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18A.50.140 Residential Accessory Buildings.
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A. The maximum height for residential accessory buildings shall be twenty-four (24) feet.

B. Detached residential accessory structures which are less than one hundred twenty (120) square feet in size and not higher than ten (10) feet, including garden sheds or greenhouses or combination of both; children’s play equipment; arbors; and gazebos, when placed in a rear half of the lot shall have a minimum three (3) foot setback. Attached accessory structures shall meet the same setbacks as the main building.

C. Pools, hot tubs, and similar accessory structures may not be located in the rear or interior yard setbacks.

D. Vehicle covers and other storage structures that are composed of pipes or poles with a fabric, plastic or other type of cover on the top of the framework are required to meet the development standards for the applicable zoning district, including lot coverage limitations and setback requirements. If the covering on such a structure is metal, wood, hard plastic or other rigid material and the structure exceeds 120 square feet in size, a building permit is required for the structure. If the structure is used for recreational, sporting or utility vehicle stiorage, the storage requirements of LMC 18A.50.145, including a parking pad and screening must be met. Fabric, vinyl, flexible plastic or other membrane material may be utilized to enclose the sides of the structure only if the structure is specifically designed and used for vehicle storage. Such enclosed structures are not exempt from the screening requirements of LMC 18A.50.145. Except as noted above, general storage is prohibited in tents, yurts or other tent-like structures.

E. Railroad cars, shipping containers, and semi-truck trailers shall not be placed or maintained in any single-family residential, mixed residential, or multi-family residential zoning district. [Ord. 307 § 20, 2003; Ord. 277 § 1, 2002; Ord. 264 § 1, 2001.]