§ 147.13.1.11.1 - Nursing Homes.

§ 147.13.1.11.1 - Nursing Homes.

 In order to protect existing property owners in the Residential/Agricultural District against a new use nearby which may be incompatible or undesirable but also allow for nursing homes with acceptable accessory commercial uses such as gift shops, flower shops and candy shops, which are restricted to on-premises facilities, the Zoning Board of Adjustment may grant a special exception for nursing homes in the Residential/Agricultural District, provided that:

  • 147.13.1.11.1.1 The nursing home development is architecturally compatible with the surrounding neighborhood;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.2 Traffic access to and from the development will not alter the character of the neighborhood;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.3 Lighting will be of such design as not to disturb the tranquility of the neighborhood;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.4 Outpatient and day-care facilities operate during reasonable hours;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.5 The facility will not operate as a crisis center for drug addiction, alcoholism or the mentally disturbed;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.6 Accessory commercial space on premise for the sole purpose of the nursing home occupants and employees will be operated and managed by the nursing home owners and same space will not be leased to outside businesses;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.7 On-premise facilities will not house competing professional services already in existence in the community;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.8 The nursing home structure shall not exceed two (2) stories in height above grade;
  • 147.13.1.11.1.9 The maximum density allowed is sixteen (16) beds per acre, and
  • 147.13.1.11.1.10 The land to be developed for such use contains no less than five (5)
    acres.
Nursing Homes.

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147.13.1.11.1