Revised zoning regulations for Alachua County, Florida

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Title:
Revised zoning regulations for Alachua County, Florida
Cover title:
Zoning regulations for Alachua County, Florida including 1. Alachua County zoning law, 2. Alachua County plat law
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iv, 79, 9 leaves : ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Alachua County (Fla.) -- Board of County Commissioners
DeWitt McGee & Associates
Publisher:
DeWitt McGee & Associates
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville
Publication Date:

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Zoning law -- Florida -- Alachua County   ( lcsh )
Land use -- Law and legislation -- Florida -- Alachua County   ( lcsh )
Zoning -- Florida -- Alachua County   ( lcsh )
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General Note:
"Ninth publication: Jan. 1975".

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University of Florida
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ZONING


REGULATIONS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Page No


I SHORT TITLE

II PURPOSE

III DEFINITION OF WORDS

IV GENERAL PROVISIONS


Section 1.
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29.


Abandoned Prope-ty
Abandoned Vehicles
Access Control
Boat Docks
Churches and Schools
Deed Restrictions
Fences
Group Housing
Height Limits in Airport Approach Zones
Home Occupations
Houseboats
Junk Yards
Land and Water Fills, Dredging, Excavation and
Mining
Land Subject to Flooding
Living Units in Zones Other Than Residential
Minimum Living Area
Minimum Setbacks from the Certerline of Roads
Mobile Homes
Moving of Buildings
Non-Conforming Buildings or Structures
Non-Conforming Lot
Non-Conforming Use of Buildings or Structures
Non-Conforming Use of Land
Nut-sing Homes
Obstruction to Vision at Road Intersections
Off-Street Parking and Loading Facilities
Overhanging or Extruding Projections
Parking of Trucks and Trailers
Performance Standards


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Revised: October, 1973


ARTICLE IV


GENERAL PROVISIONS (Continued)


Section 30. Permits in Conflict with These Regulations
31. Permitted Building Area
32. Principal Buidling on a Lot
33. Retaining Walls
34. Shopping Centers
35. Signs
36. Storage of Flammable Liquids
37. Subdivision of Land
38. Use of Public Rights-of-way
39. Yards and Open Spaces
40. Waterfront Properties
41. Compliance with Alachua County
Subdivision Regulations
42. Agriculture Uses in Other Zoning Districts
43. Nonconforming Uses as a Result of Amend-
ments
44. Drainage in Subdivision & Commerical
Projects


ARTICLE V


ZONING DISTRICTS


Section 1. Establishment of Districts


ARTICLE VI


AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS


Section 1. A, Agricultural District, Agricultural A-l
2. Lot and Buidling Requirements


ARTICLE VI


RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS


Section 1. Single Family Residential Districts,
RE, R-laa, R-la, R-lb, and R-lc;
Multiple Family Residential Districts,
R-2, R-2a, R-3;
Residential Professional Districts
RP;
Mobile Home Park Districts, RM
2. Single Family Residential Districts,
R-la, R-lb, R-lc.
3. Multiple Family Residential Districts,
R-2, R-2a, R-3;
4. Residential Professional Districts, RP
5. Mobile Home Park Districts, RM
6. Travel Trailer Park and Campground
District, RM-1.


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ARTICLE VIII

ARTICLE IX


Page No.
54


PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

HOSPITAL MEDICAL DISTRICTS


Section 1. Hospital Medical Districts, HM

BUSINESS DISTRICTS


ARTICLE


Section 1. AP, Administrative & Professional 63
BP, Business & Professional 63
BR, Business, Retail Sales and Services 63
BH, Highway Oriented Business 63
BW, Wholesale and Warehousing 63
MB, Business, Marine 63
2. AP, Administrative Professional 63
3. BP, Business Professional 64
4. BR, Retail Sales and Services 65
5. BH, Highway Oriented Business Services 65
6. BA, BA-1 Automotive Oriented Business 66
7. BW, Wholesale and Warehousing 67
8. MB, Business Marine 68
9. General Provisions for Business Districts


ARTICLE


INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS


Section 1. MS, Local Service Industrial Districts
MP, Manufacturing, Industrial Districts
2. MS, Local Service Industrial Districts
3. MP, Manufacturing Industrial District
4. Performance Standards


ARTICLE XII


PUBLIC USES


Section 1. Application
2. Public Uses
3. Government Owned Public Utilities
4. Privately Owned Public Utilities
5. Lot and Building Requirements


ARTICLE XIII


ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT


Section 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


Administration
Application
Enforcement
Remedies
Building Permits


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ARTICLE XIII


Section 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


Savings Clause
Interpretation
Conflict with Other Legal Documents
Repeal
Effective Date


ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT (Continued)

Section 6. Special Permits
7. Interpretation of Uses Permitted
8. Violations and Penalties
9. Permitted Time Limits
10. Appeals
11. Amendments

LEGAL STATUS PROVISIONS


ARTICLE XIV


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ZONING RESOLUTION


ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA



WHEREAS, By Act of the Legislature of the State of Florida as provided in Chapter
24371, Special Acts of 1947, as amended by Chapter 28872, Special Acts of 1953,
otherwise referred to as the Alachua County Zoning Law, being an Act Empowering
the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County to Regulate and Restrict With-
in Territory in Said County Not Included in Any Municipality, the Height, Number
of Stories and Size of Buildings and Other Structures on Land and Water, the Percent-
age of Lot That May Be Occupied, the Size of Yards, Courts and Other Open Spaces,
the Density of Population, the Use of Land for Junk Yards and Automobile Trailer
Camps, Location and Use of Building Structures and Land for Trade, Industry, Resi-
dence or Other Specific Uses of the Premises, and to Establish Setback Building Lines;
Providing for the Division of Such County Into Districts and Within Such Districts to
Regulate and Restrict the Erection and Construction, Alteration, Repair or Use of
Buildings; Providing for a Method of Procedure; Providing for the Appointment of a
Zoning Commission and a Board of Adjustment; Providing for Remedies and Penalties
for the Violation of This Act or of Any Order or Resolution Made Under Authority
Conferred Hereby and Conferring Upon the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua
County the Power to Prescribe and Enforce Regulations to Effectuate the Purpose of
This Act; and

WHEREAS, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners has had prepared cer-
tain studies including Population, The Economy, Present Land Use and Transportation,
upon which a Land Use Plan has been based and prepared, such Land Use Plan andsup-
porting studies establishing a Comprehensive Plan for the basis of the establishment of
the several Zoning Districts and regulations applicable thereto as contained in this
Resolution; and

WHEREAS, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners has prepared these com-
prehensive Zoning Regulations in accordance with a Comprehensive Plan, and public
hearings have been held as required by law;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Alachua County Board of County Commission-
ers that the following Regulations be adopted as the Zoning Regulations of Alachua
County, Florida, together with accompanying Zoning Map or Maps as officially desig-
nated by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners to be adopted herewith as
part of this Resolution and to be known as the Zoning Map of Alachua County, Florida,
said Zoning Regulations and Zoning Map being applicable to those areas zoned by the
Alachua County Board of County Commissioners.









Alachua County, Florida


ARTI C L E I

SHORT TITLE



This Resoluation shall be known as the "Zoning Regulations for Alachua
County, Florida." The Map herein referred to is identified by the title,
"Zoning Map of Alachua County, Florida", and all explanatory matter
thereon is hereby adopted and made a part of this Resolution.










AR T I C L E II

PURPOSE


These Regulations are made in accordance with a Comprehensive Plan and
designed to lessen congestion in the highways; to secure safety from
fire, panic and other dangers; to promote health and general welfare;
to provide adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land
and water; to avoid undue concentration of population, to facilitate
the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools,
parks and other public requirements. Such regulations are made with
a reasonable consideration, among other things, to the character
of the district and its perculiar suitability for particular uses,
and with a view of conserving the value of buildings and encouraging
the most appropriate use of land and water throughout Alachua County,
Florida.

The legal effect of the adoption of the Land Use Plan shall be that
it is a guide as to the general character, location and extent of
existing and future land uses, major thoroughfares and public facilities.
These zoning regulations, including the zoning map, are based upon
the longer-range Land Use Plan and are intended to implement it; but
said Plan is not a part of these regulations.


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ARTICLE III

DEFINITION OF WORDS


For the purpose of the administration and enforcement of this Resolution, and unless
otherwise stated in this Resolution, the following words shall have a meaning as indi-
cated herein

Words used in the present tense shall include the future tense; words used in the singu-
lar number shall include the plural number, and words used in the plural number shall
include the singular number; the word "shall" is mandatory, not directory.

ACCOMMODATIONS. Any hotel, motel, tourist court, rooming house, or rental
unit intended to be used for transient persons or tourists, for overnight lodging or long-
er. Any business containing one (1) or more rental units for transients or tourists shall
be deemed an accommodation facility.

NON-ACCOMMODATIONS shall be any activity other
than one which may be classified as an accommodations
activity.

ADVERTISING SIGNS. A surface or support upon which advertising matter is set
in public view, and including every sign, billboard, ground sign, wall sign, roof sign,
illuminated sign, projected sign, marquee sign, awning sign, street clocks or thermom-
eters, and shall include any announcement, declaration, demonstration, display, illus-
tration, or insignia used to advertise or promote the interest of any person, when such
sign is placed out of doors.

ALACHUA COUNTY ZONING LAW. The Alachua County Zoning Law shall mean
and include Chapter 24371, Special Acts of the State of Florida of 1947, as amended by
Chapter 28872, Special Acts of the State of Florida of 1953.

ALLEY. Any public or private right-of-way set aside for public travel less than thirty
(30) feet in width.

ALTERATION. Any change in the arrangement of a building; any work affecting the
structural parts of a building; or any change in the wiring, plumbing, heating or cooling
systems; and includes the words "to alter", and "alter".

APARTMENT. A building used or intended to be used for living purposes having two
(2) or more living units.


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AUTOMOTIVE SALES AND SERVICES. The sale or storage of new and used automobiles,
service stations, paint and body repair shops, automotive repair garages, and including
the sales and servicing of any automotive component.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT. The Board of Adjustment shall mean the Board of Adjustment
as provided for in this Resolution being the same as provided for in Section 7 of the
Alachua County Zoning Law, attached hereto and made a part hereof by reference.

BUILDING. Any structure constructed or used for residence, business, industry, or other
public or private purposes or accessory thereto and including tents, lunch wagons, din-
ing cars, trailers, mobile homes, sheds, garages, carports, animal kennels, storerooms,
billboards, signs, gasoline pumps, and similar structures, whether stationary or movable

PRINCIPAL BUILDING. A building in which is conducted the principal use
of the lot on which it is situated. In a residence district any dwelling shall
be deemed to be the principal building on the lot which the same is situated.
An attached carport, shed, garage or any other structure with one (1) or more
walls or a part of one (1) wall being a part of the principal building and
structurally dependent, totally or in part, on the principal building, shall
comprise a part of the principal building and be subject to all regulations ap-
plicable to the principal building A detached and structurally independent
carport, garage, or other structure shall conform to the requirements of an ac-
cessory building. A detached and structurally independent garage, carport, or
other structure conforming as an accessory building may be attached to the
principal building by an open breezeway not to exceed six (6) feet in width A
connecting breezeway in excess of six (6) feet in width and/or enclosed on one
(1) or both sides, including louvers, lattice or screening, shall cause the entire
structures to be construed as the principal building and shall be subject to the
regulations applicable to the principal building.

ACCESSORY BUILDING. A subordinate building, the use of which is inci-
dental to that of the principal building on the same lot.

BUILDING AREA. That area within and bounded by the building lines established by
required yards and setbacks.

BUILDING HEIGHT. The height of a building with a gabled or hip roof shall be the
vertical distance measured from the average elevation of the finished building site to
the top of the roof of the uppermost story. The height of a building with a flat or
nearly flat roof shall be measured from the footing as stated above to the highest point
of the roof (but not the parapet or coping shall be used). A flat roof shall be consi-
dered a roof that has a slope of less than seven (7) degrees with the horizontal.


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BUILDING REQUIREMENTS. Lot and building requirements, as contained in the Lot
and Building Regulations 't forth in this Resolution do not imply reference to the build-
ing requirements as set forrh in any Building Code for Alachua County, Florida, now in
effect or which may hereafter be adopted.

BUSINESS SERVICES. Any commercial activity primarily conducted in an office, not
involving the sale of goods or commodities available in the office, and not dispensing per-
sonal services, but including such businesses as insurance agencies, stock brokers,
counselors, consultants, accountants, collection agencies, title and abstract companies,
income tax services, travel agencies, advertising agencies, laboratories, studios of art,
music, dancing and photography, business or stenographic schools and any similar office
type use.

CHURCH. Any building used for non-profit purposes by any duly constituted and legally
established sect primarily intended to be used as a place of worship and including
customary accessory uses.

CLUB, PRIVATE. An association of persons for some common purpose, but not including
groups organized primarily to render a service which is customarily carried on as a
business This definition shall include the term "lodge" and shall apply to all social
organizations not operated for profit other than for their own purposes

COCKTAIL LOUNGE. The term "cocktail lounge" shall include the terms "bar", "tavern",
and similar uses in which alcoholic beverages are sold for consumption on the premises and
in which no dancing is permitted.

COMPOUND USES. Compound uses consist of more than one (1) major use on a single
parcel of land.

COUNTY. The term "County" shall refer to Alachua County, a legally constituted sub-
division of the State of Florida.

COUNTY ENGINEER. The term "County Engineer" shall mean the person duly appointed
as County Engineer by the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County, Florida

COUNTY COMMISSION. The term "County Commission" shall mean the Board of County
Commissioners of Alachua County, Florida.

COVERAGE. That percentage of the plot area covered or occupied by buildings or roofed
portions of structures.


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DAY NURSERY. A day nursery is defined as a residence or building in which one (1) or
more children under seventeen (17) years of age are received, for full time or part time
care, or training, and for whom board may or may not be provided, and that for such care
or custody, remuneration shall be paid by the parents or legal guardians of the children,
and shall include the terms "kindergartens", "nursery schools" and "schools for child care"
A day nursery shall be subject to the provisions of this Resolution regulating private schools.

DWELLING. A house, apartment, or building, including dormitories, fraternities and
sororities, used primarily for human habitation. The word "dwelling" shall not include
hotels, motels, tourist courts, or other buildings for transients.

SINGLE-FAMILY DWELLING. A building containing only a single living
unit.

TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. A building in which two (2) living units exist

THREE FAMILY DWELLING. A building in which three (3) living unitsexist.

MULTIPLE FAMILY DWELLING. A building in which four (4) or more liv-
ing units exist. Multiple family units shall be the same as Apartments as
defined in this Article.

EAVES. The extension or overhang of a roof, measured from the outer face of the sup-
porting wall or column to the farthest point of the overhanging structure.

FAMILY. One (1) or more persons occupying a living unit as a single non-profit
housekeeping unit.

FRONTAGE. The distance or width of a parcel of land abutting a public right-of-way,
and as measured upon such right-of-way.

GARAGE. A building or structure designed to be used for the storage and/or repair of
automotive vehicles.

PRIVATE GARAGE. A building for the private use of the owner or occu-
pant of a principal building situated on the same lot of the principal
building for the storage of motor vehicles with no facilities for mechani-
cal service or repair of a commercial or public nature.


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COMMUNITY GARAGE. A structure, or series of structures under one
(1) roof, and under one (1) ownership, for the storage of vehicles by
three (3) or more owners or occupants of property in the vicinity, where
said structure has no public shop or mechanical services in connection
therewith.

PUBLIC GARAGE. A building designed and used for the storage of
automotive vehicles operated as a business enterprise with a service
charge or fee being paid to the owner or operator for the parking or stor-
age of privately owned vehicles.

REPAIR GARAGE. A building designed and used for the storage, care,
repair, or refinishing of motor vehicles including both minor and major
mechanical overhauling, paint and body work.

GROUP HOUSING. Two (2) or more dwellings constituted as separate buildings on a
single lot or parcel of land having common yards, open spaces, and other facilities.

HOME OCCUPATION. Any vocation, trade, or profession carried on within a dwel-
ling by the occupant thereof.

HOTEL. A building designed to provide accommodations for transients or persons for
short time residence, with or without meals, providing for ten (10) or more sleeping
rooms with no provisions for cooking in such rooms, and including customary accessory
uses in connection with the principal use.

INDUSTRY. Any activity involving the manufacturing or treatment of any commodity
including the assembly, packaging, canning, bottling, or processing of any item. To
change any commodity in composition, form, size, shape, texture, or appearance is
deemed to be an industrial process.

JUNK. The term "junk" shall include junk yards, and shall be identified by automo-
tive vehicles including trucks and tractors being inoperative and unlicensed, and in-
cluding any parts thereof, used building material or equipment of any kind, being
abandoned or unuseable, and shall include all miscellaneous items of any type material
or substance which appears to be in a state of scrap or waste material.

LIVING AREA. That area of a dwelling unit, enclosed, which is protected from the
elements and heated, including interior halls, closets, utility and storage areas, but
excluding garages, carports, screened porches, unenclosed and unheated areas.


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LIVING UNIT. A room or rooms comprising the essential elements of a single house-
keeping unit. Facilities for the preparation, storage and keeping of food for consump-
tion within the premises shall cause a unit to be construed as a living unit. Bath
facilities may not be private for the living unit, but shall be conveniently accessible
to the living unit. Reference to the word "unit" means living unit as herein defined.

LOT. A piece, parcel, tract or plot of land occupied or to be occupied by one(l)
principal building and its accessory buildings and including the required yards and shall
include all lots of record included in such piece, parcel, tract or plot of land, and all
lots otherwise designated.

LOT OF RECORD. A lot whose existence, location and dimensions have
been legally recorded or registered in a deed or on a plat, either prior to
the effective date of this Resolution, or after the effective date of this
Resolution.

LOT, SUBSTANDARD. Any lot of less than five thousand (5,000) square
feet in area or less than fifty (50) feet in width at the front building line,
in all districts except business districts.

LOT, CORNER. Any lot situated at the intersection of two (2) streets
and abutting such streets on two (2) adjacent sides.

LOT, INTERIOR. Any lot bounded on both sides by other Icts.

LOT LINE. The property line, abutting the right-of-way line, or any line defining the
exact location and boundary of the lot or property.

MARQUEES AND CANOPIES. Any shelter, cover, or protection, extending beyond
the outer face of the building wall, of either a rigid or non-rigid construction, de-
signed and intended to be used for the purpose of shelter or protection for entrances and
walkways.

