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(A) The exterior building material of all residences or additions thereto to be erected shall be brick, stone, or any combination thereof and can be in combination with stucco, frame (wood), plastic, and/or metal. The use of stucco (as long as it is a type of stucco approved for use by the City Engineer), frame (wood), plastic, and/or metal shall used only upon plans approved by the city, windows, and decorative effects only in the case of one-story houses; one-and-one-half-, two-story, and multi-level dwellings may use stucco, frame (wood), metal, plastic, and/or brick or stone for the exteriors of uppermost levels. Prefabricated residences may not be erected within the city. Concrete and cinder block may not be used for the exterior building material. The use of wood for foundations is prohibited. Stucco may be used on the first floor of any building.
(B) Wood and/or plastic may also be used for the exterior building material for additions to the rear of a house and for enclosing side and rear porches.
(C) The main structure of any residence erected within the city limits exclusive of porches and breezeways shall have a ground floor area of not less than 1,500 square feet for a one-story dwelling house and a ground floor area of not less than 900 square feet for a two-story dwelling house with a two- car attached garage. A one-and-one-half-story house shall have a ground floor area of not less than 1,000 square feet if there is an attached garage connected thereto, and if there is no garage attached then it shall have a ground floor area of not less than 1,100 square feet. A multi-level house shall have a second (upper) level floor area of not less than 1,100 square feet.
(Ord. G-D5, Series 1997-1998, passed 8-26-97; Am. Ord. G-D4, Series 2005-2006, passed 10-25-05) Penalty, see § 150.99