We are developing a high rise multi-residential project (5 buildings) in a undeveloped land, the area is between the access to a national park and multiple neighborhood (residential units). The area belongs to a high priority zone established in municipal plans to increase density in this zone.
However the site falls into a "Zone1" by ASHRAE Addenda or "LZ-0" by MLO, but according to MLO "Selection of lighting zone or zones should be based not on existing conditions but rather on the type of lighting environments the jurisdiction seeks to achieve".
Can we use the last sentence from the MLO to change the ASHRAE Zone to a less rigorous one?? in addition to the Existent Municipal High-Priority Development Site definition.