ToC
23-641

Front setbacks

R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

In the districts indicated without a letter suffix, if the front wall or other portion of a building or other structure is located at the street line or within the initial setback distance set forth in the following table, the height of such front wall or other portion of a building or other structure shall not exceed the maximum height above the street line set forth in the table. Above such specified maximum height and beyond the initial setback distance, the building or other structure shall not penetrate the sky exposure plane set forth in the table, except as otherwise provided in Sections 23-62 (Permitted Obstructions) or 23-65 (Tower Regulations).

MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF FRONT WALL AND REQUIRED FRONT SETBACKS







Initial Setback Distance

(in feet)



Maximum Height of a Front Wall or other portion of a Building or Other Structure within the Initial Setback Distance

Sky Exposure Plane








Height above Street Line (in feet)

Slope over Zoning Lot (expressed as a ratio of vertical distance to horizontal distance)

On Narrow Street

On Wide Street

On Narrow Street

On Wide Street

Vertical Distance

Horizontal Distance

Vertical Distance

Horizontal Distance

R6 or R7 Districts

20

15

60 feet or six stories, whichever is less

60

2.7

to 1

5.6

to 1

R8 R9 or R10 Districts

20

15

85 feet or nine stories, whichever is less

85

2.7

to 1

5.6

to 1

Zoning Resolutions 23-641.0

SKY EXPOSURE PLANE

R6 R7 R8 R9 R10 Districts

(23–641, 24–522, 33–432, 43–43)

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