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City of Frontenac, MO
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 2011-1672 §1, adopted November 15, 2011, repealed ch. 505 and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former ch. 505 derived from ord. no. 2009-1609 §2, 9-23-2009. Previously, ord. no. 2009-1609 §1, adopted September 23, 2009, repealed ch. 505 "building regulations" and enacted new provisions. Former ch. 505 derived from ord. no. 2000-1155 §1, 1-25-2000; ord. no. 2001-1216 §1, 9-20-2001; ord. no. 2005-1468 §1, 8-16-2005; ord. no. 2006-1495 §1, 4-18-2006; ord. no. 2006-1496 §1, 4-18-2006; ord. no. 2006-1504 §1, 5-16-2006; ord. no. 2007-1535 §1, 3-20-2007.
Cross References — Planning and zoning commission, ch. 400 et seq.; emergency alarm systems, ch. 625; fire prevention and protection, ch. 210; flood damage prevention, ch. 415; health and sanitation, ch. 230; satellite antenna, §405.160 et seq.; signs, ch. 525; streets, sidewalks and other public places, ch. 520; zoning, ch. 405; subdivision regulations, ch. 410; building, construction and property maintenance, ch. 500.
[Ord. No. 2011-1672 §1, 11-15-2011; Ord. No. 2018-1861, 9-25-2018; Ord. No. 2019-1898, 7-16-2019]
The Architectural Review Board shall consist of three (3) members to be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen. One member of the Board of Aldermen shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen to serve a one-year term as an ex officio non-voting member of the Board. Of the original appointees, one (1) shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year, one shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, and one shall be appointed for a term of three (3) years; thereafter, each member of the Architectural Review Board shall serve for a term of three (3) years. All terms shall end on June 30th of the appropriate year and when a successor is appointed and qualified. A Chairman shall be appointed for a term of one (1) year from among the members by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen; Chairmen may be reappointed to successive terms.
[Ord. No. 2011-1672 §1, 11-15-2011]
Members of the Architectural Review Board shall be residents of the City of Frontenac. They will have a comprehensive knowledge of architectural styles and designs in Frontenac and will have significant practical experience in building and community design and aesthetics.
[Ord. No. 2011-1672 §1, 11-15-2011]
Any member of the Architectural Review Board may be removed without cause at the will of the Mayor with the consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen or by a two-thirds ⅔ majority of the Board of Aldermen without the consent of the Mayor. The vacancy created by such removal may be filled for the balance of the unexpired term by appointment as set forth in this Article.
[Ord. No. 2011-1672 §1, 11-15-2011]
A. 
Every application for a building permit for a building, accessory building or accessory structure, except for alterations and repairs not affecting the outward appearance of a building, shall be submitted to the Architectural Review Board before being approved by the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator, such submittal to be accompanied by duplicate copies of:
1. 
A general sketch or site plan (such sketch or plan to show the area within two (2) lots in either direction from the lot on which the building permit is being sought hereunder in the case of any residential building permit application, or such sketch or plan to show the area within five hundred (500) feet of the subject property in the case of any non-residential building permit application),
2. 
A landscaping plan (if applicable for the subject property only), and
3. 
Building plans, elevations, detail drawings and specifications showing the nature, shape, size, square footage, height, elevations, materials, location and configuration of the building or structure for which the building permit is being sought (for the subject property only). The plans and other documentation herein so required for review by the Architectural Review Board are in addition to and not in lieu of such plans and other documentation as may be required for submission to the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator by the provisions of applicable ordinances of the City.
[Ord. No. 2011-1672 §1, 11-15-2011]
A. 
Review By The Architectural Review Board. Within ten (10) days after an application shall have been submitted to the Architectural Review Board for a permit for a residential building or structure or within twenty (20) days after an application shall have been submitted to the Architectural Review Board for a permit for a non-residential building or structure, the Board shall examine the same and make a determination of whether the proposed structure will conform to proper architectural appearance and design, will be in general conformity with the style, character, aesthetics and design of adjacent structures, will not be disharmonious, unsightly, grotesque or unsuitable when compared with adjacent structures, guidelines established in the City's strategic plan, and also will be conducive to the proper architectural development of the City.
"Adjacent structures", as that term is used in the preceding sentence, shall be construed to mean:
1. 
In the case of any residential building permit application, those buildings and structures a majority fronting on the same street or in the same subdivision in which a building permit is being sought hereunder, or
2. 
In the case of any non-residential building permit application, those buildings and structures within five hundred (500) feet of the subject property.
B. 
If, in the opinion of the Architectural Review Board, the proposed structure will so conform and will not be disharmonious, unsightly, grotesque or unsuitable, the Architectural Review Board shall approve the application and return the same to the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator with their approval. If the majority of the Architectural Review Board determines that the proposed structure will not so conform or would be disharmonious, unsightly, grotesque or unsuitable, they shall so advise the owner or owner's representative, in writing, citing such reasons for denial and notify them of the right to appeal and return the application and a signed copy of the denial to the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator. In the event of a negative finding by the Architectural Review Board, no building permit shall be issued except as otherwise provided in this Section.
C. 
Appeal Procedure. In the event of denial by a majority of the Architectural Review Board, the owner or owner's representative may, within ten (10) days of denial, file a written appeal with the City for consideration by the Board of Aldermen. Such appeal shall contain a copy of all documents filed with the Architectural Review Board and letter from the Architectural Review Board setting forth the reason for the denial. The Board of Aldermen may request photographs, renderings or other similar information it deems necessary for full consideration of the appeal. No fee shall be required for an appeal from the Architectural Review Board to the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 2015-1772 § 1, 10-20-2015]
D. 
Changes After Approval. Any building plans and other documentation related to the proposed building or structure once approved by the Architectural Review Board and returned to the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator for further processing of an application for a building permit shall not thereafter be revised, altered or changed by the applicant in any way affecting the outward appearance of the building or structure, nor shall the same be approved, suffered or permitted by the Building Commissioner and Zoning Administrator, either before or after issuance of a building permit or at any time during the progress of the execution of the work, without first resubmitting the project to the Architectural Review Board for further review and consideration hereunder and obtaining Board approval thereof.