City of Greendale, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 552 §2.1, 11-21-2006]
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this Section, except when the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
ALLEY
A minor public or private right-of-way shown on a plat, providing secondary vehicular access to the rear or side of a lot, block or parcel of land otherwise abutting a street.
AS-BUILT PLANS
Construction plans revised to show a facility or structure as actually constructed and as it appears on the tract of land involved.
BENCH MARK
A definite point of known elevation and location of more or less permanent character. The identity and elevation shall be based on United Stated Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) datum. Bench marks established by 1981 Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District) bench mark loop system or the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) are acceptable.
BLOCK
An area of land within a subdivision that is entirely bound by streets, highways or rights-of-way, except alleys, or between streets, highways, streams, parks or any other barrier or combination thereof to the continuity of development.
BOARD OF ALDERPERSONS
The officially elected Mayor and Alderpersons of the City of Greendale; the term may be abbreviated as the Board.
BOND
Any form of security including a cash deposit, surety bond, collateral, property or instrument of credit in an amount and form satisfactory to the City Attorney and approved by the Board.
BUILDING
A structure that is affixed to the land, has one (1) or more floors, one (1) or more exterior walls, a roof and is designed or intended for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or property of any kind; but a "building" shall not include any vehicle, trailer (with or without wheels) nor any movable device such as furniture, machinery or equipment. (Needs to be consistent with Zoning Code definition.)
BUILDING LINE OR SETBACK LINE
A line parallel to the street right-of-way line, edge of a stream or other property line established on a parcel of land or lot for the purpose of prohibiting construction of building or structure in the area between such building line and right-of-way, streambank or other property line.
CITY
City of Greendale, Missouri.
CITY ENGINEER
The officially designated City employee charged with the responsibility for enforcement of the sign, zoning and other ordinances.
CITY ENGINEER
The officially designated or appointed engineer of the City
COMMON LAND
That land set aside for open space, including stormwater, drainage areas, retention lakes, ponding or recreational use areas, for the owners of lots in a subdivision, which land is conveyed in trust for the benefit, use and enjoyment of the lot owners.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
A comprehensive land use plan made and adopted by the Planning Commission which through combination of text, charts and maps sets forth proposals for general locations for various land uses, streets, parks, schools, public buildings, utilities and for the physical development of the City.
CUL-DE-SAC LENGTH
The length of a cul-de-sac, as referenced in the street standards Section of this Chapter, shall be measured from the center of the cul-de-sac radius along the street centerline to the right-of-way line of the connecting through street. For purposes of determining the maximum length of a cul-de-sac in cases where a cul-de-sac branches from another cul-de-sac or a street with a singular access, the maximum length shall be measured along the centerline of the longest route of access from the through street to the center of the most remote cul-de-sac.
DETENTION
The temporary storage of the differential runoff of stormwater by providing permanent facilities.
DEVELOPER
Any person or government agency undertaking any development as defined in these regulations. The term "developer" includes such commonly used references as subdivider, owner and proprietor.
EASEMENT, PRIVATE ROADWAY
A grant by a property owner for a designated vehicular access way for the servicing of individual lots within a large lot subdivision.
EASEMENT, ROAD IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE AND UTILITY
A grant by a property owner to the City, County, State or Federal Government for the purpose of road improvement and widening, road maintenance, sidewalks, public or private utilities and sewers.
EASEMENT, UTILITY
A grant by a property owner to a public or private utility company for the purpose of installation, improvement or maintenance of public or private utilities.
ENGINEER
A professional engineer registered in the State of Missouri.
ESCROW AGENT
A title company, bank, savings and loan association, trust company, attorney or any other person or agency approved by the City Attorney to act as escrow agent under the provisions of these regulations.
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency.
FLOOD, BASE
The flood having a one percent (1%) chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year.
FLOOD HAZARD, AREA OF SPECIAL
The land in the floodplain subject to a one percent (1%) or greater chance of flooding in any given year.
FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM)
An official map issued by FEMA on which the Flood Insurance Study has delineated the flood hazard boundaries and the zones establishing insurance rates applicable to the City.
FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY
The official report provided by FEMA. The report contains flood profiles as well as the flood boundary/floodway map and the water surface elevations of the base flood.
FLOODPROOFED
Any combination of structural and non-structural changes or adjustments to a structure, including utility and sanitary facilities, which would preclude entry of water. Structural components shall have the capability of resisting hydrostatic and hydrodynamic loads and effects of buoyancy.
FLOODWAY
The channel of a river or other watercourse and adjacent land areas that must be preserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than one (1) foot.
FLOODWAY FRINGE
That area on the floodplain outside of the floodway that, on the average, is likely to be flooded once every one hundred (100) years (i.e., that has a one percent (1%) chance of flood occurrence in any one (1) year).
FREEBOARD
A factor of safety usually expressed in feet above a flood level for purposes of floodplain management.
FRONTAGE
The length of the property abutting on one (1) side of a street measured along the dividing line between the property and the right-of-way.
GRADE
The inclination from the horizontal of a road, unimproved land, etc., and expressed by stating the vertical rise or fall as a percent of the horizontal distance.
HEAD-IN-PARKING
Parking which is at an angle to or perpendicular to and directly adjoins the drive aisle or roadway pavement.
IMPROVEMENTS
Street pavement, turning lanes, traffic signals, bridges and culverts, sidewalk pavement, pedestrian way pavement, water mains, fire hydrants, storm sewers and roadside drainage ditches, erosion and siltation control, sanitary sewers, signs, monuments, landscaping, street lights and other similar items.
