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Each site area in an R-3, R-4, R-4X1, or R-4X2 zone shall contain at least two hundred (200) square feet of usable outdoor living space for each dwelling unit. Furthermore, the front yard of the site may not be counted toward this requirement to provide outdoor living space.
The outdoor living space shall comply with the following conditions:
A. Private outdoor living space contiguous to a dwelling unit shall be provided on or above the ground level and shall be screened from view from ground level. Each dimension, including the length, width and depth of such space, shall be at least six feet (6').
B. Common outdoor living space developed for the use and recreation of all residents of the site area shall be provided on or above the ground level. Each dimension, including the length, width and depth of such space, shall be at least fifteen feet (15').
C. Outdoor living space that projects into a required yard above the ground level shall not satisfy the requirements of this section.
D. No portion of any parking space, driveway, pedestrian accessway, or utility area, such as a pool equipment area or trash area, shall constitute outdoor living space.
E. All required outdoor living space shall be developed and maintained in a neat and orderly manner and shall be safe, adequately surfaced, and accessible to the occupants of the dwelling units served by the space. (Ord. 95-O-2239, eff. 7-7-1995; amd. Ord. 96-O-2266, eff. 10-18-1996)