||PO District: Professional and Office District.
[Code 1974, § 82-10; Ord. No. 2007-14, 11-25-2007; Ord. No. 2009-07, 8-30-2009; Ord. No. 2010-02, 2-28-2010]
Purpose. The PO District is intended to accommodate those nonresidential uses of an administrative or professional nature which are necessary to the normal conduct of a community's activities. It is specifically designed, however, to prohibit the introduction of commercial establishments of a retail nature, or other activities which require the constant visits of the general public. This section applies to such district.
Uses permitted. The following types of commercial activities may be permitted, provided that only public sanitary sewerage will be utilized. All of the following uses permitted must be conducted wholly in a permanent, fully enclosed building:
Offices of professionals licensed by the State of Michigan to treat human patients such as, but not limited to, chiropractors, dentists, dietitians/nutritionists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, optometrists, osteopaths, physical therapists, physicians, podiatrists and psychologists. This shall not include facilities accommodating overnight patients or providing secondary services not specifically listed as permitted.
Hospitals, medical clinics, and veterinary clinics, provided that all activities are carried out within a building and that no objectionable sights, sounds, or odors are produced which may be discernable at the property lines.
Offices of architects, engineers, urban planners, and artists and others employed in the graphic arts.
Offices in which the personnel will be employed for work in one or more of the following fields: executive, administrative, legal, writing, clerical, stenographic, accounting, insurance, and similar enterprises.
Research laboratories, provided that no heavy mechanical equipment is used in the normal operation of the laboratories and provided that the character of its research would not make it objectionable because of sights, sounds, odors, and traffic congestion produced.
Religious institutions, except when located adjacent to a one-family or two-family residential zoning district (RRR, RR, RRA, RAAA, RAA, RA, RB, and RX).
Uses permitted by special use permit.
Child care centers.
Funeral homes and mortuaries, subject to the following:
Adequate assembly area shall be provided on the site for vehicles to be used in funeral processions. Automobile assembly areas may be counted toward the parking requirement provided the standards of Article VI of this chapter governing parking lot design, construction, and landscaping are met.
A caretaker's residence may be provided within the main building of mortuary establishments as an accessory use.
The following uses may be permitted by special use permit when deemed appropriate to the primary use of the land or structure:
Barber or beauty shop.
Restaurant, provided there are no drive-in or drive-through type facilities associated with it.
Public utility structures, publicly owned and operated buildings and uses.
Religious institutions, when located adjacent to a one-family or two-family residential zoning district (RRR, RR, RRA, RAAA, RAA, RA, RB, AND RX), subject to the following site location and development standards: