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Accessory buildings and structures within residential zone classifications, including but not limited to storage buildings and detached private garages, shall maintain the same residential character of the primary structure, shall cover a maximum of five percent of the lot area, and shall have an exterior height no greater than 20 feet or the height of the primary building or structure, whichever is less, except as provided for detached accessory dwelling units in BMC 12.14.135.

A. Accessory buildings shall utilize similar siding, roofing and detailing as the primary structure, and be of a style that complements the primary structure. Metal buildings that are clearly of a different style than the primary structure shall not be allowed for accessory buildings over 120 square feet.

B. Accessory buildings with a footprint greater than 1,200 square feet shall be set back from the required setback line an additional foot for each 100 square feet of area above 1,200 square feet. A minimum 10-foot-wide Type II landscape buffer shall be installed between any accessory building with a footprint greater than 1,200 square feet and any property line within 50 feet of that structure.

C. Accessory buildings shall have a maximum height of 10 feet at the five-foot accessory building rear setback line, increasing by one foot for each additional foot of setback to the maximum height allowed for accessory buildings. (Ord. 2258 § 4, 2018; Ord. 1995 § 1, 2008; Ord. 1815 § 1, 2000; Ord. 1629 § 1, 1996. Formerly 12.14.140).