Proposed Building Height Language

Proposed Building Height Language

The new building height definition proposed reads:

Building height is limited to 35 feet or 30 feet, if the structure has a flat roof.  The height is measured from any and all points of the roof ridges and peaks on the structure, directly below, to the natural grade reference line, or to the finished grade, whichever is lower.  The natural grade is defined as the grade prior to any construction or land disturbance.  A line will be drawn between the highest and lowest natural grade points on the perimeter of the structure which will become the natural grade reference line and will be visually projected throughout the entire footprint of the structure.  Similarly, the finished grade points will be extended throughout the footprint of the structure.  The building height will be measured from the highest roof ridge or peak directly downward to a point along the natural grade reference line directly below that roof ridge or peak, or to the finished grade, whichever is lowest.  In order for a house in a residential zone to meet the height limit, no point of the roof ridge or peak on the structure may be higher than 35 feet, as measured from a roof peak to the lower of the natural grade reference line or the finished grade. (flat roofs must be no more than 30 feet in height).

Building Height Diagram