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Rootstown Township Zoning Resolution

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ARTICLE I: PURPOSE AND INTERPRETATION

CHAPTER 110 Title and Purpose
110.1 Short Title
110.2 Authorization
110.3 Purpose
110.4 Uniformity of regulations

CHAPTER 130 Interpretation
130.1 Interpretation
130.2 Compliance with regulations
130.3 Compliance with building and subdivision regulations
130.4 Validity and separability
130.5 Repealer
130.6 Effective date

CHAPTER 150 Definitions
150.1 Interpretation of terms and words
150.2 Definitions

ARTICLE II GENERAL ESTABLISHMENT

CHAPTER 210 Districts and Their Boundaries
210.1 Establishment of districts
210.2 Zoning districts map
210.3 Interpretation of district boundaries

CHAPTER 230 General Provisions
230.1 General regulation of lots
230.2 Nuisances prohibited
230.3 Visibility at intersections
230.4 Access to other districts prohibited
230.5 Agricultural uses
230.6 General regulation of structures and construction
230.7 Fire protection, lighting, and utilities
230.8 Temporary Vendors

ARTICLE III DISTRICT REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 310 Residential District Regulations
310.1 Purpose
310.2 Use Regulations
310.3 Schedule of permitted uses
310.4 Lot requirements
310.5 Yard requirements for O-C, R-1, R-2, and R-V Districts
310.6 Spacing requirements for R-3 Districts
310.7 Height requirements for principal buildings
310.8 Dwelling unit requirements
310.9 Accessory use regulations for O-C, R-1, R-2, and R-V districts
310.10 Regulations for home occupations
310.11 Family day care home, type "B"
310.12 Development plan review of platted subdivisions
310.13 Reasonable Accommodation

CHAPTER 320 Planned Residential Development Regulations
320.1 Purpose
320.2 Approval of planned residential developments
320.3 Minimum project area
320.4 Dwelling types
320.5 Density and open space regulations
320.6 Development standards
320.7 Restricted open space requirements
320.8 Street and drive requirements
320.9 Supplemental requirements
320.10 Standards and criteria for common areas
320.11 Phased development
320.12 Plan approval

CHAPTER 350 Commercial District Regulations
350.1 Purpose
350.2 Use regulations
350.3 Schedule of permitted uses
350.4 Lot requirements
350.5 Building setback requirements
350.6 Additional use/building regulations
350.7 Height regulations350.7
350.8 Parking setback requirements
350.9 Accessory use regulations
350.10 Landscaping and screening requirements
350.11 Supplemental regulations for gasoline stations
350.12 Performance Standards
350.13 Development plan review

CHAPTER 360 Planned Commercial Development Regulations
360.1 Purpose
360.2 Approval of planned commercial developments
360.3 Minimum project area
360.4 Use regulations
360.5 Development standards
360.6 Plan Approval

CHAPTER 370 Industrial District Regulations
370.1 Purpose
370.2 Use regulations
370.3 Schedule of permitted uses
370.4 Lot requirements
370.5 Building setback requirements
370.6 Height regulations
370.7 Parking setback requirements
370.8 Accessory use regulations
370.9 Landscaping and screening requirements
370.10 Performance standards
370.11 Development plan review

CHAPTER 390 Conditional Use Regulations
390.1 Purpose
390.2 General criteria for all conditional uses
390.3 Specific standards for conditional uses
390.4 Schedule of regulations for conditional uses in residential districts
390.5 Schedule of regulations for conditional uses in commercial and industrial districts
390.6 Supplemental regulations for specific uses

ARTICLE IV REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL DISTRICTS

CHAPTER 410 Off-Street Parking and Loading Regulations
410.1 Purpose
410.2 Parking facilities required
410.3 Units of measure
410.4 Off-street parking standards
410.5 Allowance for shared parking and older buildings in the V-C district
410.6 Deferred construction of required spaces
410.7 Off-street waiting spaces for drive-thru facilities
410.8 Parking spaces for persons with disabilities
410.9 Parking design standards
410.10 Regulations for access drives
410.11 Off-street loading requirements
410.12 Improvement and maintenance standards
410.13 Parking lot landscaping and screening
410.14 Development plan review

CHAPTER 420 Sign Regulations
420.1 Purpose
420.2 Classification of signs
420.3 Computations
420.4 Maximum sign area
420.5 Bonus sign area for commercial and industrial districts
420.6 Regulations for freestanding signs
420.7 Maximum height of freestanding signs
420.8 Supplemental regulations for temporary signs
420.9 Signs exempt from regulation
420.10 Prohibited signs
420.11 Criteria for the design and construction of signs
420.12 Maintenance
420.13 Administrative procedures
420.14 Regulations of nonconforming signs

CHAPTER 430 Landscaping and Screening Requirements
430.1 Purpose
430.2 Landscaping along the street frontage
430.3 Screening and landscaping of parking lots
430.4 Screening and buffering when lot abuts a residential district
430.5 Screening of accessory uses
430.6 Landscaping and maintenance of yards
430.7 Approval process for required landscaping, fences and walls

