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Except for single-unit dwellings, accessory dwelling units and middle housing, outdoor storage areas and refuse collection areas within or adjacent to vehicular use areas shall be screened on all sides so that materials stored within these areas are obscured from streets, accessways, or adjacent properties.

(1) Outdoor storage areas and refuse collection areas are prohibited within required minimum or maximum front yard setbacks or required landscaping areas.

(2) Required screening shall include the installation and maintenance of fences at least 6 feet high with a maximum height of 8 feet.

(3) Fences may be made of wood, metal, masonry, or other permanent materials, and shall be 100 percent site-obscuring except as provided in (4) and (5) below.

(4) On the pedestrian entrance, the fence shall be at least 50 percent site-obscuring, such as cyclone fencing with slats.

(5) On all sides of the screening structure, up to 12 inches measured from grade may be visually unobscured provided that the unobscured area is covered with a material that contains the debris within the structure, such as cyclone fencing.

(Section 9.6740, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20492, enacted May 14, 2012, effective June 15, 2012; Ordinance No. 20667, enacted May 24, 2022, effective June 25, 2022.)