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Chapter 18. General Zoning Ordinance

Sec. 18-74. Exceptions to Maximum Height Regulations

The maximum height regulations listed for residential and nonresidential uses and accessory buildings in each zoning district in Article II are the maximum permitted heights for all buildings and structures, except those exempted by this Section except as prohibited by the Height Limitation Zoning Map, Marshfield Municipal Airport, Marshfield, Wisconsin.

(1) The following are permitted to exceed the maximum height regulations within any district where permitted: spires, belfries, cupolas, penthouses and domes, not used for human occupancy; public monuments, water towers, fire and hose towers, flag poles, chimneys, ventilators, skylights, similar features, and necessary mechanical appurtenances usually carried above roof level.

(2) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to prevent the erection above the building height limit of a parapet wall or cornice for ornament (and without windows) extending above such height limit not more than 5 feet. Such features, however, shall be erected only to such height as is necessary to accomplish the purpose they are to serve and subject to the Wisconsin state building code.

(3) Height extensions for certain public buildings and institutions. Public and semi-public hospitals, institutions, schools, or public utility and service buildings, when permitted in a residential district, may be erected to a height not exceeding 75 feet, provided such specified buildings shall be set back from the front, rear and side lot lines on the ratio of 2 feet for every one foot of building height greater than 40 feet. Such specified requirements, however, shall apply in addition to the other requirements for building line setbacks and for rear and side yards specifically set forth in this chapter.

(4) The Plan Commission may grant exceptions to the height limitations for any building or structure not otherwise accounted for in this section or may set the maximum height of a structure on an individual lot as a conditional use and may set special requirements as part of the approval under the terms and conditions of this chapter. Such features, however, shall be erected only to such height as is necessary to accomplish the purpose they are to serve and subject to the Wisconsin state building code.