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The S-HB zone designation is based on the area’s association with the city’s working class and the mix of residential, commercial and light industrial uses within the zone. The S-HB zone is the commercial core of the residential districts located to the east and west of the zone. The Whiteaker Plan Land Use Diagram reflects four underlying land use designations for this zone of residential, commercial, mixed use, and parks. Uses permitted within the S-HB zone are as follows:

(1) Areas Designated for Low and Medium Density Residential. Allowable uses are:

(a) Single-Unit dwellings.

(b) Accessory Dwellings (1 Per Detached Single-Unit Dwelling on Same Lot)

(c) Duplexes.

(d) Triplexes.

(e) Fourplexes.

(f) Townhouses.

(g) Cottage Clusters.

(h) Multiple-Unit dwellings.

(i) Home occupations.

(j) Bed and breakfast facilities.

(2) Areas Designated for Neighborhood Commercial.

(a) Some houses in the zone are currently used for commercial purposes. Permitted uses shall allow the conversion of commercial back to residential when it relates to historic residential architecture.

(b) Notwithstanding subparagraph (a) of this subsection, the following uses are permitted:

1. Accessory uses. Examples include, but are not limited to, storage and distribution incidental to the primary use of the site.

2. Administrative, general and professional offices.

3. Amusement centers (arcades, pool tables, etc.).

4. Artist galleries/studios.

5. Assisted care (5 or fewer people living in facility and 3 or fewer outside employees on site at any one time).

6. Athletic facilities and sports clubs.

7. Automated teller machines (ATMs).

8. Ballet, dance, martial arts, and gymnastic schools, academies and studios.

9. Banks, savings and loan offices, credit unions.

10. Barber, beauty, nail, tanning shops.

11. Bars and taverns.

12. Boarding/rooming house.

13. Building maintenance services.

14. Catering services.

15. Churches, Synagogues, and Temples, including associated residential structures for religious personnel.

16. Clubs and lodges of state or national organizations.

17. Community and neighborhood centers.

18. Convenience stores.

19. Day care (4 to 16 people served).

20. Day care, not associated with a residence.

21. Delicatessens.

22. Equipment, light, rental/sales/service.

23. Film, drop-off/pick-up.

24. Furniture and home furnishings store.

25. Garden supply/nurseries.

26. General merchandise (includes supermarkets and department stores).

27. Government services not specifically listed elsewhere.

28. Hardware/home improvement stores.

29. Home occupations.

30. Hospitals, clinics or other medical health treatment facilities (including mental health) 10,000 square feet or less of floor area.

31. Locksmith shop.

32. Mailing and package services.

33. Meal services, non-profit.

34. Healthcare equipment and supplies.

35. Museum.

36. Office equipment and supplies.

37. Parks and playgrounds.

38. Parts stores.

39. Photographer’s studios.

40. Picture framing and glazing.

41. Printing, blueprinting and duplicating.

42. Publishing services.

43. Recycling, reverse vending machines.

44. Restaurants.

45. Schools, business or specialized educational training (excludes driving instruction).

46. Scientific and educational research centers.

47. Shoe repair shops.

48. Specialty Food and Beverage. Examples include bagel, candy, coffee, donut, and ice cream stores. Products manufactured on-site shall comply with manufacturing allowances for food and beverage products.

49. Specialty stores (examples include gift, computer or video store).

50. Tailor shops.

51. Theaters, live entertainment.

52. Transit, neighborhood improvement.

53. Veterinarian services.

(3) Areas Designated for Mixed Use. The S-HB zone has always been characterized by mixed use, and mixed uses shall be encouraged. Permitted uses shall conform to the uses permitted under subsections (1) and (2) of this section.

(4) Areas Designated for Park and Open Space. Scobert Park is significant for its association with the rural landscape that existed along Blair Boulevard during the historic period, and shall be retained as a significant landscape feature of the S-HB zone. Shade trees, fruit and nut trees, and ornamental plantings that exist in the park shall be maintained. Future construction of buildings and installation of plant material, park furniture and play equipment shall be evaluated to ensure compatibility with the character-defining features of the park through the historic alteration application process in this land use code.

(Section 9.3510, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20269, enacted November 25, 2002, effective December 25, 2002; Ordinance No. 20557, enacted July 27, 2015, effective August 30, 2015; Ordinance No. 20625, enacted January 21, 2020, effective February 22, 2020, remanded on November 24, 2020, and provisions administratively removed; Ordinance No. 20659, enacted September 15, 2021, effective September 17, 2021; Ordinance No. 20667, enacted May 24, 2022, effective June 25, 2022.)