MOBILE HOMES. A movable living unit or similar portable structure designed for
living purposes having no foundation other than wheels, jacks, or blocks, and includes
the terms "travel trailers", and "trailer homes", but excludes collapsible camping
trailers.

MOBILE HOME PARK. A lot or parcel of land under single ownership or management
upon which is operated a business engaged in providing for the parking of mobile homes
to be used for both living and storage purposes, and including the customary accessory
uses such as owners' and managers' living quarters, rest rooms, laundry facilities, utility
areas, and facilities for parks and recreation.


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MOTEL. The term "motel" shall include the term "motor hotel", "tourist court", and
"transient accommodations", primarily for those persons traveling by automotive vehicles
and consisting of two (2) or more units or buildings designed to provide sleeping accom-
modations with no common entrance or lobby.

NIGHT CLUB. A commercial establishment dispensing alcoholic beverages tor consump-
tion on the premises and in which dancing is permitted and includes the term "cabaret".

NON-CONFORMING BUILDING. Any building which does not conform to the regula-
tions for the district in which it is located.

NON-CONFORMING LOT. Any lot which does not meet the minimum dimensions, area.
or other regulations of the district in which the lot is located.

NON-CONFORMING USE OF BUILDING. The use of any building other than a use
specifically permitted in the district in which the building is located.

NON-CONFORMING USE OF LAND. The use of any land other than a use specific-
ally permitted in the district in which the lot or parcel of land is located.

NURSING HOME. The term "nursing home" shall apply to all institutional type opera-
tions designed to provide full or part time supervision anid assistance to those persons not
able to care for themselves and shall include convalescent homes, homes for the aged, and
similar facilities.

PARKING SPACE. An area specifically and permanently designated for the off-street
parking or storage of vehicles. Such space for passenger cars shall have a minimum width
of eight and one-half (8-1/2) feet and a minimum length of eighteen (18) feet. When an
area is designated to provide off-street parking facilities, a minimum of three hundred fifty
(350) square feet per parking space shall be used for computing the minimum total required
parking area including driving lanes, maneuvering areas, and parking spaces. No part of
such parking space or spaces shall exist upon any public right-of-way.

PERSON. The word "person" includes any individual, group of persons, firm, corporation,
association, organization, and any legal public entity.

PERSONAL SERVICES. Beauty parlor, shop or salon, barber shop. massage, reducing, or
slenderizing studio, steam or turkish baths, funeral homes, or any similar use.

PREMISES. Any lot, plot, parcel or tract of land with or without a building or buildings
or structure or structures thereon.


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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES. The conduct of business in any of the following or related
categories: law, architecture, engineering, medicine, dentistry, osteopaths, chiropractors,
opticians, or consultants in these or related fields.

PUBLIC BODY. Any government or governmental agency of Alachuo County, the State
of Florida, the U. S. Government, or any municipality within Alachua County, Florida.

PUBLIC USE. The use of any land, water, or buildings by a municipality, public body
or board, commission or authority, county, state or the federal government or any agency
thereof for a public service or purpose.

RECREATION AND ENTERTAINMENT. Recreation and entertainment uses w!ich in-
cludes amusement arcades, pool halls, bowling lanes, skating rinks, miniature golf,
carnival type concessions and rides, and boating and fishing facilities.

REPAIR. Restoration of portions of a building to its condition as before decay, wear, or
damage, but not including alteration of the shape or size of any portion.

RESOLUTION. The term "Resolution" as used in these Regulations means the Zoning
Resolution of Alachua County, Florida.

RESTAURANTS. An establishment where meals or prepared foods, including beverages
and confections are served to customers. Restaurants are hereby classified and further
defined into three (3) categories:

1. Type "A" Restaurants, Conventional; consisting of eighty (80)
seats or more at tables or booths, with the number of counter-
stools not exceeding fifteen (15) percent of the number of table
and/or booth seats; with all service indoors; and providing no
service to persons in vehicles, or at walk-up windows.

2. Type "B" Restaurants, Short-Order; specializing in short-order
foods and beverages including the preparation of food to be
taken out and consumed off of the premises; may be a total coun-
ter-stool type operation, or with any combination of counter-
stool and/or tables or booths; and no service provided to persons
in vehicles. Establishments dispensing food from service windows
for consumption either on the premises or off of the premises are
classified as Type "B". This type restaurant may also include
Conventional Type "A" restaurant services; however, a restaurant
providing ary of the short-order services as defined in this para-
graph shall be classified as a Type "B" restaurant.


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3. Type "C" Restaurants, Drive-lns, aOrny restauror ser,,rg food and/o/
beverages to persons in their automobile for consump,;'r. .r the auto-
mobile on the premises They type restaurant may also include service
features of both Type "A" and Type "B" restaurants as herein defined,
however, the service of persons in automobiles and consumption of food
and beverages in automobiles on the premises shall cooue ory such 'es-
taurant to be classified as Type "C"

RETAIL SALES AND SERVICES. Retail soles and services shall include those busi-
ness activities customarily providing retail convenience goods Such uses shall include
department stores, variety stores, drug and sundry stores, delicatessens, cafeterias, gro-
cery and markets, gift shops, wearing apparel, home and auto supply, furniture and
appliances, hardware, package stores, news stands, book and stationery stores, shoe
repair shops, luggage shops, bakeries and candy shops, (provided that all products made
on the premises are sold on the premises), camera and photo supply shops, radio and
television sales and service, floor coverings, sporting goods, florists, jewelers, music
and piano sales and services, art shops, pawn shops, electrical ond lighting and similar
uses

R!GHT-OF-WAY LINE. The right-of-,ay line shall be considered oa, the property line
and all setback requirements provided in this Resolution, shall be measured from said
right-of-way line, or except as may otherwise be provided

ROAD Any public or private right-of-way set aside for puEl;c travel tkirty "30Ofeet
or more in width The word "rood" shall also include the word street," "avenue"
"boulevard", "lane", "thoroughfare" and "highway" for such purposes

ROAD CENTERLINE. the line midway between the rood ,,ght-of-vvoy lines. of the
surveyed and plotted centerline of a rood which may Or moy not be the line midway
between the existing right-of-way lines

ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE. The lines which abound the right,-of-woy set side
for use as a road

ROOMING HOUSE. A residential building used, or intended to be used. o, o place
where sleeping or housekeeping accommodations ore furnished or provided for pay 'o
transient or permanent guests or tenants in which less than ten "1Or and more than ,3)
three rooms are used for the accommodation of such guests or tenants, but which does
not maintain a public dining room or cafe in the same building, nor in any building
in connection therewith


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SEMI-PUBLIC BODY. Includes churches and organizations operating as a non-profit
activity serving a public purpose or service and includes such organizations as non-
commercial clubs and lodges, theater groups, recreational and neighborhood associations,
and cultural activities.

SERVICE STATION. Any business engaged primarily in the servicing of automotive
vehicles, including the sale and delivery of fuel, lubricants, and other products necessary
to the operation of automotive vehicles including the sale and installation of accessories,
tires, batteries, seat covers, tire repair, cleaning facilities, minor engine tune-up and
wheel balancing and aligning, brake service, but not including mechanical or body re-
pair facilities, the sale or repair of vehicles or trailers.

SETBACK. The minimum horizontal distance between the street, rear or side lines and
front, rear or side lines of the building' including steps, terraces or any projection
thereof, when two (2) or more lots under one (1) ownership are used, the exterior
property lines so grouped shall be used in determining setbacks.

SUBDIVISION. A division of a lot, tract or parcel of land or water into two (2) or
more lots, plots, sites or other subdivisions of land or water for the purpose, whether
immediate or future, of sale, rent, lease, building development, anchorage or other
use, and which further includes the term "subdivide", meaning to divide land by con-
veyance or improvement into lots, blocks, parcels, tracts or other portions.

TRAILER. Any portable or movable structure or non-self propelled vehicle not used
for living purposes, but used for moving or hauling freight, equipment, or merchandise,
and including collapsible camping trailers and boat trailers.

UNINCORPORATED AREA. Any land in Alachua County not lying within the bound-
aries of a duly incorporated village, town, municipality or other Governmental unit.

USE. Any activity, function, or purpose to which a parcel of land or building is put,
and shall I include the words "used", "arranged", or "occupied", for any purpose in-
cluding all residential, commercial, business, industrial, public or any other use.

PRINCIPAL USE. The main use establishing the reason and basis for
a building or structure and comprising the general activity for which
such building and/or property is used.

ACCESSORY USE. Accessory uses are those activities established as
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WATERFRONT. Any site shall be considered as waterfront property provided that any
portion of such property physically abuts any body of water including creeks, canals,
rivers, lakes, or any other body of water, natural or artificial, but excluding swim-
ming pools and drainage facilities which do not permit any type 6f sport or recrea-
tional pursuit.

YARD. The open space existing on the same lot with a principal building, unoccu-
pied and unobstructed by buildings from the ground to the sky, between the lot line
and building line.

FRONT YARD. The yard extending across the entire width of the lot
between the front lot line and the front building line. The lot line of
a lot abutting a public street shall be deemedthe front lot line. The
front yard of a corner lot shall be that yardabutting the street with
the least frontage, unless otherwise determined on a recorded plat or
in a recorded deed. The front yard of a lot existing between two (2)
streets not intersecting at a corner of the lot, shall be that yard abut-
ting the street on which adjoining properties face, unless otherwise
determined on a recorded plat or in a recorded deed.

REAR YARD. The yard extending across the entire width of the lot
between the rear lot line and the rear buK dii,. line. The rear lot line
shall be the lot line farthest removed from the front lot line.

SIDE YARD. The yard extending from the front building line to
the rear building line between the side lot line and the side building
line.

ZONING COMMISSION. The term "Zoning Commission" shall refer to the Zoning
Commission of Alachua County as provided under Section 6 of the Alachua County
Zoning Law.

ZONING DISTRICT. Any unincorporated area of Alachua County, Florida designa-
ted by the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners as an area subject to zoning,
and identified on the Zoning Map of Alachua County, Florida, assigned a zoning clas-
sification as indicated on said Map, consisting of any one (1) of the several zoning
districts as set forth and established in this Resolution. Reference to the word "district"
or "zone"' shall mean Zoning District.

ZONING MAP. The term "Zoning Map" or "Maps" shall mean the official Zoning
Map of Alachua County, Florida.

ZONING REGULATIONS. Zoning Regulations shall mean the Zoning Resolution of
Alachua County, Florida, including the Zoning Map or Maps and all amendments to
such Zoning Resolution and Map.


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ARTICLE IV

GENERAL PROVISIONS


Provisions set forth in this Article apply to the total zoned area of Alachua County,
Florida, applicable to all zoning districts therein, except as otherwise may be pro-
vided in these Regulations.

Section 1. Abandoned Real Property.

a. For any public street or alley which is hereafter officially vacated
or abandoned, the regulations applicable to each parcel of abut-
ting property shall apply to the centerline of the property which is
abandoned. In the event abandoned property is not divided at the
centerline for abutting properties, the zoning districts applicable
shall apply to such ownership line as determined by virtue of such
abandonment.

b. For any public property other than streets or alleys, the regulations
applicable to the zoning classifications which abuts the abandoned
property for the greatest number of lineal feet shall apply to the
entire property.

Section 2. Abandoned Vehicles. Within all zoning districts except BA, BW, MS,
and MP districts, all vehicles which are inoperative and/or unlicensed for a period of
thirty (30) days shall be prohibited on any public right-of-way or on private property
except within a completely enclosed garage.

Section 3. Access Control. In order to promote the safety of motorists and the
pedestrian and to minimize traffic congestion and conflict by reducing the magnitude
of and the number of points of contact, the following regulations shall apply:

3.1 A point of access, that is, a driveway or other opening for vehicles
onto a public street, shall not exceed twenty-four (24) feet in width,
except as otherwise provided in this Section.

3.2 The maximum number of points of access permitted onto any one (1)
street shall be as follows:

Lot Width Abutting Street Number of Points of Access

Less than 65 feet 1
65 feet 200 feet 2
Over 200 feet 2, plus 1 for each additional
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3.3 In lieu of any two (2) openings permitted on any one
(1) street there may be permitted a single point of access
up to thirty-five (35) feet in width, however, service
stations shall be permitted two (2) openings not to ex-
ceed thirty-five (35) feet each in width along any abutting
public street, provided that such property abuts such
street for a distance of not less than one hundred twenty
(120) feet.

3.4 There shall be a minimum distance of twelve (12) feet
between any two (2) openings onto the same street.

3.5 No point of access shall be allowed within ten (10) feet
of the intersection of the right-of-way lines of any public
street.

3.6 No curbs shall be cut or altered, and no point of access
or opening for vehicles onto a public street shall be
established without a permit issued by the County Engineer.

Section 4. Boat Docks. No boat docks shall be constructed within the
zoned districts of Alachua County without a permit. All applications for
a permit to construct a dock over any body of water or stream having two
(2) or more property ownerships abutting such body of water or stream,
shall be submitted to the Zoning Commission for approval. No covered dock
shall be permitted beyond the mean high water mark unless no objections
are voiced from property owners abutting such water area within a distance
of one thousand (1,000) feet from the proposed dock location. The Zoning
Commission may regulate the length, construction, and such other features
of boat docks, and shall not approved docks which would create a hazardous
condition to the navigation of waterways and to other pursuits of water
sports, or if hazardous or detrimental to the public or to natural systems
of the vicinity. In no event shall any living unit be constructed over
water areas.

Section 5. Churches and Schools. Public schools shall be subject to
the regulations in this Resolution, set forth in Article XI, Public Uses.

5.1 Private schools, churches, and religious institutions
shall be permitted in R-3, RP, RM, BP, BA, BW, MS, and
A districts, provided that the following requirements are
complied with:

a. Off-street parking shall be provided as set forth in
Section 26 of this Article.

b. The principal building and accessory buildings shall
comply with the yard and setback requirements of the
district in which it is located; and in no case less
than the minimum requirements as set forth in the R-3
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5.2 Private schools, churches, and religious institutions may be permitted
in other districts, only after recommendations of the Zoning Commis-
sion which shall hold a public hearing on such request after giving (15)
fifteen days notice of the time and place of such hearing, and final
approval by the Board of County Commissioners.

Section 6. Deed Restrictions. These regulations shall not affect any deed restric-
tions or restrictive covenants recorded with any deed, plat, or other legal document
relating to the use, or lot and building requirements. No person or agency, in the
capacity of administering enforcing these regulations, shall be responsible for enforc-
ing any deed restrictions or restrictive covenants.

Section 7. Fences. Except in "A" districts, no fence, wall, or screened structure,
excluding plants and shrubbery, over six (6) feet in height shall be built within ai
required yard abutting a public road, except that such fences may be constructed in a
rear yard paralleling a public road a distance from the public road as required for the
side yard abutting the public road.

Section 8. Group Housing. Group housing developments of two (2) or more single
or multiple family dwellings to be constructed on a plot of ground under single ownership
of one (1) acre or more, not subdivided into the customary streets and lots, and which
shall not be so subdivided, may be developed in anyR-2, R-3, or RP districts provided
that:
a. Maximum percent of lot coverage shall not exceed that which
is required for the districts in which the project is located.

b. Height limits, front, side, or rear yard requirements shall be
met in accordance with the district in which such group hous-
ing is permitted.

c. In any event under this Section the provisions of the Alachua
County Plat Law (Chapter 59-1044, Laws of 1959, as amended
by Chapter 61-1851, Laws of 1961) shall be complied with.
(The Alachua County Plat Law is attached hereto and made a
part hereof by reference).

Section 9. Height Limits In Airport Approach Zones. Maximum height limits for
any building or structure, including trees, poles, towers and antennas, within the air-
port landing Approach Zones, as shown on the Zoning Map, are determined by an in-
clined plane having a slope of 50:1, as measured horizontally from the end of the run-
way, which is located symmetrically with respect to the extended runway centerline,
and has the lengths and widths as shown on the said Zoning Map.


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Section 10. Home Occupations. Home occupations, including any profession, vo-
cation, business, trade, and personal services, may be conducted in any "A" district and
any residential district only after approval of the Zoning Commission which shall hold
public hearing on such request, after giving fifteen (15) days notice of the time and
place of such hearing. The Zoning Commission may then deny or grant approval of such
home occupation in accordance with such regulations as the Zoning Commission may de-
termine to be in the public interest, and also in accordance with the Zoning Regulations

a. The home occupation shall be conducted within the principal build-
ing and only by a person resident in the building. Not more than
one (1) person shall be employed who is not a resident of the premi-
ses.

b. No more than twenty (20) percent of the total floor area of any
dwelling unit may be devoted to such uses.

c. For the purpose of identification of such use, one (1) non-illumina-
ted wall sign, not exceeding two (2) square feet in area may be per-
mitted. Such signs shall identify only the name of the professionand
the name of the occupant of the premises.

d. No motor power other than electrically operated motors shall be used
in conjunction with such home occupation and the total horsepower,
of such permitted electrical motors shall not exceed three (3) horse-
power, or one (1) horsepower for any single motor.

e. There shall be no alteration in the residential character of the premi-
ses in connection with such home occupation.

f. No merchandise or articles for sale shall be displayed for advertising
purposes and no sign or device relative to the sale of such mer-
chandise shall be displayed on the premises.

g. No articles or materials used in connection with such home occupa-
tion shall be stored other than in the principal building so used.

h. Any home occupation as provided for in this Section may be review-
ed by the Zoning Commission at any time after twelve (12) months
following the approval of such use, and may revoke the permission
to continue such home occupation at any time thereafter.


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Section 11. Houseboats. No houseboat shall be permitted to fasten to a dock,
anchor to land, or to remain in any of the waterways within the territory subject
to these Regulations in excess of seven (7) days without a permit. Application
for such permit shall be made to the Zoning Cor.mission. The Zoning Commission is
authorized to issue permits for said houseboat and occupancy, provided said use
and occupancy does not conflict with the uses of the immediate area; otherwise
a public hearing will be held before permitting such use and occupancy in a given
area.

Section 12. Junk Yards. Junk yards as defined in these Regulations shall be
permitted only in MP districts. All junk yards shall be screened from view public
right-of-way by a masonry wall with a minimum of six (6) feet in height of solid
face construction and two (2) feet ornamental super structure. The required wall
along a public right-of-way shall conform to the front yard requirement of the
MP district.

