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  • Parking Lot - An area other than a street used for the parking of registered vehicles.
  • Passenger Ferry - See "Ferry and Boat-Related Terms" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Personal Services - Establishments primarily engaged in providing services involving the care of a person or their personal goods or apparel including but not limited to barbershops, beauty salons, shoe repair, health clubs, certified massage therapy, laundromats, tailor, dressmaking, and millinery.
  • Premises - A lot, plot, or parcel of land, including the buildings or structures thereon.

Principal vs Accessory

  • Principal Use - The primary or predominant use or activity of a lot, building, structure, or property. See also "Accessory Use"
  • Accessory Use - A use of land, building, or structure which is clearly incidental to, and customarily in connection with and located on the same lot with the principal building or use. See also "Principal Use"

Parameters For Being "Accessory"

  • Customary - Something commonly practiced, used, or observed such that it is considered conventional and typical rather than unusual.
  • Incidental - Something likely to ensue as a minor consequence of another activity or something that happens as a minor part or result of something else.
  • Subordinate - Something inferior, smaller, fewer, and of less importance or impact or something placed in or occupying a lower class, rank, or position.
  • Principal Building / Structure - A building in which is conducted the main or principal use of the lot on which said building is located. The connection of another building or structure to the principal building or structure by means of an open porch, breezeway, passageway, carport, or other such open structure, with or without a roof, shall not be deemed to make such other building or structure part of the principal building or structure, except in the case of a private garage so attached to a dwelling. See also "Accessory Building/Structure" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Accessory Building / Structure - A building or structure which is customarily incidental and clearly subordinate to the principal building and/or use on the same property. The connection of a building or structure to the principal building or structure by means of an open porch, breezeway, passageway, carport, or other such open structure, with or without a roof, shall not be deemed to make such other building or structure part of the principal building or structure, except in the case of a private garage so attached to a dwelling. See also "Principal Building" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Rear Lot- See "Lot-Related Terms" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Rear Lot Line - See "Lot-Related Terms" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.
  • Recreational Vehicle - A vehicle which is: a) built on a single chassis; b) measures 400 square feet or less at the largest horizontal projections; c) designed to be self-propelled or permanently towable; and, d) designed primarily not for use a permanent dwelling, but a temporary living quarters for recreational, camping, travel, or seasonal use.
  • Repair Services - Establishments providing repair of electronic devices, office equipment, furniture, and similar items including but not limited to radio, television, and electrical appliances, upholstery shops, and shoe repair shops, but excluding automotive repair or services, major repair of boats or marine equipment, or machinery repair.

Residential Lodging Facilities

  • Boarding House -A dwelling providing unsupervised and uncounseled living situations in which meals, or rooms and meals, are provided for compensation to more than one, but fewer than sixteen persons other than members of the family of the proprietor.
  • Boarding, Rooming, or Lodging Unit -A building or portion thereof providing a single housekeeping unit in an unsupervised and uncounseled setting, with living and sleeping facilities, including bathroom facilities, but excluding cooking and eating facilities.
  • Rooming House -A building providing unsupervised and uncounseled living situations in which rooms are rented for compensation to more than one, but fewer than sixteen (16), persons other than members of the family of the proprietor. The serving of meals or provision for cooking is prohibited.
  • Restaurant / Eating Establishment - An establishment in a permanent building, kept, used, maintained, and advertised as a place where meals are regularly served to the general public.
  • Retail Business - An establishment engaged in selling goods or merchandise to the general public for personal or household consumption. This may include but is not limited to apparel stores, drug stores, grocery, meat and seafood stores, antique shops, music shops, sporting goods stores, hobby shops, gift shops, and book, stationery, magazine, candy and tobacco shops; but excludes the sale of gasoline, motor vehicles, and heavy equipment.
  • Rooming House - See "Residential- Lodging Facilities" in Section 2.2 of these Regulations.