City of Florissant, MO
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[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "A" Recreational District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Public and private schools.
2. 
Parks, playgrounds and community buildings owned or operated by public agencies.
3. 
Private or non-profit recreational facilities, such as a community center or swimming pool, when located on a lot or tract having a minimum area of ten (10) acres.
4. 
Public and private golf courses.
5. 
Dwelling, dormitories and accessory buildings and structures for the exclusive use of park-operating personnel.
6. 
Accessory building and uses customarily incident to any of the above uses.
B. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards within this Zoning District shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
C. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
D. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. Three (3) acres.
2. 
Maximum story. Two and one-half (2½) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Thirty-five (35) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty (30) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Thirty (30) feet.
7. 
Minimum lot frontage width. Three hundred (300) feet.
8. 
Minimum lot depth. Three hundred (300) feet.
Lots abutting the turnaround on a cul-de-sac shall have a minimum frontage of forty (40) feet measured along the perimeter of said turnaround and a minimum width of sixty (60) feet measured along the building line.
E. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "A" Recreational District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
F. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted use shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
The fencing of lots shall be permitted only under the following conditions: A fence may be located on or within the property (lot) lines in rear yards and side yards of all lots other than corner lots to a height not exceeding six (6) feet. No fence may be located within any part of the required front yard except with Planning and Zoning Commission review and approval with respect to public safety and design and that said fence may be erected on a lot line separating residential property from commercial property in the front yard where the front yard is adjacent to commercial property.
3. 
On corner lots no fence may be located in front of the building line along the street side of such lot. A fence, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, may be located within the side yard along the side of such lot not abutting the street and may be located within that portion of the rear yard behind the building line along the street side of such lot.
4. 
Open mesh type fences higher than six (6) feet may enclose public parks, recreational and school areas, but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health, welfare and architectural designs of the City.
5. 
All fences shall be constructed with the structural or supporting members located within or toward the area to be enclosed or in such a manner as to present the least conspicuous view of these members to the public. Fences constructed of light gauge wire such as chicken coop wire, barbed wire, snow fences, bamboo or other flimsy material are forbidden. No solid-type wood fence or wall will be allowed. A vinyl fence or shadowbox style fence shall not be considered a solid fence.
6. 
In order to protect the property rights and values, public health, safety, morals and general welfare of all citizens within the City of Florissant, fences must be kept in good repair and if of a type other than chain link or similar non-rusting material, properly painted or preserved. The owner shall repair, paint, remove or otherwise attend to any fence if it becomes unsightly or a menace to public safety, health or welfare. The Building Commissioner is hereby empowered to issue notices to property owners to comply with this Section. Owners will be given a reasonable time to comply with this Section but not to exceed forty-five (45) days except that a longer period may be given at the discretion of the Building Commissioner if such compliance would work an undue hardship.
7. 
The Building Commissioner shall issue no permit for the erection, alteration or enlargement of a fence without the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Florissant if:
a. 
Same is novel in design and not in use in the City; or
b. 
The Building Commissioner finds the proposed fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto and is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property and detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City.
c. 
The Building Commissioner's office shall make an inspection after the fence is erected to determine that all code requirements have been met.
8. 
In the event that the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission is required, the Building Commissioner shall upon receipt of processing fee from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after filing of the application for a fence permit, certify the application together with attached sketches or diagrams, specifications and other pertinent instruments or information in his/her possession to the City of Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission. Within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Planning and Zoning Commission, in writing, will deliver to the Building Commissioner its approval, conditional approval, rejection or disapproval of the said application. Failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within said thirty (30) day period shall constitute an approval of said application.
9. 
Following the certification of such application and attached documents, the Commission shall consider the same at its next regularly scheduled meeting after the applicant has been given written notice as to the time and place of the meeting and at which meeting the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard regarding the application as filed.
10. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
a. 
The subject matter of the application would not be detrimental to or inconsistent with property in the surrounding area based on the following conditions:
(1) 
Overall design.
(2) 
Color of materials.
(3) 
Combination of materials.
(4) 
Texture of materials.
(5) 
Height.
(6) 
Relation of fence to other improvements or structures on adjoining properties and streets.
b. 
Said finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not in any case be based on personal preference as to taste, choice or architectural style but be based upon consideration of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and the elimination of blight in the City of Florissant.
c. 
If the finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission is adverse to the applicant and no permit is issued by the Building Commissioner, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7551 §2, 10-15-2008; Ord. No. 7626 §1, 8-25-2009]
A. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "R-1" Single-Family Dwelling District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Single-family dwellings.
2. 
Churches, synagogues or other place of worship.
3. 
Public and private schools.
4. 
Child day care home subject to the requirements and conditions set forth in Chapter 605, Section 605.353 et seq.
5. 
Parks, playgrounds and community buildings owned or operated by public agencies. Utility buildings or structures are allowed by Special Use Permit of City Council as hereinafter provided and where such uses are appropriately located and designed and meet a community need without adversely affecting the neighborhood.
6. 
Private or non-profit recreational facilities, such as a community center, swimming pool or golf course.
7. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incident to any of the above uses when said use is situated in the same dwelling, including living quarters for servants employed in and by the occupants of a single-family residence, provided said living quarters are detached not less than twenty (20) feet from the main building if such quarters have no kitchen or kitchen facilities and are not rented or otherwise used as a separate dwelling. A detached accessory garage in the "R-1" Single-Family Dwelling District shall not occupy more than six percent (6%) of the area of the lot.
8. 
Temporary buildings may be erected in new subdivisions under construction or on lots where a house is under construction only by permit from the Building Commissioner, which permit shall terminate six (6) months after date of issuance but may be extended by the Building Commissioner. Such temporary buildings shall be permitted only for the convenience and use of building contractors and their employees and shall not under any circumstances be used for dwelling or any other purpose except as above stated.
9. 
"R-1" Single-Family Dwelling District subdivisions, when platted according to the following procedure and requirements:
a. 
The gross acreage of a tract within the "R-1" Single-Family Dwelling District shall be determined and twenty percent (20%) deducted for street right-of-way. The net acreage shall be divided by one (1) acre to determine the number of dwelling units permitted. Proposed lots for such dwelling units shall have a minimum area of fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet and shall not have direct access to a public street existing at the time of the proposed subdivision. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review the location of the proposed dwelling units within the tract against the City Comprehensive Plan and the character of the area.
b. 
All applicable requirements of the Subdivision Regulations (Chapter 410) and other ordinances of the City of Florissant shall be followed. The deed restrictions and recorded plat shall require that the common open space constituting the remainder of the tract be used only for agricultural, forestry or recreation purposes.
10. 
Home occupations.
11. 
Group homes, provided the exterior appearance of the home and property are in conformance with the general neighborhood standards.
12. 
The sale of goods or products which is conducted outdoors or partially outdoors such as garage sales (including sales from other portions of a permitted building), estate sales, moving sales and yard sales, provided that the sale is held behind the building line or the frontmost portion of the building, whichever is closer to the front property line, when conducted by an individual, church, charitable, benevolent, religious or fraternal organization; provided, that a permit has been issued by the Director of Finance or designated representative and, provided further, that no such sale shall last for more than two (2) days within a seven (7) day period and not more frequently than two (2) garage sale events in one (1) year.
B. 
Special Use Permits. The City Council may by special use permit, after public hearing and notice as provided in Article VIII of the Zoning Code, and subject to such protective restrictions that the Council may deem necessary, authorize the location, extension or structural alteration of any of the following buildings or uses in an R district:
1. 
Continuing care retirement facility, provided that the landscaping and screening requirements and parking requirements of this Code are adhered to along with any other requirements that the City Council deems necessary for public safety, health and welfare and in keeping with good planning practices. The minimum land area for this type of facility shall be ten (10) acres.
2. 
Nursing home, provided that the landscaping and screening requirements and parking requirements of this Code are adhered to along with other requirements that the City Council deems necessary for public safety, health and welfare and in keeping with good planning practices. The minimum land area for this type of use shall be five (5) acres.
C. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards within this Zoning District shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
D. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
E. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. One (1) acre.
2. 
Maximum story. Two and one-half (2½) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Thirty-five (35) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty (30) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Fifteen (15) feet.
7. 
Minimum lot frontage width. One hundred twenty (120) feet.
8. 
Minimum lot depth. One hundred fifty (150) feet.
Lots abutting the turnaround on a cul-de-sac shall have a minimum frontage of forty (40) feet measured along the perimeter of said turnaround and a minimum width of sixty (60) feet measured along the building line.
F. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "R-1" Single-Family District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
G. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
The fencing of lots shall be permitted only under the following conditions: A fence may be located on or within the property (lot) lines in rear yards and side yards of all lots other than corner lots to a height not exceeding six (6) feet. No fence may be located within any part of the required front yard except with Planning and Zoning Commission review and approval with respect to public safety and design and that said fence may be erected on a lot line separating residential property from commercial property in the front yard where the front yard is adjacent to commercial property.
3. 
On corner lots no fence may be located in front of the building line along the street side of such lot. A fence, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, may be located within the side yard along the side of such lot not abutting the street and may be located within that portion of the rear yard behind the building line along the street side of such lot.
4. 
Open mesh type fences higher than six (6) feet may enclose public parks, recreational and school areas, but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health, welfare and architectural designs of the City.
5. 
All fences shall be constructed with the structural or supporting members located within or toward the area to be enclosed or in such a manner as to present the least conspicuous view of these members to the public. Fences constructed of light gauge wire such as chicken coop wire, barbed wire, snow fences, bamboo or other flimsy material are forbidden. No solid-type wood fence or wall will be allowed. A vinyl fence or shadowbox style fence shall not be considered a solid fence.
6. 
In order to protect the property rights and values, public health, safety, morals and general welfare of all citizens within the City of Florissant, fences must be kept in good repair and if of a type other than chain link or similar non-rusting material, properly painted or preserved. The owner shall repair, paint, remove or otherwise attend to any fence if it becomes unsightly or a menace to public safety, health or welfare. The Building Commissioner is hereby empowered to issue notices to property owners to comply with this Section. Owners will be given a reasonable time to comply with this Section but not to exceed forty-five (45) days except that a longer period may be given at the discretion of the Building Commissioner if such compliance would work an undue hardship.
7. 
The Building Commissioner shall issue no permit for the erection, alteration or enlargement of a fence without the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Florissant if:
a. 
Same is novel in design and not in use in the City; or
b. 
The Building Commissioner finds the proposed fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto and is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property and detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City.
c. 
The Building Commissioner's office shall make an inspection after the fence is erected to determine that all code requirements have been met.
8. 
In the event that the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission is required, the Building Commissioner shall upon receipt of the processing fee from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after filing of the application for a fence permit, certify the application together with attached sketches or diagrams, specifications and other pertinent instruments or information in his/her possession to the City of Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission. Within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Planning and Zoning Commission, in writing, will deliver to the Building Commissioner its approval, conditional approval, rejection or disapproval of the said application. Failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within said thirty (30) day period shall constitute an approval of said application.
9. 
Following the certification of such application and attached documents, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall consider the same at its next regularly scheduled meeting after the applicant has been given written notice as to the time and place of the meeting and at which meeting the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard regarding the application as filed.
10. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
a. 
The subject matter of the application would not be detrimental to or inconsistent with property in the surrounding area based on the following conditions:
(1) 
Overall design.
(2) 
Color of materials.
(3) 
Combination of materials.
(4) 
Texture of materials.
(5) 
Height.
(6) 
Relation of fence to other improvements or structures on adjoining properties and streets.
b. 
Said finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not in any case be based on personal preference as to taste, choice or architectural style but be based upon consideration of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and the elimination of blight in the City of Florissant.
c. 
If the finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission is adverse to the applicant and no permit is issued by the Building Commissioner, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "R-2" Single-Family Dwelling District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "R-1" Single-Family Dwelling District.
2. 
"R-2" Single-Family Dwelling District subdivisions, when platted according to the following procedure and requirements:
a. 
The gross acreage of a tract within the "R-2" Single-Family Dwelling District shall be determined and twenty-five percent (25%) deducted for street right-of-way. The net acreage shall be divided by fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet to determine the number of dwelling units permitted. Proposed lots for such dwelling units shall have a minimum area of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet, but if having less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet area, shall not have direct access to a public street existing at the time of the proposed subdivision. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review the location of the proposed dwelling within the tract against the City Comprehensive Plan and the character of the area.
b. 
All applicable requirements of the Subdivision Regulations (Chapter 410) and other ordinances of the City of Florissant shall be followed. The deed restrictions and recorded plat shall require that the common open space constituting the remainder of the tract be used only for agricultural, forestry or recreational purposes.
B. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards within this Zoning District shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
C. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
D. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. Fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet.
2. 
Maximum story. Two and one-half (2½) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Thirty-five (35) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty (30) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Thirty-five (35) feet (twenty (20) feet, corner lot).
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Ten (10) feet.
7. 
Minimum lot frontage width. Ninety (90) feet.
8. 
Minimum lot depth. One hundred ten (110) feet.
Lots abutting the turnaround on a cul-de-sac shall have a minimum frontage of forty (40) feet measured along the perimeter of said turnaround and a minimum width of sixty (60) feet measured along the building line.
E. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "R-2" Single-Family Dwelling District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
F. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
The fencing of lots shall be permitted only under the following conditions: A fence may be located on or within the property (lot) lines in rear yards and side yards of all lots other than corner lots to a height not exceeding six (6) feet. No fence may be located within any part of the required front yard except with Planning and Zoning Commission review and approval with respect to public safety and design and that said fence may be erected on a lot line separating residential property from commercial property in the front yard where the front yard is adjacent to commercial property.
3. 
On corner lots no fence may be located in front of the building line along the street side of such lot. A fence, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, may be located within the side yard along the side of such lot not abutting the street and may be located within that portion of the rear yard behind the building line along the street side of such lot.
4. 
Open mesh type fences higher than six (6) feet may enclose public parks, recreational and school areas, but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health, welfare and architectural designs of the City.
5. 
All fences shall be constructed with the structural or supporting members located within or toward the area to be enclosed or in such a manner as to present the least conspicuous view of these members to the public. Fences constructed of light gauge wire such as chicken coop wire, barbed wire, snow fences, bamboo or other flimsy material are forbidden. No solid-type wood fence or wall will be allowed. A vinyl fence or shadowbox style fence shall not be considered a solid fence.
6. 
In order to protect the property rights and values, public health, safety, morals and general welfare of all citizens within the City of Florissant, fences must be kept in good repair and if of a type other than chain link or similar non-rusting material, properly painted or preserved. The owner shall repair, paint, remove or otherwise attend to any fence if it becomes unsightly or a menace to public safety, health or welfare. The Building Commissioner is hereby empowered to issue notices to property owners to comply with this Section. Owners will be given a reasonable time to comply with this Section but not to exceed forty-five (45) days except that a longer period may be given at the discretion of the Building Commissioner if such compliance would work an undue hardship.
7. 
The Building Commissioner shall issue no permit for the erection, alteration or enlargement of a fence without the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Florissant if:
a. 
Same is novel in design and not in use in the City; or
b. 
The Building Commissioner finds the proposed fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto and is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property and detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City.
c. 
The Building Commissioner's office shall make an inspection after the fence is erected to determine that all code requirements have been met.
8. 
In the event that the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission is required, the Building Commissioner shall upon receipt of the processing fee from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after filing of the application for a fence permit, certify the application together with attached sketches or diagrams, specifications and other pertinent instruments or information in his/her possession to the City of Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission. Within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Planning and Zoning Commission, in writing, will deliver to the Building Commissioner its approval, conditional approval, rejection or disapproval of the said application. Failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within said thirty (30) day period shall constitute an approval of said application.
9. 
Following the certification of such application and attached documents, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall consider the same at its next regularly scheduled meeting after the applicant has been given written notice as to the time and place of the meeting and at which meeting the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard regarding the application as filed.
10. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
a. 
The subject matter of the application would not be detrimental to or inconsistent with property in the surrounding area based on the following conditions:
(1) 
Overall design.
(2) 
Color of materials.
(3) 
Combination of materials.
(4) 
Texture of materials.
(5) 
Height.
(6) 
Relation of fence to other improvements or structures on adjoining properties and streets.
b. 
Said finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not in any case be based on personal preference as to taste, choice or architectural style but be based upon consideration of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and the elimination of blight in the City of Florissant.
c. 
If the finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission is adverse to the applicant and no permit is issued by the Building Commissioner, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "R-3" Single-Family Dwelling District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "R-1" or "R-2" Single-Family Dwelling District.
2. 
"R-3" Single-Family Dwelling District subdivisions, when platted according to the following procedure and requirements:
a. 
The gross acreage of a tract within the "R-3" Single-Family Dwelling District shall be determined and thirty percent (30%) deducted for street right-of-way. The net acreage shall be divided by ten thousand (10,000) square feet to determine the number of dwelling units permitted. Proposed lots for such dwelling units shall have a minimum area of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet, but if having less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet area, shall not have direct access to a public street existing at the time of the proposed subdivision. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review the location of the proposed dwelling within the tract against the City Comprehensive Plan and the character of the area.
b. 
All applicable requirements of the Subdivision Regulations (Chapter 410) and other ordinances of the City of Florissant shall be followed. The deed restrictions and recorded plat shall require that the common open space constituting the remainder of the tract be used only for agricultural, forestry or recreation purposes.
B. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards within this Zoning District shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
C. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
D. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. Ten thousand (10,000) square feet.
2. 
Maximum story. Two and one-half (2½) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Thirty-five (35) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty (30) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Twenty-five (25) feet (fifteen (15) feet, corner lot).
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Six (6) feet.
7. 
Minimum lot frontage width. Eighty (80) feet.
8. 
Minimum lot depth. One hundred (100) feet.
