City of Republic, MO
Greene County
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Cross Reference — As to planned development district, see art. IV of this chapter.
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the Agriculture District is established to accommodate single family residential development in the City Limits that are not yet served by public water or sewer facilities and that are not yet appropriate for development at higher densities. The Agriculture District is also established to accommodate agriculture uses, equestrian uses, vocational schools, and other uses appropriate for rural areas at much lower densities than are otherwise not permitted elsewhere in the City. Upon a zoning change to a higher density residential district, and the installation of public water and sewer facilities, such districts can be redeveloped at the allowable density in that district. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter shall be referred to as the regulations of the "AG" Agriculture District.
B. 
Uses Permitted. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Single-family dwelling.
2. 
Agricultural processing.
3. 
Agriculture, general.
4. 
Agriculture, limited.
5. 
Publicly owned or operated park, playground or community building, museum, library or art gallery.
6. 
Church or other place of worship including parish houses, Sunday schools, and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required. Overnight shelters shall not be permitted.
7. 
Public school, elementary and high, and educational institutions having a curriculum the same as ordinarily given in public schools, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
8. 
Golf club or grounds.
9. 
Home occupation in accordance with the Section 405.630.
10. 
Subject to the provisions of this Republic City Code accessory building or use, including a private garage customarily incident to the above uses, but not involving the conduct of a business.
11. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Property and buildings in the "AG" district shall be subject to the following regulations:
1. 
Street frontage. Each lot shall have a clear, direct frontage on a dedicated City street.
2. 
Miscellaneous requirements. Each dwelling or use shall be located on its own individual tract of land, the existence of which shall be an approved legal tract of land or lot on file with the County Recorder.
3. 
Permitting. All new construction or additions of residential structures or accessory structures shall be permitted in accordance with the latest adopted building code and all applicants for such shall be required to submit an application, floor plan and site plan indicating the following:
a. 
Structure dimensions, in relation to the lot dimensions and setbacks.
b. 
Address, lot or parcel number and subdivision, in which the lot is platted.
c. 
Driveway and front door location, with respect to the street.
d. 
The location of all existing utilities present at grade.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in Article V of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 04-19 §1, 3-8-2004]
A. 
Purposes. The intent of the "R1-L" Low Density Single-Family Residential District is designed for twelve thousand (12,000) square foot single-family detached residential uses at low densities of approximately four (4) dwelling units per acre. Internal stability, harmony, attractiveness, order and efficiency are encouraged by providing for adequate light, air and open space for dwellings and related facilities and by consideration of the proper functional relationship and arrangement of the different uses permitted in this district which is intended for areas that have access for vehicular traffic from collector or higher classification streets without crossing minor streets in adjoining neighborhoods.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Model homes in accordance with Section 410.190.
2. 
Single-family dwellings.
3. 
Accessory buildings customary, incidental and subordinate to the main building.
4. 
Churches or other places of worship, including parish houses and Sunday schools, but excluding overnight shelters and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
5. 
Golf courses and country clubs.
6. 
Home occupations in accordance with Section 405.630.
7. 
Public parks and playgrounds.
8. 
Public school, elementary and high, and educational institutions having a curriculum the same as ordinarily given in public schools, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
9. 
Any use conforming at the time the district is mapped.
10. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Property and buildings in the "R1-L" District shall be subject to the following regulations:
1. 
Street frontage. Each lot shall have clear and direct frontage on a dedicated City street.
2. 
Platting requirements. Each dwelling shall be located on its own individual platted lot. If areas for common use of occupants of the development are shown on the plat, satisfactory arrangements shall be made for the maintenance of the common open space and facilities, whether in the form of a neighborhood association or public dedication. The plat shall indicate the easements and covenants appurtenant thereto.
3. 
Off-street parking. As required by Article VI of this Chapter.
4. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
5. 
Trees. There shall be a requirement of at least one (1) tree for each platted lot in order to enhance private space. The tree shall be of a variety that provides shade and screening and shall be at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in Article V.
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the "R1-M" Medium Density Single-Family Residential District is designed for nine thousand (9,000) square foot single-family detached residential uses at moderate densities of approximately five (5) dwelling units per acre. Internal stability, harmony, attractiveness, order and efficiency are encouraged by providing for adequate light, air and open space for dwellings and related facilities and by consideration of the proper functional relationship and arrangement of the different uses permitted in this district. This district is intended for areas that have access for vehicular traffic from collector or higher classification streets without crossing minor streets in adjoining neighborhoods.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Model homes in accordance with Section 410.190.
2. 
Single-family dwellings.
3. 
Accessory buildings customary, incidental and subordinate to the main building.
4. 
Churches or other places of worship, including parish houses and Sunday Schools, but excluding overnight shelters and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
5. 
Golf courses and country clubs.
6. 
Home occupations in accordance with Section 405.630.
7. 
Public parks and playgrounds.
8. 
Public school, elementary and high, and educational institutions having a curriculum the same as ordinarily given in public schools, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
9. 
