City of Warrenton, MO
Warren County
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[R.O. 2006 §400.060; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3000, 3-2-1982; Ord. No. 1370 §I, 1-6-2004; Ord. No. 1891 §I, 3-16-2010; Ord. No. 1992 §I, 8-16-2011]
A. 
In order to classify and regulate the location of businesses, trades, industries, residences and other land uses and the location of buildings designed for specific uses; to regulate and limit the height and bulk of buildings hereafter erected, reconstructed or altered; to regulate and limit the intensity of the use of lot areas, and to regulate and determine the area of yards, courts and other open spaces within and surrounding such buildings, the incorporated area of the City of Warrenton is hereby divided into the following Districts:
Agricultural
"AG"
Agricultural Reserve
Residential
"R-1"
Low Density Residential
"R-2"
Medium Density, Single-Family Residential
"R-3"
High Density Residential
"RC-1"
Planned Business District
"RC-2"
Residential Commercial Planned District
Commercial
"C-1"
Neighborhood Commercial
"C-2"
General Commercial
"C-3"
Highway Commercial
"C-4"
Planned Commercial Shopping Center District
Industrial
"M-1"
Light Industrial
"M-2"
General Industrial
Recreational
"OPR"
Outdoor Public Recreation
B. 
The Comprehensive Development Plan dated December 7, 2000, and identified as the Zoning District Map shows the locations of each District. This Map shall become a part of this Chapter by reference.
[R.O. 2006 §400.065; Ord. No. 1585 §I, 2-7-2006]
A. 
In applying and interpreting these regulations, the requirements contained herein are declared to be the minimum requirements necessary to carry out the purpose of this Title. Except as specifically provided herein, these regulations shall not be deemed to interfere with, abrogate, annul or otherwise affect in any manner whatsoever any law, ordinance, easement, covenant or other agreement between parties. Whenever the provisions of these regulations impose greater restrictions upon the use of land or buildings or upon the height or bulk of buildings or require larger building site areas, yards or open spaces than are imposed or required in any such other law or ordinance, rule, regulation, permit, easement, covenant or other agreement between the parties, this regulation shall control. These regulations shall apply uniformly to each class or kind of structure or land within each District, and, particularly, except as otherwise provided herein:
1. 
The use shall be unlawful of any land, structure or building for any purpose other than permitted in the District where such land, structure or building is located.
2. 
No building or structure shall be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved or altered to exceed the height or area limit or violate the yard or parking requirement herein established for the District where such building or structure is located.
3. 
No building shall hereafter be erected, reconstructed, relocated or structurally altered on any lot or parcel unless such lot or parcel faces a dedicated street or right-of-way. Where a building exists, a required dedicated street or right-of-way shall not be vacated so as to eliminate the required access to a dedicated street or right-of-way.
4. 
No building shall hereafter be erected, constructed, reconstructed, moved, relocated or structurally altered to have a greater percentage of lot area, to accommodate or have a greater number of facilities, or to have narrower or smaller yards, courts or open spaces than is permissible under the limitations set forth herein for the District where said building is located.
5. 
No part of a yard or other open space required for any specific building or use and necessary to meet the requirements of these regulations shall be included as part of a yard or open space required for another building or use.
6. 
No lot, held under one (1) ownership at the effective date on or before March 2, 1982, shall be reduced in dimension or area in relation to any building thereon so as to be smaller than that required by this regulation; if already smaller, the dimensions or the area shall not be further reduced.
7. 
Every building hereafter erected or altered shall be located on a lot as herein defined and in no case shall more than one (1) principal building be located on one (1) lot except as provided herein.
8. 
No lot area shall be reduced or diminished so the yards or other open spaces shall be smaller than prescribed by these regulations, nor shall the population density be increased in any manner, except in conformity with the area regulations established herein.
[R.O. 2006 §400.070; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3010, 3-2-1982]
A. 
Purpose. This District is intended to provide a holding or reserve over lands now in agricultural use. These lands may not be developed in the immediate future. These areas should allow for only a minimum of development not related to agriculture or very low density residential uses. At such time as more development is contemplated, these areas should be rezoned to an appropriate classification in accordance with the intent of the Comprehensive Development Plan.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Area. Single-family residences — minimum three (3) acre for each single family residence.
E. 
Height Limitations. No structure shall exceed two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Front yard. Minimum depth of thirty (30) feet.
2. 
Side yards. Minimum width of ten (10) feet.
3. 
Rear yards. Minimum depth of twenty-five (25) feet.
[R.O. 2006 §400.080; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3020, 3-2-1983; Ord. No. 1177 §I, 6-5-2001]
A. 
