Series 103 2002 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 103-381; Ord. 17370; Amending Chapter 29 RE: Establishing a Planned General Industrial District
Ordinance No. 17370 Council
Bill No. B 234-02A
amending Chapter 29 of the City Code to establish a Planned General Industrial District; and
fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS
SECTION 1. Chapter 29 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia,
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be added underlined.
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Sec. 29-19.1 District M-P, Planned General Industrial District.
(a) Purpose. The M-P district is intended to allow
for a broad range of industrial and
commercial uses under the guidelines of a planned district.
The major objectives of the M-P district are:
(1) To promote flexibility in the design and location of structures.
To promote the efficient use of land and to facilitate a more economic
arrangement of buildings, circulation systems, land uses and utilities.
(3) To ensure compatibility with surrounding
(b) Permitted uses. In district M-P, no building,
land or premises shall be used and no
building shall hereafter be erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered except for one or more
of the uses allowed by the ordinance placing the property in district MP (for exceptions, see
Section 2928, NonConforming Uses, and Section 2931, Board of Adjustment). The commission
shall recommend and the council, at the time of rezoning, shall designate the use or uses allowed
for the applicants property from the following uses:
(1) One or more or all of the permitted uses in districts M-R, M-C,
M1 and C-3 (except those
uses permitted in district R-3).
(c) Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be
permitted in district M-P only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
Communication antennas and towers, subject to the provisions of section 29-21.3.
(d) Standards and Criteria. The following standards
and criteria shall apply to all M-P
(1) Lot size. No minimum requirements.
(2) Yards. Yards shall be provided as deemed necessary, based on the
characteristics of each
individual proposal, to provide compatible development.
(3) Building height. No maximum height.
(4) Vision clearance. On any corner lot no wall, fence, sign or other
no plant growth of a type which would interfere with traffic visibility across the corner shall be
permitted or maintained higher than three (3) feet above the curb level, within fifteen (15) feet of
the intersection of the street right-of-way lines.
(5) Parking and loading. The provisions of Section 2930, OffStreet
Parking and Loading, shall
apply, except that the commission may recommend and the council may approve a different
parking requirement if, after considering the proposed use, the availability of other parking in the
area (including parking on public streets) and other relevant factors, a different requirement is
a. permanent screen consisting of a masonry wall, wood fence, landscaping
combination thereof, at least eight (8) feet in height and, when a fence is used, not to exceed
twelve (12) feet in height, shall be required where a lot in this district abuts residentially zoned
land. The required screening shall have an opacity of at least eighty (80) per cent year around
and, if landscaping is used, the eighty (80) per cent opacity and eightfoot minimum height shall
be achieved within four (4) full growing seasons. In the event a masonry wall or wood fence is
used, landscaping shall be placed between the wall or fence and the property line to form an
ornamental screen. The required screening and landscaping shall be maintained in good order
and not allowed to exist in a state of disrepair or death. If wood fencing is used, it shall be
durable in nature and treated to prevent rapid deterioration. Failure to maintain the required
landscaping and screening shall be considered a violation of this chapter.
b. The commission may recommend and the council
may approve less stringent or more
stringent screening requirements if, after considering topography, surrounding uses and other
relevant factors, less stringent or more stringent screening requirements are deemed appropriate.
c. The commission may recommend and the council
may approve screening requirements for
any lot in district M-P that abuts land that is not residentially zoned after considering the possible
uses of the lot and the abutting property. The screening requirements shall be the same as in
subsection (d)(6)a. and shall be subject to the provisions of subsection (d)(6)b.
Drainage. A drainage system shall be designed to minimize the possibility of
soil erosion and flood damage.
(8) Circulation. The traffic circulation system shall provide for the
safe, convenient and
efficient movement of goods and people with a minimum of conflict between various modes of
(e) Procedure for review and approval of MP zoning and the development
(1) The first step in approval process should be a concept review to
discuss and document the
proposal. The concept review is an informal discussion and review between the director of
planning and development and the developer to discuss land use and development concepts,
applicable regulations, and other concerns that may be raised.