Section 13. Land and Water Fills, Dredging, Excavation and Mining. lo person shall
engage in the filling of larnd, or water areas, dredging, the excavation of land
or removal of earth, and no mining operation shall be undertaken without approval
by the Board of County Commissioners which shall deny or grant approval only after
a public hearing on such request after giving fifteen (15) days notice of the time
and place of such hearing. All applications for permits for activities covered
by this Section shall be referred to the County Engineer for his recommendation.

Section 14. Land Subject to Flooding. No building shall be moved onto or con-
structed on land subject to frequent flooding in any zone, nor shall any existing
building so located be enlarged, repaired or altered except by permission of the
Board of County Commissioners. If there is any question about the frequency or
extend of flooding of any property for which a permit has been requested, the
County Engineer shall be consulted for the purpose of obtaining his opinion.

Section 15. Living Units In Zones Other Than Residential. Dwellings shall not be
permitted in any business or industrial zones as a principal use. However, living
units may be established within the principal building in a business or industrial
district as accessory to any business or industrial use, provided that such living
units within any BR zone shall not be on the ground floor. In the MS district,
living units shall be permitted as accessory to the permitted use, and single
family dwellings shall be permitted on existing lots of record including other uses
permitted on the same lot as accessory uses.

Section 16. Minimum Living Area. No single or multiple family living unit shall
be constructed with a total living area of less than four hundred fifty (450) square
feet. Provided, however, that a special exception to the minimum living area re-
quirement may be granted for the construction of efficiency type apartments having
no separate bedroom if it is established that the granting of such exception will
not adversely affect the interests of the general public or the character of the
surrounding neighborhood. Application for any such special exception shall be
made to the Zoning Commission which shall hold a public hearing after giving
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hearing, the Zoning Commission shall forward its recommendation to the Board of County
Commissioners for their action. The Zoning Commission or the Board of County Com-
missioners may require the submission of plans in connection with such applications,
showing the location and type of construction proposed, and may impose such additional
requirements as a condition to the granting of the request as it deems reasonable
and appropriate.

This Section shall not apply to mobile homes meeting all other requirements
of this Resolution.

Section 17. Minimum Setbacks from the Centerline of Roads. No building or structure
shall be erected closer than seventy five (75) feet from the centerline of any section
line, one half () section line, and any route designated and officially adopted for
a major road as shown on the Major Road Plan for the zoning districts of Alachua
County, Florida.

Section 18. Mobile Homes. No mobile homes shall be permitted for use for living
purposes in any other district unless otherwise provided for herein, except in a
Mobile Home Park licensed and approved by the State Board of Health and meeting all
other County and State regulations applicable to Mobile Home Parks, the "R-lc" district,
and the "Agriculture" district. Unoccupied mobile homes shall be permitted in districts
permitting the sale and rental of mobile homes, or may be parked and stored in a Mobile
Home Park. Mobile homes not used for living purposes may be stored in any other district
provided they are contained within a completely enclosed garage. Provided that no
mobile home shall be used as a residence without complying with the following require-
ments: 1) Tie Downs and Blocking as required under Section 320.8325 of the Florida
Statutes, Chapter 15C-0.01 of the Florida Administration Code and The
Southern Standard Building Code, 1973 Edition.
2) Electrical Inspection from service pole to service panel in compliance
with the National Electrical Code 1971 Edition and amendment thereto.

It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation or other entity to place or
erect any mobile home on any lot or parcel of land within Alachua County for private
use without fist having secured a building permit from the County as required by
Article XIII, Section 5, of these regulations. Such permit shall be deemed to
authorize placement, erection and use of the mobile home only at the location specified
in the permit. The responsibility of securing a mobile home permit shall be that
of the installer.

Section 19. Moving of Buildings. Whenever a building is moved from any location to
a site within the zoned area of Alachua County, the building shall immediately be
made to conform to all provisions of the County Building, Plumbing and Electrical
Codes, if any, and the Zoning Regulations of Alachua County. The person causing
the building to be moved shall secure a Building Permit from the Board of County
Commissioners.

Section 20. Non-Conforming Buildings or Structures. Non-conforming buildings or
structures shall be made to comply with these Regulations only after destruction
exceeding two thirds (2/3) of the fair market value as determined by the County Tax
Assessor of Alachua County, Florida, immediately prior to the time of destruction.
An existing non-conforming building or structure may be maintained and repaired,
but shall not be structurally added onto or altered to further the non-conformance;
however, an existing non-conforming building or structure may be added onto or
altered provided that such additions or alterations and use are in compliance with
these Regulations.


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Section 21. Non-Conforming Lot.

21.1 Remedies. Where two (2) or more non-conforming lots with continu-
ous frontage are under the same ownership, or where a non-conforming
lot has a continuous frontage with a larger tract under the same owner-
ship, such lot or lots shall be combined to form one (1) or more building
sites meeting the lot requirements of the district in which they are lo-
cated.

21.2 Dwellings On Non-Conforming Lots. A Building Permit may be issued
for a single family dwelling on any non-conforming lot, excluding sub-
standard lots, provided that the remedies set forth in this Section cannot
be complied with that such use is permitted, and that the regulations of
the district in which the lot is located are met.

21.3 Dwellings On Substandard Lots. The Board of County Commissioners
may authorize the issuance of a Building Permit for a single family dwel-
ling for a substandard lot, only after it has been determined that remedies
as set forth in this Section cannot be complied with. The Board may also
grant such variances on lot and building requirements in cases of hardship,
so as not to create any condition detrimental to the public health, safety,
and welfare.

Section 22. Non-Conforming Use Of Buildings and Structures.

22.1 The use of any building or structure not in conformance with these regu-
lations pertaining to uses permitted on the effective date of this Resolution
may not be:

a. Changed to another non-ccnforming use except where it is
determined by the Board of County Commissioners that the
design, construction and character of the building is unsuit-
able for uses permitted in the district in which such non-
conforming use is situated. The Board of County Commissioners
shall hold a public hearing on each case in question after giv-
ing fifteen (15) days notice of the time and place of such hear-
ing, in order to determine the question of suitability for uses
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b. Re-established after discontinuance for nine (9) months except
where it is determined by the Board of County Commissioners
that the design, construction and character of the building is
unsuitable for uses permitted in the district in which such non-
conforming use is situated. The Board of County Commissioners
shall hold a public hearing on each case in question after giv-
ing fifteen (15) days notice of the time and place of such hear-
ing, in order to determine the question of suitability for uses
permitted in the district in which such building is located.

c. Extended, enlarged or expanded.

d. Rebuilt, or repaired after damage exceeding two-thirds (2/3) of
the fair market value as determined by the County Tax Assessor
of Alachua County, Florida, immediately prior to damage.

22.2 The use of all buildings and structures, except residential uses, shall
be made to conform on the basis of the fair market value as fixed by
the County Tax Assessor of Alachua County, Florida at the time of
the effective date of this Resolution as follows:


Market Value Years

$ 0 $2,000 5 Years
2,001 5,000 10 Years
5,001 10,000- 20 Years
10,001 25,000- 30 Years
25,001 50,000 40 Years
50,001 and above 50 Years

Section 23. Non-Conforming Use Of Land. All non-conforming use of landwith-
out principal buildings, including open storage, building supplies, vehicle, implement
and machinery storage, either on the same lot or on another lot with a plant, factory,
or sales facility, signs, billboards, junk yards, and commercial animal yards, and simi-
lar uses shall comply with these regulations pertaining to uses permitted within three (3)
years from the effective date of this Resolution.


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Section 24. Nursing Homes. Nursing homes shall include convalescent homes,
homes for the aged, and such other activities designed to take care of the aged or per-
sons unable to care for themselves without supervision or assistance. Nursing homes
shall be permitted in any R-3, RP, or HM districts. Such uses shall comply with all
regulations applicable to the district in which the use is located. Such uses shall com-
ply with the off-street parking requirements as set forth in this Article. In addition,
such uses shall meet the minimum requirements as set forth by State or Federal agencies
regulating such activities, and shall, upon application for either Building Permit or
Occupancy Certificates, submit certificates indicating approval by such State or Fed-
eral Agencies.

Section 25. Obstruction To Vision At Road Intersections. In order to minimize ac-
cidents caused by obstruction to vision at road intersections, the following regulations
shall apply in all "R" Districts.

25.1 Within the area formed by the rights-of-way lines of intersecting roads,
and a straight line connecting points on such rights-of-way lines at a
distance of twenty-five (25) feet from their points of intersection, such
connecting line extending beyond the points to the curb lines, there
shall be a clear space with no obstruction to vision between the height
of three (3) feet anda height of eight (8) feet above the average grade
of each road as measured at the centerline thereof.

25.2 The requirements of this Section shall not be deemed to prohibit any
necessary retaining wall.

25.3 Trees shall be permitted in the clear space provided that foliage is cut
away within the prescribed heights.

Section 26. Off-Street Parking And Loading Facilities. In all districts off-street
parking shall be provided as follows:

a. Single-family dwelling, two (2) spaces for each dwelling unit.

b. Multiple family dwellings, apartments, one (1) space for each
unit.

c. Churches, temples or places of worship, funeral homes, schools,
public buildings, theaters, auditoriums, areas and places of as-
sembly, private clubs and lodges, one(1) space for each five (5)
seats of maximum seating capacity in the principal area of assem-
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d. One (1) space for each one hundred fifty (150) square feet of
retail sales or actual retail use for business, professional or
personal services.

e. Country clubs, golf clubs, gun clubs, tennis clubs, and organi-
zations designed to provide outdoor sporting or recreational
activities, one (1) space for each five (5) members.

f. Hotels, one (1) space for each three (3) bedrooms, plus one (1)
additional space for each five (5) employees.

g. Hospitals and sanitariums, one (1) space for each patient bed.

h. Nursing homes, one (1) space for each two (2) patient beds.

i. Motels, one (1) space for each guest room or one (1) space for
each bathroom, whichever is greatest, plus one (i)spacefor
each three (3) employees.

j. Restaurants or other eating places (non-drive-ins), one (1)
space for each four (4) seats, plus one (1) space for each three
employees.

k. Rooming houses, boarding houses, dormitories, fraternities and
sororities, one (1) space for each two (2) beds.

I. Wholesale and warehouse concerns, one (1) space for each
three (3) employees, plus one (1) space for each company
vehicle operating from the premises, plus one (1) space foreach
one hundred fifty (150) square feet devoted to wholesale or re-
tail sales or services.

m. Manufacturing, industrial concerns not catering to the retail
trade, one (1) space for each three (3) employees on the largest
working shift, plus one (1) space for each company vehicle opera-
ting from the premises.

n. Manufacturing and industrial concerns with retail business on
premises, one (1) space for each one hundred fifty (150) square
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26.1 Location.

a. Such parking space as required in this Section shall in no part
exist upon, and no portion of any vehicle shall overhang the
right-of-way of any public road, street, alley or walkway.
There shall be no off-street parking in the front yards of resi-
dential districts except as normally exists in driveways.

b. Parking spaces for all dwellings shall be located on the same
plot with the main building.

c. Parking spaces for all other uses shall be provided on the same
plot with the main building, or not more than three hundred (300)
feet distant, as measured along the nearest pedestrian walkway,
provided that such area is under the same ownership as the prin-
cipal use. The applicant for aBuilding Permit which proposes to
use an area for off-street parking in order to meet the require-
ments of this Resolution and in accordance with the provisions of this
subsection, shall submit evidence of a restrictive covenant run-
ning with the land to be used for off-street parking purposes stating
that such land shall not be encroached upon, used, sold, leased,or
conveyed for any other purpose until such time as the principal
building ceases to be required to provide such off-street parking
facilities.

d. Parking requirements for two (2) or more uses, of the same or of
different types, may be provided by the establishment of the re-
quired number of spaces for each use in a common parking area,
provided that all such uses being served by a common parking
area are under the same ownership. Accessory uses shall not be
required to have additional parking spaces other than those re-
quired by the principal use.

e. Off-street parking areas may be situated in any R-2, R-3, or RP
district abutting any "B" district or "M" district to a depth not
exceeding three hundred (300) feet and provided that all off-
street parking lot improvements as provided in Section 26.2 of this
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26.2 Off-Street Parking Requirements. Any off-street parking lot serving
any use other than dwellings of four (4) units per building or less
shall meet the following off-street parking lot improvement require-
ments.

a. Screening Wall. The parking area will be provided with a con-
tinuous screening masonry wall six (6) feet in height where such
off street parking lots abuts a property used for single-family pur-
poses in a single-family residential district.

b. Surfacing. For all retail sales and services, business services,and
professional services serving the general public and having access
to and abutting a paved street, the off-street parking area shall be
provided with a hard surface all weather pavement of asphalt or
cement, and shall be so graded and drained to provide for the ade-
quate run-off and disposal of surface water.

c. Lighting. Where lighting facilities are provided for the parking
area, they shall be designed and installed so as to reflect the light
away from any contiguous residentially zoned property.

26.3 Off-Street Loading Requirements.

a. Every hospital, institution, commercial, or industrial building or
similar use having a floor area of twenty thousand (20,000) square
feet or more, and requiring the receipt or distribution by vehicle
of materials or merchandise, shall have at least one (1) permanent
off-street loading space for each twenty thousand (20,000) square
feet of gross floor area or fraction thereof, immediately adjacent
to the principal building

b. Retail operations, wholesale operations, and industrial operations,
with a gross floor area of less than twenty thousand (20,000)square
feet shall provide sufficient space for loading and unloading opera-
tions in order that the free movement of vehicles and pedestrians
over a sidewalk, street, or alley, shall not be impaired.

c. Every off-street loading and unloading space shall have direct ac-
cess to a public street or alley, and shall have the following
minimum dimensions:

Length, thirty (30)feet; Width, twelve (12). feet; Height, fourteen
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Section 27. Overhanging or Extruding Projections.

27. 1 "R" Districts and "M" Districts.

ao Every part of a required yard or court shall be open
from its lowest point to the sky, unobstructed, except
for the customary projections of sills, belts, courses,
cornices, ornamental features, and eaves; provided, how-
ever, that none of the above projections shall extend
into a required yard more than thirty six (36) inches.
Open or closed fire escapes, outside stairways, balconies,
chimneys, flues, or other projections shall not extend
into any required yard except that uncovered steps may
project not more than three (3) feet into any required yard.

Section 28. Parking of Trucks and Trailers. Within any "R" zone no trucks,
trailers, or wagons in excess of one (1) ton capacity shall be parked for storage
purposes, including overnight, on any public right-of-way or on private property,
except with a completely enclosed garage. Trailers of less than one (1) ton ca-
pacity, including pleasure boat trailers, collapsible camping trailers, and cargo
trailers may be parked on private property in any district provided that such
trailers are parked only within areas in which the principal building, acessory
buildings, or the parking of vehicles is permitted.

Section 29. Performance Standards. These performance standards shall apply
to all non-residential uses.

29. 1 Smoke, dust, dirt, visible emissions, Regulations controlling
smoke, dust, dirt or visible emissions shall be the same as
those contained in Chapter 17.2 rules of the State of Florida
Department of Air and Water Pollution Control.


29.2 Fumes, vapors, and gases. There shall be no emission of any
fumes, vapors, or gases of a noxious, toxic, or corrosive
nature which can cause any damage or irritation to health,
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29.3 Sewage. There shall be no discharge at any point of liquid o! solid
wastes into any public sewage disposal system which will overload
such system or create detrimental effects in the flow and treatment of
public sewage. There shall be no discharge of any industrial wastes
into any private sewage disposal system, stream, or into the ground of
a kind or nature which would contaminate any water supply or other-
wise cause the emission of dangerous or objectionable elements or
conditions. There shall be no accumulation of solid wastes conducive
to the breeding of rodents or insects.

29.4 Heat, Cold Dampness, Or Movement Of Air. Activities which shall I
produce any adverse effect on the temperature, motion, or humidity
of the atmosphere beyond the lot line shall not be permitted.

29.5 Noise. The permitted level of noise or sound emission at the property
line of the lot on which the principal use is located shall not at any
time exceed the average noise level prevailing for the same hour, as
generated by street and traffic activity. The determination of noise
level shall be measured with a sound level meter that conforms to spe-
cifications published by the American Standards Association.

29.6 Odor. There shall be no emission of odorous gases or other odorous
matter in such quantities as to be offensive, obnoxious, or unpleasant,
beyond the property line on which the principal use is located. Any
process, including the preparation of food, which may involve the
creation and emission of any such odors shall be provided "ith both a
primary and a secondary safeguard system so that odor control may be
maintained in the event of failure of the primary safeguard system,

29.7 Glare. There shall be no direct glare visible from any residential
district caused by unshielded floodlights or other sources of high in-
tensity of lighting.

Section 30. Permits In Conflict With These Regulations. Permits for either the
construction of buildings or for the use of land or buildings which have been issued
prior to the adoption of this Resolution and which are in violation with the regulations
of this Resolution shall be declared void unless evidence is shown to establish that sub-
stantial expenditures have been made either for the preparation of plans for construction
or for preliminary planning. Investment in real property shall not be construed as an
expenditure towards construction. Unless actual construction work, including grading
and excavation is under way within sixty (60) days after the adoption of this Resolution,
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Section 31. Permitted Building Area. The principal building on any lot
or parcel of land shall be erected within the area bound by the building
lines established by setback or yard requirements. Accessory buildings
may be erected within any building line established for the principal build-
ing and in required rear yards as may be otherwise provided in these
regulations.

Section 32. Principal Building On A Lot. Except "B" districts, and Group
Housing Projects as provided in these regulations only one (1) principal
building and its customary accessory buildings may hereafter be erected on
any lot of record. Any dwelling shall be deemed to be the principal building
on the lot which the same is located. An addition to any building shall not
be construed as a principal building.

Section 33. Retaining Walls. Nothing in these regulations shall be construed
to prohibit or to prevent the erection of a retaining wall on any property provided
that such retaining wall does not adversely affect the natural flow of surface
water, or create any other adverse effect upon adjacent or adjoining properties.
However, any application for a retaining wall shall be subject to the approval
of the County Engineer before the issuance of a permit.

