City of Pasadena Hills, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2009 §505.010; Ord. No. 36, 10-3-1939; Ord. No. 512 §1, 8-12-1997; Ord. No. 678 §1, 7-10-2003; Ord. No. 731 §1, 10-12-2004; Ord. No. 879 §1, 2-8-2010; Ord. No. 883 §1, 4-12-2010; Ord. No. 885 §5, 6-14-2010]
A. 
Purpose — Scope — Permit Requirements And Limitations.
1. 
This Section shall be construed and enforced in conjunction with all ordinances and regulations enacted or promulgated for purposes of historic preservation given the City's status as a Certified Local Government and a historic community on the National Register of Historic Places.
2. 
In the event of a discrepancy or conflict between the requirements set forth in this Section and any ordinance or regulation enacted or promulgated for purposes of historic preservation, then the most restrictive provision shall govern.
3. 
No person, firm or corporation may build, lay, repair, construct, reconstruct, replace, cover or seal any sidewalk or driveway or curbing of any street within the City without first obtaining approval of the City Historic Preservation Commission and a building permit from the City Building Commissioner.
4. 
Widening of driveway apron entrances from the street will not be allowed unless specifically approved by both
a. 
The Pasadena Hills Historic Preservation Commission under the standards of the Department of Interior and policies and regulations promulgated by the Commission, and
b. 
The Building Commissioner in accordance with the City's housing and building codes.
5. 
Driveway expansion will not be allowed unless specifically approved by both
a. 
The Pasadena Hills Historic Preservation Commission under the standards of the Department of Interior and policies and regulations promulgated by the Commission, and
b. 
The Building Commissioner in accordance with the City's housing and building codes.
B. 
Total Replacement Of Driveway Aprons, Intersecting Sidewalks Or Driveways — Permit And 18x18 Samples Required.
1. 
Samples. As part of the permitting process, all applicants shall submit an 18x18 sample of the material for the proposed work. All work shall be completed in strict compliance with the material sample approved by the City.
2. 
Aprons and curbs. All driveway apron replacement adjacent to existing exposed aggregate streets are to be exposed aggregate concrete. No white or gray concrete is acceptable.
3. 
Intersecting sidewalks (between apron and driveway). Any person replacing or reconstructing the driveway apron or the portion of the driveway adjacent to an intersecting sidewalk shall also be required to replace or reconstruct the intersecting sidewalk. Intersecting sidewalks shall be provided as part of the driveway on all properties within the City; all such intersecting sidewalks shall be the width as required by the City and shall be between the driveway and the apron. Intersecting sidewalks shall be composed of concrete exposed aggregate. All intersecting sidewalks shall be isolated between apron and driveway with one-half (½) inch construction joints. No white or gray concrete is acceptable.
4. 
Driveways. Concrete exposed aggregate shall be required for replacement of all driveways. No white or gray concrete is acceptable.
5. 
Asphalt driveways. Asphalt driveways that are a minimum thirty (30) feet in linear length or greater may be replaced with an asphalt surface with the approval of the Pasadena Hills Historic Preservation Commission in accordance with the standards of the Department of Interior and policies and regulations promulgated by the Commission.
However, notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, the intersecting sidewalk and driveway apron of any asphalt driveways shall be concrete exposed aggregate.
C. 
Repair Of Driveway Aprons, Intersecting Sidewalks Or Driveways — Permit And 18x18 Samples Required.
1. 
Samples. As part of the permitting process, all applicants shall submit an 18x18 sample of the material for the proposed work. All work shall be completed in strict compliance with the material sample approved by the City.
2. 
Defective defined. For purposes of this Section, an area of a driveway, apron, sidewalk or curb shall be considered "defective" if it is subject to loose or broken pieces, cracks with a width of three-eighths (⅜) inch or more and length of twelve (12) inches or more, concrete sections with excessive cracks of any size, uneven surface, "trip hazards" with a difference in surface level of at least one (1) inch, or a combination of such deficiencies.
3. 
Aprons and curbs. Driveway aprons and curbs may be repaired instead of replaced or reconstructed if the driveway apron or curb is less than twenty-five percent (25%) defective. All driveway apron repairs or partial replacement shall be exposed aggregate concrete. No white or gray concrete is acceptable.