Purpose. It is the intent of these regulations to provide for the protection and future development of low density single-family residential areas and related activities which offer a stable, healthy living environment; and to discourage encroachment by commercial, industrial, or other uses which will conflict with the intent of this District.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Use permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width And Area Requirements.[1]
1. 
Lot width. Minimum seventy (70) feet.
2. 
Lot area. Minimum of one (1) acre.
3. 
Floor area. Single-family dwellings, one thousand (1,000) square feet.
[1]
Cross Reference — Depth of residential lots should not be less than one hundred twenty (120) feet, see section 410.080(F)(3) of the subdivision regulations.
E. 
Height Limitation. No structure shall be erected to exceed a height of two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Front yard. Minimum depth of thirty (30) feet.
2. 
Side yard. Seven (7) feet on lots with seventy (70) to seventy-nine (79) feet frontage. Ten (10) feet on lots with eighty (80) feet or greater frontage.
3. 
Rear yard. Twenty-five (25) feet.
G. 
Exemptions. The following is a list of exemptions for this Section for large lot subdivisions; all other requirements of this Chapter must be met:
1. 
Minor residential streets shall have a minimum paved surface of twenty-six (26) feet with four (4) foot shoulders, three (3) feet of which are oil and chip and one (1) foot of grass. All other street specifications shall be met.
2. 
Curb and gutter are not required except in situations which the Board of Aldermen deems it necessary.
3. 
Sidewalks are not required except in situations in which the Board of Aldermen believes public safety demands their installation.
4. 
Street lights are not required within the subdivision except in situations in which the Board of Aldermen believes public safety demands their installation. All entrance and exit streets that connect or intersect with public streets shall require street lights at those locations.
5. 
If residents desire to install any of the above improvements, such installation shall be solely at the expense of property owners of said subdivision. The City of Warrenton has no responsibility or obligation to provide such improvement or to share in such provision. Furthermore, streets without curb and gutter shall remain private streets and the City of Warrenton shall not assume responsibility for repair or maintenance of said streets, including snow removal. The developer of a large lot subdivision shall include language to this effect in recorded restrictions as a condition of record plat approval. Signs shall be erected at the entrances to "large lot subdivisions" indicating that the streets are private and maintained by property owners unless the streets have been accepted by the City.
6. 
Prior to starting any work covered by the above plans and after approval of the final plat, the developer shall make arrangements to provide for inspection of the work, sufficient in the opinion of the Public Works Director, to assure compliance with the plans and specifications as provided.
[R.O. 2006 §400.090; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3030, 3-2-1982; Ord. No. 438 §1, 2-1-1983]
A. 
Purpose. The intent of this District is to provide stable residential areas for single-family dwellings similar to the character of the low density areas but which allows a somewhat more urban density.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Use permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width And Area Requirements.[1]
1. 
Lot width. Single-family, seventy (70) feet.
2. 
Lot area. Single-family, eight thousand four hundred (8,400) square feet. A maximum of five (5.0) lots per acre is allowed in the "R-2" District.
3. 
Floor area. Single-family dwellings, one thousand (1,000) square feet.
[1]
Cross Reference — Depth of residential lots should not be less than one hundred twenty (120) feet, see section 410.080(F)(3) of the subdivision regulations.
E. 
Height Limitation. No structure shall be erected to exceed a height of two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Front yard. Minimum depth of thirty (30) feet.
2. 
Side yard. Seven (7) feet on lots with seventy (70) to seventy-nine (79) feet frontage. Ten (10) feet on lots with eighty (80) feet or greater frontage.
3. 
Rear yard. Twenty-five (25) feet.
[R.O. 2006 §400.100; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3040, 3-2-1982]
A. 
Purpose. This District is intended to provide for high density residential areas which can also include existing dwellings. These areas are intended to be free of intrusion of commercial, industrial, and other adverse influences. It is intended that planned multi-family dwellings (duplexes, apartments) be developed with appropriate landscaping and screening materials.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Use permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width.[1]
1. 
Single-family residential. Seventy (70) feet.
2. 
Duplex. Seventy (70) feet.
3. 
Apartments. Seventy (70) feet.
4. 
Condominiums. Seventy (70) feet.
[1]
Cross Reference — Depth of residential lots should not be less than one hundred twenty (120) feet, see section 410.080(F)(3) of the subdivision regulations.
E. 
Lot Area.
1. 
Single-family residential. Eight thousand four hundred (8,400) square feet.
2. 
Duplex. Eight thousand four hundred (8,400) square feet per each two-family dwelling.
3. 
