M-1 and M-2 District Summary
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SUMMARY OF STANDARDS FOR THE M-1 AND M-2
(LIGHT AND HEAVY INDUSTRY) DISTRICTS
Planning Code Sec.
210.5 M-1 (LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) DISTRICTS -- These districts provide land for industrial development. In general, the M-1 Districts are more suitable for smaller industries dependent upon truck transportation while the M-2 Districts are more suitable for larger industries served by rail and water transportation and by large utility lines. In M-1 Districts, most industries are permitted, with the large or noxious ones excluded. The permitted industries have certain requirements as to enclosure, screening and minimum distance from residential districts.
210.6 M-2 (HEAVY INDUSTRIAL) DISTRICTS -- These districts are the least restricted as to use and are located at the eastern edge of the City, separated from residential and commercial areas. The heavier industries are permitted, with fewer requirements as to screening and enclosure than in M-1 Districts, but some uses are permitted only as a conditional use or at some distance from residential districts. Top
Art. 2 USES -- Manufacturing, wholesale, storage, retail, repair, service uses permitted. Auto-wreckers and certain other uses including residential use are conditional uses requiring authorization by Planning Commission.
215(a) DWELLING UNIT DENSITY -- One for each 800 square feet of lot area, or density of nearest R District whichever provides the greatest density.
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 -- 5 to 1
Art. 2.5 HEIGHT CONTROLS -- See Height and Bulk Zoning Maps and Height and Bulk Standards in Article 2.5 of the City Planning Code.
Art. 6 SIGN CONTROLS -- Generally see Section 607. Projection: 75 percent of sidewalk width. Height of freestanding sign: 40 feet. General advertising (billboards) generally permitted.
-- FRONT SETBACK AND SIDE YARDS -- None required.
134 REAR YARD -- 25 percent of lot length at levels occupied by dwelling units. Top