Article 8.7 - Height Limitation

.1 The height of habitable buildings and components is controlled by building type (Article 4).

.2 Structures and structural components not intended for human occupancy (including towers, steeples, flagpoles, chimneys, water tanks or similar structures) may exceed the height limit of buildings. Further, towers primarily used for manufacturing purposes that may also be occupied may exceed the height limit of buildings. Components of civic buildings which extend above the height limit shall follow the standards for the civic building type (Article 4). When adjacent to a lot or lots located in a residential district, any part of a non-civic structure which extends above the height limit must be separated from the residential lot by a distance equal to its height measured from the ground. In all other instances, any part of a non-civic structure which extends above the height limit must be separated from lot lines by a minimum distance of one foot for every four feet in height measured from the ground.

.3 The height limitations of this section shall not apply to public utility poles and lines, skylights, and roof structures for elevators, stairways, tanks, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, or similar equipment for the operation and maintenance of a building, and any device used to screen such structures and equipment.

.4 Commercial communication towers, where permitted, may exceed the height limit for structures when the standards of Section 9.9 are met.

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