BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 26.12 Zoning Districts and Boundaries

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Chapter 26.12
Zoning Districts and Boundaries


26.12.010 Districts established.
26.12.020 District map.
26.12.030 Boundary lines.

26.12.010 Districts established.

In order to regulate and restrict the location and use of buildings and use of land intended for trades, industries, residences or other purposes, to regulate and limit the intensity of the use of lots and the density of population, and to regulate and determine the size of yards, courts and other open spaces within and surrounding buildings, the City is hereby divided into districts of which there shall be twelve (12) in number, known as:

A. Single-family dwelling district. (See Chapter 26.20.)

B. Two-family dwelling district. (See Chapter 26.24.)

C. Multiple-family dwelling district. (See Chapter 26.28.)

D. Multiple-family dwelling district. (See Chapter 26.32.)

E. Multiple-family dwelling district. (See Chapter 26.36.)

F. Neighborhood commercial district. (See Chapter 26.40.)

G. Local commercial and office district. (See Chapter 26.44.)

H. Area commercial district. (See Chapter 26.48.)

I. Central business district. (See Chapter 26.52.)

J. Industrial district. (See Chapter 26.56.)

K. Unrestricted district. (See Chapter 26.60.)

L. Jefferson Memorial district. (See Chapter 26.64.)
(Ord. 59979 4 (part), 1986.)

26.12.020 District map.

The boundaries of the districts are those shown upon the map designated as the "district map," approved by the Board of Aldermen as part of the zoning code, as certified by the signatures of the President and the Clerk of the Board of Aldermen thereon, and filed in the office of the Building Commissioner or such other office or department of the City as may be hereafter provided by ordinance. Said district map and all notations, references and other information shown thereon are a part of the zoning code and have the same force and effect as if the district map and all notation, references and other information shown thereon were fully set forth or described in this code.
(Ord. 59979 4 (part), 1986.)

26.12.030 Boundary lines.

When uncertainty exists with respect to the boundaries of the various districts as shown on the aforesaid district map, the following rules will apply:

A. The district boundaries are either streets or alleys unless otherwise shown. Where the designation on the said district map indicating the various districts are approximately bounded by street or alley lines, the street or alley shall be construed to be boundary of such district.

B. Where the district boundaries are not street or alley lines, and the property has been subdivided into blocks and lots the district boundary lines shall be considered as the rear lot line on all interior lots; provided, however, that at corners of intersecting streets where lots front on the intersecting street the district boundary line shall be considered to extend for a distance of one hundred (100) feet from the corner along the intersecting street.

C. In all other cases the district boundary lines on the said district map shall be determined by use of the scale contained on such district map.
(Ord. 59979 4 (part), 1986.)

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This case pertains to the establishment of a nonconforming use and the plaintiff' s attempt to enjoin the enforcing of a zoning classed as residential Glencoe Lime and Cement Company vs. the City of St. Louis, 108 S.W. 2d 143 (1937).

Zoning ordinance held not invalid because the district near the complainant's property was one in which the use prohibited to complainant's property was permitted. Geneva Investment Company v. City of St. Louis, 87 F. 2d 83, certiorari denied, 301 U.S. 692, 57 S. Ct. 795, 81 L. Ed. 1348 (1937).

Spot zoning ordinance amending general zoning laws by classifying a mortuary as being in a commercial instead of residential district held arbitrary and void. Mueller vs. C Hoffmeister Undertaking and Livery Company, 121 S.W. 2d 775, 343 Mo. 430.

Classification of property in zoning ordinance must not be arbitrary or unreasonable and must have some reference to objection state in the law. City of St. Louis vs. Friedman, 216 S.W. 2d 475 (1949).

Statute permitting zoning and zoning ordinance enacting under statute by City of St. Louis were valid exercises of police power. Wippler vs. Hone, 110 S.W. 2d 409 (1938).

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