4. 
Intersecting sidewalks. All defects in intersecting sidewalks shall be repaired. If an intersecting sidewalk is subject to defects in at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the area of the intersecting sidewalk, the intersecting sidewalk shall be totally replaced. All repairs and/or partial replacement shall be exposed aggregate concrete. All patchwork to be isolated between apron and driveway with one-half (½) inch construction joints. No white or gray concrete is acceptable.
5. 
Driveways. Driveways may be repaired instead of replaced or reconstructed if the driveway is less than fifty percent (50%) defective. All driveway repairs and partial replacement sections shall match the existing concrete in color and texture as much as possible. Pigmented concrete to match the previous concrete color and texture or use of Merrimac stone color pigment may be allowed and will be reviewed and approved by the Pasadena Hills Historic Preservation Commission in accordance with the standards of the Department of Interior and policies and regulations promulgated by the Commission. No white or gray concrete is acceptable.
6. 
Asphalt driveways. Driveways may be repaired instead of replaced or reconstructed if the driveway is less than fifty percent (50%) defective.
D. 
House Sidewalks, Steps, Platforms And Patios. House sidewalks, steps, platforms and patios may be repaired instead of replaced or reconstructed if such area is less than twenty-five percent (25%) defective. Concrete exposed aggregate, tinted concrete, as outlined in Subparagraph (B)(3) above, clay tile, brick and flagstone are all acceptable materials, all subject to Pasadena Hills Historic Preservation Committee approval. Installation details and samples are required as part of the permit approval process. Permits will be required.
E. 
Specifications For Repairs, Replacement, Construction And Reconstruction.
1. 
Driveway apron. Shall comply with the following requirements:
a. 
6" thick #3500 concrete
b. 
Minimum 3" drainable sub-grade
c. 
Crown or cross slope shall be minimum ⅛" per ft. for proper drainage
d. 
Minimum 2'-0" radius curbs
e. 
½" construction joints separating apron from street
2. 
Intersecting sidewalk. Shall comply with the following requirements:
a. 
5" thick #3500 concrete
b. 
½" construction joints at driveway and apron
c. 
Minimum 3" drainable sub-grade
3. 
Driveway portion. Shall comply with the following requirements:
a. 
5" thick #3500 concrete
b. 
Control joints maximum 15'-0" apart, joints to be at practical termination points
c. 
Minimum 3" drainable sub-grade, uniformly graded
d. 
Crown or cross slope shall be minimum ⅛" per ft. for proper drainage
e. 
6x6 #10 mesh reinforcing
f. 
Coarse broom finish (if tinted concrete is used)
4. 
Concrete mix for apron and curbs, intersecting sidewalk and driveway shall comply with the following requirements:
a. 
Type 1 cement, air entrained
b. 
Merrimac stone
c. 
Merrimac sand
d. 
6 sack cement per yard, (3500psi)
e. 
6 gallons water per sack
f. 
Maximum size aggregate 1"
g. 
Consistency slump of 2" to 4"
h. 
Retarder for exposed aggregate
5. 
Repair of existing concrete.
a. 
Fill cracks with driveway-appropriate mortar which matches the color of the adjacent existing driveway as much as possible.
b. 
Replace broken pieces of the driveway with 3000# PSI concrete which matches the color and texture of the adjacent existing driveway as much as possible. A minimum 3" drainable compacted base is required.
6. 
Repair of existing bituminous paving.
a. 
Fill cracks with driveway-appropriate asphalt which matches the color of the adjacent driveway as much as possible.
b. 
Replace broken pieces of the driveway with driveway-appropriate bituminous paving mix which matches the color and texture of the adjacent existing driveway as much as possible. A 5" minimum thickness and properly compacted drainable base are required. Joints shall be filled against the adjacent existing paving.
7. 
Recoating of existing bituminous paving. Recoating of existing bituminous paving with an appropriate driveway sealer is allowed and does not require a permit provided the work complies with the other requirements of this Section.
8. 
New bituminous for entire driveway.
a. 
