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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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Several groups have tried to assess the pollution's toll, but limitations plague each of the epidemiological studies conducted thus far, Morrow says.
The availability of approximately 600,000 SF at Altria Group's former headquarters in Harrison compounded this sluggish outcome, as did significant new availabilities throughout the Eastern submarket, leading to negative absorption of 300,830 SF thus far this year.
Till, also at Argonne, this experiment "will be the equivalent of burning nuclear garbage." Though his team has thus far demonstrated the ability to recycle actinides from IFR fuels only, Chang says a spin-off program is under way to adapt this technology to the efficient extraction of actinides from commercial reactor wastes.
Four out of the ten largest deals done countywide thus far this year took place in Norwalk, including the two largest--Diageo North America's 277,700 square foot prelease of a building under construction at 801 Main Avenue and FactSet Research Systems' 129,100 square foot relocation to 601 Merritt 7.
Thus far, it has not spread or become a pest, as have other plants - such as kudzu - introduced to stop erosion.
Thus far in 2003, leasing activity has outpaced 2002's performance by 19%--3.89 million sq.
With so few women involved, one should not make too much of the difference in cancer rates between the dietary groups--at least thus far, says Norman Boyd, the study's director.
Both the Fairfield and Westchester County commercial real estate office markets have shown relative stability thus far this year despite ongoing national economic slowness.
Roughly 85 percent of the drugs screened thus far have shown no activity against solid tumors, Corbett says, adding that fewer than 1 percent go on to animal testing.
In conjunction with the restoration, a new and aggressive leasing campaign has been implemented, which has thus far resulted in more than ten new tenants, as well as the renewal of several existing leases at market rates.
Among the 33 cases of small-cell lung cancer studied thus far, NCI scientists have found the abnormality in 31 samples.
building, erected in 1896 as the tallest "skyscraper" in Manhattan and louded as the "crown jewel of Park Row." Half of the building's unit inventory had been sold thus far.