C-M District Summary
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SUMMARY OF STANDARDS FOR THE C-M
(HEAVY COMMERCIAL) DISTRICTS
Planning Code Sec.
210.4 C-M (HEAVY COMMERCIAL) DISTRICTS -- These districts provide a limited supply of land for certain heavy commercial uses not permitted in other commercial districts. While the emphasis is upon wholesaling and business services, some light manufacturing and processing are also permitted though limited in most cases to less than an entire building. In recognition of the potential incompatibility of some of these uses and the proximity of these districts to residential and other commercial areas, standards are imposed as to enclosure within buildings and screening of outdoor uses.
Art. 2 USES -- Wholesale, storage, repair, retail, office, service uses permitted. See generally Article 2 of the City Planning Code.
215(a) DWELLING UNIT DENSITY -- Generally, 1 for each 200 square feet of lot area with conditional use authorization of the Planning Commission. Top
151 OFF-STREET PARKING -- 1 parking stall for each dwelling unit. Based upon "occupied floor area" as defined in Section 102 of the Planning Code: 1 space for each 2,000 square feet of warehouse, 1 for 1,500 square feet of industrial, 1 for 500 square feet of business office or retail and 1 for 300 square feet of medical office. See Table 151 of the Planning Code for parking requirements for other uses. No parking required for less than 10,000 square feet of warehouse, less than 7,500 square feet of industrial, or less than 5,000 square feet of retail or office space.
124 FLOOR AREA RATIO LIMIT -- 9 to 1.
Art. 2.5 HEIGHT CONTROLS -- See Height and Bulk Zoning Maps and Standards in Article 2.5 of the City Planning Code.
Art. 6 SIGN CONTROLS -- Generally see Section 607 in Article 6, City Planning Code. Projection: 75 percent of sidewalk width. Maximum height of freestanding sign: 40 feet.
-- FRONT SETBACK AND SIDE YARDS -- None required.
134 REAR YARD -- 25 percent of lot depth at level occupied by dwelling units. Top