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Legislation #: 170365 Introduction Date: 5/18/2017
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning and Development Code, to add a new residential zoning district R-0.75 and to add a colonnade building type and further, revising other sections which reference residential zoning districts to add the new district. (254-S-322)

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5/11/2017 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/18/2017 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
5/24/2017 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
5/25/2017 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 170365

 

Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning and Development Code, to add a new residential zoning district R-0.75 and to add a colonnade building type and further, revising other sections which reference residential zoning districts to add the new district. (254-S-322)

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That Sections 88-110 (Residential Districts), 88-320-01 (Bed and Breakfast, Applicability), 88-445-06 (Signs in Residential Districts), 88-445-08-K (Additional Requirements for Specific Sign Types in Non-Residential Districts, Illumination of Signs), and 88-445-14-B.1 (Outdoor Advertising Signs, Sign Location) are hereby repealed and new sections of like number and title are hereby enacted, with said new sections to read as follows:

 

88-110 RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

88-110-01 DISTRICTS

88-110-01-A.     LIST

The city's residential zoning districts are listed below. When this zoning and development code refers to "residential" zoning districts or "R" districts, it is referring to these districts.

 

Residential Districts

Map Symbol

District Name

R-80

Residential 80

R-10

Residential 10

R-7.5

Residential 7.5

R-6

Residential 6

R-5

Residential 5

R-2.5

Residential 2.5

R-1.5

Residential 1.5

R-0.75

Residential 0.75

R-0.5

Residential 0.5

R-0.3

Residential 0.3

 

88-110-01-B.     DECIPHERING THE NAMES AND MAP SYMBOLS

The R district names (map symbols) are intended to provide a general indication of what is allowed in the district, with the "R" denoting the residential orientation of the district and the numeral providing a general indication of the allowed density, expressed in terms of the required minimum lot area per dwelling unit (in thousands). The R-7.5 district, for example, is a short-hand reference to a residential district that generally allows one dwelling unit per 7,500 square feet of gross site area.

 

88-110-02 PURPOSE

Kansas City's residential (R) zoning districts are primarily intended to create, maintain and promote a variety of housing opportunities for individual households and to maintain the desired physical character of existing and developing neighborhoods. While the districts primarily accommodate residential use types, some nonresidential uses are also allowed. The R district standards provide development flexibility, while at the same time helping to ensure that new development is compatible with the city's many neighborhoods. In addition, the regulations offer certainty for property owners, developers, and neighbors about the limits of what is allowed.

 

88-110-03 USES

88-110-03-A.    USE TABLE

Uses are allowed in R zoning districts in accordance with Table 110-1, below.

 

88-110-03-B.    USE CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

For the purpose of this zoning and development code, uses are classified into "use groups," "use categories," and "specific use types." These are described and defined in 88-805. The first column of Table 110-1 lists the groups, categories, and types allowed in one or more R districts.

 

88-110-03-C.    PERMITTED USES

Uses identified with a "P" in Table 110-1 are permitted as-of-right in the subject zoning district, subject to compliance with any use standards identified in the final column of the table and all other applicable standards of this zoning and development code.

 

88-110-03-D.    SPECIAL USES

Uses identified with an "S" in Table 110-1 may be allowed if reviewed and approved in accordance with the special use permit procedures of 88-525. Special uses are subject to compliance with any use standards identified in the final column of the table and all other applicable standards of this zoning and development code.

 

88-110-03-E.    PROHIBITED USES

Uses not listed in the table and those identified with a "–" are expressly prohibited.

 

88-110-03-F.    USE STANDARDS

The "use standards" column of Table 110-1 identifies use-specific standards that apply to some uses. Compliance with such standards is required regardless of whether the use is permitted as-of-right or requires special use approval.

 

88-110-03-G. SPECIAL STANDARDS ADJACENT TO PARKS, BOULEVARDS AND PARKWAYS

Additional regulations and restrictions on uses adjacent to parks, boulevards and parkways are imposed in table 110-1, as follows:

1.      Uses identified with a bracketed numeral one “[1]” are prohibited adjacent to and within 150 feet of any park, boulevard, or parkway.

 

2.      Uses identified with a bracketed numeral two “[2]” require special use permit approval if adjacent to and within 150 feet of any park, boulevard, or parkway.  (Refer to special use permit procedures in 88-525).

 

3.      Uses identified with a bracketed numeral three “[3]”:

a. are prohibited adjacent to and within 150 feet of any park or boulevard or within a development node, and

 

b.      require special use permit approval if adjacent to and within 150 feet of any parkway. 

 

 

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Land use restrictions apply to property adjacent to and within 150 feet of parks, boulevards, and parkways. The 150-foot distance is measured from the nearest edge of the right-of-way of the boulevard or parkway or the property boundary of the park to the nearest property line of the lot occupied by, or proposed to be occupied by, the restricted use type.  These restrictions apply only to that portion of the adjacent property (parcel or lot) located within 150 feet of the park, boulevard, or parkway.

 

Further, all uses or development adjacent to and within 150 feet of any boulevard or parkway (not including a park) and within ¼ mile of a development node shall comply with Boulevard and Parkway Standards per 88-323.

