City of Versailles, MO
Morgan County
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[Ord. No. 1456 §350.02, 1-5-1999]
Hospitals, cemeteries, parks, recreational areas, schools and other buildings used for public purposes may be located in any zoning district to which their character seems appropriate. Location of major improvements should be partly determined by community needs and neighborhood conditions with adequate provisions being made for parking and traffic requirements, outdoor illumination and other performance standards likely to affect the adjoining property owners.
[Ord. No. 1456 §400, 1-5-1999]
Where a line has been officially established for future widening or opening of a street upon which a lot abuts, the required yard space shall be measured from the officially established street line.
[Ord. No. 1456 §402, 1-5-1999]
Must be in compliance with Chapter 415.
[Ord. No. 1456 §405, 1-5-1999]
A. 
A use of non-residential nature conducted entirely within the dwelling or necessary building and carried on only by the inhabitants thereof, which use is clearly incidental and secondary to the use of the dwelling for residential purposes.
1. 
Home occupations shall be limited to child care, catering service, carpenter and cabinet making shop, home bakery, furniture repairing, upholstery shop, real estate office, individual doctor's consultation office, electronic sales or service, beauty and barber shops, and other restricted business, service or profession which, in the opinion of the Board of Adjustment, are of the same general character as the uses enumerated and designed so as not to change the character of the immediate neighborhood.
2. 
The following shall not be deemed to be home occupations: animal hospital, commercial bike or cycle repair, commercial automobile repair garage, clinic, kennel.
[Ord. No. 1456 §410, 1-5-1999]
A. 
Where junk yards are permitted, the establishment and/or the maintenance of such uses shall be subject to the following requirements:
1. 
All storage of parts, equipment and dismantled vehicles and all dismantling of vehicles shall be done within a completely enclosed building or within an enclosure of a solid fence not less than six (6) feet in height.
2. 
Any junk yards shall be located not less than two hundred (200) feet of a residential district boundary.
3. 
"Junk" means old, dilapidated, abandoned or scrap rubber, metal, paper, plastic, glass, appliances, furniture, beds, debris, waste, dismantled or wrecked vehicles or parts thereof.
[Ord. No. 1456 §425, 1-5-1999]
Any light used for the illumination of signs, parking areas, swimming pool or for any other purpose shall be arranged in such manner as to direct the light away from neighboring residential properties and away from the vision of passing motorists and pedestrians.
[Ord. No. 1456 §430.01, 1-5-1999; Ord. No. 18-002, 3-13-2018]
A. 
In any district where manufacturer houses, mobile homes are permitted, such accommodations shall be subject to the following regulations:
1. 
Have roofing materials consisting of composition asphalt shingles, fiberglass shingles, wood shakes, baked tile, crushed rock or metal of certain gage which is designed for outdoor use (exterior grade).
2. 
Have siding material consisting of wood or wood products, stucco, brick, horizontal or vertical lap steel, aluminum or vinyl, or rock.
3. 
The unit shall be set on a properly constructed foundation system approved by the Zoning Officer.
4. 
The unit shall have minimum of four (4) tie downs over each frame rail up to sixty (60) feet in length and a minimum of five (5) tie downs over each frame rail over sixty (60) feet in length.
5. 
Have skirting on all four (4) sides made of either metal, vinyl or concrete materials. The metal may be either painted or colored aluminum, steel or tin. Unpainted galvanized tin or metal will not be allowed.
6. 
Have the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Seal.
7. 
The unit shall contain complete sanitary facilities including, among others, a flush-type toilet, wash basin, tub or shower, and kitchen sink and shall be connected with a "P" trap in the ground to sewage outlets in conformance with the health requirements of the State. Also included will be approved connections to existing utilities similar to water, sewer, gas, electric, etc., (double- or single-wide).
8. 
Manufactured Houses shall have:
a. 
A roof pitch of no less than three (3) inches of vertical rise for each twelve (12) inches or horizontal run.
b. 
Proper guttering attached.
[Ord. No. 1456 §430.02, 1-5-1999; Ord. No. 18-002, 3-13-2018[1]]
A. 
In any district where house parks are permitted, the establishment of such accommodations shall be subject to the following requirements additionally to the preceding Section 405.210:
1. 
Minimum Lot Size And Minimum Yard Dimensions. The following regulations relative to the minimum lot size and minimum yard dimensions shall apply to the entire tract of land on which the house park is located.
a. 
A house park shall be located on a tract of land not less than one (1) acre in area with minimum width or depth dimensions of two hundred (200) feet.
b. 
Any mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny house shall be located at least fifteen (15) feet away from any front or rear lot line or any side line adjacent to a street and at least ten (10) feet away from any other lot line or twenty (20) feet away from any adjoining mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny house.
2. 
Maximum Height Of Buildings. No building or structure within the house park shall exceed a height of thirty-five (35) feet.
3. 
Off-Street Parking And Access Ways.
a. 
There shall be provided within the boundaries of the house park site not less than one (1) off-street space for each mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny house.
b. 
The house park site shall have direct access to a public street or highway by an access way at least forty (40) feet in width meeting design and construction standards established for City streets.
c. 