Any use conforming at the time the district is mapped.
10. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Property and buildings in the "R1-M" District shall be subject to the following area regulations:
1. 
Street frontage. Each lot shall have a clear, direct frontage on a dedicated City street.
2. 
Platting requirements. Each dwelling shall be located on its own individual platted lot. If areas for common use of occupants of the development are shown on the plat, satisfactory arrangements shall be made for the maintenance of the common open space and facilities, whether in the form of a neighborhood association or public dedication. The plat shall indicate the any easements and covenants appurtenant thereto.
3. 
Off-street parking. As required by Article VI of this Chapter.
4. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
5. 
Trees. There shall be a requirement of at least one (1) tree for each platted lot in order to enhance private space. The tree shall be of a variety that provides shade and screening and shall be at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in Article V.
[CC 1999 §26-18]
A. 
Purposes. The intent of the "R1-H" High Density Single-Family Residential District is designed for seven thousand (7,000) square foot single-family detached residential uses at higher densities of approximately six (6) dwelling units per acre. Internal stability, harmony, attractiveness, order and efficiency are encouraged by providing for adequate light, air and open space for dwellings and related facilities and by consideration of the proper functional relationship and arrangement of the different uses permitted in this district. This district is intended for areas that have access for vehicular traffic from collector or higher classification streets without crossing minor streets in adjoining neighborhoods.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Model homes in accordance with Section 410.190.
2. 
Single-family dwellings.
3. 
Accessory buildings customary, incidental and subordinate to the main building.
4. 
Churches or other places of worship, including parish houses and Sunday Schools, but excluding overnight shelters and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
5. 
Home occupations in accordance with Section 405.630.
6. 
Public school, elementary and high, and educational institutions having a curriculum the same as ordinarily given in public schools, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
7. 
Golf courses and country clubs.
8. 
Any use conforming at the time the district is mapped.
9. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Property and buildings in the "R1-H" District shall be subject to the following regulations:
1. 
Street frontage. Each lot shall have a clear, direct frontage on a dedicated City street.
2. 
Platting requirements. Each dwelling shall be located on its own individual platted lot. If areas for common use of occupants of the development are shown on the plat, satisfactory arrangements shall be made for the maintenance of the common open space and facilities, whether in the form of a neighborhood association or public dedication. The plat shall indicate the easements and covenants appurtenant thereto.
3. 
Off-street parking. As required by Article VI of this Chapter.
4. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
5. 
Trees. There shall be a requirement of at least one (1) tree for each platted lot in order to enhance private space. The tree shall be of a variety that provides shade and screening and shall be at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in Article V.
[CC 1999 §26-18; Ord. No. 03-56 §1, 8-25-2003]
A. 
Purposes. The intent of the "R1-MH" Single-Family Manufactured, Modular and Mobile Home District is designed to provide a location for manufactured and modular homes in manufactured and modular home communities and subdivisions. The "R1-MH" Single-Family Manufactured, Modular and Mobile Home District permits single-family dwellings at a density of approximately six (6) dwelling units per acre. The district provisions provide for a minimum of seven thousand (7,000) square foot single-family detached residential uses. This district is intended for areas that have access for vehicular traffic from collector or higher classification streets without crossing minor streets in adjoining neighborhoods.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Model homes in accordance with Section 410.190.
2. 
Single-family dwellings, the use of which shall comply with the area requirements of the "R1-H" High Density Single-Family Residential District regulations.
3. 
Manufactured, Modular and Mobile Homes under the following conditions:
a. 
Each modular home placed on an individual lot shall:
i. 
Bear the seal of the Missouri Public Service Commission indicating compliance with the State of Missouri Standards and Regulations for Modular Homes.
ii. 
Roof must be gable or hip of at least 3:12 pitch, covered with material that is residential in appearance, including, but not limited to, approved wood, asphalt composition or fiberglass shingles, but excluding corrugated aluminum, tin, fiberglass or metal. Except for permitted deck areas, all roof structures shall provide a minimum eave projection of six (6) inches and a maximum of thirty (30) inches.
b. 
Each manufactured home placed on an individual lot shall:
i. 
Have a minimum width of not less than twenty-four (24) feet measured at the foundation and a minimum length of not less than forty-two (42) feet measured at the foundation. This standard is intended to restrict units to the type that are transported to the site in parts, typically two halves, and a minimum of one thousand eight (1,008) square feet.
ii. 
Roof must be gable or hip of at least 3:12 pitch, covered with material that is residential in appearance, including, but not limited to, approved wood, asphalt composition or fiberglass shingles, but excluding corrugated aluminum, tin, fiberglass or metal. Except for permitted deck areas, all roof structures shall provide a minimum eave projection of six (6) inches and a maximum of thirty (30) inches.
c. 
Each mobile home placed on an individual lot shall:
i. 
Have a minimum width of not less than eight (8) feet measured at the foundation and a minimum length of not less than thirty-six (36) feet measured at the foundation.
ii. 