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Boulevard and Parkway Standards (88-323) apply to property adjacent to and within 150 feet of boulevards and parkways (not parks). The 150-foot distance is measured from the nearest edge of the right-of-way of the boulevard or parkway to the nearest property line of the lot occupied by, or proposed to be occupied by, the regulated land use.  The standards apply only to that portion of the adjacent property (parcel or lot) located within 150 feet of the boulevard or parkway. 

 

Table 110-1     RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS USE TABLE 

 

Table 110-1
Residential Districts Use Table

U S E G R O U P
(refer to 88-805 Use Groups and Categories)

Z O N I N G   D I S T R I C T

Use Standards

Use Category
  » specific use type

R-80

R-10

R-7.5

R-6

R-5

R-2.5

R-1.5

R-0.75

R-0.5

R-0.3

R E S I D E N T I A L

Household Living

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-110-06-C & 88-323

Group Living (except as noted below)

S

S

S

S

88-350

  » Group homes

P

P

P

P

88-350

  » Nursing home

S

S

S

S

S

S

P

P

P

P

88-350

P U B L I C / C I V I C

Bicycle-Sharing Facilities

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-322

Club, Lodge, or Fraternal Organization

P

P

P

P

 

College/University

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

88-365

Day Care

  » Home-based (1–5)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

 

  » Family (up to 10)

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-330-01

  » Group (up to 20)

P

S

S

S

S

S

P

P

P

P

88-330-02

  » Center (21+)

P

88-330-02

Detention and Correctional Facilities

S[1]

88-335

Halfway House

S

88-352

Hospital

S

S

 

Library/Museum/Cultural Exhibit

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

88-365

Park/Recreation

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

88-365

  » Homes Association Amenities

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

88-805-03-H

Religious Assembly

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

88-365

Safety Service (except as noted below)

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

88-365

  » Fire station

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-365

  » Police station

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-365

School

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

88-365

Utilities and Services (except as noted below)

S[1]

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

  » Basic, minor

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-425-08-B

C O M M E R C I A L

Animal Service

  » Shelter or boarding

P

 

 

 

88-315

  » Stable

P

88-315

  » Veterinary Office

P

 

Entertainment and Spectator Sports

S

 

Funeral and Interment Service

  » Cemetery/columbarium/mausoleum

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

88-345

  » Crematory

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

88-345

  » Undertaking

S

S

 

Lodging

  » Bed and breakfast

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

88-320

  » Recreational vehicle park

S[1]

 

Neighborhood-serving retail

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

88-360

Office, Administrative, Professional or General

S

S

S

S

 

Reuse of officially designated historic landmark
(local or national) if proposed use is not permitted

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

 

Sports and Recreation, Participant

S

 

I N D U S T R I A L

Mining and Quarrying

S[2]

 

Waste-Related Use (except as noted below)

 

  » Composting facility

S[1]

88-328

  » Demolition debris landfill

S[1]

88-380

O T H E R

Agriculture, Animal

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Agriculture, Crop

P

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

P/S

 88-312-01

Agricultural, Urban

  » Home Garden

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-312-02-A

  » Community Garden

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-312-02-B

  » Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)

P

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

S

88-312-02-C

A C C E S S O R Y    S E R V I C E S

Wireless Communication Facility

  » Freestanding

P[1]

88-385

  » Co-located antenna

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

88-385

88-110-04 RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TYPES

 

88-110-04-A. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TYPES ALLOWED

The residential uses allowed in R districts must be located in residential buildings. The following residential building types are allowed in R districts. Many residential building types are subject to supplemental standards, as referenced in 88-110-06-C.

 

Building Type

R-80

R-10

R-7.5

R-6

R-5

R-2.5

R-1.5

R-0.75

R-0.5

R-0.3

Detached house

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Zero lot line house

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Cottage house

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

P

Attached house

» Semi-attached

  » on corner lots

P

P

P

P

P

P

  » in other situations

 –

P

P

P

P

P

P

» Townhouse

P

P

P

P

P

P

Two-unit house

» on corner lots

P

P

P

P

P

P

  » in other situations

P

P

P

P

P

P

Multi-unit house

S

P

P

P

P

Colonnade

P

P

P

P

Multiplex

P

P

P

P

Multi-unit building

P

P

P

P

 

P = permitted building type
– = prohibited building type 
S = special use permit required
P¹ Permitted only in approved open space development or conservation development; subject to 88-110-06-C.4

 

88-110-04-B. RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TYPES DEFINED AND REGULATED
Definitions and regulations for residential building types are as follows:

 

Detached House

A detached house is a principal building containing one dwelling unit located on a single lot with private yards on all sides. Detached houses are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2). No more than one detached house may be located on a single lot.

Zero Lot Line House

A zero lot line house is a principal building containing one dwelling unit located on a single lot. The building is shifted to one side of the lot so that there is a more usable side yard on one side of the house and very little or no private yard on the other side. Zero lot line houses are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) except as modified or supplemented by the zero lot line standards of 88-110-06-C. No more than one zero lot line house may be located on a single lot.

 

Cottage House

A cottage house is a small detached house that is grouped with other cottages around a shared open space. Cottage houses are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06 (Table 110-2) except as modified or supplemented by the cottage house development standards of 88-110-06-C. Multiple cottage houses may be located on a single lot, subject to the limitation of 88-110-06-C.

