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Legislation #: 910183 Introduction Date: 2/21/1991
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 3/31/1991
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 39, Code of General Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by repealing Section 39.151 (District C-3a1 - Intermediate Business, Low Buildings) and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to provide for laundries. (254-S-95)

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2/21/1991

Prepare to Introduce

2/21/1991

Referred Plans And Zoning Committee

2/22/1991

Advertise

3/13/1991

Do Pass

3/14/1991

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

3/21/1991

Passed


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ORDINANCE NO. 910183

 

Amending Chapter 39, Code of General Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, by repealing Section 39.151 (District C-3a1 - Intermediate Business, Low Buildings) and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to provide for laundries. (254-S-95)

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 39, Code of General Ordinances of Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance is hereby amended by repealing Section 39.151 (District C-3a1 - Intermediate Business, Low Buildings) and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter to read as follows:

 

Section 39.151. District C-3a1 - Intermediate Business (Low Buildings)

 

I. Purpose: District C-3a1 is intended to serve regional trade areas by permitting large-scale commercial development of more intensive uses than allowed in the C-2 district. Such areas should be adjacent to major thoroughfares carrying regional traffic. Certain distribution and wholesale uses are first permitted in this district.

 

II. Use Regulations: In District C-3a1, no building or land shall be used and no building shall be erected, altered or enlarged, which is arranged, intended or designed for other than one of the following uses:

 

A. Principal uses:

 

(1) Any use permitted in District C-2.

 

(2) Retail services:

 

(a) Book binding.

(b) Diaper services.

 

(c) Dyeing and dry cleaning plants.

(d) Film exchanges.

 

(e) Meat processing. Provided that there is

no slaughtering or rendering on premises,

that all waste is stored within a

building, that all loading and unloading

shall be done in a recessed loading on

the premises with all truck ingress and
egress to be from a major thoroughfare,

that employee parking shall be provided

in accordance with requirements for

industrial buildings, and that no noxious

odors are created on the premises.

 

(f) Newspapers, job printing, lithographing

and publishing.

 

(g) Photograph printing shops.

 

(h) Plumbing or sheet metal shops (allowing

punching of material one-eighth inch or

less thickness).

 

(i) Shooting galleries.

 

(j) Sign painting and sign shops.

 

(k) Taxidermy.

 

(l) Trade schools.

 

(3) Automobile related and oriented uses:

 

(a) Auto body shops provided that:

 

i. All work shall be done within the

building.

 

ii. All inoperable or wrecked vehicles

shall be stored inside the building.

 

iii. No salvage operations shall take

place on site.

 

iv. All access shall be from a major

thoroughfare.

 

v. The property must have a frontage of

at least fifty (50) feet along a

major thoroughfare unless the

property fronts on a street and all

of the property fronting on such

street within the same block and on

both sides of the street is zoned

District C-2 or greater intensity.

 


vi. The yard requirements listed below in subsection III shall apply unless

the property abuts District R-1,

R-2, R-3, R-4, R-4-O, R-5, R-5-O,

R-6, any building shall be set back

at least fifteen (15) feet from the

rear property line and forty (40)

feet from any side property line.

Parking is permitted in side or rear

yards.

 

vii. Parking spaces must be provided at

the rate of one (1) space for every

three hundred (300) square feet of

gross floor area.

 

viii. The property must be screened from

surrounding nonresidential property

and from any property adjacent to

the rear by a solid fence at least

six (6) feet in height provided that

the height of the fence may be

reduced to four (4) feet to provide

adequate sight distance at any

street or driveway intersection.

Property must be screened from any

residential property and from the

public street as follows:

 

1. From the public street:

deciduous shade trees spaced

thirty (30) feet on center if

at least twenty (20) feet

exists between curb and

building.

 

2. From the public street and from

residential property: smaller

ornamental trees in groupings

at fifteen (15) feet on center

if there is not adequate space

between the curb and building

for shade trees. These trees

should also be used, where

there are adjacent residential

properties, in the side yards.

 

3. Fences at least six (6) feet in

height will be used as detailed

above in all rear yards.

 

(b) Drive-in theaters, upon approval of

specific plans by the Board of Zoning

Adjustment, after a public hearing, and

subject to the following conditions:

 

i. The property shall consist of not

less than ten (10) acres of land in

a single tract or parcel not

intersected or divided by any

street, alley or by property

belonging to any other owner.

 

ii. The plans for the screen tower,

buildings, and other structures

shall have received the approval of

the Codes Administrator.

 

iii. The screen shall be obscured from

main thoroughfares. Any lights used

to illuminate the theater site shall

be so arranged as to reflect the

light away from adjoining property

and streets.

 

iv. The plans shall have been approved

by the Director of City Development,

indicating undue traffic congestion

due to the location and arrangement

of the theater, including the car

rows and aisles, and minimizing the

danger of fire and panic.

 

v. Acceleration and deceleration lanes

shall be provided along the public

thoroughfare adjacent to the

entrance and exit of the theater.