Lots abutting the turnaround on a cul-de-sac shall have a minimum frontage of forty (40) feet measured along the perimeter of said turnaround and a minimum width of sixty (60) feet measured along the building line.
E. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "R-3" Single-Family Dwelling District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
F. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
The fencing of lots shall be permitted only under the following conditions: A fence may be located on or within the property (lot) lines in rear yards and side yards of all lots other than corner lots to a height not exceeding six (6) feet. No fence may be located within any part of the required front yard except with Planning and Zoning Commission review and approval with respect to public safety and design and that said fence may be erected on a lot line separating residential property from commercial property in the front yard where the front yard is adjacent to commercial property.
3. 
On corner lots no fence may be located in front of the building line along the street side of such lot. A fence, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, may be located within the side yard along the side of such lot not abutting the street and may be located within that portion of the rear yard behind the building line along the street side of such lot.
4. 
Open mesh type fences higher than six (6) feet may enclose public parks, recreational and school areas but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health, welfare and architectural designs of the City.
5. 
All fences shall be constructed with the structural or supporting members located within or toward the area to be enclosed or in such a manner as to present the least conspicuous view of these members to the public. Fences constructed of light gauge wire such as chicken coop wire, barbed wire, snow fences, bamboo or other flimsy material are forbidden. No solid-type wood fence or wall will be allowed. A vinyl fence or shadowbox style fence shall not be considered a solid fence.
6. 
In order to protect the property rights and values, public health, safety, morals and general welfare of all citizens within the City of Florissant, fences must be kept in good repair and if of a type other than chain link or similar non-rusting material, properly painted or preserved. The owner shall repair, paint, remove or otherwise attend to any fence if it becomes unsightly or a menace to public safety, health or welfare. The Building Commissioner is hereby empowered to issue notices to property owners to comply with this Section. Owners will be given a reasonable time to comply with this Section but not to exceed forty-five (45) days except that a longer period may be given at the discretion of the Building Commissioner if such compliance would work an undue hardship.
7. 
The Building Commissioner shall issue no permit for the erection, alteration or enlargement of a fence without the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Florissant if:
a. 
Same is novel in design and not in use in the City; or
b. 
The Building Commissioner finds the proposed fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto and is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property and detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City.
c. 
The Building Commissioner's office shall make an inspection after the fence is erected to determine that all code requirements have been met.
8. 
In the event that the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission is required, the Building Commissioner shall upon receipt of a processing fee from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after filing of the application for a fence permit, certify the application together with attached sketches or diagrams, specifications and other pertinent instruments or information in his/her possession to the City of Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission. Within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Planning and Zoning Commission, in writing, will deliver to the Building Commissioner its approval, conditional approval, rejection or disapproval of the said application. Failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within said thirty (30) day period shall constitute an approval of said application.
9. 
Following the certification of such application and attached documents, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall consider the same at its next regularly scheduled meeting after the applicant has been given written notice as to the time and place of the meeting and at which meeting the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard regarding the application as filed.
10. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
a. 
The subject matter of the application would not be detrimental to or inconsistent with property in the surrounding area based on the following conditions:
(1) 
Overall design.
(2) 
Color of materials.
(3) 
Combination of materials.
(4) 
Texture of materials.
(5) 
Height.
(6) 
Relation of fence to other improvements or structures on adjoining properties and streets.
b. 
Said finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not in any case be based on personal preference as to taste, choice or architectural style but be based upon consideration of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and the elimination of blight in the City of Florissant.
c. 
If the finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission is adverse to the applicant and no permit is issued by the Building Commissioner, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7898 §1, 7-24-2012]
A. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "R-4" Single-Family Dwelling District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "R-1", "R-2" or "R-3" Single-Family Dwelling District.
2. 
"R-4" Single-Family Dwelling District subdivisions, when platted according to the following procedure and requirements:
a. 
Proposed lots for such dwelling units shall have a minimum area of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall review the location of the proposed dwelling within the tract against the City Comprehensive Plan and the character of the area.
b. 
All applicable requirements of the Subdivision Regulations (Chapter 410) and other ordinances of the City of Florissant shall be followed.
c. 
The deed restrictions and recorded plot shall require that the common open space constituting the remainder of the tract be used only for agricultural, forestry or recreational purposes.
B. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards within this Zoning District shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
C. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
D. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. Seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet.
2. 
Maximum story. Two and one-half (2½) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Thirty-five (35) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty (30) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Twenty-five (25) feet (fifteen (15) feet, corner lot).
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Six (6) feet.
7. 
Minimum lot frontage width. Seventy (70) feet.
8. 
Minimum lot depth. One hundred (100) feet.
Lots abutting the turnaround on a cul-de-sac shall have a minimum frontage of forty (40) feet measured along the perimeter of said turnaround and a minimum width of sixty (60) feet measured along the building line.
E. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "R-4" Single-Family Dwelling District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
F. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
The fencing of lots shall be permitted only under the following conditions: A fence may be located on or within the property (lot) lines in rear yards and side yards of all lots other than corner lots to a height not exceeding six (6) feet. No fence may be located within any part of the required front yard except with Planning and Zoning Commission review and approval with respect to public safety and design and that said fence may be erected on a lot line separating residential property from commercial property in the front yard where the front yard is adjacent to commercial property.
3. 
On corner lots no fence may be located in front of the building line along the street side of such lot. A fence, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, may be located within the side yard along the side of such lot not abutting the street and may be located within that portion of the rear yard behind the building line along the street side of such lot.
4. 
Open mesh type fences higher than six (6) feet may enclose public parks, recreational and school areas but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health, welfare and architectural designs of the City.
5. 
All fences shall be constructed with the structural or supporting members located within or toward the area to be enclosed or in such a manner as to present the least conspicuous view of these members to the public. Fences constructed of light gauge wire such as chicken coop wire, barbed wire, snow fences, bamboo or other flimsy material are forbidden. No solid-type wood fence or wall will be allowed. A vinyl fence or shadowbox style fence shall not be considered a solid fence.
6. 
In order to protect the property rights and values, public health, safety, morals and general welfare of all citizens within the City of Florissant, fences must be kept in good repair and if of a type other than chain link or similar non-rusting material, properly painted or preserved. The owner shall repair, paint, remove or otherwise attend to any fence if it becomes unsightly or a menace to public safety, health or welfare. The Building Commissioner is hereby empowered to issue notices to property owners to comply with this Section. Owners will be given a reasonable time to comply with this Section but not to exceed forty-five (45) days except that a longer period may be given at the discretion of the Building Commissioner if such compliance would work an undue hardship.
7. 
The Building Commissioner shall issue no permit for the erection, alteration or enlargement of a fence without the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Florissant if:
a. 
Same is novel in design and not in use in the City; or
b. 
The Building Commissioner finds the proposed fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto and is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property and detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City.
c. 
The Building Commissioner's office shall make an inspection after the fence is erected to determine that all code requirements have been met.
8. 
In the event that the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission is required, the Building Commissioner shall upon receipt of the processing fee from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after filing of the application for a fence permit, certify the application together with attached sketches or diagrams, specifications and other pertinent instruments or information in his/her possession to the City of Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission. Within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Planning and Zoning Commission, in writing, will deliver to the Building Commissioner its approval, conditional approval, rejection or disapproval of the said application. Failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within said thirty (30) day period shall constitute an approval of said application.
9. 
Following the certification of such application and attached documents, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall consider the same at its next regularly scheduled meeting after the applicant has been given written notice as to the time and place of the meeting and at which meeting the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard regarding the application as filed.
10. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
a. 
The subject matter of the application would not be detrimental to or inconsistent with property in the surrounding area based on the following conditions:
(1) 
Overall design.
(2) 
Color of materials.
(3) 
Combination of materials.
(4) 
Texture of materials.
(5) 
Height.
(6) 
Relation of fence to other improvements or structures on adjoining properties and streets.
b. 
Said finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not in any case be based on personal preference as to taste, choice or architectural style but be based upon consideration of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and the elimination of blight in the City of Florissant.
c. 
If the finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission is adverse to the applicant and no permit is issued by the Building Commissioner, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.
G. 
Special Use Permits. The City Council may, by special permit, after public hearing and notice as provided in Article VIII and subject to such protective restrictions that the Council may deem necessary, authorize the location, extension or structural alteration of any of the following buildings or uses in "R" Districts.
1. 
Pet cemetery.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "R-5" Duplex Dwelling District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "R-1", "R-2", "R-3" or "R-4" Single-Family Dwelling District.
2. 
Duplex dwellings.
3. 
Usual accessory uses including storage garages.
B. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards within this Zoning District shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
C. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
D. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. Five thousand (5,000) square feet per family.
2. 
Minimum story. Two and one-half (2½) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Thirty-five (35) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty (30) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Twenty-five (25) feet (fifteen (15) feet, corner lot).
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Six (6) feet.
7. 
Minimum lot frontage width. Eighty (80) feet.
8. 
Minimum lot depth. One hundred (100) feet.
E. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "R-5" Duplex Dwelling District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
F. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
The fencing of lots shall be permitted only under the following conditions: A fence may be located on or within the property (lot) lines in rear yards and side yards of all lots other than corner lots to a height not exceeding six (6) feet. No fence may be located within any part of the required front yard except with Planning and Zoning Commission review and approval with respect to public safety and design and that said fence may be erected on a lot line separating residential property from commercial property in the front yard where the front yard is adjacent to commercial property.
3. 
On corner lots no fence may be located in front of the building line along the street side of such lot. A fence, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, may be located within the side yard along the side of such lot not abutting the street and may be located within that portion of the rear yard behind the building line along the street side of such lot.
4. 
Open mesh type fences higher than six (6) feet may enclose public parks, recreational and school areas but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health, welfare and architectural designs of the City.
5. 
All fences shall be constructed with the structural or supporting members located within or toward the area to be enclosed or in such a manner as to present the least conspicuous view of these members to the public. Fences constructed of light gauge wire such as chicken coop wire, barbed wire, snow fences, bamboo or other flimsy material are forbidden. No solid-type wood fence or wall will be allowed. A vinyl fence or shadowbox style fence shall not be considered a solid fence.
6. 
In order to protect the property rights and values, public health, safety, morals and general welfare of all citizens within the City of Florissant, fences must be kept in good repair and if of a type other than chain link or similar non-rusting material, properly painted or preserved. The owner shall repair, paint, remove or otherwise attend to any fence if it becomes unsightly or a menace to public safety, health or welfare. The Building Commissioner is hereby empowered to issue notices to property owners to comply with this Section. Owners will be given a reasonable time to comply with this Section but not to exceed forty-five (45) days except that a longer period may be given at the discretion of the Building Commissioner if such compliance would work an undue hardship.
7. 
The Building Commissioner shall issue no permit for the erection, alteration or enlargement of a fence without the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Florissant if:
a. 
Same is novel in design and not in use in the City; or
b. 
The Building Commissioner finds the proposed fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto and is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property and detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City.
c. 
The Building Commissioner's office shall make an inspection after the fence is erected to determine that all code requirements have been met.
8. 
In the event that the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission is required, the Building Commissioner shall upon receipt of a processing fee from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after filing of the application for a fence permit, certify the application together with attached sketches or diagrams, specifications and other pertinent instruments or information in his/her possession to the City of Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission. Within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Planning and Zoning Commission, in writing, will deliver to the Building Commissioner its approval, conditional approval, rejection or disapproval of the said application. Failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within said thirty (30) day period shall constitute an approval of said application.
9. 
Following the certification of such application and attached documents, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall consider the same at its next regularly scheduled meeting after the applicant has been given written notice as to the time and place of the meeting and at which meeting the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard regarding the application as filed.
10. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
a. 
The subject matter of the application would not be detrimental to or inconsistent with property in the surrounding area based on the following conditions:
(1) 
Overall design.
(2) 
Color of materials.
(3) 
Combination of materials.
(4) 
Texture of materials.
(5) 
Height.
(6) 
Relation of fence to other improvements or structures on adjoining properties and streets.
b. 
Said finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not in any case be based on personal preference as to taste, choice or architectural style but be based upon consideration of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and the elimination of blight in the City of Florissant.
c. 
If the finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission is adverse to the applicant and no permit is issued by the Building Commissioner, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "R-6" Multiple-Family Dwelling District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "R-1", "R-2", "R-3" or "R-4" Single-Family Dwelling District.
2. 
Any use permitted in the "R-5" Duplex Dwelling District.
3. 
Multiple dwellings.
4. 
Usual accessory uses including storage garages.
5. 
Child Day Care Centers if approved by the City Council under a Special Use Permit.
B. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards within this District shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
C. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
D. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. Three thousand five hundred (3,500) square feet.
2. 
Maximum story. Three (3) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Forty-five (45) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty (30) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Twenty-five (25) feet (fifteen (15) feet, corner lot).
6. 
Minimum depth (side yard). Ten (10) feet.
7. 
Minimum lot frontage width. Sixty (60) feet.
The minimum lot area shall include a common playground or landscaped area of eight hundred (800) square feet per unit.
The Planning and Zoning Commission may waive the side yard requirement when, in their opinion, it serves to enhance the development and is beneficial to the City.
E. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "R-6" Multiple-Family Dwelling District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards.
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
F. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
The fencing of lots shall be permitted only under the following conditions: A fence may be located on or within the property (lot) lines in rear yards and side yards of all lots other than corner lots to a height not exceeding six (6) feet. No fence may be located within any part of the required front yard except with Planning and Zoning Commission review and approval with respect to public safety and design and that said fence may be erected on a lot line separating residential property from commercial property in the front yard where the front yard is adjacent to commercial property.
3. 
On corner lots no fence may be located in front of the building line along the street side of such lot. A fence, not exceeding six (6) feet in height, may be located within the side yard along the side of such lot not abutting the street and may be located within that portion of the rear yard behind the building line along the street side of such lot.
4. 
Open mesh type fences higher than six (6) feet may enclose public parks, recreational and school areas but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health, welfare and architectural designs of the City.
5. 
All fences shall be constructed with the structural or supporting members located within or toward the area to be enclosed or in such a manner as to present the least conspicuous view of these members to the public. Fences constructed of light gauge wire such as chicken coop wire, barbed wire, snow fences, bamboo or other flimsy material are forbidden. No solid-type wood fence or wall will be allowed. A vinyl fence or shadowbox style fence shall not be considered a solid fence.
6. 
In order to protect the property rights and values, public health, safety, morals and general welfare of all citizens within the City of Florissant, fences must be kept in good repair and if of a type other than chain link or similar non-rusting material, properly painted or preserved. The owner shall repair, paint, remove or otherwise attend to any fence if it becomes unsightly or a menace to public safety, health or welfare. The Building Commissioner is hereby empowered to issue notices to property owners to comply with this Section. Owners will be given a reasonable time to comply with this Section but not to exceed forty-five (45) days except that a longer period may be given at the discretion of the Building Commissioner if such compliance would work an undue hardship.
7. 
The Building Commissioner shall issue no permit for the erection, alteration or enlargement of a fence without the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Florissant if:
a. 
Same is novel in design and not in use in the City; or
b. 
The Building Commissioner finds the proposed fence would be detrimental to the stability and values of surrounding property by reason of its incompatibility and inappropriateness thereto and is inharmonious and inconsistent with the surrounding property and detrimental to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City.
c. 
The Building Commissioner's office shall make an inspection after the fence is erected to determine that all code requirements have been met.
8. 
In the event that the approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission is required, the Building Commissioner shall upon receipt of a processing fee from the applicant, no more than seven (7) days after filing of the application for a fence permit, certify the application together with attached sketches or diagrams, specifications and other pertinent instruments or information in his/her possession to the City of Florissant Planning and Zoning Commission. Within thirty (30) days thereafter, the Planning and Zoning Commission, in writing, will deliver to the Building Commissioner its approval, conditional approval, rejection or disapproval of the said application. Failure of the Planning and Zoning Commission to act within said thirty (30) day period shall constitute an approval of said application.
9. 
Following the certification of such application and attached documents, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall consider the same at its next regularly scheduled meeting after the applicant has been given written notice as to the time and place of the meeting and at which meeting the applicant shall be accorded an opportunity to be heard regarding the application as filed.
10. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall approve or conditionally approve the application if it finds:
a. 
The subject matter of the application would not be detrimental to or inconsistent with property in the surrounding area based on the following conditions:
(1) 
Overall design.
(2) 
Color of materials.
(3) 
Combination of materials.
(4) 
Texture of materials.
(5) 
Height.
(6) 
Relation of fence to other improvements or structures on adjoining properties and streets.
b. 
Said finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission shall not in any case be based on personal preference as to taste, choice or architectural style but be based upon consideration of the public health, safety, morals and general welfare and the elimination of blight in the City of Florissant.
c. 
If the finding of the Planning and Zoning Commission is adverse to the applicant and no permit is issued by the Building Commissioner, the applicant may appeal to the Board of Adjustment.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7685 §1, 4-15-2010; Ord. No. 7939 §1, 1-15-2013]
A. 
Objectives. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "B-1" Local Shopping District. The purpose of this district is to provide for attractive and efficient retail shopping facilities of integrated design in appropriate locations to serve residential neighborhoods. It is intended that the District shall be laid out and developed as a unit according to an approved plan so that the purpose of the District may be accomplished and not to any other use.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "B-1" Local Shopping District shall be used only for the following purposes; provided that, except as otherwise set forth herein, no outdoor display of merchandise is permitted in the space between the street to which the use has access and a main building and, further provided, that the uses do not allow adult entertainment on the premises:
1. 
Accessory uses and buildings.
2. 
Accountant office.
3. 
Apparel and accessories.
4. 
Appliance store, repair and service.
5. 
Architect office.
6. 
Art gallery.
7. 
Artist studio/work area.
8. 
Bakery.
9. 
Bank.
10. 