Section 34. Shopping Centers. Shopping centers are hereby defined as a
group of retail stores or shops under single ownership or management, with an
area of five (5) acres or more, and with a minimum depth of three hundred (300)
feet, established as a shopping entity, with common parking facilities, ingress
and egress, loading and unloading facilities. Shopping centers shall be
permitted in any BR, BH, and BA districts, and may be developed in accordance
with approval of a plat of a subdivision or development as approved by the
Zoning Commission. A shopping center shall not be divided into separate lots for
each store or use. No permit shall be issued for the construction of a shop-
ping center until the plans and specifications, including the design of ingress
and egress roads, parking facilities, and such other items as may be found of
importance have been approved by the Zoning Commission. No building shall
be erected closer than twenty-five (25) feet to any road right-of-way line.

Offstreet parking space shall be provided at not less than the following rates
for shopping centers, where gross leasable area shall be the total floor area
designed for tenant occupancy and exclusive use, including basement, mezzanine,
and upper floors, if any, expressed in square feet, and measured from center-
lines of joint partitions and exteriors of outside walls:

5.5 Car parking spaces per 1000 square feet of gross leasable area.

2.5 Car parking spaces per 1000 square feet of gross leasable area
for offices exceeding twenty (20%) percent of gross leasable
area of the center.

1.0 Car parking spaces per four (4) seats for theaters in shopping
centers.


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Such parking area, including maneuvering area, ingress and egress roads and
driving lanes, shall be paved and kept in good repair at all times with a
hard, all-weather surface. All points of access shall be to a public road;
however, there shall be no public roads or alleys within the shopping center
property. All loading and unloading shall be done entirely within the
shopping center property. The center shall be designed so as to accommodate
public bus transportation.

Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all uses within shopping
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sectionn 35. Signs. Tlhe followin.- 1'egulations shall apply to all surfaces having
i rigid location on the -,round, and utilized for the purpose of advertising any
service product, or business establishment. For the purpose of these Regulations,
ill advertising igns shall be divided into two (2) categories.

a. Roadside signs, the location of which has no direct bearing on the
service, product, or business establishment it advertises.

b. Business signs, which are located on the same premises as the subject
matter of the sign itself.

( i IJL[IAL.

No advertising signs shall be erected within twenty five (25) feet
of an established right-of-way line, except as otherwise provided
herein

Signs may only be erected in business or industrial districts: pro-
vided that special permits may be granted under the provisions of
these regulat ions t, Lct signs in other districts. In no event,
however, snail approval b, -iven to locate any sig, in or within
one hundred (100) feet of any -,in:!e family resident iol district

Bu> i'css -i'ns ti-in 1 o .1orm o the side yard setback requirci ,e t -
,:pplicab ; o t,( be Iate h business establ i shment s.

Ani:, ,itcd si n '. 'i h i ,l e '11c ,motion of anyv part 1) v :-n' -
,or V \ di .pljy ila- ; -r :, i li ht-s shall a[ proh i bi'
'I i- .he lp .lti,'ii or i atioi t hc-o,,f tends to ohl-: ricf or ,,i, i iv
(I ivtrt dr ,. vi i 1 ty vi .i-, .-- l d/or at tert ion.

iOADSILA SI '-NS.

Road -idc .-i ns :.ay be erected to within fi fteen (! )) feet of a:
esta'lis l, road ris.ht-of-wa) line. provided that no si :n shall he
erected wit'.iin tventy five (25 ) fec-t of an established street or
highway intersection, and no sign or any supports thereof shal1
obstruct driver visibility. The owner of the sign shall agree
to remove same at his expense, should any portion of the twenty
five (25) foot setback zone be required for road right-of-way
purposes.

BUSINESS SICNS.

Business signs may be erected in an established road right-of-way
linc, provided that no sion shall be erected within twenty five (25)
feet of an established street or highway intersection and no sign,
or any supports thereof, shall obstruct driver visibility. The
owner of the sign shall agree to remove same at his own expense,
should any portion of the twenty five (25) foot setback zone be
required for road right-of-way purposes.


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Section 36. Storage Of Flammable Liquids. No buildings, structures or premises
shall be used for storage, sale or use of gasoline or any other liquid with a
flashpoint of sixty (60) degrees Farenheit or less where any of the boundaries
of the lot upon which such gasoline or other liquid is stored, used or sold
are within two hundred (200) feet, measured in a straight line, of the nearest
boundary line of any building or structure used as a church, school, hospital,
home for the aged, nursing home, orphanage, auditorium, or theater, except open
air theaters. This provision shall not prevent the use of liquified gases for
domestic heating purposes.

Section 37. Subdivision Of Land. No lot shall be reduced in area or subdivided,
or no tract of land shall be subdivided or reduced in area in a manner which
would result in causing any lot to have an area less than that required in the
district in which it is located, as set forth in this Resolution, or would reduce
the open spaces or yards required by this Resolution.

Section 38. Use Of Public Rights-Of-Way. The sale of merchandise from within
the limits and confines of all public road or street rights-of-way lying within
the territory under the jurisdiction of this Resolution is prohibited.

Section 39. Yards And Open Spaces. The minimum yards and other open spaces,
required in this Resolution for each and every building existing at the time
of the passage of this Resolution or for any building hereafter erected or
altered, shall not be encroached upon or considered a yard or open space or use
requirement for any other building.

Section 40. Waterfront Properties. On any lot having water frontage, as defined
in these Regulations, no principal building shall be located closer than twenty
(20) feet from the high water mark.

Section 41. Compliance with Alachua County Subdivision Regulations. Whenever
any land is rezoned for the purpose of constructing or locating a dwelling or
other improvements thereon of a type or in a fashion not otherwise permitted
within the former zoning classification, the provisions of the Alachua County
Subdivision regulations shall be complied with in full, regardless of the date
that the subject property may have been platted.


Section 42. Agriculture Uses in Other Zoning Districts. The agriculture pursuits
described in Article VI of these regulations shall also be permitted in all other
zoning districts, except R-la, provided the minimum acreage re quireiments referred
to in said Article VI shall have been met.

Section 43. Nonconforming Uses as a Result of Amendments. In the event the use
of any land, building or structure shall become or shall have become nonconforming
as a result of any change in zoning or amendments to these Regulations, the pro-
visions of Sections 20, 21, 22 and 23 shall become applicable thereto from the
date of such zoning or amendments.


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Section 44. Drainage in Subdivision and Commercial Projects. No change
shall be made in the contour or topography of any land for a subdivision
or commercial development, including multi-family apartment projects,
until a construction permit has been issued therefore by the County
Engineering Department. No permit shall be issued until a detailed construc-
tion plan has been submitted to the County Engineer for his approval show-
ing that surface waters flowing from such development will be disposed of
in such manner as to reasonably prevent inundation, erosion or deposit of
flotation matter, sediment or siltation onto property of others or in any
pond, lake, river, stream or other waterway or in any public or private
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ARTICLE V

ZONING DISTRICTS



Section 1. Establishment of Districts. Within the zoned areas of
Alachua County, Florida, the following zoning districts are established:

1.1 A, Agricultural District, Agricultural A-1 District.

1.2 Residential

1.2.1 RE, R-laa, R-la, Single Family, Low Density
1.2.2 R-lb, Single Family, Medium Density
1.2.3 R-lc, Single Family, Mobile Homes
1.2.4 R-2, Multiple Family, Low Density
1.2.5 R-3, Multiple Family, High Density
1.2.6 RP, Residential Professional
1.2.7 RM, Mobile Home Park
1.2.8 PUD, Planned Unit Development

1.3 HM, Hospital Medical

1.4 Business

1.4.1 AP, Administrative Professional
1.4.2 BP, Business and Professional
1.4.3 BR, Business, Retail
1.4.4 BH, Business, Highway
1.4.5 BA, BA-1, Business, Automotive
1.4.6 BW, Business, Wholesale
1.4.7 MB, Business, Marine

1.5 Industrial

1.5.1 MS, Local Service Industry
1.5.2 MP, Manufacturing


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ARTICLE VI

AGRICULTURAL DISTRICTS


Section 1. A, Agricultural District, Agriculture A-I District.

1.1 Agriculture A-I District all uses as outlined in the
Agriculture District, with the exception that Mobile Homes
are not a permitted use.

1.1.1. Uses Permitted For Parcels of Land of Five (5) Acres of
More.

Single family dwellings, including mobile homes, with their
customary uses, on the basis of one (1) dwelling per each
five (5) acres of land or more under the same ownership.

1.1.2. All commercial agricultural pursuits, and structures
incidental thereto; including dairy products, livestock,
poultry and poultry products, field crops, truck crops,
citrus groves, fruit and berry crops, horticultural
specialities, apiculture, forestry, including naval stores
operations.

1.1.3. The processing, packaging, and sale of agricultural products
and commodities which are raised on the premises. Retail
roadside sales shall be permitted only from conforming
or temporary structures on private property. Such
temporary structures may be permitted within the required
front yard.

1.1.4 Public parks and recreation areas, golf courses, game
preserves, and historical areas.

1.2 Uses Permitted for Parcels of Land From One (1) to Five (5) Acres.

1.2.1. Single family dwellings including mobile homes.

1.2.2. Limited agricultural uses not to exceed, per acre, the
following:

a. Forty (40) chickens or other poultry.

b. Horses for personal use.

c. Two (2) cows or other cattle.

d. Six (6) goats or sheep.


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1.2.3. Poultry and livestock permitted in this Section shall be
for personal use only, except that poultry and poultry
by-products may be sold off the premises. No hogs or
swine shall be permitted. The raising of all poultry
and livestock shall be done in such a manner as to prevent
obnoxious odors, the breeding of rodents, files, or
other insects, so as not to create a nuisance of anykind.

1.2.4. The raising for sale on or off the premises of field crops,
truck crops, citrus groves, fruit and berry crops, apiculture,
and horticultural specialities.

1.3 Uses Prohibited.

1.3.1. The commercial raising of fowl, animals, or reptiles, except
as otherwise provided in this Section.

1.3.2. Any business, commercial, or industrial use, except in
connection with the agricultural pursuits otherwise per-
mitted in this Section.

Section 2. Lot and Building Requirements. The principal building, accessory
buildings, and other land uses shall be located so as to comply with the following
requirements:

Principal Building
Minimum Lot Area I acre
Minimum Lot Width at Building
Line 210 ft.*
Minimum Lot Depth 150 ft.
Minimum Front Yard 40 ft.
Minimum Side Yard, Interior 10 ft.
Minimum Side Yard, Street 25 ft.
Minimum Rear Yard 40 ft.
Maximum Percent of Lot
Coverage 20%

Accessory Buildings, Minimum Setback from Lot Lines:
Front 40 ft.
Rear 25 ft.
Side Same as principal building

2.1 Accessory buildings used for processing, packaging and agricultural
sales, dairy barns, hog pens, poultry houses, or stables shall be
no closer than one hundred (100) feet to any lot or property line.


* Provided, however, if either central water or sewer is installed the minimum lot
width at the building line could be a minimum of 150 feet.


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RESIDEINTIAI DISTRICTS


-Section 1. .in. 1 iari 1'. L- iential Districts, RE, R-laa, R-la, R-lb, R-ic, Multiple
Family Resident ii 1 ;1i r '- and R-3; RP, Residential Professional Districts and
R-HM, Mobile Homt. PJar-. 'l-t i t:. Within these districts as shown on the Zoning Map of
Alachua County,', F1l ,, il. tI,,. i- l lowinc R1 u tulations s iall apply:


r tIon 2


w


Sill. -arm 1 -, _iential I)istricts RE, R-laa, I-la. R-lb, and R-lc.


2. 1 c PLrmlTi L 1

P.iF ,F-1ia.., P-'-la. -lb. Single Family Dwellings and customary accessory
bu i Id 11 r h c .

R- Ic iiili Fari ly Dwellings. Mobile Homes for living purposes and
-.us t .'ma ry _- ,, r'. buildings thereto.

2 l.ot and 'ui i 1li K, FL quirements. The principal building and accessory
buildin_- si.iI I'1 .. located and constructed in accordance with the
fo I io'in reqU i r, '-ints


Principal Buildin,

Minimum Lot Area
Minimum Lot l.'idth
at Buildin- Line
Minimum Lot Depth
Minimum Front Yard
Minimum Rear Yard
Minimum Side Yard
Interior
Minimum Side Yard,
Street
Maximum Percent of
Lot Coverage
Maximum Percent of
Rear Yard Coverage
Maximum Building
Height

Accessory Buildings


R-laa


t' ., q .

1I ,O ft


-411 L
1 tt



25 t

0


tt-. 20,000 sq.

125 ft.
160 ft.
25 ft.
40 ft.

12.5 it.

25 ft.

30 `


35


35


35 ft.


35 ft.


R- la


ft. 10,000 sq.

100 ft.
90 ft.
25 ft.
20 ft.

10 ft.

15 ft.

35

35

35 ft.


R- lb


ft. 8.500 sq.

85 ft.
90 ft.
25 ft.
20 ft.


10 ft.

15 ft.

35 %

35 %

35 ft.


R-lc *


ft. 8,500 sq. ft.


10 ft.

15 ft.

35

35

35 ft.


Minimum Setback from
Lot Line, Rear
minimum Setback from
g Line, Side


7.', f r .
Same a3s
pr i nc ipa 1
bu Id inl


71 ft.
Same as
principal
building


7- ft.
Same as
principal
building


71 ft.
Same as
principal
building


71 ft.
Same as
principal
bui Iding


S Provided the lot is served by either a central water system or a sanitary
sewer service system, otherwise lot and building requirements shall be the
same as provided in the R-la district.

2.3 Required Utilities. No Building Permit shall be issued for any building in
an R-lb district unless such property is served by a central water system or
a sanitary sewer service system.


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Section 3. MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS, R-2, R2a, R-3

3.1 USES PERMITTED

3.1.1 R-2 District. Single family detached dwellings, single

family attached dwellings up to and inculding 4 units

per building, multiple family dwellings up to and in-

cluding 4 units per building and customary accessory

buildings incidental thereto.

3.1.2 R-2a District. Single family detached dwellings, single

family attached dwellings up to and including 8 units

per building, and multiple family dwellings up to and

including 8 units per building, and customary accessory

buildings incidental thereto.

3.1.3 R-3 District. Single family attached dwellings, single

family detached dwellings, multiple family dwellings, rooming

houses, fraternities, sororities, dormitories, and customary

accessory buildings incidental to these uses permitted.

3.2 DENSITY, LOT AND BUILDING REQUIPt1ETS

3.2.1 Maximum Density R-2 8 units per acre

R-2a 14 units per acre

R-3 20 units per acre


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3.2.2


Principal Building

Living units

Minimum Lot area

1 and 2 units

3 units and ovei

Minimum Lot Width

1 and 2 units

3 units and ovei

Minimum Lot Depth

Minimum Front Yarc

Minimum Rear Yard

Minimum Side Yard

1 and 2 units

3 units and ovei


plus
each
hgt.


Minimum Side Yard,
Street

Maximum Bldg. Height

Maximum Percent of
Lot Coverage

Accessory Buildings

Minimum Setback from

Rear

Side


15 ft.

35 ft.


35%


SR-2

1 through 4



10,000 sq. ft.

S15,000 sq. ft.

at Bldg. Line

85 ft.

loo 100ft.

90 ft.

1 25 ft.

20 ft

Interior

10 ft.

10 ft.


15 ft.

45 ft.


35%


Lot Line

7 ft.

Same as
principal
building


71 ft.

Same as
principal
building


R-2a

1 through 8



8,500 sq. ft.

10,000 sq. ft.



85 ft.

100 ft.

90 ft.

25 ft.

20 ft.



10 ft.

10 ft.

6" for
ft. of bldg.
over 35 ft.


15 ft.

unlimited


35%






7 ft.

Same as
principal
building


R-3

unlimited



8,500 sq. ft.

10,000 sq. ft.



85 ft.

100 ft.

90 ft.

25 ft.

20 ft.



10 ft.

10 ft.

plus 6" for
each ft. of bldg.
hgt. over 35 ft.


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3.2.2.




3.3


Building Spacing

front1front front/rear rear/rear front/side rear'side side/side
60 ft. 60 ft. 60 ft. 30 ft. 30 ft. 20 ft.

OPEN SPACE REQUIRPMEIITS

All multiple family districts, R-2, R-2a, and R-3 shall require

25% of the site area for beautification and open space use and

buffering. In addition, 5% of the site area must be devoted to

developed recreation facilities. Not more than of the total

recreation and open space may be in flood-plain area and/or lakes

and buffer.


BUFFERING

Where appropriate, buffering shall be provided in the development

plan to separate uses in the proposed development from dissimular

adjacent land uses.


PARKING REQUIPE.TTTS

Off-street parking shall be provided at the rate of two spaces

per living unit. Parking lots, driveways and streets within the

project shall be designed to discoura-e through traffic. Thru-

driveways shall be located at least 10 feet from buildings.


REQUIRED PLAN SUBMITTAL

Preliminary plans shall accompany all applications for multiple

family zoning. The preliminary shall include the following information:

1. Property line survey and legal description.


3.4


3.5


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2. A topographic survey

a. The most recent U.S.G.S. topographic survey

may be utilized if no better topographic in-

formation is available.

3. An approximate location of buildings, streets, park-

ing facilities, open space recreation areas and

facilities, screening, number of units, floor area

of units, land use calculations, common ownership

areas, proposed buffers between dissimilar or land

uses.


3.7 FINAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

If rezoning approval is granted, a Building Permit will not be

issued until the applicant has submitted to the Zoning Administrator

for his approval a final development plan which shall include the

following:

1. A topographic map drawn to scale of one hundred (100) feet to

one (1) inch by a registered surveyor and/or engineer showing:

a. The location of existing property or right of way lines

both for private property and public property, streets,

buildings, water courses, transmission lines, sewers,

bridges, culverts and drain pipes, water mains and any

public utility easements.

b. Wooded areas, streams, lakes, marshes and other physical

conditions affecting the site.

c. Existing contours shown at a contour interval of one (1)

foot.


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2. A development plan drawn at a scale of one hundred (100)

feet to one (1) inch and showing.

a. The boundaries of the site, topography and proposed grading

plan.

b. Proposed streets and street names and other vehicular and

pedestrian circulation systems including off-street parking.

c. The use, size and location of all proposed building sites.

d. Location and size of open space recreation areas and facilities.

e. Location and width of buffer zones.

3. A utility service plan showing:

a. Existing drainage and sewer lines.

b. The disposition of sanitary waste and storm water.

c. The source of potable water.

d. Location and width of all utility easements or right

of-way.

e. Plans for the special disposition of storm water drainage

when it appears that said drainage could substantially

harm a body of surface water.

