from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Suitable or available for building: "The problem was finding a site that was well located, appropriately zoned . . . and buildable” ( Sam Hall Kaplan).

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  • adj. That can be built.
  • adj. Suitable for building on


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build +‎ -able


  • On the other hand, it is the buildable which is being built.


  • Suggest that each group determine their own "design criteria" such as buildable in 22 hours, needs only - simple tools for construction, no milled lumber, locally available materials, etc.

    Chapter 6

  • The market's strength can be partly explained by a lack of new building, with the construction sector hampered by a scarcity of buildable land in densely populated areas and regulatory barriers to new construction, the International Monetary Fund said in a recent report on the French economy.

    French Real Estate: A Little Bubbly

  • About four of these plus four six month subscriptions to the New York Tribune would get you a 80'x100 'buildable lot in Beachwood in 1914.

    Building Beachwood, Part Two « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • While population projection models can produce a broad range of results, it is expected that the Borough population will increase from the 1990 population of 9,324 to approximately 10,300 to 10,700 in 2020 based on analyses of existing demographic data and the limited number of buildable lots remaining in the borough.

    2009 March 06 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Second, it appears (see pp. 200-203) that on corner lots developers only need 1600 sq.ft. to have a buildable lot in an otherwise 2500 sq.ft. building zone.

    Don't drop it on your foot (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • JK: The reason most cannot a afford a home in Portland/Oregon is the stupid, government created shortage of buildable land combined with massive regulations.

    Freedom? Oregon's fair to middlin' (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • The past thirty years only increased the desirability of our area, a result of both buildable open space having become near non-existent in communities to the north, and the growing faction of amenity-driven building and location seekers, peaking with the advent of the “McMansion” over the past dozen or so years.

    2009 May 06 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Generally, four lots were combined to create 80 x 100 foot buildable lots.

    2009 March 05 « Beachwood Historical Alliance

  • Thick with trees and wildlife, it is buildable land, according to the listing agent.

    For Sale: Five Islands For Under $1 Million


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