City of Fenton, MO
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Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety. See editor's note at beginning of title IV.

Section 465.010 "R-1" Single-Family Residential Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Purpose. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations in the "R-1" Single-Family Residential Zone District. The "R-1" Single-Family Residential Zone District encompasses areas formerly zoned as "A" Non-Urban. Previously regarded as "small-farm" or non-urban, those residents residing in the "R-1" Single-Family Zone District may experience the attendant sights, sounds and smells relating to existing small farm operations. The purpose of this residential zone district is to afford residents with the advantages of large-lot residential settings: open space, wooded lots, scenic views and privacy. On the public side, a large-lot residential development pattern helps minimize the impact of development on "environmentally sensitive" land in Fenton. These environmentally sensitive areas are characterized by steep slopes (> 7%), critical drainage courses or watersheds, heavy woods and shallow soils. These areas are denoted as "R-1" on the City of Fenton Zone District Map. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, business and industry are specifically prohibited and a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Farming, including the usual farm buildings and structures;
2. 
Single-family dwellings;
3. 
Truck and flower gardening, nurseries and greenhouses, not including any structure used as a sales room;
4. 
Public and private forests and wildlife reservations or similar conservation projects;
5. 
Public parks, parkways, playgrounds and common grounds;
6. 
Recreational facilities (thirty (30) acre minimum);
7. 
Golf courses, except miniature courses and practice driving tees;
8. 
Roadside stands offering for sale only farm products which are produced on the premises;
9. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incident to any of the above uses, including home occupations. Accessory use may include a private stable;
10. 
Home occupations.
11. 
Fraternal organizations existing prior to being rendered non-conforming on June 21, 1999 (as set out in Subsection (B)(6) hereof) shall have all the same rights as a permitted use, including future transfers of ownership and improvements and expansions to buildings and property, so long as they are in conformance with applicable Building and Zoning Codes.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible with a minimum of a three (3) acre lot in the "R-1" Single-Family Residential Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and being granted a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
1. 
Religious buildings and places of worship;
2. 
Public school district facilities;
3. 
Facilities for public utilities;
4. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (C)(4), regarding group homes, was repealed 10-22-2015 by §2 of Ord. No. 3549.
5. 
Public libraries.
[Ord. No. 3365 §1, 11-21-2013]
D. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed two and one-half (2½) stories or forty (40) feet in height.
E. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front and rear setbacks. No building shall be erected within fifty (50) feet of any front or rear property line or street line, except that temporary roadside stands may be located within the front setback.
2. 
Side setback.
a. 
No building shall be erected within fifteen (15) feet of any side property line.
b. 
Whenever a lot of record existing on the date of this Chapter has a width of seventy-five (75) feet or less, the side setback on each side of a building may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than five (5) feet.
3. 
Intensity of use. Every lot or tract of land shall have an area of not less than one (1) acre.
4. 
Minimum requirements. All lots over one (1) acre shall have a minimum width of one hundred (100) feet.

Section 465.020 "R-2" Single-Family Residential Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Purpose. This district replaces the current "B" Zone District. The purpose of this zone district is to allow subdivisions with smaller lots than the "R-1" Zone District but to provide a more spacious residential setting of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet lots. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations in the "R-2" Single-Family Residential Zone District. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, business and industry are specifically prohibited and a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Single-family dwellings;
2. 
Golf courses, except miniature courses or practice driving tees operated for commercial purposes;
3. 
Home occupations;
4. 
Public parks, parkways, playgrounds and common grounds;
5. 
Roadside stands, offering for sale only farm products which are produced on the premises. Said stands shall be removed when fresh produce is not in season;
6. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incident to any of the above uses, not involving the conduct of business, including a private garage.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible with a minimum of three (3) acre lots in the "R-2" Single-Family Residential Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and being granted a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
1. 
Religious buildings and places of worship;
2. 
Public school district facilities;
3. 
Facilities for public utilities;
4. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (C)(4), regarding group homes, was repealed 10-22-2015 by §2 of Ord. No. 3549.
D. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed two and one-half (2½) stories or forty (40) feet in height.
E. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front setback.
a. 
There shall be a front setback having a depth of not less than fifty (50) feet, unless forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage on one (1) side of the street between two (2) intersecting streets is improved with buildings that have observed a front projection beyond the average front setback so established but this regulation shall not be interpreted to require a front setback of more than one hundred (100) feet.
b. 
Where lots have a double frontage, the required front setback shall be provided on both streets.
c. 
Where a lot is located at the intersection of two (2) or more streets, there shall be a front setback on each street side of a corner lot, except that the buildable width of such lot shall not be reduced to less than forty (40) feet. No accessory building shall project beyond the front setback line on either street.
2. 
Side setback.
a. 
Except as hereinafter provided in the following paragraph, there shall be a side setback on each side of a building having a width of not less than ten (10) feet.
b. 
Whenever a lot of record existing on the date of this Title has a width of seventy-five (75) feet or less, the side setback of each side of a building may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than four (4) feet.
3. 
Rear setback. Except as provided in Section 445.030, there shall be a rear setback having a depth of not less than thirty-five (35) feet or twenty percent (20%) of the lot, whichever amount is larger, but it need not exceed fifty (50) feet.
4. 
Intensity of use. Every lot or tract of land shall have an area of not less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet.
5. 
Minimum requirements. All lots containing twenty thousand (20,000) square feet of area but less than one (1) acre shall have a minimum width at the required building line of one hundred (100) feet.
F. 
Flag Lots. Flag lots will be allowed for lots that contain a minimum of twenty thousand (20,000) square feet. The access portion of the flag lot shall have a minimum width of forty (40) feet. No more than two (2) flag lots may have an adjoining driveway to a public right-of-way. Flag lots may not be further subdivided unless plans for the extension of a public street and utilities constructed to the City of Fenton standards are proposed.

