City of Republic, MO
Greene County
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A. 
To reduce the spillover of light and glare on operators of motor vehicles, pedestrians, and land uses in the proximity of the light source. This section is not intended to apply to public street lighting, signs, seasonal displays or emergency warning lights.
1. 
The following exterior lighting standards shall apply specifically to:
a. 
Outdoor recreational uses. Ball Diamonds, Playing Fields and Tennis Courts lights shall have limited hours of operation and the lights for said use shall not remain on continuously at all times.
b. 
Private outdoor lights. Private outdoor lights installed by a public utility on private property for security purposes, provided the installation of is approved by all property owners of residential property from the light source can be viewed directly.
c. 
"R-3", "C-1", "C-2", "M-1" and "M-2" zoning districts. Exterior lighting for multi-family, commercial or industrial uses are permitted provided that direct illumination from any light source does not cause illumination in excess of one-half (0.5) lumens per square foot in any adjacent residential district.
2. 
The following exterior lighting standards are required of all exterior lighting.
a. 
The light source or luminaire for all exterior lighting shall have a cutoff so that the bare light bulb, lamp or light source is completely shielded from the direct view of an observer at ground level at a property line adjacent to a public right-of-way or property zoned residential or, if a bufferyard is required, at the interior bufferyard line.
b. 
No flickering or flashing lights shall be permitted.
c. 
Light sources or luminaires shall not be located within bufferyard areas except on pedestrian walkways.
A. 
Designation. The regulations set forth in this Section or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter shall be referred to as the regulations for home occupations. A home occupation is an accessory use of a dwelling unit that shall constitute either in whole or partly the livelihood of a person living in the dwelling, subject to the following:
B. 
General Regulations. No home occupation shall be permitted that:
1. 
Changes the outwardly appearance of the dwelling or property, either in part or whole;
2. 
Generates traffic, parking, sewerage or water use in excess of what is normal for surrounding residential uses;
3. 
Creates a hazard to person or property, results in electrical interference or becomes a nuisance;
4. 
Results in outside storage or display of anything associated with the home occupation.
C. 
Permitted Home Occupations. The following are permitted home occupations provided they do not violate any of the provisions of the previous paragraph.
1. 
Barber shops and beauty parlors with only one chair.
2. 
Dressmaking, sewing and tailoring.
3. 
Direct sale product distribution (Amway, Avon, Tupperware, etc.) provided parties for the purpose of selling merchandise or taking orders shall not be held more than once a month, shall be limited to ten (10 customers) and shall be held between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.
4. 
Family day care home. Compliance with State law required. As a further condition for receipt of a City business license, the provider shall satisfy the City that he/she has complied with all licensing regulations, health and safety regulations, and all other provisions of Missouri State law regulating child day care facilities.
5. 
Home crafts, such as model making, rug weaving, lapidary work and cabinet making.
6. 
Home offices for architects, engineers, lawyers, realtors, insurance agents, brokers, ministers, rabbis, priests, salesman, sales representatives, manufactures representatives, home builders, home repair contractors and similar occupations.
7. 
Music and art teachers or other tutoring services limited to four students at a time.
8. 
Office uses, such as computer programming, data processing, telemarketing, desktop publishing.
9. 
Painting, sculpturing or writing.
10. 
Telephone answering.
D. 
Any proposed home occupation that is neither specifically permitted by Subsection (C) shall be considered a special use and be granted or denied by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, based upon consideration of the general regulations listed in Subsection (B) and issued in accordance with Article VIII, Section 405.670.
[CC 1999 §26-50; Ord. No. 03-80 §1, 11-24-2003; Ord. No. 04-19 §1, 3-8-2004; Ord. No. 05-82 §1, 10-10-2005; Ord. No. 05-96 App. A §2, 12-12-2005; Ord. No. 07-38 §1, 5-29-2007; Ord. No. 10-24 §1, 6-14-2010]
A. 
Permitted Accessory Structures. Any structure or use that meets the definition in Section 405.020 may be allowed as an accessory structure.
1. 
Accessory structures shall include, but are not limited to, the following permitted structures:
a. 
Structures incidental to a principal structure, such as storage buildings, workshops, studios, carports or garages incidental to a permitted use.
b. 
Barn.
c. 
Playhouse.
d. 
Greenhouse.
e. 
Pool and bathhouses.
B. 
Use Limitations. All accessory structures shall comply with the use limitations applicable in the zoning district in which they are located and with the following additional use limitations:
1. 
Accessory structure shall not be constructed and occupied on any lot prior to the time of the completion of the construction of the principal structure to which it is accessory, unless the property is within the Agricultural Zoning District (AG).
2. 
Accessory structures shall not be permitted in any required front yard.
3. 
No accessory structure allowed under this Section shall be used as a residence unless a certificate of occupancy is issued for residential use of that structure.
[Ord. No. 19-25, 12-10-2019]
C. 
Bulk, Setback And Spacing Regulations. All accessory structures shall comply with the bulk, setback and spacing regulations applicable in the zoning district in which they are located and with the following additional regulations:
[Ord. No. 19-25, 12-10-2019]
1. 
Accessory structures shall be set back a minimum of three (3) feet from the rear property lines.
2. 
Accessory structures shall be set back a minimum of three (3) feet from the side property lines.
3. 
Accessory structures shall otherwise comply with the bulk regulations applicable in the zoning district in which they are located.
4. 