Roof must be gable or hip of at least 3:12 pitch, covered with material that is residential in appearance, including, but not limited to, approved wood, asphalt composition or fiberglass shingles, but excluding corrugated aluminum, tin, fiberglass or metal. Except for permitted deck areas, all roof structures shall provide a minimum eave projection of six (6) inches and a maximum of thirty (30) inches.
d. 
Manufactured, Modular and Mobile homes shall not be placed or occupied on an individual lot without first obtaining a building permit by the City of Republic, all permit, inspection and other standard procedures and submittals shall apply, furthermore each modular, manufactured or mobile home shall:
i. 
Have been manufactured after June 15, 1976.
ii. 
Have the main entry door facing the street on which it is located.
iii. 
Have exterior surface and window treatments that, to the maximum extent possible, are architecturally compatible with those of neighboring properties, excluding smooth or ribbed corrugated metal.
iv. 
Be placed on a parcel according to a site plan submitted at the time of application for a building permit. An illustration of elevation, indicating the finished appearance of the unit, shall be provided.
v. 
Be installed on a permanent footing and foundation system, which is designed and constructed to sustain the stress limitations and all loads specified in the building code. The installation instructions provided by the manufacturer of the unit shall be used to determine permissible points of support for vertical loads and points of attachment for anchorage systems used to resist horizontal and uplift forces. Where manufacturers specifications permit crawl space foundations, minimum of eighteen (18) inches of clearance shall be maintained. Footings and foundations, unless otherwise specifically provided, shall be constructed of materials specified by the building code for the intended use and in all cases shall extend below the frost line. Footings of concrete and masonry shall be of solid material. Foundations supporting untreated wood shall extend at least 8 inches (203 mm) above the adjacent finish grade. Footings shall have a minimum depth below finished grade of 18 inches unless a greater depth is recommended by a foundation investigation.
vi. 
Piers and bearing walls shall be supported on masonry or concrete foundations or piles, or other approved foundation systems, which shall be of sufficient capacity to support all loads. Under-floor spaces shall be ventilated with openings as specified in the existing building code. If combustion air for one or more heat-producing appliances is taken from within the under-floor spaces, ventilation shall be adequate for proper appliance operation. Under-floor access openings shall be provided. Such openings shall be not less than 18 inches in any dimension and not less than 3 square feet in area and shall be located so that any water supply and sewer drain connections located under the unit are accessible.
vii. 
Have tongue and running gear, including axles, removed.
viii. 
Have permanent steps at all exits. All means of egress shall meet the existing building code.
4. 
Accessory buildings customary, incidental and subordinate to the main building.
5. 
Churches or other places of worship, including parish houses and Sunday Schools, but excluding overnight shelters and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required.
6. 
Home occupations in accordance with Section 405.630.
7. 
7 Golf courses and country clubs.
8. 
Any use conforming at the time the district is mapped.
9. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Property and buildings in the "R1-MH" District shall be subject to the following regulations:
1. 
Street frontage. Each lot shall have a clear, direct frontage on a dedicated City street.
2. 
Platting requirements. Each dwelling shall be located on its own individual platted lot. If areas for common use of occupants of the development are shown on the plat, satisfactory arrangements shall be made for the maintenance of the common open space and facilities, whether in the form of a neighborhood association or public dedication. The plat shall indicate the easements and covenants appurtenant thereto.
3. 
Off-street parking. As required by Article VI of this Chapter.
4. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
5. 
Trees. There shall be a requirement of at least one (1) tree for each platted lot in order to enhance private space. The tree shall be of a variety that provides shade and screening and shall be at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements set forth in Article V.
[CC 1999 §§26-104 — 26-108; Ord. No. 03-56 §1, 8-25-2003]
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the "R1-Z" Zero Lot Line Residential District is to permit and establish regulations for comprehensively planned single-family tracts with zero (0) side yard building setbacks. The principal purposes of the zero lot line concept are:
1. 
The more efficient use of land, as compared with the typical single-family development, making available needed housing at an affordable cost;
2. 
The design of dwellings to integrate and relate internal/external living areas resulting in more pleasant and enjoyable living facilities; and
3. 
By placing the dwelling against one of the property line, permitting the outdoor space to be grouped and utilized to its maximum benefit.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Model homes in accordance with Section 410.190.
2. 
Single-family dwellings, the use of which shall comply with the area requirements of the "R1-H" High Density Single-Family Residential District regulations.
3. 
Reserved.
4. 
Infill housing with a minimum of two (2) side-by-side lots provided that the Zero Lot Line side is not facing the adjacent non-Zero Lot Line property.
5. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Property and buildings in the "R1-Z" District shall be subject to the following regulations:
1. 
Street frontage. Each lot shall have a clear, direct frontage an a dedicated City street.
2. 
Platting requirements. Each dwelling shall be located on its own individual platted lot. If areas for common use of occupants of the development are shown on the plat, satisfactory arrangements shall be made for the maintenance of the common open space and facilities, whether in the form of a neighborhood association or public dedication. The plat shall indicate the zero (0) lot lines and easements appurtenant thereto.