4. A landscaping plan showing:

a. Landcaped areas.

b. Locations, height and material for walks, fences, walkways,

and other man-made landscape features.

c. Any special landscape features such as, but not limited to,

man-made lakes, land sculpture and waterfalls.

5. Statistical information:

a. Total acreage of the site.


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b. Maximum building coverage expressed as a percent of the

area.

c. Area of land devoted to landscaping and/or open space

useable for recreation purposes expressed as a percent of

the total site area.

d. Calculated density for the proposed section.


The plans for drainage, grading and utilities and other engineering data

shall be submitted to the County Engineer for his approval.


Any substantial deviation from the approved development plan which affects

the intent and character of the development, the density or land use pattern,

the location or dimension of streets or similar substantial changes shall be

reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners. A request for a revision of the

development plan shall be supported by a written statement demonstrating the

reasons the revisions are necessary or desirable. Minor changes which do not

effect the intent or character of the development may be approved by the

Zoning Administrator.


3.8 RELATIONSHIP TO COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

It is the intent of the multiple family zoning districts to

help implement the Alachua County Land Use Plan. Multiple family districts,

therefore, shall be encouraged only in those areas so designated on the plan

and in accordance with the densities shown on the plan.


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3.9 FENCING REQUIREMENTS

Solids walls, fences six (6) feet high, or planting screens,

may be required as a part of the site plan:

1. Where it is deemed necessary to separate residential

from non-residential land uses.


2. Where it is deemed necessary to separate incompatible

residential land uses.

3. See Section 3.4 regarding buffers.


3.10 FIRE PROTECTION

All R-2, R-2a, and R-3 multiple family districts shall have

operating fire hydrants located no farther than 500 feet from

any building on the development plan.


3.11 SPECIAL CRITERIA FOR SINGLE FAMILY ATTACHED UNITS

Single family attached houses are hereby defined as single

family dwelling units constructed in a series, row or group

including 3 units or more with common walls or separate walls

abutting each other, separated by a nominal space of not less than

2 inches. Either townhouse conventional sales, or condominium sales

may take place in these districts.

Single family attached housing projects shall be planned in accordance

with the following criteria:

A. Each single family unit shall be self-contained with respect

to water, utilities, and heating and air-conditioning.

B. Each unit shall have independent entrance, and common stairwells

shall be prohibited. Single family attached units shall be

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C. Swimming pools, tennis courts, playgrounds and other recreation

uses may be permitted within the single family attached unit

projects, provided such uses are located in areas retained in

common ownership. Adequate provision shall be made to eliminate

problems of noise and light with respect to dwelling units within the

project, and with respect to adjacent property.

D. Deed Covenants shall be developed to ensure the maintenance and

upkeep of areas and facilities retained in common ownership in

order to provide safe, healthful and attractive living environment

within the single family attached projects and to prevent the

occurence of blight and deterioration of the individual units.


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Section 4.


RP, Residential Professional Districts.


Uses Permitted. Single family dwellings, business and professional
services, excluding the retail sale of goods and commodities and
excluding personal services. Additional permitted uses shall include
churches, schools, lodges, fraternities, sororities, dormitories,
rooming houses, studios, including dance, music and art, and customary
buildings incidental thereto. Off-street parking shall be permitted
in all required yards.


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4.2


Principal Building


Living Units
Minimum Lot Areas:
1 Living Unit or Non-Residential Use

Minimum Lot Width at Building Line
1 Living Unit or Non-Residential Use

Minimum Lot Depth
Minimum Front Yard
Minimum Rear Yard



Minimum Side Yard, Interior:
1 Living Unit or Non-Residential Use

Minimum Side Yard Street
Maximum Building Height
Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage


Unlimited

8,500 sq. ft.


85 sq. ft.

90 sq. ft.
25 sq. ft.
20 ft. plus six
inches for each
foot of building
height over 35 feet.

10 ft.

15 ft.
Unlimited
35%


Accessory Buildings


Minimum Setback from Lot Line, Rear
Minimum Setback from Lot Line, Side


71 ft.
Same as principal
building


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Section 5. RM, Mobile Home Park Districts.

5.1 Uses Permitted. Mobile home parks, accessory structures
incidental thereto, and the following accessory uses;
recreational facilities, laundry facilities, office and
mail facilities, and convenience retail sales and services
for the purpose of serving residents of the mobile home
park only.

The sale of new and used mobile homes shall be permitted
within the boundaries of an approved Mobile Home Park sub-
ject to the following conditions:

(a) Purpose and Intent. The RM, Mobile Home Park District
is established for the purpose of providing a district
for mobile homes in approved parks, occupied as single
family dwellings, with the intent of creating an envi-
ronment of a residential character, designed to enchance
living conditions and permitting only those uses, activi-
ties and services which are comparable with the residen-
tial environment. The RM, Mobile Home Park District is
a residential district, not a commercial district. The
following regulations are intended to protect the resi-
dential character of Mobile Home Parks.

(b) Allowable Number. The number of mobile homes for sale
shall not exceed ten (10) percent of the total number of
approved mobile home spaces in the Mobile Home Park.

(c) Location. Mobile homes for sale shall be located only
on approved mobile home spaces in the Mobile Home Park
and subject to the same setbacks and yard requirements
as occupied mobile homes.

(d) Maintenance. There shall be no renovating, overhaul,
or repair to mobile homes offered for sale within the
Mobile Home Park. However, customary maintenance shall
be permitted, such as would be allowed for an occupant
while living in a mobile home.

(e) Advertising. There shall be no advertising signs, banners,
pennants, or any type of display advertising mobile homes
for sale, except that one (1) sign not over 18" x 24" shall
be permitted to be posted on each mobile home offered for
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5.2 Approval of Mobile Home Parks. No mobile home park may hereafter be
developed or expanded until the site plan there of has the approval
of the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County, which approval
shall be given, provided the plans as submitted meet the requirements
contained in this Resolution.

5.3 Contents of Plans. Complete site plans for mobile home parks shall be
submitted at a scale no less than fifty (50) feet to the inch and shall
show:

(a) the area and dimensions of the proposed Mobile Home Park.

(b) the layout of streets, driveways and off-street parking spaces.

(c) the location of water lines, sanitary sewer lines, natural gas
lines, manholes, fire hydrants and street lights.

(d) a preliminary drainage plan for the Mobile Home Park prepared
by a registered engineer.

(e) location and dimensions of all buffers, office structures, utility
buildings, recreation areas, signs, entrance ornamentations, and
similar uses.

5.4 Development Requirements. The park shall be designed and constructed in
accordance with the following requirements:

(a) Size and Density. The minimum area allowable for a park shall be
five (5) acres and the maximum density of mobile homes within
the park shall be nine (9) mobile homes per gross acre. (Gross
acreage includes all land area within the approved Mobile Home
Park boundaries).

(b) Mobile Home Space. Each mobile home space shall be clearly defined
on the ground and shall abut on a street or on a driveway with
unobstructed access to a street, and each mobile home space shall
contain no more than one (1) mobile home and accessory structures.

(1) Each single family mobile home space shall contain a minimum
of three thousand (3,000) Square feet and shall be at least
forty (40) feet wide at the building line. Each multiple
family mobile home space shall contain a minimum of twenty-
five hundred (2,500) square feet for each living unit, and
shall be at least forty (40) feet wide at the building line.

(2) Minimum yards required between mobile homes or any enclosed
appurtenances and lot lines shall be:

front yard 8 feet
side yard 5 feet
rear yard 5 feet


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(c) St-tft ind DI)rivtway Irp- vei nt All -ti,( t and driveways h ll hn
pav4d in acc rdaniice with il lpc iie ti ivi ,. tv rth in thY
Alchui (County Subdivision Regulation ind iall t i a a Tini':mAm pave-
ment width oi twenty (20) f tL

(d) Street Liihting. All streets or driveways within the park shall be
lightd at night with e l ec t r ic lights providing, a iminimnunm illumination I 0 2 foot andles.

(v.) R.quired Utilities.

(1) Electrical Supply. An electrical outlet supplying at least one
hundred ten (110) volts with adequate current to provide the
needs of each mobile home shall be provided for each trailer
space. All such outlets shall be weather proof.

(2) Wate.r Supply. An adequate supply of pure water for drinking
and domestic purposes shall be supplied by pipes to all building
Invd mobil home spaces within the Pairk, to myet the requirements
of the Park. Each mobile home space shall be provided with a col
water tap. An adequate supply of hot water hall be provided at
all times in the service buildings for all bathing, washing,
cleasin: and laundry facilities.

(3) Sanitary Se.wer Service. A central sanitary svwer system shall
be provided with connectors to each mobile homeu space. Waste
from howoers, bath tubs, flush toilets, urinals, lavatories,
slop -inks, and laundries in service and other buildings witn
in the Park shall be discharged into a public or private sewer
systt. m meeting the requirements of the County Health Department
and the State Department of Health and Rehabilitation, se rvices
of Division of Health.

(f) Garbage Recepticles. Approved garbage cans with tight fitting
covers shall be provided in quantities adequate to permit dis-
posal no farther than three hundred (300) feet from any mobile
home space. The cans shall be kept in god repair at all times.
Garbage and rubbish shall be collected and disposed of as fre-
quently as may be necessary to insure that the garbage cans shall
not overflow. The use of a central garbage collection system
shall be permitted as an alternative.

(gF) Fire Protecti on. Every Park shall have adequate fire, fi hting
fac i litie s and be approved by the County En i necer and meet the
following requirements:

(1) Ccntral Water Supply

(2) Six Inch Water Main

(3) Water Pressure: 20 PSI

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(5) Hydrants Spacing: 1000 feet Maximum

No open fires shall be permitted at any place which may
endanger life or property. No fires shall be left unattended
at any time.

(h) Required Recreational Area. A minimum of five (5) percent of
the gross land area within the park boundaries shall be designed
for use as park recreation area.

(i) Required Buffers.

A landscaped buffer area not less than twenty-five (25) feet in
depth shall be provided along streets abutting a mobile home park,
and a landscaped buffer area not less than fifteen (15) feet in
depth shall be provided along other "RM" (Mobile Home Park) District
boundaries. Such buffers may be used for drainage structures and
easements for underground utilities but shall not be used for any
other purpose. All such buffer strips (except for waterfront) shall
be planted and maintained in suitable ground cover material and
shall contain a maintained planting screen at least ten (10) feet
high with an opacity of at least seventy-five (75) percent after
eighteen (18) months of growth, which screen shall extend the
length of the buffer strip, except for driveway or pedestrian
way openings. The main driveway entrance may contain a sign or
entrance ornamentation identifying the park. An approved opague
structure at least six (6) feet in height may be substituted
for the planting screen, but the remainder of the required buffer
strip shall be planted in suitable ground cover.

(j) Parking.

At least one (1) paved off-street parking space minimum eight
and one half by eighteen feet (8- X 18') shall be provided for
each mobile home lot.

(k) Retail Sales. Buildings containing convenience retail sales and
services shall be sized and oriented so as to serve only the
residents or occupants of the mobile home parks in which they are
located. Such uses shall be permitted only a) upon approval of
site development plans for the entire area, and b) after construction
of at least 80% of the mobile home spaces as shown on the approved
site development plan. Maximum permitted gross floor area devoted
to such uses shall be ten (10) square feet per mobile home space.
In no case, however, shall such use be permitted to exceed a total
of five thousand (5,000) square feet of gross floor area, regardless
of park size.


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Direct access to or frontage on a street external to the park
is prohibited. A small announcement sign only, not to exceed
two (2) square feet in area, affixed to the building and not
visible from any external street, shall be permitted. Free
standing signs or other advertisement shall be prohibited.
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Section 6: RM-1 Travel Trailer Park and Campground District

6.1 Uses Permitted

6.1.1 Transient parking of trailers and campers and the placing of
tents on individual sites for a period not exceeding thirty
consecutive days.

6.1.2 Recreational buildings, laundry, toilet and shower facilities.

6.1.3 A service store with living quarters if desired, to provide
groceries, bottle gas, supplies, rental travel trailers and
tents for occupants of the Park.

6.1.4 Recreational facilities such as golf courses, swimming pools,
tennis courts, marinas, etc. Petroleum products may be sold
in marina areas only for marine use.

6.1.5 Utility or storage building for maintenance equipment and
supplies.

6.1.6 One house or mobile home will be permitted to be used as an
office and/or housing for the operator of the Park or security
guard, additional houses or mobile homes may be permitted for
park operators or security guards on approval of the Board of
County Commiissioners.

6.2 Development Requirements

The travel tailer park and/or campground shall be designed and con-
structed in accordance with the following requirements: At the time
of application for rezoning, a preliminary plan of development shall
be submitted. After zoning approval has been granted no building
permit shall be issued until final development plans and engineering
drawings have been submitted and approved by the Zoning Administrator
and the County Engineer. Approval shall be given, provided the plans
as submitted meet the requirements as contained in this resolution.

6.3 Contents of Plans

Complete site plans for travel trailer parks and campgrounds shall
be submitted at a scale of not less than fifty (50) feet to the inch
and shall show:

(a) The area and dimensions of the proposed travel trailer park
or campground.

(b) The street and lot layout.

(c) The location of water lines, sanitary sewer lines, natural gas
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(d) A preliminary drainage plan for the travel trailer park or camp-
ground prepared by a registered engineer.

(e) Location and dimensions of all buffers, office structures, utility
buildings and service stores.

6.4 Minimum Area Requirements

The minimum area allowable for a travel trailer park and/or campground
shall be 5 acres and the maximum density of travel trailer spaces and/or
campsites shall be 9 per gross acre (gross acreage shall include all
land area exclusive of major bodies of water starting at the high water
mark within the approved travel trailer park or campground boundaries).

6.5 Campground Space.

Each travel trailer and/or campground space shall be clearly defined on the
ground and shall abut on a street or on a driveway with unobstructed access
to a street, and each campground space shall contain no more than one (1)
travel trailer, camper or tent and accessory structures.

6.6 Travel Trailer or Campground Space.

Each trailer space and/or campsite shall contain a minimum of 1500 square
feet and shall have a minimum width of 30 feet.

6.7 Minimum Set-backs.

A minimum distance of 10 feet will be maintained between all travel trailers,
campers, tents, or other camping units.

6.8 Street and Driveway Improvements.

All street and driveways shall be paved in accordance with the specifi-
cations as set forth in the Alachua County Subdivision Regulations. All
two-way streets and driveways shall have a minimum pavement width of 20
feet. All one-way streets and driveways shall have a minimum pavement width
of 10 feet.

The requirement for paving may be waived in whole or in part where the
approved site plan provides for a density in all or any portion of the
campground of four spaces or less per gross acre, and where such spaces
are designed and intended to afford the users thereof an opportunity to
camp in a quiet, uncongested and natural setting.

6.9 Parking Requirements

No parking shall be allowed on any travel trailer space or campsite access
street or driveway unless a paved parking lane of not less than eight and
one half (8) feet in width is provided. Said eight and one half (8)
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6.10 Street Lighting

All streets and driveways within the campground shall be lighted at
night with electric lights providing a minimum average illumination
of 0.2 foot candles.

6.11 Special Requirements

6.11.1 An electrical outlet supplying at least one hundred ten (110)
volts with adequate current to provide the needs of each travel
trailer, camper, or tent shall be provided at each travel trailer
space or campsite. All Such outlets shall be weather proof.

6.11.2 An adequate supply of potable water shall be provided at each
trailer space or campsite.

6.11.3 Restroom and shower facilities shall be provided in accordance
with requirements of the State Department of Health and Re-
habilitative Services Division of Health. Such facilities
shall be so located as to be reasonably available to all tra-
vel trailer spaces and campsites. Sewage effluent may only
be disposed of in approved sanitary stations as herein pro-
vided.

6.11.4 Water Supply. An adequate supply of pure water for drinking
and domestic purposes shall by supplied by pipes to all build-
ing, travel trailers and campground spaces within the Park or
Campground, to meet the requirements of the Park or Campround.
Each travel trailer or campground space shall be provided with
a cold water tap. An adequate supply of hot water shall be
provided at all times in the service building for all bathing,
washing, cleaning, and laundry facilities.

6.11.5 Sanitary Sewer Service. A central sanitary sewer system shall
be provided with connectors to each travel trailer or campground
space. Waste from showers, bath tubs, flush toilets, urinals,
lavatories, slop sinks, and laundries in service and other build-
ings within the Park shall be discharged into a public or private
sewer system meeting the requirements of the County Health Depart-
ment and the State Department of Health and Rehabilitation, services
of Division of Health.

6.11.7 Fires shall be permitted only in stoves, fireplaces and other
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6.12 Fire Protection

Firefighting and protection equipment shall be provided at appropriate
locations within the park. All equipment shall be maintained in good
operating condition and its location shall be adequately marked. In-
spection, maintenance and marking of firefighting equipment shall be
in accordance with those standards established by the national fire
codes (National Fire Protection Association Internatioryal) and the
rules and regulations of the State of Florida Fire Marshal.

6.13 Garbage Receptacles

Approved garbage cans with tight fitting covers shall be provided in
quantities adequate to permit disposal no farther than three hundred
(300) feet from any travel trailer or campsite space. The cans shall
be kept in good repair at all times. Garbage and rubbish shall be
collected and disposed of as frequently as may be necessary to insure
that the garbage cans shall not overflow. The use of a central garbage
collection system shall be permitted as an alternative.

6.14 Screening

Any portion of the property of a travel trailer park or campground
abutting any residential, business or industrial district shall be
screened therefrom by a four (4) foot masonry wall of solid face
construction or an approved fence with a minimum height of four (4)
feet screened from the residential side by dense evergreen foliage
maintained to a minimum height of four (4) feet. Such screening
shall be installed and maintained by the owners of the travel trailer
park or campground.

6.15 Buffers

Travel Trailer Parks and Campgrounds shall be surrounded by buffer
strips at least ten (10) feet in depth on the sides and rear and
twenty five (25) feet in depth along the front.

Buffers shall be attractively landscaped and neatly maintained and
shall otherwise be unoccupied except for permitted utility facili-
ties, signs, or entrance ornamentations. The inside fifteen (15)
feet of a twenty five (25) foot front buffer may be used for street
or drive-way right-of-way or recreational facilities.

6.16 Required Recreational Area.

A minimum of five (5) percent of the gross land area within the travel
trailer park or campground boundaries shall be designed for use as
park recreation area.