Cottage house example

 

Attached
House

An attached house is a building containing multiple dwelling units, each located on its own lot with a common or abutting wall along shared lot lines. Each dwelling unit has its own external entrance. There are two types of attached houses: semi attached houses and townhouses. Attached houses are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) except as modified or supplemented by the attached house standards of 88-110-06-C. No more than one attached house may be located on a single lot.

 

 

 

 

A semi-attached house is an attached house building containing 2 dwelling units, divided by a vertical plane. 

Semi-attached house example

 

 

A townhouse is an attached house building containing 3 or more dwelling units, divided by a vertical plane.

Townhouse example

    

Two-unit
House

A two-unit house is a building containing 2 dwelling units, both of which are located on a single lot or parcel (also referred to as a "duplex" or "two-flat"). The dwelling units are attached and may be located on separate floors or side-by-side. Two-unit houses are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) except as modified or supplemented by the two-unit house standards of 88-110-06-C. No more than one two-unit house may be located on a single lot.

Two-unit house example

    

Multi-unit House

A multi-unit house is a building containing 3 to 8 dwelling units located on a single lot. Multi-unit houses appear as large detached houses and have only one entrance visible from the street. Multi-unit houses are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) except as modified or supplemented by the multi-unit house standards of 88-110-06-C. More than one multi-unit house may be located on a single lot, subject to compliance with all applicable lot and building standards.

Multi-unit house example

Colonnade

A colonnade is typically a two to four story masonry building with two prominent multi-story colonnade porches, open or enclosed, located on the primary facade. The number of porch levels matches the number of stories of the building. A colonnade contains two units per floor, opening onto a central hall. More than one colonnade may be located on a single lot, subject to compliance with all applicable lot and building standards.

walk-up 2

 

Multiplex

A multiplex is a building containing 3 to 8 dwelling units, each of which has its own external entrance. Multiplexes are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) except as modified by the multiplex standards of 88-110-06-C. More than one multiplex may be located on a single lot, subject to compliance with all applicable lot and building standards and subject to site plan or development plan review.

Multiplex house example

    

Multi-unit building

A multi-unit building is a building containing 3 or more dwelling units (other than a multiplex or multi-unit house) that share common walls and/or common floors/ceilings. Multi-unit buildings are typically served by one or more common building entrances. Multi-unit buildings are subject to the lot and building standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) except as modified or supplemented by the Multi-unit building standards of 88-110-06-C. More than one multi-unit building may be located on a single lot, subject to compliance with all applicable lot and building standards.

Multi-unit building example

 

88-110-05 DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS

Different development options are offered in R districts to accommodate a variety of community and lifestyle choices. The options described in this section may be used at the property owner's election.

88-110-05-A.    CONVENTIONAL DEVELOPMENT

"Conventional development" is any development that is not part of an approved open space development or conservation development. Lot and building standards for conventional development can be found in 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2).

 

88-110-05-B.    OPEN SPACE DEVELOPMENT

The open space development option allows smaller lots and other flexible lot and building standards in exchange for the provision of common open space that is not typically provided in a conventional development. Lot and building standards for open space development can be found in 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2). Additional open space development standards are included in 88-410.

 

88-110-05-C.    CONSERVATION DEVELOPMENT

The conservation development option allows even greater flexibility in exchange for the provisions of a greater amount of common open space than required for open space developments. Lot and building standards for conservation development can be found in 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2). Additional conservation development standards are included in 88-410.

 

88-110-06 LOT AND BUILDING STANDARDS

88-110-06-A.    GENERAL

This section establishes basic lot and building standards for all development in R districts. The standards vary based on zoning classification, building type and development type. These standards are not to be interpreted as a guarantee that allowed densities and development yields can be achieved on every lot. Other factors, such as off-street parking requirements, central water and wastewater service availability, and others may limit development more than these standards.

 

88-110-06-B.    BASIC STANDARDS

All residential and nonresidential development in R districts must comply with the lot and building standards of Table 110-2, except as otherwise expressly provided by the building type-specific standards of 88-110-06-C. Nonresidential development in R districts must comply with the "conventional" development standards of Table 110-2. General exceptions to lot and building standards and rules for measuring compliance can be found in 88-820.

 

Table 110-2: Lot and Building Standards

 R-80

 R-10

 R-7.5

 R-6

 R-5

 R-2.5

 R-1.5

R-0.75

R-0.5

 R-0.3

C O N V E N T I O N A L  D E V E L O P M E N T

Lot Size

 » Min. lot area (square ft.)          

80,000

10,000

7,500

6,000

5,000

4,000

3,000

3,000

3,000

2,500

 » Min. lot area per unit (sq. ft.)

80,000

10,000

7,500

6,000

5,000

2,500

1,500

750

5002

300

 » Min. lot width (ft.)

150

85

50

50

45

40

30

30

30

25

Front Setback1

 » Minimum (% of lot depth)

25

25

25

25

25

25

15

15

15

15

 » Min. garage (% of lot depth)

25

25

25

25

25

25

20

20

20

20

 » Maximum required (ft.)

40

30

30

30

25

25

20

20

20

20

Rear Setback1

 » Minimum (% of lot depth)

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

 » Maximum required (ft.)

