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19.02.020. Definitions

            "Accessory Building":  See Building, Accessory.

            "Accessory, Residential Dwelling Unit":  A secondary dwelling unit, either in, added to, or unattached from an existing single family detached dwelling, for use as a complete, independent living facility for a blood relative.

            "Accessory Structure":  See Structure, Accessory.

            "Accessory Use":  A use that a) is clearly incidental to and customarily found in connection with a principal or main use; b) is subordinate to and serves a principal or main use; c) is subordinate in extent, area, or purpose to the principal or main use; d) is located on the same lot as the principal or main use; and e) contributes to the comfort, convenience, or necessity of occupants, business, or industry of the principal or main use.  Home occupations shall be considered an accessory use.

            "Agriculture":  A farming activity limited to the tilling of the soil, raising of crops, horticulture, and gardening.  The definition does not include any commercial activity or raising of animals or fowl.

            "Altered, Structurally":  Any change in the supporting members of a building such as bearing walls, columns, beams, or girders.

            "Altered":  Any change in the construction of, or addition to, a building which would permit an increase in capacity, or a change of use.

            "Amusement, Arcade":  An establishment offering coin-operated electronic games, shooting gallery, table games, and similar recreational diversions within an enclosed building.

            "Amusement, Commercial/Indoor":  Any place of amusement conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building.

            "Amusement, Commercial/Outdoor":  Any place of amusement not conducted wholly within a completely enclosed building.

            "Antenna":  Means a transmitting or receiving device used in telecommunications that radiates or captures radio signals.

            "Architectural and Integral Part":  Any portions of, appendage to, or part of the general building layout of a main use planned for and/or constructed within the buildable area of a lot; and which is a functional part thereof; and which may be a structural part of or a detached accessory structure separated from the main building by a court not less than six feet (6') in width; and which is of the same general design or style and comparable in excellence of quality and construction to the main building.

            "Athletic, Tennis, or Racquet Club":  An establishment providing facilities for physical development, exercise, sports, or recreation.  Facilities may include exercise equipment, indoor and/or outdoor racquetball or tennis courts, jogging track, swimming pools, skating rink, indoor bathing, restaurant or snack bar, and sales of athletic equipment.  Facilities may be open to the public for a fee, or available only to persons holding membership.

            "Auto Repair, Major":  A building or premises used for the repair of any passenger auto, pick-up truck, semi-tractor, recreational vehicle, or similar vehicles where the repair includes but is not limited to the rebuilding of engines, transmissions, or differentials.

            "Auto Wrecking, Salvage Yard":  See also Junkyard.  Any lot, portion of lot or tract of land used for the storage and keeping of salvage, including scrap metals or other scrap material, or for dismantling or demolition of automobiles or equipment, machinery or parts thereof; provided that this definition shall not be deemed to include such uses which are clearly accessory and incidental to any agricultural use permitted in the zoning district.

            "Bank or Financial Institution":  Means an organization involved in deposit banking, finance, investment, mortgages, trusts, and the like.  Typical uses include commercial banks, credit unions, finance companies, and savings institutions (under State Law Title 7-23-103.1 and 7-24-305 exempt businesses).

            "Basement House":  A one-story dwelling of which ninety percent (90%) or more of the floor area is below the finished grade.

            "Basement, Walk-out":  That portion of a building located partly underground and having an exterior door, where the finished ground at the exterior door is lower than the finished main floor.

            "Basketball Standard or Court":  A basketball standard is any erected device which houses a basketball hoop and accompanying backboard.  A basketball court is an accessory area designated for the sport of basketball that has at least one (1) basketball standard.

            "Bed and Breakfast":  A dwelling having one (1) kitchen and used for the purpose of providing meals and/or lodging for pay or compensation on a temporary basis.

            "Big Box Retail":  Any single retail store with a gross main floor area of over eighty thousand (80,000) square feet.

            "Boardinghouse, Rooming House":  A dwelling having one (1) kitchen and used for the purpose of providing meals and/or lodging for pay or compensation of any kind for three (3) or more persons.

            "Body and Paint Shop":  Means buildings or portions thereof used for the purposes of collision service such as body, frame and fender straightening and pointing of motor vehicles where all repairs are performed within a completely enclosed building.

            "Buildable Area":  That portion of a building lot not included within any required yard or open space upon which a main building may be located.  Buildable areas must be defined on subdivision plats in areas of thirty percent (30%) slope or less.  Buildable area does not include any area of an "A Zone" (100 year flood area) as defined in FEMA's Federal Insurance Relief Map of Layton City.

            "Building":  Any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls, intended or used for the shelter, housing, or enclosure of any person, animal, chattel, or property of any kind.

            "Building, Accessory":  A building that a) is clearly incidental to and customarily found in connection with a principal or main building; b) is subordinate to and serves a principal or main building; c) is subordinate in area, extent, or purpose to the principal or main building served; d) is located on the same lot as the principal or main building served; and e) contributes to the comfort, convenience, or necessity of the occupants, business, or industry in the principal or main building.

            "Building, Attached":  Means an addition to the main structure that is tied together with a common roof line and access to the addition is obtainable from inside the main structure.

            "Building, Detached":  A freestanding building with open space on all four sides.