JOINT OWNERSHIP
Two (2) or more united persons construed as the same owner; "constructive ownership" for the purpose of imposing subdivision regulations.
LAND SURVEYOR
A land surveyor registered in the State of Missouri.
LOT
A parcel of land occupied or intended for occupancy by one (1) main building together with its accessory buildings, including the open spaces and parking spaces required by the Zoning Code and having its principal frontage upon a street or upon an officially approved place.
LOT AREA
The total horizontal surface area within the boundaries of a lot exclusive of any area designated for street right-of-way purposes.
LOT, CORNER
A platted parcel of land with frontage abutting two (2) road rights-of-way at their intersection.
LOT, DOUBLE FRONTAGE
A lot having frontage on two (2) non-intersecting streets as distinguished from a corner lot.
LOT OF RECORD
A lot recorded in the office of the County Recorder or a lot or parcel described by metes and bounds, the description of which has also been recorded.
LOT WIDTH
The distance between the two (2) side property lines of a lot measured along the minimum building setback line as established by the Zoning Code for the applicable district.
NON-RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION
A subdivision whose total intended use includes commercial or industrial.
NORMAL WEAR
For asphalt or concrete surfaces, "normal wear" includes surface abrasions and discoloration. Blow-ups, buckling, corner breaks, durability cracking, faulting, linear cracking, pumping, punchouts, map cracking or crazing, shrinkage cracks, corner or joint spalling, rutting, alligator cracking, bleeding, shoves, swell, corrugation, raveling, slippage cracking and edge cracking are not considered normal wear for the time period covered by a maintenance bond. For evaluation purposes, detailed descriptions of the various failures are contained in the APWA Paver Pavement Condition Index Field Manual for Concrete and Asphalt Pavements, dated July 1984, The American Public Works Association.
OFF-SITE
Any premises not located within the area of the property to be subdivided, whether or not in the same ownership of the developer requesting subdivision approval.
PARKING BAY
A paved vehicle storage area directly adjacent to multiple-family access street pavement.
PAVE (PAVEMENT)
The act or result of applying Portland cement concrete or asphaltic concrete to any ground surface in such manner as to present a uniform surface over a large area.
PEDESTRIAN WAY
An easement or right-of-way designated to facilitate pedestrian access to adjacent streets or properties.
PLAT
A subdivision of land legally approved and recorded by the St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
A strip of land reserved or acquired by dedication, prescription, condemnation, gifts, purchase, eminent domain or any other legal means occupied or intended to be occupied by a street, sidewalk, railroad, utility, sewer or other similar use.
SETBACK
See "BUILDING LINE".
SILTATION CONTROL
The installation of such devices as sediment ponds, bales of straw, fencing, siltation webbing, sodding, seeding and mulching or other devices to prevent silting of abutting properties and roadways during the period of construction and up to and including such time as permanent ground cover is attained.
SLOPE
See "GRADE".
STREET
A general term denoting a public or private way which affords the principal means of vehicular access of abutting property. The term includes all facilities which normally occur within right-of-way; it shall include such other designations as highway, thoroughfare, parkway, throughway, road, pike, avenue, boulevard, lane, place, court, but shall not include an alley or pedestrian way.
STREET, COLLECTOR
Streets which move traffic from major streets which distribute traffic regionally to minor streets which distribute traffic to individual lots, parcels and uses within
subdivision, area or neighborhood. Collector streets also may serve individual lots, parcels and uses as a secondary or additional function.
STREET, CUL-DE-SAC
A short, independent, minor street terminating in a circular turnaround.
STREET, FRONTAGE OR SERVICE
A minor street generally parallel to and adjacent to arterial streets and highways which provide access to abutting properties and protection from through traffic.
STREET, LOOP
A short, independent street which usually terminates along the same collector street of its origin.
STREET, MAJOR (ARTERIAL)
A street utilized for high vehicular speeds or for heavy volumes of traffic on a continuous route.
STREET, MINOR
Streets which serve a local neighborhood and may be in the form of a cul-de-sac or loop street; provided however, that any combination of loop and cul-de-sac streets may be utilized without the streets being designated as collector streets, provided that such an arrangement serves the same function and also that maximum fronting lots do not exceed the total which would be allowed within provisions of the street specifications matrix.
STREET, MULTIPLE-FAMILY ACCESS
A private way or driveway which affords a means of vehicular access to parking areas and bays and to abutting buildings in a multiple dwelling unit subdivision.
STREET, PRIVATE
A private way which affords the principal means of vehicular access to abutting property and is owned by the abutting property owners or in common by a group of property owners.
SUBDIVISION
The division or redivision of land into lots, tracts, sites or parcels.
SURETY COMPANY
An insurance company qualified and acting under the provisions of Chapter 379, RSMo., which has met the requirements of Section 379.200, RSMo., thereof and which is approved by the City Attorney to act as a surety.
TITLE COMPANY
A corporation qualified and acting under the Missouri title insurance law or a corporation which is an issuing agency for an insurance company insuring land titles.
TRACT
An area or parcel of land.
TRUST INDENTURE
Any recordable instrument by which common ground is held or maintained or assessments in a subdivision are levied for the administration of specific maintenance obligations or both.
ZONING CODE
The duly approved, enacted or amended ordinance which controls and regulates land use within the City.