Zoning Dictionary

Letter: Y

Yacht Club

A building and lot used as the meeting place for an association of persons united by a common interest in boating and shall include provisions for the land and water storage of marine crafts. To access the rest of this content,...

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Yard

The open, uncovered space on a lot appurtenant to a building and unoccupied by buildings or structures except as specifically permitted elsewhere in this By-law. An open area of land, other than a court, on the same lot with a main building or structure, unoccupied and unobstructed except as otherwise provided or required by this […]

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Yard, Exterior Side

A side yard immediately adjacent to an exterior lot line.

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Yard, Front

That part of a lot which extends across the full width of a lot between the front lot line and the nearest wall or supporting member of a building or structure. A yard extending across the full width of a lot between the front lot line and the nearest main wall of any building or […]

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Yard, Minimum Front

The minimum depth of a front yard on a lot between the front lot line and the nearest wall of any building or structure on the lot.

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Yard, Minimum Rear

The minimum depth of a rear yard on a lot between the rear lot line and the nearest wall of any building or structure on the lot.

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Yard, Minimum Side

The minimum width of a side yard on a lot between a side lot line and the nearest wall of any building or structure on the lot.

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Yard, Rear

That part of a lot which extends across the full width of a lot between the rear lot line and nearest wall or supporting member of a principal building or structure.

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Yard, Rear Depth

The least horizontal distance between the rear lot line of the lot and the nearest part of any building or structure on the lot, or the nearest open storage use on the lot, or the edge or rim of an excavation on the lot.

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Yard, Required

The minimum yard required by the provisions of the zoning ordinance.

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