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The following requirements are applicable within all Residential Zones within the City:

(1) The following exceptions apply in all Residential Zones except the RE zone:

a. For Single Unit Dwellings in existence as of April 18, 1990, the Side Yard setback may be reduced to a minimum of four feet adjacent to a garage and five feet adjacent to a Carport. The garage or Carport must be no greater than one Story, attached to the home, and function only as a storage area for vehicles and not as living space for a dwelling.

b. For Single Unit Dwellings constructed prior to July 8, 1986, with a two-car garage, the Rear Yard setback may be reduced to a minimum of 15 feet.

c. The width of Lots on Cul-de-sacs shall be measured at the front setback line and may be reduced by five feet from the widths listed in Section 7-6-202.

(2) Accessory Buildings may be built in the Rear Yard to within one foot of side and rear property lines if the following requirements are met:

a. Accessory Buildings shall be separated at least three feet from the rear of the dwelling.

b. Accessory Buildings shall not encroach upon any recorded easement.

c. Accessory Buildings shall occupy no more than 25 percent of the Rear Yard.

d. On double Frontage or Corner Lots, Accessory Buildings shall not be permitted within 20 feet of any dedicated Street unless a Sound Wall separates the Street from the Accessory Buildings. If a Sound Wall does separate the Street from the Accessory Buildings, the Accessory Buildings may be built to within one foot of side and rear property lines.

e. Accessory buildings shall have a maximum Height of 14 feet at the minimum setback and shall be set back an additional foot for each foot in Height, with the maximum permissible Height being 20 feet.

(3) Accessory Buildings placed in the Side Yard shall meet the setback standards set forth in Section 7-6-202. One Accessory Building per property may encroach upon the Side Yard setback if all of the following requirements are met:

a. The Accessory Building is less than 120 square feet in area;

b. The Accessory Building is at least one foot from the side property line and the dwelling or Primary Building on the Lot;

c. The Accessory Building is not located in a Side Yard adjacent to a Street;

d. The Accessory Building’s exterior materials are constructed and maintained in accordance with Section 24-7-105, with no metal exterior materials permitted; and

e. The Accessory Building is under eight feet in height.

(4) Patio covers Attached to a home may be built in accordance with the following requirements:

a. Except as explicitly set forth herein, patio covers must meet all required setbacks.

b. Attached patio covers that do not cover a deck more than 30 inches above finished Grade may encroach into the Rear Yard setback if they meet the following requirements:

i. Patio covers shall be no closer than five feet to the rear property line.

ii. Patio covers shall not encroach upon any recorded easement.

iii. On double Frontage or Corner Lots, patio covers shall not be permitted within 20 feet of any dedicated Street unless a Sound Wall separates the Street from the patio cover.

iv. The patio cover and all Accessory Buildings combined shall occupy no more than 25 percent of the Rear Yard.

v. The patio cover shall not function as a storage area for vehicles or other property.

vi. No more than three feet above the finished floor elevation under the patio cover may be enclosed.

vii. The patio cover shall not be converted to living space for a dwelling.

viii. The patio cover shall be subordinate in height and area to the primary dwelling.

(5) The maximum Side Yard setback for Single Unit Dwellings shall be 20 feet for any Side Yard that is not adjacent to a Street.

(Ord. No. 18-13 § 2 Amended 05/08/2018; Ord. No. 21-42 § 2 Amended 07/06/2021)