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  • Garage, Private - An accessory building, or portion of a principal building, used for the storage of vehicles as an accessory use.
  • Garage, Vehicle Repair, and/or Service - A facility used for repairing, overhauling, removing, adjusting, replacing, assembling, or disassembling any parts of any motor, engine, or vehicle.
  • Gasoline Station - Any lot, building, or part thereof, used for the sale of gasoline or other petroleum, and which may include facilities for lubrication, washing, or otherwise servicing vehicles, but not including any painting.
  • Grandfathered - See "Non-Conforming-Related Terms" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Group Day Care Home - See "Day Care-Related Terms" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Habitable Room - A room or enclosed floor space used or intended to be used for living, sleeping, cooking, or eating purposes, excluding kitchenettes or dining bays less than 60 square feet in area, bathrooms, water closet compartments, laundries, pantries, foyers, or communicating corridors, closets, storage spaces, and basements.
  • Halfway House - See "Institutional Residential Facilities" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Half-Story -See "Story-Related Terms" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Historic/Institutional Adaptive Reuse - The reuse of an existing building owned by the City or Town of Groton, the State of Connecticut or an institution that is of historic, architectural, or aesthetic significance to a use that is not otherwise allowed in the zone.

Home-Based Business

  • Home-Based Business - The use of a portion of a dwelling for business purposes by the resident occupants which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of such dwelling unit for dwelling purposes when such use does not change the residential character thereof.
  • Home Office - The use of a dwelling for occasional business use (as part of employment typically occurring elsewhere) or a home-based business involving no employees and minimal visits to the premises by non-residents.
  • Home Occupation, Minor - The use of a dwelling for a home-based business (which shall not involve more than one non-resident employee) involving no more than five patron, client, or associate visits per week.
  • Home Occupation, Major - The use of a dwelling for a home-based business when it involves:
    • Two or more non-resident employees;
    • Or six or more patron, client, or associate visits per week; or
    • Classroom, studio, or outdoor teaching activity not normally permitted in the district.
  • A home-based business might include dressmaking and millinery, or might include consultation by such professions as physicians, dentists, lawyers, clergymen, architects, musicians, engineers, teachers, insurance agents, or real estate brokers.
  • Barbershops; beauty parlors; beauticians; manufacturing; commercial woodworking; animal hospitals; dance studios; mortuaries; tea rooms; restaurants; metal working; automobile, boat or other vehicle repair or painting; and other uses as may be determined by the Commission are specifically excluded from the definition of home-based business.
  • Hospital - A building licensed by the State Department of Health having facilities, medical staff, and all necessary personnel to provide diagnosis, care, and treatment of a wide range of acute conditions or chronic disease, including injuries.
  • Hotel - See "Lodging Facilities" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.

Institutional Residential Facilities

  • Assisted Living - A residential environment consisting of private residential units and/or a managed group living environment primarily for persons who are fifty-five years of age or older where nursing services and assistance with activities of daily living is provided to help maintain a maximum level of independence.
  • Community Residential Counseling Facility - A residential building or group of buildings in which counselors and staff members provide counseling, rehabilitation, evaluation, and/or other supportive services to a maximum of sixteen resident persons in lodging units, excluding dependents, seeking to arrest, reverse, or ameliorate a problem or disorder, including the compulsive use of alcohol or drugs, pursuant to an organized and structured program.
  • Included in this definition are facilities for women and/or children who have suffered physical abuse in a domestic relationship, as well as those facilities not exempted under CGS Section 8-3e.
  • This definition shall not include correctional institutions, halfway houses, group homes, or other community correction programs under the jurisdiction of the State of Connecticut Department of Correction pursuant to CGS Section 18-100, as may be amended, or court-ordered treatment programs under CGS Sections 19a-127e through 19a-127h, as may be amended.
  • Congregate Housing - A residential environment consisting of independent living assisted by congregate meals, housekeeping and services for residents, for persons sixty-two years old or older, who have temporary or periodic difficulties with one or more essential activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, grooming, dressing or mobility.
  • Convalescent Home, Nursing Home, or Rest Home -.An institution licensed by the State Department of Health having facilities and all necessary personnel to provide services of a personal nature, nursing care under medical supervision, and direction to carry out non-surgical treatment, and dietary procedures for chronic diseases or convalescent stages of acute disease or injuries.
  • Halfway House -A building or group of buildings containing a residential or non-residential program, as the case may be, in which counselors and staff members provide supervision, counseling, rehabilitation, evaluation, and/or other support services to a maximum of sixteen resident persons under the jurisdiction of the State of Connecticut Department of Correction, the State of Connecticut Judicial Department, or the State of Connecticut Department of Health and Addiction Services, pursuant to the Connecticut General Statutes.
  • Institution or institutional Use - A facility that provides a public service and is operated by a public or public/private group that is nonprofit in nature.