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    Accessory structures

    I am reviewing a text amendment for a city. They have accessory structures divided into attached and detached structures. To me, an accessory structure cannot be attached. If it is attached, it is part of the structure itself and not accessory. Has anyone come accross this? Why would a community have attached accessory structures?
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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R
    I am reviewing a text amendment for a city. They have accessory structures divided into attached and detached structures.
    (1) To me, an accessory structure cannot be attached. If it is attached, it is part of the structure itself and not accessory.
    (2) Has anyone come accross this?
    (3) Why would a community have attached accessory structures?
    1 - Agree with you.
    2 - Sorry, No I have not.
    3 - Sorry, I can not think why. Would love to see that definition.
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    I have never heard of attached accessory structures. I also would love to see the definition! And I'd be really interested in what the regulations for attached accessory structures are as compared to detached accessory structures or primary structures....

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    We have accessory apartments that must be attached -- not quite the same thing, but really kinda the same thing.

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    perhaps it is attached, but must be accessed by exiting the building?

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    1 - Agree with you.
    2 - Sorry, No I have not.
    3 - Sorry, I can not think why. Would love to see that definition.
    Same here!

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    Quote Originally posted by Tom R
    I am reviewing a text amendment for a city. They have accessory structures divided into attached and detached structures. To me, an accessory structure cannot be attached. If it is attached, it is part of the structure itself and not accessory. Has anyone come accross this? Why would a community have attached accessory structures?
    Does the City have a definition of just "accessory structure"? I'm assuming not, and that they define both attached and detached accessory structures. I'm guessing at one time there was a quirky scenario that was thought about where they wanted to identify an attached accessory structure, when maybe they should have been thinking of the situation as an acessory use of a primary structure. Like an in-law apartment, or home office.

    Get rid of attached accessory structure.

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    Quote Originally posted by flymykite
    Does the City have a definition of just "accessory structure"? I'm assuming not, and that they define both attached and detached accessory structures. I'm guessing at one time there was a quirky scenario that was thought about where they wanted to identify an attached accessory structure, when maybe they should have been thinking of the situation as an acessory use of a primary structure. Like an in-law apartment, or home office.

    Get rid of attached accessory structure.

    I agree... get rid of the attached accessory structure definition. Most codes that I've come across typically state that if the accessory structure is attached via a wall, roof, or some other method then it's considered part of the principal structure and regulated as such.

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