstering and similar enterprises, not including contractors' yards, but not within fifty feet of any R-District.

(j) Printing, publishing other than newspaper publishing; job printing, lithographing, blue printing, etc., but not within 100 feet of any R-District.

(k) Bottling of soft drinks and milk or distribution stations, providing a building used for such processing and distribution is at least 100 feet from any R-District.

(l) Miscellaneous trades and businesses, sheet metal shops, sign-painting shops, wholesale bakeries, but not within 200 feet of any R-District.

(m) Building material yards not including concrete mixing, contractors' equipment, storage yard or plant and rental of equipment commonly used by contractors; trucking or motor freight stations or terminals; retail lumber yards, including incidental millwork; storage and sale of grain, livestock feed or fuel; carting, express or hauling establishments, including storage of vehicles; provided such uses are conducted either:

(1) Wholly within a completely enclosed building or buildings, except for storage of vehicles, which building shall be at least 100 feet from any R-District, and unless such building has no openings other than stationary windows and required fire exits within such distance, but not within fifty feet of any R-District in any case; or

(2) When conducted within an area completely enclosed on all sides with a solid wall or uniformly painted solid board fence not less than six feet high, but not within 100 feet of any R-District; and provided that all storage yards related to the uses in this paragraph shall be enclosed.

(n) Display signs, billboards and other outdoor advertising signs and structures subject to the provisions of Chapter 1153.

(o) Any other use which is determined by the Board of Zoning Appeals to be of the same general character as the above permitted uses, but not including any use which is first permitted in the M-District, or which is prohibited in the M-District.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

Accessory uses and structures as permitted and as regulated in the B-2 District and such other accessory uses and structures not otherwise prohibited, customarily accessory and incidental to any of the foregoing permitted B-3 uses, may be established or maintained.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)


(a) Processes and equipment employed and goods processed or sold shall be limited to those which are not objectionable by reason of odor, dust, smoke, cinders, gas, fumes, noise, vibration, refuse matter or water-carried waste, and must comply with the performance standards in Chapter 1165.

(b) All businesses, services or processing shall be conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building, except for the sale of automobile fuel, lubricants and fluids at service stations, loading and unloading operations, parking, the outdoor display or storage of vehicles, materials and equipment and the uses specified in Section 1137.01(m).

(c) No building customarily used for night operation, such as a bakery or milk bottling and distribution station, shall have any opening, other than stationary windows or required fire exits, within 100 feet of any R-District, and any space used for loading or unloading commercial vehicles in connection with such an operation shall not be within 100 feet of any R-District.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

No principal or accessory structures shall exceed three stories or forty feet in height, except as provided in Chapter 1177.
(Ord. 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

The lot area, frontage and yard requirements in the B-3 District shall be as follows:
Commercial Uses:Same as B-2 District.
Residential Uses:Same as R-2 District.
(Ord 196. Passed 11-21-63.)

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