1. Terms used in this Code are defined as follows:
Abandoned sign means a sign that does not contain a message, or contains a commercial or event-based message that is obviously obsolete (e.g., the name of a business that is no longer operational, or an advertisement for an event that has already occurred), for a continuous period of sixty (60) days.
Accessory building means a subordinate building or structure, the use of which is customarily incidental to that of the main building or to the main use of the land, which is located on the same lot with the main building or use. Accessory buildings are only permitted when they are incidental or accessory to an existing and permitted principal or conditional use.
Accessory dwelling means an apartment integrated within a single-family dwelling or located in a detached accessory building, such as carriage houses or agricultural-type outbuildings, located on the same lot as single-family dwellings. In the Agriculture and Estate Residential Zoning Districts, accessory dwellings shall be limited to a minimum of five hundred (500) square feet and a maximum of one half (1/2) the total floor area of the primary residence. In the R-1 and R-2 Zoning Districts, accessory dwellings shall be limited to a minimum of five hundred (500) square feet and a maximum of one thousand (1,000) square feet in floor area. For purposes of calculating residential density, each accessory dwelling shall count as one-half (1/2) dwelling unit. There shall not be more than one (1) accessory dwelling located on a lot in addition to the single-family dwelling.
Accessory equipment means any equipment serving or being used in conjunction with a WCF, including, but not limited to, utility or transmission equipment, power supplies, generators, batteries, cables, equipment buildings, cabinets and storage sheds, shelters or other structures.
Accessory use means a subordinate use, clearly incidental and related to the main structure, building, or use of land, and located on the same lot as that of the main structure, building or use. If the use is called out specifically in the table of permitted uses (Table 3-1), the requirements of the table apply.
Adult-oriented use means a use of property where the principal use, or a significant or substantial adjunct to another use of the property, is the sale, rental, display or other offering of live entertainment, dancing, or material which is distinguished or characterized by its emphasis on depicting, exhibiting, describing, or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas as the primary attraction to the premises, including, but not limited to:
(a) Adult arcade means any place to which the public is permitted or invited wherein coin-operated or slug-operated or electronically, electrically or mechanically controlled still or motion picture machines, projectors, or other image-producing devices are maintained to show images to five (5) or fewer persons per machine at any one (1) time, and where the images so displayed are distinguished or characterized by the depicting or describing of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
(b) Adult bookstore or adult video store means a place where books, magazines, motion pictures, prints, photographs, periodicals, video or audio recordings, novelties and devices, or any of these things, which have as their primary or dominant theme, matter depicting, illustrating, describing, or relating to specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas, are sold or offered for sale to adults; and includes a place with only a portion or section of its area set aside for the display or sale of such material to adults, except that any place, otherwise included within this definition, that derives not more than ten percent (10%) of its gross income from the sale of such material shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section so long as such material is kept in a location where it is not visible and shall not be a self-service item for the customers of such place.
(1) Persons who appear in a state of nudity;
(3) Films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
(d) Adult motel means a hotel, motel, or similar business which offers private rooms to the public and provides patrons live performances or closed-circuit television transmissions, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or other photographic reproductions which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
(e) Adult motion picture theater means a business where films, motion pictures, video cassettes, slides, or similar photographic reproductions are regularly shown which are characterized by the depiction or description of specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
(f) Adult photo studio means any establishment which, upon payment of a fee, provides photographic equipment and/or models for the purpose of photographing specified anatomical areas.
(g) Adult theater means a theater, concert hall, auditorium, or similar business which regularly features persons who appear in a state of nudity or live performances which are characterized by the exposure of specified anatomical areas or by specified sexual activities.
(h) Peep booth means a viewing room, other than a private room, of less than one hundred fifty (150) square feet of floor space upon the premises of a sexually oriented business where there are exhibited photographs, films, motion pictures, video cassettes, or other video reproductions, slides or other visual representations which depict or describe specified sexual activities or specified anatomical areas.
(j) Sexual encounter establishment means a business or commercial establishment which, as one (1) of its primary business purposes, offers for any form of consideration, a place where two (2) or more persons may congregate, associate, or consort for the purpose of specified sexual activities or the exposure of specified anatomical areas, when one (1) or more of the persons exposes any specified anatomical area.
(k) Sexually oriented business means an adult arcade, adult bookstore, adult video store, adult cabaret, adult motel, adult motion picture theater, adult theater, sexual encounter establishment or other similar business and includes:
The opening or commencement of any sexually oriented business as a new business;
The relocation of any sexually oriented business; or
The continuation of a sexually oriented business in existence on the effective date of the initial ordinance codified herein.
(l) Specified anatomical areas means:
(1) Less than completely and opaquely covered: human genitals, pubic region, buttocks and female breast below a point above the top of the areola.
(2) Human male genitals in a discernibly turgid state even if completely and opaquely covered.
(m) Specified sexual activities means acts, simulated acts, exhibitions, representations, depictions or descriptions of:
(1) Human genitals in a state of sexual stimulation or arousal.
(2) Fondling or other erotic touching of human genitals, pubic region, buttocks or female breast.
(3) Intrusion, however slight, of any object, any part of an animal’s body, or any part of a person’s body into the genital or anal openings of any person’s body or into the body of an animal.
(4) Cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus, masturbation, bestiality, lewd exhibition of genitals, or excretory function.
(5) Flagellation, mutilation, or torture for purposes of sexual arousal, gratification or abuse.
(n) Stage means a raised floor or platform at least three (3) feet above the surrounding floor measured perpendicularly from the edge of the stage to the surrounding floor and at least thirty-six (36) square feet in area.
Agricultural activity means farming, including plowing, tillage, cropping, utilization of best management practices, seeding, cultivating, or harvesting for the production of food and fiber products (except commercial logging and timber harvesting operations); the grazing or raising of livestock (except in feedlots); aquaculture; sod production; orchards; Christmas tree plantations; nurseries; and the cultivation of products as part of a recognized commercial enterprise. The application of fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides is incidental to this activity.
Agricultural land means land that is being used for agricultural activities.
Agritainment means a for-profit business operation, located and operated on an agricultural property. The business provides educational and/or entertainment opportunities to its patrons in an agriculturally oriented environment by way of activities, events, demonstrations, displays, interactive participation, tours, lectures, and/or the sale of agriculturally related products. Characteristic uses permitted in an agritainment business include but are not limited to:
(1) Animal petting zoo and farm animal centers
(2) Community event
(4) Country store/craft shop
(5) Cultural or special events and religious festivals
(6) Educational activities and programs
(7) Farm tours
(8) Farmers market
(9) Farm-life activities and entertainment
(10) Thematic vacations or events
Alteration means any change, addition or modification in construction, occupancy or use.
Alternative tower structure means manmade trees, clock towers, bell steeples, light poles, traffic signals, buildings, and similar alternative design mounting structures that are compatible with the natural setting and/or surrounding structures, and camouflage or conceal the presence of antennas or towers so as to make them architecturally compatible with the surrounding area pursuant to this Article. This term also includes any antenna or antenna array attached to an alternative tower structure. A standalone monopole (including a replacement pole) in the public right-of-way that accommodates small cell wireless facilities is considered an alternative tower structure to the extent it meets the camouflage and concealment standards of this Article.
Animal boarding means the operation of an establishment in which domesticated animals other than household pets are housed, groomed, bred, boarded, trained or sold. This term shall not include the operation of a kennel.
Animal unit means the number of animals grouped together to be counted as one unit. Animal units are calculated based on the following chart:
Animals per Animal Unit
Antenna means any device used to transmit and/or receive radio or electromagnetic waves such as, but not limited to, panel antennas, reflecting discs, microwave dishes, whip antennas, directional and nondirectional antennas consisting of one (1) or more elements, multiple antenna configurations, or other similar devices and configurations, and exterior apparatus designed for telephone, radio, or television communications through the sending and/or receiving of wireless communications signals.
Apiary means a place where one (1) or more beehives are kept.
Appurtenances means the visible, functional, or ornamental objects accessory to and part of a building.
Aquifer recharge area means an area where water is absorbed into a natural aquifer adding to the zone of saturation.
Arcade is a series of arches supported on piers or columns.
Archery range means a facility where only bows and arrows may be used for target practice.
Artisan studio and gallery means the workshop or studio of an artist, craftsperson, sculptor, or photographer, which workshop is primarily used for on-site production of unique custom goods through the use of hand tools or small-scale equipment, and only incidentally used, on an infrequent basis if at all, as an accessory gallery or for incidental sales.
Assisted living facility means a special combination of housing, supportive services, personalized assistance, and/or health care designed to respond to the individual needs of those who need help with activities of daily living. The facility may have a central and/or private kitchen, dining, recreational, and other facilities, with separate bedrooms or living quarters, where the emphasis of the facility remains residential.
Attached sign means a sign that is attached to the outside of a building or located inside a building but is highly visible through a window, and obviously intended to attract the attention of a person outside of the building (e.g., a wall sign, projecting sign, awning sign, or window sign).
Automotive repair, major means an establishment primarily engaged in the repair or maintenance of commercial and heavy-truck-oriented motor vehicles, trailers, and similar large mechanical equipment, including paint, body, and fender and major engine and engine part overhaul, provided that it is conducted within a complete enclosed building. Such use shall not include the sale of fuel, gasoline, or petroleum products.
Automotive repair, minor means an establishment primarily engaged in the repair or maintenance of passenger and light-truck-oriented motor vehicles, trailer, and similar mechanical equipment, including brake, muffler, upholstery work, tire repair and change, lubrication, tune-ups and transmission work, car washing, detailing, polishing, or the like, provided that it is conducted within a completely enclosed building. Such use shall not include the sale of fuel, gasoline or petroleum products.
Awning means a roof-like cover of canvas or other material extending in front of a doorway or window, or over a deck, to provide protection from the sun or rain.
Banner means a type of temporary sign that is painted or printed on cloth, vinyl, or other flexible material, which is designed to be stretched between poles, fence posts or wire, or hung on walls with ties, clips, rails, brackets, hooks, or frames.
Banner frame means a frame system that is used for stretching banners, which is designed to prevent wrinkling and movement and to conceal fasteners.
Bar or tavern means an establishment providing or dispensing fermented malt beverages and/or malt, vinous, or spirituous liquors, and in which the sale of food products such as sandwiches or light snacks is secondary.
Base station shall mean a structure or equipment at a fixed location that enables FCC licensed or authorized wireless communications between user equipment and a communications network. The definition of base station does not include or encompass a tower as defined herein or any equipment associated with a tower. Base station does include, without limitation:
(a) Equipment associated with wireless communications services such as private broadcast and public safety services, as well as unlicensed wireless services and fixed wireless services such as microwave backhaul that, at the time the relevant application is filed with the Town under this Article and has been reviewed and approved under the applicable zoning or siting process, or under another State or local regulatory review process, even if the structure was not built for the sole or primary purpose of providing such support; and
(b) Radio transceivers, antennas, coaxial or fiber-optic cable, regular and backup power supplies, and comparable equipment, regardless of technological configuration (including distributed antenna systems (“DAS”) and small cell networks), that, at the time the relevant application is filed with the Town, has been reviewed and approved under the applicable zoning or siting process, or under another State or local regulatory review process, even if the structure was not built for the sole or primary purpose of providing such support.
The definition of base station does not include any structure that, at the time the relevant application is filed with the Town, does not support or house equipment described in Subsections (a) and (b) of this definition.
Beacon, revolving means a rotating source of light.
Bed and breakfast means an establishment operated in a private residence or portion thereof, which provides temporary accommodations to overnight guests for a fee and which is occupied by the operator of such establishment.
Bee means any stage of the common domestic honey bee, Apis mellifera species.
Beekeeping shall mean the owning and breeding of bees.
Bikeway means a path designed for use by bicyclists, which may be used by pedestrians.
Blank wall means an exterior building wall with no openings and a single material and uniform texture on a single plane.
Block means a unit of land, or a group of lots, bounded by streets or by a combination of streets and public lands or other rights-of-way other than an alley, waterways, or any barrier to the continuity of development, or land which is designated as a block on any recorded subdivision tract.
Board of Trustees (Board) means the governing board of the Town of Frederick.
Boarding and rooming house means a building or portion of which is used to accommodate, for compensation, four (4) or more boarders or roomers, not including members of the occupant’s immediate family who might be occupying such building. The word compensation shall include compensation in money, services, or other things of value.
Bracket sign means a type of permanent sign that is mounted above a principal entrance to a building, on a bracket that extends generally perpendicular to the building wall, with the bracket attached either to the building wall or to the underside of a canopy or awning structure.
Brewery means an industrial use with appropriate state liquor licensing, that is primarily a manufacturing facility, where malt liquors are manufactured on the premises. Breweries may, but are not required to, include a tap room in which guests/customers may sample and/or purchase the product as with bar, tavern and restaurant uses with appropriate liquor licensing. The term "brewery" as used in this code includes both regional breweries, which produce between 15,000 and 6,000,000 barrels per year; and large breweries, which produce more than 6,000,000 barrels per year.
Brewpub means an establishment that is primarily a restaurant where malt, vinous and/or spirituous liquors (beer, wine or hard liquor) are manufactured on the premises as an accessory use, primarily for sale and consumption on premises. A brewpub may distribute its products off-site as consistent with state law. Establishments that do not contain a restaurant component as the primary use are consider microbreweries, microwineries, or microdistilleries and are subject to different regulations. Regardless of the presence of a restaurant component, establishments that exceed the maximum production limits for microbreweries, microwineries, or microdistilleries are considered breweries, wineries or distilleries and are subject to different regulations.
(a) Is permanently affixed to the land.
(b) Has one (1) or more floors and a roof.
Building elevation means the external face of a building, projected onto a two (2) dimensional plane. For purposes of calculating allowed sign area, the building elevation is the two (2) dimensional representation of the side of the building upon which the sign is proposed.
Building frontage means the horizontal, linear dimension of that side of a building which abuts a street, parking area, mall, or other circulation area open to the public and has either a main window display or a public entrance to the building.
Building height is measured from the average of finished grade at the center of all walls of the building to the top of the parapet or highest roof beam (whichever is higher) on a flat or shed roof, to the top of the parapet or deck level (whichever is higher) of a mansard roof, or the average distance between the highest ridge and its eave of a gable, hip, or gambrel roof.
Caliper means the American Association of Nurserymen standard for trunk measurement of nursery stock, as measured at six (6) inches above the ground for trees up to and including four-inch caliper size, and as measured at twelve (12) inches above the ground for larger sizes.
Camouflage, concealment, or camouflage design techniques means a wireless communications facility is camouflaged or utilizes camouflage design techniques when any measures are used in the design and siting of wireless communications facilities with the intent to minimize or eliminate the visual impact of such facilities to surrounding uses. A WCF site utilizes camouflage design techniques when it (a) is integrated in an outdoor fixture such as a flagpole, or (b) uses a design which mimics and is consistent with the nearby natural or architectural features (such as an artificial tree) or is incorporated into (including, without limitation, being attached to the exterior of such facilities and painted to match it) or replaces existing permitted facilities (including, without limitation, stop signs or other traffic signs or freestanding light standards) so that the presence of the WCF is not readily apparent.
Cash-in-lieu means that the applicant, at the option of the Board of Trustees, may pay the Town money instead of land dedication in those cases where the dedication of land is unacceptable. The payment shall comply with the following requirements unless otherwise provided for this Code.
(a) Payment shall be based on the market value, to be determined after completion of the platting process, of the entire property as it is valued after platting.
(b) The value of the land is based upon an appraisal by a competent, independent appraiser selected by the Town and the applicant, or upon value negotiated between the Town and the applicant. The suitability of the land to be dedicated for public purposes and the credit to be given toward the land dedication requirement is at the Town’s sole option and discretion.
(1) The applicant, at the option of the Board, may meet the dedication requirements through a combination of cash-in-lieu and land dedication in those cases where a portion of the dedication of land is unacceptable.
Cemetery means land used or intended to be used for the burial of the dead and dedicated for cemetery purposes, including mausoleums and mortuaries when operated in conjunction with, and within the boundaries of, such cemetery.
Character means those attributes, qualities and features that make up and distinguish a development project and give such project a sense of purpose, function, definition, and uniqueness.
Child care center means a facility, by whatever name known, that is maintained for the whole or part of a day for the care of five (5) or more children who are eighteen (18) years of age or younger and who are not related to the owner, operator, or manager, whether the facility is operated with or without compensation for such care and with or without stated education purposes. The term includes, but is not limited to, facilities commonly known as day care centers, school-age child care centers, before and after school programs, nursery schools, kindergartens, preschools, day camps, summer camps, and centers for developmentally disabled children and those facilities that give twenty-four (24) hour care for children and includes those facilities for children under the age of six (6) years with stated educational purposes operated in conjunction with a public, private, or parochial college or a private or parochial school; except that the term shall not apply to any kindergarten maintained in connection with a public, private, or parochial elementary school system of at least six (6) grades or operated as a component of a school district’s preschool program operated pursuant to Article 28 of Title 22, C.R.S. The term shall not include any facility licensed as a family child care home, a foster care home, or a specialized group facility that is licensed to provide care for three (3) or more children pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes but that is providing care for three (3) or fewer children who are determined to have a developmental disability by a community centered board or who are diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance.
Child care, in-home means a facility for child care in a place of residence of a family or person for the purpose of providing less than twenty-four-hour care for children under the age of eighteen (18) years who are not related to the head of such home. Child care, in-home may include infant-toddler child care homes, large child care homes, experienced provider child care homes, and such other types of family child care homes designated by rules of the State Department of Social Services pursuant to C.R.S. Section 26-6-106(2)(p).
Church or place of worship and assembly means a building containing a hall, auditorium, or other suitable room used for the purpose of conducting religious or other services or meetings of the occupants of such structure. Church or place of worship and assembly shall include churches, synagogues, or the like, but shall not include buildings used for commercial endeavors, including but not limited to commercial motion picture houses or stage productions.
Clerestory means a portion of an interior rising above adjacent rooftops and having windows admitting daylight to the interior.
Clinic means a building designed and used for the diagnosis and treatment of human patients that does not include overnight care facilities.
Clubs and lodges means organizations of persons for special purposes or for the promulgation of sports, arts, literature, politics, or other common goals, interests or activities, characterized by membership qualifications, dues or regular meetings, excluding clubs operated for profit and/or places of worship or assembly.
Collocation means the mounting or installation of transmission equipment on an eligible support structure for the purpose of transmitting and/or receiving radio frequency signals for communications purposes.
Colorado Medical Marijuana Code means Section 12-43.3-101 et seq., C.R.S., as may be amended.
Colorado Medical Marijuana Program means that program defined by Section 25-1.5-106(2)(d), C.R.S., as may be amended.
Commercial mineral deposits means oil, gas, gravel, and other natural deposits that may be extracted from a property for economic benefit.
Commercial vehicle means any vehicle used for any commercial or business purpose and includes, but is not limited to, any trailer used for commercial or business purposes. Excluded from this definition is any passenger vehicle, with or without an attached trailer, used for any commercial or business purpose, the total or combined length of which does not exceed twenty-five (25) feet (as measured from extreme front bumper to extreme rear bumper).
Common equestrian stabling and grazing means shared pastures and/or common barns for horses in a rural subdivision which is owned and maintained by a homeowners’ association.
Common open space means a parcel of land, an area of water, or a combination of land and water within the site designated and intended primarily for the use or enjoyment of residents of the subdivision.
Community Design Principles and Development Standards means the standards in this Code set forth in Article 2.