            "Building Height":  The vertical distance from the average finished grade surface at the building wall to the highest point of the coping of a flat roof or to the deck line of a mansard roof, or the mean height level between eaves and ridge for gable, hip, or gambrel roofs.  (See Diagram A-1PDF Document.)

            "Building Inspector":  The individual(s) appointed by Layton City to enforce the provisions of the building code.

            "Building Lot":  See Lot, Building.

            "Building, Main":  The principal building or one of the principal buildings upon a lot, or the building or one of the principal buildings housing the principal use upon the lot.  This also includes all of the appendages to a principal building constructed as an architectural and integral part thereof.

            "Building Official":  The Layton City Building Official.

            "Building, Public":  A building owned and operated or owned and intended to be operated by a public agency of the United States of America, or the State of Utah, or any of its subdivisions including county and municipality in connection with a public use.  It shall not be construed to mean buildings for use as warehouses, public garages, and equipment sheds.

            "Bus Shelter":  Means a shelter located at a designated bus stop accepted as such by the Utah Department of Transportation, used to aid in the loading and unloading of passengers for the convenience of passengers of public transportation systems.  Said shelters also will include off-premise signage attached to the shelter.

            "Carport":  A private garage not completely enclosed by walls or doors.

            "Cemetery":  Means land used or intended to be used for the burial of the dead and dedicated for cemetery purposes, including crematories, mausoleums, and mortuaries when operated in conjunction with and within the boundaries of such cemetery.

            "Charter Schools":  A charter school includes an operating charter school; a charter school applicant that has its application approved by a chartering entity in accordance with Title 53A, Chapter 1a, Part 5, Utah Code Annotated.  The Utah Charter School Act; and an entity who is working on behalf of a charter school or approved charter applicant to develop or construct a charter school building.

            "Child-Care, Center":  A child care facility which regularly provides custodial care for six (6) or more children during the part of any day.

            "Child-Care, Home":  A child care facility operated on a residential premises.

            "Church or Temple":  A building, together with its accessory buildings and uses, where persons regularly assemble for worship, which building, together with its accessory buildings and uses, is maintained and controlled by a religious body organized to sustain public worship.

            "Clinic, Dental and Medical":  A building in which a group of physicians, dentists, and allied professional assistants are associated for the carrying on of their professions including a dental or medical laboratory.  Clinic does not include inpatient care or operating rooms for major surgery.

            "Club, Athletic, Tennis, or Racquet":  See Athletic, Tennis, or Racquet Club.

            "College":  An independent institution of higher learning offering a course of general study.

            "Commercial Vehicle":  A motor vehicle, trailer, or semi-tractor/trailer used or maintained for business, compensation, or profit, to transport passengers or property, that has a manufacturers gross weight of 10,001 or more pounds.

            "Community Location" means a public or private kindergarten, elementary, middle, junior, or high school; a licensed child-care facility or preschool; a trade or technical school; a church; a public library; a public playground; a public park; a youth center or other space used primarily for youth oriented activities; a public recreational facility; or a public arcade.

            "Community Use":  The uses which have the primary purpose of serving the educational, recreational, religious, or governmental needs of the community in general.  Such uses may include churches, public and private educational institutions, private non-profit recreation grounds, public parks, public buildings, public facilities, cemeteries, and other similar uses.  This definition shall not include such uses as detention facilities, half-way houses, alcohol rehabilitation centers, and other similar uses.

            "Conditional Use":  A use that is not authorized as a permitted use in a particular zoning district, but which use may be allowed, allowed with conditions, or denied based on compliance with standards and criteria set forth in the zoning ordinance for those uses.

            "Condominium":  The ownership of a single unit in a multi-unit project or structure which may be combined with an undivided interest in the common areas and facilities of the property and meeting all requirements of the "Condominium Ownership Act" of the State of Utah.

            "Construction Staff":  A body of City staff made up of the City Engineer, Public Works Director, Fire Chief, Planning Director, and Building Official or their designates.

            "Convenience Store":  A building which contains less than five thousand (5,000) square feet and is primarily engaged in the provision of frequently needed, day to day retail goods including gasoline, food and non-food products.

            "Corner Lot":  See Lot, Corner.

            "Dairy":  A farming operation for the production of milk in commercial quantities and which is regularly inspected by the State Department of Agriculture or its cooperating agencies.  It includes the raising of the natural increase to the dairy herd but does not include the feeding and fattening of livestock for slaughter in conjunction therewith.

            "Dairy Processing Plant":  A commercial establishment for the manufacture, processing, or distribution of dairy products.

            "Day-Care, Center":  See Child-Care, Center.

            "Day-Care, Home":  See Child-Care, Home.

            "Deferred Deposit Lender":  Means a business that conducts transactions where a person presents to a check casher a check written on that person's account or provides written or electronic authorization to a check casher to effect a debit from that person's account using an electronic payment, and the check casher provides the maker an amount of money that is equal to the face value of the check or the amount of the debit less any fee or interest charged for the transaction, and agrees not to cash the check or process the debit until a specific date.

            "Dwelling":  Any building or portion thereof which is designed for residential purposes except hotels, apartment hotels, boardinghouses, rooming houses, tourist courts, and mobile homes when not connected to public utilities.  A mobile home will be considered a dwelling when it is connected to public utilities and the occupants thereof take meals and sleep within the confines of the mobile home.

