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A. District Intent. The GC (general commercial) district is intended to be used as follows:

Use, Type, and Intensity.

Low to medium intensity commercial uses

Application of District.

Existing and new development

Small to medium geographic areas on the zoning map

Development Standards.

Require quality development standards to minimize impacts on adjacent properties while encouraging economic vitality

Minimize light, noise, and water pollution

Appropriate Adjacent Districts.

CO, PR, A2, M1, M2, IS, LB, GC, HC, and CP

Plan Commission.

Use this zoning district for existing developments and for new commercial development when not detrimental to the County and surrounding properties

Board of Zoning Appeals.

Allow a special exception use only when it is compatible with the surrounding areas

Be sensitive to rural aesthetics and the potential for light pollution, noise pollution, and vehicular safety

B. Permitted Uses.

Accessory Permitted Uses.

Wind turbine system, small

Commercial Permitted Uses.

Automobile oriented business (type 1)


Bank machine/ATM, walk-up


Barber or beauty shop

Coffee shop

Coin laundry

Computer service

Counseling center


Day care


Donation collection point

Funeral home

Ice cream shop

Medical clinic

Office, general

Physical fitness facility


Retail (type 1) very low intensity

Retail (type 2) low intensity

Retail (type 3) medium intensity


Studio arts

Travel agency

Institutional Permitted Uses.

Place of worship

Residential Permitted Uses.

Existing dwelling, single-family, may be reconstructed if destroyed by a natural disaster

C. Special Exception Uses.

Commercial Special Exception Uses.

Auction, indoor

Automobile oriented business (type 2)

Gas station

Recreation center (indoor)

Restaurant with drive-up window

Self-storage warehouse [Ord. 08-07-23C § 1; Ord. 12-27-11 § 2.29.]