Community facility means a publicly owned facility or office building which is primarily intended to serve the recreational, educational, cultural, administrative, or entertainment needs of the community as a whole.
Compatibility means the characteristics of different uses, activities, or design which allow them to be located near or adjacent to each other in harmony. Some elements affecting compatibility include height, scale, mass, and bulk of structures. Other characteristics include pedestrian or vehicular traffic, circulation, access, and parking impacts. Other important characteristics that affect compatibility are landscaping, lighting, noise, odor, and architecture. Compatibility does not mean the same as. Rather, compatibility refers to the sensitivity of development proposals in maintaining the character of existing development.
Comprehensive Plan means the Town of Frederick Comprehensive Plan.
Compressed gravel means gravel used for construction purposes that meets current Town standards. Contact the Engineering Department for more information.
Condominium means a single dwelling unit in a multiple unit structure, which is separately owned and which may be combined with an undivided interest in the common areas and facilities of the property.
Connecting walkway means:
(b) Any walkway that directly connects a building entrance to the street sidewalk, and connects other origins and destinations for pedestrians, including but not limited to commercial establishments, schools, parks, dwellings, work places, and transit stops, without requiring pedestrians to walk across parking lots or driveways, around buildings or following parking lot outlines which are not aligned to a logical route.
Conservation easement means a legal document created pursuant to C.R.S. Section 38-30.5-101 et seq., which restricts the development rights of property in perpetuity and permits the property to be used only for the conservation purposes permitted in C.R.S. Section 38-30.5-101 et seq., Section 170(h) of the Internal Revenue Code, and the Treasury Regulations adopted under Section 170(h).
Container (a/k/a cargo or shipping container) means a truck trailer body that can be detached from the chassis for loading into a vessel, a rail car, or stacked in a container depot. Containers may be ventilated, insulated, refrigerated, flat rack, vehicle rack, open top, bulk liquid, or equipped with interior devices. A standard container may be twenty (20) feet, forty (40) feet, forty-five (45) feet, forty-eight (48) feet, or fifty-three (53) feet in length, eight (8) feet or eight (8) feet six (6) inches in width, and eight (8) feet six (6) inches or nine (9) feet (6) six inches in height.
Contiguous, in terms of determining the area devoted to the cultivating, producing, possessing or processing of medical marijuana and medical marijuana plants, means an uninterrupted expanse of space on the same floor or the level of the primary residence that can be measured by framing the area with four (4) or more continuous and connected straight lines. The space within a single room which is defined by permanent perimeter walls is contiguous; the space within adjoining rooms divided by a permanent wall or permanent structure but accessible via a common doorway or connected by a common hallway is contiguous; however, nonadjacent spaces separated by two (2) or more permanent walls or separated by floors or levels of the building are not contiguous.
Cornice means a continuous, molded projection that crowns a wall or other construction, or divides it horizontally for compositional purposes.
Covenants means a private written agreement outlining regulations specific to a development. As private restrictions, they are not enforced by the Town. In the event of conflict between the covenants and this Code, this Code controls.
Crematorium or crematory means a place where human or animal remains are reduced to ashes.
Critical plant communities means vegetation which is essential to the conservation of threatened or endangered species and which may require special management considerations or protection.
Crosswalk means a pathway marked off for pedestrians to cross a street.
Cul-de-sac means a local street with only one (1) outlet and having the other end for the reversal of traffic movement.
Cultural assets means buildings, locations, and other features considered historically or socially significant to the community.
Dedication means any grant by the owner of a right to use land for the public in general, involving a transfer of property rights and an acceptance of the dedicated property by the appropriate public agency.
Density means the overall average number of dwelling units located on the gross or net residential acreage (as applicable) contained within the development and calculated on a per-acre basis. Gross density is calculated by dividing the total number of units by the total acreage. Net density is calculated by dividing the [total number of units] by the [total acreage minus all publicly dedicated land].
Design standards means the standards that set forth specific improvements requirements.
Detention basin means a man-made or natural water collector facility designed to collect surface and subsurface water in order to impede its flow and to release the same gradually at a rate not greater than that prior to the development of property, into natural or man-made outlets.
Developer means any person, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, association, or corporation who participates as owner, promoter, developer, or sales agent in the planning, platting, development, promotion, sale, or lease of a development.
Development means the carrying out of any building activity or mining operation, the making of any material change in the use or appearance of any structure or land, or the dividing of land into two (2) or more parcels. When appropriate in context, development shall also mean the act of developing or to the result of development. Development shall also include:
(b) Any change in the intensity of use of land, such as an increase in the number of dwelling units in a structure or on a tract of land or a material increase in the intensity and impacts of the development;
(c) Any change in use of land or a structure;
(d) Any alteration of a shore or bank of a river, stream, lake, pond, reservoir, or wetland;
(f) The demolition of a structure;
(g) The clearing of land as an adjunct of construction;
(h) The deposit of refuse, solid, or liquid waste or fill on a parcel of land;
(j) The construction of a roadway through or adjoining an area that qualifies for protection as a wildlife or natural area.
Development shall not include:
(a) Work by a highway or road agency or railroad company for the maintenance or improvement of a road or railroad track, if the work is carried out on land within the boundaries of the right-of-way;
(b) Work by any public utility for the purpose of inspecting, repairing, renewing, or constructing on established rights-of-way any mains, pipes, cables, utility tunnels, power lines, towers, poles, or the like; provided, however, that this exemption shall not include work by a public entity in constructing or enlarging mass transit or fixed guide way mass transit depots or terminals, or any similar traffic-generating activity;
(d) The use of any land for an agricultural activity;
Development plan means the written and graphical documents that detail the provisions for development of a planned unit development. These provisions may include, and need not be limited to, easements, covenants and restrictions relating to use; location and bulk of buildings and other structures; intensity of use or density of development; utilities, private and public streets, ways, roads, pedestrian areas, and parking facilities; and common open space and other public facilities.
Developmental disability means a disability that is manifested before the person reaches twenty-two (22) years of age; constitutes a substantial handicap to the affected individual; and is attributable to mental retardation or related conditions which include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism, or other neurological conditions when such conditions result in impairment of general intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior similar to that of a mentally retarded person.
Distillery shall mean an industrial use with appropriate state liquor licensing that is primarily a manufacturing facility that produces more than fifteen thousand (15,000) gallons per year of spirituous beverages on site. Distilleries may, but are not required to, include a tasting room in which guests/customers may sample and/or purchase the product as with bar, tavern and restaurant uses with appropriate liquor licensing.
Distribute or distribution means the actual, constructive or attempted transfer, delivery, sale or dispensing to another, with or without remuneration.
Dormer means a projecting structure built out from a sloping roof, usually housing a vertical window or vent.
Downtown means the original business district of the Town.
Drive aisles means the lanes in a parking lot devoted to the passage of vehicles, as opposed to the parking stalls. The term drive aisle does not include lanes used only or primarily for drive-in customer service.
Drive-in use (also Drive-up and Drive-through) means an establishment which, by design, physical facilities, service or packaging procedures, encourages or permits customers to receive services, obtain goods, or be entertained while remaining in their motor vehicles.
Driveway means a constructed vehicular access serving one (1) or more properties and abutting a public or private road.
Dwelling, single-family attached means a residential building containing dwelling units, each of which has primary ground floor access to the outside and which are attached to each other by party walls without openings. The term is intended primarily for such dwelling types as townhouses and duplexes.
Dwelling, single-family detached means a single-family dwelling which is not attached to any other dwelling or building by any means, excluding mobile homes and manufactured housing situated on a permanent foundation.
Dwelling unit means one (1) or more rooms and a single kitchen and at least one (1) bathroom, designed, occupied, or intended for occupancy as separate quarters for the exclusive use of a single family for living, cooking and sanitary purposes, located in a single-family, two-family or multi-family dwelling, or mixed-use building.
Easement means a right to land generally established in a real estate deed or on a recorded plat to permit the use of land by the public, a corporation, or particular persons for specified uses.
Eave means the overhanging lower edge of a roof.
E.G. means “for example,” and is intended to be illustrative and not exclusive.
Electronic message center (EMC) means a display surface that is composed of light emitting diodes (LEDs) or comparable devices, that is capable of displaying variable messages and graphics.
Eligible facilities request means any request for modification of an existing tower or base station that does not substantially change the physical dimensions of such tower involving: (a) collocation of new transmission equipment, (b) removal of transmission equipment, or (c) replacement of transmission equipment.
Eligible support structure means any tower or base station as defined in this Article; provided, that it is existing at the time the relevant application is filed with the Town under this Article.
Environmentally sensitive areas means aquifer recharge areas, significant wildlife habitat and migration corridors, unique vegetation and critical plant communities, and ridge lines.
Existing tower means a constructed tower or base station that was reviewed, approved, and lawfully constructed in accordance with all requirements of applicable law as of the time it was built. For example, a tower that exists as a legal, nonconforming use and was lawfully constructed is existing for purposes of this definition.
Family means an individual living alone, or either of the following groups living together as a single housekeeping unit and sharing common living, sleeping, cooking, and eating facilities:
(a) Any number of persons related by blood, marriage, adoption, guardianship or other duly authorized custodial relationship; or
(b) Any unrelated group of persons consisting of:
(1) Not more than three (3) persons;
(2) Not more than two (2) unrelated adults and their children, if any; or
(3) Not more than eight (8) developmentally disabled persons and appropriate staff occupying a dwelling unit and living as a single, nonprofit housekeeping unit.
Farm animals means animals commonly raised or kept in an agricultural, rather than an urban, environment, including but not limited to roosters, pigs, sheep, goats, horses, cattle, llamas, emus, ostriches, donkeys, and mules.
Feather flag means a flag that is mounted on a temporary flagpole (e.g., a flagpole that is installed in a mount that is staked into the ground, or attached to a weighted base), which may be vertical, bowed, or flexible. Feather flags do not include flags that are flown from straight, rigid flagpoles that are permanently installed in the ground or temporarily or permanently attached to buildings, light poles, or utility poles.
