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Legislation #: 971584 Introduction Date: 11/6/1997
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 12/22/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER GLOVER AND COUNCILMEMBER DANAHER
Title: Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Appendix A, Chapter 4 (Urban Design Standards and Specifications) and enacting in lieu thereof a new Appendix A, Chapter 4, of like number and subject matter.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
11/6/1997

Prepare to Introduce

11/6/1997

Referred Planning, Zoning & Economic Development Committee

12/1/1997

Do Pass as a Committee Substitute

12/1/1997

Assigned to Third Read Calendar

12/11/1997

Passed as Substituted


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ORDINANCE NO. 971584

 

 

Amending Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances, by repealing Appendix A, Chapter 4 (Urban Design Standards and Specifications) and enacting in lieu thereof a new Appendix A, Chapter 4, of like number and subject matter.

 

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section A. That Chapter 80, Code of Ordinances of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance, is hereby amended by repealing Appendix A, Chapter 4 (Urban Design Standards and Specifications), and enacting in lieu thereof new Chapter 4, Appendix A, of like number and subject matter, to read as follows:

 

APPENDIX A

 

Chapter 4. Urban Design Standards and Specifications.

 

4.1 General Urban Design Standards.

 

4.1-A Architectural and landscape architectural treatment.

 

The architectural and landscape architectural treatment of structures and sites shall be coordinated within each project area for the purpose of creating a pleasing and harmonious overall effect. The choice of building materials, plant materials, colors, structure and site furnishings, lighting and other elements of development shall be commensurate with the objectives of the use in question, in consideration of probable effect upon other adjoining uses and visual impact from transportation corridors. Careful consideration to these matters shall be given in the course of development plan processing and, in the case of dispute, the final decision with respect to landscape architectural and architectural treatment shall be made by the City Plan Commission.

 

4.1-B Setbacks from certain frontages.

 

A fifty (50) foot setback shall be required from freeways, expressways, parkways and other arterial streets to promote public safety and improve visual impact of development on lands adjacent to such rights of way; provided that this setback requirement shall not apply to signs.

 

4.1-C Minimum building height.

 

In certain locations the unusual nature of certain parcels of land with respect to visual impact upon their environment shall be recognized in the development plan and minimum standards for building height and treatment shall be determined under that plan.

 

4.1-D Overhead utilities.

 

Except for certain long distance transmission lines, all utilities shall be installed underground.

 

4.1-E Enclosure requirements, certain automotive services.

 

Land uses depending in the normal conduct of their business on the frequent ingress and egress of automobiles, shall be screened by an appropriate ornamental fence or wall where they abut other uses which are not in the same category.

 

4.1-F Enclosure requirements, storage areas.

 

Areas used for the storage of building materials and equipment or utility installations shall be completely screened by appropriate fences, walls, or hedges or combinations thereof.

 

4.1-G Surfacing of parking and loading areas.

 

All parking and loading areas, whether public or private, shall be surfaced with a pavement of sufficient strength to support the vehicular loads thereon and to provide a durable and dustless surface, graded and drained, to disposed of surface water, and properly marked and arranged to provide for orderly and safe maneuvering and storage of automobiles and trucks.

 

4.1-H Lighting.

 

All public areas shall be appropriately lighted to provide for safe and orderly usage thereof. Where such public areas are located adjacent to residential uses, all light fixtures shall be so arranged as to deflect the light from adjoining premises.

 

4.1-I Maintenance.

 

All premises in the KCIA shall be well maintained and kept in orderly and sightly condition at all times. Structures damaged by fire or other calamity shall either be repaired or, if repair is impractical, shall be removed within thirty days of such calamity.

 

4.1-J Sign Regulations.

 

1. Signage Plan:

 

A. No sign shall be permitted unless the following standards are met and unless

the signage plan has been approved by the City Plan Commission and the

City Council and is in accordance with the signage guidelines adopted by the

City Plan Commission. For the purpose of this section, a "monument sign"

shall be defined as a freestanding sign where the length of the base of the sign

is a minimum of seventy-five (75) percent of the length of the longest part of

the sign and shall not include revolving signs and flashing signs.

