City of Eureka, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 646 §2]
The regulations of this district are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations appearing elsewhere in this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 680 §1; Ord. No. 1194 §1, 9-19-1995; Ord. No. 1488 §15, 10-17-2000; Ord. No. 1975 §1, 6-5-2007]
(a) 
Single-family dwellings.
(b) 
Public and private not-for-profit parks, parkways and playgrounds.
(c) 
Golf courses, not including miniature courses or practice driving tees.
(d) 
Farms and truck gardens.
(e) 
Public or private elementary and secondary schools.
(f) 
Churches.
(g) 
Local public utility facilities.
(h) 
(Reserved)
(i) 
Day care homes.
(j) 
Accessory buildings, land uses and activities customarily incident to above uses (b) through (g).
(k) 
Accessory buildings customarily incident to single-family dwellings, limited to a maximum of four (4), one (1) of which may be an accessory dwelling unit not to exceed one thousand two hundred fifty (1,250) square feet in size occupied by a member of the same family as the principal single-family dwelling unit. Land uses and activities customarily incident to single-family dwellings.
(l) 
Home occupation.
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 680 §2; Ord. No. 1194 §1, 9-19-1995; Ord. No. 1298 §1, 7-15-1997; Ord. No. 1503 §1, 1-2-2001; Ord. No. 1815 §2, 1-18-2005; Ord. No. 2021 §2, 1-2-2008]
(a) 
Sewage treatment plants, for all uses other than for a single-family dwelling unit.
(b) 
Temporary buildings for use incidental to residential construction.
(c) 
Cemeteries and mausoleums.
(d) 
Riding stables.
(e) 
Greenhouses and plant nurseries, not including any structure used for commercial purposes.
(f) 
Nursing homes.
(g) 
Detached garage with dwelling unit above pursuant to provisions contained in Section 23-165(b).
(h) 
Not-for-profit private clubs and recreational land uses.
(i) 
Retreats owned and operated by religious, educational or other not-for-profit institutions.
(j) 
Hospitals.
(k) 
Libraries.
(l) 
Nursery schools and day nurseries.
(m) 
Fire stations.
(n) 
Private stables.
(o) 
State of Missouri regulated day care homes in which care is given to between five (5) and ten (10) people.
(p) 
Telecommunications facilities, subject to additional provisions contained in this Chapter.
(q) 
Summer day camps.
(r) 
Accessory buildings, land uses and activities so as to allow the occupancy of a single accessory building located on in this zoning district by no more than one (1) family who shall reside in the accessory building of the owner of the existing zoned lot.
[Ord. No. 2414 § 1, 4-18-2017]
(s) 
Medical marijuana cultivation facility.
[Ord. No. 2496, 8-6-2019; Ord. No. 2559, 10-20-2020
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 680 §3; Ord. No. 1237 §§1 — 3, 7-16-1996]
(a) 
No residential structure shall exceed two and one-half (2½) stories or thirty-five (35) feet.
(b) 
Accessory structures to single-family dwellings shall not exceed twenty (20) feet in height. All accessory structures shall maintain minimum rear and side yard setbacks of twenty (20) feet. Such structures may receive consideration for a greater height if approved under the special use permit process. If such additional height is approved, the subject accessory structure must maintain an additional one (1) foot of side and rear setback for each additional foot in height over twenty (20) feet.
(c) 
Any non-residential structure may be erected to a height not exceeding seventy-five (75) feet when the front, side and rear yards are increased an additional two (2) feet for each foot exceeding thirty-five (35) feet in height; provided, that such exceptions shall not be permitted where they would conflict with any existing ordinances of the City or other governmental regulations regarding the height of structures surrounding airports, landing fields or landing strips.
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 680 §4; Ord. No. 1225 §§1-2, 5-21-1996; Ord. No. 1488 §16, 10-17-2000; Ord. No. 1649 §1, 10-1-2002; Ord. No. 1975 §2, 6-5-2007]
(a) 
Farm buildings shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least three (3) acres of land area.
(b) 
Residences shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least three (3) acres of lot area for each residence; except, that any lot or tract of record on March 16, 1982, which contains less area may be used as a site for one (1) single-family residence together with customary accessory structures and uses.
No new lots shall be created of less than three (3) acres in area in this district.
(c) 
Private stables and riding stables shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least three (3) acres of land area. No stable shall be located less than two hundred (200) feet from any dwelling on an adjoining lot or seventy-five (75) feet from the common property line, whichever is greater.
(d) 
Elementary schools shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least five (5) acres. Secondary schools shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least twenty (20) acres.
(e) 
Churches shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least two (2) acres.
