Zoning Diagrams Compendium

Category: Building Envelopes

Definition of Yard

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 […]

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Established Building Lines/Front Yard Reduction

Notwithstanding the yard and setback provisions of this By-law to the contrary, where a permitted dwelling house is to be erected on a lot within a Residential Zone and where there is an established building line extending on both sides of the lot, such permitted dwelling house may be erected closer to the street line […]

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Examples of Yard Definitions

Yard An open space on the same lot with a building or building group lying between the front, rear, or side wall of a building and the nearest lot line, unoccupied except for projections and the specific minor uses or structures allowed in such open space under the provisions of the zoning ordinance. Because buildings […]

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