City of Versailles, MO
Morgan County
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[Ord. No. 1456 §300, 1-5-1999]
In order to classify and regulate the location of businesses, trades, industries, residences and other land uses and the location of buildings designed for specific uses; to regulate and limit the height and bulk of buildings hereafter erected, reconstructed or altered; to regulate and limit the intensity of the use of lot areas; and to regulate and determine the area of yards, courts and other open spaces within and surrounding such buildings, the incorporated area of Versailles, Missouri, is hereby divided into seven (7) districts:
Residential
"R-1" Single-Family District
"R-2" Single- and Two-Family District
"R-3" Multiple-Family District
"R-4" Manufactured or Custom Built Single-Family District
Commercial
"C-1" General Business District
Industrial
"M-1" Industrial and Related District
Agricultural
"AG-1" Agricultural
[Ord. No. 1456 §460, 1-5-1999]
A. 
Where uncertainty exists as to the boundary of districts as shown on the official Zoning Map, the following rules shall apply:
1. 
Where boundaries approximately follow streets, highways or alleys. District boundaries indicated as approximately following the centerline of streets, highways or alleys shall be construed to follow such centerlines.
2. 
Where boundaries approximately follow platted lot lines. District boundaries indicated as approximately following platted lot lines shall be construed as following such lot lines.
3. 
Where boundaries approximately follow City limits. District boundaries indicated as approximately following City limits shall be construed as following such City limits.
4. 
Removal of territory from City annexation. In the event of changes in City limits removing territory from the City, district boundaries shall be construed as moving with City limits. In the event of annexation of new area to the City, such areas shall be considered to be in "R-1" District unless otherwise classified.
5. 
Where boundaries follow railroad lines. District boundaries indicated as following railroad lines shall be construed to be midway between the main tracks.
6. 
Where boundaries follow stream beds or other bodies of water. District boundaries indicated as following centerlines of stream beds or other bodies of water shall be construed to follow such centerlines.
7. 
Distances not specifically indicated on the official Zoning Map shall be determined by the scale of the map.
[Ord. No. 1456 §310.01, 1-5-1999; Ord. No. 18-002, 3-13-2018]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter when referred to in this Section, are the district regulations in the "R-1" Single-Family District.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Single-Family Dwelling.
a. 
Site built house.
b. 
Modular house.
2. 
Temporary buildings for uses incidental to construction work to be removed upon completion of construction work within twelve (12) months.
3. 
Accessory use or building, including a private garage, customarily incidental to the above uses but not involving the conduct of a business. Any accessory building that is not a part of the main structure shall be located in the rear yard not less than five (5) feet from any lot line. An accessory use shall also include a church or public bulletin board and temporary sign appertaining to the lease, hire or sale of a building or premises, which shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.
4. 
Group Home. No group home shall be located within two thousand five hundred (2,500) feet of another group home. The exterior appearance of the home and property shall be in reasonable conformance with the general neighborhood standards. Group homes shall be eleemosynary or not-for-profit in nature.
C. 
Supplementary District Regulations. See Sections:
1. 
405.140 "District Schedule."
2. 
405.180 "Home Occupations."
3. 
405.230 "Off-Street Loading and Parking Requirements."
4. 
405.240 "Open Space and Height Requirements."
[Ord. No. 1456 §310.02, 1-5-1999; Ord. No. 18-002, 3-13-2018; Ord. No. 21-005, 3-9-2021]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter when referred to in this Section, are the district regulations in the "R-2" Single- and Two-Family District.
B. 
Use Regulations. Any uses permitted in "R-1" Single-Family District and including the following:
1. 
Two-family dwelling.
[Ord. No. 1456 §310.03, 1-5-1999; Ord. No. 18-002, 3-13-2018]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter when referred to in this Section, are the district regulations in the "R-3" Multiple-Family District.
B. 
Use Regulations. Any uses permitted in "R-2" Single- and Two-Family District and including the following:
1. 
Apartment houses.
2. 
Court apartments, group housing projects.
3. 
Senior citizen housing.
C. 
Group Housing Projects. In the case of a housing project consisting of a group of five (5) or more buildings to be constructed on a plot of ground of at least three (3) acres not subdivided into the customary streets and lots and which will not be subdivided or where the existing or contemplated street and lot layout make it impracticable to apply the requirements, such requirements to housing projects shall be made by the Planning Commission, following a public hearing, in a manner that will be in harmony with the character of the neighborhood, will insure a density of land use no higher than and a standard of open space at least as high as required by this Chapter in the district in which the proposed project is to be located.