[Ord. No. 2364 §6, 12-15-2015]
(f) 
Fire stations, nursery schools and day nurseries shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least one-half (½) acre.
(g) 
Libraries shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least two (2) acres.
(h) 
All other permitted land uses in this district, except local public utility facilities, shall be situated or conducted on tracts of land at least five (5) acres in area, except as may be clearly indicated otherwise by the context of these regulations.
(i) 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, all special land uses in this district shall be situated or conducted on tracts of land at least five (5) acres in area. However, the Board of Aldermen, when approving a special land use, may allow the establishment of such use on tracts of land less than five (5) acres where the developments and uses contemplated are deemed consistent with good planning practice; can be operated in a manner that is not detrimental to the permitted developments and uses of the district; can be developed and operated in a manner that is visually compatible with the permitted uses in the surrounding area; and are deemed essential or desirable to preserve and promote the public health, safety and general welfare of the City; provided however, that the minimum tract area for such special developments and uses shall not be less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.
(j) 
Every lot shall have a minimum frontage of two hundred (200) feet.
(k) 
No structure shall be erected within forty (40) feet of any public roadway right-of-way line, with the exception of churches which may be erected no closer than thirty (30) feet of any public roadway right-of-way line. Farm buildings shall not be located within one hundred (100) feet of any property line, however, approval for a farm building setback of less than one hundred (100) feet but not less than twenty (20) feet may be sought by means of the City's Special Use Permit process.
[Ord. No. 2382 § 1, 7-5-2016]
(l) 
There shall be a rear yard having a depth of not less than twenty percent (20%) of the depth of the lot; provided, that such rear yard need not exceed thirty (30) feet, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter.
On interior lots there shall be a side yard on each side of a building having a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot; provided, that such side yards need not exceed twenty (20) feet in width nor shall each side yard have a minimum width of not less than ten (10) feet except as otherwise provided in this Chapter.
On corner lots, the side yard regulations shall be the same as for interior lots except in the case of reversed frontage, where the corner lot faces an intersecting street. In this case there shall be a side yard on the street side of the corner lot of not less than fifty percent (50%) of the front yard required on the lots in the rear of such corner lot and no accessory building on the corner lot shall project beyond the front yard line of the lots in the rear; provided, that this regulation shall not be so interpreted as to reduce the buildable width, after providing the required interior side yard, of a corner lot facing an intersecting street, and of record on March 16, 1982, to less than twenty-eight (28) feet, nor to prohibit the erection of any accessory building where this regulation cannot be reasonably complied with.
(m) 
The total square footage for detached accessory structures to single-family dwellings shall not exceed a maximum square footage floor area under roof of two percent (2%) of the square footage of the parcel on which the detached accessory structure(s) is/are to be operated, however, as authorized with possible conditions of approval by the Board of Aldermen following a recommendation by the Planning and Zoning Commission, such total square footage may be allowed to exceed two percent (2%) but not exceed four percent (4%) of the square footage of the subject parcel. If the total under roof square footage of all such structures exceeds five thousand (5,000) square feet, regardless of the above stated under roof percentage, approval for same must be sought by means of the City's special use permit process.
(n) 
Corner Lot Front Yard Detached Garages. The Board of Aldermen may authorize a detached garage to be constructed and operated within the front yard of a corner lot on parcels a minimum of one-half (½) acre in size, subject to the following process:
[Ord. No. 2283 §1, 12-17-2013; Ord. No. 2298 §§1,2, 5-6-2014]
(1) 
Application. An application shall be made to the Board of Aldermen which must include:
a. 
The applicant's name and signature;
b. 
Subject address;
c. 
Plot plan depicting the location of the proposed detached garage and location of existing structures on the subject property.
(2) 
Application Review. The Board of Aldermen shall give consideration to the application based on the location, size and height of the proposed detached garage and other site specific criteria, including, but not limited to the following:
a. 
That the detached garage shall not create a traffic or safety hazard to the subject or adjacent properties; and
b. 
That the detached garage shall not substantially impact stormwater conditions; and
c. 
That the detached garage shall not negatively affect the character or general welfare of the neighborhood.
(3) 
Notification. Letters shall be sent to the adjoining neighbors notifying them of the proposed detached garage and the date of the meeting at which the application will be considered.
(o) 
Medical marijuana cultivation facilities shall be situated on tracts of land providing at least (10) acres of land area.
[Ord. No. 2496, 8-6-2019; Ord. No. 2559, 10-20-2020
[Repealed by Ordinance No. 930 §1]
[Ord. No. 646 §2]
All uses shall be required to provide for off-street parking in accordance with Article XV of this Chapter.