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Legislation #: 190501 Introduction Date: 6/20/2019
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: None
Title: Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning _ Development Code, through revisions, clarifications, and other administrative changes throughout the chapter in accordance with the Zoning _ Development Code periodic review. (CD-CPC-2018-00218)

Legislation History
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6/19/2019 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/20/2019 Referred to Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee
6/26/2019 Hold On Agenda (7/10/2019)
7/10/2019 Advance and Do Pass, Debate
7/11/2019 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 190501

 

Amending Chapter 88, the Zoning & Development Code, through revisions, clarifications, and other administrative changes throughout the chapter in accordance with the Zoning & Development Code periodic review. (CD-CPC-2018-00218)

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Sections 88-205-07, Documentation of Overlays, 88-420-06, Parking Ratios, 88-445-07, Signs in Non-Residential Districts (Office, Commercial and Manufacturing), and 88-820-13-B., Exceptions, are hereby repealed and new sections of like number and title are hereby enacted, with said new sections to read as follows:

 

88-205-07 - DOCUMENTATION OF OVERLAYS

88-205-07-A. Once an overlay district is approved by the city council, the city planning and development department must amend the official zoning maps to identify the overlay district boundaries and designation, together with the underlying zoning designation.

 

88-205-07-B. The city planning and development department must maintain a list of established overlay districts by type.

 

88-205-07-C.

 

Zoning Map

Symbol

District Name

CXO

Adult Entertainment Overlay

HO

Historic Overlay

NCO

Neighborhood Character Overlay

PO

Pedestrian-Oriented Overlay

Zoning Map

Symbol

Special Character District Name

ICO

Independence Corridor Overlay

MCO

Main Corridor Overlay

PBO

Plaza Bowl Overlay

TCO

Troost Corridor Overlay

WHO

Wornall Homestead Overlay

 

88-420-06 PARKING RATIOS

Except as otherwise expressly stated, off-street parking must be provided in accordance with the following minimum ratios. In lieu of complying with these minimum standards, applicants may apply for approval of an alternative compliance parking plan, in accordance with 88-420-15. See also the exemptions reductions and special area standards of 88-420-04. Bicycle parking must be provided in accordance with 88-420-09.

 

Table 420-1.

 

Parking Ratios

U S E   G R O U P

Minimum Vehicle Parking Ratio

Use Category
   » specific use type

R E S I D E N T I A L

Household Living

   » Elderly Housing

1 per 3 dwelling units

   » All other

1 per dwelling unit (unless exempted by 88-420-04-M)

Group Living

1 per 4 dwelling units or 1 per 4 beds/sleeping rooms

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

College/University

1 per 4 employees, plus 1 per 10 students

Day Care

   » Home-based (1–5)

None

   » All other

1 per 4 employees

Hospital

1 per 3 beds, plus 1 per 4 employees

Library/Cultural Exhibit

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Park/Recreation

   » Community center

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

   » All other park/recreation

per 88-420-08

Religious Assembly

1 per 7 seats in main assembly area

Safety Service

   » Fire station

1 per 4 employees

   » Police station

1 per 4 employees

   » Ambulance service

1 per 4 employees

School

   » Elementary/Junior High

1 per 4 employees

   » Senior High

1 per 4 employees, plus 1 per 15 students

Utilities and Services

 

   » Basic, minor

None

   » All other utilities and services

Per 88-420-08

C O M E R C I A L

Adult Business

   » Adult media store

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

   » Adult motion picture theater

1 per 4 seats or person capacity

   » Sex shop

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Animal Service

   » Sales and grooming

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

   » Shelter or boarding

2.5 per 1,000 square feet, not including animal pen areas

   » Veterinary

2.5 per 1,000 square feet, not including animal pen areas

   » Stable

1 per 10 stalls

Artist Work or Sales Space

2.5 per 1,000 square feet of sales space

Building Maintenance Service

1 per 4 employees

Business Equipment Sales and Service

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Business Support Service

   » Day labor employment agency

per 88-420-08

   » Employment agency

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

   » All other business support service

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Communication Service

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Eating and Drinking Establishments

 »Tavern or nightclub

           » uncovered patios or decks

20 per 1,000 square feet

20 per 1,000 square feet

   » All other eating/drinking establishments
            » uncovered patios or decks

