[R.O. 2008 §405.150; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007; Ord. No. 24-2007 §12, 12-13-2007]
Within the "R-1" Dwelling Zone, the following shall apply:
Any of the following uses:
Bed and breakfast.
Boarding or lodging units shall provide:
No less than one hundred (100) square feet of floor space per bedroom;
No more than (2) occupants per single room unit;
Each single room unit shall be provided with separate and private bathroom facilities;
If kitchen facilities are provided, such shall be provided as a separate room from the sleeping quarters and shall be adequately ventilated and no less than one hundred twenty (120) square feet of floor space in size.
Schools, churches, hospitals and accompanying building and/or structures.
Signs as permitted by the City of Louisiana Municipal Code.
Home gardens and orchards.
Private and public swimming pools.
Home occupations which are clearly incidental to and compatible with the residential character of the neighborhood will be permitted in any residential zone, however, in order to maintain the residential character of the neighborhood, promote peace, quiet and freedom from excessive noise, excessive traffic, nuisance, fire hazard and other possible effects of commercial or retail uses being conducted in residential areas, all home occupations must meet the following requirements and restrictions:
Any property owner of record desiring to have a home occupation must first present to the City Administrator appropriate plans detailing how the dwelling will be used or altered to accommodate the use.
When the plans are submitted, the City Administrator may request entry to determine if the proposed property can meet all the restrictions detailed in this Section for the proposed use.
Thereafter, by providing a written request or whenever any permit or license is to be renewed, the dwelling may be inspected to determine how it has been altered to accommodate the stated use and to insure compliance with all the restrictions detailed in this Section.
Upon approval by the City Administrator and prior to commencing any home occupation activities, the operator must secure all required licenses, permits, etc., to conduct that kind of occupation.
Authorization. No home occupation shall be permitted in any residence until a business license pursuant to the Municipal Code of the City of Louisiana has been obtained. Subject to the terms of this Section, any home occupation use as permitted by this Section, that is clearly secondary and incidental to a principal use of the residence as a dwelling unit, shall be permitted.
Purpose of regulation. Home occupations shall be regulated so as to:
Ensure compatibility of home occupations with all uses permitted in residential zones.
Promote the health, safety and general welfare of residential neighborhoods by preventing excessive noise, traffic, nuisances, fire hazards and other adverse effects of unregulated home occupations.
Establish standards for home occupations in residential units.
Use limitations. No home occupation shall be allowed where a likelihood exists that such use would negatively impact, interfere or conflict with the character, peace, good order and safety of the neighborhood in which it is located. No exterior alteration of the residential appearance of the premises shall be made, including the creation of a separate entrance to the dwelling exclusively for the home occupation. In addition to any other use limitations applicable to the zone in which the home occupation is located, no home occupation shall be permitted unless it complies with the following provisions:
A home occupation's on-site activity shall be conducted entirely within the confines of the residence and shall be clearly incidental to the use of the residence.
Home occupations shall comply with all local, County, State and Federal regulations and the requirements of this Section shall not be construed as an exemption from such regulations.
A home occupation's on-site activity shall be conducted solely by the owner of record or members of the immediate household lawfully residing within the residence.
If the home occupation employs persons to work at other locations, the dwelling unit shall not be used as an assembly point for any employees who may work at sites outside of the dwelling.
No more than twenty percent (20%) of the total combined enclosed living space of a dwelling unit, including garage, may be used for home occupations.
The Council may allow more than twenty percent (20%) of the total floor area of the dwelling unit and garage to be devoted to the home occupation but in no case will more than forty percent (40%) be considered or result in the elimination of any required parking.
There shall be no alteration to the exterior of the residential dwelling in connection with the home occupation use permitted. Minor alterations to the interior to accommodate the home occupation may be permitted.
The home occupation use shall not generate traffic in volumes greater than would normally be expected in a residential neighborhood. The home occupation shall not use commercial or business vehicles to make deliveries to or take finished products from the dwelling unit more than four (4) times per week.
For purposes of this Section, the normal volume of traffic generated by a single-family dwelling shall be defined as twelve (12) vehicle trips to and/or from the dwelling unit per twenty-four (24) hour period.
No commercial or business vehicle used in connection with the home occupation's residential setting shall be rated greater than three quarter (¾) ton.
The loading and unloading of materials and/or merchandise that requires more time than fifteen (15) minutes shall be accomplished completely off the street.
All parking generated in connection with a home occupation shall be accomplished completely in off-street parking spaces and at no time shall a home occupation require or utilize any on-street parking whatsoever, except as permitted by Subparagraph (f)(iii) of this Section.
No equipment or process shall be used in a home occupation that creates excessive noise, vibration, glare, fumes, obnoxious odors, heat discharge, pollutant discharge, electrical interference or fluctuations in line voltage detectable to normal sensory perception outside the structure or any other hazard that may be detrimental to the health, safety, peace, comfort and general welfare of persons in the City of Louisiana.
