Zoning Dictionary

Letter: O

Obnoxious

A use which, from its nature or operation, creates a nuisance or is liable to become a nuisance or offensive by the creation of noise or vibration, or by reason of the emission of gas, fumes, dust or objectionable odor, or by reason of the matter, waste or other material, and without limiting the generality […]

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Obstruction In a Floodway

Any object in, along, across, or projecting into any portion of the floodway which may impede, retard, or change the direction of the flow of water, either in itself or by catching or collecting water-borne debris, or that is placed where the flow of water would carry the same downstream to the damage or detriment […]

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Occupancy

To reside in as owner or tenant on a permanent or temporary basis.

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Odourous Matter

Any matter that yields an odor which is offensive in any way.

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Office

A building or part thereof, designed, intended or used for the practice of a profession, the carrying on of a business, the conduct of public administration, or, where not conducted on the site thereof, the administration of an industry, but shall not include a retail commercial use, any industrial use, clinic, financial institution or place […]

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Office At Home

A home occupation in which a part of a dwelling unit is used as the resident’s office.

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Office Building

A building used primarily for conducting the affairs of a business, profession, service industry or government, or like activity, and may include ancillary services for office workers, such as a restaurant, coffee shop, newspaper or candy stand and child-care facilities.

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Office Business

Any building or part of a building in which one or more persons are employed in the management or direction of an agency, business, organization, but excludes such uses as retail sale, manufacture, assembly or storage of goods, or places of assembly and amusement.

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Office Parks

A development on a tract of land that contains a number of separate office buildings, accessory and supporting uses and open space designed, planned, constructed, and managed on an integrated and coordinated basis. A subdivision or PUD containing general office buildings and support services such as banks, savings and loans insititutions, restaurants and/or service stations […]

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Office, Sales

An office accessory to a manufacturing, production, processing, cleaning, servicing, testing, repair or storage activity where sales are primarily generated by telephone or off site by salespersons with only incidental retail sales on site.

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