Sky Exposure Plane

What is Sky Exposure Plane?

Sky Exposure Plane meaning Sky Exposure PlaneA sky exposure plane is a virtual sloping plane that begins at a specified height above the street line and rises inward over the zoning lot at a ratio of vertical distance to horizontal distance set forth in district regulations. A building may not penetrate the sky exposure plane which is designed to provide light and air at street level, primarily in medium- and higher-density districts.


reference: Glossary of Planning Terms – NYC Planning