City of Hazelwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 3674-05 §§1—3, 8-17-2005]
For the purpose of this Chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them in this Chapter. Words used in the present tense shall include the future; the singular number shall include the plural and the plural the singular; the word "building" shall include the word "structure"; and the word "shall" is mandatory and not directory.
[Ord. No. 3674-05 §§1—3, 8-17-2005; Ord. No. 3698-05 §§1—2, 11-16-2005; Ord. No. 4092-10 §1, 5-19-2010; Ord. No. 4158-11 §1, 7-6-2011; Ord. No. 4211-12 §1, 5-16-2012; Ord. No. 4212-12 §1, 5-16-2012]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
ABANDONMENT
To cease or discontinue a use or activity without intent to resume the use or activity, but excluding temporary or short-term interruptions to a use or activity during periods of remodeling, maintaining or otherwise improving or rearranging a facility. A discontinuance of use for a period of six (6) months or greater shall be prima facie proof of abandonment.
ABUTTING
Having a common border with or being separated from such a common border by a right-of-way, alley or easement.
ACCESSORY USE OR STRUCTURE
A use or structure that:
1. 
Is subordinate and incidental to and serves a principal building or use;
2. 
Is subordinate in area, extent and purpose to the principal building or use;
3. 
Contributes to the comfort, convenience or necessity of the occupants, business or industry of the principal structure or use served; and
4. 
Is located on the same lot as the principal structure or use.
Where a part of the wall of an accessory building is a part of a main building or where an accessory building is attached to a main building by a roof, such accessory building shall be considered as part of the main building.
ADULT BOOKSTORE
An establishment having ten percent (10%) or more of its stock in books, photographs, magazines, films for sale or viewing on or off the premises by use of motion picture devices, video players, DVD players, computers or coin-operated means, or other periodicals which are distinguished or characterized by their principal emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to sex or sexual activity or the principal purpose of which is to sexually stimulate or sexually arouse the patron viewer or reader.
ADULT DAY CARE FACILITY
An establishment operated by any person or organization, with or without compensation, providing daytime care, supervision, or oversight for more than four (4) adults who are elderly, physically ill or infirm, physically handicapped, or functionally impaired and who are not all related to the care provider as defined in Section 600.400 et seq., RSMo. No person shall operate an adult day care facility without a valid and current license granted by the State of Missouri Department of Health. Adult day care facilities may not offer night or overnight services.
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS OR ESTABLISHMENT
Any of the establishments, businesses, structures or facilities which fit with the definition of adult bookstore, adult entertainment facility, bathhouse, massage parlor and/or modeling studio.
ADULT ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY
Any building, structure or facility which contains or is used entirely or partially for commercial entertainment, including theaters used for presenting live presentations, video tapes, DVDs or films predominantly distinguished or characterized by their principal emphasis on matters depicting, describing or relating to sexual activities, and exotic dance facilities (regardless of whether the theater or facility provides a live presentation, video tape, DVD or film presentation) where the patrons either:
1. 
Engage in personal contact with or allow personal contact by employees, devices or equipment, or by personnel provided by the establishment which appeals to the prurient interest of the patrons; or
2. 
Observe any live presentation, video tape, DVD or film presentation of persons wholly or partially nude, unless otherwise prohibited by ordinance, with their genitals or pubic region exposed or covered only with transparent or opaque covering, or in the case of female persons with the areola and nipple of the breast exposed or covered only with transparent or opaque covering, or to observe specified sexual activities as that term is defined in Section 605.010.
AGGRIEVED
For the purpose of standing to file permitted appeals relating to administration of the City's land use regulations in accord with this Chapter, a party is "aggrieved" if that party is either:
1. 
The applicant for the permit, permission, decision or action at issue; or
2. 
One who:
a. 
Suffers a demonstrable and material adverse effect from the decision at issue; and
b. 
Is the owner or occupant of property within one hundred eighty-five (185) feet of the subject property as measured from all boundaries of the subject property.
ALLEY
A public or private thoroughfare which affords only a secondary means of access to abutting property.
ALTERATION
Any change, addition or modification in construction or occupancy of an existing structure.
AMUSEMENT CENTER OR ARCADE
Any establishment having four (4) or more mechanical or electronic amusement devices for use or operation by the public or any establishment deriving over one-half (½) its gross income from the utilization of mechanical or electronic devices.
AMUSEMENT CENTER OR ARCADE, SUBSIDIARY
Any establishment licensed by the City of Hazelwood to operate a business other than an amusement center or arcade, having four (4) or more mechanical or electronic amusement devices for use and operation by its patrons and deriving less than one-half (½) its gross income from the utilization of mechanical or electronic devices.
APARTMENT
A room or suite of rooms, with toilet and culinary accommodations, used or designed for use as a residence located in a building containing two (2) or more such rooms or suites.
ASSISTED LIVING HOUSING (CARE FACILITY)
A building or portion thereof, designed for and occupied as dwelling units, where occupants are provided care and assistance by on-site staff with daily activities and support services such as, but not limited to, meals, shuttle services, recreational activities, medical care and similar services. Occupancy of said dwelling shall be limited to a maximum of two (2) persons per dwelling unit.
BANQUET FACILITY
A place of assembly, open to the public and operated for profit, where dances, parties, receptions and other gatherings are held. Banquet halls may provide live entertainment, may serve alcoholic beverages and may serve catered meals when the owner or operator holds the appropriate licenses and permits.
BASEMENT
A structure partly or wholly underground. A basement shall be counted as one (1) story for the purpose of height measurements and regulations where more than one-half (½) of its height is above the average level of the adjoining ground.
BATHHOUSE
An establishment or business which provides the services of baths of all kinds, including all forms and methods of hydrotherapy, unless operated or supervised by a medical or chiropractic practitioner or professional physical therapist licensed by the State.
BED AND BREAKFAST
[Deleted.] See "SHORT-TERM RENTAL"
[Ord. No. 4529-17 § 1, 3-15-2017; Ord. No. 4547-17 § 1, 5-17-2017]
BOARD
The Hazelwood Board of Adjustment.
BUFFER
A landscaped area intended to separate and partially obstruct the view of two (2) adjacent land uses or properties from one another.
BUILDABLE WIDTH
The width of the lot remaining to be built upon after the required side yards are provided.
BUILDING
Any structure having a roof supported by columns or walls built for the support, shelter or enclosure of persons, animals, chattels or property of any kind, but not including any vehicle, trailer (with or without wheels) nor any movable device, such as furniture, machinery or equipment. When any portion of a building is completely separated from any other portion thereof by a division wall without openings or by a fire wall, then each such portion shall be deemed to be a separate building. The word "building" shall include the word "structure".
BUILDING CODE
The Building Code and all amendments adopted thereto by the City.
