A. Storage Enclosed: All storage except vehicles in running order shall be stored in an enclosed building or within an enclosure surrounded by a solid fence or wall of not less than six feet (6') in height, and no material or merchandise shall be stored to a height greater than that of the enclosing fence or wall. A solid masonry wall or solid vinyl fence shall be used parallel to the public street(s) where the storage is visible from the public street. Chain link fencing with slats may only be used for enclosing storage areas in the following situations:
1. After a minimum of three hundred (300) linear feet of solid fencing or wall has been provided to screen the designated storage area, then the remainder of the storage area may upon approval by the land use authority utilize chain link fencing with slats or other approved alternative screening solutions along the public street frontage;
2. Along the interior property lines (or interior fence lines); chain link without slats may be used;
B. If a movable gate is used, it may be constructed of chain link, chain link with slats, wrought iron, solid, or perforated metal.
C. All chain link fencing with vinyl slats shall be maintained in good condition; all fallen, broken, or missing slats shall be replaced. No wooden slats may be used.
D. Drive Aisles, Parking and Storage:
1. All accesses, drive aisles, required parking, and fire lanes shall be paved with concrete or asphalt in accordance with St. George standard specifications for design and construction;
2. All outside storage areas for materials, vehicles, and equipment shall be on a surface improved with gravel at a minimum depth of four inches (4").
F. Landscaping: Properties within the M-1, M-2, and M-C zones shall comply with chapter 23, “Landscape Standards,” of this title. In the M-1 and M-2 zones, a minimum of five percent (5%) of the lot area shall be maintained as landscaped area. In all manufacturing zones, a landscape strip, outside the public right-of-way, along the front of the property on public streets, not less than six feet (6') wide, and an average of at least fifteen feet (15') wide, shall be provided and planted with trees and shrubs. At least half of the landscaped area shall consist of live trees, shrubs, and ground cover. This landscape strip shall be in addition to the required five percent (5%) landscaping required above.
G. Protection of Residential Zones: Where any manufacturing zone adjoins any residential zone, as part of the required setback, there shall be provided and maintained along such property line a six-foot (6') solid masonry fence and a ten-foot (10') landscape buffer to protect the adjoining residential property. The landscape buffer shall consist of a minimum of one (1) tree every twenty linear feet (20'). Required trees shall be a minimum of one and one-half inch (1-1/2") diameter measured six inches (6") above the soil surface. In addition to the required trees, a minimum of five (5) plants or shrubs shall be planted per every one hundred linear feet (100'). Trees and shrubs may be arranged in either rows or clustered.
H. Ft. Pierce Industrial Park Additional Special Standards:
1. Loading Docks: No loading dock shall be constructed facing on any public street unless such loading dock and every part thereof is at least seventy-five feet (75') inside the right-of-way line of the street on which such loading dock fronts;
2. Landscaping: Properties within the Ft. Pierce manufacturing zone shall comply with chapter 23, “Landscape Standards,” of this title. In addition, a minimum of five percent (5%) of the lot area shall be maintained as landscaped area. At least half of the landscaped area shall consist of live trees, shrubs, and ground cover. A landscaped area adjacent to the public street shall be provided and planted with trees and shrubs.
I. Building Height: Up to fifty feet (50'). (Ord. 2019-10-002, 10-10-2019; amd. Ord. 2020-06-002, 6-4-2020)