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File #: O-508-19    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 10/18/2019 In control: Toledo City Plan Commission
On agenda: 11/12/2019 Final action:
Title: Amending Toledo Municipal Code 1105.0301, "Fences and Hedges; Residential Districts."
Attachments: 1. Audio: Agenda Review 10/22/2019, 2. Audio: City Council October 29, 2019, 3. Audio: City Council November 12, 2019
Label
Councilman Ujvagi

Title
Amending Toledo Municipal Code 1105.0301, "Fences and Hedges; Residential Districts."

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
The success of the Lucas County Land Bank demolition program has resulted in numerous nuisance residential properties being converted into vacant parcels available for acquisition by responsible adjacent landowners. The impact of fence height restrictions on these "side lot" acquisitions and subsequent utilization needs to be explored. As has been reviewed in several cases at the Board of Zoning Appeals in recent months, there are many reasons that a higher fence height will positively impact these transfers and facilitate the productive use of these properties.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That Toledo Municipal Code 1105.0301, "Fences and Hedges; Residential Districts", which reads as follows:
1105.0301 Residential Districts.
The following standards apply in all Residential Districts:
A. Fences or hedges may not exceed 31/2 feet in height in the required front setback.
B. Fences may not exceed 4 feet in height in the required side setback adjacent to the main building and projected to the required front setback. Any recess in the rear building plane shall not be considered part of the required setback.
C. Fences may not exceed 7 feet in height in any other location on a lot.
D. No part of any fencing may extend into the public right-of-way.
is hereby repealed; and
SECTION 2. That a new Toledo Municipal Code 1105.0301, "Fences and Hedges; Residential Districts" which reads as follows:
1105.0301 Residential Districts.
The following standards apply in all Residential Districts:
A. Fences or hedges may not exceed 31/2 feet in height in the required front setback.
B. Fences may not exceed 6 feet in height in the required side setback adjacent to the main b...

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