Zoning Diagrams Compendium

Category: Building Height

Basement and Cellar Definitions

Basement Basement shall mean that portion of a building between two floor levels which is partially underground, but which has at least one-half of its height from finished floor to finished ceiling above the average level of...

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Building Height Definitions

Finished Grade With reference to a building, the average elevation of the finished surface of the ground where it meets the exterior of the front of such building and when used with reference to a structure shall mean the average elevation of the finished grade of the ground immediately surrounding such structures, exclusive in both […]

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Guide to Height Definitions

Height With reference to a building, the vertical distance measured from the average finished grade level at the front elevation of such building to: the highest point of the roof surface or the parapet, whichever is the greater, or a flat roof; the deckline of a mansard roof; the mean level between eaves and ridge […]

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Illustration Definition of ‘Storey’

Storey The portion of a building between any floor and the floor, ceiling or roof next above, provided that the cellar or basement of a building shall not be deemed a storey and provided also that any portion of a storey exceeding 4 metres (13 feet) in height shall be deemend an additional storey.

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