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912.04. - Accessory Use And Structure Development And Operational Standards.

The following standards shall apply to all accessory uses and structures unless otherwise specifically provided. For exceptions to these standards, see Chapter 925.

912.04.A   Front Setback

Accessory structures shall comply with the front setback and front yard standards that apply to primary uses. (See

Sec. 925.06

)

912.04.B   Rear Setback

Accessory structures and uses shall not be required to comply with the rear setback standard that applies to principal uses. Accessory structures and uses shall be set back at least five (5) feet from the rear lot line when the rear lot line is not adjacent to a way. Accessory structures and uses may be set back at least two (2) feet from the rear lot line when the rear lot line is adjacent to a way.

912.04.C   Side Setbacks

Accessory structures and uses shall comply with the side setback standards that apply to primary uses, and shall not be permitted in the side yard under the Contextual Setback provisions of Sec. 925.06.C, but shall be permitted in the side yard in accordance with the Administrator Exception provisions of

Sec. 925.06.G

.

912.04.D   Setbacks from Easements

No accessory structure shall be located on any platted or recorded easement, or over any known utility.

912.04.E   Height

No accessory structure shall exceed fifteen (15) feet or one (1) story in height in a residential zoning district or twenty (20) feet in height in a nonresidential zoning district.

912.04.F   Building Separation

Unless attached to the primary structure, accessory structures shall be located at least three (3) feet from a primary structure.

912.04.G   Accessory Telecommunications Towers, Antennas, Stations, and Communication Facilities

In addition to the provisions and conditions in this Section, all building-mounted telecommunications Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities are subject to and shall comply with all the applicable provisions and conditions in

Chapter 911.04.A.13

, Section (a) of this Zoning Code and shall be located and designed as follows:

1. Roof mounted Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities shall be located no closer than five (5) feet to the nearest edge of the roof;

2. Wall-mounted Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities are prohibited under forty (40) feet from existing grade;

3. Wall-mounted Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities forty (40) feet or higher above grade may be approved by and Administrator's Exception (922.08). The Zoning Administrator's review will be limited to requiring that the Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities be compatible with the architecture of the building and its surroundings, the character of the neighborhood, and sensitivity to the skyline;

4. New concealed, stealth or camouflaged Towers, Antenna, DAS or Alternative Antenna Support Structures which are designed to blend in with the surroundings, including but not limited to, Antennas located in a structure such as a church steeple, or bell tower but which are not noticeable to the reasonable observer, and Antennas disguised as things such as trees, flagpoles, chimneys, grain silos or anything consistent with the surroundings, may be exempt from setback requirements, and shall be subject to Design Review and Site Plan Review approval.

5. Reserved.

6. Reserved.

7. The applicant shall adhere to the requirements of

Section 911.04.A.13

(a)(8) of this Zoning Code pertaining to application submissions and said applicant shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Zoning Administrator that there are valid considerations, including physical constraints or technological feasibility, for the location of additional Towers, Antennas, Stations, Communications Facilities and/or panels on existing Tower, Antenna, Station and/or Communications Facility structures. The information submitted by the applicant shall include a map of the area to be served by the proposed Towers, Antennas, Stations, Communications Facilities and/or panels, the relationship of the proposed Tower, Antenna, Station, Communications Facility and/or panel to other Towers, Antennas, Stations, Communications Facilities and/or panels, and any information required by the Zoning Administrator;

8. All obsolete, damaged, or unused Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities shall be removed within sixty (60) days of cessation of use. In the event obsolete, damaged, or unused Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities are not removed within sixty (60) days of cessation of use, then Sections

911.04.A.13

(a)(9)—(11) of this Zoning Code will apply, in addition to any other remedy available to the City;

9. No Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities located in an R1D, R1A, R2-L, RM, GPR, P or H Zoning District shall exceed fifteen (15) feet in height;

10. No Towers, Antennas, Stations and/or Communications Facilities located in an NDO, LNC, NDI, UNC, HC, OPR, GI, UI, EMI, GT, or DR Zoning District shall exceed twenty (20) feet in height.

(Ord. No. 33-2016, § 2, eff. 12-13-16)

912.04.H   Dumpsters

All dumpsters must have a minimum six-foot screen wall and landscaping must be provided. The Zoning Administrator must approve material for the wall and plantings.

912.04.I   Extensive Green Roofs

Extensive Green Roofs are lightweight veneer systems of thin layers of drought tolerant self-seeding vegetated roof covers.

(1)  Extensive Green Roofs permitted by-right shall not have more than five (5) inches of soil medium.

(2)  All Extensive Green Roofs shall have at least a one (1) foot perimeter of vegetation-free zone around the edges of the roof and around all roof penetrations (i.e. skylights, pipes, etc).

912.04.J   Intensive Green Roofs

Intensive Green Roofs are heavier than Extensive Green Roofs. For the purposes of this code the term means any Green Roof with soil mediums greater than five (5) inches.

(1)  All Intensive Green Roofs shall have at least a one (1) foot perimeter of vegetation free zone around the edges of the roof and around all roof penetrations (i.e. skylights, pipes, etc).

(Ord. 28/November 17, 2000/Amend. U-25; Ord. 38-2003, eff. 12-31-03; Ord. 36-2005, § 1, eff. 12-14-05; Ord. 40-2005, § 1A, eff. 12-30-05; Ord. No. 12-2010, § 1, eff. 5-13-10)

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