Accessory buildings and uses shall occupy the same lot as the main use or building. No lot shall have an accessory building or use without the principal use. No accessory building shall be used as a dwelling unit.
1. Separation from Main Building. All accessory buildings shall be separated from the main building by 10 feet.
2. Private Garages. No detached garage shall be located within the front yard area of any lot. An accessory building used as a private garage may be located in any portion of the rear or side yard under the following conditions:
A. Maximum one private garage per lot.
B. A maximum square feet gross building area not to exceed 30% of the rear yard area with a maximum size of 850 square feet.
C. No portion of the structure located in a rear yard area shall be located in any of the following areas:
(1) Less than four feet from an adjoining property line.
(2) Less than 20 feet from a public or private alley.
(3) Within any easement.
D. No portion of the structure located in a side yard area shall be located in any of the following areas:
(1) Less than the required side yard setback for the main building.
(2) Within any easement.
(3) Maximum building height of 15 feet.
3. Storage Buildings. All accessory buildings used for storage or other similar use may be located in any portion of the rear yard under the following conditions:
A. Maximum 200 square feet gross building size.
B. No portion of the structure shall be located in any of the following areas:
(1) Less than four feet from any adjoining property line.
(2) Less than 10 feet from a public or private alley.
(3) Within any easement.
C. Maximum building height of 10 feet.
4. Other accessory uses.
A. Swimming pools. No swimming pool shall be located within the front yard area of any lot, or closer than four feet from any adjoining property line.
B. Play and recreational structures. No clubhouse, swing set, gazebo, slide, or similar uses or equipment shall be located within the front yard area of any lot.
5. Front Yard Area. No private garage or storage buildings shall be located in a front yard area.
6. Accessory Uses in RS and RD Districts.
A. Storage of wood, lumber, and other material where the land occupied by such storage is confined to one location in the rear yard area with a maximum area of one hundred square feet, provided that there are at least eight inches of free air space under such storage.
B. Keeping of small animals commonly housed in a dwelling, but not for sale purposes. Dog runs constructed solely for the purpose of confining dogs for exercising and feeding may be located in a residential zone, provided that they shall not be located in a front yard or side yard or closer than 10 feet to any lot line.
7. Miscellaneous Parking and Storage. No person shall park, keep or store, or permit the parking or storage of an inoperable vehicle, vehicle component parts, or miscellaneous junk and debris on any public or private property, in any zoning district, unless it shall be in a completely enclosed building. This regulation does not apply to legitimate businesses operating in a lawful place and manner, in accordance with the zoning regulations, provided however, that any outside areas used for parking and storage shall be screened from public view if required by the regulations of the zoning district within which they are located.
8. Accessory Uses in All Other Zones. A conditional use permit is required for outdoor storage or display of any kind, except that 100 square feet or less of merchandise associated with the principal use may be displayed outdoors.
9. Guard Dogs in all C, O/RP and I-1 Zone Districts. Guard dogs may be allowed in all C, O/RP and I-1 Districts and dog runs constructed solely for the purpose of confining said watchdogs for exercising and feeding of the same, may be located in said districts provided that they shall not be located in a front yard, or side yard, nor closer than 10 feet to a lot line.
10. Food Pantry. A food pantry is allowed as an accessory use only under the following conditions:
A. Permitted only as an accessory use for non-profit organizations.
B. A maximum of one accessory use building is allowed on the lot with the principal use structure in addition to one storage building or garage associated with the principal use structure.
C. Commercial for-profit uses are expressly disallowed.
D. Any type of housing, including transient housing, is expressly disallowed.
E. The accessory use building and underlying land shall remain at all times in the same ownership as the principal use on the lot.
F. Parking shall be provided in accordance with code requirements.
G. Maximum accessory use signage: 1 sign, ground or wall, not larger than 8 square feet.
H. Maximum accessory building height: 1 floor.
I. Principal structure setback requirements are to be observed for the accessory building described herein.
J. Maximum size of the accessory building is to be 2,500 square feet, but in no case larger than the square foot total of the principal structure. Additionally, the use may occupy up to 50% of the one allowable storage building or garage.
K. Design standards apply to the accessory building as well as the principal building.
L. A conditional use approval is required.
(Ord. 2021-12 - Sep. 21 Supp.)