BUILDING HEIGHT
The vertical distance from the adjacent average elevation of the finished grade to the highest point of the roof copping for flat roofs; or to the deck line of a mansard roof; or to the mean height level between eaves and ridge for gable, hip and gambrel roof.
BUILDING LINE
A line (also called a setback) parallel to a street right-of-way line or other property line and which prohibits the erection of any portion of a structure, except as otherwise provided for in this Chapter, between such line and the right-of-way or property line.
BUILDING PERMIT
A permit issued by the Zoning Enforcement Officer (Director of Public Works) prior to the initiation of construction, certifying that the plans for the building, structure or site improvements for which the building permit is requested satisfy all applicable City regulations, ordinances and Statutes.
CANOPY
An independent, ground-supported, roofed structure with totally open sides.
CARETAKER
Any one (1) or two (2) adult persons, residing upon real estate for the purpose of protecting the interest of such real estate, one (1) of which shall be employed upon those premises.
CARPORT
A roofed structure permanently open on at least two (2) sides, either attached to the main dwelling unit(s) or accessory to a dwelling unit(s), designed for the purpose of providing shelter for the occupancy of one (1) or more motor vehicles only.
CAR WASH
An area of land and/or building with machine or hand-operated facilities used principally for the cleaning, washing, polishing or waxing of motor vehicles.
CELLAR
A story having more than one-half (½) of its height below grade.
CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY
A statement signed by the appropriate City Official determining a building or structure complies with the City of Hazelwood's Zoning Ordinance or that a building, structure, lot or parcel may lawfully be occupied for specified uses or both.
CHECK-CASHING ESTABLISHMENT
A business engaged in check-cashing operations for a fee, as a primary or substantial element of its business, and which is not licensed by the appropriate State or Federal agency as a banking or savings and loan facility.
CHILD OR DAY CARE CENTER (GROUP)
A facility where care, protection and supervision are provided during the daytime for compensation on a regular schedule, at least twice a week, to more than four (4) children who are not related within the third degree by blood, marriage or adoption to the person providing such care. No person shall operate a child or day care center without a valid and current license granted by the State of Missouri, Department of Health, pursuant to Section 210.211, RSMo.
CHILD OR DAY CARE HOME (RESIDENTIAL)
A private residence where care, protection and supervision are provided during the daytime for compensation, at least twice a week, to no more than four (4) children at one time who do not reside in the caretaker's residence and are not related by blood or marriage to the caretaker.
CITY
The City of Hazelwood.
CLINIC, MEDICAL
An establishment, other than a hospital, where patients are not lodged overnight but are admitted for examination and treatment on an out-patient basis for medical, surgical, dental, chiropractic, optical or emergency treatment services.
CLUB
A building or a portion of a building intended to be used as a center of informal association for a selective membership not open to the general public.
COMMERCIAL VEHICLE
A motor vehicle or trailer which is licensed at eighteen thousand (18,000) pounds or greater and is licensed as a commercial vehicle or is used primarily for business, commercial or industrial enterprises or features signage advertising a commercial enterprise or business or is identified by the type of equipment or cargo it carries or carries ten (10) or more persons or products for hire or is equipped with equipment generally associated with a commercial or industrial business or enterprise including, but not limited to, ladder racks, plow blades, external fuel tanks, chemical spraying devices and/or similar devices indicating commercial use of the vehicle.
COMMISSION
The Hazelwood City Plan Commission.
COMMON GROUND
An area of open space within a residential subdivision intended for the sole use and enjoyment of the property owners of the subdivision.
CONDOMINIUM
An estate in real property consisting of an undivided ownership interest in common with other purchasers in a portion of a parcel of real property, together with a separate ownership interest in space in a residential or commercial building. Real estate is not a condominium unless the undivided interest in the common elements are vested in unit owners (see "Dwelling, Group").
CONVENIENCE STORE
Any retail establishment offering for sale prepackaged food products, household items and other goods commonly associated with the same and having a gross floor area of less than five thousand (5,000) square feet. The sale of ready-to-consume prepared foods is permitted as an accessory use when the interior space of the establishment, or any portion thereof, is not used for a serving area or seating/consumption area. Motor fuel shall not be sold or dispensed on the premises and shall not be considered an accessory use.
CONVENIENCE STORE WITH FUEL DISPENSING FACILITIES
Same as "convenience store", except includes sale or dispensing of motor fuel on the premises.
COSMETIC MICROPIGMENTATION
A method of adding, replacing or augmenting cosmetic features by the placement of subcutaneous pigmentation by a licensed doctor or nurse.
COUNCIL
The Hazelwood City Council.
COUNTY
St. Louis County.
COURT
An open unoccupied space, other than a yard, on the same lot with a building and bounded on two (2) or more sides by such building.
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Hazelwood Department of Public Works.
DEVELOPMENT
Any manmade change to improved or unimproved real estate including, but not limited to, buildings or other structures, mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation or drilling operations.
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Director of Public Works of the City of Hazelwood.
DISTRICT
A part or parts of the City of Hazelwood for which the Zoning Ordinance regulations governing the development and use of the land and buildings, including height, area, setback and other requirements, are similar.
DRIVE-THROUGH WINDOW
Any portion of a building or structure from which business is transacted, or is capable thereof, directly with customers located in a motor vehicle during such business transactions.
DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT FACILITY
A facility primarily for the treatment, either on an out-patient basis or as a residential center, of the abuse of alcohol or other drugs. Such facility shall not be permitted within twenty-five hundred (2,500) feet of another drug abuse treatment facility or within twenty-five hundred (2,500) feet of any residentially zoned property.
DURABLY PAVED SURFACE
A surface consisting of asphaltic concrete or Portland cement concrete. Any variation shall be allowed only upon approval of the Director of Public Works.
DWELLING
Any building or portion thereof which is designed and used exclusively for residential purposes.
DWELLING, FOUR-FAMILY (QUADPLEX): A dwelling situated on one (1) lot occupied exclusively by four (4) families, respectively, in separate dwelling units living independently of each other.
DWELLING, GROUP
One (1) or more buildings, not more than two and one-half (2½) stories in height, containing dwelling units and arranged around two (2) or three (3) sides of a court which opens into a street or a place approved by the Council, including singe-family, two-family, row or multiple dwellings.
DWELLING, MULTIPLE-FAMILY
A dwelling situated on one (1) lot occupied by three (3) or more families in separate dwelling units living independently of each other. The term "multiple-family dwelling" includes the terms "apartment", "apartment house", "garden apartment" and "town house apartment".
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY
A building designed for or occupied exclusively by one (1) family or such other combination of individuals as may be required by law to be classified as constituting a use included within the definition of a "single-family dwelling". This term also includes the term "single-family residence".
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACHED (TWIN HOME OR VILLA)
Two (2) single-family dwellings sharing a common wall but situated on separate lots designed to be occupied exclusively by separate families.
