No structure or element of a building may encroach into any side yard of a multiple-family residential site area except the following:
   A.   A fence, gate, or wall that otherwise complies with the requirements of this chapter;
   B.   Roof eaves projecting no more than twenty inches (20") into such yard, provided that such eaves have been approved by the architectural commission. Gutters attached to such eaves may project up to an additional six inches (6") into such yards beyond the projection of the roof eave. In addition, downspouts and other drainage devices not projecting more than six inches (6") into such yards;
   C.   Balconies that comply with all of the following provisions:
      1.   The balcony does not project into the required yard more than twenty four inches (24");
      2.   The total length of the balcony at any one story does not exceed fifty percent (50%) of the length of the wall on which it is located;
      3.   Any end of any balcony is not closer than three feet (3') to the front or rear corner of the building; and
      4.   The enclosure of the balcony does not exceed fifty four inches (54") in height;
   D.   Exit stairs at or below the first floor level provided that handrails for such stairs shall not extend more than forty two inches (42") above the first floor level;
   E.   Swimming pools and basement garages provided no part of such structure exceeds three feet (3') above the adjacent grade at any point, and no mechanical equipment servicing any such pool is located within a required side yard;
   F.   Gas and electric meter enclosures projecting no more than eighteen inches (18") into such yard; and
   G.   Architectural projections, such as half timbers, corbels, and window and door accents, but excluding balconies, projecting no more than twelve inches (12") into such yard. (Ord. 95-O-2239, eff. 7-7-1995; amd. Ord. 96-O-2266, eff. 10-18-1996; Ord. 19-O-2795, 12-0-2019)