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1125.24 SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR BUILDING GROUPS.
(a) Building Certificate. A building certificate for the erection of a building group, in any district where permitted, may be issued by the Building Inspector, provided such building group conforms to all the conditions and requirements set forth in this chapter.
(b) Conformance with Code. Except as modified in this chapter, such building group shall conform to all the requirements of the Zoning Code for the district in which it is to be located.
(c) Spacing and Orientation of Residential Building Groups. Spacing between buildings and orientation in multiple dwelling structures shall be as follows:
(1) Walls containing main window exposures or main entrances shall be so oriented as to insure adequate light and air exposures.
(2) Such buildings shall be so arranged as to avoid undue exposure to concentrated loading or parking facilities and shall be so oriented as to preserve visual and audible privacy between adjacent buildings.
(3) A building wall exposing both windows and an entranceway shall be located no closer to another building than a distance equal to the height of the taller building of the two, but in no case less than fifty feet.
(4) A building wall exposing only windows or only an entranceway shall be located no closer to another building than a distance equal to the height of the taller building of the two, but in no case less than twenty-five feet.
(5) A building group may not be so arranged that any temporary or permanently inhabited building is inaccessible by emergency vehicles.
(d) Spacing and Orientation of Commercial and Manufacturing Building Groups. Spacing between buildings and orientation in commercial and industrial building groups shall be as follows:
(1) Exterior walls of opposite buildings shall be located no closer than a distance equal to the height of the taller building.
(2) A building group may not be so arranged that any permanently or temporarily occupied building is inaccessible to emergency vehicles.
(e) Pedestrian and Vehicular Circulation.
(1) There shall be an adequate, safe and convenient arrangement of pedestrian circulation facilities, roadways, driveways, off-street parking and loading spaces.
(2) There shall be an adequate amount, in a suitable location, of pedestrian walks, malls and landscaped spaces to prevent pedestrian use of vehicular ways and parking spaces and to separate pedestrian walks, malls and public transportation loading places from general vehicular circulation facilities.
(3) Buildings and vehicular circulation open spaces shall be arranged so that pedestrians moving between buildings are not unnecessarily exposed to vehicular traffic.
(f) Paving and Drainage. There shall be adequate design of grades, paving, gutters, drainage and treatment of turf to handle storm waters and prevent erosion and formation of dust.
(g) Driveway Access. Every primary entrance in a building group shall be within sixty feet of a paved private or public access roadway or drive, having a right of way at least twenty feet wide, providing vehicular access and providing an adequate turn-around.
(Ord. 68-70. Passed 6-2-70.)