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Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety.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 467.010 "C-1" Commercial Zone District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3123 §§1 — 2, 4-22-2010; Ord. No. 3154 §1, 9-30-2010]
A. 
Purpose. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations in the "C-1" Commercial Zone District. The "C-1" Commercial Zone District is characterized by large-scale retail stores and commercial establishments. The retail component of the district serves a wide market area and typifies a design synonymous with regional suburban shopping. These regulations supplement, qualify and supersede the general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and which to the extent are consistent with this Section 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:
1. 
General retail uses, i.e., supermarkets, pharmacies, etc.
2. 
Professional offices and services., i.e., financial, insurance, real estate and legal.
3. 
Financial institutions.
4. 
Personal services, i.e., barber, beauty shop, tanning, tailoring/dry cleaning, photo studio.
5. 
Post office, fire stations, Police stations, civic centers and other government office buildings.
6. 
Public parks.
7. 
Fitness/recreation, family entertainment, i.e., theatres, bowling alley and amusement centers.
8. 
Hospitals, clinics, pet care and grooming for animals. (No open kennels.)
9. 
Day care facilities (State certified).
10. 
Service station and gasoline filling stations with convenience/food stores, gasoline or petroleum products and services and ancillary car wash.
11. 
Motels and hotels.
12. 
Restaurants not serving alcoholic beverages or where less than fifty percent (50%) of gross sales is from alcoholic beverages consumed on the premises, including fast-food.
13. 
Accessory building and uses customarily incidental to the permitted uses.
14. 
Drive-through facilities (see Chapter 450).
15. 
Art galleries/museums.
16. 
Bed and breakfast inns.
17. 
Carriage rides.
18. 
Cemeteries.
19. 
Crafts and handiwork shops.
20. 
Horticulture centers/nurseries.
21. 
Not-for-profit, non-retail centers.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible in the "C-1" Commercial Zone District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and granted a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
1. 
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.
2. 
Sales, leasing and display rooms of new motor-driven vehicles and boats by a factory-franchised dealer, including the outdoor display thereof.
3. 
Sales, leasing and display rooms of used motor-driven vehicles and boats, including the outdoor display thereof, which is in conjunction and on site with the sale of new motor-driven vehicles by a factory-franchised dealer.
4. 
Sales and display rooms for new machinery and heavy equipment, including the outdoor display thereof.
5. 
Sales of used motor-driven vehicles and boats, including the outdoor display thereof.
6. 
Buildings over three (3) stories in height.
7. 
Medical, clinic and treatment facilities requiring State certification.
8. 
Circus/fairgrounds.
9. 
Education facilities.
10. 
Vehicle watercraft motor repair and maintenance service and rentals.
11. 
Churches.
12. 
Small loan businesses, when located a minimum of one thousand eight hundred (1,800) feet from any other small loan business within the City and not less than five hundred (500) feet from any residentially zoned property. The separation distances shall be measured in a straight line from or to the closest exterior wall of the small loan business and from or to the closest point on any property line of any residentially zoned property.
13. 
Storage area for new unlicensed vehicles offered for sale by a new car franchised dealer when located within three hundred (300) feet of the parcel occupied by the new car dealership. Such storage shall include a landscape buffer not less than fifteen (15) feet in width along all abutting streets and not less than ten (10) feet in width along all other property lines. A minimum of fifteen percent (15%) of the lot area assigned to storage shall be landscaped.
D. 
District Regulations. The area of "C-1" Commercial Zone District 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 building setback. There shall be a thirty (30) foot front building setback from the established property line. Where there is a corner lot or double fronted lot, the front building setback requirement shall apply to each side of the lot fronting on a street.
2. 
Side or rear building setback. Except when a lot line abuts a residential use located within the same or within a different use district, no side or rear building setback is required. In the case where a lot line abuts a residential use located within the same or within a different use district, then the side or rear building setback shall be landscaped by a berm, fence, vegetation buffer or combination thereof at least twenty (20) feet in width along such lot line.
3. 
Intensity of use. Maximum lot coverage of building shall not exceed fifty percent (50%) of a lot excluding parking area.
4. 
Minimum lot requirements. Any newly created lot shall contain a minimum area of three-quarters (¾) of an acre or thirty-two thousand six hundred seventy (32,670) square feet.
5. 
Number of buildings per lot. More than one (1) building may be built provided all setbacks and parking requirements are met.
G. 
Exterior Building Materials. Brick and other brick-like masonry, glass panels or architectural pre-cast concrete. The exterior materials listed may not be less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the wall excluding windows and doors on the front and side walls as well as any rear side facing the street. The following exterior finishes may be allowed on the remaining fifteen percent (15%) of the front and side and as well as any rear wall that does not face a street:
1. 
Architectural metal panels (fifteen percent (15%) of the front and side walls as well as any rear walls not facing a street);
2. 
Concrete block (rear wall only not facing a street); and
3. 
This material shall be a color that is compatible with the primary exterior building material.
4. 
Exterior finishes or logos deemed "prototypical" in building design that must be maintained uniformly for corporate and market identity shall be considered by the Director. Such materials must be of high quality and durability and shall be sufficient to meet other requirements set forth in this Section.
H. 
Landscaping. There shall be at least fifteen percent (15%) of the total site or lot devoted to landscaping and green space. Of this landscape area, a landscape buffer of twenty (20) feet shall be established and maintained along MoDOT roads. On local roads, there shall be maintained at least a ten (10) foot wide landscape or green space buffer between a public right-of-way and private development. Landscaping areas in front of buildings and parking islands may substitute for up to one-half (½) of the required landscape buffer.
