City of Lake Saint Louis, MO
St. Charles County
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[CC 1988 §42.400; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988]
The Community Business District is intended to provide for a balanced variety of retail, service and office facilities which are significantly dependent upon and intended to serve the residents of the City of Lake Saint Louis.
[CC 1988 §42.410; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 753 §1, 5-6-1991]
A. 
The following uses shall be permitted, provided that the total gross floor area of any structure or structures on a site shall not exceed two thousand (2,000) square feet in area.
1. 
Stores in which beverages, pharmaceutical, household supplies and personal use items are sold at retail.
2. 
Service establishments, including:
a. 
Barber shops.
b. 
Beauty parlors.
c. 
Dry cleaning pickup stations.
d. 
Self-service laundry and dry cleaning establishments.
e. 
Shoe repair shops.
f. 
Custom dressmaking.
g. 
Tailoring.
h. 
Watch repair.
3. 
Grocery stores and delicatessens, excluding the consumption of food on the premises.
4. 
Business, institutional, governmental and professional offices.
5. 
Financial institutions without drive-in facilities.
6. 
Professional offices except medical clinic.
7. 
Any proposed use that is not listed above shall be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and forwarded with a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen for final determination and approval.
8. 
Health club facility.
9. 
Tennis court facility.
[CC 1988 §42.420; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 1744 §1, 7-1-2002]
A. 
The following uses shall be permitted in the "CB" District provided that the total gross floor area of any structure or structures shall not exceed a one and twenty-five hundredths (1.25) floor area ratio (FAR) and further providing that the following uses shall be permitted in accordance with the provisions of site plan review, Chapter 430, Article IV.
1. 
All uses permitted in Section 410.330 which exceed two thousand (2,000) square feet.
2. 
Household appliance sales and repair.
3. 
Home and office furniture stores.
4. 
Pet shops, pet sales, food and supplies.
5. 
Garden supplies.
6. 
Hardware, paint, glass or wallpaper sales.
7. 
Medical or dental clinic or laboratories.
8. 
Printing, lithography and publishing (including office duplicating).
9. 
Retail store or market providing the convenience needs of the City's residents.
10. 
Hotels and motels.
11. 
Auditoriums and other assembly halls.
12. 
Indoor theaters or cinemas.
13. 
Business, institutional, governmental, professional and medical offices at a density of up to two (2.0) FAR.
14. 
Private clubs whose chief activity is customarily carried on as a business.
15. 
Financial institutions with drive-in facilities.
16. 
Medical marijuana dispensary facilities in accordance with Chapter 430, Article VI.
[Ord. No. 3985, 5-20-2019]
[CC 1988 §42.430; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 730 §§1 — 2, 12-17-1990; Ord. No. 819 §1, 8-17-1992; Ord. No. 1226 §1, 10-6-1997; Ord. No. 1511 §1, 6-5-2000]
A. 
See Chapter 420, Article II.
The following uses may be permitted in the "CB" District if deemed appropriate by the Board of Aldermen under the provisions of special permits and provided that the total gross floor area of any single store, shop, establishment or office shall not exceed one and twenty-five hundredths (1.25) floor area ratio (FAR).
1. 
Carpentry, cabinet, furniture refinishing or upholstery shops.
2. 
Day care centers or day nursery.
3. 
Commercial parking as a principal use.
4. 
Parking lot or structure designed for and intended to serve the needs of an approved "CB" use not located on the same lot but conforming to the requirements of site plan review.
5. 
Drive-in and curb service restaurants.
6. 
Veterinarian offices or dog and cat hospitals.
7. 
Bakery.
8. 
Restaurant.
9. 
Establishments for the conduct of recreational or amusement activities including bowling alleys, skating rinks, movie theaters, etc.
a. 
The size and complexion of events held at such establishments shall be in accordance with the approved seating capacity and design of the facility as identified during the building permit process. Prior to the scheduling of any event that varies from the primary use of the facility and which will be attended by more than five hundred (500) people, a special event permit must be obtained. The procedures for obtaining such a permit are as follows:
(1) 
A request for a special event permit, which includes a detailed narrative description of the proposed event, is to be submitted to the City Administrator.
(2) 
The Chief of Police shall review all special event permit requests for ordinance compliance, security and public safety concerns.
(3) 
The special event permit request shall be either approved, approved with conditions, returned for revisions or denied within thirty (30) days of receipt.
b. 
