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The regulations specified in this Zoning Ordinance shall be subject to the following exceptions and interpretations:
(a) Structures Permitted above Height Limit. The building height limitation of this Zoning Ordinance shall not apply to penthouses or roof structures for housing stairways, tanks, ventilating fans or similar equipment required to operate and maintain the building, fire or parapet walls, towers, steeples, flag poles, silos, smokestacks, masts, water tanks, monuments or other superstructures that project into the air.
(b) Area Requirements. In any district, where neither public water supply or public sanitary sewer is accessible and where an acceptable private water supply and sewage system is not provided, the otherwise specified lot area and frontage requirements, where less than the following, shall be: lot area - 20,000 square feet; lot frontage at building line - 100 feet. However, where a public or an acceptable private water supply system is accessible, these requirements shall be 10,000 square feet and seventy-five feet respectively. These modified requirements are set forth in detail in the Board of Health Regulations for Stark County, which, where applicable, shall govern when the foregoing conditions relative to water supply and sanitary sewerage obtain.
(c) Exception to Yard Requirements. The following architectural feature may project into required yards or courts as hereinafter set forth:
(1) Into any required front yard or required side yard adjoining a street side lot line:
A. Cornices, canopies, eaves or other architectural features may project a distance not exceeding two feet, six inches.
B. Fire escapes may project a distance not exceeding four feet, six inches.
C. An uncovered stair and necessary landings may project a distance not to exceed six feet, provided that such stair and landing shall not extend above the entrance floor of the building except for a railing not to exceed three feet in height.
D. Bay windows, balconies, and chimneys may project a distance not to exceed three feet, provided that such features do not occupy, in the aggregate, more then one-third of the wall on which they are located.
(2) Subject to the conditions specified above, the above named features may project into any required side yard adjoining an interior side lot line, a distance not to exceed one-fifth of the required least width of such side yard, but not to exceed three feet in any case.
(3) Subject to the conditions specified above, the above named features may project into any required rear yards or into any required outer court the same distances they are allowed to project into a front yard.
(Ord. 11-71. Passed 5-25-71.)