What is Floor Area Ratio?
Floor Area Ratio (FAR), also known as Floor Space Index (FSI), Floor Space Ratio (FSR), or Plot Ratio, is a planning and zoning regulation used in urban development to control the size and density of buildings relative to the size of the land on which they are situated. FAR represents the ratio of a building's total floor area to the total area of the land parcel on which it is built. It is calculated by dividing the total floor area of all floors of a building by the total area of the land parcel.
FAR regulations vary by jurisdiction and can influence the scale, design, and density of development within a given area. Higher FAR values allow for more intensive land use, permitting taller buildings or larger structures on smaller land parcels. Conversely, lower FAR values promote lower-density development, resulting in shorter buildings and more open space.
How to Calculate Floor Area Ratio?
Floor Area Ratio calculator uses Floor Area Ratio = Gross Floor Area/Total Lot Size to calculate the Floor Area Ratio, Floor Area Ratio is a zoning metric that sets an upper parameter on the maximum square footage that can be developed on a given parcel of land. Floor Area Ratio is denoted by FAR symbol.
How to calculate Floor Area Ratio using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Floor Area Ratio, enter Gross Floor Area (GFA) & Total Lot Size (TLS) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Floor Area Ratio calculation can be explained with given input values -> 8.571429 = 12000/1400.