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File #: O-15-23    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 4/3/2023 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 7/10/2023 Final action: 7/10/2023
Title: Building Height and Elevation Limit - Exception for FEMA Flood Zones in Annapolis - For the purpose of exempting building construction in Federal Emergency Management Agency's AE flood zones including the Annapolis' City Dock area from certain elevation restrictions; setting exception criteria; and generally related to Planning and Zoning height measurement.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Indexes: Planning Commission, Rules and City Government Committee
Attachments: 1. O-15-23 First Reader, 2. O-15-23 Amendment 1 - Tierney, 3. O-15-23 Legislative Summary, 4. O-15-23 Fiscal Impact Note, 5. O-15-23 FEMA Flood Zone Map of Annapolis City Dock, 6. O-15-23 REVISED Historic Preservation Commission Action Report, 7. O-15-23 Historic Preservation Commission Action Report, 8. O-15-23 Staff Report to Planning Commission, 9. O-15-23 UPDATED Staff Report to Planning Commission, 10. O-15-23 Planning Commission Findings, 11. City Dock Resiliency Project Report - June 6, 2023, 12. 2018 City of Annapolis Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, 13. O-15-23 Newspaper Notice of Public Hearing, 14. O-15-23 Signed
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Building Height and Elevation Limit - Exception for FEMA Flood Zones in Annapolis - For the purpose of exempting building construction in Federal Emergency Management Agency's AE flood zones including the Annapolis' City Dock area from certain elevation restrictions; setting exception criteria; and generally related to Planning and Zoning height measurement.

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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Ordinance 15-23

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley
Co-sponsored by:

Referred to
Planning Commission
Rules and City Government Committee

AN ORDINANCE concerning

Building Height and Elevation Limits - Exception for FEMA Flood Zones in Annapolis

FOR the purpose of exempting building construction in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's AE flood zones including the Annapolis' City Dock area from certain elevation restrictions; setting exception criteria; and generally related to Planning and Zoning height measurement.

BY repealing and reenacting with amendments the following portions of the Code of the City of Annapolis, 2022 Edition

SECTION I: BE IT ESTABLISHED AND ORDAINED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the Code of the City of Annapolis shall be amended to read as follows:


Title 21 - Planning and Zoning
Division IV - Overlay District
Article II - Height and Bulk Limits
Section 21.56.170 - Height measurement

21.56.170 Height measurement.
The height of buildings shall be determined in the following manner:
A. All measurements shall be taken from the center of the building at the front setback line; provided, however, that if the building is greater than forty-four feet wide, the massing shall conform to Section 21.56.210. In buildings greater than forty-four feet in width, the building height measurement shall be taken at the highest point of each building element at the front setback line.
B. Antennas and mechanical equipment up to thirty inches high shall not be counted in computing height, and penthouses, other structures and mechanical equi...

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