Accessory structures which include habitable spaces shall maintain the same setbacks as is required for the principal structure located on the lot. This only applies to accessory structures in the following zoning districts: Single-Family Low Density ("R1-L"), Single-Family Medium Density ("R1-M"), Single-Family High Density ("R2-H"), and Two-Family Residential ("R-2"). Habitable spaces, as used in this Section, refers to any building space that is used for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. Bathrooms, toilet rooms, closet, halls, storage or utility spaces and similar areas are not considered habitable spaces.
5. 
Excepting swimming pools, accessory structures shall not be constructed closer than ten (10) feet of the principal structure on the lot.
6. 
Swimming pools shall not be constructed closer than five (5) feet of the principal structure on the lot.
7. 
On a corner lot, accessory structure shall not project beyond the front yard setback line on the adjacent lots.
8. 
The maximum building height of accessory buildings shall be determined by measuring the height of the tallest sidewall of the building from the finished floor to the top plate of the wall. The maximum height of the tallest sidewall of accessory buildings shall not exceed fifteen (15) feet in height when located at least six (6) feet from the nearest property line. Accessory buildings located less than six (6) feet from any property line shall not have the tallest sidewall exceeding a height determined according to the table below based upon the distance from the building to the nearest property line.
GRADUATED INCREASE IN ACCESSORY STRUCTURE SIDEWALL HEIGHT
Distance From Nearest Property Line
Maximum Sidewall Height
≥ 3 feet and < 4 feet
= 12 feet
≥ 4 feet and < 5 feet
= 13 feet
≥ 5 feet and < 6 feet
= 14 feet
≥ 6 feet
= 15 feet
9. 
Accessory structures to a residence on a single property shall not singularly or in total exceed seven percent (7%) of the total area of the lot. No accessory structure may exceed an area of six thousand (6,000) square feet for each five (5) acres of property owned.
10. 
All accessory structures shall comply with the percentage of required landscaped area in the applicable zoning district in Section 405.770.
D. 
Additional Regulations For Accessory Structures.
[Ord. No. 17-20 § 2, 6-6-2017]
1. 
All driveways accessing accessory structures from a public right-of-way or alley shall obtain approval from the City of Republic prior to installation of the driveway.
2. 
All driveways accessing an accessory structure shall be constructed of a concrete or asphalt surface to the limits of the front of the accessory structure. Driveways accessing accessory buildings within the Agricultural (AG) zoning district shall be exempt from the requirement of this Subsection (D)(2).
[CC 1999 §26-65]
A. 
The City shall refuse to authorize the installation of any street lights that would be less than one hundred fifty (150) feet from the nearest existing street light and more than three hundred (300) feet from the nearest existing street light in any zoning district in the City.
B. 
Electric service to street lights in new major subdivisions shall be buried underground.
C. 
All poles installed in the City of Republic for the specific purpose of providing on-street lighting shall be composed of concrete, fiberglass, steel, aluminum or other materials not composed of wood.
D. 
The developer of the subdivision shall bear the expense associated with meeting these standards. These requirements shall apply only to the installation of new street lights in major subdivisions platted after approval of this Section.
[Ord. No. 11-20 §2, 8-8-2011]
A. 
The purpose of these regulations is to protect residential property values by restricting the location of adult entertainment businesses. Local and national studies indicate that such businesses are perceived to have a negative impact on residential property values. Dispersion of adult businesses is also required in order to avoid concentration of uses that have a negative impact on adjoining property values.
1. 
No person shall establish a sexually oriented business within one thousand (1,000) feet of any pre-existing primary or secondary school, house of worship, State-licensed day care facility, public library, public park, residence, or other sexually oriented business. This Subsection shall not apply to any sexually oriented business lawfully established prior to the effective date of this Section. For purposes of this Subsection, measurements shall be made in a straight line, without regard to intervening structures or objects, from the closest portion of the parcel containing the sexually oriented business to the closest portion of the parcel containing the pre-existing primary or secondary school, house of worship, State-licensed day care facility, public library, public park, residence, or other sexually oriented business.
2. 
Sexually oriented business shall not be located in the following zoning classifications, Residential or Agricultural and the "C-1", Commercial Office or Main Street District.
3. 
The following standards shall further apply to all sexually oriented business establishments:
a. 
Frontage and access. Sexually oriented business establishments shall have at least one hundred (100) feet of street frontage on an arterial street.
b. 
Screening. The lot on which the use is located shall be screened by a solid masonry wall, at least six (6) feet in height, along all interior lot lines. A wall shall not be required in those areas where complete visual screening already exists. All other landscaping requirements relating to commercial and manufacturing uses shall apply.
c. 
Building setback. The minimum setback from all public rights-of-way for the building in which the establishment is located shall be thirty (30) feet.
d. 
Signs. Sexually oriented business establishments shall be limited to one (1) wall-mounted sign no greater that one (1) square foot of sign per linear foot of wall length, not to exceed a total of fifty (50) square feet. The sign shall not flash, blink, or move by mechanical means and shall not extend above the roof line of the building. No lighting that gives the impression of motion or movement shall be permitted.
e. 
The building in which the sexually oriented business is located shall be designed in such a fashion that all openings, entries, and windows prevent views into such establishments from any sidewalk, walkway, street or other public area. Furthermore, no merchandise or pictures of products or entertainment on the premises shall be displayed in window areas or any area where such merchandise or pictures can be viewed from the sidewalk in front of the building.