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PREAMBLE 1

ARTICLE I TITLE, INTERPRETATION AND ENACTMENT 2

Section 100 Title 2

Section 110 Provisions of Resolution Declared to be Minimum Requirements 2

Section 120 Separability Clause 2

Section 130 Replacement of Existing Resolution, Effective Date 2

ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS 3

ARTICLE III ENFORCEMENT 17

Section 300 Zoning Permits Required 17

Section 301 Contents of Application for Zoning Permit 17

Section 302 Approval of Zoning Permit 17

Section 303 Submission to Director of Transportation 17

Section 304 Expiration of Zoning Permit 18

Section 310 Certificate of Occupancy 18

Section 311 Temporary Certificate of Occupancy 18

Section 312 Record of Zoning Permits and Certificates of Occupancy 18

Section 320 Failure to Obtain a Zoning Permit or Certificate of Occupancy 18

Section 330 Construction and Use to be as Provided in Applications, Plans,

Permits, and Certificates 18

Section 340 Complaints Regarding Violations 18

Section 350 Penalties for Violation [Amended 7/15/13] 19

Section 360 Schedule of Fees, Charges, and Expenses 19

ARTICLE IV NON-CONFORMITIES 20

Section 400 Intent 20

Section 410 Incompatibility of Non-Conformities 20

Section 420 Avoidance of Undue Hardship 20

Section 430 Single Non-Conforming Lots of Record 20

Section 431 Non-Conforming Lots of Record in Combination 20

Section 440 Non-Conforming Uses of Land 20

Section 450 Non-Conforming Structures 21

Section 456 Non-Conforming Uses of Structures or of Structures and

Land in Combination 21

Section 470 Repairs and Maintenance 22

Section 480 Uses under Conditional Use Provisions not Non-Conforming Uses 22

ARTICLE V ADMINISTRATION 23

Section 500 Office of Zoning Inspector Created 23

Section 501 Duties of Zoning Inspector 23

Section 510 Proceedings of the Zoning Commission 23

Section 511 Duties of the Zoning Commission 23

Section 520 Board of Zoning Appeals Created 23

Section 521 Proceedings of the Board of Zoning Appeals 24

Section 522 Duties of the Board of Zoning Appeals 24

Section 530 Duties of Zoning Inspector, Board of Zoning Appeals, Legislative Authority and Courts on Matters of Appeal 24

Section 540 Procedure and Requirements for Appeals and Variances 24

Section 541 Appeals 25

Section 542 Stay of Proceedings 25

Section 543 Variances 25

Section 544 Application and Standards for Variances 25

Section 545 Supplementary Conditions and Safeguards 26

Section 546 Public Hearing by the Board of Zoning Appeals 26

Section 547 Notice of Public Hearing in Newspaper 26

Section 548 Notice to Parties in Interest 26

Section 549 Action by Board of Zoning Appeals 26

Section 560 Procedure and Requirements for Approval of Conditional Use Permits 26