Parking space for patrons awaiting

admission shall be provided on the

side in an amount equal to not less

than thirty (30) percent of the

vehicular capacity of the theater.

 

vi. Vehicular circulation shall be so

designed and constructed as to

permit only one-way traffic within

the boundaries of the tract on which

the theater is located. Emergency

exits shall be provided and shall

meet the approval of the Fire

Department.

 

vii. The plans shall be approved by the

Fire Department.

 

viii. Definite plans for shrubbery and

landscaping shall be presented to

the Board and made a part of the

permit. The Board shall also

approve the design of the fence

surrounding the site.

 

ix. The nearest point of theater

property, including driveways and

parkway areas, shall be at least

seven hundred fifty (750) feet from

the boundary of a district zoned for

residential use. This condition may

be modified by the Board where

topographical considerations make

the requirement excessive. The

Board may require any other

condition that will safeguard the

public health or welfare of the

community.

 

(c) Drive-in businesses.

 

(d) Parking stations for trucks and buses.

 

(e) Public garages with the same conditions

listed above for auto body shops.

 

(f) Streetcar and bus barns.

 

(g) Used car sales lots or trailer sales

garages.

 

(4) Distribution and wholesale uses:

 

(a) Bakeries, wholesale provided that the

property adjoins or abuts an industrial

district and all loading and unloading

operations adjoin said industrial

district and subject to approval of the

Board of Zoning Adjustment after public

hearing and notice and after due

consideration as to the effect upon the

present and future character of

surrounding properties.

 


(b) Bottling works for soft drinks only and provided that the building is

soundproofed and air-conditioned and

recessed loading and unloading space is

provided and that the property is more

than one hundred (100) feet from any

property zoned for Districts R-1, R-2,

R-3, R-4, R-4-O, R-5, R-5-O, and R-6.

 

(c) General distribution and wholesaling.

 

(d) Manufacture of articles to be sold at

retail on premises only.

 

(e) Storage, in bulk, within a building, or

warehouses for automobiles, clothing,

drugs, dry goods, furniture, hardware,

household goods, glass, groceries,

lubricating oil, millinery, paints and

paint materials, pipes, rubber, shop

supplies, tobacco, turpentine, and

varnish. Also, office and warehouse

structures of general building

contractors for the storage of other than

heavy construction equipment, provided

all storage is within the building, and

sufficient space is provided for truck

loading, unloading and parking to be

entirely on private property.

 

(f) Transfer and storage offices or

warehouses.

 

(g) Wholesale uses: any use listed in

Districts C-1, C-2, and C-3a1, except

where a wholesale use is specifically

listed, and not including uses listed in

District C-4 and in industrial districts,

is permitted in this district as a

wholesale use. Manufacture of products

is permitted in connection with above

wholesale uses, providing the area

devoted to such manufacturing is limited

to less than fifty (50) percent of the

floor area, when the entire use is on one

(1) floor, or, in a multi-storied

building, not over the equivalent of the

area of one (1) floor, where the entire

use occupies more than one (1) floor.

 


(5) Miscellaneous.

 

(a) Armories.

 

(b) Battery stations.

 

(c) Cabinet and carpenter shops.

 

(d) Fiestas and street fairs.

 

(e) Tourist camps and motels.

 

(f) Laundries.

 

B. Accessory uses. Accessory uses customarily

incident to the above uses.

 

III. Height, yard, and area regulations.

 

In District C-3a1, the height of the buildings, the minimum dimensions of lots and yards and the minimum lot area per family permitted on any lot shall be as follows, provided that buildings erected exclusively for dwelling purposes shall comply with the front, side and rear yard requirements in District R-4.

 

A. Height.

 

Buildings or structures shall not exceed three (3)

stories and shall not exceed forty-five (45) feet

in height.

 

B. Front yards.

 

(1) Residential dwelling structure: Same as

District R-4.

 

(2) Nonresidential structure, including hotel and

motel: There need be no front yard in this

district.

 

C. Side yards.

 

(1) Residential dwelling structure: Same as

District R-4.

 

(2) Nonresidential structure, including hotel and

motel: There need be no side yard in this

district.

 


D. Rear yards.

 

(1) Residential dwelling structure: Same as

District R-4.

 

(2) Nonresidential structure, including hotel and

motel: Same as for District C-1.

 

E. Lot area.

 

Same as for District C-1, except that for apartment

houses, apartment hotels, hotels, and buildings

used jointly for hotel and apartment house uses or

for business and residence purposes, the minimum

shall be three hundred fifty (350) square feet.

 

IV. Parking and loading regulations.

 

As provided for in Sections 39.444 and 39.445.

 

V. Signs.

 

As provided for in Section 39.220.

 

 

Section B. That the Council finds and declares that before taking any action on the proposed amendment hereinabove, all public notices and hearings required by the Zoning Ordinance have been given and had.

 

_____________________________________________

 

 

I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 39, Code of General Ordinances, the foregoing ordinance was duly advertised and public hearings were held.

 

 

___________________________________

Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Assistant City Attorney