11-1-6-2: YARD AND FAMILY SPACE REQUIREMENTS:
The following yard and family space requirements shall be provided in buildings in each district, and see also subsection 11-1-8-2J of this chapter: (Ord. 2003-03, 4-15-2003)
   A.   In SR And R1 Districts:
      1.   Front Yard: There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than twenty five feet (25'); provided however, that where lots comprising forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage developed with buildings between parallel streets have an average front yard with a variation in depth of not more than six feet (6'), no building hereafter erected or altered shall project beyond the average front yard line so established; provided further, that this regulation shall not require a front yard of more than forty feet (40') in depth.
Where there are no buildings in a block, the depth of the front yard shall be determined by making it conform to the depth on the same side of the street in the adjoining block.
Where buildings front on a side street (or a street not parallel to an alley), the front yard shall have a depth of not less than ten feet (10').
      2.   Rear Yard: There shall be a rear yard having a depth of not less than twenty feet (20') where the rear lot line coincides with an alley line; otherwise, the depth shall be not less than one-half (1/2) of the height of the building.
      3.   Side Yards And Side And Rear Yard For Accessory Buildings: There shall be a side yard on each side of the building, each yard having a width of not less than five feet (5'); the width, however, shall be not less than one-third (1/3) of the height of the building. Where a building fronts the street parallel to an alley on a corner lot, it shall have the side yard on the street side not less than ten feet (10') in width.
On the corner lots, the side yard regulations shall be the same as for interior lots, except as noted above, but where the corner lot is developed so that the buildings face an intersecting street, there shall be a side yard on the street side of the corner lot of not less than the front yard required on the lots in the rear of such corner lot. No accessory building on said corner lot shall project beyond the front yard line of the lots in the rear.
Where an accessory building without an entrance opening toward the alley is not attached to any building, it shall be not less than two and one-half feet (21/2') from the side line of the lot and not less than two and one-half feet (21/2') from the rear lot line, provided the front of said accessory building is located sixty feet (60') from the front property line.
Where an accessory building, such as a garage, with an entrance opening toward the alley, is unattached to any building, it shall be not less than two and one-half feet (21/2') from the side lot line and not less than twelve feet (12') from the rear lot line. (Ord., 9-3-1974; amd. 1984 Code)
      4.   Lot Area Per Family: Every building hereafter erected, structurally altered or maintained shall provide a lot area of not less than seven thousand (7,000) square feet per family. (Ord., 9-3-1974; amd. Ord., 2-3-1976)
   B.   In The R2 And R3 Districts:
      1.   Front Yard: There shall be a front yard in the R2 districts having a depth of not less than twenty feet (20') and in the R3 districts, the front yard shall have a depth of not less than fifteen feet (15'); provided, however, that where lots comprising forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage developed with buildings between cross streets have an average front yard with a variation in depth of not more than six feet (6'), no building hereafter erected or altered shall project beyond the average front yard line so established; provided further, that this regulation shall not require a front yard of more than forty feet (40') in depth.
Where buildings front on a side street (or a street not parallel to an alley), the front yard shall have a depth of not less than ten feet (10').
      2.   Rear Yard: There shall be a rear yard having a depth of not less than twenty feet (20') in the R2 districts and fifteen feet (15') in the R3 districts from the rear lot line where the rear lot line coincides with an alley line; otherwise, the depth shall not be less than one-half (1/2) of the height of the building.
      3.   Side Yard And Rear And Side Yards Of Accessory Buildings: There shall be a side yard on each side of the building, each yard having a width of not less than five feet (5'); the width, however, shall be not less than one-third (1/3) of the height of the building. However, no building fronting the street parallel to an alley on a corner lot shall have a side yard on the street side less than ten feet (10') in width.
On corner lots the side yard regulations shall be the same as interior lots, except as noted above, but where the corner lot is developed so that the buildings face an intersecting street, there shall be a side yard on the street side of the corner lot of not less than the front yard required on the lots in the rear of such corner lots and no accessory building on said corner lot shall project beyond the front yard line of the lots in the rear.
Where an accessory building without an entrance opening toward the alley is not attached to any building, it shall be not less than two and one-half feet (21/2') from the side line of the lot and not less than two and one-half feet (21/2') from the rear lot line, provided the front of said accessory building is located sixty feet (60') from the front property line.
Where an accessory building such as a garage, with an entrance opening toward the alley, is unattached to any building, it shall be not less than two and one-half feet (21/2') from the side lot line and not less than twelve feet (12') from the rear lot line. (Ord., 9-3-1974; amd. 1984 Code)
      4.   Lot Area Per Family: The following minimum lot area per dwelling unit shall be provided:
 
1 unit
6,000 square feet
2 units
7,000 square feet
3 units
8,500 square feet
4 units
10,000 square feet
5 units
11,500 square feet
6 units
13,000 square feet
7 units
14,500 square feet
8 units
16,000 square feet
Over 8 units
500 square feet each additional unit
 
(Ord., 9-3-1974; amd. Ord., 2-3-1976)
   C.   In The C1, C2, C3, I1 And I2 Districts: Yard setbacks, height restrictions, and lot coverages for the C and I districts other than residential are as follows:
 
District
Front
Setback
Side
Setback
Side
Adjacent
To Street
Setback
Rear
Setback
Maximum
Lot
Coverage
Maximum
Building
Height
C1
0 feet
0 feet
0 feet
0 feet
n/a1
n/a1
C2
20 feet
0 feet
10 feet
0 feet
75 percent
45 feet
C3
20 feet
0 feet
10 feet
0 feet
50 percent
25 feet
I1
20 feet
0 feet
10 feet
0 feet
75 percent
75 feet
I2
20 feet
0 feet
10 feet
0 feet
76 percent
n/a1
 
   1. n/a: Not applicable.
      1.   Front Yard: There shall be a front yard in the C2, C3, I1 and I2 districts having a depth of not less than twenty feet (20') provided, however, that where lots comprising forty percent (40%) or more of the frontage developed with buildings between cross streets have an average front yard with a variation in depth of not more than six feet (6'), no building hereafter erected or altered shall project beyond the average front yard line so established; provided further, that notwithstanding the foregoing, this provision shall not require a front yard of more than forty feet (40') in depth.
      2.   Side Yard And Rear And Side Yards Of Accessory Buildings: There shall be a side yard in the C2, C3, I1 and I2 districts on any side of an accessory building that is adjacent to a street, avenue or alley that is not less than ten feet (10') in width.
      3.   Residential Units: Yard requirements for residential units in C2, C3, I1 or I2 districts shall conform to the same standards as for residential units in an R2 district. (Ord. 2003-03, 4-15-2003)