Ordinances – CITY OF ISANTI

ORDINANCE NO. 672

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO 445 ZONING; SECTION 2 DEFINITION OF TERMS AND SECTION 10 SPECIAL PURPOSE DISTRICT, ARTICLE 1 RC RECREATIONAL COMMERCIAL DISTRICT

THE CITY OF ISANTI DOES ORDAIN:

I. AMENDMENTS

Section 2: Definition of Terms is hereby amended to include and read as follows:

Hobby Farm

The incidental use of land for the production and/or cultivation of farm crops and the keeping of animals generally raised on a farm. The keeping of animals is subject to MN State Statute 343.

Retreat Center

A semipublic use oriented to using the natural features and outdoor character of the area for short-term stays and featuring educational, contemplative and human development workshop and related training activities, which may include the following: passive recreation (non-motorized) oriented to appreciating the outdoor and natural character of the area; a nature center, conservatory, interpretive center, exhibit, museum or library space; residential buildings (cabins) for short-term occupancy by a single family or unrelated individuals attending an educational or similar event or workshop at the retreat (but not designed or intended for use as a residence); and/or having limited communal facilities for dining, sanitation, meeting, educational or worship purposes.

II. AMENDMENTS

Section 10: Special Purpose Districts, Article 1 RC Recreational Commercial Districts is hereby amended to read and include the following:

Subdivision 2: Permitted Uses

The following are considered permitted uses within the RC Recreational Commercial District:

A. Athletic clubs and facilities.

B. Community centers.

C. Community garden.

D. Farmers Market

CE. Golf course.

DF. Health club or spa.

EG. Motel / Hotel.

FH. Public open space.

GI. Tennis club.

Subdivision 3: Conditional Uses

The following are conditional uses within the RC Recreational Commercial District and shall require a Conditional Use Permit based upon the procedures set forth and regulated by Section 21 of this Ordinance. Additional specific standards and criteria may be cited for respective conditional uses and a request shall be evaluated based upon those additional standards and criteria.

A. Bed and Breakfast.

AB. Commercial recreation.

BC. Gas station w/ convenience store, subject to the standards as provided within Section 13 of this Ordinance.

CD. Hobby Farm.

DE. Motorized go-carts (indoor only and not discernable beyond the walls of the facility (perimeter of property)).

EF. Parking facilities, when not accessory to a principal use.

FG. Restaurants may be allowed by a conditional use permit only as an accessory use to a community center, hotel/motel, health or athletic club, or golf course.

H. Retreat Center.

Subdivision 8: Exterior Building Materials

A. Buildings within the Recreational Commercial District shall be designed so as to be compatible with the surrounding uses. Exterior building wall finishes shall be comprised of one (1) or a combination of the following materials.

1. Face brick.

2. Natural stone.

3. Glass.

4. Decorative concrete block as approved by the City Council.

5. Specifically designed pre-cast concrete units; if the surfaces have been integrally treated with an applied decorative material or texture.

6. Masonry stucco.

7. Other comparable or superior material as recommended by the Planning Commission and approved by the City Council.

B. Design Standard Flexibility. The City Council may approve an alternative approach to meeting any of the design standards in this Section if an applicant demonstrates such modification is necessary to respond to site conditions, will result in better integration of uses, or provide significant site amenities, buffers, and other elements to offset any potential harmful effect that could be caused by the use and will further the intent of this Section.

C. All subsequent additions and accessory buildings constructed after the erection of the original building or buildings, shall be constructed with exterior finishes comprised of the same materials as the original structure(s).

III. EFFECTIVE DATE

This ordinance shall take effect upon its adoption and publication in the Citys Official Newspaper.

Adopted by the City Council this 4th day of April 2017.

Mayor George A. Wimmer

ATTEST:

Lindsey Giese

Human Resources / City Clerk

Published in the

Isanti County News

April 12, 2017

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