3. 
Zero lot line wall (common party wall). The wall of the dwelling located on the lot line must be constructed of masonry and have no openings. The wall must also meet the latest adopted building code of the City of Republic for fire walls and party walls.
4. 
No portion of the dwelling or architectural features shall project over any property line.
5. 
Off-street parking. As required by Article VI of this Chapter.
6. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
7. 
Trees. There shall be a requirement of one (1) tree for each platted lot in order to enhance private space. The trees shall be of a variety that provides shade and screening and shall be at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
[CC 1999 §§26-104 — 26-108; Ord. No. 03-56 §1, 8-25-2003; Ord. No. 04-64 §1, 10-11-2004]
A. 
Purposes. The intent of the "R-2" Two-Family Residential District is to permit and establish regulations for two-family residential dwellings at a density of approximately 6.7 units per acre. Internal stability, harmony, attractiveness, order and efficiency are encouraged by providing for adequate light, air and open space for dwellings and related facilities and by consideration of the proper functional relationship and arrangement of the different uses permitted in this district. This district is intended for areas that have access for vehicular traffic from collector or higher classification streets without crossing minor streets in adjoining neighborhoods.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Model homes in accordance with Section 410.190.
2. 
Single-family dwellings, the use of which shall comply with the area requirements of the "R1-H" High Density Single-Family Residential District regulations.
3. 
Zero lot line dwellings, the use of which shall comply with the area regulations of the "R1-Z" district regulations.
4. 
Two (2) family dwelling.
5. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
6. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Property and buildings in the "R-2" District shall be subject to the following regulations:
1. 
Street frontage. Each lot shall have a clear, direct frontage an a dedicated City street.
2. 
Platting requirements. Each two-family dwelling shall be located on its own individual platted lot. If areas for common use of occupants of the development are shown on the plat, satisfactory arrangements shall be made for the maintenance of the common open space and facilities, whether in the form of a neighborhood association or public dedication.
3. 
Off-street parking. As required by Article VI of this Chapter.
4. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
5. 
Trees. There shall be a requirement of one (1) tree for each dwelling unit in order to enhance private space. The trees shall be of a variety that provides shade and screening and shall be at least six (6) feet in height at the time of planting.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
[CC 1999 §§26-23 — 26-26; Ord. No. 99-4 §1, 1-25-1999; Ord. No. 03-56 §1, 8-25-2003; Ord. No. 04-19 §1, 3-8-2004]
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the "R-3" Multi-Family Residential District is designed primarily to accommodate high density residential development on properties with direct access to arterial or collector streets.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Model homes in accordance with Section 410.190.
2. 
Multi-family dwellings and apartment houses.
3. 
Zero lot line dwellings and townhouses, the use of which shall comply with the area requirements of the "R-3" Multi-Family Residential District regulations.
4. 
Two-family residential dwellings, the use of which shall comply with the area requirements of the "R-3" Multi-Family Residential District regulations.
5. 
Single-family dwellings, the use of which shall comply with the area requirements of the "R1-H" High Density Single-Family Residential District regulations.
6. 
Boarding, rooming and lodging houses.
7. 
Churches or other places of worship, including parish houses, Sunday schools and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required. Overnight shelters shall not be permitted.
8. 
Convalescent homes, nursing homes and residential care facilities.
9. 
Public parking areas, except parking designed or used for parking of trucks having a capacity in excess of one (1) ton.
10. 
Home occupations in accordance with Section 405.630.
11. 
Private, non-commercial recreation buildings, community buildings and athletic fields which are supplemental to residential development.
12. 
Public facilities and parks.
13. 
Group homes. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home.
C. 
General Regulations. Each site or lot in the "R-3" District shall observe the following design standards:
1. 
Off-street parking. As required by Article VI of this Chapter.
2. 
Accessory buildings and structures. As required by Section 405.640 of this Chapter.
3. 
Landscaping, screening and bufferyard requirements. As required by Articles X and XI of this Chapter, with exception to Section 405.860 in which case a minimum of twenty percent (20%) of the entire lot shall be dedicated open space in accordance with the general provisions thereof.
4. 
Street frontage. Each multi-family structure or complex of structures shall have a clear, direct ingress and egress to a dedicated City street. Parking areas shall not be permitted so as to allow the entire length of a parking area to access a dedicated City street or public right-of-way.
5. 
Plan submittals. Projects with three (3) or more units and/or are more than two stories in height shall be required to submit architecturally sealed construction plans, in accordance with the latest adopted building codes or as required by the Building Inspector.
D. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
E. 
Request For An Increase In Density. A request for an increase in density may be made to the Planning and Zoning Commission upon submission of a formal request and plan for improvements. A request for an increase in density may be considered but not to exceed thirty-five percent (35%) (twenty-four (24) dwelling units per acre) of the otherwise permitted density established in Section 405.540: Height and Area Regulations. Requests for an increase in density may be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission for reasons including, but not limited to the following:
1. 
