Zoning Dictionary

Letter: H

Habitable Room

A room designed for living, sleeping, eating or food preparation. A room designed for living, sleeping, eating or food preparation, including a den, library, sewing room or enclosed sun room. Area in a structure for living, sleeping, eating or cooking. Maintenance or utility space, parking garages and similar areas are not considered habitable space.

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Habitable Storey

A storey which is used for any human occupancy including working, assembly, living, sleeping, eating, cooking or recreational purposes. A storey used solely for parking and/or limited storage is not considered as a habitable storey.

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Hairdressing Establishment

A service commercial establishment providing a personal service to men, women or children by shampooing, cutting, styling, tinting or treatment of hair, by giving manicures, pedicures or facial treatments or by the use of cosmetic products, and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, includes a barber shop and beauty salon.

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Halfway House

A facility providing for the housing and rehabilitation or training of adults on probation, parole, early or pre-release or any other form of executive, judicial or administrative release from a penal institution, including without limitation community residential facilities. “Halfway house” includes facilities which provide in-patient treatment to persons on probation, parole, early or pre-release or […]

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Harmony

A quality that represents an appropriate and congruent arrangement of parts, as in an arrangement of varied architectural and landscape elements.

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Hazard Lands

Lands which are or may be inappropriate for urban development by reason of having inherent or natural environmental hazards such as susceptibility to flood or erosion, poor drainage, organic soils, steep slopes or any physical condition or limitation and which, if developed, may lead to the deterioration or degradation of the environment or cause property […]

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Hazardous Site

Property or lands, that for reasons of public health, safety, or potential property damage, are unsafe for development as a result of naturally occurring or human-made perils. They may include unstable lands or areas subject to change as a result of their previous use as mining sites, sites prone to erosion, slopes and banks, unstable […]

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Hazardous Waste

Waste materials which by their nature are inherently dangerous to handle or dispose of, such as radioactive materials, certain chemicals and biological wastes. Any waste, or combination wastes, which because of quantity, concentration, physical, or chemical, characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious irreversible or incapacitating […]

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Hazardous Waste Treatment Facility

A facility that stores, processes, neutralizes, reclaims or treats hazardous wastes by any method.

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Headwaters

The source area of a stream. To access the rest of this content, you must purchase a...

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