I. 
Overhead Electric Service. Primary electric service will be placed underground unless the Director determines that doing so creates an unreasonable risk to health and safety or can be routed in such a way to be mostly undetected by the traveling public.

Section 467.020 "C-2" Neighborhood Commercial District Regulations.

[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3124 §1, 4-22-2010]
A. 
Purpose. The regulations contained in this Section are the district regulations in the "C-2" Neighborhood Commercial District. The "C-2" Commercial District is characterized by convenient retail shopping, food and service facilities and commercial establishments in close proximity to residential neighborhoods. The retail component of the district serves a local market area and typifies a design synonymous with local neighborhood convenience and shopping. These regulations supplement, qualify and supersede the general regulations contained elsewhere in this Title and which to the extent are consistent with this Section 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:
1. 
General retail uses, i.e., supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, etc.
2. 
Professional offices and services, i.e., administrative, financial, insurance, real estate and legal.
3. 
Financial institutions.
4. 
Personal services, i.e., barber, beauty shop, tanning, tailoring/dry cleaning, photo studio.
5. 
Post office, fire stations, Police stations, civic centers and other government office buildings.
6. 
Public parks.
7. 
Fitness/recreation, family entertainment, i.e., theatres, bowling alley and amusement centers.
8. 
Hospitals, clinics, pet care and grooming for animals. (No open kennels.)
9. 
Day care facilities (State certified).
10. 
Service station and gasoline filling stations with convenience/food stores, gasoline or petroleum products and services and ancillary car wash.
11. 
Restaurants not serving alcoholic beverages or where less than fifty percent (50%) of gross sales is from alcoholic beverages consumed on the premises, including fast-food.
12. 
Drive-through facilities (see Chapter 450).
13. 
Accessory building and uses customarily incidental to the permitted uses.
14. 
Medical/dental facilities, including consulting offices, laboratories, diagnostic centers and treatment facilities.
C. 
Uses Allowed By Special Use Permit. The following uses are permissible in the "C-2" Neighborhood Commercial District after consideration by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the grant of a special use permit by the Board of Aldermen:
1. 
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.
2. 
Buildings over two and one-half (2½) stories in height.
3. 
Reserved.
4. 
Educational facilities.
D. 
District Regulations. Each area of "C-2" Neighborhood Commercial District shall be a minimum of ten (10) acres.
E. 
Maximum Building Height. Up to two and one-half (2½) stories or thirty-five (35) feet. (Additional height considered by special use permit.)
F. 
Lot Regulations.
1. 
Front building setback. There shall be a twenty (20) foot front building setback from the established property line. Where there is a corner lot, the front building setback requirement shall apply to each side of the lot fronting on a street.
2. 
Side or rear building setback. Except when a lot line directly abuts a residential lot located within the same or within a different use district, ten (10) foot side and rear building setbacks shall be required. In the case where a lot line directly abuts a residential lot located within the same or within a different use district, then the side or rear building setback shall be landscaped by a berm, fence, vegetation buffer or combination thereof at least twenty (20) feet in width along such lot line.
3. 
Intensity of use. Maximum lot coverage of building shall not exceed sixty percent (60%) of a lot excluding parking area.
4. 
Minimum lot requirements. There shall be a minimum lot size of three-quarters (¾) of an acre.
5. 
Number of buildings per lot. More than one (1) building may be built provided all setbacks and parking requirements are met.
G. 
Exterior Building Materials. Brick and other brick-like masonry, glass panels or architectural pre-case concrete. The exterior materials listed may not be less than eighty-five percent (85%) of the wall excluding windows and doors on the front and side walls as well as any rear side facing the street. The following exterior finishes may be allowed on the remaining fifteen percent (15%) of the front and side and as well as any rear wall that does not face a street:
[Ord. No. 3470 §1, 10-23-2014]
1. 
Architectural metal panels (fifteen percent (15%) of the front and side walls as well as any rear walls not facing a street);
2. 
Concrete block (rear wall only not facing a street).
Exterior finishes or logos deemed prototypical in building design that must be maintained for corporate or market identity may be authorized during Site Plan Review under the site plan requirements and review procedure of Section 470.070 of the Fenton Municipal Code.
H. 
Landscaping. There shall be at least fifteen percent (15%) of the total site or lot devoted to landscaping and green space. Of this landscape area, a landscape buffer of twenty (20) feet shall be established and maintained along MoDOT roads. On local roads, there shall be maintained at least a ten (10) foot wide landscape or green space buffer between a public right-of-way and private development. Landscaping areas in front of buildings and parking islands may substitute for up to one-half (½) of the required landscape buffer.
I. 
Overhead Electric Service. Primary electric service will be placed underground unless the Director determines that doing so creates an unreasonable risk to health and safety or can be routed in such a way to be mostly undetected by the traveling public.
J. 
Miscellaneous Requirements.
1. 
All exterior solid waste containers and container racks or stands shall be screened from public view.
2. 
All yards unoccupied with buildings or used as traffic ways shall be landscaped with grass and shrubs and maintained in good condition the year around.
3. 
All of the lot used for parking of vehicles and all driveways used for vehicle ingress and egress shall be paved with a sealed surface pavement and maintained in such a manner that no dust will be produced by continued use.
4. 
No permanent open outdoor storage shall be allowed in any "C-2" Neighborhood Commercial District.