Off-site improvements, improved street intersections and widening, utility upgrades, in excess of what is otherwise warranted by the development or required.
2. 
Emergency service facilities, i.e., storm sirens and substations, etc.
3. 
Open space improvements, i.e., trails, sidewalks, greenways in excess of what is otherwise required.
4. 
Creative development design, i.e., improved streetscapes, lighting, landscaped areas and greenspace, mixed use facilities, urban design elements, etc.
5. 
Dedication of land for public use, i.e., parks, buildings, etc.
[Ord. No. 06-58 §1, 8-14-2006]
A. 
The zoning of property as "C-O" Commercial Office District is intended to provide for restricted commercial development limited to office uses and certain service and retail uses compatible with offices.
1. 
Intent. The intent of this district is to provide a zone which will accommodate a broad range of office uses, along with a narrow range of retail shopping activities that are normally found in the core area of a City and where development is allowed based upon a site plan with off-street parking facilities required of the private development.
2. 
Uses permitted. Offices for the administrative and management functions only of businesses and civic organizations.
a. 
Finance and insurance offices.
b. 
Real estate, rental and leasing offices.
c. 
Professional, scientific and technical services offices.
d. 
Management of companies and enterprises offices.
e. 
Administrative and support services offices.
f. 
Health care and social assistance offices.
g. 
Personal and laundry services.
h. 
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional and similar organizations.
i. 
Executive, legislative and other general government services.
j. 
Postal services.
3. 
Height and area regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
4. 
Design standards.
a. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article VI.
b. 
Landscaping and open space regulations. Landscaping and open space regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article X.
c. 
Screening and bufferyard requirements. Screening and bufferyard requirements shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article XI.
d. 
Sign regulations. Sign regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Chapter 415.
e. 
Additional district provisions. Additional provisions relating to exterior lighting, accessory buildings, stormwater regulations and access are provided in Article VII.
5. 
Use limitations. No outdoor storage or sale of merchandise or material is allowed in this district.
6. 
Site plan review. Development in the "C-O" District shall be subject to site plan review requirements and procedures.
[Ord. No. 06-58 §1, 8-14-2006]
A. 
Intent. The intent of this district is to provide a zone which will accommodate the broad range of retail shopping activities, office and residential uses that are normally found in the core area of a City and where development is allowed up to the property lot line with no off-street parking facilities required of the private development. The zoning of property to the "MSD" Main Street District is intended to provide development opportunities consistent with the existing character within the core of downtown Republic. Downtown Republic is the original commercial district within the City. The majority of buildings in the core of downtown have been constructed close to the public right-of-way. Public parking lots are available and on-street parking is present to serve the downtown businesses. The result is a character unique to downtown that is not found elsewhere in the City. This district provides for the majority of retail uses, while encouraging an active streetscape with a pedestrian friendly shopping environment. This district restricts automobile oriented uses and is intended to allow multi-story buildings with office and residential uses above the ground floor level. In addition, the district is intended to allow flexibility from the conventional development standards found elsewhere in the City.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Furniture and home furnishings stores.
2. 
Electronics and appliance stores.
3. 
Food and beverage stores.
4. 
Health and personal care stores.
5. 
Clothing and clothing accessories stores.
6. 
Sporting goods, hobby and music stores.
7. 
General merchandise stores.
8. 
Miscellaneous store retailers such as florists, office supplies, stationery stores and gift stores, novelty stores, souvenir stores, used merchandise stores, pet and pet supply stores, art dealers.
9. 
Publishing industries.
10. 
Motion picture theaters.
11. 
Broadcasting stations.
12. 
Finance and insurance offices.
13. 
Real estate, rental and leasing services.
14. 
Professional, scientific and technical services.
15. 
Administrative and support services.
16. 
Educational services.
17. 
Health care and social assistance.
18. 
Performing arts.
19. 
Museums, historical sites and similar institutions.
20. 
Food services and drinking places.
21. 
Personal and laundry services.
22. 
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional and similar organizations.
23. 
Executive, legislative and other general government support.
24. 
Postal services.
25. 
Public parks and playgrounds, including public recreation or service buildings and publicly-owned swimming pools.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
D. 
Design Standards.
1. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article VI.
2. 
Landscaping and open space regulations. Landscaping and open space regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article X.
3. 
Screening and bufferyard requirements. Screening and bufferyard requirements shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article XI.
4. 
Sign regulations. Sign regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Chapter 415.
5. 
Additional district provisions. Additional provisions relating to exterior lighting, accessory buildings, stormwater regulations and access are provided in Article VII.
E. 
Use Limitations. No outdoor storage or sale of merchandise or material is allowed in this district.
F. 
Site Plan Review. Development in the Main Street District shall be subject to site plan review requirements and procedures. Building materials will be reviewed with respect to the design guidelines in the Main Street District. Facades and outdoor seating will be reviewed according to the facade design guidelines and to ensure that safety and efficient pedestrian movement on City sidewalks is maintained.
