Author: Jorge Fontan AIA

About Jorge Fontan AIA

Author Jorge Fontan AIA

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Base Plane Definition NYC Zoning

A base plane is an imaginary horizontal plane that determines the elevation from which a building's height is measured. There are multiple ways to calculate a base plane outlined in the NYC Zoning Resolution.   Base Plane Definition The following is based on the New York City Zoning...

Architect Youtube Channel Jorge Fontan

Architect Youtube Channel Jorge Fontan

  I am Jorge Fontan an architect and owner of Fontan Architect a New York Architecture Firm. I have been blogging about architecture since 2016 and I have now launched a Youtube Channel.   Jorge Fontan Architect Youtube Channel I posted my first Youtube Video around 10 years before...

Aggregate Width of Street Walls

  The aggregate width of street walls is a term used in the NYC Zoning Resolution. This width is the total combined width of all walls within 50 feet of a street line.   Aggregate Width of Street Walls The Aggregate Width of Street Walls is a zoning term...

Accessory Use Zoning

In Zoning and Building Codes an accessory use is a use that is incidental and normally associated with the primary use of a building or group of buildings on the same zoning lot. An accessory use should not function as a stand alone use but...

Abutting Building

Abutting Building Definition

Abutting buildings are buildings who's walls touch or are close enough to touching that they are considered abutting by building codes. Buildings with a seismic seperation are still typically considered abutting.   Abutting Building Definition Buildings that are touching or only have a seismic separation between them are...