Feedlot means any tract of land or structure, pen or corral, wherein cattle, horses, sheep, goats, emus, ostriches, or swine are maintained in close quarters for the purpose of fattening such livestock for final shipment to market.
FEMA means the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FHA means the Federal Housing Administration.
Financial institutions includes the following types of businesses: banks including savings and loans, credit agencies, investment companies, brokers and dealers of securities and commodities, security and commodity exchanges, and insurance agents.
Flag means a flexible piece of fabric, that is attached along one (1) edge to a straight, rigid flagpole (directly or with rope), and which is designed to move when the wind blows. Flags are typically (but not necessarily) rectangular in shape, and often (but not always) include printed or embroidered insignia that symbolizes a nation, state, or organization, or that displays a graphic or message.
Floodplain or flood hazard area means an area which has been designated by the Board of Trustees, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, or FEMA as susceptible to flooding.
Flood-prone means an area subject to flooding which has not been designated by the Board of Trustees, the Colorado Water Conservancy Board, or FEMA.
Floodway means the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one (1) foot.
Floor area, also called gross floor area, means the total square footage of the building measured along the outside walls of the building and including each floor level, but not including open balconies, garages, or other enclosed automobile parking areas and basement storage areas, and not including one-half (1/2) of all storage and display areas for durable goods.
Floor area ratio (FAR) means the amount of gross floor area of all principal buildings on a lot or block, as the case may be, divided by the total area of such lot, or the block size, respectively, on which such buildings are located. For mixed-use blocks, the residential square footage shall be added to the commercial development for a total block FAR.
Food catering means a business in which the principle use is the preparation of food and meals on the premises, and where food and meals are delivered to another location for consumption.
Food product production means an establishment in which the principal use is the production of food products on the premises to be sold on the premises and may or may not be consumed on the premises. Examples of this type of establishment include but are not limited to bakeries, candy shops, ice cream shops, and pet treat shops.
Footprint, also called ground level footprint, means the outline of the total area which is covered by a building’s perimeter at ground level.
Foster care home means a facility that is certified by the County Department of Social Services or a child placement agency for child care in a place of residence of a family or person for the purpose of providing twenty-four-hour family care for a child under the age of eighteen (18) years who is not related to the head of such home, except in the case of relative care.
Freestanding sign means a sign which is supported by one (1) or more columns, uprights, poles, or braces extended from the ground, or which is erected on the ground, and shall also include a monument sign and pole signs but does not include a sign attached to a structure.
Functional open space means open space which is large enough to serve a practical purpose such as recreation, wildlife habitat, or preservation of areas of agricultural, archeological or historical significance and shall exclude areas used for off-street parking, off-street loading, service driveways, and setbacks from oil and gas wells or their appurtenances, or other hazards to the public.
Funeral home means a building used for the preparation of the deceased for burial or cremation, for the display of the deceased and/or for ceremonies or services related thereto, including cremation and the storage of caskets, funeral urns, funeral vehicles, and other funeral supplies.
Gasoline station means any building, land area, premises, or portion thereof, where gasoline or other petroleum products or fuels are sold and light maintenance activities such as engine tune-ups, lubrication, minor repairs, and carburetor cleaning may be conducted. Gasoline station shall not include premises where major automobile maintenance activities such as engine overhaul, automobile painting, and body fender work are conducted.
Geologic hazards means unstable or potentially unstable slopes, undermining, faulting, landslides, rockfalls, flood, wildfire, or similar naturally occurring dangerous features or soil conditions or natural features unfavorable to development.
Glare means light emitted from a luminaire that trespasses beyond the object that the luminaire is intended to illuminate, such that the point source of the light is visible to pedestrians, motorists, or people within nearby buildings.
(a) The lowest point of elevation of the finished surface of the ground, paving, or sidewalk within the area between the building and the property line, when the property line is more than five (5) feet from the building, between the building and a line five (5) feet from the building.
(b) The degree of rise or descent of a sloping surface.
Grocery store, large means a retail establishment which primarily sells food, but also may sell other convenience and household goods, and which occupies a space greater than twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet. The term large grocery store is synonymous with supermarket.
Grocery store, small means a retail establishment primarily selling food, as well as other convenience and household goods, which occupies a space of not more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) square feet.
Gross square footage (GSF) means the total floor area designed for occupancy and use, including basements, mezzanines, stairways, and upper floors, if any, expressed in square feet and measured from the centerline of joint partitions and from outside wall faces.
Group home, developmentally disabled means a group home licensed by the State for the exclusive use of not more than eight (8) developmentally disabled persons and the appropriate staff.
(a) Nonprofit group home means a group home for the aged which is owned and operated by a person or organization as provided by C.R.S. Section 31-23-303.
(b) Owner-occupied group home means a group home for the aged which is owned and operated by an individual or individuals who actually reside at and maintain their primary place of residence in the group home.
Group home, mentally ill means a group home licensed by the state for the exclusive use of not more than eight (8) mentally ill persons and the appropriate staff.
Guest house means an accessory structure which is physically detached from a single-family dwelling unit, is serviced through the same utility meters or connections as the principal use, is intended for temporary occupancy by visitors to the family residing in the single-family dwelling, and has no cooking facilities. See also accessory building and accessory dwelling.
Health club means a facility that provides physical fitness services and/or equipment to its members.
Hip roof means a roof having sloping ends and slides meeting at an inclined projecting angle.
Historic district means an area related by historical events or themes by visual continuity or character, or by some other special feature that helps give it a unique historical identity. Such area may be designated a historic district by local, state, or federal government and given official status and protection.
Historic site means a structure or place of historical significance. Such structure or place may be designated a historic site by local, state, or federal government and given official status and protection.
Home occupation means an occupation or business activity which results in a product or service and is conducted in whole or in part in a dwelling unit, and is subordinate to the residential use of the dwelling unit.
Horticulture means the growing of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, or ornamental plants.
Hospital means an institution providing health services primarily for human in-patient medical or surgical care for the sick or injured, and including related facilities such as laboratories, out-patient departments, training, and central services facilities and staff offices.
Hotel, motel, or lodging establishment means a building intended and used for occupancy as a temporary abode for individuals who are lodged with or without meals, in which there are five (5) or more guest rooms.
I-25 Corridor and Highway 52 Corridor means the area within one thousand five hundred (1,500) feet of the rights-of-way of Interstate Highway 25 and State Highway 52.
Illumination, direct means lighting by means of an unshielded light source (including neon tubing) which is effectively visible as a part of the sign, where light travels directly from the source to the viewer’s eye.
Illumination, indirect means lighting by means of a light source directed at a reflecting surface in a way that illuminates the sign from the front, or a light source that is primarily designed to illuminate the entire building facade upon which a sign is displayed. Indirect illumination does not include lighting which is primarily used for purposes other than sign illumination; e.g., parking lot lights or lights inside a building that may silhouette a window sign but are primarily installed to serve as inside illumination.
Illumination, internal means lighting by means of a light source that is within a sign having a translucent background, silhouetting opaque letters or designs, or which is within letters or designs that are themselves made of a translucent material.
Industrial, heavy means uses engaged in the basic processing and manufacturing of materials or products predominately from extracted or raw materials, or a use engaged in storage of or manufacturing processes using flammable or explosive materials, or storage or manufacturing processes that potentially involve hazardous conditions. Heavy industrial shall also mean those uses engaged in the operation, parking, and maintenance of vehicles, cleaning of equipment, or work processes involving solvents, solid waste or sanitary waste transfer stations, recycling establishments, and transport terminals (truck terminals, public works yard).
Industrial, light means uses engaged in the manufacturing, predominantly from previously prepared materials, of finished products or parts, including processing, fabrication, assembly, treatment, packaging, incidental storage, sales, or distribution of such products. Further, light industrial shall mean uses such as the manufacture of electronic instruments, preparation of food products, pharmaceutical manufacturing, research and scientific laboratories, or the like. Light industrial shall not include uses such as mining and extracting industries, petrochemical industries, rubber refining, primary metal, or related industries.
Infrastructure means those man-made structures which serve the common needs of the population, such as: potable water systems; wastewater disposal systems; solid waste disposal sites or retention areas; storm drainage systems; electric, gas or other utilities; bridges; roadways; bicycle paths or trails; pedestrian sidewalks, paths or trails; and transit stops.
Integrate means to combine or coordinate separate elements (such as housing, recreation, jobs, and shopping), so as to provide a harmonious, interrelated whole, organized, or structured so that constituent parts function cooperatively.
Inter-neighborhood connections means connections (such as trails and roads) between neighborhoods.
Intra-neighborhood connections means connections (such as trails and roads) within the same neighborhood.
Irrigation ditch or canal means a channel designed to transport irrigation water.
Junk means garbage and all other waste matter or discarded or unused material such as, but not limited to, salvage materials, scrap metal, scrap materials, bottles, tin cans, paper, boxes, crates, rags, used lumber and building materials, manufactured goods, appliances, fixtures, furniture, machinery, motor vehicles or other such items which have been abandoned, demolished or dismantled, or are in such a condition as to be unusable for their original use, but may be used again in present or different form for a new use; discarded or inoperable vehicles, machinery parts and tires; and other materials commonly considered to be refuse, rubbish, or junk.
Junkyard means an industrial use contained within a building, structure, or parcel of land, or portion thereof, used for collecting, storing, or selling wastepaper, rags, scrap metal, or discarded material, or for collecting, dismantling, storing, salvaging, or demolishing vehicles, machinery, or other material and including the sale of such material or parts thereof. Junkyard shall not include a recycling facility.
Kennel means a facility licensed to house dogs, cats, or other household pets and/or where grooming, breeding, boarding, training, or selling of animals is conducted as business.