DWELLING, SINGLE-FAMILY DETACHED
A detached dwelling situated on one (1) lot designed to be occupied exclusively by one (1) family.
DWELLING, THREE-FAMILY (TRIPLEX): A dwelling situated on one (1) lot occupied exclusively by three (3) families, respectively, in separate dwelling units living independently of each other.
DWELLING, TWO-FAMILY (DUPLEX)
A dwelling situated on one (1) lot occupied exclusively by two (2) families, respectively, in separate dwelling units living independently of each other.
EASEMENT: A property right such as that of access created by grant, agreement, reservation or other conveyance which one (1) party has in the land of another party.
ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Criteria established to control various environmental factors such as noise, odor, dust, smoke, toxic or noxious matter, vibration, fire and explosive hazards and glare and heat generated by or inherent in the use of land or buildings.
ESCROW
An amount equal to the estimated cost of improvements, or damage to existing improvements, deposited by the developer(s) with the City to be held by a bank and to be periodically released until completion and inspection of all improvements.
ESCROW AGREEMENT
An agreement between the City of Hazelwood and the developer guaranteeing installation and completion of all on-site and off-site improvements by the developer.
FAMILY
One (1) or more persons related by blood, adoption, legal guardianship, including foster parents with no more than seven (7) foster children, or marriage, living and cooking together as a single, not-for-profit housekeeping unit exclusive of household servants; or any combination of related or unrelated persons, but not exceeding four (4), living and cooking together as a single not-for-profit housekeeping unit, shall be deemed to constitute a family.
FARM
An area which is used for the growing of the usual farm products, such as vegetables, fruit, trees and grain, and their storage on the area and/or for the raising thereon of the usual farm poultry and farm animals, such as horses, cattle, sheep and swine. The term "farming" includes the operating of such an area for one (1) or more of the above uses with the necessary accessory uses for treating or storing the produce; provided however, that the operation of such accessory uses shall be secondary to that of the normal farming activities and, provided further, that farming does not include the feeding of collected garbage or offal to swine or other animals.
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Administration.
FENCE
A structure, partition or wall erected for the purpose of enclosing a piece of land or to separate two (2) contiguous pieces of land. Shrubs, hedges or trees are not considered a fence under this Chapter.
FINANCIAL SERVICES
An office establishment or business primarily engaged in the provision of financial and banking services. Typical uses include banks, savings associations, savings and loan institutions, stock and bond brokers, loan and lending activities in conjunction with the receipt of deposits, certified financial planning, accounting and auditing, bookkeeping and similar services. Financial services does not include pawnshops, title loan establishments or other establishments providing short-term consumer loans secured by personal property, certificates of title to such property, estimated tax refunds or other such collateral or businesses primarily engaged in check cashing or issuing money orders.
FLEA MARKET
An occasional or periodic commercial sales activity held within a building, structure or open area where marketing of secondhand articles, antiques, handcraft type articles, homegrown products or other goods occurs and which may include the selling of goods at retail by businesses or individuals who are generally engaged in retail trade, but not to include private garage or yard sales and charitable or church- and school-related sales activities. Such sales activity is limited to one (1) such occurrence within any twelve (12) month period by the same individual(s) organization or sponsor at any one (1) location. No materials or display equipment may be brought on site prior to the date of the sale and shall be removed by the end of the last day of the sale. No structures and/or display areas shall be established without approval of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.
FLOODPLAIN (100-YEAR)
The area of land adjoining the channel of a river, stream, creek, lake or other body of water which is subject to a one percent (1%) or greater chance of flooding in any given year, as defined by the U.S. Corps of Engineers and required by the National Flood Insurance Act and as identified on the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) (also termed the area of special flood hazard by the Federal Emergency Management Agency). The 100-year floodplain shall also include such areas that may be determined by the City to have actual flooding or flood risk, but due to flood course or topographic changes or clerical error has been mistakenly omitted from designation on the FIRM.
FLOOR AREA, GROSS
The total number of square feet of floor space measured from the interior faces of the exterior walls of a building, not including space in stairwells, elevator shafts, cellars or basements; however, if the cellar or basement is used for business or storage purposes, it shall be counted as floor area in computing off-street parking requirements.
FLOOR AREA RATIO
The sum of the floor area of all buildings on any lot divided by the land area.
FRONTAGE
All the property on one (1) side of a street or road between two (2) intersecting streets or roads (crossing or terminating), measured along the line of the street or road or if the street or road is dead-ended, then all of the property abutting on one (1) side between an intersecting street or road and the dead-end of the street or road.
GARAGE, (PUBLIC) COMMERCIAL
A use of property, carried on exclusively in a suitably designed structure, consisting of the parking and/or storage of commercial vehicles or other equipment, including construction equipment, owned by the occupant of the property on which the garage is located or owned by persons other than the occupant of the property on which the garage is located. No compensation shall be paid to the property owner or occupant directly or indirectly in consideration for the parking or storage of vehicles. If the owner and/or occupant of the property receive any direct or indirect compensation or remuneration in consideration for permitting the parking or storage of vehicles, the activity is that of a "vehicle parking garage (paid)" as defined elsewhere in this Code of Ordinances.
GARAGE, PRIVATE
A detached accessory building, or portion of the main building, housing the automobiles and personal property of the occupants of the premises.
GARAGE, STORAGE
Any building or premises used only for housing of self-propelled vehicles pursuant to previous arrangements and/or for transient storage and at which fuel and oil are not sold and self-propelled vehicles are not equipped, repaired, hired or sold.
GRADE
The average level of the finished surface of the ground between the exterior walls of the building and the lot line, except when any wall approximately parallels and is not more than five (5) feet from a lot line, then the elevation of the street at the center of the wall adjacent to the street shall be grade.
GROUP HOME
Any home in which eight (8) or fewer unrelated mentally or physically handicapped persons reside and may include a maximum of two (2) additional persons acting as houseparents or guardians who need not be related to each other or to any of the mentally or physically handicapped persons residing in the home in accordance with Section 89.020, RSMo.
HISTORIC STRUCTURE
Any structure that is:
1. 
Listed individually in the National Register of Historic Places or preliminarily determined by the Secretary of the Interior as meeting the requirements for individual listing on the National Register;
2. 
Certified or preliminarily determined by the Secretary of the Interior as contributing to the historical significance of a registered historic district;
3. 
Individually listed on a State Inventory of Historic Places; or
4. 
Individually listed on a local Inventory of Historic Places in the City of Hazelwood.