Barbershop.
11. 
Beauty shop.
12. 
Bookkeeper office.
13. 
Bookstore.
14. 
Business and professional offices and office buildings.
15. 
Camera and photo supplies store.
16. 
Candymaker studio/work area.
17. 
(Reserved).
18. 
Contractor office (with no storage of equipment or materials).
19. 
Convenience store.
20. 
Dance teacher studio/work area.
21. 
Dental office/clinic.
22. 
Dressmaker facility.
23. 
Electronic appliance repair facility.
24. 
Electronics store and service.
25. 
Engineer office.
26. 
Eyeglass shop.
27. 
Film processing shop without drive-up service.
28. 
Financial consultant office.
29. 
Fire station.
30. 
Fitness center — two thousand (2,000) square feet or less.
31. 
Floral shop.
32. 
Gifts and novelty store.
33. 
Hardware store.
34. 
Hearing aid shop.
35. 
Hobby supply store.
36. 
Income tax preparer office.
37. 
Installment loan lender.
[Ord. No. 8480, 12-10-2018[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsection (B)(37) through (74) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(38) through (75), respectively.
38. 
Insurance sales office.
39. 
Interior decorating store.
40. 
Jewelry store.
41. 
Land title insurance company.
42. 
Law office.
43. 
Lawnmower sales.
44. 
Library.
45. 
Martial arts studio.
46. 
Meat store.
47. 
Mortgage company.
48. 
Music teacher studio/work area.
49. 
Musical instruments and record store.
50. 
Newsstand.
51. 
Notions store.
52. 
Paint store.
53. 
Pet grooming, domestic small household.
54. 
Pharmacy.
55. 
Planner office.
56. 
Police station.
57. 
Produce store.
58. 
Postal station.
59. 
Real estate appraisers, broker and salesperson office.
60. 
Service selling only those goods which may be sold by any other permitted retail store in this District.
61. 
Shoe repair store.
62. 
Sporting goods store.
63. 
Stationery store.
64. 
Stenographer/typist studio/work area.
65. 
Tailor shop.
66. 
Taxidermy studio.
67. 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this Section.
68. 
Tobacco store.
69. 
Toy store.
70. 
Upholstery shop.
71. 
Utility (local public) facilities, provided that any installation, other than poles and equipment attached to the poles, shall be:
a. 
Adequately screened with landscaping, fencing or walls or any combination thereof, or
b. 
Placed underground, or
c. 
Enclosed in a structure in such a manner so as to blend with and complement the character of the surrounding area.
All plans for screening these facilities shall be submitted to the Department of Public Works for review. No building permit or installation permit shall be issued until these plans have been approved by the Building Commissioner.
72. 
Variety store selling goods permitted in this District.
73. 
Veterinarian office.
74. 
Video rental store.
75. 
Wallpaper store.
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to erect a temporary structure in this district (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Ownership Control. In order that the purpose of this District shall be realized, the land and the buildings and appurtenant facilities shall be designed and operated under a single ownership or under management or supervision of a central authority or they shall be subject to such other supervisory lease or ownership control as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Chapter relating to a "B-1" Local Shopping District.
E. 
Procedure. One (1) owner or owners of any tract of land located in this District shall submit to the City Council a plan for the use and development on all or part of the tract for the purposes of and meeting the requirements set forth in this Chapter. The plan shall be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission for study and report. If the Planning and Zoning Commission approves the plan, the plat of the site shall be recorded along with deed restrictions required by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Permit(s) may be issued.
F. 
Special Conditions. The plan and other material submitted for a shopping center shall show the requirements set forth in this Chapter and shall include the width of right-of-way and pavement of existing streets. It is hereby specified and required that:
1. 
The aggregate plan area of all buildings proposed shall not exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the entire lot area of the project; all buildings shall be set back not less than thirty (30) feet from all street lines adjoining the shopping center site.
2. 
Service drives or other areas shall be provided for off-street loading and in such a way that, in the process of loading or unloading, no truck will block the passage of other vehicles on the service drive or extend into any other public or private drive or street used for circulation.
3. 
The drives, parking areas, loading areas and walks shall be paved with hard surface material meeting applicable specifications of the Director of Public Works.
4. 
Any part of the project area not used for buildings or other structures, loading, parking and accessways shall be landscaped with grass, trees, shrubs or pedestrian walks.
G. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
H. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for uses within the "B-1" Local Shopping District shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
I. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "B-1" Local Shopping District shall be as follows, provided that the uses shall not occupy more than ten thousand (10,000) square feet of floor area or employ more than twenty-five (25) persons who report to or are employed on the premises.
1. 
Minimum lot area. None.
2. 
Maximum story. Two (2) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Twenty-five (25) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Forty (40) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Fifteen (15) feet.
The minimum depth (rear yard) and minimum width (side yard) applies only when the yard abuts or is adjacent to an "R" residential District.
J. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "B-1" Local Shopping District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening.
a. 
All mechanical equipment, air-handling units, cooling towers, condensers, etc., on roof or grade shall be screened architecturally in such a manner as to be a part of the design of the building.
b. 
Incinerators and stacks shall be enclosed in the same material as the main exterior building material.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
K. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted or Special Uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
Any fencing shall be allowed but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health and welfare and architectural designs of the City.
L. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements for all uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading spaces. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted, for the uses listed in Column 1 of the following chart, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
Funeral home or mortuary
2,500--4,000
One
4,000--6,000
Two
each 10,000 over 6,000
1 Additional
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart except that in the "B-1" Local Shopping District special requirements may be imposed by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces, but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
M. 
Additional Requirements By The Planning And Zoning Commission. All proposed development or remodeling in the "B-1" Local Shopping District must have approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission (unless it falls under the provisions of a "B-5" Planned Commercial District). The Planning and Zoning Commission may make such reasonable additional requirements as they may deem necessary to utilities, drainage, landscaping, lighting, signs and advertising devices, screening, accessways, curb cuts, traffic control, height of buildings and setback of buildings to protect adjoining residentially zoned lots or residential uses.
N. 
Special Use Permits. The City Council may, by Special Permit, after public hearing and notice as provided in Article VIII and subject to such protective restrictions that the Council may deem necessary, authorize the location, extension or structural alteration of any of the following buildings or uses in a "B-1" Local Shopping District:
1. 
Adult day care.
[Ord. No. 8399, 3-28-2018[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 8399 by implication also renumbered former Subsection (N)(1) through (N)(9) to (N)(2) through (N)(10), respectively.
2. 
Animal hospitals.
3. 
Brewpubs.
[Ord. No. 8220 §2, 4-26-2016[3]]
[3]
Editor’s Note: Section 2 also renumbered former Subsection (N)(2) through (N)(8) to (N)(3) through (N)(9), respectively.
4. 
Child day care centers.
5. 
Filling stations or service stations, together with such uses as may be incidental to the business of conducting a gasoline filling station when such uses have been included in any Special Use Permit which may be granted. This may include towing service and storage of damaged automobiles on premises for a period of thirty (30) days for each automobile inspection by insurance company or other parties. Also used car sales which included in permit not to exceed two (2) cars on display at same time. Special Use Permits under this Section shall be conditioned upon compliance with all existing fire regulations and ordinances of the appropriate fire protection district where the structure is located.
6. 
Public or private parking garages or a public parking area under special conditions where necessary for the public convenience or welfare.
7. 
Private clubs and lodges.
8. 
Restaurants of a permanent nature designed to provide food and refreshments, which have a seating capacity of ten (10) or more patrons and/or a restaurant which provides food and refreshments upon order to any location away from the physical confines of the restaurant premise and/or a restaurant which provides food and refreshments for carry-out from the physical confines of the restaurant premises. Exempted from this definition of restaurant shall be all not-for-profit organizations which provide food and refreshments to be consumed on the premises or that may be carried away from the premises.
9. 
Schools, including technical and cultural.
10. 
Mechanical contractors (with interior storage of equipment and materials).
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7685 §1, 4-15-2010]
A. 
Objectives. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "B-2" Central Business District. The purpose of this District is to provide for an attractive and efficient office and retail center to serve professional businesses and to provide opportunities for employment closer to residences with corresponding reduction of travel time from home to work and to develop the character of the central business district. It is intended that this District have aesthetic qualities brought about by good architecture, site planning, landscaping and the prohibiting of garish and unnecessary signs.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "B-2" Central Business District shall be used only for the following purposes; provided that, except as otherwise set forth herein, the uses do not allow adult entertainment on the premises:
1. 
Accessory uses and buildings.
2. 
Accountant office.
3. 
Apparel and accessories.
4. 
Appliance store, repair and service.
5. 
Architect office.
6. 
Art gallery.
7. 
Artist studio/work area.
8. 
Bakery.
9. 
Bank.
10. 
Barbershop.
11. 
Beauty shop.
12. 
Blueprinting shop.
13. 
Bookkeeper office.
14. 
Bookstore.
15. 
Business and professional offices and office buildings.
16. 
Camera and photo supplies store.
17. 
Candymaker studio/work area.
18. 
(Reserved).
19. 
Contractor office (with no storage of equipment or materials).
20. 
Convenience store: provided however, a convenience store may not be permitted if it includes the issuance of a liquor license for the sale of intoxicating liquors in the original package not to be consumed on the premises where sold if the total number of convenience stores with a package liquor license exceeds one (1) per three thousand (3,000) population in the City, or if the location of the convenience store with a package liquor license is within one half (½) mile of another convenience store that has a package liquor license (vehicle service stations or filling station businesses that are authorized to sell alcohol are not considered to be a convenience store).
21. 
Custom-made product sales.
22. 
Dance teacher studio/work area.
23. 
Dental office/clinic.
24. 
Dressmaker facility.
25. 
Electronic appliance repair facility.
26. 
Electronics store and service.
27. 
Engineer office.
28. 
Eyeglass shop.
29. 
Film processing shop without drive-up service.
30. 
Financial consultant office.
31. 
Fire station.
32. 
Fitness center — two thousand (2,000) square feet or less.
33. 
Floral shop.
34. 
Gifts and novelty store.
35. 
Hardware store.
36. 
Hearing aid shop.
37. 
Hobby supply shop.
38. 
Income tax preparer office.
39. 
Installment loan lender.
[Ord. No. 8480, 12-10-2018[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsection (B)(39) through (83) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(40) through (84), respectively.
40. 
Insurance sales office.
41. 
Interior decorating store.
42. 
Jewelry store.
43. 
Land title insurance company.
44. 
Laundry (self-service).
45. 
Laundry and dry cleaning collection and distribution.
46. 
Law office.
47. 
Lawnmower sales and service.
48. 
Library.
49. 
Locksmith.
50. 
Martial arts studio.
51. 
Meat store.
52. 
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility — (NAICS CC453999), which abides by all applicable laws and regulations, but no Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility shall be sited on a property within three hundred (300) feet of a property of any then-existing church, day care center, elementary or secondary school. Measurements shall be made from the closest property line of the proposed Dispensary Facility to the closest property line of any such other use listed in this Section, or in the case of location of a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility in a Shopping Center, the measurement shall be taken from a determined centroid of the facility. On-site Usage Prohibited: No Marijuana shall be smoked, ingested, infused or otherwise consumed on the premises. All licenses issued to any Facility shall be displayed at the Facility.
[Ord. No. 8536, 8-12-2019[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsections (B)(52) through (84) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(53) through (85), respectively.
53. 
Medical office/clinic.
54. 
Mortgage company.
55. 
Museums.
56. 
Music teacher studio/work area.
57. 
Musical instruments and record store.
58. 
Newsstand.
59. 
Notions store.
60. 
Paint store.
61. 
Pet grooming, domestic small household.
62. 
Pharmacy.
63. 
Photographer.
64. 
Planner office.
65. 
Police station.
66. 
Postal station.
67. 
Printing shop.
68. 
Produce store.
69. 
Real estate appraisers, broker and salesperson office.
70. 
Shoe repair shop.
71. 
Sporting goods store.
72. 
Stationery store.
73. 
Stenographer/typist studio/work area.
74. 
Structures and uses which are clearly accessory and necessary to the normal operation of the permitted uses.
75. 
Tailor shop.
76. 
Taxidermy studio.
77. 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this Section.
78. 
Tobacco store.
79. 
Toy store.
80. 
Upholstery shop.
81. 
Utility (local public) facilities, provided that any installation, other than poles and equipment attached to the poles, shall be:
a. 
Adequately screened with landscaping, fencing or walls or any combination thereof, or
b. 
Placed underground, or
c. 
Enclosed in a structure in such a manner so as to blend with and complement the character of the surrounding area.
All plans for screening these facilities shall be submitted to the Department of Public Works for review. No building permit or installation permit shall be issued until these plans have been approved by the Building Commissioner.
82. 
Variety store selling goods permitted in this District.
83. 
Veterinarian office.
84. 
Video rental store.
85. 
Wallpaper store.
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to create a temporary structure in this Zoning District (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
E. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for uses within the "B-2" Central Business District shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
F. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "B-2" Central Business District shall be as follows, provided that the uses shall not occupy more than fifteen thousand (15,000) square feet of floor area or employ more than thirty-five (35) persons who report to or are employed on the premises.
1. 
Minimum lot area. None.
2. 
Minimum story. Three (3) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Thirty-five (35) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). None.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Fifteen (15) feet.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Fifteen (15) feet.
The minimum depth (rear yard) and minimum width (side yard) applies only when the yard abuts or is adjacent to an "R" residential District.
G. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "B-2" Central Business District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening.
a. 
All mechanical equipment, air-handling units, cooling towers, condensers, etc., on roof or grade shall be screened architecturally in such a manner as to be a part of the design of the building.
b. 
Incinerators and stacks shall be enclosed in the same material as the main exterior building material.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
H. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted or Special Uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
Any fencing shall be allowed but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health and welfare and architectural designs of the City.
I. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading spaces. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted for the uses listed in Column 1 of the following chart, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
Funeral home or mortuary
2,500--4,000
One
4,000--6,000
Two
each 10,000 over 6,000
1 Additional
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart and to this District.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces, but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
J. 
Additional Requirements By The Planning And Zoning Commission. All proposed development or remodeling in the "B-2" Central Business District must have approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission may make such reasonable additional requirements as they may deem necessary to utilities, drainage, landscaping, lighting, signs and advertising devices, screening, accessways, curb cuts, traffic control, height of buildings and setback of buildings to protect adjoining residentially zoned lots or residential uses.
K. 
Special Use Permits. The City Council may, by Special Permit, after public hearing and notice as provided in Article VIII and subject to such protective restrictions that the Council may deem necessary, authorize the location, extension or structural alteration of any of the following buildings or uses in a "B-2" Central Business District:
1. 
Adult day care.
[Ord. No. 8399, 3-28-2018[3]]
[3]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 8399 by implication also renumbered former Subsection (K)(1) through (K)(7) to (K)(2) through (K)(8), respectively.
2. 
Child day care centers.
3. 
Brewpubs.
[Ord. No. 8220 §3, 4-26-2016[4]]
[4]
Editor’s Note: Section 3 also renumbered former Subsection (K)(2) through (K)(6) to (K)(3) through (K)(7), respectively.
4. 
Filling stations or service stations, together with such uses as may be incidental to the business of conducting a gasoline filling station when such uses have been included in any Special Use Permit which may be granted. This may include towing service and storage of damaged automobiles on premises for a period of thirty (30) days for each automobile inspection by insurance company or other parties. Also used car sales when included in permit not to exceed two (2) cars on display at same time. Special Use Permits under this Section shall be conditioned upon compliance with all existing fire regulations and ordinances of the appropriate fire protection district where the structure is located.
5. 
Public or private parking garages or a public parking area under special conditions where it is deemed necessary for the public convenience or welfare.
6. 
Private clubs and lodges.
7. 
Restaurants. (Exempted from this definition of restaurant shall be all not-for-profit organizations which provide food and refreshments to be consumed on the premises or that may be carried away from the premises.)
8. 
Schools, including technical and cultural.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7252 §1, 1-10-2006; Ord. No. 7352 §1, 11-14-2006; Ord. No. 7488 §§2 — 3, 2-28-2008; Ord. No. 7675 §1, 1-27-2010; Ord. No. 7834 §1, 10-10-2011]
A. 
Objectives. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "B-3" Extensive Business District. The purpose of this District is to provide for attractive and efficient retail shopping facilities of integrated design in appropriate locations to serve residential neighborhoods. It is intended that the district shall be laid out and developed as a unit according to an approved plan so that the purpose of the district may be accomplished and not to any other use.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "B-3" Extensive Business District shall be used only for the following purposes; provided that, except as otherwise set forth herein, the uses do not allow adult entertainment on the premises:
1. 
Accessory uses and buildings.
2. 
Accountant office.
3. 
Adult day health care.
4. 
Apparel and accessory shop.
5. 
Appliance store, repair and service.
6. 
Architect office.
7. 
Art gallery.
8. 
Artist studio/work area.
9. 
Bakery.
10. 
Bank.
11. 
Barbershop.
12. 
Beauty shop.
13. 
Blueprinting shop.
14. 
Bookkeeper office.
15. 
Bookstore.
16. 
Business and professional offices and office buildings.
17. 
Camera and photo supplies store.
18. 
Candymaker studio/work area.
19. 
(Reserved).
20. 
(Reserved).
21. 
(Reserved).
22. 
Contractor office (with no storage of equipment or materials).
23. 
Convenience store: provided however, a convenience store may not be permitted if it includes the issuance of a liquor license for the sale of intoxicating liquors in the original package not to be consumed on the premises where sold if the total number of convenience stores with a package liquor license exceeds one (1) per three thousand (3,000) population in the City, or if the location of the convenience store with a package liquor license is within one half (½) mile of another convenience store that has a package liquor license (vehicle service stations or filling station businesses that are authorized to sell alcohol are not considered to be a convenience store).
