64-336

Alternative height measurement in Commercial and Manufacturing Districts

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(a)        In the districts indicated, as an alternative to Section 64-131 (Measurement of height), for all residential buildings other than single- and two-family residences, where flood-resistant construction elevation is between five and 10 feet above curb level, building height may be measured from a reference plane 10 feet above curb level, and any minimum base height requirements may be measured from curb level. Where the provisions of this Section are utilized, the standards of Section 64-622 (Lobby or non-residential use) shall be met.

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(b)        In the districts indicated, as an alternative to Section 64-131, for all buildings other than residential buildings and buildings containing predominantly Use Group 16, 17 or 18 uses, where street walls are within 50 feet of a street line and flood-resistant construction elevation is between five and 12 feet above curb level, building height may be measured from a reference plane 12 feet above curb level, and any minimum base height requirements may be measured from curb level. Where the provisions of this Section are utilized, the standards of Section 64-642 (Transparency requirements for buildings utilizing alternative height measurement) shall be met.

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