 

B. At the time of approval of a development district for GP-1, GP-2, GP-3, GP-4, GP-5, GP-6, GP-7 and GP-8, the developer shall submit a signage plan for

all signs within the development district. Such signage plan shall include

specifications for type of signs (wall or monument), size, materials, type of

illumination, landscaping and location as well as any other standards

necessary for proper development. The signage plan shall not be effective

until approved by the Council after recommendation of the City Plan

Commission. Public notice requirements of Sections 80-330 and 80-335

shall not apply. No sign shall be erected in contravention of the design

standards. A final signage plan for all types of signs shall be submitted to the

Director of City Development for review and approval for each stage or phase

of development prior to issuance of a sign permit. Minor modifications may

be approved by the Director of City Development. For those development

districts which have received approval prior to the date of this amendment,

a signage plan as provided above may be submitted at any time prior to the

issuance of a permit for a sign.

 

2. Zoning Districts GP-1, GP-2 and GP-3: The following signs are permitted in Districts GP-1, GP-2 and GP-3, subject to the following conditions and subject to the approval of a signage plan by the City Council in accordance with subsection 1 of this section, except as otherwise permitted herein:

 

A. Temporary freestanding signs to identify a developer or development:

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the developer.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 500 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One per each 1000 feet of frontage along an

interstate highway or limited access trafficway, such signs shall not

occur at intervals less than 2000 feet within the same development.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 15 feet.

 

(v) Location: 30 feet from the property line.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

(vii) Special requirements: City Plan Commission approval required. Such

signs shall be removed within 3 years after erection or upon

completion of the development district, whichever occurs first. The

City Plan Commission may approve extensions not to exceed three

(3) years.

 

B. Monument signs to identify a development district.

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the development district.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 75 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One on each side of the public street entering the

district from any major thoroughfare; one freestanding sign to identify

the development district shall be permitted along one major

thoroughfare frontage for those development districts which do not

have internal public streets.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 8 feet.

 

(v) Location: 10 feet from the property line.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

C. Monument signs to identify a subdistrict or phase of development district:

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the subdistrict.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 40 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One at the primary public street or driveway

entrance to the subdistrict or phase.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 6 feet.

 

(v) Location: 10 feet from the property line.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

D. Signs to identify signage purpose pad sites:

 

(i) Monument signs and menu boards, in lieu of one wall sign:

 

(a) Identification and Menu Board: On-premise business

advertising.

 

(b) Maximum area: 30 square feet

 

(c) Maximum number: One identification, in lieu of one wall sign

and on menu board in lieu of one wall sign.

 

(d) Maximum height: 6 feet.

 

(e) Location: 10 feet from the property line.

 

(f) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

(ii) Wall signs for single-purpose pad sites:

 

(a) Identification: Name and logo of the building or business with

no pricing information allowed.

 

(b) Maximum area: The total area of wall signage shall not

exceed 5 percent of the area of the wall on which the signs are

located; in multiple story buildings the total height of the wall

shall not exceed 20 feet for computation purposes.

 

(c) Maximum number: Four per building, except as noted in item

D above.

 

(d) Maximum height: N/A.

 

(e) Location: Building facade or marquee.

 

(f) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

F. Signs to identify individual single tenant buildings:

 

(i) Monument signs:

 

(a) Identification: Name and logo of the building or business.

 

(b) Maximum area: 30 square feet

 

(c) Maximum number: One.

 

(d) Maximum height: 6 feet.

 

(e) Location: 10 feet from the property line.

 

(f) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

(ii) Wall signs:

 

(a) Identification: Name and logo of the building or business.

 

(b) Maximum area: The total area of wall signage shall not

exceed 5 percent of the area of the wall on which the signs are

located; in multiple story buildings the total height of the wall

shall not exceed 20 feet for computation purposes.

 

(c) Maximum number: One.

 

(d) Maximum height: N/A.

 

(e) Location: Building wall or marquee.

 

(f) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

G. Wall signs to identify individual tenants in multi-tenant buildings:

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the tenant.

 

(ii) Maximum area: The total area of wall signage shall not exceed 5

percent of the area of the wall on which the signs are located; in

multiple story buildings the total height of the wall shall not exceed

20 feet for computation purposes.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One per building wall.

 

(iv) Maximum height: N/A.

 

(v) Location: Building wall or marquee.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

H. Directional signs:

 

(i) Identification: Sec Section 80-20 definitions.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 6 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: As required to direct pedestrian and vehicular

traffic.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 3 feet, if directional sign is freestanding; 8 feet, if

directional sign is wall mounted.