24. 
Custom-made product sales.
25. 
Dance teacher studio/work area.
26. 
Dental office/clinic.
27. 
Department store.
28. 
Dressmaker facility.
29. 
Electrical and lighting sales store.
30. 
Electronic appliance repair facility.
31. 
Electronics store and service.
32. 
Engineer office.
33. 
Eyeglass shop.
34. 
Film processing shop without drive-up service.
35. 
Financial consultant office.
36. 
Fire station.
37. 
Fitness center, two thousand (2,000) square feet or less.
38. 
Floral shop.
39. 
Funeral home.
40. 
Furniture and household goods store.
41. 
General merchandise store.
42. 
Gifts and novelty store.
43. 
Glass mirror sales and service store.
44. 
Grocery store.
45. 
Hardware store.
46. 
Hearing aid shop.
47. 
Heating and plumbing sales store.
48. 
Hobby supply store.
49. 
Income tax preparer office.
50. 
Installment loan lender.
[Ord. No. 8480, 12-10-2018[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsection (B)(50) through (102) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(51) through (103), respectively.
51. 
Insurance sales office.
52. 
Interior decorating store.
53. 
Jewelry store.
54. 
Land title insurance company.
55. 
Laundry (self-service).
56. 
Laundry and dry cleaning collection and distribution.
57. 
Law office.
58. 
Lawnmower sales and service store.
59. 
Library.
60. 
Locksmith.
61. 
Martial arts studio.
62. 
Massage businesses, provided that the licensing requirements of the City are met.
63. 
Meat store.
64. 
Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility — (NAICS CC453999), which abides by all applicable laws and regulations, but no Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility shall be sited on a property within three hundred (300) feet of a property of any then-existing church, day care center, elementary or secondary school. Measurements shall be made from the closest property line of the proposed Dispensary Facility to the closest property line of any such other use listed in this Section, or in the case of location of a Medical Marijuana Dispensary Facility in a Shopping Center, the measurement shall be taken from a determined centroid of the facility. On-site Usage Prohibited: No Marijuana shall be smoked, ingested, infused or otherwise consumed on the premises. All licenses issued to any Facility shall be displayed at the Facility.
[Ord. No. 8536, 8-12-2019[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsection (B)(64) through (103) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(65) through (104), respectively.
65. 
Medical office/clinic.
66. 
Monument works having a retail outlet on the premises.
67. 
Mortgage company.
68. 
Mortuary.
69. 
Museum.
70. 
Musical instruments and record store.
71. 
Music teacher studio/work area.
72. 
Newsstand.
73. 
Notions store.
74. 
Paint store.
75. 
(Reserved).
76. 
Pest control service.
77. 
Pet grooming, domestic small household.
78. 
Pharmacy.
79. 
Photographer.
80. 
Planner office.
81. 
Police station.
82. 
Postal station.
83. 
Printing shop.
84. 
Produce store.
85. 
Real estate appraisers, broker and salesperson office.
86. 
Service selling only those goods which may be sold by any other permitted retail store in this District.
87. 
Shoe repair store.
88. 
Silk screening businesses that silk screen clothing and other apparel merchandise, provided that the silk screening operations do not occupy more than two thousand (2,000) square feet.
89. 
Sporting goods store.
90. 
Stationery store.
91. 
Stenographer/typist studio/work area.
92. 
Structures and uses which are clearly accessory and necessary to the normal operation of the permitted uses.
93. 
Tailor shop.
94. 
(Reserved).
95. 
Taxidermy studio.
96. 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this Section.
97. 
Tobacco store.
98. 
Toy store.
99. 
Upholstery shop.
100. 
Utility (local public) facilities, provided that any installation, other than poles and equipment attached to the poles, shall be:
a. 
Adequately screened with landscaping, fencing or walls or any combination thereof, or
b. 
Placed underground, or
c. 
Enclosed in a structure in such a manner so as to blend with and complement the character of the surrounding area.
All plans for screening these facilities shall be submitted to the Department of Public Works for review. No building permit or installation permit shall be issued until these plans have been approved by the Building Commissioner.
101. 
Variety store selling goods permitted in this District.
102. 
Veterinarian office.
103. 
Video rental store.
104. 
Wallpaper store.
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to erect a temporary structure in this Zoning District (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
E. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for uses within the "B-3" Extensive Commercial District shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
F. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "B-3" Extensive Commercial District shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. None.
2. 
Maximum story. Three (3) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Forty-five (45) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Forty (40) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
The minimum depth (rear yard) and minimum width (side yard) applies only when the yard abuts or is adjacent to an "R" residential District.
G. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "B-3" Extensive Commercial District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening.
a. 
All mechanical equipment, air-handling units, cooling towers, condensers, etc., on roof or grade shall be screened architecturally in such a manner as to be a part of the design of the building.
b. 
Incinerators and stacks shall be enclosed in the same material as the main exterior building material.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
H. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted or Special Uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
Any fencing shall be allowed but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health and welfare and architectural designs of the City.
I. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading spaces. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted for the uses listed in Column 1 of the following chart, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
Funeral home or mortuary
2,500--4,000
One
4,000--6,000
Two
each 10,000 over 6,000
1 Additional
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart and to this District.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces, but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
J. 
Additional Requirements By The Planning And Zoning Commission. All proposed development or remodeling in the "B-3" Extensive Commercial District must have approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission may make such reasonable additional requirements as they may deem necessary to utilities, drainage, landscaping, lighting, signs and advertising devices, screening, accessways, curb cuts, traffic control, height of buildings and setback of buildings to protect adjoining residentially zoned lots or residential uses.
K. 
Special Use Permits. The City Council may, by Special Permit, after public hearing and notice as provided in Article VIII and subject to such protective restrictions that the Council may deem necessary, authorize the location, extension or structural alteration of any of the following buildings or uses in a "B-3" Extensive Business District:
1. 
Adult day care.
[Ord. No. 8399, 3-28-2018[3]]
[3]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 8399 by implication also renumbered former Subsection (K)(1) through (K)(55) to (K)(2) through (K)(56), respectively.
2. 
Adult entertainment businesses, provided that the physical confines of such businesses are not located within one thousand (1,000) feet of a public or private school, public park, day care center, church or within two hundred fifty (250) feet of a residentially zoned or used property.
3. 
Alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment facilities designed to provide residential facilities for the treatment of alcohol and/or other drugs that are located on property that is owned or leased and operated by a certified hospital corporation, that allows no more than two (2) patients per bedroom and one (1) bath for every two (2) patients, that provides that the exterior appearance of the treatment facility shall reasonably conform to the exterior appearance of other dwellings in the vicinity, is not located closer than one thousand (1,000) feet to any other substance abuse treatment facility, church, school or park, that has a competent medical staff on duty twenty-four (24) hours a day and provides for one (1) staff member for every four (4) to five (5) patients and conforms to all State and Federal Statutes and is certified by the State of Missouri.
4. 
Alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment facilities designed to provide outpatient facilities for the treatment of alcohol and/or other drugs that are located on the property that is not closer than one thousand (1,000) feet to any other substance abuse treatment facility, church, school or park and conforms to all State and Federal Statutes and is certified by the State of Missouri.
5. 
Amusement and recreation facilities.
6. 
Animal hospitals, pet shops or pet boarding establishments.
7. 
Assembly halls not associated with a church or school.
8. 
Automotive body shops.
9. 
Automotive service garages.
10. 
Awning and canvas sales and service.
11. 
Billiard parlors.
12. 
Boat and marine sales and services.
13. 
Bowling alleys.
14. 
Brewpubs.
[Ord. No. 8220 §4, 4-26-2016[4]]
[4]
Editor’s Note: Section 4 also renumbered former Subsection (K)(13) through (K)(54) to (K)(14) through (K)(55), respectively.
15. 
Building material supplies.
16. 
Camper shell sales and service.
17. 
Car detailing shops.
18. 
Car leasing businesses.
19. 
Car sales (new and used) area including trailer sales.
20. 
Child day care centers.
21. 
Commercial automobile laundry, including coin-operated; except that not more than two (2) portable coin-operated car wash machines may be used or operated in connection with any lawfully operated filling or service station, provided that no additional structure shall be erected at such station for, or as a result of, use of such machines and, further provided, that such machines may not be used or operated outside of the filling or service station structure.
22. 
Cemetery and crematory including pet cemetery and pet crematory.
23. 
Construction contractors other than construction contractor's office, including plumbers, electricians and mechanical contractors.
24. 
Dry cleaning plants.
25. 
Educational development centers.
26. 
Equipment rental — home and general.
27. 
Fitness centers, over two thousand (2,000) square feet.
28. 
Filling stations or service stations, together with such uses as may be incidental to the business of conducting a gasoline filling station when such uses have been included in any permit which may be granted. This may include towing service and storage of damaged automobiles on premises for a period of thirty (30) days for each automobile inspection by insurance company or other parties. Also used car sales when included in special permit not to exceed two (2) cars on display at same time. Permits under this Section shall be conditioned upon compliance with all existing fire regulations and ordinances of the appropriate fire protection district where the structure is located.
29. 
Film processing shop with drive-up service.
30. 
Home improvement stores.
31. 
Hospitals, sanitariums, convalescent homes, rest homes, nursing homes, orphanages or homes for the infirmed or aged.
32. 
Hotel and motel.
33. 
Liquor stores: provided, however, a liquor store may not be permitted if the total number of liquor stores exceeds one (1) per three thousand (3,000) population in the City, or if the location of the liquor store is within one half (½) mile of another liquor store or within one half (½) mile of a convenience store that has been issued a liquor license for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package not to be consumed on the premises where sold (vehicle service stations or filling station businesses that are authorized to sell alcohol are not considered to be a convenience store).
34. 
Lumberyard.
35. 
Machinery (heavy) and equipment sales and service.
36. 
(Reserved)[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection (K)(36), regarding Medical Marijuana, adopted by Ord. No. 8519, 6-24-2019, was by implication repealed upon passage of Ord. No. 8536. Pursuant to Ord. No. 8519, former Subsection (M)(36) through (56) were renumbered as Subsection (M)(37) through (57), respectively. See now Subsection (B)(64) of this Section.
37. 
Movie theaters.
38. 
Nurseries and greenhouses.
39. 
Penny arcade establishment or amusement center.
40. 
Private clubs and lodges.
41. 
Public or private parking garages or public parking area under special conditions where it is deemed necessary for the public convenience or welfare.
42. 
Quick lube facility.
43. 
Recording studios. All areas that are used for recording shall have the walls, floors and ceilings constructed with a sound transmission classification of fifty-four (54) or greater.
44. 
Restaurants. (Exempted from this definition of restaurant shall be all not-for-profit organizations which provide food and refreshments to be consumed on the premises or that may be carried away from the premises.)
45. 
Short-Term Loan Establishments; provided, however, that two (2) fully operational, state-of-the-art security cameras shall be installed to monitor and clearly record the activities at all times, and the recordings shall be kept for a minimum of thirty (30) days; a panic alarm wired to the Florissant Police Department or a reputable security firm that is acceptable to the Florissant Police Department shall be installed; no more than ten percent (10%) of the windows can be obstructed with signs so as to interfere with visibility into the business; and short-term loan establishments will not be permitted if the total number of short-term loan establishments exceeds one (1) per ten thousand (10,000) population in the City or if the location of the short-term loan establishment is within two (2) miles of another short-term loan establishment.
[Ord. No. 8480, 12-10-2018[6]]
[6]
Editor's Note: This ordinance repealed former Subsection (K)(44), which listed schools, including technical and cultural, as a use permitted by special use permit.
46. 
Self-storage facilities.
47. 
Consumer loan company, provided however, that two (2) fully operational, state of the art security cameras shall be installed to monitor and clearly record the activities at all times and the recordings shall be kept for a minimum of thirty (30) days; a panic alarm wired to the Florissant Police Department or a reputable security firm that is acceptable to the Florissant Police Department shall be installed; no more than ten percent (10%) of the windows can be obstructed with signs so as to interfere with visibility into the business; and consumer loan company will not be permitted if the total number of short-term loan establishments exceed one (1) per ten thousand (10,000) population in the City, or if the location of the short-term loan establishment is within two (2) miles of another short-term loan establishment.
48. 
Sign shops.
49. 
Silk screening businesses whose silk screen clothing and other apparel merchandise for operations occupy more than two thousand (2,000) square feet.
50. 
Sport recreation centers.
51. 
Standard outdoor advertising sign.
52. 
Swimming pool sales and display.
53. 
Tanning salons.
54. 
Tire sales and installation with no auto repair.
55. 
Universities and colleges.
56. 
Utility buildings including sanitary treatment plant.
57. 
Tavern, nightclub and cocktail lounge.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7488 §4, 2-28-2008; Ord. No. 7685 §1, 4-15-2010; Ord. No. 7834 §2, 10-10-2011]
A. 
Objectives. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "B-4" Highway Commercial District. The purpose of this District is to provide for attractive and efficient commercial activity in a manner appropriate to such activity so as to reduce conflicts, congestion and other hazards related to high volume and fast traffic on the highways.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "B-4" Highway Commercial District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "B-1" Local Shopping District, "B-2" Central Business District and "B-3" Extensive Commercial District as follows:
a. 
Accessory uses and buildings.
b. 
Accountant office.
c. 
Adult day health care.
d. 
Animal hospital.
e. 
Apparel and accessory shop.
f. 
Appliance store, repair and service.
g. 
Architect office.
h. 
Art gallery.
i. 
Artist studio/work area.
j. 
Bakery.
k. 
Bank.
l. 
Barbershop.
m. 
Beauty shop.
n. 
Bookkeeper office.
o. 
Bookstore.
p. 
Business and professional offices and office buildings.
q. 
Camera and photo supplies store.
r. 
Candymaker studio/work area.
s. 
(Reserved).
t. 
(Reserved).
u. 
(Reserved).
v. 
Contractor office.
w. 
Convenience store.
x. 
Custom-made products
y. 
Dance teacher studio/work area.
z. 
Dental office/clinic.
aa. 
Department store.
ab. 
Dressmaker facility.
ac. 
Electrical and lighting sales store.
ad. 
Electrical appliance repair facility.
ae. 
Electronics store and service.
af. 
Engineer office.
ag. 
Eyeglass shop.
ah. 
Film processing shop with drive-up service.
ai. 
Financial consultant office.
aj. 
Fire station.
ak. 
Fitness center.
al. 
Floral shop.
am. 
Funeral home.
an. 
Furniture and household goods store.
ao. 
General merchandise store.
ap. 
Gifts and novelty store.
aq. 
Glass mirror sales and service store.
ar. 
Grocery store.
as. 
Hardware store.
at. 
Hearing aid shop.
au. 
Heating and plumbing sales store.
av. 
Hobby supply store.
aw. 
Income tax preparer office.
ax. 
Installment loan lender.
[Ord. No. 8480, 12-10-2018[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsection (B)(1)(ax) through (cw) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(1)(ay) through (cx), respectively.
ay. 
Insurance sales office.
az. 
Interior decorating store.
ba. 
Jewelry store.
bb. 
Land title insurance company.
bc. 
Laundry (self-service).
bd. 
Laundry and dry cleaning collection and distribution.
be. 
Law office.
bf. 
Lawnmower sales and service store.
bg. 
Library.
bh. 
Locksmith.
bi. 
Martial arts studio.
bj. 
Massage businesses, provided that the licensing requirements of the City are met.
bk. 
Medical office/clinic.
bl. 
Monument works having a retail outlet on the premises.
bm. 
Mortgage company.
bn. 
Mortuary.
bo. 
Museum.
bp. 
Musical instruments and record store.
bq. 
Music teacher studio/work area.
br. 
Newsstand.
bs. 
Notions store.
bt. 
Paint store.
bu. 
(Reserved).
bv. 
Pest control service.
bw. 
Pet grooming, domestic small household.
bx. 
Pharmacy.
by. 
Photographer.
bz. 
Planner office.
ca. 
Police station.
cb. 
Postal station.
cc. 
Printing shop.
cd. 
Produce store.
ce. 
Real estate appraisers, broker and salespersons office.
cf. 
Service selling only those goods which may be sold by any other permitted retail store in this District.
cg. 
Shoe repair store.
ch. 
Silk screening businesses that silk screen clothing and other apparel merchandise, provided that the silk screening operations do not occupy more than two thousand (2,000) square feet.
ci. 
Sporting goods store.
cj. 
Stationery store.
ck. 
Stenographer/typist studio/work area.
cl. 
Structures and uses which are clearly accessory and necessary to the normal operation of the permitted uses.
cm. 
Tailor shop.
cn. 
(Reserved).
co. 
Taxidermy studio.
cp. 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this Section.
cq. 
Tobacco store.
cr. 
Toy store.
cs. 
Upholstery shop.
ct. 
Utility (local public) facilities, provided that any installation, other than poles and equipment attached to the poles, shall be:
(1) 
Adequately screened with landscaping, fencing or walls or any combination thereof, or
(2) 
Placed underground, or
(3) 
Enclosed in a structure in such a manner so as to blend with and complement the character of the surrounding area.
All plans for screening these facilities shall be submitted to the Department of Public Works for review. No building permit or installation permit shall be issued until these plans have been approved by the Building Commission.
cu. 
Variety store selling goods permitted in this District.
cv. 
Veterinarian office.
cw. 
Video rental store.
cx. 
Wallpaper store.
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to erect a temporary structure in this Zoning District (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
E. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for uses within the "B-4" Highway Commercial District shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
F. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "B-4" Highway Commercial District shall be as follows except that no structure shall be erected within thirty-five (35) feet of a property line adjoining property in any "R" residential District.
1. 
Minimum lot area. None.
2. 
Maximum story. Three (3) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Forty-five (45) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). None.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
The minimum depth (rear yard) and minimum width (side yard) applies only when the yard abuts or is adjacent to an "R" residential District.
G. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "B-4" Highway Commercial District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening.
a. 
All mechanical equipment, air-handling units, cooling towers, condensers, etc., on roof or grade shall be screened architecturally in such a manner as to be a part of the design of the building.
b. 
Incinerators and stacks shall be enclosed in the same material as the main exterior building material.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
H. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted or Special Uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
Any fencing shall be allowed but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health and welfare and architectural designs of the City.
I. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading spaces. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted for the uses listed in Column 1 of the following chart, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
Funeral home or mortuary
2,500--4,000
One
4,000--6,000
Two
each 10,000 over 6,000
1 Additional
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart and to this District.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces, but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
J. 
Curb Cut. Only one (1) curb cut, no greater than twenty-five (25) feet measured at the end of the radius return ("throat") every four hundred (400) feet.
K. 
Additional Requirements By The Planning And Zoning Commission. All proposed development or remodeling in the "B-4" Highway Commercial District must have approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission may make such reasonable additional requirements as they may deem necessary to utilities, drainage, landscaping, lighting, signs and advertising devices, screening, accessways, curb cuts, traffic control, height of buildings and setback of buildings to protect adjoining residentially zoned lots or residential uses.
L. 
Special Use Permits.
1. 
Adult day care.
[Ord. No. 8399, 3-28-2018[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 8399 by implication also renumbered former Subsection (L)(1) through (L)(2) to (L)(2) through (L)(3), respectively.
2. 
Brewpubs.
[Ord. No. 8220 §5, 4-26-2016[3]]
[3]
Editor’s Note: Section 5 also renumbered former Subsection (K)(1) to (K)(2).
3. 
Tavern, nightclub, cocktail lounge.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Objectives.
1. 
The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "B-5" Planned Commercial District.
2. 
The purpose of this District is not only to provide for attractive and efficient retail shopping facilities but to facilitate the establishment of combinations of developments and uses for which no provision is made in any other single "B" Commercial District or the establishment of developments and uses in locations appropriate under approved site plans and conditions. Such approved plans and conditions shall be consistent with good planning practice and compatible with permitted developments and uses in adjoining Districts so as to protect the general welfare.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "B-5" Planned Commercial District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Permitted land uses and developments shall be established in the conditions of the ordinance governing the particular Planned Commercial District; specific uses may include those uses designated as permitted, accessory or conditional uses in any of the "B" Commercial Districts and such residential use as may be authorized by the City Council.
2. 
Subject only to approval of a site development plan by the Planning and Zoning Commission:
a. 
Police, fire and postal stations.
b. 
Local public utility facilities.
c. 
Accessory uses incident to the above uses.
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to erect a temporary structure in this Zoning District (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
E. 
Parking Regulations. Parking shall be provided in accordance with the standards specified for the "B-3" Extensive Commercial District, except as provided hereinafter:
1. 
Reductions therefrom, or changes thereto, may be approved by the City Council consistent with parking requirements otherwise specified under this Chapter and appropriate for the proposed uses.
2. 
Reductions therefrom of up to twenty percent (20%) of the parking otherwise required may be approved by the City Council in accordance with the site plan approval procedure under this Section upon a clear and convincing showing that the proposed development and uses thereof:
a. 
Do not require the amount of parking that would otherwise be required; and
b. 
Would not result in the use of the parking reduction under any reasonable set of circumstances (but in no event shall a reduction in parking result in parking spaces totaling less than one (1) parking space for every two hundred (200) square feet of gross floor area).
F. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "B-5" Planned Commercial District shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. None.
2. 
Maximum story. Three (3) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Forty-five (45) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Forty (40) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Thirty-five (35) feet.
The minimum depth (rear yard) and minimum width (side yard) applies only when the yard abuts or is adjacent to an "R" residential District.
G. 
Lot Area, Development Limitation And Yard Requirements. The additional lot area, development limitation and yard requirements for land in this district shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. No minimum lot area shall be required for this district, but lot dimensions shall be sufficient to meet other requirements set forth in this Section or in the conditions of the ordinance governing the particular "B-5" Planned Commercial District development.
2. 
Development limitations. Not more than one (1) dwelling unit per each twelve thousand (12,000) square feet of lot area designated for such use shall be permitted in structures containing offices with affiliated dwelling units.
3. 
Minimum yard requirements — general. Setbacks for parking areas, internal drives, loading spaces and structures shall be established in the conditions of the ordinance governing the particular "B-5" Planned Commercial District development.
H. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "B-5" Planned Commercial District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening.
a. 
All mechanical equipment, air-handling units, cooling towers, condensers, etc., on roof or grade shall be screened architecturally in such a manner as to be a part of the design of the building.
b. 
Incinerators and stacks shall be enclosed in the same material as the main exterior building material.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
I. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading spaces. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted for the uses listed in Column 1 of the chart below, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
Funeral home or mortuary
2,500--4,000
One
4,000--6,000
Two
each 10,000 over 6,000
1 Additional
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart and to this District.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces, but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
J. 
Special Conditions. The following conditions apply:
1. 
Except as otherwise prohibited hereunder, a "B-5" Planned Commercial District may be established on any tract of land in accordance with provisions of this Section.
2. 
A "B-5" Planned Commercial District may be established by ordinance of the City Council in the same manner that other mapped Districts are established where the City Council determines that any particular tracts or areas should be developed for commercial use, but because of possible conflicts with adjoining uses, more development control is necessary to protect the general welfare than is possible under the regulations of the other "B" Commercial Districts.
3. 
A "B-5" Planned Commercial District shall not be established on any tract of land less than one (1) acre that has a common property line with an "R" Residential District and does not have a common property line with any "B-5" Commercial or "M" Industrial District unless recommended to be rezoned to a Commercial District by the City's Comprehensive Plan, dated revised November 30, 2004.
[Ord. No. 8216 §1, 4-11-2016]
K. 
Procedure For Establishment Of A "B-5" Planned Commercial District Or Approval Of Site Plan In Existing "B-5". In order to establish a "B-5" Planned Commercial District through a change of zoning or to obtain approval of a site development plan in order to utilize land in an established "B-5" Planned Commercial District, the procedure shall be as follows:
1. 
Application. The owner or owners of record or owners under contract of a lot or tract of land or their authorized representatives shall petition the City Council on forms prescribed for this purpose by the Planning and Zoning Commission. These forms are to be submitted to the Building Commissioner and accompanied by the following:
a. 
Filing fee.
b. 
Legal description of the property.
c. 
Outboundary plat of the property.
d. 
Preliminary development plan depicting, but not limited to, the following:
(1) 
Proposed uses. In single-lot developments approximate location of buildings and other structures as well as parking areas shall be indicated. In multiple-lot developments, conceptual location and configuration of buildings, approximate locations of common ground areas, major utility easements and stormwater retention or detention areas shall be indicated.
(2) 
Existing and proposed contours at vertical intervals of not more than five (5) feet referred to sea level datum. Floor plan areas shall be indicated.
(3) 
Approximate location of all isolated trees having a diameter at breast height of six (6) inches or more, all tree masses and proposed landscaping.
(4) 
Two (2) section profiles through the site showing preliminary building form, existing natural grade and proposed final grade.
(5) 
Proposed ingress and egress to the site, including adjacent streets and approximate alignments of internal roadway systems.
(6) 
Preliminary plan for sanitation and drainage facilities.
2. 
Hearing/public hearing.
a. 
A hearing on the petition shall be held by the Planning and Zoning Commission following the filing of an application, complying with the provisions of this Section, with the Building Commissioner and the acceptance of such application thereby as a complete application. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall thereafter make a recommendation to the City Council with respect to the petition.
b. 
Upon the issuance of a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission or if no recommendation has been made by the Planning and Zoning Commission within sixty (60) days of acceptance of the completed application by the Building Commissioner, the petitioner may request the City Council to set a public hearing on such petition by filing a written request therefore with the City Clerk together with any required deposit to cover the anticipated costs of advertising such public hearing. In the event that the petitioner has requested the setting of public hearing in the absence of a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Planning and Zoning Commission shall be deemed to have made a recommendation disapproval.
c. 
No ordinance approving any petition shall be enacted unless and until a public hearing on such petition has been held by the City Council, at which hearing the following issues, which said issues shall not be considered all inclusive, shall be addressed:
(1) 
Permitted uses, including maximum floor area;
(2) 
Performance standards;
(3) 
Height limitations;
(4) 
Minimum yard requirements;
(5) 
Off-street parking and loading requirements;
(6) 
Sign regulations;
(7) 
Minimum requirements for site development plans;
(8) 
Time limitations for commencement and completion of construction.
The provisions related to changes and amendments shall apply with respect to all petitions under this Section and proceedings with respect thereto, including public hearings and any ordinances resulting therefrom, but no public hearing shall be commenced until the petitioner has provided payment for the notice of publication of such public hearing. If such payment is not provided by the petitioner within sixty (60) days of submission of a bill thereto, the petition shall be deemed abandoned and the request for public hearing withdrawn.
3. 
Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation. No action shall be taken by the City Council with respect to the petition until it has received the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The recommendation shall address general planning considerations, including consistency with good planning practice and compatibility with adjoining permitted developments and uses. A recommendation of approval shall include recommended conditions to be included in the ordinance authorizing the establishment of the "B-5" Planned Commercial District. Such conditions shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. 
Permitted uses, including maximum floor area;
b. 
Performance standards;
c. 
Height limitations;
d. 
Minimum yard requirements;
e. 
Off-street parking and loading requirements;
f. 
Sign regulations;
g. 
Minimum requirements for site development plans;
h. 
Time limitations for commencement and completion of construction.
4. 
Site development plans. After passage by the City Council of an ordinance authorizing the establishment of a "B-5" Planned Commercial District, the final site development plan shall be submitted to the Building Commissioner to review for compliance with the applicable "B-5" Planned Commercial Development ordinance prior to issuance of construction permits. Any variations from the ordinance approved by the City Council and/or the conceptual plans attached to such ordinance shall be processed in accordance with the procedure established in this Section.
L. 
Procedure For Amendment Of Conditions Or Plans. In order to amend the provisions of an existing "B-5" Planned Commercial District ordinance or to amend the recorded site development plan, site development concept plan or site development section plan approved for the "B-5" Planned Commercial District, the procedure shall be as follows:
1. 
To amend the "B-5" District ordinance.
a. 
Submission/advisory determination regarding necessity for public hearing. The property owner or authorized representative may submit a written request to amend ordinance conditions to the Building Commissioner for review. The Building Commissioner shall evaluate the request for consistency in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing and shall make an advisory determination regarding the necessity of public hearing.
b. 
Determination of necessity for public hearing. If the Building Commissioner determines that the requested amendment is not consistent in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing, the Building Commissioner or designated representative shall so report to the applicant and the Planning and Zoning Commission. In such event, if the applicant wishes to proceed with its request to amend ordinance conditions, further action with respect thereto shall be required to be in accordance with the provisions of this Section and shall require a new public hearing by the City Council before enactment of any ordinance amending conditions of the existing ordinance.
c. 
Advisory determination of non-necessity for public hearing/Planning and Zoning Commission action and determinations.
(1) 
If the Building Commissioner or designated representative determines that the requested amendment is consistent in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing, the Building Commissioner or designated representative shall make an advisory determination of non-necessity of public hearing and so report to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall thereafter review the request and the report of the Building Commissioner or designated representative.
(2) 
If the Planning and Zoning Commission agrees that the requested amendment is consistent in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing, it shall make a preliminary determination of non-necessity of public hearing and shall report such determination and a recommendation to the City Council with respect to the proposed amendment, which recommendation shall be in accordance with the provisions of this Section and shall note any recommended changes in conditions.
(3) 
If the Planning and Zoning Commission determines that the requested amendment is not consistent in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing, it shall issue a determination of necessity for public hearing and so report to the applicant and the City Council, in which event, if the applicant wishes to proceed with its request to amend ordinance conditions, further action with respect thereto shall be required to be in accordance with the provisions of this Section and shall require a new public hearing by the City Council before enactment of any ordinance amending conditions of the existing ordinance.
d. 
Council action.
(1) 
The City Council may, by ordinance enacted after submission of a recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission, upon a determination by it that the amendments provided for therein are consistent in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing, amend the pertinent existing ordinance.
(2) 
The City Council may, by motion, determine that the requested amendments are not consistent in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing, in which event, if the applicant wishes to proceed with its request to amend ordinance conditions, further actions with respect thereto shall be required to be in accordance with the provisions of this Section and shall require a new public hearing by the City Council before enactment of any ordinance amending conditions of the existing ordinance.
(3) 
Nothing herein shall obligate the City Council to take any actions with regard to a recommendation of disapproval or any other recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission relative to a request under this Section to amend ordinance conditions.
e. 
Election by applicant to proceed. Nothing herein shall prevent or prohibit an applicant from electing to petition for a new or amended ordinance.
2. 
To amend the site development plan or site development concept plan approved for the "B-5" Planned Commercial District:
a. 
Submission/initial review regarding consistency requirement. The property owner or authorized representative may submit an amended site development (concept) plan to the Building Commissioner for review. The Building Commissioner shall evaluate the request for consistency in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing, with conditions of the pertinent existing Planned Commercial District ordinance and with any previously approved site development plans. If the submission of the amended site development plan is necessitated by the enactment of an amended Planned Commercial District ordinance hereunder, the changes sought shall be deemed major and shall require a review thereof by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
b. 
Initial determination of non-consistency. If the Building Commissioner determines that the proposed amendment to the previously approved site plan is not consistent in purpose and content with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing or does not meet all of the conditions of the pertinent Planned Commercial District ordinance, the Building Commissioner shall so report to the applicant and the Planning and Zoning Commission. If the applicant wishes to proceed with such proposed amendment, such applicant may elect to thereafter proceed in accordance with the provisions of this Section.
c. 
Initial determination of consistency/minor changes. If the Building Commissioner determines that the proposed amendment to the previously approved site plan is minor in nature and is not in conflict with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing and meets all of the conditions of the pertinent Planned Commercial District ordinance, the Building Commissioner shall notify the Planning and Zoning Commission thereof and may conditionally approve such proposed amendment, which approval shall be deemed ratified by the Planning and Zoning Commission unless five (5) or more members thereof thereafter request at the first (1st) regularly scheduled and conducted meeting after notification that such proposed amendment be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review. In lieu of a grant of conditional approval, the Building Commissioner or designated representative may submit the proposed amendment to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review. In case of disapproval of the proposed amendment by the Building Commissioner, the applicant shall be notified and may thereafter request review thereof by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
d. 
Initial determination of consistency/major changes. If the Building Commissioner determines that the proposed amendment to the previously approved site plan is major in nature, but it is not in conflict with the nature of the proposal as originally or previously advertised for public hearing and meets all of the conditions of the pertinent Planned Commercial District ordinance, the Building Commissioner shall notify the Planning and Zoning Commission thereof and shall submit the proposed amendment to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review.
M. 
Guarantee Of Improvements. Unless otherwise provided for in the conditions of the ordinance governing a particular "B-5" Planned Commercial District, no building permits or permits authorizing the occupancy or use of a building, facility, commercial establishment or service concern may be issued until required related off-site improvements are constructed or a performance bond, escrow or other acceptable instrument is posted covering their estimated cost as determined by the Building Commissioner. This requirement shall not apply to foundation permits or permits necessary for the installation of required related off-site improvements. Required related off-site improvements shall include, but not be limited to, streets, sidewalks, sanitary and storm sewers, street lights and street trees. If a "B-5" Planned Commercial District is developed in phases, the requirement shall also apply to all major improvements necessary to the proper operation and function of the phase.
N. 
Failure To Commence Construction. Substantial construction shall commence within the time period specified in the conditions of the ordinance governing the "B-5" Planned Commercial District, unless such time period is extended by the Planning and Zoning Commission. If substantial construction or development does not begin within the time period specified in the conditions of the ordinance governing the District or extensions authorized therein, the Planning and Zoning Commission may recommend to the City Council that action be taken to repeal, review or amend the existing ordinance or to rezone some or all of the property covered by the existing ordinance or to revert some or all of such property to prior or other zoning classifications. No building or occupancy permit shall be issued for the development or use of the property until completion of action by the City Council on the proceedings to rezone the property in accord with the provisions of the above-noted Section.
O. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section or as otherwise provided in any ordinance enacted under this Section, all provisions of this Chapter applicable to the "B-3" Extensive Commercial District shall apply to the "B-5" Planned Commercial District and the ordinances enacted under this Section.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Objectives. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "M-1" Limited Industrial District. The purpose of this District is to provide sufficient space in appropriate locations for certain types of industry, relatively free from offense, in modern, landscaped buildings, to make available more attractive locations for these industries and to provide opportunities for employment closer to residences with a corresponding reduction in travel time from home to work. It is intended that the District shall be laid out and developed according to approved plans so that the purpose of the District may be accomplished.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "M-1" Limited Industrial District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Art needlework, hand weaving and tapestries.
2. 
Books, hand binding and tooling.
3. 
Compounding of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
4. 
Jewelry, manufacture from precious metals.
5. 
Laboratories, research, experimental and testing.
6. 
Manufacture of clay, leather, metal and glass products of a handicraft nature.
7. 
Manufacture of medical, dental and drafting instruments.
8. 
Manufacture of optical goods and equipment, watches, clocks and other similar precision instruments.
9. 
Manufacture of small electrical or electronic apparatus, musical instruments, games and toys.
10. 