HOME OCCUPATION
Any occupation, profession or activity that is a customary, incidental and secondary use of a residential unit carried on by a member of the immediate family residing on the premises, in connection with which there is used no sign other than a nameplate not more than one (1) square foot in area or no display that will indicate from the exterior that the building is being utilized in whole or in part for any purpose other than that of a dwelling and which does not alter the exterior of the property or affect the residential character of the neighborhood; there is no commodity sold upon the premises; no person is employed other than a member of the immediate family residing on the premises; no unusual traffic is generated; and no mechanical equipment is used except such as is permissible for purely domestic household purposes. No use requiring a Special Land Use Permit in any district may be utilized as a home occupation. Group homes operated on a for-profit basis and the provision for placement and care of four (4) or fewer children who are not related within the third degree by blood, marriage or adoption to the person providing such care in a home are not considered to be home occupations.
HOSPITAL, MEDICAL INSTITUTION
An institution providing primary health services and medical or surgical care to both inpatients and outpatients, with overnight inpatient accommodations. Drug abuse treatment facilities shall not be considered within the definition of a hospital or medical institution.
HOTEL
A building in which lodging or lodging and meals is provided and offered to the public for compensation and which is open to transient guests or which will accommodate more than twelve (12) persons for lodging.
IMPERVIOUS SURFACE
Those portions of property which have been altered from its natural state by the addition to or construction thereon of any hard surfaced area which prevents or retards the entry of water into the soil in the manner and to the extent that such water entered the soil under natural conditions pre-existent to development, or which causes water to run off the surface in greater quantities or at an increased rate of flow than was present under natural conditions pre-existent to development, including, but not limited to, rooftops, asphalt or concrete sidewalks, paving, driveways and parking lots, walkways, patio areas, storage areas, and gravel, oiled macadam or other surfaces which similarly affect the natural infiltration or runoff patterns of real property in its natural state.
INDUSTRIAL PARK
A planned, coordinated development of one (1) or more lots with two (2) or more separate buildings with industrial and related activities planned, designed, constructed and managed on an integrated and coordinated basis with special attention given to on-site planning standards, including vehicular circulation, parking, landscaping, open space, aesthetics, building design and orientation and infrastructure.
INDUSTRY, HEAVY
A use engaged in the basic processing and manufacturing of materials or products predominantly from extracted or raw materials or a use engaged in storage of or manufacturing processes using flammable or explosive materials or storage or manufacturing processes that potentially involve hazardous or commonly recognized offensive conditions,
INDUSTRY, LIGHT
A use engaged in the manufacture, predominantly from previously prepared materials, of finished products or parts, including processing, fabrication, assembly, treatment, packaging, incidental storage, sales and/or distribution of such products.
INSTITUTION
A building occupied by a non-profit corporation or a non-profit establishment for public use.
JUNK YARD
An open or enclosed area in which waste material, used or secondhand materials or inoperative vehicles and other machinery are collected, stored, salvaged or sold.
KENNEL, COMMERCIAL
An establishment licensed to operate a facility housing dogs, cats or other household pets and where boarding, grooming, breeding, training or selling of animals is conducted as a business.
KENNEL, PRIVATE
Any building, buildings or land designed or arranged for the care of dogs and cats belonging to the owner of the principal use, kept for purposes of show, hunting or as pets and for which commercial gain is not the primary objective.
LAUNDROMAT
A business that provides individual washing, drying or ironing machines for hire on a commercial basis to be used by customers on the premises.
LIMOUSINE
A luxury passenger vehicle specially designed and constructed to be operated by a hired chauffeur, generally characterized by the driver and passenger compartments being partitioned from one another, offering extended passenger space and amenities beyond those found in taxis, public or commercial buses or passenger vehicles for typical domestic and household use.
LIMOUSINE SERVICE
A business providing chauffeur-driven limousines for short-term hire by the general public on an appointment or reservation basis. It does not include the operation of a taxi or bus service.
LOADING SPACE
A space within the main building or on the same lot providing off-street space for the loading and unloading of freight, materials and products in connection with the use of the property on which the space is located.
LOT (PARCEL, TRACT)
A parcel of land intended to be separately owned, developed and otherwise used as a unit under single ownership and which may consist of a single lot of record or a part or combination of one (1) or more lots of record.
LOT, CORNER
A lot abutting upon two (2) or more streets at their intersection. A corner lot shall have two (2) front yards and one (1) side yard and one (1) rear yard.
LOT DEPTH
The mean horizontal distance between the front and rear lot lines. On corner lots the lot depth shall be the largest mean horizontal distance between any two (2) opposite lot lines.
LOT, DOUBLE FRONTAGE
A lot having a frontage on two (2) non-intersecting streets, as distinguished from a corner lot.
LOT, INTERIOR
A non-corner lot.
LOT LINE
A line dividing one (1) lot from another lot or from a street or alley right-of-way line.
LOT OF RECORD
A lot, the deed of which is recorded in the office of the County Recorder of St. Louis County, Missouri, including those lots recorded prior to the adoption of this Chapter.
LOT, THROUGH
A lot having its front and rear yards each abutting on a street.
LOT WIDTH, MINIMUM
The minimum lot width is measured at the required front building setback line. In no case shall the width of the lot, measured along the street right-of-way line, be less than fifty percent (50%) of the required lot width of any lot created after February, 1996.
MANUFACTURE AND/OR ASSEMBLY OF MOTOR VEHICLES
A use of property to manufacture or assemble finished motor vehicles or sub-assemblies thereof from parts, assemblies or components manufactured, fabricated or assembled on site or elsewhere. The land use shall also include the accessory and ancillary use of the site housing the manufacturing or assembly facility for indoor or outdoor storage of incoming parts, assemblies and/or components, assembled vehicles, partially or fully assembled components, and related shipping or storage equipment and facilities.
MANUFACTURED HOME (MOBILE HOME)
A transportable factory-built home, consisting of one (1) or more components, designed for long-term occupancy as a dwelling unit; which has been or reasonably may be, equipped with wheels or other devices for transporting the structure and delivered to a site where it is to be occupied as a dwelling unit and designed to be used as a dwelling unit with or without a permanent foundation. A trailer or mobile home shall be permitted only in a designated and approved mobile home park.
MARIJUANA OR MARIHUANA
Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, and Cannabis ruderalis, hybrids of such species, and any other strains commonly understood within the scientific community to constitute marijuana, as well as resin extracted from the plant and marijuana-infused products. Marijuana or Marihuana does not include industrial hemp containing a crop-wide average tetrahydrocannabinol concentration that does not exceed three-tenths of one percent (1%) on a dry-weight basis, or commodities or products manufactured from industrial hemp.
[Ord. No. 4704-19, 8-7-2019]
MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS
Products that are infused with marijuana or an extract thereof and are intended for use or consumption other than by smoking, including, but not limited to, edible products, ointments, tinctures and concentrates.
[Ord. No. 4704-19, 8-7-2019]
MASSAGE BUSINESS
Any place of business in which massage therapy is practiced.
