Zoning Dictionary

Letter: F

FaÇade, Street

The facing wall of a building fronting a street, other than courtyard walls or carports and garages.

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Facade

The exterior wall of a building exposed to public view or that wall viewed by persons not within the building. A structure’s entire single elevation, including wall face, parapet, windows, doors, awning or canopy.

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Facade of The Business Establishment

That portion of building wall, containing the main public entrance, which corresponds to the height and width of the interior space rented or owned by the tenant of the business establishment.

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Factory (see Also Manufacturing)

A building in which raw material and semi-finished or finished materials are converted to a different form or state or where goods are manufactured, assembled, treated or processed.

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Factory Outlet

A building or part of a building where the products manufactured by the industry are kept for wholesale or retail sale, and shall not exceed fifteen percent of the floor area of the building or portion of the building within which the permitted industrial use is located. A building or part of a building, accessory […]

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Factory-built Housing

A dwelling unit which is either wholly or mainly manufactured at an off-site location and is assembled on-site. “Factory-built housing” does not include a mobile home, mobile accessory building or structure, or an automobile trailer or recreational vehicle.

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Fairground

Land devoted to entertainment on a seasonal or temporary basis and may include grandstands, barns and other accessory buildings, normally associated with such a use. The use of land, or building, or structure where the temporary exhibition of music, art, goods, wares, vehicles, and the like are displayed and made available for sale and shall […]

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Fallout Shelter

An accessory building and use specifically designed for the protection of life from radioactive fallout.

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Family

One or more persons related by blood, adoption or marriage and not more than two additional persons (exclusive of household servants) all residing together as a single housekeeping unit. A number of persons not exceeding three exclusive of household servants, residing together as a single housekeeping unit where such persons are not related to one […]

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Family Crisis Shelter

A non-profit institutional establishment providing counseling, assistance and temporary emergency shelter for the victims of a domestic or marital conflict or physical assault.

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