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All commercial developments located adjacent to existing single-family residences must comply with the city's bulk plane regulations as outlined in the Development Code. These state that any portion of a non-residential building within 500 feet of a residential lot line shall not extend beyond the bulk plane that is formed by a property line setback of 2 linear feet per 1 foot in height over 24 feet. Typically, the measurement for the bulk plane would begin at the residential lot line.
However, the proposed Fluor Corporate Campus Final Development Plan complies with an enhanced bulk plane requirement that was established during the initial zoning process in 2013. The enhanced bulk plane requirement was put in place due to a sensitivity to the residential neighborhood located directly south of the open drainage channel (width varying from 96 feet to 267 feet). In an effort to further mitigate the impacts of any commercial development on the residential property, the measurement within the Fluor development must begin at the internal edge of the open drainage channel rather than the adjacent residential property line. This provides additional distance and protection between the single-family residential neighborhood and any structure that could be constructed to the maximum building height that is permitted within the Fluor Corporate Campus Final Development Plan.