Zoning Handbook

Side yards regulate the distance between a building and a side lot line. A lot may have more than one side yard. 

A required side yard shall be parallel to a side lot line and apply to the entirety of principal buildings and structures. If a required side yard intersects with a required rear yard, the larger yard shall apply for the required distance of the larger yard. An addition to an existing semi-detached or detached principal building must meet the side yard requirements for that type of building in the zone. An existing detached or semi-detached building may not be treated as an attached building through the construction of additions.


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