            "Dwelling, Multiple Unit":  A building containing three (3) or more dwelling units.

            "Dwelling, Single Family Detached":  A building designed for and occupied exclusively by one (1) family on a separate lot and not sharing any common wall.

            "Dwelling, Single Family Attached":  A dwelling sharing a common wall or walls, but located on an individual lot.

            "Dwelling, Two Family":  Two (2) dwellings sharing a common wall or walls and located on one lot.

            "Dwelling Unit":  A single unit providing complete, independent living facilities for one (1) or more persons including provisions for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.

            "Elderly Apartment":  Multi-family dwelling units occupied by elderly persons.  In the case of double occupancy of a unit, only one (1) resident is required to be at least sixty-two (62) years of age.  The housing must be self-contained and physically accessible to elderly citizens.  The housing may include limited medical, recreational, and commercial services if such services are limited to residents and their guests.

            "Elderly Person":  A person who is sixty-two (62) years of age or older.

            "Family":  Any number of individuals, related by blood, marriage, or adoption, and domestic servants for such family, or a group of not more than five (5) persons who are not so related, living together as a single nonprofit housekeeping unit doing their own cooking.

            "Family Food Production":  The production of food through gardening or horticulture, for the sole use of the family occupying the premises.  The raising of animals or fowl is not included in this definition.

            "Farm Animals":  The keeping of animals and fowl such as commonly used for food or fiber production or as a beast of burden, for commercial purposes or for pleasure.  The density allowed in various zones is contained in Chapter 6 of this Title.

            "Farm Industry":  The keeping and raising of farm animals and/or fowl for domestic or commercial use such as fur farms, livestock feed yards, pig farms, dairy farms, stables, ranches, and similar uses, and accessory uses thereto.

            "Fast Food Eating Establishment":  Any establishment where foods or beverages are prepared for consumption and consumption occurs in either the building, on the premises or within a motor vehicle parked thereon, or off-premises and whose operation includes one or more of the following characteristics:

                        (1)        Food or beverages are served to the occupants of a motor vehicle while seated therein (e.g., drive-through window or drive-in); and

                        (2)        Food and beverages are usually served over a general service counter for the customer to carry to a seating area within the restaurant, to a motor vehicle, or off-premises.

            "Flag Lot":  See Lot, Flag.

            "Flood Plain":  Any land area subject to being inundated by water from any source.  Flood plain areas are generally defined as, "Zone A" (100 year flood area) areas as defined in FEMA's Federal Insurance relief map of Layton City.

            "FEMA":  An acronym for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

            "Floor Area":  The sum of the gross horizontal area of several floors of the building or buildings, measured from the exterior faces of the exterior walls.

            "Foothill Area":  That area within Layton City lying east of Fairfield Road.

            "Foster Home":  A dwelling unit where minor children, not related by blood, marriage or adoption, are cared for and furnished board and room with or without compensation on a continuing basis.

            "Fraternal & Benevolent Society":  A chartered, nonprofit  social club or lodge with or without dining facilities and cocktail lounges composing a branch of a fraternal order, or society such as Elks, Masons, American Legion, Eagles, Optimists, Odd Fellows, Kiwanis, Rotary, and other similar nonprofit fellowship organizations which are open only to members and their duly authorized guests.

            "Front Yard":  See Yard, Front.

            "Frontage":  Means the distance between the two (2) side lot lines of a parcel measured along the street, or streets of a corner lot, which the parcel is allowed to access.  State or federal highways, to which no access is allowed, shall not be considered as frontage.  For purposes of this Title neither temporary turn-arounds nor dead ends of roadways shall be used as frontage.

            "Fur Farm":  The raising of any animal for the purpose of producing pelts to be sold commercially, or the raising of breeding stock for such commercial fur pelts, including, but not exclusive of otters, fox, mink, rabbit, lynx, and chinchilla.

            "Garage, Private":  An attached or detached building accessory to a dwelling on the premises designed or used for the storage of private passenger automobiles owned and used by the occupants of the building to which it is accessory; A private garage designed and constructed as an architectural and integral part of the main building shall be subject to all the requirements of this Title applicable to main buildings.

            "Garage, Public":  A building or portion thereof, other than a private garage, designed or used for the storing, servicing, repairing, equipping, hiring, or selling of motor-driven vehicles.

            "Garage, Yard Sale":  Sale of personal belongings in a residential zone, which sale is conducted by a legal resident of the premises.  Garage sales are not to occur more than four (4) days annually.

            "Gasoline, Retail":  A building or premises used for the sale of gasoline and limited amounts of other oil products.  Such premises may also include the sale of food products.

            "Grade, Finished Surface":  The average level of the finished surface of the ground adjacent to the front setback line of a building or structure; and, on a corner lot, the average level of the ground adjacent to and measured along all front setback lines of the building.  Where a lot has no frontage on a public street, the average level of the finished ground surface adjacent to and measured along all exterior walls shall be the finished surface grade.

            "Hard Surface":  A drivable surface that is constructed of concrete, asphalt, gravel, pavers, or compacted road base.  All such areas are to be maintained in a dust and weed free condition and shall be capable of supporting the weight of the vehicles utilizing the surface above the soil.

