51.25 User Guide – MSC 3 zone.

The charts in KZC 51.30 contain the basic zoning regulations that apply in the MSC 3 zone of the City. Use these charts by reading down the left hand column entitled Use. Once you locate the use in which you are interested, read across to find the regulations that apply to that use.

Section 51.28


The following regulations apply to all uses in this zone unless otherwise noted:

1.    Refer to Chapter 1 KZC to determine what other provisions of this code may apply to the subject property.

2.    For structures located within 30 feet of a parcel in a low density zone (or a low density use in PLA 17), KZC 115.136 establishes additional limitations on structure size.


3.    Some development standards or design regulations may be modified as part of the design review process. See Chapters 92 and 142 KZC for requirements.


4.    The following commercial frontage requirements shall apply to all development that includes dwelling units or assisted living uses:

a.    The street level floor of all buildings shall be limited to one or more of the following uses: Retail; Restaurant or Tavern; Hotel or Motel; Entertainment, Cultural and/or Recreational Facility; or Office. These uses shall be oriented toward Market Street and have a minimum depth of 20 feet and an average depth of at least 30 feet (as measured from the face of the building along the street).

    The Design Review Board (or Planning and Building Director if not subject to D.R.) may approve a minor reduction in the depth requirements if the applicant demonstrates that the requirement is not feasible given the configuration of existing or proposed improvements and that the design of the commercial frontage will maximize visual interest. The Design Review Board (or Planning and Building Director if not subject to D.R.) may modify the frontage requirement where the property abuts residential zones in order to create a more effective transition between uses.

b.    The commercial floor shall be a minimum of 13 feet in height. The height of the structure may exceed the maximum height of structure by three feet for a three-story building with the required 13-foot commercial floor.

c.    Other uses allowed in this zone and parking shall not be located on the street level floor unless an intervening commercial frontage is provided between the street and those other uses or parking subject to the standards above. Lobbies for residential or assisted living uses may be allowed within the commercial frontage provided they do not exceed 20 percent of the building’s linear commercial frontage along the street.


5.    Surface parking areas shall not be located between the street and building unless no feasible alternative exists. Parking areas located to the side of the building are allowed provided that the parking area and vehicular access occupies less than 30 percent of the property frontage and design techniques adequately minimize the visibility of the parking.

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