Section 29-12 District O-1, office district.


    (a) Purpose. This district is intended to provide for professional, administrative, or other offices and related uses primarily. It may serve as a buffer area between residential and more intense nonresidential uses.

    (b) Permitted Uses. In district O-1, no building or land shall be used and no building shall be hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed or altered, except for one or more of the following uses (For exceptions, see section 29-28, Non-Conforming Uses; and section 29-31, Board of Adjustment):

All permitted uses in district R-3 (subject to the height and area regulations of district R-3).

Banks, other financial institutions, and travel agencies.

Counseling centers operated by charitable or not-for-profit organizations; excluding halfway houses or any use connected with penal or correctional institutions.

Hospitals for human beings, medical or dental clinics, sanitariums, and medical laboratories.

Office buildings used for the administrative functions of businesses, professions, companies, corporations; and social, philanthropic, eleemosynary, or governmental organizations or societies.
     Offices for professional and business use involving the sale or provision of services, but not the sale or rental of goods, including but not limited to:

    (1)    Artists, sculptors, photographers.

    (2)    Authors, writers, composers.

    (3)    Lawyers, engineers, planners, architects, realtors, accountants, insurance agents, brokers, and other consultants in similar professions.

    (4)    Ministers, rabbis, priests, or other clergy members.

    (5)    Physicians, dentists, chiropractors, or other licensed medical practitioners.

    (6)    Seamstresses, tailors.

    (7)    Teachers of private lessons in art, music, or dance.

Residential care facilities.

Schools operated as a business within an enclosed building, except trade schools and schools which offer retail goods or services to the public.

Customary accessory uses subject to the provisions of section 29-27, Accessory Uses.

    (c) Conditional Uses. The following uses shall be permitted in district O-1 only after the issuance of a conditional use permit pursuant to the provisions of section 29-23:

Buildings and premises for public utility services or public service corporations, whose buildings or uses the board deems reasonably necessary for public convenience or welfare.

Drive-up facilities incidental to any permitted uses.

Funeral homes, with or without a mortuary, provided that:

(a)    Such use shall be conducted within a fully enclosed legally permitted structure.

(b)    Such use shall have fee-simple ownership of the required parking spaces to meet the requirements of section 29-30 (off-street parking and loading) for the intended use.  The use of shared parking shall be prohibited, unless approved by the board of adjustment after consideration of the required documentation stated in section 29-30(e).

(c)    No outside storage or display of equipment or merchandise used or customarily sold in conjunction with such use shall be permitted.

(d)     No cremation of the deceased shall be permitted on-site.

(e)     The operator of such use shall be licensed by the State of Missouri, as required.

Halfway houses for not more than fifteen (15) occupants, provided that the board finds that the proposed use would not be detrimental to the public interest considering the size and character of the proposed facility and its proximity to schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, single-family residences and other halfway houses.

Hospitals for small animals, if within an enclosed building.

     Research and development laboratories, provided there is minimal/insignificant use of hazardous materials based on a risk assessment.

    (d) Height and Area Regulations. In district O-1 any building or portion of a building hereafter erected, constructed, reconstructed, or altered shall be subject to the following regulations:

    (1)    Lot size. No minimum requirement.

    (2)    Yards:

        a.    Front--Not less than twenty-five (25) feet.

        b.    Rear--Not less than twenty-five (25) feet, except that no rear yard is required where the lot line of the rear yard abuts property in a nonresidential district.

        c.    Side--No minimum requirement, except that:

            1.    On corner lots there shall be a side yard adjacent to the side street of not less than fifteen (15) feet; and

            2.    Where an O-1 district abuts any residential district, there shall be a side yard of not less than ten (10) feet.

    (3)    Building height. Not over forty-five (45) feet except that buildings may be erected to a height not to exceed seventy-five (75) feet, provided that such buildings shall be set back one additional foot on all sides, for each additional foot of building height over forty-five (45) feet.

    (4)    Vision clearance. On any corner lot on which a front or side yard is required, no wall, fence, sign, or other structure or no plant growth of a type which would interfere with traffic visibility across the corner shall be permitted or maintained higher than three (3) feet above the curb level, within fifteen (15) feet of the intersection of the street right-of-way lines.

    (5)    Parking. (See section 29-30, Off-Street Parking and Loading.)

(Code 1964, § 19.160; Ord. No. 9958, § 1, 10-3-83; Ord. No. 11271, § 1, 11-3-86; Ord. No. 11702, § 1, 12-7-87; Ord. No. 13526, § 1, 12-7-92; Ord. No. 15134, § 1, 2-3-97; Ord. No. 17667, § 1, 5-5-03; Ord. No. 20238, § 1, 4-20-09)


(Ord. 20238, Amended, 04/20/2009, Prior Text; Ord. 17667, Amended, 05/05/2003, Prior Text; 15134, Amended, 02/03/1997, Prior Text)