AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE NORRIS ZONING CODE
BY ADDING A NEW ZONING DISTRICT
WHEREAS, Tennessee Code Annotated Sections 13-7-201 through 13-7-210 has delegated the
responsibility to municipalities to adopt regulations designed to promote the public health, safety, and general welfare of
its citizenry; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Tennessee Code Annotated, this amendment to the Norris Zoning Ordinance
has been reviewed and recommended by the Norris Municipal Planning Commission, and
WHEREAS, The City Council of the City of Norris concurs with the recommendation of the
planning commission and has held a public hearing pursuant to the municipal code of the City of Norris;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED that the City of Norris Zoning Ordinance be amended as herein contained that:
1. Chapter 3, Zoning Districts, be amended
by adding Subsection 14-314 S-1 Scenic Highway District to read as follows:
14-314. S-1 – Scenic Highway District.
The intent of this district is to encourage
the development of museums, cultural centers, businesses, offices, retail, and mixed-use residential and commercial establishments
that support and preserve the natural beauty of the area. Within the Scenic Highway district, the following regulations shall apply:
a. Residential dwellings, only when associated with another use permitted in the district,
conforming to the following conditions:
Dwelling units must be located on the same lot as another permitted use or establishment.
Where any dwelling is detached from another such use, then the development must meet the general standards required
under Section 14-415 of this document, Standards for Planned Unit Development.
All sections of any building proposed to include both residential and non-residential
uses must meet the requirements of any applicable city codes or regulations, and the standards of the State Fire Marshall’s
Adequate parking must be provided for both commercial activities and residential
Residential dwelling must be subordinate in size to the primary permitted use
of the property.
b. Churches and places of worship.
Professional business and governmental business offices.
d. Financial institutions and offices,
including offices devoted to various professional practices.
e. Educational facilities.
for public assembly, civic facilities, such as government and municipal services.
g. Cultural Centers or
h. Greenhouses devoted to horticulture or floriculture.
buildings and lands.
On-premises outdoor advertising signs as regulated in Section 14-411.
Exceptions. Not applicable in the district.
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed three (3) stories or thirty-five (35) feet in
height except as provided in Section 14-505.
Lot and Area Regulations. The principal structure shall be located so as to comply with the
Minimum lot area……………………………………23,000
b. Minimum lot width at building line………………………...100
Minimum building setback, front…………………………….50
Minimum building setback, rear……………………………...25
Minimum building setback, side.……………………………..25
Location of Accessory Structures.
No accessory or subordinate structure shall be erected in any front or side yard. Accessory or subordinate
structures shall be at least twenty-five (25) feet from all lot lines and from any other building on the same lot.
Accessory or subordinate structures on corner lots shall conform to front yard setback for both intersecting streets.
Off-Street Parking. As regulated in Section 14-405.
Side Building Setback Line on Corner Lots. The minimum width of building setback along an
intersecting street shall be twenty (20) feet.
Building Area. On any lot the area occupied by all buildings, including accessory buildings
shall not exceed 40 percent of the total area of such lot.
Standards for Buffer Zones. S-1 zoned property may be subject to the provisions for buffer
zones in section 14-417.
10. Landscape and Screening
Requirements. All S-1 zoned property is subject to the provisions in section 14-420 except that the
required buffer area which extends the entire frontage of the lot along a public road and which is to be reserved for landscaping
purposes shall be at least thirty (30) feet in depth.
Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect immediately after its final passage and
required public hearing, the welfare of the City of Norris requiring it.
Passed First Reading: June 8,
Passed Second Reading: July 13, 2009
Public Hearing: July 13, 2009
Chris Mitchell, Mayor
Hester, City Manager