1145.03  MINIMUM YARD AND IMPERVIOUS AREA REQUIREMENTS.
   (a)    Any building hereafter erected, enlarged, relocated or rebuilt in any of the following districts shall have minimum yard dimensions and shall be built on a lot having minimum width at the building line as required by the following schedule, unless these requirements are waived by the Planning Commission pursuant to the Commercial Overlay Zoning considerations:
 




Use District


Min. Lot Width
(in feet)

Minimum Yard Dimensions (in feet)
Front              Side            Rear
Maximum Lot Coverage for Building and Impervious Areas
R-1A to R-1 Residence
80
35
10
40
None Required
R-2 Residence
50
30
8
30
None Required
R-3 Residence
Two- family        dwelling
50
30
8
30
None Required
Three-Family    dwelling
50
20
8
20
None Required
Four-Family  dwelling
50
20
8
20
None Required
Condominiums
50
20
8
20
None Required
R-4 Residence
No. Min.
20
8
30
None Required
C-1 Neighborhood Commercial
90
20 ft. with a 5 ft. landscape buffer strip along the street frontage
10
15 ft when abutting upon a public alley, or 20 ft. when no dedicated alley or public way exists at the rear of the lot
80% up to 5,000 sq. ft., or up to 10,000 sq. ft. allowed as a special use in accordance with Section 1148 [See Subparagraph (l)]
 




Use District


Min. Lot Width (in feet)


Minimum Yard Dimensions (in feet)
  Front            Side            Rear
Maximum Lot Coverage for Building and Impervious Areas
C-2 Downtown Commercial
No. min
No min.
None required. [But see subparagraph (e)]
None Required
5,000 sq. ft. [See Subparagraph (l)]
C-3 Highway Commercial
200
50 ft. if a State or US Highway; otherwise 40 ft. There shall be a maximum setback of 65 ft.
15 ft, or the height of the wall along the side yard, whichever is greater.
25
70% up to 75,000 sq. ft. or greater than 75,000 if allowed as a special use in accordance with Section 1148. [See Subparagraph (l)]
C-4 Mixed Use Business District
No min.
40 ft.  There shall be a maximum setback of 65 ft.
15 ft or the height of the wall along the side yard, whichever is greater
15 ft. or the height of the wall of the building along the rear yard, whichever is greater
60% up to 75,000 sq. ft. or greater than 75,000 sq. ft. if allowed as a special use in accordance with Section 1148. [See Sub paragraph (l)]
M-1 Industrial
No min.
40
No min.
No min.
None Required
M-2 Industrial
No min
20
No min.
No min.
None Required
PBP
No min.
40
15
40
 
