§ 157.494  ACCESSORY STRUCTURES.
   (A)   No accessory structure shall be erected in any required front or side yard.  For residential uses, the maximum square footage allowed shall be 200 square feet and the height shall not exceed ten feet and only one accessory structure shall be allowed on the lot.  For commercial and industrial uses the square footage shall not exceed 900 square feet and the height shall not exceed 20 feet.  No separate accessory structures shall be erected within ten feet of any building on the same lot or within 15 feet of any lot line; however, when a commercial or industrial use abuts a residential zoning classification, the setback from the residential zoning shall be 25 feet.
   (B)   Accessory buildings erected on lots fronting on two streets shall conform to main structure setbacks for the rear yard.
   (C)   For the purpose of this section, swimming pools are considered as an accessory building, and shall meet the following setback requirements:
      (1)   At least ten feet to the water’s edge from all lot lines and five feet from any other structures with provisions for a screen enclosure to be allowed seven and one-half feet from the property line; and
      (2)   There shall always be an enclosure of a permanent nature around the pool not less than four feet high with a doorway that can be locked.
   (D)   Special requirements for carports.  The following provisions shall exclusively apply to carports:
      (1)   Definition of carport:  Any structure, either temporary or permanent, with a roof, supported by columns or posts, and at least two fully unenclosed walls open which is used primarily for the parking of vehicles, boats, trailers, and other means or modes of transportation; equipment and/or materials. Carport floor surfaces shall be of approved noncombustible material.  For purposes herein the term WALL shall mean the front, rear and sides of the structure.  A carport is declared an accessory structure and unless stated to the contrary the provisions of division (A) above apply.
      (2)   No part of a carport shall be located to the rear of the principal or main structure.  Carports must be attached to the principal or main structure and must meet the same setback requirements as the principal or main structure.  Carports shall be constructed simultaneously with, or following, the construction of the principal or main building, and shall not be used until after the principal or main structure has been fully erected.  No carport shall be used or converted to living quarters.
      (3)   Any portion of the carport which abuts a residential zone, a mobile home park or cooperative, or any property currently occupied by a residence, shall provide a vegetative hedge of at least six feet in height when planted with a plant separation of no more than ten inches when first planted and maintained in a sightly condition between the carport and the abutting property.
(2000 Code, § 66-869)  (Ord. 75-01, passed 7-14-1975; Ord. 2016-01, passed 3-22-2016)  Penalty, see § 157.999