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City of Lake Saint Louis, MO
St. Charles County
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[CC 1988 §42.700; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 1797 §1(42.700), 11-18-2002]
The "HC" (Highway Commercial) District is intended to provide for a variety of retail, service, office, recreation and entertainment facilities that are intended to serve local residents, highway travelers, and metro residents outside the City. It's designation on land within the City shall be limited to areas along state and interstate highways, and those areas easily served by those highways.
[CC 1988 §42.710; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 753 §3, 5-6-1991; Ord. No. 1744 §1, 7-1-2002; Ord. No. 1797 §1(42.710), 11-18-2002]
A. 
The following shall be considered basic permitted uses, provided that the total floor area of any structures shall not exceed a one and twenty-five hundredths (1.25) floor area ratio (FAR).
1. 
Stores, shops and retail uses, including:
a. 
Accounting, computing, office machine — retail.
b. 
Antiques — retail.
c. 
Apparel and accessories — retail.
d. 
Appliances (household) — retail.
e. 
Automobile parts and supplies — retail.
f. 
Bagel shops — retail.
g. 
Bakeries manufacturing — retail.
h. 
Bicycles — retail.
i. 
Books, magazines, periodicals — retail.
j. 
Cameras and photographic supplies — retail.
k. 
Candy, nut and confectionery — retail.
l. 
China, glassware, metalware — retail.
m. 
Cigarettes and cigars — retail.
n. 
Coffee shops/houses — retail.
o. 
Convenience store or food shop.
p. 
Crafts — retail.
q. 
Home decor — retail.
r. 
Department, variety and discount stores — retail.
s. 
Electrical supplies — retail.
t. 
Electronics — retail including the sale of radios, televisions and other consumer electronics.
u. 
Farm supplies — retail.
v. 
Fish and seafood — retail.
w. 
Floor coverings — retail.
x. 
Florists — retail.
y. 
Frozen desserts and ice cream — retail.
z. 
Fruits and vegetables — retail.
aa. 
Furniture — retail.
ab. 
Furriers and fur apparel — retail.
ac. 
Garden supplies and displays including outdoor storage.
ad. 
Gasoline service stations — retail.
ae. 
General stores — retail.
af. 
Gifts, novelties and souvenirs — retail.
ag. 
Glass, paint and wallpaper — retail.
ah. 
Hardware — retail.
ai. 
Hearing aids, optical goods, orthopedic appliances and other similar devices — retail.
aj. 
Heating and plumbing equipment and supplies — retail.
ak. 
Hobby supplies — retail.
al. 
Home and building stores including indoor lumberyards.
am. 
Home furnishings — retail.
an. 
Jewelry — retail.
ao. 
Liquor — retail.
ap. 
Meats — retail.
aq. 
Medical marijuana dispensary facility in accordance with Chapter 430, Article VI.
[Ord. No. 3985, 5-20-2019[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided for the redesignation of former Subsection (A)(1)(aq) through (ba) as Subsection (A)(1)(ar) through (bb), respectively.
ar. 
Monuments — retail.
as. 
Musical instruments and supplies — retail.
at. 
Office and business equipment sales and service.
au. 
Office supplies — retail.
av. 
Pet supplies — retail.
aw. 
Pharmacies — retail.
ax. 
Retail sale, rental and leasing of new automobiles and other new light motor vehicles.
ay. 
Shoes — retail.
az. 
Sporting goods — retail.
ba. 
Stationery — retail.
bb. 
Supermarket or grocery.
2. 
Service establishments, including:
a. 
Alteration, pressing and garment repair services.
b. 
Animal hospital services.
c. 
Appliances repair service.
d. 
Automobile wash services.
e. 
Automobile/light truck repair services — including engine tune-ups, the sale and installation of lubricants, tires, batteries, exhaust systems, brakes, water pumps, alternators, radiators, and similar accessories.
(1) 
Activities such as painting, auto-body work, steam cleaning, utility truck and trailer rental, tractor trailer repairs, farm equipment repairs, major auto and truck repairs, similar activities, and outdoor storage of any kind including vehicles shall be prohibited under this classification.
f. 
