City of Shrewsbury, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 410.010 "R-1" Single-Family District Regulations.

[CC 1976 §410.010; Ord. No. 1151 §10.10, 1-23-1974]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Title when referred to in this Section are the District Regulations in the "R-1" Single-Family District.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Home occupations.
2. 
Park, playground and community building owned or operated by a public agency.
3. 
Single-family detached dwelling.
4. 
Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction work, to be removed upon completion of construction work.
5. 
Accessory use of building, including a private garage, customarily incident to the above uses, but not involving the conduct of a business. An accessory use shall also include temporary signs appertaining to the lease, hire or sale of a building or premises, which shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.
C. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height nor contain more than two and one-half (2½) stories, except as may be otherwise provided herein.
D. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than thirty-five (35) feet.
2. 
Side yard. There shall be a side yard on each side of a building having a width of not less than eight (8) feet. Driveways may be built and maintained within the side yard but only if the side yard has a width of not less than ten (10) feet.
3. 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard having depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
E. 
Intensity Of Use Of Lots. Every lot shall have an area of not less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet, except that if a lot has less area than here in required and the plat thereof has been duly recorded prior to the date of the passage of this Title, in the Recorder's Office of St. Louis County, Missouri, such lot may be used for a Single-family dwelling.
F. 
Width Of Lot. No building shall be erected on any lot having a width of less than seventy-five (75) feet at the street line, except in cases of lots on curved streets and roads in which cases such lots shall be at least seventy-five (75) feet in width at the building line, and in cases of corner lots such lots shall have a width of not less than ninety (90) feet.

Section 410.020 "R-2" Single-Family District Regulations.

[CC 1976 §410.020; Ord. No. 1151 §10.20, 1-23-1974]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Title when referred to in this Section are the District Regulations in the "R-2" Single-Family District.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
Any use permitted in the "R-1" Single-Family District.
C. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed thirty-five (35) feet in height nor contain more than two and one half (2½) stories, except as may be otherwise provided herein.
D. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
2. 
Side yard. 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. Driveways may be built and maintained within the side yard by special permit.
3. 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard having depth of not less than twenty-five (25) feet.
E. 
Intensity Of Use Of Lot. Every lot shall have an area of not less than seven thousand five hundred (7,500) square feet, except that if a lot has less area than herein required and the plat thereof has been duly recorded prior to the date of the passage of this Title, in the Recorder's Office of St. Louis County, Missouri, such lot may be used for a single-family dwelling.
F. 
Width Of Lot. No buildings shall be erected on any lot having width of less than sixty (60) feet at the street line, except in cases of lots on curved streets and roads in which cases such lots shall be at least sixty (60) feet in width at the building line, and in case of corner lots such lots shall have a width of not less than seventy-five (75) feet.

Section 410.030 "R-3" Planned Residential District.

