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Height

What Will It Cover?

The working group on height included discussions about how height is measured, the relationship of the Height Act with zoning, roof structures, stories, and other issues that relate to the height of buildings.  The working group did not examine raising or lowering the limits on height under zoning or the Height Act.

Work Group Meetings

Meetings were conducted on the following dates:

January 29, 2008
February 5, 2008   
February 12, 2008
February 19, 2008
March 4, 2008

Moving Forward

The final recommendations were heard by the Zoning Commission at a Public Hearing held on September 25, 2009. To see the full transcript of the public hearing, you can read the Zoning Commission transcript of case 08-06-1 on their site here.  The Zoning Commission provided informal guidance on the Height recommendations to the Office of Planning on January 5, 2009. This informal guidance is located below in the documents section.


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Height Documents (6)
Date Title/Description
01-Jun-2012 Zoning Update Fact Sheet - Height (Revised June 2012) - This fact sheet provides information on proposed changes to the measurement of building height. The revised fact sheet reflects OP's recent decision to retain the 3-story limit on building's in Residential House zones.
02-Dec-2008 OP Supplemental Report to Zoning Commission Dec 1
25-Sep-2008 Public Hearing Powerpoint
17-Sep-2008 Height Recommendations for Zoning Commission - This is the version of recommendations for the Zoning Commission, with edits post-Task Force review.
01-Jul-2008 OLD Draft Height Regulations - Originally drafted language for Draft Height Regulations.
28-May-2008 Public Hearing Notice - Zoning Commission hearing notice
Background Documents (3)
Date Title/Description
12-Feb-2008 Height in the Comprehensive Plan - Height Policies in the Comp Plan
12-Feb-2008 Height in the Existing Zoning Regulations - Height references in existing regs
12-Feb-2008 1910 Height of Buildings Act
Height Powerpoints (4)
Date Title/Description
03-Jul-2008 Height Powerpoint #1
03-Jul-2008 Height Powerpoint #2
03-Jul-2008 Height Powerpoint #3
03-Jul-2008 Height Powerpoint #4