Landscaping means any combination of living plants such as trees, shrubs, plants, vegetative ground cover, or turf grasses, and may include structural features such as walkways, fences, benches, works of art, reflective pools, fountains, or the like. Landscaping shall also include irrigation systems, mulches, topsoil use, soil preparation, revegetation, or the preservation, protection and replacement of existing trees.
Laundry and dry-cleaning retail outlet means a laundry or dry-cleaning business which consists primarily of serving retail customers, provided that any laundry and dry-cleaning processing that occurs on the premises is limited to items which are brought directly to the premises by the retail customer.
LF means linear foot.
Lighting, indirect, when applied to the lighting of signs, shall mean reflected light only from a concealed light source outside the sign face which reflects from the sign face only or from the sign face and sign copy.
Limited indoor recreation facility means a place where recreation activities occur completely within an enclosed structure, including but not limited to bowling alleys, skating rinks, pool halls, video, and pinball parlors.
Limited outdoor recreation facility means a place with outdoor activities, including but not limited to miniature golf, batting cages, water slides, skateboard parks, driving ranges, and go-cart tracks.
Livestock means domestic animals kept or raised for use, pleasure, and/or profit.
Long-term care facility means any of the following:
(a) Convalescent center means a health institution that is planned, organized, operated, and maintained to offer facilities and services to inpatients requiring restorative care and treatment and that is either an integral patient care unit of a general hospital or a facility physically separated from, but maintaining an affiliation with, all services in a general hospital.
(b) Intermediate health care facility means a health-related institution planned, organized, operated, and maintained to provide facilities and services which are supportive, restorative, or preventive in nature, with related social care, to individuals who, because of a physical or mental condition, or both, require care in an institutional environment but who do not have an illness, injury, or disability for which regular medical care and twenty-four-hour-per-day nursing services are required.
(c) Nursing care facility means a health institution planned, organized, operated, and maintained to provide facilities and health services with related social care to inpatients who require regular medical care and twenty-four-hour-per-day nursing services for illness, injury, or disability. Each patient shall be under the care of a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State. The nursing services shall be organized and maintained to provide twenty-four-hour-per-day nursing services under the direction of a registered professional nurse employed full time.
Lot means a designated parcel, tract, or area of land established by plat or subdivision of at least a sufficient size to meet minimum requirements for use, street frontage, coverage, and area, and to provide required yards and other open spaces in the zoning district in which the lot is located, and which has direct access onto a public or private street.
Lot, flag means a lot so shaped and designed that the main building site area is set back from the street on which it fronts and includes an access strip connecting the main building site with the frontage street.
Lot line, front means the property line dividing a lot from a street. On a corner lot, only one (1) street line shall be considered as a front line, and the shorter street frontage shall be considered the front line.
Lot line, rear means the line opposite the front lot line.
Lot width means the distance parallel to the front lot line, measured at the front building setback line. Lot width on a curving front lot line means the distance parallel to the tangent of the front lot line at the building setback line. The lot width and the lot frontage may have different lengths on an irregularly shaped lot as they are measured at different points on the lot.
Lux means a measure of illuminance (a measure of light that falls upon or passes through an object), in terms of lumens per square meter.
Machine shop means a workshop where power-driven tools are used for making, finishing or repairing machines or machine parts.
Manual changeable copy center means a sign element in which letters, numbers, or symbols may be changed manually without altering the face of the sign (e.g., by placement of letters into tracks). Manual changeable copy centers are sometimes known as “readerboards” or “marquee signs.”
(a) Is partially or entirely manufactured in a factory;
(b) Is at least twenty-four (24) feet wide and thirty-six (36) feet long;
(c) Is permanently affixed to and installed on an engineered permanent foundation;
(d) Has a pitched or cosmetically equivalent roof, and brick or wood exterior siding; and
(e) Complies with HUD or UBC standards, as applicable, or meets or exceeds equivalent requirements and performance engineering standards.
Manufacturing means a business which makes products by hand or by machinery.
Medical and dental offices and clinics means an establishment operated by one (1) or more duly licensed members of the human health care professions, including but not limited to physicians, dentists, chiropractors, psychiatrists, and osteopaths, where patients are not lodged overnight but are admitted for examination and/or treatment.
Medical marijuana-infused product means a product infused with medical marijuana that is intended for use or consumption other than by smoking, including but not limited to edible products, ointments, and tinctures. These products, when manufactured or sold by a licensed medical marijuana center or a medical marijuana-infused product manufacturer, shall not be considered a food or drug for the purposes of the "Colorado Food and Drug Act", Part 4 of Article 5 of Title 25, C.R.S.
Medical marijuana physician means a doctor of medicine as defined in Article XVIII, Section 14(1)(e) of the Colorado Constitution and meeting all requirements of Section 25-1.5-106, C.R.S., as may be amended.
Medical marijuana plant means marijuana plants, seedlings or any part thereof in a living condition that are lawfully cultivated, produced, possessed, or processed pursuant to the provisions of Article XVIII, Section 14 of the Colorado Constitution, the Colorado Medical Marijuana Code, the Colorado Medical Marijuana Program, and other applicable laws or regulations governing the cultivation, production, possession or processing of medical marijuana.
Meeting place and place for public assembly means a hall, auditorium, or other suitable room used for the purpose of conducting meetings of the membership and guests of the owner of such structure. The same shall not include commercial endeavors such as commercial movie picture houses, stage productions, or the like.
Membership club means an association of persons, whether incorporated or unincorporated, for some common purpose, excluding groups organized primarily to render a service carried on as a business, a not-for-profit club, and churches or places of worship or assembly.
Microbrewery shall mean a facility that produces no more than fifteen thousand (15,000) barrels per year of fermented malt beverages on site. Microbrews may sell their products off-site, but must also include a taproom in which guests/customers sample and/or purchase the product as with bar, tavern and restaurant uses with appropriate liquor licensing.
Microdistillery shall mean a facility that produces no more than fifteen thousand (15,000) gallons per year of spirituous beverages on site. Microdistilleries may sell their products off-site, but must also include a tasting room in which guests/customers may sample and/or purchase the product as with bar, tavern and restaurant uses with appropriate liquor licensing.
Microwinery shall mean a facility that produces no more than two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) gallons per year of vinous beverages on site. Microwineries may sell their products off-site, but must also include a tasting room in which guests/customers may sample and/or purchase the product as with bar, tavern and restaurant uses with appropriate liquor licensing.
Mini-storage warehouse means a building or a group of buildings containing separate, individual self-storage units divided from the floor to ceiling by a wall with an independent entrance from the exterior of the building, designed to be rented or leased to the general public for private storage of personal goods, materials, and equipment.
Mixed use shall mean the development of a lot, tract, or parcel of land, building, or structure with two (2) or more different uses, including but not limited to residential, office, retail, public uses, personal service, or entertainment uses, designed, planned, and constructed as a unit.
Mixed-use building means a building designed, planned, and constructed as a unit, used partially for residential use and partly for commercial uses, including but not limited to office, retail, public uses, personal service, or entertainment uses.
Mobile home means a single-family dwelling unit partially or entirely manufactured in a factory, built on a permanent chassis, and designed to be transported on streets to the place where it is to be occupied as a dwelling unit. A mobile home shall conform to the following design and installation standards:
(a) Is at least twenty-four (24) feet wide and thirty-six (36) feet long;
(b) Is permanently affixed to and installed on an engineered, permanent perimeter foundation;
(c) Has a pitched or cosmetically equivalent roof and brick or wood exterior siding; and
(d) Complies with HUD or UBC standards, as applicable, or meets or exceeds equivalent requirements and performance engineering standards.
Model home means a dwelling temporarily used as a sales office or demonstration home for a residential development under construction, said dwelling being used as an example of a product offered for sale to purchasers (by a realtor, building developer, or contractor). The dwelling may be furnished but not occupied as a residence while being used as a model home.
Mullion means a slender vertical member dividing the opening for a pair of double doors, sometimes removable to permit the passage of large objects or, also, a vertical member between the lights of a window.
Multiple-family dwelling means a dwelling containing three (3) or more dwelling units, including what is commonly known as an apartment building, but not including group, row or townhouses, or hotels, motels, condominiums, fraternity and sorority houses, and similar group accommodations.
Municipality means an incorporated city or town.
Muntin means a rabbeted member for holding the edges of windowpanes within a sash.
Natural areas means floodplains and flood ways, natural drainage and water ways, significant native trees and vegetation, wildlife travel corridors, special habitat features such as raptor nest sites, key nesting, breeding or feeding areas for birds; fox and coyote dens, prairie dog colonies over twenty-five (25) acres in size, remnant native prairie habitat, plains cottonwood galleries, and any wetland greater than one-quarter (1/4) acre in size.
Neighborhood means a geographical area, the focus of which is residential uses, but also may include a mixture of activities that people need to live. A neighborhood may include a diversity of housing types, schools, parks, shopping and jobs (frequently service-type), and a civic component.
Nonconforming building means a building or structure, or portion thereof, that does not conform to the regulations of this Code, but that was lawfully constructed under the regulations in force at the time of construction.
Nonconforming use means a use that does not conform to the use regulations of this Code, but that was lawfully established under the regulations in force at the time the use was established and has been in regular use since that time.
Off-site commercial message means speech that proposes a commercial transaction at a location other than the property upon which the message is displayed, or advertises a business that is not located on the property upon which the message is displayed.
Off-street parking area means all off-street areas and spaces designed, used, required, or intended to be used for the parking, storage, maintenance, service, repair, display, or operation of motor vehicles, including driveways or access ways in and to such areas, but not including any outdoor storage area used principally as a recreational vehicle, boat, or truck storage use, storage areas for landscaping, and other bulk items or public streets and rights-of-way.
Oil and gas operation means any structure, facility, or activity which is constructed on or disturbs land in association with oil or gas drilling, production, or waste treatment and disposal, including but not necessarily limited to wells, tanks or tank batteries, pits, access roads for ingress and egress, and pipelines.