50

30

30

30

30

25

25

25

25

25

Side Setback1

 » Min. each side (% lot width)

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

 » Maximum required (ft.)

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

 » Min. abutting street (ft.)

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Height (ft.)

 » Maximum

35

35

35

35

35

40

45

60

164

235


 

O P E N   S P A C E   D E V E L O P M E N T

Overall Site         

 » Min. open space (% of site)

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

30

 » Min. lot area per unit (sq. ft.)

72,000

9,000

6,750

5,400

4,500

2000

1,350

900

450

270

Lot Size         

 » Min. lot area (square ft.)

12,000

7,500

6,000

5,000

3,750

3,000

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

 » Min. lot width (ft.)

100

75

50

45

35

25

25

25

25

25

Front Setback1

 » Minimum (% of lot depth)

20

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

 » Min. garage (% of lot depth)

25

25

25

25

25

20

20

20

20

20

 » Maximum required (ft.)

25

25

25

25

25

20

20

20

20

20

Rear Setback1

 » Minimum (% of lot depth)

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

 » Maximum required (ft.)

50

30

30

30

30

25

25

25

25

25

Side Setback1

 » Min. each side (% lot width)

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

 » Maximum required (ft.)

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

 » Min. abutting street (ft.)

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Height (ft.)         

 » Maximum

35

35

35

35

35

50

60

60

120

200

C O N S E R V A T I O N D E V E L O P M E N T

Overall Site         

 » Min. open space (% of site)

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

 » Min. lot area per unit (sq. ft.)

64,000

8,000

6,000

4,800

4,000

2,000

1,200

800

400

240

Lot Size         

 » Min. lot area (square ft.)

9,600

3,200

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

2,500

 » Min. lot width (ft.)

85

50

45

35

30

25

25

25

25

25

Front Setback1

 » Minimum (% of lot depth)

20

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

 » Min. garage (% of lot depth)

25

25

25

25

25

20

20

20

20

20

 » Maximum required (ft.)

25

25

25

25

25

20

20

20

20

20

Rear Setback1

 » Minimum (% of lot depth)

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

25

 » Maximum required (ft.)

50

30

30

30

30

25

25

25

25

25

Side Setback1

 » Min. each side (% lot width)

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

 » Maximum required (ft.)

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

8

 » Min. abutting major street (ft.)

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

15

Height (ft.)         

 » Maximum

35

35

35

35

35

50

60

60

120

200

1 Required building setback shall be per this table or the platted building line, whichever is greater.

2 Any residential unit having less than 500 sq. ft. per unit which has been built or approved as of June 1, 2017, shall be considered conforming.

 

88-110-06-C.    BUILDING-TYPE SPECIFIC STANDARDS

1.            Zero Lot Line Houses

Zero lot line houses are subject to the standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2), except as expressly modified by the following zero lot line house standards:

a.             Zero lot line building arrangements require that the planning for all house locations be done at the same time. Because the exact location of each house is predetermined, greater flexibility in site planning is possible, while ensuring that neighborhood character is maintained.

 

b.            The side setback on one side of the lot may be reduced to as little as zero. The zero-setback side may not abut a street or a lot that is not part of the zero lot line development. The minimum combined side setback requirements of 88-110-06-B apply on the "non-zero" side, which means that a lot with a zero side setback on one side must provide a setback equal to at least 20% of the lot width on the opposite side of the lot.

Zero lotline house setback requirements

 

c.             Eaves on the side of a house with a reduced setback may project over the abutting lot line only if a perpetual eave overhang easement at least 5 feet in width is provided on the lot abutting the zero lot line property line, which, with the exception of walls and/or fences, must be kept clear of structures. The easement must be shown on the plat and incorporated into each deed transferring title on the property.

 

d.            When the zero lot line house's exterior wall or eaves are set back less than 2 feet from the abutting side lot line, a perpetual maintenance easement at least 5 feet in width must be provided on the lot abutting the zero lot line property line, which, with the exception of walls and/or fences, must be kept clear of structures. The easement must be shown on the plat and incorporated into each deed transferring title on the property. This provision is intended to ensure the ability to conduct maintenance and upkeep activities on the zero lot line house.

 

e.             Windows or other openings that allow for visibility into the side yard of the lot abutting the zero-setback side lot are not allowed on zero lot line houses. Windows that do not allow visibility into the side yard of the abutting lot, such as clerestory windows or translucent windows, are allowed, subject to compliance with the building code.

 

2.            Cottage House
Cottage house developments are subject to the standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2), except as expressly modified by the following cottage house development standards:

a.             Development Size

Cottage house developments must contain at least 4 and no more than 12 cottage houses. A development site may contain more than one cottage house development.

 


b.            Lot Size

1.      In the R-7.5, R-6 and R-5 districts the minimum required lot area per cottage unit is 50% of the minimum lot area per unit standard of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2).

 

2.      In the R-2.5 district the minimum required lot area per cottage unit is 75% of the minimum lot area per unit standard of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2).

 

3.      In the R-1.5, R-0.5 and R-0.3 districts the minimum lot area per unit standard of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) applies.

 

c.             Floor Area

1.      The total floor area of each cottage may not exceed either 1.5 times the area of the main floor or 1,250 square feet, whichever is less. Attached garages are counted in the calculation of total floor area.