Apartments. Minimum of ten thousand (10,000) square feet (first three (3) units) plus two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet per each additional unit and a maximum of sixteen (16) units per acre.
4. 
Condominiums. Minimum of ten thousand (10,000) square feet (first three (3) units) plus two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet per each additional unit and a maximum of sixteen (16) units per acre.
F. 
Floor Area. Single-family dwellings, one thousand (1,000) square feet.
G. 
Height Limitation. No apartment building shall exceed two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet.
H. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Front yard. Twenty (20) feet.
2. 
Side yard. Five (5) feet.
3. 
Rear yard. Twenty (20) feet.
4. 
Usable open space shall be provided in multi-family developments exclusive of driveways and parking lots. This open space may include, walkways, play equipment, and swimming pools.
I. 
The Site Plan Process, Section 405.390, shall be required for all developments and changes of use in this district, except for single-family residences. A change of occupancy in a residential district shall not require site plan process.
J. 
Escrow. For escrow improvements, see Section 405.390(I) of this Code.
[R.O. 2006 §400.110; Ord. No. 554 §1, 4-7-1987; Ord. No. 749 §I, 12-15-1992; Ord. No. 1154 §I, 1-2-2001; Ord. No. 1371 §I, 1-6-2004; Ord. No. 1565 §I, 12-6-2005; Ord. No. 2060 §I, 9-18-2012]
A. 
Intent And Purpose Of The District.
1. 
Commercial development, redevelopment and change of use in this district should reflect the character of the area and community, while establishing a strong identity for Warrenton. The regulations for this district will allow for appropriate controls over the development, redevelopment and change of use thereof which will create and enhance land values and act as an incentive to obtaining the highest quality development, redevelopment and change of use.
2. 
Encourage site consolidation in an orderly, phased pattern of redevelopment.
3. 
Mandate high quality future development.
4. 
All development, redevelopment or change of use within the "RC-1" Planned Business District is subject to the review procedures and applicable requirements of Section 405.390 (Site Plan Review).
5. 
To minimize "quality of life" impact on residential districts adjacent to the "RC-1" District, the following additional restrictions are set forth. The specific purpose of these restrictions is to minimize any increase in traffic on Cherry Lane.
a. 
Permitted uses for businesses that front on Cherry Lane shall be restricted to the following:
(1) 
Detached single-family residences.
(2) 
Non-retail commercial and business offices.
(3) 
Professional offices.
(4) 
Institutional offices.
(5) 
Government offices.
(6) 
Medical offices.
(7) 
Financial institutions, including, but not limited to, banks, savings and loans and credit unions.
(8) 
Any use which in the judgment of the Planning and Zoning Commission is identical or similar to one (1) or more of the above listed uses which conform to the intent and purpose of this Section.
b. 
Access to and from Cherry Lane is permitted only for developments fronting on Cherry Lane.
B. 
Authorized Uses For Businesses Fronting Highway 47.
1. 
Permitted uses. The uses permitted within this district are in Appendix "A".
2. 
Uses permitted by conditional use permit. The uses conditionally permitted within this district are listed in Appendix "A" and require a "conditional use permit".
3. 
General. Uses which are not specifically listed in Appendix "A" as permitted or conditionally permitted are prohibited.
C. 
Lot Area, Setbacks And Bulk Regulations. The maximum height of buildings in this district shall be thirty-five (35) feet. The Planning and Zoning Commission may upon site plan review approve such additional heights as may be deemed appropriate while considering the relationship of building height to bulk and density of adjacent properties and providing for the safety of the structure and its intended uses.
D. 
Minimum Building Setbacks.
1. 
Front yard. Buildings fronting Highway 47 shall be set back a minimum of thirty-five (35) feet from the curb. Buildings fronting on Cherry Lane shall be set back a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet from the property line.
2. 
Side yard and rear yard setbacks. To be determined at site plan review.
E. 
Off-Street Parking And Loading.
1. 
Off-street parking and loading spaces may be located in required front, side or rear yards, except no parking may be located within twenty (20) feet of adjacent residential districts, and all parking or loading spaces adjacent to residential districts or in a front yard shall be screened and/or bermed.
2. 
The number, type and dimensions of parking spaces required shall be in accordance with the provisions set forth in Section 405.250 Off-Street Loading and Parking.
3. 
All parking lots, both public and private streets shall be required to have a minimum six (6) inch vertical concrete curb.
F. 
Site Design Requirements For Development/Redevelopment In "RC-1". The Site Plan Process, Section 405.390, shall be required for all developments, including change of use and change of business, in this district.
1. 
Landscaping and open space. As part of the final site plan, the developer shall submit a landscaping plan which shall conform to the following: The following requirements supplement the requirements of Section 405.390 (C)(3)(c)(8 — 9).
a. 