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ARTICLE VIII

PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT



SECTION 1. Planned Unit Development District. Within this district as
shown on the zoning map of Alachua County, Florida, the following Regulations
shall apply:

SECTION 2. Intent and Purpose, Permitted Uses:

A. Intent and Purpose: It is the purpose of this article to per-
mit Planned Unit Developments which are intended to encourage the development of
land as planned communities, or commercial and industrial complexes; encourage
flexible and creative concepts of site planning; preserve the natural amenities
of the land by encouraging scenic and functional open areas; accomplish a more
desirable environment than would be possible through the strict application of
the minimum requirements of this regulation; provide for an efficient use of
land resulting in smaller networks of utilities and streets and thereby lowering
development and housing costs; and provide a stable environmental character
compatible with surrounding areas.

B. Permitted Uses: The uses permitted within this district shall
include the following:

1. Residential units, including single-family attached and
detached dwellings, two-family dwellings and multiple-family
dwellings.

2. Churches, schools, community or club buildings and similar
public and semi-public facilities.

3. Nonresidential uses, including commercial or retail uses,
industrial uses and offices, clinics and professional uses.

SECTION 3. Definitions:

In addition to the definitions contained in Article III of the
Zoning Regulations, the following terms, phrases, words and derivations shall
have the following meaning:

A. Common Open Space: An area of land, or an area of water, or
combination of land and water within the area of a Planned Unit Development which
is designed and intended for the use of enjoyment of residents of the Planned Unit
Development in common. Common open space may contain such recreation structures
and improvements as are desirable and appropriate for the common benefit and enjoyment
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B. Gross Acreage: The total number of acres within the perimeter
boundaries of a Planned Unit Development.

C. Land Owner: The legal or beneficial owner or owners of all the
land proposed to be included in a Planned Unit Development; the holder of an
option or a contract to purchase; or a person having possessory rights of equal
dignity will be deemed to be a land owner for the purpose of this Regulation,
so long as the consent to the Planned Unit Development of the owners of all
other interest in the land concerned is obtained.

D. Net Acreage: The total number of acres within the perimeter
boundaries of a Planned Unit Development excluding areas devoted to streets,
rights-of-way, easements, lakes, public and private open space and recreation
area.

E. Planned Unit Development: An area of land devoted by its owner
to development as a single entity for a number of dwelling units, or commercial
and industrial uses in accordance with a plan which does not necessarily comply
with the provisions of Articles I through XIII with respect to lot size, lot
coverage, setbacks, off-street parking, bulk or type of dwelling, density and
other restrictions.

F. Plan: The proposal for development of a Planned Unit Develop-
ment, including a plat of subdivision, all covenants, grants of easement and
other conditions relating to use, location and bulk of buildings, density devel-
opment, common open space and public facilities. The plan shall include such
information as required by Section 4 of this Article.


SECTION 4. Procedure for Approval of a Planned Unit Development:

The procedure for obtaining a change in zoning district for the
purposes of undertaking a Planned Unit Development shall be as follows:

A. Planned Unit Development Zoning and Master Plan Approval: The
applicant shall submit to the Zoning Commission his request for change to Planned
Unit Development zoning classification and a proposed Master Land Use Plan con-
taining the following exhibits:

1. A vicinity map showing the location of the proposed Planned Unit
Development, relationship to surrounding streets and thoroughfares,
existing zoning on the site and surrounding areas and existing land
use on the site and surrounding areas.

2. A boundary survey and legal description of the property.

3. A topographic survey. The most recent U.S.G.S. topographic survey
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4. A Master Plan showing or describing the proposed land uses,
lot sizes, building setbacks, open spaces and streets and
thoroughfares, outside storage areas, screening and buffering,
and landscaping.

5. A table showing acreage for each category of land use and a
table of proposed maximum and average densities for residential
land uses and floor area ratio (% of lot in relation to floor
area), and maximum ground cover for nonresidential uses.

6. Economic studies

7. A proposed utility service plan including sanitary sewers, storm
drainage and potable water supply.

8. A statement indicating the type of legal instruments that will
be created and provide for the management of common areas.

Thereafter, the application shall be processed as any other zoning application in
accordance with the provision of these Regulations.

B. Final Development Plan: If rezoning approval for the Planned Unit
Development is granted, within twelve (12) months the applicant shall submit to the
Zoning Administrator for his approval a Final Development Plan covering all of the
approved Master Plan. The Final Development Plan shall include the following exhibits:

1. A statement of objectives:

a. The general purpose of the proposed development.

b. The general character of the proposed development.

2. A topographic map drawn to scale of one hundred (100) feet to
one (1) inch by a registered surveyor and/or engineer showing:

a. The location of existing property or right-of-way lines
both for private property and public property, streets,
buildings, water courses, transmission lines, sewers,
bridges, culverts and drain pipes, water mains and any
public utility easements.

b. Wooded areas, streams, lakes, marshes and any other physical
conditions affecting the site.

c. Existing contours shown at a contour interval of one (1)
foot.

3. A development plan drawn at a scale of one hundred (100) feet
to one (1) inch and showing:


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a. The boundaries of the site, topography and proposed grading
plan.

b. Width, location and names of surrounding streets.

c. Surrounding land use.

d. Proposed streets and street names and other vehicular and
pedestrian circulation systems including off-street parking.

e. The use, size and location of all proposed building sites.

f. Location and size of common open spaces and public or
semi-public areas.

4. A utility service plan showing:

a. Existing drainage and sewer lines.

b. The disposition of sanitary waste and storm water.

c. The source of potable water.

d. Location and width of all utility easements or rights-
of-way.

e. Plans for the special disposition of storm water drainage
when it appears that said drainage could substantially
harm a body of surface water.

5. A landscpaing plan showing:

a. Landscaped areas.

b. Location, height and material for walks, fences, walkways,
and other man-made landscape features.

c. Any special landscape features such as, but not limited to,
man-made lakes, land sculpture and waterfalls.

6. Statistical information:

a. Total acreage of the site.

b. Maximum building coverage expressed as a percent of the
area.

c. Area of land devoted to landscaping and/or open space useable
for recreation purposes expressed as a percent of the total
site area.

d. Calculated density for the proposed section.

e. Maximum floor area ratio.


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7. The substance of covenants, grants, easements or other restric-
tions to be imposed on the use of the land, buildings and struc-
tures, including proposed easements for public and private utili-
ties.

C. No building permit shall be issued for any portion of a proposed
Planned Unit Development until the Final Development Plan has been approved.


D. Revision of Planned Unit Development: Any proposed major or sub-
stantial change in the approved Planned Unit Development which affects the intent
and character of the development, the density or land use pattern, the location
or dimension of streets or similar substantial changes shall be reviewed by the
Zoning Commission and by the Board of County Commissioners in the same manner
as the initial application. A request for a revision of the development plan
shall be supported by a written statement demonstrating the reasons the revisions
are necessary or desirable. Minor changes which do not effect the intent or
character of the development may be approved by the Zoning Administrator.


E. Planned Unit Development Time Limitations: If substantial construc-
tion, as determined by the Zoning Administrator, has not begun within two (2)
years after approval of the Planned Unit Development under Section 4A hereof, the
approval of the Planned Unit Development will lapse.

At its discretion and for good cause, the Board of County Com-
missioners may extend for one (1) additional year the period for beginning con-
struction. If the approved Planned Unit Development lapses under this provision,
the Zoning Administrator shall cause the Planned Unit Development district to
be removed from the official zoning map, mail a notice by registered mail of
revocation to the owner and reinstate the zoning district which was in effect
prior to the approval of the Planned Unit Development.


F. Deviation From the Development Plan: Any unapproved deviation
from the accepted development plan shall institute a breach of agreement between
the applicant and the County. Such deviation may cause the Board of County Com-
missioners to immediately revoke the development plan until such time as the
deviations are corrected or become a part of the accepted development plan.


SECTION 5. Development Standards for Planned Unit Development:

The development standards for Planned Unit Development are as
follows:

A. Size of Planned Unit Developments: The minimum size parcel to
be considered for Planned Unit Development shall be five (5) acres. However, if
the Planned Unit Development is to include a combination of nonresidential uses
and residential uses, the parcel must contain a minimum of twenty (20) acres.

B. Commercial and Industrial development shall comply with the performance
standards set forth in Article X Section 9 and Article XI Section 4 of the Zoning
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B. Relation to Zoning Districts: An approved Planned Unit Development
shall be considered tobe a separate zoning district in which the development plan,
as approved, establishes the restrictions and regulations according to which the
development shall occur. Upon approval, the official Zoning Map will be changed to
indicate the area as Planned Unit Development.

C. Density: The average density permitted in each Planned Unit Develop-
ment shall be established by the Board of County Commissioners upon recommendation
of the Zoning Commission. The criteria for establishing an average density includes
existing surrounding density, density permitted by the existing zoning classification,
adequacy of existing and proposed public facilities and services and site characteristics.

D. Dimensional and Bulk Restrictions: The location of all proposed build-
ing sites shall be shown on the Final Development Plan, subject to the minimum lot
sizes, setback lines, lot coverage or floor area, specified in the Master Plan as
approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

E. Common Open Space: At least five percent (5%) of the area covered
by a Final Development Plan shall be useable, common open space owned and operated
by the developer or dedicated to a home-owner association of similar group. Provided,
that in establishing the density per gross acre, the Board of County Commissioners may
increase the percentage of common open space in order to carr' out the intent and purpose
as set forth in Section 2 hereof. Provided, however, that in the instance of commercial
or industrial complexes a landscaped areas of 107, be provided in lien of common open
space required.

F. Access and Parking: All streets, thoroughfares and access ways shall
be designed to effectively related to the major thoroughfares plans of Alachua County.
Adequate off-street parking shall meet the off-street parking as set forth in Article
IV Section 26 of the Zoning Regulations unless otherwise approved.

G. Perimeter Requirements: The Board of County Commissioners may impose
the requirement that structures, buildings and streets located at the perimeter of
the development be permanently screened to protect the privacy of the adjacent
existing uses.

H. Control of Area Following Completion: After completion of a Planned
Unit Development, the use of the land/or modification or alternation of any buildings
or structures within the area covered by the plan shall continue to be regulated
in accordance with the approved development plan except as otherwise provided for
herein.


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1. Minor extensions, alterations or modifications of existing
buildings or structures may be permitted after review and
approval by the Zoning Administrator, provided they are sub-
stantially consistent with the purposes and intent of the
development plan.

2. Substantial change in permitted uses, location of buildings
or other specifications of the development plan may be per-
mitted following public hearing and approval by the Board of
County Commissioners upon receipt of the recommendation of
the Zoning Commission.


I. Nonresidential Construction: No nonresidential use, nor any
building devoted primarily to a nonresidential use shall be built or estab-
lished prior to substantial completion of the residential buildings or uses
it is intended to serve, if any.


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ARTICLE IX

HOSPITAL MEDICAL DISTRICTS


Section 1. HM, Hospital Medical Districts. Within this district as
shown on the Zoning Map of Alachua County, Florida, the
following Regulations shall apply:

1.1 Uses Permitted

1.1.1 Single family dwellings, rooming houses, hotels and
motels.

1.1.2 Hospitals for human care, nursing homes, medical or
dental offices, clinics foi medical or dental practice,
and clinical laboratories.

1.1.3 Churches, schools and dormitories.

1.1.4 Pharmacies devoted exclusively to the preparation and
retailing of drugs, medicines, surgical and orthopedic
supplies.

1.2 Accessory Uses Permitted. Within each hospital, clinic, medical
or dental building, accessory uses may be permitted for the
convenience of employees, patients and visitors, provided that
such uses shall be confined to the interior of such building, and
that access to such accessory uses shall be from within a lobby
or corridor of the principal building. There shall be no
advertising or visible indication of such accessory uses from
the outside of the principal building. Such accessory uses may
include, but not be limited to, the sale of foods and beverages,
periodicals, tobaccos, and other convenience items.

1.3 Lot and Building Requirements. The principal building and accessory
buildings shall be located and constructed in compliance with the
following requirements:


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Principal Building

Minimum Lot Area:


Hospitals and Clinics

Minimum Lot Width at Building Lines:

Hospitals and Clinics

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Side Yard, Interior:

1 and 2 stories
2 stories and over



Minimum Side Yard, Streets

Minimum Rear Yard


10,000 sq. ft.


100 ft.

25 ft.


10 ft.
10 ft. plus six inches for
each foot of building height
over 35 ft.

15 ft.

20 ft. plus 6 inches for each
foot of building height over
35 feet


Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage

Maximum Building Height


40-

None


Accessory Buildings:


Accessory buildings may be erected on any lot provided that such buildings
are erected only in the permitted building area or the rear yard. Accessory
buildings shall not cover more than thirty (30) percent of any required
rear yard and shall be located at least seven and on half (7-) feet from
all lot lines and from any other building on the same lot. Accessory
buildings over one (1) story in height shall comply with the same yard
setback requirements applicable to the principal building.


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ARTICLE X

BUSINESS DISTRICTS

Section I AP Administroative and Professional District; BP, Business and Professional; BR,
B-usiness,- Re'ail Sales and Ser,,ices, BH, Highway Oriented Business, BW, Wholesale and
Warehousing, and MB, Business, Marine. Within these districts as shown on the Zoning Map
of Alochua County, Florida, the following Regulations shall apply

Section 2 AP Administrative and Professional District.

2 1 Uses Permtted

2 1 1 Offices of physicians, dentists, osteopaths, chiropractors, opticians
or other professional person,, concerned with improving personal or
comnmunity health.

2 1 2 Offices of architects, engineers, artists oi other f'eisons employed
in the graphic nits.

2 I 3 Offices in ,h6ic personnel .>ii be evmploved for .Acrk in one or more
of the ioilowing fields

[>,,:< ..... ,\c,, *jdm inisrroti. e, leqai t, ;ti nq, t. ,i-r l, :,reno-
'; ph '. acc. utitin ,, i'-. ':rc e | este ,'I rrio't < ige lo f.
seivice or cther simni i t 7,t r.pris,,.

2 2 Lot' and Building Requirements AP

Minimum Lot Area 5,000 sq. ft.
Minimum Lot Width at Building Line 50 feet
Minimum Lot Depth 100 feet
Minimum Front Yard 25 feet
Minimum Rear Yard 10 feet
Minimum Side Yard, Interior 5 feet
An additional four (4) inches of side yard shall
be required for each additional foot of building
height over 35 feet
Minimum Side (Yard, Street 15 feet
Maximum Percentage of Lot Coverage 40 %




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BP, Business and Professional Districts.


Uses Permitted. Professional services, business services,
personal services, public and private institutions, parks,
government and community buildings, studios, lodges, hospitals,
veterinarians, churches, funeral homes, and nursing homes.

Uses Prohibited. Single family dwellings, the retail sale of
goods and commodities except as accessory to any of the uses
permitted, and such other uses as not expressly permitted for
this district.


3.1




3.2




3.3


Principal Building


Minimum Lot Area:
Business and Professional Uses 5
Minimum Lot Width at Building Line:
Business and Professional Uses
Minimum Lot Depth
Minimum Front Yard
Minimum Rear Yard
Minimum Side Yard, Interior:
Business and Professional Uses
An additional four (4) inches of side
yard abutting another lot shall be re-
quired for each additional foot of
building height over thirty five (35)
feet.

Minimum Side Yard from Street
Maximum Building Height U
Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage


,000 sq. ft.


50
100
25
10


ft.
ft.
ft.
ft.


5 ft.







15 ft.
limited
407.


Accessory Buildings


Minimum Setback from Lot Line
Rear and Side


7 ft.
Same as principal
building


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Section 4.


BR, Retail Sales and Services.


Uses Permitted. Professional services, personal services,
business services, retail sales and services, Type "A"
restaurants, cocktail lounges, bars, taverns, hotels and
motels, and within the principal building; and excluding
automotive sales and services and service stations.


Lot and Building Requirements.


Minimum Lot Area


5,000 sq. ft.


Minimum Lot Width at Building Line


Minimum Lot Depth

Minimum Front Yard

Minimum Rear Yard


50 ft.

100 ft.

25 ft.


None


Except where such rear yard abuts a residential
district, a setback of five (5) feet shall be
required.


Minimum Side Yard, Street

Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage


Maximum Building Height


15 ft.


100% ef the
permitted building
area


Unlimited


Section 5.


BH, Highway Oriented Business Services.


Uses Permitted. Professional services, personal services,
retail sales and services, hotels and motels, cocktail
lounges and night clubs within the principal building and
as accessory to hotels and motels; types "A", "B", and "C"
restaurants and service stations; but excluding major repairs,
paint and body works, commercial recreation and entertainment
uses.


4.1






4.2


5.1


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Lot and Building Requirements.


All Permitted Uses Except Multiple Family Dwellings.


BH


Minimum Lot Area 5,000 sq. ft.

Minimum Lot Width at Building Line 50 ft.

Minimum Lot Depth 100 ft.

Minimum Front Yard 25 ft.

Except where such rear yard abuts
a residential district, a setback of
five (5) feet shall be required.

Minimum Side Yard, Street 15 ft.

Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage 100% of the permitted
building area


Maximum Building Height


Unlimited


Section 6.


BA, Automotive Oriented Business


Uses Permitted. Business services, professional services,
personal services, retail sales and services, Types "A",
"B", and "C" restaurants, bars, taverns, drive-in-theaters,
service stations, sale of new and used automobiles, truck
sales, trailer rental and sales, motels, hotels, cocktail
lounges, night clubs, and auto repair facilities including
overhauling, major repairs, paint and body works, commercial
recreation and entertainment uses; but excluding mobile homes
sales and rental.


5.2

5.2.1


6.1


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Lot and Building Requirements.

Minimum Lot Area

Minimum Lot Width at Building Line

Minimum Lot Depth

Minimum Front Yard


5,000 sq. ft.

50 ft.

100 ft.

25 ft.


Minimum front setbacks as established
by the required setback from the center-
line of the street according to street
classification.


Minimum Rear Yard


None


Except where such rear yard abuts a
residential district, a setback of five
(5) feet shall be required.


Minimum Side Yard, Street


15 ft.


Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage


Maximum Building Height

BA-1 Automotive Oriented Business


100% of permitted
building area.

Unlimited


6.3.1 Use Permitted. All uses as outlined in the "BA" District,
provided however, that the storage or display of goods and
commodities shall be contained within a completely enclosed
building.


