Series 110 2009 ORDINANCES/RESOLUTIONS
Section 110-247; Ord. 20285; Amending Chapter 29 of the City Code to establish standards for self-storage facilities in C-2 zoning districts
Bill No. B 128-09
amending Chapter 29 of the City Code to establish standards for self-storage facilities
zoning districts; 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. 29-15. District C-2, central business district.
Purpose. This district is intended to provide for commercial facilities in the central
business district. The principal land uses are retail sales, services, offices and public facilities.
. . .
Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district C-2 only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
Halfway houses for not more than fifteen (15) occupants, provided that the board
finds that the
proposed use would not be detrimental to the public interest considering the size and character of
the proposed facility and its proximity to schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, residences,
other halfway houses and halfway houses for young offenders for not more than forty (40)
. . .
Research and development laboratories, provided there is minimal/insignificant use
materials based on a risk assessment.
Self-service storage facilities, subject to the following conditions:
(1) The application required by section 29-23 shall include a conceptual
design plan that
a. The location of the proposed facility in relation to the existing
uses of the building.
b. The square footage of the total building and area that will be allocated
for the proposed
c. The means of ingress and egress to the proposed facility.
d. The use group or groups that the building is currently permitted
for as defined in chapter 6
of this code.
e. How the altered building will address parking and loading demands
generated by the
The conceptual design plan is not required to be sealed by a registered design professional.
The plan may be drawn by the applicant. The plan shall be prepared in a manner that all
(2) The facility is incidental to the primary use of the building in
which it is located (i.e., a
mixed use occupancy building shall be required).
(3) The facility shall not be used to store flammable gases, aerosols,
paints, thinners, feed,
fertilizer, soil conditioners, pesticides, chemicals, explosives and other hazardous materials,
construction materials, inoperable vehicles, or for bulk storage of any kind.
(4) The use of power tools, paint sprayers, or servicing, repair or
fabrication of furniture, boats,
trailers, motor vehicles, lawn mowers, appliances and other similar equipment is prohibited in the
(5) The facility shall be used exclusively for the storage of goods. No individual tenant may
convert, use, or otherwise alter a leased or rented unit to sell any stored item from the facility or
to conduct any type of commercial activity at the facility.
(6) When the facility is located on the first floor of a building,
it shall not be located in front of
the primary use so that it is the visible storefront of the building.
(7) When the facility is located in the basement or on any floor higher
than the first floor of a
building, it may occupy the entire basement or floor only if existing exterior windows remain
intact and are blacked-out to ensure that stored items are not visible and that the architectural
integrity of the building façade is maintained. Building facades on new or renovated
construction shall incorporate design elements that break-up the façade so it does not create a
(8) When the facility is located in an existing or renovated building,
loading and unloading
activities, on public rights-of-way, shall not occur between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and between
4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Monday thru Friday).
(9) When the facility is located in a newly constructed building, provision
loading/unloading facilities shall be incorporated into the design of the structure. The facility
shall be of adequate depth from the right-of-way so that no blockage of the travel way will occur
during loading/unloading activities. When such provision is made, the limitation on hours of
loading and unloading, stated in subsection 8, shall not apply. On-site parking requirements shall
be governed by the provisions of section 29-30.
(10) All proposed construction, renovation, or alteration activities
necessary to permit the
facility to occupy an existing or new structure shall be in accordance with the requirements of
chapter 6 and chapter 9 of this code. Activities begun before submission, review and approval of
professionally sealed plans and the issuance of a building permit shall be a violation of the
conditional use permit conditions and this code.
Uncovered, surface commercial parking for automobiles and light trucks, except for
publicly-owned parking facilities.
. . .
SECTION 2. This ordinance shall be
in full force and effect from and after its passage.
PASSED this 1st day of June, 2009.