10 per 1,000 square feet

5 per 1,000 square feet

Entertainment and Spectator Sports

1 per 4 seats or person capacity

Financial Services

   » Pawn shop

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

   » All other financial services

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Food and Beverage Retail Sales

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Funeral and Interment Service

   » Cemetery/columbarium/mausoleum

per 88-420-08

   » Cremating

1 per 4 employees

   » Undertaking

1 per 4 seats or person capacity

Gasoline and Fuel Sales

1 per pump

Lodging

   » 1–20 rooms

1 per room

   » 21–40 rooms

1 per 4 rooms

   » 41+ rooms

1 per 6 rooms

Office, Admin. Professional or General

1 per 1,000 square feet

Office, Medical

4 per 1,000 square feet

Personal Improvement Service

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Repair or Laundry Service, Consumer

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Research Service

1 per 1,000 square feet

Retail Sales

2.5 per 1,000 square feet

Sports and Recreation, Participant

   » Indoor

1 per 4 seats or person capacity

   » Outdoor

per 88-420-08

Vehicle Sales and Service

   » Car wash/cleaning service

None

   » Heavy equipment sales/rental

1 per 1,000 square feet of office space and covered display area

   » Light equipment sales/rental (indoor)

1 per 1,000 square feet of office space and covered display area

   » Light equipment sales/rental (outdoor)

1 per 1,000 square feet of office space and covered display area

   » Motor vehicle repair, limited

2 per service bay

   » Motor vehicle repair, general

2 per service bay

   » Vehicle storage/towing

1 per employee

I N D U S T R I A L

Manufacturing, Production and Industrial Service

1 per 4 employees

Recycling Service

1 per 4 employees

Residential Storage Warehouse

3, plus 1 per 75 storage spaces

Warehousing, Wholesaling, Freight Movement

1 per 4 employees

O T H E R

Agriculture, Crop

None

Wireless Communication Facility

None

 

88-445-07 SIGNS IN NON-RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS (OFFICE, COMMERCIAL AND MANUFACTURING)

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.

The following business advertising signs are permitted in non-residential districts. Signs within the P/O, pedestrian-oriented overlay district must comply with the requirements of 88-445-09.

Sign Type
(specific use or location)

Max.
Number

Max.
Area

(sq. feet)

Setback
(feet)

Max.
Height

(feet)

Illumina-tion

Additional
Require-ments

Monument Signs

Development
district

2 per entrance;
1 per frontage without entrance

75

10

8

internal or external

88-445-08-A

Individual buildings on parcels of min. 100 feet frontage

1 per street frontage

30

10

6

internal or external

88-445-08-A

Individual buildings on parcels of min. 200 feet frontage

1 per street frontage

50

10

6

internal or external

88-445-08-A

Menu boards for a drive-through or drive-in use

2 per drive-through lane and 1 per drive-in stall

30

10

8

internal or external

88-445-08-A

Oversized Monument Signs

Properties zoned B3, B4, UR, D, M, SC, and KCIA of minimum 15 acres in area

1 per major street frontage

200

20

24

internal or external

88-445-08-B

Properties zoned B3 and higher of minimum 15 acres in area and adjacent to a limited access highway

1 per major street frontage

300

20

35

internal or external

88-445-08-B

Wall Signs

Individual buildings with interior tenants (such as Wal-Mart, Target)

3 per building elevation to identify major tenant plus 3 (total) per building elevation to identify subtenants (includes all wall, awning, canopy, projecting, and marquee signs)

subtenant sign may not exceed 12 sq. feet; cumulative total may not exceed 10% of wall area (includes all wall, awning, canopy, projecting and marquee signs)

 

 

internal or external

88-445-08-C

Tenant(s) in multi-tenant building with exterior entrance (such as strip mall)

3 per tenant per building elevation (includes all wall, awning, canopy, projecting, and marquee signs); end wall may identify max. of 3 tenants within building;

Cumulative total may not exceed 10% of wall area (includes all wall, awning, canopy, projecting and marquee signs)

 

 

internal or external

88-445-08-C

Single purpose building (such as car dealership, pad building, gasoline station, office)

3 per elevation (includes all wall, awning, canopy, projecting, and marquee signs)

Cumulative total may not exceed 10% of wall area (includes all wall, awning, canopy, projecting and marquee signs)

 

 

internal or external

88-445-08-C


 