MASSAGE PARLOR
An establishment with a fixed place of business and having a source of income or compensation derived from the practice of any method of pressure on or friction against, or stroking, kneading, rubbing, tapping, pounding, vibrating or stimulation of the human body with the hands or with the aid of any mechanical electric apparatus or appliance, with or without such supplementary aids such as rubbing alcohol, liniments, antiseptics, oils, powders, creams, lotions, ointments or other similar preparations commonly used in the practice of massage, under such circumstances that it is reasonably expected that the person to whom the treatment is being provided, or some person on his or her behalf, will pay money or give any other consideration or gratuity; provided that this term shall not include any establishment defined in Chapter 630 of this Code or operated or supervised by a medical or chiropractic practitioner or professional physical therapist licensed by the State of Missouri.
MASSAGE THERAPIST
A health care practitioner who provides or offers to provide massage therapy, as provided herein, to any person at no cost or for a fee, monetary or otherwise, implying that the massage therapist is trained, experienced and licensed in massage therapy and who holds a current, valid license to practice massage therapy.
MASSAGE THERAPY
A health care profession which involves the treatment of the body's tonus system through the scientific or skillful touching, rubbing, pressing or other movements of the soft tissues of the body with the hands, forearms, elbows or feet or with the aid of mechanical apparatus for relaxation, therapeutic, remedial or health maintenance purposes to enhance the mental and physical well-being of the client, but does not include the prescription of medication, spinal or joint manipulation, the diagnosis of illness or disease or any service or procedure for which a license to practice medicine, chiropractic, physical therapy or podiatry is required by law or cosmetologists, hairdressers and manicurists.
MECHANICAL OR ELECTRONIC AMUSEMENT DEVICE
Any machine which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug, token, plat, disc or any other insertion device, may be operated by the public for use as a game, entertainment or amusement of any kind or description whatever.
MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION FACILITY
A facility licensed by the State of Missouri to acquire, cultivate, process, store, transport, and sell marijuana to a medical marijuana dispensary facility, medical marijuana testing facility, or to a medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility. But no medical marijuana cultivation facility shall be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of a property of any then-existing elementary or secondary school, child daycare center, or church; and no medical marijuana cultivation facility may be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of another medical marijuana cultivation facility or any medical marijuana dispensary facility, medical marijuana testing facility, or medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility, provided, however, that a medical marijuana cultivation facility may be co-located in the same building as a medical marijuana testing facility and/or a medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facility. Measurement shall be made from the nearest point on the perimeter of the facility to the nearest point on the perimeter of the building occupied by the relevant land use (or perimeter of the discrete portion of such building occupied by the relevant land use if it occupies a defined area less than the full building, such as a separate unit in a multioccupant building); provided, however, that in the case of proximity to an existing school, day care or church facility as provided above, if the measurement specified herein would disallow a location that is more than one thousand (1,000) feet from such relevant land use as measured according to the applicable State regulations the State measurement shall apply. No facility shall emit an odor to in any way cause a public nuisance. The applicant shall demonstrate that the appropriate systems will be provided to prevent any odor of marijuana or fumes from leaving the facility. The medical marijuana cultivation facility activities shall occur only within an enclosed building. Before operation, a Missouri State license for medical marijuana cultivation facility must be obtained.
[Ord. No. 4704-19, 8-7-2019]
MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY FACILITY
A facility licensed by the State of Missouri to acquire, store, sell, transport, and deliver marijuana, marijuana-infused products and drug paraphernalia used to administer marijuana in accordance with applicable law and regulations. But no medical marijuana dispensary facility shall be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of a property of any then-existing elementary or secondary school, child day-care center, or church; and no medical marijuana dispensary facility may be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of another medical marijuana dispensary facility or any medical marijuana cultivation facility, medical marijuana testing facility, or medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility. Measurement shall be made from the nearest point on the perimeter of the facility to the nearest point on the perimeter of the building occupied by the relevant land use (or perimeter of the discrete portion of such building occupied by the relevant land use if it occupies a defined area less than the full building, such as a separate unit in a multioccupant building); provided, however, that in the case of proximity to an existing school, day care or church facility as provided above, if the measurement specified herein would disallow a location that is more than one thousand (1,000) feet from such relevant land use as measured according to the applicable State regulations the State measurement shall apply. No facility shall emit an odor to in any way cause a public nuisance. The applicant shall demonstrate that the appropriate systems will be provided to prevent any odor of marijuana or fumes from leaving the facility. The medical marijuana dispensary facility activities shall occur only within an enclosed building. The hours of operation of a medical marijuana dispensary facility shall be limited to between 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. daily. Before operation, a Missouri State license for a medical marijuana dispensary facility must be obtained.
[Ord. No. 4704-19, 8-7-2019]
MEDICAL MARIJUANA TESTING FACILITY
A facility certified by the State of Missouri to acquire, test, certify, and transport marijuana. But no medical marijuana testing facility shall be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of a property of any then-existing elementary or secondary school, child day-care center, or church, and no medical marijuana testing facility may be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of another medical marijuana testing facility or any medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility, medical marijuana dispensary facility or medical marijuana cultivation facility; provided, however, that a medical marijuana cultivation facility may be co-located in the same building as a medical marijuana testing facility and/or a medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facility. Measurement shall be made from the nearest point on the perimeter of the facility to the nearest point on the perimeter of the building occupied by the relevant land use (or perimeter of the discrete portion of such building occupied by the relevant land use if it occupies a defined area less than the full building, such as a separate unit in a multioccupant building); provided, however, that in the case of proximity to an existing school, day-care or church facility as provided above, if the measurement specified herein would disallow a location that is more than one thousand (1,000) feet from such relevant land use as measured according to the applicable State regulations the State measurement shall apply. No facility shall emit an odor to in any way cause a public nuisance. The applicant shall demonstrate that the appropriate systems will be provided to prevent any odor of marijuana or fumes from leaving the facility. The medical marijuana testing facility activities shall occur only within an enclosed building. Before operation, a Missouri State license for medical marijuana testing facility must be obtained.
[Ord. No. 4704-19, 8-7-2019]
MEDICAL MARIJUANA-INFUSED PRODUCTS MANUFACTURING FACILITY
A facility licensed by the State of Missouri to acquire, store, manufacture, transport, and sell marijuana-infused products to a medical marijuana dispensary facility, a Medical Marijuana Test facility, or to another medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility. But no medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility shall be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of a property of any then-existing elementary or secondary school, child day-care center, or church; and no medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility may be sited on a property within one thousand (1,000) feet of another medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility or any medical marijuana dispensary facility, medical marijuana cultivation facility, or medical marijuana testing facility, provided, however, that a medical marijuana cultivation facility may be co-located in the same building as a medical marijuana testing facility and/or a medical marijuana-infused manufacturing facility. Measurement shall be made from the nearest point on the perimeter of the facility to the nearest point on the perimeter of the building occupied by the relevant land use (or perimeter of the discrete portion of such building occupied by the relevant land use if it occupies a defined area less than the full building, such as a separate unit in a multioccupant building); provided, however, that in the case of proximity to an existing school, day-care or church facility as provided above, if the measurement specified herein would disallow a location that is more than one thousand (1,000) feet from such relevant land use as measured according to the applicable State regulations the State measurement shall apply. No facility shall emit an odor to in any way cause a public nuisance. The applicant shall demonstrate that the appropriate systems will be provided to prevent any odor of marijuana or fumes from leaving the facility. The medical marijuana-infused product manufacturing facility activities shall occur only within an enclosed building. Before operation, a Missouri State license for Medical Marijuana Products manufacturing facility must be obtained.
