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Ordinance 22-040

Ordinance 22-040

 

An Ordinance to amend Chapter 94, Zoning of the City of Brookings 

pertaining to Sections 94-131, 94-132, 94-133, 94-134, 94-135, 94-135.5, 94-136, 94-137, 94-161, and 94-399.1 for the purposes of Amending the Maximum Allowable Heights in the B-1, B-2, B-2A, B-3, B-4, B-5, I-1, I-1R and I-2 Districts and Associated Bufferyard Requirements.

 

 

Be It Ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Brookings, South Dakota that the Subdivision Regulations be amended as follows:

 

I.

ARTICLE IV. – DISTRICT REGULATIONS

That the following sections of Article IV of the Zoning Regulations shall be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 94-131. Business B-1 central district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The B-1 district regulations are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. 
 Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

All uses 

 

 

 

 

20 feet* 

60 feet

*Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

Sec. 94-132. Business B-2 district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The density, area, yard and height regulations in the B-2 district are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. 
 Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

Commercial uses 

 

15,000 

100 feet 

25 feet 

5 feet* 

20 feet* 

60 feet

Other allowable uses 

 

15,000 

100 feet 

25 feet 

7 feet** 

20 feet 

60 feet 

*Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

**The side yard will be required to be increased to ten feet if the building is three or more stories in height. 

Sec. 94-133. Business B-2A office district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The B-2A district regulations are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. 
 Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

All uses 

 

 

 

25 feet 

5 feet* 

20 feet* 

60 feet

*Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

Sec. 94-134. Business B-3 heavy district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The B-3 district regulations are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. 
 Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

All uses 

 

 

 

20 feet 

5 feet* 

20 feet* 

60 feet

*Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

Sec. 94-135. Business B-4 highway district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The B-4 district regulations are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. 
 Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

All uses 

 

40,000* 

200 feet** 

50 feet 

25 feet*** 

30 feet*** 

N/A***

*A lot fronting on a service road or non-arterial right-of-way must have a minimum lot area of 30,000 square feet. 

**A lot fronting on a service road or non-arterial right-of-way must have a minimum lot width of 150 feet.                     

***Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

Sec. 94-135.5. Business B-5 planned research and business district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The density, area, yard and height regulations in the B-5 district are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. 
 Front 
 Yard* 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

All uses 

 

 

 

40 feet 

25 feet** 

30 feet** 

N/A**

*The yard abutting Interstate 29 shall be considered a front yard. 

**Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

Sec. 94-136. Industrial I-1 light district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The I-1 district regulations are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

All uses 

 

 

 

20 feet 

20 feet* 

20 feet* 

N/A*

*Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

Sec. 94-137. Industrial I-2 heavy district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The I-2 district regulations are as follows:

 

Density 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. 
 Height 

All uses 

 

 

 

40 feet 

20 feet* 

20 feet* 

N/A* 

*Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

Sec. 94-161. Industrial I-1R restricted district.

(f)       Density, area, yard and height regulations. The I-1R district regulations are as follows:

 

Lot 
 Coverage 

Min. Lot 
 Area 
 Sq. Ft. 

Min. Lot 
 Width 

Min. Front 
 Yard 

Min. Side 
 Yard 

Min. Rear 
 Yard 

Max. Height 

All uses 

35%* 

 

 

60 feet*** 

50 feet** 

50 feet** 

N/A**

*Buildings used solely for storage and/or warehousing operations may occupy no more than 50 percent of the area of the lot. 

**Refer to section 94-399.1 bufferyards. 

***The yard area abutting Interstate 29 shall be considered a rear yard. 

II.

ARTICLE VI. – SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

That the following sections of Article VI of the Zoning Regulations shall be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 94-399.1. Bufferyards.

 (d)     Bufferyard requirements.

(1)     Bufferyards are required in accordance with the following table.

Table 1.1

 

Zoning of Abutting Land

Proposed Buildings over 30' in Height

Proposed Buildings over 60’ in Height

Solid Fence/Wall or Continuous Shrubs

Zoning of Proposed Development

R-1, R-1A, R-1B, R-1C, R-1D, R-2, R-3, R-3A, RMH

R-1, R-1A, R-1B, R-1C, R-1D, R-2, R-3, R-3A, RMH

 

R-1, R-1A, R-1B, R-1C, R-1D, R-2, R-3, R-3A, RMH

B-1

Type A or type F

Type B or type F

N/A

N/A

B-2

Type B or type G 

Type C or type G

N/A

N/A

B-2A

Type A or type E

Type C or type G

N/A

N/A

R-B4

Type A or type E

Type C or type G

N/A

N/A

B-3

Type C or type H

Type C or type H

N/A

6' required

B-4

Type C or type G

Type C or type G

Type D or type I

6' required

B-5

Type C or type G

Type C or type G

Type D or type I

N/A

I-1, I-1R

Type C or type H

Type C or type H

Type D or type J

6' required

I-2

Type C or type H

Type C or type H

Type D or type J

6' required

*R-3, R-3A, R-B4

 

Type B or type G

N/A

N/A

*Applicable only to structures over 30 feet in height.

(2)     Bufferyard types. The following bufferyard types are hereby established and shall provide the requirements for each type of bufferyard referenced in table 1.1. The table prescribes the minimum widths and landscaping for bufferyards.

Table 1.2

Bufferyard 
 Types

Minimum Buffer from Parking Lot

Minimum Buffer to Structure

Plantings per 100 lineal feet or fraction thereof per Bufferyard

Type A

10'

20'

3 trees and 10 shrubs

Type B

15'

25'

5 trees and 10 shrubs

Type C

20'

30'

6 trees and 14 shrubs

Type D

30’

45’

6 trees and 14 shrubs

Type E

25'

25'

greenspace

Type F

30'

30'

greenspace

Type G

40'

40'

greenspace

Type H

50'

50'

greenspace

Type I

60’

60’

greenspace

Type J

75’

75’

greenspace

 

III.

 

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

 

First Reading:           November 22, 2022

Second Reading:     December 13, 2022

Published:                 December 16, 2022

                                                                                    

                                                                                    CITY OF BROOKINGS, SD

 

 

            _______________________________

                                                                                    Oepke “Ope” Niemeyer, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

 

___________________________________

Bonnie Foster, City Clerk

 

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