(A)   Height regulations. All dwellings must be at least 14 feet in height. No structure shall exceed 2-1/2 stories or 40 feet in height, except that church spires, belfries, domes which do not contain useable space, and chimneys and agricultural buildings may be of any height which does not conflict with airport requirements.
   (B)   Front yard regulations, measured from back of curb.
      (1)   There shall be a front yard having a depth of not less than 30 feet, except that in a block where two or more residences have been erected facing the same street, the setback for remaining lots in that block fronting on the same street shall be determined by the average setback of existing buildings.
      (2)   There shall be a front yard on each street side of each corner lot, except that for corner lots of record at the date of this chapter, the front yard on the side street side may be reduced to a depth of not less than 15 feet.
   (C)   Side yard regulations.
      (1)   Each lot shall have two side yards, each such yard having a width of not less than eight feet; except as set forth in division (C)(2) below.
      (2)   An accessory building or garage attached to the main building may be built five feet from one side lot line if the side yard on the other side of the lot is not less than ten feet in width.
   (D)   Rear yard regulations. Each lot shall have a rear yard having a depth of not less than 25% of the lot depth.
   (E)   General yard regulations.
      (1)   Cornices, canopies and eaves may extend into a required yard at a distance not exceeding four feet, six inches.
      (2)   Fire escapes may extend into a required front or rear yard a distance not exceeding four feet, six inches.
      (3)   A landing place or uncovered porch may extend into a required front or rear yard a distance not exceeding six feet if the landing place or porch has its floor no higher than the entrance floor of the building. An open railing no higher than three feet, six inches may be placed around such structure.
      (4)   A wall, fence or hedge may occupy part of a required yard, except that on corner lots there shall be a triangular area formed by the right-of-way lines of intersecting streets and a line joining points on the lines 30 feet distant from the intersection, in which area there shall be no wall, fence or hedge and trees shall be trimmed from the ground to a height of 16 feet above curb level.
      (5)   On double frontage lots the required front yard shall be provided on both streets.
   (F)   Lot size regulations.
      (1)   Every lot on which a one- or two-family dwelling is erected shall contain an area of not less than 9,000 square feet.
      (2)   Every lot on which a one- or two-family dwelling is erected shall not be less than 75 feet in width, nor less than 120 feet in depth.
      (3)   The lot area, width and depth regulations of this section shall not apply to lots recorded prior to the adoption of this chapter. However, the lots shall not be altered in any way which would further reduce their dimensions below the minimum requirements of this section, and no lot in conformance with the provisions of this section shall be reduced or resubdivided to produce a lot not in full conformance with this section.
   (G)   Width regulations. All dwellings must have a minimum width of at least 8.5 feet.
   (H)   Design standards. After the effective date of this code, all newly constructed one- or two-family dwellings and manufactured homes moved into the district shall:
      (1)   Be constructed or located upon a permanent foundation, and constructed according to the provisions of the Minnesota State Building Code;
      (2)   Have a minimum width of 8.5 feet, measured between non-intersecting exterior walls along a straight line perpendicular to both walls;
      (3)   Except for earth-sheltered dwellings, have a roof pitch and a shingled roof, unless alternatives are approved by the City Council;
      (4)   Have roof overhangs which extend a minimum of one foot from the exterior wall of the structure; and
      (5)   Use the following exterior materials: wood, stone, stucco or brick. Steel, vinyl or aluminum siding may be used in combination with these other materials.
(Ord. 151, passed 1-10-96; Am. Ord. passed 7-8-98; Am. Ord. 6, Second Series, passed 12-9-03; Am. Ord. passed --; Am. Ord. 2, Second Series, passed 1-9-24) Penalty, see § 10.99