(14)   Balconies. 554
The following standards apply to balconies:
(a)   Balconies are permitted in all residential districts, commercial mixed-use districts, and the IRMX district. 555
(b)   Balconies shall be located at least 10 ft. above the average ground level and shall not be located above the highest floor level of the building, and shall not be an extension of the roof of a structure.
(c)   Balconies may extend from the building line or be set back from the building line at the floor level of the building.
(d)   Balconies shall not extend more than 4 ft. from the building line at the floor level of the building.
(e)   Balconies are prohibited in the required front, side, and rear yards, except in the RM-2, RM-3, RM-4, RMX-3, CMX-3, CMX-4, CMX-5, and IRMX districts, where balconies may extend into the required yard area. 556
(f)   A parapet, balustrade, railing, or other guard shall be located at the front of any balcony and at the sides of any balcony extending beyond the building line. The height of such guard shall be limited to a maximum of 48 in. above the floor of the balcony along the front of the balcony; minimum height shall be as provided in The Philadelphia Building Code. In no case may the front of the balcony be fully enclosed.

 

Notes

554
   Added, Bill No. 150502-AA (approved December 23, 2015).
555
   Amended, Bill No. 161003-A (approved May 8, 2017).
556
   Amended, Bill No. 161003-A (approved May 8, 2017).