            "Home for the Elderly":  A service providing ambulatory care for more than eight (8) elderly persons.

            "Home Occupation":  A nonresidential activity, conducted entirely within a dwelling unit, which is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for residential purposes. (See Section 19.06.030, Layton Municipal Code).

            "Horses for Private Use":  Horses kept and maintained as an accessory use to a dwelling for the pleasure and use of the occupants thereof, and not to be used for commercial purposes.

            "Hospital":  An institution licensed by the State of Utah providing inpatient health services for human beings for inpatients, and primarily medical or surgical care of the sick or injured, and such other services and accessory uses as normally provided for its administration and operation.

            "Hotel":  A building containing guest rooms in which lodging is provided for compensation to transient or permanent guests or both, and where no provision is made for cooking in the guest rooms, and in which commercial services may be provided for guests.

            "Household Pets":  Animals and fowl which are customarily allowed in the home for the sole pleasure and enjoyment of the occupants, but not raised or kept for commercial purposes, or for food.

            "Industrial":  See Manufacturing.

            "Inspector, Building":  See Building Inspector.

            "Interior Lot":  See Lot, Interior.

            "Junk":  Any scrap, waste, reclaimable material, or debris whether or not stored or used in conjunction with dismantling, processing, salvage, storage, disposal, or other use or disposition.  Junk includes but is not limited to, tires, furniture, tools, paper, rags, plastics, cordage, scrap iron, or other metal, glass, building materials, machinery and appliances or parts thereof, brush, wood and lumber, solid waste, and vehicles and parts thereof.

            "Junkyard":  See also Auto Wrecking, Salvage Yard.  An open area where junk or used or secondhand materials are bought, sold, exchanged, stored, processed, or handled.  An automobile wrecking yard or a salvage yard is also considered a junkyard.  The use of buildings used in conjunction with an operation does not exclude the operation from the definition unless the operation is wholly within the buildings and there is no outside storage.

            "Kennel, Boarding":  Any lot or premises on which three (3) or more dogs or cats or combination thereof, at least four (4) months old, are kept daily or overnight for a fee.

            "Kennel, Daily Boarding":  Any lot or premises on which three (3) or more dogs or cats or combination thereof, at least four (4) months old, are kept daily with no overnight boarding for a fee.

            "Kennel, Extended Care":  Any lot or premises on which three (3) or more dogs or cats or combination thereof, at least four (4) months old, are kept or groomed, daily or overnight for a fee, as a home occupation by the members of the family living in the home.

            "Kennel, Private":  Any developed lot or premises on which three (3) or more dogs or cats or combination thereof, at least four (4) months old are kept.

            "Landscaping":  The installation of living plant materials (i.e., lawn, ground cover, annual and perennial flowering plants, vines, shrubs, and trees) planted directly on the property and kept free from all hard surfaces.  The use of water (i.e., pools, fountains, falls, and streams) and sculptures are also included as landscape design materials.

            "Lattice Tower":  Means a self-supporting multiple sided, open steel frame structure used to support telecommunications equipment.

            "Lot, Building":  A parcel of land which is of such dimensions as to comply with the minimum requirements of this Title for area, width, and depth applicable to the zoning district in which it is located, and having frontage on a public or approved private street.  Said street shall be extended the full required frontage of the lot and improvements installed as required by the City.  No lot shall utilize any part of the temporary end or dead end of a street for frontage.

            "Lot, Corner":  A building lot situated within a corner created by the intersecting lines of a street or streets.  (SeeDiagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Lot Depth for Inside Lots":  The distance from the front lot line and rear lot line as measured from the center line.  (See Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Lot Depth for Multi-Frontage and Corner Lots":  The horizontal distance between opposite boundaries of the lot measured along the centerline thereof.  (See Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Lot, Flag":  An "L" shaped lot comprised of a staff portion contiguous with the flag portion thereof, the minimum width of the staff being thirty feet (30') and the maximum length determined by the Layton City Fire Department. (See Diagram A-2PDF Document, Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Lot, Inside Gore-Shaped":  A lot where lot lines converge towards the rear and the rear lot line width is less than half the required width for the applicable zone.

            "Lot, Interior":  Any building lot other than a corner lot.

            "Lot Line, Front":  Any street right-of-way line of record or established by use, which forms one or more boundaries of a lot.

            "Lot Line, Front for Flag Lot":  The front lot line of a flag lot shall be determined to be the lot line nearest to a dedicated public street and at the end of the staff.

            "Lot Line, Rear, for Corner Lots":  That interior lot line which has been designated as the rear lot line determined by the direction the house faces.

            "Lot Line, Rear, for Interior Lots":  The interior line lying opposite of the front lot line.

            "Lot Line, Side, for Corner Lot":  All interior lot lines for multi-frontage lots; for other corner lots, that interior lot line which has been designated as the side lot line by the lot owner. (See Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Lot Line, Side, for Interior Lots":  Those interior lines lying opposite each other, running between the front and rear lot lines, or in the case of a multi-frontage lot, those interior lines which run between the two (2) front lot lines.  (See Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Lot, Multi-Frontage":  Any building lot, the centerline of which intersects two (2) front lot lines and which has no rear lot line.  (See Diagram A-1PDF Document, Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Lot, Double Frontage":  Any building lot which has both the front and rear yard line bounded by a street.  This does not normally include corner lots.

