City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Section 410.010 Purpose.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006; Ord. No. 2415-11 §1, 9-20-2011]
A. 
The purpose of these regulations is to provide that all structures located in non-residential zoning districts are of high quality design and in general conformity with the style and design guidelines defined herein. These requirements shall not apply to residential dwellings and their customary secondary and accessory buildings, including temporary roadside stands located in an "A-1" General Agricultural District. The City shall develop and promote guidelines for building siding, windows, doors and roof treatments that are constructed of material and color that coordinate with each other and are generally neutral with earth tones recommended.
B. 
The purpose of the Architectural Review Board is to recognize the interdependence of land values and aesthetics and to provide a method by which the City may implement this interdependence to its benefit and to the benefit of its individual citizens.

Section 410.020 Architectural Review Board Structure.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
A. 
An Architectural Review Board is hereby established consisting of six (6) members appointed by the Board of Aldermen as follows:
1. 
Mayor.
2. 
City Alderman (1).
3. 
City Administrator or Director of Community Development.
4. 
Structural developers (2).
5. 
One (1) citizen.
B. 
The Architectural Review Committee shall have the authority to review, conditionally approve and disapprove architectural plans, drawings and sketches.
C. 
The structural developers and citizen members shall serve without compensation for a term of three (3) years each; except that the terms of the first (1st) appointment shall be for varying periods so that succeeding terms will be staggered. The citizen shall be a resident of the City of Camdenton. The structural developers shall not be required to be citizens of the City. The Mayor shall serve concurrently with his term of office. The City Alderman member shall be appointed or reappointed annually. Any vacancy in a membership shall be filled for the unexpired term by appointment as aforesaid. The Board of Aldermen may remove any civilian member for cause stated in writing.

Section 410.030 Review Guidelines.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
The Review Board shall establish and the Board of Aldermen shall adopt architectural review guidelines. These guidelines shall be applied by the Zoning Inspector, Architectural Review Board and, on appeal, the Board of Aldermen in reviewing applications for new development or existing building renovation. A document containing the guidelines shall be available for public reference in the Community Development Department and office of the City Clerk. The Review Board may periodically review these guidelines and may make recommendations for appropriate amendments to the Planning Commission subject, in all cases, to Board of Aldermen approval.

Section 410.040 Review Process.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
A. 
Application for new development or existing building renovation designs and site development review shall be submitted to the City Zoning Inspector along with the applicant's building permit application.
B. 
The City Zoning Inspector shall make a determination of compliance with the architectural review guidelines. In the event that such application is in compliance with the guidelines, the application shall be approved. No fee shall be required in such case.
C. 
In the event the City Zoning Inspector has a question about the compliance of an application to the guidelines, the applicant shall be notified of such concern. In the event such concern is not corrected, the applicant shall pay a fifty dollar ($50.00) application fee and the application shall be then forwarded to the Architectural Review Board.

Section 410.050 Appeals to Board of Aldermen.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
Any person who feels aggrieved by a decision of the Architectural Review Board may, within fifteen (15) days of the decision for which redress is sought, file directly to the Board of Aldermen a written request for reconsideration and appeal. An application to appeal shall be accompanied by a one hundred dollar ($100.00) fee. The written request for appeal must set forth in a concise manner the decision being appealed and all grounds known to the appellant as to wherein and why the decision is allegedly in error. The Board of Aldermen may, at its sole discretion, consider the appeal on the record of the prior decision by the Architectural Review Board or may receive additional evidence in such manner as it deems appropriate in light of the circumstances. The Board of Aldermen shall either approve, modify or disapprove the application.

Section 410.060 Public Notice of Appeal.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
Upon an appeal to the Board of Aldermen being requested, the City Clerk shall publish notice of the hearing once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the City. The appeal shall be heard at a regular or special meeting of the Board of Aldermen not more than sixty (60) days after receipt by the City Clerk of the appeal.

Section 410.070 Guidelines for Application.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
A. 
The architectural guidelines will apply any time a building permit is issued and/or greater than fifty percent (50%) of the exterior square feet surface facing any street is renovated. Exclusions to the architectural guidelines application are: any time an existing building's exterior is modified by less than fifty percent (50%) of the square feet facing any street; building permits issued for interior construcion only; general maintenance to the exterior as defined by repair to existing siding, windows and doors and painting of the existing outside siding.
B. 
The Planning Commission, Zoning Inspector and/or Architectural Review Board in consideration of an application for new development or existing building renovation shall determine whether the proposed project has included the following:
1. 
New projects. Shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. 
A drawing plan of the area, which indicates infrastructure and site improvements, including building footprint, curb outs, driveway locations and other natural and manmade features of significance.
b. 
Photographs reflecting existing site conditions and suggested site improvements.
c. 
Elevations for street front and two (2) sides showing preliminary material types and color. Property topography and drainage should also be explained.
d. 
A description of building use.
e. 
Landscaping/streetscape plan for the development.
2. 
Renovation projects submittals shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
a. 
A drawing plan of the area to be renovated.
b. 
Photographs reflecting existing site and suggested site changes.
c. 
Elevation of street front and two (2) sides showing preliminary material types and colors.
d. 
Landscaping/streetscape plan for the renovation.
3. 
Other items. May be required on an as needed basis and requested of the developer at the time of submittal.
Note: The items requested above do not replace the formal engineering drawing package required by the City Building Department to issue building permits. Building Code and all applicable City ordinances of the Municipal Code are in affect for all construction.

