Maximizing Potential with Automated Zoning Reports

Delivering Comprehensive Insights

Our Automated Zoning Report stands out by providing over 20 distinct values, among which "Buildable Area by FAR" and "Max Units Allowed" are pivotal. These dynamic figures are meticulously calculated, incorporating various constraints to offer precise development potential.

Decoding Unit Density and Buildable Area

Unit density is a key factor in determining the permissible number of units. For instance, on a 10,000 square foot lot with a density allowance of 150 units per acre, the calculation reveals a maximum of 34 units. In scenarios lacking specific density values, we estimate potential units based on the buildable area, assuming an average unit size.

The computation of buildable area involves applying the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) against the lot size or, in its absence, using permissible heights or floor counts combined with lot coverage values, ensuring a comprehensive assessment of development possibilities.

In-depth Analysis Beyond Basic Calculations

Our reports also delve into "by-right" uses, parking mandates, height restrictions, and more, providing a holistic view of development constraints and opportunities. It's essential to recognize that achieving the maximum development potential may be influenced by various factors, including zoning stipulations and design considerations.

Navigating Design and Profitability Challenges

Certain zoning conditions, such as upper-level setbacks or parking requirements, can impact the feasibility and profitability of reaching the maximum allowable units or buildable area. These nuances highlight the importance of a detailed, constraint-aware design approach.

Towards an Integrated 3D Modeling Solution

While our current system excels in generating individual values, the goal is to evolve towards a fully integrated analysis for each parcel. Our Developer and PRO software already incorporate 3D modeling capabilities, factoring in all critical constraints alongside financial metrics, guiding users towards identifying the highest and best use for each property.

Author Olivia Ramos
Founder and CEO of Deepblocks, holds master's degrees in Architecture from Columbia University and Real Estate Development from the University of Miami. Her achievements before Deepblocks include designing Big Data navigation software for the Department of Defense's DARPA Innovation House and graduating from Singularity University's Global Solutions and Accelerator programs.