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Yard: A space on the same lot with a building or group of buildings, which space lies between the building or group of buildings and the nearest lot line.

Yard, Rear: That portion of a yard between the required rear setback and the rear property line extending the full width of the lot between side lot lines. The rear yard width is measured perpendicular to the rear lot line. The rear yard shall be the yard on the opposing side of a street yard. No rear yard shall apply for triangular or pie-shaped lots where there is no rear property line.

Yard, Side: That portion of a yard between the required side setback and the side lot line extending from the street yard to the rear yard. The side yard width is measured perpendicular to the side lot line.

Yard, Street: That portion of a yard extending between the edge of the street right-of-way (or easement, for private streets; or common access drive, for townhouses) and the required building placement; the portion of a lot adjoining a street as measured from the right-of-way. The street yard width is measured perpendicular to the street right-of-way. Corner lots and through lots shall be considered to have two street yards. A street yard does not exist adjacent to an alley.

Interior and Corner Lot Diagram:

Double-Frontage Lot Diagram:

Irregular and Triangular Lot Diagrams:

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