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Is there a standard FAR (floor area ratio) that applies to residential real estate in Scottsdale?

Asked by Trulia Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ Sat Apr 13, 2013

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Jeff Fisher’s answer
The quick answer is no. Residential zoning districts have setbacks and building heights identified in each district. FAR is more commonly referred to in Commercial zoning districts. I spent 20 yrs at the city of Scottsdale. Most of them as a director in the planning and zoning department. If be happy to try to answer additional Scottsdale development standard questions. Best of luck.
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The term Floor Area Ratio applies to commercial properties. For residential lots the term is lot coverage or building envelope. The buildable area on a lot is determined by the setback requirements for each particular lot type/zoning district. In Scottsdale the residential lot districts included R1-5, R1-7 (7,000 sf lot), R1-10, R1-18, R1-35, R1-43, R1-70, R1-130 and R1-190 (190,000+ sf lot). Each lot type has different setback requirements. The setbacks are listed on the City of Scottsdale website under their Zoning Ordinance.

Rob Ryan
The Gallery Collection
Luxury Division of West USA Realty
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Scottsdale has many zoning districts for both residential and commercial zoning. The FAR will be different depending on the zoning district. Too complex to answer here.

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