(2) Highest point of the coping of a flat roof;
(3) Highest point of a mansard roof; or
(4) Average height level between the eaves and ridge line of a gable, hip, or gambrel roof.
B. Height Exceptions
The following projections are exempt from zoning district height limits to the extent established below:
Chimneys (residential only), belfries, spires, church steeples, monuments and other ornamental towers and features are exempt from the district’s height restrictions. However, water towers, smoke stacks and other accessory towers shall comply with the district's height restrictions.
Parapet Walls and False Mansards
Parapet walls and false mansards shall not extend more than six (6) feet above the roof or the applicable height restrictions within that district, whichever is more restrictive.
Public or Semi-Public Buildings
In any district, public or semi-public buildings that are not permitted by right, such as hospitals, churches and schools, either public or private, may be erected to a height of up to seventy-five (75) feet. These structures shall be set back from all property lines a distance equal to at least their height.
Airports and Landing Areas
NOTE: Regulations regarding airports are in a separate process with Johnson County, Olathe, Overland Park and Gardner. Upon agreements with those jurisdictions, separate public hearings regarding airport regulation are required. (Ord. 17-52 §§ 9, 41, 2017; Ord. 09-36 § 6, 2009; Ord. 02-54 § 2, 2002)