            "Lot Width for Corner Lots":  The width of the lot as measured along both street frontages at the required setback.

            "Lot Width for Interior Lots":  The horizontal distance between the side lot lines measured along a line lying at right angles to the centerline of the lot at the point of the required setback.

            "Main Building":  See Building, Main.

            "Manufactured Home":  A home or other building of new construction without attached axles or wheels which has been assembled fully, or in part, upon another site, or in a "factory," and moved to the site upon which it is to be permanently assembled by truck, timber, dolly, or similar conveyance; and which is placed upon a permanent foundation in compliance with the provisions of the Uniform Building Code.

            "Manufacturing":  The assembling, altering, converting, fabricating, finishing, processing, or treatment of a product.  This word is used interchangeably with "Industrial" throughout Layton Municipal Code, Title 19.

            "Masonry":  Stucco, brick, or rock.

            "Mini-Storage Units":  Units to be used for dead storage of household goods.

            "Mobile Home":  A detached dwelling designed for long-term occupancy and to be transported on its own wheels, or on a flatbed or other trailers or detachable wheels, and arriving at the site where it is to be occupied as a complete dwelling unit ready for occupancy except for connections to utilities and other minor work.  Removal of such wheels or placing such dwelling unit on a foundation shall not remove such unit from classification as a mobile home.  Excluded from this definition shall be those permanent dwelling structures that are constructed of component parts that are transported to the building site and which meet structural requirements of the Uniform Building Code, Uniform Plumbing Code, Uniform Mechanical Code, and Uniform Electrical Code.

            "Mobile Home Park":  A parcel of land, not less than ten (10) acres, designed to accommodate twenty-five (25) or more mobile homes in a planned environment, with all public utilities available, for the purpose of permanent or long term residential dwelling.

            "Mobile Home Park Service Building":  A permanent structure housing laundry, office, sanitation, or other community facilities as required in mobile home parks for mobile home occupants.

            "Mono-Pole Tower":  Means an antenna or series of individual antennas mounted on a single cylindrical pole.  Also includes associated equipment.

            "Mortuary/Funeral Home":  Means a building or part thereof used for human funeral services.  Such building may contain space and facilities for: 

                        (1)        Embalming and the performance of other services used in the preparation of the dead for burial;

                        (2)        The performance of autopsies and other surgical procedures;

                        (3)        The storage of caskets, funeral urns, and other related funeral supplies; and

                        (4)        The storage of funeral vehicles, but shall not include facilities for cremation.

            Where a mortuary/funeral home is allowed, a funeral chapel and assembly area shall also be allowed.

            "Motel":  A building or group of detached or connected buildings designed or used primarily for providing sleeping accommodations for automobile travelers and having a parking space adjacent to a sleeping room.  An automobile court or a tourist court with more than one unit or a motor lodge shall be deemed a motel.

            "Multiple Family Dwelling":  See Dwelling, Multiple Family.

            "Natural Waterways":  Those areas, varying in width, along streams, creeks, springs, gullies, or washes which are natural drainage channels as determined by the City Council or as shown on the City Master Drainage Plan or as designated by FEMA in which no structure or building construction or placement is permitted.

            "Nonconforming Building Lot":  A parcel of land of record that was lawfully subdivided and in compliance with all laws at the time of division, and which no longer meets the minimum requirements for a building lot in the zoning district in which it is located because of a subsequent amendment to the applicable zoning ordinance.

            "Nonconforming Building or Structure":  A building or structure or portion thereof, lawfully constructed which does not conform to all the height, area setback, and yard regulations prescribed in the zoning district in which it is located.  This term shall also include any existing building or structure which is rendered nonconforming by virtue of annexation or subsequent amendment to this Code.

            "Nonconforming Use":  Any existing use of a building or land which was lawful at its inception and has continued without interruption but does not now conform with the use regulations of the zoning district in which it is situated, or for which a conditional or special use permit is required but has not been issued.  The term also includes any existing use of a building or land which is rendered nonconforming by a subsequent amendment to this Title.

            "Non-View Obstructing":  A fence, wall, or hedge in which no more than twenty-five (25%) of the plane formed by the wall or hedge obstructs view excluding two feet (2') in height above finished grade.

            "Nursing Home": Any residential development providing dwelling units with common dining, recreation, and medical or nursing facilities for elderly persons or people with physical disabilities.  A nursing home must:

                        (1)        Be licensed and staffed for skilled care;

                        (2)        Contain common kitchen and dining facilities;

                        (3)        Have call button monitoring systems;

                        (4)        Have on-premise physical therapy; and

                        (5)        Have on-premise personal services, library, educational, social, and available transportation.

            "Office, Business":  A place intended for the conduct of administration or services by a business enterprise and in which no goods or merchandise are stored, displayed, or sold.

            "Open Space":  An open, landscaped area which is unoccupied and unobstructed by buildings or hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt, except that such open space may be traversed by necessary sidewalks and access rights-of-way.

            "Parking Lot":  An open area, other than a street, used for the temporary parking of more than four (4) automobiles and available for public use, whether free, for compensation, or as an accommodation for clients or customers.