Notwithstanding anything in the Louisiana City Code to the contrary, no advertising, identification or business exterior displays or signs are permitted on any residential premises, except a single sign attached flat to the structure, such sign shall be no larger than one (1) square foot in size and shall not be illuminated.
Except for "home crafts" or "home party sales", there shall be no goods, materials or commodities sold from inventory on the premises or displayed for sale on the premises.
There shall be no regular or steady visitation or concentrated coming and going of clients to or from the premises.
There shall be no exterior storage of equipment, commodities, inventory or material used in connection with the home occupation.
No toxic, explosive, flammable, combustible, corrosive, radioactive or other restricted materials may be used or stored on the site for use in the home occupation, except up to a total of ten (10) gallons of flammable and/or combustible products commonly found in residential neighborhoods may be stored and used in the dwelling.
The home occupation's on-site activity shall be conducted entirely within the dwelling unit or garage and no stock in trade shall be displayed or visible from outside the dwelling or stored outside of any building, nor shall any raw materials, tools or appliances or waste products be stored outside of any building.
Permitted home occupations. Customary allowable home occupations may include, but are not limited to, the following list of occupations to the extent that such occupations are consistent with this Section.
Dressmakers, seamstresses, tailors.
Music teachers, provided that instructions shall be limited to one (1) pupil at a time.
Artists, sculptors, authors, composers.
Architects, engineers, lawyers, realtors, insurance agents, brokers and members of similar professions.
Salesmen, sales representatives or manufacturers' representatives, only when no retail or wholesale sales are made or transacted on the premises for goods, products or materials displayed, warehoused or stored on premises. Catalogue sales for goods, products or materials not inventoried, warehoused or stored on the premises are permissible.
Home crafts such as model making, rug weaving, lapidary work, cabinet making, etc., provided that no machinery or equipment be used or employed other than that which would customarily be found in the home shop in connection with a hobby or a vocation not conducted for gain or profit.
Babysitting not more than four (4) children.
Home party sales (Amway, Mary Kay, Avon, etc.), such home party sales shall be restricted to no more than one (1) per week.
Service providers based at the residence but perform the service elsewhere shall be permitted to use the residential address on the business license.
Repair services (electric appliance, clock, watch, computer, TV, etc.).
Prohibited home occupations. Permitted home occupations shall not include any business, occupation, service or profession that is otherwise provided for elsewhere by this Section or one that requires any form of special license or special inspection or one that specifically requires the granting of a Conditional Use Permit by this Chapter. As used in this Section a "special license" shall be deemed to be any license other than the standard business license issued by the City of Louisiana; and "special inspection" shall be deemed to be one that is required by the State of Missouri. In no circumstance shall a home occupation be deemed to include:
[Ord. No. 23-2018, 11-26-2018]
Nursery schools and child or adult day care centers.
Restaurants or other food services.
Stables, kennels or animal hospitals.
Medical or dental offices or clinics involving the treatment or counseling of patients, including chiropractors, veterinarians, podiatrists, etc.
Bed and breakfast, boarding or lodging units, rooming houses or apartment house/complex.
Motor vehicle repair or services.
Beauty salon, hair salon or barbershop.
Home occupations that do not or cannot meet the restrictions and requirements listed in this Section or should a property owner desire an exemption from the restrictions and requirements listed in this Section, such property owner shall be required to obtain a Conditional Use Permit allowing such exemption. The Board of Adjustment shall consider only those occupations listed in this Section for granting a Conditional Use Permit to the restrictions and requirements listed in this Section.
[Ord. No. 23-2018, 11-26-2018]
First (1st) offense. Any home occupational use which at any time or any reason does not comply with the above or any other specifications and/or restrictions, regulations or conditions imposed by the City Council for any home occupational use shall immediately upon notification of such non-compliance cease operation of such home occupational use until such time as it shall be determined by the appropriate City authority that such non-compliance has been abated and no longer exists.
Second (2nd) offense. Shall result in the complete withdrawal of the home occupation business license and such license not be renewed, nor shall such use be reinstated.
Group homes. 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.
[R.O. 2008 §405.160; Ord. No. 02-2007, 4-9-2007; Ord. No. 14-2008 §1, 7-24-2008]
Within the "R-2" Dwelling Zone, the following shall apply:
Any use permitted in the "R-1" Dwelling Zone.
Mobile homes for dwelling purposes.
One (1) mobile home per lot.
Lot size shall be no less than seven thousand two hundred (7,200) square feet, this to include:
Temporary buildings and uses for construction purposes.
Travel trailer or recreational vehicle for temporary residential dwelling purposes: One (1) trailer or vehicle per lot; applies to vacant lots only; requires permit from City Administrator after determination of compliance with requirements of Building Codes; permit may be issued for a duration of eighteen (18) months and may be renewed and upon permit expiration, trailer or vehicle shall be removed; permit review and approval herein specified shall be in lieu of requirements for Board of Adjustment review, report and hearing and Council hearing.