Title 17C Land Use Standards
Chapter 17C.190 Use Category Descriptions
Article V. Institutional Categories
Community Services are uses of a public, nonprofit or charitable nature generally providing a local service to people of the community. Generally, they provide the service on the site or have employees at the site on a regular basis. The service is ongoing, not just for special events. Community centers or facilities that have membership provisions are open to the general public to join at any time, (for instance, any senior citizen could join a senior center). The use may provide mass shelter or short-term housing where tenancy may be arranged for periods of less than one month when operated by a public or nonprofit agency. The use may also provide special counseling, education or training of a public, nonprofit or charitable nature.
Accessory uses may include offices; meeting areas; food preparation areas; parking, health and therapy areas; daycare uses; and athletic facilities.
Examples include libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, publicly owned swimming pools, youth club facilities, hospices, ambulance stations, drug and alcohol centers, social service facilities, mass shelters or short-term housing when operated by a public or nonprofit agency, vocational training for the physically or mentally disabled, crematoriums, columbariums, mausoleums, soup kitchens and surplus food distribution centers.
Date Passed: Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Effective Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
ORD C33636 Section 3