Floor-Area Ratio

Los Angeles Density

What Is Floor Area Ratio?

Floor area ratio (FAR) is a critical measurement to the field of planning. FAR defines development intensity and determines numerous other regulations and development outcomes.

March 24, 2021 - James Brasuell

Accessory Dwelling Unit

ADU Reform Moves Forward in Seattle

A sweeping reform of Seattle's current accessory dwelling unit (ADU) rules is currently underway. Proposed legislation sets the stage for an ADU boom to potentially match Vancouver and Portland.

June 11, 2019 - The Urbanist

McMAnsion

Accessory Dwelling Units as Mansionization Control

One benefit of more accessory dwelling units (ADUs) could be less mansionization of oversized single-family homes.

May 10, 2019 - Curbed Seattle

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