New bituminous driveways will not be allowed where such driveway is adjacent to existing streets and sidewalks which are exposed aggregate concrete or similar material.
b. 
If a new bituminous driveway is permitted, the existing bituminous paving shall be removed and replaced with new driveway-appropriate bituminous mix, 5" minimum thickness with properly compacted drainable base. The driveway area shall not be enlarged or expanded.
F. 
Violations — Enforcement — Completion Deposit.
1. 
If, upon inspection, the driveway, entrance apron, sidewalk or curb improvements do not conform to the specifications set forth herein or do not conform to the concrete sample submitted, the Building Commissioner shall place a "Stop Work" order on the work immediately. The work already completed shall be replaced with work that conforms to the specifications and the concrete sample provided with the application for permit.
2. 
The property owner seeking a permit for improvements or repairs to the driveway, entrance apron, sidewalk or curb shall be required to pay funds to the City, to be held in escrow by the City, to ensure the completion of the work in conformance with the specifications and permit conditions.
G. 
Any decision or order of the Building Commissioner in the enforcement of this Section may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment in accordance with the procedures for appeal of administrative decisions.
[R.O. 2009 §505.020; Ord. No. 85 §§1 — 3, 11-25-1963]
A. 
The installation of permanent air-conditioning units, other than room coolers not exceeding one and one-half (1½) ton capacity, on the side or front of any building in the City of Pasadena Hills is hereby prohibited, except upon special permission for such installation by the Building Commissioner.
Provided, that the provisions of this Section shall not apply to room coolers of one and one-half (1½) ton capacity or less or to installation of permanent air-conditioning equipment directly in the rear of any dwelling, flat or apartment building.
B. 
Any persons desiring to install such permanent outside air-conditioning unit on the side or front of a building shall make application for a permit to the Building Commissioner of the City of Pasadena Hills showing the location of such unit with reference to the building, giving the name and size of the unit together with any other information required by the Building Commissioner and shall also show the distance from such location to the adjoining side lot line.
Upon receipt of such application, the Building Commissioner may, at his/her discretion, grant such application provided the same shall receive the approval and consent of at least two (2) members of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Pasadena Hills.
C. 
The application for the above permit for installation of permanent outside air-conditioning unit which is not located directly in the rear of any dwelling, flat or apartment building shall be accompanied by a permit fee of five dollars ($5.00) and failure to obtain such permit before installing such permanent outside air-conditioning unit on the side or front of any home shall constitute a violation.The owner of such home shall be punished by a fine of not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00) for each offense and each day such unit shall be maintained or operated without a permit shall constitute a separate offense.
Provided, that nothing in this Section shall prevent an adjoining owner of property from bringing civil action for the removal of such installation when the same is made without a permit as herein provided.
[R.O. 2009 §505.030; Ord. No. 250 §1, 4-14-1980]
Notwithstanding anything contained in Chapter 321, RSMo., regarding the regulatory authority of the fire protection districts as to chimneys and flues; also notwithstanding the fact that the County Building code (adopted by the City) contains provisions further regulating chimneys or flues in the City, no chimney or flues of Pasadena Hills shall be constructed for any purpose unless the materials of which they are constructed shall be of brick, stone or stucco on brick, on concrete, on cinder, concrete block, on hollow tile or on metal lath; none of such walls constituting the outer structures of the chimneys or flues shall be of less thickness than six (6) inches, exclusive of the fireproof, approved material or pipe in which the actual exhaust of smoke and flames from the heating source is contained.
[R.O. 2009 §505.040; Ord. No. 444 §§1 — 11, 8-10-1993; Ord. No. 752 §1, 6-13-2005]
A. 
Exterior Walls. No building shall be constructed or altered on any lot in the City of Pasadena Hills, Missouri, unless the exterior walls thereof shall be constructed of either:
1. 
Brick,
2. 
Stone, or
3. 
Stucco on brick, concrete, cinder block, hollow tile or metal lathe.
Provided however, with the exception of garages, all such walls must be of a minimum thickness of thirteen (13) inches. Alternatively, exterior walls may be constructed of 2 x 4 wood studs at sixteen (16) inch on center, with BOCA approved exterior sheathing, minimum R-13 insulation with a vapor barrier and a minimum four (4) inch nominal brick veneer.
