Skip to code content (skip section selection)
(A) Minimum Construction Standards. All structures, except those exempt as specified in this Zoning Code, shall comply with the standards of all enabling codes adopted by the City of Montgomery. Compliance to the building code is required regardless of whether the structure is constructed on the building site, fabricated in a factory, or moved in from a location outside the City.
(B) Permitted Height Exemption.
(1) With the exception of a residential structure in a residential district or an accessory structure in a residential district, roof structures for the housing of elevators, stairways, tanks, ventilating fans or similar equipment required to operate and maintain the building; fire or parapet walls, skylights, towers, steeples, stage lofts, and screens; and the following, either rooftop or freestanding: flagpoles, chimneys, smokestacks, radio and television aerials, wireless masts, water tanks or similar structures shall be permitted to exceed the maximum height set forth for the district in which the structure is located provided:
(a) No such structure shall exceed the height limits of the district in which it is located by more than 15 feet; and
(b) No such structure shall have a total area greater than 25% of the roof area of the building.
(c) Fire or parapet walls shall not exceed 10% of the linear feet of the elevation of the building facade on which it is located.
(2) Residential structures in a residential district or accessory structures to a residential use or structure in a residential district shall not exceed the height limits of the district in which they are located.
(C) Accessory Buildings. Accessory buildings and uses shall be permitted in accordance with district regulations provided that no accessory structure or building is permitted on a lot unless there exists a principal building on such lot.
(D) Structures for Human Habitation. Only structures that meet all the requirements for a permitted dwelling unit shall be permitted to be occupied for human habitation.
(E) Temporary Facilities. Temporary construction facilities for use incidental to construction work may be erected in any zoning districts herein established; however, such facilities shall be removed within 30 days of removal of the temporary certificate of occupancy or upon completion or abandonment of the construction work. Such facilities shall not be occupied for human habitation. Temporary facilities include: construction fencing, construction sheds and offices, tool sheds, and portable toilet facilities.
(Ord. 5-2005, passed 3-23-05)