Zoning Dictionary

Category: Regulatory Terms

Abut/Abutting

Having a common border with, or being separated from such a common border by a right-of-way, alley, or easement. To physically touch or border upon. To share a common property line but not overlap. Means two (2) adjoining parcels of property with a common property line, including two (2) or more lots adjoining only at […]

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Access or Access Way

A way of approaching or entering a property. A way or means of approach to provide vehicular or pedestrian physical entrance to a property. Shall mean the place, means, or way by which pedestrians and vehicles shall have safe,...

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Accessory

A use, separate building, or structure, normally incidental, subordinate, exclusively devoted to and located on the same lot as the principal use, building or structure but does not include a building or structure used for human habitation. A use subordinate and naturally, customarily and normally incidental to and exclusively devoted to a main use of […]

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Air Contaminant

Any dust, fume, gas, mist, odor, smoke, vapor, pollen, soot, carbon, acid, or particulate matter of any combination thereof. Any source at, from, or by reason of which there is emitted into the atmosphere any air contaminant, regardless of who the person may be who owns or operates the building, premises or other property in, […]

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Air Rights

An estate, interest, easement or any legal right in or over land which grants or conveys the right to allow development to occur in the airspace over the land. The ownership or control of all land, property, and that area of space at and above a horizontal plane over the ground surface of land used […]

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Ambient Standard

A limit on the intensity of an environmental pollutant as measured at a receptor point rather than at the source.

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Angle of Light Obstruction

An acute angle formed from the horizontal by a line extending from the center line of the street at a grade at right angles to the center line of the street or to a tangent to the center line of a curved street, over a lot abutting on such street and touching a building or […]

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Angle of Light Obstruction, Average

An angle which is obtained by multiplying each different angle of light obstruction by the length of the building frontage over which it occurs, and dividing the sum of these products by the total building frontage on that street; and, in such computation, where any angle of light obstruction is less than 20 degrees it […]

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Architectural Control

Regulations governing the appearance or architectural style of buildings or structure.

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As of Right Zoning

Uses and development standards which are determined in advance and specifically authorized by the zoning ordinance.

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