DISCLAIMER

 

07-025-O REPLACEMENT

 

ORDINANCE NO. __________


AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 50 SECTION 50-146, OF THE DULUTH CITY CODE, 1959, AS AMENDED; ALLOWING FOR RECREATIONAL VEHICLE PARKING IN DOWNTOWN WATERFRONT MIXED USE-DESIGN REVIEW DISTRICT.

BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:

The city of Duluth does ordain:

     Section 1. That Section 50-146 of the Duluth City Code, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

Sec. 50-146.     Permitted uses.

     (a)  Generally. It is the intent of this Section to provide for a variety of compatible, integrated land uses that will enhance the liveliness of the DWMX-D district and to provide for a balance between tourist-oriented attractions, public recreational facilities, commercial and industrial enterprises, residential uses and neighborhood services. A building or premises within the DWMX-D district may be used for the following listed uses, or uses determined by the city planning commission to be similar to those listed and compatible with the purposes of the district;

     (b)  Residential;

           (1)  Multi-family dwellings, townhouses or apartments, except in the area south of Buchanan Street and east of Canal Park Drive;

     (c)  The following retail and wholesale sales, services and production and accessory uses; provided drive-up service windows are not permitted:

           (1)  Antiques refinishing, repairing and sales;

           (2)  Art studio;

           (3)  Bakery and sale of bakery products on the premises;

           (4)  Bar licensed to serve liquor;

           (5)  Boat sales room;

           (6)  Catering service;

           (7)  Cleaning service;

           (8)  Clothing store;

           (9)  Dancing and music academy;

           (10) Delicatessen;

           (11) Display room for wholesale merchandise stored elsewhere;

           (12) Dressmaking, tailoring and shoe repair;

           (13) Dry cleaning and pressing;

           (14) Excursion rides;

           (15) Florist shop;

           (16) Fueling facilities for motor vehicles, except that no such fueling facility (either as a principal or accessory use) shall be permitted in Subdistrict A;

           (17) General business office (except medical and dental clinics);

           (18) Grocery stores;

           (19) Hair styling salon;

           (20) Hotel and motel;

           (21) Household appliance repair;

           (22) Laundry and laundromat;

           (23) Livery stable;

           (24) Marina;

           (25) Meat, poultry and fish shops, provided that there is no slaughtering of animals or poultry on the premises;

           (26) Parking lots and ramps;

           (27) Photography studio;

           (28) Pottery studio;

           (29) Remote electronic bank teller facility;

           (30) Restaurant;

           (31) Retail and wholesale sales of general or specialized merchandise; except that in connection with such sales, there shall be no slaughtering of animals or poultry on the premises;

           (32) Theater, movie or live performance;

           (33) Upholstery shop;

     (d)  The following light industrial production, warehousing and distribution:

           (1)  Beverage blending and bottling;

           (2)  Brewery;

           (3)  Cooperage works;

           (4)  Cosmetics and toiletries;

           (5)  Food packaging;

           (6)  Fruit and vegetable processing;

           (7)  Ice cream production;

           (8)  Iron (ornamental) fabrication;

           (9)  Leather goods manufacture, not including tanning operations;

           (10) Motion picture production;

           (11) Pharmaceutical products;

           (12) Printing, publishing and engraving;

           (13) Small metal products fabrication such as needles and pins, nails, brads, tacks, staples, tools and hardware products.

           (14) Storage, packaging and distribution of wholesale merchandise;

           (15) Textile bedding and fiber production (excluding rubber and synthetics processing and productions);

           (16) Wharves, docks and the repair, service and storage of boats and other facilities used in connection with water transportation or navigation;

     (e)  The following institutional uses:

           (1)  Convention centers;

           (2)  Museums, research and interpretive facilities;

           (3)  Parking decks/ramps and surface parking lots;

           (4)  Private schools and academies;

           (5)  Public parks and open space;

           (6)  Sports facilities;

           (7)  Recreational vehicle parking;

     (f)  The following miscellaneous and/or water-related uses:

           (1)  Boat manufacture;

           (2)  Boatyards and shipyards;

     No variances from the provisions of this Section shall be allowed.

     Section 2. That this ordinance shall take effect 30 days after its passage and publication.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This ordinance amends Section 50-146 of the zoning code which regulates the permitted uses in the Downtown Waterfront Mixed Use-Design Review District. This area generally encompasses the Canal Park area. The amendment adds a new clause (e)(7) and would allow the overnight parking of recreational vehicles in parking lots such as the DECC. The DECC has historically allowed RV overnight parking during special events such as the dog show and Bluesfest; however, this use of the parking lot is not expressly authorized by the Code. This amendment creates such an expressly authorized use and clears up any question as to the legality of an activity that has been ongoing for many years.