D. 
Supplementary District Regulations. See Sections:
1. 
405.140 "District Schedule."
2. 
405.180 "Home Occupations."
3. 
405.230 "Off-Street Loading and Parking Requirements."
4. 
405.240 "Open Space and Height Requirements."
[Ord. No. 1456 §310.04, 1-5-1999; Ord. No. 18-002, 3-13-2018[1]]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter when referred to in this Section, are the district regulations in the "R-4" Manufactured House, Mobile Home or Tiny House Single-Family District.
B. 
Use Regulations. Any uses permitted in "R-3" Multiple-Family District and including the following:
1. 
House Park.
C. 
Supplementary District Regulations. See Sections:
1. 
405.140 "District Schedule."
2. 
405.180 "Home Occupations."
3. 
405.210 "Manufactured Homes."
4. 
405.220 "Manufactured (Mobile) Home Parks."
5. 
405.230 "Off-Street Loading and Parking Requirements."
6. 
405.240 "Open Space and Height Requirements."
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Editor's Note: Ord. No. 18-002 also changed the title of this Section from ""R-4" Manufactured or Custom Built Single-Family District Regulations" to ""R-4" Manufactured House, Mobile Home Or Tiny House Single-Family District Regulations."
[Ord. No. 1456 §320.01, 1-5-1999]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter when referred to in this Section, are the district regulations in the "C-1" General Business District.
B. 
Use Regulations. Any uses permitted in the "R-1" Single-Family District, "R-2" Single and Two-Family District and "R-3" Multiple-Family District and including the following:
1. 
Amusement place, theater and assembly hall.
2. 
Bank.
3. 
Barbershop, beauty parlor and similar personal service facilities .
4. 
Coin-operated self-service laundry or dry cleaning facility.
5. 
Eating and/or drinking establishments.
6. 
Medical and dental clinics.
7. 
Mortuary.
8. 
Municipal center.
9. 
Offices.
10. 
Commercial parking lots.
11. 
Service station, automobile sales and related services.
12. 
Stores or shops for the conduct of business.
13. 
Hotel-motel.
14. 
Bus depot.
15. 
Clubs, private, social or fraternal.
16. 
Accessory buildings and uses customarily incidental to above listed uses.
17. 
Day care or child care facilities.
18. 
Assembly and packaging operations.
19. 
Commercial storage units.
20. 
Retail nursery and greenhouse.
21. 
Small animal clinic.
22. 
Light manufacturing (Distribution or assembly type).
23. 
Medical marijuana dispensary facility, provided that no medical marijuana dispensary facility shall be located within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing elementary or secondary school, within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing daycare, or within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing church. In the case of a freestanding facility, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the external wall of the facility structure closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. In the case of a facility that is part of a larger structure, such as an office building or strip mall, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the facility closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. The measurements shall be made along the shortest path between the demarcation points that can be lawfully traveled by foot.
[Ord. No. 19-010, 7-9-2019]
24. 
Medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility, provided that no medical marijuana-infused products manufacturing facility shall be located within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing elementary or secondary school, within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing daycare, or within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing church. In the case of a freestanding facility, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the external wall of the facility structure closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. In the case of a facility that is part of a larger structure, such as an office building or strip mall, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the facility closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. The measurements shall be made along the shortest path between the demarcation points that can be lawfully traveled by foot.
[Ord. No. 19-010, 7-9-2019]
25. 
Medical marijuana transportation facility, provided that no medical marijuana transportation facility shall be located within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing elementary or secondary school, within seven hundred (700) feet of a then existing daycare, or within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing church. In the case of a freestanding facility, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the external wall of the facility structure closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. In the case of a facility that is part of a larger structure, such as an office building or strip mall, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the facility closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. The measurements shall be made along the shortest path between the demarcation points that can be lawfully traveled by foot.
[Ord. No. 19-010, 7-9-2019]
26. 
Medical marijuana testing facility, provided that no medical marijuana testing facility shall be located within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing elementary or secondary school, within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing daycare, or within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing church. In the case of a freestanding facility, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the external wall of the facility structure closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. In the case of a facility that is part of a larger structure, such as an office building or strip mall, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the facility closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. The measurements shall be made along the shortest path between the demarcation points that can be lawfully traveled by foot.