 

2.      The maximum main floor area for cottages is 850 square feet. For the purposes of this calculation, the area of interior stairways may be allocated between floors served.

 

d.            Setbacks and Building Separation

All structures within cottage house developments must be set back at least 15 feet from property lines abutting streets and 10 feet from other property lines along the outer perimeter of the cottage house development site. When vehicular access to a cottage housing development is from an alley, a 4-foot minimum rear setback is allowed. All buildings within the cottage house development must be separated by a minimum distance of 10 feet.

 

e.             Building Height

Cottage houses may not exceed 18 feet in height, except that pitched roofs with a minimum pitch of 6:12 may extend up to 25 feet in height. All parts of a roof above 18 feet in height must be pitched.

 

f.             Open Space

Cottage house developments must include at least 200 square feet of common open space per cottage. At least 50% of the cottages in a cottage housing development must abut common open space, and the common open space must have cottages abutting on at least 2 sides. All cottages must be located within 60 feet walking distance of the common open space.

Cottage house open space requirements

Each cottage unit must have 150 square feet of private, contiguous, usable open space adjacent to each dwelling unit, for the exclusive use of the cottage resident. Such private open space must be oriented toward the common open space as much as possible, with no dimension less than 10 feet.

All cottages must have a roofed porch at least 80 square feet in area with a minimum dimension of 8 feet on any side.

 

3.            Attached House

Attached houses are subject to the standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2), except as expressly modified or supplemented by the following attached house standards.

a.             The minimum lot width for an attached house is 18 feet.

 

b.            The minimum lot area per unit requirements of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) apply to attached house projects on a project-wide basis, meaning that the total area of the attached house site, including common areas comprising up to 20% of the overall site, may be counted as lot area. Common areas may include commonly owned open space, access drives and parking areas. Such common areas may also be included in setback calculations.

 

c.             No side setback is required for common or abutting walls. The minimum total (combined) side setback standard of Table 110-2 (88-110-06-B) applies along the sides of the building that do not have common or abutting walls.

 



Attached house open space requirements

 

d.            Common or abutting walls must be shared for at least 50% of their length.

 

e.             On corner lots, either the rear setback or side setback may be reduced to zero. However, the remaining side or rear setback must comply with the standards of Table 110-2.

 

Attached house open space requirements

  

4.      Two-unit Houses and Semi-Attached Houses on Corner Lots
Under the conventional development option, two-unit houses and semi-attached houses are subject to the standards of Table 110-2 (88-110-06-B). In approved open space or conservation developments two-unit houses and semi-attached houses are allowed on corner lots in all R districts except R-80. In R-10, R-7.5, and R-6 districts, they are subject to the following additional standards.

a. Two-unit houses and semi-attached houses are allowed on corner lots in situations in which such building types would not otherwise be allowed because they can be designed so each unit is oriented towards a different street. This gives the two-unit house and the semi-attached house the overall appearance of a detached house when viewed from either street.

 

b.            The corner lot must comply with the minimum lot area standard of the subject zoning district. No lot with less than 3,000 square feet of lot area may be used for the corner lot option.

 

c. Each dwelling unit within the two-unit house or semi-attached house must have its address and main entrance oriented towards a separate street frontage. Conversion of an existing detached house may provide one main entrance with internal access to both units.

 

5.      Multi-unit House (includes Multiplex)

Multi-unit houses are subject to the standards of Table 110-2 (88-110-06-B) except as expressly modified or supplemented by the following standards.

a. The street-facing facade of a multi-unit house may have only one visible entrance to the building. If the building is located on a corner lot, one building entrance may be visible from each street.

 

b.            Visible building entrances must be clearly emphasized by any one of the following means:

1.      covered porch or canopy;

 

2.      transom and sidelight windows;

 

3.      pilasters and pediment; or

 

      1. other significant architectural treatment that emphasizes the entrance. (Simple trim around the doorway does not meet this standard)

 

c. Patio-style doors, such as sliding glass doors, may not be used for main entrance doors.

 

d.            A pedestrian circulation system must be provided that connects residential entrances to adjacent public rights-of-way and to parking areas and other on-site facilities.

 

e. Surface parking and parking within accessory structures must be located behind the front building line and otherwise concealed from view of abutting streets. Parking areas may not be located directly between the principal building and the street or within any required side setback area. Surface parking and the edge of the driveway from the right-of-way to any parking area or structure must be landscaped in accordance with 88-425-05and 88-425-06.

Surface parking requirements for multi-family buildings

 

f. The front facade of new multi-unit houses may not exceed 40 feet in width. Buildings may exceed this limitation if the street-facing plane of the building is broken into horizontal modules that comply with the following standards:

1.      Each module must be no greater than 30 feet and no less than 10 feet in width and must be distinguished from adjacent modules by a change in the wall plane of at least 16 inches in depth. For buildings that are 3 or more stories in height, the width of the module may be increased to 40 feet.

 

2.      Each module must have a corresponding change in the roofline.

 

3.      Each module must be distinguished from the adjacent module by at least one of the following means:

                                                                          i.                  changes in material colors, types or textures;

 

                                                                        ii.                  changes in the building and/or parapet height;

 

                                                                      iii.                  changes in the architectural details such as decorative banding, reveals, stone, or tile accents;

 

                                                                      iv.                  change in window pattern; and

 

                                                                        v.                  the use of balconies and recesses.

