Originally Posted by logan5
I suppose you are right. Height works in conjunction with density but for larger projects I think you need an fsr. Anyways I lile knowing how much sq footage each development is allowed.
How do you figure? Olympic Village is a larger project where FSR stifled what could have been more. We have a table top of buildings over the entire site because FSR stifled. If the heights had been up and down, with setbacks I think we would have had a better village.
Don't get me wrong, I think Olympic Village is fantastic, I just think we lost opportunity because of the FSR number.
A downtown building with a height allowance of 299' (with conditional height to 499') but an FSR of 7. When a developer goes to rezone it, the public lose their cheerios over the FSR being 20, but at 20 the proposed tower barely hits the allowable height limit. When the public loses their cheerios it makes the rezoning process longer, which costs a developer more money, which in turn can either sink projects or causes the price of the end units/rent rates to go up.
I maintain FSR is the devil when it comes to building height and getting away from the table top concept that is so often discussed on this forum.