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Buildings shall comply with the regulations of this Section.
  1. Ten-foot setback requirement

    Above the maximum height permitted at the street line pursuant to the provisions of Section 81-262, every portion of a building shall be set back at least 10 feet from the street line.
  2. General setback provisions; depth to height charts

    Above the maximum height permitted at the street line, buildings, in addition to meeting the requirements of paragraph (a) of this Section, are required to be set back behind the applicable setback line, the depth of the setback line at any point depending upon the height of the wall at that point in accordance with the requirements of applicable Tables A, B or C of this Section presenting required setbacks from streets 60 feet or less, 75 or 80 feet, or 100 or more feet in width, respectively.
    Table A
    SETBACK REQUIREMENTS
    ON STREETS 60 FEET OR LESS IN WIDTH
    Depth of Setback Line from Street Line at
    Stated Heights above Curb Level.


    Height

    Depth of Setback Line

    90

    0.00

    100

    2.00

    110

    4.00

    120

    6.00

    130

    8.00

    140

    10.00

    150

    12.00

    160

    13.75

    170

    15.25

    180

    16.75

    190

    18.50

    200

    20.00

    210

    21.25

    220

    22.50

    230

    24.00

    240

    25.25

    250

    26.50

    260

    27.50

    270

    28.75

    280

    30.00

    290

    30.75

    300

    31.75

    310

    32.75

    320

    33.75

    330

    34.75

    340

    35.50

    350

    36.25

    360

    37.25

    370

    38.00

    380

    38.75

    390

    39.50

    400

    40.25

    410

    41.00

    420

    41.75

    430

    42.25

    440

    43.00

    450

    43.50

    460

    44.25

    470

    44.75

    480

    45.50

    490

    46.00

    500

    46.50

    510

    47.00

    520

    47.50

    530

    48.00

    540

    48.50

    550

    49.00

    560

    49.50

    570

    50.00

    580

    50.50

    590

    51.00

    600

    51.50

    610

    52.00

    620

    52.25

    630

    52.75

    640

    53.00

    650

    53.50

    660

    53.75

    670

    54.25

    680

    54.50

    690

    55.00

    700

    55.25

    710

    55.75

    Above 710

    For every 10 feet the depth shall increase by one foot
    Table B
    SETBACK REQUIREMENTS
    ON STREETS 75 OR 80 FEET WIDE
    Depth of Setback Line from Street Line at
    Stated Heights above Curb Level.


    Height

    Depth of Setback Line

    120

    0.00

    130

    1.50

    140

    3.50

    150

    5.50

    160

    7.50

    170

    9.25

    180

    11.00

    190

    12.75

    200

    14.25

    210

    15.75

    220

    17.25

    230

    18.75

    240

    20.00

    250

    21.25

    260

    22.50

    270

    23.75

    280

    24.75

    290

    26.00

    300

    27.00

    310

    28.00

    320

    29.00

    330

    30.00

    340

    31.00

    350

    32.00

    360

    32.75

    370

    33.75

    380

    34.50

    390

    35.50

    400

    36.25

    410

    37.00

    420

    37.75

    430

    38.25

    440

    39.00

    450

    39.75

    460

    40.50

    470

    41.00

    480

    41.75

    490

    42.50

    500

    43.00

    510

    43.50

    520

    44.00

    530

    44.75

    540

    45.25

    550

    45.75

    560

    46.25

    570

    46.75

    580

    47.25

    590

    47.75

    600

    48.25

    610

    48.75

    620

    49.00

    630

    49.50

    640

    50.00

    650

    50.50

    660

    50.75

    670

    51.25

    680

    51.75

    690

    52.00

    700

    52.50

    710

    53.00

    Above 710

    For every 10 feet the depth shall increase by one foot
    Table C
    SETBACK REQUIREMENTS
    ON STREETS AT LEAST 100 FEET WIDE
    Depth of Setback Line from Street Line at
    Stated Heights above Curb Level.


    Height

    Depth of Setback Line

    150

    0.00

    160

    1.50

    170

    3.00

    180

    5.00

    190

    6.75

    200

    8.50

    210

    10.25

    220

    11.75

    230

    13.25

    240

    14.75

    250

    16.00

    260

    17.25

    270

    18.75

    280

    20.00

    290

    21.00

    300

    22.25

    310

    23.50

    320

    24.50

    330

    25.50

    340

    26.50

    350

    27.50

    360

    28.50

    370

    29.50

    380

    30.25

    390

    31.25

    400

    32.00

    410

    33.00

    420

    33.75

    430

    34.50

    440

    35.25

    450

    36.00

    460

    36.75

    470

    37.25

    480

    38.00

    490

    38.75

    500

    39.25

    510

    40.00

    520

    40.50

    530

    41.25

    540

    41.75

    550

    42.25

    560

    42.75

    570

    43.50

    580

    44.00

    590

    44.50

    600

    45.00

    610

    45.50

    620

    46.00

    630

    46.50

    640

    47.00

    650

    47.50

    660

    47.75

    670

    48.25

    680

    48.75

    690

    49.25

    700

    49.50

    710

    50.00

    Above 710

    For every 10 feet the depth shall increase by one foot
  3. Use of tables

    To comply with the setback requirements of this Section, a building at any height shall be set back at least to the depth of the setback line indicated on the applicable table.

    For heights between those shown on the table, the depth of the setback line shall be interpolated.

    Required depths of setback lines shall be rounded off to the next highest half foot.

    The setback requirements apply only to portions of buildings above the maximum height permitted at the street line, so that required setbacks on the narrower street frontage of a corner lot shall apply only to heights above the maximum front wall heights permitted by the corner lot provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 81-262 (Maximum height of front wall at the street line).
  4. Middle one-third rule

    A building may penetrate beyond the setback line at any height if the penetration is confined to the middle third of the front lot line length and complies in all respects with the middle one-third rule as defined in Section 81-261 (Definitions).

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