Use Categories describe activities being performed on-site that have similar functions, physical characteristics, impacts or operations behaviors.
All individual uses shall be included in at least one use category. On- and off-site activities associated with a use may cause that use to be included in more than one group.
Activities performed in a particular zone and on a specific property may be considered a primary use, an accessory use, or a temporary use.
In determining the appropriate group or group for a specific use, the Zoning Administrator looks at the following:
- The description of the activity or activities in relationship to the definition of each use category;
- The relative amount of site or floor space and equipment devoted to each activity;
- The relative amounts of sales from each activity;
- The customer type for each activity;
- The relative number of employees in each activity;
- The typical hours of operation;
- The building and site arrangement;
- The number and type of vehicles used;
- The relative number of vehicle trips generated by the activity;
- How the use is advertised;
- How the use is licensed; and
- Similarities in function to the examples and exceptions listed for each use category.