Medical Marijuana-Infused Products Manufacturing Facility (NAICS CC325415), Medical Marijuana Testing Facility (NAICS CC541381) and Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility — (NAICS CC111419) which abide by all applicable laws and regulations, but no Medical Marijuana Related Facility shall be sited on a property within seven hundred fifty (750) feet of a property of any then-existing church, day care center, elementary or secondary school. Measurements shall be made from the closest property line of the proposed Facility to the closest property line of any such other use listed in this Section, or in the case of location of a Medical Marijuana Facility or Use in a Shopping Center, the measurement shall be taken from a determined centroid of the facility. On-site Usage Prohibited: No Marijuana shall be smoked, ingested, infused or otherwise consumed on the premises. All licenses issued to any Facility shall be displayed at the Facility.
[Ord. No. 8536, 8-12-2019[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsection (B)(10) through (15) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(11) through (16), respectively.
11. 
Motion picture producing.
12. 
Offices, business, professional and governmental as a part of the industrial establishment.
13. 
Radio and television broadcasting stations and studios, but not including sending or receiving.
14. 
Generally those office, laboratory and manufacturing uses similar to those listed in this Section which do not create any danger to health and safety in surrounding areas and which do not create any offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare and which, by reason of high value in relation to size and weight of merchandise received and shipped, create very little truck traffic.
15. 
Accessory uses, including signs and billboards, which conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
16. 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this Section.
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to erect a temporary structure in this Zoning District (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Procedure. The owner or owners of any tract of land zoned as an "M-1" Limited Industrial District may submit to the City Council a plan for the use and development of all or part of the tract for the purpose of and meeting the requirements set forth in this Section. The plan shall be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission for study and report. If the Commission approves the plan, the plat of the site shall be recorded along with deed restrictions required by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Permits may be issued.
E. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
F. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for within the "M-1" Limited Industrial District uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
G. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "M-1" Limited Industrial District shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. None.
2. 
Maximum story. Three (3) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Forty-five (45) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Fifty (50) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). None.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Twenty-five (25) feet.
H. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "M-1" Limited Industrial District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening. Screening shall be provided in the "M-1" Limited Industrial District on all mechanical equipment.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
I. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted or Special Uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
Any fencing shall be allowed but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health and welfare and architectural designs of the City.
J. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading space. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted for the uses listed in Column 1 of the following chart, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart except that in the "M-1" Limited Industry District special requirements may be imposed by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces, but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
K. 
Special Conditions. The plan and other materials submitted for development of all or part of an "M-1" Limited Industrial District shall show the requirements set forth in this Section and shall include the width of right-of-way and pavement of existing streets. The District shall be developed according to these requirements. In addition, it is hereby specified and required that:
1. 
No part of any building or accessory structure shall be located closer than one hundred (100) feet to any "R" residential District boundary or street right-of-way line.
2. 
The aggregate area of a building wall shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the entire area of the lot assigned to the building.
3. 
Service drives or other areas shall be provided for off-street loading and in such a way that, in the process of loading or unloading, no truck will block the passage of other vehicles on the service drive or extend into any other public or private drive or street used for traffic circulation.
4. 
The roads, driveways, parking areas and walks shall be paved with hard surface material meeting applicable specifications of the Director of Public Works.
5. 
Any part of a lot shall be landscaped with grass, trees, shrubs or pedestrian walks.
L. 
Additional Requirements By The Planning And Zoning Commission. Before approval of an "M-1" Limited Industrial District, the Planning and Zoning Commission may make reasonable additional requirements as to utilities, drainage, landscaping, lighting, signs and advertising devices, screening, accessways, curb cuts, traffic control, height of buildings and setback of buildings to protect adjoining residentially zoned lots or residential uses. The plans for development of the district shall be amended in accordance with these requirements before being approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Permits issued.
M. 
Special Use Permits.
[Ord. No. 8220 §6, 4-26-2016]
1. 
Brewpubs.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection (M)(2), which immediately followed, regarding Medical Marijuana, adopted by Ord. No. 8519, 6-24-2019, was by implication repealed upon passage of Ord. No. 8536. See Subsection (B)(10) of this Section.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Objectives. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "M-2" Industry District. The purpose of this District is to provide sufficient space in appropriate locations for certain types of industry which are more intensive in use, but still provide for employment closer to residences with a corresponding reduction in travel time from home to work. It is intended that the District shall be laid out and developed according to approved plans so that the purpose of the District may be accomplished.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "M-2" Industry District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "M-1" Limited Industry District as follows:
a. 
Art needlework, hand weaving and tapestries.
b. 
Books, hand binding and tooling.
c. 
Compounding of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
d. 
Jewelry, manufacture from precious metals.
e. 
Laboratories, research, experimental and testing.
f. 
Manufacture of clay, leather, metal and glass products of a handicraft nature.
g. 
Manufacture of medical, dental and drafting instruments.
h. 
Manufacture of optical goods and equipment, watches, clocks and other similar precision instruments.
i. 
Manufacture of small electrical or electronic apparatus, musical instruments, games and toys.
j. 
Motion picture producing.
k. 
Offices, business, professional and governmental as a part of the industrial establishment.
l. 
Radio and television broadcasting stations and studios, but not including sending or receiving.
m. 
Generally those office, laboratory and manufacturing uses similar to those listed in this Section which do not create any danger to health and safety in surrounding areas and which do not create any offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare and which, by reason of high value in relation to size and weight of merchandise received and shipped, create very little truck traffic.
n. 
Accessory uses, including signs and billboards, which conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
o. 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this Section.
2. 
In the "M-2" Industry District, no building, structure or land shall be used and no building or structure shall be hereafter erected, structurally altered, enlarged or maintained except for any of the following uses, provided such uses are controlled so that they shall never be obnoxious or offensive because of odor, dust, gas, smoke or noise.
3. 
The following uses, provided they are conducted within a completely enclosed building, except for the on-site parking of delivery vehicles which are incidental thereto:
a. 
The manufacture, compounding, processing, packaging or treatment of such products as bakery goods, candy, cosmetics, dairy products, drugs and pharmaceuticals (excluding acid manufacture), perfumes, perfumed toilet soap, toiletries and food products, excluding fish and meat products, sauerkraut, vinegar, yeast and the rendering or refining of fats and oils.
b. 
The manufacture, compounding, assembling or treatment of articles or merchandise from the following previously prepared materials: Metal, bone, cellophane, canvas, cloth, cork, feathers, felt, fiber, fur, glass, hair, horn, leather, paper, plastics, precious or semi-precious metals or stone, shells, rubber, tin, textiles, tobacco, wood (excluding sawmill), yarns and paint not employing a boiling process.
c. 
The manufacture of pottery and figurines, or other similar ceramic products, using only previously pulverized clay and kilns fired only by electricity or gas.
d. 
The manufacture and maintenance of electric and neon signs, billboards, commercial advertising structures, light sheet metal products, including heating and ventilating ducts and equipment, cornices, eaves and the like.
e. 
Manufacture of musical instruments, toys, novelties and rubber and metal stamps.
f. 
Automobile assembling, painting, upholstering, rebuilding, reconditioning, body and fender works, trucks repairing or overhauling, tire retreading or recapping, battery manufacturing and the like (not including automobile wrecking or junk yards).
g. 
Machine shops and ornamental iron works, providing that the applicant shall submit to the City Council for approval a plan showing capacities of drop hammers, punch presses and automatic screw machines, showing capacities, structural facilities for mounting and acoustical provisions to assure elimination of offensive noise and vibration, before the Building Commissioner shall have authority to issue a Building or Occupancy Permit.
h. 
Foundry casting lightweight non-ferrous metal not causing noxious fumes or odors, but not including brass, manganese, bronze or zinc.
i. 
Laundry, cleaning and dyeing works and carpet and rug cleaning.
j. 
Distribution plants, parcel delivery, ice and cold storage plant, bottling plant and food commissary or catering establishments.
k. 
Wholesale business, storage building and warehouses.
l. 
Assembly of electrical appliances, electronic instruments and devices, radios and phonographs, including the manufacture of small parts only such as coils, condensers, transformer, crystal holders and the like.
m. 
Laboratories, experimental, photo or motion picture film or testing.
n. 
Manufacturing or fabrication of any commodity from semi-finished materials, except explosives or flammable gases or liquids.
o. 
Generally, those laboratory and manufacturing uses similar to those listed in this Section which do not create any danger to health and safety in surrounding areas and which do not create any offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare.
4. 
Uses customarily incident to any of the above uses and accessory building when located on the same lot, provided however, that such uses shall not include those uses which would be obnoxious or offensive because of odor, dust, gas, smoke or noise or uses normally classified "heavy industrial" because of such conditions. No land in the "M-2" Industry District shall be used for any business commonly known as "junk yard" or as a storage yard when ten (10) or more wrecked automobiles or junk automobiles shall be accumulated or stored. This prohibition shall not prohibit automobile repair shops from having ten (10) or more wrecked automobiles which are in process of repair or which are stored for the purpose of repair work and said prohibition is only intended to apply to the storing of junk automobiles which are stored there for the purpose of stripping same of parts.
5. 
No building or structure shall be hereafter erected, converted or moved onto any lot in this District for dwelling purposes, except living quarters used by watchmen, custodians or other persons required by their duties to live upon such property.
6. 
Medical Marijuana-Infused Products Manufacturing Facility (NAICS CC325415), Medical Marijuana Testing Facility (NAICS CC541381) and Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility — (NAICS CC111419) which abide by all applicable laws and regulations, but no Medical Marijuana Related Facility shall be sited on a property within seven hundred fifty (750) feet of a property of any then-existing church, day care center, elementary or secondary school. Measurements shall be made from the closest property line of the proposed Facility to the closest property line of any such other use listed in this Section, or in the case of location of a Medical Marijuana Facility or Use in a Shopping Center, the measurement shall be taken from a determined centroid of the facility. On-site Usage Prohibited: No Marijuana shall be smoked, ingested, infused or otherwise consumed on the premises. All licenses issued to any Facility shall be displayed at the Facility.
[Ord. No. 8536, 8-12-2019]
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to erect a temporary structure in this Zoning District (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Procedure. The owner or owners of any tract of land zoned as an "M-2" Industry District may submit to the City Council a plan for the use and development of all or part of the tract for the purpose of and meeting the requirements set forth in this Section. The plan shall be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission for study and report. If the Planning and Zoning Commission approves the plan, the plat of the site shall be recorded along with deed restrictions required by the Planning and Zoning Commission and building permits may be issued.
E. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
F. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for uses within the "M-2" Industry District shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
G. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "M-2" Industry District shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area. None.
2. 
Maximum story. Three (3) stories.
3. 
Maximum height. Forty-five (45) feet.
4. 
Minimum depth (front yard). Fifty (50) feet.
5. 
Minimum depth (rear yard). Twenty-five (25) feet.
6. 
Minimum width (side yard). Twenty-five (25) feet.
H. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "M-2" Industry District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening. Screening shall be provided in the "M-2" Industry District on all mechanical equipment.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
I. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted or Special Uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
Any fencing shall be allowed but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health and welfare and architectural designs of the City.
J. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements for permitted uses shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading spaces. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted for the uses listed in Column 1 of the following chart below, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart and to this District.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for, each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
K. 
Special Conditions. The plan and other materials submitted for development of all or part of an "M-2" Industry District shall show the requirements set forth in this Section and shall include the width of right-of-way and pavement of existing streets. The District shall be developed according to these requirements. In addition, it is hereby specified and required that:
1. 
No part of any building or accessory structure shall be located closer than one hundred (100) feet to any "R" residential District boundary or street right-of-way line.
2. 
The aggregate area of a building wall shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the entire area of the lot assigned to the building.
3. 
Service drives or other areas shall be provided for off-street loading and in such a way that, in the process of loading or unloading, no truck will block the passage of other vehicles on the service drive or extend into any other public or private drive or street used for traffic circulation.
4. 
The roads, driveways, parking areas and walks shall be paved with hard surface material meeting applicable specifications of the Director of Public Works.
5. 
Any part of a lot not used for buildings or other structures, parking or loading spaces and access thereto shall be landscaped with grass, trees, shrubs or pedestrian walks.
L. 
Additional Requirements By The Planning And Zoning Commission. All proposed development or remodeling in the "M-2" Industry District must have approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission may make reasonable additional requirements as to utilities, drainage, landscaping, lighting, signs and advertising devices, screening, accessways, curb cuts, traffic control, height of buildings and setback of buildings to protect adjoining residentially zoned lots or residential uses. The plans for development within the District shall be amended in accordance with these requirements before being approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and Building Permits issued.
M. 
Special Use Permits
[Ord. No. 8220 §7, 4-26-2016]
1. 
Brewpubs.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection (M)(2), which immediately followed, regarding Medical Marijuana, adopted by Ord. No. 8519, 6-24-2019, was by implication repealed upon passage of Ord. No. 8536. See Subsection (B)(6) of this Section.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Objectives. The purpose of this District is to provide for the establishment of developments and uses not provided for in other "M" Industrial Districts, where such developments and uses would be appropriate to the area and where conditions necessary to protect the general welfare are provided.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "M-3" Planned Industrial District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "M-1" Limited Industrial District or "M-2" Industry District as follows:
a. 
Art needlework, hand weaving and tapestries.
b. 
Books, hand binding and tooling.
c. 
Compounding of cosmetics and pharmaceutical products.
d. 
Jewelry, manufacture from precious metals.
e. 
Laboratories, research, experimental and testing.
f. 
Manufacture of clay, leather, metal and glass products of a handicraft nature.
g. 
Manufacture of medical, dental and drafting instruments.
h. 
Manufacture of optical goods and equipment, watches, clocks and other similar precision instruments.
i. 
Manufacture of small electrical or electronic apparatus, musical instruments, games and toys.
j. 
Motion picture producing.
k. 
Offices, business, professional and governmental as a part of the industrial establishment.
l. 
Radio and television broadcasting stations and studios, but not including sending or receiving.
m. 
Generally those office, laboratory and manufacturing uses similar to those listed in this Section which do not create any danger to health and safety in surrounding areas and which do not create any offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare and which, by reason of high value in relation to size and weight of merchandise received and shipped, create very little truck traffic.
n. 
Accessory uses, including signs and billboards, which conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
o. 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in this Section.
2. 
The following uses, provided they are conducted within a completely enclosed building, except for the on-site parking of delivery vehicles which are incidental thereto:
a. 
The manufacture, compounding, processing, packaging or treatment of such products as bakery goods, candy, cosmetics, dairy products, drugs and pharmaceuticals (excluding acid manufacture), perfumes, perfumed toilet soap, toiletries and food products, excluding fish and meat products, sauerkraut, vinegar, yeast and the rendering or refining of fats and oils.
b. 
The manufacture, compounding, assembling or treatment of articles or merchandise from the following previously prepared materials: Metal, bone, cellophane, canvas, cloth, cork, feathers, felt, fiber, fur, glass, hair, horn, leather, paper, plastics, precious or semi-precious metals or stone, shells, rubber, tin, textiles, tobacco, wood (excluding sawmill), yarns and paint not employing a boiling process.
c. 
The manufacture of pottery and figurines, or other similar ceramic products, using only previously pulverized clay and kilns fired only by electricity or gas.
d. 
The manufacture and maintenance of electric and neon signs, billboards, commercial advertising structures, light sheet metal products, including heating and ventilating ducts and equipment, cornices, eaves and the like.
e. 
Manufacture of musical instruments, toys, novelties and rubber and metal stamps.
f. 
Automobile assembling, painting, upholstering, rebuilding, reconditioning, body and fender works, trucks repairing or overhauling, tire retreading or recapping, battery manufacturing and the like (not including automobile wrecking or junk yards).
g. 
Machine shops and ornamental iron works, providing that the applicant shall submit to the City Council for approval a plan showing capacities of drop hammers, punch presses and automatic screw machines, showing capacities, structural facilities for mounting and acoustical provisions to assure elimination of offensive noise and vibration, before the Building Commissioner shall have authority to issue a Building or Occupancy Permit.
h. 
Foundry casting lightweight non-ferrous metal not causing noxious fumes or odors, but not including brass, manganese, bronze or zinc.
i. 
Laundry, cleaning and dyeing works and carpet and rug cleaning.
j. 
Distribution plants, parcel delivery, ice and cold storage plant, bottling plant and food commissary or catering establishments.
k. 
Wholesale business, storage building and warehouses.
l. 
Assembly of electrical appliances, electronic instruments and devices, radios and phonographs, including the manufacture of small parts only such as coils, condensers, transformer, crystal holders and the like.
m. 
Laboratories, experimental, photo or motion picture film or testing.
n. 
Manufacturing or fabrication of any commodity from semi-finished materials, except explosives or flammable gases or liquids.
o. 
Generally, those laboratory and manufacturing uses similar to those listed in this Section which do not create any danger to health and safety in surrounding areas and which do not create any offensive noise, vibration, smoke, dust, odors, heat or glare.
3. 
Any other use or development approved by the City Council.
C. 
Temporary Structures (Including Tents).
1. 
Permit. It shall be unlawful to erect a temporary structure in this Zoning District (except for any church or lawful non-conforming residential use) without first having obtained a permit from the Public Works Department for its erection. The permit shall be a non-renewable seven (7) day permit. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, there shall be allowed four (4) such permits per address for each calendar year, provided there be a minimum of thirty (30) days between the issuance of each permit. There shall be no charge for the seven (7) day permit, however, an inspection fee shall be assessed except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization.
2. 
Use and location. The temporary structure shall be owned by the holder of the business license of the primary business except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization. The location of the temporary structure shall be approved by the Building Commissioner but shall in no case be closer than ten (10) feet to any property line. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, the temporary structure shall be used for purpose of outdoor display of merchandise for sale by the primary business. Except for any church, charitable, benevolent or non-profit organization, no other business shall be allowed to operate out of the temporary structure except by Special Use Permit granted by the City Council.
3. 
Height. Temporary structures shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height.
4. 
Parking. The temporary structure shall not eliminate any required parking spaces.
D. 
Procedure.
1. 
