§ 156.054  YARDS.
   (A)   Buildings shall be set back from the front, rear and side lines of all lots in order to establish open areas designated as front, rear and side yards.
   (B)   The minimum setbacks for such purposes shall be as follows:
      (1)   Front yard:
         (a)   The minimum front building line shall be 40 feet.
         (b)   In a block where 25% of lots are occupied by buildings, the average depth of front yards establish the front yard for the block.
         (c)   Where front yard or setback line is established in a recorded subdivision, such lines establish the front yards, provided such line is not closer to the front line than the provisions hereof.
         (d)   Lots extending through from one street to another, front yards required on each street.
         (e)   Detached building other than garages.  The front line of such building shall be in the rear of the rear line of the principal structure on the lot.
      (2)   Side yard:
         (a)   Twelve-foot minimum on one side and 15-foot minimum on the other side, including 27 feet in both side yards, except corner lots where the side yard set back on the side street shall be the same as front yard set back.
         (b)   Accessory buildings located in rear yards may not be located within 12 feet of a side lot line.
      (3)   Rear yard:
         (a)   Normally 25% of the lot; minimum required, 30 feet.
         (b)   Where an alley abuts rear of lot: depth of rear yard may be measured from the center line of the alley.
         (c)   Accessory building.  May not be located closer than six feet of the rear lot line.
         (d)   Accessory building detached from main building: maximum occupancy of rear yard, 20%.
         (e)   Lots extending through from street to street: may waive rear yard if compensated by other open space on the same lot.
      (4)   General yard specifications.
         (a)   Ordinary projections of skylights over basements, sills, belt courses, cornices, chimneys and flues and ornamental features not to exceed 12 inches; open or lattice-enclosed fire escapes, fireproof outside stairways, balconies and by windows projecting not more than four feet permitted; otherwise, yards must be open and unobstructed to the sky.
         (b)   Required yards for one building shall not be used again for another building.
(Ord. 70-2, passed 5-11-70; Am. Ord. 96-17, passed 12-9-96; Am. Ord. 2007-5, passed 1-14-08)  Penalty, see § 156.999