Yard: An exterior space, other than a court, on the same lot with a building or other structure. A yard required by the provisions of this title shall be open to the sky from the ground up, and shall not be occupied by any building or structure, except as specifically provided in this title. No building or structure shall occupy in excess of fifty percent (50%) of a yard required by this title.
Yard, Rear: A yard between the rear line of a building or other structure and the rear lot line, except as provided elsewhere in this title. The rear yard shall be for the full width of the lot and shall be unoccupied, except as specifically authorized
in this title.
Zoning Commission: The independent quasi-judicial body charged with preparing, adopting and amending the Zoning Regulations and Zoning Map, campus plans, airspace development in public space, and planned unit developments.
Zoning Regulations, 2016: The current regulations adopted through the publication of a notice of final rulemaking published in the D.C. Register on March 2, 2016 and which became effective at 12:01 a.m., September 6, 2016, as those regulations may thereafter be amended. See Subtitle A § 101.