From the Inbox:
Measure T on the November ballot is the HEU is At Home in Encinitas (AHE). This graphic explains the huge building height increase proposed by Measure T.
Today, all Encinitas developments, except certain medical and school buildings, are limited to a maximum of two stories or 30 feet. This includes the peak of a pitched roof, the equipment on top of flat-roofed buildings and all other structures. This is a true maximum limit.
Measure T misleadingly describes an increase of height to 38 feet. However, this is only to the midpoint of a pitched roof or the flat surface on a commercial building. The pitched roof can extend above 38 feet as much as the eaves are below. A flat-roofed building can have up to a 6-foot parapet around the entire building, extending its height to at least 44 feet. Elevator shafts and stairwell structures are allowed to cover 25 percent of the roof and can push the total height to 48 feet.
Measure T also allows an attic to not be counted as a floor if less than half of the attic ceiling height is greater than 7.5 feet. This is a loophole to avoid counting the habitable attic floor as a fourth floor.
There is a similar exemption to avoid counting a basement as a floor. From Chapter 30.36.070D "Height" (Page B-35) At Home in Encinitas Zone, City of Encinitas Zoning Ordinance
Vote NO on Measure T
Too Tall, Too Dense, Too Much Traffic