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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 26.28 C Multiple Family Dwelling District

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Chapter 26.28
C Multiple Family Dwelling District

Sections:

26.28.015 District regulations.
26.28.020 Use regulations.
26.28.025 Conditional uses.
26.28.030 Parking regulations.
26.28.040 Parking space.
26.28.050 Height regulations.
26.28.060 Front yard area.
26.28.080 Rear yard.
26.28.090 Density of population.

Prior ordinance history:

Ords. 60483 and 59979.

26.28.010 District regulations.

The regulations set forth in this Chapter or set forth elsewhere in the Zoning Code when referred to in this Chapter are the district regulations in the "C" Multiple-Family Dwelling District.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.020 Use regulations.

A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:

A. Any use permitted in the "B" Two-Family Dwelling District;

B. Town houses that front wholly and directly upon a public street;

C. Multiple-family dwellings;

D. Parks or playgrounds;

E. Accessory structures and uses customarily incidental to any of the above uses;

F. Temporary buildings for use incident to construction work, which buildings shall be removed upon the completion or abandonment of the construction.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.025 Conditional uses.

The following conditional uses may be allowed in the "C" Multiple-Family Dwelling District, subject to the provisions of Section 26.08.010:

A. Any uses eligible to be a conditional use in the "B" Two-Family Dwelling district;

B. Bed and breakfast inn, subject to the additional provisions of Chapter (B.B. 355);

C. Day care centers;

D. Town houses where one or more dwelling units front wholly or partially on a private place or upon a court-yard or way through which the owner of the town house dwelling unit has legally guaranteed ingress and egress to a public street or private place.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.030 Parking regulations.

The parking standards in "A" Single-Family Dwelling District shall apply, except as modified by Section 26.28.010.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.040 Parking space.

Each new multiple-family dwelling shall provide parking space sufficient to accommodate one motor car for each one dwelling unit. Each rehabilitated or reconstructed dwelling shall provide parking space sufficient to accommodate three motor cars for each four dwelling units. Notwithstanding the foregoing two sentences in the case of multiple-family dwelling constructed exclusively for occupance by elderly or blind or other physically handicapped person and structurally designed in accordance with specific Federal Housing Administration requirements for such dwellings, the required amount of parking is reduced from the specified ratio by 40 percent if adequate space is provided in the dwelling, in an accessory building, or on the lot to ensure that parking space as otherwise required by zoning district regulations will be available in the event of a change in occupancy. No such parking space, including any interior aisle of any parking lot shall extend into any minimum required rear or side yard area.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.050 Height regulations.

Dwelling and accessory structures may not exceed a height of three stories and 45 feet, unless 40 percent or more of the dwellings or accessory structures having the same frontage are higher, in which case a height equal to or less than that greatest height may be used. Any church, school, governmental building or hospital may be erected to a height not exceeding 85 feet, providing the side yards are increased in width beyond the area regulations 1 foot for each 3 feet of height that the buildings exceeds 35 feet.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.060 Front yard area.

A. When 25 percent of a frontage within the district is improved with dwellings and a majority of such improved frontage has observed a front yard line with a variation in depth of not more than 6 feet, no building hereafter constructed shall project beyond the average front yard line so established, except that in no event shall the front yard line be greater than 50 feet. If less than 25 percent of such frontage is developed, then a front yard line for such frontage shall be the same as that for any other frontage located within two city blocks, as designated by house numbers in any direction from the site. If no such precedent is available, then the front yard line shall be a minimum of 10 feet, but may not be required to exceed 25 feet from the lot line at the front of the lot.

B. Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, no front yard shall be required to exceed the average depth of the front yard line in either of the lots abutting, and no front yard line shall be required to be greater than 50 feet from the front lot line.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.080 Rear yard.

A. There shall be a minimum rear yard of 15 feet unless a side yard of 12 feet is provided, in which case no rear yard shall be required.

B. All residential accessory structures need not have a rear yard.

C. If, as permitted above, no rear yard is provided, a maintenance easement must be granted by the owner of the rear abutting property prior to zoning approval.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

26.28.090 Density of population.

A. Detached single-family dwelling shall have a lot area of not less than 4,000 square feet, except that lots of record prior to the effective date of Ordinance 45309 and new lots that equal the average density of the original platted parcels may be used for one single-family dwelling, provided the yard regulations of this section are complied with.

B. Town houses and two-family dwellings shall have a lot area of not less than 1,000 square feet for each dwelling unit therein.

C. Conversion town houses dwellings shall not be required to have a minimum lot area.

D. Multiple-family dwelling units shall have a lot area of not less than 1,500 square feet for each dwelling unit therein, or as was lawfully provided in a existing building prior to rehabilitation.
(Ord. 62588 4 (part), 1992.)

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