 

(v) Location: 10 feet from property line.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

I. Temporary signs identifying "for sale", "for rent", "for lease" or similar

temporary signs not previously identified:

 

(i) Identification: See Section 80-20 definitions.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 32 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One per street frontage.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 8 feet; 15 feet if the property abuts an interstate

highway.

 

(v) Location: 10 feet from property lines.

 

(vi) Illumination: No illumination allowed.

 

(vii) Special requirements: City Plan Commission approval required,

except for real estate sale or lease signs.

 

J. Marquee signs for theaters shall be permitted in accordance with Section 80-220 of the Zoning Ordinance; however, signs in the GP Districts shall not be

automatic or animated.

 

K. Roof signs, as defined in Section 80-20, are permitted only on buildings used

for manufacturing, processing, packaging, storage or assembly in District

GP-1, Section 2.1.II.A.

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the building or tenant.

 

(ii) Maximum horizontal dimension: Shall not exceed thirty percent

(30%) of the wall it parallels.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One per building.

 

(iv) Maximum height: Height of the sign and supporting structure shall

not exceed eight feet (8') from the top of the highest parapet.

 

(v) Location: The roof sign shall be located on a building roof which is

setback 1,000 feet from property lines.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal and/or external illumination allowed.

 

(vii) Special requirements: City Plan Commission approval required.

 

L. Hospital signs in District GP-3:

 

(i) Identification: Signs necessary for the proper identification of the

hospital facilities.

 

(ii) Maximum area: The total area of wall signage shall not exceed five

percent (5%) of the area of the wall on which the signs are located;

multiple story buildings the total height of the wall shall not exceed

twenty feet (20') for computation purposes. Monument signs shall be

limited to 80 square feet of area.

 

(iii) Maximum number: Three wall signs per building wall. One

monument sign per street frontage and one per driveway entrance for

a total number not to exceed two freestanding signs per street

frontage.

 

(iv) Maximum height: Monument signs shall be limited to twelve feet

(12') in height.

 

(v) Location: Monument signs shall have a minimum setback of ten feet

(10') from the street right of way.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

3. Zoning District GP-4: The following signs are permitted in District GP-4 subject to the following conditions and subject to the approval of a signage plan in accordance with subsection 1 of this section, except as otherwise permitted herein:

 

A. Temporary freestanding signs to identify a developer or development:

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the developer or development.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 100 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum One per street frontage.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 15 feet.

 

(v) Location: 10 feet from the property line.

 

(vi) Illumination: No illumination allowed.

 

(vii) Special requirements: City Plan Commission approval required. Such

signs shall be removed within 3 years after erection or upon

completion of the development district, whichever occurs first. The

City Plan Commission may approve extensions not to exceed three

(3) years.

 

B. Temporary signs identifying "for sale", "for rent", "for lease" or similar

temporary signs not previously identified:

 

(i) Identification: See Section 80-20 definitions.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 32 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One per street frontage.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 8 feet; 15 feet if the property abuts an interstate

highway.

 

(v) Location: 10 feet from property lines.

 

(vi) Illumination: No illumination allowed.

 

(vii) Special requirements: City Plan Commission approval required

 

C. Directional signs:

 

(i) Identification: See Section 80-20 definitions.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 6 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: As required to direct pedestrian and vehicular

traffic.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 3 feet, if directional sign is freestanding; 8 feet, if

directional sign is wall mounted.

 

(v) Location: 10 feet from property lines.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal and external illumination allowed.

 

D. Monument signs to identify a residential development or phase of residential

development:

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the development.

 

(ii) Maximum area: 40 square feet.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One at the primary public street or driveway

entrance to the subdivision or phase.

 

(iv) Maximum height: 6 feet.

 

(v) Location: 20 feet from the property line.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal and external illumination allowed.

 

E. Wall signs to identify individual buildings:

 

(i) Identification: Name and logo of the building or tenant.

 

(ii) Maximum area: The total area of wall signage shall not exceed 5

percent of the area of the wall on which the signs are located; in

multiple story buildings the total height of the wall shall not exceed

20 feet for computation purposes.

 

(iii) Maximum number: One.

 

(iv) Maximum height: N/A.

 

(v) Location: Building wall.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

F. Hospital signs:

 

(i) Identification: Signs necessary for the proper identification of the

hospital facilities.