[CC 1976 §410.030; Ord. No. 1151 §10.30, 1-23-1974]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section are the regulations in the "R-3" Planned Residential District and are established to provide an opportunity for modern and imaginative architectural designs, site arrangement and City planning for certain areas within the City of Shrewsbury suitable for single and multiple-family development, other provisions of this Title to the contrary notwithstanding. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by the provisions of Section 405.070 and no Planned Residential District shall be approved unless it meets the requirements of both this Section and Section 405.070.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Any use permitted in the "R-1" District.
2. 
Multiple-family dwellings and other group house arrangements of attached or detached buildings.
3. 
The following commercial uses when located within a multiple family structure, provided these occupy not more than five percent (5%) of the floor area of the structure, or if provided in a separate structure or structures of a multi-structure development, the floor area occupied by such commercial uses shall not exceed five percent (5%) of the total floor area of the multiple-family structures within the development; and provided further than no displays are visible from the outside of the structure.
a. 
Food or drug store;
b. 
Barber or beauty shop;
c. 
Self-service laundry facility;
d. 
Restaurant;
e. 
Cigar or newspaper stand;
f. 
Private club; and
g. 
Cocktail lounge; but only when in conjunction with a restaurant.
C. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed forty-five (45) feet in height nor contain more than four (4) stories; except, however, when the tract to be developed, as set out in the preliminary site plan, abuts land which is not a right-of-way for an existing public street, no building may be erected along the ten (10) foot perimeter, described in the area regulations, which exceeds twelve (12) feet in height. A building may be erected one (1) additional foot in height over twelve (12) feet for each foot by which the building is set back from the ten (10) foot perimeter, subject, however, to the overall forty-five (45) foot height limitation.
D. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
No building shall be erected nearer than ten (10) feet to the perimeter of the entire tract, as set out in the preliminary site plan; except, however, that no building shall be erected nearer than thirty-five (35) feet to the right-of-way boundary of any public street or private drive used as a public street.
2. 
For the purpose of interpreting and enforcing the yard requirements of this Section, the entire area included within the "R-3" Planned Residential District shall be considered as a single lot; more than one (1) building or structure may be erected thereon.
E. 
Intensity Of Use And Floor Area.
1. 
A lot on which there is erected a multiple dwelling, shall contain an area of not less than two thousand seven hundred (2,700) square feet for each dwelling unit.
2. 
Each one (1) bedroom dwelling unit or apartment shall contain no less than six hundred (600) square feet of floor area and for each additional bedroom there shall be additional floor area of one hundred (100) square feet.
F. 
Regulations For Providers Of Group Homes For Mentally Or Physically Disabled.
[Ord. No. 2818 §3, 6-10-2015]
1. 
This Section implements the policy of the City of Shrewsbury on requests for reasonable accommodation in its rules, policies and procedures for persons with disabilities as required by the Fair Housing Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 3604(f)(3)(B) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12132. The policy of the City of Shrewsbury is to comply fully with the provisions of the Fair Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
2. 
Any person with disabilities and eligible under the Fair Housing Act or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may request a reasonable accommodation with respect to the various land use or zoning laws, rules, policies, practices and/or procedures of the City as provided by the Fair Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act pursuant to the procedures set out in this Section.
3. 
Nothing in this Section requires persons with disabilities or operators of group homes for persons with disabilities acting or operating in accordance with applicable zoning, licensing or land use laws or practices to seek reasonable accommodation under this Section.
4. 
In order to promote deinstitutionalization and dispersal of group homes, no group home for mentally or disabled persons may be located within five hundred (500) feet of another group home for mentally or disabled persons, measured by the straight line distance between the nearest points of the exterior walls (exclusive of overhangs) of the buildings within which the relevant facilities or uses are located; or
a. 
Adjoin any lot upon which another group home for mentally or physically disabled persons already exists; or
b. 
Be separated from any lot upon which an existing group home for mentally or physically disabled persons already exists by only a street or roadway.
5. 
The exterior appearance of the home and property, occupancy limitation, signage, and other standards applicable to all districts zoned residential within this Section shall apply equally to group homes for mentally or physically disabled persons.
6. 
In order to achieve the deinstitutionalization and dispersal goals referenced herein, owners and operators of group homes for mentally or physically disabled persons must register the facility with the City on forms provided for that purpose and certify compliance with all applicable City ordinances. Owners and operators of group homes for mentally or physically disabled persons must also notify the City of any change of use, transfer, or termination of the use as a group home for mentally or physically disabled persons, and revise the facility registration as appropriate.

Section 410.040 "C-1" Shopping District Regulations.