Section 465.030 "R-3" Single-Family Residential Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Purpose. This zone district is the former "C" Single-Family Residential Zone District. At a minimum of ten thousand (10,000) square feet, this zone district provides the format for traditional subdivision layouts in the City. This zone district provides residential lot sizes that accommodate contemporary living and housing desires and needs, i.e., 2 — 3 car garage, 3 — 4 bedrooms, 2 — 3 bathrooms, etc., with enough land for spacious decks or swimming pools. The regulations contained in this Section are the regulations in the "R-3" Single-Family Residential Zone District. Those regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, business and industry are specifically prohibited and a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Single-family dwellings;
2. 
Golf courses, except miniature courses or practice driving tees operated for commercial purposes;
3. 
Home occupations;
4. 
Public parks, parkways, playgrounds and common grounds;
5. 
Accessory building and uses customarily incident to any of the above uses including a private garage, but not involving the conduct of business.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible with a minimum three (3) acres in the "R-3" Single-Family Residential Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and being granted a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
1. 
Religious buildings and places of worship;
2. 
Public school district facilities;
3. 
Facilities for public utilities;
4. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (C)(4), regarding group homes, was repealed 10-22-2015 by §2 of Ord. No. 3549.
5. 
Day care centers. The center shall be in reasonable conformance to neighborhood standards, shall be located on a lot or parcel of land no less than one and one-half (1½) acres in size and shall utilize an existing institutional structure.
6. 
Activity center. The center shall be in reasonable conformance to neighborhood standards, shall be located on a lot or parcel of land no less than one and one-half (1½) acres in size and shall utilize an existing institutional structure. Permitted activities are to be social events in the nature of wedding receptions, reunions, fraternal meetings and such similar events. Each proposed use shall be carefully reviewed in the interest of community acceptance.
D. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed two and one-half (2½) stories or forty (40) feet in height.
E. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front setback.
a. 
There shall be a front setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet, unless forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage on one (1) side of the street between two (2) intersecting streets is improved with buildings that have observed a front setback line with a variation in depth of not more than ten (10) feet, in which case no building shall project beyond the average front setback line so established, but this regulation shall not be interpreted to require a front setback of more than fifty (50) feet.
b. 
Where lots have a double frontage, the required front setback shall be provided on both streets.
c. 
Where a lot is located at the intersection of two (2) or more streets, there shall be a front setback on each street side of a corner lot, except that the buildable width of such lot shall not be reduced to less than forty (40) feet. No accessory building shall project beyond the front line of either street.
2. 
Side setback.
a. 
Except as hereinafter provided in the following paragraph, there shall be a side setback on each side of the building having a width of not less than eight (8) feet.
b. 
Wherever a lot of record exists on the date of this Chapter having a width of fifty (50) feet or less, the side setback on each side of a building may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than four (4) feet.
3. 
Rear setback. Except as provided in Section 445.030, there shall be a rear setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet or twenty percent (20%) of the depth of the lot, whichever amount is larger, but it need not exceed forty (40) feet.
4. 
Intensity of use. Every lot or tract of land shall have an area of not less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet.
5. 
Minimum requirements. All lots containing an area of ten thousand (10,000) square feet, but less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, shall have a minimum width at the required building line of eighty (80) feet.

