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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 26.16 General Zoning Regulations

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Chapter 26.16
General Zoning Regulations

Sections:

26.16.010 Uses prohibited.
26.16.020 Structures prohibited.
26.16.030 Open storage prohibited.
26.16.040 Comprehensive Sign Control Regulations.
26.16.050 Changes in nonconforming use.
26.16.060 Discontinuing nonconforming use.
26.16.065 Changes in nonconforming residential buildings.
26.16.070 Damage to nonconforming building.
26.16.080 Off-street parking and loading requirements.
26.16.090 Outdoor drive-in theater in A, B, C, D and E zones.

26.16.010 Uses prohibited.

No structure or land shall be used for a use other than those permitted in the district in which such premises are located unless such use is permitted by other provisions of the zoning code.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.020 Structures prohibited.

No structure shall be erected, placed, enlarged or structurally altered unless such action shall make the premises upon which it shall stand conform to the regulations for the district in which the premises are located, unless authorized by other provisions of the zoning code.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.030 Open storage prohibited.

The use of land within any dwelling district for the purpose of open storage is hereby prohibited.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.040 Comprehensive Sign Control Regulations.

See Chapter 26.68.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.050 Changes in nonconforming use.

If no structural alterations are made, nonconforming use of a building may be changed to another nonconforming use of the same or a more restricted classification.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.060 Discontinuing nonconforming use.

In the event a nonconforming use of any structure or premises is discontinued or its normal operation stopped for a period of one (1) year, the use of the same thereafter shall conform to the regulations of the district in which it is located.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.065 Changes in nonconforming residential buildings.

A nonconforming residential building may be repaired, renovated, rehabilitated, restored, reconstructed or otherwise altered, except that such repair or other alteration shall not create additional nonconformity or increase the degree of existing nonconformity of all or any part of such building and further except that no nonconforming element may be added to a building or grounds that such was an original element of the building if it was not an element of the building at the time of the permit application.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.070 Damage to nonconforming building.

In the event any nonconforming building has been damaged by fire, explosion or other disaster to the extent of sixty percent (60%) or less of its physical value, it may be restored within twelve (12) months, except that when such restoration becomes involved in litigation the time required for such litigation shall not be counted as a part of the twelve (12) months allowed for restoration. When damaged to the extent of more than sixty percent (60%), it may be restored as a conditional use, subject to the provisions of Section 26.80.010.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.080 Off-street parking and loading requirements.

A. All hereafter erected buildings shall provide off-street parking and off-street loading facilities in accordance with district regulations. When provided as a combined facility serving two (2) or more buildings or occupancies, such parking facilities shall have an area not less than the total of the separate requirements of each building or occupancy served thereby. Where buildings contain mixed occupancies, the parking and loading facilities shall be provided for each occupancy in accordance with the percentage of area in the building so occupied. Whenever the application of the district regulations results in the requirement of a fraction of a parking space, a whole parking space shall be provided for such fraction. Existing off-street parking or loading facilities shall not hereafter be reduced in size below the requirements of the applicable district regulations.

B. Off-street parking and loading facilities shall not be required of any existing structure or occupancy. No existing structure shall be hereafter used in a manner which will increase the number of off-street parking or loading spaces required under the applicable district regulations, unless space be provided equal to the net increase in such required facilities resulting from alteration, conversion, change in use or increase in total dwelling units.

C. 1. Off-street parking or off-street loading areas in any dwelling district shall not extend beyond the building line or into the front yard area. When provided in non-dwelling districts, it may occupy any open land, including front yards, but no parking structure shall extend beyond the building line in any district. The parking space provided shall be paved with bituminous concrete or equivalent surfacing, clearly marked, and contain adequate entrances and exits, and shall be kept free from dust and be used only for parking. When lighted for nighttime use, no light shall be permitted to cast its light upon any dwelling nearby.

2. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (C)(1) of this section, vehicles may be parked at anytime on a driveway which is paved with bituminous concrete or equivalent surfacing which is directly connected to a parking or storage structure.

3. Parking on a driveway under the provisions of subsection (C)(2) of this section for a period of more than five (5) continuous days is prohibited.

D. The following schedule of parking spaces and layout standards shall apply to all parking facilities provided in the City:

 

Angle of parking (in degrees)

 

30

45

60

90

Depth of parking row (in feet)

16

17

17

18

Width-Parking space (in feet)

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.5

Width-Aisle (in feet)

11

13

18

22

Parallel parking spaces shall be at least twenty-two (22) feet in length, and eight (8) feet in width.

E. All parking required in any dwelling district unless otherwise stated in the district regulations shall be located in the main building, in any accessory building, on the lot occupied by the main building or, except in the A single-family dwelling district and B two-family dwelling district, on an alterative site provided the following conditions are met:

1. Required off-street parking in any dwelling district may be provided as a conditional use on property other than that occupied by the main building; provided that the property on which the parking is located is in the same possession, either by deed, by easement or by long-term lease which has a life or term equal to or exceeding the life of the building occupied by the principal use and in no case less than ninety-nine (99) years, and, further, provided that the parking will be located in an equally or less restricted zoning district. Proof of such deed, easement or long-term lease including covenants which bind the owner and his heirs or assigns to maintain the required number of off-street parking spaces during the existence of the principal use shall be required to be filed with the Zoning Administrator and the City Assessor's Office. At any time that the main building is rendered useless, or if an alternative site, which is just as suitable for off-site parking, becomes available, the Zoning Administrator may allow the recession of the covenant or long-term lease.

2. The off-street parking space(s) shall be provided at a location within a walking distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet of the lot of the main use and shall be accessible by pedestrians. The distance shall be measured from the nearest point of access of the lot occupied by the principal use and the nearest point of the parking space.
(Ord. 64054 2, 1997; prior: Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

26.16.090 Outdoor drive-in theater in A, B, C, D and E zones.

A. No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter establish locate, maintain, and operate an outdoor drive-in theater within eight hundred (800) feet of a district zoned A, B, C, D and E under the zoning code of the City.

B. No official or employee of the City shall issue or cause to be issued a certificate of occupancy, license or building permit for the establishment, location, maintenance or operation of an outdoor drive-in theater within eight hundred (800) feet of a district zoned A, B, C, D and E under the zoning code of the City.

C. This section shall not be construed to prohibit the operation and maintenance of an outdoor drive-in theater which is established and operating at the time of the passing of this zoning code.
(Ord. 60163 1 (part), 1986: prior: Ord. 59979 5 (part), 1986.)

Editor's Note:

Sections 26.16.140 through 26.16.190, added by Ord. 56052, were repealed by Ord. 60163.

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