Section 7.


BW, Wholsale and Warehousing.


Uses Permitted. Professional services, business services,
personal services, retail sales and services, hotels, motels,
night clubs, bars, taverns, cocktail lounges, recreation and enter-
tainment, drive-in establishments, types "A", "B", and "C" res-
taurants, service stations, automotive sales and services, whole-
sale, warehousing, trucking facilities, freight terminals, moving
and storage uses.


Lot and Building Requirements.

Minimum Lot Area

Minimum Lot Width at Building Line

Minimum Lot Depth


5,000 sq. t.

50 ft.

100 ft.


6.2


6.3


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7.2 Lot and Building Requirements (Continued) BW

Minimum Front Yard 25 ft.

Minimum Rear Yard None

Except that where such rear yard abuts
a residential district, a setback of
five (5) feet shall be required.

Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage 100 percent of
permitted building
area.

Maximum Building Height Unlimited

Section 8. MB, Business Marine.

8.1 Uses Permitted. All uses permitted in the BR districts, and in
addition, boat sales and services, including the sale of fuel and
lubricants to boats only, boat storage and repair, and fish camps.

8.2 Lot and Building Requirements. Same as BA districts.

Section 9. General Provisions for Business Districts. Within all "B"
districts as shown on the Zoning Map of Alachua County, Florida,
the following Regulations shall apply:

9.1 Facing of Business Uses. When applicable, business uses shall
face other business or commercial districts across a street if within
a business or industrial zone, and shall not face residential zones
which may front on an intersecting or rear street adjacent to such
business or commercial zone.

9.2 Access to Business Uses. Where business district property abuts
two (2) streets, and where that portion of such street abutting
business district property also abuts any residential district,
access to such business district property shall be provided only
from the street not abutting a residential district.

9.3 Screening of Business Property. Any lot in a Business zone
abutting property zoned Residential or Agriculture shall provide
screening for the protection of the residential or agriculture
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a. A continuous masonry will of not more than twenty-five
(25) percent open face construction or an opaque land-
scaped screen, six (6) feet in height shall be provided.
Such wall or screen shall be erected an maintained by
the owner or occupant of the business property.

b. On any lot in an Business zone which abuts a Residential
or Agriculture zone, there shall be provided a minimum
side yard and rear yard setback of twenty-five (25) feet.
Provided, however, that off-street parking shall be allowed
within five (5) feet of the property line.

9.4 Conduct of Business Uses. All principal uses in any BR, BP, BH,
and BA-1 district shall be contained within completely enclosed
buildings, except as otherwise provided herein. This shall
prohibit any outdoor storage or display of goods and commodities
not contained within a completely enclosed building. Storage
or display of living plants in containers shall be permitted
where it is accessory to the principal use. However, off-street
parking lots shall be permitted in each of these districts out-
side of a completely enclosed building.

9.5 Shopping Centers. Shopping Centers shall be permitted in any BR,
BH, BA and BA-1 districts provided that such shopping centers meet
the requirements set forth in Section 34, Article IV, of this
Resolution.


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ARTICLE XI

INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS


Section 1. MS, Local Service Industrial Districts; and MP, Manufacturing, Industrial
Districts Within these districts, as shown on the Zoning Map of Alachua County, Florida,
the following Regulations shall apply:


Section 2


MS:. Local Service Industrial Districts.


Uses Permitted. Business services, professional services, personal services,
retail sales and services, types "A", "B", and "C" restaurants, bars, tav-
erns, cocktail lounges, lumber and building supplies, automotive sales and
services, heating and air conditioning, sheet metal works, welding, plumb-
ing sales, and fabrication, electrical, laundries and dry cleaning, bakeries,
bottling plants, printing, manufacturing and processing confined within
closed buildings, and subject to performance standards as set forth in this
Article, and wholesale, warehousing, trucking and moving, storage and
freight depots, living units as accessory to permitted uses, and single fami-
ly dwellings on existing lots of record including other uses permitted in the
same lot as accessory uses.


2 2 Lot and Building Requirements:


MS


Minimum Lot Area
Single family dwellings, business and
professional uses, and industrial uses
Minimum Lot Width at Building Line
Single family dwellings, business and
professional uses, and industrial uses
Minimum Lot Depth
Minimum Front Yard
Minimum Rear Yard
Except where the rear yard abuts, and
is used for access to, a railroad siding
Minimum Side Yard, Interior
Single family dwellings, business and pro-
fessional uses, and industrial uses except
where the side yard abuts, and is used for
access to, a railroad siding. An additional
four (4) inches of side yard abutting another
lot shall be required for each additional
foot of building height
Maximum Side Yard from Street
Maximum Building Height
Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage
Minimum Setback from Lot Line of Accessory Buildings


5,000 sq.ft.


50 ft.


100
25
10


35 ft.
15 ft.
Unlimited
40%
5 ft.


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Section 3 MP, Manufacturing Industrial District.

3 1 Uses Permitted Professional services, business services, retail sales and
services, manufacturing, or industrial uses, research laboratories, whole-
sale, warehousing, trucking, moving, storage and freight depots.
The detail sale of goods and commodities shall be permitted only as
accessory to the principal industrial uses.

3 2 Lot and Building Requirements. The principal building and accessory build-
ings shall be located in accordance with the following requirements:

MP

Minimum Lot Area 20,000 sq.ft.
Minimum Lot Frontage 100 ft.
Minimum Front Yard 25 ft.
Minimum Side Yard:
Interior 15 ft.
Street 25 ft.
Minimum Rear Yard 15 ft.
Maximum Percent of Lot Coverage 70 %
Maximum Building Height None

Section 4 Performance Standards. All uses in industrial districts shall comply with
the standards set forth in this Section regulating the emission or existence of dangerous,
detrimental and objectionable elements.

4.1 Measurement at the point of emission shall be determined for the following
items:

a. Fire and Explosion Hazards. All activities and all storage of imflam-
mable and explosive materials at any point shall be provided with ad-
equate safety devices against the hazards of fire and explosion includ-
ing adequate fire-fighting and fire suppression equipment.

b. Radioactive Elements. There shall be no radiation emitted from radio-
active materials or by-products exceeding a dangerous level of radio-
active emissions at any point. Radiation limitations shall not exceed
quantities established as safe by the U.S. Bureau of Standards.


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c Electromagnetic Interference. For the purpose of these Regulations, e-
lectriomagnetic interference shall be defined as disturbances of an elec-
T magnetic nature which are generated by the use of electrical equip-
ment, other than planned and intentional sources of. electromagnetic en-
egy, which would interfere with the proper operation of electromagnetic
:eceptors of quality and proper design.

No person shall operate or cause to be operated, -any planned or inten-
tional source of electromagnetic radiation for such purposes as communi-
cation, experimentation, entertainment, broadcasting, heating, navi-
gation, therapy, vehicle velocity measurement, weather survey, aircraft
detection, topographical survey, personal pleasure, or any other use di-
rectly or indirectly associated with these purposes which does not comply
with the current regulations of the Federal Communications Commission
regarding such sources of electromagnetic radiation. Further, said opera-
tions in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission regula-
tions shall be unlawful if such radiation causes an abnormal degradation
of performance of other electromagnetic radiators or electromagnetic re-
ceptors of quality and proper design because of proximity, primary field,
blanketing, spurious re-radiation, conducted energy in power or tele-
phone systems, or harmonic content.

The determination of "abnormal degradation of performance" and of "qual-
ity and proper design" shall be made in accordance with good engineering
practices as defined in the latest principals and standards of the American
Institute of Electrical Engineers, the Institute of Radio Engineers, and the
Radio Manufacturers' Association. In case of any conflict between the
latest standards and principals of the above groups, the following prece-
dence of interpretation of the standards and principals shall apply: (1)
American Institute of Electrical Engineers; (2) Institute of Radio Engin-
eers; and (3) Radio Manufacturers' Assocation.

Recognizing the special nature of many of the operations which will be
conducted because of the research and educational activities, it shall be
unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to operate or cause to be
operated, to maintain or cause to be maintained any planned or intent-
ional source of electromagnetic energy, the radiated power from which
exceeds one thousand (1,000) watts, without a permit.

d. Smoke, Dust, and Dirt. There shall be no emission of visible smoke,
dust, dirt, fly ash, or any particulate matter from any pipes, vents or
other openings, or from any other source, into the air. All fuel shall be
either smokeless in nature or shall be used so as to prevent any emission
of visible smoke, fly ash or cinders into the air.


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e. Fumes, Vapors and Gases. There shall be no emission of any fumes, vapors,
or gases of a noxious, toxic or corrosive nature which can cause any damage
or irritation to health, animals, vegetation, or to any form of property.

f. Industrial Wastes. There shall be no discharge at any point of liquid or
solid wastes into any public sewage disposal system which will overload
such system or create detrimental effects in the flow and treatment of pub-
lic sewage. There shall be no discharge of any industrial wastes into any
private sewage disposal systems, stream, or into the ground of a kind or na-
ture which may contaminate any water supply or otherwise cause the emis-
sion of dangerous or objectionable elements of conditions. There shall be
no accumulation of solid wastes conducive to the breeding of rodents or in-
sects.

4.2 Measurements of the emission at the property line on which the principal
use is located shall be determined for the following items:

a. Vibration. There shall be no perceptible earth vibration. All stamping
machines, punch presses, press brakes, hot forgings, steam, board hammers
or similar devices shall be placed on sliock absorption mountings and on
suitable reinforced concrete footings. No machine shall be loaded beyond
the capacity as described by the manufacturers.

b. Heat, Cold, Dampness or Movement of Air. Activities which shall pro-
duce any adverse effect on the temperature, motion, or humidity of the
atmosphere beyond the lot line shall not be permitted.

c. Noise. The permitted level of noise or sound emission at the property line
of the lot on which the principal use is located shall not exceed the values
given in the following table in any octave band of frequency. The sound
pressure level shall be measured with a Sound Level Meter and an Octave
Band Analyzer that conforms to specifications published by the American
Standards Association.

MAXIMUM SOUND PRESSURE IN DECIBELS
(1 Decibel = 0.0002 Dynes Per Square Centimeter)
District
Cycles Per Second MS -MP
Below 75 70 73
75 150 65 68
150- 300 57 60
300 600 50 53
600 1,200 44 47
1,200 2,400 38 41
2,400-4,800 32 35
4,800 Over 30 33


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d. Odor. There shall be no emission of odorous gases or other odorous mat-
ter in such quantities as to be offensive at the points of measurement. Any
process which may involve the creation or emission of any such odors shall
be provided with both a primary and a secondary safeguard system so that
control may be maintained in the event of failure of the primary safeguard
system. There is hereby established, as a guide in determining such quant-
ities of offensive odors, Chapter 5, "Air Pollution Abatement Manual",
Copyright 1951, by Manufacturing Chemists, Incorporated, Washington,
D.C.

e. Glare. There shall be no direct or sky reflected glare, whether from
floodlights, high temperature processing, combustion, welding, or other-
wise so as to be visible at the specified points of measurement.

f. Screening of Industrial Property. Any lot in an Industrial zone
abutting property zoned Residential or Agriculture shall provide
screening for the protection of the residential or Agriculture
property as follows

a. A continuous masonry wall of not more than twenty five (25)
percent open face construction or an opaque landscaped screen,
six (6) feet in height shall be provided. Such wall or screen
shall be erected and maintained by the owner or occupant of the
industrial property.

b. On any lot in an Industrial zone which abuts a Residential or
Agriculture zone, there shall be provided a minimum side yard
and rear yard setback of twenty five (25) feet. Provided,
however, that off-street parking shall be allowed within five
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ARTICLE XII

PUBLIC USES



Section 1. Application. All uses of public land and public buildings not other-
wise provided for in this Resolution, shall be subject to the regulations of this Article.

Section 2. Public Uses. Public uses as defined in this Resolution, not including
the rental or lease of any land or building by a public body, except public owned
utility buildings and areas, shall comply with the following regulations:

2.1 Uses Permitted.

2.1.1 Any public use may be permitted in accordance with an ap-
proved plat of any subdivision or development on which there
is established and identified specific areas for public uses.

2.1.2 Any public use may be permitted in any district provided that
the request for such use is officially made to the Zoning Com-
mission by the public body desiring such use. The Zoning
Commission shall hold a public hearing on such request after
giving fifteen (15) days notice of the time and place of such
hearing. The Zoning Commission shall determine whether or
not such requested use is necessary, and if the necessity is
established, there shall be further established recommended
requirements to be met concerning such use. The Zoning
Commission's recommendation shall be forwarded to the Board
of County Commissioners for final action.

2.1.3 Publicuses existing at the time of the effective date of this
Resolution and as indicated on the Zoning Map, are hereby
established as conforming public uses.

Section 3. Government Owned Public Utilities. Request for the use of any land
or building for any public utility owned and operated by any governmental body, shall be
submitted to the Zoning Commission by the requesting governmental body for the Zoning
Commission's study and recommendation. The Zoning Commission shall consider recom-
mendations made by the respective government's engineer or other specialists as it may
designate, in reference to site locations and other considerations for these uses. The Zon-
ing Commission shall not be requiredto hold public hearings for these uses. The recom-
mendation of the Zoning Commission shall be forwarded to the Board of County Commis-
sioners for final action.


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Section 4. Privately Owned Public Utilities. The use of land and buildings by
privately owned public utility companies shall be permitted in accordance with the
following regulations:

4.1 Public utilities not owned and operated by a public body, including
telephone and telegraph, electricity, natural and artificial gas, shall
be Rjrmitted in any district subject to the recommendation of the
Zonmrg Commission, which shall hold a public hearing on each request
after giving fifteen (15) days notice of the time and place of such hear-
ing. The recommendation of the Zoning Commission shall be forwarded
to the Board of County Commissioners for final action.

4.2 Public transportation terminals, including commercial bus, railroad,
air, and water facilities, shall be permitted in any "B", and "M" dis-
tricts, provided that such application is recommended by the Zoning
Commission which shall hcld a public hearing after giving fifteen (15)
days notice of the time and place of such hearing. The recommenda-
tion of the Zoning Commission shall be forwarded to the Board of
County Commissioners for final action.

Section 5. Lot and Building Requirements. All uses permitted in accordance
with this Article shall meet the lot and building requirements of the district in which
they are located unless it is determined by the Zoning Commission that such lot and
building requirements would not permit the best use of land and would not provide the
best return of the public investment or to the best public interest.


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ARTICLE XIII

ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT



Section 1. Administration. The Board of County Commissioners shall designate
one (1) or more persons to administer and enforce the provisions of these Zoning Regu-
lations. Such designated person or persons shall be known as the Secretary to the
Zoning Commission and/or Zoning Administrafo,'.

Section 2. Application. No building, or structure, no part thereof. shall here-
after be erected, constructed, re-constructed, or altered.. and no existing use., new use
or change of use of any building, structure, or lands or par? thereof shall be made or
continued except in conformity with the provisions of this Resolution.

Section 3. Enforcement. Upon receipt of information by the Zoning Adminisrao-
tor that any of the provisions of this Resolution are being violated, the Zoning Adminis-
trator shall notify in writing the persons responsible for such violation indicating the
provisions or regulations being violated, and shall specify the necessary steps to abate
such violation. The Board of County Commissioners shall have the power to order the
discontinuance of the use of any land, wate!, or building, the removal of any building,
addition, or other structure, the discontinuance of any work being done, or any other
act in violation of this Resolution.

Section 4. Remedies. In addition to other remedies, the Board of County Com-
missioners may institute any appropriate action or procedure to bring about compliance
with any of the provisions of this Resolution.

Section 5. Building Permits. Following the adoption and effective date of this
Resolution, no building shall be constructed, reconstructed, altered or extended: unless
a Building Permit has been issued indicating that such use is in compliance with the pro-
visions and regulations of this Resolution. No Building Permit issued hereunder shall be
valid until such time as it has been submitted to and approved in writing by the Alachua
County Health Department. The Zoning Commission may require that any application
for a Building Permit made in conformance with this Resolution be accompanied by plans
drawn to scale, showing the actual dimensions, radii and angles of the lot to be built
upon, the exact size and location on the lot of the building and accessory buildings to
be erected and such other information as may be necessary to determine and provide to,
the enforcement of this Resolution. No permit shall be required for interior alte'ations
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Section 6. Special Permits. Special permits shall be required for the
following uses; mines, borrow pits, land fills, junk yards, and any other special
or unusual uses of a temporary or permanent nature not otherwise specifically
referred to or provided for in these regulations. Application for special permits
shall be made to the Zoning Commission which shall hold a public hearing after
giving fifteen (15) days notice of the time and place of such hearing. After
the public hearing the Zoning Commission shall forward its recommendation to the
Board of County Commissioners for their action. The Zoning Commission may re-
commend and the Board of County Commissioners may require such provisions and
conditions for each Special Permit as may be deemed in the public interest.

Section 7. Interpretation of Uses Permitted. In the administration and
enforcement of these regulations, all uses not expressly permitted are hereby
prohibited.

Section 8. Violations and Penalties. Any person who violates any of the
provisions of this Resolution shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall
be subject to fine and imprisonment, as provided by law.

Section 9. Permitted Time Limits. Where the Zoning Commission, Board of
Adjustment, or Board of County Commissioners, have given or granted an approval
of a Building Permit, or Special Permit, pursuant to the provisions of this
Resolution, such approval, grant, or permit pursuant thereto shall become null and
void unless work thereon is substantially underway within sixty (60) days after
the effective date of the issuance of such Building Permit or Special Permit.

Section 10. Appeals. Any persons aggrieved by an administrative decision of
the Secretary of the Zoning Commission or the Zoning Administrator may have the
matter reviewed by the Zoning Commission at any regular or special meeting whose
recommendation shall be made to the Board of County Commissioners and the action of
the Board of County Commissioners shall be final.

Section 11. Amendments. The Board of County Commissioners may, from time
to time, with or without recommendation of the Zoning Commission, and after public
hearings as required by law, amend, supplement, change or repeal any regulation,
restriction, zone or district herein or subsequently established, except as provided
by State Law. An amendment to these regulations or a change in the zoning
classification or any parcel of land may be initiated by the preparation and sub-
mission of a rezoning request to the Board of County Commissioners by the property
owner or his duly authorized agent. All proposals for re-classification of zone or
change of regulations or restrictions shall be submitted to the Zoning Commission
for consideration and their recommendations considered before a final hearing is
held thereon. Any request for rezoning a designated parcel or parcels of land
which is denied by the Board of County Commissioners in their final action on such
request, shall not be resubmitted until at least one (1) year after the date of
final action on the initial request by the Board of County Commissioners.