Section 410.080 Design and Site Review Criteria.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
A. 
The Zoning Inspector, Architectural Review Board and, on appeal, the City Board of Aldermen in consideration of all applications for new development or existing building renovation design and site development review shall determine whether the proposed project conforms to the following criteria:
1. 
Building exterior.
a. 
Materials. All walls of the structure facing any street, including secondary streets, shall be covered with brick, stone, manufactured stone products, wood shingles, wood clapboard, T 1-11 siding, stucco, vinyl siding, architectural metal or other similar type materials. Foundation walls shall be exposed a maximum of thirty-six (36) inches above grade. Exposed structural metal ("U", "R", "C", etc. types) siding is not acceptable on any front, side or back of the building that borders any road frontage.
b. 
Exterior colors. The primary building structure color shall be neutral (not bright primary colors) with the use of earth tones (not just shades of brown) strongly recommended. Colors should coordinate with each other and relate with those materials and colors on adjacent buildings in the immediate area. Windows and door trim shall be limited to one (1) or two (2) colors that will complement the color used as the primary building structure color. Bright primary colors may be allowed for trim use only.
c. 
Lighting. Fixtures shall be mounted to the walls as appropriate and may not produce a glare on adjacent property. Property signage must comply with City ordinances.
d. 
Other items. All HVAC equipment, utility meters, satellite dishes, plumbing stacks and vents and other like items shall be placed at the rear of the structure (when design feasible) where it is not easily visible from the front street side.
2. 
Roofs.
a. 
Materials. Roof materials that are visible from the street shall be fiberglass asphalt shingles or clad, copper, concrete, metal and clay tiles or standing seam sheet metal. Colors used shall be related to those dominant in the building structure and should complement the overall "design for public view".
b. 
Gutters and downspout. Acceptable materials are vinyl, galvanized steel, copper (not coated) of anodized aluminum. Splash blocks shall be made of brick, gravel or concrete. Gutters are required on all drip lines above public access to the structure.
3. 
Doors and windows.
a. 
Windows. Shall be appropriate to the building design with clear or tinted glazed glass. Windows shall be sized appropriately to building use and window shutters shall be sized and shaped to match the opening. Awnings shall be installed as not to be obtrusive for residents walking by the building. Shutter and awning colors shall complement the accent colors on the structure.
b. 
Doors. All doors shall meet building codes and colors shall complement the accent colors on the structure. Exterior overhead doors must be located appropriately for business use and, if at all possible, should not face the front of the building.
4. 
Landscaping should be used to soften the building appearance and compliment the structure's architectural features.
5. 
All applicable regulations of the zoning ordinance and the other City ordinances, policies or resolutions.

Section 410.090 Public Safety Exclusion.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
None of the provisions of this Chapter shall be construed to prevent any measure of construction, alteration or demolition necessary to correct or abate the unsafe or dangerous condition of any structure or part thereof, where such condition has been declared unsafe or dangerous by the Building Inspector, where the proposed measures have been declared necessary by such department or departments to correct the said condition. Provided however, that only such work as is reasonably necessary to correct the unsafe or dangerous condition may be performed pursuant to this Section.

Section 410.100 Meetings and Records.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
All meetings of the Architectural Review Board and Board of Aldermen at which such applications are considered or discussed shall be open to the public, unless closed pursuant to State law. The Architectural Review Board shall keep a written record in the form of minutes of each meeting depicting the discussion of the Board and vote of each member present upon each agenda item. Absences and failure to vote shall also be noted for the record.

Section 410.110 Penalties.

[Ord. No. 2084-05 §1, 10-4-2005; Ord. No. 2147-06 §1, 9-5-2006]
It shall be unlawful of any person to undertake or cause an alteration, construction, demolition or removal of any non-residential zoning structure without first obtaining approvals required by this Code. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this Chapter shall be punished according to the provisions of City Code Title I, Government Code, Chapter 100, Article III, Penalties. Any structure constructed or altered without approval shall also be subject to removal.