I'm wondering if anyone can provide some clarity on a PPD practice exam question from Ballast. I understand these books have a not insignificant number of errors/typos, but I'd like to be clear on this concept because I can see it showing up on PPD.
When a zoning ordinance requires a setback past a certain height, is it from the property line, or is that in addition to the building set back?
This question shows a required setback of 5', and the footnotes say "An upper story setback of 15' is required above 30'." I consider that to still be from the property line. The answer considers that 15' to be in addition to the 5' setback.
It's worth it to point out that the answer also shows that footnote 'C' allowing a height increase applies to this site, but the footnote doesn't show up on the table for this zoning district. So I'm sort of ready to throw the question out altogether, but I'd like to understand the setback issue. (my answer in green)
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