There shall be provided sufficient space for access and off-street standing, parking and unloading of vehicles that may be expected to come to such establishment under normal conditions for any purpose. When a use is other than the primary use, accessory off-street parking shall be provided on the same parcel of land occupied by the use to which it is appurtenant.
c. 
Noise levels of events held in such establishments shall be limited or contained within the facility so that no sound exceeding fifty (50) decibels is audible at a distance of five hundred (500) feet from the facility.
10. 
Car wash.
11. 
Gasoline filling stations, with below ground tanks for petroleum, in compliance with Chapter 430, Article V.
12. 
Antennas and telecommunication towers according to Section 405.420.
13. 
Outdoor and indoor storage facilities with approved screening, buffering.
14. 
Hospitals and other institutions of a religious, educational or charitable or philanthropic nature provided that such building shall not be located upon sites containing less than one (1) acre.
15. 
A facility including buildings, structures and land for the residential or out-patient treatment of alcohol and/or other drug abuse, if the facility meets all of the following conditions.
a. 
In residential facilities, no more than twenty (20) persons per acre shall reside in the building at any one (1) time.
b. 
The exterior appearance of the treatment facility shall reasonably conform to the exterior appearance of other dwellings and/or structures in the vicinity, as approved by the Development Review Board.
c. 
A treatment facility shall not be located closer than one thousand (1,000) feet to any other substance abuse treatment facility.
[Ord. No. 1720 §1, 5-20-2002]
The following use is prohibited in the "CB" District: Tattoo parlor/piercing salon, except that ear piercing may be allowed as a service, accessory to and complimentary to the sale of earrings.
[CC 1988 §42.440; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 1071 §1, 1-8-1996; Ord. No. 1764 §§1 — 2, 9-23-2002]
A. 
Minimum Lot Requirements.
1. 
The minimum lot size shall be one (1) acre. Specific lots may be reduced to not less than one-half (½) acre by the Board of Aldermen, after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission, where the proposed lot is part of a comprehensively planned commercial development of twenty (20) acres or more and the Board determines that the proposed lot is:
a. 
Compatible with and complementary to the design and function of the overall development itself; and
b. 
Compatible with the existing and anticipated development and uses in the immediate and general area in which the development will be located.
2. 
The Board of Aldermen, after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission, may restrict the permitted uses on such smaller lots to those otherwise permitted uses that the Board specifically determines can be conducted upon lots of such smaller size without an adverse impact on the health, safety, or welfare of the community or adjacent and neighboring properties.
3. 
No more than fifteen percent (15%) of the area of any subdivision in a "CB" zone may consist of lots less than one (1) acre in size.
B. 
Maximum Structure Height. Thirty (30) feet. Buildings of a greater height may be specifically permitted by site plan review and approval.
C. 
Minimum Right-Of-Way Setback. Fifty (50) feet.
D. 
Rear Yard Setbacks. Forty-five (45) feet.
E. 
Side Yard Setbacks. Ten (10) feet.
F. 
Transitional Yard.
1. 
Where a side or rear lot line coincides with a side or rear lot line in an adjacent residential district, a closed fence at least six (6) feet but not more than eight (8) feet in height located approximately in the middle of a landscaped yard at least twenty-five (25) feet in width shall be provided.
2. 
Where the rear or side wall of any non-residential structure in this district lies across the street from the front yard of residential structures located in a residential district, then a landscaped yard at least twenty (20) feet in depth shall be provided along such rear or side wall.
3. 
A barrier consisting of an earthen berm adequate to shield adjoining non-residential properties from automobile headlights as determined by the Planning and Zoning Commission, with densely branched evergreen screening trees, a minimum of four (4) feet in height at planting, placed a maximum of ten (10) feet apart, measured center to center, can be considered as meeting the criteria for a fence. Proposed fence designs and the criteria for a landscaped yard shall be approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission upon site plan review. Perpetual maintenance by the property owner of the fence and landscaped yard area shall be a condition of any design approval, and it shall be an ongoing responsibility of the property owner to maintain the landscaped yard and fence area in a healthy and attractive condition. The Commission may delegate authority for the approval of the fence design and landscaped yard criteria to the Development Review Board.
G. 
Off-Street Parking And Loading Regulations. See Chapter 430, Article II.