City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety.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 466.010 "OT-1" Olde Towne Historic Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3121 §1, 4-22-2010; Ord. No. 3125 §1, 4-22-2010; Ord. No. 3183 §§1 — 4, 4-28-2011; Ord. No. 3229 §1, 12-22-2011]
A. 
Purpose. The "OT-1" Olde Towne Historic District is intended to provide a concentration of retail, civic and cultural uses in addition to complementary uses such as Bed and Breakfast Inns, entertainment and housing. The development standards for the "OT-1" District are intended to encourage a mix of activity in the area while providing for quality development that maintains the rich heritage and historical beginnings of Fenton as well as a sense of pedestrian-oriented character. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made a part of this Section by reference.
[Ord. No. 3608 § 1, 7-28-2016]
B. 
Permitted Uses. Except as otherwise provided, a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
[Ord. No. 3608 § 1, 7-28-2016]
Accessory buildings and structures.
Accessory uses.
Art dealers.
Artisan and photograph studios and galleries.
Bakeries and bake shops.
Bed and breakfast inns.
Churches and places of formal worship.
Clubs and civic lodges.
Craftsmen and handiwork shops.
Day care facilities.
Entertainment facilities or theaters, not serving alcohol.
Financial institutions.
Government administrative buildings.
Health and membership clubs.
Home Occupations.
Indoor performance theaters, including dinner theater.
Museums.
Offices, general.
Public parks and parkways.
Personal and business service shops.
Pet grooming facilities — no outdoor kennels, medical or overnight care.
Pet and pet supply stores — no outdoor kennels or overnight boarding of pets.
Pharmacies.
Post offices/shipping stores.
Residential condominiums/town houses.
Restaurants, not serving alcoholic beverages or where less than fifty percent (50%) of the gross sales is from alcoholic beverages consumed on the premises.
Retail, general light.
Single and two-family dwellings.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit.
[Ord. No. 3608 § 1, 7-28-2016]
ATM facilities (outdoor, freestanding).
Automotive repair shops.
Buildings over three (3) stories in height.
Distilleries.
Docks for boats and watercraft vehicles.
Drive-through facilities (see Chapter 450).
Eating/drinking establishments where over fifty percent (50%) of the gross income of the business is derived from the sale of alcoholic beverages consumed on the premises. See Section 600.030(B) of the Fenton Municipal Code.
Entertainment facilities or theaters, serving alcohol with at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross income derived from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on the premises.
Hospitals and clinics for animals — no outdoor kennels or runs.
Microbreweries.
Nursing homes.
Offices, medical.
Outdoor dining.
Parking facilities built above or below ground level.
Produce/farmers markets, including indoor and outdoor sales of same.
Sales and rental of unmotorized sports and trail equipment, including the outdoor display of same.
Sales, rental and indoor service of motorized vehicles, including the outdoor display thereof. For the purpose of this Section, motorized vehicles shall include automobiles and motorcycles; and recreational vehicles, such as boats, scooters, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and similar recreational vehicles and personal watercraft.
Wineries.
D. 
District Regulations. The area of "OT-1" Zone Districts shall be a minimum of fifteen (15) acres.
E. 
Maximum Building Height. Up to three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet. (Additional height considered by special use permit.)
F. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Front setback.
a. 
There shall be zero (0) front setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
b. 
No accessory building shall project beyond the front setback line on either street.
2. 
Side setback. There shall be zero (0) side setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
3. 
Rear setback. There shall be zero (0) rear setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
4. 
Intensity of use. Maximum lot coverage of building shall not exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of a lot excluding parking areas.
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 fifty (50) feet.
G. 
Exterior Building Materials.
1. 
Primary building materials.
a. 
Allowable primary building materials are brick and other brick-like masonry, glass or architectural pre-cast concrete.
b. 
Primary building materials shall not be less than eighty percent (80%), excluding windows and doors, of any front, side or rear wall.
2. 
Accent building materials.
a. 
Allowable accent building materials are architecturally designed metal panels and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS).
b. 
Accent building materials shall not exceed twenty percent (20%), excluding windows and doors, of any front, side or rear wall. EIFS material shall be located a minimum of three (3) feet above grade.
c. 
