Series 110 2009 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 110-163; Ord. 20237; Amending Chapter 29 of the City Code as it relates to the definition of duplex and villa dwelling units
Bill No. B 79-09
amending Chapter 29 of the City Code as it relates to the definition of duplex and
units; 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, Missouri, is
hereby amended as follows:
Material to be deleted in
strikeout; material to be added underlined.
Sec. 29-2. Definitions.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following words and
terms as used are defined to mean the
Dwelling, Multiple-Family. A building containing three (3) or more dwelling units.
Dwelling, One-Family. A building containing one dwelling unit.
Dwelling, One-Family Attached (also known as twin house, zero lot line, single-family
attached, semi-attached, and semi-detached). A building
containing two (2) attached
dwelling units that share a common wall at the lot line and that are on separate lots.
Dwelling, Two-Family (also known as duplex). A building containing two (2) dwelling
units, situated on a single lot.
Dwelling Unit. A building or portion thereof, designed to house a family.
Dwelling, Villa. A one-family attached dwelling
that is subject to the design criteria set forth
in section 29-10.
Sec. 29-10. District PUD, planned unit development.
Permitted uses. In district PUD, no building, land or premises shall be used and no
building shall be hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered except for one or more
of the uses allowed by the ordinance placing the property in district PUD (for exceptions, see
section 29-28, Non-Conforming Uses; and section 29-31, Board of Adjustment) The commission
shall recommend and the council, at the time of rezoning, shall designate the use or uses allowed
for the applicant's property from the following uses:
Bed and breakfast establishment, subject to the following criteria:
. . .
Dwelling, one-family attached.
Dwelling, villa, subject to the following design criteria:
Exterior wall materials. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the total net exterior wall area of
each building elevation, excluding windows, gables, doors, and related trim, shall be brick, stone,
cultured stone, stucco, architectural concrete panels, textured concrete block, fiber-cement
siding, or other similar materials. Exterior walls shall be composed of no more than three (3)
Roof design. Roofs shall be gable, hip, mansard, or gambrel style. Roofs shall have a
minimum pitch of 5:12 (i.e., five (5) feet rise in twelve (12) feet of run). There shall be a
minimum of two (2) roof breaks per dwelling unit (i.e., roofs that turn a corner or change
elevation). Roof materials shall be high quality, durable materials such as, but not limited to
wood shake shingles, clay or concrete tiles, and architectural grade shingles.
Setback variation. The front setback of each one-family attached structure shall be offset
minimum of four (4) feet from that of adjacent structures.
Elevation variation. Block frontages shall include at least three (3) distinct building
elevation models. Homes of the same model shall not occur on adjacent or opposite lots.
Porches. All dwelling units shall have either a covered porch or a recessed entry. Covered
porches shall be a minimum of fifty (50) square feet and five (5) feet deep. Recessed entries
shall be a minimum of twenty (20) square feet and four (4) feet deep.
Garages. Garages shall not protrude more than five (5) feet past the front façade of the
habitable portion of the dwelling.
Architectural elevation renderings for all models of buildings being proposed shall be
submitted at the time of PUD development plan application, which specify the following:
Types of exterior wall materials to be used, and the amount (as a percentage of total wall
area) of total exterior wall area that each material is proposed to cover, including all sides of the
Roof pitch and material.
Exceptions. The city council may approve exceptions to the above design criteria when
alternative design standards are proposed by the applicant, which would either meet or exceed
those criteria listed above.
Standards and criteria. The following standards and criteria shall apply to all PUD
Yards. There shall be a twenty-five (25) foot setback from all perimeter property lines of
the PUD, except the setback from property lines other than street right-of-way shall be ten (10)
feet for side yards and twenty (20) feet for rear yards when the PUD or portion thereof consists
of one-family, one-family attached or two-family dwellings. The setback is intended to be a
landscaped buffer; however, driveways (but not parking) are allowed. The applicant may request
or the commission may recommend and the council may approve modifications in the width of or
use of the setback when unique conditions warrant such modifications.
Screening and landscaping. For PUDs or portions thereof consisting of
one-family detached dwellings on individual lots or two one-family
attached dwellings on
individual lots (except as specified below), the provisions of section 29-25 shall not apply;
however, this requirement shall be met by depicting the proposed landscaping on a "typical lot".
For all other PUDs or portions thereof and for PUDs or portions thereof consisting
two one-family attached dwellings on individual lots which have side or rear
property boundaries abutting
collector or arterial street right-of-way, compliance with section 29-25 is required. The applicant
may request or the commission may recommend and the council may approve modifications in
the screening and landscaping requirements, such as openings in screening buffers for pedestrian
Procedure for Review and Approval of a PUD Development Plan:
(2) The PUD development plan submittal
shall include the following:
a. Name of the PUD.
f. The location
and maximum height of all buildings. In the case of one
-family units or
two one-family attached units on individual lots, this requirement can
be met by use of building
"envelopes" which show the portion of the lot within which structures may be located.
Sec. 29-25. Screening and landscaping requirements.
Lands to which this section applies. The landscaping and screening requirements of this
section shall apply to all land public and private located in the City of Columbia, Missouri,
except the following:
(1) Land within zoning districts
A-1; R-1; R-2 (except for those R-2 zoned developments
having lots which contain attached residences and which have side or rear property boundaries
abutting collector or arterial street right-of-way); RMH; M-C; M-U; F-1; and PUD or portions
thereof consisting of
single one-family detached dwellings on individual lots and two one-family
attached dwellings on individual lots (except for two one-family attached developments
lots which have side or rear property boundaries abutting collector or arterial street right of way).
Notwithstanding this exception, parking areas and loading/unloading areas in any zoning district
shall be subject to the provisions contained in this section. Buildings or additions to buildings in
district C-2 shall be exempt from the provisions of this section; however, any parking areas
associated with buildings or additions to buildings in district C-2 shall not be exempt from the
provisions of this section.
Sec. 29-30. Off-street parking and loading regulations.
(7) No motor vehicle shall be parked
in the yard area of a one-family
, one-family attached or
two-family dwelling, multiple-family apartment, court apartment, group dwelling, sorority or
fraternity house, dormitory, cooperative house, or rooming, boarding, or lodging house, other
than in a parking area or driveway as defined by and under the provisions of this chapter,
provided that such parking shall be allowed on property with a valid temporary permit issued by
the director of public works under subsection (a)(8).
(8) The director of public works may
issue temporary permits to the owner or authorized
agent of the owner to allow parking of motor vehicles in a yard area as prohibited in subsection
(a)(7), subject to the following terms and conditions:
a. Such permit shall be issued for a period deemed appropriate
by the director of public works,
not to exceed forty-eight (48) hours.
b. No such permit may be issued for parking in the yard
area of a one-family
attached or two-family dwelling.
Parking Requirements. Off-street parking spaces shall be provided for all uses in
accordance with the minimum requirement set forth in Table 29-30(b)(1).
having up to 2
of 3 or more
units without a
unit for 1
bedroom units; 2
unit for 2
for 3 or more
In addition to
for residents, 1
units will be
. . .
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be
in full force and effect from and after its passage.
PASSED this 20th day of April, 2009.