Barber and beauty services.
g. 
Blueprinting and photocopying services.
h. 
Carpet and rug cleaning, installation and repair services.
i. 
Clock, watch and jewelry repair services.
j. 
Dental laboratory services.
k. 
Diaper services.
l. 
Dry cleaning and laundering pickup service.
m. 
Duplicating, mailing and stenographic services.
n. 
Engraving services.
o. 
Equipment rentals and leasing services.
p. 
Funeral and mortuary services.
q. 
Furniture repair and re-upholstery services.
r. 
Hotels, tourist courts, motels.
s. 
Janitorial services.
t. 
Landscaping contracting services.
u. 
Locksmith services.
v. 
Pets and pet grooming.
w. 
Photo finishing services.
x. 
Plumbing, electrical, air conditioning and heating equipment sales, warehousing and repair facilities.
y. 
Postal services (private).
z. 
Residential hotels.
aa. 
Shoe repair, shoe shining and hat cleaning services.
ab. 
Veterinarian services.
3. 
Professional offices, including:
a. 
Advertising services, general.
b. 
Architectural, engineering and planning — professional services.
c. 
Auditing, accounting and bookkeeping services.
d. 
Banking and financial institutions.
e. 
Business and management consulting services.
f. 
Business associations.
g. 
Civic, social and fraternal associations.
h. 
Commodity and security brokers, dealers and exchanges and services.
i. 
Credit reporting, adjustment and collection services.
j. 
Credit unions and agricultural, business and personal credit services.
k. 
Detective and protective services.
l. 
Employment services.
m. 
Holding and investment services.
n. 
Insurance agents and brokers services.
o. 
Legal services.
p. 
Physicians' services.
q. 
Professional membership organizations.
r. 
Professional offices — data processing.
s. 
Real estate agents, brokers and management services.
t. 
Telephone business office.
u. 
Title abstracting services.
v. 
Travel arranging services.
4. 
Medical services, including:
a. 
Medical clinics, out-patient services.
b. 
Medical laboratory services.
c. 
Medical out-patient physical therapy.
d. 
Medical out-patient surgery.
e. 
Dental services.
f. 
Chiropractors, optometrists and other similar health services.
5. 
Entertainment and recreational uses, including:
a. 
Arcades.
b. 
Art galleries.
c. 
Miniature golf.
d. 
Private clubs.
e. 
Restaurants — drive-in.
f. 
Restaurants — fast food and sit down.
g. 
Specialty theme/microbreweries restaurants/bar — retail.
h. 
Theaters, motion pictures or live performance — indoor.
i. 
Gymnasiums and athletic clubs.
[Ord. No. 3592 § 1, 10-17-2016]
6. 
Public services, community services, institutional and utility related uses, including:
a. 
Charitable and welfare services.
b. 
Churches, synagogues and temples.
c. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (A)(6)(c), which listed convalescent home, nursing home and home for the aged as permitted uses, was repealed 4-20-2015 by Ord. No. 3404 §1.
d. 
Hospital services.
e. 
Libraries.
f. 
Public building erected by a governmental agency.
g. 
Public utility facilities.
h. 
U.S. Postal Service Facilities.
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.
[CC 1988 §42.720; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 819 §1, 8-17-1992; Ord. No. 1026 §1, 4-18-1995; Ord. No. 1226 §1, 10-6-1997; Ord. No. 1797 §1(42.720), 11-18-2002; Ord. No. 2309 §1, 7-17-2006; Ord. No. 2801 §1, 11-16-2009]
A. 
The following uses may be permitted in the "HC" District if deemed appropriate by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen under the provisions of special use permits and provided that the total gross floor area of structures housing stores, offices, or other permitted uses shall not exceed one and twenty-five hundredths (1.25) floor area ratio (FAR).
1. 
Ambulance services.
2. 
Armed forces reserve center.
3. 
Commercial recreational uses such as bowling alleys, billiard parlors, dance halls, skating rinks, and other uses of a similar character.
