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A term commonly used to indicate the allowable square footage of a building in proportion to land area, according to zoning requirements.

Floor area ratio or FAR is the amount of building square footage allowed, expressed as a multiple of the lot size, e.g.: a 50' X 100' lot with a FAR of 2.0 could have a maximum size of 10,000 square feet.

the term used to describe the intensity of development on a unit of land; it is determined by dividing the gross floor area of all buildings on a lot by the area of that lot.

The ratio of a building's floor area to its corresponding land area. Determined by dividing the total floor area of the building by the lot area, it is used in zoning ordinances as a formula to regulate building volume.

The ratio of the total floor area of a building to the total area of the site.

The FAR determines the total floor area that can be built in a particular location according to current zoning laws - e.g. a 40% FAR means the equivalent of 40% of the square footage of the land can be built as floor area in a building. FLOOR JOIST A floor support member used at right angles to the main supports (girders) and on which the flooring or subflooring sits.

The ratio of floor area in a building to the land area of the lot on which it sits. Used to regulate building volume.

The total floor area of all buildings or structures on a lot divided by the total area of the lot. FAR is a measure often used to determine the intensity of land use for a zoning district.

The gross floor area of all buildings on a lot, divided by the lot's area.

A measure of density expressed as a ratio of the amount of chargeable Gross Floor Area permitted/and or existing in a structure to the area of the lot on which the structure is located. Referred to as FAR.

The ratio of the Gross Area of a building to the area of the land upon which it is situated. Used in conjunction with zoning.

Defines building intensity for nonresidential uses as the ratio between the amount of gross floor area and the gross site area, excluding covered parking areas or garages.

The ratio of the gross square footage of a building to the land on which it is situated. Calculated by dividing the total square footage in the building by the square footage of land area.

The ratio of floor area to land area expressed as a percent or decimal, which is determined by dividing the total floor area on a zoning lot by the lot area.

The ratio of the gross square footage of a building to the square footage of the land on which it is situated

A comparison of the total area of the floor of a building with the total area of the land upon which it stands. Maximum or minimum FARs may be established by local zoning rules.

An expression of the amount of development intensity (typically, non residential uses) on a specific parcel of land. FAR is determined by dividing the total square footage of gross floor area of buildings on a site by the total square footage of the site itself.

The calculation of the floor area of all homes or buildings in a project. It is used in the planning and development of a site.

The relationship between the floor area of a building and the total area of the land under the building. Minimum and maximum floor area ratios are often established as part of a zoning ordinance.

The enclosed gross floor area of buildings on a given lot divided by to the total area of the lot.

The relationship of the total feet of a building to the square footage of the land area.

Abbreviated as FAR, this is a measure of development intensity. FAR is the ratio of the amount of floor area of a building to the amount of area of its site. For instance, a one-story building that covers an entire lot has an FAR of 1. Similarly, a one-story building that covers 1/2 of a lot has an FAR of 1/2.

The ratio between a structure's total floor area and the total land area of the land upon which it is constructed. The FAR is calculated by dividing the total building floor area by the total building lot square area: floor area ratio = building floor area/building lot area. A maximum allowable floor area ratio is typically specified by the local building code or zoning.

The Floor Area Ratio (FAR) or Floor Space Index (FSI) is the ratio of the total floor area of buildings on a certain location to the size of the land of that location.

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