The following requirements are intended to provide exceptions to or qualify and supplement as the case may be, the specific district regulations set forth in § 156.172 of this chapter and in each of the individual district’s developmental regulations.
   (A)   General. In measuring heights, a habitable basement or attic shall be counted as a story at a height of four feet above the floor does not exceed two-thirds of the area of the story immediately below it and which does not contain an independent apartment, shall be counted as half story. Height shall be measured from ground level to the highest point of the building.
   (B)   Projections not for human occupancy. Chimneys, elevators, poles, spires, tanks towers and other projections not used for human occupancy may extend above the height limit.
   (C)   Public and semi-public buildings. Houses of worship, schools, hospitals, sanatoriums and other public and semi-public buildings may exceed the height limitation of the district if the minimum depth of rear yards and the minimum width of the side yards required in district are increased one foot for each two feet by which the height of such public or semi-public structure exceeds the prescribed height limitation.
   (D)   Accessory buildings. The building height of an accessory building may not exceed the building height of the principal building.
(2004 Code, § 6-203)