A Planned Industrial District shall be established on a tract of land in single ownership or management control provided that the preliminary development plans are approved by the City Council and a final development plan is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and recorded and provided that the schedule of construction is complied with.
2. 
Petitions for development and use in the "M-3" Planned Industrial District shall be made to the City Council and shall be filed with the Planning and Zoning Commission. The petition shall be accompanied by a preliminary development plan and other information in such detail as to indicate the following:
a. 
Preliminary site plans showing proposed uses and structures.
b. 
Existing and proposed contours at intervals of two (2) feet or less referred to sea level datum.
c. 
Two (2) section profiles through the site showing preliminary building form.
d. 
The proposed ingress and egress to the site including adjacent streets.
3. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations shall be transmitted to the City Council with recommended conditions or restrictions to be included in an ordinance authorizing the development. The conditions or restrictions shall include, but not be limited to:
a. 
Time limitations for submission of final development plans and commencement of construction.
b. 
Uses permitted on the tract to be developed.
c. 
Performance standards for operation of the permitted uses.
d. 
After approval of the final development plan by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the plan shall be recorded by the developer together with conditions and restrictions required by the ordinance of approval passed by the City Council.
E. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
F. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for uses within the "M-3" Planned Industrial District shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
G. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "M-3" Planned Industrial District shall be as determined by the City Council.
H. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "M-3" Planned Industrial District shall be as determined by the City Council.
I. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for uses shall be as determined by the City Council.
J. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements for permitted uses shall be as determined by the City Council.
K. 
Special Use Permits.
[Ord. No. 8220 §8, 4-26-2016]
1. 
Brewpubs.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7438 §1, 8-20-2007]
A. 
Objectives. The purpose of this District is to encompass areas within which rough natural topography, geological conditions or location in relation to urbanized areas creates practical difficulties in providing and maintaining public roads and public or private utility services and facilities. It is also intended to encompass areas where specific potential development patterns have not been identified or where significant non-urban uses have been established.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot within the "NU" Non-Urban District shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Churches.
2. 
Commercial vegetable and flower gardening, as well as plant nurseries and greenhouses, but not including any structure used as a sales room.
3. 
Child day care homes licensed by the Division of Family Services (State licensed) and the City of Florissant.
4. 
Child day care centers licensed by the Division of Family Services (State licensed) and the City of Florissant.
5. 
Dairy farming.
6. 
Dwelling, single-family.
7. 
Farming, including the cultivation and sale of any plant crops and domestic animals.
8. 
Forests, wildlife reservations, as well as conservation projects.
9. 
Golf courses, including practice driving tees on the same premises. Miniature golf courses and independent practice driving tees are excluded.
10. 
Group homes.
11. 
Home occupations.
12. 
Hunting and fishing as well as propagation of wildlife of any kind.
13. 
Libraries, public.
14. 
Local public utility facilities, sixty (60) feet or less in height, provided that any installation, other than poles and equipment attached to the poles, shall be:
a. 
Adequately screened with landscaping, fencing or walls or any combination thereof, or
b. 
Placed underground, or
c. 
Enclosed in a structure in such a manner so as to blend with and complement the character of the surrounding area.
All plans for screening these facilities shall be submitted to the Building Commissioner for review. No Building Permit shall be issued until these plans have been approved by the Department of Public Works.
15. 
Mausoleums or crematoriums in an existing cemetery, any other provision of the law notwithstanding, but no such structure shall be situated closer than one hundred (100) feet to any cemetery property line.
16. 
Medical Marijuana Cultivation Facility — (NAICS CC111419) as defined in Section 405.035, which abides by all applicable laws and regulations, subject to the following specific standards:
[Ord. No. 8536, 8-12-2019[1]]
a. 
No marijuana-related use or facility shall emit an odor or in any way cause a public nuisance per Section 405.1553 or Chapter 215, as applicable. The applicant shall demonstrate that the appropriate systems will be provided to prevent any odor of marijuana or fumes from leaving the facility.
b. 
Marijuana cultivation and processing activities shall occur only within an enclosed structure.
c. 
On-Site Usage Prohibited: No Marijuana shall be smoked, ingested, infused or otherwise consumed on the premises.
d. 
All licenses issued to any Facility shall be displayed at the Facility.
[1]
Editor’s Note: Pursuant to this ordinance, former Subsection (B)(16) through (18) were renumbered as Subsection (B)(17) through (19), respectively.
17. 
Parks, parkways and playgrounds, public or private not-for-profit.
18. 
Public or parochial schools and private schools having a similar curriculum on a tract of land of at least five (5) acres.
19. 
Museums.
C. 
Accessory Land Uses And Developments. Subject to compliance with the procedures of this Section, accessory buildings, structures and uses are permitted in conjunction with a permitted land use or development or (unless restricted by applicable condition) a special permit when such accessory building, structure or use is customarily found in conjunction with the primary use, is a reasonably necessary incident to the primary use, is clearly subordinate to the primary use and serves only to further the successful utilization of the primary use. Accessory uses include the following:
1. 
Devices for the generation of energy, such as solar panels, wind generators and similar devices.
2. 
Individual sewage treatment facilities serving an individual dwelling, farm or non-residential use as approved by the appropriate regulatory agency. The sewage treatment facilities shall not exceed five thousand (5,000) gallons per day flow.
3. 
Private stables.
D. 
Sign Regulations. All signs and bulletin boards shall conform to the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
E. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
F. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations. The height, area and bulk regulations for uses in the "NU" Non-Urban District shall be as determined by the City Council.
G. 
Performance Standards. In addition to all other requirements, uses within the "NU" Non-Urban District shall conform to the most restrictive performance standards as follows:
1. 
Vibration. Every use shall be so operated that the maximum ground vibration generated is not perceptible without instruments at any point on the lot line of the lot on which the use is located.
2. 
Odor. Every use shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable odor is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
3. 
Smoke. Every use shall be so operated that no smoke from any source shall be emitted of a greater density than the density described as No. 1 on the Ringelmann Chart as published by the United States Bureau of Mines.
4. 
Toxic gases. Every use shall be so operated that there is no emission of toxic, noxious or corrosive fumes or gases.
5. 
Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter. Emission of dirt, dust, fly ash and other forms of particulate matter shall not exceed eighty-five one-hundredths (0.85) pounds per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases of which amount not to exceed five-tenths (0.5) pound per one thousand (1,000) pounds of gases shall be of such size as to be retained on a 325-mesh U.S. standard sieve. In the case of emission of fly ash or dust from a stationary furnace or a combustion device, these standards shall apply to a condition of fifty percent (50%) excess air in the stack at full load, which standards shall be varied in proportion to the deviation of the percentage of excess air from fifty percent (50%).
6. 
Radiation. Every use shall be so operated that there is no dangerous amount of radioactive emissions.
7. 
Glare and heat. Any operation producing intense glare or heat shall be performed in an enclosure in such a manner as to be imperceptible along any lot line.
8. 
Screening. Screening shall be provided in the "NU" Non-Urban District on all mechanical equipment.
9. 
Sound transmission loss. Sound transmission loss horizontally and vertically between single units in multi-family housing shall be not less than fifty (50) STC and installed according to directions in the Residential Sound Conditioning Publication by the National Association of Home Builders of the United States, Washington, D.C., Copyright 1964.
H. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for permitted or Special Uses shall be as follows:
1. 
It shall be unlawful to erect any fence in the City of Florissant without first having filed with the Building Commissioner an application for a fence permit together with a sketch or diagram of the type of fencing, design and color and its location and having obtained a permit for its erection.
2. 
In Any fencing shall be allowed but only as directed and approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission after giving due consideration for the public safety, health and welfare and architectural designs of the City.
I. 
Off-Street Loading Regulations. The off-street loading requirements shall be as follows:
1. 
Schedule of required loading spaces. Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, when any building or structure is hereafter erected or structurally altered to the extent of increasing the floor area by fifty percent (50%) or more or any building is hereafter converted for the uses listed in Column 1 of the following chart, when such building contains the floor areas specified in Column 2, accessory off-street loading spaces shall be provided as required in Column 3 or as required in subsequent Subsections of this Section.
Column 1
Column 2
Column 3
Use or Use Category
Floor Area In Square Feet
Loading Space Required
Retail store
2,000--10,000
One
Department store
10,000--20,000
Two
Restaurant
20,000--40,000
Three
Wholesale house
40,000--60,000
Four
Warehouse
Repair, general service
each 50,000 over 60,000
1 Additional
Manufacturing or industrial establishment
Apartment building
5,000--10,000
One
Apartment
10,000--100,000
Two
Hotel, motel
100,000--200,000
Three
Offices or office building
each 10,000 over 200,000
1 Additional
Hospital or similar institution
Places of public assembly
Funeral home or mortuary
2,500--4,000
One
4,000--6,000
Two
each 10,000 over 6,000
1 Additional
2. 
Interpretation of the chart.
a. 
The loading space requirements apply to all of the uses indicated in the chart and to this District.
b. 
The loading requirements in this Section do not limit special requirements which may be imposed in connection with Special Uses.
3. 
Mixed uses in one (1) building. Where a building is used for more than one (1) use or for different uses and where the floor area used for each use for which loading space is required is below the minimum for required loading spaces, but the aggregate floor area used is greater than such minimum, then off-street loading space shall be provided as if the entire building were used for that use in the building for which the most spaces are required.
J. 
Lot Area And Yard Requirements. The minimum lot area and yard requirements for land uses and developments in the "NU" Non-Urban District shall be as follows:
1. 
Minimum lot area requirements.
a. 
The following permitted and conditional land uses shall be situated on tracts of land providing not less than the following areas:
USE
MINIMUM AREA
Administrative office, combined with educational and religious facilities
4 acres
Child day care center
3 acres
Child day care home
1 acre
Church
3 acres
Dwelling, single-family
3 acres
Dwelling, single-family, earth sheltered
3 acres
Group homes for the mentally or physically handicapped
3 acres
Group homes for the elderly
3 acres
Local public utility facilities
10,000 square feet
Mechanical sewage treatment facility
3 acres
Schools:
Nursery and day nursery
1 acre
Kindergarten (separate)
3 acres
Elementary (permitted use)
5 acres
Elementary (conditional use)
3 acres
Junior high
10 acres
Senior high
20 acres
Collegiate
10 acres
b. 
Any lot or tract of record as of November 29, 1965, which contains less than three (3) acres, may be used as a site for one (1) single-family dwelling together with customary accessory structures and uses.
c. 
Specialized private schools shall be located on a tract of land containing one (1) acre for each fifteen (15) pupils, but in no case less than five (5) acres nor more than that required by the school land area requirements.
d. 
Mechanical sewage treatment facilities may be located on tracts of land less than three (3) acres in area where the facility is located on platted common land within a subdivision. The minimum lot area, however, shall in no case be less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet.
e. 
Police and fire stations as approved by a Special Use Permit may be established on tracts of less than five (5) acres where the related parking needs, outdoor facilities and size of buildings are deemed consistent with the intensity of land use in the neighborhood of these uses.
f. 
All other permitted and conditional land uses in this District shall be situated or conducted on tracts of land at least five (5) acres in area.
2. 
Minimum yard requirements general.
a. 
Front yard. No structure shall be allowed within fifty (50) feet of any roadway right-of-way line.
b. 
Side and rear yard. No structure shall be allowed within twenty (20) feet of any property line other than a roadway right-of-way line.
c. 
Specific yard requirements and exceptions.
(1) 
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this Chapter, on corner lots, no structure or plant material exceeding three (3) feet in height above the elevation of the street pavement is allowed within the sight distance triangle.
(2) 
Boundary walls or fences, six (6) feet or less in height, are allowed within the minimum yard requirements.
(3) 
Permitted information signs, six (6) feet or less in height, are allowed within the minimum front yard setback.
(4) 
Permitted directional signs, three (3) feet or less in height, are allowed within the minimum front yard setback or sight distance triangle.
(5) 
Light standards for street lighting or at points of ingress and egress, but not including parking lot lighting, are allowed within the minimum front yard setback when approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Light standards for parking lot lighting are allowed no closer than ten (10) feet of any side or rear yard line which adjoins property in the "NU" Non-Urban District.
(6) 
In the event that greater than fifty percent (50%) of the existing dwelling structures on the same side of a street and in both directions from a lot for a distance of five hundred (500) feet or to the nearest intersecting street, whichever distance is less, have a variation in front yard setbacks of no more than ten (10) feet, the required front yard for that lot shall be the average setback of those structures. However, in no case shall any building be located closer than fifteen (15) feet from any roadway right-of-way line, nor shall a setback of greater than seventy-five (75) feet be required.
(7) 
If a lot of record as of February 13, 2006, has a width of one hundred (100) feet or less, the side yard on each side of any structure erected on such lot may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instances shall such yard be less than five (5) feet in width.
(8) 
Any non-residential structure, other than a public utility tower authorized by a Special Use Permit, which exceeds thirty (30) feet in height shall be set back from all property lines at least one (1) additional foot for every foot of height above thirty (30) feet.
(9) 
No private stable shall be allowed within one hundred (100) feet of the property line. Affiliated pasture areas shall be fenced.
K. 
Additional Requirements By The Commission. All proposed development in the "NU" Non-Urban District must have approval of the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission may make reasonable additional requirements as to utilities, drainage, landscaping, lighting, signs and advertising devices, screening, accessways, curb cuts, traffic control, height of buildings and setback of buildings to protect adjoining residentially zoned lots or residential uses.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection (L), which immediately followed, regarding Special Uses, Medical Marijuana, adopted by Ord. No. 8519, 6-24-2019, was by implication repealed upon passage of Ord. No. 8536. See Subsection (B)(16) of this Section.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006]
A. 
Intent And Purpose. The intent and purpose of these regulations are as follows:
1. 
To preserve the historic features of the Old Town area and its aesthetic and cultural heritage as reflected in the overall fabric of the area and the historic buildings designated by the Landmark and Historic District Commission and contained within the districts.
2. 
To allow for the adaptation of the Old Town area to the economic and functional requirements of the present and future development and redevelopment of the City of Florissant.
3. 
To provide an environment which will promote the future development of this area in a manner which is both economically beneficial to the overall community and which complies with the guidelines established under Section 405.250.
4. 
To encourage the use of this area for the public's education, welfare and pleasure.
B. 
Area Boundaries And Zoning Districts Within Said Area. The "H" Historic Zoning District encompasses the area bounded by the centerline of the Coldwater Creek easement on the west, on the east by New Florissant Road, on the north by a line running parallel to and one hundred sixty (160) feet north of Rue St. Denis and on the south by a line running parallel to and one hundred sixty (160) feet south of Washington Street and continuing in a straight line to the centerline of Coldwater Creek. The "H" Historic District is hereby divided into various zoning subdistricts as follows:
"HR"
Historic Residential District.
"HD"
Historic Duplex District.
"HMD"
Historic Multiple Dwelling District.
"HB"
Historic Business District.
"HPFD"
Historic Patterson, Elisha and Lucy, Farmstead District.
The boundaries of these zoning subdistricts are hereby established as indicated on the Zoning District Map for the City of Florissant.
C. 
Amendments. Any change, amendment, supplement, modification or repeal of the boundaries or regulations herein provided for the "H" Historic District shall be processed in accordance with procedures for changes and amendments of the Zoning Code. In addition, the Landmark and Historic District Commission may provide a report on any proposed change, amendment, supplement, modification or repeal.
D. 
Non-Conforming Uses. The lawful use of any building, structure or land existing as of December 11, 1972, or at the time of change of any of the regulations herein may be continued, although such use does not conform with the provisions of the regulations hereunder or as amended, under the following conditions:
1. 
Improvements may be made to the interior of a structure.
2. 
Any improvement, including alterations or additions involving work on the exterior of the structure, paving or change of grade, shall be submitted to the Landmark and Historic District Commission for review of the impact of such proposed improvement on flooding conditions.
3. 
Any improvement, including alterations or additions involving work on the exterior of the structure, shall be submitted to Landmark and Historic District Commission for consideration under the regulations governing exterior design of buildings.
4. 
In the event of damage to or destruction of a building resulting from any cause, such building may be reconstructed, repaired, rebuilt and continued in use only after approval of an application therefore by the Planning and Zoning Commission, provided that nothing herein shall prevent the strengthening or restoration to safe condition of any portion of the building declared unsafe by the Building Commissioner.
5. 
A non-conforming building, structure or use may be changed to another non-conforming use of the same or more restricted classification.
E. 
Historic Structure Fencing. Whenever a building has been designated as a Landmark or Historic District Contributing Resource, the fencing requirements for such property shall be the same as those required for buildings of a like character located within the boundaries of "HR" Historic Residential District, "HD" Historic Duplex District and "HMD" Historic Multiple Dwelling District.
[Ord. No. 7249 §1, 2-13-2006; Ord. No. 7626 §2, 8-25-2009; Ord. No. 7834 §3, 10-10-2011; Ord. No. 7912 §§1 — 2, 9-11-2012]
A. 
"HR" Historic Residential District.
1. 
Use regulations.
a. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Single-family dwellings.
(2) 
Churches, synagogues or other places of worship.
(3) 
Public or parochial schools and private schools having a similar curriculum.
(4) 
Parks, playgrounds and community buildings owned and operated by public agencies.
(5) 
Sale of goods or products which is conducted outdoors or partially outdoors such as garage sales (including sales from other portions of a permitted building), estate sales, moving sales and yard sales, provided that the sale is held behind the building line or the frontmost portion of the building, whichever is closer to the front property line, when conducted by an individual, church, charitable, benevolent, religious or fraternal organization; provided, that a permit has been issued by the Director of Finance or designated representative and, provided further, that no such sale shall last for more than two (2) days within a seven (7) day period and not more frequently than two (2) garage sale events in one (1) year.
(6) 
Gift shop, antique shop or museum within premises designated as a landmark by the City of Florissant when operated by a religious, charitable or other non-profit organization.
