Wright City, MO
Warren County
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Section 420.010 In General.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.1, 5-10-1990]
Every lot, tract, parcel or building site in this type of district shall be subject to the following regulations and to all general provisions contained herein.

Section 420.020 Intent.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.2, 5-10-1990]
To encompass land which has recreational, scenic and health value owned by public agencies or land in which public agencies have some lesser legal interest. This district may also include land having recreational, scenic and health value owned by not-for-profit organizations or land in which such organizations have some lesser legal interest, upon the application and approval of a petition for a change of zoning by such a not-for-profit organization. This district is established to preserve the community's cultural values by preserving this land in an essentially natural or native condition.

Section 420.030 Permitted Land Uses and Developments.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.3, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The following shall constitute those land uses and developments permitted in the "PS" — Park Scenic District:
1. 
Public parks and parkways.
2. 
Wildlife habitats and fish hatcheries.
3. 
Dwellings, dormitories and accessory buildings and structures for the exclusive use of park-operation personnel.
4. 
Historic sites and buildings.
5. 
Natural or primitive areas and forests encompassed by the provisions of the Missouri State Forestry Law.
6. 
Local public utility facilities, provided any installation, other than poles and equipment attached thereto, shall be adequately screened with landscaping, fencing or walls, or any combination thereof, or shall be placed underground, or shall be enclosed in a structure in such a manner as to blend with and complement the character of the surrounding area. 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.
7. 
Identification, directional and business signs.
8. 
Fire stations.
9. 
Accessory buildings, land uses and activities customarily incidental to any of the above uses.

Section 420.040 Conditional Land Use and Developments By Permit.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.4, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The following shall constitute those conditional land uses and development permits permitted in the "PS" — Park Scenic District:
1. 
Camping, lodging, swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking and wildlife observation facilities and customary service facilities necessary to provide the direct support of such activities, including vacation vehicle parks.
2. 
Restaurants and other dining facilities.
3. 
Cemeteries and mausoleums.
4. 
Retreats owned and operated by religious, educational or other not-for-profit establishments.
5. 
Golf courses and driving ranges, not including miniature courses.
6. 
Sewage treatment facilities.
7. 
Underground and above ground public utility transmission lines and pipelines, including booster stations.

Section 420.050 Height Limitations For Structures.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.5, 5-10-1990]
The total height of any structure shall be limited to thirty (30) feet.

Section 420.060 Lot Dimension, Lot Area and Yard Requirements.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.6, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The following shall describe the lot dimensions, lot areas and yard requirements regarding the "PS" — Park Scenic District:
1. 
No structure, other than a permitted directional or information sign, boundary walls or fences, greater than six (6) feet in height, shall be erected within thirty (30) feet of any public roadway right of way line. No structure exceeding thirty-six (36) inches in height may be erected within the triangular area bound by the property lines and a line connecting the two (2) points on the property lines thirty (30) feet from the intersection of the property lines. Likewise, in the case of corner lots, no plant material exceeding a height of thirty-six (36) inches above the elevation of the street pavement, may be planted or maintained, within the triangular area bound by the property lines and a line connecting the two points on the property lines thirty (30) feet from the intersection of the property lines.
2. 
No structure greater than six (6) feet in height shall be erected within fifteen (15) feet of any property line.
3. 
Any non-residential structure, other than a public utility tower authorized by a Conditional Use Permit, which exceeds thirty (30) feet in height shall be set back at least one (1) foot from all property lines for every foot of height above thirty (30) feet.
4. 
Fire stations shall be situated on at least one (1) acre.
5. 
Cemeteries shall be situated on at least fifteen (15) acres.
6. 
All other permitted and conditional land uses in this district except local public utility facilities shall be situated or conducted on tracts of land at least five (5) acres in area, except as may be clearly indicated otherwise by the context of these regulations.

Section 420.070 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 420.070, Off-Street Parking Requirements, enacted 5-10-1990 by §703.7 of Ord. No. 228, was repealed 4-23-2015 by §XIV of Ord. No. 852.

Section 420.080 Sign Regulations.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.8, 5-10-1990]
A. 
Sign regulations within the "PS" — Park Scenic District are as follows:
1. 
Information signs shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in outline per facing.
2. 
Directional signs shall not exceed ten (10) square feet in outline per facing.
3. 
No sign shall extend more than fifteen (15) feet above the ground elevation, and no sign shall exceed fifteen (15) feet in length.
4. 
Business signs shall not exceed fifty (50) square feet in outline per facing and, if illuminated, shall only be illuminated by internal sources and shall be limited to one (1) per facing.

Section 420.090 Specific Prohibitions.

[Ord. No. 228 §703.9, 5-10-1990]
No advertising signs shall be permitted within this district.