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Definition of "Buildable"

Lee Nellis

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Hi Everybody! I need to collect some definitions of "buildable" or "buildable area." Does anyone out there use this term of art, and have a definition? Thanks!
 

Seabishop

Cyburbian
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"Buildable Lot" from Subdivision Regs

"A lot where construction for the use(s) permitted on the site under the local zoning ordinance is considered practicable by the planning board, considering the physical constraints to development of the site as well as the requirements of the pertinent federal, state and local regulations"
 

Richmond Jake

You can't fight in here. This is the War Room!
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"Developable Land. Land which is suitable as a location for structures and which can be improved through normal and conventional means, free of development hazards, and without disruption or significant impact on natural resource areas.

The following areas shall not be considered as developable land:

(1) Land with slope greater than 30 percent and coastal bluffs.

(2) Riparian corridors, wooded arroyos, canyons, stream banks, areas of riparian vegetation and areas within 50 foot setback from the top of riparian corridor.

(3) Lakes, marshes, sloughs, wetlands, water areas, beaches and areas within the 100 year flood plain.

(4) Areas of recent or active landslides.

(5) Land within 50 feet of an active or potentially active fault trace.

(6) Commercial Agricultural land and mineral resource areas.

(7) Areas subject to inundation as defined by a geologic hazards assessment or full geologic report."
 

martini

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Are you refeering to the building envelope? In the town I work in, the envelope for a 7000sq ft lot is roughly half of that, with allowances for set backs.
 

Zoning Goddess

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In our jurisdiction, a buildable lot has at least 10' access to a public road, was created prior to 1970 (or as a result of a platted subdivision), and conforms to the minimum requirements of the zoning district (lot sizes excluding wetlands).
 
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