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Accessory buildings, except as otherwise permitted in this chapter, shall be subject to the following regulations:
(A) Where the accessory building is structurally attached to a main building, it shall be subject to, and must conform to, all regulations of this chapter applicable to the main building.
(B) In any R District, accessory buildings shall not be erected in any required yard, except a rear yard.
(C) In any R District, an accessory building not exceeding one story or 14 feet in height may occupy not more than 25% of a required rear yard, provided that in no instance shall the accessory building exceed the ground floor area of the main building.
(D) In an R District no detached accessory building shall be located closer than ten feet to any main building nor shall it be located closer than three feet to any side or rear lot line. In those instances where the rear lot line is coterminous with an alley right-of-way, the accessory building shall not be closer than one foot to such rear lot line. In no instance shall an accessory building be located within a dedicated easement right-of-way.
(E) No detached accessory building in an R-1A, R-1B, R-M, A-1, B-1, O-1 or P-1 District shall exceed one story or 14 feet in height. Accessory buildings in all other districts may be constructed to equal the permitted maximum height of structures in the districts, subject to Board of Appeals review and approval.
(F) When an accessory building is located on a corner lot, the exterior side lot line of which is substantially a continuation of the front lot line of the lot to its rear, said building shall not project beyond the front yard line required on the lot in the rear of such corner lot. When an accessory building is located on a corner lot, the side lot line of the lot to its rear, the building shall not project beyond the side yard line of the lot in the rear of such corner lot. An accessory building shall in no case be located nearer than ten feet to a street right-of-way.
(G) When an accessory building in any Residence, Business or Office District is intended for other than the storage of private motor vehicles, the accessory use shall be subject to the approval of the Board of Appeals.
(`73 Code, 15.314, § 5.111) (Ord. eff. 8-1-67; Am. Ord. passed 1973)