10-3-2405: REAR SETBACKS:
The rear setback of a site area located in the Central Area of the city shall equal thirty percent (30%) of the lot depth minus nine feet (9').
   A.   Principal Residential Building: Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, a principal residential building may encroach into a maximum of five percent (5%) of the area of the rear yard and such encroachment shall be governed by the height restrictions set forth in section 10-3-2403 of this chapter.
   B.   Doheny Drive And Olympic Boulevard: Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, for those lots located easterly of Doheny Drive and southerly of Olympic Boulevard, a maximum of four hundred fifty (450) square feet of floor area of the principal residential building may encroach into the rear yard provided that a ten foot (10') rear setback is provided, the encroachment conforms with the height restrictions contained in subsection 10-3-2403C1 of this chapter, and no other building is located in the accessory structure area.
   C.   Rear Setback Extension: If a legally constructed existing building does not conform to the setback requirement of this section, enlarging the building through extending the existing nonconforming rear setback can be permitted provided that:
      1.   The existing rear setback is maintained, and the addition is not less than fifteen feet (15') from the rear property line;
      2.   The existing principal residential building, the addition and any accessory structure do not cover more than fifty percent (50%) of the rear yard area, excluding porches or decks that are attached to the building, and constructed in accordance with subsection 10-3-2409C of this chapter; and
      3.   The height of the addition located within the rear yard area does not exceed fourteen feet (14') in height and the floor area of the extension is the lesser of one thousand (1,000) square feet or twenty percent (20%) of the existing floor area, inclusive of any floor area granted pursuant to subsection 10-3-2406C of this chapter; and the height of any porch or deck attached to a principal residential building and located within the rear setback is not more than three feet (3') above natural grade or higher than the finished floor of the first story whichever is lower.
If an extension of a principal residential building meets the criteria of subsections C1 and C2 of this section, but does not meet the criteria of subsection C3 of this section, then the extension may be permitted by a Central R-1 permit issued pursuant to article 24.5 of this chapter. (Ord. 89-O-2056, eff. 4-20-1989; amd. Ord. 90-O-2101, eff. 10-4-1990; Ord. 92-O-2147, eff. 9-4-1992; Ord. 95-O-2239, eff. 7-7-1995; Ord. 12-O-2623, eff. 7-8-2012)