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(A) Restoring unsafe buildings. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent the strengthening or restoring to a safe condition of any part of any building or structure declared unsafe by the Building Inspector or the County Health Department.
(B) Minimum floor area for dwelling units. As shown in the Bulk Table in Appendix B, each new dwelling unit shall have a minimum floor area in accordance with the following standards.
(1) Single-family detached. Each new dwelling unit shall have a minimum total floor area of 750 square feet. In addition, for units of more than one story, a minimum of 750 square feet of floor area is required for the first floor.
(2) Attached single-family, or two-family. Each new dwelling unit shall have a minimum floor area of 750 square feet. In addition, for units of more than one story, a minimum of 750 square feet of floor area is required for the first floor.
(3) Multiple-family dwellings.
Floor Area/Unit (sq. ft.)
In excess of 3 bedrooms
1,000 + 80 for each additional bedroom
(C) Sewage disposal. Each dwelling unit and principal structure shall be equipped with adequate sewage disposal facilities to comply with the Mason-Manistee County Sanitary Code in effect at the time of the erection of the dwelling or principal structure. Where public utilities exist within 500 feet, the owner or developer shall be required to hook up with the system.
(D) Structures to have access. Every principal structure hereafter erected or moved shall be on a lot adjacent to a public street or alley.
(E) Erection of more than one principal structure prohibited. In any district, not more than one structure housing a permitted or permissible principal use may be erected on a single lot; and further, not more than one principal use shall be conducted upon any lot or parcel of property, and only uses accessory to the principal use shall be permitted thereon.
(F) Accessory buildings and uses. No accessory building or use shall be erected in any required front yard and no separate accessory building shall be erected within ten feet of any other building or within five feet of any property line. Except as specified in this chapter, no accessory building or structure shall be occupied as a dwelling unit.
(G) Exceptions to height regulations. The height limitations contained in the Bulk Table (Appendix B) do not apply to spires, belfries, cupolas, antennas, water tanks, ventilators, chimneys, or other appurtenances, usually required to be placed above the roof level and not intended for human occupancy. However, height limitations shall apply to the above-mentioned structures and to all other structures located within the airport overlay zone.
(H) Exceptions to yard setback regulations. The setback limitations contained in the Bulk Table do not apply to steps, awnings, or similar facilities which may project into a minimum required yard area; provided, however, that the facilities may not extend more than five feet into the minimum required yard area.
(1993 Code, § 154.032) (Ord. 84-1, passed 1-3-1984)