[CC 1976 §410.040; Ord. No. 1151 §11.10, 1-23-1974; Ord. No. 1792 §1-B, 1-23-1990; Ord. No. 1812 §1, 10-23-1990]
A. 
The regulations contained in this Section are the District Regulations in the "C-1" Shopping District.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or lot may be used for the following retail establishments, provided that:
1. 
All products, materials, or goods manufactured, processed, or repaired on the premises and incidental to the primary use shall be sold or dispersed on the premises at retail directly to the public;
2. 
Not more than a total of five (5) persons shall be employed at any one time in such manufacturing, processing and repairing;
3. 
Nor more then forty percent (40%) of the total floor area shall be used for manufacturing, processing and general storage purposes;
4. 
Not more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the total floor areas shall be used for repairing, processing, manufacturing and general storage where minor repairing is the primary use;
5. 
No general storage of materials or products for use or sale shall be outside the building; and that
6. 
The word "processing" as used above, shall not include the cutting and packaging (such as for meats and other products) of products for sale on the premises, normally incidental to retail sale.
Antique shops.
Appliance store.
Art galleries and studios, and school supply store.
Auto accessory store, where there is not driveway entrance across the sidewalk into the main building but not to include repair or installation on the premises.
Bakery shop, including the baking and processing of food products, when prepared for retail sale on the premises only.
Banks and financial institutions.
Barber shop, beauty parlor, chiropody, or similar personal service shop but not to include massage parlors.
Bicycle sales or repair.
Book and stationery stores.
Bowling alleys, gymnasiums, meeting halls, lodge halls, fraternal organizations and clubs.
Candy and ice cream shops.
Camera and photographic supply shops for retail sale.
Coin and philatelic stores.
Custom dressmaking, millinery, tailoring or shoe repair when conducted for retail sales on the premises only.
Costume rental shop.
Currency exchanges.
Department stores.
Drug stores.
Dry-cleaning and pressing, pick-up stations or establishments, except when employing facilities for the cleaning and pressing of more than one thousand (1,000) pounds of dry goods per day; but only when approved by the Fire Department and Health Department of the City of Shrewsbury; and when meeting the requirements of the Building Code of the City for pressure boiler installations.
Dry goods store.
Dwelling units, provided they are located above the first floor and above a permitted business use. Dwelling units shall not be permitted on the ground floor of business buildings or in the rear of business establishments on the ground floor.
Electrical appliance store and repair, but not including appliance assembly or manufacturing.
Employment agency.
Florist shop and conservatory for retail trade on the premises only.
Food and fruit stores.
Frozen food store.
Furniture store and upholstery when conducted as part of the retail operations and secondary to the main use.
Furrier, when conducted for retail trade on the premises only.
Garden supplies and seed stores.
Gift shops.
Government buildings, City, State or Federal.
Grocery stores.
Hardware stores.
Haberdashery.
Hobby stores.
Household appliance store.
Interior decorating shops, including upholstery and making of draperies, slip covers, and other similar articles, when conducted as part of the retail operations and secondary to the main use.
Jewelry store and watch repair.
Launderette, laundromat, or other similar type of self-service laundry.
Leather goods and luggage store.
Liquor store, package goods only.
Loan offices.
Locksmith.
Meat markets.
Mirror and glazing shop for retail only.
Musical instrument sales and repair, retail trade only.
Newsstand.
Notions store.
Nursing Home, provided a Special Use Permit is obtained in accordance with the provisions of Section 405.060.
Offices, business and professional, including medical clinics.
Optician, optometrist.
Orthopedic and medical appliance store, or rental establishment but not including the assembly or manufacture of such articles.
Paint and wallpaper store.
Pet shops, but not including animal hospitals or kennels.
Photography studio, including the developing of film and pictures when conducted as a part of the retail business on the premises.
Physical culture and health service.
Picture framing, when conducted for retail trade only on the premises.
Postal substations (finance stations and contract stations.)
Public utility collection offices.
Retirement center, provided a Special Use Permit is obtained in accordance with the provisions of Section 405.060.
Savings and loan association.
Sewing machine sales and service.
Shoe store.
Sporting goods store.
Stationery store.
Telegraph office.
Tobacco shop.
Toy store.
Travel bureau and transportation ticket office.
Typewriter and adding machine sales and service.
Variety store.
Wearing apparel shop.
Accessory buildings and uses.
C. 
Height Regulations.
1. 
Where a building occupies all of the buildable portion of a lot, as determined by the front, side and rear yard requirements prescribed in Subsection (D) of this Section, the maximum height of the building shall not exceed forty-five (45) feet.
2. 
Where the building is located on a lot so as to provide additional open space over and above that required by Subsection (D), the maximum building height may be increased by two (2) feet for each foot by which the building is set back in addition to the required front. side and rear yards, provided that no part of the front wall of the structure shall be closer to the center line of the abutting street than fifty percent (50%) of the height of such wall above grade.
D. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front yard. There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
2. 
Side yard. There shall be a side yard on each side of a building having a width of not less than ten (10) feet.
3. 
Rear yard. There shall be a rear yard having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
E. 
Width Regulations. No buildings or structures shall be erected on any lot having a width of less than sixty (60) feet or an area of less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet.

Section 410.050 "C-2" Planned Commercial District Regulations.

