Chapter 29 ZONING*
Section 29-12 District O-1, office district.
(a) Purpose. This district is intended to provide for professional, administrative,
offices and related uses primarily. It may serve as a buffer area between residential and more
intense nonresidential uses.
(b) Permitted Uses. In district O-1, no building or land shall be used
and no building shall be
hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered, except for one or more of the following
uses (For exceptions, see section 29-28, Non-Conforming Uses; and section 29-31, Board of
All permitted uses in district R-3 (subject to the height and area regulations of district R-3).
Banks, other financial institutions, and travel agencies.
Counseling centers operated by charitable or not-for-profit organizations; excluding halfway
houses or any use connected with penal or correctional institutions.
Hospitals for human beings, medical or dental clinics, sanitariums, and medical laboratories.
Office buildings used for the administrative functions of businesses, professions, companies,
corporations; and social, philanthropic, eleemosynary, or governmental organizations or
Offices for professional and business use involving the sale or provision
of services, but not
the sale or rental of goods, including but not limited to:
(1) Artists, sculptors, photographers.
(2) Authors, writers, composers.
(3) Lawyers, engineers, planners, architects, realtors,
insurance agents, brokers, and other consultants in similar professions.
(4) Ministers, rabbis, priests, or other clergy members.
(5) Physicians, dentists, chiropractors, or other licensed
(6) Seamstresses, tailors.
(7) Teachers of private lessons in art, music, or dance.
Residential care facilities.
Schools operated as a business within an enclosed building, except trade schools and schools
which offer retail goods or services to the public.
Customary accessory uses subject to the provisions of section 29-27, Accessory Uses.
(c) Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district
O-1 only after the
issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:
Buildings and premises for public utility services or public service corporations, whose buildings
or uses the board deems reasonably necessary for public convenience or welfare.
Drive-up facilities incidental to any permitted uses.
Funeral homes, with or without a mortuary, provided that:
(a) Such use shall be conducted within a fully enclosed legally
(b) Such use shall have fee-simple ownership of the required
parking spaces to meet the
requirements of section 29-30 (off-street parking and loading) for
the intended use. The use of shared parking shall be prohibited, unless approved by the board
adjustment after consideration of the required documentation stated in section 29-30(e).
(c) No outside storage or display of equipment or merchandise
used or customarily sold in
conjunction with such use shall be permitted.
(d) No cremation of the deceased shall be permitted on-site.
(e) The operator of such use shall be licensed by the State
of Missouri, as required.
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, single-family
residences and other halfway houses.
Hospitals for small animals, if within an enclosed building.
Research and development laboratories, provided there is minimal/insignificant use of
hazardous materials based on a risk assessment.
(d) Height and Area Regulations. In district O-1 any building or portion
of a building hereafter
erected, constructed, reconstructed, or altered shall be subject to the following regulations:
(1) Lot size. No minimum requirement.
a. Front--Not less than twenty-five
b. Rear--Not less than twenty-five
(25) feet, except that no rear yard is required where the
lot line of the rear yard abuts property in a nonresidential district.
c. Side--No minimum requirement,
corner lots there shall be a side yard adjacent to the side street of not less than
fifteen (15) feet; and
an O-1 district abuts any residential district, there shall be a side yard of not
less than ten (10) feet.
(3) Building height. Not over forty-five (45)
feet except that buildings may be erected to a
height not to exceed seventy-five (75) feet, provided that such buildings shall be set back one
additional foot on all sides, for each additional foot of building height over forty-five (45) feet.
(4) Vision clearance. On any corner lot on which
a front or side yard is required, no wall,
fence, sign, or other structure or 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. (See section 29-30, Off-Street Parking
(Code 1964, § 19.160; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 11271, § 1, 11-3-86; Ord.
11702, § 1, 12-7-87; Ord. No. 13526, § 1, 12-7-92; Ord. No. 15134, § 1, 2-3-97; Ord.
§ 1, 5-5-03; Ord. No. 20238, § 1, 4-20-09)
(Ord. 20238, Amended, 04/20/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 17667, Amended, 05/05/2003, Prior Text; 15134, Amended, 02/03/1997, Prior Text)