Each mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny house space shall abut on a driveway or access way, at least twenty (20) feet wide, with unobstructed access to a public street. Appropriate turnaround space shall be provided at the terminus of any dead-end access ways in the mobile home park sufficient to accommodate emergency vehicles.
d. 
Access street pavement for house parks shall be a least twenty-eight (28) feet wide to permit parking on one (1) side. Where parking on both sides is allowed, pavement shall be thirty-six (36) feet wide.
4. 
Individual Mobile Home, Manufactured House, Or Tiny House Spaces. The minimum individual area, width and depth requirements for each space shall be as follows:
Area
Width
Depth
Spaces
3,200 square feet
40 feet
80 feet
Spaces shall be arranged and mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny houses parked in such manner that there is an open space at least fifteen (15) feet by thirty (30) feet for each mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny house at the rear of and as part of each mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny house space, except that where a common recreation area is provided that contains at least one hundred (100) square feet per mobile home space with a minimum total area of five thousand (5,000) square feet and a minimum width and depth dimensions of fifty (50) feet, the individual mobile home, manufactured house, or tiny house space may have the following minimum are, width and depth dimensions:
Area
Width
Depth
Spaces
2,400 square feet
40 feet
60 feet
5. 
Residential Uses. Only residential uses and uses accessory thereto shall be permitted in a house park.
6. 
See Section 405.100 "R-4" Manufactured House, Mobile Home, or Tiny House Single-Family District Regulations.
[1]
Editor's Note: Ord. No. 18-002 also changed the title of this Section from "Manufactured (Mobile) Home Parks" to "House Parks."
[Ord. No. 1456 §440, 1-5-1999]
A. 
Space for the off-street loading of vehicles shall be provided for every new building used or designed for commercial purposes after the effective date of this Chapter. An off-street parking space shall comprise not less than one hundred eighty (180) square feet of parking stall plus necessary maneuvering space which totals four hundred (400) square feet per car, including drives, storage area and other incidentals such as unusable corners. Space for maneuvering incidental to parking or unparking shall not encroach upon any public way. Every off-street parking space shall be accessible from a public way.
B. 
Off-street automobile storage or standing space shall be provided on every lot on which any of the following uses are hereafter established; such space shall be provided with vehicular access to a street or alley and shall be deemed to be required open space associated with the permitted use and shall not thereafter be reduced or encroached upon in any manner.
1. 
Dwelling. One (1) parking space for each unit.
Multiple dwelling. One (1) parking space for each single-family unit.
2. 
Tourist accommodations. One (1) parking space for each room or unit offered for tourist accommodations.
3. 
Theater, stadium, auditorium, church, or other place of public assembly. One (1) parking space for each six (6) seats based on maximum seating capacity.
4. 
Library, museum or similar community building. One (1) parking space for each three hundred (300) square feet of gross floor area.
5. 
Stores and other retail business establishments. One (1) parking space for each two hundred (200) square feet of total floor area.
6. 
Office buildings. One (1) parking space for each four hundred (400) square feet of office floor area.
7. 
Industrial, manufacturing or wholesale establishments. One (1) parking space for each five (5) workers based on peak employment and adequate space for loading and unloading all vehicles used incidental to the operation of the industrial or manufacturing establishments.
C. 
Where such space cannot be reasonably provided on the same lot with the principal use, the Board of Adjustment may permit such space to be located on other off-street property provided such space is within three hundred fifty (350) feet of the permitted use measured along lines of public access. Exceptions to this requirement shall include the Central Business District around the Courthouse Square from Church Street on the north, Washington on the south, Van Buren on the east and Burke on the west, where such parking and loading facilities shall be optional, as they shall also be for churches and schools existing when this Chapter was passed.
[Ord. No. 1456 §450, 1-5-1999]
A. 
In each zone district, each structure hereafter erected or altered shall be provided with the yards specified, shall be on a lot of the area and width specified in the district schedule, Section 405.140. The height regulations as prescribed in this resolution shall not apply to church spires, monuments, tanks, water towers, fire towers, flagpoles and grain elevators.
B. 
No open space or lot required for a building or structure shall during its life be occupied by or counted as open space for another building or structure. However, additional height and area regulations include:
1. 
Public, semi-public or public service buildings, hospitals, institutions, schools and churches, when permitted in a district, may be erected to a height not exceeding seventy-five (75) feet if the building is set back from each yard line at least one (1) foot for each foot of additional building height above the height limit otherwise permitted in the district in which the building is being built.
2. 
Single-family dwellings and two-family dwellings may be increased in height by not more than ten (10) feet when the side and rear yards are increased over the yard requirements of the district in which they are located by not less than ten (10) feet, but they shall not exceed three (3) stories in height, including any full height attic space.
3. 
Chimneys, cooling towers, elevator bulkheads, fire towers, monuments, stacks, stage towers, tanks, water towers, or necessary mechanical appurtenances may be erected to a height in accordance with existing or hereafter adopted ordinances of the City.
4. 
Accessory buildings may not occupy more than thirty percent (30%) of a required rear yard, but where such rear yard adjoins an alley, the accessory buildings shall not be nearer than five (5) feet to the alley lines.
5. 
An opened, unenclosed porch, deck or paved terrace may project into a front yard for a distance not exceeding ten (10) feet and not to exceed four (4) feet in height from the deck or floor.