Local Commercial District (LC)
Purpose. The purpose of the Local Commercial District (LC) is to foster orderly growth where the principal
use of land is commercial and residential. The intent of this district is to allow for commercial development
consistent with the recommendations of the Comprehensive Plan. In accordance with the Comprehensive
Plan, the district will allow for and provide commercial and residential development that: (1) includes a
variety of retail sales and services, public and private administrations, offices and all other uses done
primarily for sale or profit on a local or neighborhood scale; (2) is directed largely to Community Service
Centers as defined in the Comprehensive Plan; (3) is compatible with adjacent development and the
surrounding community; and (4) will minimize congestion and sprawl. This general use district is meant to be
utilized in all service areas.
Density and Dimensional Requirements. Each use allowed in this district shall at a minimum conform to the
following requirements (in the case of a nonresidential use the residential density requirements shall not
apply). In some cases a specific use may be required to meet the Supplemental Requirements as set forth in
§42-63 (Supplemental Requirements).
Table 2.7. LC Density and Dimensional Requirements
(1) Residential Density (units/acre)
Maximum Impervious Surface (%)
(4) Maximum Floor Area (sq ft)
(5) Yard Setbacks (feet)
Maximum Height (feet)
Residential density shall be calculated utilizing the entire acreage of a tract of land. Under this
scenario, residential density shall be determined based on the following formula:
Lot size x allowable units per acre = permitted dwelling units
The following example assumes a 5 acre tract with an allowable density of 4
5 acres x 4 units per acre = 20 permitted dwelling units
The maximum residential density for portions of the tract with a slope of 60 percent or greater
(where such slope areas of the tract account for ten (10) percent or more of the tract) shall be one-
half (½) the eligible density.
Standard residential density shall be applied:
On a lot existing at the time of the initial adoption of this Chapter, where there is not
adequate area to comply with the applicable standard residential density requirement.
To single-family residential uses.
Maximum residential density shall be available to applicants proposing five (5) or more dwellings in
any combination of the following unit types (duplexes, triplexes, quadraplexes and multifamily
dwellings with five (5) or more units and specifically excluding single-family units) where:
A total of at least five (5) units would be permitted by standard residential density, and
Such dwellings are generally served by both: (1) a public water supply system and (2) a
sewage disposal system (of the following types: municipal, approved public, or approved
community) which meet the requirements of the local or State authorities having
Within a multi-tenant structure/site, the principal tenant shall have a maximum gross floor area of
30,000 square feet. The maximum gross floor area for any other tenant shall be 10,000 square feet.
A maximum 80,000 total square feet for any multi-tenant structure shall apply. The maximum gross
floor area for a single unit on a single lot shall be 10,000 square feet.
(5) Accessory structures shall be located in side or rear yards and shall be setback a minimum of five (5)
feet from any property line