 

g.            Architecture of the multi-unit house shall be designed in context with and reflect the predominant characteristics of other residential buildings within 500 feet of the exterior property lines of the multi-house, in regard to scale, roof pitch, material, ingress/egress, and fenestration.

 


6.      Colonnade Building

A colonnade building is subject to the standards of Table 110-2 (88-110-06-B) except as expressly modified or supplemented by the following standards.

a. The street-facing facade of a colonnade building may have only one visible entrance to the building. If the building is located on a corner lot, one building entrance may be visible from each street.

 

b.            Visible building entrances must be clearly emphasized by any one of the following means:

1.      covered porch or canopy;

 

2.      transom and sidelight windows;

 

3.      pilasters and pediment; or

 

4.      other significant architectural treatment that emphasizes the entrance. (Simple trim around the doorway does not meet this standard.)

 

c. Patio-style doors, such as sliding glass doors, may not be used for main entrance doors.

 

d.            A colonnade building must have porches available to each unit of the building. The porch must be a minimum of 5 feet in depth. On the main street-facing façade, porches must be located on each side of the main entrance, extending the full height of the building. If the building is on a corner lot, additional porches may be located on the side façade. Basement units are not required to have a porch.

 

e. Cladding must be of brick, stone, or acceptable materials. Stucco may also be used on the upper stories of secondary facades.

 

f. The main roof of a colonnade building must be flat, with a parapet that may include a hipped roof element.

 

g.            A pedestrian circulation system must be provided that connects residential entrances to adjacent public rights-of-way and to parking areas and other on-site facilities.

 

h.            Surface parking and parking within accessory structures must be located at the rear of the building and otherwise concealed from view of abutting streets. Parking areas may not be located directly between the principal building and the street or within any required side setback area. Surface parking area, and the edge of the driveway from the right-of-way to any parking area or structure, must be landscaped in accordance with 88-425-05 and 88-425-06.

 

i.  The front facade of a new colonnade building may not exceed 40 feet in width. Buildings may exceed this limitation if the street-facing plane of the building is broken into horizontal modules that comply with the following standards:

1.      Each module must be no greater than 30 feet and no less than 10 feet in width and must be distinguished from adjacent modules by a change in the wall plane of at least 16 inches in depth. For buildings that are 3 or more stories in height, the width of the module may be increased to 40 feet.

 

2.      Each module must have a corresponding change in the roofline.

 

3.      Each module must be distinguished from the adjacent module by at least one of the following means:

                                                                          i.            changes in material colors, types or textures;

 

                                                                        ii.            changes in the building and/or parapet height;

 

                                                                      iii.            changes in the architectural details such as decorative banding, reveals, stone, or tile accents; and

 

                                                                      iv.            change in window pattern.

 

j.  Architecture of the colonnade building shall be designed in context with and reflect the predominant characteristics of other residential buildings within 500 feet of the exterior property lines of the building, in regard to scale, roof pitch, material, ingress/egress, and fenestration.

 

k.            Colonnade buildings shall be designed in accordance with one of the following types:

1.      Classical Colossal Column Porch distinctive for Neoclassical styling featuring smooth or fluted Colossal columns of the Classical Order that rise the full height of the dark brick façade;

 

set of 5 Walk-ups

 

2.      Combined Column Porch featuring columns that extend more than one story in height and support a smaller column of different material and design or the reverse -- columns that extend one story and support columns that extend upward for several stories;

 

walk-up 2

 

3.      Square Brick Column Porch, a simpler version comprised of square brick columns;

 

craftsman

 

4.      Transitional Enclosed Colonnade, this version retains the design of the original porch projections, but are enclosed and integrated with the interior living space.

 

set of 3

l.  Courtyard Colonnaded Apartments: Colonnaded courtyard apartment are sets of three to seven buildings arranged in a U-shaped pattern around a courtyard with the courtyard opened to the street. The main facades of the buildings fact onto the courtyard.

 

7. Multi-unit Building

Multi-unit buildings (i.e., buildings containing 3 or more dwelling units, other than multiplexes or multi-unit houses) are subject to the standards of 88-110-06-B (Table 110-2) except as modified or supplemented by the following standards.

a. Visible building entrances to dwelling units on the ground floor shall be clearly emphasized by any one of the following means:

1.                  covered porch or canopy;

 

2.                  transom and sidelight windows;

 

3.                  pilasters and pediment; or

 

4.                  other significant architectural treatment that emphasizes the entrance. (Simple trim around the doorway does not meet this standard)

 

b.                  Patio-style doors, such as sliding glass doors, may not be used for main entrance doors.

 

c. A pedestrian circulation system shall be provided that connects residential entrances to adjacent public rights-of-way and to parking areas and other on-site facilities.

 

d.                  Surface parking and parking within accessory structures shall be located behind the front building line or otherwise screened from view of abutting streets. Parking areas may not be located directly between the principal building and the street or within any required side setback area. Surface parking and the edge of the driveway from the right-of-way to any parking area or structure shall be landscaped in accordance with 88-425-05 and 88-425-06.

