Building Elevations

Provide the following building elevation information on your plans. You are responsible for verifying and accurately depicting all locations and dimensions of property lines, setback distances, and the location and width of streets, rights-of-way and easements.

  • Provide full elevation drawings for each side of the structure. Provide the finished floor level for each floor. Show the maximum site slope. Refer to Building Height Requirements for calculation information.
  • Indicate the total height based on the average existing grade or the average finished grade, as required by the Land Use Code.
  • Show the proposed visual screening for roof mounted mechanical equipment, elevator override, vents, etc. Design screening to address views of equipment from below and above from other existing and future buildings.
  • Show the roof overhang and chimney clearances from the roof. Dimension the heights of parapets and fences. Indicate the pitch of the roof or the minimum slope to drain. Indicate the roof covering material.
  • Show cornices, eave overhangs, exterior balconies, decks, and similar architectural features extending beyond the floor area.
  • Indicate the height of guardrails and the spacing of intermediate railing.
  • Show exterior siding material.
  • Indicate doors, windows, skylights or other types of openable vents.
  • Show foundations and footings for the structure below grade. Indicate retained soil heights.
  • Note all ramps, signs, etc., that will provide barrier-free access for the disabled when required.