In all zoned districts throughout the city, except within the fire districts, new frame (Type IV) construction, when permitted, shall be located not less than six feet from an interior lot line and not less than 12 feet from any other building on the same lot with the following exceptions:
Except as required in the Zoning Ordinance, private detached garages and other accessory buildings having a floor area not exceeding 600 square feet may be located as required by Section 13-96-280 of this Code.
Any frame building, except private detached garages and other accessory buildings, having exterior wall construction providing fire resistance of not less than one hour, may be located no less than three feet from an interior lot line, and no less than six feet from any other building on the same lot. Furthermore, any residential wood frame building may be located not less than two and one-half feet from an interior lot line and not less than five feet from another building on the same lot provided (1) the residential building has a ground floor area of not over 1,600 square feet and contains not more than three family units; (2) exterior wall construction of the residential building provides one hour fire resistance on one side and two hours on the other side; and (3) all windows in the subject building are separated from windows in adjacent properties by six feet or more.
Existing frame porches may be repaired or replaced irrespective of their proximity to lot lines or other buildings on the same lot. Existing frame porches may be enclosed irrespective of their proximity to lot lines or other buildings on the same lot only when all zoning restrictions are met, and the requirements of Section 13-200-260 are met.
Existing frame or noncombustible porches and stairs not exceeding three stories in height may be extended up one story to the roof level of the existing building irrespective of their proximity to interior lot lines or other buildings on the same lot, provided all zoning requirements are met.
(Prior code § 78.1-7; Amend Coun. J. 10-2-95, p. 8040; Amend Coun. J. 10-28-97, p. 54731)