Accent building materials shall be a color that is compatible with the primary building material.
3. 
Exceptions.
a. 
Concrete block may only be allowed as a primary or accent building material on a rear wall not facing a public or private street, or residential property.
b. 
Buildings that qualify for historic building rehabilitation tax credit may utilize the same material as initially utilized on the exterior of the building for repair or alterations.
H. 
Parking Regulations. No parking requirements. Due to the small lot sizes and to boost business development, it will be necessary in the "OT-1" Zone District to provide centralized parking lots and/or facilities to serve the overall parking needs of the public visiting the Olde Towne area.

Section 466.020 "OT-2" Olde Towne Family Entertainment/ Commercial Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3030 §§1 — 2, 5-28-2009; Ord. No. 3122 §§1 — 2, 4-22-2010; Ord. No. 3184 §§1 — 4, 4-28-2011; Ord. No. 3230 §1, 12-22-2011]
A. 
Purpose. The "OT-2" Olde Towne Family Entertainment/Commercial District is intended to be a setting for development, redevelopment and infill of a wide range of retail uses. While some "OT-2" District areas may continue to meet the needs for auto-oriented uses, it is the City of Fenton's intent that the "OT-2" District emphasize safe and convenient mobility, with planning and design that accommodates pedestrians. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made a part of this Section by reference.
[Ord. No. 3609 § 1, 7-28-2016]
B. 
Permitted Uses. Except as otherwise provided, a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
[Ord. No. 3427 § 1, 6-26-2014; Ord. No. 3601 § 1, 6-23-2016; Ord. No. 3609 § 1, 7-28-2016]
Any use permitted in the "OT-1" District subject to the applicable land use regulations, except bed and breakfast inns, home occupations, residential condominiums/town houses, and single- and two-family dwellings are not permitted in the "OT-2" District.
Department stores, where less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the merchandise is resale.
Discount stores, where less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the merchandise is resale.
Limited indoor recreation facilities.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible in the "OT-2" Olde Towne Family Entertainment/Commercial Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and granting a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
[Ord. No. 3387 § 1, 2-27-2014; Ord. No. 3580 § 1, 4-28-2016; Ord. No. 3609 § 1, 7-28-2016]
Any use allowed by special use permit in the "OT-1" District except docks for boats and watercraft vehicles; and nursing homes.
Billiard halls, serving alcohol.
Bowling alleys, serving alcohol.
Department stores, where twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the merchandise is resale.
Discount stores, where twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the merchandise is resale.
Electrical substations.
Filling stations, which may include convenience/food stores, gasoline or petroleum products and services and ancillary car washes.
Hotels.
Limited outdoor recreation facilities, serving or not serving alcohol.
Treatment facilities for alcohol and drug abuse. The following information must be included with the special use permit application: maximum number of patients treated at the facility at one (1) time and the number of employees at the maximum shift. The treatment facilities may not be located across from or adjacent to residentially zoned properties. There shall be a minimum separation of two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet radius between each facility.
D. 
District Regulations. The area of "OT-2" Olde Towne Family Entertainment/Commercial Zone Districts shall be a minimum of ten (10) acres.
E. 
Maximum Building Height. Up to three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet. (Additional height considered by special use permit.)
F. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Front setback. There shall be a thirty (30) foot front setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line. Where there is a corner lot, the front setback requirement shall apply to each side of the lot fronting on a street.
2. 
Side setback. There shall be a fifteen (15) foot side setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
3. 
Rear setback. There shall be a fifteen (15) foot rear setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
4. 
Intensity of use. Maximum lot coverage of building shall not exceed sixty-five percent (65%) of a lot excluding parking areas.
5. 
Minimum lot requirements. All newly created lots shall contain a minimum area of one (1) acre or forty-three thousand five hundred sixty (43,560) square feet.
G. 
Exterior Building Materials.
1. 
Primary building materials.
a. 
Allowable primary building materials are brick and other brick-like masonry, glass or architectural pre-cast concrete.
b. 
Primary building materials shall not be less than eighty percent (80%), excluding windows and doors, of any front, side or rear wall.
2. 
Accent building materials.
a. 
Allowable accent building materials are architecturally designed metal panels and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS).
b. 