All yards and open spaces along exterior or interior streets shall be landscaped with trees and shrubs graded to provide typical topographic relief (mounds and berms) and sodded.
b. 
Any part of a lot not used for buildings or other structures or for parking, loading or access ways shall be landscaped with grass, ground cover, trees, shrubs and pedestrian walks.
c. 
A minimum planting strip of ten (10) feet shall be provided and maintained within the required side and front yard.
d. 
For all buildings, there shall be one (1) tree existing or planted for every seven (7) parking spaces. Seventy-five percent (75%) shall be located within the paved area.
e. 
Trees shall be spaced no greater than forty (40) feet on center across all front yards. Trees shall be located at a distance of twenty (20) feet from the curb.
f. 
Foundation planting shall be planted and maintained along all exterior walls of all buildings at the ratio of one (1) plant material for every five (5) lineal feet of exterior wall. Said plant material may be clustered or otherwise arranged for optimum visual effect rather than being spaced evenly along the building perimeter.
g. 
A ten (10) foot landscaped buffer (transition yard) consisting of landscaped berms shall be provided and maintained along all rear and side property lines which abut a residential district or development.
2. 
Screening and berming.
a. 
All outside trash containers, HVAC units, electric, telephone and gas meters, satellite dishes, and rooftop mechanical apparatus shall be thoroughly screened with appropriate materials or landscaping to conceal the visibility of the object.
b. 
Outside trash containers are to be screened with a material matching or compatible with the building.
3. 
Sidewalks. Sidewalks shall be provided along all collector and arterial street frontages in conformance with the requirements set forth in Section 410.140 Subsection (B)(23).
4. 
Underground utility systems. All utility lines, including power and telephone lines, shall be located underground except designated overhead utility corridors as approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission.
5. 
Lighting.
a. 
All exterior lighting, building and parking lot lights and landscape lighting shall be directed away from adjacent highways, streets and properties so that no light is cast on adjoining properties or public roadways. No light standard utilized for the illumination of parking areas shall exceed eighteen (18) feet in height. No other light standard shall exceed twelve (12) feet in height.
b. 
Fixtures mounted on structures should be compatible in appearance to the light standards used.
c. 
Lighting in areas adjacent to residential districts shall be mounted to buildings and be of sufficient illumination to provide for security and safety. Care shall be taken to ensure minimal impact on those adjacent residential districts.
d. 
All lighting shall be high-pressure sodium and served with underground cable.
G. 
Architectural Criteria.
1. 
All sides of structures shall receive equal architectural treatment or be compatible with each other as determined by the Planning and Zoning Commission at site plan review.
2. 
The use of decorative masonry, glass and decorative metal panels is encouraged for exterior facing materials. Non-decorative prefabricated metal and non-decorative cinder block building exterior is prohibited. All foundations should be incorporated into design standards, thus prohibiting unpainted foundations.
3. 
Building elevations for each development shall be submitted to the Planning and Zoning Commission for review and approval. These elevations shall show the materials and the respective colors to be used. The building elevations shall be drawn on a minimum size sheet of twenty-four (24) inches by thirty (30) inches in dimension and be of reasonable quality. A file ready (approximately eight and one-half (8½) by eleven (11) inches in size) copy of photo of the rendering must be submitted to the Building Department and will be kept for permanent record.
H. 
Sign Regulations.
1. 
All developments/redevelopments, "change of use" and "change of business occupancy" shall meet the requirements as defined in Section 425.045, Signs In "RC-1" Planned Business Districts. No off-premise (billboard-type) advertising signs shall be permitted within the district. In addition, businesses fronting on Cherry Lane shall limit "ground signs" to three (3) feet in height and ten (10) square feet of sign area.
2. 
Attached wall signs shall be permitted in accordance with the sign provisions of Section 425.090 Subsection (3) of Sign Regulations.
3. 
No illuminated or lighted signs shall remain on after 10:00 P.M. for developments that front on Cherry Lane.
4. 
A color rendering of the proposed signage shall be provided. Sign permits shall be applied for and issued by the Building Commissioner.
[1]
Cross Reference — As to site plan process, §405.390 of this chapter.
[R.O. 2006 §400.120; Ord. No. 592 §I, 12-6-1988]
A. 
Intent And Purpose. The "RC-2" Residential Commercial Planned District, by utilization of the Site Plan Process as set forth in Section 405.390 of this Chapter, is intended to guide and control private development and redevelopment of the Planned Residential/Commercial Districts of the City of Warrenton to provide an orderly growth of neighborhood businesses to support residential needs. Specifically, the District is intended to provide neighborhood services to the residents of their surrounding areas.
