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City of Gerald, MO
Franklin County
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[Ord. No. 338 Art. VI §A, 11-14-1991; Ord. No. 432 §§1 — 2, 5-14-1998; Ord. No. 553, 8-26-2004]
A. 
The minimum required lot areas, lot width and yard dimensions in each district shall be in accordance with the following tabulation:
Minimum dimensional requirements of each zoning district.
1. 
"A-1" General Agriculture District.
a. 
Minimum depth of front yard in feet: 35 feet.
b. 
Minimum width of side yard in feet: 20 feet.
c. 
Minimum depth of rear yard in feet: 35 feet.
d. 
Minimum lot area per family: 1 acre.
e. 
Minimum lot width in feet: 150 feet.
f. 
Minimum lot size: 1 acre.
2. 
"R-1" Single-Family District.
a. 
Minimum depth of front yard in feet: 25 feet.
b. 
Minimum width of side yard in feet: 10 feet from foundation or 8 feet from eave.
c. 
Minimum depth of rear yard in feet: 20 feet.
d. 
Minimum lot area per family in square feet: 7,500 square feet.
e. 
Minimum lot width in feet: 50 feet.
f. 
Minimum lot size in square feet: 7,500 square feet.
3. 
"R-2" Two-Family/Multi-Family District.
a. 
Minimum depth of front yard in feet: 25 feet.
b. 
Minimum width of side yard in feet: 20 feet (1).
c. 
Minimum depth of rear yard in feet: 25 feet.
d. 
Minimum lot area per family in square feet: 2,500 square feet.
e. 
Minimum lot width in feet: 60 feet (2).
f. 
Minimum lot size in square feet: 10,000 square feet.
4. 
"B-1" Commercial District.
a. 
Minimum depth of front yard in feet: None.
b. 
Minimum width of side yard in feet: None (3).
c. 
Minimum depth of rear yard in feet: 30 feet (3).
d. 
Minimum lot area per family in square feet: N/A.
e. 
Minimum lot width in feet: None.
f. 
Minimum lot size in square feet: None.
5. 
"I-1" Light Industrial District.
a. 
Minimum depth of front yard in feet: 35 feet.
b. 
Minimum width of side yard in feet: 20 feet (3).
c. 
Minimum depth of rear yard in feet: 35 feet (3).
d. 
Minimum lot area per family in square feet: N/A.
e. 
Minimum lot width in feet: 100 feet.
f. 
Minimum lot size: 1 acre.
6. 
"I-2" Heavy Industrial District.
a. 
Minimum depth of front yard in feet: 35 feet.
b. 
Minimum width of side yard in feet: 20 feet (3).
c. 
Minimum depth of rear yard in feet: 35 feet (3).
d. 
Minimum lot area per family in square feet: N/A.
e. 
Minimum lot width in feet: 100 feet.
f. 
Minimum lot size: 1 acre.
7. 
"M-1" Mobile Home District. The minimum dimensional requirements for the "M-1" Mobile Home District shall be in accordance with the design standards set forth in Section 405.150(B) of this Chapter.
B. 
Numbers in parentheses in Subsection (A) hereof refer to the following additions or modifications to the aforementioned dimensional requirements.
1. 
Lots located within an "R-2" Two-Family/Multi-Family District shall have minimum side yards of twenty (20) feet each where the dwellings located thereon do not exceed two (2) stories. An additional three (3) feet per side yard will be required with each additional story.
2. 
Lots located within an "R-2" Two-Family/Multi-Family District shall have a minimum width of sixty (60) feet, however, the width shall be increased by ten (10) feet for each additional dwelling exceeding three (3).
3. 
Whenever any new commercial or industrial building or parking area is established so as to abut the side or rear line of a lot in a residential district, an opaque fence, wall or rear line of a hedge not less than five (5) feet and not more than six (6) feet high shall be constructed and maintained in good condition.
4. 
Corner lots within "R-1" Single-Family and "R-2" Two-Family/Multi-Family Districts shall have a minimum of twenty-five (25) feet front yard and twenty-five (25) feet side yard from both streets on all new construction. A variance may be requested if setback minimums cannot be met.
5. 
Lots within "B-1" Commercial Districts shall have a minimum setback from rear property line of zero (0) feet when abutting an alley, street, utility easement or railroad right-of-way. When said alley, street, utility easement or railroad right-of-way also abuts a Residential District ("R-1" Single-Family or "R-2" Two-Family/Multi-Family), the rear setback including the alley, street, utility easement or railroad right-of-way must be a minimum of thirty (30) feet from the residential district.