The purpose of Marion's Zoning Regulations is to establish standards and procedures that:
- Implement the Comprehensive Plan for the community;
- Promote, preserve and protect the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community;
- Preserve architecturally, historically and archaeologically signification ares of the community;
- Preserve environmental sensitive areas of the community;
- Provide a balance between the rights of the landowners and the responsibility and authority of the City to review and regulate the subdivision of land and the installation of public improvements within the community; and
- Provide for a balance between the rights of individual land owners and the economic, social and environmental concerns of the public.
The City of Marion is currently in the process of updating sections of Chapter 176 - Zoning Regulations; the sections being revised or added to Chapter 176 can be found on our Zoning Code Update page.
We are located on second floor of City Hall, 1225 6th Avenue; our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Staff is available in person, by phone (319) 743-6320, or by email.
|Chapter 176 Marion Zoning Regulations|
|Section||Section Title||Section||Section Title|
||I-1, Restricted Industrial|
|176.02||Intent & Purpose||176.26||I-1P, Industrial Park|
|176.03||Compatibility with Community Plan||176.27
||I-2, General Industrial|
|176.04||Establishment of Districts & Map||176.28||Cluster Development Option|
|176.05||Zoning District Map||176.29||Parking & Loading Regulations|
|176.06||Rules & Definitions||176.30||Home Occupations|
|176.08||A-1, Rural Restricted||176.32||Accessory Buildings & Uses|
|176.09||R-1, Low Density Single-Family Residential||176.33||Nonconforming Uses, Buildings & Structures|
|176.10||R-2, Medium Density Single Family Residential||176.34
||Planned Development Districts|
|176.11||R-3, Two Family Residential||176.35||Supplemental Regulations|
|176.12||R-4, Four Family Residential|| 176.36
||Zoning Board of Adjustment
|176.13||R-5, Moderate Density Multiple Family Residential||176.37
||Administration & Enforcement|
|176.14||R-6, High Density Multiple Family Residential||176.38||Major Streets|
|176.15||R-6A, Medium Density Multiple Family Residential||176.39||Flood Hazard Area Regulations|
|176.16||Manufactured Mobile Home Communities||176.40
||Wireless Communications Towers & Antennas|
|176.17||RT-1, Residential Transitional||176.41||Amendments|
|176.18||O-1, Office Transitional||176.42||Violation & Penalty|
|176.19||O-2, Office Park||176.43||Landscaping & Screening Standards|
|176.20||C-1, Neighborhood Commercial||176.44||EU, Exclusive Use District|
|176.21||C-2, Central Business District||176.45||EU-1, Exclusive Use Zone 1, Sanitary Landfill|
|176.22||C-3, General Commercial||176.46
||Wind Energy Conversion System|
|176.23||C-3P, Commercial Park||176.47||Central Corridor Overlay District|
|176.24||C-4, Warehouse Commercial||176.48||Moratoriums|
|176.50||Central Corridor Interim Development Overlay (1)|
|176.51||New Zoning District Classifications|
(1) The Central Interim Development Overlay Districts shall be of no further force or effect after April 18, 2019 (Resolution No. 27245) unless prior to that date, after a public hearing, the City Council by majority vote extends the Central Corridor Interim Development Overlay District.
Subdivision and zoning regulations are complex and copies of Ordinances should only be used as a reference or for initial planning. We recommend contacting the Planning and Development Department to discuss requirements and options regarding a property before making firm plans or decisions. It may be necessary to schedule an appointment for a pre-application meeting to discuss large or complex projects.
Staff assistance is recommended because there are circumstances where regulations may overlap or take precedents over others (such as “grandfathering”), conditions of rezoning may exist in certain areas, easements need to be identified, or a special district may exist (such as a historic district).
If the zoning classification of a property does not allow a desired use or proposed development, plans will need to be altered or a rezoning request may be submitted. In some situations a zoning variance request may be the way to proceed forward with a project.
Investment decisions based on misinterpretations of the Subdivision / Zoning Code or on the assumption that City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission or the Zoning Board of Adjustment may approve a rezoning or variance request may result in unnecessary expenses and ownership of property no longer desired.