§ 156.051  BUILDING FEATURES EXEMPT FROM SETBACKS OR MINIMUM YARD REQUIREMENTS.
    Building features that may be exempt from minimum yard requirements, setbacks or building restriction lines are described as follows:
   (A)   Sills, cornices and similar ornamental features as well as roof eaves and overhangs may project not exceeding 12 inches into any required front, side or rear yard or beyond any required front, side or rear setback or building restriction line;
   (B)   Bay windows, stoops, covered entryways, stairs and similar features of a principal structure may project not exceeding 3 feet into any required front yard or beyond any required front setback or building restriction line (plus an additional 12 inches for features as noted in this section); and
   (C)   No ornamental feature, bay window, stoop, stairs, eave, overhang or similar feature of an accessory structure shall project into any required front, rear or side setback or building restriction lines applicable to accessory structures;
   (D)   Community ocean and sound access walkway structures located within common property designated as such at the time of subdivision plat recordation, within an easement granted to a subdivision or community association for the purposes of providing community access to the ocean or sound, or within the right-of-way of a private street, are exempt from the minimum yard requirements of this chapter as well as the applicable provisions of § 156.128(A)(2);
   (E)   Private walkway structures less than 4 feet in width that directly connect to walkway structures listed in division (D) above are exempt from the minimum yard requirements of this chapter as well as the applicable provisions of § 156.128(A)(2). This exemption shall also apply to private walkway structures constructed for the purpose of providing ocean or sound access that are shared between 2 adjoining property owners;
   (F)   Private walkway structures less than 4 feet in width constructed less than 12 inches above grade are exempt from the minimum yard requirements of this chapter as well as the applicable provisions of § 156.128(A)(2). Walkway structures shall not be exempt from minimum yard requirements if the walkway abuts a swimming pool deck or is located within 3 feet of a swimming pool; and
   (G)   Municipally owned walkways, boardwalks, multi-use paths and sidewalks are exempt from the minimum yard requirements of this chapter as well as the applicable provisions of § 156.128(A)(2).
(Ord. 04-23, passed 10-6-2004, § 24; Am. Ord. 05-04, passed 4-6-2005; Am. Ord. 06-01, passed 4-5-2006; Am. Ord. 08-05, passed 11-5-2008; Am. Ord. 17-07, passed 8-2-2017; Am. Ord. 21-01, passed 6-2-2021)