CITY OF WARWICK
ORDINANCE NO. 0-11-11
APPROVED SCOTT AVEDISIAN
July 12, 2011 MAYOR
THE CITY OF WARWICK
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND AND PROVIDENCE PLANTATIONS
APPENDIX A, ZONING
CODE OF ORDINANCES
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPENDIX A OF THE WARWICK CODE OF ORDINANCES, ZONING, SECTION 906
Be it ordained by the City of Warwick:
SECTION I. Appendix A, Zoning of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Warwick, Section 600 is hereby amended by adding thereto the following section:
906.3 Standards for relief.
(C) Special use permit. In granting a special use permit, the board shall require that evidence to [of] the satisfaction of the following standards be entered into the record of the proceedings:
(1) That the special use is specifically authorized by this ordinance, and setting forth the exact subsection of this ordinance containing the jurisdictional authorization;
(2) That the special use meets all the criteria set forth in the subsection of this ordinance authorizing such special use, except that the board may issue a special use in conjunction with a dimensional variance provided that the dimensional variance may be issued only for the following dimensional requirements, no other dimensional relief can be sought except for that specifically listed herein, and the requested relief shall not exceed a 50 percent deviation from each required dimensional standard, provided however, that the 50 percent limitation shall not apply to non-residentially zoned properties which:
i) do not abut or share a common boundary with open space and residentially zoned property, or
ii) directly abut the Amtrak Northeast Rail Corridor (NEC), irrespective of the zoning classification of the rail corridor:
(a) Section 300, Table 2A and Table 2B Dimensional Regulations, Minimum Front yard, Minimum Side Yard, Minimum Rear Yard, Minimum Landscape Open Space.
(b) Sections 505 & 505.1, Landscaping and Screening.
(c) Section 505.6, Parking Lot Buffers.
(d) Section 701.7, Off-Street Parking.
(e) Section 702.2, Number of Required Loading Spaces.
(f) Section 806, Permitted Signs by District.
(3) That the granting of the special use permit will not alter the general character of the surrounding area or impair the intent or purpose of this ordinance or the comprehensive plan of the city.
SECTION II. This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as prescribed by law.