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

Use, Type, and Intensity.

Highway oriented commercial uses

Application of District.

Permitted within proximity of an interstate interchange or intersection of two highways or major arterial streets; however, not appropriate at all interchanges or intersection of highways or major arterial streets

Existing and new development

Small geographic areas on the zoning map

Development Standards.

Require development standards that optimize accessibility while minimizing the impacts on surrounding areas

Minimize light, noise, and water pollution

Appropriate Adjacent Districts.

CO, PR, A2, M1, M2, IS, GC, HC, CP, and I1

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 aesthetics and the potential for light pollution, noise pollution, pedestrian safety, and vehicular safety

B. Permitted Uses.

Accessory Permitted Uses.

Wind turbine system, small

Commercial Permitted Uses.

Bank/ATM, drive-up

Coffee shop


Gas station

Hotel or motel


Restaurant with drive-up window

Retail (type 2) low intensity

Residential Permitted Uses.

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

C. Special Exception Uses.

Commercial Special Exception Uses.

Recreation center (outdoor)

Retail (type 1) very low intensity

Retail (type 3) medium intensity

Truck stop

Residential Special Exception Uses.

Dwelling, single-family (See JCC 20.20.080, A2 district – Development standards, for applicable residential development standards) [Ord. 08-07-23C § 2; Ord. 3-7-16A § 1; Ord. 12-27-11 § 2.31.]