Wright City, MO
Warren County
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Section 410.010 General.

[Ord. No. 228 §701.1, 5-10-1990]
The "AG" - Agricultural District reflects the importance of open space and agricultural activities for this community and region, its purpose being to maintain a green belt of large blocks of land not developed for urban use and to promote agriculture as a viable land use.

Section 410.020 Permitted Land Uses and Developments.

[Ord. No. 228 §701.2, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The following are permitted land uses and developments in "AG" — Agricultural Districts:
1. 
Farming, including cultivating and selling plant crops.
2. 
Commercial vegetable and flower gardening, including plant nurseries and green houses, not including any structure used as a salesroom or temporary roadside stand.
3. 
Single-family dwellings.
4. 
Public and private not-for-profit parks, parkways and playgrounds.
5. 
Forests, wildlife reservations and conversation projects.
6. 
Directional and information signs.
7. 
Accessory buildings, land uses and activities customarily incident to any of the above uses.
8. 
Local public service facilities and utility lines, providing any installation of utility lines, other than poles and equipment attached thereto, shall be adequately screened with landscaping, fencing, walls or any combination thereof, or shall be placed underground or shall be enclosed in a structure in such a manner to blend with and complement the surrounding area's character. All plans for screening said facilities shall be submitted to the Planning Commission for review. No building permit or installation permit shall be issued until said plans have been approved by the Planning Commission.

Section 410.030 Conditional Land Uses and Developments.

[Ord. No. 228 §701.3, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The following are conditional land uses and developments in the "AG" — Agricultural District:
1. 
Cemeteries, including mortuaries operated in conjunction therewith.
2. 
Churches.
3. 
Fairgrounds.
4. 
Fire stations.
5. 
Foster homes.
6. 
Golf courses, including practice driving tees on the same premises but not miniature courses.
7. 
Home occupations.
8. 
Hospitals and nursing homes.
9. 
Public utilities service installation and facilities, to include gas metering stations, water and sewer pumping stations and off-street parking areas to serve adjoining property in an adjacent district.
10. 
Major utility and transportation installations, to include airports and airfields, sewage treatment plants and outfall sewers, radio, television and communication transmitting or relay towers and facilities, electrical substations and telephone exchanges, power generating plants and water towers.
11. 
Riding stables, kennels and veterinary clinics.
12. 
Salesrooms or temporary roadside stands as an accessory use to commercial gardens, plant nurseries and greenhouses, providing no more than one-third (1/3) of the display area to be used for sale of products not grown on the premises.
13. 
Storage facilities, commercial or cooperative, for feed or grain.
14. 
Public and private kindergartens, elementary, secondary and collegiate schools; specialized private schools, nursery schools and day nurseries.
15. 
Swimming pools, picnic grounds, private clubs and other recreational land uses, commercial or not-for-profit.
16. 
Business signs.

Section 410.040 Height Limitations.

[Ord. No. 228 §701.4, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The following are height limitations in "AG" — Agricultural Districts:
1. 
Single-family dwellings shall not exceed the height of thirty-five (35) feet or two and one-half (2½) stories.
2. 
Educational or institutional buildings shall not exceed the height of fifty (50) feet or four (4) stories.
3. 
Non-dwelling structures shall not exceed the height of fifty (50) feet.

Section 410.050 Lot Dimension, Lot Area and Yard Requirements.

[Ord. No. 228 §701.5, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The lot dimension, lot area and yard requirements for "AG" — Agricultural Districts are as follows:
1. 
Single-family dwellings shall be situated on tracts providing at least one (1) acre of lot area for each dwelling unit.
2. 
Fire stations shall be situated on tracts providing at least one (1) acre.
3. 
Riding stables and cemeteries shall be situated on tracts providing a minimum of fifteen (15) acres.
4. 
Kindergartens, separate, shall be situated on tracts providing at least three (3) acres of lot area.
5. 
Junior and senior high schools and collegiate schools shall be situated on tracts providing at least ten (10) acres in lot area.
6. 
All other permitted and conditional uses in this district shall be situated on tracts of at least five (5) acres in area.
7. 
No structure shall be erected within fifteen (15) feet of any property line.

Section 410.060 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 410.060, Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements, enacted 5-10-1990 by §701.6 of Ord. No. 228, was repealed 4-23-2015 by §XIV of Ord. No. 852.

Section 410.070 Signs.

[Ord. No. 228 §701.7, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The sign regulations for the "AG" — Agricultural Districts shall be as follows:
1. 
Business signs shall be limited in number to one (1) for each separate roadway frontage of any land use or development unless otherwise permitted under a Conditional Use Permit and shall not have a larger outline area than fifty (50) square feet per facing.
2. 
Information signs shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in outline per facing.
3. 
Directional signs shall not exceed ten (10) square feet in outline per facing.
4. 
No signs shall extend more than fifteen (15) feet above the elevation of the ground or fifteen (15) feet in width.
5. 
No advertising signs shall be permitted within this district.