§ 59-B-3.1. Steps, terraces, solar panels, and porches.  


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  • (a)   Open steps and stoops, exterior stairways, terraces, porches, and solar panels may extend into any minimum front or rear yard not more than 9 feet.

    (b)   For side yards:

    (1)   except in the case of a corner lot, open steps, stoops, exterior stairways, terraces, porches, and solar panels may extend into any minimum side yard not more than 3 feet;

    (2)   on a corner lot having a minimum side yard 25 feet or more in width, open steps, stoops, exterior stairways, terraces, porches, and solar panels may extend into such minimum side yard not more than 9 feet; and

    (3)   on a corner lot having a minimum side yard of less than 25 feet in width, there must be no encroachment on the minimum side yard.

    (c)   Steps, stoops, exterior stairways, and terraces that extend into the minimum required yards may be roofed but must not be enclosed.  Any roof covering steps, stoops, exterior stairways, and terraces may extend not more than 3 feet into the minimum required yard.

    (d)   Roofed, but not enclosed, porches may extend into the minimum required front or rear yard not more than 9 feet, including the roof.  If any portion of a roofed, but not enclosed, porch extends into the required minimum front yard, the porch and its roof may extend not more than 9 feet from the face of the building parallel to the front lot line.

(Legislative History: Ord. No. 14-57, § 1; Ord. No. 17-45, § 2.)