 

(ii) Maximum area: The total area of wall signage shall not exceed 5

percent of the area of the wall on which the signs are located;

multiple story buildings the total height of the wall shall not exceed

20 feet for computation purposes. Monument signs shall be limited

to 80 square feet of area.

 

(iii) Maximum number: Three wall signs per building wall. One

monument sign per street frontage and one per driveway entrance for

a total number not to exceed two freestanding signs per street

frontage.

 

(iv) Maximum height: Monument signs shall be limited to 12 feet in

height.

 

(v) Location: Monument signs shall have a minimum setback of 10 feet

from the street right of way.

 

(vi) Illumination: Internal or external illumination allowed.

 

4. District GP-5. Same as GP-4, except that signs on the premises of a one- or two-family residence shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.

 

5. District GP-6. Same as GP-4, except that signs on the premises of a one- or two-family resident shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.

 

6. District GP-7. Same as GP-4, except that signs on the premises of a one- or two-family residence shall not exceed six (6) square feet in area.

 

7. District GP-8. Same as GP-4.

 

4.2 Extraction of minerals.

 

4.2-A General requirements.

 

Any person, firm or corporation having an interest in mineral lands in GP-7 or GP-8 Control Zone may mine minerals therefrom, provided, however, that he shall comply with all requirements of the Control Zone in which said property is located, and with the following additional requirements.

 

Distance from property lines.

 

No quarrying operation shall be carried on or any stock pile placed closer than fifty (50) feet to any property line.

 

Distance from public right of way.

 

In the event that the site of the mining or quarrying operation is adjacent to the right of way of any public street or road, no part of such operation shall take place closer than twenty-five (25) feet to the nearest line of such right of way.

 

Fencing.

 

Fencing shall be erected and maintained around the entire site or portions thereof where, in the opinion of the Codes Administrator, such fencing is necessary for the protection of the public safety.

 

Equipment.

 

All equipment and machinery shall be operated and maintained in such manner as to minimize dust, noise and vibration. Access roads shall be maintained in dustfree condition by surfacing or other treatment as may be specified by the City Engineer.

 

Processing.

 

The crushing, washing, and refining or other similar processing may be an accessory use, provided, however, that such accessory processing shall not be in conflict with the Use Regulations or Performance Standards of the Control Zone in which the operation is located.

 

4.2-B Application - contents, procedure.

 

An application for such operation submitted to the Codes Administrator shall set forth the following information:

 

(a) name of the owner or owners of land from which removal is to be made;

 

(b) name of the applicant making request for such a permit;

 

(c) name of the person or corporation conducting the actual removal operation;

 

(d) location, description and size of the area from which the removal is to be made;

 

(e) location of processing plant used;

 

(f) type of resources or materials to be removed;

 

(g) proposed method of removal and whether or not blasting or other use of explosives will be required;

 

(h) description of equipment to be used;

 

(i) method of rehabilitation and reclamation of the mined area.

 

4.2-C Rehabilitation.

 

To guarantee the restoration, rehabilitation, and reclamation of mined-out areas, every applicant granted a mining permit as herein provided, shall furnish a performance bond running to Kansas City, Missouri, in an amount of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and not more than twelve thousand dollars ($12,000.00), as a guarantee that such applicant, in restoring, reclaiming and rehabilitating such land, shall within a reasonable time and to the satisfaction of the Board of Zoning Adjustment meet the following minimum requirements:

 

Surface rehabilitation:

 

All excavation shall be made either to a water producing depth, such depth to be not less than five (5) feet below the low water mark, or shall be graded or backfilled with non-noxious, non-inflammable and non-combustible solids, to secure:

 

(a) that the excavated area shall not collect and permit to remain therein stagnant water; or

 

(b) that the surface of such area which is not permanently submerged is graded or backfilled as necessary so as to reduce the peaks and depressions thereof - so as to

produce a gently running surface that will minimize erosion due to rainfall and which

will be in substantial conformity to the adjoining land area.

 

2. Vegetation: Vegetation shall be restored by appropriate seeding of grass or planting of shrubs or trees in all parts of said mining area, which such area is not to be submerged under water as hereinabove provided.

 

3. Banks of excavations not backfilled: The banks of all excavations not backfilled shall be sloped to the water line at a slope which shall not be less than three (3) feet horizontal to one (1) foot vertical and said bank shall be seeded.

 

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.

 

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I hereby certify that as required by Chapter 80, 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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Assistant City Attorney