Editor's Note — Ordinance no. 3001 §1, adopted December 23, 2008, repealed title IV in its entirety. See editor's note at beginning of title IV.
[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3079 §1, 10-22-2009]
The purpose of classifying districts is to regulate and/or restrict:
The location of trades, residences and the locations of buildings designed for specific uses;
The height and bulk of buildings hereafter erected or structurally altered;
The intensity of the use of the lot areas;
The areas of yards; and
Other open spaces within and surrounding such buildings.
To ensure that the City keeps within the spirit and intent of this Code, the City of Fenton, Missouri, is hereby divided into the following districts:
[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
The interpretation and application of the provisions of this Code shall include that the provisions are to be held to the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, convenience, comfort, morals, prosperity and general welfare. Wherever the regulations of this Code require a greater width or size of yards, courts or other open spaces, or require greater percentage of lot to be left unoccupied, or require a lower density of population, or require a more restricted use of land, or impose other higher standards than are required in any other order or regulations, these regulations shall govern.
[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
Alterations of Buildings and/or Land.
Except as provided within this Code, no building and/or land shall be erected, converted, enlarged, reconstructed or structurally altered, nor shall any building or land be used except for a purpose permitted in the zoning district in which the building or land is located.
No building and/or land shall be erected, converted, enlarged, reconstructed or structurally altered to exceed the height limit herein established for the zoning district in which the building and/or land is located.
No building and/or land shall be erected, converted, enlarged, reconstructed or structurally altered except in conformity with the area regulations of the zoning district in which the building and/or land is located.
Every building hereafter erected or structurally altered shall be located on a lot as herein defined and in no case shall there be more than one (1) main building on one (1) lot except as otherwise provided in this Code, "Additional Use, Height and Area Regulations and Exceptions".
No building shall be erected or structurally altered to the extent specifically provided except in conformity with the off-street parking and loading regulations of this Code.
Yard Regulations. The yard regulations and the density of population provisions required by this Code are minimum regulations for each and every building.
[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008]
For the purpose of this Code, the "R-1" Single-Family Residential District is considered the most protective zoning district within the City of Fenton and the "IP-1" Industrial Park District is considered the least protective. The range of restrictiveness follows the descending order of districts as previously mentioned.
[Ord. No. 3001 §1, 12-23-2008; Ord. No. 3462 §2, 9-25-2014]
The locations and boundaries of the approved districts are shown upon the City of Fenton's Official Zoning District Map, attached hereto and made a part of this Title. The Official Zoning District Map, together with all officially authorized notations, references, and other information shown thereon and all amendments thereto, shall be part of this Title and shall have the same force and effect as if the Official Zoning District Map, together with all notations, references and other information shown thereon, were fully set forth and described herein.
Editor's Note: The Official Zoning District Map is on file in the City offices.
The Director or his/her designee shall maintain the Official Zoning District Map and shall be responsible for making any officially approved changes thereto.
Whenever any street, alley or other public way is vacated by official action of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Fenton, the zoning district adjoining each side of each street, alley or public way shall be automatically extended to the center of such vacation and all area included in the vacation shall then be subject to all appropriate regulations of the extended districts.
Where uncertainty exists with respect to the boundaries of the various districts as shown on the Official Zoning District Map, the following rules shall apply:
Where the district boundaries are either streets or alleys unless otherwise shown and where the districts designated on the Official Zoning District Map are bounded approximately by street or alley lines, the center line of such street or alleys shall be construed to be the boundary of the district.
Where the district boundaries are not otherwise indicated, and where the property has been or may be divided into blocks and lots, the district boundary shall be construed to be the lot lines. Where the districts designated on the Official Zoning District Map are bounded approximately by lot lines, the said lot lines shall be construed to be the boundary of the districts unless the boundaries are otherwise indicated on the Official Zoning District Map.
In the case of unsubdivided property, the district boundary lines on the Official Zoning District Map shall be determined by the use of the scale appearing on the Official Zoning District Map.
All territory which may hereafter become a part of the incorporated area of the City of Fenton, Missouri, by the annexation of any adjacent or additional area shall be classified as lying and being in the zoning districts of the City of Fenton, Missouri.
Properties with zoning classifications under the St. Louis County Zoning Code in effect at the time of annexation shall be the zoning classification assigned by St. Louis County until such time that the City rezones such newly annexed properties. When possible, the City shall rezone such property at the same time the property is annexed into the boundaries of the City of Fenton.
All areas within the boundaries of the City of Fenton, Missouri, which are underwater and not shown as included with any district shall be subject to all the regulations of the district which immediately adjoins the water area. If the water area adjoins two (2) or more districts, the boundaries of each district shall be construed to extend into the water area and in a straight line until they meet the other districts.
The City may from time to time formally amend the Official Zoning District Map of the City by ordinance as may be deemed appropriate in the public interest. Such ordinance shall be adopted in accordance with the mandatory requirements for amending zoning district boundaries and regulations as set forth in §§89.050 through 89.060, RSMo. Any revisions made to the Official Zoning District Map thereafter by the Director, or his/her designee, as authorized by this Section 415.050(H) shall include the placement on the Map of the date to which the Map has been revised.