Accent building materials shall not exceed twenty percent (20%), excluding windows and doors, of any front, side or rear wall. EIFS material shall be located a minimum of three (3) feet above grade.
c. 
Accent building materials shall be a color that is compatible with the primary building material.
3. 
Exceptions.
a. 
Concrete block may only be allowed as a primary or accent building material on a rear wall not facing a public or private street, or residential property.
b. 
Buildings that qualify for historic building rehabilitation tax credit may utilize the same material as initially utilized on the exterior of the building for repair or alterations.
H. 
Parking Regulations. See off-street parking and loading requirements, Chapter 496.
I. 
Additional Use Regulations. One (1) use is permitted per floor on multi-storied buildings.
[Ord. No. 3609 § 1, 7-28-2016]

Section 466.030 "OT-3" Olde Towne Mixed Use Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3056 §1, 8-27-2009; Ord. No. 3185 §§1 — 3, 4-28-2011; Ord. No. 3231 §1, 12-22-2011]
A. 
Purpose. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations in the "OT-3" Old Towne Mixed Use Zone District. The "OT-3" Old Towne Mixed Use Zone District is characterized as a potential commercial growth area to serve the convenience needs of new residential development south of the City. An additional light industrial component in this area of Olde Towne Fenton recognizes existing warehouse and distribution uses. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made a part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
[Ord. No. 3358 § 1, 10-24-2013; Ord. No. 3610 § 1, 7-28-2016]
Accessory buildings and structures.
Accessory uses.
Banquet facilities, including bar service, with at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross income derived from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed on the premises.
Day care facilities.
Department stores, where less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the merchandise is resale.
Discount stores, where less than twenty-five percent (25%) of the merchandise is resale.
Financial institutions.
Government and administrative buildings.
Health and membership clubs.
Home service contractor/consultant offices, including indoor storage of and/or display of products for sale and warehouse with light assembly of materials for such products.
Limited indoor recreation facilities.
Offices, general.
Public parks and parkways.
Personal and business service shops.
Pharmacies.
Post offices/shipping stores.
Restaurants, not serving alcoholic beverages or where less than fifty percent (50%) of the gross sales are from alcoholic beverages consumed on the premises.
Retail, general light.
Warehouses, with light assembly and distribution.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible in the "OT-3" Olde Towne Mixed Use Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and granted a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
[Ord. No. 3379 § 1, 1-23-2014; Ord. No. 3610 § 1, 7-28-2016]
ATM facilities (outdoor, freestanding).
Buildings over three (3) stories in height.
Department stores, where twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the merchandise is resale.
Discount stores, where twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the merchandise is resale.
Distilleries.
Drive-through facilities (see Chapter 450).
Hospitals and clinics for animals — no outdoor kennels or runs.
Microbreweries.
Offices, medical.
Outdoor dining.
Self-storage facilities, which may include a truck and trailer rental facility affiliated with and subordinated to the self-storage facility on the same property.
Technical/vocational schools.
Wineries.
D. 
District Regulations. The area of "OT-3" Zone Districts shall be a minimum of twenty (20) acres.
E. 
Maximum Building Height. Up to three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet. (Additional height considered by special use permit.)
F. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Front setback. There shall be a thirty (30) foot front setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line. Where there is a corner lot, the front setback requirement shall apply to each side of the lot fronting on a street.
2. 
Side setback. There shall be a fifteen (15) foot side setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
3. 
Rear setback. There shall be a fifteen (15) foot rear setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
4. 
Intensity of use. Maximum lot coverage of building shall not exceed sixty-five percent (65%) of a lot excluding parking areas.
5. 
Minimum lot requirements. All newly created lots shall contain a minimum area of one (1) acre or forty-three thousand five hundred sixty (43,560) square feet.
G. 
Exterior Building Materials.
1. 
Primary building materials.
a. 
Allowable primary building materials are brick and other brick-like masonry, glass or architectural pre-cast concrete.
b. 
Primary building materials shall not be less than eighty percent (80%), excluding windows and doors, of any front, side or rear wall.
2. 
Accent building materials.
a. 
Allowable accent building materials are architecturally designed metal panels and Exterior Insulation Finishing Systems (EIFS).
b. 
