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SECTION II- ESTABLISHMENT OF ZONES

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11.01 ZONES- for the purpose of this Code the City of Middletown is hereby divided into the following zones:

  • RPZ- Residential Pre-Zoning R-15, R-30, R-45, R-60, R-1
  • M- Multi-Family Dwelling Units
  • MX- Mixed Use
  • PRD- Planned Residential Development
  • B-1- Central Business
  • B-2- General Business
  • I-1- Service Industrial
  • I-2- Restricted Industrial
  • I-3- Special Industrial
  • TD- Transitional Development
  • IOP- Interstate Office Park
  • HP- Historic Preservation
  • RF- Riverfront Recreation
  • ID- Institutional Development
  • IT- Interstate Trade
  • PL- Park Land
  • IRA- Industrial Redevelopment Area
  • I-4- Limited Industrial Zone (Added effective 11/10/88.)
  • IM- Interstate Mixed Use Zone (Added effective 3/28/90.)
  • NRCD- Neighborhood/Rural Commercial Development Zone (Added effective 5/1/97)
  • SMH- Substance Abuse/Mental Health Floating Zone (Added effective 5/1/97)
  • NPC Newfield Street Planned Retail Business Commercial Zone (Added effective 1/15/99)
  • DVD Downtown Village District (Added effective 10/15/99)
(Section amended effective 2/28/95)

11.02 ZONING MAP- The Zoning Map, together with the zones as shown and all the explanatory matter thereon, is hereby adopted by reference and declared to be part of this Code.

  • 11.02.01 IDENTIFICATION- The official Zoning Map shall be identified by the signature of the chairman of the Commission, attested by its Director, and bearing the seal of the Commission under the following words: "This is to certify that this is the Official Zoning Map referred to in Section 11.02 of the Zoning Code of the City of Middletown, Connecticut".
  • 11.02.02 CHANGES- If in accordance with the provisions of this Code and relevant, State Statutes, changes are made in zone boundaries or other matter portrayed on the Official Zoning Map, such changes shall be entered on the Official Zoning Map promptly after the amendment has been approved and adopted by the Commission, with an entry of the Official Zoning Map indicating the date the change became effective. No amendment to this Code which involves matters portrayed on the Official Zoning Map shall become effective until after such change and entry have been made on said map.
  • 11.02.03 NO CHANGES- Of any nature shall be made in the Official Zoning Map or matter shown thereon, except in conformity with the procedures set forth in Section 71 of this Code.
  • 11.02.04 FINAL AUTHORITY- Regardless of the existence of purported copies of the Zoning Code Map which may from time to time be made or published, the Official Zoning Map which shall be located in the Office of the Commission, shall be the final authority as to the current zoning status of land and water areas, buildings, and other structures in the City.
11.03 REPLACEMENT OF OFFICIAL ZONING MAP- In the event that the Official Zoning Map becomes damaged, destroyed, lost or difficult to interpret because of the nature or number of changes and additions, the Commission may by resolution adopt a new Official Zoning Map which shall supersede the prior Official Zoning Map. The new Official Zoning Map may correct drafting or other errors or omissions in the prior Official Zoning Map, but no such correction shall have the effect of amending the original Official Zoning Map or any subsequent amendment thereof. The new Official Zoning Map shall be identified by signature of the Chairman of the Commission, attested by the Planning Director, and bearing the seal of the City under the following words: "This is to certify that this Official Zoning Map supersedes and replaces the Official Zoning Map adopted on (date)", unless the prior Official Zoning Map has been lost or has been totally destroyed, the prior map or any significant parts thereof remaining, shall be preserved, together with all available records pertaining to its adoption or amendment.

11.04 RULES FOR INTERPRETATION OF ZONE BOUNDARIES- Where uncertainty exists as to the boundaries of any zone as shown on the Official Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:

  • 11.04.01 Boundaries indicated as approximately following the center lines of streets, highways, or alleys shall be constructed to follow such center lines;
  • 11.04.02 Boundaries indicated as approximately following plotted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines;
  • 11.04.03 Boundaries indicated as approximately following City limits shall be construed as following such City limits;
  • 11.04.04 Boundaries indicated as following railroad lines shall be construed to be midway between the main tracks;
  • 11.04.05 Boundaries indicated as approximately following the center lines of streams, rivers, canals, lakes, or other bodies of water shall be construed to follow such center lines;
  • 11.04.06 Boundaries indicated as parallel to or extensions of features indicated in subsections 11.04.01 through 11.04.05 above shall be so construed; Distances not specifically indicated on the Official Zoning Map shall be determined by the scale of the map.
  • 11.04.07 Where physical or cultural features existing on the ground are at variance with those shown on the Official Zoning Map, or in other circumstances not covered by subsections 11.04.01 through 11.04.06 above, the Commission shall interpret the zone boundaries;
  • 11.04.08 Where a zone boundary line divides a lot which was in single ownership at the time of passage of this ordinance, the Commission may permit, as a special exception, the extension of the regulations for either portion of the lot not to exceed fifty (50) feet beyond the zone line into the remaining portion of the lot.
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