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A. District Intent. The HI (high impact) district is intended to be used as follows:

Use, Type, and Intensity.

All intensities of high impact uses

Application of District.

New development

Single lot or a small cluster of lots on the zoning map

Development Standards.

Enact development standards to minimize impacts on adjacent properties

Minimize light, noise, water, and air pollution

Appropriate Adjacent Districts.

CO, PR, A1, A2, A3, I1, I2, and HI

County Commissioners.

As a condition of rezoning, allow only the use petitioned for and presented

Plan Commission.

Use this zoning district for existing high impact developments and for new high impact development when clearly beneficial to the County and when compatible with nearby properties

Be sensitive to environmental protection

As a condition of rezoning, allow only the use petitioned for and presented

Board of Zoning Appeals.

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

Be sensitive to the potential for light pollution, noise pollution, water pollution, air pollution, ingress/egress of heavy vehicles, buffering, pedestrian safety, and vehicular safety

B. Permitted Uses.

Accessory Permitted Uses.

Wind turbine system, large

Wind turbine system, small

Agricultural Permitted Uses.

Agricultural crop production

Commercial Permitted Uses.

Commercial solar energy systems

Shooting range (indoor)

Shooting range (outdoor)

Industrial Permitted Uses.

Bio-fuels production

Composting facility

Construction materials landfill

Electrical generation plant


Junk yard

Materials recycling (type 3)

Mining, rock or sand

Rock crushing

Sanitary landfill/refuse dump

Scrap metal yard

Storage tanks (hazardous)

Transfer station

Institutional Permitted Uses.


C. Special Exception Uses.

Industrial Special Exception Uses.

Petroleum processing

Rendering plant [Ord. 3-4-19A; Ord. 12-27-11 § 2.39.]