Oil or gas well means a well, the principal production of which at the mouth of the well is oil or gas.
Open air farmers market means an occasional or periodic market held in an open area or in a structure where groups of individual sellers offer for sale to the public such items as fresh produce, seasonal fruits, fresh flowers, arts and crafts items, and food and beverages (but not to include second-hand goods) dispensed from booths on-site.
Open space means any land or water area with its surface open to the sky, which serves specific uses of: providing park and recreation opportunities, conserving natural areas, wildlife habitat, agricultural areas, and environmental resources, structuring urban development form, and protecting areas of agricultural, archeological, or historical significance. Open space shall not be considered synonymous with vacant or unused land, but serves important urban functions. Usable open space shall exclude areas used for off-street parking, off-street loading, service driveways and setbacks from oil and gas wells and their appurtenances, or other hazards to the public.
Optional premises means the premises specified in an application for a medical marijuana center license with related growing facilities in Colorado for which the licensee is authorized to grow and cultivate marijuana for a purpose authorized by Section 14 of Article XVIII of the State Constitution.
Outdoor display means the display of products for sale outside a building or structure in areas which customers have access to, including vehicles, garden supplies, tires, boats and aircraft, farm equipment, motor homes, burial monuments, building and landscape materials, and lumber yards. Outdoor display areas in vehicular parking areas shall not impede access, encroach into the required setbacks, or reduce the number of required parking spaces.
Outdoor storage means the keeping, outside a building, of any equipment, goods, material, merchandise, or vehicles in the same place for more than twenty-four (24) hours. Semi-trailers may not be used for residential or storage uses except on construction sites. Outdoor storage shall not include the storing of junk or the parking of inoperable motor vehicles.
Outlot means a measured piece of land contained within subdivided land that is not a building lot. An outlot may be conveyed to the public for open space or other public purposes, be retained by the developer for later subdivision, or be conveyed to an owners association.
Owner means the person or entity that owns the property under consideration.
Parapet means a low, protective wall at the edge of a terrace, balcony, or roof, especially that part of an exterior wall, fire wall or party wall that rises above the roof.
Parcel means a tract or plot of land.
Park means an area open to the general public and reserved for recreational, educational, or scenic purposes.
Parking lot means an off-street parking area or vehicular use area.
Pedestrian scale (human scale) means the proportional relationship between the dimensions of a building or building element, street, outdoor space, or streetscape element and the average dimensions of the human body, taking into account the perceptions and walking speed of a typical pedestrian.
Pergola means a structure of parallel colonnades supporting an open roof of beams and crossing rafters or trellis work, over which climbing plants are trained to grow.
Permanent monument means any structure of masonry and/or metal permanently placed on or in the ground, including those expressly placed for surveying reference.
Personal and business service shops means shops primarily engaged in providing services generally involving the care of the person or such person’s apparel or rendering services to business establishments, such as laundry or dry-cleaning retail outlets, portrait/photographic studios, beauty or barber shops, employment service, or mailing and copy shops excluding publishing and engraving.
Pervious surface means a surface that allows precipitation to infiltrate directly into the ground.
Pilaster means a rectangular support or pier treated architecturally as a column, with a base shaft and capital.
Pixel pitch means a measurement of the resolution of an electronic message center display, in terms of the distance (generally in millimeters) between the center of a light emitting diode (LED) cluster (pixel) and the center of the next LED pixel. Lower pixel pitch measurements indicate higher display resolution.
Plan means the map and supporting documentation for a development, which includes but is not limited to lots, blocks, easements, rights-of-way, pedestrian ways, park and school sites, open space areas, and conservation areas in accordance with the requirements of this Code.
Planned unit development (PUD) means a project of a single owner or a group of owners acting jointly, involving a related group of residences, businesses or industries, and associated uses. Planned as a single entity, the project is subject to development and regulations as one (1) land-use unit rather than as an aggregation of individual buildings located on separate lots. The planned unit development includes usable, functional open space for the mutual benefit of the entire tract; and is designed to provide variety and diversity through the variation of normal zoning and subdivision standards so that maximum long-range benefits can be gained and the unique features of the development or site preserved and enhanced while still being in harmony with the surrounding neighborhood. Approval of a planned unit development does not eliminate the requirements of subdividing and recording a plat.
Planning area boundary means the area surrounding the Town that the Town will consider annexing and developing. The planning area boundary is delineated on the Town of Frederick Comprehensive Plan Land Use Map.
Plant nursery and greenhouse means any land or structure used primarily to raise trees, shrubs, flowers, or other plants for sale or for transplanting.
Plat means a map of certain described land prepared in accordance with the requirements of this Code and C.R.S. Section 38-51-106 as an instrument for recording of real estate interests with the County Clerk and Recorder.
Pole sign means a detached permanent sign that is mounted upon one (1) pole.
Portable sign means a sign that is designed to be easily moved from one (1) location to another, and when placed, is neither fastened to a permanent structure or building, nor staked or otherwise installed into the ground. Portable signs include signs that are mounted on trailers, wheeled carriers, or frames that are designed to be placed onto a surface without being secured to it.
Primary residence means the place that a person, by custom and practice, makes his or her principal domicile and address and to which the person intends to return, following any temporary absence, such as vacation. Residence is evidenced by actual daily physical presence, use, and occupancy of the primary residence and the use of the residential address for domestic purposes, such as, but not limited to, slumber, preparation of and consumption of meals, regular mail delivery, vehicle and voter registration, or credit, water, and utility billing. A person shall have only one (1) primary residence. A primary residence shall not include accessory buildings.
Prime farmland means land that has the best combination of physical and chemical characteristics for producing food, feed, forage, fiber, and oilseed crops, and other agricultural crops with minimum inputs of fuel, fertilizer, pesticides, and labor and without intolerable soil erosion, as determined by the Secretary of Agriculture. Prime farmland includes land that possesses the above characteristics but is being used currently to produce livestock and timber. It does not include land already in or committed to urban development or water storage.
Principal building entrance means a primary point of public pedestrian access into a building. The phrase “principal building entrance” does not include doors used principally as emergency exits, or doors that provide restricted access (e.g., for employees or deliveries).
Print shop means an establishment in which the principle business consists of duplicating and printing services using photocopy, blueprint, or offset printing equipment, including publishing, binding, and engraving, excluding businesses providing copy services and that fall under Personal and business service shops.
Private school means a school that is established, conducted, and primarily supported by a nongovernmental agency.
Professional office means an office for professionals such as physicians, dentists, lawyers, architects, engineers, artists, musicians, designers, teachers, accountants, and others who through training are qualified to perform services of a professional nature and where no storage or sale of merchandise exists, except as accessory to the professional services.
Proof of ownership means ownership as specified in a current title insurance commitment or policy, or certification of title, issued by a title insurance company licensed by the State.
Property line means the boundary of any lot, parcel, or tract as the same is described in the conveyance of such property to the owner; and does not include the streets or alleys upon which the said lot, parcel or tract abuts.
Public hearing means a meeting called by a public body for which public notice has been given and which is held in a place at which the general public may attend to hear issues and to express their opinions. Notice of a public hearing shall be posted/published fifteen (15) days prior to the hearing.
Public improvement means any drainage ditch, roadway, parkway, sidewalk, pedestrian way, tree lawn, landscaped open space, off-street parking area, lot improvement, or other facility which benefits the public.
Public open space means an open space area conveyed or otherwise dedicated to the municipality, state, county, or other public body for recreational or conservation uses. Public open spaces are to be unencumbered by any nuisance or hazards to the public.
Public use means a use which is owned by and operated for the public by the Town, County, state, or federal governments, school districts, recreation district, or other special district as defined by Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes.
Public utility means a common carrier supplying electricity, wire telephone service, natural gas, water, wastewater or storm water service, or similar public services, but shall not include railroads, other forms of rail mass transit or depots or terminals supporting the same, or wireless telecommunication facilities.
Quasi-public means having the nature or characteristics of being public, but owned by a private or not-for-profit entity.
Recreational vehicle (RV) means any vehicle which may be used for recreation or personal purposes and shall include, but not be limited to, a boat, motor home, camper trailer, detached camper or detached trailer of any design, whether commercially manufactured or homemade. Recreational vehicle includes any trailer used to transport any recreational vehicle(s). Additionally, the following shall be considered a recreational vehicle:
(a) Camping trailer or tent trailer means a folding structure, constructed of canvas, plastic, or similar water repellent material, designed to be mounted on wheels and designed for travel and recreation.
(b) Motorized camper, motor home, recreational conversion van or bus means a recreational vehicle consisting of a portable, temporary dwelling to be used for travel, recreation, and vacation uses, and constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.
(c) Pick-up camper means a vehicle designed to be mounted on or loaded into a pick-up truck chassis for use as a temporary dwelling for travel and recreation.
(d) Tent means a portable or temporary cover or shelter, with or without side panels, which is supported by poles and is made of canvas, plastic, or similar materials.
(e) Travel trailer means a towed vehicle designed as a temporary dwelling for travel and recreation.
(f) Travel trailer, self-contained means a trailer which can operate independently of connections to sewer, water, and electric systems. It contains a water-flushed toilet, lavatory, shower or bath, and kitchen sink, all of which are connected to water storage and sewage holding tanks located within the trailer.
Recreational vehicle storage facility means a parcel of land specifically developed for locating, storing, displaying, or selling recreational vehicles.
Recreational vehicle site means a plot of ground within a recreational vehicle park intended for the accommodation of either a recreational vehicle, tent, or other individual camping unit on a temporary basis.
Recycling facility means a building used for the collection and/or processing of recyclable material. Processing shall mean the preparation of material for efficient shipment by such means as baling, compacting, flattening, grinding, crushing, mechanical sorting, or cleaning. Such a facility, if entirely enclosed within a building or buildings, shall be considered a warehouse.