[Ord. No. 03-56 §1, 8-25-2003; Ord. No. 04-19 §1, 3-8-2004]
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the "C-1" Commercial District is to permit retail and service related business with a compatible location adjacent to similar uses.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Automobile parts and accessory stores when entirely enclosed within the building.
2. 
Accessory building or use.
3. 
Bar or tavern, provided that the premises of which is located not less than five hundred from the boundary of any R district, a church or similar place of worship or a public school.
4. 
Bowling alley; dance halls; video game arcades; billiard parlors; roller-skating; ice-skating; or movie theaters, excluding drive-in theaters.
5. 
Churches or other places of worship, including parish houses, Sunday schools and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required. Overnight shelters shall not be permitted.
6. 
Convenience store, filling stations.
7. 
Day-care center.
8. 
General retail businesses including pawn shops and second-hand stores; pet stores; print shops and photocopying establishments; restaurants including drive-in, pick-up, and drive-up facilities; doughnut shops; package liquor; book; tobacco; furniture; appliance; drug; grocery; flower; jewelry; clothing.
9. 
Government buildings and associated uses.
10. 
Motel, Hotel, Inn or related place of lodging.
11. 
Off-street parking lot.
12. 
Office or office buildings including health clinics, medical doctors and dental offices; hospitals; banks; financial institutions including automatic teller machines and drive-thru facilities; accountants; real-estate; engineering; architecture and other professional service offices.
13. 
Personal service establishments including beauty parlors; barbershops; custom tailoring; dry cleaning and laundry pick-up; shoe repair; self-service laundromats; express or mailing offices; hearing aid and eye glass shops.
14. 
Private schools and studios for art, dance, drama, music or photography and private and publicly funded schools, preschools and daycare facilities.
15. 
Residential uses provided such uses are located above the first floor or behind non-residential uses so as to create a continuous non-residential facade, on the first-floor level along all street frontages.
16. 
Temporary or seasonal tents or trailers pertaining to the sale of Christmas trees, pumpkins, plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables. The sale of merchandise from traveling vendors under tents or other temporary facilities are not permitted except by issuance of a special use permit.
Temporary facilities shall not be permitted beyond a three (3) month period per year, unless permitted as a permanent structure.
17. 
Temporary, portable food and drink carts or stands, etc. not to include the use of tables or dining areas for the public. Temporary facilities shall not be permitted beyond a three (3) month period per year and shall further be subject to the issuance of a building permit for such uses.
18. 
Undertaking establishments.
19. 
Veterinarian, dog grooming, boarding or similar place of animal care, provided that only treatment be given to animals kept within the building or office. No outside cages, kennels, fences, equipment, materials, etc. associated with livestock or other large animals shall be stored on the premises.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
D. 
Design Standards.
1. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article VI.
2. 
Landscaping and open space regulations. Landscaping and open space regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article X.
3. 
Screening and bufferyard requirements. Screening and bufferyard requirements shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article XI.
4. 
Sign regulations. Sign regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Chapter 415.
5. 
Additional district provisions. Additional provisions relating to exterior lighting, accessory buildings, stormwater regulations and access are provided in Article VII.
[CC 1999 §§26-27 — 26-30; Ord. No. 04-19 §1, 3-8-2004]
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the "C-2" Commercial District is to permit less restrictive commercial and service related business with a compatible location adjacent to similar uses, which are separated from residential uses restricted.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Any use permitted in the "C-1" Commercial District, without restriction as to number of employees or location.
2. 
Automotive sales and service including body work; painting; frame alignment; restoration or reconstruction, excluding the storage of wrecked or scrap vehicles; parts and other partially dismantled cars and trucks.
3. 
Automotive, moving and equipment rental.
4. 
Boat and marine sales and service.
5. 
Lumberyard, building and construction material sales, hardware and home improvement stores.
6. 
Camper trailers, recreation vehicles sales, rental and service.
7. 
Campgrounds and recreational vehicle parks.
8. 
Churches or other places of worship, including parish houses, Sunday schools and temporary outdoor revivals, on a minimum of two (2) acres of land, to provide sufficient land area for off-street parking, bufferyards and proper site design to lessen impact on adjoining residential neighborhoods. The requirements of Article VI and X regarding parking, loading, landscaping, and open space shall be required. Overnight shelters shall not be permitted.
9. 
Commercial amusement centers including drive-in theaters; baseball, softball and soccer fields or complexes; miniature golf; archery ranges; batting cages; driving ranges; but not including go-cart or other motorized vehicle tracks.
10. 
Recycling collection centers.
11. 
Landscaping, plant nurseries, lawn and garden equipment sales and service.
12. 
Boat, vehicle or self-storage facilities.
13. 
Swimming pool sales and displays.
14. 
Truck stops including fueling; sales; and service of commercial freight hauling vehicles.
15. 
Commercial contracting offices including plumbing; electrical; heating and air conditioning; general carpentry; cabinetry; siding and soffit; guttering; roofing; concrete finishing and forming; general masonry; except uses which require the outside storage of materials associated with manufacturing related uses.
16. 
