City of Hazelwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[CC 1997 §29.11; Ord. No. 2725-96, 2-21-1996; Ord. No. 3699-05 §§2—3, 11-16-2005]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
ABUTTING
Having a common property line.
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.
ARCHITECT
An architect registered in the State of Missouri.
AS-BUILT DRAWINGS
Improvement plans revised to show improvements as they were actually installed, including horizontal and vertical location of underground utilities and other underground facilities.
BENCH MARK
A definite point of known location and elevation, set with a permanent monument. The identity and elevation shall be based on United States Geological Survey (USGS) datum. Bench marks established by the 1981 Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) bench mark loop system, and official additions thereof, or the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) are acceptable.
BUILDING
See "Structure."
BUILDING LINE
A line, sometimes called a setback, parallel to the property lines of a lot. No structure may extend into or be placed between such building lines and property lines unless otherwise provided for in Chapter 405, Zoning Regulations.
CITY
City of Hazelwood, Missouri.
CITY ATTORNEY
Current Attorney appointed by the City Council.
CODE
Municipal Code of the City of Hazelwood, Missouri.
COMMISSION
The City Plan Commission of the City of Hazelwood, Missouri.
COMMON GROUND
Natural or landscaped open space within or related to a development, not in individually owned lots, designed and intended for installation of common facilities (e.g., recreation facilities and storm drainage detention facilities) and for the common use of the residents and property owners of the development. Common ground is intended to be synonymous with common open space, common land, and common area when used in the appropriate context.
COMMUNITY
Residents, businesses and facilities.
CONDOMINIUM
A form of property ownership occurring in accordance with the Uniform Condominium Act, Chapter 448, RSMo.
CORNER LOT
See "Lot, Corner."
COUNCIL
The City Council of the City of Hazelwood, Missouri.
CUL-DE-SAC
A circular turnaround at the end of a street that does not connect to another street at that location.
DEVELOPER
A person, firm or corporation undertaking land development activity, including the subdivision of land and other improvements to land pursuant to the requirements of this Chapter.
DEVELOPMENT
All structures and other modifications of the natural landscape, above and/or below ground on a particular site, including but not limited to removal of vegetation, grading, paving, installation of utilities, or the erection of structures.
DIRECTOR
The Director of Public Works of the City of Hazelwood, or his designee.
DOUBLE FRONTAGE LOT
See "Lot, Double Frontage."
ENGINEER
A professional engineer registered in the State of Missouri.
EASEMENT
A grant of one (1) or more of the property rights by a property owner to, and for the use by, the public, a corporation, or another person or entity for a specific purpose (e.g., for utility lines or ingress/egress).
EXCAVATION
Any act by which earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other similar material is cut into, dug, quarried, uncovered, removed, displaced, relocated or bulldozed and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
FILL
Any act by which earth, sand, gravel, rock or any other similar material is deposited, placed, pushed, pulled or transported to a place other than the place from which it was excavated and shall include the conditions resulting therefrom.
FIRE PROTECTION AUTHORITY
The City of Hazelwood Fire Department, the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District, or the Robertson Fire Protection District, having jurisdiction.
FLAG LOT
See "Lot, Flag."
FREEWAY PRIMARY HIGHWAY
See "Highway, Freeway Primary."
GRADE
See "Slope."
GRADING
Excavation or fill or any combination thereof and shall include the conditions resulting from any excavation or fill.
HIGHWAY, FREEWAY PRIMARY
That portion of a primary highway system which has been constructed as divided, dual lane fully controlled access facilities, with no access to the throughways except at the established interchanges.
HIGHWAY, INTERSTATE
That portion of the national system of interstate highways officially designated or which may be hereafter designated by the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission with the approval of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, pursuant to Title 23, United States Code, as amended.
HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATION
See "Subdivision Association."
IMPROVEMENTS
Street pavement, sidewalk pavement, pedestrian way pavement, distribution facilities, storm sewer facilities, sidewalks, sanitary sewer facilities, signs, survey monuments, landscaping, street lighting, parking lot pavement and lighting, and similar items as distinguished from buildings and other structures requiring building permits for the erection thereof.
IMPROVEMENTS CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
A permit allowing the installation of improvements.
IMPROVEMENT PLANS
The engineering and landscape design drawings and specifications indicating types of materials, location, and construction details for improvements.
INTERSTATE HIGHWAY
See "Highway, Interstate."
LAND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS
Minimum standards of design and construction for land improvements such as grading, streets, sidewalks, utilities, lighting, and similar improvements.
LAND SURVEYOR
A land surveyor registered in the State of Missouri.
LOT
A parcel of land intended to be separately owned, developed, and otherwise used as a unit.
LOT, CORNER
A parcel of land 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, FLAG
A lot with access provided to the bulk of the property by a corridor less than fifty (50) feet in width.
