Title 17A Administration
Chapter 17A.020 Definitions
Works composed of masses of rock, rubble, or masonry tightly enclosed usually by wire mesh so as to form massive blocks. They are used to form walls on beaches to retard wave erosion or as foundations for breakwaters or jetties.
The garage wall length is determined by measuring the length of the specific side of a structure that is backed by garage space. The garage wall length is not limited to the length of the garage door; it includes all the length on the specified side of a structure between the walls of the garage (see Figure17A.020.070.A). For carports, the garage wall length is determined by measuring the length extending from the outer edges of the roof. (See Figure 17A.020.070.B)
The variety of different genes within a species. The larger the variety of genes in the gene pool of a species, or the less related the breeding individuals are, the greater the chances of that species surviving various adversities, such as disease.
An area that because of its susceptibility to erosion, sliding, or other geological events is not suited to siting commercial, residential, or industrial development consistent with public health or safety concerns.
Geotechnical reports shall conform to accepted technical standards and must be prepared by qualified professional engineers or geologists who have professional expertise about the regional and local geology and processes.
Glass as used in building façades, including windows, transoms and glass portions of storefronts.
The “grade” of a building is defined in the International Building Code, Sec. 502.1 as a grade plane representing the average of finished ground level adjoining the building of exterior walls. Where the finished ground level slopes away from the exterior walls, the reference plane shall be established by the lowest points within the area between the building and the lot line or, where the lot line is more than six feet (one thousand eight hundred twenty-nine mm) from the building, between the building and a point six feet (one thousand eight hundred twenty-nine mm) from the building.
A bank of shore-protection structure in the form of a barrier oblique to primary motion of water, deigned to control movement of bed material.
Any activity that results in a change in the existing soil cover (both vegetative and non-vegetative) and/or the existing soil topography. Ground disturbing activities include, but are not limited to demolition, construction, clearing, grading, filling, logging, and excavation.
Water in a saturated zone or stratum beneath the surface of the land or below a surface water body.
A structure that contains sleeping areas and at least one set of cooking and sanitary facilities that is used as a residence for group living uses.
Date Passed: Monday, January 12, 2015
Effective Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015
ORD C35212 Section 15