Title 17C Land Use Standards
Chapter 17C.110 Residential Zones
The required outdoor areas standards assure opportunities in the residential zones for outdoor relaxation or recreation. The standards work with the maximum building coverage standards to ensure that some of the land not covered by buildings is of an adequate size and shape to be usable for outdoor recreation or relaxation. The location requirements provide options for private or semiprivate areas. The requirement of a required outdoor area serves in lieu of a large rear setback requirement and is an important aspect in addressing the livability of a residential structure.
The minimum sizes of required outdoor areas per dwelling unit are stated in Table 17C.110-3. The shape of the outdoor area must be such that a square of the stated dimension will fit entirely in the outdoor area.
Date Passed: Monday, September 24, 2012
Effective Date: Friday, November 2, 2012
ORD C34911 Section 8