Wright City, MO
Warren County
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Section 435.010 General.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.1, 5-10-1990]
The Industrial Districts are established for the production of marketable commodities by manufacture or other operations which, due to their characteristics, generate waste materials and can create nuisances thereby requiring controls for the health and safety of City inhabitants.

Section 435.020 Classifications, Industrial.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.2, 5-10-1990]
A. 
The industrial classifications are listed herein:
1. 
"M-1" Light
2. 
"M-2" Heavy

Section 435.030 Permitted Land Uses and Developments, All Industrial Classifications.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.3, 5-10-1990]
A. 
Listed herein are the permitted land uses and development classifications within the "ID" — Industrial District:
1. 
Warehousing or wholesaling of manufactured goods, except of live animals, explosives or flammable gases or liquids.
2. 
All public utility facilities.
3. 
Research laboratories and facilities.
4. 
Police, fire and postal stations.
5. 
Business, directional, information and advertising signs.
6. 
Truck, bus, rail and water-craft terminals.
7. 
Railroad switching yards.
8. 
Incinerators.
9. 
Gymnasiums, indoor swimming pools, indoor public or private handball and racquetball courts, and indoor and unlighted outdoor public or private tennis courts.

Section 435.040 Conditional Land Use and Development By Permit.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.4, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 589 §I, 7-13-2006]
A. 
Listed herein are the conditional land uses and developments allowed by permit within the "ID" — Industrial District.
1. 
Airports, landing strips and heliports.
2. 
Filling stations.
3. 
Radio, television and communication transmitting or relay towers and facilities.
4. 
Restaurants.
5. 
Warehousing, storage or wholesaling of live animals, explosives or flammable gases and liquids.
6. 
Sewage treatment facilities.
7. 
Sexually oriented businesses.
8. 
Food trucks.
[Ord. No. 812 §IV 12-12-2013]
9. 
Repair Facility.
[Ord. No. 872 §IV, 2-11-2016]

Section 435.050 Height Limitations For Structures, All Industrial Classifications.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.5, 5-10-1990]
Unless otherwise restricted by regulations specified elsewhere in this Chapter, the total height of any structure shall not exceed fifty (50) feet above the average finished ground elevation at the perimeter of such structure.

Section 435.060 Performance Standards and Accessory Buildings, All Industrial Classifications.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.6, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 827 §IV, 5-22-2014]
See Section 405.100, Supplemental Regulations, within this Title.

Section 435.070 Lot Area, Open Area and Yard Requirements, All Industrial Classifications.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.7, 5-10-1990]
A. 
Listed herein are the performance standards for all industrial classifications within this District.
1. 
These Districts shall have no minimum lot area requirements.
2. 
No structure, other than a permitted directional or information sign, or boundary walls or fences, greater than six (6) feet in height, shall be erected within thirty (30) feet of any roadway right of way line. However, structures related to water transportation may be extended to the boundary of a "FP" Flood Plain District.
3. 
Any structure exceeding thirty (30) feet in height and adjoining property in any Residential District shall be set back from such district line an additional distance of one (1) foot for each two (2) feet in height above thirty (30) feet.
4. 
Whenever any Industrial District or parking lot or area is established to abut the side or rear line of a lot in a Residential District, an opaque fence, wall or rear line of a hedge not less than five (5) feet and not more than six (6) feet in height shall be constructed and maintained in good condition to provide visual screening from adjacent properties.

Section 435.080 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Section 435.080, Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements, All Industrial Classifications, enacted 5-10-1990 by §706.8 of Ord. No. 228 and amended 3-25-1999 by §I of Ord. No. 357, was repealed 4-23-2015 by §XIV of Ord. No. 852.

