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19.04.020. Purpose of zoning districts

            In addition to the general purposes of this Title identified in Section 19.01.040, the various zoning districts each serve a more specific individual purpose, as described below:

            (1)        The "A" (agricultural) zoning district is established to provide areas for agricultural and related uses, along with very low density residential uses.  This designation shall be applied to land with appropriate topographic conditions, where the intrusion of urban uses would be inappropriate or untimely, due to lack or need of urban services and facilities.

            (2)        The "R" (residential) zoning districts are created to provide for a range of densities which will reflect the diverse needs and desires of the people of Layton City.  These zoning districts shall also allow for other compatible uses which may complement the primarily residential function of the district, under certain conditions.  Basic urban services and utilities should be available in all of these zoning districts; however, some R-S zoning districts may not meet this standard:

                        (a)        The "R-S" zoning district is intended to provide area for very low density, suburban-type uses.  It may, provided adequate lot area exists, include farm animals.

                        (b)        The "R-1" zoning district is intended to provide areas for single family attached and detached dwellings of a low density.

                        (c)        The "R-2" zoning district is intended to provide areas for low density single family detached and attached dwellings and two-family dwellings.

                        (d)        The "R-MH" zoning district is intended to provide areas for mobile home parks and mobile home subdivisions to develop at a low density.  Because of the required size of these developments, they should be located adjacent to an arterial or collector street.

                        (e)        The "R-M" zoning districts are intended to provide areas for multi-family attached dwellings at medium to high-medium densities.  Single family dwellings are also allowed in these zoning districts.  These zoning districts shall be located adjacent arterial streets and, in some circumstances, major collector streets.

                        (f)        The "R-H" zoning district is intended to provide areas for high density, multi-family residential dwellings.  Single family dwellings are also allowed in these zoning districts.  These zoning districts shall be located adjacent to arterial streets.

            (3)        The "B-RP" (business and research park) zoning district is intended to be an attractive environment for offices, research facilities, and environmentally appropriate assembly uses as well as appropriate amenities supporting employee activity.  Uses receiving site plan approval for this zoning district should be compatible with surrounding uses and integrated so that all development creates an open campus like atmosphere.  This is to be accomplished with a number of design components including attractive buildings, meandering walks, and well thought out generous landscaping.

            (4)        The "PB" (professional business) zoning district is intended to provide area for offices and institutions in which the intensity of use, in terms of hours of operation and number of customers, is less than that of a commercial zoning district.  These zoning districts should be located along arterial or collector streets, abutting adjacent residential neighborhoods which would patronize these uses.

            (5)        The "C" (commercial) zoning districts are intended to provide area for commercial uses based on considerations such as:  the intensity of the use, goods and services provided, and the market area.  In all cases, these zoning districts shall abut an arterial or major collector street.

                        (a)        The "CP-1" (planned neighborhood commercial) zoning district is intended to provide commercial services to an area of limited size, for basic trade and personal services which occur regularly or frequently.  The major market area for this zoning district is the adjacent residential areas.  This type of zoning district should be located at the intersection of arterial or collector streets.  It services both pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

                        (b)        The "CP-2" (planned community commercial) zoning district is to provide a range of commercial uses greater than that of the CP-1, but at a lower intensity than a regional commercial zoning district.  The basic market for this zoning district is vehicular-oriented and the major market area is Layton City.  This type of zoning district is best located at the intersection of arterial streets.

                        (c)        The "CP-3" (planned regional commercial) zoning district is to provide an area in which a full range of commercial and professional uses may locate in a limited area.  The limited area of this zoning district functions to heighten the intensity of use, concentrate activity, and make it a community focal point.  These zoning districts should abut major arterial streets and be located near freeway access, as well as mass transit lines.

                        (d)        The "C-H" (planned highway commercial) zoning district is intended to provide area abutting major arterial streets for a full range of commercial and professional uses; however, the primary focus should be on uses which require large retail display or merchandise storage areas and serve a regional market.

            (6)        The "M" (manufacturing/industrial) zoning districts are intended to provide area for manufacturing and industrial uses, where they will have the necessary services and facilities, and minimize obtrusions by adjoining uses and zoning districts.  These zoning districts shall be located near rail lines and shall be near Interstate Highway interchanges for ease of transportation of goods.  In order to minimize conflict among incompatible uses, most non-industrial uses are not allowed in the "M" zoning districts.

                        (a)        The "M-1" (light manufacturing/industrial) zoning district is intended to provide area for manufacturing and industrial development with less intensive use.  The largest portion of these types of uses shall be contained inside of structures.  These zoning districts should be located near major arterial streets and be located so as to provide easy access to the Interstate Highway system.  Because of the highly visible locations of these uses, special attention shall be paid to visual aesthetics.

                        (b)        The "M-2" (heavy manufacturing/industrial) zoning district is intended to provide area for heavy manufacturing and industrial development.  These uses shall be located near major arterials and located so as to provide easy access to the Interstate Highway system.  Proximity to rail lines may also be a determinant in locating these zoning districts.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-19, Enacted, 4/17/1997
Ord. No. 04-69, Recodified, 12/16/2004

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