B. 
Permitted Uses. Any structure or land in a "RC-2" Residential Commercial Planned District shall be used for the uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter, subject to all other provisions and limitations of this Section, the Site Plan Process under Section 405.390 herein and all other applicable regulations and ordinances of the City of Warrenton.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width.[1]
1. 
Single-family residential. Seventy (70) feet.
2. 
Duplex. Seventy (70) feet.
3. 
Apartments. Seventy (70) feet.
4. 
Condominiums. Seventy (70) feet.
[1]
Cross Reference — Depth of residential lots should not be less than one hundred twenty (120) feet, see section 410.080(F)(3) of the subdivision regulations.
E. 
Lot Area.
1. 
Single-family residential. Eight thousand four hundred (8,400) square feet.
2. 
Duplex. Eight thousand four hundred (8,400) square feet per each two-family dwelling.
3. 
Apartments. Minimum of ten thousand (10,000) square feet (first three (3) units) plus two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet per each additional unit and a maximum of sixteen (16) units per acre.
4. 
Condominiums. Minimum of ten thousand (10,000) square feet (first three (3) units) plus two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet per each additional unit and a maximum of sixteen (16) units per acre.
F. 
Site Plan Process Required. Site Plan Process by the Commission shall be required for all proposed developments with the "RC-2" Residential Commercial Planned District as provided in Section 405.390.
G. 
Application Procedure.
1. 
Application solely for a "RC-2" Residential Commercial Planned District Zoning, without a request for Site Plan Process, shall be made in accordance with Section 405.350 herein.
2. 
Application solely for a "RC-2" Residential Commercial Planned District Zoning, in conjunction with a request for Site Plan Process, shall be made in accordance with Sections 405.350 and 405.390 herein.
3. 
An application fee shall be paid upon the submission of an application solely for a "RC-2" Residential Commercial Planned District Zoning without an accompanying request for Site Plan Process. An additional fee will be required upon the submission of an application for Site Plan Process as set forth in Section 405.390, Subsection B(3) herein. (See Fee Schedule in Section 405.400)
H. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Minimum lot width. Seventy (70) feet.
2. 
Minimum lot area. Eight thousand four hundred (8,400) square feet.
3. 
Maximum structure height. Two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet.
4. 
Yard requirements. Same as "R-2".
5. 
Two (2) or more existing lots may be combined for a development under this Section subject to all use regulations stated herein, and subject to Section 405.390 herein.
6. 
Any proposed subdivision of an existing lot under this Section shall be subject to approval under Section 405.390 herein.
[R.O. 2006 §400.130; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3050, 3-2-1982]
A. 
Purpose. These areas are intended to provide neighborhood services to the residents of their immediate areas. These commercial services are not intended to disrupt the general character of the surrounding residential areas. It is intended that these areas be developed with appropriate landscaping and screening materials.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width And Lot Area.
1. 
Lot width. Minimum lot width for a residential structure shall be the same as in "R-3" and for a commercial structure shall be fifty (50) feet.
2. 
Lot area. Residential use shall be the same as in "R-3". There shall be no minimum area for commercial use.
E. 
Height Limitation. The maximum height shall be two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Residential uses shall be the same as in "R-3".
2. 
Commercial use. Where a commercial use adjoins or abuts a residential use or zone, the side yard shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet. Front yard shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet. Where a commercial use adjoins a non-residential zone the yard requirement shall be a minimum of five (5) feet.
G. 
Floor Area. For single family dwelling — one thousand (1,000) square feet.
[R.O. 2006 §400.140; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3060, 3-2-1982]
A. 
Purpose. The General Commercial District is intended to provide the community and its trade area with major commercial services including the Central Business District and major shopping areas. It is intended that these areas be developed with appropriate landscaping and screening materials.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width And Lot Area. There shall be no minimum width and area requirements for commercial use. Residential units shall conform with the area requirements as provided in "R-3".
E. 
Height Limitation. The maximum height allowed in District "C-2" shall be three (3) stories or thirty-five (35) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Residential uses shall be the same as in "R-3".
2. 
Commercial use. Where a commercial use adjoins or abuts a residential use or zone, the side yard shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet. Front yard shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet. Where a commercial use adjoins a non-residential zone there shall be no yard requirements.
G. 
Floor Area. For single family dwelling — one thousand (1,000) square feet
[R.O. 2006 §400.150; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3070, 3-2-1982; Ord. No. 1830 §I, 1-20-2009]
A. 