            "Parking Space, Off Street":  The space within a building, lot or parking lot but not within any portion of any public street right-of-way, for the temporary parking of one (1) vehicle.

            "Payday Loan Business":  means an establishment providing loans to individuals in exchange for personal checks or assignment of wages as collateral.

            "Person with a Disability":  A person who has a severe, chronic disability attributable to a mental or physical impairment or to a combination of mental and physical impairments, which is likely to continue indefinitely, and which results in a substantial functional limitation in three or more of the following areas of major life activity: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, or economic self-sufficiency; and who requires a combination or sequence of special interdisciplinary or generic care, treatment, or other services that are individually planned or coordinated to allow the person to function in, and contribute to, a residential neighborhood.

            "Personal Services":  Establishments primarily involved in providing personal grooming and related services.  This definition includes, but is not limited to, barbershops, beauty parlors, tailors, etc., but does not include laundries or dry cleaners.

            "Planned Dwelling Group":  Two (2) or more detached buildings used as residences located on a lot that is in single ownership and having yards, courts, or facilities in common.

            "Planned Residential Unit Development (PRUD)":  A residential development guided by a total design plan in which one (1) or more of the zoning or subdivision regulations, other than use regulations, may be waived or varied to allow flexibility and creativity in site and building design and location, in accordance with general guidelines as specified in Chapter 19.08, Layton Municipal Code.

            "Planning Director":  For purposes of this ordinance the terms Planning Director and Community and Economic Development Director shall mean the Layton City Community and Economic Development Director or designated person.

            "Plot Plan":  A plat of a lot, drawn to scale, showing its actual measurements, the size and location of any existing buildings and buildings to be erected, and showing the location of the lot and abutting streets, and as further described in Chapter 19.13, Layton Municipal Code.

            "Pre-School, Center":  See Child-Care, Center.

            "Pre-School, Home":  An educational facility operated on a residential premises, regularly providing an educational program for not more than twelve (12) children (including the operator's natural, adopted, or foster children under six (6) years of age) at any one time.

            "Public Building":  See Building, Public.

            "Radio/Tele-Communications Tower":  A structure intended for transmitting or receiving television, radio, or telephone communications which is primarily supported by its own foundation.

            "Rear Yard":  See Yard, Rear.

            "Recyclable/Salvage Yards":  Shall mean a facility that collects, stores, and resells materials.  Such materials include metals, glass, regulated substances, plastics, and other materials collected for recovery and re-use.

            "Residential Density":  The average number of dwelling units on one (1) acre of land in a given area.  Net residential density is determined by dividing the total number of dwelling units in a defined area by the total acreage of all parcels of land within the area that are used exclusively for residential and accessory purposes.  Gross residential density is obtained by dividing all land in a defined area used for residences, streets, local schools, local parks, and local shopping facilities, into the total number of dwelling units in said area.

            "Residential Facility for Elderly Persons":  A single family or multiple family dwelling unit that is or is not a business and offers primary care for any number of non-related elderly persons and may include limited medical, recreational, and commercial services, if such services are limited to residents and their guests.

            "Residential Facility for Persons with a Disability - Large":  Any facility for thirteen (13) or more unrelated persons with a disability, exclusive of staff, and licensed by the State of Utah, that provides 24-hour staff supervision to persons requiring substitute care, food, lodging, training, education, supervision, habilitation, rehabilitation, treatment and other essential daily living activities, and may also include transitionary services that aide in strengthening the social, physical, and behavioral skills necessary to live independently in the community.

            "Residential Facility for Person with a Disability – Small":  Any facility for twelve (12) or fewer unrelated persons with a disability, exclusive of staff, and licensed by the State of Utah, that provides 24-hour staff supervision to persons requiring substitute care, food, lodging, training, education, supervision, habilitation, rehabilitation, treatment and other essential daily living activities, and may also include transitionary services that aide in strengthening the social, physical, and behavioral skills necessary to live independently in the community.

            "Residential Zone":  All residential and agricultural zoning districts.

            "Restaurant":

                        (1)        Any establishment which provides as a principal use, foods and beverages prepared for consumption within the establishment and whose operation includes both of the following characteristics:

                                    (a)        Customers are provided with an individual menu and are served their food or beverage by a restaurant employee at the same table or counter at which said items are consumed; and

                                    (b)        The food and beverages are served on non-disposable plates or containers and non-disposable eating utensils are provided.  A restaurant employee clears the table of trash.

                        (2)        Notwithstanding the above, a cafeteria where food and beverages are:

                                    (a)        Generally consumed within the establishment; and

                                    (b)        Served on non-disposable plates or containers with non-disposable utensils shall be included in this definition.

                        (3)        A restaurant may provide take-out service, provided such service is clearly not the principal business of the restaurant and the take-out function is totally conducted inside of the building.

            "Retail Tobacco Specialty Store" means a commercial establishment in which: the sale of tobacco products accounts for more than thirty-five percent (35%) of the total annual gross receipts for the establishment; food and beverage products, excluding gasoline sales, is less than forty-five percent (45%) of the total annual gross receipts for the establishment; and the establishment is not licensed as a pharmacy under Title 58, Chapter 17b, Pharmacy Practice Act.

            "Reverse Vending Machine":  A unmanned machine which weighs and returns market value, in currency, for recyclable materials.

