Side-yard placement of air conditioner units, fans, generators, and other mechanical units is restricted by the zoning ordinance. The preferred location for these units and other similar mechanical appurtenances to buildings such as fans or emergency generators is in the rear yard. Front yard placement is prohibited.
When side yard placement is requested, the unit must have no less than a three-foot setback from the property line, must be no more than five feet away from the building, and must feature appropriate screening. A fee and an application form with a plan sketch are required, subject to the zoning administrator’s approval.