Registry identification card means that document, issued by the State Department of Public Health, which identifies a patient authorized to engage in the medical use of marijuana and such patient’s primary care-giver, if any has been designated.
Replacement pole means a newly constructed and permitted traffic signal, utility pole, street light, flagpole, electric distribution, or street light poles or other similar structure of proportions and of equal height or such other height that would not constitute a substantial change to a preexisting pole or structure in order to support a WCF or small cell facility or to accommodate collocation and remove the preexisting pole or structure.
Research laboratories means a building or group of buildings in which are located facilities for scientific research, investigation, testing, or experimentation, but not facilities for the manufacture or sale of products except as incidental to the main purpose of the laboratory.
Resource extraction, processes, and sales means removal or recovery by any means whatsoever of sand, gravel, soil, rock, minerals, mineral substances, or organic substances other than vegetation, from water or land on or beneath the surface thereof, exposed or submerged. The term shall also apply to any processing or reprocessing, packaging, or sale of renewable energy through passive or active means, including but not limited to solar, wind, and hydro-turbine power generation, processing or storage.
Restaurant, drive-in or drive-through means any establishment in which the principal business is the sale of foods and beverages to the customer in a ready-to-consume state and in which the design or principal method of operation of all or any portion of the business is to allow food or beverages to be served directly to the customer in a motor vehicle without the need for the customer to exit the motor vehicle.
Restaurant, fast food means any establishment in which the principal business is the sale of food and beverages to the customer in a ready-to-consume state, and in which the design or principal method of operation includes the following characteristics.
(a) Food and beverages are usually served in paper, plastic or other disposable containers;
(b) The consumption of food and beverages is encouraged or permitted within the restaurant building, within a motor vehicle parked upon the premises or at other facilities on the premises outside the restaurant building, or for carry-out; and
(c) Drive-through facilities are allowed, subject to review of traffic patterns, vehicle stacking areas, and entrance and exit locations.
Restaurant, standard means any establishment in which the principal business is the sale of food and beverages to customers in a ready-to-consume state; where fermented malt beverages and/or malt, special malt or vinous and spirituous liquors may be produced on the premises as an accessory use; and where the design or principal method of operation includes one (1) or both of the following characteristics:
(a) Customers are served their food and/or beverages by a restaurant employee at the same table or counter at which the items are consumed; or
(b) Customers are served their food and/or beverages by means of a cafeteria-type operation where the food or beverages are consumed within the restaurant building.
Retail establishment, large means a retail establishment, or any combination of retail establishments in a single building, occupying more than twenty-five thousand (25,000) gross square feet of floor area, devoted to the sale or rental of goods, including stocking, to the general public for personal or household consumption or to services incidental to the sale or rental of such goods, except that no supermarket shall be deemed to be a large retail establishment.
Retail establishment, small means an establishment, or any combination of retail establishments in a single building, occupying twenty-five thousand (25,000) or less gross square feet of floor area devoted to the sale or rental of goods, including stocking, to the general public for personal or household consumption or to services incidental to the sale or rental of such goods.
Retention basin means a pond, pool, or basin used for permanent storage of water runoff.
RF compliance letter means a letter from the wireless communications facility applicant certifying that the proposed WCF will comply with federal regulations regarding radio frequency emissions.
Right-of-way means a strip of land occupied or intended to be occupied by a street, crosswalk, railroad, road, electric transmission line, oil or gas pipeline, water main, sanitary or storm sewer main, or for another special use. The usage of the term right-of-way for land platting purposes shall mean that every right-of-way established and shown on a final plat is to be separate and distinct from the lots or parcels adjoining such right-of-way and not included within the dimensions of such lots or parcels. Rights-of-way intended for streets, crosswalks, water mains, sanitary sewers, storm drains or any other use involving maintenance by a public agency shall be dedicated to public use on the plat on which such right-of-way is established.
Roof, gable means a roof sloping downward in two (2) parts from a central ridge, so as to form a gable at each end.
Roof, hip means a roof having sloping ends and sides meeting at an inclined projecting angle.
Sanitary facilities means toilets, urinals, lavatories, showers, utility sinks, and drinking fountains, and the service buildings containing these units.
Sanitary waste station means a facility used for removing and disposing of waste from self-contained camping vehicle sewage holding tanks.
School means any building or part or any building used for instructional purposes to provide elementary, secondary, post-secondary, or vocational education. School does not include "child/day care centers" but includes the following more specific uses: public school, private school, business, vocations, and trade schools.
Searchlight means an apparatus used to project a beam of light.
Senior housing means housing intended and operated for occupancy by persons fifty-five (55) years of age or older as further defined by the US Fair Housing Act and Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995.
SF means square foot.
Shooting range means an area or structure specially designed for the safe discharge of archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, or any other firearm or similar device for the purpose of sport shooting or military/law enforcement training. The range may use silhouettes, skeet, trap, or other similar materials to facilitate target practice. Excluded from this use shall be general hunting and discharging of firearms on private property with the property owner’s permission as prohibited by Municipal Code Section 10-224.
Shooting range, indoor means an indoor area designed for the safe discharge of archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, or any other firearm or similar device for the purpose of sport shooting or military/law enforcement training. The range may use silhouettes, skeet, trap, or other similar materials to facilitate target practice. Excluded from this use shall be general hunting and discharging of firearms on private property with the property owner’s permission as prohibited by Municipal Code Section 10-224.
Shooting range, outdoor means the use of land designed for the safe discharge of archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, or any other firearm or similar device for the purpose of sport shooting or military/law enforcement training. The range may use silhouettes, skeet, trap, or other similar materials to facilitate target practice. Excluded from this use shall be general hunting and discharging of firearms on private property with the property owner’s permission as prohibited by Municipal Code Section 10-224.
Sidewalk sign means a type of portable sign that is designed to be placed (but generally not anchored) upon a hard surface in order to attract the attention of pedestrians.
Sight distance triangle means the area at the four (4) corners of an intersection that is to be kept free of shrubs, ground covers, berms, fences, structures or other materials or items greater than thirty (30) inches in height. Trees shall not be planted in the triangular area. Further definition is provided in the approved version of the Town of Frederick Design Standards and Construction Specifications.
Sign means any surface, fabric, device, or display that includes (or is specifically designed to include) lettered, pictorial, or sculptured matter that is intended to convey information to people on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, on a public street or other right-of-way, or on nearby property. The term sign also includes all structural members (if any).
Sign face means the surface area of a sign which is designed for placement of text, symbols, or images.
Signal interference letter means a letter from the applicant certifying that the proposed WCF will comply with all federal regulations regarding radio signal interference.
Significant wildlife habitat and migration corridors are areas designated by the Colorado Division of Wildlife and/or the Colorado Natural Diversity Information Source (www.ndis.nrel.colostate.edu) as areas of landscape that provide food, cover, and water sufficient to meet the needs of a given species to survive and reproduce.
Site for towers (other than towers in the right-of-way and eligible support structures) shall mean the current boundaries of the leased or owned property surrounding the tower or eligible support structure and any access or utility easements currently related to the site. A site, for other alternative tower structures, base stations and small cell facilities in the right-of-way, is further restricted to that area comprising the base of the structure and to other related accessory equipment already deployed on the ground.
Site plan means a scale drawing of a lot, showing the actual measurements, the size and location of any existing and/or proposed buildings, the location of the lot in relation to abutting streets, and other details such as parking areas, access points, landscaped area, building areas, setbacks from lot lines, building heights, floor areas, densities, utility locations, and easements.
Site sign means a type of temporary sign that is constructed of vinyl, plastic, wood, metal, or other comparable rigid material, which is displayed on a structure that includes at least two (2) posts.
Site specific development plan means the final plat of a subdivision or final development plan of a PUD (Planned Unit Development) when approved by the Board of Trustees pursuant to Article 5 of this Code.
Small cell wireless facility means a wireless communications facility where each antenna is located inside an enclosure of no more than three (3) cubic feet in volume, or, in the case of an antenna that has exposed elements, the antenna and all of its exposed elements that could fit within an imaginary enclosure of no more than three (3) cubic feet; and primary equipment enclosures are not larger than seventeen (17) cubic feet in volume. The following associated equipment may be located outside of the primary equipment enclosure and, if so located, is not included in the calculation of equipment volume: electric meter, concealment, telecommunications demarcation box, ground-based enclosure, backup power systems, grounding equipment, power transfer switch and cut-off switch.
Special school means places of education for all types of activities including martial arts, dance, instruction to play a musical instrument, or other similar personal skill instruction.
Special use means a use which follows the process of an administrative application, but that has special requirements that must be met in order for consideration of approval. Article 9 outlines the specifications for a special use.
Split garages means having at least two (2) separate garages that are oriented in different directions.
Street means a public thoroughfare which affords the principal means of access to abutting property.
Street furniture means constructed objects, such as outdoor seating, kiosks, bus shelters, sculpture, tree grids, trash receptacles, fountains, and telephone booths, that have the potential for enlivening and giving variety to streets, sidewalks, plazas, and other outdoor spaces open to and used by the public.
Streetscape means the distinguishing character of a particular street within the public right-of-way, including paved materials, and the adjacent space extending along both sides of a street, including landscaping, sidewalks, medians, lighting, street furniture, and signage.
Structure means a combination of materials to form a construction for use, occupancy, or ornamentation, whether installed on, above, or below the surface of land or water.
Subdivider or developer means any person, partnership, joint venture, limited liability company, association, or corporation who participates as owner, promoter, developer, or sales agent in the planning, platting, development, promotion, sale, or lease of a development.
Subsidence means a local mass movement that involves the downward settling or sinking of the solid earth’s surface. Subsidence may be due to natural geologic processes or man’s activity such as coal mining.
