§ 16-18I.013. Density bonus.  


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    Floor area ratio (FAR) bonuses: The maximum allowable floor area ratio (FAR) of a development on a parcel located within the SPI-9 Buckhead Village District may be increased in exchange for one or more of the additional amenities as provided in the SPI-9 Buckhead Village: FAR Bonus Table. See Figure 5 of the SPI-9 Graphic Appendix and Standards for an illustration of FAR.

    SPI-9 Buckhead Village: FAR Bonus Table

    Amenities
    FAR Bonus
    Mixed-use development in Subareas 1, 2 & 4 including residential uses at a min. of 50 percent residential floor area. See Figures 6 & 7 of the SPI-9 Graphic Appendix & Standards. 0.5 FAR
    Mixed-use development in Subarea 3 including residential uses at a min. of 75 percent residential floor area. See Figures 6 & 7 of the SPI-9 Graphic Appendix & Standards. 0.5 FAR
    Increased useable open space (UOSR) that is a min. of 2,000 square feet of floor area meeting the definition of public space as provided in section 16.18I.006 and the standards of section 16-18I.012.1 & 5. Additional 0.2 FAR for each 1% of lot area in qualifying public space in excess of the min. public space required to a maximum of 1.0 FAR. Credit may be earned for additional public space contiguous to the development parcel to a maximum distance of 1,200 feet from the parcel either constructed or prioritized within any City adopted Buckhead Village Area Open Space and Public Improvements Plan.
    Structured Parking utilized at least in part with a shared parking arrangement(s) in accordance with section 16-18I.023(5). 0.5 FAR
    LEED Certification (or similar)—Silver or an equivalent level using other similar rating system as adopted by the City of Atlanta. See section 16-18I.012.7. 0.5 FAR for non-residential and mixed-use buildings.

    1.0 FAR for multi-family residential only buildings.

     

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    Additional GFA Bonus. To encourage public dedication of right-of-way and construction of streets, multi-use paths, public art displays, and other improvements, the property owner shall be entitled to additional gross floor area (GFA), in addition to that otherwise allowed in accordance with the SPI-9 Buckhead Village: GFA Bonus Table.

    SPI-9 Buckhead Village: GFA Bonus Table

    Publicly-Dedicated or Accessible Improvement
    GFA Bonus
    Connectivity improvements. New streets as described in section 16-18I.012.2 and meeting the standards of section 16-18I.014. GFA equal to 5 times the square footage improved and/or dedicated.
    Public Art Displays that are privately owned and permanently maintained Shall be counted as 15,000 sq. ft. toward the required public space calculation.
    Museums, galleries, auditoriums, libraries and similar cultural facilities with a minimum size of 2,500 square feet. GFA equal to 2 times the square footage of the facility provided.
    Child care facilities (open to the public) with a minimum size of 2,500 square feet. GFA equal to 2 times the square footage of the facility provided.
    Area-wide stormwater management facility meeting the standards of section 16-18I.012.6. GFA equal to 4 times the square footage dedicated and/or improved.

     

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    For sites meeting the requirements of this chapter for a FAR bonus or Bonus GFA, as-built drawings of the improvements meriting the award of bonus GFA or FAR, shall be attached to the final plat or approved development plan for the property and recorded with the property deed by the Office of the Clerk of Superior Court of Fulton County. The density bonus shall be specific to the development for which it was initially conferred. Failure to build the structure or meet the condition which formed the basis for the granting of the bonus shall authorize withholding or revoking the certificate of occupancy for the amount of FAR associated with such bonus until such time as the structure is completed or the condition satisfied. Failure to maintain the property or improvements meriting of the award of the bonus GFA or FAR is enforceable in the same manner as other zoning conditions.

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    Land dedicated to the city pursuant to these bonuses shall be deemed part of the area of the parcel from which it was subdivided when computing maximum allowable FAR and GFA for a development.

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    In no case may the total GFA of a development, including all bonuses earned in Section 16-18I.013, result in development that exceeds the maximum FAR or maximum building height allowable for the applicable subarea per the SPI-9 Buckhead Village: Development Controls Table of Section 16-18I.012. Also, see Figure 5 of the SPI-9 Graphic Appendix and Standards.

(Ord. No. 2010-54(10-O-1339), § 1(Att. A), 10-13-10)