Radio; cable; television; or other broadcasting studios.
17. 
Rental and service of commercial moving vehicles; including trailers, towing equipment, construction and landscaping equipment.
18. 
Car wash, quick lube or place of express auto service.
19. 
General automotive repair establishments, excluding auto-body and painting establishments.
20. 
Hardware and home improvement stores, excluding the outside storage of lumber, block and associated aggregate products.
21. 
Farm equipment and supplies, implement sales and service, livestock and animal feed.
22. 
Pre-manufactured storage buildings and accessory structures display and sales.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
D. 
Design Standards.
1. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article VI.
2. 
Landscaping and open space regulations. Landscaping and open space regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article X.
3. 
Screening and bufferyard requirements. Screening and bufferyard requirements shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article XI.
4. 
Sign regulations. Sign regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Chapter 415.
5. 
Additional district provisions. Additional provisions relating to exterior lighting, accessory buildings, stormwater regulations and access are provided in Article VII.
[Ord. No. 06-58 §1, 8-14-2006]
A. 
Intent. The zoning of property as "C-3" is intended to provide for retail and wholesale sales and services with only minor restrictions.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Residential building construction.
2. 
Heavy and civil engineering construction.
3. 
Specialty trade contractors.
4. 
Merchant wholesalers, durable goods.
5. 
Merchant wholesalers non-durable goods.
6. 
Motor vehicle and parts dealers.
7. 
Furniture and home furnishings stores.
8. 
Electronics and appliance stores.
9. 
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers.
10. 
Food and beverage stores.
11. 
Health and personal care stores.
12. 
Gasoline stations.
13. 
Clothing and clothing accessories stores.
14. 
Sporting goods, hobby and music stores.
15. 
General merchandise stores.
16. 
Miscellaneous store retailers such as florists, office supplies, stationery, gift stores, novelty and souvenir stores, used merchandise stores, pet and pet supplies stores, art dealers, manufactured home dealers, tobacco stores.
17. 
Non-store retailers.
18. 
Truck transportation.
19. 
Transit and ground passenger transportation.
20. 
Support activities for transportation.
21. 
Postal service.
22. 
Couriers and messengers.
23. 
Publishing industries.
24. 
Motion picture and sound recording industries.
25. 
Broadcasting.
26. 
Internet publishing and broadcasting.
27. 
Telecommunications.
28. 
Internet service providers.
29. 
Finance and insurance offices.
30. 
Real estate, rental and leasing.
31. 
Professional, scientific and technical services.
32. 
Management of companies and enterprises.
33. 
Administrative and support services.
34. 
Educational services.
35. 
Health care and social assistance.
36. 
Arts, entertainment and recreation.
37. 
Accommodation and food services.
38. 
Repair and maintenance.
39. 
Personal and laundry services.
40. 
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional and similar organizations.
41. 
Executive, legislative and other general government services.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
D. 
Design Standards.
1. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article VI.
2. 
Landscaping and open space regulations. Landscaping and open space regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article X.
3. 
Screening and bufferyard requirements. Screening and bufferyard requirements shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article XI.
4. 
Sign regulations. Sign regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Chapter 415.
5. 
Additional district provisions. Additional provisions relating to exterior lighting, accessory buildings, stormwater regulations and access are provided in Article VII.
E. 
Site Plan Review. Development in the "C-3" District shall be subject to site plan review requirements and procedures.
[CC 1999 §§26-27 — 26-30]
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the "M-1" Light Industrial District is to provide a designated location for restricted manufacturing and related uses which are separated from dissimilar uses.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Any use permitted in a "C-2" Zoning District.
2. 
Industrial and manufacturing plants where the process of manufacturing or the treatment of materials is such that only a nominal amount of dust, odor, gas, smoke or noise is emitted and not more than fifty percent (50%) of the lot is used for the open storage of products, materials or equipment.
3. 
Any establishment which provides for the manufacture and/or shipping of products or goods relating to the manufacturing of brooms; candles; carpet; clothing; creamery or dairy products; bottling plant, furniture; ice; insulation; various machines; mattresses; pharmaceuticals; paper; textiles; or similar manufacturing of preassembled parts.
4. 
Any establishment which provides supplies and/or services primarily to commercial and industrial customers, such as janitorial services, sign shops, packaging or shipping service.
5. 
Agriculture implements sales and service, excluding the storage of scrap or wrecked tractors; parts; and associated agriculture implements.
6. 
Auto or vehicle racing tracks, including go-carts, motorcycle or relating events or attractions given that such use is located not less, than two thousand (2,000) feet from any residential district.
7. 
Mobile home, manufactured or modular homes sales, excluding the manufacturing of the same.
8. 
Communication towers. Communication towers shall be located in accordance with the following restrictions:
a. 
Setbacks. The following setbacks shall apply to all communication towers:
i. 
The minimum setback from all property lines shall equal to fifty percent (50%) of the height of the tower.
ii. 
The minimum setback from the edge of any existing or planned right-of-way shall be eighty (80) feet.
iii. 
