Investment Apartment Block Areas (A)

Uses:

There shall be permitted in such areas residential, commercial, management or all such uses as shall be shown by plans determining the approved development areas.

Building Percentages:

The building percentages in such areas shall be as follows:

  1. The building percentage shall not be more than l200% (one thousand two hundred percent) of the land area.

  2. The built-up floor area shall not be more than 60% (sixty percent) of the land area.

  3. basement shall be permitted to be built and its area shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentage, provided that a part thereof whose area is not less than 70% (seventy percent) shall be used as car parks and provided that the height of the ground floor shall not be more than 1.50 meters (one meter and a half meter) from the pavement level.

Recessions:

1. Front Recession:

Building shall be permitted on the ground floor on the front border of the plot unless there is an approved building line in the detailed plans that requires the recession of the building thereto. Upper projections shall be permitted to be made above the ground floor with a maximum of 1.20 meters (one meter and twenty centimetres).

2. Side and Rear Recessions:

Ground floor recessions shall not be less than 6 meters (six meters) from the side and rear borders of the land to be used as corridors. Upper projections on the floors above the ground floor shall be permitted to be made with a maximum of 60 centimetres (sixty centimetres) for each border.

Special Requirements:

  1. It shall be imperative to provide car parks within the plot of land at the rate of at least one car for each flat so that the number of parks shall not be less than one car park per 100 square meters (one hundred square meters). Required car parks must be provided on the ground floor, the upper floors in the basement or in all of them. It shall also be permitted to build multi-storey car parks on the borders of the land from all sides which shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building and height percentages.

  2. The areas used for recreational activities and special utilities and services shall not be calculated as part of the permitted building percentage, provided that it shall not exceed 20% (twenty percent) of the total building percentage.

  3. In case of multiple uses, the entrances, lifts and staircases leading to the residential uses shall be separated from the remaining non- residential uses.

  4. For plots overlooking approved commercial roads, commercial and management uses shall be permitted provided that the building's recession shall be at a distance of no less than 6 meters (six meters) from the ground floor on the front border of the land to be used as footpaths and car parks. Upper projections shall be allowed to be made above the ground floor with a maximum of 1.20 meters (one meter and twenty centimetres). It shall also be permitted to add a mezzanine floor that shall not be calculated as part of the building percentage and its area shall not be more than 70% (seventy percent) of the ground floor area.

  5. In the cases where the areas of plots of land are less than the areas stipulated in the Implementing Regulations of Law No.(3) of the Year 1994 with respect to the Partition of Land Intended for

  6. 5.Construction and Development, the zoning regulations required for the zones whose areas are compatible therewith shall be applicable.

  7. For plots situated in the Diplomatic Area, the building percentage shall not be more than 700% (seven hundred percent) of the land area. Building shall be permitted on the front border of the land provided that an arch shall be provided with a width of 3.60 meters (three meters and sixty centimetres) and with a height of at least 5.80 meters (five meters and eighty centimetres), provided that the building's recession shall be from remaining sides at a distance of no less than 3 meters (three meters), subject to the provision of car parks as shown in clause (1) hereof.