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For Quality Housing buildings in R6 through R10 Districts, on any through lot that is 110 feet or more in maximum depth from street to street, a rear yard equivalent consisting of an open area with a minimum depth of 60 feet midway, or within 10 feet of being midway, between the two street lines upon which such through lot fronts, shall be provided.
However, for through lots with a depth of 180 feet or less, an open area with a minimum depth equivalent to the depth required pursuant to Section 23-534 (Special provisions for shallow through lots), may be provided, and additionally, one of the following rear yard equivalents may be provided as an alternative:
  1. two open areas, each adjoining and extending along the full length of a street line and each with a minimum depth of 30 feet measured from such street line, except the depth of such required open area along one street line may be decreased, provided that a corresponding increase in the depth of the open area along the other street line is made; or
  2. an open area adjoining and extending along the full length of each side lot line with a minimum width of 30 feet measured from each such side lot line, except that the width of such required open area along one side lot line may be decreased, provided that a corresponding increase in the depth of the open area along the other street line is made. If an open area along a side lot line is provided, it shall be at least eight feet.

Any such rear yard equivalent shall be unobstructed from its lowest level to the sky, except as provided in Section 23-44 (Permitted Obstructions in Required Yards or Rear Yard Equivalents).

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