CHAPTER 440 Lighting Requirements
440.1 Purpose
440.2 Definitions
440.3 General Requirements
440.4 Exemptions

CHAPTER 450 Non-Conforming Uses, Buildings, Lots and Structures
450.1 Purpose
450.2 Nonconforming buildings or structures
450.3 Nonconforming use of buildings and land
450.4 Nonconforming parking facilities
450.5 Nonconforming signs
450.6 Nonconforming lots
450.7 Nonconforming use due to reclassification
450.8 Change from nonconforming use
450.9 Existing use deemed conditional use; permit required for change
450.10 Determination of nonconforming status
450.11 Completion of construction with zoning certificate

CHAPTER 460 Regulations for Wireless Telecommunications Facilities
460.1 Purpose
460.2 Definitions
460.3 Permitted locations
460.4 Locations requiring conditional use approval
460.5 Standards applicable to all wireless telecommunications facilities
460.6 Removal of telecommunications facilities
460.7 FCC compliance

CHAPTER 470 Oil and Gas Regulations
470.1 Purpose
470.2 Filing requirements
470.3 General requirements
470.4 Fencing and landscaping
470.5 Noise
470.6 Access drives
470.7 Signs
470.8 Minimum distances for new construction
470.9 Restoration/abandonment
470.10 Definitions

CHAPTER 480 Wind/Solar Energy

Wind Energy:
480.1 Purpose
480.2 Certification
480.3 Height
480.4 Noise
480.5 Location & Setbacks
480.6 Safety Features
480.7 Lighting
480.8 Advertising
480.9 Warnings
480.10 Maintenance
480.11 Blade Clearance
480.12 Liability
480.13 Fencing
480.14 Electrical Interference

Solar Energy:
480.15 Purpose
480.16 Allowable number of panels
480.17 Height
480.18 Liability
480.19 Location
480.20 Maintenance

ARTICLE V ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

CHAPTER 510 Zoning Inspector
510.1 Zoning Inspector
510.2 Powers and duties of the Zoning Inspector

CHAPTER 520 Zoning Commission
520.1 Establishment of commission
520.2 Composition and appointment
520.3 Quorum
520.4 Meetings
520.5 Proceedings
520.6 Powers and duties

CHAPTER 530 Board of Zoning Appeals
530.1 Establishment of Board
530.2 Composition and appointment
530.3 Quorum
530.4 Meetings
530.5 Witnesses
530.6 Proceedings
530.7 Powers and duties

ARTICLE VI ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES, ENFORCEMENT

CHAPTER 610 Zoning Certificates
610.1 Zoning certificate required
610.2 Agricultural uses exempt
610.3 Zoning certificate application requirements
610.4 Review for completeness
610.5 Action on application for zoning certificate
610.6 Approval of zoning certificate
610.7 Denial of zoning certificate
610.8 Submission to Director of Transportation
610.9 Culvert permit required
610.10 Expiration of zoning certificate
610.11 Temporary use permits
610.12 Commercial and industrial certificate of use

CHAPTER 620 Development Plan Review
620.1 Purpose
620.2 Development plan review required
620.3 Pre-application meeting encouraged
620.4 General development plan submission requirements
620.5 Final development plan submission requirements
620.6 Development plan review procedures
620.7 Review criteria for planned residential developments
620.07A Review criteria for planned commercial developments and planned commercial overlay districts
620.8 Expiration of development plan approval
620.9 County approval of subdivision
620.10 Significance of an approved final development plan; plan provisions

CHAPTER 630 Conditional Zoning Certificates
630.1 Purpose
630.2 Pre-application meeting encouraged
630.3 Submission of application
630.4 Review for completeness
630.5 Distribution of application
630.6 Notification to Zoning Commission
630.7 Public hearing and notice by Board of Zoning Appeals
630.8 Review criteria
630.9 Action by Board of Zoning Appeals
630.10 Terms and duration of conditional zoning certificate
630.11 Reapplication

CHAPTER 640 Appeals and Variances
640.1 Appeals to the Board of Zoning Appeals
640.2 Initiation of appeal
640.3 Public hearing by the Board
640.4 Stay of proceedings
640.5 Review of appeal
640.6 Decision of the Board
640.7 Variance as a type of appeal.

CHAPTER 660 Amendments
660.1 Authority for amendments
660.2 Initiation of zoning amendments
660.3 Amendments initiated by property owner(s)
660.4 Amendments initiated by Zoning Commission
660.5 Amendments initiated by Trustees
660.6 Guidelines when considering amendments to the zoning map
660.7 Zoning Amendment Tracking Form

CHAPTER 680 Enforcement and Penalty
680.1 Zoning Inspector to enforce resolution
680.2 Schedule of fees
680.3 Construction and use to comply with approved plans, permits and certificates
680.4 Actions to bring about compliance with zoning regulations
680.5 Penalty