[Ord. No. 3592 § 2, 10-17-2016]
4. 
Communications/telecommunications service tower.
5. 
Crematory services.
6. 
Day care centers — child, adult.
7. 
Electricity regulating substations.
8. 
Fire protection and related activities.
9. 
Golf driving ranges.
10. 
Pest control services.
11. 
Recreational facilities, indoor and illuminated outdoor facilities, including swimming pools, golf courses, tennis courts and tennis clubs.
12. 
Recreational vehicles and equipment — retail.
13. 
Recycling centers.
14. 
Retail sale, rental and leasing of used automobiles and other used light motor vehicles.
15. 
Elementary schools, housing grades kindergarten through fourth (4th) grade, as a temporary use (not to exceed thirty-six (36) months) of an existing building, when building and site meet all code requirements for parking and accessibility.
16. 
Adult education schools or college campuses offering adult evening and weekend classes only.
17. 
Independent living residential units for seniors [age fifty-five (55) plus] where:
[Ord. No. 3404 §1, 4-20-2015]
a. 
Number of dwelling units per net acre does not exceed eighteen (18), and where no unit contains less than six-hundred (600) square feet nor more than two (2) bedrooms.
b. 
Parking, not necessarily designated to individual units, is provided at a minimum of one (1) space per unit plus additional spaces for staff and visitors as determined sufficient by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
c. 
Building height is limited to a maximum of three (3) stories and thirty-five (35) feet.
d. 
Maximum lot coverage of buildings is forty percent (40%) and maximum lot coverage of buildings, accessory structures and parking areas is sixty percent (60%).
e. 
In addition, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen shall consider and determine whether the proposed use and facility are compatible with existing or planned uses in the surrounding area, including any existing or planned commercial development or uses.
18. 
Congregate care facility (as described in Section 405.190, Usage, of Article II, Definitions, of Chapter 405, Development Regulations and General Provisions, above), where:
[Ord. No. 3422 §1, 6-15-2015]
a. 
The number of certified beds does not exceed eighteen (18) per net acre.
b. 
Parking is provided at a minimum of one (1) space per (2) two beds, plus one (1) space for every vehicle used in the operation of the facility, plus any additional spaces for staff and visitors as determined sufficient by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
c. 
Building height is limited to a maximum of three (3) stories and thirty-five (35) feet.
d. 
The maximum lot coverage of buildings is forty percent (40%) and the maximum lot coverage of buildings, accessory structures and parking areas is sixty percent (60%).
e. 
In addition, the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Aldermen shall consider and determine whether the proposed use and facility are compatible with existing or planned uses in the surrounding area, including any existing or planned commercial development or uses.
[Ord. No. 1720 §1, 5-20-2002]
The following use is prohibited in "HC" 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 §42.730; Ord. No. 578 §1, 10-17-1988; Ord. No. 672 §1, 3-19-1990]
A. 
Minimum Lot Requirements.
1. 
Lot area. Five-tenths (0.5) acres.
2. 
Lot width. One hundred fifty (150) feet.
3. 
Lot depth. One hundred fifty (150) feet.
B. 
Minimum Lot Width Along Lake. Lots adjacent to or within one hundred (100) feet of Lake Saint Louis (the large lake) shall be a minimum lot width along the lake of two hundred (200) feet.
C. 
Maximum Structure Height. Thirty (30) feet. Buildings of a greater height may be specifically permitted by site plan review and approval.
D. 
Minimum Right-Of-Way Setback. Twenty (20) feet, unless front yard parking is provided, in which case forty-two (42) feet shall be required.
E. 
Minimum Setback Requirements From Lake. Buildings on lots which are adjacent to or within one hundred (100) feet of Lake Saint Louis (the large lake) shall be setback a minimum of one hundred fifty (150) feet from the lot line closest to the lake, regardless of whether said lot line is a front, side or rear lot line.
F. 
Rear Yard Setback. Twenty (20) feet.
G. 
Side Yard Setback. Nine (9) feet.
H. 
Off-Street Parking And Load Regulations. See Chapter 430, Article II.