For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases beginning with the letters "Tn" through "Tz," shall have the meaning respectively ascribed to them by this section:
|Towing service storage yard||Any private storage lot or yard of a towing enterprise where inoperable or distressed motor vehicles are temporarily held for retrieval or redemption by their owner, whether such enterprise is a contractor for a Police Department precinct or not. Such storage yards shall not function as a junkyard; no stripping or dismantling or outdoor storage of parts is permitted; no sale of used vehicle parts is permitted; no stacking of vehicles is permitted. Towing service storage yards shall be considered a principal use of the land except when same vehicles are awaiting repairs or service at a facility located on the same zoning lot, in which case they operate as an accessory use of the land. Any land use previously classified as a "Police Department authorized abandoned vehicle storage yard" shall now be considered a "towing service storage yard" without need for issuance of any additional permit or change of use.|
|Townhouse||One of three or more attached single-family dwelling units, each having its own entrance, and each extending from the basement to the roof and having no side yards except end units which have one side yard.|
|Toxic substance disposal facility||A facility that disposes of, destroys, or incinerates "PCB," or "PBB" substances, in accordance with the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976, being 15 USC 2601 et seq. , and Section 324.20120a of the Michigan Resources and Environmental Protection Act, being MCL 324.20120a.|
|Trade services, general||Offices or shops for plumbing, electrical, heating or air conditioning, cabinet-making, carpenter, and furniture repair or upholstering shops, furniture and/or carpet and/or rug cleaning establishments, and similar uses.|
|Traditional Main Street Overlay Area||An area, designated by ordinance, as being or having the potential to be, a high quality, pedestrian-scale, walkable area with a traditional urban atmosphere|
|Transfer station||An intermediate destination for nonhazardous solid waste materials where refuse awaiting transportation to a disposal site is transferred from one type of vehicle to another. May include the separation of different types of waste and aggregation of smaller shipments with larger ones, and compaction to reduce the bulk of the waste.|
|Trailer||Every vehicle, without motive power, other than a pole-trailer, which is designed for carrying property or persons and for being drawn by a motor vehicle, and is so constructed that no part of its weight rests upon the towing vehicle.
|Transitional housing||Typically refers to rental housing for persons whose most recent address has been a homeless shelter and who anticipate finding a permanent residence after leaving the transitional housing facility and after accumulating funds for a rental security deposit. Unlike residents of emergency shelters who may move after 30 days, transitional housing residents may spend many months before relocating.
Transitional housing may differ from typical apartment house living insofar as the residents may be expected or may be able to avail themselves of counseling or life skills training or job training on the premises.
When transitional housing offers space for three or more families and provides separate housekeeping and cooking facilities for each, it should be regulated as any other multiple-family dwelling, provided, that when residents are not free to come and go because the program is part of a correctional program, the facility should be regulated as a pre-release adjustment center.
When residents require supervision, assistance, protection or personal care, the facility should be regulated as an adult foster care facility.
When the facility offers congregate style temporary lodging primarily to the homeless, it should be regulated as an emergency shelter.
When the facility offers sleeping quarters in the form of cots or beds in the same room, it should be regulated as a public lodging house.
When the transitional housing facility includes a residential substance abuse treatment program, it shall be regulated as a residential substance abuse service facility.
|Transitional surfaces||Transitional surfaces exist adjacent to each runway as indicated on the Flight Obstruction Area Map on file at the Buildings, Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department. These surfaces begin at the centerline of the runways and extend outward, at the elevation of the runway, for 500 feet in the case of instrument runways, and for 250 feet in the case of non-instrument runways, and then slope upward and outward one foot vertically for each seven feet horizontally to the point where they intersect horizontal surface "A." Further, transitional surfaces exist adjacent to all approach surfaces and extend the entire length of the approach surfaces, beginning at the edges and extending upward and outward at the same 1:7 slope ratio to the point where they intersect horizontal surface "A."|
|Tree||A large woody plant having one or several self-supporting stems or trunks and numerous branches. Trees may be classified as deciduous or evergreen.|
|Tree farm||Any parcel of land used to raise or harvest more than ten trees for wood products, Christmas trees, or for transplant, where forest products are sold on site or transported to market. A tree farm as a principal use is considered an urban farm.|
|Truck stop||Any premises where diesel fuel for motor vehicles is sold on a retail basis, providing adequate maneuvering room and access for fueling facilities to be simultaneously used by at least three semi-trailer trucks, and which provides at least one of the following:
(1) An off-street parking area proportioned for at least three semi-trailer trucks;
(2) A motor vehicle washing and steam cleaning facility adequately sized to service tractor trucks;
(3) A truck scale; or
(4) Commercial shower facilities.
|Tunnel plaza and terminal, vehicular||That property immediately contiguous to a vehicular tunnel where motor vehicles enter and exit the tunnel. Certain uses and activities, if oriented and available exclusively to tunnel traffic, shall be considered incidental and accessory to the vehicular bridge plaza and terminal: toll booths, inspection and weigh stations, customs and immigration facilities, duty-free retail stores, motor vehicle filling stations, and uses similar to the preceding.|
|Two-family dwelling||A structure, located on one lot, containing two dwelling units, each of which is designed for or occupied by one family only, with separate housekeeping and cooking facilities for each.|
Codified by Ord. No. 28-19 (JCC 7/23/2019, Passed 9/10/2019, Approved 9/11/2019, Published 9/20/2019, Effective 10/1/2019); Amended by Ord. No. 2020-12 (JCC 2/18/2020, Passed 6/9/2020, Approved 6/15/2020, Published 8/21/2020, Effective 12/9/2020).