[Ord. No. 4704-19, 8-7-2019]
MODELING STUDIO
An establishment or business which, for a fee or compensation, provides modeling service on the premises for the purpose of reproducing the human body by means of photography, painting, sketching, drawing or otherwise, wholly or partially in the nude. This does not apply to public or private schools in which persons are enrolled in a class.
MODULAR HOUSING (MANUFACTURED HOUSING)
A factory-built prefabricated single-family structure transportable in one (1) or more sections, built on a permanent foundation and used for residential purposes.
MOTEL, MOTOR COURT, MOTOR LODGE OR TOURIST COURT
Any building or group of buildings containing guest rooms or dwelling units, some or all of which have a separate entrance leading directly from the outside of the building with garage or parking space conveniently located on the lot and designed, used or intended wholly or in part for the accommodation of automobile transients and not accommodating tents or trailers, nor to include a seasonal resort area or summer homes.
MOTOR VEHICLE ORIENTED BUSINESS (MVOB)
Any commercial use or activity which as a principal part of its operations provides goods or services to motor vehicles or occupants of motor vehicles in a short time span or which provides goods or services to occupants of motor vehicles remaining within the vehicles. Such uses shall include the following: convenience stores, vehicle service stations, restaurants containing drive-in or drive-through facilities and restaurants providing food for off-premises consumption.
MSD
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.
NON-CONFORMING LOT
A lot lawfully existing prior to the adoption of this Chapter (and not created for purposes of evading the restrictions of this Chapter) that does not meet the minimum area or dimensional requirements of the zoning district in which the lot is located.
NON-CONFORMING STRUCTURE
Any structure, including buildings, that does not meet the limitations on structure size or location on a lot for the zoning district in which such structure is located, but which lawfully existed prior to the adoption of this Chapter and subsequent amendments to this Chapter.
NON-CONFORMING USE
A use of land, including lot, buildings or structures, that does not comply with the use regulations for its zoning, but which was lawfully existing prior to the adoption of this Chapter and subsequent amendments to this Chapter.
NURSERY SCHOOL
A pre-kindergarten school for children primarily between the ages of three (3) and five (5).
NURSING HOME
A building intended for use as a nursing and medical care facility in which three (3) or more persons not of the immediate family are received, kept or provided with nursing care and medical services for compensation but not including hospitals, clinics or similar institutions. Such facility shall be licensed by the State of Missouri.
OFFICE
A building or portion of a building wherein services are performed involving predominantly administrative, professional or clerical operations.
OFFICE PARK
A tract of land that has been planned, developed and operated as an integrated facility for two (2) or more separate office buildings and supporting uses with special attention given to on-site circulation, parking, landscaping, open space, aesthetics, building design and orientation and utility needs.
OPEN SPACE
Land specifically reserved and intended for recreation uses, scenic purposes, resource protection and/or buffers, including common ground associated with residential developments.
OUTDOOR STORAGE
Open-air, covered or uncovered and exterior storage of materials or goods in any yard or any open area outside of a building, but not including vehicular parking which complies with this Chapter or the temporary storage of construction material on a construction site.
OVERLAY DISTRICT
A district in which additional special requirements act in conjunction with the underlying zoning district(s). The original zoning district designation does not change.
PARCEL
A lot or contiguous group of lots under ownership and/or control by the same person(s).
PARKING, JOINT
The development and use of parking areas on two (2) or more separate lots for joint use by the businesses on those properties.
PARKING SPACE, HANDICAPPED
A level, durably paved surface area, enclosed in the main building, in an accessory building or unenclosed, comprising an area of not less than twelve (12) feet by nineteen (19) feet or as specified in ANSI A117.1. These spaces shall be identified by above grade signs as reserved for physically handicapped persons. Parking spaces for the physically handicapped person shall be located as close as possible to elevators, ramps, walkways and entrances. These spaces should be located so that physically handicapped persons are not compelled to wheel or walk behind parked cars to reach elevators, ramps, walkways and entrances.
PARKING SPACE, NON-RESIDENTIAL
A durably paved surface area, enclosed in the main building, in an accessory building or unenclosed, sufficient in size to store one (1) standard vehicle and if the space is unenclosed, comprising an area of not less than nine (9) feet by nineteen (19) feet, exclusive of a durably paved surface driveway connecting the parking space with a street or alley and permitting satisfactory ingress and egress of a vehicle, provided however, the area requirement herein shall not be applicable for the storage and display of motor vehicles.
PARKING SPACE, OFF-STREET
An area, enclosed or unenclosed, sufficient in size to store one (1) automobile, together with a driveway connecting the parking space with a street, road or alley and permitting vehicular ingress and egress.
PARKING SPACE, RESIDENTIAL
A durably paved surface area, enclosed in the main building, in an accessory building or unenclosed, sufficient in size to store one (1) standard vehicle and if the space is unenclosed, comprising an area of not less than two hundred (200) square feet, which may be part of a durably paved surface driveway connecting the parking space with a street or alley and permitting satisfactory ingress and egress of a vehicle. Said parking space may include a driveway which is an area from the street onto property for purposes of vehicular ingress or egress. Said parking space and the driveway shall not exceed twenty-four (24) feet in width. Said parking space must be contiguous to and abut the existing driveway, except when behind the front building line.
PLANNED DISTRICT
A separate zoning district established through special procedures to encourage unified development and where special development conditions may be established by the City Plan Commission and City Council.
PLANT NURSERY
Any parcel or structure used to raise trees, shrubs, flowers and other plants for transplanting or sale.
PREMISES
A lot, together with all buildings and structures thereon.
RECORDER
St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds.
RESTAURANT
An establishment that serves food and beverages primarily to persons seated within the building. This includes cafes, tea rooms and outdoor cafes. This excludes vending machines and any establishment where the preparation and sale of food or drink is less than two percent (2%) of their total sales.
RESTAURANT, DRIVE-IN
An establishment that delivers prepared food and/or beverages to customers in motor vehicles, regardless of whether or not it also serves prepared food and/or beverages to customers who are not in motor vehicles, for consumption either on or off the premises. This excludes vending machines and any establishment where the preparation and sale of food or drink is less than two percent (2%) of their total sales.
