City Code

10.44: CBD-F Central Business District-Fringe.

1.000 Purpose.
The CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe, is designed and intended to provide for high density shopping, business, and business service developments. The district is intended to strengthen and expand the central business district core area by providing for uses not normally found in the CBD-C, Central Business District-Core.
2.000 Permitted Uses.
Except as specifically limited herein, the following uses are permitted in the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe. Every use shall be operated in its entirety within a completely enclosed structure, including the storage of all materials, products, and equipment:
    A. Uses listed as permitted uses in the CBD-C, Central Business-Core.
    B. Bicycle stores.
    C. Bowling alleys and billiard parlors.
    D. Bus, rail, and airline depots, including ticket offices.
    E. Catalog and mail order services.
    F. Clubs and lodges, not including the accessory sale of food or alcoholic beverages unless permitted by a conditional use permit.
    G. Dairy product stores.
    H. Dance halls, not including the accessory sale of food or alcoholic beverages unless permitted by a conditional use permit.
    I. Dry-cleaning, Laundromats, and diaper services.
    J. Funeral homes.
    K. Gunsmiths.
    L. Health clubs or gyms.
    M. Janitorial services.
    N. Laundries, self-service.
    O. Linen supply.
    P. Medical appliance sales and fittings.
    Q. Motorcycles sales.
    R. Museums.
    S. Pet stores.
    T. Printing, publishing, and allied industries.
    U. Scientific and testing laboratories.
    V. Second-hand stores and pawn shops.
    W. Taxidermists.
    X. Upholstery shops.
3.000 Conditional Uses.
Except as specifically limited herein, the following uses may be permitted in the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe. Conditions of approval for conditional uses may include requirements to provide additional off-street parking facilities in excess of the parking standard for the CBD-F district. Every use shall be operated in its entirety within a completely enclosed structure, including the storage of all materials, products, and equipment:
    A. Apartments, provided residential uses are limited to not more than fifty percent (50%) of the ground floor. The entire upper floors may be used for residential purposes. At least percent (50%) of the ground floor, including the portion of the building abutting the street frontage, common area, or plaza, shall be devoted to principal non-residential uses permitted in this district.
    B. Auto service stations, as regulated in Section 10.82.
    C. Convenience Stores.
    D. Convention and civic centers.
    E. Drive-in facilities, accessory to a principal use, unless specifically permitted above.
    F. Essential service utility structures and facilities, per Section 10.82.
    G. Government institutions.
    H. Shopping malls.
    I. Surface parking lots and parking structures or garages, when not accessory to a permitted use.
    J. Restaurants, including drive-thru and carry-out, bars, and other eating and non-alcoholic drinking establishments, including unenclosed seating and servicing areas, as regulated in Section 10.82.
    K. Schools, public and private elementary, middle, secondary, and post-secondary.
    L. Other commercial and residential uses determined by the Planning Agency to be of the same general character as the permitted and conditional uses above and found not to be detrimental to existing uses and the general public health, safety, and welfare.

(Ord. of 03-27-2006)
4.000 Minimum Lot Area.
The minimum lot area in the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe, is six thousand (6,000) square feet, exclusive of any land held under "air rights" provisions.
5.000 Minimum Lot Frontage.
The minimum lot frontage in the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe, is forty-four (44) feet.
6.000 Yards and Setbacks.
None required. Structures may encroach into the required sight triangle as defined by Section 12.71, Subd. 5, provided the building location does not restrict vehicular or pedestrian line of sight disturbances.
    A. Transitional Yard. A transitional yard shall be provided anywhere a CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe, abuts a Residential District. The yard shall conform to the following requirements:
      1. The dimensions of the required transitional yard on the property located in the CBD-F district shall be equal to the dimensions of the required yard on the residentially zoned property which is located in closest proximity.
      2. The transitional yard shall extend the entire length of the abutting Residential District boundary.
      3. The transitional yard shall not be required to be more than ten (10) feet in depth.
      4. The transitional yard shall be landscaped in conformance with Section 10.88.
7.000 Maximum Ground Coverage.
The sum total of ground area that may be covered by all structures located on the zoning lot in the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe, shall not exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the lot area.
8.000 Maximum Floor Area Ratio.
The maximum floor area ratio in the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe, is 3.0.
9.000 Floor Area Bonus Incentives.
In order to encourage and attract facilities and amenities which are of public benefit and deemed desirable by the Planning Agency and the City Council, floor area bonus incentives shall be available to all developments within the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe. The bonus incentives provide for an incremental increase in the floor area ratio of a development in exchange for the inclusion of one or more of the public benefit features listed below. The granting of the bonus incentives shall be determined by the City Council, upon the recommendation of the Planning Agency, provided that each shall first make written findings of fact regarding whether the inclusion of the public benefit has sufficient merit to justify the granting floor area bonus incentives.
    A. Public Benefits and Corresponding Bonus Incentives. The following benefits and corresponding bonus incentives are available in the CBD-F, Central Business District-Fringe:
      1. Canopy up to 0.50
      2. Consolidated freight loading up to 1.50
      3. Elevated pedestrian walkways up to 1.00
      4. Interior arcade up to 0.50
      5. Passenger loading up to 0.75
      6. Plaza or open space up to 1.50
      7. Street arcade up to 0.75
      8. Street level landscaped public space up to 1.00
      9. Theaters or public art up to 1.00
    B. Standards for Granting the Bonus Incentives. In reviewing the bonus incentive proposals, the City Council and the Planning Agency shall consider the degree to which the following standards are met by the proposed public benefit feature(s) within the overall context of the principal use in which it is offered:
      1. The size or capacity of the facility, feature, or provision.
      2. The degree to which the location of the facility or feature within the structure, or on the site of which it is part, enhances the environment of the zoning district or the street frontage where it is located.
      3. The degree to which the facility or feature enhances economic viability of the zoning district and the City as a whole.
      4. The degree of public accessibility to the facility or feature and the specific nature of the facility or feature.
      5. The quality of design of the facility or feature.
      6. The degree to which the facility or feature enhances and protects the environment of the zoning district and the city as a whole.
      7. The degree to which the facility or feature provides for and protects the public health, welfare, and safety of the residents, employees, and the visitors to the city of Mankato.
10.000 Maximum Building Height.
No restriction.
11.000 Downtown Design District.
Refer to Section 10.51.