[Ord. No. 19-010, 7-9-2019]
C. 
Supplementary District Regulations. See Sections:
1. 
405.140 "District Schedule".
2. 
405.180 "Home Occupations".
3. 
405.230 "Off-Street Loading and Parking Requirements".
4. 
405.240 "Open Space and Height Requirements".
[Ord. No. 1456 §340.01, 1-5-1999]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, or set forth elsewhere in this Chapter when referred to in this Section, are the district regulations in the "M-1" Industrial and Related District.
B. 
Use Regulations. A building or premises shall be used only for the following purposes:
1. 
Bottling works.
2. 
Building material.
3. 
Contractor's storage yard.
4. 
Fertilizer and feed stores and grain elevators.
5. 
Farm implement and machinery sales.
6. 
Industrial, manufacturing and repair shops, where the scale of operations and the process of manufacturing or treatment of materials is such that the amount of dust, odor, gas, smoke or noise resulting therefrom will not result in a lowering of values and otherwise will not be objectionable to surrounding commercial, industrial and residential districts, where the operations are conducted in one (1) or more buildings and not more than thirty percent (30%) of a lot or tract is used for the open storage of product or materials.
7. 
Lumberyard.
8. 
Milk distributing station which may include bottling on premises.
9. 
Plumbing shop.
10. 
Printing plant.
11. 
Public utility substation and facilities.
12. 
Warehouse and storage plant.
13. 
Wholesale establishment.
14. 
Packaging and assembly operations.
15. 
Medical marijuana cultivation facility, provided that no medical marijuana cultivation facility shall be located within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing elementary or secondary school, within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing daycare, or within seven hundred (700) feet of a then-existing church. In the case of a freestanding facility, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the external wall of the facility structure closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. In the case of a facility that is part of a larger structure, such as an office building or strip mall, the distance between the facility and the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church shall be measured from the entrance or exit of the facility closest in proximity to the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church to the closest point of the property line of the elementary or secondary school, daycare, or church. The measurements shall be made along the shortest path between the demarcation points that can be lawfully traveled by foot.
[Ord. No. 19-010, 7-9-2019]
C. 
Supplementary District Regulations. See Sections:
1. 
405.140 "District Schedule".
2. 
405.180 "Home Occupations".
3. 
405.230 "Off-Street Loading and Parking Requirements".
4. 
405.240 "Open Space and Height Requirements".
[Ord. No. 1456 §350.01, 1-5-1999]
A. 
The regulations set forth in this Section, or set forth elsewhere in this ordinance when referred to in this Section, are the district regulations in the "AG-1" Agricultural District.
B. 
Use Regulations. All uses permitted in the "C-1" General Business District and including the following.
1. 
Agricultural uses, farming, dairying, stock raising or similar purposes, including poultry raising, orchards, nurseries, greenhouses, truck garden, raising birds, bees, rabbits and other animals, fish and other creatures, and other agricultural activities, including dwellings, barns and incidental buildings commonly required for the operation of a farm and including the sale of products produced on the premises.
2. 
Church.
3. 
Dog kennel and veterinary establishment but not nearer than two hundred fifty (250) feet to any zoned residential district, or dwelling other than the dwellings of the lessee or owner of the site.
4. 
Grain elevator and the usual accessory structures, including buildings for seasonal or temporary storage of grain.
5. 
Home occupations.
6. 
Hospital and institution of educational, religious, charitable or philanthropic nature, provided however, that such buildings may occupy not over fifty percent (50%) of the total area of the lot, that the building shall be set back from all yard lines a distance of not less than two (2) feet for each foot of building height.
7. 
Park, playground and community building owned or operated by a public agency.
8. 
Private club, lodge, recreational building, including such structures and uses as are necessary for their operation excepting, however, those chief activities of which is a service customarily carried on as a business.
9. 
Public and private forest and wildlife reservation.
10. 
Pumping or booster station along pipeline or substation along electric transmission line.
11. 
Riding stable.
[1]
Editor's Note: — Table 405.140 is included as an attachment to this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Section 405.145, Variances Authorized By Zoning Officer — When, was repealed 3-13-2018 by Ord. No. 18-002.