Zoning Form: BCF3—Business and Community Facilities—Large (160.240 et al.)

Allowed Zoning Districts (S-1, S-2, LW, I-1, I-2)

Principal Use:


Accessory Use:

Permitted Special:


Office, Hospital, Research Facility, College, University, Post High School, Middle/High School, Elementary, Recreation Facility, Private, Cultural Facility, Places of Worship, Public Service Facility, Dwelling(s) Above the First Story


Heliport, Drive-through Service Window, Parking Ramps, Accessory Alcohol, Off-Site Parking

Permitted Special:
Public Assembly Facility, Day Care Center, Funeral Establishment and Mortuary, Residential-compatible Self-Storage, Hotel/Motel

Bulk Regulations

See 160.234 for all bulk regulations

See 160.505 et al. “Additional Yard Regulations” for more info

Front Yard:

20 ft 15 ft if provide open space with Alternative Site Plan (160.598)

Side Yard:

0 ft

Rear Yard:

0 ft


No limit except limit to 45 ft and 3 stories when adjacent to DD and AD forms

1 additional ft of buffer for every 2 ft of height above 55 ft in height to 20 ft additional setback max

Size Limit: No limit

Other Applicable Regulations (For complete information, see §§ 160.460 to 160.603)

Buffer Yard:

45 ft total adjacent to DD1, DD2, DD3, and DD4
30 ft total adjacent to DD5, DD6, DD7, AD1, AD2, AD3, AD4, and Greenway
15 ft total adjacent to MD1 and MD2 (160.488)

Buffer Reduction:



Building—1 sq ft/2 lineal ft of street or building frontage

Freestanding—40 sq ft and 8 ft in height to 100 ft of frontage 60 sq ft above that (160.570 et al.)


1 parking space for every 0.75 employee on the maximum shift except for hospitals, schools, and college/universities (160.550)


90% of all required yard setbacks and buffer yards (160.485 et al.)

Parking Lot Landscaping:

1 tree per 18 parking spaces (160.485)

Parking Lot Design:

Parking lot layout and dimensions approved per Engineering Design Standards
Parking lots shall generally be hard surfaced
Divide parking lots with more than 100 spaces
Provide a direct and clearly defined pedestrian pathway from adjacent public sidewalk to building entrance (160.556)

Service Functions:

Screened or hidden from view (160.485)


No more than 8 ft in height except in front yard (160.480 et al.)


Within 150 ft of residential areas, lights shall be no more than 28 ft high (160.491)

Alternative Site Plans:

Allowed for buffer yard reduction, landscaping alternatives, and parking reduction (160.594)