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Ground-, building- and roof-mounted mechanical equipment and utility structures including, but not limited to, heating units, cooling units, air handling units, refrigeration units, blowers, ventilating fans, water and gas meters, elevator housing, tanks, generators and utility transformers are subject to the following regulations.
(A) Ground- and building-mounted equipment.
(1) Mechanical equipment and utilities visible to the public and located on or around any non-residential building shall be screened by landscaping or by decorative walls compatible with the material used on the building.
(2) Mechanical equipment may not be located within the required front yard setback area or within five feet of any side property line, except as may otherwise be permitted by this chapter. However, in a non-residential district, ground-mounted mechanical equipment shall not be located under any circumstances within 20 feet of a residential district boundary.
(B) Roof-mounted equipment.
(1) All roof-mounted equipment shall be screened by parapet walls or a pitched roof integrated into the architectural design of the building of sufficient height to screen the rooftop equipment and provide sound attenuation. The location, height and screening methods shall be shown on the site plan.
(2) All roof-mounted mechanical units must be set back a minimum of 20 feet from the front of the building and any side of the building facing an adjacent residential district.
(Prior Code, § 5.84) Penalty, see § 153.999