Code of Maryland Regulations
Title 05 - DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Subtitle 04 - SPECIAL LOAN PROGRAMS
Chapter 05.04.02 - Housing Rehabilitation Program-Applicable Codes and Standards
05.04.02.04 - Site Criteria
05.04.02.04. Site Criteria
A. The objective is to develop the individual site or group of sites so that obsolescence is overcome, and so that the development is appropriate and an asset to the neighborhood in which it is located.
B. Every residential building shall have sufficient open space to permit convenient access for maintenance, fire protection, adequate light and ventilation of habitable rooms, and reasonable indoor privacy.
C. In the site development of a target area, consideration should be given to the needs of the residents for non-vehicular open space for active and inactive recreation. Adequate night lighting for the safe use of streets, parking areas, walks, and steps should be provided or arrangements made for its provision by public authority.
D. The open space of each property shall provide for the immediate diversion of water away from buildings and disposal from the lot, for the prevention of soil saturation detrimental to structures and lot use, and, when needed, for appropriate paved walks, parking areas, driveways, exterior steps, and landscaping.