Substantial change for eligible support structures means a modification substantially changes the physical dimensions of an eligible support structure if, after the modification, the structure meets any of the following criteria: (a) for towers other than alternative tower structures or towers in the right-of-way, it increases the height of the tower by more than ten percent (10%) or by the height of one (1) additional antenna array with separation from the nearest existing antenna not to exceed twenty (20) feet, whichever is greater; for other eligible support structures, it increases the height of the structure by more than ten percent (10%) or more than ten (10) feet, whichever is greater; (b) for towers other than towers in the right-of-way, it involves adding an appurtenance to the body of the tower that would protrude from the edge of the tower more than twenty (20) feet, or more than the width of the tower structure at the level of the appurtenance, whichever is greater; for eligible support structures, it involves adding an appurtenance to the body of the structure that would protrude from the edge of the structure by more than six (6) feet; (c) for any eligible support structure, it involves installation of more than the standard number of new equipment cabinets for the technology involved, but not to exceed four (4) cabinets; or for towers in the right-of-way and base stations, it involves installation of any new equipment cabinets on the ground if there are no preexisting ground cabinets associated with the structure, or else involves installation of ground cabinets that are more than ten percent (10%) larger in height or overall volume than any other ground cabinets associated with the structure; (d) for any eligible support structure, it entails any excavation or deployment outside the current site; (e) for any eligible support structure, it would defeat the concealment elements of the eligible support structure (for the purposes of this subsection (e), a change which undermines the concealment elements of an eligible support structure will be considered to defeat the concealment elements); or (f) for any eligible support structure, it does not comply with conditions associated with the siting approval of the construction or modification of the eligible support structure or base station equipment, unless the noncompliance is due to an increase in height, increase in width, addition of cabinets, or new excavation that would not exceed the thresholds identified in subsections (a), (b), and (c) of this definition. For purposes of determining whether a substantial change exists, changes in height are measured from the original support structure in cases where deployments are or will be separated horizontally, such as on buildings’ rooftops; in other circumstances, changes in height are measured from the dimensions of the tower or base station, inclusive of originally approved appurtenances and any modifications that were approved prior to February 22, 2012.
Substantial modification means any modification of a sign that involves alteration or replacement of a structural support, enlargement of the sign area, material changes to the sign height or sign clearance, obvious changes of materials or components (e.g., replacement of wood with plastic), addition of new components (e.g., installation of lighting or an EMC) or repairs that cost more than fifty percent (50%) of the replacement cost of the sign. Substantial modifications do not include replacement of sign panels in a sign cabinet with comparable materials that display different messages, replacement of existing light sources with compliant light sources (unless the electrical work exceeds the repairs limit), painting, or repainting.
Supermarket means a retail establishment primarily selling food, as well as other convenience and household goods, which occupies a space of not less than twenty-five thousand one (25,001) square feet.
Swing sign means a type of temporary sign that is suspended from a horizontal swing post that is attached to a post that is staked into the ground. Swing signs may include riders that are mounted to the swing post or suspended under the sign panel.
Swing-in garage means a garage that is oriented so that the garage doors are perpendicular to the street.
Tandem garage means a garage that allows for the parking of one (1) car in front of another.
Tandem parking means parking two (2) cars in a driveway or parking space so that one (1) car is right in front of the other and the front car cannot move until the back car is moved.
Tavern means an establishment providing or dispensing fermented malt beverages and/or malt, special malt, vinous, or spirituous liquors and in which the sale of food products such as sandwiches or light snacks is secondary.
Temporary use means a prospective use intended for limited duration and to be located in a zoning district that may or may not permit such use, and shall not include continuing a nonconforming use or building.
Title commitment means formal documentation from a title company listing the name of the owner of the property under consideration, the legal description of the property and any legal holdings on the property such as easements, rights-of-way, or liens.
Tourist facility means an establishment set up to primarily provide local tourist information to visitors.
Tower means any structure that is built for the sole or primary purpose of supporting one (1) or more any FCC licensed or authorized antennas and their associated facilities, including structures that are constructed for wireless communications services including, but not limited to, private, broadcast, and public safety services, as well as unlicensed wireless services and fixed wireless services such as microwave backhaul, and the associated site. The term includes self-supporting lattice towers, guy towers or monopole towers, radio and television transmission towers, microwave towers, common carrier towers, cellular telephone towers, alternative tower structures and the like.
Town means the Town of Frederick, Colorado.
Town of Frederick Comprehensive Plan means the plan which was adopted by the Planning Commission and Board of Trustees in accordance with C.R.S. Section 31-23-206, to guide the future growth, protection, and development of the Town, affording adequate facilities for housing, transportation, comfort, convenience, public health, safety, and general welfare of its population.
Transit facilities means facilities such as bus stops, bus terminals, transit stations, transfer points, or depots.
Transmission equipment means equipment that facilitates transmission for any FCC licensed or authorized wireless communications service, including, but not limited to, radio transceivers, antennas, coaxial or fiber-optic cable, and regular and backup power supply. The term includes equipment associated with wireless communications services including, but not limited to, private, broadcast, and public safety services, as well as unlicensed wireless services and fixed wireless services such as microwave backhaul.
Trip means a single or one-way vehicle movement to or from a property or study area. Trips can be added together to calculate the total number of vehicles expected to enter and leave a specific land use or site over a designated period of time.
Truck stop means an establishment engaged primarily in the fueling, servicing, repair, or parking of tractor trucks or similar heavy commercial vehicles, including the sale of accessories and equipment for such vehicles. A truck stop may also include overnight accommodations, showers, or restaurant facilities primarily for the use of truck crews.
Undermining means land that has been mined under the surface of the ground.
Usable form of marijuana means the seeds, leaves, buds, and flowers of the plant (genus) cannabis, and any mixture or preparation thereof, which are appropriate for medical use as provided in Colorado Constitution Art. XVIII, Sec. 14, but excludes the plant’s stalks, stems, and roots.
USGS datum means the United States Geological Survey basis of elevations.
Vacant land means land that does not have development on it.
Vegetation means plants growing in a place, including but not limited to trees shrubs, vines, grasses, and groundcover.
Vested property right means the right to undertake and complete the development and use of property under the terms and conditions of a site specific development plan, pursuant to Article 5 of this Code.
Veterinary facilities, small animal clinic means any facility maintained by or for the use of a licensed veterinarian in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of animal diseases wherein the animals are limited to dogs, cats, or other comparable household pets and wherein the overnight care of said animals is prohibited except when necessary in the medical treatment of the animal.
Veterinary facilities, large animal clinic means any facility maintained by or for the use of a licensed veterinarian in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of animal diseases wherein the animals are not limited to dogs, cats, or other comparable household pets and wherein the overnight care of said animals is prohibited except when necessary in the medical treatment of the animal.
Veterinary hospital means any facility which is maintained by or for the use of a licensed veterinarian in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of animal diseases.
Walkable means a distance of one-quarter (1/4) mile or within a five- to ten-minute walk.
(b) Any portion of a parking area restricted to the exclusive use of pedestrian travel.
Warehouse and distribution means a use engaged in storage, wholesale, and distribution of manufactured products, supplies, or equipment, including accessory offices or showrooms, including incidental retail sales, but excluding bulk storage of materials that are inflammable or explosive or that create hazardous or commonly recognized offensive conditions.
Warehousing means a business which stores or stocks merchandise or commodities.
Window sign means a type of temporary or permanent sign that is: (1) painted on, applied to, or attached to a window; or (2) installed or positioned within a building such that the sign face is oriented towards and highly visible through a window that is within six (6) feet of the sign.
Window transparency means, for the purposes of this Article, any area of a window that is not covered or obstructed by a sign, such that the visibility through the window in both directions is not blocked by a sign. The actual visibility through the window (e.g., a pedestrian’s ability to overcome daytime glare) is not a factor in the determination of window transparency.
Winery shall mean an industrial use with appropriate state liquor licensing that is primarily a manufacturing facility that produces more than one hundred thousand (100,000) gallons per year of vinous beverages on site. Wineries may, but are not required to, include a tasting room in which guests/customers may sample and/or purchase the product as with bar, tavern and restaurant uses with appropriate liquor licensing.
Wireless communications facility or WCF means a facility used to provide personal wireless services as defined at 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(C); or wireless information services provided to the public or to such classes of users as to be effectively available directly to the public via licensed or unlicensed frequencies; or wireless utility monitoring and control services. A WCF does not include a facility entirely enclosed within a permitted building where the installation does not require a modification of the exterior of the building; nor does it include a device attached to a building, used for serving that building only and that is otherwise permitted under other provisions of the Code. A WCF includes an antenna or antennas, including, without limitation, direction, omnidirectional and parabolic antennas, support equipment, alternative tower structures, and towers. It does not include the support structure to which the WCF or its components are attached if the use of such structures for WCFs is not the primary use. The term does not include mobile transmitting devices used by wireless service subscribers, such as vehicle or handheld radios/telephones and their associated transmitting antennas, nor does it include other facilities specifically excluded from the coverage of this Article.
Workshop and custom small industry means a facility wherein goods are produced or repaired by hand, using hand tools or small-scale equipment, including small engine repair, furniture making and restoring, upholstering, restoration of antiques and other art objects, or other similar uses.
Yard means that portion of the open area on a lot extending open and unobstructed from the ground upward from a lot line for a depth or width specified by the regulations for the zone district in which the lot is located.
Yard sign means a type of temporary sign that is constructed of paper, vinyl, plastic, wood, metal or other comparable material, which is mounted on a stake or a frame structure (often made from wire) that includes one (1) or more stakes.
Zone district means an area that is governed by standardized zoning regulations as established in Article 3.
Zoning map means the official zoning map adopted by the Town by ordinance, as amended. (Ord. 1145 §§ 1, 2 (Exh. A), 2013; Ord. 1167 §§ 1, 2 (Exh. A), 2014; Ord. 1204 §§ 9 – 11 (Exh. A), 2015; Ord. 1234 §§1, 2, 3, 2016; Ord. 1295 §§ 1, 2, 2018; Ord. 1326 § 1, 2019)