RESTAURANT, FAST-FOOD
An establishment whose principal business is the sale of foods, frozen desserts or beverages in ready-to-consume individual servings for consumption either within the restaurant or for carry-out. The establishment may includes a drive-up window or curb service.
RETAIL AND SERVICE FACILITY
Any facility that will provide a wide range of goods and services to the general public which are usually used by individuals or needed in the home.
SATELLITE DISH
A round, parabolic antenna, including both non-commercial and commercial antenna, intended to receive signals from orbiting satellites and/or other sources.
SATELLITE DISH ANTENNAE
A device incorporating a reflective surface that is solid, open mesh or bar configured and is in the shape of a flat plate, shallow dish, cone, horn or cornucopia. Such device shall be used to transmit and/or receive radio or electromagnetic waves between terrestrially and/or orbitally based equipment. This term shall include, but shall not be limited to, what are commonly referred to as satellite earth stations, television receive only antennas and satellite microwave antennas or towers.
SCHOOL, PRIVATE, ACADEMIC
An organization that provides instruction in academic subjects for a fee or tuition.
SCHOOL, PUBLIC, ACADEMIC
An organization that provides instruction in academic subjects and is supported by taxes.
SERVICE STATION
See "VEHICLE SERVICE STATION".
SERVICE STATION CANOPY
A freestanding open structure located on the same premises as a vehicle service station affording protection from the elements to persons or property thereunder (see also "CANOPY").
SETBACK
The required minimum horizontal distance between the building line and the related front, side or rear property line (see "BUILDING LINE").
SHOPPING CENTER
A group of architecturally unified commercial establishments built on a site planned, developed, owned and managed as an operating unit related in its location, size and type of shops to the trade area that the unit serves. The unit provides on-site parking in definite relationship to the types and total size of the stores.
SHORT-TERM LOAN ESTABLISHMENT
A business, other than a pawnbroker operating in conformity with Chapters 620 and 625, Coin and Precious Metal Dealers and Pawnshops, of the Municipal Code engaged in providing short-term loans to the public as a primary or substantial element of its business and which is not licensed by the appropriate State or Federal agency as a banking or savings and loan facility.
SHORT-TERM RENTAL
The letting or offering for let of a dwelling unit, or a portion thereof, to one (1) or more guests for a period of thirty (30) consecutive calendar days or less. Examples include bed-and-breakfast facilities and rentals arranged through Internet marketing or facilitation services. Short-term rental of dwelling units is prohibited.
[Ord. No. 4529-17 § 1, 3-15-2017; Ord. No. 4547-17 § 1, 5-17-2017]
SITE PLAN
A plan, prepared to scale, showing accurately and with complete dimensioning the boundaries of a site and the location of all buildings, structures, uses and principal site development features proposed for a specific parcel of land, including all roads, ingress/egress, parking, lighting, landscaping/open space, infrastructure.
SOLID WASTE CONTAINER ENCLOSURE
A sight-proof enclosure surrounding a solid waste container in compliance with Section 405.377 of the City Code.
[Ord. No. 4530-17 § 1, 3-15-2017]
SPECIAL LAND USE PERMIT
A permit issued after review and approval by the City Council for a use that has been determined to be more intense and/or to have greater potential impact than a permitted use within the same zoning district and which may not be appropriate without certain restrictions or conditions as imposed by the City Council.
SPLIT LEVEL OR SPLIT FOYER CONSTRUCTION
Construction of a structure partly or wholly underground. In split level construction, the lowest level shall be counted as one (1) story for purposes of height measurement where more than one-half (½) of its height is above the average grade of the adjoining ground.
STABLE, PRIVATE RIDING
A detached building, with capacity of not more than two (2) horses, accessory to a residential use for the keeping of horses owned by the occupants of the premises and which shall not be used for any commercial purpose including the boarding, hire, sale or training of horses. The capacity of the stable may be increased if the premises whereon such stable is located contains an area of not less than one (1) acre for each horse accommodated.
STABLE, PUBLIC RIDING
A building or land intended for use as a shelter for horses or ponies and which provides for commercial boarding, hire, sale or training of such animals.
STORAGE FACILITY (MINI-WAREHOUSE) , SELF
A building consisting of individual, small, self-contained, compartmentalized units used or owned for the storage of business or household goods or contractors' supplies. Outdoor storage, repair, maintenance, etc. of vehicles, boats, trailers or other equipment shall not be permitted.
STORAGE, OPEN
See "OUTDOOR STORAGE".
STORAGE WAREHOUSE
Any kind of warehouse incidental to the conduct of a business conducted on the premises. Such incidental use shall occupy no more than fifty percent (50%) of the floor area under the control of a single tenant. Further, in locations where multiple tenants occupy a building, each tenant will be governed by the incidental warehouse use in his/her respective operation.
STORY
That portion of a building, other than a cellar, included between the surface of any floor and the surface of the floor next above it or, if there be no floor above it, then the space between the floor and the ceiling next above it.
STORY, HALF
A space under a sloping roof with the line of intersection of roof decking and wall face not more than three (3) feet above the top floor level and in which space not more than two-thirds (2/3) of the floor area is finished off for use. A half story may be used for occupancy only in conjunction with and by the occupancy of the floor immediately below.
STREET
A public way which affords the principal means of access to abutting property, including all property dedicated or intended for public or private street, highway, freeway or roadway purposes or subject to easements thereof.
STRUCTURAL ALTERATION
Any change, except those required by law or ordinance, that would replace or prolong the life of the supporting members of a building or structure, such as bearing walls, columns, beams or girders, not including openings in bearing walls as permitted by other ordinances.
STRUCTURE
Anything constructed or erected, the use of which requires permanent location on the ground or attached to something having a permanent location on the ground and including, but not limited to, the generality of the following: buildings, advertising signs, billboards and backstops for tennis courts, radio towers, pergolas and ornamental structures. The word "structure" includes the word "building" in addition to the foregoing.
SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENT
Any repair, reconstruction or improvement of a structure, the cost of which equals or exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the market value of the structure either:
1. 
Before the improvement is started, or
2. 
If the structure has been damaged and is being restored, before the damage occurred.
For the purposes of this definition, "substantial improvement" is considered to occur when the first (1st) alteration of any wall, ceiling, floor or other structural element of the building commences, whether or not that alteration affects the external dimensions of the structure. The term does not, however, include any alteration to comply with existing State or local health, sanitary, building or safety codes or regulations.
TATTOOING
Any method of placing designs, letters, scrolls, figures or symbols upon or under the skin with ink or colors by the aid of needles or instruments. The provision of cosmetic micropigmentation services by a licensed doctor or nurse shall not be considered tattooing as that term is used in this Chapter.
TATTOOING ESTABLISHMENT
Any place or facility where tattooing is performed.
TELECOMMUNICATION TOWER
A structure situated that is intended for transmitting or receiving television, radio or telephone communication.
