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File #: 2021-2094    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed Finally
File created: 10/22/2021 In control: Committee on Land Use and Economic Development
On agenda: 10/26/2021 Final action: 12/20/2021
Enactment date: 12/20/2021 Enactment #: 57
Effective date: 12/27/2021    
Title: Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article V, Chapter 912, Accessory Uses and Structures, Section 912.04, Accessory Use and Structure Development and Operational Standards; Chapter 914 Parking Loading and Access, Section 914.07, Alternative Access Plans, Chapter 925, Measurements, Section 925.06, Setbacks, to update the standards for fences and walls, parking pads and garages for residential uses with fewer than five spaces, and other accessory uses and structures. (Public Hearing held 12/14/21)
Attachments: 1. 2021-2094 Cover Letter-City Council Cover Letter Accessory Amendments, 2. Summary 2021-2094
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Ordinance amending the Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article V, Chapter 912, Accessory Uses and Structures, Section 912.04, Accessory Use and Structure Development and Operational Standards; Chapter 914 Parking Loading and Access, Section 914.07, Alternative Access Plans, Chapter 925, Measurements, Section 925.06, Setbacks, to update the standards for fences and walls, parking pads and garages for residential uses with fewer than five spaces, and other accessory uses and structures.
(Public Hearing held 12/14/21)

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Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Pittsburgh Code, Title Nine, Zoning Code, Article V, Use Regulations, is hereby supplemented at Chapter 912, Section 912.04, Accessory Use and Structure Development and Operational Standards, to provide clear and consistent standards for fences, walls, and parking pads, as follows:

912.04. Accessory Use and Structure Development and Operational Standards.
The following standards shall apply to all accessory uses and structures unless otherwise specifically provided. For exceptions to these standards, see Chapter 925.
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912.04.K Fences and Walls
Fences; walls; hedges and landscaping architectural features; and similar features shall be permitted in all districts and shall be subject to the Materials and Methods and Opacity standards in Section 918.03.B.1, and the standards below, unless otherwise stated.
(1) In front or side yards where the fence extends closer to a Street than the primary structure, only open and ornamental fences are permitted, and shall be no taller than (4) four feet in height;
(2) In all other instances. fences, walls, and similar features are permitted within required setbacks to a height of six (6) feet and may be opaque;
(3) Fences that do not comply with the height standards above may be reviewed and approved in accordance with the Administrator Exception procedures of Section 922.08 subject to the following stan...

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