Burton Township Land Use Plan - Existing Land Use & Zoning

Burton LUP - Existing Land Use & Zoning

CHAPTER VII

EXISTING LAND USE AND ZONING

 

Existing Land Use

An existing land use map of the township was prepared on a parcel level basis by the county planning commission staff (see Map 26). Table 33 offers a summary of the various categories of existing land use identified and the percentages of land area that each specified use encompasses. The major land use categories include:

  Permanent Open Space:   4,000 acres (27%)

Vacant: 3,3356 acres (22%)

Agriculture: 3,281 acres (22%)

Residential: 2,889 acres (19%)

Table 33
Existing Land Use
Burton Township

Land Use Acres  % of Township 
Agricultural 3,280.85 21.94%
Commercial 53.95 0.36%
Industrial 83.99 0.56%
Institutional 179.18 1.20%
Manufactured Home Park 18.10 0.12%
Residential Single-family 2,889.15 19.32%
Residential Multi-family (two units or more)   25.51 0.17%
Outdoor Commercial Recreation 389.86 2.61%
Permanent Open Space 4,000.15 26.77%
Public Land 35.10 0.23%
Public Recreation 117.07 0.78%
Public Utility 0.41 0.00%
Surface Mining 183.32 1.23%
Roads 358.75 2.40%
Vacant 3,335.87 22.31%

Total

 14,951.26  100.00%
Source: The Geauga County Planning Commission, 2002

    Map 26
Burton Township
Existing Land Use

Existing Zoning

Per the 1999 zoning map, 92% of the township is zoned for residential use. The industrial/commercial district occupies about 8% of the township's land base (see Table 34 and Map 27). Table 34 also provides information on the minimum lot area and lot width required in each zoning district.

Table 34
Existing Zoning
Burton Township

Zoning Classification Land Area (Acres) % of Township Area Minimum Lot Area Minimum Lot Width
R-3: One Family Residential (3 acres) 3,589.10 24.0% 3 acres 250 feet
R-5: One Family Residential (5 acres) 10,199.45 68.2% 5 acres 300 feet
I-C: Industrial and Commercial 1,162.71 7.8% 2 acres 150 feet

Total

14,951.26 100.0%  
Source: Burton Township Zoning Resolution and Map (1999), County Tax Records (2001)

    Map 27
Burton Township Zoning Map

Existing Land Use Within Zoning Districts

The following tables depict the acreage and percentage of each land use category by zoning district. The current R-5 district contains the largest amount of agricultural, open space, and vacant land available of the three zones in the township.

Table 35
R-5 Zoning District
Existing Land Use
Burton Township

Land Use Category

Acreage

% of Zoning District
Agricultural 2,914.74 28.6%
Institutional 111.70 1.1%
Manufactured Home Park 18.10 0.2%
Outdoor Commercial Recreation 205.66 2.0%
Permanent Open Space 2,010.21 19.7%
Public 16.50 0.2%
Public Recreation 116.95 1.1%
Residential Single-family 2,320.74 22.7%
Residential Multi-family 8.60 0.1%
Roads 225.03 2.2%
Vacant 2,251.22 22.1%

Total

10,199.45 100.0%


Table 36
R-3 Zoning District
Existing Land Use
Burton Township

Land Use Category

Acreage

% of Zoning District
Agricultural 163.61 4.6%
Commercial 1.37 0.0%
Institutional 63.77 1.8%
Surface Mining 183.37 5.1%
Outdoor Commercial Recreation 184.20 5.1%
Permanent Open Space 1,607.16 44.8%
Public 14.27 0.4%
Public Utility 0.41 0.0%
Residential Single-family 510.17 14.2%
Residential Multi-family 9.70 0.3%
Roads 101.89 2.8%
Vacant 749.18 20.9%

Total

3,589.10 100.0%


Table 37
I-C Zoning District
Existing Land Use
Burton Township

Land Use Category

Acreage

% of Zoning District
Agricultural 202.90 17.5%
Commercial  52.57 4.5%
Industrial 84.01 7.2%
Institutional 3.59 0.3%
Permanent Open Space 381.39 32.8%
Public 6.14 0.5%
Residential Single-family 57.92 5.0%
Residential Multi-family 7.19 0.6%
Roads 31.63 2.7%
Vacant 335.37 28.9%

Total

1,162.71 100.0%

Existing Township Zoning In Geauga County

In relation to the other townships in Geauga County, Burton Township's percentage of land zoned for residential purposes ranks it twelfth overall (92.2% or 13,747 acres). Land zoned for industrial and commercial uses are combined into one district (I-C). This area represents 7.8% or 1,166 acres of land in Burton. Only two other townships in the county have more land combined zoned for industrial and commercial purposes (see Table 38 and Map 28).

Table 38
Residential, Commercial, and Industrial Zoning Districts by Township
Geauga County

Township Residential Zoned Acres % of Twp. Commercial Zoned Acres % of Twp. Industrial Zoned Acres % of Twp.
Auburn 18,057 94.5% 590 3.0% 482 2.5%
Bainbridge 15,672 94.4% 243 1.5% 131 0.8%
Burton 13,747 92.2% 0 N/A 1,166* 7.8%*
Chardon 14,456 99.0% 159 1.0% 0 N/A
Chester 14,696 97.5% 249 1.6% 124 0.8%
Claridon 13,663 94.5% 168 1.6% 33 0.2%
Hambden 13,999 97.4% 309 2.1% 73 0.5%
Huntsburg 13,475 86.2% 1,146 7.3% 1,019 6.5%
Montville 15,172 96.3% 516 3.3% 62 0.4%
Munson 14,616 88.7% 352 2.1% 1,067 6.4%
Newbury 17,174 94.0% 551 3.0% 540 3.0%
Parkman 16,414 95.1% 337 1.9% 506 3.0%
Russell 11,851 95.6% 39 0.4% 0 N/A
Thompson 15,044 91.2% 207 1.3% 363 2.2%
Troy 15,838 96.0% 212 1.3% 452 2.7%

Source: The Geauga County Planning Commission, 2002
*Commercial and Industrial are combined

Map 28
Geauga County Generalized Zoning Map

 

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