City of Eureka, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 646 §2]
The regulations contained within this article are those of the "PC" Planned Commercial District, to be designated "PC" on the city zoning map. It is the purpose of these regulations to allow or assure the establishment of combinations of developments or uses for which no provision is made in the "C" Commercial District or where it is appropriate or desirable to make special provision for specific commercial developments to occur through approval of detailed site plans in conjunction with appropriate development conditions to ensure consistent and compatible uses or use groups in character with the "Eureka City Plan."
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 1484 §1, 10-3-2000]
A Planned Commercial District may be established on a tract of land through application and approval by the Board of Aldermen in accordance with procedures contained in Section 23-182; provided, that a final development plan is subsequently approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission and recorded by the petitioner in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of the County.
A Planned Commercial District may be established by ordinance of the Board of Aldermen on its own motion where the Board has determined that a particular tract or area would be best developed for a particular commercial use, but because of potential conflict with adjoining uses, existing or projected, a greater degree of control than is possible under the "C" Commercial District is necessary to protect the general welfare or assure the implementation of an area-wide planning program.
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 1484 §1, 10-3-2000]
In a Planned Commercial District, uses which may receive consideration shall be the same as those set forth as permitted uses or those requiring a special use permit in the "C" Commercial District along with related or accessory uses as may be specifically authorized by the Board of Aldermen. However, the specific ordinance authorizing the establishment of a Planned Commercial District may further limit the uses permitted on the tract. One (1) or more special uses may be considered in connection with the establishment of a Planned Commercial District, however, such proposed special uses must be specifically applied for at the time of the filing of the proposed Planned Commercial District application. Special uses may receive subsequent consideration within a Planned Commercial District by separate application under the normal consideration process set forth in Section 23-182 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 1016 §1,3-3-1992; Ord. No. 1337 §1, 2-17-1998; Ord. No. 1370 §1, 8-18-1998; Ord. No. 1484 §1,10-3-2000; Ord. No. 1653 §3, 10-15-2002; Ord. No. 1875 §1, 12-6-2005; Ord. No. 1931 §1, 7-18-2006]
(a) 
Every lot or tract of land shall have an area, exclusive of any area dedicated as a public roadway, comprising not less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet; every lot or tract of land shall have a width of not less than fifty (50) feet; except, that any lot or tract of record on March 16, 1982, which contains less area or is of lesser width than herein specified may be used as a site for any permitted use.
(b) 
Yard area for structure and setback for parking areas and lighting shall be established by the conditions of the particular Planned Commercial District ordinance so as to ensure consistency or compatibility with adjoining developments or zoning districts with the following exceptions, (1) no structure shall be permitted within fifteen (15) feet of any property line adjoining a residential zoning district, and (2) no parking area shall be permitted within fifteen (15) feet of any property line adjoining a residential zoning district unless it is evidenced that there is a demonstrable hardship associated with the subject property and the City determines that the surrounding properties would not be adversely impacted as a result of pre-existing or post-development conditions such as elevation differences, natural or developed buffering or fencing, in which case the City may give consideration to such a parking area setback of not less than five (5) feet. Any structure exceeding forty-five (45) feet in height shall maintain a setback from such property line, in addition to the minimum fifteen (15) feet, of two (2) feet for each additional one (1) foot in height over forty-five (45) feet; additional setback distance may be imposed if deemed necessary or beneficial by the Board of Aldermen to protect the general welfare.
(c) 
Landscape Buffers And Screening Of Outdoor Storage Areas.
(1) 
A landscape buffer of twenty (20) feet shall be established and maintained adjacent and parallel to all Missouri Highway and Transportation Department rights-of-way. Landscaping areas in front of buildings and in parking lot islands may substitute for up to one-half (½) of the required landscape buffer. The landscape buffer areas shall contain evergreen or ornamental trees and shrubs approved by the City. Outdoor display areas shall not encroach into the landscape buffer. Landscape buffers consistent with the topographic and aesthetic needs of each City and private roadway shall also be established and maintained along City of Eureka rights-of-way or private road easement. As approved by the City and the Missouri Department of Transportation, landscape buffers required under this Section may be located in whole or in part in State rights-of-way. The Board of Aldermen may approve certain exceptions and/or adjustments to the landscape buffer requirements under this Section based on practical difficulties including topography or existing site improvements or structures.
(2) 
Outdoor storage areas shall be screened from public view through use of earth berms, fencing, or landscaping, or a combination thereof. Fencing and landscaping used for screening of outdoor storage areas shall be decorative in nature and maintained in an acceptable manner. Decorative fences do not include chain link fences, with or without slats. Outdoor storage areas shall have a minimum surface covering of six (6) inches of rolled gravel.
(3) 
A site plan illustrating the landscape buffers and screening of outdoor storage areas shall be submitted to the Building Commissioner, drawn to a minimum of one (1) inch equals one hundred (100) feet scale, which shows all property lines, buildings, storage areas, easements, roadways, and existing trees, in addition to proposed screening materials. For purposes of meeting presentations, site plans may be submitted drawn to a scale of one (1) inch equals two hundred (200) feet. The site plan shall be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission with a recommendation sent to the Board of Aldermen for final review and approval.
(4) 
Businesses in existence prior to March 3, 1992, (the effective date of this ordinance) are encouraged to meet the requirements in paragraphs (1) and (3) above.
(5) 
Outdoor storage areas in existence prior to March 3,1992, (the effective date of this ordinance) are encouraged to meet the requirements in paragraphs (2) and (3) above.
(6) 
All shade trees shall be a minimum of eight (8) feet and the evergreen trees six (6) feet in height.
[Ord. No. 646 §2]
Unless otherwise limited by the particular Planned Commercial District ordinance, the total permitted height of structures within the district shall be the same as is permitted in the "C" Commercial District.
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 1484 §1, 10-3-2000]
All uses shall be required to provide for off-street parking in accordance with Article XV of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 646 §2; Ord. No. 1484 §1, 10-3-2000]
Minimum performance standards shall be established in the specific ordinance establishing the Planned Commercial District. Among the performance standards which may be established are criteria relating to vibration, noise, odor, smoke, toxic gases, emission of dirt, dust, ash or other particulate matter, radiation, glare and heat.
[Repealed by Ordinance No. 930 §1]
[Ord. No. 646 §2]
See Section 23-182 for processing steps and requirements.