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20-42.030 Accessory structures and uses.
Accessory uses and structures shall comply with the requirements of this Section, where allowed by Division 2 (Zoning Districts and Allowable Land Uses). This Section does not apply to second dwelling units, which are instead subject to Section 20-42.130 (Residential Second Dwelling Units).
A. General requirements for all accessory structures and uses.
a. Relationship to principal use.
i. An accessory structure or use is permitted only when it is clearly incidental, subordinate and accessory to the principal use of the same lot, and does not alter the character of the site with respect to the principal use.
ii. An accessory structure or use, to be permitted, must be compatible in all aspects with the principal permitted uses of the zoning district in which it is situated.
iii. An accessory structure or use shall not be located on a separate lot from the principal use to which it incidental and subordinate.
b. Zoning district setback requirements. An accessory structure or use shall comply with the setback requirements of the applicable zoning district, and shall not be closer to the street than the primary structure, unless specifically authorized by this Section, or allowed by Variance, Minor Variance, or Minor Adjustment.
c. Combining district requirements. The provisions of any -G (Gateway), -H (Historic), or -SR (Scenic Road) Combining District shall take precedence over any provision of this Section regulation accessory structures and uses.
d. Roof overhang. An accessory structure shall not overhang any property or drain onto any adjacent parcel.
e. Building Code and Fire Code requirements. An accessory structure shall meet all construction standards and minimum distancing between buildings for fire protection purposes.
B. Accessory structures and uses in non-residential districts.
a. Attached accessory structures. If an accessory structure is attached to the primary structure, it shall be made structurally a part of the primary structure and shall comply with all requirements of this Zoning Code for the primary structure.
b. Detached accessory structures. No detached accessory structure shall be closer than that permitted by the Uniform Building Code to the primary structure on the same lot or closer than 10 feet from the primary structure on an adjoining lot unless a lesser distance is specifically allowed by other provisions of this Zoning Code.
C. Accessory structures and uses in residential zoning districts. Accessory structures and uses within a residential zoning district shall comply with the following requirements