Height limit differs within a city area. The height of a building is the vertical distance by which a structure rises above a certain point of measurement. The irregular topography of the ground makes it tricky to apply the same measurements in every area. Therefore, every jurisdiction sets its specific way of measuring the buildings’ height. For example, in San Francisco one of the measurements are taken at the centerline of the building or, where the building steps laterally in relation to a street; this is the basis for height measurement. Separate points shall be taken at the centerline of each building step.
Additional height limits may restrict even more the height of a building. These may be related with a specific design consideration in a neighborhood, adjacency to a narrow street or access to light and air to the next door neighbor.
You can see the height limit of your building by checking out the Height section of your CityStructure report
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