The Zoning Trilogy

Corner Lot (Parallel Lot Lines/Yard Definitions)

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Yard, Rear

A yard extending the full width of the lot on which a building is located and situated between the rear lot line and a line parallel thereto and passing through the nearest point of the building. Accessory buildings are permitted in rear yards in many ordinances. There is now some tendency to make the minimum dimension of the required rear yard the same as that for the minimum side yard to exclude accessory buildings, insert limitations on lot coverage and enlarge the buildable area, allowing more flexibility in the shape and orientation of the principal structure.

Yard, Side

A yard on the same lot as a building situated between the side lot line and a line parallel thereto and passing through the nearest point of a building, and extending from the front yard to the rear.


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