Section 435.090 Sign Regulations, All Industrial Classifications.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.9, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 357 §II, 3-25-1999]
A. 
Listed herein are the sign regulations for all classifications within the industrial districts, (all classifications):
1. 
Each business may have one (1) attached business sign or marquee sign whose outline area shall not exceed ten percent (10%) of the wall area fronting a public street or main parking area.
2. 
Each building or land use located on a separate lot may have one (1) free-standing sign for each street the lot fronts, and no free-standing sign shall exceed fifty (50) square feet in outline area or extend more than thirty (30) feet above the elevation of the adjacent street or the average finished ground elevation along the side of the building facing the street, whichever is highest.
3. 
Business signs attached to buildings shall not project more than eighteen (18) inches horizontally and shall not project above the roof more than five (5) feet.
4. 
Advertising signs shall not exceed six hundred (600) square feet in outline area.
5. 
Advertising signs shall not be located closer than one hundred (100) feet to any other advertising sign or building to which an advertising sign is attached, nor closer than fifty (50) feet to any property zoned Park and Scenic, Agricultural or Residential. A group of not more than three (3) advertising signs shall be permitted on one (1) structure except where a structure is located perpendicular to the street right of way, two (2) sign facings shall be permitted in each direction.
6. 
Information signs shall not exceed sixteen (16) square feet in outline area per facing.
7. 
Directional signs shall not exceed ten (10) square feet in outline area per facing.
8. 
No outdoor advertising signs shall be located closer than the setback established for the primary structure on any lot.
9. 
Signs shall only be illuminated by non-intermittent light sources, and lighting arrangements shall be arranged so no illumination source casts light on any public right of way or on property in any Residential District.
10. 
No sign shall impair visibility of any other sign in this District.
11. 
No sign shall be located on or over a public right of way without approval of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

Section 435.100 "M-1" Industrial Districts.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.10, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 312 §I, 3-14-1996; Ord. No. 768 §I, 7-26-2012]
A. 
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:
1. 
Intent. To provide areas encompassing a satisfactory correlation of factors such as adequate transportation facilities, accessibility to dwelling areas, efficient land assembly, adequate topographic conditions and adequate provision of public utility facilities required by industry to establish economic production and distribution of goods manufactured in the community while promoting a favorable position in regional and national competition.
2. 
Additional permitted uses and developments.
a. 
Manufacturing or fabrication of any commodity from semi-finished materials, except explosives or flammable gases or liquids.
b. 
Laundries and dry cleaning plants, excluding personal and individual drop-off and pickup service.
c. 
Public or private offices or office buildings.
3. 
Additional land uses and developments by permit. Manufacturing of explosives and flammable gases and liquids.
4. 
Additional height limitations for structures. None
5. 
Additional lot area, open area and yard requirements.
a. 
Principal and accessory building shall not occupy more than seventy-five percent (75%) of the lot area.
b. 
Not more than forty percent (40%) of the lot containing any use permitted in this District may be used for open storage of raw material, finished goods or any other material.
6. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection (A)(6), additional off-street parking and loading requirements, was repealed 4-23-2015 by §XIII of Ord. No. 852.
7. 
Additional sign regulations. None

Section 435.110 "M-2" Heavy Industrial Districts.

[Ord. No. 228 §706.11, 5-10-1990; Ord. No. 312 §I, 3-14-1996]
A. 
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:
1. 
Intent. To provide areas encompassing a satisfactory correlation of such factors as adequate transportation facilities, accessibility to dwelling areas, relatively efficient land assembly, adequate topographic conditions and adequate provision of public utility facilities required by industry while promoting a favorable position in regional and national competition. Such areas also may contain certain mineral and other natural resources and may be located and operated in such a manner that the extraction, processing or both of basic or raw materials may be conducted to avoid conflict or hazard in the general community and to protect and preserve the public health, safety and general welfare.
2. 
Additional permitted uses and developments.
a. 
All permitted uses and developments in "M-1" Industrial Districts;
b. 
Manufacturing, processing or fabrication of any commodity, except:
1. 
Facilities producing or processing explosives or flammable gases or liquids;
2. 
Facilities for animal slaughtering, meat packing or rendering;
3. 
Sulphur plans, rubber reclamation plants or cement plants; and
4. 
Steel mills, foundries or smelters.
3. 
Additional conditional land use and development permit.
a. 
Animal slaughtering, meat packing or rendering.
b. 
Sulphur, cement or rubber reclamation plants.
c. 
Steel mills, foundries or smelters.
d. 
Manufacturing, processing and fabrication of flammable gases and liquids and explosives.
e. 
Public and private offices and office buildings, providing that they constitute fifty percent (50%) or more of the gross floor space of the building or fifty percent (50%) or more of the gross enclosed cubic area of the building, whichever is greater.
f. 
Quarries.
4. 
Additional lot area, open area and yard requirements.
a. 
Main and accessory buildings shall not occupy more than eighty percent (80%) of the lot area.
b. 
Not more than sixty percent (60%) of the lot containing any use permitted in this District may be used for open storage of raw materials, finished goods or any other materials.