Purpose. These areas are intended to provide service to the community and the traveling public. These uses usually require more space for display and parking and are located on major transportation routes. It is intended that these areas be developed with appropriate landscaping and screening materials.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width And Lot Area. There shall be no minimum width, and area requirements for in "C-3," except residential units, shall conform with the area requirements as provided in "R-3".
E. 
Height Limitations. The maximum height in "C-3" shall be three (3) stories or thirty-five (35) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Residential uses shall be the same as in "R-3".
2. 
Commercial use. Where a commercial use adjoins or abuts a residential zone, the side yard shall be a minimum of ten (10) feet. Front yard shall be a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet. Where a commercial use adjoins a non-residential zone, there shall be no yard requirements.
G. 
Floor Area. Single family dwelling — one thousand (1,000) square feet.
[R.O. 2006 §400.160; Ord. No. Art. III §3080, 3-2-1982; Ord. No. 502 §1, 5-14-1985]
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this District is for a unified grouping, in one (1) or more buildings, of retail shops and stores that provide for the regular needs and are for the convenience of the people residing in the community and nearby areas. It is intended that the planned shopping center be developed as a unit, with adequate off-street parking space for customers and employees, and with appropriate landscaping and screening materials
B. 
Permitted Uses — Generally. Property and buildings in a "C-4" Planned Shopping Center District, shall be used for the uses found in Appendix A of this Chapter, these uses shall be located in a unified shopping center which shall have not less than five (5) shops and stores, at least one (1) of which shall be a major outlet of not less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet of gross floor area. The shops and stores of the shopping center shall have a combined total gross floor area of not less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Building Height Requirements. Three (3) stories or thirty-five (35) feet.
E. 
Lot Area Requirements.
1. 
Minimum area. The parcel of land on which a planned shopping center is located shall not be less than that approved by the Board of Aldermen and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
2. 
All exterior solid waste containers and container racks or stands shall be screened from public view.
3. 
Where a "C-4" Planned Commercial Shopping Center District is adjacent to a Residential Zoning District, a landscaped greenbelt at least ten (10) feet in width shall be provided continuously on the back and/or sides of the commercial property lines with a minimum height of six (6) feet above grade consisting of a compact evergreen hedge, foliage screening, masonry wall, wood fence, or other types of screening, so long as the degree of screening is not less than the screening afforded by the fence, etc., and shall be maintained along the appropriate property line by the users of the "C-4" property. All landscaping shall be maintained in a healthy growing condition and the greenbelt shall not be used for off-street parking facilities or for loading space.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
All buildings shall set back from all street right-of-way lines not less than twenty-five (25) feet.
2. 
On the side of lot adjoining a residential district, there shall be a side yard of not less than thirty (30) feet, otherwise, a side yard width is not required.
3. 
There shall be a rear yard, alley, service court, or combination thereof, of not less than thirty (30) feet in width.
G. 
Sign Requirements. All advertising signs and structures shall be designed as an integral part of the shopping center development and shall be harmonious with the other design features of the center and shall conform to Chapter 425 of this Title.
H. 
Administration Procedures For Shopping Center Development.
1. 
The developer shall first make an application to the City for construction of a shopping center under this Zoning District. The application shall include the following in addition to the administrative requirements set forth in this Chapter:
a. 
The developer shall submit site plans of the proposed development which shall be drawn to a scale of not less than one (1) inch equals fifty (50) feet; and which shall show the arrangement of the buildings, designs and circulation pattern of the off-street parking area, landscaped yards, ornamental screening, service courts, and utility drainage easements and facilities; and the relationship of the shopping center development to adjacent areas which it may affect.
b. 
The developer shall show evidence that indicates to the satisfaction of the Planning and Zoning Commission the ability and intent to carry out the development of the shopping center in accordance with the plans submitted in accordance with Subsection (H)(1)(a) above.
c. 
Development procedure. The developer shall obtain a building permit for the shopping center in accordance with the requirements and procedures of this Chapter, and shall begin construction of the shopping center within two (2) years after the effective date of approval of the application for construction of the shopping center, and shall make a reasonable and continuous progress toward completion. If the shopping center is not under construction within two (2) years after the effective date of the shopping center rezoning, the Warrenton City Planning and Zoning Commission shall review the status of the development, and if it shall find that the developer cannot proceed immediately with the development, in conformity with the requirements of this Section, this fact and the reasons thereof, shall be reported to the Warrenton Board of Aldermen. The Warrenton City Planning and Zoning Commission may, at its discretion, request that the City cancel the building permit.
2. 
