§ 941.

SETBACKS AT BUILDING BASES IN MB-R DISTRICTS

In order to facilitate the articulation and architectural embellishment of the building base, all buildings in MB-R Districts, up to the height of 10 feet, shall be set back 3 feet from the line of the public sidewalk on frontages adjacent to streets and parks without an intervening street, and 1½ feet from the public sidewalk on frontages adjacent to a midblock lane or a park pathway. In this setback area horizontal projections such as stairs, stoops, porticos, porches and other entry treatments, columns, planter boxes, bay windows, sills, window frames, belt courses and rusticated materials are permitted provided that at least one-third of the setback zone to the full height of the zone is free of all horizontal projections except for (1) minor architectural projections projecting to six inches and (2) low landscaping projecting horizontally up to two feet on street frontages and one foot on midblock lane frontages. Bay windows in the setback area shall conform to the dimensions of bay windows permitted by Section 942.

History

(Added by Ord. 63-91, App. 2/27/91)

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