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Ordinance No. 10-2017 - Zoning Ordinance Amendments

AN ORDINANCE OF THE LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL AMENDING THE CITY OF LANCASTER ZONING ORDINANCE, ORDINANCE NO. 6 – 2013, CHAPTER 300 OF THE CITY CODE, TO MODIFY PROVISIONS RELATED TO NONCONFORMING STRUCTURES AND TO FENCES; TO ADD A PROVISION PERMITTING TEMPORARY OPEN SPACE IN THE HOSPITAL COMPLEX DISTRICT; TO AMEND OFF-STREET PARKING REQUIREMENTS BY PROVIDING PARKING REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW LAND USE CLASSIFICATIONS, BY ADDING MOTORCYCLE AND SCOOTER PARKING TO PARKING LOT PROVISIONS, BY INCREASING THE INTERIOR TREE PLANTING REQUIREMENT FOR PARKING LOTS EXCEEDING THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF REQUIRED SPACES, BY ADDING PROVISIONS TO ADDRESS SAFETY, BY PROHIBITING THE USE OF STONE OR GRAVEL FOR RESIDENTIAL PARKING SPACES AND DRIVEWAYS, AND BY PROVIDING FOR MODIFICATION OF CERTAIN PARKING PROVISIONS WITH SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPROVAL; TO REMOVE FROM THE ZONING ORDINANCE THE REGULATION OF SIGNS AND TO CROSS REFERENCE CHAPTER 255 SIGNS OF THE CITY CODE; TO ADD DEFINITIONS FOR NEW LAND USE CATEGORIES OF COMMUNITY GARDEN, SPECIAL HOSPITAL AND VISITOR HOUSE RENTAL AND MODIFY THE DEFINITION OF HOSPITAL; TO ADD THE THREE NEW USES TO THE TABLE OF PERMITTED USES SUBJECT TO CERTAIN CONDITIONS; AND TO MAKE EDITING IMPROVEMENTS.