Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

General Provisions For All Districts 4.6 Accessory Uses And Structures


4.5.2. Dimensional Height Standards Where a specific dimension is used in the calculation of height it shall be measured from the highest ground level at the structure foundation to the midpoint of the primary roof slope.

4.5.3. Items Not Included In Height Calculations The height limitations of this ordinance shall not apply to building features provided they do not exceed the height limitations of the associated zoning district, including the following, but not limited to: church spires, belfries, cupolas, and domes not intended for human occupancy, monuments, water towers, mechanical penthouses (provided they are set back 20 feet from the front elevation), observation towers, transmission towers, chimneys, smokestacks, conveyors, flagpoles, masts, and antennas (provided evidence from appropriate authorities is submitted to the effect that such building or buildings will not interfere with any airport zones or flight patterns). 4.6. Accessory Uses And Structures The purpose of this section is to establish standards for accessory uses and structures in the Town of Wake Forest ’ s planning and development regulation jurisdiction. Except as provided elsewhere in this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to erect, construct, enlarge, move, or replace any accessory use or structure without first obtaining a certificate of zoning compliance from the Administrator. Accessory uses and structures may only be used for purposes permitted in the district in which they are located. B. Not for Dwelling Purposes : Accessory structures shall not be used for dwelling purposes except as approved Accessory Dwelling Units in accordance with Section 3.2.2. C. Building Permits May Be Required : Depending on the size of the structure and the incorporation of various improvements (e.g., electrical, plumbing) a building permit may also be required. 4.6.1. General A.

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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