B. 
Roofing Materials. The roof of any building or structure within the City that is constructed, replaced or altered shall comply with this Section. Roofs of all buildings and structures shall be either of tile, of slate or of 30-year architectural-grade shingles of a fiberglass and mineral composition. No person, firm or corporation shall reconstruct or replace any roof without first obtaining a permit for said reconstruction or replacement from the City's Building Commissioner. The Building Commissioner may order any roofing materials which are placed or installed in violation of this Section removed and replaced by materials satisfying the requirements hereof.
C. 
Pitched Or Hipped Roof. Every building shall have a pitched or hipped roof, the pitch to be at an angle of not less than thirty degrees (30°).
D. 
Bungalows. No bungalows shall be erected on any residential lot. For the purpose of this Section, "bungalow" shall be deemed to be any residence which does not contain a second (2nd) story capable of being utilized for at least two (2) bedrooms of not less than ten (10) feet by twelve (12) feet each and space for a stairway leading thereto.
[Ord. No. 812 §1, 10-9-2006; Ord. No. 885 §6, 6-14-2010]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
COMMISSION
The Historical Preservation Commission of the City of Pasadena Hills, Missouri.
REPLACEMENT WINDOW/REPLACEMENT DOOR/WINDOW REPLACEMENT/DOOR REPLACEMENT
The removal of the existing unit and its frame leaving the rough opening in the wall to remeasure for new replacement.
B. 
No person, firm or corporation may install or construct new windows and doors or alter existing windows and doors in any structure within the City without first obtaining a permit from the City Building Commissioner.
C. 
All applications for a window or door permit shall be accompanied by material samples, renderings and construction plans and specifications drawn by a qualified and reputable contractor.
D. 
No permit for installation or alteration of windows or doors shall be issued unless the samples, renderings, plans and specifications for such installation or alteration conform to the specifications set forth in this Section; provided however, that such specifications are consistent with standards promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior as such standards have been incorporated by Ordinance No. 619.
1. 
General specifications.
a. 
Existing windows and doors should be repaired, not replaced. Wood that can be repaired shall not be removed; wood components shall be repaired by patching, piecing-in, consolidation or otherwise reinforcing the wood.
b. 
If an applicant believes that an existing window or door cannot be repaired, the following characteristics of such window or door shall be preserved and not altered:
(1) 
The position, function, number, size and arrangement of historic windows and doors in a building wall, and
(2) 
The material and design of the existing window or door, including the casing, size, number of panes and type of window or door.
However, if such window or door is not a character-defining feature of the facade as determined by the Historic Preservation Commission, minor changes in the proposed replacement window or door may be approved by the Commission.
c. 
Any window replacement with insulating glass shall have permanently applied muntins no wider than seven-eighths (⅞) inch and dark colored internal spacer bars. Flat muntin grids applied to the inside or outside panes and removable muntins are prohibited.
d. 
Replacement windows shall be wood, either in its natural state or aluminum clad on the exterior. Window components shall be an earth-tone color which is consistent with the style of the structure and from the list of approved colors promulgated by the Commission.
e. 
Replacement windows incorporating external storm panels that are integrated into the sash are prohibited.
f. 
Vinyl windows or doors are prohibited.
g. 
Interior trim and sills on replacement windows and doors should be reused and refinished with minor modifications to allow a good fit. In the event the existing trim and sills cannot be reused, a reasonable facsimile to size, proportion and detail of the original detail shall be used.
h. 
Where original doors contribute to the historic character of the structure, they should be preserved. Front door refurbishment may include new weather stripping, a new threshold if required and bottom door sweep. Door hardware shall be refurbished; however, if the existing hardware cannot be reused, a reasonable facsimile to size and style to the existing shall be used.
i. 
On facades not visible from any public street, road, alley, sidewalk or other right-of-way, replacement windows are to match the existing location and size. Alternate window muntin options may be allowed in those areas upon approval of the Commission. If remodeling in those areas includes an addition or exterior wall renovation, compatible window and door size, function and style is to be considered and executed in matching the existing exterior architectural style and detail of the house.
j. 