(7) 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to any of the above uses. Accessory buildings shall comply with requirements for accessory buildings as established by the City of Florissant.
b. 
Standards for exterior design. Said standards shall include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
c. 
Conditional uses. The conditional uses stated in this Section may be constructed in this District if a Special Use Permit authorizing such use is granted in accordance with the procedures and standards outlined in Article VIII. Said standards shall also include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
(1) 
Antique shops.
(2) 
Attached single-family dwellings or town houses.
(3) 
Bed and breakfast.
(4) 
Home occupations.
(5) 
Multi-family structures.
2. 
Yard, area, height and bulk regulations.
a. 
Every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected shall have a minimum frontage of seventy (70) feet and a minimum area of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet, except that where a lot has less area or frontage than herein required and the lots adjoining on all sides are held in different ownerships and were so held as of November 29, 1965, and were lots of record as of said date, such lot may be used for development of a single-family residence. The required side yard may be reduced to ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but no side yard shall be less than five (5) feet.
b. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected a front yard of at least thirty (30) feet, provided that where the average setback of all improved lots on the same side of the street between the two (2) intersecting streets is less than thirty (30) feet, such average setback shall be observed.
c. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected a side yard of not less than six (6) feet on each side of such building.
d. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected or altered a rear yard at least twenty-five (25) feet in depth. Within such rear yard, there shall be an area of usable open space at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet.
e. 
Height. No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height.
f. 
On a corner lot which is not also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that the interior side yard exceeds the minimum dimension otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or the interior side yard. On a corner lot which is also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that either side yard exceeds the minimum otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or one (1) of the side yards.
3. 
Sign regulations. All signs shall conform with the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
4. 
Parking regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
5. 
Fencing regulations. The fencing requirements for all uses shall be set out in Section 405.220 for residential zones and multi-dwelling zones, except that wood picket, ornamental iron or face brick fences may be located within a required front yard or side of interior lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. Mesh-type fences may be permitted on corner lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. No chain link or basket weave fences will be permitted except that a chain link fence will be allowed upon the approval of Landmark and Historic District Commission along creek rights-of-way, school playgrounds, park facilities, soccer, baseball and softball fields. All fences for Landmarks and Historic District Contributing Resources shall require the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission through a Certificate of Appropriateness.
B. 
"HD" Historic Duplex District.
1. 
Use regulations.
a. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Duplex dwellings.
(2) 
Any use designated as a permitted use in the Historic Residential District.
(3) 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to any of the above uses.
(4) 
Accessory buildings shall comply with requirements for accessory buildings as established by the City of Florissant.
b. 
Standards for exterior design. Said standards shall include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
c. 
Conditional uses. The conditional uses stated in this Section may be constructed in this District if a Special Use Permit authorizing such use is granted in accordance with the procedures and standards outlined in Article VIII. Said standards shall also include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
(1) 
Antique shops.
(2) 
Bed and breakfast.
(3) 
Home occupations.
2. 
Yard, area, height and bulk regulations.
a. 
Every lot on which a duplex dwelling is proposed to be erected shall have a minimum frontage of eighty (80) feet and a minimum depth of one hundred (100) feet and a minimum area of five thousand (5,000) square feet per dwelling unit.
b. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a duplex dwelling is proposed to be erected a front yard of at least thirty (30) feet, provided that where the average setback of all improved lots on the same side of the street between the two (2) intersecting streets is less than thirty (30) feet, such average setback shall be observed.
c. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a duplex dwelling is proposed to be erected a side yard of not less than six (6) feet on each side of such building.
d. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a duplex dwelling is proposed to be erected or altered a rear yard of at least twenty-five (25) feet in depth.
e. 
Height. No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height.
f. 
On a corner lot which is not also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that the interior side yard exceeds the minimum dimension otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or the interior side yard. On a corner lot which is also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that either side yard exceeds the minimum otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or one (1) of the side yards.
3. 
Sign regulations. All signs shall conform with the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
4. 
Parking regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses hereunder shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
5. 
Fencing regulations. The fencing requirements for all uses shall be as set out in Section 405.220 for residential zones, except that wood picket, ornamental iron or face brick fences not exceeding thirty-two (32) inches above grade at the curb may be located within a required front yard or side of interior lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. All fences for Landmarks and Historic District Contributing Resources shall require the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission.
C. 
"HMD" Historic Multiple Dwelling District.
1. 
Use regulations.
a. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Multi-family dwellings.
(2) 
Any use designated as a permitted use in the "HR" Historic Residential District or "HD" Historic Duplex District.
(3) 
Accessory structures and uses customarily incidental to any of the above uses. Accessory structures shall comply with requirements for accessory structures as established by the City of Florissant.
b. 
Standards for exterior design. Said standards shall include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
c. 
Conditional uses. The conditional uses stated in this Section may be constructed in this District if a Special Use Permit authorizing such use is granted in accordance with the procedures and standards outlined in Article VIII. Said standards shall also include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
(1) 
Antique shops.
(2) 
Bed and breakfast.
(3) 
Home occupations.
2. 
Yard, area, height and bulk regulations.
a. 
Every lot on which a multiple dwelling is proposed to be erected shall have a minimum frontage of sixty (60) feet and a minimum area of three thousand five hundred (3,500) square feet per dwelling unit. On every such lot, there shall be provided an area of usable open space in an amount equal to at least eight hundred (800) square feet per dwelling unit.
b. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a multiple dwelling is proposed to be erected a front yard of at least thirty (30) feet, provided that where the average setback of all improved lots on the same side of the street between two (2) intersecting streets is less than thirty (30) feet, such average setback shall be observed.
c. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a multiple-family dwelling is proposed to be erected a side yard of not less than ten (10) feet on each side of such building, provided that the Planning and Zoning Commission may, in its discretion, reduce or waive this requirement when it serves to enhance the development and is deemed beneficial to the public interest.
d. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a multiple dwelling is proposed to be erected or altered a rear yard at least twenty-five (25) feet in depth.
e. 
Height. No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height.
f. 
On a corner lot which is not also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that the interior side yard exceeds the minimum dimension otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or the interior side yard. On a corner lot which is also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that either side yard exceeds the minimum otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or one (1) of the side yards.
3. 
Sign regulations. All signs shall conform with the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
4. 
Parking regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses hereunder shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
5. 
Fencing regulations. The fencing requirements for all uses shall be set out in Section 405.220 for residential zones and multi-dwelling zones, except that wood picket, ornamental iron or face brick fences may be located within a required front yard or side of interior lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. Mesh-type fences may be permitted on corner lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. No chain link or basket weave fences will be permitted except that a chain link fence will be allowed upon the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission along creek rights-of-way, school playgrounds, park facilities, soccer, baseball and softball fields. All fences for Landmarks and Historic District Contributing Resources shall require the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission.
D. 
"HB" Historic Business District.
1. 
Use regulations. A building or lot within the "HB" Historic Business District shall be used only for the following purposes; provided that, except as otherwise set forth herein, the uses do not allow adult entertainment on the premises:
a. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Antiques.
(2) 
Apparel and accessories.
(3) 
Appliance store, repair and service.
(4) 
Bakery.
(5) 
Bank.
(6) 
Barbershop.
(7) 
Beauty shop.
(8) 
Bed and breakfast.
(9) 
Bookstore.
(10) 
Business and professional offices.
(11) 
Confectionary.
(12) 
Contractor office (with no storage of equipment or materials).
(13) 
Coin shop.
(14) 
Crafts and craft studio.
(15) 
Dance studio.
(16) 
Electrical, HVAC or plumbing contractor or sales and service conducted wholly within a building or enclosed structure.
(17) 
Floral shop.
(18) 
Frame shop.
(19) 
Furniture and home furnishings.
(20) 
Glass shop.
(21) 
Hardware store.
(22) 
Interior design interior decorating.
(23) 
Jewelry store.
(24) 
Medical or dental office, clinics, pharmacies and services.
(25) 
Newspaper/news office.
(26) 
Museum.
(27) 
Musical instruments, music store and music studio.
(28) 
Photographer. (chemical processing prohibited)
(29) 
Printing shop.
(30) 
Restaurant or coffee shop (drive-through restaurants or coffee shops are specifically prohibited).
(31) 
Shoe repair.
(32) 
Sporting goods store.
(33) 
Tailor, alterations, dressmaking.
(34) 
Theater, auditorium and auction hall.
(35) 
Tobacco shop.
(36) 
Tourist information center.
(37) 
Parking lots and structures, when serving any of the permitted uses.
(38) 
Parks, playgrounds and community buildings owned and operated by public agencies.
(39) 
Public or parochial schools and private schools having a similar curriculum.
(40) 
Publishing.
(41) 
Residential uses, including:
(a) 
Single-family residential structures.
(b) 
Multi-family structures.
(c) 
Attached single-family dwellings or town houses.
(d) 
Mixed residential-commercial developments provided that the commercial uses shall be restricted to the permitted uses in this district; provided that any residential uses shall comply with the standards and requirements established for the like residential use within the "HR", "HD" or "HMD" Districts, unless less restrictive provisions or requirements are otherwise established in this Subsection. Said standards shall also include the regulations governing the exterior design of the buildings under Section 405.250.
(42) 
Temporary structures subject to the terms and conditions as set out in Section 405.235. (Clothing/collection boxes are specifically prohibited.)
(43) 
Upon application and approval by the City, a permit authorizing outdoor sales may be issued for a designated period of time, provided that the outdoor sales being conducted on the property is consistent with the intent and purpose of the Historic District and the Historic District regulations.
(44) 
Wedding chapel.
b. 
Standards for exterior design. Said standards shall include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
2. 
Yard, area, height and bulk regulations.
a. 
Every lot on which any building or structure is proposed to be erected shall have a minimum depth of one hundred (100) feet. Where a lot is deficient in such respect and the lots adjoining on all sides are held in different ownerships and were so held as of December 16, 2005, such lot may be used for the development of any use permitted within this District, provided that all other requirements applicable to such lot are observed.
b. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which any building or structure is proposed to be erected a front yard setback of at least fifteen (15) feet, which shall be improved and maintained with landscaping when practical. The Planning and Zoning Commission may, in its discretion, reduce the setback requirement if a building on either side of such lot is less than fifteen (15) feet from the front property line.
c. 
No side or rear yard setback shall be required, but if provided, such yard shall be at least five (5) feet in width.
d. 
For a non-residential use, where a side or rear lot line coincides with a side or rear lot line of a parcel in a residential district, there shall be provided along such line a closed fence six (6) feet in height and a landscaped yard at least six (6) feet in width. Where the rear or side wall of any non-residential structure or a paved area lies across the street from the front yard or side yard of a residential structure located within a residential district, a landscaped yard at least twenty (20) feet in depth and a closed fence six (6) feet in height shall be provided along such rear or side wall or paved area. A property owner may request an alternative screening method at the property line between commercial and residential property provided that it is reviewed and approved by the Landmark Historic District Commission. Any property owner who has property adjoining the proposed alternative screening method may seek a review of the decision of the Landmark Historic District Commission by the City Council and the City Council may then approve, disapprove or modify the decision of the Landmark Historic District Commission with respect to the request for an alternative screening method.
e. 
Height. No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height.
3. 
Sign regulations. All signs shall conform with the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
4. 
Parking regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses hereunder shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
5. 
Off-street loading regulations. The off-street loading requirements for all uses shall be as set out in Section 405.230.
6. 
Special use permits. The City Council may, by special permit, after public hearing and notice as provided in Article VIII and subject to such protective restrictions that the Council may deem necessary, authorize the location, extension or structural alteration of any of the following buildings or uses in an "HB" Historic Business District:
a. 
Bicycle and bicycle repair shop.
b. 
Brewpubs.
[Ord. No. 8220 §9, 4-26-2016[1]]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Section 9 also renumbered former Subsection (D)(6)(b) through (D)(6)(n) to (D)(6)(c) through (D)(6)(o), respectively.
c. 
Carpet store.
d. 
Cigar Bar, provided that the City adopts a "Indoor Clean Air Code" that exempts a Cigar Bar from the smoking prohibition.
[Ord. No. 8402, 3-28-2018[2]]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Ord. No. 8402 by implication renumbered former Subsection (D)(6)(d) through (D)(6)(o) to (D)(6)(e) through (D)(6)(p), respectively.
e. 
Dry cleaners (dry cleaner plants prohibited).
f. 
Collectibles.
g. 
Retail food shop.
h. 
Massage business, provided that the licensing requirements of the City are met.
i. 
Ornamental iron shop.
j. 
Painting contractor.
k. 
Pest control service.
l. 
Pet grooming.
m. 
Sign company.
n. 
Upholstery or auto upholstery.
o. 
Mortuary.
p. 
Tavern, nightclub or cocktail lounge.
E. 
"HPFD" Historic Patterson, Elisha And Lucy, Farmstead District.
1. 
Use regulations.
a. 
Permitted uses.
(1) 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to any of the above uses.
(2) 
Bed and breakfast.
(3) 
Churches, synagogues or other places of worship.
(4) 
Home occupations.
(5) 
Parks, playgrounds and community buildings owned and operated by public agencies.
(6) 
Sale of goods or products which is conducted outdoors or partially outdoors such as garage sales (including sales from other portions of a permitted building), estate sales, moving sales and yard sales, provided that the sale is held behind the building line or the frontmost portion of the building, whichever is closer to the front property line, when conducted by an individual, church, charitable, benevolent, religious or fraternal organization; provided that a permit has been issued by the Director of Finance or designated representative and, provided further, that no such sale shall last for more than two (2) days and not more frequently than once every six (6) months.
(7) 
Single-family dwellings.
b. 
Standards for exterior design. Said standards shall include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
c. 
Conditional uses. The conditional uses stated in this Section may be constructed in this District if a Special Use Permit authorizing such use is granted in accordance with the procedures and standards outlined in Article VIII. Said standards shall also include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
(1) 
Antique shops.
(2) 
Attached single-family dwellings or town houses.
(3) 
Multi-family structures.
2. 
Yard, area, height and bulk regulations.
a. 
Every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected shall have a minimum frontage of seventy (70) feet and a minimum area of seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet, except that where a lot has less area or frontage than herein required and the lots adjoining on all sides are held in different ownerships and were so held as of November 29, 1965, and were lots of record as of said date, such lot may be used for development of a single-family residence. The required side yard may be reduced to ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but no side yard shall be less than five (5) feet.
b. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected a front yard of at least thirty (30) feet, provided that where the average setback of all improved lots on the same side of the street between the two (2) intersecting streets is less than thirty (30) feet, such average setbacks shall be observed.
c. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected a side yard of not less than six (6) feet on each side of such building.
d. 
There shall be provided on every lot on which a single-family dwelling is proposed to be erected or altered a rear yard at least twenty-five (25) feet in depth. Within such rear yard, there shall be an area of usable open space at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet.
e. 
Height. No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height.
f. 
On a corner lot which is not also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that the interior side yard exceeds the minimum dimension otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or the interior side yard. On a corner lot which is also a double frontage lot, the depth of the rear yard may be reduced by one (1) foot for each additional one (1) foot that either side yard exceeds the minimum otherwise required, provided however, that the depth of the rear yard shall not be less than eight (8) feet and that an area of usable open space, at least eight hundred (800) square feet in area and having a minimum dimension of twenty (20) feet, shall be provided in either the rear yard or one (1) of the side yards.
3. 
Sign regulations. All signs shall confirm with the requirements of the Florissant City Code.
4. 
Parking regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
5. 
Fencing regulations. The fencing requirements for all uses shall be set out in Section 405.220 for residential zones and multi-dwelling zones, except that wood picket, ornamental iron or face brick fences may be located within a required front yard or side of interior lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. Mesh-type fences may be permitted on corner lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. No chain link or basket weave fences will be permitted except that a chain link fence will be allowed upon the approval of Landmark and Historic District Commission along creek rights-of-way, school playgrounds, park facilities, soccer, baseball and softball fields. All fences for Landmarks and Historic District Contributing Resources shall require the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission through a Certificate of Appropriateness.
F. 
JMHD "John B. Meyers Historic District."
[Ord. No. 8396, 3-14-2018]
1. 
Use Regulations.
a. 
Permitted Uses.
(1) 
All uses listed as permitted uses in the 'HB' District (Section 405.161(D)(1)(a)).
(2) 
Art Galleries.
b. 
Standards For Exterior Design. Said standards shall include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
c. 
Special Uses. The special uses stated in this Section may be constructed in this District if a Special Use Permit authorizing such use is granted in accordance with the procedures and standards outlined in Article VIII. Said standards shall also include the regulations governing the exterior design of buildings under Section 405.250.
(1) 
All those uses listed as Special Uses in the 'HB' District (Section 405.161(D)(6)).
2. 
Yard, Area, Height And Bulk Regulations. Said standards shall include the regulations under Section 405.161(D)(2)
a. 
The distance from the property line to existing historic structures shall set the front side and rear setbacks.
3. 
Sign Regulations. All signs shall confirm with the requirements of the Florissant City Code for signs in an Historic District.
4. 
Parking Regulations. The parking requirements for permitted uses shall be as set out in Section 405.225.
5. 
Fencing Regulations. The fencing requirements for all uses shall be set out in Section 405.220 for residential zones and multi-dwelling zones, except that wood picket, ornamental iron or face brick fences may be located within a required front yard or side of interior lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. Mesh-type fences may be permitted on comer lots with the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission. No chain link or basket weave fences will be permitted except that a chain link fence will be allowed upon the approval of Landmark and Historic District Commission along creek rights-of-way, school playgrounds, park facilities, soccer, baseball and softball fields. All fences for Landmarks and Historic District Contributing Resources shall require the approval of the Landmark and Historic District Commission through a Certificate of Appropriateness.