Section 561 General [Amended 7/15/13] 26

Section 562 Contents of Application for Conditional Use Permit 27

Section 563 General Standards Applicable to all Conditional Uses 27

Section 565 Supplementary Conditions and Safeguards 28

Section 566 Procedure for Hearing, Notice 28

Section 567 Action by the Board of Zoning Appeals 28

Section 568 Expiration of Conditional Use Permit 28

ARTICLE VI AMENDMENTS 29

Section 600 Procedure for Amendment or District Changes 29

Section 601 General 29

Section 602 Initiation of Zoning Amendments 29

Section 603 Contents of Application 29

Section 604 Transmittal to Zoning Commission 29

Section 605 Submission to Director of Transportation 29

Section 606 Recommendation by Zoning Commission 30

Section 607 Public Hearing by Township Trustees 30

Section 608 Notice of Public Hearing in Newspaper 30

Section 610 Action by Township Trustees 30

Section 611 Effective Date and Referendum 30

ARTICLE VII PROVISIONS FOR OFFICIAL ZONING MAP 31

Section 700 Official Zoning Map 31

Section 710 Identification of the Official Zoning Map 31

Section 720 Interpretation of District Boundaries 31

ARTICLE VIII ESTABLISHMENT AND PURPOSE OF DISTRICTS 32

Section 800 Intent 32

Section 810 Rural District (U-1) 32

Section 811 Low Density Residential District (R-1) 32

Section 812 Medium Density Residential District (R-2) 32

Section 813 Grandview Heights and LaBon Acres

Residential District (R-5) 32

Section 814 Local Business District (B-2) 33

Section 815 Heavy Manufacturing District (M-1) 33

ARTICLE IX DISTRICT REGULATIONS 34

Section 900 Compliance with Regulations 34

Section 910 Official Schedule of District Regulations Adopted 34

ARTICLE X SUPPLEMENTARY DISTRICT REGULATIONS [Amended 7/15/13] 35

Section 1000 General 35

Section 1001 Temporary Buildings 35

Section 1002 Setback Requirements for Corner Buildings 35

Section 1003 Architectural Projections 35

Section 1004 Building Appurtance Height Limitations 35

Section 1005 Addition of Dwelling Units 35

Section 1006 Uninhabitable Dwellings 35

Section 1007 Yard/Property Requirements 35

Section 1008 Visibility at Intersections 35

Section 1009 Multi-Family Dwellings 36

Section 1010 Non-Residential Uses Abutting Residential Districts 36

Section 1011 Television Satellite Reception Dishes 36

Section 1012 Solar Energy Systems 36

Section 1013 Swimming Pools 37

Section 1014 Ponds 37

Section 1015 Trash Area 37

Section 1016 Vehicle Parking and Storage 37

Section 1017 Undesirable Conditions 37

Section 1018 Roadside Sales 38

Section 1019 Special Provisions for Commercial and Industrial Uses 38

Section 1020 Home Occupation 38

Section 1021 Fire Hazards 38

Section 1022 Electrical Disturbance 38

Section 1023 Noise 38

Section 1024 Air Pollution 39

Section 1025 Erosion 39

Section 1026 Water Pollution 39

Section 1027 Mining Extraction, Storage and Processing 39

Section 1028 Gas and Oil Wells 40

Section 1029 Wind Energy Systems 40

Section 1030 General Conditions for Adult Entertainment Use 41

ARTICLE XI OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS 43

Section 1100 General Requirements 43

Section 1110 Parking Space Dimensions 43

Section 1111 Loading Space Requirements and Dimensions 43

Section 1112 Paving 43

Section 1113 Drainage 43

Section 1114 Maintenance 43

Section 1115 Lighting 43

Section 1116 Location of Parking Spaces 44

Section 1117 Screening and/or Landscaping 44

Section 1118 Minimum Distance and Setbacks 44

Section 1119 Joint Use 44

Section 1120 Wheel Blocks 44

Section 1121 Width of Driveway Aisle 44

Section 1122 Parking Space Requirements 44

Section 1123 General Interpretations 45

ARTICLE XII SIGNS 46

Section 1200 Intent 46

Section 1201 Governmental Signs Excluded 46

Section 1202 General Requirements for all Signs and Districts 46

Section 1203 Measurement of Sign Area 47

Section 1210 Signs Permitted in all Districts not Requiring a Permit 47

Section 1211 Signs Permitted in any District Requiring a Permit 47

Section 1212 Signs Permitted in Business and Manufacturing Districts

Requiring a Permit 47

Section 1220 Temporary Signs 48

Section 1221 Free Standing Signs 48

Section 1222 Wall Signs Pertaining to Non-Conforming Uses 48