 

e. Street-facing walls that are greater than 50 feet in length shall be articulated with bays, projections, recesses, or other design elements that effectively break up the mass of the building.

 

88-320-01 APPLICABILITY

Bed and breakfast establishments in R-80, R-5, R-2.5, R-1.5. R-0.75, R-0.5, and R-0.3 districts are subject to the following standards in addition to any standards imposed as part of the special use approval process.

 

 

 

88-445-06 SIGNS IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

88-445-06-A.     RESIDENTIAL SIGNS

Only the following signs are allowed in residential zoning districts (including AG-R):

1.            GENERAL RULES

a.                  LIGHTING.

Except where otherwise specified, signs in residential districts may be externally illuminated only, unless otherwise specified.

 

b.                  FLASHING, MOVING AND SIMILAR SIGNS

Flashing, moving, animatedwind-blown, or other signs that move or simulate movement are prohibited.

 

c.                   TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS

In addition to other signs permitted under this section, any lot or parcel containing more than 4 dwelling units, a permitted institutional use, or a permitted commercial use, may contain signs conforming with the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices and not containing any commercial message.

 

d.                  MESSAGES

Any sign allowed under this section may bear a noncommercial message. Limited commercial messages are allowed, in accordance with express provisions of this section, but such commercial messages may not advertise or direct attention to a business or commercial activity other than one lawfully conducted on the premises, as expressly allowed under this section.

 

e.                   SETBACK

Signs placed on a corner lot shall not extend forward of a diagonal line which intersects the front and side property lines of the lot at points 20 feet distant from the common intersection of the front and side property lines or, if the corner of the lot is platted on a radius, the extension of the front and side property lines to a point of common intersection.  Signs placed on an interior lot shall be set back a minimum of 5 feet from the right-of-way line.

 

2.            SINGLE-FAMILY AND TWO-FAMILY HOUSES

A lot with a principal use of a single-family or two-family home may have:

a. For each entrance (excluding garage entrances) to a dwelling unit, one wall sign, not to exceed 80 square inches in area.

 

b.                  One interim sign bearing a noncommercial message or a message related to the sale, lease, rental, or construction of the home. Such sign may not exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

c.                   Additional interim signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height. A maximum of 16 square feet of sign area is allowed per lot.

 

d.                  During the period from 6 weeks prior to a public election to be held in Kansas City to 2 weeks after such election, each lot may display additional signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

3.            MULTI-FAMILY BUILDINGS

A lot with a principal use of a multi-family building may have:

a.                   WALL SIGNS

1.            One wall sign per building not to exceed 12 square feet in area. The message on such sign may include a commercial message related to the sale, lease, or rental of units in the building or complex.

 

2.            For each building entrance providing access to multiple dwelling units, an additional sign to identify the dwelling units in that building, not to exceed 4 square feet in area, provided that no message on such sign other than a word such as "directory" or similar identifying word may be legible from a location on the public right-of-way or on private property other than that which is part of the same complex.

 

3.            For each entrance (excluding garage entrances) to an individual dwelling unit, one wall sign, not to exceed 80 square inches in area

 

4.            For any multi-family residential building containing one or more offices, as permitted under the zoning for the district, one additional wall sign is permitted, which sign may not exceed 16 square feet in area. The wall sign may bear a commercial message related to activities lawfully conducted on the premises or a noncommercial message.

 

b.                  INCIDENTAL SIGNS

One additional sign per driveway is permitted, which sign may not exceed 36 inches in height and 2 square feet in area. Such sign may not contain a commercial message.

 

c. INTERIM SIGNS

1.            One interim sign bearing a noncommercial message or a message related to the sale, lease, rental, or construction of the units. Such sign may not exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

2.            Additional interim signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height. A maximum of 16 square feet of sign area is allowed per lot.

 

3.            During the period from 6 weeks prior to a public election to be held in Kansas City to 2 weeks after such election, each lot may display additional signs displaying noncommercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

    1. INSTITUTIONAL AND OFFICE USES

A lot with an institutional use as its principal use, such as a church, school, police or fire station, community center, public park, an office building, or other permitted principal uses not described herein, may have:

 

a.                   MONUMENT SIGNS

One monument sign per street frontage which may not exceed 32 square feet in area or 6 feet in height. One sign per lot may include changeable copy, but the changeable copy feature must use direct human intervention for changes and may not include any form of digital or electronic display. Such sign may be internally or externally illuminated.

 

b.                  WALL SIGNS

One wall sign per public entrance, which may not exceed 20 square feet in area. Such sign may not include any form of digital or electronic display. Such sign may be internally or externally illuminated.

 

c.                   INCIDENTAL SIGNS

1. One sign per driveway is permitted, which may not exceed 42 inches in height and 6 square feet in area.

 

2. Incidental signs must be set back a minimum of 10 feet from all property lines.

 

3. Such sign may not contain a commercial message but may include the logo of the institutional use.

 

 

 

d.            INTERIM SIGNS

1. One interim sign bearing a noncommercial message or a message related to the sale, lease, rental, or construction of the property. Such sign may not exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

2. Additional interim signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height. A maximum of 16 square feet of sign area is allowed per lot.