The repair/reconstruction of steel case windows is approved and encouraged.
k. 
If the original window style has been subject to renovation prior to the passage of the ordinance, the current window style and layout pattern on the facade may remain and be upgraded with new replacement windows of similar type or style even if such particular type or style is prohibited by this Section. However, the replacement of the current window style and layout with the original window layout and window type is encouraged. Nothing in this Subsection shall be construed as an exemption from the permit requirements of this Section or compliance with other provisions of this Section.
l. 
Existing interior and exterior trim shall be preserved in place unless such is damaged by a window or door renovation.
m. 
If front door replacement is required, the same door and frame style, same door fenestration if it applies, and same door and frame material and detail shall be maintained.
2. 
Additional specifications for storm windows and doors. Storm windows and doors can be an important part of the renovation of an older structure to modern living and energy standards. The principle behind the specifications listed below is to accommodate the use of storm window and doors in a manner that has minimal impact on the appearance of the primary window and door, which are often some of the most distinctive features of a building.
a. 
Storm windows and doors must be painted or aluminum clad to match or complement the trim of the structure. Any material is acceptable as long as it is clad or painted.
b. 
Storm doors should avoid obscuring the design of the front door.
c. 
Storm windows must be of a configuration that will not obscure the window behind.
d. 
Stained glass and decorative windows shall be preserved in place and shall be repaired as necessary. A storm window is allowed to protect the window and provide additional weather and interior climate protection.
e. 
Storm windows and doors must match the size of the existing windows and doors.
f. 
Alternate window pattern and door detail can be used on side, rear and basement door locations.
g. 
The installation of storm windows cannot alter the existing window size, detail and fenestration.
h. 
Security storm doors are prohibited.
E. 
If, upon inspection, the windows or doors do not conform to the specifications set forth herein or do not conform to the samples, renderings and plans submitted, the Building Commissioner shall place a "stop work" order on the work immediately. The work already completed shall be replaced with work that conforms to the specifications and the samples, renderings and plans provided with the application for permit.
F. 
The property owner seeking a permit for installation or alteration to the window(s) and door(s) shall be required to pay funds or present a surety bond to the City, to be held in escrow by the City, to ensure the completion of the work in conformance with the specifications and permit conditions. Such funds may be used by the City, in accordance with the terms of the escrow agreement, for the purpose of bringing the window and door installation or alteration into compliance with the specifications set forth herein.
G. 
Any decision or order of the Building Commissioner in the enforcement of this Section may be appealed to the Board of Adjustment in accordance with the procedures for appeal of administrative decisions.
[R.O. 2009 §505.050]
All construction in the City shall comply with the requirements of Sections 319.200 through 319.207, RSMo., and any amendments thereto, relating to earthquakes and seismic construction requirements.
[R.O. 2009 §505.060; Ord. No. 103 §§1 — 3, 4-3-1962]
A. 
The word "building" shall be constructed as including the word "structure" and the word "structure" as including the word "building", and all arrangements or placement of materials of whatsoever nature which shall be accomplished for purpose of protection against any fallout of radioactive particles, or against any other condition or requirement, including the protection from the natural elements, whether the same shall be intended for construction above or under ground shall be considered as being included within the meaning of the word "building" for the purposes of this Section.
B. 
No building, structure, shelter or arrangement of materials shall be constructed or accomplished within the City of Pasadena Hills, whether the same shall be above or below ground, without a permit therefor.
C. 
All buildings, structures or arrangements of materials for the purpose of protection against fallout of radioactive particles, whether above or below ground, shall henceforward be constructed only in accordance with the standards prescribed by the United States Civil Defense Agency.
[R.O. 2009 §505.070; Ord. No. 527 §1, 12-9-1997]
On a corner in any district, nothing shall be erected, placed, planted or allowed to grow in such a manner as to impede vision between a height of two and one-half (2½) and ten (10) feet above the centerline grades of the intersecting streets in the area bounded by the street lines of such corner lots and a line joining points along said street lines fifty (50) feet from the point of intersection.