LOT LINES
The lines establishing the legal limits of a lot.
LOT, THROUGH
See "Lot, Double Frontage."
MONUMENT
A permanent land survey marker, indicating the angle point of a right-of-way or lot line, placed by a land surveyor in accordance with the current Standards of Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and Department of Natural Resources.
NON-RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION OR DEVELOPMENT
A subdivision or unsubdivided development whose principal use is commercial, industrial, or otherwise does not include residential dwellings.
OFF-SITE
Any premises not located within the property to be subdivided or developed, whether or not in the same ownership of the developer requesting approval of the subdivision or development.
OWNER
Any person, agent, firm or corporation having a legal or equitable interest in the property.
PEDESTRIAN WAY
An improved pathway designed to separate pedestrian traffic from vehicular traffic or otherwise provide for pedestrian traffic circulation on site. For purposes of this Chapter, pedestrian way does not include "sidewalk."
PERSON
An individual, corporation, firm, partnership, association, organization, limited liability company, and any other group acting as a unit. It shall also include an executor, administrator, trustee, receiver, or other representative appointed according to law. Whenever the word "person" is used in any Section of this Chapter prescribing a penalty or fine as to partnership or association, the word shall include the partners or members thereof, and, as to corporations, it shall include the officers, agents, or members thereof who are responsible for any violation of such Section.
PLAT, RECORD
A dimensioned map, plan, or layout, drawn to scale, of a tract indicating the subdivision of said tract in accordance with the requirements of this Chapter.
PRIVATE STREET
See "Street, Private."
RECORDER
St. Louis County Recorder of Deeds.
RIGHT-OF-WAY
A section of land reserved or acquired by dedication, prescription, condemnation, gift, purchase, or any other legal means occupied or intended to be occupied by a street, sidewalk, railroad, utility, sewer, or other public use.
SIDEWALK
An improved pathway, located within a street right-of-way or easement along such street, designed to separate pedestrian traffic from vehicular traffic on such street.
SIGHT DISTANCE TRIANGLE
The triangular area of a corner lot bound by the property lines and a line connecting the two (2) points on the property lines thirty (30) feet from the intersection of the property line in which nothing in excess of three (3) feet in height may be placed.
SITE
A tract of land upon which actual development exists or development is proposed.
SLOPE
The inclination from a horizontal reference line to the ground surface, and expressed by stating the horizontal distance relative to the amount of vertical rise or fall (e.g., two (2) horizontal units to one (1) vertical unit).
STREET
A general term denoting a public or private way which affords the principal means of vehicular access to abutting property. The term includes all facilities which normally are found within a right-of-way. A street may be designated as a parkway, road, avenue, boulevard, lane, place, court or other such terms but shall not include pedestrian way, sidewalk, or alley.
STREET, ARTERIAL
A primary street designed to accommodate relatively large vehicular traffic volumes and into which collector, and sometimes minor, street traffic flows.
STREET, COLLECTOR
A street designed to carry traffic to/from the system of minor streets to/from the system of arterial streets.
STREET, MINOR
A street which principally carries local vehicular traffic, primarily generated within the immediate neighborhood, and is not designed or intended to serve as a collector street.
STREET, PRIVATE
Any street which is privately owned and maintained by owners in common, and used for vehicular traffic by the owners and those having express or implied permission from the owner.
STRUCTURE
That which is built or constructed.
SUBDIVISION
Any one (1) or more of the following activities with respect to land:
1. 
The division or redivision of a tract of land into two (2) or more lots;
2. 
The creation of a condominium form of ownership of property;
3. 
The consolidation of two (2) or more tracts of land into one (1) lot;
4. 
The adjustment of one (1) or more boundaries between two (2) or more lots; or
5. 
The dedication or establishment of a street, alley, easement or other way for public use in conjunction with use or access to a tract of land.
SUBDIVISION ASSOCIATION
A private, non-profit association of property owners of a subdivision or development.
SUBDIVISION INDENTURE
Any recordable instrument which establishes regulations for a subdivision.
TRACT
An area or parcel of land.
UNSUBDIVIDED DEVELOPMENT
Development of a tract of land not involving the subdivision of land as defined herein under the word "subdivision."
USE
The purpose or activity for which land or a structure thereon is designed, arranged or intended, or for which it is maintained.
ZONING DISTRICT
A district, established by Chapter 405, wherein certain use and development regulations apply to the land located within the district.
[CC 1997 §29.12; Ord. No. 2725-96, 2-21-1996; Ord. No. 3699-05 §4, 11-16-2005]
Abbreviations as used in this Chapter shall be as follows:
ADA
Americans with Disabilities Act.
ADAAG
Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines.
ANSI
American National Standards Institute, Inc.
dB
Decibels.
DNR
Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
ft
Feet.
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Administration.
MODOT
Missouri Department of Transportation.
MSD
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District.
USGS
United States Geological Survey.