Projecting Signs

Individual buildings and tenant in multi-tenant building

1 per building wall (in lieu of 1 wall sign)

12 if perpendicular to building;
40 if installed radially on building corner

 

 

internal or external

88-445-08-E

Other Signs

Roof Signs

1 per building

 

 

26 (from top of the highest parapet to the top of the sign)

internal or external

88-445-08-F

Incidental Signs

as required to direct pedestrian and vehicular traffic

6 for commercial; 2 for residential development

10

3 (free-standing);8 (wall-mounted)

internal or external

88-445-08-G

Sidewalk Signs

 

1 per business and not closer than 15 feet to another sidewalk sign

10

Must be within 2 ft. of building wall

4 maximum; 2.5 minimum

not
allowed

88-445-08-M

Interim Signs to identify a developer or development

1 per 1,000 ft. frontage on interstate highway

300

20

15

external

88-445-08-H

Interim Signs (real estate/
other)

1 per street frontage

32

10

8; 15 if abutting interstate highway

external

88-445-08-H

Special Event Temporary Signs, including Banners

Freestanding:
1 per street frontage
Wall: 1 per elevation

Freestanding: 40
Wall: All signage not to exceed 10% of wall area

10

6

not allowed

88-445-08-I

Ornamental Tower Signs

2 per tower;
max. 3 towers or structures

10% of wall area (includes awning, canopy, marquee signage)

 

none

internal or external

88-445-08-J


88-820-13 BUILDING HEIGHT

88-820-13-B.     EXCEPTIONS

1. PARAPET WALLS AND FALSE MANSARDS

Parapet walls and false mansards may extend no more than 8½ feet above the height limit.

 

2. APPURTENANCES 
Exceptions shall apply to flagpoles, chimneys, cooling towers, electric display signs, elevator bulkheads, belfries, penthouses, finials, gas tanks, grain elevators, stacks, silos, storage towers, observation towers, radio or television antennas and towers, windmills, ornamental towers, monuments, cupolas, domes, spires, standpipes and necessary mechanical appurtenances, which, where permitted, shall be erected to a height in accordance with existing or hereafter adopted ordinances of the city. In R districts, radio or television 
structures accessory to a residential use, including antenna supports and antennas, may exceed the maximum height permitted by lot and building standards, but shall not exceed 60 feet in height. Height of accessory solar and wind energy systems shall comply with 88-305-09.

 

3. AMUSEMENT PARK RIDES, AMUSEMENT ATTRACTIONS OR ROLLER COASTERS

Height restrictions in any zoning district do not apply to amusement park rides, amusement attractions or roller coasters of any type that are erected in any zoning district in which they are allowed, either temporary or permanent, provided that each is set back a distance equal to its height from all property lines.

 

4. LIMITATIONS ON ROOFTOP FEATURES IN R DISTRICTS

a. Stairway enclosures and elevator penthouses in R districts are allowed to exceed the maximum building height, provided:

1. they are set back at least 20 feet from the front building line, and

 

2. do not exceed 9 feet in overall height or extend more than 5 feet above the building parapet, whichever results in a lesser height.

 

b. Stairway enclosures in R districts may not contain habitable space and may not exceed 170 square feet in area.

 

c. Elevator penthouses in R districts may not contain habitable space and may not exceed 465 square feet in area.

 

d. Building-mounted solar energy systems may extend up to 3 feet above the applicable maximum height limit for the subject building type, provided they do not extend more than 5 feet above the roof line.

 

Section B. That new Sections 88-215-02-E, Special Character Districts, PBO and 88-420- 04-M, Single Family or Duplex Structure, are hereby enacted, with said new sections to read as follows:

 

88-215-02-E. The PBO, Plaza Bowl Overlay, ensures that future expansion with the area generally located on the south and north sides of 47th Street (extending northerly to the north side of 46th Terrace), between Madison Avenue on the west and J.C. Nichols Parkway on the east will continue in a quality manner, respectful of the current design of the Plaza. The overlay codifies height and use recommendations of the Midtown Plaza Area Plan.

 

88-420-04-M. SINGLE FAMILY OR DUPLEX STRUCTURE.

For any single family or duplex structure on a lot platted prior to September 10, 1951, no off-street parking shall be required.

 

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

 

_____________________________________________

 


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

 

 

___________________________________

Secretary, City Plan Commission

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

___________________________________

Sarah Baxter

Assistant City Attorney