   (b)    Side and Rear Yard Requirements for C and M Districts.
      (1)    Exception #1. When any building is erected, relocated or rebuilt on a lot in a commercial or industrial district, which is adjacent to a residential district, there shall be provided a side yard and rear yard as required in the adjacent residence district if this requirement exceeds the side or rear yard requirement for the district.  A lot in a commercial or industrial district shall be considered adjacent to a residential district although a street or other public way is interposed between such lot and the residence district.
      (2)    Exception #2. When the circumstances of a proposal for a C4 Mixed Use Business District warrant, the Planning Commission may waive the minimum yard requirements.
      (3)    Side and Rear Yard Buffer Strip. A landscape buffer strip is required along the full length of side and/or rear lot lines when such side or rear lot line adjoins land that is either zoned to permit residences, or a residence is located within 75' of such property line pursuant to Section 1151.04 .
   (c)    Corner Lots.
      (1)    In all districts except in the C-2 Downtown Commercial District, where a lot of record is located at the intersection of two or more streets, there shall be a front yard of not less than twenty-five feet on the main street and not less than twenty-five feet along the side street, except that the buildable width of such lot shall not be reduced to less than twenty-eight feet. No accessory building shall project beyond the front yard line on either street.
      (2)    In any residence district, no fence, structure, or planting higher than thirty-six inches shall be maintained within twenty-five feet of any corner street lot line intersection.
   (d)    Front Yard Setback Exception. When forty percent or more of the frontage of one side of a street in any block is improved with buildings that have a front yard that is greater or less than the required front yard in the district, no new or reconstructed building in that block shall project beyond the average front yard so established.
   (e)    Minimum Side Yard Exception. Where a side yard is provided, but not required, such yard shall be not less than five feet in width.
   (f)    Multiple Principal Buildings on Lot. More than one main institutional, public or semipublic commercial or industrial building may be located upon a lot, provided that no such building or portion thereof is located outside the buildable area of the lot.
   (g)    Open Yard General Exceptions. Every part of a required yard shall be open to the sky except where accessory buildings are permitted in a rear yard and except for allowed landscaping, fencing, and walls and the ordinary projections of sills, belt courses, cornices and ornamental features projecting not to exceed eighteen inches and eaves projecting not more than two feet. It is further provided that parking spaces may be provided in the required side and rear yards of any district but shall not be permitted within the required minimum front yards in residential districts.
   (h)    Open Yard Exception for Projections.  Open or lattice-enclosed fire escapes, fireproof outside stairways, balconies opening upon fire towers and the ordinary projections of chimneys and flues into the rear yard may be permitted for a distance of not more than five feet but only where the same are so placed as not to obstruct light and ventilation.
   (i)   Open Yard Exception for Accessory Buildings and Swimming Pools. Accessory buildings, including swimming pools, may be built in the required rear yards but such accessory buildings or pools shall not occupy more than forty percent of the required rear yard. No accessory building or pool shall be nearer than five feet to any lot line.
   (j)    Off-Street Parking or Outside Storage of Recreational Equipment, Utility Trailers, House Trailers, or Mobile Homes.   No occupied house trailer or mobile home shall be kept on any residential lot. Outside parking or storage of recreational equipment on residential lots shall be subject to the following conditions:
      (1)    Off-street parking of recreational equipment shall not be permitted in a front yard required by zoning regulations, or forward of the main residential structure. As  defined in Section 1129.03(c)(14), "front yard" means an open unoccupied space on the same lot with a building, between the front line of the building (exclusive of steps) and the front property line. For the purposes of this section, the main residential structure does not include detached buildings and includes  the entire connected building, regardless of use. Forward of the main residential structure is any portion of the site forward of an extension from the side- most points of the front elevation of the main residential structure extending to both sides of the property lines parallel to the front lot line(s).
      (2)    Recreational equipment shall be stored only on premises with an occupied residential use by the person owning the equipment
      (3)    All recreational equipment parked or stored on residential lots shall be set back from the side lot lines in accordance with the following schedule:
         A.    For equipment nine feet or less in height or twenty-two feet or less in length, no minimum side line setback shall be required.
         B.    For equipment more than nine feet in height or more than twenty- two feet in length, a setback of not less than three feet shall be maintained.
      (4)    Recreational equipment so parked or stored shall not have fixed connections to electricity, gas, water or sanitary sewer facilities and at no time shall this equipment be used for living or housekeeping purposes.
      (5)   Recreational equipment so parked and stored shall be maintained in usable condition and kept in good repair.
         (Ord. 23-05.  Passed 1-23-06.)
      (6)    Notwithstanding the setback provisions of this section, recreational equipment may be temporarily parked in a driveway or street for loading and unloading purposes for not more than seventy-two hours in any calendar week.  (Ord. 24-14.  Passed 9-22-14.)
      (7)    In the event of a conflict between this section and any other provision of this Zoning Code, this section and its subsections shall prevail.
      (8)    Recreational equipment parked or stored in a Residential District shall have affixed thereto a current license plate.
      (9)    Utility trailers shall be parked or stored as provided in subsections (1) through (8) inclusive hereof.
   (k)    No motor vehicle, except a recreational vehicle, or commercial trailer with a gross vehicle weight in excess of 10,000 pounds shall be parked in a front, side or rear yard in a Residential District.
   (l)    Maximum Lot Coverage Exemption. Schools, libraries, churches, community centers, and similar places of public gathering are exempt from the maximum lot coverage requirement for building and impervious areas.
   (m)    Sidewalks. Sidewalks shall be provided along all sides of the lot that abut a public street. C-l, C-3, and C-4 developments shall in addition provide internal pedestrian walkways connected to all sidewalks which must be distinguished from driving surfaces through the use of special pavers, stamped asphalt, bricks, or scored concrete to enhance pedestrian safety and the attractiveness of the walkways.
(Ord. 23-05.  Passed 1-23-06.)