(2) The applicant shall prepare and submit a request for MP zoning
to the commission for its
review. The request shall include a list of proposed M-P uses. The commission shall then hold
(3) After the public hearing, the commission shall forward its recommendation
to the council.
(4) The council, after a public hearing, shall take final action on
the MP zoning request and
shall specify the uses allowed.
(5) After council approval of the rezoning, the applicant shall submit
a development plan for
review and approval by the commission. The development plan shall be processed in the same
manner as a rezoning request. Advertising costs shall be at the applicant's expense. After the
public hearing, the commission shall forward the development plan to the council with its
recommendation. The council will then conduct a public hearing and take action on the plan.
(6) The development plan submittal shall include
a. The name of the MP development.
b. A north arrow, scale, small location map
of the site, and the size of the site to the nearest
onetenth (0.1) of an acre.
c. The name and address of the record owners
of the land.
d. Names of adjacent property owners of unsubdivided
land and the names of adjacent
e. The existing topography of the site with
contour intervals no greater than five
(5) feet, and the specific location of the onehundredyear floodplain, if applicable.
f. The location and height of all buildings. The minimum distance from
buildings to perimeter
property lines shall be shown or stated on the plan.
g. The location and number of parking spaces,
drives, walkways, and the parking ratio.
h. The location and width of existing street
rightsofway, alleys, roads, railroad rightsofway
and recorded easements; and, the proposed location, width, name and grade for any new street.
i. The location and size of existing and proposed
sanitary sewers, water mains, storm sewers
and natural gas mains within or adjacent to the site and any proposed easements.
j. A landscaping plan which complies with the
requirements of Chapter 12A.
k. Signature blocks for commission and council
approval on all exhibits considered part of
the development plan.
l. The proposed location
and general description of wall signs and signs not attached to
structures on the site
m. The proposed type
and location of all onsite lighting.
(7) In addition to the above, a M-P development
plan submittal shall include a set of design
parameters which the director of planning and development shall use as guidance when
considering future revisions to an approved MP development plan. The design parameters shall
be in the form of a letter and shall include the following:
a. The maximum gross square footage of building
floor area on the site.
b. The minimum distance between any building
and any adjacent property line or street
c. The maximum height of any building on the
d. The minimum distance between the edge of
any driveway, parking area, loading area,
trash storage area and any adjacent property line or street rightofway.
e. The minimum percentage of the site to be
maintained in landscaping.
f. The maximum number of freestanding signs
on the site, the maximum square footage of
sign surface area and maximum height of each.
The design parameters shall become part of the ordinance
approving the M-P Development
(8) Approval of the development plan shall
be deemed as satisfying the requirements of the
subdivision regulations for a preliminary plat, provided all those requirements have been met.
Any variances to the subdivision regulations, proposed as part of the development plan shall be
stated clearly on the development plan. Such variances shall be considered along with
commission and council review of the development plan.
(9) No building permit shall be issued until the development
plan is approved by the council.
(10) No building permit shall be issued until
the property has been platted.
(11) No building or footing and foundation
permit shall be issued until the site plan filed with the
application for a building permit has been reviewed by the director of planning and development
for compliance with the approved development plan.
(12) From and after two (2) years following
the date of approval of a development plan by
the council, the council, may, by a majority vote, withdraw approval of such development plan,
provided development has not commenced.
(13) Changes may be made to an approved MP
development plan subject to approval by the
director of planning and development, provided that any such changes are within the limits set
forth in the approved design parameters. Any proposed changes which exceed the limits of the
design parameters shall be processed as a new MP development plan with required public
hearing before the planning and zoning commission and city council.
(14) The applicant may submit the development
plan at the time of rezoning to MP. Under
this option, the development plan will be considered by the commission and the council as part
of the rezoning request.
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SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after
PASSED this 15th day of July, 2002.