||General Commercial District (C-2): a. Intent. This district is established to provide suitable locations for general retail, service and office establishments. Retail establishments in this district are of the comparison shopping type serving the township. Therefore, it is important for the C-2 district to be located in areas which are centrally located and readily accessible to the majority of township residents. It is the intent of this district to encourage consolidation of commercial uses, to lessen traffic congestion, reducing the number of driveways, and to ensure the efficient use of public utilities and services.
This district is to be used only in those areas of the township which are served by public water and sanitary sewer facilities, and where storm drainage is sufficient to handle an intense level of development. b. Permitted uses. 1. Retail sales such as baked goods, groceries, produce and meat, hardware, drug, clothing, gifts, notions, and beverages. 2. Personal services such as barber and beauty shops; tailor; watch and shoe repair; laundry and dry cleaning establishments and similar establishments. 3. Business, professional, medical and dental offices, and medical emergency clinics. 4. Standard and carryout restaurants, and establishments that serve alcohol. 5. Government buildings. 6. Small appliance repair such as radios, televisions, clocks, etc. 7. Large appliance and furniture sales. 8. Funeral homes. 9. Church, synagogue, cathedral, mosque, temple or similar building used for religious worship, subject to the provisions of section 36-136. 10. Banks, credit unions, savings and loan associations. c. Conditional uses. 1. Minor vehicle repair facility, subject to the provisions of section 36-137. 2. Commercial kennels, subject to the provisions of section 36-135. 3. Veterinarian hospital and animal clinics.
4. Sales of recreational vehicles subject to the provisions of section 36-139. 5. Garden centers. 6. Large appliance repair such as stoves, refrigerators, microwaves and washer and dryers. 7. Vehicle wash, subject to the provision of section 36-137. 8. Indoor theatres and performance space for artistic expression. 9. Crematoriums. 10. Community wastewater utility systems, subject to the provisions of section 36-318. 11. Multiple-family residential pursuant to section 36-74(10), when made a part of an overall mixed-use development. Multiple-family residential shall not be permitted as a stand-alone use. 12. Large scale retail establishment, subject to the provisions of section 36-134.