floor area ratio


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floor area ratio

The ratio of the total floor area of a building (excluding areas such as mechanical rooms or the areas of floors used exclusively for mechanical equipment) to the area of the lot on which the building is built.
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Addressing the gathering at the Digital Haryana Summit 2017 Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that the Haryana Government has raised the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) from 250 to 500 for IT and IT enabled companies.
Currently occupied by a vacant, two-story, 4,356 s/f commercial building, the site is zoned C6-3A, with a maximum floor area ratio of 7.52, making it ideally suited for a mixed-use development.
The policy would increase the floor area ratio ( FAR) by 50 per cent and allow constructing high- rise buildings in cooperative group housing societies, but the residents fear that new apartments would reduce the green cover and common space within their premises.
Even after the Manila City Council asked him to stop the construction pending its investigation, he refused to do so: "I can only enforce the National Building Code, nothing more, nothing less." (The building code is concerned with more mundane matters, like safety from fire, earthquake and faulty construction.) Yet if all he wanted was a technical ground to disallow the Torre de Manila, subsequent findings show that its design exceeded the allowable "floor area ratio" and deviated from the original height limit of what is now proposed as a 49floor structure.
Although some of the developers were able to secure a zoning permit, its issuance is invalid considering that the developers violated the Percentage of Land Occupancy and Floor Area Ratio (PLO/FAR) provisions of the ordinance which restricts the Land Use Intensity Control ratings for a type of building in a certain zone," the committee report dated March 5 said.
Properties zoned as hospital have a floor area ratio of 3, the highest category in Miami Beach.
In its response, the CDA said the "real market value of any plot could only be determined by market forces through open auction provided that the land use/purpose and planning parameters along with floor area ratio are clearly defined in the auction brochure which wasn't the case at the time of disposal of the subject plot."
If implemented as written currently, the rules would: 1, limit the sizes of houses in the R7, R5, and R2.5 zones by establishing ?a limit on house size using a floor area ratio (FAR) calculation; 2, revise how height is ?measured (e.g., measure from the lowest point near the house and not the highest point); 3, increase ?residential setbacks; and 4, change building designs (e.g., limit how high a front door can be above ?ground).<br />But the Residential Infill Project isn't all bad.
(vii) As per CRZ, 2011 Notification, for CRZ-II areas, Floor Space Index (FSI) or the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) had been frozen at 1991 Development Control Regulation (DCR) levels.
More serious issues, such as Legally Nonconforming property improvements exceeding the maximum permitted Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and tenant uses that do not conform to current zoning regulations are significant situations that will need to be addressed.
In a DDA board meeting on Friday, the layout plan for expansion of the temple was approved but subject to the condition of furnishing an undertaking that the ground coverage will not exceed beyond the sanctioned Floor Area Ratio ( FAR).
Many Indian buildings do not conform to safety regulations, with owners constructing extra floors or structures without approval from the concerned authorities and beyond the sanctioned floor space index (FSI) or floor area ratio (FAR).