Zoning Code - What Can I Build on My Lot?
Zoning Code - R1 Residential District
Single-family residential lots comprise the bulk of properties within the City; they are all zoned R-1. The Zoning Code is described in detail in Clyde Hill Municipal Code Title17. Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions:
No structure (at any point) may be higher than 25 feet above original grade.
- The front yard building setback is 30 feet.
- The rear yard building setback is 35 feet.
- The side yard building setback varies by lot size (see chart below)
|Lot Size||Side Yard Setback|
|Lots 15,000 square feet or larger||15 feet on each side.|
|Lots larger than 10,000 square feet, but smaller than 15,000 square feet||
10 feet on each side.
Required 30 degree angle when structure is higher than 12 feet.
Lots 10,000 square feet or smaller
A total of 15 feet for both sides.
No side may have a setback smaller than 5 feet.
Required 30 degree angle when structure is higher than 12 feet
Setbacks and coverage area are measured from the
outermost projection of a structure.
The maximum structural coverage is 30% of the lot.
Structural coverage is always calculated to the outermost projection of a structure.
The maximum impervious coverage is 60% of the lot.
Clyde Hill does not recognize products marketed as pervious pavers.