Accent building materials shall not exceed twenty percent (20%), excluding windows and doors, of any front, side or rear wall. EIFS material shall be located a minimum of three (3) feet above grade.
c. 
Accent building materials shall be a color that is compatible with the primary building material.
3. 
Exceptions.
a. 
Concrete block may only be allowed as a primary or accent building material on a rear wall not facing a public or private street, or residential property.
b. 
Buildings that qualify for historic building rehabilitation tax credit may utilize the same material as initially utilized on the exterior of the building for repair or alterations.
H. 
Parking. See off-street parking and loading requirements, Chapter 496.

Section 466.040 "OT-4" Olde Towne Planned Multiple-Family District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
A. 
Purpose. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations for the "OT-4" Planned Multiple-Family Zone District. The "OT-4" Planned Multiple-Family Zone District is created to provide a high-density residential living community. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made a part of this Section by reference.
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Within the Planned Multiple-Family District, a building or premises may be used for the following purposes:
1. 
High density residential (greater than four (4) units), i.e., apartments, town houses.
2. 
Condominiums.
3. 
Single and two-family dwellings.
4. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to the permitted uses.
5. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (B)(5), regarding group homes, was repealed 10-22-2015 by §3 of Ord. No. 3549.
C. 
Height Regulations. No building shall exceed three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet in height, except that a building with twenty percent (20%) or less coverage of the land area may be erected to a height not to exceed four (4) stories or fifty-five (55) feet.
D. 
Area Regulations.
1. 
No building shall be erected within forty (40) feet of any property or street line.
2. 
Intensity of use. The aggregate gross area of the building or buildings shall not exceed thirty percent (30%) of the entire lot area and with a minimum of two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet of lot area per family.
E. 
Procedure To Establish.
1. 
The planned multiple-family area shall be designed as a whole, unified, single project. The owner of any parcel of land may submit to the Board of Aldermen a plan for the use and development of all or part of such parcel for the purpose of providing for apartments of an integrated design and appropriate locations for/of buildings, landscaping, access ways and parking areas.
2. 
The plan shall be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission for public hearing, study and report and shall be filed in such manner and accompanied by payment of such fee as provided in the fee schedule for a building permit and with notice and procedures as therein provided.
3. 
After public hearing, the Commission shall consider such plan with particular regard to the master plan for the City of Fenton, the effect upon traffic, congestion and fire hazards, the character of the neighborhood, the building distances and yard limitations for their aesthetic value to the community, whether such proposed plan would overtax public facilities and utilities and the general welfare of the community.
4. 
The Planning and Zoning Commission shall report thereon to the Board of Aldermen within sixty (60) days of notification, or if no report within said time, the Board of Aldermen may take action without awaiting said report.
5. 
The Board of Aldermen shall consider said proposed district with particular regard to the criteria mentioned above and hereafter mentioned in this Section and take such action as it believes to be in the best interests of the City of Fenton. The Board of Aldermen may, if it finds it to be in the best interest of the orderly development of the City of Fenton, provide for certain single-family or two-family dwellings to be included in said plan, subject to all regulations herein contained.
F. 
Landscaping Regulations.
1. 
Any part of the project area not used for buildings or other structures or for parking, loading or access ways shall be landscaped with grass, trees and shrubs and, where needed, pedestrian walks.
2. 
Reasonable additional requirements as to landscaping, lighting, screening, access ways, building distances and yard limitations may be imposed by the Board of Aldermen for protection of adjoining residential property, for conformity to the general welfare of the City of Fenton and its inhabitants.
G. 
Street Regulations.
1. 
All roads, parking areas and walks shall be paved or built with asphaltic concrete, Portland cement concrete or any approved materials as may be specified by the Commission.
2. 
All roads, streets and access ways shall be a minimum of thirty-eight (38) feet in width centered within a minimum sixty (60) feet right-of-way and shall be through the whole project area with minimum change to the traffic flow on the surrounding areas.
H. 
Additional Regulations.
1. 
No expansion or conversion of existing structures shall be permitted except on the basis of a detailed site plan to be approved by the Board of Aldermen showing the relationship of yards, off-street parking and other open spaces to surrounding property and shall comply with these regulations as in the case of new construction.
2. 