            "Road, Private":  A thoroughfare, held in private ownership and controlled by one or more persons, firms, or corporations, and used or held for use primarily as a means of access to adjoining properties.

            "Road, Public":  See Street, Public.

            "Roof Mounted Antenna":  Means an antenna or series of individual antennas mounted on a flat or pitched roof of a building or structure.  Also includes associated equipment.

            "Satellite Dish":  An antenna intended to receive signals from satellites and other sources.

            "School, Commercial":  An establishment for the teaching of industrial, clerical, managerial, or artistic skills.  This definition applies to schools that are owned and operated privately and do not offer a complete educational curriculum.

            "School, College, University Private or Quasi-Public":  A school operated by a private or quasi-public organization, or individual, which has a program similar to that provided in any public school in the State of Utah, except that such curriculum may include religious instruction.  A private school may be a for-profit or nonprofit organization.  This definition shall not include commercial schools.

            "School, Public":  An educational facility operated by a school district or other public agency of the State of Utah.

            "Secondary Residential Unit":  A living unit subordinate and accessory to the main non-residential structure with living space found within or detached from the main structure designed for occupants that care and maintain the main use or structure.

            "Secondary Structure":  See Structure, Secondary.

            "Secondary Use":  Any use which is not a principal or main use or an accessory use thereto, which use is not customarily found in connection with the principal or main use.

            "Service Station":  A building or premises used for the sale of gasoline and oil products including the servicing of motor vehicles and the retail sale and installation of tires, replacement parts, and accessories in and upon such vehicles; but not including paint, body and frame repair, or rebuilding of engines, transmissions, or differentials.  Such premises may also include the sale of food products in an area not exceeding two hundred (200) square feet.

            "Setback":  The shortest horizontal distance permitted in each zoning district, as set forth in the Layton City zoning ordinance, between the boundary lines of a lot and the building, structure or part thereof.

            "Side Yard":  See Yard, Side.

            "Similar Businesses":  Means any other business that offers deferred deposit loans, title loans, and payday loans.

            "Single Family Dwelling":  See Dwelling, Single Family (Detached or Attached).

            "Skateboard Ramp (Private)":  An outdoor structure designed and principally intended to permit persons on skateboards to move continuously from one side to the other.

            "Solid Waste":  Any discarded material that does not flow under stress.

            "Specialty Food Shop":  A retail food store specializing in a certain food category.  Examples would include: bakeries, butcher shops, confectioneries, delicatessens, health food stores, and import shop.

            "Stable, Private":  A detached accessory building for the keeping of horses owned by the occupants of the premises and not kept for remuneration, hire, or sale.

            "Stable, Public":  A stable other than a private stable.

            "Storage, Above Ground Fuel":  The keeping of a tank partly or wholly above ground, that has a capacity over one thousand two hundred (1,200) gallons.

            "Storage, Outdoor":  The keeping of any personal property, equipment, materials, products, junk, trash, or building materials that is not entirely contained within a structure that is completely enclosed by walls and a roof.

            "Story":  That portion of a building, other than a cellar, included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor or next ceiling above.

            "Story, Half":  A story with at least two (2) of its opposite sides situated in a sloping roof, the floor area of which does not exceed two-thirds (2/3) of the floor immediately below it.

            "Streets, Arterial, Major, and Minor":  A street which serves the major movement of traffic in Layton City, connecting to high-use areas and limited-access highways such as I-15 and Highway 89.  For purposes of this Title, the following have been identified as arterial streets:

 

                        Hill Field Road (from the south gate of Hill Field to 3700 West)

                        Fairfield Road

                        Church Street (Fairfield to State Road 193)

                        Main Street (State Road 126)

                        3000 North (State Road 193)

                        Gentile/Oak Hills (State Road 109)

                        Antelope Drive (State Road 108)

                        Gordon Avenue (1000 N., 400 W to Highway 89)

                        Fort Lane (400 E., Main Street to Gordon Avenue)

                        Lakeshore Boulevard (750 South)

 

            "Streets, Collector, Major, and Minor":  A street which provides for movement between arterial and local streets and direct access to abutting property.

            "Streets, Local":  A street which provides for direct access to abutting land and for local traffic movement.

            "Street, Public":  Any tract of land which is an existing state, county, or municipal roadway, or is shown on a plat duly filed and recorded in the office of the County Recorder, or has been accepted by the City Council as part of a development project, and is for public use for the purpose of providing the following:

                        (1)        A thoroughfare for public use, designed primarily for vehicular travel;

                        (2)        The principal means of access to abutting properties;

                        (3)        For the installation of public utility service lines and/or pipes; and

                        (4)        Drainage facilities and other public works and appurtenances for the convenience and welfare of the public generally.

            Such lands shall not be construed to be a public street, except for access, until the roadway has been stabilized or otherwise improved according to the accepted street construction standards of the municipality.

            Where a public thoroughfare existed prior to the adoption of the Title codified herein, which fulfills all the requirements for a public street except for the required width, this thoroughfare may be classified as a public street for the purpose of establishing building lots fronting thereon; provided, that the depth of that portion of each intended building lot needed to complete the required width for a public street, as determined by the Planning Commission, is dedicated to public use.

            "Structure":  That which is framed, erected, constructed, or placed upon the ground; but not including fences which are six feet (6') or less in height.

