17.03.010 Establishment and Designation of Districts
17.03.020 Official Zoning Map
17.03.030 Interpretation of District Boundaries
17.03.040 Application of District Regulations
17.03.050 Minimum Requirements
17.03.010 Establishment and Designation of Districts:
The various districts established by this title and into which the Town is divided are designated as follows:
A - Agricultural District
C - Commercial District
I - Industrial District
R - Residential District
17.03.020 Official Zoning Map:
A. Adoption: The designation, location and boundaries of the various districts are shown on the official zoning map. The official zoning map is hereby adopted and made part of this title.
B. Location – Identification: The official zoning map shall be on file in the public works department office. The map shall be identified by the signatures of the Town clerk and Town attorney and bears the title, "Town of South Prairie Zoning Map, Unified Development Ordinance, September 28 1999."
C. Display Zoning Map: In addition to the official zoning map, there may be a Display Zoning Map, which may be used to indicate the various districts, but not to locate precise boundaries.
D. Amendments: If changes are made in the district boundaries or other matters portrayed by the official zoning map, such changes shall be entered on the official zoning map after the amendment has been approved by the Town Council. The signature of the Town Clerk and the Town Attorney shall be entered on the official zoning map with the ordinance number of the amendment. Each amendment shall be filed as part of the official zoning record.
E. Unclassified Property: All property not otherwise classified on the official zoning map shall be treated as follows:
1. Interim Zoning: All property not otherwise classified on the official zoning map is hereby placed in an interim zone. The provisions applicable to the Residential R-1 Zone shall govern an Interim Zone.
2. Upon the Town being made aware of property in the interim zoning designation, the Town Planner shall commence all necessary steps to zone such property. Interim zoning of property shall be for six (6) months unless otherwise provided by the ordinance.
3. Upon annexation of property, the property will be given R zoning until that time the Town Council shall change the zoning designation as provided by this ordinance.
17.03.030 Interpretation of District Boundaries:
Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of districts as shown on the official zoning map, the following rules shall apply:
A. Boundaries indicated, as approximately following the centerlines of streets, highways or alleys shall be construed to follow such lines.
B. Boundaries indicated, as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines.
C. Boundaries indicated, as approximately following Town limits shall be construed as following Town limits.
D. Boundaries indicated as following shorelines shall be construed to follow such shorelines, and in the event of change in the shoreline shall be construed as moving with the actual shoreline.
E. Boundaries indicated as parallel to or extensions of features indicated in subsections A. through D. of this section shall be so construed. The scale of the map shall determine distances not specifically indicated on the official zoning map.
F. Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are at variance with those shown on the official zoning map, or in other circumstances not covered by subsections A. through D. of this section, the Town Planner shall interpret the district boundaries.
G. Where a district boundary line divides a lot which was in single ownership at the time of passage of the ordinance from which this title is derived, the Town Planner may permit the extension of the regulation for either portion of the lot not to exceed fifty (50) feet beyond the district line into the remaining portion of the lot.
H. When a public street or alley is vacated, it shall become a part of the same zone as that of the property to which it reverts.
17.03.040 Application of District Regulations:
Except as otherwise provided in this title:
A. No building or part thereof or other structure shall be erected, altered, added to or enlarged, nor shall any land, building, structure or premises be used, designated or intended to be used for any purpose or in any manner other than is included among the uses listed in this title as permitted in the district in which such building, land or premises are located.
B. No building or part thereof or structure shall be erected, reconstructed or structurally altered to exceed in height the limit designated in this title for the district in which such building is located.
C. No building or part thereof or structure shall be erected, nor shall any existing building be altered, enlarged or rebuilt or moved into any district, nor shall any open space be encroached upon or reduced in any manner, except in conformity to the yard, building site area and building location regulations designated in this title for the district in which such building or open space is located.
D. No yard or other open space provided about any building for the purpose of complying with provisions of this title shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for any other building, and no yard or other open space on one (1) building lot shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for a building on any other building lot.
17.03.050 Minimum Requirements:
In their interpretation and application, the provisions of this title shall be held to be minimum requirements. Where this title imposes a greater restriction than is imposed or required by other rules or regulations or ordinances, the provisions of this title shall control.