If the Board of Aldermen believes proof of financial responsibility of the applicant or developer is in the best interest of the City of Fenton, the Board may require such applicant to submit such proof.
3. 
Any development of a "OT-4" Planned Multiple-Family Zone District as well as all other development within the City of Fenton shall be subject to all of the terms, conditions and requirements of the Subdivision Regulations (see Chapter 480 of this Code) of the City of Fenton and all of the terms and provisions thereof.
4. 
The Board of Aldermen may vary or modify the requirements of this Section, the strict enforcement of which would entail unusual or real difficulties in carrying out the intent of this Title.

Section 466.050 "OT-5" Olde Towne Marina Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3186 §§1 — 4, 4-28-2011; Ord. No. 3271 §1, 6-28-2012]
A. 
Purpose. The "OT-5" Old Towne Marina District provides a combination of retail, office, services, green space and housing. Multi-story buildings are encouraged to provide a mix of residential and non-residential uses. Offices and dwellings are encouraged to locate above ground-floor retail and services. These regulations are supplemented and qualified by additional general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and made a part of this Section by reference.
[Ord. No. 3611 § 1, 7-28-2016]
B. 
Permitted Land Uses. Except as otherwise provided, a building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
[Ord. No. 3611 § 1, 7-28-2016]
Any use permitted in the "OT-1" District subject to the applicable land use regulations.
Home service contractor/consultant offices, including indoor storage of and/or display of products for sale and warehouse with light assembly of materials for such products.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible in the "OT-5" Olde Towne Mixed Use Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and granted a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
[Ord. No. 3611 § 1, 7-28-2016]
Any use allowed by special use permit in the "OT-1" District, except nursing homes.
Marinas for recreational boating.
D. 
District Regulations. The area of "OT-5" Zone Districts shall be a minimum of twenty (20) acres.
E. 
Maximum Building Height. Up to three (3) stories or forty-five (45) feet. (Additional height considered by special use permit.)
F. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Front setback.
a. 
There shall be zero (0) front setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line beginning inside the public sidewalk. Where there is a corner lot, the front setback requirement shall apply to each side of the lot fronting on a street.
b. 
No accessory building shall project in front of the rear building line on either street.
2. 
Side setback. There shall be zero (0) side setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
3. 
Rear setback. There shall be zero (0) rear setback or landscape setback from the established street right-of-way or property line.
4. 
Intensity of use. Maximum lot coverage of building shall not exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of a lot excluding parking areas.
5. 
Minimum lot requirements. All newly created lots shall contain a minimum area of one (1) acre or forty-three thousand five hundred sixty (43,560) square feet and shall have a minimum width at the building line of one hundred (100) feet.
6. 
Public sidewalks.
a. 
In order to promote pedestrian traffic, public sidewalks must be installed on all front and side street exposures. Said sidewalks must be paved with durable brick or paver-stone materials, and must be a minimum of eight (8) feet wide.
b. 
Where outside dining is provided, the dining area shall be recessed in relation to the other wall frontages to maintain at least an eight (8) foot wide sidewalk and the pavement material shall be approvable by the St. Louis County Department of Health.
c. 
Design elements and material criteria of said sidewalk shall also be dictated by any subsequent architectural guidelines established for the Olde Towne Zone Districts as applicable. Cleaning and maintenance of sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner to which it abuts, including repairs, weed removal and snow and ice removal.
G. 
Exterior Building Materials. Brick and other brick-like masonry, marble or granite, simulated marble or granite panels, wood clapboard or simulated wood siding and architectural glass panels. Building materials not specified above may be considered through the special use permit process.
H. 
Floodplain Specifications. The City of Fenton is an active participant in the National Flood Insurance Program and has an adopted Floodway Floodplain Management Ordinance (Chapter 515). This Section will serve as guidelines for future development in the "OT-5" District.
I. 
Parking Regulations. See off-street parking and loading requirements, Chapter 496. However, due to small lot sizes and to boost business development, shared parking with other businesses is permitted. Contractual proof of shared dedicated parking arrangements must be provided.
J. 
Additional Use Regulations. One (1) use is permitted per floor on multi-storied buildings.
[Ord. No. 3611 § 1, 7-28-2016]