§ 15-8-320

Porches

A porch shall be defined as in Section 13-4-010 of this Code. Porches constructed of combustible materials shall be permitted when attached to residential units of Types III-B, III-C, IV-A or IV-B construction with the following limitations:

a.

Porches shall not exceed three stories in height.

b.

Porches shall not project more than ten feet from the building nor exceed 150 square feet in area per dwelling unit, exclusive of stairs.

c.

Porches shall not be located less than six feet from an interior lot line, except that porches meeting requirements (a) and (b) of this section may be located as close as three feet from an interior lot line if the porch side walls are fire-rated at one hour or more.

Exceptions: (1) Pre-ordinance porches (erected prior to January 20, 1950) not exceeding four stories in height and erected less than six feet from an interior lot line may be replaced with respect to height, size and location, subject to approval of the building commissioner.  (2) New unenclosed front porches on new or existing buildings shall be permitted to be erected not less than three feet from an interior lot line if all of the following requirements are met: (i) the porch does not exceed one story in height; and (ii) the porch fronts entirely on a street; and (iii) the porch does not project more than ten feet from the building nor exceed 200 square feet in floor area, exclusive of stairs.

(Prior code § 62-7.4; Amend Coun. J. 9-13-89, p. 4604; Amend Coun. J. 10-2-95, p. 8040; Amend Coun. J. 3-5-03, p. 104990, § 42; Amend Coun. J. 7-27-05, p. 53348, § 1; Amend Coun. J. 11-13-07, p. 14999, Art. II, § 1)

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