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...

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 to serve or directly...
Abutting Building Definition

Abutting Building Definition

Abutting buildings are buildings with walls touching or close enough to touching that they are considered abutting by building codes. Buildings with a seismic separation are still typically considered abutting.   Abutting Building Definition Buildings that are...