Manufacturing Zone M-2

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22-1 Purpose and Intent

The purpose of the heavy manufacturing zone is to provide suitable areas that will accommodate the need for heavy intensity manufacturing, extractive and associated uses where the environment impact upon community may be substantial and where public regulation may be necessary to preserve the general welfare of the community.


22-2 Permitted Uses

  1. Any permitted use in an M-1 Zone
  2. Building material sale yard, Blacksmith shop
  3. Contractors equipment storage yard
  4. Feed, cereal or flour mill
  5. Freighting or trucking yard or terminal
  6. Home occupations
  7. Manufacturing, processing, compounding, packing treatment and/or storage of Acetylene gas
  8. Manufacture, fabrication, assembly, canning, compounding, packaging process, treatment, storage and/or maintenance of the following:
    1. Airplane and parts; automobile and parts
    2. Cans
    3. Emery cloth excelsior
    4. Hardware
    5. Machinery, matches
    6. Oxygen
    7. Salt

22-3 Conditional Uses

The following uses shall be permitted only when authorized by a Conditional Use Permit as provided in Chapter 22-C of this Zoning Ordinance.

  1. Any Conditional Use allowed in an M-1 Zone
  2. Automobile recycling (parts dismantling) when conducted within a completely enclosed building. The recycling facility shall have no more than 40 automobiles at the site at any one time. Any automobile recycling vehicle storage area must be enclosed by a solid wall or fence of not less than seven (7) feet in height
  3. Go-cart racing or drag strip racing
  4. Incinerator, non-accessory, provided that no objectionable fumes and odors are emitted
  5. Manufacturing, fabrication, assembly, canning, compounding, packaging process treatment, storage and/or maintenance of the following:
    1. Alcohol
    2. Brass, brick
    3. Candles, cast stone products, cement and cinder products, copper, ceramic products, Clay products
    4. Dyestuff
    5. Feathers, fiber, fish food products
    6. Glass, glucose, gypsum
    7. Hair
    8. Ink, iron
    9. Lampblack, linoleum, lime
    10. Malt, meats
    11. Oilcloth, oiled rubber goods
    12. Paper, paint, pulp, pickles, plaster, plaster of paris, plastic
    13. Sauerkraut, sheet metal, shellac, shoddy, shoe polish, soap, and detergent, starch, steel
    14. Terracotta, tile, turpentine
    15. Varnish, vinegar
    16. Yeast
  6. Metals and metal products treatment and processing
  7. Oil or lubricating grease compounding
  8. Petroleum refining and storage
  9. Public Utility Substations
  10. Railroad yards, shop and/or roundhouse
  11. Rock crusher
  12. Sewage disposal or treatment plant
  13. Site leveling and preparation for future development
  14. Wrecked Car Sales
  15. Uses which follow, provided they are located at least 600 feet from any zone boundary:
    1. Animal by-products plants, garbage, offal or dead animal reduction or dumping; automobile wrecking yard, provided the use is enclosed with a seven foot high solid fence or wall
    2. Blast furnace
    3. Cement, mortar, plaster or paving material, central mixing plant
    4. Fat rendering
    5. Gravel pits, quarries
    6. Junk or salvage yard, provided the use is enclosed with a seven foot high solid fence or wall
    7. Manufacturing, processing, refining, treatment, distillation, storage or compounding of the following:
      1. Acid
      2. Ammonia
      3. Asphalt
      4. Bleaching powder and chlorine
      5. Bone
      6. Chemicals of an objectionable or dangerous nature
      7. Coal or wood
      8. Creosote
      9. Disinfectants or insecticides
      10. Fat
      11. Fireworks or explosives
      12. Fur
      13. Gas
      14. Gelatin or size
      15. Glue
      16. Hide
      17. Ore
      18. Plastic
      19. Potash
      20. Pyroxylin
      21. Roofing or waterproofing materials
      22. Rubber or guttapercha
      23. Tallow grease or lard
      24. Tar
      25. Wood
    8. Metals crushing for salvage
    9. Ore benefication
    10. Smelting or refining of materials
    11. Steel or iron mill mines
    12. Stockyards, slaughter house
  16. Manufactured Housing, to serve as quarters for guard or night watchman and family so long as it is permanently affixed on approved concrete or concrete block foundation
  17. Dwelling unit for proprietor or employee, who also serves as night watchman, and their immediate family, provided that an additional 3,000 square feet of landscaped area is provided for the residential use. As a Conditional Use, the Township Planning Commission, for the jurisdiction in which the application is made, shall have the discretion to approve either an attached or a detached dwelling, based upon the primary manufacturing use and architectural design to protect the noise levels and privacy of the residents.

22-4 Site Development Standards

Zone M-2
Minimum area
  Connected to a public sewer none
  Not connected to public sewer 20,000 ft2
  Single family dwelling 5 acres
Minimum lot width 100 ft
Minimum yard setbacks
  a. Front 30 ft[1], 50 ft[2]
  b. Side none[3]
  d. Rear none[4]
Main building height
  a. Minimum one story
  b. Maximum none
Lot coverage Not over 80% of lot area by buildings.
  1. 30 ft on streets of less than 80 ft in width.
  2. 50 ft on streets and highways of 80 ft or more in width.
  3. none except 20 ft. where adjacent to a residential zone boundary and a side yard facing a street on a corner lot, and for single family dwelling
  4. none except 20 ft where building rears on a residential zone and 30 ft for single family dwellings.

22-5 Sign Regulations

The height, size and location of the following permitted signs shall be in accordance with Chapter 23-19 and as follows:

  1. Advertising signs and billboards, provided the following conditions are met:
    1. Size - the maximum size of a billboard at any one location shall not be larger than one thousand (1,000) sq. ft.
    2. Spacing - the minimum distance between any two billboards adjacent to and facing a freeway or highway shall be five hundred (500) feet
    3. Freeway Access - the minimum distance between any advertising sign or billboard and the beginning of the pavement widening for an entrance or exit ramp on a freeway shall be not less than five hundred (500) feet. In addition, billboards adjacent to freeways shall comply with State of Utah Outdoor Advertising Regulations
  2. Animated Sign
  3. Business signs, not exceeding in area five (5) square feet for each foot of street frontage with a maximum of six hundred fifty (650) square feet for each sign, provided that Business Signs adjacent to and within six hundred and sixty (660) feet of an Interstate Freeway or Federal Aid Primary Highway, may have a maximum size of one thousand (1,000) square feet for each sign
  4. Flat sign
  5. Ground sign
  6. Identification sign, illuminated sign
  7. Name Plate
  8. Property sign, projecting sign, public necessity sign
  9. Roof sign
  10. Service sign
  11. Temporary sign

Blue Explanation Point.png The Manufacturing Zone M-2 has been re-formatted from the original for Internet accessibility, and may contain inadvertent errors and/or omissions. It is provided as a public convenience, for informational purposes only. Official Weber County Code Ordinances, in their original format, are available through the Office of the County Clerk/Auditor and at the County Library Branches.


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