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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 24.04 Repeals—Purpose—Definations—Exemptions

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Chapter 24.04
Repeals—Purpose—Definations—Exemptions

Sections:

24.04.010 Repeals.
24.04.020 Purpose.
24.04.030 Definitions.
24.04.040 Exemptions of certain public improvements and property.

24.04.010 Repeals.

Ordinances 57986, except that part of Section One thereof which is presently codified as Sections 24.16.010 to 24.16.090, inclusive, and Section 24.16.110 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis, 1994, Annotated, 59368 and 60390 are repealed. Ordinance 63166 and that part of Section One of Ordinance 57986 which is presently codified as Sections 24.16.010 to 24.16.090, inclusive, and Section 24.16.110 of the Revised Code of the City of St. Louis, 1994, Annotated, are repealed effective January 1, 2000.
(Ord. 64925 15, 2000: prior: Ord. 64689 1, 1999.)

24.04.020 Purpose.

The intent of this title is to promote the prosperity and general welfare of the public, including particularly the educational and cultural welfare, through:

A. The protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of buildings, improvements, parks, sites and natural phenomena as have or may reasonably be expected to have historic or cultural value and significance to the nation, the state or the City;

B. The stabilization and improvement of the value of property and the equity held by citizens in their property by the enhancement of the beauty, convenience and amenity of neighborhoods, parks, streets, public buildings and monuments, and by the enhancement of civic design;

C. The increase of economic resources available for the conservation and rehabilitation of neighborhoods and for the abatement of blight by the encouragement and use of public financial assistance and tax benefits available for the reuse of buildings, neighborhoods and public facilities with primary emphasis on making said resources available to City residents, property owners who by virtue of limited income might otherwise be unable to maintain their property, property owners whose property is not producing a reasonable income, and potential investors in property located in the City;

D. The increase of commerce and prosperity by the protection of the value, convenience, and amenity of property and to promote the tourist trade and civic pride and wider public knowledge and appreciation of the heritage and history of St. Louis.
(Ord. 64689 2, 1999.)

24.04.030 Definitions.

As used in this title, the following terms have the following meanings:

"Agency Director" means the Director of Planning and Urban Design Agency established by Ordinance 64687 (B.B. 52CS).

"Applicant" means any person or entity filing an application for a permit required by this title for any action with respect to one or more structures.

"Comprehensive Plan" means a plan for the City adopted pursuant to Section 89.340, RSMo as amended, and Ordinance 64687 (B.B. 52CS) or prior ordinance.

"Contributing" means contributing to a possible historic district and important to design of block face and neighborhood.

"Cultural Resource" means a site or Improvement that:

1. Has significant character or value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the City, state or nation; or

2. Is the site of a significant historic event; or

3. Is the work of a master whose individual work has significantly influenced the development of the City, state or nation; or

4. Contains elements of design, detail, materials or craftsmanship which represent a significant innovation; or

5. Owing to its unique location or singular physical characteristic represents an established and familiar visual feature of a neighborhood, community or the City; or

6. Has yielded, or is likely to yield, according to the best available scholarship, archaeological artifacts important in prehistory or history; or

7. Is a work of art located in a public space.

"Cultural Resources Director" means the Cultural Resources Director of the Planning and Urban Design Agency established by Ordinance 64687(B.B. 52CS).

"Design and Construction Standards" means a set or sets of guidelines and regulations, with illustrations where appropriate, which define(s) minimum standards for the alteration or construction of improvements with respect to the appearance of exterior architectural features, and which enumerate(s) particular features that are made subject to that standard.

"Exterior alteration" means any construction, repair, addition or elimination of one or more of the exterior architectural features of an improvement.

"Exterior architectural feature" means the site topography, landscaping, building setback or building line, and architectural arrangement of such portion of the exterior of any improvement as is open to public view from any street or highway, including but not limited to (1) the kind, color, and texture of the building material of such portion so open to view, (2) the type and design of all windows, doors, lights, signs, porches, walks, cornices, eaves and other fixtures appurtenant to such portion, (3) the location and treatment of any motor vehicle parking space appurtenant to such improvement and so open to view.

"High merit" means contributing as a major structure to an existing or potential City or national historic district; or, deserving of consideration for single-site historic or Landmark Site designation.

"Historic District" means a geographic area that has a significant historical interest or value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the City, state or nation, and that has been designated as an historic district pursuant to the provisions of this title or pursuant to prior ordinance.

"Improvement" means any building, structure, parking facility, street, highway, walk, fence, landscaped area, gate, wall, work of art or other object, the use of which requires a location on a parcel of land and which constitutes a physical betterment of, attachment to, or alteration of real property, or any part of such betterment, attachment or alteration.

"Landmark" means any natural site or Improvement (including any park, cemetery, street or right-of-way) that has a significant historical interest or value as part of the development, heritage or cultural characteristics of the City, state or nation, and has been designated as a Landmark pursuant to the provisions of this title or pursuant to prior ordinance.

"Landmark Site" means a parcel of land, or any part thereof, on which is situated a Landmark and any abutting parcel or part thereof used as and constituting a part of the premises on which a designated Landmark is situated, and which has been designated as a Landmark Site pursuant to the provisions of this title or pursuant to prior ordinance.

"Merit" means contributing to an existing or potential City or national historic district or having a unique architectural style.

"National Register" means the Federal National Register of Historic Places.

"Office" means the Cultural Resources Office of the Planning and Urban Design Agency established by Ordinance 64687 (B.B. 52CS).

"Owner" means any person, corporation or other entity having such right or title to or interest in any land or Improvement so as to be legally entitled, upon obtaining permits required by this title, to perform with respect to such land or Improvement any construction, exterior or structural alteration, demolition or repair.

"Planning Commission" means the Planning Commission established by Ordinance 64687 (B.B. 52CS).

"Preservation Board" means the Preservation Board established by Section 24.08.010 of this title.

"Qualifying" means qualifying for listing on the National Register or for federal, state, local or private incentive programs for rehabilitation or adaptive reuse.

"Sound" means that visible portions of exterior walls and roofs appear capable of continuing to support their current loads for six months or more.

"Structure" means any building or Improvement of any kind.
(Ord. 64689 3, 1999.)

24.04.040 Exemptions of certain public improvements and property.

The provisions of this title shall not apply to any Improvement or property owned or controlled by the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library, the Board of Education, the state or the United States government, or formerly owned or controlled by the former Art Museum Board of Control. Such Improvements or property may be designated a Landmark or included in a Landmark Site without need for preparing or filing a Landmark preservation plan or Landmark standards with respect thereto or may be included in an Historic District without need for including such Improvement or property in the Historic District plan and Historic District standards, but the designation or inclusion shall not subject such Improvements or property to the procedural requirements or controls of this title.
(Ord. 64689 4, 1999.)

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