§ 150.047  INTRUSION INTO YARDS.
   Except where principal buildings are commonly attached (for example, in the downtown business area), no part of a principal building on 1 lot shall be closer than 10 feet from any part of a principal building located on an abutting lot.  However, so long as this overriding constraint is observed, certain intrusions into required yards are permitted as indicated below.
 
FEATURES
MAXIMUM INTRUSIONS
Cornices, chimneys, planters or similar architectural features
2 feet
Fire escapes
4 feet
Patios
6 feet
 
 
FEATURES
MAXIMUM INTRUSIONS
Porches and stoops, if enclosed, unroofed, and at no higher than 2 steps above ground level
6 feet
Balconies, decks, porches
4 feet
Canopies, roof overhangs
4 feet
 
(Ord. 2831, passed 3-4-1999)