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(a) Maximum Area. Any accessory structures permitted in a Residential District other than Rural Residential shall be determined by the following formula: Only one accessory building shall be permitted in addition to a private detached or attached garage, providing such accessory building or other structures do not exceed the allowable square footage set forth in Section 1270.12(a)(1)A., B., C., D., E.
Accessory Size Allowable
1/4 acre = 10,890 sq. ft.
500 sq. ft.
1/2 acre = 10,891 sq. ft. - but not more than 21,780 sq. ft.
600 sq. ft.
3/4 acre = 21,781 sq. ft. - but not more than 32,670 sq. ft.
700 sq. ft.
Less than one acre = 32,671 sq. ft. - but not more than 43,560 sq. ft.
800 sq. ft.
A. For all lots less than one acre, the maximum allowable accessory structures shall not exceed the requirements of Section 1270.12(a)(1). All structures combined shall not exceed the basic footprint of thirty-five percent of the lot. Such footprint shall be permitted to be split to accommodate the maximum use of the lot.
B. For all lots containing one acre or more, all accessory structures shall not exceed 1,200 square feet, regardless of size of the main use structure. For all lots containing one acre or more and a main use structure that exceeds 2,500 square feet, all accessory structures shall not exceed fifty percent of the main use structure foundation inclusive of attached garage. Such accessory structures shall not exceed the basic footprint of thirty-five percent of the lot. Such footprint shall be permitted to be split to accommodate the maximum lot use.
C. The thirty-five percent of lot coverage limitation shall include the following: The main use structure, any accessory structures, parking areas, sidewalks, driveways, swimming pools, any recreation areas that are hard surfaced with concrete or blacktop or similar materials.
D. Accessory structures and detached garages commonly associated with R1-A and R1-B Districts are not permitted in a cluster development in accordance with Section 1270.33(d)(4)F.
E. Swimming pools, whether in-ground or above-ground, shall be permitted regardless of size providing such pool does not exceed the thirty-five percent lot coverage inclusive with all other accessory structures.
(b) Accessory Building Locations in R1-A and R1-B Districts. No accessory building or detached private garage shall be located less than twenty feet from any dwelling and ten feet from any rear residential lot lines. No such building or garage shall project into a front or into a side yard. All accessory buildings shall conform to the side yard setbacks for the residential zoning in which they are located (see Section 1270.05). On corner lots, an accessory building shall be set back from the side street line not less than the required setback for the adjacent main building of the abutting lot plus an additional five feet.
(c) Distances From Accessory Uses to Buildings and Streets in the RM-D and SC Districts. The minimum distances from any accessory uses, such as storage garages, parking areas, driveways, walks and recreation areas, to certain walls of main buildings, streets and boundaries of the development area, shall be as set forth in the following schedule:
MINIMUM DISTANCES FOR ACCESSORY USES IN SC AND RM-D DISTRICTS
Accessory Building or Use
To Walls of Main Buildings
To Side & Rear Lot Lines Adjacent
R1 Distance (ft.)
RM-D Distance (ft.)
Parking area and driveway (3)
Areas for active recreation
(1) Garage may be in basement ground floor or not less than set forth in this schedule.
(2) Storage garage not permitted in required front yard.
(3) If the driveway is designed as part of the building entrance, it may be less than set forth in this schedule for that section near the entrance.
(4) Parking area only.
(5) A project walk may be less than ten feet, but not less than five feet, from a main wall, if all the windows have sills at least eight feet above the finished grade.
(6) Not applicable.
(7) Recreation areas not permitted in required front yard.
(d) Area and Distance Requirements in RPO Districts. Area and distance requirements of accessory uses in an RPO District shall be not less than as set forth in the following schedule:
MINIMUM DISTANCES AND MAXIMUM AREA IN RPO DISTRICT
Accessory Building or Use
To Walls of Main Buildings (ft.)
To Adjacent Side and Rear Lot Lines (ft.)
To Street (ft.)
Storage or Detached Garage
Same as subsection (a)
Parking area and driveway
20% of area
(Ord. 89-210. Passed 2-6-90; Ord. 90-121. Passed 9-4-90; Ord. 02-138. Passed 1-7-03; Ord. 03-60. Passed 7-1-03; Ord. 13-124. Passed 11-6-13; Ord. 19-59. Passed 9-3-19.)
(e) Yard Requirements in Single-Family Cluster Developments. See Section 1270.33(d)(4)F. for regulations concerning yards for accessory uses in single-family cluster developments.
(Ord. 95-96. Passed 7-18-95.)