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8th and Howard is an example of 4 stories of TYPE V building over a concrete podium that contains retail and garage space.

TYPE V

Maximum height 60 feet of wood construction, limited to 4 stories, over a concrete podium, TYPE I. In 2014 the podium will be allowed to have 2 stories and contain residential as well as comercial and parking uses.

Type V construction allows 4 stories of wood frame over a Type I (concrete) podium level to a maximum height of 60 feet.

Station Center is Type III wood frame over a concrete podium base rising 6 stories to 65 feet.

TYPE III

Type III is a more robust wood framing type that allows 5 stories over a Type I, usually concrete, podium to a maximum height of 85 feet, though without bonuses typically 65 feet.

Type III is a more robust wood framing type that allows 5 stories over a Type I, usually concrete, podium to a maximum height of 85 feet, though more typically 65 feet.

Curran House is an example of a TYPE I MID-RISE building.

TYPE I MID-RISE

Type I Mid-Rise buildings are limited to having their highest occupied level 75 feet or less above grade. This allows 8 to 9 stories depending on ground floor ceiling height and the floor to floor height above.

Life-Safety Type I is made of concrete but limited to 75 feet tall at the highest occupied floor. The Building can be taller, typically 85 to 95 feet.