Setbacks – The term setback refers to the distance from a structure or parking lot to the nearest property line. DPS Zones adhere exclusively to the Zoning Ordinance Properties that have undergone Site Plan Agreements with the Planning Board (MNCPPC Zones) have some required setbacks listed in the however they ultimately adhere to the terms set forth in the agreement between the developer and the Planning Board (MNCPPC).
FAR – Floor Area Ratio “A figure which expresses the total gross floor area as a multiple of the total gross tract area of the lot. The figure is determined by dividing the gross floor area of all the buildings on a lot by the area of that lot. Article-59-A, Gross Floor Area is defined in the Definitions section of the Zoning Ordinance
Lot Coverage –Lot coverage is determined by dividing all the square footage of buildings “under roof” by the total lot area. DPS Zones have restrictions on the percentage of the lot that is allowed to be covered. In addition there are a few exclusions: …”bay windows, chimneys, covered porches (unless there is part of the second floor extending over it) or up to 240 sq.ft. of a detached garage if it is less than 350 sq.ft. and less than 20ft. in height”. Some MNCPPC Zoned properties have a requirement in their Certified Site Plan for lot coverage. When they do, the above definition applies (without the exclusions).
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