Zoning Dictionary

Letter: L

Lake

An inland water body fed by springs or surrounding runoff.

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Land

Ground, soil or earth including structures, on, above or below the surface.

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Land Area, Gross

The total land area of a defined residential or industrial district, less lands that are considered to be undevelopable.

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Land Area, Net

The area of a site that will not be further divided into additional sites.

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Landfill

A disposal site employing an engineering method of disposing of solid wastes in a manner that minimizes environmental hazards by spreading, compacting to the smallest volume, and applying cover material over all exposed waste at the end of each operating day. A type of operation in which refuse and earth or other suitable cover material […]

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Landing

A platform with or without a roof having an area not exceeding 2.2 square metres and extending horizontally from the wall of a building no more than 1.25 metres, adjacent to a door and providing direct access to the ground or a stair. A platform without a roof having an area not exceeding 2.2 square […]

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Landing Strip

A strip of ground used or capable of being used for the landing and take-off of aircraft.

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Landmark

A structure or landscape feature which by its architectural or historic merit or impact is worthy of special recognition and preservation.

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Landscape

Plant materials, topography, and other natural physical elements combined in relation to one another and to man-made structures.

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Landscape, Cultural

Any geographic area that has been modified, influenced or given special cultural meaning by people.

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