# Floor Area Ratio (FAR) definition

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the quotient obtained by dividing the total covered area (plinth area) on all floors by the area of plot.
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the total covered area of a building as permissible under these regulations divided by the area of the plot.
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the ratio of the adjusted gross floor area of a primary structure to the total area of the site.

## Examples of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in a sentence

• Increases above the baseline intensity of 0.5 may be permitted, up to the maximum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 2.0, regardless of the size of development, through participation in the Development Incentive Program (DIP) and/or Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Program.

• A standard size double garage (42 m²) and or boathouse/storeroom (not exceeding 40 m²) will be excluded for the purpose of calculating Floor Area Ratio (FAR) in terms of the ARAC approval.

• State/UT may also provide 50% additional Floor Area Ratio (FAR)/ Floor Space Index (FSI) free of cost through necessary changes in local planning and Development Control Regulations (DCR).

• The remaining 15% portion of the site may be used for safety access, parking structure entrances, trash and recycling service, utility access, pedestrian connections, public uses, landscaping and stormwater treatment; Minimum density of either 50 dwelling units per acre (for residential projects) or a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 2:1 (for commercial projects) - mixed use projects may use either criterion.

• Mixed-use developments shall have a minimum Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of .50.

## More Definitions of Floor Area Ratio (FAR)

Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the quotient obtained by dividing the total covered area of all floors with the area of the plot.
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the quotient obtained by dividing the total covered area on all floors with the area of the plot excepting areas specifically exempted under these regulations, by the total area of the plot;
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the amount of floor area of a building or structure in relation to the amount of site area, expressed in square feet. For example, a floor area ratio of 0.7 to 1 means 0.7 square feet of floor area for every one square foot of site area. FAR is calculated by dividing the total floor area of all buildings on a site by the total site area (See Figure 2).
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the gross floor area of all buildings and structures on a lot divided by the total lot area.
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the ratio expressed in percentage between the total floor area of a building on all floors and the total area of the site;
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the gross floor area of development on a site or project area divided by the total gross lot area. FAR is expressed as a decimal fraction (for example, 0.5 or 2.0).
Floor Area Ratio (FAR) means the gross floor area of development on a site or project area divided by the total gross lot area. FAR is expressed as a decimal fraction (for example, 0.5 or 2.0). Gross floor area is measured from the exterior walls of the structure and includes, but is not limited to, areas occupied by the use(s) in the building and the accompanying common areas, including hallways; basements with structural headroom of seven feet (7.0’) or more; mezzanines; penthouses; elevator shafts and stairwells; patios and balconies (whether covered or not); and enclosed porches. Areas excluded from the FAR calculation include, but are not limited to, landings; porte-cocheres; any areas dedicated to parking or vehicle movement (e.g., freestanding or integrated structured parking, tuck-under parking, underground parking); loading areas or docks, elevator and stair bulkheads; storage or utility areas with structural headroom of less than seven feet (7.0’); rooftop mechanical equipment; freestanding signs; and industrial equipment including but not limited to grain elevators, silos, and storage tanks. Areas dedicated to residential uses, including any hallways or common areas, are also excluded, as this is measured as density of units per acre of land.