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Alachua County, Florida


ARTICLE xiv

LEGAL STATUS PROVISIONS


Section 1. Savings Clause. Should any Article, Section, subsection, provision,
or clause of this Resolution be declared by any court of competent jurisdiction to be
unconstitutional or invalid for any reason whatsoever, the same shall not affect the
validity of the Resolution as a whole or any part thereof other than the part judicially
determined to be invalid.

Section 2. Interpretation. The Regulations set forth in this Resolution shall be
considered to be minimum requirements, for the purpose of promoting the general
public health, safety, and welfare of the people of Alachua County, Florida.

Section 3. Conflict With Other Legal Documents. Where other laws, resolu-
tions, or private restrictive covenants in recorded deeds or any other legally binding
agreements impose greater restrictions and limitations than those provided herein, these
regulations shall not nullify or otherwise affect such other laws, resolutions, or private
restrictive covenants in recorded deeds or any other legally binding agreements. The
government of Alachua County shall not be responsible for enforcing any laws, resolu-
tions, or private restrictive covenants except such other laws and resolutions as may
be solely the responsibility of Alachua County for enforcement.

Section 4. Repeal. All resolutions or amendments thereto in conflict with these
Zoning Regulations are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.

Section 5. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect when adopted by
the Board of County Commissioners as provided by law.


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ALACHUA COUNTY ZONING LAW


Chapter 24371, Special Acts of 1947, as amended by Chapter 28872, Special Acts of 1953

AN ACT to Empower the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County to Regulate and
Restrict Within Territory in Said County Not Included in Any Municipality, the
Height, Number of Stories and Size of Buildings and Other Structures on Land and
Water, the Percentage of Lot That May be Occupied, the Size of Yards, Courts
and Other Open Spaces, the Density of Population, the Use of Land for Junk Yards
and Automobile Trailer Camps, Location and Use of Building Structures and Land
for Trade, Industry, Residence or Other Specific Use of the Premises, and to Estab-
lish Setback Building Lines; Providing for the Division of Such County into Districts
and Within Such District to Regulate and Restrict the Erection and Construction,
Alteration, Repair or Use of Buildings; Providing for a Method of Procedure; Provid-
ing for the Appointment of a Zoning Commission and a Board of Adjustment;Provid-
ing for Remedies and Penalties for the Violation of This Act or of Any Order or
Resolution Made Under Authority Conferred Hereby and Conferring Upon the Board
of County Commissioners of Alachua County the Power to Prescribe and Enforce
Regulations to Effectuate the Purposes of this Act.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

Section 1. GRANT OF POWER. For the purpose of promoting health, safety,
morals or the general welfare of the community, the Board of County Commissioners of
Alachua County is hereby empowered within territory in such county, not included in any
municipality, to regulate and restrict the height, number of stories and size of buildings
and other structures on land and water, the percentage of lot or lots that may be occupied,
the size of yards, courts and other open spaces, the density of population the use of land
for junk yards and automobile trailer camps and the location and use of buildings, struct-
ures and land for trade,industry, residence, recreation or other purposes, and to establish
setback building lines, regulate and restrict the erection, construction, re-construction,
alteration, repair or use of buildings, structures or land on all lands abutting highways
and thoroughfares within Alachua County.

Section 2. DISTRICTS. For any and all said purposes the Board of County Com-
missioners of Alachua County may divide the territory in such county, not included in any
municipality, into districts of such number, shape and area as may be deemed best suited
to carry out the purposes of this Act and within any such district or districts it may regulate
and restrict the erection, construction, re-construction, alteration, repair or use of build-
ings and structures on land and water. All such regulations shall be uniform for each class
or kind of building throughout each district but the regulations in one district may differ
from those in other districts.


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Section 3. PURPOSES IN VIEW. Such regulations shall be made in accordance
with a comprehensive plan and designed to lessen congestion in the highways; to secure safety
from fire, panic and other danger; to promote health and general welfare; to provide adequate
light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land and water; to avoid undue concentration of
population; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewerage, schools,
parks and other public requirements. Such regulation shall be made with a reasonable consi-
deration, among other things, to the character of the district and its peculiar suitability for
particular uses; and with aview of conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most
appropriate use of land and water through the said county.

Section 4. METHOD OF PROCEDURE. The Board of County Commissioners of
Alachua County shall provide for the manner in which such regulations and restrictions and the
boundaries of such districts shall be determined, established and enforced, and from time to
time amended, supplemented or changed. However, no such regulation, restriction or bound-
ary shall become effective until after a public hearing in relation thereto, at which parties in
interest and citizens shall have an opportunity to be heard. At least fifteen (15) days notice
of the time and place of such hearing shall be published in a paper of general circulation in
Alachua County.

Section 5. CHANGES. Such regulations, restrictions and boundaries may from
time to time be amended, supplemented, changed, modified or repealed. In case, however,
of a protest against any such proposed change, signed by the owners of forty (40) percent or
more either of the area of the lots included in such proposed change or of those immediately
adjacent in the rear thereof extending two hundred ten (210) feet therefrom, or of those
directly opposite thereto extending two hundred ten (210) feet from the street frontage of such
opposite lots, such amendments shall not become effective except by the favorable vote of
three-fifths (3/5) or a majority of all the members of the Board of County Commissioners of
Alachua County present at such meeting. The provisions of Section 4 hereof relative to pub-
lic hearings and official notices shall apply equally to all changes or amendments.

Section 6. ZONING COMMISSION. In order to avail itself of the powers
conferred by this act, the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County shall appoint a
commission to be composed of five (5) members to be known as the Zoning Commission, to
recommend the boundaries of the various original districts and appropriate regulations to be
enforced therein. The Zoning Commission shall make a preliminary report and hold public
hearings thereon before submitting its final report and the Board of County Commissioners of
Alachua County shall not hold its public hearings or take action until it has received the
final report of the Zoning Commission. The members of the Zoning Commission shall serve
without compensation. No Zoning Commission shall hold a position on any other Zoning
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No building permit shall be issued which shall authorize any violation of the
regulations of the Zoning Commission or authorize the construction, revision or repair
of any structure which would not conform with the officially adopted county zoning
plan or regulations thereto pertaining as adopted by resolution of the Board of County
Commissioners of Alachua County.

Section 7 BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT. The Board of County Commission-
ers of Alachua County may provide for the appointment of a Board of Adjustment and in
the regulations and restrictions adopted pursuant to the authority of this act may provide
that the said Board of Adjustment may, in appropriate cases and subject to appropriate
conditions and safeguards, make special exceptions to the terms of any order or resolu-
tion in harmony with the general purpose and intent and in accordance with the general
or specific rules therein contained The members of such Board of Adjustment shall serve
without compensation.

Such Board of Adjustment shall consist of five (5) members each to be appointed
by the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County for a term of five (5) years ex-
cept the first members who shall serve one, two, three, four and five years respectively
The members of the Board of Adjustment shall be removable for the cause by the Board of
County Commissioners of Alachua County upon written charges and after public hearing,
vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term of any member whose term becomes vacant.
The Zoning Commission may be designated by the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua
County to serve as the Board of Adjustment

The Board of Adjustment shall adopt rules in accordance with the provisions of any
order or resolution adopted pursuant to this Act. Meetings of the Board of Adjustment shall
be held at the call of the Chairman and at such other times as the Board of Adjustment may
determine. The Chairman, or in his absence the Acting Chairman, may administer oaths
and compel the attendance of witnesses. All meetings of the Board of Adjustment shall be
open to the public. The Board of Adjustment shall keep minutes of its proceedings showing
the vote of each member upon each question or if absent or failing to vote, indicating such
fact and shall keep records of its examinations and other official actions, all of which shall
be immediately filed in the office of the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County
and shall be a public record.

The Board of Adjustment shall have the following powers:

(1) To hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order,
requirement, decision or determination made by an administrative official in the enforce-
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(2) To hear and decide such exceptions to the terms of the order or resolution
upon which such Board of Adjustment is required to pass under such order or resolution

(3) To authorize upon appeal in specific cases such variance from the terms of
the order or resolution as will not be contrary to the public interest, where, owning to
special conditions, a literal enforcement of the provisions of the Order or resolution will
result in unnecessary hardship, and so that the spirit of the order or resolution shall be
observed and substantial justice done.

In exercising the above mentioned powers, the Board of Adjustment may, in con-
formity with the provisions of this Act, reverse or affirm, wholly or partly, o0 may modify
the order, resolution, requirement, decision or determination appealed from and may make
such order, resolution, requirement, decision or determination as ought to be made and to
that end shall have the powers of the officer or Board from whom the appeal is taken.

The concurring vote of three (3) members of the Board of Adjustment shall be
necessary to reverse any order, requirement, decision or determination of any administra-
tive official or board or to decide in favor of the applicant on any matter upon which it is
required to pass under such order or resolution or to effect any va riation in such order or
resolution.

Any person or persons, jointly or severally, aggrieved by any decision of the
Board of Adjustment, or any taxpayer or any officer, department, board or bureau of
Alachua County, may, within thirty (30) days after the filing of any decision, in the
office of the Board of Adjustment, but not thereafter, apply to the Courts for relief

Section 8 FEES. The Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County is
hereby authorized to fix by resolution the fees to be charged for issuing building and other
permits required under the zoning regulations adopted pursuant to this Act.

Section 9. ADMINISTRATION. The Board of County Commissioners of
Alachua County is hereby authorized and empowered to designate such err.oloyee or em-
ployees of said Board as such Board may determine to enforce the provisions of this Act
and any order or resolution made under the authority hereof.

Section 10. REMEDIES. In case any building or structure is erected, con-
structed, re-constructed, altered, repaired, converted or maintained, or any building,
structure or land or water is used in violation of this Act or of any order or resolution or
other regulation made under the authority conferred hereby, the proper local authorities
of Alachua County, in addition to other remedies, -r,.:.' institute any appropriate action
or proceedings to prevent such unlawful erection, construction, re-construction, altera-
tion, repair, conversion, maintenance or use to restrain, correct or abate such violation,
to prevent the occupancy of said building, structure or land or water or to prevent any
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Section 11, SAVING CLAUSE. If any section, part of section, paragraph
or clause of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional or void, the remaining provisions
of this Act shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect

Section 12. The Board of County Commissioners of Alochua County is hereby
authorized to appropriate and pay out of the general fund of such county annually a sum not
to exceed Ten Thousand ($10,000) Dollars for the purpose of defraying the expense of zoning
Alachua County or any part thereof not included within any municipality, and for administer-
ing the provisions of this Act

Section 13. PENALTIES. Any person, firm, partnership or corporation violat-
ing any of the provisions of this Act or who shall fail to abide by and obey all orders and
resolutions promulgated as herein provided for shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and
upon conviction thereof shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred ($100 00) dol-
lars

Section 14. This Act shall take effect immediately upon its passage and approval
by the Governor or upon its becoming a law without such approval.


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ALACHUA COUNTY

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ALACHUA COUNTY PLAT LAW


(As adopted and amended by the 1959, 1961, 1967, and 1969 Legislatures)

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA:


Section 1. The word "plat" when used as a noun in the context hereof, shall be
deemed to mean a map depicting the decision or subdivision of lands into lots, blocks, parcels,
tracts or other portions thereof, however the same may be designated.

Section 2. As used in this chapter, subdivide means to divide land by conveyance
or improvement into lots, blocks, parcels, tracts, or other portions.

Section 3. Whenever any land in Alachua County is subdivided in lots, blocks,
parcels, tracts or other portions, so as to comprise three (3) or more portions of five (5) acres
or less in size, exclusive of easements for roads or streets, a building permit for the construc-
tion of a residence upon such lots, blocks, parcels, trct ts or other portions, shall not be is-
sued until a plat of such portions is recorded in the public records of Alachua County.

Section 4. Whenever any land in Alachua County, comprising five (5) acres or
more is subdivided into lots, blocks, parcels, tracts or other portions of which any one com-
prises five (5) acres or less in size, exclusive of easements for roads and sheets, and suchsub-
divisions provide for the establishment or extension of streets, alleys, or some other means of
ingress and egress, a building permit for the construction of a residence upon such lots, blocks,
parcels, tracts or other portions, shall not be issued until a plat is recorded in the public rec-
ords of Alachua County.

Section 5. Whenever the plat of any land has been recorded in the public records
of Alachua County, and is re-subdivided into lots, blocks, parcels, tracts or other portions, so
any of the same shall comprise five (5) acres or less in size, exclusive of easements for roads
and streets, a building permit for the construction of a residence upon such lots, blocks, par-
cels, tracts or other portions shall not be issued until a plat thereof shall be recorded in the
public records of Alachua County.

Section 6. The Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County, as a prerequi-
site to its approval of plats, is hereby authorized and empowered to prescribe the width of
roads, streets, alleys, and other thoroughfares, and setbacks therefrom; adequate provisions
for drainage of such subdivisions or lands; the coinciding with drains, streets, alleys and
drainage facilities existing in adjacent subdivisions or as may be required by the county as
shall be determined from time to time by the Board of County Commissioners; prescribe the
width and depth of lots or other units, all as a prerequisite to the approval of any such plat
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Section 7. The Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County is l-eeby
authorized and empowered to name or number any and all roads, stee's, alleys ona oher
thoroughfares other than state roads lyingoutside any municipoli'y in Alac-ua Count'y and
to change the names and numbers thereof.

Section 8. The governing body of each municipality in Alac-uo County shall
have full and complete authority to regulate and prescribe th-e width and dep', of lo's o
other units; the width of streets, alleys, roads or other thoroughfares, adequo'e p ovisions
for the drainage of such subdivisions or lands, the coinciding with dains, sees, alleys
and drainage Facilities existing in adjacent- subdivisions or required by 'he county plon 4o,
the same, as shall be determined from time to time by the Board of County Commissione's,
the setbacks required from any public ways, all as prerequisite to the appao o n o ny suck
plat on any and all plats of land lying within the limits of any munic ipolity r" Alochuo
County.

Section 9. No plat of land lying outside khe limits of any incoporated munc i-
polity in Alachua County shall be recorded either as an independent nst-umen, a- by at-
tachment to another instrument entitled to record unless and until it shall fI's' be opp'o<,ed
by the Board of County Commissioners of Alachua County, and if such lands l'e ,.,ihn ony
incorporated municipality, by the governing body of such municipality Suc ipp'o ol shall
not be construed to require the Board of County Commissioners nor the go.,e uing body of the
city or town to construct or maintain the roads, streets, alleys or other rghts-oi-,c y vAlkich
may be shown on the plat.

Section 10. No plat shall be recorded he-eafter unless it shall sho, tke following

(1) The aporoeal of the Board of County Commissioners of Alachuo Coun'y, o if
the lands lie within the limits of any incorporated city o' town, the approval o 'e :-en-
ing body of the city or town.

(2) The approval of the proper zoning authorities, if zoning ordinances o regulations
affecting the use of the land involved are then in effect

(3) The widths of all roads, streets, alleys and other rights-of-way, ho.e~e desig-
nated, shown thereon.

(4) Such other requirements as may be provided by law

Section 1 No plat of lands outside of the limitsof the limits of any incoiporated
city or town shall be recorded hereafter unless it shall show

(1) Extension, continuations and dedications along the same courses, of existing
streets, alleys and other rights-of-way, however designated, which when projected would
cross the platted lands, when required by the Board of County Commissioners.


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(2) A dedication to the public by the owners of lands involved, of all roads,
streets, alleys and other rights-of-way, however designated, shown on the plat, for per-
petual use of public road and street purposes and other purposes incidental thereto. The ef-
fect of the dedication shall be to vest in the public body having control and jurisdiction of
the roads, streets, alleys and other rights-of-way, and its successors, full, complete and
exclusive possession and control of the same and of all installations therein for the full width
thereof as shown on the plat. It is specifically provided, however, that such owner or own-
ers may, as an appurtenance to the lands and not for themselves individually, reserve the re-
version or reversions thereof when the roads, streets, alleys, and other rights-of-way shall
be discontinued by law.

Section 12. No plat of lands subject to periodic or frequent flooding lying outside
of the limits of an incorporated city or town shall be approved except in those cases where
such protective restrictions as may be required by the Board of County Commissioners are
provided and are referred to on the plat.

Section 13. No plat of lands outside of the limits of an incorporated city or town
shall be approved unless (1) the person, firm or corporation seeking the approval of the plat
shall submit to the Board of County Commissioners in such form as the Board of County Com-
missioners shall require the proposed finish grades of all roads, street, alleys and other rights-
of-way, however designated, anrI the proposed elevations of the several port ions of the lands
depicted on the plat and the proposed facilities for street and land drainage and furnish tothe
Board of County Commissioners a good and sufficient bond conditioned upon the completion
of the drainage facilities and the grading and filling of the lands and all roads, streets, alleys
and other rights-of-way shown on the plat, however designated, to the elevations and finish
grades as proposed, within such time or times as may be required by the Board of County Com-
missioners and the erection of permanent markers identifying the roads, streets, and alleys by
name and block number at such places and in such manner as the Board of County Commissioners
shall prescribe, and (2) the Board of County Commissioners shall approve the proposed grades
and elevations, drainage facilities and bond. The Board of County Commissioners may waive
any part or all of the section by express provision in the resolution approving the plat.

Section 14. Before any plat shall be recorded, all payable taxes on the land shall
be paid, all tax sales against the land shall be redeemed and sufficient assurance shall be made
to the Board of County Commissioners that the taxes against the land for the current year will
be made.

Section 15. Nothing herein contained shall be deemed to prevent a replatting of
platted lands and the recording of a plat thereof, if the same be accomplished in accordance
with this law.

Section 16. The Board of County Commissioners and the governing body of each in-
corporated city and town are authorized and empowered to adopt rules 'and regulations to fully
effectuate the provisions and purposes of this act.


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Section 17. Nothing herein contained shall be construed to limit or curtail the
powers conferred upon the governing body of any incorporated city or town or, upon any
duly constituted zoning authority.

Section 18. If any portion of this act shall be declared unconstitutional, or if
trie applicability of this act or any portion thereof to any person or circumstances shall be
held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this Act and the applicability of this Act or
of such portion thereof to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected thereby.

Section 19. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 20. This Act shall take effect on June 1, 1960.


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