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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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The Supreme Court got it right in determining that the appeals court went too far by declaring the parental notification law in New Hampshire unconstitutional," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, who filed briefs in support of the parental notification law.
However, The Scotsman reports that Chamblee apologised for making the statement that Woods was 'cavalier about the rules', adding that he went too far when he compared those incidents to cheating as cheating involves intent.
District Court Judge Richard Arcara went too far when he decided in April 1999 to expand the speech-free "buffer zones" around abortion clinics in Rochester and Buffalo from 15 feet to 30 feet and 60 feet at the two clinics.
Supreme Court to strike down a Colorado law that went too far in limiting the free speech rights of sidewalk counselors.