§ 153.146  STRUCTURE HEIGHT CALCULATIONS AND HEIGHT LIMITS.
   Structure height calculations:
   (A)   The vertical distance measured to the highest point of the building’s roof for flat roofs; to the deck line for mansard roofs; and to the mean height level between eaves and peak for gable, hip and gambrel roofs, from the existing grade.
   (B)   On lots with less than 1% change in grade, building height shall be measured from the existing grade surrounding the building site.
   (C)   On lots having an average sloping grade of between 1% and 5%, building height shall be measured from the front of the building line of the proposed structure.
   (D)   On lots having an average sloping grade of more than 5%, building height shall be measured from the average elevation between front and rear building lines or between side building lines, whichever dimension reflects the greater degree of slope.
 
   (E)   Height limits specified elsewhere in this chapter shall not apply to:
      (1)   Churches, schools, hospitals and public buildings including, but not limited to, libraries, museums, art galleries, fire stations or public buildings owned or used by a public entity; or
      (2)   Barns, silos or other buildings or structures on farms; church spires, belfries, cupolas and domes; monuments; transmission towers; windmills; chimneys; smokestacks; flagpoles; and radio towers, masts and aerials. These structures shall be limited to 100 feet in height in any case, unless otherwise permitted in this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 5.66)  Penalty, see § 153.999