SECTION .0400 ‑ DESIGN STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS FOR OPEN SPACE

 

10A NCAC 29C .0401       OPEN SPACE REQUIRED

Open space on the same lot with a principal building shall be provided that is unoccupied and unobstructed by structures excepting the following encroachments:

(1)           Architectural features‑‑fire escapes, cornices, eaves, steps, gutters, buttresses which are reasonable in size may project into any required yard;

(2)           Retaining walls, terraces, steps and other similar landscape structures shall be exempt from the open space requirements;

(3)           Fences shall be permitted within any open space; however, no fence shall be constructed on any property line without the mutual consent of both parties;

(4)           Accessory buildings shall be permitted within 10 feet of the rear lot line in R‑1 and R‑2 districts;

(5)           Signs as indicated in Section .1100 of this Subchapter.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 122‑95; 143B‑10;

Eff. March 21, 1980.