Side yards for all other buildings containing residences

R3-2 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

In the districts indicated, except as set forth in Section 23-461 (Side yards for single- or two-family residences) or Section 23-49 (Special Provisions for Side Lot Line Walls), side yards shall be provided for all zoning lots with buildings containing residences as provided in this Section:

R3-2 R4 R5

(a)        In the districts indicated, except R4B, R5B or R5D Districts, two side yards, each with a minimum required width of eight feet, shall be provided. However, if the aggregate width of street walls of a residential building is more than 80 feet or, for abutting buildings if the combined aggregate width of street walls of all such abutting buildings on a zoning lot is more than 80 feet, then two side yards shall be provided, each equal to not less than 10 percent of such aggregate width of street walls. For zoning lots where no such buildings exceed a height of two stories and a basement, side yards need not exceed 15 feet in width.

However, on all corner lots in lower density growth management areas, one side yard shall be at least 20 feet in width.


(b)        In the districts indicated, no side yards are required; however, where a building containing residences on an adjacent zoning lot has a side yard, an open area with a minimum width of eight feet and parallel to the side lot line is required along the common side lot line between such buildings. Obstructions permitted pursuant to paragraph (c)(3) of Section 23-461 shall be permitted in such open areas.

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(c)        In the districts indicated, no side yards are required. However, if any open area extending along a side lot line is provided at any level, it shall have a minimum width of eight feet, measured perpendicular to the side lot line, and extend along the entire side lot line, except where a court is provided in accordance with the applicable provisions of Section 23-60 (HEIGHT AND SETBACK REGULATIONS). The allowances for permitted obstructions in any yard or rear yard equivalent set forth in Section 23-44 (Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents) shall be permitted in such open areas.