Setback, Building

What is Setback, Building?

Setback, Building meaning Setback, buildingA setback is the portion of a building that is set back above the base height (or street wall or perimeter wall) before the total height of the building is achieved. The position of a building setback in height factor districts is controlled by sky exposure planes and, in contextual districts, by specified distances from street walls.


reference: Glossary of Planning Terms – NYC Planning