[CC 1976 §410.050; Ord. No. 1151 §11.20, 1-23-1974; Ord. No. 1817 §1, 12-11-1990; Ord. No. 2713 §§2—3, 5-28-2013]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, when referred to in this Section, are the regulations in the "C-2" Planned Commercial District. These regulations shall be further qualified with and subject to the provisions of Section 405.070 and no Planned Commercial District shall be approved unless it meets the requirements of this Section and Section 405.070 pertaining to a Planned Commercial District.
B. 
Use Regulations.
1. 
A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
Amusement place or theater except drive-in theaters.
Animal hospitals and clinic, excluding open kennels and exercise yards.
Banks or other financial institutions.
Barber shop, beauty parlor and similar personal service facilities.
Clubs, private, social or fraternal.
Coin-operated, self-service laundry or dry cleaning facility, when adequately safeguarded and meeting the standards of health, safety and welfare established by the City.
Department stores.
Commercial or not-for-profit recreational facilities.
Government buildings, City, State or Federal.
Grocery stores.
Hospitals, clinics and nursing homes.
Medical and dental offices or clinic.
Mortuary.
Multiple dwelling units when in conjunction with a commercial use.
Offices, business and professional.
Parking lots or structures.
Private clubs.
Radio and television broadcasting studios and transmission facilities.
Stores or shops for the conduct of retail business.
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to the above listed uses.
2. 
None of the uses specified in Subdivision (1), above, except offices, private clubs, restaurants, cocktail lounges, when in conjunction with a private club or the business of a restaurant, or multiple dwelling units shall be permitted above the first story of a building.
3. 
A facility, including buildings, structures, and land, for the residential or outpatient treatment of alcohol and/or drug abuse may be located as a special use, if the facility meets all of the following conditions:
a. 
If a residential facility, not more than six (6) persons residing in the building at one time.
b. 
The exterior appearance of the treatment facility shall reasonably conform to the exterior appearance of other dwellings in the vicinity.
c. 
A treatment facility shall not be located closer than five hundred (500) feet to any other substance abuse treatment facility.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations.
1. 
Area regulations. No building shall be erected nearer than ten (10) feet to the perimeter of the entire tract, as set out in the preliminary site plan, except however, that no building shall be erected nearer than thirty (30) feet to the right-of-way boundary of any public street.
2. 
Height regulations. No building shall exceed forty-five (45) feet in height or four (4) stories in height.

Section 410.060 "M-1" Industrial District Regulations.

[CC 1976 §410.060; Ord. No. 1151 §12.10, 1-23-1974; Ord. No. 2087 §1, 3-11-1997]
A. 
This Section contains the District Regulations of the "M-1" Industrial District. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations appearing elsewhere in this Title which are incorporated as part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses And Developments. A building or premises may be used for the following purposes:
Manufacturing or fabrication of any commodity from semifinished materials, except explosives.
Warehousing, or wholesaling of manufactured goods, except explosives.
All public utility facilities.
Research laboratories and facilities.
Police, fire, and postal stations.
Business, directional, information, and advertising signs or billboards when a Special Use Permit has been granted in accordance with the provisions of Section 405.060.
Truck, bus and rail terminals.
Railroad switching facilities incidental to the use of the land.
Accessory buildings, land uses, and activities customarily incident to any of the above uses.
Accessory use may include industrial waste treatment plant, approved by the County Health Department, and only serving the individual building or use on the land.
Hauling contractor, by special use permit.
Any use which in the judgment of the Planning and Zoning Commission is essentially identical or very similar to one (1) or more of the above-listed uses and which conforms with the intent and purpose of this Section and with the limitations and requirements provided in Subsections (C) and (D).
C. 
Height Limitations For Structures. Unless otherwise restricted by application of regulations in this Title, the total height of any structure shall not exceed one hundred (100) feet above the average finished ground elevation at the perimeter of such structure.
D. 
Lot Area, Open Area, And Yard Requirements.
1. 
There shall be no minimum lot area requirements in this District.
2. 
Not more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the lot containing any use permitted in this District may be used for open storage of raw material, finished goods, or any other material.
3. 
No structure, other than a permitted directional or information sign, or boundary walls or fences shall be erected within thirty (30) feet of any roadway right-of-way line.
4. 
No structure shall be erected within ten (10) feet of any property line, except that no structure may be erected within twenty-five (25) feet of any property line adjoining property in a Non-Industrial District.
5. 
Any structure exceeding thirty (30) feet in height, which adjoins property in any Residential District shall be set back from such district line an additional distance of one (1) foot for each two (2) feet in height above thirty (30) feet.

