HOMES AND SALES OFFICES.
Model homes and sales offices for the marketing of residential dwellings within a specific development in the R-E Estate Residential District shall be permitted in an R-E Estate Residential Zoning District upon approval of a zoning permit by the Zoning Administrator, subject to the following conditions:
A. The Zoning Administrator shall review and approve or deny all requests for permits authorizing model homes and sales offices for the marketing of residential dwellings within a specific development. In assessing a request for a permit, the Zoning Administrator shall consider the necessity for the model home and/or sales office, its location and its effects on the surrounding neighborhood and/or adjoining property and may require terms and conditions on the location, appearance and such other reasonable conditions as the Zoning Administrator shall deem necessary.
B. The model home shall be a custom site-built home similar in type and size to the other homes sold in the development and shall be used as a residential dwelling after expiration of the model home zoning permit.
C. Only one (1) sales office shall be approved for a development, regardless of the number of phases. A sales office must be located in a model home in the event that the development has an approved model home. Such sales offices shall be restricted to the marketing of residential dwellings at the specific development in question, and no other business whatsoever shall be conducted on the premises.
D. The request for a model home and/or sales office shall be filed by the developer.
E. Each model home and/or sales office shall have a minimum of four (4) off-street parking spaces in addition to other parking spaces required by this chapter.
F. All model homes and sales offices must be connected to town water and sewer and must provide rest room facilities for the public.
G. The maximum allowable period for the operation of a model home or sales office shall be one (1) year. Applications for renewal for successive six-month periods may be submitted if additional time is necessary to complete sales within the development. All renewal applications must be filed at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the original model home or sales office permit.
H. The Zoning Administrator, in granting a model home or sales office permit, may require the posting of a bond to insure that the model home and sales office terms and conditions are adhered to and to ensure that the operations cease and the site is left in good order at the expiration of the permit.