The minimum setback from any residential district shall be two hundred (200) feet.
iv. 
Peripheral supports and guy anchors for towers may be located within required setbacks, provided that they shall be entirely within the boundaries of the property on which the tower is located and shall be no closer than fifty (50) feet from any residential district.
b. 
Height. The principal support structure for communication towers shall be permitted to exceed the height limit of the zoning district in which it is located, provided that setback standards of this section shall apply.
c. 
A security fence or wall of not less than seven (7) feet in height from finished grade shall be constructed around each communication tower and around each guy anchor and peripheral support. The fence or wall shall comply with the following standards:
i. 
Access to the tower shall be through a locked gate in the required fence or wall.
ii. 
If the communication tower is adjacent to a residential district or a lot occupied by a residential dwelling unit, the required fencing shall consist of a masonry wall or solid fence with trees and shrubs planted along the exterior of the fence or wall. At least one (1) tree and two (2) shrubs shall be required for each thirty linear feet of wall or fencing.
iii. 
If high voltage is necessary for the operation of the communication tower and it is present in ground grid or in the tower, signs located every twenty (20) feet and attached to the fence or wall shall display in large bold letters the following: "HIGH VOLTAGE — DANGER"
d. 
Airport approach paths. Communication towers shall not encroach into or through any public or private airport approach path as established by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
e. 
Removal of obsolete towers. All obsolete or unused communication towers shall be removed within twelve (12) months of cessation of use by the legal owner of the tower, at the expense of the owner.
f. 
Electromagnetic radiation. Communication towers shall comply with all applicable Federal Communication Commission (FCC) standards for non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (NIER).
g. 
Locating on existing towers. Telecommunication equipment shall be permitted to be located on top of existing towers, such as water, radio, television or other communication towers. Minimum setbacks shall only apply to additional peripheral support structures.
h. 
Monopole telecommunication towers. In an effort to reduce the visual blight and wasteful use of land, applicants requesting zoning approval to construct telecommunication towers shall provide justification to the City for the construction of a guyed or lattice tower instead of installing a monopole tower. Property not already zoned for telecommunications towers shall be evaluated for such a use based upon the composition and use of the land intended for the location of the tower. Guyed or lattice tower construction may be grounds for denial of a zoning change or special use permit.
i. 
Co-location. Co-location potentialy reduces visual blight and the wasteful use of land by reducing the number of telecommunication towers. Co-location of wireless communications equipment for more than one (1) provider at a single communications facility shall be provided upon application for a change in zoning classification for the construction of a telecommunication tower. Failure to provide for co-location on towers may be grounds for denial of a zoning change or special use permit.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
D. 
Design Standards.
1. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article VI.
2. 
Landscaping and open space regulations. Landscaping and open space regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article X.
3. 
Screening and bufferyard requirements. Screening and bufferyard requirements shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article XI.
4. 
Sign regulations. Sign regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Chapter 415.
5. 
Additional district provisions. Additional provisions relating to exterior lighting, accessory buildings, stormwater regulations and access are provided in Article VII.
A. 
Purpose. The intent of the "M-2" Heavy Industrial District is to provide a designated location for manufacturing and industrial related uses which shall be separated from dissimilar uses, where the potentially damaging aspects of such are less likely.
B. 
Uses Permitted.
1. 
Any use permitted in a "M-1" Zoning district.
2. 
The manufacturing of industrial supplies or materials associated with acid manufacturing; batteries; steel; tin; copper; zinc; cement; lime; gypsum; explosives; fertilizer; lumber; asphalt shingles; alcohol; ammonia; chemicals; glue; paint; automobiles; motors; tires; belts; rubber; plastics; soap; tar; or associated manufacturing facilities.
3. 
Any industrial or storage operation pertaining to the manufacturing of cement; lime; gypsum; plaster; asphalt; concrete; aggregate; masonry supply; sand; brick; tile; block; or the production of products from similar materials.
4. 
Auto wrecking lots; junk yards; landfills; tank manufacturing and storage yards; and scrap iron yards.
5. 
Uses relating to the rendering of fat; feed grinding and processing; livestock auction sales; poultry raising, processing, packing or dressing; stockyards; or slaughter houses.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations set forth in Article V shall be observed.
D. 
Design Standards.
1. 
Parking and loading requirements. Off-street parking and loading spaces shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article VI.
2. 
Landscaping and open space regulations. Landscaping and open space regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article X.
3. 
Screening and bufferyard requirements. Screening and bufferyard requirements shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Article XI.
4. 
Sign regulations. Sign regulations shall be provided in accordance with the requirements for specific uses set forth in Chapter 415.
5. 
Additional district provisions. Additional provisions relating to exterior lighting, accessory buildings, stormwater regulations and access are provided in Article VII.
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Editor’s Note: Former Section 405.185, “C-O” Commercial Overlay District, adopted and/or amended 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 05-83 § 1, and as further amended, was repealed 2-5-2019 by Ord. No. 19-01.