The following shall apply to all Commercial Districts except the "C-4"
and "C-5" Commercial
Above Height Restrictions.
The following appurtenances of buildings when
directly attached as part of the main building may be erected to heights in
excess of the prescribed height limit in a Commercial
(c) Penthouses or roof structures for the housing of elevators,
stairways, tanks, ventilating fans, heating and cooling towers, or similar
equipment required to operate and maintain the building;
(e) Radio and television
(2) Use Regulations of Open Area.
Open areas required in
Commercial Districts shall not be used for permanent storage purposes, but may
be used for temporary storage purposes for a period of not more than one month
on approval of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, but any such use to be permitted
for a longer period shall require a public hearing thereon, after which a Zoning
Board of Adjustment certificate may be issued for a period not exceeding one
year in any case.
(3) Decks and
Decks and patios
shall be permitted only in accordance with the following
(a) A deck or patio may not be enclosed by a fence more
than forty-two (42) inches in height;
(b) Front yard.
A deck or
patio shall be prohibited between the street line and the front wall of any
(c) Side yard.
Any deck or patio shall be
(d) Rear yard.
Any deck or patio may be permitted
between the rear wall and rear property line of any building and shall not be
considered as occupied area provided the following conditions are
(.1) Extension of commercial use.
No deck or patio shall
extend the commercial use of the property.
(.2) Roofs, walls,
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 to the deck shall not be permitted.
(.3) Access to
No deck or patio shall be constructed and/or located so as to
prevent vehicular access to any existing garage whether or not the garage is
providing required off street parking for the use of the
(.4) Minimum distance from driveway and for rear property
Any deck or patio shall be constructed so that it is not closer at any
point then three (3) feet from the edge of any driveway and/or rear property
line serving two or more lots;
(.5) Minimum distance from lot
Any deck or patio shall be constructed so that all vertical support
elements are located at a minimum distance of one foot (1) six inches (6) from
all lot lines;
(e) Temporary storage.
Decks and patios, and the
area below the usable surface, shall not be used for permanent storage purposes,
but may be used for temporary storage for not more than one (1) month on
approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.