Skip to code content (skip section selection)
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALTERNATE ORIENTATION. Created when a structure located on a corner lot is constructed to face the street frontage not normally associated to be the front of the lot.
BARRIER. A fence, wall, building wall or combination thereof that completely surrounds the swimming pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool.
CORNER LOT. A lot, tract or parcel which abuts two streets at their intersection, with the longer street frontage being the side of the lot.
CORNER ORIENTATION. Created when a structure located on a corner lot is constructed to face the intersection, diagonally across a lot, rather than a traditional orientation toward one of the intersecting streets. In cases of CORNER ORIENTATION, both sides of the lot along the street frontages are to be treated equally as front yards.
ELECTRICAL FENCE. An outdoor area enclosure consisting of an electrically charged or partially charged metallic material designed to discourage crossing by either human or animal.
FENCE. An outdoor area enclosure of wood, chain link or other approved building material serving to enclose, divide or protect an area. FENCES shall be defined as walls when the average construction thickness exceeds three inches.
FRONT BUILDING SETBACK. Minimum required front yard setback as specified under city zoning ordinances.
FRONT YARD. The portion of a lot lying between the required front yard setback(s) and the property line(s) adjacent to the street right-of-way or access easement.
INTERIOR LOT. A lot, tract or parcel which is bounded by one or more lots, tracts or parcels along both sides of the lot lines (not a corner lot).
KEY LOT. An interior lot, tract or parcel which sides to the rear of one or more lots, tracts or parcels.
NON-RESIDENTIALLY ZONED AREAS. Any land within the city zoned for non-residential uses.
OFFICE, BUSINESS OR INDUSTRIAL PARK/COMPLEX ENCLOSURE (INCLUDING ENTRY FEATURES). A wall of masonry or masonry and pressure-treated timber, plaster, iron or other approved building material serving to enclose or protect an office, business or industrial park complex. PARK/COMPLEX ENCLOSURES are limited to application along the perimeters of platted non- residential subdivisions containing four or more lots.
OUTDOOR AREA ENCLOSURE. Any fence, wall or structure of various materials designed to serve as an enclosure of an outdoor area, a barrier or boundary or to otherwise divide or protect an area.
PRIVACY/SECURITY ENCLOSURES. Fences, walls or structures located on individual lots, tracts or parcels for the purpose of enclosing an outdoor area for privacy or security purposes.
REAR LOT LINE. The boundary line of any lot, tract or parcel opposite the front yard of the lot, being the rear property boundary.
RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION ENCLOSURES (INCLUDING SUBDIVISION ENTRY FEATURES). A wall of masonry or masonry and pressure-treated timber, plaster, iron or other approved building material serving to enclose, divide or protect a residential subdivision. RESIDENTIAL SUBDIVISION ENCLOSURES are limited to application along the perimeters of platted residential subdivisions containing ten or more lots.
RESIDENTIAL ZONED AREAS. Any land within the city zoned for residential uses.
SIDE LOT LINE. The boundary line(s) extending between the front and rear lot lines of a lot, tract or parcel, being the side property boundaries.
SWIMMING POOL. Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that contains water over 24 inches deep. This includes in-ground, aboveground and on-ground swimming pools, fixed-in-place wading pools, hot tubs and spas.
WALL. An outdoor area enclosure of masonry, wood, plaster or other approved building material serving to enclose, divide or protect an area. Fences shall be defined as WALLS when the average construction thickness exceeds three inches.
VISIBILITY TRIANGLE. An area located at the intersection of two streets, access easements of alleys or any combination thereof where no structure, growth or object shall exceed two feet in height, created by measuring 25 feet from the rights-of-way intersection along each right-of-way (ROW).
(2012 Code, § 18-233)