Topography

Predominantly Steep Slope

Your property is considered to have a predominantly steep slope if the level of the slope is between 30 feet to 44 feet per 100 feet of horizontal distance. This type of slope may restrict the full use of the site and may require a stairway to navigate. Below are two examples of this type of slope.

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Cliff

A very steep slope, a cliff, will restrict the full use of the site.  A cliff will have a slope that is equal to or greater than 45 feet per 100 feet of horizontal distance.   A stairway or equivalent would be essential to negotiate this slope.

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Low and Wet

A property that is low and wet will also restrict the use of a site. The examples below illustrate that a property is considered low and wet when it is subject to water conditions and is below grade level.  Landfill must be brought in to bring the property up to building standards.

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Note: The applicable law prevails to the extent there is any conflict between this information and the current law. This information is not intended to provide legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.