            "Structure, Accessory":  A subordinate structure detached from, but located on the same lot as the principal or main structure, the use of which is incidental and accessory to that of the principal or main structure.

            "Swimming Pool":  Any pool placed for swimming or bathing, any part of which is above or below ground and has a capacity of two thousand five hundred (2,500) gallons or more or has a depth of twenty-four inches (24") or more.

            "Swap Meets":  A location where the owner or lessee rents, lends, or leases portions of the premises to persons for use as an open market place to barter, exchange, or sell goods.  A flea market shall be considered a swap meet.  Yard sales and garage sales at residences are not swap meets.

            "Tavern":  Any business establishment operating under a private club or on-premise beer license.

            "Telecommunication Facility":  Means an unmanned structure which consists of equipment used primarily for the transmission, reception, or transfer of voice or data through radio wave or wireless transmissions.  Such sites typically require the construction of transmission support structures to which antenna equipment is attached.

            "Temple":  See Church.

            "Title Loan Business":  Means an establishment providing short term loans to individuals in exchange for the title of a motor vehicle, mobile home, or motorboat as collateral.

            "Tobacco Product" means: any cigar, cigarette, or electronic cigarette as defined under Utah Law Section 76-10-101; a tobacco product as defined under Utah Law Section 59-14-102, including chewing tobacco; or any substitute for a tobacco product, including flavoring or additives to tobacco; and tobacco paraphernalia as defined under Utah Law Section 76-10-104.1.

            "Travel Vehicle":  A trailer, camper, or motor home designed or used for sleeping by persons while traveling, but not intended as a permanent dwelling, and not constructed for permanent attachment to public utilities.

            "Truck and/or Trailer Rental":  Every rented motor vehicle, except semi trailers, designed and used to carry property.  The truck and/or trailer have either single rear axles and single rear wheels or single rear axles and dual rear wheels; in addition, tandem wheeled trailers.

            "University":  An institution of higher learning made up of an undergraduate division which confers bachelors degrees and a graduate division which comprises a graduate school and professional schools.

            "Variance":  A variation of, or deviation from the regulations or standards adopted by Ordinance, which the Board of Zoning Adjustment is permitted to grant.

            "Vocational School":  A school which specifically trains people for a skill or trade to be pursued as a trade.

            "Wall Mounted Antenna":  Means an antenna or series of individual antennas mounted against the vertical wall of a building or structure.  Also includes associated equipment.

            "Yard":  A space on a lot, other than a court, unoccupied and unobstructed from the ground upward except as otherwise provided in this Title.

            "Yard, Front":  Any yard between the front lot line and the setback line of a main building and extending for the full width of the lot.  (See Diagram A-2PDF Document, Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Yard, Rear":  A yard between the rear lot line and the setback line of a main building, extending across the full width of inside lots and for corner lots a yard between the rear lot line and the setback line of the building and extending between the side lot line and the front yard lying opposite thereto.  (See Diagram A-2PDF Document, Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Yard, Sale":  See Garage Sale.

            "Yard, Side":  Any yard between the side lot line and the setback line of a main building, extending from the front yard to the rear yard. (See Diagram A-2PDF Document, Diagram A-3PDF Document.)

            "Yard, Street Side":  On corner lots, the yard determined by the owner to be the side yard on the street and running from the front setback line to the rear property line.

            "Zero Lot Line Development":  Single family dwellings arranged on lots with one side wall of the building located on the property line.  (See Diagram A-5PDF Document.)

            "Zoning Administrator":  See Board of Adjustment amendment.

                        (1)        Semi-Private Recreation Clubs.  The Planning Commission may permit, as a conditional use, the use of land in any zoning district for semi-private swimming clubs, tennis courts, or other recreational facilities providing that in all such cases, the following conditions are met:

                                    (a)        The facilities shall be owned and maintained by the members and a minimum of seventy-five percent (75%) of the membership must be residents of the neighborhood or section of the subdivision; and

                                    (b)        All requirements of Chapter 19.14 (Conditional Uses).


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 98-80, Amended, 12/17/1998
Ord. No. 98-83, Amended, 12/17/1998
Ord. No. 00-03, Amended, 2/17/2000
Ord. No. 01-39, Amended, 9/6/2001
Ord. No. 01-41, Amended, 10/4/2001
Ord. No. 01-47, Amended, 10/4/2001
Ord. No. 02-18, Amended, 3/21/200Ord. No. 11-23, Amended, 9/15/2011
Ord. No. 11-23, Amended, 9/15/2011
Ord. No. 99-12, Amended, 3/18/1999
Ord. No. 03-41, Amended, 10/2/2003
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004
Ord. No. 05-14, Amended, 4/7/2005
Ord. No. 06-56, Amended, 12/7/2006
Ord. No. 08-38, Amended, 7/17/2008
Ord. No. 08-41, Amended, 10/2/2008
Ord. No. 09-10, Amended, 6/4/2009
Ord. No. 09-09, Amended, 7/16/2009
Ord. No. 09-20, Amended, 11/5/2009
Ord. No. 11-03, Amended, 3/3/2011
Ord. No. 12-16, Amended, 5/17/2012
Ord. No. 99-12, Amended, 3/18/1999

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