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[R.O. 1996 § 404.010; Ord. No. 4558 § 1, 8-3-2015]
The following zoning districts are hereby established. They may be referred to throughout this Code by their map abbreviations.
RE
Residential Estate District (Section 404.060)
SF-12
Large Lot Single-Family District (Section 404.070)
SF-7
Single-Family District (Section 404.080)
TF
Two-Family District (Section 404.090)
MF-10
Low Density Multi-Family District (Section 404.095)
MF-14
Moderate Density Multi-Family District (Section 404.100)
MF-18
High Density Multi-Family District (Section 404.110)
N-L
Neighborhood Limited District (Section 404.115)
N-O
Neighborhood Open District (Section 404.118)
NB
Neighborhood Business District (Section 404.120)
SO
Service/Office District (Section 404.130)
GB
General Business District (Section 404.140)
RC
Regional Commercial District (Section 404.150)
LI
Light Industrial District (Section 404.160)
HI
Heavy Industrial District (Section 404.170)
PLOS
Public Land and Open Space District (Section 404.175)
R-O
Restricted Overlay District (Section 404.180)
ADP-O
Adams Dairy Parkway Overlay District (Section 404.200)
PR-O
Planned Residential Overlay District (Section 404.220)
[R.O. 1996 § 404.020; Ord. No. 4558 § 1, 8-3-2015]
References in this Development Code to less intensive or more intensive zoning districts refer to the base zoning districts established by Section 404.010 and represent a progression from the RE District as the least intensive base zoning district to the HI District as the most intensive base district. In the case of zoning districts which are no longer listed in Section 404.010, in order to determine whether they are less intensive or more intensive, they should be inserted into the table in the location where they existed before being removed in order to make the determination. Special purpose base districts and overlay districts are not included in the zoning district hierarchy.
[R.O. 1996 § 404.030; Ord. No. 4558 § 1, 8-3-2015]
A. 
Adoption Of Official Zoning Map. The boundaries of the zoning districts established by this Development Code shall be shown on a map or series of maps entitled Official Zoning District Map. The Official Zoning District Map together with all notations, references and other information shown thereon, shall be as much a part of this Development Code as if such notations, references and other information were specifically set forth herein. Original copies of the Official Zoning District Map and all amendments thereto shall be maintained in the office of the Director of Community Development. In case of any dispute regarding the zoning classification of property subject to this Development Code, the original maps maintained by the Director of Community Development shall control over copies and reprints, but ordinances shall control over the map.
B. 
Omitted Land. If any land subject to this Development Code has not been specifically included within any of the districts shown on the Official Zoning District Map, such land shall automatically be classified into the SF-7 District.
C. 
Interpretation Of Zoning District Boundaries. These provisions shall govern interpretations regarding the location of zoning district boundaries shown on the Official Zoning District Map.
1. 
Streets, Waterways And Railroads. Zoning district boundaries follow the center lines of streets, alleys, waterways, and railroad rights-of-way, unless otherwise indicated. When the designation of a boundary line on the Zoning Map coincides with the location of a street, alley, waterway or railroad right-of-way, the centerline of such street, alley, waterway or railroad right-of-way shall be construed to be the boundary line of such district.
2. 
Lot Lines. When zoning district boundaries do not coincide with the location of streets, waterways or railroad rights-of-way but do coincide with lot lines, such lot lines shall be construed to be the boundary of such district.
3. 
Street Vacations. Whenever any street, alley or public way is vacated by official action of the City Council, the zoning districts adjoining each side of such street, alley, or public way shall be automatically extended to the center of such vacation, and all area included in the vacation shall be subject to all regulations of the extended district.
4. 
Other Uncertainties. Where features existing on the ground contradict those shown on the Official Zoning District Map, or in case any other uncertainty exists, the location of district boundaries shall be determined by the Director of Community Development according to the procedures of Section 403.130.
[R.O. 1996 § 404.040; Ord. No. 4558 § 1, 8-3-2015]
Any area that is added to or becomes a part of the City of Blue Springs shall retain its current County zoning classification in accordance with Section 89.130, RSMo., until such zoning is affirmatively changed by the City through its regular rezoning procedures. Processing of annexations and rezonings may take place simultaneously, provided that the zoning amendment process complies with the requirements of Chapter 403, including public hearings by the Planning Commission and City Council.
[R.O. 1996 § 404.050; Ord. No. 4558 § 1, 8-3-2015]
Except as otherwise specifically provided for in this UDC, no building or structure shall be erected, converted, enlarged, reconstructed or altered for use, nor shall any building or structure or land be used or changed in use except in accordance with all of the district regulations established by this Development Code for the zoning district in which the building or structure or land is located.