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(a) The limits upon the floor area ratio of buildings, as defined by this Code, shall be as stated in this Section and Sections 124 through 128.1. The maximum floor area ratio for any building or development shall be equal to the sum of the basic floor area ratio for the district, as set forth in Section 124, plus any premiums and floor area transfers which are applicable to such building or development under Sections 125, 127, 128 and 128.1 and as restricted by the provisions of Sections 123(c) and (d) and 124(b) and (j).
(c) In the C-3 Districts, the amount of TDR that may be transferred to a development lot, as allowed by Section 128, is limited as follows:
(1) The gross floor area of a structure on a lot in the C-3-O District may not exceed a floor area ratio of 18 to 1;
(2) The gross floor area of a structure on a lot in the C-3-R, C-3-G and C-3-S Districts may not exceed a floor area ratio that is 1½ times the basic floor area limit for the district as provided in Section 124. This section shall not apply to the C-3-S (SU) District.
(e) C-3-O(SD) District. To exceed the basic floor area ratio limit of 6.0:1 up to a ratio of 9.0:1, TDR must be transferred to the development lot as described in Section 128 . The use of TDR to exceed a floor area ratio of 9.0:1 shall not be allowed in the C-3-O(SD) district. In order to exceed a floor area ratio of 9.0:1, all projects must participate in the Transit Center District Mello-Roos Community Facilities District as described in Section 424.8. The gross floor area of a structure on a lot in the C-3-O(SD) District shall not otherwise be limited.
(f) A project subject to the TDR requirements of Section 249.78 is subject to the floor area ratio restrictions contained in that Section.