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(1) Purpose of Height Limitation Areas. Certain geographical landmarks have scenic attributes that are of value to the community as a whole. To protect views to and from these landmarks, special limitations on building height are established on and around them.

(2) Applicability. Special building height limitations apply to the specific areas listed in this section. If the exceptions provided for in EC 9.6720 Height Exemptions for Roof Structures and Architectural Features conflict with the building height limitations in this section, this section shall apply. All elevations in the height limitation areas shall be based on the mean sea level.

(3) Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area. The boundaries of the Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area are as follows:

All property lying east of Washington Street, lying north of, and including, the north side of 6th Avenue, lying west of Coburg Road, and lying south of the Willamette River. (See Map 9.6715(3) Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area.)

(a) Within the Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area, the maximum height of any building or structure is as follows:

1. Where the existing ground elevation is at, or below, 460 feet above mean sea level:

a. Except for buildings and structures located entirely within the southern half blocks between 5th and 6th Avenues, the maximum height shall be to an elevation of 500 feet above mean sea level.

b. For buildings and structures located entirely within the southern half blocks between 5th and 6th Avenues, the maximum height shall be to an elevation of 530 feet above mean sea level.

2. The area referred to in subsection (3)(a)(1) as the “southern half blocks between 5th and 6th Avenues” is that area located within the Skinner Butte Height Limitation Area and not more than 193 feet north of the centerline of 6th Avenue.

(b) Where the existing ground elevation is above 460 feet mean sea level, the maximum height shall be 40 feet above the existing ground elevation at all points.

(c) In neither case shall the maximum height of any building or structure exceed the maximum allowed in the zone.

(Section 9.6715, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20599, enacted July 23, 2018, effective August 24, 2018.)