City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019[1]]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulation for the "R-1" Residential District (hereinafter "R-1" District). The purpose of the "R-1" District is to allow for large-lot residential settings (i.e., open space, wooded lots, scenic views, and privacy), as large-lot residential development patterns minimize the impact of development on "environmentally sensitive" land in Fenton. The "R-1" District's environmentally sensitive areas are characterized by steep slopes (> 7%), critical drainage courses or watersheds, heavy woods, and shallow soils. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional regulations appearing elsewhere in this Title.
B. 
Permitted Uses. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
D. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum fifty (50) foot front setback.
b. 
Side Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum fifteen (15) foot side setback; except, whenever a lot of record existing on the date of this Title has a width of seventy-five (75) feet or less, the side setback may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than five (5) feet.
c. 
Rear Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum fifty (50) foot rear setback.
2. 
Lot Area.
a. 
Permitted Uses must be located on a lot containing at least one (1) acre or forty-three thousand five hundred sixty (43,560) square feet, with a minimum lot width of one hundred (100) feet at the required building line.
b. 
Uses allowed by Special Use Permit must be located on a lot containing at least three (3) acres.
3. 
Flag Lots. Flag lots are prohibited, provided flag lots in existence before November 20, 2017, are permitted but shall not be further subdivided.
E. 
Building Regulations. The maximum building height shall not exceed forty (40) feet.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Chapter 465, Residential Zone Districts, containing Sections 465.010 through 465.060, was repealed 1-24-2019 by Ord. No. 3891.
[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulation for the "R-2" Residential District (hereinafter "R-2" District). The purpose of the "R-2" District is to provide residential subdivisions with smaller lots than the "R-1" District, but more spacious than those provided in the "R-3" District. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional regulations appearing elsewhere in this Title.
B. 
Permitted Uses. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
D. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum (50) foot front setback, unless forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage on one (1) side of the street between two (2) intersecting streets is improved with buildings that have observed a front projection beyond the average front setback so established but this regulation shall not be interpreted to require a front setback of more than one hundred (100) feet.
b. 
Side Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum ten (10) foot side setback; except, whenever a lot of record existing on the date of this Title has a width of seventy-five (75) feet or less, the side setback may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than four (4) feet.
c. 
Rear Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum rear setback of thirty-five (35) feet or twenty percent (20%) of the lot depth, whichever amount is greater, but it need not exceed fifty (50) feet.
2. 
Lot Area.
a. 
Permitted Uses must be located on a lot containing at least twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, with a minimum lot width of eighty (80) feet at the required building line.
b. 
Uses allowed by Special Use Permit must be located on a lot containing at least three (3) acres.
3. 
Flag Lots. Flag lots are prohibited, provided flag lots in existence before November 20, 2017, are permitted but shall not be further subdivided.
E. 
Building Regulations. The maximum building height shall not exceed forty (40) feet.
[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulations for the "R-3" Residential District (hereinafter "R-3" District). The purpose of the "R-3" District is to provide traditional residential subdivision layouts with smaller lot sizes than the "R-1" and "R-2" Districts but large enough lot sizes to accommodate contemporary living and housing desires and needs, such as decks or swimming pools. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional regulations appearing elsewhere in this Title.
B. 
Permitted Uses. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
D. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum front setback of (30) feet, unless forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage on one (1) side of the street between two (2) intersecting streets is improved with buildings that have observed a front setback with a variation in depth of not more than ten (10) feet, in which case no building shall project beyond the average front setback line so established, but this regulation shall not be interpreted to require a front setback of more than fifty (50) feet.
b. 
Side Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum eight (8) foot side setback; except, wherever a lot of record exists on the date of this Chapter having a width of fifty (50) feet or less, the side setback on each side of a building may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than four (4) feet.
c. 
Rear Setback. Each lot shall have a rear setback of not less than thirty (30) feet or twenty percent (20%) of the depth of the lot, whichever amount is larger, but it need not exceed forty (40) feet.
2. 
Lot Area.
a. 
Permitted Uses must be located on a lot containing at least ten thousand (10,000) square feet, with a minimum lot width of sixty (60) feet at the required building line.
b. 