Review of plan change. Any substantial deviation from the plat or building plans approved by the Commission shall constitute a violation of the building permit authorizing construction of the shopping center. Substantial changes in plans shall be resubmitted to the Warrenton City Planning and Zoning Commission for review and recommendations to the Warrenton Board of Aldermen to ensure compliance with the requirements and purpose and intent of this Section, and no building permit shall be issued for any construction which is not in substantial conformity with the approved plan.
[R.O. 2006 §400.170; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3100, 3-2-1982]
A. 
Purpose. These areas are intended to provide an industrial park atmosphere for industries which do not generate noise, odor, dust, vibrations, and other adverse influences on adjacent land uses. These areas should contain considerable landscaped open space and attractive structures which house all of the activities of the individual firms. It is intended that these areas be developed with appropriate landscaping and screening materials.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Conditional uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission or conditional uses shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width And Lot Area. There shall be no minimum width and area requirements in District "M-1"; except that no structure shall occupy more than forty-five percent (45%) of the lot area.
E. 
Height Limitations. The maximum height allowed in District "M-1" shall be fifty (50) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements.
1. 
Front yard. Minimum of fifty (50) feet.
2. 
There shall be no side or rear yard requirements.
G. 
Residential Use. There shall be no residential use other than caretaker facilities.
[R.O. 2006 §400.180; Ord. No. 415 Art. III §3200, 3-2-1982]
A. 
Purpose. This District is intended to provide areas for general industrial activity where operations are not totally contained within structures and by the nature of the operations may not be compatible with other urban uses. It is intended that these areas be developed with appropriate landscaping and screening materials.
B. 
Permitted Uses. The uses set out in Appendix A of this Chapter shall be permitted in this district.
C. 
Conditional Uses. Uses permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission on a conditional basis shall be as set out in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Lot Width And Lot Area. There shall be no minimum width and area requirements except that no structure shall occupy more than forty percent (40%) of the total lot area.
E. 
Height Limitations. The maximum height allowed in District "M-2" shall be sixty (60) feet.
F. 
Yard Requirements. There shall be no yard requirements in District "M-2".
G. 
Residential Use. There shall be no residential use other than caretaker facilities.
[Ord. No. 1891 §II, 3-16-2010; Ord. No. 2060 §I, 9-18-2012; Ord. No. 2081 §§I — II, 2-19-2013]
A. 
Purpose. This district is intended to provide diverse open space areas dedicated exclusively for parks, playgrounds, sports fields, fair grounds and private or non-for profit outdoor recreational areas. These areas should contain sufficient grounds and utilities for the operation of such outdoor recreational uses, together with sufficient motor vehicle parking, ingress and egress for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. It is intended that these areas be developed with appropriate landscaping and screening requirements.
B. 
Permitted Use. Sports fields and fairgrounds are permitted in this district. This use shall be set forth in Appendix A[1] of this Chapter. Private or for-profit campgrounds are specifically disallowed in this district. Temporary overnight camping within this zoning district is only allowed with an approved special event permit.
[Ord. No. 2216 §I, 3-17-2015]
[1]
Editor's Note: Appendix A is included as an attachment to this Chapter.
C. 
Conditional Use. Parks, playgrounds and private or non-for-profit outdoor recreational areas are permitted upon review of the Planning and Zoning Commission and Board of Aldermen approval on a conditional basis. These uses shall be set forth as Conditional Uses in Appendix A of this Chapter.
D. 
Special Event Permit. Certain non-conforming events may be held in the "OPR" District by written permission of the Board of Aldermen, after written notice to all landowners within one hundred eighty-five (185) feet of the proposed event.
[Ord. No. 2130 §I, 12-17-2013]
1. 
A special event permit may be issued by the Board of Aldermen, provided that:
a. 
Such event conforms to the general intent and purpose of this Chapter;
b. 
Such event is not injurious to the general health, safety and welfare of the City;
c. 
Such event will not seriously injure the appropriate use and enjoyment of neighboring properties; and
d. 
Such event complies with the regulations of this district and Code as well as any additional restrictions and conditions ordered by the Board of Aldermen.
2. 
Application. An application for a special event permit shall be filed with the Zoning Official by the individual responsible for the event. The application shall include the following:
[Ord. No. 2216 §II, 3-17-2015]
a. 
Detailed plans, drawn to scale showing the intended use(s) and activities;
b. 
Plans showing the intended uses and hours of operation of existing and proposed grounds, structures, parking areas, and outdoor lighting facilities;
c. 
Plans showing necessary rest room facilities, crowd control/security plans, traffic control and traffic ingress/egress plans, lighting and noise control plans, trash/cleanup plans;
d. 
