§14-1109. District Rules and Exceptions.
(a) Ornamental Towers and Belfries, and Areas Below
(1) Monuments, belfries, cupolas, minarets, pinnacles, church
gables, spires, or ornamental towers not for human occupancy shall not be
considered part of the "gross floor area" as used in the regulations for this
(2) Towers of mechanical or structural necessity shall not
be considered part of the "gross floor area" as used in the regulations for this
district, except where the area of such towers exceeds an area equal to 20% of
the ground floor level of the building of which they are a part, in which case
they shall be considered a part of the "gross floor area" of the building in the
same manner as any other part;
(3) Any floor area in any building,
below ground level, not used for residential purposes shall not be considered a
part of the "gross floor area" as used in the regulations for this
(4) Any floor area in any building, above or below ground
level, used exclusively for off-street parking of automobiles, shall not be
considered as part of the "gross floor area" as used in the regulations for this
Fences shall be permitted in this
District; provided, they shall not exceed six feet in height, except fences
surrounding athletic fields shall be permitted to a maximum of fifteen feet in
(c) Retaining Walls.
Retaining walls shall be considered
as fences, and controlled under this paragraph to the extent that such walls
protrude above the actual ground level at the highest point of such
(d) Decks and
Decks and patios
shall be permitted only in accordance with the following
(.1) Front yard.
Any deck or patio shall be
prohibited between the street line and front wall of any
(.2) Side yard
. Any deck or patio shall be
(.3) Rear yard.
Any deck or patio may be permitted
between the rear wall and the rear property line of any building and shall not
be considered as occupied area provided the following conditions are
(i) Extension of commercial use.
No deck or patio shall
extend the commercial use of the property.
(ii) Roofs, walls and
No deck may be enclosed by walls and/or a roof above the usable
surface of the deck, nor enclosed by walls below the usable surface. Stairs from
the ground level shall not be permitted;
(iii) Access to
No deck or patio shall be constructed and/or located so as to
prevent access to any existing garage whether or not the garage is providing
required off street parking for the use of the lot;
distance from the driveway and/or rear property line
. The deck or patio
shall be constructed so that it is not closer at any point than three (3) feet
from the edge of any driveway and/or rear
line, serving two or
(v) Minimum distance from lot lines.
The deck or
patio shall be constructed so that all vertical support elements are located a
minimum distance of one foot (1) six inches (6) from all lot