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The following measurement methods shall be used to determine compliance with the dimensional standards in this chapter:

A. Setbacks shall be measured from the property line.

B. Lot widths shall be measured by scaling a circle of the applicable diameter within the boundaries of the lot; provided, that an access easement shall not be included within the circle.

C. Any calculation which ends in a fraction of 0.5 or greater shall be rounded up. Any fraction less than 0.5 shall be rounded down.

D. Lot area shall be the total measured horizontal land area contained within the boundaries of a lot.

E. Building height is the vertical distance from the average elevation of the finished grade adjacent to the building to the highest point of the roof surface of a flat roof, to the deck line of a mansard roof, and to the mean height level between the eaves and ridge for a gable, hip or gambrel roof.

The following structures may be erected above the height limits set forth in this chapter:

1. Roof structures housing or screening elevators, fire access stairways, tanks, ventilating fans or similar equipment required for building operation and maintenance.

2. Fire or parapet walls, skylights, flagpoles, chimneys, weather vanes, smokestacks, church steeples, utility line towers, and poles.

F. Open space calculations shall include areas of turf, landscaping, natural vegetation, or surface water retention/detention facilities, including vegetated areas within low impact development facilities.

G. New or altered structures shall not cross a property line.

H. Density calculations shall be determined by multiplying the gross area of the parcel, in acres, by the number of dwelling units allowed in the zoning district. Fractional values of 0.50 or greater shall be rounded to the next whole number and values of 0.49 or lower shall be rounded to the preceding whole number. (Ord. 2315, 2016; Ord. 2456, 2022)