City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019[1]]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulations for the "C-1" Commercial District (hereinafter "C-1" District). Due to the District's location to State Highway 141 and Highway 30, the purpose of the "C-1" District is to provide a variety of commercial uses that serve a regional market area. 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. 
District Regulations. The "C-1" District shall be a minimum of twenty (20) contiguous acres.
E. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum thirty (30) foot front setback.
b. 
Side Or Rear Setback. No side or rear setback is required; except where a side or rear lot line abuts a residentially zoned lot, then a minimum twenty (20) foot setback and buffer area shall be provided.
2. 
Buffer Area. Fifteen percent (15%) of the total lot area shall be devoted to landscaped/greenspace areas. Of these areas, a minimum twenty (20) foot buffer area along any lot line adjacent to MoDOT right-of-way and a minimum ten (10) foot wide buffer area along any lot line adjacent to any other right-of-way shall be provided. Landscaped/greenspace areas in front of buildings and parking islands may substitute for up to one-half (1/2) of the required buffer areas along rights-of-way.
3. 
Intensity Of Use. Maximum lot coverage of the principal building(s) shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the lot area.
4. 
Lot Area. The minimum lot area shall be three-quarters (3/4) of an acre or thirty-two thousand six hundred seventy (32,670) square feet.
5. 
Number Of Buildings Per Lot. More than one (1) principal building may be located on a lot provided all other regulations related to the lot and use of the lot are met.
F. 
Building Regulations.
1. 
Building Height. The maximum building height shall not exceed forty-five (45) feet. Additional building height may be granted by Special Use Permit.
2. 
Exterior Building Materials.
a. 
Primary Building Materials. Brick and other brick-like masonry, glass panels or architectural pre-case concrete. The primary building materials shall not be less than eighty-five percent (85%), excluding windows and doors, of any wall.
b. 
Accent Building Materials. Architecturally designed metal panels, in a color compatible with the primary building material.
c. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
Exterior finishes deemed prototypical in building design that must be maintained for corporate or market identity may be authorized during Site Plan Review, in accordance with Chapter 447.
(2) 
Alternative exterior building materials deemed to be of high durability and quality, require low maintenance, and compatible with the surrounding uses may be authorized under Site Plan Review, in accordance with Chapter 447.
(3) 
Concrete block may only be allowed as a primary or accent building material on a rear wall not facing a public or private street or residential property.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Chapter 467, Commercial Zone Districts, containing Sections 467.010 through 467.020, was repealed 1-24-2019 by Ord. No. 3891.
[Ord. No. 3891, 1-24-2019]
A. 
Purpose. This Section contains the regulations for the "C-2" Commercial District (hereinafter the "C-2" District). Due to the District's location to State Highway 141 and nearby neighborhoods, the purpose of the "C-2" District is to provide a mix of commercial and service-oriented uses that serve a local market area to provide local neighborhood convenience and shopping. 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. 
District Regulations. The "C-2" District shall be a minimum of ten (10) contiguous acres.
E. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Setbacks.
a. 
Front Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum twenty (20) foot front setback.
b. 
Side Or Rear Setback. Each lot shall have a minimum ten (10) foot side and rear setback; except where a side or rear lot line abuts a residentially zoned lot, then a minimum twenty (20) foot setback and buffer area shall be provided.
2. 
Landscaping. Fifteen percent (15%) of the total lot area shall be devoted to landscaped/greenspace areas. Of these areas, a minimum twenty (20) foot buffer area along any lot line adjacent to MoDOT right-of-way and a minimum ten (10) foot wide buffer area along any lot line adjacent to any other right-of-way shall be provided. Landscaped/greenspace areas in front of buildings and parking islands may substitute for up to one-half (1/2) of the required buffer areas along rights-of-way.
3. 
Intensity Of Use. Maximum lot coverage of the principal building(s) shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of the lot area.
4. 
Lot Area. The minimum lot area shall be three-quarters (3/4) of an acre or thirty-two thousand six hundred seventy (32,670) square feet.
5. 
Number Of Buildings Per Lot. More than one (1) principal building may be located on a lot provided all other regulations related to the lot and use of the lot are met.
F. 
Building Regulations.
1. 
Building Height. The maximum building height shall not exceed thirty-five (35) feet. Additional building height may be granted by Special Use Permit.
2. 
Exterior Building Materials.
a. 
Primary Building Materials. Brick and other brick-like masonry, glass panels or architectural pre-case concrete. The primary building materials shall not be less than eighty-five percent (85%), excluding windows and doors, of any wall.
b. 
Accent Building Materials. Architecturally designed metal panels, in a color compatible with the primary building material.
c. 
Exceptions.
(1) 
Exterior finishes deemed prototypical in building design that must be maintained for corporate or market identity may be authorized during Site Plan Review, in accordance with Chapter 447.
(2) 
Alternative exterior building materials deemed to be of high durability and quality, require low maintenance, and compatible with the surrounding uses may be authorized under Site Plan Review, in accordance with Chapter 447.
(3) 
Concrete block may only be allowed as a primary or accent building material on a rear wall not facing a public or private street or residential property.