Section 465.040 "R-4" Single-Family Residential Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
This zone district accommodates the first (1st) subdivision (Riverside) built in the City of Fenton. This subdivision built for Chrysler employees was developed at eight thousand (8,000) square feet per lot. On the north side of the subdivision, two-family residences were developed on the south side of Wolfner to form a transition from the industrial areas to this residential subdivision. Because of this one (1) two-family residential area in Fenton, two-family residences became a permitted use in the "R-4" Zone District. Lots and residential uses of this size form a necessary component in the City's land use strategy as a separation of dissimilar uses. The regulations contained in this Section are the regulations in "R-4" Single-Family Residential Zone District. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, business and industry are specifically prohibited and a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Single and two-family dwellings;
2. 
Golf courses, except miniature courses or practice driving tees operated for commercial purposes;
3. 
Home occupations;
4. 
Public parks, parkways, playgrounds and common grounds;
5. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incident to the above uses including a private garage, but not including the conduct of a business.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible with a minimum three (3) acre lot in the "R-4" Single-Family Residential Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and being granted a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
1. 
Religious buildings and places of worship;
2. 
Public school district facilities;
3. 
Facilities for public utilities;
4. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (C)(4), regarding group homes, was repealed 10-22-2015 by §2 of Ord. No. 3549.
D. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed two and one-half (2½) stories or forty (40) feet in height.
E. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front setback.
a. 
There shall be a front setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet, unless forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage on one (1) side of the street between two (2) intersecting streets is improved with buildings that have observed a front setback line with a variance in depth of not more than ten (10) feet, in which case no building shall project beyond the average front setback so established, but this regulation shall not be interpreted to require a front setback of more than fifty (50) feet.
b. 
Where lots have a double frontage, the required front setback shall be provided on both streets.
c. 
Where a lot is located at the intersection of two (2) or more streets, there shall be a front setback on each street side of a corner lot except that the buildable width of such lot shall not be reduced to less than forty (40) feet. No accessory building shall project beyond the front setback line on either street.
2. 
Side setback.
a. 
Except as hereinafter provided in the following paragraph and in Section 445.030, there shall be a side setback on each side of a building having a width of not less than six (6) feet.
b. 
Wherever a lot of record existing on the date of this Chapter has a width of fifty (50) feet or less, the side setback on each side of the building may be reduced to a width of not less than ten percent (10%) of the width of the lot, but in no instance shall it be less than four (4) feet.
3. 
Rear setback. Except as provided in Section 445.030, there shall be a rear setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet or twenty percent (20%) of the depth of the lot, whichever amount is larger, but it need not exceed forty (40) feet.
4. 
Intensity of use. Every lot or tract of land shall have an area of not less than eight thousand (8,000) square feet.
5. 
Minimum requirements. All lots containing an area of eight thousand (8,000) square feet but less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet shall have a minimum width at the building line of sixty-five (65) feet.

Section 465.050 "PG" Public and Governmental Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Purpose. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations in the "PG" Public and Governmental Zone District. This zone district is created to denote the governmental campus associated with City Hall, the Community Center, the former Police station and Bud Weil Park. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, business and industry are specifically prohibited and a building or premises shall be used for only the following purposes:
1. 
Public or private forests and wildlife reservations or similar conservation projects;
2. 
Public parks, parkways, playgrounds and common grounds;
3. 
Municipal and public facilities;
4. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incident to any of the above uses.
C. 
Height Regulations. No building or structure shall exceed three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet in height except as otherwise provided in Section 445.030.
D. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front setback.
a. 
There shall be a front setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Where a lot is located at the intersection of two (2) or more streets, there shall be a front setback on each street side of a corner lot except that the buildable width of such lot shall not be reduced to less than forty (40) feet. No accessory building shall project beyond the front setback line on either street.
2. 
Side setback. There shall be provided a side setback on each side of a building having a width of not less than thirty (30) feet.
3. 
Rear setback. There shall be a rear setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
4. 
Intensity of use. Every lot or tract of land shall have an area of not less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet.
5. 
Minimum requirements. All lots containing an area of ten thousand (10,000) square feet, but less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, shall have a minimum width at the required building line of eighty (80) feet.

Section 465.060 "PR" Parks and Recreation Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Purpose. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations in the "PR" Parks and Recreation Zone District. This zone district is created to denote the natural, private and public features within the community associated along the Meramec River. Generally, this includes City parks, golf courses, bicycles trails and the designated Meramec Greenway Trail. The area is protected by development because it may be severely inundated by the natural flooding of the Meramec River. Limited types of structures such as golf clubhouses, restrooms, picnic shelters and benches, playgrounds, meeting halls and existing single-family residential structures that so far have not been bought-out in flood mitigation efforts are the predominant land uses. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, businesses and industry are specifically prohibited and a building or premises shall be used for only the following purposes:
1. 
Public or private forests and wildlife reservations or similar conservation projects;
2. 
Public parks, parkways, playgrounds, recreational facilities and common grounds;
3. 
Golf courses, except miniature courses and practice driving tees;
4. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incident to any of the above uses.
C. 
Height Regulations. No building or structure shall exceed three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet in height except as otherwise provided in Section 445.030.
D. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
Front setback.
a. 
There shall be a front setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
b. 
Where a lot is located at the intersection of two (2) or more streets, there shall be a front setback on each street side of a corner lot except that the buildable width of such lot shall not be reduced to less than forty (40) feet. No accessory building shall project beyond the front setback line on either street.
2. 
Side setback. There shall be provided a side setback on each side of a building having a width of not less than thirty (30) feet.
3. 
Rear setback. There shall be a rear setback having a depth of not less than thirty (30) feet.
4. 
Intensity of use. Every lot or tract of land shall have an area of not less than ten thousand (10,000) square feet.
5. 
Minimum requirements. All lots containing an area of ten thousand (10,000) square feet, but less than twenty thousand (20,000) square feet, shall have a minimum width at the required building line of eighty (80) feet.