Pursuant to Chapter 102, Article VII, Land Use Regulations, Section 102-129, and Article IX, Section 102-167. current edition of the Crestview City Code, a home occupation shall be allowed in a bona fide dwelling unit, in a area zoned R-1A and R-1, subject to following requirements, and possible approval by the Local Planning Agency:
(1) No stock in trade is kept in bulk, nor commodity sold, on the premises;
(2) No person is employed other than members of the immediate family residing on the premises.
(3) No more that 25% of the total floor area in any dwelling unit is devoted to such use. No accessory building, freestanding or attached shall be used for a home occupation. Outdoor storage of materials shall not be permitted.
(4) There shall be no visible evidence of the conduct of a home occupation from the exterior of the building. No change can be made in the outside appearance of the building or premises, or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home occupation, other than one sign on exceeding one square foot in area, non illuminated, mounted flat against the wall of the principal building at a position not more than two feet from the main entrance of the residence.
(5) Persons engaged in home occupations may not advertise the availability of services or products at the residence in which the occupation is conducted.
(6) The use of the swelling unit for the home occupation shall be clearly incidental and subordinate to its use for residential purposes by its occupants, and shall under no circumstances change the residential character of the structure.
(7) Parking for any home occupation must be on the same property as the home occupation. Parking in the street or right-of-way is prohibited. No traffic shall be generated by such occupation n greater volumes than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood, and any need for parking generated by the conduct of such home occupation shall be met off the street and other than in a front yard required pursuant to the chapters of the Code of Ordinances regulating Home Occupations.
(8) Home occupations shall not generate atmospheric pollution, light flashes, glare, odors, noise, vibration, or truck or other heavy traffic. No occupation , tools or process shall be used in such a home occupation which creates interference to neighboring properties due to noise, vibration, glare, fumes, odors or electrical interference. In the case of electrical interference, no equipment or process shall be used which creates visual or audible interference in any radio, telephone or television receivers off the premises or causes fluctuations in line voltage off the premises.
(9) Fabrication of articles commonly classified under the terms arts and handicrafts may be deemed a home occupation, subject to the other terms and conditions of this definition and providing no retail sales are made at the home.
Only the following home occupations, or others deemed similar, may be approved:
Accountant, agent, architect, artist, attorney, beautician, broker, chiropractor, contractor(office only), consultant, counselor, draftsman, engineer, interior decorator, musician, seamstress, tailor, teacher, writer-editor.
Family day care homes. Repair or other occupations performed by handicapped persons which do not constitute a public nuisance as defined by section 102-166(b) of the Code of Ordinances.
Special exceptions to the above may be found in section 102-129 under the Code of Ordinances of the City of Crestview. All special exceptions must be reviewed by Local Planning agency and the Board of Adjustment (fees will be assessed).
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