Section 1230 Political Signs 48

Section 1240 Sign-Setback Requirements 48

Section 1241 Increased Setback 48

Section 1242 Setbacks for Off-Premises Signs 48

Section 1243 Setbacks for Public and Quasipublic Signs 48

Section 1244 Special Yard Provisions 49

Section 1250 Limitation 49

Section 1251 Violations 49

ARTICLE XIII PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT 50

Section 1300 Objectives for Planned Unit Developments 50

Section 1301 Provisions Governing Planned Unit Developments 50

Section 1302 Application and Procedure 50

Section 1310 Uses Permitted 50

Section 1320 Minimum Project Area 51

Section 1321 Project Ownership 51

Section 1322 Common Open Space 51

Section 1323 Disposition of Open Space 51

Section 1324 Utility Requirements 51

Section 1325 Minimum Lot Sizes 51

Section 1326 Lots to Abut upon Common Open Space 51

Section 1327 Height Requirements 52

Section 1328 Parking 52

Section 1329 Perimeter Yards 52

Section 1340 Arrangement of Commercial Uses 52

Section 1341 Arrangement of Industrial Uses 52

Section 1350 Procedure for Approval of PUD District 52

Section 1351 Pre-Application Meeting 53

Section 1352 Contents of Application for Approval of Preliminary

Development Plan 53

Section 1353 Public Hearing by Zoning Commission 53

Section 1354 Notice of Public Hearing by Zoning Commission in Newspaper 53

Section 1356 Approval in Principle by Zoning Commission 53

Section 1357 Final Development Plan 54

Section 1358 Contents of Application for Approval of Final Development Plan 54

Section 1360 Recommendation by Zoning Commission 55

Section 1361 Criteria for Recommendations by Zoning Commission 55

Section 1362 Action by Appeals Board 55

Section 1363 Supplementary Conditions and Safeguards 55

Section 1364 Expiration and Extension of Approval Period 55

ARTICLE XIV MOBILE HOME PARKS AND MOBILE HOME INDIVIDUALLY 57

Section 1400 Intent 57

Section 1410 Approval Procedures 57

Section 1420 General Standards for Mobile Home Parks 57

Section 1430 Mobile Home Park Requirements 57

Section 1440 Minimum Floor Area 57

Section 1441 Mobile Homes Individually 57

ARTICLE XV EXTERIOR LIGHTING 59

Section 1500 Intent 59

Section 1501 Plan 59

Section 1502 Illumination Levels 59

Section 1503 Direct Glare Control 59

Section 1504 Light Trespass 59

Section 1505 Prohibited Light 59

Section 1506 Exceptions to Lighting Regulations 60

Procedure for Amending a Township Zoning 61

Resolution (Text) when Initiated by

Motion of Township Zoning Commission

Procedure for Amending a Township Zoning 63

Resolution upon Application by

Landowner or Lessee or when the

Township Zoning Commission Initiates

Proceedings to Rezone

Ten (10) or Fewer Parcels or More than

Ten (10) Parcels

Authorization 65

PREAMBLE

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF JOHNSON, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO, ENACTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 519, OHIO REVISED CODE, DIVIDING THE TOWNSHIP INTO ZONES AND DISTRICTS, ENCOURAGING, REGULATING, AND RESTRICTING THEREIN THE LOCATION, CONSTRUCTION, RECONSTRUCTION, ALTERATION AND USE OF STRUCTURES AND LAND: PROMOTING THE ORDERLY DEVELOPMENT OF RESIDENTIAL, BUSINESS, INDUSTRIAL, RECREATIONAL, AND PUBLIC AREAS: PROVIDING FOR ADEQUATE LIGHT, AIR, AND CONVENIENCE OF ACCESS TO PROPERTY BY REGULATING THE USE OF LAND AND BUILDINGS AND THE BULK OF STRUCTURES IN RELATIONSHIP TO SURROUNDING PROPERTIES: LIMITING CONGESTION IN THE PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF-WAY: PROVIDING THE COMPATIBILITY OF DIFFERENT LAND USES AND THE MOST APPROPRIATE USE OF LAND; PROVIDING FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THIS RESOLUTION AS PROVIDED HEREAFTER, AND PRESCRIBING PENALTIES FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE PROVISIONS IN THIS RESOLUTION OR ANY AMENDMENT THERETO. ALL FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROTECTING THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, COMFORT AND GENERAL WELARE; AND FOR THE REPEAL THEREOF

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF JOHNSON, CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO.