Chapter 18.150


18.150.010    Purpose.

18.150.020    Measuring minimum requirements.

18.150.030    Measuring required setbacks.

18.150.040    Measuring lot width and depth.

18.150.050    Measuring building height.

18.150.060    Measuring building stepback.

18.150.010 Purpose.

The purpose of this chapter is to set the standards for calculating measurements required in this title. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.150.020 Measuring minimum requirements.

When a regulation is expressed in terms of a minimum requirement, including but not limited to parking spaces or number of plants required, any fractional result above and including one-half will be rounded up to the next consecutive whole number; and any fractional result below one-half will be rounded down to the next consecutive whole number. (See also Section 18.70.040 for measuring minimum number of dwelling units.) (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.150.030 Measuring required setbacks.

A setback is measured from the interior edge of a street right-of-way, access easement or private road. Where there is no street right-of-way, access easement or private road, a setback is measured from the property line. (Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.150.040 Measuring lot width and depth.

Lot widths and depths are measured from the midpoints of opposite lot lines.

(Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.150.050 Measuring building height.

Building height is the vertical distance measured from the average elevation of the finished grade at an exterior building wall or building segment to the highest point of the building wall or building segment. The overall building height shall be calculated as the average of all building sides. A building segment is when a break in the roof line, change in number of stories, or break in finished grade occurs.

(Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)

18.150.060 Measuring building stepback.

When required by the building design standards identified in each respective zoning district, building walls proposed over an average of thirty feet in height shall step back the building facade for the upper floor at least eight feet. This requirement applies to building walls which front a public street or are otherwise publicly visible. On corners of public streets or other corners which are publicly visible, only one side of the building wall will be required to be stepped back. This requirement is illustrated below:

(Amended during 4/13 supplement; Ord. 2013-04 § 2 (Exh. A (part)), 2013)