Today, we will explain what kind of building can be constructed or operated in which area under the Building Standards Act. First, below are the details for each of the important restricted areas.
Thirteen categories of Land Use Zone provide a pattern for land-use zoning in each type of urban area. These can be generally categorized into residential, commercial and industrial uses. Each Land Use Zone has specifications concerning the uses of buildings which can be constructed in the zone.
Land Use Zones
Category I exclusively low-rise residential zone
Category II exclusively low-rise residential zone
Category I mid/high-rise oriented residential zone
Category II mid/high-rise oriented residential zone
Category I residential zone
Category II residential zone
Rural residential zone
Neighborhood commercial zone
Exclusively industrial zone
Special Land Use District
A Special Land Use District is designated as a supplement to the land-use regulations on the Land Use Zone. It is
designated within a Land Use Zone aiming at specific purposes, such as achieving more effective land use or a more pleasant environment. Regulations under Land Use Zone are applied uniformly nationwide. However, in the Special Land Use District, Land Use Zone regulations can be modified by municipal bylaw. In correspondence with the local characteristics, each municipality can stipulate the strengthening or relaxation of Land Use Zone regulations.
Land Use Zone and Building Regulation
Land Use Zone controls volume, height of buildings as well as use of them under provisions of the Building Standard Law. These regulations are designed to prevent a mixture of buildings used for different purposes in one area, and to ensure the suitable environment for the specified type of land use.
Control of Building Use by Land Use Zones
Next time, we will explain the building coverage ratio and floor area ratio.
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