Section 410.070 "M-2" Planned Industrial District Regulations.

[CC 1976 §410.070; Ord. No. 1151 §12.20, 1-23-1974]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Title when referred to in this Section are District Regulations in the "M-2" Planned Industrial District. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by the provisions of Section 405.070 Subsection (D) and no Planned Industrial District shall be approved unless it meets the requirements of both this Section and Section 405.070, Subsection (D).
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or premises may be used only for the following purposes:
All uses allowed in "M-1" Districts.
Manufacturing, processing or fabrication of any commodity except explosives.
Warehousing or wholesaling of manufactured goods, except explosives.
C. 
Height And Area Regulations. The height and area regulations for this District shall be the same as those provided in Section 410.060 (C) and (D) for "M-1" Industrial Districts.

Section 410.080 Performance Standards.

[CC 1976 §410.080; Ord. No. 1151 §12.30, 1-23-1974; Ord. No. 1326 §1, 9-26-1978]
A. 
Within the "M-1" Industrial District and the "M-2" Planned Industrial District, every use of land or building shall operate in conformity with the following limitations on external effect:
1. 
Noise. The sound pressure level, to be measured as described below, shall not exceed the levels designated by the Federal or State Government when adjacent to residential or commercial use districts.
Method of measurement. Measurement is to be made at the nearest boundary of the nearest residential area or at any other point along the boundary where the level is higher. The sound levels shall be measured with a sound level meter and associated octave band filter as prescribed by the American Standards Association.
2. 
Smoke and particulate matter. The emission of smoke or dusts by manufacturing plants in an amount sufficient to create a general nuisance to adjoining properties shall be prohibited. Total emission of smoke and particulate matter shall be limited to the following:
a. 
Ringelmann requirements. All smoke and the emission of all other particulate matter in quantities sufficient to produce an opacity at any point greater than Ringelmann 3 is prohibited. The only exception shall be a plume consisting entirely of condensed steam. A "Ringelmann 1 unit" is defined as twenty percent (20%) density for one (1) minute. No more than fifteen (15) units of Ringelmann smoke shall be permitted per hour and no smoke more intense than Ringelmann 2 except that during one (1) hour of a twenty-four hour (24) day, thirty (30) units of smoke may be emitted but with no smoke more intense than Ringelmann 3.
b. 
The total quantity of emitted solids shall not exceed one (1) pound per hour, per acre of lot area.
3. 
Odors. No overly objectionable or hazardous odor shall be emitted by any use permitted in this District in such quantity as to be readily detectable by an average observer at any point on the boundary line of the premises or beyond.
4. 
Noxious gases. Processes and operations of permitted uses, capable of dispersing gases or toxic particulates into the atmosphere must be hooded or otherwise suitable enclosed. The emission of such toxic gases or particulate matter shall be from a stack, or in such manner that they create no hazard to person or property.
5. 
Glare and heat. Operations producing intense light or heat shall be performed within an enclosed building and not be visible beyond any lot line bounding the property whereon the use is conducted.
6. 
Vibrations. No uses shall be located and no equipment shall be installed in such a way as to produce earth-shaking vibrations which are noticeable at the property lines of the subject premises.
7. 
Fences. Any outside storage of material or equipment shall be shielded from view of the passing public and from adjacent Residential Districts if any, by the erection of fences, walls, or screens hereinafter called vertical separation in accordance with the following standards:
a. 
Vertical separations shall be of such heights as to adequately screen the premises from the view of the passing public and Residential Districts if any.
b. 
Vertical separations may be penetrated by opening at regular intervals so that the combined area of openings shall not be more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the actual surface area.
c. 
An applicant for a permit to construct or erect a vertical separation within an "M-1" Industrial District or an "M-2" Planned Industrial District shall comply with the applicable provisions of Chapter 535 which do not conflict with this Section.