Uses allowed by Special Use Permit must be located on a lot containing at least three (3) acres.
3. 
Flag Lots. Flag lots are prohibited, provided flag lots in existence before November 20, 2017, are permitted but shall not be further subdivided.
E. 
Building Regulations. The maximum building height shall not exceed forty (40) feet.
[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulations for the "R-4" Residential District (hereinafter "R-4" District). The purpose of the "R-4" District is to accommodate Riverside subdivision, the City's first (1st) subdivision. Originally built for Chrysler employees, Riverside was developed with single-family dwellings on eight thousand (8,000) square-foot lots. Just north of the subdivision, along Wolfner Drive, two-family dwellings were developed to create a buffer between the industrial uses north of Wolfner Drive and the single-family dwellings located in Riverside. Lots and residential uses of this size form a necessary component in the City's land use strategy as a separation of dissimilar uses. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional regulations appearing elsewhere in this Title.
B. 
Permitted Uses. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
D. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot front setback, unless forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage on one (1) side of the street between two (2) intersecting streets is improved with buildings that have observed a front setback with a variance in depth of not more than ten (10) feet, in which case no building shall project beyond the average front setback so established, but this regulation shall not be interpreted to require a front setback of more than fifty (50) feet.
b. 
Side Setback.
(1) 
Each lot shall have a minimum six (6) foot side setback; except wherever a lot of record existing on the date of this Title has a width of fifty (50) feet or less, the side setback may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than four (4) feet.
(2) 
Exception. Lots located on the southside of Wolfner Drive, and described as Lots 1-19 of Block 4 of I-44 Industrial Park Plat No. 1 as recorded in Book 152, Page 62 in the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds Office, may have one (1) side setback of zero (0) feet to accommodate the common wall of an attached single-family dwelling unit.
c. 
Rear Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum rear setback of thirty (30) feet or twenty percent (20%) of the depth of the lot, whichever amount is larger, but it need not exceed forty (40) feet.
2. 
Lot Area.
a. 
Permitted Uses must be located on a lot containing at least eight thousand (8,000) square feet, with a minimum lot width of sixty (60) feet at the required building line.
b. 
Uses allowed by Special Use Permit must be located on a lot containing at least three (3) acres.
c. 
Exception. Lots located on the southside of Wolfner Drive, and described as Lots I-19 of Block 4 of I-44 Industrial Park Plat No. 1 as recorded in Book 152, Page 62 in the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds Office, may have a minimum lot area of five thousand three hundred (5,300) square feet, with a minimum lot width of forty (40) feet at the required building line to accommodate an attached single-family dwelling unit.
3. 
Flag Lots. Flag lots are prohibited, provided flag lots in existence before November 20, 2017, are permitted but shall not be further subdivided.
E. 
Building Regulations. The maximum building height shall not exceed forty (40) feet.
[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulations for the "PG" Public and Governmental District (hereinafter "PG" District). The purpose of the "PG" District is to provide for public and governmental uses such as City Hall public libraries, and Police, and Fire stations. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional regulations appearing elsewhere in this Title.
B. 
Permitted Uses. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
D. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot front setback.
b. 
Side Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot side setback.
c. 
Rear Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot side setback.
2. 
Lot Area. The minimum lot area shall be ten thousand (10,000) square feet, with a minimum lot width of eighty (80) feet at the required building line.
E. 
Building Regulations. The maximum building height shall not exceed forty-five (45) feet.
[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulations for the "PR" Parks and Recreation District (hereinafter "PR" District). The purpose of the "PR" District is to provide open spaces for parks and recreational activities, including City parks, golf courses, bicycles trails, and the Meramec Greenway Trail. Development within this area is restricted as it is located in the floodplain of the Meramec River. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional regulations appearing elsewhere in this Title.
B. 
Permitted Uses. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. See Chapter 476, Land Use Matrix.
D. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot front setback.
b. 
Side Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot side setback.
c. 
Rear Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot side setback.
2. 
Lot Area. The minimum lot area shall be ten thousand (10,000) square feet, with a minimum lot width of eighty (80) feet at the required building line.
E. 
Building Regulations. The maximum building height shall not exceed forty-five (45) feet.