 

3. During the period from 6 weeks prior to a public election to be held in Kansas City to 2 weeks after such election, each lot may display additional signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

5.            HOSPITAL SIGNS

A signage plan portraying signs necessary for the proper identification of the facilities within a hospital may be approved by special use permit.  Such signs shall be on-premises signs and limited to proper identification of the facilities.  Such signs may be internally or externally illuminated.

 

6.            RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE SIGNS

One monument sign is allowed at each street entrance, identifying the name of the residential neighborhood or multi-family complex or building. Such sign may not exceed 32 square feet in area or 6 feet in height.

 

7.            INTERIM SUBDIVISION DEVELOPMENT SIGNS

As an interim use accessory to the permitted activity of lawful subdivision development in a development which will contain at least 20 dwelling units, interim identification signs are permitted, provided that such signs may not exceed 100 square feet in sign area nor more than 15 feet in height; if there is more than one such sign, such signs must be at least 1,000 feet apart. Each such sign may remain in place until 90 percent of the lots in the sector are sold, but no longer than 18 months from the date of erection. All such signs must be located at least 15 feet from the pavement edge or edge of the street or thoroughfare to which it is directed, but not within the sight triangle. All such signs must be within the development or within 2000 feet of the development. These signs may not be illuminated.

 

8.            GROUP HOMES

A lot with a principal use of a group home may have:

a.             For each entrance (excluding garage entrances) one wall sign, not to exceed 80 square inches in area

 

b.            One interim sign bearing a noncommercial message or a message related to the sale, lease, rental, or construction of the home. Such sign may not exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

c.             Additional interim signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height. A total of 16 square feet of sign area is allowed per lot.

 

d.            During the period from six weeks prior to a public election to be held in the city to two weeks after such election, each lot may display additional signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

9.            OTHER PRINCIPAL USES AND VACANT LOTS

A lot with a principal use not described in this section, or a vacant lot may have:

a.             One interim sign bearing a noncommercial message or a message related to the sale, lease, rental, or construction of the property. Such sign may not exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

b.            Additional interim signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height. A total of 16 square feet of sign area is allowed per lot.

 

c.             During the period from six weeks prior to a public election to be held in the city to two weeks after such election, each lot may display additional signs not bearing commercial messages. No such sign may exceed 8 square feet in area or 4 feet in height.

 

10.        AUXILIARY PARKING

Signs to identify parking areas allowed by special use permit shall be approved in conjunction with such special use permit, although no sign may exceed 12 square feet in area or 6 feet in height.  Such signs may show only the hours in which the parking lot is open and the persons authorized to use the parking area.

88-445-08 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC SIGN TYPES IN NON-RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS

88-445-08-K.       ILLUMINATION OF SIGNS

1.      Any outdoor lighting arrangement for the illumination of a sign which would be visible from any property in an adjoining residential zoning district (including AG-R) must be so designed that no flashing or direct glare from any light source is focused, beamed or directed toward such property.

 

2.      Flashing lights, rapidly changing or blinking illumination, rotating beams, or illumination resembling emergency lights are prohibited.

 

3.      The electric supply for all illuminated signs must be located underground unless otherwise expressly approved by the city planning and development director.

 

4.      Spillover light onto R-zoned property or public rights-of-way may not exceed 2 lux, measured at grade along the property line.

 

88-445-14 OUTDOOR ADVERTISING SIGNS

88-445-14-B.     REGULATIONS

Outdoor advertising signs are not permitted in Kansas City except within 660 feet of the right-of-way of highways located on the interstate, federal-aid primary system as it existed on June 1, 1991, or the national highway system, and only in accordance with the following conditions:

1.      SIGN LOCATION

a.       Outdoor advertising signs may not be located within 500 feet of any improvements which are wholly occupied as a residential, institutional, or other noncommercial or nonindustrial use.

 

b.      Outdoor advertising signs may not be located within 500 feet of any boulevard or parkway under the jurisdiction and control of the board of parks and recreation commissioners.

 

c.       Outdoor advertising signs may not be located within 500 feet of a public park, playground, school, library, auditorium, stadium, or other publicly owned building used by the general public.

 

d.      Outdoor advertising signs may not be located within 500 feet of property with frontage upon the same highway or interstate and which is located within a residential zoning district (including AG-R).

 

e.       Outdoor advertising signs may not be attached to the wall or roof of any building.

 

f.       Outdoor advertising signs may not be located within 500 feet of an interchange or intersection at grade. Such 500 feet must be measured from the beginning or ending of the pavement widening at the exit from or entrance to the main traveled way.

 

g.      Outdoor advertising signs are allowed only on property that is zoned M1-5 or M3-5.

 

h.      No outdoor advertising sign may be located on, or project over, any public property, right-of-way, utility easement, or drainage easement.

 

i.        Outdoor advertising signs may not be located within 660 feet of the right-of-way for the Broadway Bridge, Broadway Extension, or U.S. Highway 169 in the area between 5th Street on the south and Briarcliff Parkway/Extension on the north.

 

Section B. That the Council finds and declares that before taking any action on the proposed amendment to Chapter 88 hereinabove, all public notices have been given and hearings have been held as required by law.

 

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I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 88, Code of Ordinances, the foregoing ordinance was duly advertised and public hearings were held.

 

 

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Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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M. Margaret Sheahan Moran

Assistant City Attorney