Emergency/safety plan, specifically detailing the size, type, description, and location of all proposed safety-related items and personnel to be included in the event along with a detailed written emergency response plan describing the proposed safety procedures in the event of an emergency.
e. 
Written permission from the owner of the land for the days and times of the proposed special event.
3. 
Processing of application. All special event permit applications must be submitted a minimum of ten (10) days prior to the Planning and Zoning Commission's regularly scheduled meeting in order to be placed on the Planning and Zoning Commission's agenda. Applications for special event permits will not be considered accepted by the City until all of the documentation deemed necessary by the Zoning Officer is received. Upon receipt of an application for a special event permit, the Zoning Official shall forward copies of the application and accompanying information to the Planning and Zoning Commission, affected governmental entities and City staff. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall make written recommendations to the Board of Aldermen regarding the application's compliance with the criteria set forth in Subsection (D)(1) of this Section herein and any recommended conditions for approval of the special event. The Board of Aldermen shall consider the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations and any reports from City staff and public or governmental entities before final review of the special event permit application. The Zoning Officer, in his discretion, may submit a report to the Planning and Zoning Commission setting forth the following:
a. 
The effect of the proposed event on the safety and general welfare of the public;
b. 
The effect of the proposed event on surrounding residential neighborhoods;
c. 
Proposed conditions for the approval of the proposed event.
4. 
Determination. The Zoning Officer shall submit his report and the Planning and Zoning Commission's recommendations to the Board of Aldermen for final consideration. The Board of Aldermen shall determine whether the proposed event meets the criteria set forth in Subsection (D)(1) of this Section herein and provide any conditions of approval in writing within fifteen (15) days of determination. A time limitation for the special event shall be set forth if permitted by the Board of Aldermen. The individual applicant for the special event permit and the landowner shall be responsible for maintaining any conditions of approval prior to, during the course of and after the conclusion of any approved special event. If any conditions of approval are not maintained prior to or during the course of the event, the Chief of Police shall have the authority to cancel or close the event.
E. 
Accessory Buildings. Those buildings that are accessory and customarily incident to any of the permitted or conditional uses shall be allowed, however, no permanent residence shall be allowed.
F. 
Sign Regulation. All signs and bulletin boards within this zoning district shall conform to the requirements of the Warrenton City Code, except for Section 425.090(10) regulating "banner signs".
G. 
Height, Area And Bulk Regulations.
1. 
Minimum area. Thirty-five (35) acres. Contiguous lots under common ownership can be used to meet the minimum area requirement.
2. 
Maximum height. No structure shall be erected to exceed a height of two (2) stories or twenty-five (25) feet.
H. 
Residential Use. There shall be no residential uses. Vacation vehicles shall be allowed for events, however, all vacation vehicles shall be at all times in compliance with rules promulgated by the City of Warrenton's Director of Public Works.
I. 
Odor. Every use under this zoning district 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.
J. 
Noise. Every use under this zoning district shall be so operated that no offensive or objectionable noise is perceptible at any point on the lot line on which the use is located.
K. 
Parking Regulations. Every use under this zoning district shall be so operated that no such vehicle parking shall be off site.
L. 
Lighting.
1. 
All exterior lighting, building, parking lot lights and landscape lights shall be directed away from adjacent highways, streets and properties so that no light is cast on adjoining properties or public roadways. No light standard utilized for the illumination of recreational areas shall exceed one hundred (100) feet in height. No light standard utilized for the illumination of parking areas shall exceed eighteen (18) feet. No other light standard shall exceed twelve (12) feet in height.
2. 
Fixtures mounted on structures shall be compatible in appearance to the light standards used.
3. 
Lighting in areas adjacent to residential districts shall be mounted to buildings and be of sufficient illumination to provide for security and safety. Care shall be taken to ensure minimal impact on those adjacent residential districts.
4. 
All lighting shall be high-pressure sodium and served with underground cable.
M. 
Sidewalks. Sidewalks shall be provided along all collector and arterial street frontages in conformance with the requirements set forth in Section 410.140, Subsection (B)(23) of the Warrenton City Code.
N. 
Screening. All outside trash containers, HVAC units, electric, telephone, gas meters, satellite dishes and rooftop mechanical apparatus shall be thoroughly screened with appropriate materials or landscaping to conceal the visibility of the object. Outside trash containers are to be screened with material matching or compatible with buildings or structures.
O. 
Site Design Requirements For Development. All new developments and/or buildings and/or alterations of existing structures in this district shall comply with the site plan requirements of Section 405.390 of the Warrenton City Code.
P. 
Compliance With Laws. All developments within this district shall at all times be operated in compliance with the Code of the City of Warrenton and any other County, State or Federal law or regulation.