TELEPHONE SOLICITATION
A use which has the primary purpose to solicit by telephone for a business, organization, services, sales or activities not located upon the property wherein the telephone solicitation is conducted.
TEMPORARY BUILDING/STRUCTURE
A temporary building or structure, including tents, without any foundation or footing, intended only for limited duration, for uses incidental to construction work, sales or services and which is removed when the designated time period, activity or use for which the temporary building or structure was erected has ceased.
TEMPORARY USE
A prospective use, intended only for limited duration, to be located in a zoning district not permitting such use and which does not continue a non-conforming use or building.
TOWN HOUSE
One (1) of a series of three (3) or more attached single-family dwellings, not part of a condominium, two (2) or three (3) stories in height, which are separated horizontally from one another by solid partition walls extending from basement to roof without openings, wherein the fee of the land on which an individual single-family residence is located is under the same ownership as the individual single-family residence.
TOWN HOUSE APARTMENT
One (1) of a series of three (3) or more attached dwellings, two (2) or three (3) stories in height, for single-family occupancy which are separated from one another by partition walls extending from basement to roof without openings, but which are not located or sited on individual subdivided lots.
TRAILER
A structure standing on wheels, towed or hauled by another vehicle or self-propelled and used for human occupancy. Trailers used for residential purposes shall be allowed only in a designated and approved mobile home park.
TRASH ENCLOSURE
See “SOLID WASTE CONTAINER ENCLOSURE”
[Ord. No. 4530-17 § 2, 3-15-2017]
TRAVEL TRAILER
Any of the following:
1. 
Travel trailer: A vehicular, portable structure built on a chassis, designed to be used as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses, permanently identified "travel trailer" by the manufacturer of the trailer and, when factory equipped for the road, it shall have a body length not exceeding thirty-two (32) feet.
2. 
Pick-up coach: A structure designed to be mounted on a truck chassis for use as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreation and vacation.
3. 
Motor home: A portable, temporary dwelling to be used for travel, recreation and vacation, constructed as an integral part of a self-propelled vehicle.
4. 
Camping trailer: A canvas, or other flexible material, folding structure mounted on wheels and designed as a temporary dwelling for travel, recreational and vacation uses.
TRAVEL TRAILER PARKING AREA
A lot on which two (2) or more spaces are occupied or intended for occupancy by trailers for transient or storage purposes.
TRUCK STOP
A building, buildings, lot or lots, or portions thereof, which are used or intended to be used for the retail sale of gasoline, diesel or other motor vehicle fuel to trucks and automobiles and for which the lot(s) may be used for short-term parking (not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours) of trucks, tractor-trailers or components thereof and which may include restaurants, motel and/or a truck wash facility.
TRUCK TERMINAL
A building or area in which freight brought by truck is assembled and/or stored for routing or reshipment or in which semi-trailers, including tractor and/or trailer units and other trucks, are parked or stored.
UTILITY FACILITY, PUBLIC
Facility or equipment used to provide electric, gas, water, telephone, cable television or some such comparable service to the public.
VARIANCE
The granting of relief from or variation of the provisions of these regulations, as applied to a specific piece of property, granted by the Board of Adjustment.
VEHICLE AND TRAILER SALES AREA
An open area, other than a street, used for the display, sale or rental of new or used vehicles or trailers and where no repair work is done except minor incidental repair of vehicles or trailers to be displayed, sold or rented on the premises. A minimum lot size of three (3) acres shall be required for "used vehicle sales" or "vehicle rental enterprises" except where such use is to be conducted entirely indoors.
VEHICLE PARKING GARAGE (PAID)
A building used for parking motor-driven vehicles for a fee.
VEHICLE PARKING LOT (PAID)
Any properly paved parking lot or area used for parking motor-driven vehicles.
VEHICLE SERVICE AND REPAIR FACILITY
Any structure or premises used for the servicing and repair of vehicles within enclosed service bays or stalls. Permitted work may include diagnostic services; lubrication of vehicles; engine repair; sale and installation of parts and accessories, including tires; installation or removal of engines, radiators, transmissions, differentials, fenders, doors, bumpers or other major body or mechanical parts; or spray painting. Permitted work shall not include tire recapping or vulcanizing or the outdoor storage of wrecked or otherwise damaged and immobilized vehicles or major vehicle parts (e.g. chassis, transmissions, motors, tire rims, etc.).
VEHICLE SERVICE STATION
Any building or premises used for the sale, at retail, of motor vehicle fuels or oils or for servicing or lubricating motor vehicles or installing or repairing parts and accessories, but not including the repairing or replacement of motors, bodies or fenders of motor vehicles or painting motor vehicles and excluding public garages. Vehicle service stations shall not include the sale or storage of junk or the sale, display or dismantling of new or used automobiles, trucks or trailers in open area.
VEHICLE WRECKING YARD
The dismantling or wrecking of used motor vehicles or trailers; or the storage, sale or dumping of dismantled, partially dismantled, obsolete or wrecked vehicles or their parts.
VETERINARY CLINIC OR HOSPITAL
A facility for the treatment of animal ailments and which may include facilities for overnight animal patients.
WAREHOUSE
A building used primarily for the storage of goods, materials or merchandise for subsequent delivery to a place other than the premises on which the goods and materials are stored.
WAREHOUSING AND DISTRIBUTION
A use engaged in the storage, wholesale and distribution of manufactured products, supplies and equipment, but excluding bulk storage of materials that are inflammable or explosive or that create hazardous or commonly recognized offensive conditions.
WETLAND
An area that is inundated or saturated by surface water or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support and that, under normal circumstances, does support a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions, commonly known as hydrophytic vegetation.
WROUGHT IRON FENCE
A fence that is wrought iron style and is made out of iron or aluminum that has spacing that can be seen through.
YARD
An open space on the same lot with a building unoccupied and unobstructed by any portion of the structure from the ground upward, except as otherwise provided in this Chapter.
YARD, CORNER LOTS
For the purposes of this Chapter, corner lots shall have two (2) front yards, one (1) side yard and one (1) rear yard. A front yard shall be that yard between the main building and any street, road or highway frontage. A rear yard shall be that yard opposite the main entrance side of the building.
YARD, DEPTH/WIDTH
In measuring a yard for the purpose of determining the width of a side yard, the depth of a front yard or the depth of rear yard, the minimum horizontal distance between the lot line and the main building shall be used.
YARD, FRONT
A yard across the full width of the lot extending from the front line of the main building to the front line of the lot.
YARD, REAR
A yard extending the full width of the lot between a main building and the rear lot line.
YARD, SIDE
A yard between the main building and the side lot line and extending from the front yard line to the rear yard line.
ZONING ADMINISTRATOR
Includes the City Zoning Enforcement Officer, Director of Public Works or City Planner.